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Glenn Hauser logs March 3, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 03 2017

Hauser
** CANADA. 15034-USB, March 3 at 1526, Trenton Military with ``no report received`` from Winnipeg, Edmonton; usual 61-minute-slow wrong timecheck for 1425Z, but succeeds in getting a report next from Cold Lake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. 6050, March 3 at 0620, very surprised to find Spanish here, and it`s a heavily produced gospel huxter, sounds like Ministerio En Contacto, California. What could it be but HCJB? For many years they signed off at 0500*, but recently cut back to 0230v*. Revived or a mistake? I didn`t think they were on the air at all at this hour, and MW 690 was recently turned off forever. Maybe FM 89.3 programming is available, running 24h. I keep listening for the tell-tale half-hour timesignal, and there it is right at 0630, and into song, so I`m confident it really is HCJB. Can`t find any plain old program schedule at http://radiohcjb.org

No sign of ELWA Liberia which should be on 6050 after 0530 now in English, but I would never hear it in HCJB`s absence, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9524.942, March 3 at 1534, carrier here must be VOI, along with a JBA one closer to 9525.00 (CRI English via Kashgar), but nothing toward 9526.

As recently as Feb 21, VOI was on the other(?) transmitter close to 1 kHz higher: ``Good signal of Voice of Indonesia on Feb 21:
1300-1400 on 9525.9 JAK 250 kW / 010 deg to EaAs English
(Ivo Ivanov, QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

Atsunori Ishida, http://rri.jpn.org/ shows it went back to ``9525`` on March 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995.000, March 3 at 0615, carrier from R. Mali is spot-on, not 9 Hz high like the unID I had almost 4 hours earlier; and only one carrier now, so that remains a mystery (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 9790.031, March 3 at 1540, YL in Chinese, piano music bit, S9, significantly off frequency. Yes, it`s IBB, Agignan Point, Saipan, again, RFA scheduled this hour only; but no jammer audible closer to 9790.0 or anywhere around.

Note my previous log of Saipan 38 Hz high: ``11850.038, Feb 24 at 1426-1430+, bandscanning in 1 kHz steps with BFO, anything a bit off-frequency raises a red flag`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. With 6855 WRMI absent early UT March 3, I asked Jeff White:

``Jeff, 6855 is off this evening, so I wonder if there is a problem with that transmitter and whether it will be on tomorrow night for the SWL Fest special? Do you have a backup alternate frequency for that?

I`m also wondering whether the Fri 2230 WOR on 11580 & 5950 will still be on 6855 as well, since programming content seems to be changing there and not fully published. While I`m at it, I`ll ask what`s the story on TruNews departing? 73, Glenn``

``Glenn: We've been doing maintenance and some upgrades to 6855, but it will be on for the SWL Fest broadcast tonight. We are also probably going to simulcast it on 9395 kHz. TruNews decided to leave shortwave at the end of February (going all Internet it seems), so 9395 is available for the SWL Fest broadcast. By the way, I think the former 2200-0100 UT programming on 6855 will return in a couple of weeks or so. We have had some special programs and have changed things temporarily. Jeff`` (Glenn Hauser, March 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9810.056, March 3 at 1543, JBA carrier off-frequency. And another even weaker one close to 9810.00. Aoki shows at 1520-1620, VIRI Sirjan eastward in Urdu; and also at 1500-1600, BBC Oman northeastward in Pashto. Iran should be the one that`s off; but HFCC shows since Feb 12, BBC has switched to the UAE site, which is also capable of such skewage, fond of lax accuracy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1736 UT March 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 2-3, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 03 2017

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4894.9, March 3 at 0209, not even a carrier from R. Novo Tempo, gone again or just very sporadic? Propagation is OK, with the best and most reliable ZY on 60m next door, 4885.022, S9 R. Clube do Parà (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, March 3 at 0018, RNA/RNB and its spurblobs are still missing tonight, while 11780 is nominal; JBA signal on 6180 would be CRI East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 3 at 0045, CHU is still/again AWOL from here, but OK on 7850-CUSB; inaudible, maybe off too, from 14670-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 3 at 0019, RHC Spanish is VG at S9+45 except for the modulation which as usual is rough on this frequency.

5025, March 3 at 0049, R. Rebelde is off, while 5040 RHC is S9+45; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 17880, March 3 at 0004, JBA carrier here is the only signal on 16m besides Cuba very strong on 17730. HFCC shows it`s KSDA at 00-01, 315 degrees NW in Chinese (or jammer? Probably the ChiCom do not bother with this) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. YHWH gone? I haven`t run across Station YHWH lately, nor seen any other reports of it. My last log was Feb 20 at 21+ on 15530-. Last log on 7 MHz band was Feb 17 at 0243 on 7615. I did several scans of the 7 MHz band and also 5790-5792 tonight March 3 until 0230 and didn`t find him. Most usual timespan was roughly 02-04++ UT. Is anyone hearing him now, or has heard him anywhere since the above catches? Searched HF Underground and found no logs there since Dec 31, 2016 (Glenn Hauser, OK, 0311 UT Mar 3, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1867 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 2 at 2130 on 11580, good. Also confirmed UT Fri Mar 3 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, S9+30! Hope this improvement continue as we have less and less night on the path. Next:
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
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, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. New Program From Tilford Productions Invades the Airwaves --
Tilford Productions, which brings you From the Isle of Music, is launching a second program, `Uncle Bill's Melting Pot`, a half-hour musical variety program on WBCQ 7490 kHz, perhaps best described as indescribable, or as host Bill Tilford states, "from the ridiculously sublime to the sublimely ridiculous with genres from A-Z". The inaugural broadcast is Friday, March 3, 0000-0030 World Date/UTC (Thursday, March 2, 7:00-7:30 pm EST in North America) (Bill Tilford, IL, Feb 28, WORLD OF RADIO 1867, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

So I make a point of listening UT Fri March 3 at 0000 on 7489.94-AM. Yes, an enjoyable show, wide variety of music, starting with banjo and a polka. No Spanish announcements. Good signal so far.

0030 UT Fri is when `Broad Spectrum Radio` from OKC had been running, but not for a few weeks now and no update on the BSR website except trying to fundraise to continue in 2017y. Instead again this week is `Furthermore 29-54` with Ramsey from the other Monticello, including extended anti-TV clips of Howard Beale from movie Network. Ramsey also plugs plenty for WBCQ program time sales. Signal has faded way down by 0055. 29-54 had previously been occupying the open slot half an hour earlier. After 0100, `Voice of the Report of the Week` with no WWCR QRM. (Tnx to Ramsey for WOR support this week) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, March 3 at 0002 & 0220 chex, no signal from this WRMI. It`s been rather irregular lately. Hope it`s funxional tomorrow night, for the Winter SWL Fest special at 0300-0600 UT Saturday March 4. If not, maybe WRMI can spare a backup transmitter elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Thu Mar 2 at 1949 on BST-1 caradio, WTWW-2 is very distorted as Ted is plugging programming including `Dave Ramsey` weekdays at ``1 pm Eastern`` --- no, it`s from 1:06 pm Central like right now during a break. Also `Theater Organ from the Ozarx`, at 1 pm Saturday, which in this case is approximately correct if Central (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, March 3 at 0016, WEWN English is on now, after missing late last night, but poor-fair; a diocesan from Gallup IDs the program as `Catholic Answers Live` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5935, March 3 at 0021, WWCR is VG with non-DGS guy ridiculing a UN program concerned with water security --- why worry? ``Our world is three-fourths water``. (OK, you drink the saltwater, not the rest of us.) Of course, it`s the `James McCanney anti-Science Hour`. DGS is still going weakly on 13845. Originally, 13845 & 5935 were from same transmitter, but now 5935 is #2 and 13845 is #3 paired with 4840 at night. I see that WWCR has already posted their DST schedule effective March 12 involving shifted frequency spans, at http://www.wwcr.com/transmitter-sched.html
Including 3215 starting at 0100 instead of 0200, so if WWRB still exists, will have to do their QSY to 3195 a real hour earlier, lest they collide with WWCR again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5025.02, March 3 at 0049, R. Rebelde is off (and so are the 5010 & 5055 leapfrogs with 5040), but there is a JBA carrier still here definitely on the hi side. Certainly not VL8K Australia, and the only other known 5025 station is R. Quillabamba, Perà but until now was slightly on the lo side; so can anyone confirm it`s up to here now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5995.009, March 3 at 0226, surprised to find a JBA signal here, or two, as (except for imaginary Algerian in HFCC at 04-06) MALI is the only one ever listed, but supposed to be in a 6-hour break from 00 to 06. Either there is a second signal or there is one which is wobbling. Mali is easy after 0600, except it`s like 1 percent modulated. Maybe I can match the precise frequency then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0432 UT March 3

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 2, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 02 2017

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 15340, March 2 at 1414, RBA English ID at S9-S7, 1415 into South Asian music and language. Why don`t they introduce in English which language it is? Aoki shows on Thursdays only, it`s Marathi. Simultaneously, RBA is on 11980 in English at S9+20/10.

15590, March 2 at 1417, another South Asian song is S9 to S9+10 here, and this turns out to be the third RBA transmitter, scheduled Thursdays only in Telugu during this quarter-hour. These are all aimed toward S Asia of course, but are some of the best signals on 19m now, so I wonder if they are arriving long-path without having to traverse much of the darkside (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 2 at 0720, no signal from CHU again, while 7850-CUSB has a JBA carrier; yet relatively near SW station WBCQBS 7490 is propagating at S9, better than usual in the nightmiddle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9880.026, March 2 at 1220, Christian hymn, YL talking in Korean, S9 fading to S5. KSDA is scheduled this hour, so another station significantly off-frequency; amid 9880 usage by other stations, China, Romania before and/or after (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 5935, Thursday March 2 at 1325, Sea Breeze from JAPAN still here, barely audible in English, and with tone pulse jamming. Expect them to QSY soon, maybe escaping jamming for a few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, March 2 circa 1300, no signal from Denge Kurdistane; but recheck at 1409, now S9+10 during big audio buzz, soon fixed with Kurdish talk mentioning Istanbul. Aoki shows site as Moldova (Pridnestrovye) at 0600-1500, but a beam switch at 1300 from 130 to 116, why? Then to Bulgaria at 1500, but Ivo has been saying it`s then France instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, March 2 at 0714, VG S9+20 signal with news of Solomon Islands, typical RNZI sounders. Yes, surprised to find them back on this frequency. Online schedule still shows 11725 until 0758, then 9765, with 9700 supposedly only at 1059-1258 on the NNW antenna, a recent change from 11610. Maybe this explain the anomaly which may not recur:

``NB: Every month on the first Wednesday is Maintenance day at our transmitter site from 2230 to 0600 UT (Thursdays 1030-1800 NZST) During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes``. That period should have just finished (altho NZST is not in effect now, rather NZDST of UT +13 until April 2). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 48 NTSC, March 2 at 1455 UT, KOCY-LP OKC is weakly visible in analog, with a little morning tropo enhancement; remains without cutting off the air for a few minutes before fading (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Thursday March 2 at 1330, RUI via WRMI, VG signal. News until 1335, nothing but about Russian military axion in eastern Ukraine, and remaining resistance to takeover of Crimea, for which Feb 26 will be the third anniversary. 1335 `Ukrainian Perspective` continuing anti-Russia news, shelling on Ukrainian positions. Why haven`t we heard about this hot axion, if really current? Refers to a Thursday February 23 press briefing, so I conclude this program is one week old, NOT from today!

As previously noted, day-by-day file setup on WRMI server will replay an old one if a new one has not overwritten it in time. Others have noted outdated RUI programs on WRMI, from more than a week. In fact, I found the upload dates on the System D server for the Saturday and Sunday RUI broadcasts still showing as 7/2/2016! Listen whether they really sound that old from last July? And therefore always the same from one weekend to the next? At 1341 today, item about Ukrainian arms producers participating in an exhibition in Abu Dhabi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1867 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday March 2 at 1230 on WRMI 9955, S9 over lite pulse jamming at first, but relative jamming level increases during the semihour as WRMI weakens; tnx a lot, Arnie! Yet WOR still 100% readable, including my error saying ``March 28`` instead of February 28 regarding Xmas Radio. // 6855 is S9 at start, but much higher local noise level on it. By 1322 during R. Prague, little or no jamming on 9955. Next WORs:
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
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, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, March 2 at 0717, this WRMI is playing classic rock, Dylan, not // World Music on 5850, 6855, 7730. TruNews is gone! Until end of Feb, had been 24/7 on WRMI-6, 355 degrees, since Global 24 crashed a couple years ago. TruNews was initially on two more frequencies, then cut back to this one. TruNews still shows on the WRMI web schedule. Rather, Flowing Streams Ministry of which TruNews is/was the flagship program. Nothing on the TruNews website now about SW, or any radio broadcasts, but plenty of far-right extremist un-true slanted ``news``. Has Rick Wiles fallen out with WRMI, or simply a financial decision, SW no longer worth it??

9395, another check March 2 at 1421 finds more classic rock, ``Stairway to Heaven``; 1423 break at odd time for WRMI ID by Bob Biermann. Never announces the music so I have to identify it: then ``It`s My Party`` by Leslie Gore; 1430 a WRMI ID mentioning 9395 specifically; 1434 ``Desiderata`` (you are a child of the universe) --- NOT the parody, shux. 1438 ``Little Green Bag`` by The George Baker Selexion; 1440 ``The Monkees``; 1443 some doo-wop; 1446 ``Smile a Little Smile For Me, Rose Marie`` by The Flying Machine, etc., etc.

All the announcements are by Biermann, and suspect he is programming this now. Biermann`s regular hour is ``Your Weekend Show`` which started on TruNews, then expanded to various times (including mid-week) on other WRMI frequencies, so he has survived the sinking ship of TruNews. Surely a temporary filler until another full-time client for 9395 can be found. A golden opportunity to get some journalistically legitimate Public Radio service on SW!!

I look for anything about this on WRMI`s FB, but nothing found; rather this new show:

``Mirka Pratts February 22 at 3:12pm --- "LAS NOCHES CON MIRKA" a partir de maÃana jueves a las 8:p.m en WRMI Radio Miami Internacional, vÃa Facebook donde grabaremos el programa que saldrà el viernes a las 5:00 p.m en AmÃrica y el Caribe y a las 11:00p.m en Europa. Los esperamos!!!! 14 Likes2 CommentsLike  Comment  Share``

WTFK? Geez. 6-hour time difference anyway implies 2200 UT Fridays. Of course, both Europe and America have more than one timezone! So Âde quà se trata, Mirka?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, March 2 at 0711, no signal from WEWN overnight English frequency, which is normally weak but audible. 5810 Spanish is inbooming a usual. On 25m, 11580 WRMIBS is good, while it is normally JBA at this hour. Strange reversal, due to propagation, or is 11520 really off? Also a JBA carrier on 11870 which used to be WEWN`s other overnight Spanish transmitter, and now nothing is scheduled there per HFCC and Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, March 2 at 1304 UT, another talk station with WBAP nulled as much as possible. Think I hear a traffic report mentioning Gary, 1306 UT into a show from Washington DC. Must be the Bill Press show as scheduled on WCPT, 820 for Chicago which is now Willow Springs IL, 5800/1500 U2 per NRC AM Log, ``Chicago`s Progressive Talk``, yet affiliated with Fox, among other networx! Other Chi stations are still in, including 780, 1000 and 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, March 2 at 1314, romantic music in Spanish over WOAI. No doubt it`s WRTO Chicago, maybe still UnivisiÃn AmÃrica but not their new sports network as allegedly in the offing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1721 UT March 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 28-March 1-2, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 02 2017

Hauser
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 1 at 0725, University Network is off! But something, Brasil? is a JBA carrier. By next check at 2031, day frequency 11775 is on as usual, S9+25 of suppressed/distorted modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, March 1 at 2031, no signal from LRA36, which Manuel MÃndez, Spain reports is back on the air and JBA there after AWR 15480 closes at 2000. Believe it has been off all northern winter/southern summer. Probably have a new crew for fall/winter season, as station only seems active a few months per year. Normal schedule is approx. 18-21 UT M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1867, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Feb 28 at 0714, JBA carrier, but no blob in the 6150 range from RNA/RNB, while 11780 is OK, VG. Then I hear a blob in the 6165-6175 range, but can`t confirm a match to 11780.

6150v, 6120v, March 1 at 0614, by now the Brazoblobs are definitely off and so is 6180, completely. The engineers at Rodeador must have finally realized there`s a problem. 11780 is still good at S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1867, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 1 at 0626, CHU is inaudible, not even a carrier. Think it must be off as I should be able to detect it despite storm noise of S9+30 from eastern OK. 3485 NY Radio is audible, as is CHU OK on 7850-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.160V, Feb 28 at 0709, AlcaravÃn Radio is here at the moment, mostly music --- in fact, since latest reactivation, I don`t believe I`ve heard any IDs or automated timechex; maybe just not listening long enough. Audibly varies as I try to measure it.

6010.144V, Feb 28 at 0711, The Voice of Thy Conscience is presumably the weaker one here, also varying.

5910.14, March 1 at 0618, AlcaravÃn Radio is S9+10 with tropical music. Another check at 0729, now measured on 5910.131, music at S8 vs storm noise crashes of S9+10/20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 1 at 0615, RHC English is absent, but still VG on 6165, in fact splattering 6160-6170; 6100 is OK, and 6000 is S9+40 but suptorted. 6060 seems to have been missing a lot lately both before 0500 in Spanish and after in English.

6100, March 1 at 0725, RHC is still on with dead air of S9+20, unlike all the other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 48, Feb 28 at 1753 UT, KOCY-LP, OKC, analog video only, fades in briefly. Now I know that this one may or may not be on the air at any moment; only way to be sure it is off is to see it strong enough one moment, and cut off the next rather than fade out.

Doug Smith of W9WI.com responds to my previous comments: the reason why KOCY has a CP for 15 kW is that would be the max power once it`s finally converted to DTV --- (but that will never happen with all channels above 37 being evacuated).

Also, he points out that the power and coverage of KOCO-7 are virtually the same as KETA-13; twice the power I quoted from his list was for KOCO`s backup rather than main transmitter.

I also think Doug has the answer to why my KETA-13 reception keeps breaking up: QRM from second harmonic of KNID 107.1 on 214.2 MHz right in the middle of RF channel 13, running 14 kW from less than 10 miles away (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1866 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday February 28 at 2130 on WRMI 15770; probably // 6855, but JBA and reception on this will only worsen as we get into spring and summer, everything else being equal. Missed checking UT Wed 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB ---

(Since I was busy at Enid High School for ceremony dedicating the Currie-Gregg Observatory, in name of astronaut Dr Nancy Currie-Gregg. The dome and telescope were a project of my late science teacher Mr James Smeltzer, just after I graduated in 1963y. His daughter was also present and glad to selfie with one of his former students. See http://www.wewillfindstars.space --- But I digress.)

WOR 1866 also confirmed Wed March 1 at 1030 on WRMI 5850 and much weaker // 6855. I happen to be awake for this rare check. Also confirmed Wed Mar 1 at 1421, the 1415.5 airing on 9955 at S9+20, well atop pulse jamming, but 6855 is inaudible, faded out or off? Also confirmed Wed March 1 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, fair, after a semiminute of dead air instead of ID. Also confirmed UT Thu March 2 at 0030, WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1867 ready for first airings March 2:

Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
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, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // 6855 // 7730, March 1 at 0720, WRMIs are all playing the same World Music; but before 0700 I had noticed that 6855 was playing different WM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11965-12135, Feb 28 at 1548, WEWN 12050 is again out of whack with splatter spikes out to this range. So I notify Glen Tapley again at 1642 UT Feb 28, two weeks after last time:

``Glen, It seems that whenever 12050 gets tuned up it gradually goes bad again. Same is the case now Feb 28 checked around 1548 UT:

Modulation peak spikes can be heard between 11965 and 12135, gradually diminishing toward the edges of this range. Severe up to 12100 and down to 12030 at least, impacting 12095 BBC via Madagascar. BBC uses 12095 much of the day from additional sites, and earlier FEBC Philippines does too. And 12035 which at this time is AWR via Sri Lanka, i.e. two other Christian broadcasters. Your own signal on 12050 is so distorted that it must be driving away listeners rather than attracting them. Regards, Glenn``

No reply received, but by 1427 UT check March 1, 12050 is back in whack, no more splatter spikes --- for now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. RF DTV channel 31, Feb 28 at 1608 UT, area tropo is up, this time from across the Kansas border. This is one which barely decodes for a split second showing text in English along bottom of screen, yet the PSIP ID which already shows with Bad signal is KDCU-DT 31-1 which is Derby KS (Wichita market), despite W9WI.com showing ``46.1`` as Univision and ``46.2`` as UniMas, but I can`t get #2 at all, nor #1 long enough to confirm network. Also, just reading the font on the Zenith STB PSIP, at least on an SD screen, I couldn`t be sure whether it was: KOCU, KDCV, KOCV; or KDCU, which has to be it.

BAD signals on all these channels: 35, 36, 42, 45, 28, 26, 22, 20, 17, 12, 11, 10, 8, many of which correspond to Wichita. Only one other manages to decode briefly with my antenna toward OKC, after all: RF 19, 12-1, KWCH-DT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0612 UT March 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 26-27-28, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 28 2017

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 6152, Feb 27 at 0605, approx. center of RNA/RNB blob at S9+40, // VP 6180 and G 11780. Also second-order blob circa 6123 at only S9. It`s hard to make a match to 11780 during music, but can barely do so by pauses and some modulation during talk. Look for more further down the band, but none at 28-29 kHz intervals. However, a very similar-sounding one about 5931, probably something else locally. Recheck at 0710, the main ones have shifted slightly, to center around 6150 and 6119. 6151v is so strong compared to 6180 that obviously most of the 250? kW is emanating from the parasite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. Correxion: timesignal was at 1500, not 1400; fixed:
15310, Feb 26 at 1458, exotic music, sort of African? More likely Romanian, as that language announcement mixes with a few seconds late 1500 timesignal; S8 to S3 fades. RRI in Romanian at 1400-1557, 300 kW, 285 degrees from Galbeni (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1866 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, B`lgariya, Sunday February 26 at 1130 on HLR 9485-CUSB; also confirmed by gh UT Monday February 27 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed UT Monday Feb 27 at 0403 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0427 check on WBCQ 5129.85-AM; also confirmed after 0430 UT Mon Feb 27 on WRMI 9955 webcast. Also confirmed UT Tuesday February 28 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Tue Feb 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+20/30. Next:
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, UT Mon Feb 27 at 0028, WRMI is playing Andean World Music instead of Christmas Radio. At 0030 M. T. Kelly, DJ is outroing some show, but soon cut off, plugged into wrong feed? 0032 back to World Music, African thumb piano (meanwhile my streetlight has ignited at *0031:20, clear sky at sunset which was 0024 UT).

So another failure, but a week ago it was just dead air. Skedgrid still shows Christmas R. at 0000-0100 UT Mondays only on 6855, but rest of week unaccounted for during this hour. The transmission sked now colors 6855 magenta at 2200-0100, but no info at all about 2200-2400 content.

6855, UT Tue Feb 28 at 0036 check, nondescript maybe novelty tune, but 0036 program ID as ``Christmas Radio, where it`s always Christmas``. For all Xmas-all-the-time they must scrape the barrel to avoid playing the same carols every few minutes. WRMI skedgrid still asserts ``Times and Days are UTC``, but the Monday show showing up on Tuesday makes me wonder about that; likewise the Media Network Plus consistently showing up at 0700 on Thursday instead of Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // 7730, Mon Feb 27 at 0716, WRMI with Jeff White himself, admittedly ``just back from Jordan``, but being interviewed by Bob Biermann on `Your Weekend Show` -- general info about WRMI, how it is the largest SWBC site in the western hemisphere, and what a great opportunity it would be for more evangelists. Biermann is in Port St Lucie, but I gather he does some engineering work for WRMI. 0734-0743 long break for some praise music. Now I can tell 6855 is also // this hour, but JBM. The WRMI Programming page explains:

Your Weekend Show is hosted by veteran broadcaster Bob Biermann. Bob has been in radio since 1971, and his career has spanned every aspect of the industry from On-Air, Engineering and even station ownership. Bob brings a unique perspective to his worldwide audience and shares from his own personal life experience in helping others on this life's journey. Besides being a longtime broadcaster, Bob is a Bishsop in the Anglican Church. You can visit the show's website at http://yourweekendshow.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I finally received a reply on Feb 27 from Fred Moe of `Christian New Age Radio`:

``Greetings Glenn, Thank you for your email, I don't check my email often, and am just now responding to you. First and foremost, I do not have the funds per se to broadcast on WRMI and am surprised to hear that the program is still running. There are eight half-hour programs recorded as of now! You are the first listener that I have heard from. Yes I am Fred Moe who has listened to shortwave radio off & on for 20 years. I'm pleased that you find Christian New Age Radio refreshing; my intent is very different than what the over-zealous folks are doing. CNAR is an outreach of Christian New Age Quarterly (a periodical) and my humble house church. I shall try & come up with a suitable QSL for you which I will mail``

Here is what I had sent him two weeks ago:

Hello Rev. Frederick, I`ve run across your Christian New Age Radio show a few times, but it seems to be the same episode #2 (as you refer to previous pilot #1). Nor is it on the WRMI schedule the last time I checked, but the time I hear it is 2230 UT on Mondays, when three frequencies are carrying the same program (including mine, World of Radio, at the same time on Fridays.) 11580 is by far the best, with a good signal and no interference altho it is supposedly aimed NE from FL and I am NW of there. Also on much weaker 6855 to the WNW and 5950 to the south.

I normally don`t spend time on religious shows, but yours is a refreshing respite from the screaming preachers infesting so much of shortwave, including much of the time on WRMI. Also enjoy the pleasant music.

At the end, 2258 UT today February 13, you mention QSL, so I would
appreciate one, either to this e-mail address or by postal to Glenn
Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702.

Your name caught my attention immediately, since years ago we used to hear from a SW/DXer named Fred Moe, and wonder if you are the same person??

Your outro at 2258 also mentioned that the music just played had been
Failing Dream; and the homily came from The Liturgy. I was listening on my Icom R75 with about 100 feet of east-west longwire.

I see in the WRMI server that your file is dated November 2, 2016, so
apparently you have not uploaded any further episodes. I wonder what
happened --- and if you are aware that #2 is still being played every
week? Best wishes, Glenn Hauser``

And here is my reply to him:

``Fred, Good to hear from you. I don`t think I checked last Monday, but you and I should check today at 2230 whether you are still on the three frequencies. Several programs which were limited run or specials have kept showing up on WRMI long after they were supposedly over. Glenn``

So I do check Mon Feb 27 at 2230, and yes, there he is again on 11580 and VP 5950, introducing his episode #2 and saying he never listens to his own shows; now 6855 is no longer //, playing some other World Music (so what will happen Friday at 2230 for World of Radio, which was pre-empted on 6855 Feb 24?). The WRMI skedgrid still has a blank for 5950 at 2230 Monday, and no info at all for 11580 at 22-23 anyday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0601 UT February 28

 

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