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DX Listening Digest 17-08; World of Radio 1866  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 27 2017

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 17-08 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1708.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-08 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1866 / ALASKA / ALBANIA / ALGERIA +non / ANGOLA / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA Unique / AUSTRALIA ABC/VL8/RA / AUSTRIA / BANGLADESH / BOLIVIA / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL +non / CANADA / CHILE / CHINA +non / COLOMBIA / CONGO / CUBA +non / ECUADOR / EGYPT +non / EL SALVADOR / ETHIOPIA / GERMANY +non / GREECE +non / GUAM / GUATEMALA / GUINEA / INDIA +non / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL INTERNET & VACUUM WRN / IRAN +non / IRELAND / ITALY / JAPAN +non / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH +non / LIBERIA / MADAGASCAR / MALI / MEXICO / MONGOLIA / MYANMAR / NEWFOUNDLAND +non / NEW ZEALAND / NICARAGUA / NIGERIA +non / NORTH AMERICA Pirates / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA RHC/KOFM / OKLAHOMA +non KUCO/WCPE+/KHCC / OKLAHOMA KAMG-LP / OKLAHOMA KETA+ / OKLAHOMA +non KOCY-LP/KTEN/KOED/KFSM/KOTV/KQCW/KSNW/KBZC-LD+ / OMAN / PERU / PHILIPPINES +non / PITCAIRN ham / PUNTLAND / RUSSIA +non / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOMALILAND / SOUTH AFRICA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN +non / SRI LANKA / SUDAN / SUDAN SOUTH non / SWAZILAND / TAIWAN +non / TAJIKISTAN / THAILAND / TIBET non / UGANDA non / UKRAINE / UAE / UK BBCM / UK BaBcoCk / USA AFA8KX+ / USA MTI/K6FRC/GNK / USA WWV / USA VOA / USA BBG / USA +non WOR/WBCQ/WRMI/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA WBCQ/WWCR / USA WRMI / USA WWRB / USA WTWW / USA KVOH / USA WEWN / USA WBBM / USA WQXI+ / USA KFUO+ / USA WYLL / USA KGRN / USA FCC/KDSN / USA PBS / UZBEKISTAN / VANUATU / VATICAN +non / YEMEN non / ZAMBIA / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED 3325 / UNIDENTIFIED 4750 / UNIDENTIFIED 6270 / UNIDENTIFIED 9400 / UNIDENTIFIED 9425 / UNIDENTIFIED 9520 / UNIDENTIFIED 11560 / UNIDENTIFIED 11742 / UNIDENTIFIED 12255 / TESTIMONIALS / DX-PEDITIONS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2016 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1866 CONTENTS: *DX and station news about:
Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Cuba non,
France, Germany non, Greece, Guatemala, India, Madagascar, New
Zealand, North AMerica, Pitcairn, Sikkim, Solomon Islands, Sudan South
non, Uganda non, USA, Uzbekistan, Zambia

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1866, February 23-March 2, 2017
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 6855 [confirmed]
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 [confirmed]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2230 WRMI 5950 6855 11580 [all confirmed except 6855 preÃmpt]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed Bulgaria]
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM [confirmed from 0422]
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB [confirmed in Bulgaria]
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51 [confirmed]
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 6855
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Wed 1000 WRMI 5850 6855
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 6855
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:
Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:
http://shortwave.am/wor.xml

Tnx to Keith Weston:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser
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DX Listening Digest 17-08; World of Radio 1866  View Printable Version 
Monday, February 27 2017

Hauser
DX Listening Digest 17-08 has now been posted at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1708.txt
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-08 is also here until next issue:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxlatest.txt

CONTENTS:
WOR 1866 / ALASKA / ALBANIA / ALGERIA +non / ANGOLA / ARMENIA / AUSTRALIA Unique / AUSTRALIA ABC/VL8/RA / AUSTRIA / BANGLADESH / BOLIVIA / BOUGAINVILLE / BRAZIL +non / CANADA / CHILE / CHINA +non / COLOMBIA / CONGO / CUBA +non / ECUADOR / EGYPT +non / EL SALVADOR / ETHIOPIA / GERMANY +non / GREECE +non / GUAM / GUATEMALA / GUINEA / INDIA +non / INDONESIA / INTERNATIONAL INTERNET & VACUUM WRN / IRAN +non / IRELAND / ITALY / JAPAN +non / KOREA NORTH +non / KOREA SOUTH +non / LIBERIA / MADAGASCAR / MALI / MEXICO / MONGOLIA / MYANMAR / NEWFOUNDLAND +non / NEW ZEALAND / NICARAGUA / NIGERIA +non / NORTH AMERICA Pirates / NORWAY / OKLAHOMA RHC/KOFM / OKLAHOMA +non KUCO/WCPE+/KHCC / OKLAHOMA KAMG-LP / OKLAHOMA KETA+ / OKLAHOMA +non KOCY-LP/KTEN/KOED/KFSM/KOTV/KQCW/KSNW/KBZC-LD+ / OMAN / PERU / PHILIPPINES +non / PITCAIRN ham / PUNTLAND / RUSSIA +non / SAUDI ARABIA / SIKKIM / SOLOMON ISLANDS / SOMALILAND / SOUTH AFRICA / SOUTH CAROLINA non / SPAIN +non / SRI LANKA / SUDAN / SUDAN SOUTH non / SWAZILAND / TAIWAN +non / TAJIKISTAN / THAILAND / TIBET non / UGANDA non / UKRAINE / UAE / UK BBCM / UK BaBcoCk / USA AFA8KX+ / USA MTI/K6FRC/GNK / USA WWV / USA VOA / USA BBG / USA +non WOR/WBCQ/WRMI/WA0RCR/HLR/Unique / USA WBCQ/WWCR / USA WRMI / USA WWRB / USA WTWW / USA KVOH / USA WEWN / USA WBBM / USA WQXI+ / USA KFUO+ / USA WYLL / USA KGRN / USA FCC/KDSN / USA PBS / UZBEKISTAN / VANUATU / VATICAN +non / YEMEN non / ZAMBIA / ZANZIBAR / UNIDENTIFIED 3325 / UNIDENTIFIED 4750 / UNIDENTIFIED 6270 / UNIDENTIFIED 9400 / UNIDENTIFIED 9425 / UNIDENTIFIED 9520 / UNIDENTIFIED 11560 / UNIDENTIFIED 11742 / UNIDENTIFIED 12255 / TESTIMONIALS / DX-PEDITIONS / WORLD OF HOROLOGY / DIGITAL BROADCASTING / RADIO EQUIPMENT FORUM / PROPAGATION / TIPS FOR RATIONAL LIVING

For restrixions and searchable 2016 contents archive see
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
[also linx to previous years]

NOTE: If you are a regular reader of DXLD, and a source of DX news but
have not been sending it directly to us, please consider yourself
obligated to do so. Thanks, Glenn

WORLD OF RADIO 1866 CONTENTS: *DX and station news about:
Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Cuba non,
France, Germany non, Greece, Guatemala, India, Madagascar, New
Zealand, North AMerica, Pitcairn, Sikkim, Solomon Islands, Sudan South
non, Uganda non, USA, Uzbekistan, Zambia

SHORTWAVE AIRINGS of WORLD OF RADIO 1866, February 23-March 2, 2017
Thu 1230 WRMI 9955 6855 [confirmed]
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 [confirmed]
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2230 WRMI 5950 6855 11580 [all confirmed except 6855 preÃmpt]
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed Bulgaria]
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM [confirmed from 0422]
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB [confirmed in Bulgaria]
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51 [confirmed]
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 [confirmed]
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 6855
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770
Tue 2300 WRMI 9955
Wed 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Wed 1000 WRMI 5850 6855
Wed 1415 WRMI 9955 6855
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB

Latest edition of this schedule version, including AM, FM, satellite
and webcasts with hotlinks to station sites and audio, is at:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html or
http://schedule.worldofradio.org or http://sked.worldofradio.org

For updates see our Anomaly Alert page:
http://www.worldofradio.com/anomaly.html

WORLD OF RADIO PODCASTS:
Tnx to Dr Harald Gabler and the Rhein-Main Radio Club.
http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-audio-plattform/podcast/glenn-hauser-wor

Tnx to Stephen Cooper:
http://shortwave.am/wor.xml

Tnx to Keith Weston:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-hausers-world-of-radio/id1123369861
Tnx to Keith Weston, via Google Play Music:
http://bit.ly/worldofradio

DAY-BY-DAY ARCHIVE OF GLENN HAUSER`S LOG REPORTS:
Unedited, uncondensed, unchanged from original version, many of
them too complex, minutely researched, multi-frequency, opinionated,
inconsequential, off-topic, or lengthy for some log editors to
manage; and also ahead of their availability in these weekly issues:
http://www.hard-core-dx.com/index.php?topic=Hauser

Best DX wishes, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 26, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 26 2017

Hauser
** BRAZIL [and non]. 6148-6157, peaking about 6153, Feb 26 at 0655, S9+20 RNA/RNB extremely distorted blob squeezed out of the weakened 6180 transmitter, like toothpaste from a broken tube, now extends around here; and with nothing in the way now, the weaker squish is audible 6120-6128 peaking at 6124, S8. Separations are very roughly minus 28 and minus 2 x 28 = 56 kHz.

Possibly a third even weaker one circa 6075, but not sure from same source. Cannot hear one circa 6095 vs Anguilla. Still nothing corresponding on the high side of 6180.

Wolfgang BÃschel reports, ``Checked at 0914 UT Feb 26 on Florida, East Coast North America remote SDR unit: Wide range distorted Blob in range 6142.8 to 6150.6 kHz, S=9``

Roger Thayer in Germany sends a .png of The drift between 0100-0200z:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rrktapf5zh3iol/2017-02-26_6145kHz_KBC-QRM_01-02z.png?dl=1
http://tinyurl.com/jbk8npd
including an inset at 0130 of the VOA Radiogram rose during the KBC broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6180, Feb 26 at 1415, double CNR1 talk echoing jamming, // single on 6125. 6180 of course is against R. Taiwan International, in Chinese at 10-16, but not audible at all; never mind the other ChiCom service scheduled on 6180, CNR-17 in Kazakh from Lingshi 725 site at 12-15, all per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.264, Feb 26 at 0700, S9 music from AlcaravÃn Radio has drifted way up to here, but nothing to het it now. Much weaker S8 music signal presumed from sibling station La Voz de tu Conciencia on 6010.134, wavering (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9710, Feb 26 at 1439, RHC `En Contacto` with Arnie mentioning their 22mb frequency as 13760 (or maybe 13770), while it`s really 13740, duh! Which sets him off to extol how great a hamband nearby 20m is (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15310, Feb 26 at 1458, exotic music, sort of African? More likely Romanian, as that language announcement mixes with a few seconds late 1400 timesignal; S8 to S3 fades. RRI in Romanian at 1400-1557, 300 kW, 285 degrees from Galbeni (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. Radio Munansi still gone: see U S A: WWRB

** U A E. 9580.103, Feb 26 at 1426, JBM talk until off just before 1430*. It`s DW in Pashto from 1400, following Dari from 1330, 250 kW, 45 degrees via perpetually inaccurate Al Dhabbaya site. Tnx so much to the ABC for getting R. Australia out of the way! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15240, Sunday February 26 at 1838, still *no* signal from WWRB, altho neighbor 15825 WWCR is detectable. Radio Munansi not heard since February 4, and assumed canceled. No further non-logs from here, until/unless it or something appear on 15240 from WWRB weekends.

3215/3195 is another matter, bigsig WWRB not on air UT Sunday when I checked the only other WWRB activity, but what about UT Mon & Tue in the 00/03 UT period? Supposed to change from 3215 to 3195 by 0200 in time for WWCR to start 3215. DST from March 13 might change that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1948 UT February 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 25-26, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 26 2017

Hauser
** AUSTRALIA. 17760, Sat Feb 25 at 2253, JBA talk, which HFCC shows must be Japanese service of RBA from KNX, 75 kW, 5 degrees at 2225-2300 on Sat & Sun (meaning UT Fri & Sat???). Hardly anything else on 16m except 17730 Cuba, but reminds us that R. Australia could be heard on 17840 if it could be transmitting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4894.92, Feb 25 at 0654, JBA carrier vs CODAR, so R. Novo Tempo is on now. Also a JBA carrier on its off-frequency circa 2335 UT Feb 25, but no signal at 0113 Feb 26 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Feb 25 at 2256, not audible here, but VG on 11780; at 2315, RNA/RNB with jazz, audible very poorly on 6180 and // much better 11780.

Now how about the parasitic spurblob heard yesterday? Yes! Here it is again, roughly 6144-6157, with the same beat as on 11780. Try the FM mode? No good that way either. 2317 announcement with matching peaks and pauses. 2348, the blob field has drifted to 6142-6152, peaking about 6147, S9+40. Oh oh, this is totally blocking 6145, The Mighty KBC from 0000. See NETHERLANDS [non].

Walt Salmaniw, Victoria BC, replies, ``Ouch! Completely blocking the signal, although occasionally I can hear the Mighty KBC, so it might have been a decent evening into WCNA. 73, Walt``

Chuck Albertson in Seattle says, ``Yech! It's still there (0230Z) - I thought it was my neighbor's flat-screen TV. Chuck``. Yes, very similar blobs do emanate from some of my local devices.

6121, Feb 25 at 2317, approx. center of a weaker blob making the same sound, just above 6115 WWCR. By 2348, blob has become audible in the lower but not upper sideband of WWCR. See also UNIDENTIFIED 9353- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11925.18, Feb 25 at 2333, R. Bandeirantes is up to here again, sounds like futebol coverage, with a weak het from something on 11925.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 25 at 1508, CRI English relay is S9+20 but suptorted. (Modulation suppressed + distorted) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 25 at 2358, R. Verdad with a rapid Spanish sermon, about S4 vs noise level. This is station`s seventeenth anniversary on air, and they were going to celebrate with a dinner tonight. Recheck at 0137 Feb 26, now could well be live, S9+20 in discussion of Radio Verdad and its troubled history, from its cuerpo de locutores and Hermano Ãdgar; offering a prayer for the occasion, during this ``acciÃn de gracias por los 17 aÃos`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9600, Feb 26 at 0119, MWV with good S9+20 signal, better than heard for a long time for this English hour, with music, 0124 talk with KNLS address. So it`s time to hunt for parasites around this like 258 kHz above and below their 11610 Chinese transmission at 21-22. See UNIDENTIFIED 9353-9363 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, Feb 26 at 0001, JBA carrier from The Mighty KBC via GERMANY, weekly broadcast, since it is buried by huge parasitic spurblob from BrasÃlia (see BRAZIL), covering roughly 6144-6157. Recheck at 0103, now KBC is clear with LSB tuning only, as spur range has shifted to 6145-6154, peaking about 6149. No longer find a lower one circa 6115. At 0150 recheck, Kraig Krist introducing a Lost Song, by Donovan from 1965y, but now the Brasoblob has shifted slightly lower and can still hear it tuned to 6145-LSB, rather like a chicken continually clucking. U. Eric outroduces song as ``Catch the Wind``, and we know what kind of wind here, don`t we? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.00-AM, Feb 25 at 2255, pirate music at S9; 2259 announcement something about ``dear transmitter`` and another voice with Liquid Radio ID. Seems I was hearing it earlier and better than most of these:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,33096.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-USB, Feb 26 at 0107, torch song with VG S9+25 signal, best of the pirates. 0110 Wolverine Radio ID as expected, next two songs: ``You`ll Never Know``, ``Now or Never``, so Never must be the theme tonight. As usual, too much else going on during a Saturday evening monitoring session to stay with it, even with two radios, but recheck 0148 another Never song, S9+25; 0153 in SSTV so must be about to go off. Many other logs, playlists:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,33104.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 26 at 0101, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0102:41.5*, which is 61.5 seconds later than last catch 9 nights ago, Feb 17 until 0101:42*, i.e. averaging 6.83 seconds per, close to nominal slippage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SURINAME. 4990, Feb 25 0723, JBA carrier, presumed R. Apintie, which is still reported from time to time, and nothing else would be on 4990 overnight. I remain hopeful for hearing it identifiably sometime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960.02, Sat Feb 25 at 2320, VOT English reads S9+5 but sounds weak and fading, hard to copy, commentary about parliament, rule of Allah; 2327-2329 Question of the Month, something about a bridge, 2329 music. So no fortnightly Letterbox this week, corresponding to the Feb 18 date in our DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1866 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo in Bulgaria, the Sat Feb 25 0630 airing on Hamburger Lokalradio, 6190-CUSB. I missed checking both the Sat 1530 7265-CUSB HLR, and the Sat 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Confirmed UT Sunday February 26 at 0432 on WAORCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, about 10 minutes into show, so started circa 0422. SSB ACI tnx to a ham contest hypering activity on 160m, two when I checked as close as 1859-LSB and 1865-LSB. Next:
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. 6855, Sat Feb 25 at 2254, WRMI is S9+5 playing one of the African percussion/choral tunes as part of the `World Music` rotation heard many times on other frequencies.

11580, Sat Feb 25 at 2330, WRMI is replaying the special with Robert Kipp introducing `DSWCI, the Last AGM, from Sri Lanka, part 2 from WRMI``, explaining how to QSL this via RMRC; later at 2341, interviews with Jawahar Almeida of Goa, Aleksander Beryozhkin of St Pete, Toshi Ohtake of Japan, each invited to say a few words in their own language. They all seem to regret that DSWCI is disbanding. This semi-hour from WRMI is supposed to be Hobart Radio International per sked grid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.12-AM, Sat Feb 25 at 2257 tune-in, WBCQ with rock music, soon closing for `Atlantic Oldies 2NG Radio`, ``God bless and goodbye``. This is the third Saturday in a row I have heard this show in the 22-23 hour on WBCQ, altho still missing from its schedule. Own website http://2ngradio.com/ confirms this date and time plus two other SW broadcasts in February, but what about March?

9329.9-CUSB, Feb 25 at 2257, this WBCQ is dead air at S9, but maybe just a pause, for at 2302 recheck now it`s Overcomer, and likewise on 5129.8-AM which has just come on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15240, Feb 25 at 1736 and 1802 chex, NO signal from WWRB for Radio Munansi, third weekend in a row unheard, so more and more likely to be gone for good.

3215, UT Sun Feb 26 at 0136, WWRB is AWOL here too from its usual UT Sun-Mon-Tue evening schedule (nor on 3195, nor on 5050, where it`s too early for a seasonal shift upward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat Feb 25 at 1917, WTWW-2 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx` playing ``Under Paris Skies``, as I think I have heard before on this series which has only been running a few weeks; replay? It`s S9+40 but with some deep fades; worse, constant hum, and distortion. Despite the huge signal, the audio response lacks treble, and too much bass, all of which detract from what could be a very enjoyable music show, unique on the short waves (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4700-USB, Feb 25 at 2344, 2-way or more with some talkovers, sounds Slavic, but they use ``cambio`` for ``over`` which is of course Spanish. A strange combo, unless Russo-Cuban (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9353-9363, peaking about 9358, Feb 26 at 0119, an S7 bubbly blob maybe coming out of the MADAGASCAR 9600 transmitter, which would be minus ~242 kHz. I try and try to match its pauses and peaks to 9600 but cannot be sure. It sounds very much like the Brazilian blob circa 6146; possibly the same kind of transmitter defect. This blob weakens in next several minutes and so does 9600 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0602 UT February 26

 

Glenn Hauser logs February 24-25, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 25 2017

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 4894.92, Feb 25 at 0119, the VP Brazilian is here again, R. Novo Tempo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6147-6157 approx., Feb 25 at 0131, huge S9+45 distortion blob peaking circa 6151-6152. I bet it`s BrasÃlia --- yes, barely able to match modulation peaks and pauses with 11780 where RNA/RNB is active tonight. And I am also hearing // 6180 with OK modulation but there the signal is very weak mixed with CRI and I can ID it only by // 11780 which is sufficient but not inbooming; RNA ID in passing at 0133. There is no match 23-33 kHz above 6180, a VERY misaligned transmitter. The crap around 6151 reminds me of sewage bubbling thru a manhole in a flood. What next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11854.16, Feb 25 at 0144, R. Aparecida has varied up to here, and frequency is unstable, only S3 and equivalent to the 11850 RHC spur.

Wolfgang BÃschel reported during the following hour: ``11855.233 plus minus 20 Hertz HOPPING up and won, very unstable transmission fq-wise, R Aparecida, at 0223 UT Feb 25, S=4-5 on threshold level in Florida remote SDR`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA [non]. 5910+, Feb 25 at 0105, no signal from AlcaravÃn Radio, only one music here with no het or CCI, i.e. Romania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9330, Feb 24 at 0717, Cuban Spy Numbers alternating with digiblatts, very strong as usual, but finally I can hear WBCQ Brother Scare underneath, and making a weak het, from about 9329.85; easier at 0719 during some dead air from the spies. Since WBCQ expanded to 24 hours, I knew this had to happen, but first time enough signal from WBCQ to confirm they are really on the air vs the DGI hour which has been on 9330 for ages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 25 at 0152, Radio Verdad with something devotional in Spanish, but high noise level. Reminder that today is their seventeenth anniversary. Dr Madrid sent this notice:

``Ya hemos publicado Radio Verdad TV DÃa 083.1, con la Historia GrÃfica de Radio Verdad hasta el aÃo 2015. Lo publicamos con motivo de celebrar maÃana sÃbado los primeros 17 aÃos de Radio Verdad. Lo celebraremos maÃana sÃbado en el Monte Horeb, de la Aldea San Esteban, en Chiquimula, Guatemala desde las cinco de la tarde hasta las nueve y media de la noche (hora de Guatemala). Le invitamos a estar con nosotros. Habrà una cena especial a beneficio de Radio Verdad. Ãste es el link directo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6d1tUIhy-c
Dr. Ãdgar AmÃlcar Madrid, Gerente General.``

Previous anniversaries we thought there might be some broadcast of the festivities, but heard only regular programming. Still worth checking from 2300 Saturday until 0330 UT Sunday on 4055 (Glenn Hauser, OK, Feb 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 11580, UT Sat Feb 25 at 0140, WRMI in Italian with ham DX and QSL news, good at S9+20/25. Mispronounces CuraÃao as ``Kurakao``, which is what you get for dispensing with Ãedilhas! Program is Radio IBC, One of three weekly Italian shows on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Feb 24 at 1500, S9+10 with flutter, Denge Kurdistane music stops just as I tune in. No carrier break or level change detected, finally bringing up talk audio in progress at 1502:08. Presumably having changed from PRIDNESTROVYE relay to FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 11850.038, Feb 24 at 1426-1430+, bandscanning in 1 kHz steps with BFO, anything a bit off-frequency raises a red flag. This one is speaking some English but it`s just a clip within Vietnamese. I figure it`s most likely R. Veritas Asia, but checking Aoki, the Viet at 14-15 is instead RFA via Agignan Point, while RVA Viet is on Palauig 11850 during the previous hour. Unusual, of course, for an IBB site to be so far off-frequency, but the NMI sites seem more prone to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9695.039, Feb 24 at 1455, talk in Asian language, poor. Aoki shows it`s R. Saudi International, 500 kW, 55 degrees from Riyadh in Pashto amid the 1358-1558 broadcast. Long path? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1866 monitoring: confirmed Friday February 24 at 2230 on WRMI 11580, good, // barely audible 5950. But the third frequency, 6855 is carrying some music show instead in a special pre-emption. WOR also confirmed UT Sat Feb 25 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.9-CUSB, good! signal, much better than usual, often JBA. Proto-springtime propagation upperk? Next:
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. 7489.95-AM, carrier vibrating but sounds OK in AM, UT Sat Feb 25 at 0108, surprised to hear continuous rock music, no announcements, instead of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ. 0138 someone says ``Hit me, hit me, hit me`` over the music, but seems part of the performance. Suddenly at 0146:25, 7490 cuts to Allan Weiner in progress, about it being 83 degrees in Florida while there`s 3 or 4 feet of snow on the ground in Monticello. No indication Allan was aware he had not been on the air on both frequencies since 0100. Sharing the mike with someone, I think Scott Becker, by phone, or with Allan?

How the #2 transmitter is a 50 kW Collins, with 6 or 8 final amplifier tubes, used on 5130 for compatible SSB --- huh? It`s been AM mode for months now, altho previously was running CUSB. I figured when in AM, 5130v would be a different transmitter.

Says main studio is in a trailer, which was originally for his AM station on 710 (later 780 to avoid WOR); and that there are two backup (presumably SW) transmitters. Again brags about the super audio quality on 7490-AM despite 5 kHz bandwidth limitation on SW, ``the best-sounding AM signal on shortwave``.

This is definitely live, as he then talks about the collision a week ago Thursday when WWCR was on WBCQ`s frequency 7490, during Radio Mi Amigo. Amazing how many E-mails he got about it. Could not reach anyone at WWCR, so tried George McClintock, who no longer can help with WWCR problems, but served as a mentor to Allan when he was preparing to put WBCQ on the air (and programming was on WWCR initially). It was NOT jamming, just a total accident. It`s now past 0200, as Allan implores acting president Trump whom he LOVES, to maintain Net Neutrality, and leave marijuana alone.

5129.85-AM, Feb 25 at 0109, AWWW is playing on this frequency, unlike 7490, as Allan is reminiscing about the old pirate days, Western Electric equipment, his love for classic cars; sounds familiar, like a replay rather than live, altho he says it already feels like summer in Deland of Fla, which could be current. But the audio keeps cutting out for a few seconds at a time, and stops altogether after 0117. I keep monitoring, and suddenly at 0119:30, Brother Scare is JIP! After 7490 switches to AWWW at 0146+, I check 5129.81 and find it too is now AWWW and synchronized, so again not run thru Area 51 server in Maryland like used to be done. At 0203 I measure it on 5129.87-AM.

John Carver in Mid-North Indiana was also monitoring this and says, ``7490 went into music after Fred Flintstone signed off. 5130 was running an older AWWW until nineteen minutes after the hour and then switched to Brother Scare. The inmates are running the asylum. AWWW came up on 7490 and 5130 at 0146. Have no idea what happened`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA [and non] 9330

This report dispatched at 0455 UT February 25

 

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