Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 5, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs March 5, 2018

Monday, March 05 2018


** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 5 at 0658, CB is on again during TUN soul music break. 11775, March 5 at 1503, this one is on too with PMS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI webcast, http://wrmi.listen.creek.fm/stream UT Monday March 5 at 0500, replays months-old zombie file of Radio Biafra, which is long gone from WRMI 11530 at 0500 or 1900. YL announcer name sounds like Ifomo Korafo, with the old SW frequencies including also 7240 at 0500, which was via France. At 0506 I check it just in case, and not a carrier audible, nor 11530 of course. This probably runs every night, but I`ve been checking only on Mondays after WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 284 kHz, March 5 at 0719, ND beacon ID as QD and dash, vs lightning crashes from somewhere; takes a while to copy the call between the strixe. It`s from The Pas, northern Manitoba, not quite the end of the road up to Flin Flon. Classaxe.com says it`s 500 watts, subject in past years to mis-keying.

BTW, dxinfocentre.com notifies in red that also on 284 kHz, PJD in Sint Maarten is back on (presumably after hurricane blowoff). Classaxe.com shows it heard so far only in NS and NC, power unknown. Note that this is a legit ITU call for Netherlands Antilles, unlike most beacons. There are also AM/FM broadcasters, PJD2 and PJD3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, March 5 at 1500, NO FM spurblobs all over the 19m band detected today; something`s not always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 15480, March 5 at 1458, soft instrumental inspirational music, S8-S6 until cutoff at 1500*. It`s the end of AWR`s entire sesquihour in Chinese-Mandarin, 250 kW, 70 degrees from Nauen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, March 5 at 1503, JBA S3-S5 music, presumably R. Denge Welat, clandestine. After using Armenia sites only for several weeks on 7320/7520/4810/1395, added more broadcasts via France and/or Pridnestrovye. On March 3, Ivo Ivanov described it all this way:

``KURDISTAN (non) Additional frequencies of Dengà Welat from March 2:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/03/additional-frequencies-of-denge-welat.html

0330-0600 on 9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0600-1500 on 11530*KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1500-1600 on 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2000 on 9525#ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
2000-2200 on 9525#KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
* co-ch same 11530 TSH Hmong-Blue/Njua Suab Xaa Moo Zoo 1130-1200 UT
# co-ch on 9525.9 JAK Ar/Sp/Ge/En/Fr Voice of Indonesia is inactive

All frequencies are registered in HFCC as KCH, but that's not true!!
0330-0600 on 9525 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0600-1330 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1330-1600 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2200 on 9525 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish

No change of Dengà Welat via CJSC transmitters Yerevan:
0330-1530 on 4810 ERV 050 kW / non-dir to WeAs Kurdish
0330-1530 on 7520 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1530-1600 on 7520 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2200 on 7320 ERV 300 kW / 280 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2200 on 1395 ERV 500 kW / ??? deg to WeAs Kurdish``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 7415, March 5 at 0655, African talk vs quite a humroar, S9-S7 from Radio Dandal Kura via Issoudun, FRANCE. By 0659 only humroar left, and cut off at 0659.4*.

5960, March 5 at 0656, not // 7415 African talk, the other Dandal Kura via ASCENSION to abrupt cutoff at 0659.8* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquakes felt at WOR HQ in Enid: a few seconds of shaking, but no damage found yet. UT March 4 at 2317:25; and about the same UT March 5 at 0341:04.

USGS soon reported these as:
4.2 magnitude, 15km ENE of Enid, Oklahoma, 2018-03-04 23:17:17 (UTC)
1.9 km depth, Location 36.468ÂN 97.724ÂW

4.2 magnitude, 15km NE of Enid, Oklahoma, 2018-03-05 03:40:58 (UTC)
5.0 km depth, Location 36.482ÂN 97.737ÂW

In other words, quite close to Enid, as the first one arrived in about 8 seconds, the second one in 6 seconds, and surely a margin of error of 1-2 seconds.

There was some damage closer to the epicenters around the small town of Breckenridge. BTW, there is a big windfarm in the area.

UPDATED: Two 4.2 earthquakes recorded Sunday NE of Enid; damage reported --- Home damaged in Breckenridge area of Garfield County
Jessica Miller and Rob Collins | Enid News & Eagle
http://www.enidnews.com/news/earthquakes/updated-two-earthquakes-recorded-sunday-ne-of-enid-damage-reported/article_6e5e2bf8-2005-11e8-b808-430069a361a5.html

USGS recorded two more aftershox, unfelt here:
2.7 14km NE of Enid, Oklahoma 2018-03-05 06:35:19 (UTC) 3.9 km
2.6 14km NE of Enid, Oklahoma 2018-03-05 12:16:37 (UTC) 4.9 km
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 5850 // 7730, WRMI VG on both UT Monday March 5 at 0700, `Broad Spectrum Radio`, as James Branum apologizes for no new one in Feb, due to family obligations, etc., hopes to do better as from this new one for March. (I expect home-schooling can be quite time-consuming if done correctly.) Rundown of ensuing content including digital about halfway into hour.

Starts with something from a new podcast episode 1, ``Jewish and Mennonite``. On his own religious background: started in Church of Christ a cappella, was even a CofC pastor for a year, drifted to something more charismatic, still dissatisfied with certain doctrines, such as anti-abortion but pro-death penalty and war. 14 years ago became Mennonite with Pacifist doctrine; Joy Mennonite Church in OKC. Can`t accept concept of hell, eternal punishment; what kind of god would do that?? He`s ``bi-religious``, choosing to celebrate more than one; why do you have to stick with only one or another??

This is running past my bedtime, but I try to stay awake, since who knows when there will be another chance to hear it, as the January episode has not shown up on BSR website. And still as of 1646 UT March 5 check, http://broadspectrumradio.com does not have any entry since December 9!

BUT, at 0710, interrupted for music --- due to haphazard editing? No, I think the show dumped off and WRMI brought up automatic fill, altho unfamiliar for World Music: song in unknown language, 0714 seguà to romantic song in Spanish; I go beacon DXing for a bit, see CANADA; 0721 recheck, still music seguÃs. Well, BSR will probably keep attempting replays UT Mondays at 0700 until another episode be produced. But this one needs to be fixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.25v-CUSB, March 5 at 2055, dead air or JBM? From TOM via WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.93, Sunday March 5 at 2049, very weak signal from R. Munansi via WWRB is still detectable, so should be at least until 2100 today. First heard at 1625 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday March 5 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.22v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 5 at 0400 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0418 check via WBCQ 5109.820v, S9 but vs S9+10 lightning crashes, not very near here. Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 5 from 0430 on WRMI 9455 and 9955, both poor-fair. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, Sunday March 5 at 2056, S9 beeps from `Shortwave Radiogram` via WRMI. It seems Kim is unaware it is on this frequency as well as 7780 from 2030, since the WRMI skedgrid does not reveal it. In fact, everything on 7780 during the 20-21 UT hour is duplicated on 9455; and 9455 provides much better reception in most of North America on 285 degree beam, than 7780 on 44 out into the uninhabited Atlantic. Presumably Jeff will move 7780 stuff back up to 11580 by A-18 at Marchend if not sooner. 11580 has been registered available 24 hours, also 44 degrees but with a higher-frequency advantage in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Space Phono Radio on WRMI --- I missed the first three airings, so make a point of catching the last one, UT Monday at 0100 on 7780 & 5950 --- but it`s not on! Instead VORW, for March 1-4. Did anyone ever hear it (SPR)? What and how was it? (Glenn Hauser, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz. from WRMI FB:

``WRMI Radio Miami International, February 25 at 12:22am

SPACE PHONO RADIO

WRMI will broadcast a special program called Space Phono Radio from
Boca RatÃn, Florida on the following days and times:

1) 0100 UT Wednesday, February 28 (that's 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 27
Eastern Time) on 5850 and 9395 kHz to North America, and on 9455
kHz to the Southwestern US and Mexico.

2) 2000 UT Wednesday, February 28 on 7780 kHz to Europe. That's 3:00
pm Eastern Time Wednesday (Feb 28). This should also be audible up the
East Coast of the US and Canada.

3) 2200 UT Friday, March 2 (5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday March 2) on
9955 kHz to the Caribbean, Central and South America.

4) 0100 UT Monday, March 5 (i.e. 8:00 pm Eastern Time Sunday March 4)
on 7780 kHz to the East Coast of North America, Europe and the Middle
East; and on 5950 kHz to the Caribbean, Central America and northern
South America.

More info at http://www.spacephono.com
https://www.spacephono.bandcamp.com``

Not very informative: something about ``writing songs and creating
music``.

The FB item above about Space Phono is still on WRMI FB, contradicted by a newer one accounting for what we heard:

``WRMI Radio Miami International March 1 at 6:43pm Â

SPECIAL VORW TRANSMISSIONS --- Here are some extra broadcasts of VORW during the next few days, courtesy of Greg:

1) 2200 UTC Friday, March 2 (5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday March 2) on 9955 kHz to the Caribbean, Central and South America.

2) 0100 UTC Monday, March 5 (i.e 8:00 pm Eastern Time Sunday March 4) on 7780 kHz to the East Coast of North America, Europe and the Middle East; and on 5950 kHz to the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America``

Lee Silvi has already asked WRMI if there will be any more repeats of Space Phono. No reply yet (Glenn, 0409 UT March 5, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // 9395 // 9455, UT Mon March 5 at 0102, WRMI with `Countdown to Christmas`, acknowledging it`s on 9495 and 9455 but unaware it`s on even better across North America 5850! Checking these, while Space Phono Radio is not showing up on 7780 & 5950, q.v. Then plays a version of Jingle Bells. Currently everything at 01-02 is on these three (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1812 UT March 5

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