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Glenn Hauser logs January 3-4, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 04 2018

Hauser
Updated:
DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

WORLD OF RADIO SCHEDULES
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

ALAN ROE`S HITLIST of Station websites
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

B17 frequency/transmission schedules
many different formats and sources
linked from WOR homepage, look for B17:
http://www.worldofradio.com

** CUBA. 6100, UT Thu Jan 4 at 0630, RHC English with mailbag, good modulation for a change, and almost as good on 6000, 6060, better than 6165. Something`s almost right at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15508, 15439 approx., Jan 4 at 1552, RHC filthy distorted spurblobs out of 15370; I try listening in FM mode on R75, and modulation becomes more readable, in fact talk not distorted, but still accompanied by whine and crackle. But 15370 itself must be heard in AM mode only. Modulation stops on all at 1553 and all cut off air in mid-word at 1554*; much weaker // 15230-AM is still on at 1555 with JBM talk. But I`m too late today to log the rest of the spurs. Nominal close down for these is 1600. Why not let 15370 and its satellites continue until then? Somethings`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 4885, Jan 4 at 1500, Echo of Hope still S9-S7 with music, 1503 three widely-spaced gongs, signifying what? Then Korean YL talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1911 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January 3 at 2200 on WBCQ, 7489.907v-CUSB, VG S9+10/20. Barely confirmed UT Thu Jan 4 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB.

Also heard by chance starting at 1510 Thu Jan 4 on WBCQ 9330.127v-CUSB, good; one of random(?) airings during the 24/7 9330 test(?). Next:
Thu 2230.5 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 6190-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, 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 #1912?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1912?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.13-CUSB approx., Jan 3 at 2201, WBCQ 24/7 tests now here with music. Dips to JBA at 0030 Jan 4 during WOR.

9330.127-CUSB, Jan 4 at 1508, rock music from WBCQ, and just as I finish measuring frequency, WORLD OF RADIO 1911 playback starts at 1510! As if they knew I had just tuned in. Followed at 1543 by an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback with William Tell Overture theme, initial interjexion ``oh, shit``; and opening one I have heard before, about ``nothing working, transmitters or mikes``; Scott et al. are in the background as only one mike is available, the old mixer having failed. I wonder if there is any scheduling to these shows on 9330 or just played at random? Assume not all the music is from WBCQ-FM which is country, since some of it is rock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 & 9455, Jan 4 at 1558, these WRMI`s are // in Oldies music, not `The Power Hour`. Yes, now the WRMI skedgrid shows the morning playbacks of the 2-hour Power ``Hour`` take only two hours instead of three, at 13-15, and on 9395 & 7780; while 9455 now duplicates 9955 at 11-15. Latest sked also shows 9455//9955 with System B at 02-03, 0430-05 and 22-23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Jan 4 at 1506, surprised to find the BS disservice of WWCR still on night frequency, not 9980. And 5890 is holding up well at S9+20/30 altho 9980 would be even stronger. Recheck 1557 still on 5890 past 1600 with no ID, but 1601 Overcomer interrupts for its standard robot announcement about no more radio broadcasts as of January 1, just this webcast. Well, somestations just won`t let go of the OverMoleStair! (meanwhile, WWCR 7490 is QSYing to 12160 by 1600). Next check at 1738, 5890 *still* on, not 9980. Current schedule shows 5890 WWCR-4 is supposed to change to 9980 at 1300. Oversight, or experimenting with how well 50m will hold up past winter noon? So far, well enough at this 1-megameter distance, S9+10/20.

9370, WWRB is also still carrying TOM, slightly out of sync with WWCR, at 1506 January 4. And I have just received this Jan 4 message from Dave Frantz, not mentioning Overcomer:

``Hi Glen[n], Just to let you Know that WWRB is being operated as a hobby shortwave station. In the near future, we will cut our airtime rates to $ 25.00 per hour, 100 kW power. This is the dead cost to operate WWRB shortwave. ONLY one hour time slots sold, no half hours!

The programming will be religious in nature, plus music programming in most any form. No gold dealers or save-America patriot programming. Political programming must have a religious content bringing our listeners to Christ. NO commercial programming!

Our main focus is Aviation and in the process of building another
aircraft runway. We have removed some towers to make room for the new runway. The runway is laid out and under construction.

We will keep 3.215 and & 3.185 and 9.370 MHz as these frequencies are prime well established listeners base.

These frequencies plus the 100,000 watt power full AM will make sure that broadcasters will be heard and not waste money trying to be heard under the static/fading. They will booom out with 100,000 watts! plus the prime frequencies!

Our web site will be revised at http://www.wwrb.org in the next few weeks as I am very busy with the runway and one of our airplanes is having a new engine installed. Regards to you`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17774.888, Jan 4 at 1549, KVOH is S9 but JBM with music; yet amounts to the SSOB by far (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1808 UT January 4

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 3, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 03 2018

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** CUBA. 6056-6065 approx., Jan 3 at 1152, huge distorted spurblob in Spanish with hum until 1156*. Bothers 6055 Japan, but 6070 Canada barely escapes. Nothing to compare it to, but don`t see how it could be anything but RHC warming up the ``6060`` transmitter, which nominally runs until 0800*, before changing it to another frequency, as in B-17 *no* 6 MHz channels are scheduled from *1200, just 9, 11, 13 and 17 MHz. Duh, in winter lower frequencies early in morning would be more appropriate than in summer, Prop 101. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I refer to DXLD 17-45 where various versions of the current RHC schedule appeared (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840, Jan 3 at 1435, RHC is S9+20/30 but suptorted modulation, while // 11760 & 11950 are not. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS [and non]. 9545, Jan 3 at 1201, JBA signal with talk, can it be SIBC day frequency on very late? But there is a weaker carrier on 5020, which is surely SIBC, but unreadable even if there weren`t Rebelde splash from 5025.

O yes, as Ron Howard was reporting a month ago, and confirmed in Aoki/NDXC, since Dec 1, R. Taiwan International took the 12-13 hour on 9545, and it *must* be jammed by the Chicom, so I could be hearing either one. 1205 a bit of music, more talk.

5020 carrier remains on, still audible at 1247, when 9545 has risen to S5-S7 in Chinese. Press reports via DXLD say that SIBC has had to turn off its MW 1017 transmitter due to dispute with power company and government over what`s an essential service, and rely only on SW with diesel generator for nationwide coverage! It`s not been unusual for 5020 to run beyond nominal 1200*, probably now more so than ever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Jan 3 at 1513, Overcomer is still on WWCR blasting in, a caller with no hope saying he expects to kill himself, but meanwhile listens to BS; just what we need to hear. And also on 9370 WWRB a second or two later. Are these stations still getting paid for BS airtime after all, or just can`t bear the thought of dispensing with him? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4045-USB, Jan 3 at 1220, WCY, Lakeland FL, with informal marine weather advice about the Belize/Mexico border area; nice to hear a real human being doing this live with a contact. S9 signal, and answer from a much weaker one. Informal ID is Bel Ami, then standing by for calls from ``any subscribing vessels``. 1224 ``Whisky Charlie Yankee`` ID, to be back in 5 minutes with east coast forecast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Jan 3 at 1438, K6FRC HIFER beacon is RST 525, easily readable and no CODAR. Does that mean when there is CODAR it is propagating from somewhere other than California? As usual there is hash circa 13561 from nearby Part 15 medical devices and/or RF ID equipment. But then I hear another RF next to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564, Jan 3 at 1441, after hearing K6FRC beacon about 13565, I detect a much weaker one 1 kHz below, sending ID as RF and just barely copiable. The LWCA HIFER list already has it:
``13564.330, RF, Unknown, EM96, CW (h2017/12)``
that grid would be in WV or VA; how do they know that much? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1911 monitoring: unfortunately awake at 1055 UT Wed Jan 3, I check 9455 and confirm this week`s first SW airing from 1030 on WRMI, but it`s poor S8-S2 as the much better // frequency, 5850 has been deleted, why? Just before local sunrise, the MUF is lowest and if one were dropped it should have been the higher one. Deletion of next broadcast 1415 on 9955 also confirmed, replaced by gospel huxter in progress at instantaneous check circa 1425. Next:
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 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 6190-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, 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 #1912?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1912?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9330.124v-CUSB, Wed Jan 3 at 0646, WBCQ rock music at S9-S7. I`m attentive now, because as mentioned in last report, the HM01 Cuban spy numbers station is on 9330 four nights a week around 0700. Yup, *0653, full carrier 9330.002 on atop WBCQ, but can still hear it under, and of course, being 122 Hz away, distorts the music pitch. At 0656, 5-digit number groups by YL in Spanish start. She`s oblivious to the QRM from BCQ. At 0700 switches to digital blaaps. The collision should last almost an hour. Let us hope that as a result, Cuban agents in the USA do not get the wrong message and explode or something.

9330.073, Jan 3 at 1146 check, WBCQ frequency now down to here at S5, stronger than the WRMIs on 9 MHz which descended to JBA before sunrise. Better at 1424 with ``Red Rider`` trucker/CB song by Johnny Cash (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 & 9455 & 9955, Jan 3 at 1209 check, the only WRMI frequencies now scheduled on air at 12-13 are all JBA carriers! If any 5 or 7 MHz channels were in use, they would be well audible if not very strong. I was wanting to confirm that Brother MoleStair is really gone from 9395 as he was still on the schedule thru December, but can`t tell what`s on it, nor 9455 & 9955, RAE Portuguese?

Yet by 1244, MUF has soared, making 9395 audible with Oldies, the other two indeed RAE Portuguese (on weekdays), all about S9+10. There is a lag in ionospheric ionization buildup after local sunrise, but today in Okeechobee city, LSR was 1213 UT (and LSS 2242) per
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/@7169996
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9712-9724 approx., Jan 3 at 1211, extremely distorted S9 spurblob, talk definitely in Korean, centered about 9718. Strength and frequency fluxuate with modulation level. This reminds me of the VOA Tinang, Philippines 9800 transmitter which not long ago put spurs around here and equally on hi side, but the trouble is, its Korean does not start until 1300, still per Aoki/NDXC dated Jan 2; and HFCC, which has not been updated since 25 Dec, still on holiday. Now, what?

Well, KSDA Guam has Korean at this time on 9880, and there is a much weaker signal there but does not seem //, altho I do not have a second receiver handy to compare. Furthermore, KSDA is also scheduled now on 9800, in Chinesish, so those two could plop a leapfrog on 9720.

9800, Jan 3 at 1426, now VOA is on, VG S9+10 in Korean and no spurs from it today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17774.9 approx., Jan 3 at 1512, KVOH peaks S9 but undermodulated and unreadable. If another Californian with 1.8 milliwatts can be heard on 13565 (K6FRC), imagine how well KVOH could make it, if 4 MHz lower than its only frequency; not that they care about serving Oclajoma, and then they would also risk white noise into the 14 MHz hamband rather than the 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1800 UT January 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs January 1-2-3, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 03 2018

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4875.254, Jan 3 at 0230, music into Brazuguese talk, from R. Roraima, off-frequency and varying slightly, S8-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Jan 1 at 2132, pirate with rock, S8-S9 vs local HNL, soon ID as Radio Free What-ever, only found this after tip about something on 6925, unfound; says he is pro-Yaesu, picks on Icoms; acknowledges posters on HFU. ``FCC knows where I am, locked & loaded``, 2135 music, doze, off at 2200*. Many other logs:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,39609.0.html
I need to tune for winterpirates even earlier in afternoon, but I wonder why none of them ever seem to operate later in the evening after 01 or 02? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1000, Jan 2 at 0700 UT as I tune past KTOK OKC, ToH ID says they are also on KXXY 96.1 HD2. Not shown in the NRC AM Log; in fact, seems it does not get into such details as FM subchannel duplicates of AM stations, just main channels, translators or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 27, Jan 2 at 2140 UT, I notice that KFOR-TV OKC now has a new subchannel, Justice, as 4.3. Logo is a J in a shield at lower-right. For a long time the only extra was Antenna TV on 4.2. Yes, Justice already shows in rabbitears.info for Market 50. If I wanted to get it on my Sanyo screen I would have to rescan the whole thing, while the Zenith STB finds it right away simply by tuning up from 4.2 on the way to 5.1 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Jan 1 at 2001 check, WWCR is still airing Brother Scare, in fact as I tune in, synthetic voice announcement interrupts that there are no AM/FM or SW broadcasts as of January 1. O, yeah? And that`s not all.

9370, Jan 1 at 2205, WWRB still on with presumed TOM, as that`s all they ever put on this frequency. Ditto 3185 night frequency, BS still has gall to ask for ``sacrifices`` of 1, 10 or 100 thousand dollar donations to help him stay on the air. Spells out contact info as always for his ignorant psychophants.

Then cut to BS with a lead-in cue to next recording for ``Wednesday June 20 on the count of three --- one, two three``, and onward. Well, June 20, 2017 was a Tuesday, so which years were Weds? 2007, 2012 and 2018, but probably long before 2007, out of his huge ego-archive. I can`t stand to listen to his screaming, young or old for more than a few seconds, and IMHO, the man is and was *insane* (and so were everyone who followed him). But, not *too* insane for his current defense, let us hope.

3215 // 5890, Jan 2 at 0659, both WWCRs are still BSing too, almost // 3185 WWRB. Next check at 1453 Jan 2, 9980 WWCR BS and one second later on 9370 WWRB. At 1904, still BS on 9370 WWRB and 9980 WWCR. And still on the third UT day of perpetual? life, Jan 3 at 0238 on 3185.

Contrary to what some assumed, WRMI kept BS on the air till the end of 2017y, but only in three one-hour blox, as I previously reported. But the latest sked update as of January 1 has removed even those, altho I have not confirmed that by monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1911, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1910 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday January 2 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+20/30; but at same time on 9330v-CUSB, JBA carrier. Missed check Tue 2030 but 1910 should have been on 11580 & 9455; Tue at 2130 WOR 1910 confirmed on 9455, but poor with local noise. Not confirmed UT Wed Jan 3 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, inaudible, contrary to the middle of the night.

WORLD OF RADIO 1911 contents: Argentina and non, Australia, Biafra non, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia non, Germany non, Goa, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kashmir, MÃxico, Myanmar, Netherlands non, Nicaragua, North America, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Solomon Islands, South Carolina and non, Spain, Tibet non, USA

WORLD OF RADIO 1911 was not ready in time for the last two Tuesday or the first Wednesday airings, as above, but now, as amended for WRMI:
Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW; 5850 is deleted
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE is CANCELED
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 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 6190-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, 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 #1912?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1912?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Jan 2 at 2105, WRMI with RAE in German as usual; and what else? 7780 is off, but QRX to replace 11580 from Jan 8; instead of Power Hour, which is only on 9395; while 9455 is Wavescan: the skedgrid has finally replaced defunct `15770`` for this hour block.

Not confirmed by monitoring yet, but also now shows additional weekday prepeats of RAE to Europe: 1900 German and 2000 Italian on 9395, in addition to 2100 German & 2200 Italian on 11580. It also shows 0800 Japanese & 0900 Chinese on 9455 only, no more 5850, and no more 0600 Japanese & 0700 English, which have already been gone for a few weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1911, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.130v-CUSB, Jan 2 at 0710, WBCQ with C&W music at S7-S9, from Kix-FM (sp?) = WBCQ-FM. Still on air all night, and very strangely, around this time it`s propagating well, while around 0030 with WOR it is JBA or NAAL. Maybe there are huge experimental variations in power, rather than propagation? Around this hour it`s bound to collide head-on with Cuban numbers station, but not this time since it is Tuesday. Bulgaria DX Blog shows schedule for that:

``xx55-xx20 broadcasts 25 minutes; xx20-xx25 open carrier/dead air;
xx25-xx50 broadcasts 25 minutes; xx50-xx55 change of frequencies.
0655-0750 9330 secret tx probably BEJ 50 kW Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri``

9330.15-CUSB seems steady spot during the day on Jan 2, at 1454 only S1-S5 with music, 1500 WBCQ-FM ID and Townhall news, not delayed. Even weaker at 1903, not music, could be Blalock? Or just news on hour. At 2110, jazzy music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17774.888, Jan 2 at 1905, KVOH still on its favorite offset, S9+10/20 in Spanish, undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Jan 2 at 1904 and misc. other daytime chex, no signal from WTWW-3, so the Xmasmx fest is long over, and transmitter apparently dark again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, Jan 3 at 0338, YL in Swahili from ZBC, S7 to S9+10 and no CCI audible here from East Turkistan which is sked until 0345 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0545 UT January 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 1, 2017-January 1, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 01 2018

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Minor date correxions: of course, the subject should read Dec 31-Jan 1

the KFOR xltr shot was Sunday Dec 31, not Dec 30

Glenn

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 1, 2017-January 1, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, January 01 2018

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WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATE:

Hi Glenn, Happy New Year and thank you for all that you do to maintain WoR, DXLD and dxldyg. It is appreciated so much!

My latest Hitlist update.
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

1) Germany - Hamburger Lokal R: Updated live stream links
2) Nigeria - V of Nigeria: Updated live stream link
3) Vatican - Vatican News: Updated links to point to new beta website

Due to holidays, the next update is likely to be delayed until mid February. Best wishes and 73, (Alan Roe, England, Jan 1, DXLD)

** BIAFRA [non]. 9955 webcast of WRMI is still running following Angloparade pre-empting WORLD OF RADIO, when I recheck at 0519 UT Jan 1, and guess what I hear: Radio Biafra, usual YL in Igbo, stumbling over 11530 in schedule announcement, as ``1153``, and music. 0500 UT was the original airtime on 11530, but not confirmed lately, and still can`t hear any signal there, while 11520 WEWN English is barely audible. And 9955 is also off/inaudible. The 9955 server contains the latest Biafra file (under another name) dated 12/27. It seems this server is also accessed for various programs on other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885, Jan 1 at 0528, R. Clube do Parà with full ID mentioning BelÃm, now up to S9-S7, avoiding CODAR by LSB tuning; while earlier in evening it was too weak to copy any NYE celebrations. 4885 is normally running all-night anyway, and the biggest 60m ZY signal. Without DST, Parà 2018 arrived at 0300 UT. Tried for any other Brazilians around 0200 for *2018 in much of Brasil, but nothing more than JBA carriers on 25, 31, 49, 60 m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15507, 15438, 15303, 15235, and much weaker 15167, 15099, 15031 uncomfortably close to CHR 15034-USB, Jan 1 at 1513, ho hum, another day, another year of filthy extremely distorted spurblobs out of 15370 RHC; all approx. at ~68 kHz intervals, with no definite carriers and could easily be plus or minus 1 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9455, Jan 1 at 0429, R. JapÃn ending Spanish semihour with schedule, including at 0400 ``6195, 5985``. They don`t even know that WRMI is also putting this on 9455 (6195 is WHRI).

Of course, NHK will not condescend to put any English broadcast on WRMI or WHRI, since that would facilitate North Americans` hearing Radio Japan! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 1 at 0630, VON in Hausa, but sounds like English underneath: yes, voice-over NY message from some official, tail in English heard for a few seconds without Hausa; then a bit of military band music but cut off abruptly, resuming studio talk; S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 27, KFOR-TV, ``4``, OKC, Dec 30 at 1700 UT flashes slide of translator callsigns, happened to be recording after `Meet the Press`, so could photograph freeze-frame. This time it`s full screen without edges cut off. Visible but blurry, some autofocus!
http://www.w4uvh.net/KFORxltrs.jpg

Previous capture was described in DXLD 17-47 and it`s the still the same. Both were really at 1700 UT Sunday, not 1600, so appears to be a reliable scheduling for this.

Come to think of it, I have *never* seen any corresponding slides from the other OKC TV stations which also have translators; out of compliance? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Dec 31 at 2255, REE in NYE celebrations, apparently TV soundtrack. At tune-in, brief clip in English about predator and victim; news review? 2257, TC for 11:57, 10:57 en Canarias, from in front of the Casa de TelevisiÃn EspaÃola. 2259 says bells will be heard for 8 seconds, mentions clock Puerto del Sol; timesignal to 2300 and 12 bells = campanadas, ``ÂFeliz 2,018!`` and sound of fireworx, some big explosions. 2301 music and promos mix in, more salutations, ``Viva la Vida``. 2304 to music snippet, ``Day by Day``, Sinatra? Then interview a crooner, perhaps the one inspired by Sinatra, 2307 song ``Que sabe nadie``.

Normally signs off at 2300, but still going past 2312 when I realize I am missing `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, q.v. on WBCQ 7490; REE still at 2332; 2336 says will be on the air until 3 am (2 en Canarias) --â at least the original TV show. Altho a few other European SW stations still broadcast to N America, I can`t think of any other one that would be live at Jahrwechsel. Except maybe Greece at 2200 on 9420/9935, but has been extremely sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. Used to be an annual ritual, listening to BBCWS at yearchange, but we know it will be frustrating to hear any SW frequencies at this hour, so I just listen to BBCR4 FM webcast. At 2355 Dec 31, some nice secular homilies, to end `Something Understood`, 2359 NO Greenwich timesignal! which would be wrong anyway on delayed webcast --- but ToH chimes and from approx. 0000 GMT January 1, 2018, full 12-strike of Big Ben, low-key HNY wishes, into news. Richard Langley managed to track down some SW frequencies where there was no timesignal either; and BBCR5 Live aired more of a NY celebration (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1910 monitoring: 9330, Jan 1 at 0030, WBCQ no longer audible after staying on all day, but fading down an hour earlier (Now, the neighbors: 9265 WINB JJBA carrier, 9370 WWRB inaudible/off, 9395 WRMI S9+10.)

Checking Area 51 webcast, at 0400 UT Jan 1, JL says he`s staying on another two hours to bring in the NY. So much for WOR and HRI, unless delayed to very late. Presumably the same on WBCQ 5130-v, unchecked yet [yes, 5129.83]. Will WOR be on both 9455 and 9955 from WRMI at 0430? They were duplicative a couple nights ago (Glenn Hauser, 0408 UT Jan 1, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

No, we are bumped off WRMI too. 9455 and 9955 // at 0430 but with an `Angloparade` NYE special until 0500. Normally it`s UT Thu 0430 on 5985 {now on 5985 is `Blues Radio International` as sked}. Only news about this was on WRMI FB, neglecting to show frequencies. Our erstwhile SW stations don`t feel we deserve any notification when we are going to be pre-empted. WOR at 0430 UT Mon on 9955 is still on the skedgrid update Jan 1, so hope we will be back on one or both next week. Tonight 9955 is JBA while 9455 is good -- usually they aren`t that different. How come? I had to bring up webcast to be sure what`s on 9955. And why do they call it Angloparade? There is nothing Anglo about it, continuous salsa music under Spanish chatter. Anyway, HNY to Eastern zonebies. 73, (Glenn Hauser, 0500 UT Jan 1, ibid.)

HOWEVER, after our own NY celebration at 0600 UT, bedtime bandscan UT Mon Jan 1 at 0622, I find WBCQ back up strong S9+10 on 9330.110v-CUSB, and playing WORLD OF RADIO 1910, tnx! during 4KZ item so started just a few minutes before (by now, 7490v & 5130v are off). During surprise temporary 24/7 run of 9330, there could have been some more WOR playbacks, but no way to know without continuous monitoring; and not to be relied upon in future. By 1505 UT Jan 1, 9330 is off again, unlike yesterday morning. Next WORs:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1911?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1911?]

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

** U S A. 11580 // 9955, Sun Dec 31 at 2309, WRMI in `AWR Wavescan` during DX report from India; and also 5850 but not synchronized. In two weeks, 11580 to be replaced by 7780; by when 11580 propagation will be gradually improving on average. In fact, `Radiogram` at 2330 Dec 31 was still OK this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7489.85, Sun Dec 31 at 2315, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` halfway in, after monitoring NYE in Spain, q.v. 2320 acknowledges gh/WOR among others for publicity; NY tunes in Spanish, such as ``AÃo Nuevo, Vida Nueva``. 2326 Spike Jones. 2330 `Furthermore, 29-54` from Ramsey is still following (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.15v-CUSB, Dec 31 at 2341, WBCQ has been on all day as Allan had notified us, now faded to S3-S5 with music. By 0030 it`s gone when WOR runs. The rest of the story: see WOR Monitoring.

Meanwhile, I received this brief reply at 0049 UT Jan 1 from the country/bluegrass program I was hearing Sunday morning, pulled off WBCQ-FM 94.7: ``Hello, this is Carl O'Donnell. I really appreciate you sending me a note on hearing the radio show #3 (un-named as of yet). I am only doing it in hopes that it can be a bit of spiritual help to folks. Thanks for checking in! Yes the station is in Monticello, Maine. I live in NB`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9235.284v, Jan 1 at 1502, WWRB extremely distorted spurblob from 9370 has pulled in a bit closer to fundamental. Approx. measurement during pauses as modulation causes the spur frequency to fluxuate. A much weaker match on the other side circa 9505, which computed would be on 9504.716, i.e. 134.716 kHz above and below 9370. Presumably still Overcomer, tho unsounds like Brother Scare at the moment.

Since TOM says all AM/FM/SW broadcasts cease ``due to legal problems`` as of Jan 1, it will be significant to note whether any of the laggards are still SWBCing him anyway (WWCR, WWRB, Spaceline), even WRMI which had kept him on for three hours daily as I previously reported. Allan says still gratis forever on WBCQ 7490, M-F 23-24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1913 UT January 1

 

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