Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 11, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs March 11, 2018

Sunday, March 11 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 11 at 1352, PMS is on again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, 6100, 6060, 5040, March 11 at 0711, all RHC English are off, so wasted no time in making DST shift, to end the repeats at 0700 instead of 0800.

And Esperanto is now an hour earlier, from 0700 UT Sunday on 6000 only, undermodulated at 0711 check. The official RHC B-17 schedule had it on 6100 at 0800 Sundays. The next airing is normally at 1500 during DST, instead of 1600 during ST, but 11760 goes off the air shortly before 1500 March 11! And still off at 1527. Third airing was scheduled Sunday 2330 on 15730, but no telling when and where that will wind up.

15370, March 11 at 1313, this RHC is already on, ex-*1400 during standard time, but so early is propagating only poorly, S5-S7, too weak to detect any spur panoply. I expect Arnie`s Spanish DX program, `En Contacto` to have shifted an hour earlier to 1335-1350, but do not retune until 1350 when `En CompaÃÃa del Doctor`, med advice program should have ensued, but instead there is preÃmptive coverage of sham elexions today in Cuba for the Asamblea Nacional and local posts, apparently. `En Contacto` was likely bumped off too. Lots of excited remotes from ``democratic`` polling places; trouble is, all the candidates have to be Commies! Sort of like Republicans in Red states, one-party rule. Today the 15370 signal never builds up, still weak at 1452, and still on at 1529. Anyhow, by next week, Sunday programming should be back to normal timings, everything Spanish shifted one real UT hour earlier.

RHC website frequency sked is useless,
still not updated since the *A-16* season!! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5918.211, March 11 at 1308, Voice of Freedom, fair signal with music, drifting further downward, by 3 Hz! Only within margin of error vs my previous measurement March 10 at 1345 on 5918.214. Maybe it has really stable-ized? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6150, UT Sun March 11 at 0130 check, The Farty KBC via GERMANY, only poor signal, S6-S9 vs storm noise from Arkansas, with Kim Elliott beepy segment. Too poor by 0150 to get anything out of Kraig Krist`s songy segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, March 11 at 0720, still no signal from Voice of Nigeria morning broadcasts; propagation is subpar, but surely not so bad as to blot any extant signal out of this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, March 11 at 0714 check, WWCR is still off rather than BSing. 9980 is also still off March 11 at 1454.

There had been a Sunday-only BS hour at 15-16 UT on 7490, but now March 11 at 1454 check it`s a non-TOM YL gospel huxter. WWCR still has not updated its March 1 schedule:
showing 6-hour difference between UT and CT. (If like A-17 season, it will never get around to correcting this.) And it still claims Overcomer Ministry is at 9-10 am CT Sundays on WWCR-2, 7490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.935, Sunday March 11 at 1529, R. Munansi via WWRB in presumed Luganda talk, poor. Ivo Ivanov was hearing it well in Bulgaria an hour earlier today. Presumably now starts at 1400 instead of 1500 at least on Sundays, maybe Saturdays too, due to imposition of DST upon Tennessee, nothing to do with Uganda (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: I missed checking the 0200 UT Sunday March 11 on WRMI, 7780, but a few minutes earlier noted with poor signal. Confirmed UT Sun Mar 11 at 0430 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, 5 minutes into show so started circa 0425 (from next week, nominally from 0315). Next after DST shifts infected:
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:

** U S A. 7780 // stronger 9395, Sunday March 11 at 1312, WRMI with secret airing of `AWR Wavescan`, moved forward to 1300 UT for DST season ex-1400 during ST. 9395 has RTTY QRM.

9455, meanwhile, at 1312 March 11 is // 9955 with YL gospel huxter. That would be `Living the Bible` per sked.

9955, March 11 at 1359 after ``calling Dublin-to-Tangier`` classic WNYW ID for WRMI, cuts off the air at 1400*, ex 1500*, and one may assume all programming on 9955 at least, has moved one real UT hour earlier.

9455, March 11 at 1417 is in Spanish playing Arirang, about the Korean Olympix --- new relay of KBS??? No, further listening finds it`s just R. Eslovaquia Internacional at a new time. At 1450, 9455 is filling with steel drum tune in the World Music rotation.

9395 // 7780, March 11 at 1417 now with Oldies music. For sure at 1451 check playing ``Can`t Buy Me Love``.

The WRMI sked grid via http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
has been promptly updated labeled March 11, but still doesn`t match what we hear 100%.

The complete 9955 program schedule via http://tinyurl.com/WRMI9955
has also been updated as of March 11, still presented in Eastern time only which now means UT -4. There is a big blank between 14 and 21 UT daily.

7780, Sunday only 1300-1500 is shown as `Worship In Your Home`, while we were hearing Oldies. No sign of Eslovaquia in Spanish at 1400 on 9455. On 9955, that is now scheduled Mon-Sat 1030-1100 & again Mon-Fri 1230-1300. Intervening at 1100-1200 M-F is RAE in Portuguese, ex 12-13. And R. Prague in English, Mon-Sat 1200-1228, ex-1300-1328.

Aha! I see a new WORLD OF RADIO time on it: Wednesday at 2100 on 9955. That means it will be at same time as WBCQ 7490v. By then, a brand-new edition should always be ready for both. Further study of the WRMI schedules is necessary for any further significant changes.

BTW, John Carver also caught WORLD OF RADIO at a new time on WBCQ 5130v, UT Sunday March 11 at 0400. That`s when the WBCQ sked just shows `Area 51`. If this stick, next Saturday night it would be at 0300 UT Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Mar 11 at 0150, WTWW-2 is on with C&W music, so maybe still on after 0200 for `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`?

5830, March 11 at 0714 check, WTWW-1 is very poor S7 and undermodulated? Contrary to neighbor 5935 WWCR at S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1620 kHz, March 11 at 0155 UT, loop repeating every 10 seconds: tone, and ``Westwood One, Sports 4``, obviously a satellite channel marker never intended to be put on the air, from presumed KOZN Bellevue (Omaha) NE, listed in NRC AM Log as only with Fox Sports Radio.

This and WTAW College Station TX are the dominant 1620 signals here, and underneath the loop I do hear a scientific discussion, i.e. on WTAW Saturday sked in CT as
6:00pm 9:00pm Science Fantastic with Dr. Michio Kaku
A redeeming quality of this station dedicating 8 hours every weekday to Beck/Limbaugh/Hannity crap (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1728 UT March 11