Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs October 16-17, 2018

Glenn Hauser logs October 16-17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17 2018


** KUWAIT. 11629.762, Oct 16 at 1450, Arabic, Qur`an from R. Kuwait,
typical off-frequenciness (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Oct 16 at 1449, strumming & singing at S9+10,
1458 music stops, bits of Qur`an bookending lively YL talk, cut to
WRMI canned ID too late, not enough time to finish it before cutoff
the air at precisely 1500:00*.

So Radio Nigeria, Kaduna is still running on this transmission,
despite World Music fill at this time on Oct 14, evidently defaulting
due to LOS from Kaduna. Is it a satellite feed, or what? Existing, or
set up especially to reach Okeechobee? Search shows it available here,
untried, among the usual other aggregators:
http://tunein.com/radio/FRCN-Kaduna-Hausa-Service-s214977

11580, Oct 17 at 1430, Hausa at S7-S9, so still going now.

Aside from the transmission grid, nothing found about the Kaduna relay
on the WRMI programming page nor WRMI FB.
No luck finding own website, but searching leads to:
https://www.facebook.com/RadioNigeriaKaduna/
but stalled since 2014y. That in turn leads to
http://www.radionigeriakaduna.net/
--- but this domain is now For Sale.
In the pattern of Ibadan in WRTH I find this also leads nowhere:
http://radionigeriakaduna.org.ng

Per WRTH 2018 page 306: 11580 must be Channel 1 in Hausa only, since
they have a separate Channel 2 in Hausa and several other minority
languages including English on MW 1107 only, and not on SW unlike 1
which had been on 6090. Wikipedia stub claims English on 4770, which I
hardly remember. Also there are two FM channels, one all-English, the
other all-Hausa.

Well, at least the Hausans have this, while VOA has been disgraced, as
Dan Robinson refers us to:
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/how-governors-5000-gift-swept-away-15-voa-hausa-staff.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11950, Oct 16 at 1444, YL with chorus music like S Asian
rap has me going at S8-S4 until 1447 announcement in Romanian and RRI
ID. Tipoff is the frequent word pronounced ``shi`` which means
``and``, and a sprinkling of familiar Romance-language words similar
to Italian or Spanish. Also similar signal on 11910 in German, as both
are scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND [and non]. 9585, Oct 16 at 1458, African language, weak
with fast SAH just starting from an understation, past 1500+. HFCC
explains it: at 1455-1525 is TWR Manzini, 100 kW, 64 degrees in
Malgache/French, and from 1500, CRI in Japanese, 500 kW, 73 degrees
from Xi`an (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Oct 16 at 1422, K6FRC CW beacon from Patterson,
California is JBA. The most often audible one, and over time only a
few others ever heard on this band altho quite a lot are supposedly
active (sporadically?) in the LWCA roster:
http://lwca.org/sitepage/part15/index.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1952 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday
October 16 at 2055 check the 2030 on WRMI 7780 --- JBA but sounds like
me. Also confirmed Wednesday October 17 at 1038 check the 1030 on WRMI
5950, poor. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0629 UT Saturday HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday WINB 9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday HLR 9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-6190]
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-9485]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Oct 17 at 0512, WRNO poor in English, not Chinese.
Ron Howard has also noticed Chinese missing at various times, but the
nominal schedule for that language has never been clear, if there were
one. In case of no Chinese at all any more, that would be noteworthy.
We need to recheck in the hour before 1300*.

Website now shows nothing about Chinese, and no program schedule at
all, just publicity for three main English ministries, headed by owner
Mawire:
http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/

Aoki/NDXC shows daily Chinese segments `Grace for Today` at 03-05, 08
-10, 11-13, and something else in Chinese at 10-11. Altho there is no
link from the homepage, this still exists without any specific
scheduling info:
http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/grace-for-today/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6195, Oct 17 at 0601, strong carrier, off 0602 before I
have a chance to read the S-meter. Nothing scheduled, but probably
WHRI with a transmitter test before the 09-10 NHK relay in Portuguese
& Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1714 UT October 17

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