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

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 13 at 0510, CHU still AWOL â transmitter problem must be more serious than first thought. Still S7 on 7850-CUSB, but later faded to JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, March 13 at 0628, AlcaravÃn Radio is off, after having been active a lot lately, including vs Romania at 01-03. So I check the other HJDH, and find a poor signal from Voice of Thy Conscience, music on 6010.12V, i.e. varying as I listen with BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, March 12 at 2159, RHC in Spanish interview past hourtop 2200+, crossfade to song and pausing for ``5 minutos de noticias`` news but going to resume afterwards. First story gets my attn, which I finally find on the website:


11/03/2017 Tomada de Cubadebate

La Habana, 11 MAR (RHC) Caribe es el nombre del canal informativo que a manera de prueba aparecerà por la seÃal HD-1 a partir del prÃximo martes 14, dÃa de la prensa cubana.

El nuevo canal de televisiÃn, en alta definiciÃn, transmitirà su programaciÃn desde las 8:30 de la maÃana a 12 de la noche, hora de Cuba [1230-0400 UT]. La programaciÃn serà en vivo, excepto algunos espacios que saldrÃn grabados.

Se prevà que los conductores sean jÃvenes, con un buen bagaje informativo que les permita una improvisaciÃn coherente y efectiva, que funcione como detonador para que el receptor del mensaje desee saber mÃs y està pendiente de la reiteraciÃn.

Caribe es el sueÃo amasado por Ovidio Cabrera y otros ejecutivos de la televisiÃn cubana, que trabajaron e incluso estuvieron en la fundaciÃn de TeleSur, quienes han elaborado un proyecto bastante abarcador para ese canal informativo, teniendo sÃlo una parte de la logÃstica tecnolÃgica que se necesita y contando con un grupo de profesionales capacitados. (Agencias de InformaciÃn) Editado por Arlettys Guevara``

That is rather confusing; WTFK? On some DTV channel or network as an extra program, but they refer to it as HD-1 as if they were talking about FM radio subchannels!

Anyhow, I was checking 15370 whether with DST in vigor, Esperanto would still be appearing Sundays at 2130. Altho I tuned in too late, Spanish underway at 2159 implies not, so when and where now?? No point in trying to find info on far-outdated website. One might try listening to the latest Esp`o show online, opening announcing schedule, but don`t count on that to be accurate either. I do just that, and the 12 March show indeed doesn`t know when and where they really have been on, let alone are on: ``N/C/SAm at 1600 on 11760; SAm 2230 on 17730; NAm 0700 on 6000`` (Sundays only, of course). NONE of those are correct now, altho 6000 may be if they can manage to comply with it.

11880, March 12 at 2333 check, expected DST change of English hour confirmed, amid now, at 2300-2400 instead of 2200-2300 (yes, later, not earlier), and now // 5040 which has moved an hour earlier from 0000-0100. HOWEVER, there is a big problem:

5040, March 12 at 2333, RHC English now an hour earlier, but mixed audio feed at equal level with SPANISH, // 9710 et al.! Other English frequency 11880 is OK, no mix. There have been other reports lately of Spanish/English mixing on a single frequency. It`s always SOMETHING wrong, with RHC!

6100, March 13 at 0514, RHC is in Spanish instead of English! Probably more confusion caused by DST change. Spanish also on 6165 and 6060, talking about Cuba losing to Israel, of all teams, at a baseball championship ``this morning`` in Tokio. That would explain live(?) baseball games at very odd hours heard on Radio Rebelde or RHC.

6000 & 5040, March 13 at 0514 are the only English frequencies while there are supposed to be five at this hour. In DXUL, but Arnie is somewhat distorted on 6000, better on 5040. Recheck at 0626, 6165, 6100 & 6060 are still in Spanish, 6000 is dead air and 5040 is off. Supposedly, regardless of DST shifts, evening English to North America remains yearound at 01-05 on 6000 & 6165, 05-07 on those plus the other three, or maybe only one hour on 5040..

17580, March 13 at 1426, RHC is S9 of dead air, still at 1439; while managing to modulate Spanish music at 1426 are 17730 but only S8-S6, and 17750 at S7-S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7435, March 13 at 0502, dead air from R. MartÃ, 0503 finally comes to life with ID vs wall-of-noise jamming, but still R5. Not sure if RM will have made any sked changes for DST, or waiting until A-17. Anyhow, 13820 was still running Sunday daytime rather than 13605 as usual in A-seasons, including HFCC A-17, now available (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, UT Monday March 13 at 0436, Radio Mexicana ID from XEP, and music, evidently not running `La Hora Nacional` now as would be expected Sundays at 10 pm local, since JuÃrez has certainly copied El Paso by going on MDT of UT -6, unlike further south in MÃxico, no DST until April 2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, March 13 at 0505, tune in just in time to hear Station YHWH closing: S9 but rough modulation and some fades preventing full copy. He finishes with ``fooled into believing in the so-called god Jesus``. Then ``Goodbye and I love you, Josiah``, and ``Station YHWH will be back on the air tomorrow night``. Did he give a time and frequency during fade? Also mentions dot-com a few times, but can`t copy it, whether e-mail or website. Did anybody get that? And off at 0507*. Ron Howard has also been hearing this frequency again, and Mark Carlsen, visiting Arizona reported 7620 at 0315 UT March 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, March 13 at 0509 via WRMI, Brother Scare almost sounds like someone else. Lo-fi audio but voice processing to change it? Seems like very old recording when he was gasping more and even wilder, but not so hoarse. 0517 back to the future with present voice. Hearing a lot of this sound lately besides this particular log. His editing constantly interrupting himself leaves a lot to be desired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 4775, March 13 at 0451, gospel huxter in English about holy spirit, S9 but vs CODAR, i.e. TWR Manzini, scheduled English 0400-0500 daily // 3200. To find the schedule in WRTH you have to seek it under SOUTH AFRICA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring: confirmed Sunday March 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday March 13 from 0302 on Area 51 webcast, and before finished at 0330 check on WBCQ 5129.808-AM, poor. (NOTE: this is on AM, not CUSB as Ivo keeps claiming). Also confirmed UT Monday March 13 at 0330 on WRMI, 9955, S9+10 to 20. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 6855, March 13 at 0459, WRMI outroing `Blues Radio International` as still scheduled from 0430 Mondays with no shift, // 5985, and at 0500, 6855 goes into World Music with song about Allah, while 5985 goes off ceding to CRI via Albania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.11, March 13 at 0434 UT, off-frequency het loops about SSE/NNW, not much signal from KXEL, and with notching on the NRD-545, separable from various signals on 1540.0. Playing classic rock music. I bet it`s KGBC Galveston TX, which for many months in 2015-2016 was off frequency, but no het lately, presumably temporarily fixed until now. At 0434 UT, partial ID as ``##101.5 FM & 1540 AM``, refers to a website ending in 1015.com. Researching later:

WTFDA FM Database confirms the 1540/101.5 translator for KGBC:
``K268DE // KGBC-1540 101.5 GALVESTON TX 0.22 0.22 0.0 0.0 29-18-52 94-48-19 Chinese ETHNIC/ASIAN``

It used to be Chinese with CRI relay // 1520 KYND but that was done long ago. Wikipedia has some info, starting with newer? but still outdated format:

``The current format is a business talk format.[5] [sic] In 2016, after 69 years of broadcasting as "1540 KGBC", Siga changed the station's image to reflect the new 101.5 translator dial position attached to the heritage AM``

Then I search out this website unknown to Wikipedia:
which still exists but refers to www.gc1015fm.com --- GC stands for Gulf Coast.

``Visit our Facebook page
Check out the Live Surf Cam Courtesy of Gtownsurf.com
K242BG 101.5 fm (Galveston) and KGBC 1540 am (Galveston & Houston), keeping Galveston Island and Galveston County connected with great music and entertainment Owned and operated by SIGA Broadcasting on Galveston Island Texas``

The AM appendage still claims to broadcast on 1540, rather than 1540.11 kHz! Clearly it`s mainly music now, with local talk, and not particularly business. Check out the Local Programs tab (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1735 UT March 13


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

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 12 at 0721, Caribbean Beacon is free of distortion! Because there is no modulation at all, just dead air at S9+20, too long to be a mere pause for a dead DGS cigar puff. Maybe something to do with DST change in USA? But // 5935 WWCR is nominal, no problem there.

11775, how about day frequency from same transmitter? March 12 at 1751, ``improved`` so that PMS is audible at modulation peak spikes only, still a total loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.188, March 12 at 0724, AlcaravÃn Radio is talking rather than musicking at the moment, S9 to S7, this far off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sunday March 12 at 0722, no Esperanto from RHC, in fact no signal at all here or on any other 49 or 60-meter frequency. Check for next airing to have been earlied an hour?

11760, March 12 at 1501, RHC is still in Spanish, but wrapping up, and 1503 finally into Esperanto, ex-1600v during standard time. Opening mentions the times and frequencies for three broadcasts, but due to fading the only one I can copy translates to ``Sunday 0700 on 6000``. Unlike the middle emission, the first one nominally stays at 0700 yearound, but has been extremely unreliable as to which frequency and exact timing. Remains to be heard whether the third airing will remain Sunday 2130 on 15370, as shifting of other scheduling may affect that. Check the transmission sked linked from the Esperanto website:
and it`s *still* for A-16, as they never got around to putting up B-16! Some times may be more matching again now, but don`t count on any detail to be accurate.

9820, March 12 at 1331, RHC with TC for 9:30, news headlines, so confirmed as a running dog of Yanqui Imperialism, Cuba has made the early switch to DST of UT-4 instead of UT-5. In case you think my characterization is unwarranted, there can be no other explanation for Cuba moving the date ahead from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March, exactly following what the USA did several years ago. At least there will still be no disconnect between Miami and Habana local time, which is obviously what matters on the Communist Antille. As for any DST at all in Cuba, as a tropical country with less variation in SR/SS times (one sesquihour during the year), it makes even less sense there than in temperate zones.

This means `En Contacto` and other Spanish (but not all language) programming should now be appearing one UT hour earlier: yes, at 1337 recheck it`s already underway from 1335 instead of 1435 Sundays, also on 9710, 9640, 11760, etc. Prof. Coro is talking about propagation, says their A-17 schedule is already prepared, but will not be implemented until 9 April (rather than 26 March everywhere else). For the rest of the program, it`s mostly Arnie to be heard. It seems he is now the co-host rather than a mere segment contributor. No sign of Manolo de la Rosa any more. ÂQuà pasa con Manolo; se ha jubilado? Marta RÃos continues as nominal anchor, as she lists credits ending at 1350, no mention of Manolo! DST shifts normally early the two repeats to 2240v instead of 2340v, and UT Monday 0135 instead of 0235 on lots of other frequencies.

Normal DST changes include: English hour at 19 instead of 20, still on 15140? Yes, English at 1910 March 12 check, following Arabic at 1801. Next English should be at 23 instead of 22 (yes, later, instead of earlier) on 11880, re-becoming // 5040 at 23 instead of 00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring, confirmed:
Weak signal of Hamburger Lokalradio relays, March 12
PCJ Media Network Plus
1100-1130 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
World of Radio #1868
1130-1200 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB
(Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, dxldyg via DXLD) Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 6855, Sunday March 12 at 1320, that Japo-Mississippian gospel huxtress is still audible and // much stronger 9955, after DST shift, altho WRMI 9955 skedgrid still claims UT-5 difference instead of UT-4. Must be `Living the Bible` as for 9 am ET. No info about her on the Programming page. How about WWCR? Not listed. WINB? Listed, but no link or info. Then I search her out to Vicksburg MS:

``Mieko Namihira runs an International radio ministry covering the US, Japan, Europe, and Africa. If you would like to listen see the schedules below``:
includes this WRMI airing on 9955 only, and some more on Radio Africa, with long-gone 17790 frequency instead of 21675. The only other SW station on her list is T8WH. Doesn`t she know about WINB? If I had worldwide SW broadcasts, I would do my best to keep schedule info current. O, right, I do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, March 12 at 0734, WRMI Oldies finally heard with a song announcement by DJ, not Biermann? I`m falling asleep and can`t read my own scribbling, about to suffer another hour of sleep deprivation thanks to the imposition of DST by nefarious forces (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11980-12145 approx., March 12 at 1753, WEWN YL in Spanish very distorted on fundamental 12050 and splatter built up to at least this range (maybe more if 12160 WWCR were not in the way), and worst below 12100. Here we go again. Does anyone else care? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11875, March 12 at 1336, S9+10 in Russian, very clearly enunciated, keeps talking about bog, i.e. R. Vaticana relay via IBB TINIAN, violating Separation of Church and State. Recheck at 1358, already off tho in HFCC as 1330-1400 daily, 250 kW, 329 degrees from ``MHL``, a MISTAKE, which means Marshall Islands, while Tinian is in the Northern Marianas = MRA! Hey, they are only 3 megameters apart, so what`s the difference? 5 other entries for VAT via Tinian in HFCC also show MHL. Only the pope himself is allegedly infallible.

With own SMG site in danger of deletion, what will become of VR relays elsewhere? March 12 from 0145 the Greenville relay in Spanish was still going on 7305. The IBB ones, I think, are all on an exchange basis. Would someone like to add up the transmitter hours to see if they match? But if power levels don`t match, are the hours adjusted to equalize consumption costs?

Optimistically, IBB plans for about 21 relay transmissions via SMG for the entire A-17 season. But only one VR via ``MHL``. Reciprocally, about 20 VR relays via IBB PHT = Tinang, Philippines including the 11875 Russian I logged, moved from Tinian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1916 UT March 12


DX Programs, World of Radio skeds updated  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 12 2017




73, Glenn Hauser


Glenn Hauser logs March 11-12, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 12 2017




** BRAZIL [and non]. 6040.7, March 12 at 0100, Curitiba`s RÃdio RB2 a weak signal all by itself, nothing to het! Since The Mighty KBC is back on 6145 only, after testing 6040.0 last week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, March 12 at 0122, RNA/RNB is off again, uncovering a VP other which would be CRI English from East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BURUNDI [non]. 15420, Saturday March 12 at 1827, presumed R. Itahuka again in dead air during its only weekly hour, via MADAGASCAR, S7-S5; at 1840 by really concentrating, I think I hear some modulation, just barely. Isn`t anybody paying attention at Talata, MBR and/or wherever this originate? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 12 at 0152 UT, roboYL with maritime weather in English, S9+10 vs QRN level merely S9; VCS Halifax via Chebogue NS site scheduled starting at 0140 UT. Nothing heard on 2598 now, but see NEWFOUNDLAND earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 12 at 0127, CHU is still off, but 7850-CUSB is still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, March 12 at 1831, MWV English is the OSOB at S9+10, with jazz. Another neat reception from the other side of the world. Meanwhile, where is everybody else who could be broadcasting to us on 16m, from even closer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2598-USB, March 12 at 0135 UT, roboYL in English with marine weather, citing some UTCs and some Eastern Standards; vs S9+10 lightning crashes. Scheduled starting at 0137 UT is VOK, Labrador via both Cartwright and Hopedale, but if timing is precise, preceding it from 0107 UT is VOK via St Anthony site. Nothing on 2749 now, but see CANADA. I THINK all these stay on same UT schedules despite imposition of DST, right? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945.0-USB, March 12 at 0101, S9+25 rock music; 0114, ``Come Together``; got to be Wolverine Radio, yes, catch an ID at 0123 after a few more tunes, and off at next check 0141. By comparison, 6855-AM WRMI was only S9+10 and relatively undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Tuning thru OTA TV subchannels, circa 1900 UT March 12, I see some changes from OKC, namely on
RF 24, KOKH 25-2, CHARGE!
And on the other Sinclair station:
RF 33, KOCB 34-2, TBD.

These must have happened in the last few days. So I bring up Market 50, OKC at rabbitears.info which has already caught up with this info. Following the links, first about CHARGE!

It`s in many markets, mainly Sinclair stations;

``CHARGE! is a new free broadcast network featuring action programming including movies, series and sports entertainment. Watch action stars, every-day heroes and insane athletes engaged in battles, chases, showdowns and so much more. CHARGE! Ready for Action.``

TBD doesn`t mean the listing is to-be-determined --- that is now the NAME of this network, in many markets, ONLY Sinclair stations. About:

``You love TV. And you love the internet. So youâre definitely gonna love TBD: a new free broadcast network that combines the best of both worlds. We handpick the most entertaining stuff from the most creative creators and put it on your TV for a new adventure every day. Everything from culinary capers, jaw-dropping action, hilarious pranks and comedy, music, fitness, gaming, or just random awesomeness that you never knew you needed in your life. If itâs whatâs new or whatâs next, itâs on TBD.``

Consulting W9WI.com to remind us of what used to be on these channels:
25.2, was Grit
34.2, was GetTV
--- so are these merely name changes or successor networks of same sources? No, GetTV and Grit still exist in many other markets.

I can safely say I never found any programming on either I wanted to watch nor likely on their replacements, but will keep an eye on skeds.

How does KGNE-LD 38 Sherman TX, no further info, get listed by rabbitears.info as inside the OKC market? Yet when clicking on Market 50 to show all the towns therein, nothing outside OK in KS or TX. (Sherman is right across the Red River from OK, but no closer southern OK towns are with ``OKC``. Possibly legacy of Sherman being in the Ardmore OK-Sherman-Denison TX market thanks to KXII-12. But the presence of that CBS/NBC affiliate kept the OKC market away.)

Also bunched as part of the OKC market: K19IR-D Enid, which is not and never has been on the air, anyhow flagged as off the air.

But rabbitears still lists TV-OK as if still existing:

TVOK, Retro on 1, M-FOX on 2, Azteca on 3 for all these:
KXOK-LD Enid physical ch 31
WQOS306 Enid physical ch 32 [was relay to Lamont, Ponca]
K35JY-D Lamont still listed
KTEW-LD Ponca City physical ch 18 still listed, all same lineups

The Enid ones, and surely resultantly the other two, have been gone how many years now, three or two? I research in DXLD archives. Yes, last seen on July 20, 2015 as in DXLD 15-29, but they were out of order for months before that, as I frequently reported.

Some -LD or -D translator stations in OKC I have never been able to confirm here, but could be on the air, including, also of interest:

K47MU-D Concho OK ch 47, only with First Nations Experience network, which also exists in some other areas with significant Indian populations. Concho is unincorporated, and not even in index of Rand McNally Large-Scale Road Atlas, but Wikipedia knows it is in Canadian county = west side of OKC (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1520, March 12 at 0155 UT, KOKC with a gun show explaining exactly where to shoot people to cause the most damage. Good to know! Outro as `Frontlines of Freedom` on a growing network of outlets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. Received circa Feb 13, 2017, but just now added as #s 81-84 to my QSL Gallery,
are images of QSLs from James Branum for Mennonite Radio and Broad Spectrum Radio as heard in Dec 2015 and Jan 2016 via WBCQ 5109.7-CUSB, along with two more cards from him. As I told him in a thank-you, the best kind of QSL, a surprise since I had not even requested them directly, but he consulted my reports archived at bclnews.it as shown on one of the cards. He had been catching up with a backlog (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5025.0, March 12 at 0106, R. Rebelde is off again, but a JBA carrier here. Presumed R. Quillabamba, not significantly off-frequency to either side now. From traces of modulation, with one radio into each ear, I try to match it to RebeldeFM on 1620, presumably the station playing music, and to 1180 main Rebelde in a bÃisbol game, but 5025 doesn`t mesh with either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 12 at 0059, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, expecting it to cut off circa 0104 as projected slippage from last check 5 nights ago, but recheck at 0103:20 it`s already off, so must have reset again earlier than usual in the cycle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7325, March 12 at 0143, RRI with `DX Mailbag` in English, acknowledging a bunch of reception reports, but seems he reads whatever they say even if obviously wrong, like someone in India hearing RRI on ``73-72``, and another report dated Dec 31, 2017. 0146 change to `Thru the Looking Glass`, commentary about threat to liberal democracy by increasing populism in Europe and USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring: not confirmed Saturday March 11 at several chex between 1530 and 1600 on 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio via UTwente SDR --- just S Asian music from CRI and CCI from the other Chinese station, but both weaker than usual. In three weeks, DST should move this to 1430 UT, further lessening CCI. Confirmed Sat March 11 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.85v-CUSB, good (from next week will be 2230). Also confirmed on 1860-AM, WA0RCR at S9+30, UT Sun March 12 at 0429 about 3 minutes in, so started circa 0426 (Also one UT hour earlier from next week). Next; DST shifts one UT hour earlier start here for some but not all:
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9395, WRMI, tho nominally Oldies, 24/7, is not always so. After the Winterfest special repeat presumably until 0600 March 12, checked at 0652 with `Your Weekend Show`, Bob Biermann preaching against lavish lifestyles of some end-time-coming preachers. Next check at 1826 March 12, soul music at S9-S8, 1837 Beatles` ``Strawberry Fields Forever`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.136, Sat March 12 at 2219, this WBCQ is on early again, with dramatic dialog by amateurish actors, about a gorilla and a graveyard, but plenty of SFX, and no Hammond organ music, so it`s not `Unshackled`. Nor is this the kind of thing which was running here in February, from Atlantic Oldies 2NG. But what? No info on the WBCQ website, of course. Recheck at 2247, now a rock song about Jesus Christ. See 5129.8 log for possible identity.

2259 another song interrupted and no program outro, ID, and 2300 `Ride of Valkyries` to intro `Shortwave Saturday Night`, as J. P. spends the first half hour criticizing ``Secretary of State Tillerson`` who seems to be dismantling the DOS on behalf of acting presidents Trump & Bannon. Hey America, wake up! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8, March 12 at 0103, this WBCQ is S9+25 but noisy, in a version of ``Jingle Bells``.

Regarding last night`s non-AWWW programming on 5129.8 after 0200 UT March 11, John Carver in mid-North Indiana replies, ``I lost 7490 right around 0200. When I went to 5130, AWWW was already off and the next program was running. I was already upset about missing most of another AWWW so didn't hang around there but if I had to guess I would say it was `Tom Call Theater` playing at that time.`` Could that also be what I had on 7490 before 2300 March 11, q.v.? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, March 12 at 1834, WEWN YL in Spanish, distorted with humbuzz, and splatter building up again, detectable at least between 12020 and 12095 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat March 12 at 1902, WTWW-2 with Ted advertising ARRL, 1903.6 late start to `Theater Organ In the Ozarx`, intro by unID other announcer who says IN, while Bob Heil says FROM, and I prefer OF, so I can abbr. it TOOTO instead of TOFTO or TOITO. It *may* be a new episode, but the modulation distortion is so bad I won`t listen any further.

2130 recheck, 9930 has Ted DJing with classic rock at S9+20; but 9475 WTWW-1 is OFF! So is 12105, WTWW-3, the latter absence not at all unusual. Maybe Ted should be working on the down transmitter instead. 9930 music still going at 2220.

9474.96, March 12 at 0123 check, WTWW-1 is back on and weakened to only S4, so I take the opportunity to measure it: always off-frequency to low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sunday March 12 at 0113, WWRB confirmed on, lo-fi paranoid gospel huxters gabbing at S9+45. No QSY yet to 5050 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0619 UT March 12


Glenn Hauser logs March 11, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 11 2017

** BRAZIL. 4894.925 approx., March 11 at 0224, music at S6 vs CODAR, so R. Novo Tempo is back; had not been able to detect it for a few nights, on signature off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, March 11 at 0212, CHU is JBA at S5 = the background noise level, in degraded MUF; 3330-CUSB at 0233: OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 11 at 0222, R. Rebelde is off again, and so are the leapfrogs on 5010 & 5055 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4027-USB, UT Sat March 11 at 0229, MARS net mostly weak signals, with truncated suffices fonetikaly: NCS is NC1, with stronger 4RO, discussing agenda for this evening, probably to be finished by hourtop. SC1 asks if AAR4DV is on the roster? No, but will be added, etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.02-AM, UT Sat March 11 at 0204, I tune WBCQ in after the first hour of `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, when he`s more likely getting down to business. Yes, mentions that the ``nifty 3250 transmitter is not ready yet, a spring project for 80 meters``, and that he`s now simulcasting on 5130. NO, I check 5129.8v-AM and some kind of drama with music is running. Among the anomalies of the online program schedule, this hour, 02-03 UT Sat on 5130 is unaccounted for, nothing shown, before 03-04 UT `Open Your Eyes [no comma] People`. (By 0206, no signal audible on 9330; in fact, 31m is almost dead, and even more so, 25m.)

Had I listened during the first hour, I would have noted something like this, per John H Carver, Jr., Mid-North Indiana: ``In what is becoming the norm lately, AWWW stopped in midsentence at approximately seventeen minutes past the top of the hour and went to music. Quick check of 5130 yielded Brother Scare. Approximately thirty-five minutes after the top of the hour AWWW appeared again in the middle of a sentence, not the sentence it ended with. 5130 check at that time revealed AWWW there also.``

Back to 7490.02, at 0213, AW rementions that he wrote The Donald offering to divest and serve as an FCC commissioner, his goal being to institute an ``amateur broadcast band`` at the top end of AM, for lowpower stations by individuals, i.e. sanxioned and not piratical. I was waiting for him to mention a reply from acting president Trump, but apparently he has not heard from him, much less appointed as yet.

At 0227 after benedixion, AWWW finishes with another playback tribute of the late Mike Scheidtmann (sp?), when he subbed for AWWW on ``Your Natural Station``, Friday November 11, 2005, opening and closing; canned WBCQ promo by AW before rejoining Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, March 1 at 0257, WRMI is good with R. Prague relay at S9+30, presumably // inaudible 11580, talking English about string theory, closing with a .cz website just in time for 0259.5 Spanish ID and 0300 into R. TaiwÃn Internacional relay. O o, David Goren and I were expecting a replay of last week`s `Shortwave Shindig`. RTI`s original frequency, 5985 presumably still //, unchecked now.

9395, March 1 at 0257, tune-in early for scheduled replay of `Shortwave Shindig`. Instead of Oldies music, it`s a gospel huxter in English, ``5 minutes left in this live broadcast``, but only S5 and not completely readable. I can tell he`s over-confident, referring to Psalms, but also pushing a catalog of survivalist gear, ``Redneck`` this & that; 0257 gospel song. What in the world is this? Not of course // TOM. Could be `Evangelical Holiness` as sked until 0300 UT Sat on inaudible 9955.

Unlike 6855, which stayed with TaiwÃn this week instead of David Goren`s show, 9395 does switch to that after an 0259.5 Bob Zanotti ID, 0300 fading down, but I eventually recognize some of the classic interval signals the Shindig show opened with. I`m afraid the repeat this week will not be of much audibility either, on only one frequency hit by MUF plunge, and since I heard the whole thing last week online, do not try any further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0523 UT March 11


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