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DX Listening Digest 17-07; World of Radio 1865  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 21 2017

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 17-07 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1707.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-07 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1865 / ALASKA / ALBANIA / ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS +non / ANGOLA / ANGUILLA +non / ARGENTINA +non / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA Unique / AUSTRALIA RA/ABC / AUSTRIA / AZERBAIJAN +non / BANGLADESH / BOLIVIA / BRAZIL / BULGARIA / BURUNDI non / CAMBODIA non / CANADA +non CBC/Stuart McLean / CANADA CHHA/CHRN / CANADA CFVP / CANADA RCI / CHILE / CHINA +non / COLOMBIA +non / CRIMEA / CUBA +non / EAST TURKISTAN +non / EGYPT +non / ERITREA non / ETHIOPIA +non / FAROE ISLANDS / GERMANY / GHANA / GREECE / GUAM / GUATEMALA / GUINEA non / INDIA / INDONESIA / IRAN +non / IRELAND / ISRAEL / ITALY / KASHMIR non / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH +non / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT / KYRGYZSTAN / LAOS / LIBYA / MADAGASCAR +non / MEXICO / MOLDOVA / MONGOLIA / MOROCCO +non / MYANMAR / NETHERLANDS non / NEWFOUNDLAND / NEW ZEALAND / NIGERIA +non / NORTH AMERICA +non Pirates / OKLAHOMA OETA / PAKISTAN / PALAU / PARAGUAY / PERU / PUERTO RICO / PUNTLAND / ROMANIA +non / RUSSIA +non / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN / SRI LANKA / SUDAN +non / SUDAN SOUTH non / SYRIA / TAHITI / TAJIKISTAN / THAILAND / TIBET non / TURKEY / UGANDA non / UKRAINE +non / UAE / UK commercial radio / UK BBCR4 / USA Steve Lare / USA MARS / USA WWV / USA VOA/BBG / USA +non WOR/WRMI/WBCQ/WA0RCR/HLR / USA WRMI / USA WBCQ / USA KVOH / USA WTWW / USA WWRB / USA WEWN / USA WHRI / USA WYFR / USA WJHR / USA WWCR / USA WRNO / USA WBBM / USA WQXI / USA KCKN / USA KULF+ / USA KLIM / USA KSOK / USA KHEP/KQFN+ / USA KFCS / USA KMIC+ / USA Bandelier NM / USA WQFG689 / USA WMMN / USA WMPX / USA FCC/Pirates / USA CBS / VATICAN / VIETNAM non / YEMEN +non / ZAMBIA / UNIDENTIFIED LW TA Carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 1521 / UNIDENTIFIED 1680 / UNIDENTIFIED 4070 / UNIDENTIFIED 4070 / UNIDENTIFIED 4739 / UNIDENTIFIED 6105 / UNIDENTIFIED 9202 / UNIDENTIFIED 9400 / UNIDENTIFIED 9539 / UNIDENTIFIED 9600 / UNIDENTIFIED 9750 / UNIDENTIFIED 13656 / TESTIMONIALS / LANGUAGE LESSONS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / MUSEA / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2016 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1865 CONTENTS: *DX and station news about:
Alaska, Albania, Andaman Islands, Argentina, Australia, Canada,
Colombia, Cuba and non, Germany, Iran and non, Ireland, Madagascar,
Nigeria, North AMerica, PerÃ, Spain, Sudan, UK, USA

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1865, February 16-23, 2017
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 6855 [confirmed]
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 [confirmed]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2230 WRMI 5950 6855 11580 [all confirmed]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [not confirmed]
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM [confirmed from 0419]
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB [confirmed in Bulgaria]
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51 [confirmed]
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 [confirmed]
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 6855
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 6855
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Wed 1000 WRMI 5850 6855
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 6855
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:
Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:
http://shortwave.am/wor.xml

Tnx to Keith Weston:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 20 2017

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11780 & 6180, Feb 20 at 0013 check, RNA/RNB still AWOL from both frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.08, Feb 20 at 0036, R. Aparecida has varied up to here during Portuguese talk, and frequency is also unstably varying slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Feb 20 at 1521, CHR, Trenton Military, ``no report received`` from nearby Ottawa, and Toronto! ID still giving wrong local timecheck as ``1420 zulu``, on to successful aviation weather as of 1500Z for Calgary, Cold Lake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.17, Feb 20 at 0018, weak music vs ``running water`` ute QRM which fires irregularly. At least this is before Romania blox AlcaravÃn Radio from 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 87.73 MHz-AM, Feb 20 at 1410, turn on the YB-400 to one of the memories I use for internal FM feeding, and what do I hear? Spanish, from Radio Habana Cuba, soon confirmed as such by // 11760 with an echo on the R-75. Must be a mixing product overload between a local signal and a super-strong RHC SW frequency, and my first computation nails it: 87.73 plus 15.37 = 103.1, KOFM Enid. First I`ve noted this kind of thing on the YB-400 with some internal wire clipped onto the whip antenna (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 45, 42, 38, 11, Feb 20 at 1530, Bad DTV signals register thanks to area tropo across central OK extending into KS and TX, per Bill Hepburn`s map for 1500 UT. I sit on 38 hoping it will break thru, but not; probably the OETA translator in Ponca City, K38AK-D, altho my antenna is not pointed that way.

BTW, concerning OETA not having to repack, but losing translators above channel 37, Mark Norman`s reply to me about unsolid reception of KETA-13 in Enid, compared to KOCO-7: W9Wi.com shows twice the power on KOCO, 101 vs 50 kW from KETA, HAATs 370 and 462m respectively. It could also be that my antennas provide less gain at the hi end of VHF compared to the lo end of hiband. The higher frequency should also require more precise aiming. So KETA should at least double its power rather than forcing fringe viewers to improve antennas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Feb 20 at 1520, RSO is S9-S7 with Qur`an, so certainly on and propagating today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PITCAIRN. Tnx to Richard Allen in Perry OK, for a tip, I hear VP6EU on 21283-USB, Feb 20 at 1557, German accent, working Europeans only such as IK4GRO, LX1EA and a DF7, in no hurry to utter own callsign until hourtop 1600. Says is listening 5-15 kHz up. Had ACI from CO6AZE calling CQ on 21281-USB. You might think this is a bit early for a Pacifican to be propagating on 15m, but the island is on UT -8 just like the North American west coast. (Hmmm, VP6 used to be Barbados).

Richard was also hearing VP6EU yesterday at 1529-1722 on 21222-USB. He refers to: "Pitcairn DXpedition 2017", website is
http://pitcairn2017.de/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.92v-CUSB, Feb 20 at 1525, Brother Scare is VP at S2-S4 via WBCQ, varying audibly with BFO. Contrary to Ivo`s guess that this was not on in our mornings. Supposedly it`s 24 hours, filling all time not already committed to other programming (and subject to preÃmption for special bookings). Much weaker than e.g. 9315 Tinian: see TIBET [non]. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 9315, Feb 20 at 1525, English clip about high blood pressure, then back to Tibetan, for it`s RFA via TINIAN this hour only (earlier via Tajikistan). Strangely, HFCC as of Feb 16 still does not show any broadcasts on 9315, while Aoki says 9315 for this started November 11! Maybe that`s why no ChiCom jamming is to be heard? Noted as much stronger signal than 9330.92v-CUSB, Brother HyStairical via WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday February 20 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.86v-CUSB, JBA, having faded down severely since 0015. Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 20 at 0402 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.8 --- during a thunderstorm here as I briefly plug in the antenna, and the computer remains off as precaution. Miss confirming the following 0430 on WRMI 9955 either way, but am confident it was aired. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, Feb 19 at 2359, I`m set for the new entry on the WRMI skedgrid for UT Monday 0000-0100, `Christmas R.` After an eastern European song // 5850, a Rudy Espinal ID, from 0000 UT Feb 20 on 6855 only: DEAD AIR. (5850 // 11580 go to Slovakia in Slovak; 0030 English). Further chex thru 0045 find 6855 still open carrier. Maybe, next week we`ll find out what Christmas Radio is all about, as February is ending?

No! Altho not yet on the air, it is already on the Programming page:

``Countdown2.Christmas Radio --- Since November, 2014, Countdown2.Christmas Radio has been a home for those who know the world would be a better place if the Christmas spirit ruled hearts year-round. Broadcasting Christmas music 24 hours a day (every day of the year) via its web site (http://c2c.audio), TuneIn, iTunes, Nobex, iPhone and Android apps (and more), Countdown2.Christmas Radio is proud to extend its reach through shortwave radio on WRMI.

Tune in weekly for a live broadcast with Alan and various other members of the Fahrner family; and join in the Christmas cheer with the likes of Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and all your other Christmas music favorites! 0000 UTC Monday on 6855 kHz``

Well, I am an advocate for MUCH LESS Xmas music in October-December, but not necessarily 30 minutes a week elsewhen, certainly not 24/7!

7730, Feb 20 at 0009, WRMI with a preacher, undermodulated, so WOR is not the only show so affected on this transmitter.

9955, Feb 20 at 0024, this WRMI with romantic song in Spanish and NO jamming! It`s `Trova Libre`, scheduled UT Mon 0000-0030. So the DentroCuban Jamming Command must be paying some attention, as it`s wall-of-noise jamming during this hour Tue-Sat for Radio Libertad --- can`t allow advocating any freedom for the oppressed Cuban masses!

From what the WRMI Programming page says about TL, [sic: unaccented], it isn`t exactly apolitical:

``Trova Libre con Michael Mendez
mmendez.jpg [illustration]
Radio Miami Internacional
175 Fontainebleau Blvd., Suite 1N4
Miami, Florida 33172 USA
Tel +1-786-517-4333 or +1-888-551-5433
WRMI Offices +1-305-559-9764

MySpace link [sic]:
http://www.MySpace.com/TrovadorMendez
http://cdbaby.com/cd/mmendez

Conduccion: Michael Mendez

La organizacion cultural independiente sin fines de lucro, Trova Libre, presenta su programacion con el mismo nombre dirigido por el productor Michael Mendez, cantautor del tema controversial "Amanece". El programa transmitido todos los domingos de 7:00 PM a 7:30 PM ET, expondra la musica de trova con canciones de amor, temas sociales, entrevistas y artistas invitados de toda Latinoamerica. Nuestro concepto es abarcar mucho mas alla del compositor y su guitarra y la tradicion trovadora, sino compartir sus historias y sensaciones de lucha y resistencia con solaridad y agradecimiento.

Nuestro objetivo es desarrollar una organizacion cultural para fomentar la musica de la trova y invitamos a los interesados, ya sean artistas, cantautores o disqueras que envien su material discografico para este programa a Radio Internacional, Sr. Michael Mendez, a la direccion mencionada al final de la pagina.

Si desea adquirir el CD "Amanece" (con ocho temas musicales ineditos) pueden hacerlo en la misma direccion. Favor de incluir money order por US$ 18 por cada CD.

Ver una ediciÃn de Trova Libre con la cantante Maria Lourdes en YouTube:``
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs6OcNU3OTg
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9329.86v-CUSB, varying audibly on the BFO as I try to measure it, Feb 20 at 0005, WBCQ with a disjointed discussion of the DC Women`s March about trans-genders. I didn`t think this would be Overcomer, but nothing shows on the WBCQ program schedule until WOR at 0030. This is axually stronger than 7490.07 with `Le Show`, measured at 0032 during an S9 song, but that carrier is rippling, unstable. By 0016, 9330 into deep fades, and stays down, also 7490. Third WBCQ, 5129.82 remains S9+20 vs greater storm noise on lower band, with Twilight Zone music; that would be `GRITS Radio` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1810 UT February 20

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 19, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 19 2017

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11780 & 6180, Feb 19 at 0729, for the fourth night in a row, no signals from RNB/RNA. We still await any news about what has caused this absence; Brazilian DXers are not discussing it on the radioescutas yg with 1380 other members. Perhaps they overlook anything in English? 6180 does have a JBA carrier from alguma coisa at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3344.869, Feb 19 at 1345, JBA carrier on signature off-frequency of RRI Ternate. Confirmed regularly active at http://rri.jpn.org/ (as ``3345``) until sign-off close to 1500*. Sign-on times vary widely from as early as *1959 to as late as *2051. This is one of only three remaining active RRI tropical stations, the others being 3325 and 4870-. Ron Howard put it on 3344.85 until 1503* Jan 29. Walt Salmaniw reported 3344.867 on Jan 6. Last time I measured it was Sept 2, 2016 at 1234 on 3344.865 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Feb 19 at 1411, no signal at all from RSO. It hasn`t been enough for easy listening in a long time, but if on, surely there would be a trace. Ivo`s reports indicate it is quite sporadic with English not always occupying this hour and only this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Feb 19 at 1407, music at S4-S6, so SIBC must be on late again, perhaps simulcasting Wantok FM. Ron Howard reported yesterday they were extending past 1200* again but not daily; on Feb 18 he says they ended modulation at 1314, dead air past 1608! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13557.539, Feb 19 at 1418, HIFER beacon sending MTI ID at very slow rate every 13.5 seconds or so, or slightly more than 4 times per minute. It`s from Stone Mountain, GA near Atlanta. Haven`t heard this one since Oct 14 at 1447 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15670, Sun Feb 19 at 1406*, steady S9 open carrier goes off seconds after I tune in --- no doubt VOA Greenville testing for later Radiogram broadcast Sunday at 1930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday February 19 at 0437 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20, at Nigeria item, 18 minutes into show, so started circa 0419. Ivo in Bulgaria confirms Sun Feb 19 at 1130 on HLR 9485-CUSB. Next:
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Something new at the WRMI skedgrid, a new entry in magenta called ``System E`` only for 0000-0100 on 6855: `Christmas R.` on UT Mondays, of all things; blanx for rest of week. Rest of the time, 6855 is still shown matching many of the other Systems on other frequencies. As of Jan 14, here`s what was on 6855 at 00-01:
0000-0030 System H AWR = 5950
0030-0100 System F Slovakia = 11580, 5850
This is a pre-log, I hope, if I can get it; otherwise will have to wait a week. Others please try it, too. I don`t notice anything else significantly changed in the non-9955 program grid,
http://tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
but monitoring has: Wolfgang BÃschel reports a media program in Ukrainian or Russian at 0638 UT Sunday Feb 19 on 5850. I would guess that is the expanded to a semi-hour `Radio Panorama` in Russian, replacing World Music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15240, Sunday Feb 19 at 1641, no signal from WWRB with R. Munansi, while 15825 WWCR is poorly audible. Not heard since a JBA signal on Feb 4, so deleted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 15755, Feb 19 at 1407, S Asian song at S4-S6 with heavy flutter. HFCC B-16 shows since 30 Oct: 1300-1530 TWR via Tashkent, multilingual. But what is it, exactly? NOT in latest Aoki of Feb 18, nor in EiBi of Feb 7. Not in WRTH B-16 update version 2 (incorporating some of my correxions), either. Plowing thru the extremely complex TWR INDIA schedule in the WRTH 2017 itself, the only Sunday 1400+ transmission listed via Tashkent is Hindi on 7505, so perhaps 15755 is a replacement for that. The 7505 schedule showed 100 kW at 131 degrees, 1400-1415 Hindi daily except Awadhi on Wednesdays. Nor have I found 15755 in Ivo Ivanov`s reports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 13680, Sunday Feb 19 at 1415, S4-S6 Voice of Hope - Africa but in American accent with a story about Galilee & Simon Peter`s doings. This weekend-only broadcast is now our best chance to hear it with the suspension of weekday mornings on 11680. 4965 & 6065 in the weekday evenings until 2200 are really too early for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6270.00-USB, Feb 19 at 0737, JBA 2-way, seems Italian. This is a legit ship communications frequency, channel 15 paired with 6321.0, per Kingenfuss of 2002y. When Cuba was on both 6060 and 6165, it would put a leapfrog on 6270, often checked but not heard lately, maybe not from same site to possiblize this any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9520.32-USB, Feb 19 at 0735, very poor 2-way signals in Spanish, INTRUDING (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2001 UT February 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 19 2017

Hauser
** BRAZIL [non]. 11780, Feb 18 at 0142 check, RNA/RNB is still off.

6180, the other RNA/RNB frequency, Feb 18 at 0152 has algo on it other than Brasil, about S6, presumably CRI English southward via Kashgar at 00-02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7380.3, Feb 18 at 0148, carrier open averaging S6. This could be something interesting. Then searching my archive on that off-frequency I get ONE hit, from 11 years ago:

``Freqs changes for VOIROI / IRIB:
1930-1957 Italian NF 5910.0 (55544), ex 6100.0
1930-1957 Italian NF 7380.3 (55454), ex 7355.3
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX June 28 [2006] via RusDX)``

In current Aoki we have this starting less than half a sesquihour later:
7380 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0230-0530 1234567 Arabic "Al-Quds TV" 500 289 Zahedan

One other less likely possibility listed on 7380(.0) is AIR Chennai starting at 0300 with 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 13650, Feb 17 at 2259, NHK IS prior to Thai direct from Yamata, under big open carrier from CUBA about to start Portuguese. On the BST-1 caradio whose memory scan would not have stopped here without the Cuban carrier. I had this frequency programmed from a previous season when Iran was on it in English to North America, nevermore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11868 & 11351, Feb 18 at 2155, seem to be some blobs here which soon disappear along with 11610, MWV Chinese until 2156*. Dave Valko had been hearing such spurs, but I tuned in too late to investigate them here today. How about after 2200 from another fundamental? Checked 9535 and found RHC Spanish with weak Chinese QRM. If same ~258 kHz separation, would land on 9277 and 9793. More likely would be from 11770 Arabic, circa 11512 & 12028, so look for those henceforth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17720, Feb 18 at 1716, S9 in Swahili. That`s AWR via Talata at 1700-1728 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.923, Feb 18 at 0610, Voice of Nigeria in Hausa, as usual. No further signs of // 9690- as I heard once lately, at least after 0700 in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.927, Feb 18 at 2248, VP S4 carrier, presumably a pirate. One guess here is Liquid Radio on 6924.95, as early as 2018 and as late as 2325:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php?topic=32955.0
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 90.1, Sat Feb 18 at 1949 UT on caradio, open carrier/dead air. Still so quite a few minutes later. Apparently KUCO, which would be running Metropolitan Opera at this time. Occasional bits of the Met come thru the OC, from KHCC, also a Met carrier. KHCC, Hutchinson, Radio Kansas is always a CCI problem depending on tropo enhancement, antenna orientation, but KUCO normally stronger, i.e. the one with dead air. Earlier today KHCC was bothering KUCO more than usual, altho nothing special was showing on the tropo maps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, Feb 18 at 1950 UT, open carrier/dead air from KAMG-LP Enid, not to be outdone by KUCO. But this could go on for days, judging from previous unattended behavior. It a Spanish gospel huxter satellator when funxional, not exactly a locally programmed station as originally envisioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Feb 18 at 1711, 1935 chex, no sign of WWRB with Radio Munansi clandestine. Neighbor WWCR managed a VP 15825 carrier at 1711. Is Munansi gone for good? Also look for it Sunday sometime between 16 and 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7435-USB, Sat Feb 18 at 1728, MARS net at midday, 8TX1, with full call AFA8KX, 1729 says the net is now free without NCS supervision, secure at will, full callsigns are required. Notable that at night this is a Radio Martà broadcast frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed Friday February 17 at 2230 on WRMI 11580, 6855 and 5950. Yes, 6855 is back on and not 6870 as I was hypothesizing earlier. Missed checking next airing, UT Sat 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Confirmed by Ivo in Bulgaria, 0630 UT Sat Feb 18 on HLR 6190-CUSB. I try to confirm Sat 1530 on HLR 7265, but once again via UTwente SDR can hear only two other stations mixing, one of them with S Asian music, CRI Hindi via Kashgar. I now think the understation is CNR2 from Baoji site, listed in Aoki until 1605. Recheck at the end, still no WOR/HLR audible, *1601 everything blotted by huge CRI Russian. WOR 1865 also confirmed Sat Feb 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.84v-CUSB, good. Next:
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.83-AM, UT Sat Feb 18 at 0129, WBCQ // 7490, but 5129.83 is axually better by 0142, despite considerable storm noise; the only Blitzortung around North America is off the coast of Louisiana. Allan Weiner Worldwide and Timtron are discussing what an impressive facility the other SW station in Maine was, WCSN. This sounds familiar, a repeat from months ago? Someone says it was sold to Adventist World Radio --- no, it went to Voice of Historic Adventism, WVHA for a while, a splinter sect who would not appreciate being confused with mainstream Adventists. (Whatever happened to them after they got out of the SW biz? I think the single 500 kW transmitter in Maine wound up with WHRI after LeSEA took over the WSHB site in South Carolina.)

9330.00, meanwhile at 0134 check, the other WBCQ is close to on-frequency! with Blalock the blaster. It was probably on OK for WOR at 0030.

9329.82v-CUSB, Feb 18 at 2157, Brother Scare in expanded WBCQ relay schedule, 2159 cut to WBCQ ID and promo, 2200 to test broadcast from Radio Mi Amigo International as publicized for this date and frequency. Sounds like same opening disco tune as last week on 7490 but this one mentions being on 9330 and requesting reports. Frequency is drifting up and down, e.g. 9329.83 shortly; 9329.85 at 2243, mentioning oldies from the 70s. S9 to S7.

7490.13, Sat Feb 18 at 2238, this WBCQ is also on an hour early with different rock music than Amigo on 9330v --- British DJ with oldies from the 60s, Beatles `Hold Your Hand`. Sounds like the guy heard exactly one week ago, so Atlantic Oldies 2NG, here to stay at 22-23 Sats? Anyway per http://2ngradio.com/ he is scheduled again for this Sat Feb 18 and also two hours later UT Sun Feb 19 at 0000 on 9330, unchecked.

Meanwhile the WBCQ combined program schedule http://schedule.wbcq.com/ still does not show any of these recent changes, nor even the greatly expanded Brother Scare hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Sat Feb 18 at 2330, this WRMI is starting yet another replay of the DSWCI tribute special (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Sat Feb 18 at 1725, WTWW-1 night frequency is on at midday! And not on 9475 where first noticed silence. Usual SFAW stuff, and surprisingly good signal S9+20, so this close, 9 MHz not really needed. Almost the OSOB on 49m at this time, just a trace of 6070 CFRX. Before 1900, 9475 is back on.

After 1900, WTWW-2 on 9930 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx`, continuous organ/piano concert until 1933, over to `Amateur Radio Newsline`. An hour earlier, another good music program despite the title, `Talking Machine Show` was heard on WWCR 12160 until 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0332 UT February 19

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, February 17 2017

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 3210, Feb 17 at 1225, all set for the Unique Radio test publicized to start at 1259 and run about 6 hours, upon which the fate of it will be decided by Tim Gaynor --- and there is already a JBA carrier. I resume at 1256 past 1303 and the JBA carrier continues with no change at 1259, S4 level including noisy band. Tim could tell us if he had it on as early as 1225, but I doubt this was it. The R75 also gets JBA carriers on many other `even` 90mb frequencies, maybe receiver artifacts or traces of MW harmonix. I really didn`t expect to hear this low power over here, as I never have before. Note Aoki still lists Vintage FM on 3210, 24h with 100 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.155, Feb 17 at 0659, HJDH is indeed still on late into the night after reactivating, first heard about 6 hours earlier, but frequency has drifted way up from 5910.06. Just music, including Mexican at 0702, no AlcaravÃn Radio ID or timecheck heard circa 0700. S8 including the rather high QRN level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.863, Feb 17 at 1318, about sunrise here, JBA carrier on frequency typical of WBCQ, presumably remnant of that still on, altho supposedly stopping at 1100 after a night of BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, Feb 17 at 1225, WRMI-5 is still off. I don`t think to tune around for a replacement until 1424 when I do find a JBA carrier on 6870, where IIRC WRMI started off, before being required to QSY, so back there now? I struggle to match traces of 6870 modulation with 9955, unseems so but it`s really too late into the dayside to be certain. If it has moved to 6870, this will affect several WORLD OF RADIO airings, starting with Friday 2230 // 11580 & 5950.

6870 could have been the RHC semiharmonic from 13740, except that fundamental is not on at this hour. If WRMI does run 24/7 on 6870, it will encounter some QRM from that when 13740 is on. I`ve asked Jeff White about this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Feb 17 circa 1300, hardly any signal from Republic of Yemen Radio, via SAUDI ARABIA? Recheck at 1505, very poor S5-S3 with Qur`an, interrupted by some brief non-musical Arabic announcements a few times at 1508, 1510, 1513. Has it resumed marking vespers at Sana`a? Current sunset is 1508, creeping a sesquiminute later per week. Or maybe it`s just because the Fribbath is about to finish. Seldom is any Qur`aning to be heard from this at random chex elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Feb 17 at 1305, carrier at S5-S8 level but can`t detect any modulation. I suppose RRI Palangkaraya more likely at this hour than NBC Bougainville. Anyhow, best signal on band when I was also seeking Unique Radio, NSW on 3210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNIG DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4750, Feb 17 at 1313, YL talking at S7-S9 level vs CODAR, but unsure of language. Most likely is CNR1, Hailar, with Bangladesh Betar also listed, while RRI Makassar has been inactive for a long time now, last reported June 8, 2016 by Atsunori Ishida. At this time a few minutes before sunrise here, many carriers, mostly JBA on 60m from Tibetan, Indian, Chinese frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1636 UT February 17

 

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