Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs September 7-8-9, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 7-8-9, 2018

Sunday, September 09 2018


** CUBA. 5040, Sept 8 at 0648, RHC is still on with dead air at S9+10,
having failed to turn off transmitter at scheduled 0600, leaving
English repeats to continue one more hour on the other four of The
Cuban Five, on 49m. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Friday Sept 7 at 1950, RHC is still here,
colliding with Radio Marti, making that medium SAH from slightly
different frequencies. At 2005 I can tell that RHC is in proper
language Portuguese; at 2036 chocking Arabic; 12000, which came up
well before 2100 yesterday, is not on today at 2038.

11860, Sept 7 at 2128, now Radio Marti with a silly ballgame, and
still SAH from RHC.

11860, Sat Sept 8 at 2010, Radio Marti is off again for the weekend,
audiblizing RHC in Portuguese without CCI; not sure if some of the
background noise is still jamming against self (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15535-15540-15545, Sept 8 at 1841, DRM noise averaging S8,
so R. Kuwait may have been semi-decodable in English; most of the
time, so little signal that it`s hard to tell if DRM or mere band
noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, UT Sun Sept 9 at 0020, The Mighty KBC on
reactivated Sept-May frequency, after a summer on 9925, via Nauen,
GERMANY. Classic rock, of course, S9+10/20, no QRM. Will be much less
subject to propagation disturbances than 9925; however, this week,
9925 should have been good like 9420 Greece (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. Adrian Sainsbury, RNZI, replied Sept 7 to my unID 9760
DRM, and 7425 running past 1300 as detailed in my last report:

``Hello Glenn, September 6 is the first Wednesday/Thursday in the
month and the day for RNZI transmitter maintenance. 2230 (Wed)-0600
(Thu) UT. It is routine to check all the frequencies in current use
and some due for future use.

The transmission past 1300 on 7425 was an operational error. The
transmitter was left not connected to the PC which drives the
frequency schedule. Regards Adrian`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11904.9, Sept 9 at *0031:17, SLBC offset carrier as
usual cuts on late, S4-S5 with some music JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1946 monitoring: confirmed Friday
September 7 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1v; unfortunately, I was drowned
out by the cacophony of the Brother Scare vesper service which
normally occupies this hour --- WBCQ finally put me on, but neglected
to suppress the BS audio! This has happened before. I e-mailed
boardops and AW ASAP, but it continued until 2400 when AWWW took over
9330 without the self-QRM. I could not be sure it had been latest 1946
instead of 1945, until 2347 when I could detect the reading about
KYND.

Also confirmed Sat Sept 8 after 1230 on Unique Radio, Australia, via
WINB, Pennsylvania on 9265V, S7 with deep fading to S2 impairing
readability, and due to wobble one can`t even it out with SSB tuning.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, Sept. 8:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/09/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_8.html
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair signal
Wrong frequency announcement:"...HLR SWSce on 7265", instead of 6190``

Sat Sept 8 from 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-USB via Utwente
SDR, WOR inaudible, until a trace at 1456 recheck. Alan Gale, England,
reports: ``Hi Glenn, Very poor reception on 6190 today, HLR was
audible around 1300 UT, but then faded out completely and didn't
reappear again until around 1445 UT, when I could just about make out
that World of Radio was on. Even on CUSB it was just only just about
audible here. Alan`` --- Next:
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2130 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400 WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1947?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1947?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, September 8 at 0629 on WRMI, I listen to the self-
absorbed Bob Biermann for a few minutes during his `Your Weekend
Show`, saying he is ``finishing up the last bit of my secular work``,
to concentrate on ministry as an Anglican, in which he got a promotion
5 years ago. One of his agenda is getting back to Nevis to help expand
that gospel FM station he talked about before, (since 820 AM Radio
Paradise of fake-news TruNews Rick Wiles is going nowhere). Also
setting up churches in needy communities. Another is a non-radio
station,
http://ancientwordradio.org
where we learn who he really is:

``Welcome to Ancient Word Radio. We are here to help you in your daily
Christian walk, with music and programs designed to uplift, encourage
and edify the Body of Christ. Ancient Word Radio is for those that are
looking for an alternative to much of what is found in the Internet
today, with an emphasis on traditional and liturgical faith
backgrounds.

Ancient Faith [sic] Radio was founded by the Rt. Rev. Robert S.
Biermann. Bishop Biermann has been a broadcaster since the early
1970âs, and has extensive experience in On-Air, Programming, Marketing
and Engineering. He has built a number of stations in his 46+ year
career.

Ancient Word Radio is a free online service that features a live
stream and a number of programs âon demand.â The station caters to
Traditional Anglicans, Lutherans and other traditional church
backgrounds. Though âmainlineâ in much of its content, Ancient Word
Radio has a heart for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and is very much
âevangelicalâ in nature.``

Altho I`ve never listened to a full `YWS` hour, I`ve yet to hear him
refer on the air to himself as a Right Reverend or as a Bishop. Too
off-putting for his neighborly demeanor?

I click on the Listen Live button at 2241 UT September 8 and instead I
hear, as labeled, First Movement, Allegro of Bach`s Brandenburg
Concerto No. 3! In full stereo; great! We`ll never hear that on YWS
nor probably anywhen on WRMI. Guess what: the BB Concerti are among
the most ``secular`` of Bach`s oeuvre.
http://www.classicalnotes.net/classics2/brandenburg.html
But by 2246 it`s over for a BBB announcement, and then somehymn.

The question is, what he means by ``finishing up secular work`` ---
quitting YWS; or even closing the WRMI Oldies channel which seems to
have been his idea from the outset? and its only DJ, who never IDs the
tunes. Altho extensive, it`s often interrupted for other programming.

9395, Sept 8 at 2018, WRMI with VOA News relay, which means this hour
is designated Oldies, as per sked Mon-Sat at 20-21, and a few minutes
earlier there was a Paul Simon tune (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.1, UT Sat Sept 8 from 0000, WBCQ switches from gh/WOR
vs. BS/TOM mixture to one audio, Allan Weiner Worldwide. Over to John
H Carver, Jr, to tell us about it:

``Listening on 7490 again. Allan, Angela and Tom in the studio this
evening. Celebrating the twenty year anniversary of WBCQ which
actually occurs tomorrow. Lots of nostalgia about events leading up to
the opening of the station. Allan stated that they built the entire
station for about fifty thousand dollars.

First program on the air was AWWW and shortly after that LeShow
appeared and then Bill Cooper's Hour of the Time. Started with one
transmitter and one antenna and Allan put up the tower for the antenna
himself.

First phone call at 0020 with congratulations. As a result of the
phone call it came out that Dead Frog Radio will be returning to the
radio in the near future. Next phone call at 0030 from a caller with
memories of traveling to the station and sitting in with TimTron for
one of his shows. Phone call at 0037 with congratulations to Allan and
support for John Lightning who started on WBCQ two days after the
first AWWW.

Some talk about the superstation and the future of shortwave. Reading
of emails began at 0055 followed by a longer prayer this evening and
show was off the air at 0101. The promised clips from the first AWWW
did not make an appearance. John, mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 9700, Sept 9 at 0024, praise music harmonies in unknown
Asian language, Chinese? 0027 switch to rustic music tonal language
announcement and off 0028*. Something new; what`s this? Nothing listed
anywhere near this time in latest HFCC or EiBi. But Aoki/NDXC of Sept
5 shows:
9700 0000-0027 PHL R. VERITAS ASIA Kac Palauig-Zam 1-7

We all know that RVA closed down on June 30, don`t we?? Not SE Asia,
but Europe is inbooming now on 31m as exemplified by 9420 Greece. I
conclude this is very likely another of RVA`s languages which has
switched without notice to SMG VATICAN site, amazingly adept at
reaching North America when supposedly broadcasting eastward toward
Asia. This is in the Kachin language.

Sound familiar? Yes, as in DXLD 18-33, on Aug 10 & 11 we came to the
same conclusion about a broadcast heard on 9645, which had been the B
-17 frequency for Kachin from RVA at 0000. How is 9645 listed now? Not
in Aoki. Not in EiBi. HFCC still has it as RVA PUG thru 28 October
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0134 UT September 9

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