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Glenn Hauser logs November 13-14-15, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 15 2017

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 5045, Nov 14 at 1246, VP carrier, JBA, presumed Ozy Radio, which is currently active and well heard much later by Ron Howard in California, Mick Delmage in Alberta. Sunrise here is 1308 UT, heading toward latest approx. 1345 by early January (while earliest sunset of approx. 2315 will be reached by early December) (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1904, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Mon Nov 13 at 1933, another check of the new/revived/fake? Radio Biafra via WRMI. Reception is better today, VG S9+10, and stronger than 11580 WRMI which aims northeast, while 11530 presumably aims east (nominally 44 and 87 degrees: no slewing possible); and seems a duplicate of yesterday`s broadcast, with repeated info on schedule; YL announcer sometimes slips again on ``11530``, leaving out the zero or stumbling over it; identifies herself, name sounds something like ``Ifomo Kurafo``. ``Special announcement`` again at 1937 by OM. 1944 YL makes an announcement in language, Igbo? No doubt that it`s WRMI, since a partial BZ ID plays, cut off the air just before 2000.

But as of Nov 14, the WRMI skedgrid via http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs ``updated November 9`` still does not show these Biafra broadcasts on 11530! (After the fact, it does show `Broad Spectrum Radio` at 07-08 Monday on 5850 & 7730.)

11530 is already in use for brief broadcasts from two transmitters: #3 at 22-24, 160 degrees to S America; and #10 also 160, but --- blank = extremely brief, no entries during the 24 hours. Only certain transmitters can be connected to each antenna. The only overt use of the Africa beam 87 degrees is #7 on 21525 at 14-21, which apparently continues. A number of other transmitters were idle during the two Biafra blox: at 05-06, #3, 7, 8, 10 and 14; at 19-20, #2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.

I was too busy recording WOR 1904 between 19 and 20 Nov 14 to check whether Biafra was again airing, the same stuff? that day on 11530.

But Richard Langley, NB, was covering this! ``Recorded 11530 kHz this afternoon using the U. Twente SDR receiver. Nothing heard. I would have expected a broadcast from WRMI beamed to Nigeria would provide at least some signal into Europe. Also, I do not see the Biafra program on the current WRMI grid. Furthermore, 11530 kHz transmitted by either transmitter 3 or 10 has used an antenna with a beam azimuth of 160Â, i.e., to South America. Unless they can connect to a different antenna, how do they hope to get a signal to Africa on 11530 kHz?``

Other comments have come in earlier about this: altho he could not hear the 7240 broadcast on Nov 12, Ivo Ivanov in Bulgaria does report it on Nov 14, and evaluates the others as of Nov 13:
```Updated schedule of Radio Biafra, Nov 14:
0500-0558 on 7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English, very good
0500-0600 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf English, weak/fair
1900-2000 on 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf English, very poor``

BTW, Even HFCC has finally replaced ``YFR`` with ``RMI`` for Okeechobee site! Let us all do so, RIP YFR.

Antonello Napolitano, Taranto, Italia of DX Fanzine, replies Nov 14:

``Hi Glenn, It seems that Radio Biafra over WRMI is a "black" clandestine station. According to a friend of mine from Nigeria who belongs to Igbo ethnic group and supports IPOB, the news you heard over Radio Biafra that Nnamdi Kandi has been removed is a fake news. She sent me this long comment by a Biafra militant. As you can see it is said that the true Radio Biafra is from London and Radio Biafra International --- which is available at http://www.radiobiafrainternational.co/
is a fake station. Let me say, I am a little bit confused because as you reported the station you heard claimed to be broadcasting from London and they said: "People of Biafra have decided to dismiss and remove the director of Radio Biafra and IPOB". According to Biafra militants that is not true, so we have to assume that a propaganda war is progressing in Nigeria. (Sorry for capital letters but I am including here just the original wording without editing).

Quoted: [sic] ATTENTION PLEASE: BIAFRANS SHOULD DISREGARD THIS FAKE NEWS GOING ROUND THE SOCIAL MEDIA, ALLEGING THAT OUR GREAT LEADER MAZI NNAMDI KANU HAS BEING SACK , THIS FAKE NEWS FROM PIT OF HELL SAID THAT IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN RADIO BIAFRA WHICH RADIO? THE FAKE RADIO BIAFRA international ,BIAFRA HAS ONLY ONE TRUE RADIO WHICH IS RADIO BIAFRA LONDON OTHER ONES ARE FAKE AND ANY NEWS NOT FROM RADIO BIAFRA LONDON IS FAKE AS SIMPLE AS THAT, I WANT TO MAKE IT ABUNDANT CLEAR HERE TO ALL MY FELLOW BIAFRANS, OUR LEADER MAZI NNAMDI HAS NEVER BEING SACKED OR REPLACED BY ANY BODY, THEY SAID ONE IMBECILE WITH THE NAME EZENWACHUKWU UKWUDILI HAS REPLACED HIM, HAHAHAHA VERY PATHETIC, ONE WILL ASK WHERE IS THIS FOOL WITH THE NAME SINCE WHEN ARE FIGHTING FOR THIS COURSE , NOBODY KNOWS.

IPOB IS STILL UNDER THE MENTORSHIP AND COMMAND OF OUR GREAT LEADER MAZI NNAMDI KANU TILL TOMORROW, WE WILL FIGHT WITH HIM TILL OUR LAST BREATH, ALL WE KNOW IS THAT ARMY TOOK HIM AWAY, ON 14 SEPTEMBER WHEN THEY INVADED HIS HOME TOWN AND KILL 28 BIAFRANS THERE, SINCE THEN WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM OUR LEADER, WE ARE TELLING THE NIGERIA MILITARY TO RELEASE OUR LEADER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

MEANWHILE WE HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE FORE FRONT IN SPREADING THIS FAKE NEWS IS THE FAKE RADIO BIAFRA international (RBi) OWNED BY SACKED IPOB DOS , CLIFFORD IROANYA AND THEIR DEVILISH PARTNERS IN CRIME ,THEIR ARE ALSO BEHIND THE LYING MEDIA BODY KNOWN AS "SOLDIERS OF JUSTICE (SOJ).

WE ASK EVERY REAL BIAFRAN TO REMAIN RESOLUTE BECAUSE AT THE END LIGHT OVERTAKE DARKNESS,NEVERTHELESS THE BROWN ENVELOPE MEDIA PERSONEL BEHIND DAILY POST NEWS HAS JOINED THESE SHENANIGANS SET OF PEOPLE TO TARNISH THE GOOD IMAGE OF IPOB UNDER OUR GREAT LEADER MAZI NNAMDI KANU,BUT AT THE END WE ALWAYS WIN, WE MUST CONTINUE`` end quote
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1904, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Regarding the websites, I did not hear the 11530 station announce either website; merely looked up Radio Biafra in the WRTH 2017 and referred to what is there. Kai Ludwig replies further, too late to include on WOR 1904:

`` > http://www.radiobiafrainternational.co/

Would be worth to check if the stream there is // 11530/7240 when on air.

> Let me say I am a little bit confused because as you reported
> the station you heard claimed to be broadcasting from London

Of course. All variants of related articles, such as
http://www.thebiafratelegraph.co/2017/11/revealed-lai-mohammed-hires-uk-media.html
advise the followers to make sure that they listen to "Radio Biafra broadcasting from London or through London".

So it's no surprise whatsoever that a faked Radio Biafra will insert pronounced announcements that they are "broadcasting from London".

The whole stunt is no surprise as well, considering how the RMI-brokered transmissions of Radio Biafra via Issoudun came to an end two years ago. Kai`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5040, Nov 14 at 0005, now this RHC hour is in English. It`s now the UT day that Arnie postponed effectiveness of his new schedule to, not checked again until 0714: 6165 has finally been reactivated, and not 6145 as per one of his versions --- but it`s in Spanish instead of English! Also on air now are 6100 and 6060 in Spanish, all of which are supposed to be English at 0600-0800. And 6000 too, but it`s off the air.

11650, Nov 14 at 1409, RHC new morning frequency in Spanish is on, but with Asian CCI from CRI, Commies vis Commies, just as I suspected, if Arnie had checked HFCC which he boycotts, or NDXC/Aoki: 11-13 English from Urumqi, 12-14 Esperanto from Beijing, 14-15 Amoy from Kunming. And it`s weaker than // 11760, 11840, and also new 11950.

17580 is on, Nov 14 at 1420, but not 17730. At 1434, none of the 6 MHz frequencies, but 9535 is still on.

11840 is now a morning frequency, at 1437, and just like in the evening, accompanied by weak but clearly audible spurs plus and minus 10 kHz on 11830 and 11850. 11830 has a SAH, however: per Aoki/NDXC that would be RFE/RL in Tajik via Lampertheim, GERMANY from 1400.

15505, Nov 14 at 1413, here we go again: as I am belatedly checking for Bangladesh, instead get a huge dirty RHC spurblob close to here out of the broken 15370 transmitter which itself sounds OK, and then find many other blobs of the same ilk, at first spaced about 67.5 kHz apart, but without specific carriers impossible to pin down beyond a range of up to 5 kHz each: approx.: 15437, 15571, 15636, 15703 (too close to China relay), 15771? And on minus side: 15303, 15238, 15171, 15104, 15037, 14972. All of which are capable of causing interference to legitimate stations on the 19m band.

However, at 1503 recheck, the spurs are unheard, while 15370 is still on. They did something. This is at least the third morning recently I have caught such spuriosity out of RHC. In previous report I forgot to utter, ``something`s always wrong at RHC``. So let me try to atone for that: something`s always wrong at RHC. There`s always something wrong at RHC. Always, *somethings* wrong at RHC! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1904, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

15370 is also on in afternoons when I do not hear the spurs; different transmitter? Nov 14 at 2125 in French (strange accent I first thought could be Creole), but // 15140 in French also still on an hour later than A-17. 15140 has its problems now: distorted and splattering out to plus and minus 20 kHz. There`s always something wrong at RHC.

9720, Nov 14 at 2257, open carrier from RHC new frequency heard for first time; VG S9+45; 2300 sharp, a minute+ of piano jazz, 2301:20 IS and theme, live French ID sign-on can give us temp of 29, but not any frequencies or times! 9720 is supposed to follow at 0000 in English, both ex-11880 and ex-one hour earlier in A17 (but during the 2+week transition period, new times and old frequency were sometimes heard).

Fortunately, I check 9720 just in time again to confirm it in English, at 0057 UT November 15 --- and it`s off! Quick survey of other frequencies finds English music wrapping up on 6060 instead! Since it matches the English really on 5040. Is this a mistake, or did Arnie change his mind again? Something`s always wrong at RHC.

O, I was not just in time: Richard, Langley says, ``RHC noted this evening here in NB with English on 9720 kHz with abrupt sign-off in mid-sentence at about 0055 UT ``. Well, then, English was additionally on 6060 during at least part of that hour.

At 01-02 there is now supposed to be a one-hour hiatus in English, during what would be considered prime time in half of North America, and a quick survey mid-hour indeed finds no English frequencies on, but Spanish now on 6060; instead extending English far into the night (if they can pull it off accurately; not yet), until 0800.

6000 & 6165, Nov 15 at 0217 check are indeed on in English now but very undermodulated compared to e.g. 6060 and 5040 in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 11580, Tuesday November 14 at 2309, WRMI in Italian but sprinkled with English, interview about ``chewing gum``, i.e. goma di masticare, on `Made in Italy` program, refers to http://www.chewingreen.com [Note: only one G], which exists about the only gum made in Italy, of course, from natural ingredients. Next topic: ``baked potato``. Sounds like a fun show even if an infomercial. WRMI sked now has it Tue & Thu at 2300 on 11580, alternating with `Viva Miami` (still Spanish about South Africa), M/W/F. Aoki tries to keep up with individual programs on WRMI, showing instead FG Radio on Tue & Thu. If that has run out of new episodes, maybe it`s getting outphased: check again Wednesday at 1400 on 9955 before WORLD OF RADIO.

Strange as it may seem, WRMI has become a major world SW broadcaster in the Italian language with some other shows too! You would not know this from the ADDX language search site
http://www.addx.de/Hfpdat/plaene.php
which ignores all of these WRMI shows in favor of three hours a day from China, one hour from Romania, one from Iran, one from Cairo if it exist, half an hour from Turkey, one Argentine hour via WRMI, and miscellaneous from Vatican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1903 monitoring: Confirmed UT Tue Nov 14 at 0030 on 7730, good. NOT confirmed simultaneously UT Tue Nov 14 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, being inaudible (but this time the other USAs on 9 MHz band are JBA); while 7490 is still propagating OK.

WORLD OF RADIO 1904 contents: Argentina non, Australia, Biafra non, Canada, Cuba, Japan, Korea North non, Kurdistan non, MÃxico, Nigeria, North America, Norway, Oklahoma non, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ, Philippines, Romania, South Carolina, Tibet non, Turkey, UK, USA

WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: This week I manage to get it finished an hour earlier, in time for first airing on three frequencies instead of one: Tuesday November 14 at 2030 on WRMI. I tune in 7780 at 2029 and find Brother Scare still running, but at 2030 sharp, cuts him off, no ID, and cuts on yours truly starting 1904.

Jeff doesn`t tell us about WOR schedule changes, altho any additions or improvements are always welcome! This means that there could be other WOR airings carved out of TOM times as yet undiscovered. I cannot legitimately ask anyone to monitor hours and hours of BS in case there are more WORs, but if anyone *happens* to hear an airing inserted anywhere else not on the published schedule, please let me know, like Harold Frodge did after discovering 7780 on October 31!

Comparing the three 2030 frequencies as received here: 7780 to NE, S8-S6 with noise and some uteblaaps; 9455, S9-S7, less fading than: 11580, S9-S7 slightly less modulation than 9455.

Wolfgang BÃschel also checked these out via remote receivers:
``re 2030 UT WRMI. In Alberta remote only weak signal 11580 heard, on 9455 only China jamming tsching, baeng, music instruments against IBB Saipan Agingan Point MRA. 7780 NIL nothing in Alberta western Canada.
In Michigan all three: 7780 S=9+5dB, 9455 S=4, and 11580 kHz S=9+10dB WoR on air. 73, wolfie df5sx``

Also confirmed here Tue Nov 14 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 only: it`s good but with CCI underneath now audible, i.e. the ChiCom jamming.

Again not confirmed, UT Wed Nov 15 at 0030 on WBCQ: no signal detectable on 9330v-CUSB (9265 WINB is poor; 9370 WWRB, 9395 WRMI, and 7490 WBCQ are still good). Next:

Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
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 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI: see also BIAFRA [non]; ITALY [non]

** U S A. 15555-USB, Nov 14 at 2123, WJHR barely audible gospel huxter, with het QRM, but maybe from local devices. Seldom heard any more, especially when I am apt to check around *1402. So is it sporadically on the air, or sporadically propagating? Everything that can be said, no doubt already has been said multiple times from the recordings of dead John Hill (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Tue Nov 14 at 2127, KVOH is still on with musicalabanza, S9+30, presumably until 2200+v*; OSOB but soon to be joined at 2130 by Japan via WHRI on 17540, prolonged from A-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatchd at 0233 UT November 15

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 12-13, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, November 13 2017

Hauser
** ASCENSION. 11770, Nov 13 at 0721, BBCWS with an English interview, poor-fair, same on // 12095. Both are Ascension this hour only, 125 kW at 65 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. After discovering R. Biafra on its first day of reactivation, Nov 12 around 1930 via WRMI 11530, I`m looking for the other announced broadcast, 0500-0600 on WRMI 11530, and on Issoudun 7240: Nov 13 at 0529, JBA carriers on both.

It`s normal for WRMI to be almost gone from other 25m 11580 this late. And one wonders how well 11530 could propagate into Nigeria from the nightmiddle in FL. (Also there is a huge 10-MHz gap for the 1900 broadcast between 11530 and WRMI`s existing service to the same area on 21525; which works better, or not at all?)

However, Ivo Ivanov in B`lgariya says, ``But morning transmission of Radio Biafra on Nov 13 was 0500-0600 on 11530 via RMI, not on 7240 via ISS``. So what was the JBA carrier I had on 7240? Day frequency of AIR Mumbai? Certainly not RRI Ambon, Indonesia in English, another wacko entry in HFCC. Or a Western Hemisphere ham could have been AMing on 7240 just to confuse us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9630, Nov 12 at 2316, Vietnamese? atop R. Aparecida, making a fast SAH with it, indicating the ZY is almost on-frequency! No, it`s Cantonese, this hour only from CRI per NDXC, 500 kW, 161 degrees from Jinhua 831 site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11885, Nov 13 at 0002, CRI English with amazingly good signal for a broadcast listed at 0000-0157, 500 kW, 200 degrees from Xi`an. Maybe long path? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. It`s Nov 12, time for the delayed B-17 schedule to go into effect at RHC, so what do we find??

11880, Nov 12 at 2307, open carrier/dead air on this A-17 frequency, which has already been heard with French during this hour instead of English. 11880 still OC/DA at 2330. 11880 off at 0001 Nov 13 check,

[non] No sign of its replacement 9720 yet, but at 2315 there is algo VP on 9720. Aoki shows CRI in Japanese via Xi`an during this hour. A bit stronger at 2334, soft flute music. 9720 off after 0000, no RHC or anything else.

15730, Nov 12 at 2307 and later, no signal here. Supposed to be on at 2330-0130, starting with Esperanto on Sundays only instead of French. Still absent after 2330. Or not propagating? No sign of Esperanto on any of the other frequencies now or after 0000.

15370, Nov 12 at 2330 has a VP signal, RHC which is scheduled until 2400; winter fadeouts getting early. Can barely match it to // 11840 and also very weak 15230 with `Mundo de la Filatelia` which is just another excuse to blah-blah-blah about The Revolution, now at 58th anniversary. Also JBA on 13740, but blasting in on 5040.

`En Contacto` DX program starts at 2343:20. After 0001 Nov 13, other RHCs checked: 11840 is VP; 11760 & 11670 seem off; 9535 audible; 6060 ZY het. At 0035, 11840 is a JBA carrier; at 0136, 7340 is VP, and 5040 is still VG in Spanish.

English is now supposed to start at 0200 instead of 0100. At 0204, nothing on 6165 or 6145, but 6000 is on with weakish signal and weaker modulation. Altho the sked versions in DXLD 17-45 show 6165 reactivated in English after 0200, another B-17 version received by Ken Zichi in the MARE Tipsheet shows 6145 instead. As long as this transmitter is inoperative, it hardly matters which. After 0200, NO RHC frequencies are audible on 9 or 11 MHz bands. Still no 6145 or 6165 at 0413 Nov 13 check.

What`s going on after 0700 Nov 13? At 0735, RHC music on 6100 and weaker 6060; neither 6165 nor 6145; 6000 and 5040 are off.

Guess what: now Wolfgang BÃschel has received an update from Arnie Coro that the new sked will not go into effect until Nov 14/UT 15! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID 11670

** CUBA. 15432 approx., Nov 13 at 1520, extremely distorted blob around here, first suspected Saudi Arabia which used to go haywire on 15435. Trace of its carrier is detectable vs the blob; scheduled to start Call of Islam at 1450 (Allah`ll get `em for that?).

Soon obvious from modulation match that this is once again the RHC 15370 transmitter, which sounds OK on fundamental, but blasting out spurblobs approx. every 62 kHz above and below, which I then find around: 15308, 15246, 15184, 15122. But the further ones unseem at 62 kHz steps, more like 15059, 14997, 14935; and not so many audible above: circa 15499, 15561, 15623, 15687, weakening the further out but there should be NONE of these infesting the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, Nov 12 at 2324, S9 pirate music. Yes, it`s Clever Name Radio yet again, per these:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,38689.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 7730 // 5850, Monday Nov 13 at 0734, I`m still awake and find WRMI is surprisingly broadcasting James Branum with `Broad Spectrum Radio`, both S9+30! Skedgrid still shows `Your Weekend Show` at 0700-0800 Mondays (while Argentina relay in English is Tue-Sat only). It`s way past my bedtime but I keep listening. He`s talking about relief aid to Puerto Rico in the form of AM-FM-SW radios, batteries and fans. 0742 on to next subject, memorial tribute to friend and used-bookstore owner Kelly Anthony Hayes who was murdered Sept 14 in Oklahoma City. But he did a lot of other things during his life, including serving as a judge in Garfield County 1981-1986. Store was 30 Penn Books. 0754 starts to wrap up, ``see you next week``, mentions WBCQ and WRMI, for at 0756 he mixes old music piece with CW and MFSK16 beeps, but listeners on Channel 292 will only hear the music due to German broadcast restrixions. On 7730 this runs until 0759:30 switch to a Zanotti ID, 0800 then another canned ID by Biermann, and switch to Brother MoleStair. Then I check 5850 and find instead `Happy Station` is starting, but I have to QRT.

Also surprised that James has given us no advance warning of his reactivated BSR broadcasts, so we don`t know the time scheduled on WBCQ, or if there are other times than the middle of the night on WRMI. Later checking http://broadspectrumradio.com we find out all about it:

``BSR International Radio Magazine Show â November 2017
Our first shortwave broadcast since January!
The show will air at the following days and times:

For Eastern North America, the Caribbean, Central America and beyond:
Listen via WBCQ, 7490 kHz. Saturday November 12, 2017, 04-05:00 UTC (Friday Nov. 11th, 22-23:00 CST)

For Western North America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and Oceania:
Listen via WRMI, 7730 kHz. Monday November 13, 2017, 07-8:00 UTC (01-2:00 CST)

For Most of North America, Alaska and far Eastern Russia: Listen via WRMI, 5850 kHz. Monday November 13, 2017, 07-8:00 UTC (01-2:00 CST)

For Europe (as far east as Russia), the Middle East, North Africa and Atlantic Canada: Listen via Channel 292, 6070 khz. Saturday November 18, 16-17:00 UTC (10-11:00 CST)``

Sidebar on the home page has sked for his Part 15 neighborhood stations now active in NW OKC (and unheard here, of course):

``SoÃador Radio â Low Power AM/FM/Internet Radio

Broadcasting under the provisions of Part 15 of the FCC Rules at 1610 khz AM and 88.7 MHz. FM in the Montague-SoÃador Neighborhood.

SoÃador Radio Schedule
Local Time Program
Times below are Oklahoma time.
CDT: -5, CST: -6
Before 05:00 TBD
05:00 The Best of of The BSR Magazine Show . . .
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 9315, Nov 13 at 1513, S9-S7 in tonal Asian language, several US references. HFCC shows IBB, 1500-1600, 250 kW, 288 degrees from Tinian in Bod = Tibetan. HFCC never cares which IBB station, but Aoki/NDXC says Radio Free Asia. No jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1903 monitoring: per Ivo Ivanov:

``GERMANY. Reception of World of Radio via HLR 9485-CUSB on Nov 12:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr.html
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair/good
0731-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu Sat Nov 11 - NO SIGNAL``

NOT confirmed, UT Monday Nov 13 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB --- no signal detectable, (while 9370 WWRB is VG, but 9265 WINB is VP). Confirmed UT Mon Nov 13 at 0400 on Area 51 webcast, but inaudible at 0413 check on WBCQ 5130v. Confirmed after 0430 UT Monday Nov 13 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10 this time, no jamming, while other weeks it`s been JBA. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955 // 11580, Sunday Nov 12 at 2313, I find WRMI with AWR Wavescan on both these frequencies --- and at 2329, also wrapping up WS on 5850, while already finished on the first two. So the playback on 5850 is running a semi-minute behind. Latest info we had for DX/SWL/MEDIA programs was:

2230-2300 WRMI: WAVESCAN 5850
2300-2330 WRMI: WAVESCAN 11580 9395 9955

So now moving 5850 half an hour later. I don`t think it was on 9395, but not sure if I checked it. Revise to:

2300-2330 WRMI: WAVESCAN 11580 9955; 5850 delayed 30 seconds.

WRMI sked grid still shows WS on 5850 at 2230 Sunday. 2300 on 5850 is occupied by Radio Tirana in English Mon-Sat, so the slot would have been unaccounted for on Sunday. WS could have been played twice in a row?

9955 not noted any jamming during WS but heavy at 2342 during the `Michael Mendez Show`. The major jammed block should now be UT Tue-Sat 0015-0100 during Noticiero and Radio Libertad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Mon Nov 13 at 0136, no signal from WWRB, which was heard last night. Could be only one hour circa 0000-0100? Nothing on 3185 or 3195 either, but 9370 presumed the VP carrier still with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Nov 13 at 1515, S9+20 of dead air from WTWW-1 instead of PPPP on SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11670, Nov 13 at 0720, S9+10 almost steady open carrier. It`s an RHC frequency earlier, but unbelievable to be so strong now, equivalent to NZ 11725, as 11580 WRMI is JBA carrier; no 11520 from WEWN. The North American MUF is clearly between 10 and 11 MHz, as 9955 WRMI remains unusually strong. 9330, Nov 13 at 0723, also has S9 of dead air, and we know that is a Cuban spy numbers frequency, not WBCQ at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1909 UT November 13

 

Radio Biafra is back!  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 12 2017

Hauser
See my November 12 log report

Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs November 12, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 12 2017

Hauser
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Sunday November 12 at 1921 tune-in, good new signal in English, but some deep fades, YL giving long phone number, +234-810-617-7870, ID as ``Radio Biafra, broadcasting from London``, schedule 6-7 am on 7240 and 11530, 8-9 pm on 11530 [UT +1; = 05-06 & 19-20 UT]; bit of hilife music, 1922 same announcement in language, presumed Igbo/Ibo, still pronounces frequencies in English; 1925 English ID again and schedule; 1926 music; 1927 switch to OM in language, mentions I-phones, music. 1927 mentions Jesus Christ;

1933 I start to record. She gives her name as host of morning and evening broadcasts, asks for text messages to above of how listeners are receiving us on any of ``these numbers``. Stay tuned for important announcement; 1940 music, and 1941 the message by the OM in English, gives his name, but with a very heavy accent hard to understand (starting at 4:08 into my 8-minute recording). He and the Indigenous People of Biafra have decided to dismiss and remove the director of Radio Biafra and IPOB. Gives his long name which includes Nnamdi. Reasons include something he did ``leading to death of many innocent young people``; and ``turning IPOB into a money-making machine`` along with his father; cites sums in millions of dollars and pounds sterling. If anyone can copy the exact wording of the entire announcement, please do so. Listen:
http://www.w4uvh.net/biafra_11530_20171112_1933.mp3

This is again brokered by Radio Miami International. Latest HFCC of November 10 shows:

7240 0500 0600 46S,47N,47SW,52NW
ISS 100 170 0 216 1234567 291017 240318 D Mul F RMI TDF 1258 NIG-Ten
11530 0500 0600 46
RMI 100 87 0 902 1234567 121117 250318 D Eng USA RMI FCC 16567
11530 1900 2000 46
RMI 100 87 0 902 1234567 121117 250318 D Eng USA RMI FCC 16568

So this is via WRMI itself at both times, while 7240 is France. Biafra really applies only to CIRAF 46-SE, while entire 46 encompasses all of Nigeria, indeed all of west Africa south of Algeria and Morocco.

No other real programming yet, just repetitions of the schedule, etc.

In DXLD 17-43, I picked out these from HFCC as of Oct 25:

``RMI is also registered for a number of transmissions via Issoudun, France toward Africa, not all of them current or known:

7240 at 05-06, multilingual, {170 degrees to 46S,47N,47SW,52NW}
9610 at 19-20, English, {207 degrees to 46W [not Nigeria]}
11795 at 19-20, multilingual {169 degrees to 46S,47N,47SW,52NW}
13740 at 0730-0830, Hausa
15440 at 0730-0830, Hausa
15450 at 1730-1800, Oromo
17765 at 1600-1700, Hausa``

As in DXLD 17-44, Ivo erroneously assumed these registered transmissions would be for something else:
``Winter B-17 inactive clandestine transmissions via WRMI broker
Radio Niger Delta Voice of Peace
0500-0600 on 7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English
1900-2000 on 11795 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English``

11530 has obviously replaced 11795, and is now registered as from WRMI itself, not Issoudun. And also evidently replacing this drawn from the same HFCC Oct 25:

``Here`s one new entry: 9840 at 06-08 on 87 degrees to Africa.
9840 has been associated with WHRI which still has it at 12-24``

Radio Biafra had been silent for some months, but had an entry a year ago in the WRTH 2017 on page 515 --- when it was at 18-21 on 15325 via Bulgaria. It`s the same organisation, IPOB, and the L.P. Dir. Was Nnamdi Kanu.

Website is http://www.radiobiafra.co --- yes, .co as in Colombia, not .com! It`s rather cluttered, but has current dates on some audio clips. And some rather alarming headlines, such as ``Nigeria is a Failed State``. Elexions are coming up on 18 November, in Anambra State, probably explaining why this is back on air now. One of the scrolling stories is about ``Nnamdi Kanu missing after military invaded his home, killing everyone in sight``. Is this a different Nnamdi than the one mentioned on air???? Has there been a coup at IPOB?

They have hopes of joining Catalonia and Kurdistan in independence. Good luck with that! The Broadcasts tab on the website gets a 502 ``bad gateway`` error (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 15155, Sunday November 12 at 1831, children`s chorus song in English, mentions Jesus; fair S9-S6, second SSOB below incomparable blaster 15710 WHRIBS, i.e. stronger than Spain 15500, 15580 VOA (and no Cuba at the moment). 1835 mentions ``New life program from Adventist World Radio, the Voice of Hope``; recheck at 1857 until 1858* cut off air mid-song. HFCC shows this is daily 1830-1900 [sic], 125 kW, 325 degrees from Talata to CIRAFs 48SW,52E,53NW, i.e. no further than E Africa, but carrying on all the way to deep North America.

Would have been a nice spot for Wavescan, but AWR grants that only a single airtime on the one station it owns, KSDA, and relies on connexions with WRMI, KVOH for most broadcasts, reserving most of the time it buys on sites like MDC for its own more important overtly religious broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11825, Nov 12 at 1333 via WRMI, Brother Scare is deciding on 2018 broadcast contracts in next 8-10 days; may go off at the end of year, he says, according to God`s will, no doubt depending on the amount of millions of $ $ $ he can now raise from psychophants; Or extend it ``just a little while longer``. (The Last Days are always just around the corner!!) While he lays ``the groundwork for my final demise`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610 and 12065, Sunday Nov 12 at 1448, no trace of WEWN English on either frequency, while Spanish is still on 5970 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2131 UT November 12

 

DX Listening Digest 17-45; World of Radio 1903  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 12 2017

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 17-45 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1745.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-45 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1903 / ALASKA / ALBANIA non / ALGERIA non / ANGOLA +non / ANGUILLA / ARGENTINA +non / ASIA non / AUSTRALIA Ozy+ / AUSTRALIA RBA / AUSTRIA / BAHRAIN / BANGLADESH / BHUTAN / BOLIVIA / BRAZIL / CAMBODIA non / CANADA NDB / CANADA CHAH/CBX / CANADA CBC / CANADA CFVP / CHILE / CHINA +non / CUBA +non B17 / EAST TURKISTAN / ECUADOR / EGYPT B17 / EQUATORIAL GUINEA / ERITREA +non / ETHIOPIA +non / EUROPE / FALKLAND ISLANDS non / FINLAND / FRANCE / GERMANY +non / GREECE / GUATEMALA / INDIA +non / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL VACUUM / IRAN / IRELAND / ITALY / JAPAN +non / KASHMIR / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH +non / KURDISTAN non / KUWAIT +non / KYRGYZSTAN / LIBERIA / MADAGASCAR / MEXICO / MOLDOVA / NETHERLANDS non / NEW ZEALAND +non / NICARAGUA / NIGERIA +non / NORTH AMERICA Pirates / OKLAHOMA +non RG / OKLAHOMA KCLI / OMAN / PERU +non / PHILIPPINES / PORTUGAL +non / PUERTO RICO +non / ROMANIA / RUSSIA +non / SAO TOME / SAUDI ARABIA / SCOTLAND / SOMALILAND +non / SOUTH AFRICA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN / SUDAN / TAIWAN / THAILAND / TIBET non B17 / TUNISIA / TURKEY / UKRAINE +non / UAE / UK RAF / UK BaBcoCk/BBCWS / USA MARS / USA AAM3/Desert Eagle / USA W0JH ham / USA W / USA WWV / USA +non VOA B17 / USA +non WOR/WBCQ/WRMI/WA0RCR/HLR / USA +non WBCQ / USA WRMI / USA +non AWR / USA WTWW / USA WINB B17 / USA WEWN / USA KVOH / USA WHRI / USA WWCR / USA WWRB / USA non SXMZ / USA WMFN / USA WSCR / USA KHSE / USA KJSK / USA KLEY / USA KGNO / USA KGOW / USA WEUP / USA Reten lo que Tienes / USA WPCQ-LP / VATICAN +non / VIETNAM +non / YEMEN non / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED TP Carriers / UNIDENTIFIED 1369 / UNIDENTIFIED 4066 / UNIDENTIFIED 5130 / UNIDENTIFIED 5845 / UNIDENTIFIED 6958+ / UNIDENTIFIED 9995 / UNIDENTIFIED 13558 / UNIDENTIFIED 13565 / TESTIMONIALS / PUBLICATIONS / DX-PEDITIONS / CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES / LANGUAGE LESSONS / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION

For restrixions and searchable 2017 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 1903 contents: Anguilla, Argentina, Asia non, Bhutan,
Brazil, China, Cuba, East Turkistan, Egypt, Ethiopia,, Germany, Goa,
Greece, India, Japan, Kashmir, Korea North, Kuwait, North America,
PerÃ, Philippines, Tibet non, UK, USA, Zanzibar; and the propagation
outlook

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1903, November 8-15, 2017

Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 [confirmed]; 15770 [off the air, post-Irma]
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 [confirmed] 9455
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v [confirmed]
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [almost confirmed]
Thu 2230 WRMI 5850 [confirmed]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [almost confirmed]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [almost confirmed]
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed in UK]
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM [carrier heard]
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 [confirmed]
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 [confirmed, barely audible]
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM [confirmed from 0421]
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 2030 WRMI 9455 11580 7780

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