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Glenn Hauser logs December 25, 2016  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 25 2016

Hauser
** CHINA. 7415, Dec 25 at 1523, Firedragon jamming at S6-S9. Long time since I have caught one instead of CNR1 jamming, and if you have to jam, this is the most entertaining way to do it. Aoki shows target is RFA Chinese via Tinian at 15-21 (plus another hour via Kuwait).

7300, Dec 25 at 1524, Chinese at S9+10: this must be CNR-1 jamming, as RTI in Chinese is scheduled Sat & Sun 15-17 per Aoki. In both cases only one station is audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Dec 25 at 1452, RHC Spanish carrier is breaking up, as are to a lesser extent, 17750 and 17580. Still so on 17580 until 1459* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9515.127v, Dec 25 at 1506, open carrier with hum, maybe just barely modulated. Keeps varying upward, then down a bit as I try to measure it. This reading is as of 1508. Scheduled on 9530 is R. Cairo Albanian service at 15-16, 200 kW, 325 degrees from Abis and also USward. Ivo Ivanov was also hearing dead air split on 9515.3 at 1103 Dec 18, assumed same source (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Altho the premise of the title is debatable, one of few gems on OK commercial TV is a feature series of short reports, `Is This A Great State, Or What?`. Galen Culver has been producing three of these a week for 25 years now, some 3000 stories (that would really multiply out to 3900), celebrated Dec 25 at 1730 UT on KFOR with a half-hour special of clips. I haven`t found a link to that, but start here for individual ITAGSOW stories:
http://kfor.com/?s=great+state&category=great-state
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, Dec 25 at 1456, REE IS lead-in to 1500- broadcast is S9 but distorted, while 1550 is OK at S7-S9. Cleared up later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sun Dec 25 at 1900, weak African music from presumed R. Munansi via WWRB, still at 2002 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2520, Dec 25 at 1250 UT, the S6 carrier now has some music modulation audible, 1301 announcement by YL, but vs S9+10 storm static crashes approaching from western OK/TX. Presumed WOCO, 2 x 1260, Oconto WI as per other definite logs, such as Dave Valko, PA, Dec 23 at 1205-1256. (Art Delibert in Maryland says Washington DC talk station WWRC 1260 also harmonicizes around there on 2520.) My standard remark about DXing MW harmonix: unless it cause harmful interference, do not report to the station about it, let alone seek QSL, as that may encourage them to suppress it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11935-11940-11945, Dec 25 at 1530, DRM noise at S9. Nothing is scheduled in DRM at this time on 11940 just wooden REE Spain in HFCC; and VOA Radio Ashna in Dari via Kuwait, which would surely not be DRM; and EiBi has neither. One might guess Vatican Xmas special or Romania? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2044 UT December 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 25, 2016  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 25 2016

Hauser
Answer to my 11940 unIDRM:

** VATICAN [and non]. Frequency changes of Vatican Radio from Dec 25
1530-1600 NF 11940 SMG 125 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English DRM, ex 15775
// frequency 11695 PHT 250 kW / 283 deg to SoAs English
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/12/frequency-changes-of-vatican-radio-from.html
-- 73! (Ivo Ivanov, QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria, Dec 20, dxldyg via DXLD)


--------------------------------------------
On Sun, 12/25/16, Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com> wrote:


UNIDENTIFIED. 11935-11940-11945, Dec 25 at 1530, DRM noise
at S9. Nothing is scheduled in DRM at this time on 11940
just wooden REE Spain in HFCC; and VOA Radio Ashna in Dari
via Kuwait, which would surely not be DRM; and EiBi has
neither. One might guess Vatican Xmas special or Romania?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2044 UT December 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 24-25, 2016  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 25 2016

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 12085, Dec 24 at 1349, this RA frequency is unusually weaker than 12065, reverse of usual situation due to azimuths, a mixup? By 1402, back to normal and both much weaker than the Oklahoma service on 9580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 5952.48, UT Sun Dec 25 at 0223, Radio Pio XII leading up to a misa, S9-S7 and stronger than hetter 5950 WRMIBS at S7-S6. 0225 mentions Pio Doce, and over to a non-SS YL correspondent. Already off at 0239 recheck: I was expecting them to stay on late for an Xmas eve midnight mass. 6134.8 Radio Santa Cruz also off by now, ceding to the Apparition on 6135.2.

I also scanned the 90 and 60 m bands a few times, but found nothing unusual for Xmas eve, such as reactivations or prolonged schedules of the few LA stations left. Maybe better luck on New Year`s Eve (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Dec 25 at 0140, RHC is S9+30 of dead air, still so at 0218. No monitoring session would be complete without some foulup by RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [and non]. 11650 & 9790, Dec 24 at 1907, JBA carriers on two of the publicized frequencies for NDR`s annual Xmas eve broadcast for mariners, `Gruss an Bord`. I knew it would be rather pointless to try to hear it in deep landlocked North America; nothing audible on other listed frequencies 9810, 9740 (which turned out to be on 9470 by mistake), 6145, 6125.

Second bihour is on a mostly different set of frequencies; checked amid at 2204: JBA carriers on 9590, 9765; 9830 JBA but fighting a local birdie; 9650 weak signal barely modulated but later in French, likely Guinea; nothing on 5935 or 6145, the latter reported to have been turned off by Armenia before the second segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 1566, Dec 24 at 1335, JBA carrier from NW until cut off about 1344:33* for antenna/language switch of HLAZ, FEBC Jeju Island. Back on and weaker a few seconds before 1345 for Chinese succeeding Japanese. Signal is fading more than usual; no TP carriers found elsewhere on MW band complete 9-kHz scan, not even at the low end. (I have often been filing this under unID, but with the known break in carrier time, it`s quite definite even if no audio copied) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5008.2vv, Dec 25 at 0139, wishy-wobbly carrier is already on from presumed RNM, soon slides down to 5007.8. But recheck at 0218, nothing heard around 5008 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Dec 24 at 1808, MWV with American advice on family finances and gift-giving, segment produced by AIMF for APR. Good at S9+10, the SSOB on 16m with nothing but weak 17790 WRMIBS for comparison (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, Dec 25 at 0135, The Mighty KBC seems a bit undermodulated from Nauen, reads S9. 0150 recheck, asking for and providing fart sounds for the studio dog, SFX or real? It seems there is a good chance that any random tune-in to KBC will find Uncle Eric on his fart trip, never gets old for him. Well, it certainly is distinktive; hardly any other SW stations are even known ever to mention them, let alone air them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6159.97, Dec 24 at 2222, JBA signal here in English, no doubt CKZN, which I had not been hearing for a few nights and wondered if they were off like CKZU. Apparently just not propagating.

Philip Hiscock (in St. John's, Newfoundland, about 7 km in a straight line from the transmitter), had replied, ``Glenn, I just tuned to CKZN 6160 kHz and it is on air right now. It is just after 1400 UT on Sat 24 Dec 2016`` And Richard Langley replied Dec 24: ``Weak signal from CKZN here in New Brunswick with just the Tecsun PL-880's whip antenna indoors at 1700 UT with the NRC time signal`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5150-AM, Dec 25 at 0141, pirate music at S9, about equally weak to WBCQ music on 5129.8. 5150 is the ``relay pirate` frequency. Still music audible at 0220. Nothing around 5120 now where another ``WBCQ`` was previously heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. 15419.97, Saturday Dec 24 at 1812, S9+10 in African language, lo fi with hum, reminds me of R. Munansi for Uganda which has been and apparently still is on very weak 15240 WWRB at same time. Still going at 1830 and at 1848 I can tell it`s not // 15240. Nothing but M&M conversation whenever I check, until 1859.4 cut to a few seconds of African choral music, and off before 1900*.

Turns out what I have been hearing is Radio Itahuka`s weekly broadcast, 1800-1900, 250 kW, 315 degrees via MADAGASCAR, also good for North America far beyond, explaining the good signal, better than most on 19m. It replaced Radio Inyabutatu in November, and Kai Ludwig refers to their website
http://www.radioitahuka.org
which is mostly in Kinyarwanda, but one item in English, including a certain disdain for Pres. Kagame: ``President Kagame has threatened to kill other nationsâ elected Presidents and in some cases, strong evidences and testimonies suggest that he did in fact kill Presidents of other countries.`` Radio Itahuka pertains to the Rwanda National Congress opposition to Kagame (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15500, Sat Dec 24 at 1511, REE music is S9+10 here, better than 15390 S6-S9, both of which are better than the so-called North American service on 9690 at S5-S8. 17755, probably the fourth transmitter, a JBA carrier at 1539 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2000-USB, Dec 25 at 0158, weak MARS-like net right on the edge of the 160m hamband. Two-way contacts in American English, bothered by a local birdieblob. S4 level. Someone says that five stations have major problems with malware. Many Merry Christmas greetings. Mostly abbr`d calls such as KY7 and AR2. Once a complete(?) call as AA4KY7; also AA5EF; M5A; AAA5RJ. Calls always given fonetikaly but still hard to copy at weak levels. 0206 talking about closing the net. What is this, exactly? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST))

** U S A. 3916-LSB, UT Sun Dec 25 at 0129, ho-ho-ho, Santa Claus is talking to kids; strangely, I never hear him give his own callsign. Is that kosher? Otherhams are managing the contacts, and quite a queue has built up waiting to do so. KB3AYY is called, also N1LPE. Huge signal S9+40 from W3CJW; W8MGM in Michigan. CQ North Pole. Santa says about the same thing to each kiddie whose own voices are hard to hear: ho3, go to bed early, have some milk & cookies ready for me, gotta go, lots of work to do. Someone else announces that the Santa Net can be reached by FB under that two-word name; or e-mail KE5GGY@gmail.com Still going at 0232. I gather that this has been underway for about a week, but presumably no more after tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4601-USB, UT Sun Dec 25 at 0127, NCS, Triblade 31, announces it`s ``the NORAD Santa Tracking Net``! (Hijacked from Civil Air Patrol.) She and most of them emit a beep when they are ``over``. Others heard includ Wildwood 23, asking for more check-ins; Triblade 19, 15. At 0134, Red Robin 8 announces the weight of Santa`s sleigh when loaded with gifts: 60,000 tons. At 0154, NORAD reports Santa is making progress toward Greenland. At 0214, 3 minutes from Labrador; Triblade 60 called or spoke. At 0235, much stronger S9+30 signal than the others have been, another YL, NCS Bluebird 30, says Santa is at Willemstad, Curacao, and will be in Caracas in about 10 seconds. It seems that Triblade 30 is the net callsign, rather than an individual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5745, UT Sun Dec 25 at 0221, open carrier at S9+15 is already on from GB, warming up for the VOA Radiogram at 0230, beepage underway at 0238 check. Kim Elliott says this week features 11 images of holiday lights, rather than a lot of text:
http://voaradiogram.net/post/154910690352/holiday-lights-in-mfsk32-via-shortwave
There they are as captured from an earlier outsending (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1857 monitoring: not confirmed, Sat Dec 24 at 2330 on WBCQ, no signal on 9330v-CUSB. Confirmed UT Sunday Dec 25 at 0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 8 minutes into show so started circa 0419 (160m is extremely quiet, hardly any CW or LSB to be heard; wonder why?). Next on SW:
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

KFKB-1490 Forks WA to go dark this month
Programming is moving to one of the HD channels on KBDB-96.7:
https://forks1490.com/forks-broadcasting-moving/
73 (Tim Hall, CA, Dec 20, ABDX via WORLD OF RADIO 1857, DXLD)

! KFKB 1490 has been a WORLD OF RADIO affiliate for several years. The website says Sunday 3 am (PT) but I was told months ago that it changed to 4 am PT (=1200 UT winter/1100 UT summer).

November 29, 2016 News --- Forks Broadcasting Moving

Forks Broadcasting is moving its studios and offices to a new location this week â and Forks 1490 radio is moving to a new location on the radio dial. CEO Mark Lamb says the stationâs move to 51 Spartan Avenue in Forks means a shift in programming as well.

Most new cars are already equipped with HD-radio â and the signal has a better range and sound quality than the old AM terrestrial signal.

Both moves are expected to take place at the beginning of next week. For information on how to tune in FORKs 1490 on HD, or on how to get your own HD radio go to HD.Forks1490.com (via DXLD)

Above -moving page includes an audio clip about this. Will be on KBDB, Twilight 96-7, HD2, with better signal, by Thu Dec 6.
https://forks1490.com/forks-broadcasting-to-be-back-on-air-thursday/
And this page says 1490 is off *temporarily*. There are also three other HD program streams. Appreciate it if anyone can confirm hearing WOR at above time on KBDB HD-2 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.02-AM, Sat Dec 24 at 2207, WBCQ with unknown program, YL narration about flying, bats, witches, as if for Hallowe`en, with SFX, rockmusic, S9+30. Normal sign-on Sats is 2300, but will come on an hour or two earlier for special bookings. Lacking is any advance publicity about when this will happen or what it is!

Last Sunday Dec 18 at 2133 (not 1633 as originally reported, in EST by mistake), Mark Coady in Ontario was hearing ``French Dog Radio`` on 7490, presumably also WBCQ on earlier than 2200 `Marion`s Attic`. Hear what may recur on Dec 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat Dec 24 at 1905, WTWW-2 with `Theater Organ of the Ozarx`, marred by some IADs, already playing Xmas carols, a mixture, but seem more secular than sacred. At 1932 Bob Heil refers to this being the midpoint rather than end of program, and indeed continues for another semihour this week. 2002 outro refers to Saturday night, nothing about Saturday afternoon. NO WTWW ID, and re-opening TOOTO, for another hour, another episode, or repeating? Briefly noted 5085 at 0219 UT Sunday Dec 25 the organ show successfully appears again this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Dec 25 at 0123, WWRB is on again for the weekend, but instead of far-right politico-religious harangues, playing electronic organ music, unseems carol, in waltz time, S9+40. 0210 recheck it`s switched to 3195, now country version of `BlessÃd Assurance` hymn, not really a carol. Modulation level surges up and down a bit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. JBA carrier on 11625; JBA carrier on 7275 underneath an LSB ham; JBA algo on 6080, 6185 (could be Mexico), at 2204+ Dec 24 frequencies scheduled until 2230 for Xmas eve VR specials, each in a different language, but none good here. And that`s still before midnight in Roma (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2520, Dec 24 at 1343 UT, S7 carrier, open or just barely modulated? Suspected WOCO Oconto WI second harmonic. If I ever wake up by 1300 UT must check for it then. Still audible at S6 by 1402 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12024.99, Dec 24 at 1350, S7-S9 open carrier except for hi-pitched DSB tone of ~1270 Hz. Some flutter; 1358 brief break in carrier, then continues past 1407, but off at 1414 check. Nothing scheduled now on 12025, only AIR Goa at 1600-1830. I tune past here almost every morning and this is heard for first time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

With seasonal greetings, this report dispatched at 0606 UT December 25

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 23-24, 2016  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 24 2016

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4774.967, Dec 23 at 0725, JBA music vs CODAR, like last night, but this time I measure the frequency independently, which is within 3 Hz of where Carlos GonÃalves, Portugal put R. Congonhas, Minas Gerais, Dec 3 at 2218, on 4774.964, rather than R. Tarma, Perà which he had way down on 4774.910 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 24 at 0057, RHC Spanish at end of `Mesa Redonda` diversion, TV audio track, with quite suptorted modulation. Dead air for a couple minutes, then ``Ed Newman`` opening English which is equally degraded; wiggle that patchcord! Better but as usual undermodulated on // 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Dec 23 at 1354, triumphal music at S7-S9, 1300 IDs as Denge Kurdistane, presumably via PRIDNESTROVYE, and talk. Plenty modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5012v, Dec 24 at 0226, a very distorted blob of something seems to be separate from 5015 WRMIBS but overcome by it, so is RNM around here at this moment, as nothing is heard wobbling around 5008v? But by 0305 check, now it`s 5008.1, constantly varying must be RNM with music at S6, and I no longer hear the 5012 blob (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, Dec 24 at 0151, three canned ``[E]stereo Fiesta, 107.1 FM, 700-30 AM`` IDs by super-hype voice actor within two minutes, as XEHB Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua is now known, outdating WRTH 2017 already on this which still shows ``Ke Buena``; and IRCA Mexican Log 2015 with that plus ``Viva Villa``. Axually, this is hardly news, first reported in August *2015*, NRC IDXD by John Wilkins, CO:

``730 MEXICO XEHB Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. AUG 6 1150 - Orchestral anthem followed by FM-only ID at 1151: "Escucha Estereo Fiesta XEHB-FM Estereo Fiesta..."; also gave address on Ortiz Mena Boulevard and mentioned Grupo Radiorama; back to music after the ID. Good signal and alone on the frequency, probably already on 25 kW day power. New slogan, ex-R. Viva Villa, ex-La Ke Buena. [Wilkins-CO]``

XEHB is totally and typically dominating frequency on caradio, forget XEX or any other NAFTA country, and obviously on 50 kW day power instead of 1 kW night as listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 770, Dec 24 at 0257 explaining what a Villancico is, 0259 ID as ``Radio FÃrmula de Monterrey``, i.e. XEACH, 25/1 kW. Dominant on my N/S antenna, while KKOB is on the E/W, see USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6160-, Dec 24 at 0241, not even a carrier from CKZN; nor have I heard any the last night or two. We know CKZU is off, so is CKZN too, or just too far into the auroral zone, and/or too high a frequency, to propagate? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.13-AM, Dec 24 at 0231, distorted song at S6 from unID pirate, 0234 Jingle Bells version. No reports yet of anypirate UT Dec 24 at hfunderground, but 4+ hours earlier, Chris Smolinski had ``Liquid Radio 6925 AM 2215 UTC 23 Dec 2016 - Quite weak, but I can hear the thumping music``. By now it could be something completely different. Off at my recheck 0246 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5792.0, Dec 24 at 0308, [Station YHWH] preacher can be heard at S8-S9. Checked earlier, was still not on by 0302. His favorite time and frequency lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Dec 24 circa 0145 UT, I`m a few blox from the KGWA transmitter site in NW Enid, looking for Xmas lighting displays, so also try to hear the plus/minus 80 kHz spurs on exactly 880 and 1040, which I have detected further at home in daytime --- no trace, vs KRVN and WHO. Will have to try for these and maybe more in full daytime near site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1300/1330/1360 and 1420/1450/1480, Dec 23 circa 1945 UT after dining at Pizza Inn across the street from 1390 KCRC transmitter and studio site in Enid, once the caradio is away from a noisy spot, I go after the perpetual spur field of KCRC. The closest pair, 1360 & 1420, are plenty loud as junior 1390s, here overriding KTJS OK and KPHN KS, which further away in Enid, can be detected as hets against the not-exactly plus/minus 30 kHz spurs from 1390. I`ve also heard much weaker hets on 1330 vs KNSS KS and 1450 KGFF/KSIW OK, and up close they are of course much stronger. Now the supreme catches: plus/minus 90 kHz JBA spurs causing hets on 1300 KAKC OK and 1480 KQAM KS/KBXD TX. But not enough another 30 kHz out to hear anyhets on 1270, 1520. Way to go, Hiram, seven frequencies for the price of one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.5, Dec 24 at 0045 UT, approaching the ``Singing Xmas Trees`` animated light display near Oakwood & Oak in western Enid on a lot vacant except for a capped oil well, the Part 15 music track transmitter must be weaker than before, as I have to park closer to get a fully quiet signal on the caradio. Crawler on display says it`s ``choreographed`` by Chisholm High School, and for the first time credits the music as provided by ``Home Free``, whatever that is.

The other animated light & music show further west in Enid, surrounding a house at the south-side intersexion of Pheasant Run and Club House Drive, as reported in DXLD 15-52 on 97.7, is a no-show this year. Several other cars were driving around aimlessly in the neighborhood seeking it. Plenty of silent and static Xmas lighting tho. The big fad for the first time this year is projexion of flakes, stars, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1857 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday December 24 at 0031, fair on WBCQ 9330.112v-CUSB. Nice to get this as most days it`s been inaudible to weak, propagation? Next:
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.85, UT Sat Dec 24 at 0222, WBCQ is JBA, can`t tell if `Allan Weiner Worldwide` is still running, as 7490 is totally inaudible, off or propped out? No other `WBCQ` on 5120 tonight, or not yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 12050, Dec 23 at 1346, no signal from WEWN Spanish, but instead Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jammer against RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, this hour only. By 1403, WEWN is on but only S4 with dead air except for some hum. This is supposed to start at 1300, I think.

The SW frequency schedule at
http://www.ewtn.com/radio/freq.htm
is dated 30 Oct 2016 to 3 March 2017, why? USA DST in 2017 does not start until Sunday, March 12. It shows a 4-hour difference between `EDT` in the left time column, and UTC on the right! So which one are we to believe? Altho WEWN is never heard on more than two frequencies at once any more, it continues to pretend to be on three. The middle column for S America/Caribbean is the imaginary one, with silent 11870 and 13830, but shows 12050 in use at 1000-1700, and 12050 is ALSO in the other Spanish column, 155 degrees for Mexico and Central America at 1300-2400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5059.2, Dec 24 at 0224, second-order spur from 5085 WTWW-2 Xmas music, i.e. 2 x 12.9 = 25.8 kHz below, much weaker than first-order spur on 5072.1, with some music audible there, not usually the case (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Dec 24 at 0259 UT, after getting XEACH on the N/S antenna (see MEXICO), on the E/W antenna a full ID as ``Happy holidays from 94.5 FM and AM 770 News Radio, KKOB Albuquerque``, bong and CBS News still exists. Seems to be a slight reverb, implying I am getting not only the main 50 kW transmitter in the North Valley, supposedly protecting WABC, but also the 230-watt night-only fill-in from Santa Fe. Someone recently claimed a log of Santa Fe based on double audio, but I wonder just how much out of synch they were and are?

Also, the 2016-2017 NRC AM Log does not show any FM simul for KKOB. Is 94.5 new? Nor does the WTFDA FM Database, with only two 94.5`s in NM:

``KYAT 94.5 GALLUP USA 100.0 100.0 420.0 35-36-22 108-41-26 KYAT FM COUNTRY NAVAJO FM STATION COUNTRY

K233CG // KQRI 105.5 94.5 SANDIA NM USA 0.0 0.25 1240.0 35-13-00 106-27-07 AIR ONE CHRISTIAN ROCK``

But 94.5 is now on the KKOB homepage, and of course getting top billing there as well as on the air: http://www.770kkob.com/

So NM`s #1 commercial AM station has recently had to get on FM to let a mere translator wag its dog. Apparently just acquired it from Air One/KQRI. It`s on Sandia CREST, not Sandia the town/res, which does make a big coverage difference even with 250 watts --- if there is no co-channel.

Which there is. I always anticipated, while approaching ABQ from the east on I-40, emerging from Tijeras Canyon and picking up the 100-kW Gallup on 94.5 which at that elevation has a line-of-sight, unlike further down in the valley. Maybe still can get it in spots, as even some of the bigsigs atop the Crest are blocked within the canyon. But not a pretty picture.

The *real* KKOB-FM was and presumably still is, on 93.3, 20 kW from the Crest, but separately programmed from 770/94.5 with CHR. Turnabout: in Gallup, 93.3 is blocked by a local gospel-huxter translator, K227CB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Dec 24 at 0256 UT, it seems that KHAC AZ is off, as I am hearing only KRVN and some weak Spanish music on USB. Then I realize I am on the N/S antenna, and switching to the E/W antenna, there`s KHAC religioning on USB side only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1420, Dec 24 at 0249 UT tune-in, ``Information Radio 1420, KCON[?]``. Not at all sure of the call but best fuzzy match is KTOE, Mankato MN, 5/5 kW U2, ``Your Information Station`` per NRC AM Log 2016-2017. Night pattern goes NE/SW, good for us, null toward WOC IA which is what I usually get and was expecting to hear now, on its own WSW lobe. Fortunately, night signals can overcome the KCRC spur but still be hetted; see OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Dec 23 at 1838 UT, S Asian music is audible, mixing with KQAM Wichita with usual slow SAH produced by KBXD Dallas. Midday skywave, 6 minutes after mean noon, is funxioning over a 400-km path, with sun about as low as it can go. Yet, another 50 kW Metroplexer, KTNO, is not making it, 1440 vacant of Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search December 23, UT:
At 1323, 702-WSW, 657-WSW, 612-WSW
At 1326, 792-WSW
At 1328, 1566-NW until cut at 1344:35*, usual time for HLAZ language/beam switch from Japan to China (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0619 UT December 24

 

Glenn Hauser logs December 22-23, 2016  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 23 2016

Hauser
** CUBA. 4765, Dec 23 at 0303 tune-in, R. Progreso in dead air --- here we go; no, we don`t: music modulation resumes in a few dekaseconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5007.9vv, Dec 23 at 0210 tune-in, there`s RNM carrier again, and wobbling as I tune 5008.0 with BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5792.0, Dec 23 at 0307, S9 carrier vs S8 noise, but no modulation audible. No doubt it`s [Station YHWH] on one of his lately favorite frequencies. Nothing was there when tuned across before 0300. 0332 recheck, now I can make out the Yahweh guy`s voice, at S8 but less noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF and Virtual 13, Dec 23 at 0100 UT, KETA/OETA airs `What`s the Deal` about TV towers, including de-constructing the KWTV/OETA tower which was once the world`s tallest man-made struxure (1572 feet, I think). Originally a bunch of fun short filler segments, tied together for less than half an hour, streamable in segments via
http://videos.oeta.tv/show/whats-deal/
It seems the nerdy/cute gal who does it is never identified, not even in the credit roll or link (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. (7490), UT Fri Dec 23 at 0030, Broad Spectrum Radio on WBCQ webcast, which I bring up since 7490 is so weak. James Branum has just publicized his topix on the DXLD yg, including rebuttal to Allan Weiner about supporting Thump and opposing Black Lives Matter. This part starts about 0043. Rough script and podcast::
http://broadspectrumradio.com/2016/12/22/bsr-magazine-show-dec-22-2016-haunakah-obama-pardons-a-response-to-allan-weiner-re-trump-and-blm-call-for-abcradio-australia-international-to-save-shortwave-service/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND [and non]. 3240, Dec 23 at 0321, Hallelujahs in unknown language, S9+15. It`s TWR in Shona daily at 0255-0325 per WRTH 2017 where it`s under SOUTH AFRICA [non], and followed by Ndau at 0325-0340. I wonder why so many of their quarter-hour language services start at odd times :55, :10 or :25 past the hours? Unexpectedly loud signal, and much more so than 3345, Channel Africa in English, also reading S9+15 but must be undermodulated. To boot, 3345 runs 100 kW at 5 degrees from Meyerton, while 3240 emits only 50 kW at 3 degrees from Manzini. But Sonder Grense outdoes them both on the meter at S9+25 on 3320, 100 kW at a more favorable 275 degrees from Meyerton, all per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3272-USB, Fri Dec 23 at 0227, weak signal from AAR7PD, NCS calling others in very formal Army MARS net, then some digibursts. A recent log of 3272-USB, Nov 18 at 0150, led me to conclude it was Air Force MARS. Maybe a mixture? Tonight there is another MARS net with AFA- calls on 3308-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, Dec 23 at 0304, this is the minute when WWV announces the upcoming Leap Second; previously heard WWVH doing it at :16 past the hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1857 monitoring: confirmed Thursday December 22 at 2130 on WRMI 13695, excellent. Not confirmed UT Fri Dec 23 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: no signal or no propagation; 9265 WINB is but a JBA carrier. Next:
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Fri Dec 23 at 0100, WBCQ webcast (since 7490 is so weak), immediately following `Broad Spectrum Radio` --- see OKLAHOMA [non] --- `Voice of the Report of the Week` (VORW) is back on SW, replacing an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` filler repeat, which still shows on the online schedule. Host reviews food and publicizes his website, but show is rather unfocused, quite a contrast to preceding BSR, mostly playing music and inviting requests. At the end, like James Branum (and me), he is talking about the demise of shortwave from Australia, and is about to give a link to protest, when time is up, cut to WBCQ ID, and 0200 into Brother HyStairical. VORW is produced by John Jurasek in Lynchburg VA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5120.02-AM, Dec 23 at 0215 on the R75, a JBA carrier here with some modulation, weaker than 5130- WBCQ. Seems like a pirate has picked a place to be noticed between WBCQ and WTWW spurs. At 0248 I`ve switched to the NRD-545 with ALA-330S E-W for a slightly better signal, vocal rock music in English, S9 vs noise level of S8. At 0254 I switch to the N-S internal random wire, and find it gives an even better S/N ratio than the Wellbrook, which is supposed to be superior in that way. Now it reads S8 vs noise level of S7, but better copy. Dense wild rock music past 0300, but 0301 canned ID for WBCQ! And the original WBCQ on 5129.84-AM is still going by 0323 with non // programming, very poor S8. (BTW, no signal on 3250v nor on 7490v which is presumably on but completely faded out, too north with K-index of 4). At 0333, 5120+ mentions ``WBCQ in 2003-2004``; 0335 takeoff on ``Jingle Bells``.

I suppose that WBCQ is testing another transmitter, maybe the one which had been on 3250v. Some others have been hearing this, one assuming it is a pirate relay of WBCQ:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,31790.0.html

This raises the question whether this, or the late night ``WBCQ`` IDs and programming I have been hearing on 5130 are really WBCQ, or a pirate ``relay`` which would have nothing to stop it from including real canned WBCQ IDs. Only WBCQ can confirm which is which (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1380, Dec 23 at 0326 UT tune-in, immediate ID as ``Vida 13-80, transformamos con la palabra de dios``, carol. KRCM Shenandoah TX is totally dominating this frequency, obviously *still* running 22 kW day facility at night rather than licensed 50 watts (!). Someone in Scotland recently had an unID Spanish religion, probably this rather than Latin American as suspected. Here`s the KRCM day pattern showing broad coverage, except from WNW, CCW to SE:
https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1707118-128267.pdf
For me that pdf flashes and then goes blank. I think this is the same:
https://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/MB/Databases/AM_DA_patterns/1614981-123098.pdf

They have two different applications on record involving an even lower night power, but presumably some overall advantage. Shenandoah is due north of Houston on I-45 just south of Conroe. Site is really near Prairie View, west of there, and NW of Houston, so the day pattern only covers about half the big city:
https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/map-display#appid=1614981%26antsysid=123098%26call=KRCM%26freq=1380%26contour=0.5%26city=SHENANDOAH%26state=TX%26fileno=BP-20130426ABP%26.map
No doubt running 440 times the legal power at night helps a lot
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0609 UT December 23

 

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