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Glenn Hauser logs March 4, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 04 2018

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 4 at 1439, PMS is on again; had not heard this or 6090 for several days, extremely sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 12040, March 4 at 1437, YL preacher is somehow correlating ski-boarding with prayer, something new here? Is stronger than 12065 WEWN English. 1450 ``How Great Thou Art`` choral hymn and more sermonizing, now heavy fading. 1455 outro as `Sounds of Hope` with SamanthaLandy.com from Box 911701, St George UT 84791; and 1456 Reach Beyond Australia ID.

HFCC March 2 shows KNX is registered here entire B-17 season, 1300-1500, 100 kW, 310 degrees in Hindi! More specifically, WRTH 2018 page 457 shows Hindi on 12040 is ONLY Wed at 1300-1330, Monday at 1315-1330, while among other languages English was not on 12040 at all!

Much more specifically, Aoki/NDXC dated 4 March shows RBA English on 12040 is ONLY at: 1415-1445 Mon/Wed/Sat; 1430-1445 Tue, 1445-1500 daily. So that`s wrong too; on Sundays only before 1445, it`s supposed to be Hindi. Obviously, RBA keeps jumbling its programming, without any consistent, reliable times for e.g. English. BTW, earlier at 1200-1300 the gospel huxter on 12040 is KTWR in Burmalangs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, UT Sun Mar 4 at 0658, RHC jazz show is OK now without crackle, which seems to be confined to the earlier English hour at 00-01, why? Something`s not wrong at RHC. BTW, expect timeshifts of some programming and transmissions already in one week from March 11 with the imposition of Yanqui DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15520, 15445, 15295, 15220, 15152, 15080, 15010 approx., March 4 at 1430, RHC-FM spurblobs now 70-75 kHz apart from 15370-AM. Closer ones demodulate OK in FM, further ones JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC. `En Contacto` runs until proper 1450 this Sunday despite Arnie`s breakneck pace; he writes the script, including what anchor Marta RÃos says, and outro alleges his contacto with the studio is fibre-optic. It still sounds like a lo-fi phone-up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. Now we have a chance to compare the two Dandal Kuras, as David Smith explained separation into adjacent frequencies.

5960, March 4 at 0527, African percussion, VG S9+10; 0532 mentions Maiduguri several times (Nigerian city original HQ of DK). 5960 has better modulation than 5950 below. 5960 is still on at 0601, and poor at 0649. Info from David Smith said his new Chad-based service is still on 5960, i.e. at 05-07 via Ascension. It is still also officially Dandal Kura, but in process of transitioning to Ndarason Radio International. So would we ever hear IDs as NDI any more?

5950, March 4 at 0527, African talk about Nigeria, Boko Haram, also S9+10 but softer sound. 0530 now dead air, but up to S9+20 and steadier than before; 0533 seems to be switching around to different bits of feed sources, like tuning a satellite or internet receiver, alternating with dead air; no hums, anyway. 0535 talk and DA; 0543 still modulating on and off. Off the air by 0601. Info from David Smith was that 5950 at 05-06 is the Maiduguri-based original Dandal Kura, via FRANCE. And also 7415 at 06-07:

7415, March 4 at 0602, now this one is on, but very poor with hum; at 0649 still VP but heavy hum, worse than Ascension would suffer, so maybe it is really ISSoudun, FRANCE as alleged. Is not // 5960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4070-AM, March 4 at 0439, pirate music at S9+10, off at 0500 recheck. These say it was X-FM from as early as 0302:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40855.0.html
Turns out that there was more 4 MHz activity, including Pancho Villa on 4065, 4035; unIDs on 4065, 4080. By my full scan at 0523, nothing doing on 4.0 MHz band except TGAV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, March 4 at 1631, REE defective transmitter is still off, leaving 15500 and presumed 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.93 approx., Sunday March 4 at 1625, JBA talk on signature off-frequency of Radio Munansi via WWRB; may have started circa 1500 like last Sunday but didn`t get around to checking it earlier.

Wolfgang BÃschel also reports it today: ``Noted at 1656 UT on 15239.932 kHz today Sunday March 4, best signal in Alberta Canada remote SDR post, S=9+50dB signal on antenna selection switch to >'30dB ATT'< At 1704 UT 11.8 kHz in peaks and during music play, but only very small band of 5 kHz during spoken female voice part.``

Kai Ludwig replies: ``All this talk comes from the telephone. You can compare with the source, which is obviously one of the streams from
http://radiomunansi.com/listen-live/
although the WWRB transmission runs more than one minute behind what I get. Transmitter modulation is not bad at all.

Signal strength here in Europe is shortly after 1730 more or less on a par with, or perhaps on average a bit weaker than, co-Tennessee 15825. Which in fact means: Too weak for "ordinary" listeners. Kai``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 329 kHz, March 4 at 0716 UT, ND beacon PMV, from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday March 4 at 0436 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, 19 minutes into show, which means it started circa 0417. Some ACI from LSB hams on 1858 and 1865. No reports yet of Sun 1130 on 9485 HLR. Next:
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.82, March 4 at 0500, checking WBCQ in case Area 51 carry some Pancho Villa; instead, GCN Network ID ``the --- leader in talk radio``, news of storms and other headlines; by 0525 it`s some talkshow, unseems piratical, presumably still plugged into GCN, and not yet back to Brother Scare. Another check at 0602, now it`s BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 and spurs 5072.1 & 5097.9, March 4 at 0657, WTWW-2 is still on; I had noticed earlier in evening it was still running some music after Ozarx 0230+. Now, it`s S9+40 of dead air except for big hum. Did it run all night with nothing? Not rechecked until 1423, a strange hour for 5085 to be on, as a Ted hamshow is running, interviewing the CFO of the Dayton Hamvention, debunking rumors like moving to another site, and assures it is not competing with other major ham events (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 890, UT Sunday March 4 at 0708 UT, surprised to hear Jim Bohannon on WLS Chicago, guest plugging his record guide at moneymusic.com Indeed, WLS at
http://www.wlsam.com/program-schedule/
shows Sunday 12-2 am CT is the ONLY time it has JimBo on. Do they pick the best bihour from his 15 hours the previous week? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 4 at 0706: 531, 549, 621, 693, 711, 1044, 1215, but almost gone by now as Eurosunrises earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1820 UT March 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 3-4, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 04 2018

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11780, Sat Mar 3 cut on at *2058 JIP S7-S9 excited Brazuguese talk, presumably SBG; 2129 recheck, yes, that`s it, unlike weekdays when more serious with `Reporte da AmazÃnia` at 2130. Still no Anguilla to ACI it from 11775. And game still going past 2200 instead of `A Voz do Brasil` weekdays. Since they join in progress the game at 2058, do they also QIP, cut off at 2300, even if it`s not finished? I`m not checking at that time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, March 4 at 0041, RHC English playing old recording of ``St Louis Blues``, still another night with crackle on this transmitter marring the music. Only //, weaker 9720 maybe has a bit of crackle too. Wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 4 at 0145, R. Rebelde, two announcers very calmly describing a bÃisbol game to complete silence --- no crowd noise! Same on // 1180 with multiple echoes from all the transmitters which effectively block any sign of Radio Martà to Oclajoma. Possibilities:

1, there are no fans in the stands
2, there are fans but they are bored
3, announcer booth is very well insulated
4, defective audio mixing
5, announcers are elsewhere watching it on TV with sound turned down
6, something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9380, March 4 at 0107, just as I tune in a S Asian song at S5-S7, AIR dumps off the air at 0107:40 but back on within about a semiminute. After 0100, this 250 kW, 188-degree Aligarh transmitter carries the Vividh Bharati Service. Should be better on // 9865, 500 kW, 174 from Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, March 3 at 2304, a quick pirate scan before I finish a session, finds one on, mentioning `Pancho`, so apparently Radio Pancho Villa from, to, or about the SWL Winterfest in PA is already on rather than waiting until midnight local as tentatively scheduled. I notify the WOR iogroup a few minutes later, but I`m not ready to resume monitoring for a sesquihour.

6935-USB, March 4 at 0045, pirate with rock music, 0053 stops as I doze. 0103 back on, ``Pancho Villa sending greeting to all SWLs,`` mentions Tom Kneitel; ``Voice of Pancho Villa`` ID along with off-mike music. QSL via an unspecified ``maildrop in Austin, Texas``. 0115 bagpipe IS and off or pause (so now I pay more attention to Radio Free Morania on WBCQ, q.v.) 0132 music starts up again; 0135, ``Hola amigos, hijos de putas``, ``Pancho Villa at SWL Fest, buy PopComm from Tommy Kneitel``. QSL via Austin again. 0148 bagpipe IS of 6 or 7 notes thrice as there is some 2-way CCI? And stays off. But:

6950-USB, March 4 at 0205, now Voice of Pancho Villa QSY to here with music, ID, only S5-S3. PV speaks with an exaggerated funny accent, not exactly Mexican. This adds up to four separate threads at HFU:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40835.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40836.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40846.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40850.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.1-AM, Mar 4 at 0045, unID JBA talk, only other sign of a pirate now besides Pancho Villa. Not in HFU but around 2330 a Voice of America imposter was reported:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40841.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.93, Sat Mar 3 at 2058, presumed R. Munansi clandestine via WWRB is still on, offset frequency, having started circa 1800 today, with JBA talk and music. Furtherchex, still on past 2104, and 2129, so maybe until 2200 tho registered only until 2100. Are any IDs inserted at hourtops? None caught yet. Maybe tomorrow, like last Sunday will be on as early as 1500? It`s so weak, one would think it was coming from Uganda rather than going to it; fainter than Zanzibar direct on 11735, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: Not confirmed Sat Mar 3 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330.215v-CUSB --- rather keeps on BSing, 13 seconds before repeat on 9980 WWCR; I hope this was a mistake. Also BS keeps going past 2300 with no ID when Blalock had been blasting, but he is on at 0040 March 4.

WOR 1919 is confirmed Sat Mar 3 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, fair; and UT Sun Mar 4 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, S9-S5.

`TWIAR` via WA0RCR 1860-AM also coming in well without contest QRM, boding well for WOR there circa 0415. Next:

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, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v, Sat March 3 at 2200, WBCQ with first weekly broadcast of `Radio New Music` after original trial a biweek ago. S9+10/20, as first two tunes are depressed country-rockers about Jesus and sinners, so I withdraw my recommendation. Did not really expect `New Music` in the sense of avant-garde classical, but something a bit more experimental than this. 2210 back announcement gives titles and performers which will be on website with linx. Apparently the deal is that these are ``new`` in the sense of not widely known or radio-played, yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8v, UT Sun March 4 at 0112, WBCQ with `Lumpy Gravy` on Area 51 block, playing classic routine of ``Radio Morania, dedicated to the 6000-ton spaghetti harvest, from the capital of Morania, Spaghetti City``. ``Pierre RodrÃguez`` interviews ``Kennel (?) Ferguson, spaghetti harvest field worker``. Last year there wasn`t one since the spaghetti seeds didn`t arrive from Italy. Morania is otherwise ideal since the sun shines 26 hours per day. Program outro as `The 6000 Trail`, on ``RME, Radio Morania External Service, the golden sound of Radio Morania``. Time check as ``zero-twelve hours``. Now adding frequencies: 6.02973, 92.919, 73.32.

0120 `Moranian Mailbag`, first from C M Stanbury II in Ontario, on Saturday August 32nd. Explains requirements for QSL: times must be local, 53 seconds behind GMT; attach schematic diagram of receiver, etc. Address is obscured by sudden ute QRM, and this happens coincidentally two more times. Other letters from unreal(?) people, as host explains how free Morania is. 0130 sign-off with ID, national anthem, which resembles a cartoon jive tune with kazoo. 0131 real WBCQ ID. I guess this was more fun than fumbling in the cold/dark at Plymouth Meeting?

I wonder if Pancho Villa (see NORTH AMERICA) would appear again at 0500, maybe via Area 51? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // stronger 9455 // strongest S9+45 5850, UT Sun Mar 4 at 0109, WRMIs with `AWR Wavescan`, Ray reading a story about CBX and other early CBCs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday March 4 at 0200, no signal from WTWW-2, so another week without TOITO? NO, blasts on S9+50 at *0201, off and on and then mod off & on; no ads for a change, but canned WTWW ID, extremely distorted, and `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` theme, Bob Heil says mostly music, less talk, including a Hammond organ he furbished in Columbus OH, but first, a Wurlitzer (seems like a re-run; are there any new ones? Why bother, with such unreliable transmission). Distorted modulation is now intermittent, but enough to drive away an organ lover or any reasonable listener (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, March 3 at 2057, Ungujan music this day is allowed to run past 2100, and a brief announcement before ZBC cuts off at 2101*; poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6050, March 4 at 0057, ``Donald Duck`` extremely distorted spur talk right atop HCJB, maybe a bit heavier on the low side. FM mode will not demodulate it. Again strongly suspect it`s the HJDH Conciencia, COLOMBIA transmitter which is supposed to be normally and nominally modulated on 6010, unheard there. Later switched to music before I could try comparing mod peaks to othersigs.

Poor HCJB, getting creamed by another S American, Christians vs Christians! It must be incomparably worse in the Ecua-lombia region. At 0103 I`m also hearing similar garbage around 6015, 6025, mixing with Cuban jamsplat out of 6030. By 0134, 6050 has less blob but more splat from 6060 RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0429 UT March 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 3, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 04 2018

Hauser
** CUBA. 15298, 15226, 15442 approx., March 3 at 1450, the only RHC-FM spurblobs audible now out of 15370-AM, poor to JBA, ~72 kHz apart. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11575 & 11595 or 11600, Sat Mar 3 during the 16-17 UT hour, via UTwente SDR, still no signals from Oromiya Media Network, via Bulgaria, presumed canceled? I have not searched the bands thoroly for it, but latest HFCC of 2 March has no MIL[ano, fake site] entries at all during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6135, March 3 at 1459, JBA carrier at S3-S4, maybe RNM LP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11670, March 3 from *1800, JBA carrier detected here; 1815 via UTwente SDR, hi-pitched tonal talk and music. By 1841 direct I have an S3-S5 signal. It`s the new frequency for Dandal Kura.

12050, March 3 at 1800, WEWN ID in Spanish as from BirmÃngham, nothing else audible here, but at 1816 via UTwente SDR, no WEWN, instead M talk in African language, then M&W conversation, stronger than 11670. Direct on 12050 at 1842, WEWN only is S9+10.

Earlier I had asked David Smith if the frequency clash between Radio Dandal Kura and Radio Ndarason International had been resolved. He replied,

``Hi Glenn, The frequency clash has been sorted out. Our frequencies here in NâDjamena remain the same. Maiduguri [NIGERIA], as of yesterday changed to the following (through Media Broadcast)

0500-0600 UTC from 5960 kHz to 5950 kHzÂ
0600-0700 UTC will stay on 7415 kHzÂ
1800-2000 UTC from 12050 kHz to 11670 kHz

[this presumably means his Chad version is still on 5960, 12050 -- gh]

Radio Ndarason Internationale is still Dandal Kura, but in a state of transition - we remain Dandal Kura until official registration is complete, and here in Chad this can take a while.

The raison dâÃtre for the station remains the same. We are in partnership with the Lake Chad Basin Commission and are committed to promoting dialogue in the region that will lead to stability, peace and progress.

Ndarason is a Kanuri language word (the dominant language around Lake Chad) that means "everywhere you go" - or, other words - the radio that follows you around.

I am attaching a programme schedule. Kind regards, David

David Smith Directeur/Director
Okapi Consulting (Johannesburg)
Directeur du Projet/Project Director
Radio Ndarason Internationale (region du lac Tchad/Lake Chad region)
Tel:
RSA: +27 72 378 8235
Nigeria: +234 814 767 4829
Tchad: +235 65 07 86 48
Skype: canibale2``

Here`s how the latest HFCC of March 2 shows the ``A.Niger`` entries:

5950 0500 0600 46,47 ISS 500 167 0 216 1234567 020318 240318 D 8500 Mul F MBR MBR 17409 A.Niger
7415 0600 0700 46,47 ISS 250 167 0 216 1234567 260218 240318 D
Mul F MBR MBR 17351 A.Niger
11670 1800 2000 46,47 ISS 250 167 0 206 1234567 020318 240318 D 8500 Mul F MBR MBR 17410 A.Niger

I have been suspecting 7415 is really Ascension, due to the typical hum as heard on some of its frequencies, but not checked March 3.

The programme schedule he attached shows all-day service, presumably referring to local FMs, such as 107.1, as Jari Savolainen found in a press report some months ago. The xlsx is also color-coded, without a key, or maybe just colorful? Many of the program segments are titled in French, but are any broadcasts really in French, rather than Kanuri, especially during SW segments?

Presumably in local time of UT+1, the programme schedule shows, e.g., 7 days a week at 19h00-19h30, = 1800-1830 UT:
1800 Journal rÃgionale Fr, in red;
1815 Communiques et mes.[sages?], in brown, no accents
1825 DÃtente Musicale, in bleu
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.930, Saturday March 3 at 1803, African choral music barely audible, as R. Munansi via WWRB is now on, signature offset frequency. It could have started as early as 1500 like last Sunday, but chex by myself and Wolfgang BÃschel, did not find it, and Kai Ludwig was still not hearing it by 1730. At 1811 I have it via UTwente SDR better than direct, enough to tell that the modulation is mucked up --- bursts of a few syllables at a time, seeming to loop between pauses. About the same frequency offset I had last weekend, this time measured direct at 1843 when it`s ~S4. Maybe stays on until 2100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: confirmed via UTwente SDR, Saturday March 3 at 1531 on 6190-CUSB, good fully readable with only slight CCI from the ChiCom. During previous halfhour was Media Network Plus relaying a BBC documentary about citizen journalism. Next WOR broadcasts:
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 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, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12065, March 3 at 1458, WEWN S9+10 with `Salve Regina` IS chant, presumably about to switch English channel to 15610. Earlier referring to absence of 9470 at 09-12, I should have referred to 12065 which follows at 12-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2007 UT March 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 2-3, 2018  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 03 2018

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 9629.932, March 2 at 0629, Portuguese ads at S5-S7, mentions Aparecida. Now a comparable if not better signal to the other ZYs on 31m. Believe this one had been absent a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, March 2 at 1453, RNA is on with poor signal in Brazuguese, unknown the morning span but certainly not for long. It`s off rest of the day almost until 2100, but by 2058 it`s on again with music, off again after 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15440, 15301, 15232, March 2 at 1457, RHC-FM spurs out of 15370-AM are still here but weaker and less profuse. 15301 is not solid copy in FM mode, and 15232 is enough to QRM 15230-AM RHC. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, March 2 at 2301 I happen to pass RHC as frequencies are being Spanished, and I double-take when announcer says ``130,740 kHz`` instead of 13740 --- a typo he apparently did not recognize or was forced to read verbatim. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 3 at 0424, R. Rebelde is S9+20 of dead air with considerable hum. Likewise 5040, March 3 at 0425, RHC is S9 of dead air with hum, plus crackle characteristic of this transmitter. So I check the uppers: 6000 is OK modulation with hum; 6165 is S9+10 of dead air; 9640 is OK with S9+10 of music, // weaker 9535; 6060 was off when first checked but at 0427 it`s on, S9+20 of dead air, het music from Brasil. Something`s always wrong at RHC/RadioCuba. But 4765 Progreso was OK.

9790, March 3 at 0428, CRI Cantonese via Cuba is S9+40 peaking to +50, a supersignal seldom achieved by a non-local station here; and with squeal on the undermodulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11575 & 11595, March 2 at 1602 & 1656 chex via UTwente, still no signal from Radio OMN which was via Bulgaria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6135, March 2 at 1502 again a poor carrier suspected RNM, long path but this time stays on past 1510+ when I quit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 7415, March 2 at 0636, HoAish music, S6-S8, with Ascension-like hum, but NDXC/Aoki shows:

7415 Dandal Kura International 0600-0700 1234567 Kanuri 500 167 Issoudun F 4657N 00159E AID b17 MBR Feb.28

And Ivo had reported that 7415 ISS replaced 5960 ASC during the 06-07 hour for DK, while the 05-06 hour stayed on 5960 but moved from ASC to ISS. I heard no ID, so can`t be sure it`s not Radio Ndarason International, as explained by David Smith, but if both stations are continuing more or less at same hours, they need to be on different frequencies. 5960, March 3 at 0515, I have a weak signal in African language, unknown for sure which station or site.

Here`s how the latest HFCC as of March 2 displays these two, i.e. showing 5960 from ISS at 05-06 lasted only 4 days until 1 March:

5960 0500 0600 46SE ASC 250 65 0 547 1234567 281117 250318 6660 Kau G BAB BAB 16688
5960 0500 0600 46,47 ISS 500 167 0 216 1234567 260218 010318 8500 Mul F MBR MBR 17407 Z.Niger
5960 0600 0700 46SE ASC 250 65 0 547 1234567 281117 250318 6660 Kau G BAB BAB 16689

7415 0600 0700 46,47 ISS 250 167 0 216 1234567 260218 240318 Mul
F MBR MBR 17351 A.Niger
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, March 2 at 2055, REE`s distorted transmitter is still off, while 15500 remains fairly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday March 3 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.25v-CUSB, JBA. Next:
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 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, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Friday March 2 at 1448, WRMI here is open carrier/dead air past 1501+; per skedgrid, except on Sundays, WRMI-1 on 7780 is not supposed to start until 1700 with TOM. 9395 with Oldies; 9455 with ThaÃs in Spanish // 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat March 3 at 0100 on WBCQ webcast, will `Allan Weiner Worldwide` originate from the SWL Fest? NO, but first two minutes of The Planet IS & IDs, before 0102 William Tell Overture starts, and from 0106 belcher Timtron is substituting, rambling on nothing about Fest, but recheck at 0148, says he has heard from cosmikdebris (Larry Will) at fest, that the power has failed at the con hotel! But there was some generator or battery power. Maybe not for long? There`s a huge winter storm in the Northeast. Co-organizer Richard Cuff later mailed that no broadcasts from the Fest are planned this year (except on the official sked, of course, Pancho Villa circa 0500 UT Sunday, WTFK?).

Earlier March 2, Larry Will had sent this press release, which I headlined to the WOR iog, WBCQ UP TO 500 KW BY FALL 2018

``WBCQ The Planet Announces New Showcase Radio Facility

Plymouth Meeting, PA: WBCQ The Planet announced today that it is building one of the most powerful and versatile radio stations in the world. WBCQâs new shortwave radio station, now under construction in Monticello, Maine, features a new 500-kilowatt transmitter from Continental Electronics and a state-of-the-art antenna system from Ampegon Antenna of Switzerland.

The new station, funded by private investors, will be able to direct a powerful shortwave signal to any country on Earth. Our new facility is planned to be a showcase for the radio world and is dedicated to our free speech mission.

The new station is planned to commence operations in fall 2018.

About WBCQ The Planet: WBCQ is an international shortwave broadcast station located in Monticello, Maine, USA. We broadcast on 7.490 MHz, 9.330 MHz, 5.130 MHz, and 3.265 MHz. Weâve been bringing access to the airwaves for people like you since 1998.

WBCQ The Planet
274 Britton Road
Monticello, Maine 04760 USA 1 207-538-9180
www.wbcq.com
wbcq@wbcq.com``

Ampegon PR had let the cat out of the bag several weeks earlier about the antenna sale, showing something big was in the offing. And Allan had been teasing us about it. This raises some interesting questions:

Who will be able to afford time on a 500 kW transmitter? Maybe major players, such as Brother Stair if he still exist, but hardly independent producers, exercising their free speech. Allan has frequently complained about the electricity rates already going up.

With private investors funding this, raising small bits of money from listeners to repair/replace other transmitters may be discouraged. This is a major departure from WBCQ`s previous do-it-yourself-with-used-transmitters ethic.

It did not take very long for the Christian Scientists to discover that Maine is not the best place to place a 500 kW SW transmitter. How about South Carolina, or Florida, out of the subauroral zone, for offsetting geographical/propagational advantage at, say, half the power? But brute force should generally mean quite an improvement in reception once in service.

John H Carver, Jr., mid-north Indiana, reports on the rest of AWWW tonight:

``Listening on 5130 as it has the better copy this evening. Program didn't start until a little over two minutes past the top of the hour with TimTron as host this evening. Tim announced that Allan was away this evening and that's all that was said on that subject. Allan announced a few weeks ago that he and Angela would not be going to the SWL Fest this year because of a conflicting engagement.

Already 5130 is getting hard to copy. Tuned back to 7490 and couldn't hear a thing. Monologue about tubes, tubed radios and the use of old, used, tubed broadcast transmitters used by hams, such as an old Gates BC something. Couldn't copy the number. Continued talk about rebuilding one of these transmitters for ham use. Signal is so poor by 0120 that I'm lucky to hear every fourth or fifth word.

A comment was made that it took four years to rebuild the original 7415 transmitter after the first fire and that it ran for six weeks before it caught on fire again.

Some music at 0132. About 0142 the signal came up to 10 over and the noise dropped away but all Tim was doing by then was playing music.

Some talk about the SWL Winterfest and a report from Larry Will that the power was out at the Fest because of the East coast storms and they were running out of batteries.

Tim played some recordings of hams from around 1970 which seemed to have some significance for him and stated that at some future time he would gather all those recordings together and explore them on his show.

Then he played some very easy listening music under the sounds of spring while he chatted about the station and how there was room for new programmers. He talked about the station's free speech policy and stated that many times he heard things on the station that pissed him off but he kept his head down and just did his programs because it was a free speech station. Show ended with another piece of music, Pink Floyd, I believe, and was off the air at 0200. Brother Stair came up immediately after. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0610 UT March 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 1-2, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 02 2018

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 11780, March 1 before 2100, RNA again not on air yet, but must have started circa *2100, tuned at 2110 during a semihour of happy sertaneja(?) tunes, brief talks about Amapà and live UT-3 timechex; not until 2130 does the serious all-talk `Reporte da AmazÃnia` begin, ``uma produÃÃo da Rede de RÃdios PÃblicas da AmazÃnia``, starting with news about Parà (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 245 kHz, March 1 at 0707 UT, MCW ND beacon YZE and dash, from Gore Bay, Ont., barely readable in a band getting noisier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 2 at 0105, synthyl in French with forecasts for vendredi. This schedule
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/Marine-Communications/RAMN-2017/Part2
shows the last station starting before 0105 would be from 0040, VCO Sydney NS, via Port Caledonia site; but as English only. I continue to wonder how accurate that info may be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15576, 15507, 15438, 15303, 15236, (15165 missing?), 15095, 15026, 14958, 14890, March 1 at 1443, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM at 67-68 kHz intervals, the outer ones JBA but at least with the dead giveaway F# tone. Closer ones with quite readable modulation in FM reception mode. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11650, March 1 at 1529, RHC is still going with music // stronger 11760, despite official own B-17 schedule claiming 11650 closes at 1500. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [non]. 11575 & 11595, March 1 at 1630, checked UTwente for Radio OMN via BULGARIA, as I had first heard both Feb 24, 11595 being ex-11600. But now, Nothing! on either frequency, nor any in between. Propagation? No, India [q.v.] good in Russian on 11560, Vatican good in English on 11625 via Madagascar.

SECRETLAND Reception of IRRS Radio OMN via SPL Secretbrod Feb 25:
1600-1700 11595 SCB 050 kW / 195 deg EaAf Oromo, ex 11600, good signal
1600-1656 11575 SCB 100 kW / 195 deg EaAf Oromo, good with 1 sec delay
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/02/reception-of-irrs-radio-omn-via-spl.html

Oromiya Media Network had been at 1600-1700 via Secretbrod as in Ivo`s latest DX ReMix News review; but if both via Kostinbrod, why would they be one second apart?? Anyhow, what`s become of OMN now? Please check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11560, March 1 at 1639-1640, AIR Russian talk stops for about a minute as they seem to be fumbling in the studio before resuming. Recent new frequency via Bengaluru, good reception via UTwente SDR, as I was checking for OMN nearby (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.921, March 1 at 2051, S8-S5 African talk with some reverb, VON of course, which I normally hear only in the +06-08 UT period. WRTH shows Hausa only at 20-21, missing the 06-07 transmission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, March 1 at 1925, via UTwente I`m tuned in early to catch any English newscast from R. Hargeisa, as listed in WRTH: only Somali phone interview and more talk past 1935, music from around 1940.

BTW, in all my monitoring of this thus, never hear any QRhaM, SSB, CW or anymode. Seems the Eurafricans give it wide berth, while they would be perfectly entitled to QRM this INTRUDER (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, March 1 at 2037, the defective REE transmitter is off, for repairs? Will it be ef-fective when resumed? I doubt it. 15500 is still propagating almost as well as 9690, with silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 2 at *0114:16, SLBC carrier cuts on, as I have been standing by for a minute; musical prÃlude from 0114:49, and a two-pip mis-timesignal ends at 0115:05.5, right into presumed Hindi talk sign-on.

It seems almost 6 months have passed since my last catch and clockage of this trans-polar weaquency, only one second difference: ``11905, Sept 12 at 0114, SLBC S1 carrier, but I can make out the final resounding pip of the mis-timesignal at 0115:06.5``. Earlier last year and the year before, they were typically 18 seconds late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: confirmed at 2249, the Thursday March 1 2230.5 on WRMI 5850, good. If this stay at same time and frequency into summer, will get progressively more absorbed. Also confirmed UT Friday March 2 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.24v-CUSB, S6-S3, by 0049 peaking at S9. Next:
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 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, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4041-USB, UT Fri March 2, at 0102, MARS net as NCS AFA7PQ is taking check-ins from AFA7HZ, AFA7HE, AAR7AJ, etc. I had just logged `PQ, Frank Miller in Nebraska, last night at 0035 on 4020-USB. And I last logged a 4041 net on the same DOW and time, April 21, 2017 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, March 1 at 2052, RAE multi-lingual ID, presumably ending the Italian hour from Argentina; by 2057, WRMI World Music fill of the peppy steel-drum piece is playing; 2100 back to Oldies, but after first tune pausing for VOA News relay at 2103-2108, a different YL than usual, not stumbling unless I missed one in a fade, self-outroduced as Ruth Compton(?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.06, UT Fri March 2 at 0122, this ``available time slot`` on WBCQ is filled by an `AWWW` playback, as Allan is telling a story about ``*u*k*d-*p 807`` tubes he was trying to be rid of, to the guffaws of his studio audience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050 & 5970, March 1 at 1527, WEWN Spanish is AWOL both from day and night frequencies (and should be on day by now). But 15610 English is on and poor as usual. Recheck March 1 at 2042, now 12050 is on, as immediately identified by the monomaniacal catchphrase of Radio CatÃlica Mundial, ``por su dolorosa pasiÃn`` which during certain hours is regurgitated several times per minute. 12050 is rather weak and could easily not be competitive for SSOB honors.

BTW, Ivo keeps pointing out that one of the WEWN registered B-17 English frequencies, 9470 at 09-12 has never shown up, leaving a gap in that language between 11520 and 15610. It was supposed to reach SE Asia transpolarly at 355 degrees. Perhaps they prudently concluded it wasn`t going to make it from Alabama. Maybe better chance in summery A-season, 09-13 at 335 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carriers: not a thorough search, but March 2 at 0113 I check below 800, and find +1 kHz hets next to 530, and at 0120 next to 620. 531 is assumed to be Algeria, usually accompanied by 549, but not now, while 621 is assumed to be Canary Islands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1190, March 2 at 0110 UT, Spanish conversation atop the CCI, seems to be religious and/or about health. Tough to DF, but maybe ENE/WSW. NRC AM Log shows the only Unitedstatesian SS that fits would be KNUV Tolleson AZ, with Grupo FÃrmula, 5000/250 watts U4. But I wonder if KDMR Kansas City MO, 5000/500 U2, EWTN affiliate, might have some Spanish as well as English, or have flipped languages. Its group, CRN, appears to be English only. If Mexican, could be XEPZ Ciudad JuÃrez, 1000/100 watts. Its latest slogan is Radio Centro, per WRTH 2018 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5800, March 1 at 0036, JBA carrier S5-S3, during brief fade-up enough for ECSS lock, seems to be a trace of modulation. Could it be an Euro-pirate? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6220, March 1 at 0040, JBA carrier, and with ECSS sounds just barely modulated: a favorite Euro-pirate frequency. Or maybe a 49mb mixing product (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11590-11610, March 1 at *1658-1715* strong wideband rapid pulsing buzzroar at a steady rate, noticed on UTwente SDR, as I had been seeking any sign of Oromiya Media Network via Bulgaria (see ETHIOPIA [non]); OTH radar? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGDIGEST)

This report despatched at 0355 UT March 2, 2018

 

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