Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 9-10+, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs March 9-10+, 2018

Sunday, March 11 2018


DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS

Updated as of March 10 previewing DST changes imminent in Cuba, Canada, USA, but which will need to be confirmed by monitoring or consulting updated schedules once available:

http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. Checking further my previous log of very weak music on 6134.72, March 9 at 0644: is it Radio Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA as I thought more likely, or Radio Aparecida, Brasil?

March 10 at 0054 I have two very weak signals on slightly different frequencies: hard to measure them exactly as their beat tones against each other confuse pinning down carriers, but I finally conclude: approx. 6134.72 and 6134.77? Nothing above 6135.0 where Aparecida used to reside. Therefore it`s likely that it has varied down to the other side. By *0100, RRI English on 310 degrees to us ACI from 6130.0 makes it worse.

I try again at 0200; RRI is still on same parameters in French for another hour, but has weakened. Still nothing on 6135+. Now I measure the slightly stronger one on 6134.82, and the JBA carrier on 6134.72. By 0221 recheck, only the lower one is left, refined to 6134.723. RSC normally signs off a bit after 0200, while Aparecida continues. I try to // 6134.723 to its other frequencies, 9630-, but too weak, JBA carrier, and nothing on 11855v.

One more try after 0629* March 10, when BBCWS 6135 is finished with French southwards from Woofferton, which had a slight het on the low side. That leaves 6134.724 as I measure it this time, S3-S6 of talk, undermodulated? And sounds like the same thing on 9630-, but not enough signal from both to make a firm match on two receivers.

Later I find two replies to my original report agreeing with my conclusion:

From Bryan Clark, NZ on the WOR iog: ``Glenn, Regarding your BOLIVIA. 6134.72 item on March 9 at 0644, S4-S6 music. This is definitely RÃdio Aparecida Brazil which I measured at 6134.728 at 0545 UT 10 March, parallel to 9629.935. The signal was initially fair but had improved to good by 0555. Best on LSB to avoid a weaker signal on 6135 which I did not identify [BBC Ascension]. -- Bryan Clark, Mangawhai - NZ``

And --Art Delibert, N. Bethesda, MD: ``Glenn â Definitely the Brazilian on 6134.72, heard here at 2255, parallel to 9629.93``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, March 10 at 0627, this RHC English frequency is off. At 0634, 6165 is also off; 6060 S9+10, undermod but sufficient, with usual ZY het; 6000 is better at S9+10/20; 5040 is best by far at S9+20/30 and with normal good modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

From March 11 or 12 with yanqui DST imposed on the Cuban masses, RHC may move its evening English strip forward one hour, like it was before DST went off in November, i.e. 0100-0700 instead of 0200-0800; so will the extra frequencies start again at 0500 instead of 0600; and will 5040 be added only for the 0500 or 0600 hour? Arnie Coro`s DXers Unlimited for March 12 says nothing about these significant schedule changes, what to expect? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15510, 15440, 15300, 15230, 15160, 15091, approx., March 10 at 1427, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM, which is S9+20 but undermodulated. 15440-FM only manages dead air except for persistent F# tone; 15230-FM clashes directly with 15230-AM RHC transmitter. Lower ones a lot weaker, JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13882, 13811, 13669, 13598 approx., RHC-FM spurblobs with F# tones but no programodulation, as to be expected since source 13740-AM is just warming up, no mod yet. Outer ones are JBA, but inner ones plenty strong. Obviously same transmitter putting out ~70 kHz constellation of spurs from 15370 in 14-16 UT period (and which I once caught doing the same from 15140 around 20 UT). But first time I have heard these on 22 mb. 13740 span is 22-05 for Buenos Aires.

After undermodulated RHC theme, I monitor the sign-on frequency announcement at *2200 on 13740 itself. She says: 15370, 13740, 11760, 9535, 9640, 5040 plus the four Dentro-Cuban FM VHF channels, no mention of the four extra HF FMs I have just heard! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.214, March 10 at 1345, dialog in presumed Korean, S3-S5, as Voice of Freedom keeps drifting lower and lower. Wolfgang BÃschel measured it on 5918.221 kHz monitoring at 1005 UT on March 10. Ron Howard is concerned that it`s starting to QRM 5915 stations, Myanmar and China. He reported March 7:

``After monitoring VOF's drifting downward frequency for several days, have contacted Jamie (via his Facebook page), who in 2014 constructed the transmitters for VOF. Wanted to bring him up-to-date about the drifting frequency on SW. Here is his quick response:

*Jamie LaBadia* "Hi Ron, thank you so much for the update! I wonder why the drift? The original exciter is a commercial D.D.S. I have been home for a few weeks now, but getting ready to head out again, either to Nashville [WTWW?], or back to Indiana. Not totally sure yet. I'll have to contact Korea and see what is up with the transmitters. Hard to imagine both of the transmitters would become a "drift-o-matic." I'll try to bring them up on one of the S.D.R.s in the area. For now, I'm hunkering down for another blizzard here in the Catskills."``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-AM, March 10 at 0117, S5-S6 very poor song from unID pirate, and soon off. Also unID with bluegrass per these:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40965.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1460, February 19 at 2102 UT, KZUE El Reno, 500 watt daytimer in Spanish for OKC market, with a ``Grupo FÃrmula Sports Report``. Plugs into Mexican network during certain hours. (Date correct: very overlooked from a pocket notebook in car, did not get transferred to main logbook) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 4765+, March 10 at 1332, bandscan with BFO finds a JBA carrier here considerably off+frequency plus, but not measured; presumed Tajik Radio, which was reported by Kouji Hashimoto and Wolfgang BÃschel, in the Feb 19-26 period variously as 4765.06, 4765.054, 4765.057, as in DXLD 18-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.922, March 10 at 1745, R. Munansi via WWRB is detectable on signature off-frequency, VP S2-S3. I should have checked earlier this Sat, but a week ago it was supposedly not on this early for Europeans, and in fact today at 1738 I could not hear it on UTwente SDR. Still on at 2154 check with telco-quality talk measured on 15239.936, so must run until 2200 or so. Gone at 2214 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday March 10 at 0051 check, the 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.190v-CUSB, JBA S3-S5.

Ivo Ivanov reports from Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, March 10:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/03/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on.html
0730-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair signal``

Not confirmed the 1531 UT Sat Mar 10 on Hamburger Lokalradio as I monitored via UTwente SDR: at 1531, and circa 1554, nothing heard but the ChiCom mix of Mongolian and Vietnamese services.

Confirmed, Sat Mar 10 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.229v-CUSB, very poor. Remember from next Saturday this should appear at 2130 UT instead. Cut away from Brother Scare at 2229 for ID and funding promo. Also confirmed, Sat Mar 10 at 2300 on WRMI, 7780, fair. Next:
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW

DST changes start here:

Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]

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

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat March 10 at 0100, listened to first few minutes of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ webcast. Starts talking about driving antique cars around, one of his passions, but not one of mine, so as I am busy this evening, will leave it to John Carver, mid-north Indiana, to fill us in on what else he said:

``Dead air on 7490 at 0100 for about thirty seconds then the theme song of AWWW started. Signal was better than 20 over this evening. Allan and Angela in studio 9 in FLA.

Allan stated up front that he didn't want to get political this evening. Talked about the antique car tour that he and Angela took part in this week. Angela got to drive the car for part of the tour. He lamented that the youth of today didn't know how to drive with a standard transmission. Stated that everyone should know how to drive with a standard transmission and shoot a gun. Quick story about how his friend Michal taught him how to drive a motorcycle. Then we had a quick lesson on how to drive a model T.

After that a soapbox speech about free speech radio, the importance of free speech and how free speech is in trouble in this country. He says the country is going socialist which is just a short step away from communism. Said that everyone today wanted to be supported and taken care of by the government. This writer cannot do justice to his impassioned speech and urges everyone who is able to do so to listen to the webcast of this program when it's posted online.

A plea to Glenn Hauser to listen to tonight's show. He made the official announcement of the changes coming to the station. A brand new 500,000 watt transmitter, a new building to house it, a new studio and a huge curtain antenna that can be rotated are being funded by an unnamed religious organization. He stated that the original WBCQ will continue to exist. There will be two WBCQs in effect and that the new transmitter and antenna will be used only by the new client.

It is the understanding of this writer that the programs that are currently on WBCQ will continue as before and will not be broadcast on the new equipment. The new station will be under the WBCQ name and the crew there will tend to the new station but they will remain separate. Allan took great pains to stress that no money donated to WBCQ would be used for the new station and hoped that people will continue to donate to WBCQ. Said that after this summer they would have the transmitter for 3265 repaired and it would be on the air along with 7490 and 5130.

Reading of emails began at 0156 followed by a very abbreviated closing prayer and off the air at 0200. There were no phone calls this evening. John Mid-North Indiana``

Plea to me to listen may have been in response to my comments about the 500 kW, some questions that needed to be answered. BTW, last week with Timtron insitting, AWWW did run until 0220; I mis-corrected a non-typo to 0200.

I do check 7490 direct again at 0226 and surprisingly find a JBA carrier on 7490.015, 0230 JB modulated music. The offness implies it could be WBCQ which I think earlier was about 7490.06. But WBCQ has been closing down this and most nights at 0200 after Brother Scare was dropped and then given 5130 and 9330 most of the days and nights. Nothing else is listed on 7490 around these hours; but possibly a CNR1 jammer against Voice of Tibet, Tajikistan, which before 0000 UT had been showing up on 7487, 7493 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, March 10 at 2044, WRMI QSY announcement from 11580 to 7780 will happen January 8 is still playing, non sequitur, and about time for a reverse one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, March 10 at 0634, WTWW-2 is finally off after its all-night and all-day marathons. Nor is it on circa 1330 as before.

9475, 9930, 5830, 5085, 12105, March 10 at 2203, all possible WTWW frequencies are off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Sat Mar 10 at 1309 UT, when I would rather hear XETAR, WWL is still dominant with local weather from WWL-TV, and at 1310 UT ``joining in progress NBC Sports Radio``. This is a `new` network for them, not in the NRC AM Log, presumably only for certain segments, not across the board (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, March 10 at 2222 UT, oh2, KLEY Wellington KS is way out of whack again as I was reporting day after day in February, but had not checked it lately after it recovered. I.e. rapid noise pulses at regular rate of about 280/minute, mixed with fragments of carrier with modulation cutting on and off at slower and very irregular rate. Totally bonkers, unlistenable, but who cares, as long as the FM translator is working, maybe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, March 10 at 1319 UT, Vietnamese sometimes rises above the SRS mix, loops NNW/SSE. Presumed KCLE Cleburne TX (near Metroplex), which last October as in DXLD 17-42:
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1742.txt
was believed to be the source of Asian languages, even relaying Radio Free Asia; ex ``the Outlaw`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4835, March 10 at 1330, JBA carrier here, so is it SIKKIM, or OzyRadio moving in from 5045? Also a JBA carrier on 5055, presumed 4KZ. Awaiting word of what Ron Howard was hearing today; on March 8 and 9 he had nothing on 4835 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4850v, March 10 at 1333, two JBA carriers beating. One is surely PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi in Kazakh service, but nothing else is listed here. Could be a 5 x 970 harmonic. This during a 60m bandscan upturning many Sino-Indo-Tibetan-East Turkistani frequencies.

4900v, March 10 at 1334, similar beat of two carriers here, one of which is certainly the listed Voice of Strait, Fuzhou, China. Could also be harmonic, 5 x 980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, March 10 at 1340, S4-S7 carrier with some noise jamming in background. Continue to wonder if the carrier is really part of the jamming transmission, or Voice of Freedom, which is also varying further below 5920; see KOREA SOUTH; rather than Madagascar RNM longpath. How early is this audible? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 6755.5-USB, March 10 at 1352, again nothing 2-way in tonal Asian language, too close to Trenton Military, CHR on 6754-USB --- except no VOLMET heard from it now; nor on 15034-USB. Latter is JBA at 1744 with ``no report received`` from Halifax (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0114 UT March 11

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