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Glenn Hauser logs April 1-2, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 02 2017

Hauser
** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, April 2 at 0058, both RNAs are still missing for the thirteenth night in a row (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, April 2 at 0113, CFRX with M&W talkshow, blasted away by splatter from overmodulated 6060 CUBA; all I can make out is a mention of ``auditions for Avengers``, and an iHeartradio.ca app plug. I was going to try to confirm whether CFRB is still carrying a computer/tech show, `Geeks & Beats`, Friday and Saturday nights: was 0104 UT Saturdays and 0004 UT Sundays (repeat?), so I have left it on the latest DX/SWL/MEDIA programs for the time being. Website no longer shows a complete program schedule, just certain ``Shows``, and no mention of G&B now on a weekend at either:
http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/audio
http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/shows
So can anyone confirm whether CFRX still has this on at any time? BTW, I have removed `Into Tomorrow` like WWCR has from its program schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910v & 6010v, April 2 at 0044, both HJDHs are missing, not even JBA carriers on clear frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 7730, UT Sunday April 2 at 0045, VG WRMI with long list of MW & SW logs; all seem correct altho pertaining to B-16, but lacking in detail. 0054 outro as Italian SW Panorama from Marconi Radio International, carried by IBC Radio, via WRMI; 0055 on to MFSK32 beeping as usual for final pentaminute; IBC has now been converted to English, and appears to qualify as a DX program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940.0-USB, April 2 at 0035, soul music at S9+25, still 0055, finally 0104 Wolverine Radio ID inserted, still 0115. Mostly on the PL-880 portable with reelout, sufficient while the bigrig is bandscanning. Always the strongest 42m pirate here, this time compared to 6950 RFW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.0-USB, April 2 at 0034, pirate music at S9+5; 0044 ID for Radio Free Whatever; 0108 acknowledging reception reports probably from HFUnderground; 0109 looking for an ad to play before next music, but can`t find it. Several other logs here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,33840.0.html
I mostly heard him on the PL-880 portable with Lithium Ion battery power, so qualifies for the ABDX Coordinated Monitoring Event. Meanwhile another pirate on 6940, and competing music shows on 3215, 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID 6930

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1871 monitoring: confirmed Saturday April 1 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9329v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Sunday April 2 at 0327 about 13 minutes in so started circa 0314 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, at S9+30! Next:
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, UT Sun April 2 at 0041, WRMI amid `Wavescan`, usual poor signal on this frequency, as Jeff is quoting last week`s WORLD OF RADIO about R. Tirana quitting SW, and then a 1990 clip of it via Jonathan Marks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, April 2 at 0059, WWRB with paranoid gospel huxters at S9+45, revealing that the Qur`an is anti-Christian, and criticizing someone for saying that the Sabbath is on Sunday. They keep going past 0100 when WWCR cuts on with steel drum, sign-on and into `Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories`. The two Tennessee stations keep on clashing at about equal levels until Dave finally says retune to 3195, at 0101 and off 3215. That`s an improvement over the 45-minute collision this winter. Fortunately this can only happen on UT Sun, Mon & Tue due to WWRB`s 3-night-a-week schedule.

3195 comes on at *0102.5 with carrier, shortly ID, `Wonderful Words of Life` hymntune, but soon more huxtering. Hey Dave, why don`t you just broadcast on 3195 only and dispense with these quick-changes, not always successful, to share 3215 with WWCR?? 90m will be replaced by 60m, 5050, sometime in A-17 but not yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 5085, and parasitic spurs circa 5072 & 5097, UT Sunday April 2 at 0103, WTWW has just started `Theater Organ from the Ozarx`, with Bob Heil playing via huge S9+50 signal. (Meanwhile, 6145, The Mighty KBC via Germany reads only S9, but too poor for its music. All Eurosigs are degraded tonight, even Romania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, April 2 at 0107, WRNO is on with soul music at S9+40 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6930-USB, April 2 at 0035, JBA music at S7 = noise level; don`t think there is a carrier. I`m looking for R. PiraÃa Internacional, from South America, which notified me that they are running all-night from 20 to 14 UT until April 3 or 4, with 10 watts, or PEP of 40 watts. I find two other unID logs at same time from NY and MA, and they say all the music by Cream. Was that it, or something North American? One says it went off at 0053:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,33842.0.html

Here`s the note from RPI, which I posted ASAP to the DXLD yg:

``We are now into the last days of transmissions from our South American site. We have received several reports from very faraway. That is impressive taking in mind our very low power! Only 10 watts carrier (aprox. 40 PEP). We have besides from South America, received reports from the USA, Germany, Finland and New Zealand! We continue to Monday 4th [sic] of April when closing down will be around 14 hours UT. Sched: 6930 kHz 2000-1400 UT

One of the receptions in Finland:
https://youtu.be/GEGy4kktOoU

Reception in Germany:
https://app.box.com/s/iafk0ron5fhqmgorlz7na8duo4ai35gr
-- Porfavor siempre responder a: rpi@radiopirana.com ``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0337 UT April 2

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 01 2017

Hauser
ALL UPDATED FOR A-17:

DX/SWL/Media Programs
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

World of Radio schedules
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Alan Roe`s Hitlist of SW stations
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

73, Glenn Hauser

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 31 at 2253 check, it`s twelfth-night at RNA/RNB of no emanations, likewise later into UT April 1. So can anyone explain what the situation is? Transformers broke down again dispowering Parque Rodeador? Or decision to turn it off forever? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA [non]. 5910, April 1 at 5910, AlcaravÃn Radio is still AWOL like last night, and I think so is Conciencia from 6010, where there is only a JBA carrier, too weak even for it, on 6009.93, which is probably Brasil. Both of them vary considerably above and below 6010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, April 1 at 0427, R. Rebelde is S9+45 of open carrier except for some noise; by 0502 modulating distortedly, and a 2+1 prolonged bong timesignal ending at 0501:46, but only 46 seconds late since the time check is for ``la una y una de la maÃana``. Since 5040 RHC is still on, leapfrog mixing products at S9 level come along with them, on 5010 where some RHC Spanish is audible, and 5055, nothing much at 0427.

5040, April 1 at 0503, RHC is still on but restarting 3-hour Spanish block instead of usual English! Iniciando esta revista giving times for it as 02-05 TUC, and as 8-11 pm local?? Should be 10 pm to 1 am EDT, with no intentional Spanish on SW after 0500. The playback is no doubt regular on the webcast and maybe FM. The four 49m channels are correctly in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. [Correcting previous log:] 13740, March 30 at 2101, finally catch an RHC frequency announcement in Spanish, opening the multi-target tarde program, in typical Soviet-style disorder: 13740, 11670, 11760, 11840, 9535, 9710, 5040. Those seem about correct tho I don`t have a chance to confirm each one right now as I`m mobile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 9650, March 31 at 2250, S9 of dead air, surely RTG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED, 6960.1-USB, April 1 at 0615, something in SSB here with talk, bits of music, so presumably pirate. First stopped at 6961.75 but hard to clarify, tuning up and down with no carrier to lock onto, then sounds best at 6960.1, stops at 0619*. Nothing reported around here on HF Underground or Free Radio Cafà (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, UT Saturday April 1 at 0453 UT, Spanish here is still WKY, but it`s sports talk, not music! Long string of promos, jingles from ESPN Deportes, national feed giving times in Pacific and Eastern, and who cares about the Great Center of America, let alone the Mountains?? During otherwise Spanish, the letters ESPN are always pronounced in English to avoid invoking images of penises, altho such a macho connexion would seem to be apt. How much coverage of women`s sports is there, anyway?

0457 UT local ads including a Dodge dealer in Midwest City, Goodwill Industries (in Spanish they should say benevolencia or buena voluntad); PSAs for how to impress girls, drunk driving. I keep listening for the ToH ID at 0500 UT, which says ``WKY, Oklahoma City, 930AM, WKY``. The call letters are pronounced in English, altho they don`t have to be (but doble-ve ka i griega is a bit more cumbersome, less so doble-u ka ye).

No mention of ``La Indomable`` which has been its brand for eight+ years already, and back to ESPND. Recheck at 1435 UT, still Spanish sports talk, no music!

Radio-locator.com still has its format as ``Regional Mexican``, i.e. frenetic oom-pah-pah music, a staple on our dials for years. The website still exists under the old name
http://www.laindomable.com/
but all the Noticias on the homepage are about sports, notably including European soccer games. How much of an audience in OK is there for that, in Spanish to boot?? But it still plugs at least one DJ program, outdated? `El Show de Mandril`, L-V 7-12 am (meaning before noon?). Will have to wait until April 3 morning to confirm whether that still exist. I suspect not, as radio stations have this all-or-nothing mentality about formatting. Or is this a bad joke for April 1?

Newspaper ad from November, 2014, DJs presumably jobless now:
http://www.w4uvh.net/WKY930AM-ad.jpg
Their nicknames meant Roadrunner, the Little Doll, the International.

If you search on ESPN Deportes you get stuff about the cable TV channel, finally leading to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESPN_Deportes_Radio
which shows affiliates in only 18 states, of course not including Oclajoma. It links to website
http://espndeportes.espn.com/radio/index
which turns out to be a File Not Found. Grrr.

Also nothing recent in radioinsight or radiodiscussions concerning WKY

DXLD archives: see
http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld9004.txt
at the beginning of 2009y for reports on when La Indomable started, after some shorter-lived format attempts on 930. Refers to ESPND being on KINB 105.3, apparently a related station, so what`s on 105.3 now? Sports talk in English, at 1518 UT April 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1871 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 31 at 2240, the 2230 broadcast on WRMI 11580, good S9 vs S6 local line noise; // 5950 JBA at S7, by 2255 improved to poor S9. But not // 6855 which is now Oldies music // 9395. Also confirmed Fri March 31 at 2345, the 2330 broadcast on WBCAQ, 9329.275v-CUSB, fair S8. NOT confirmed Saturday April 1 at 1440-1500 UT UTwente SDR on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB --- just a very weak signal with other talk and music, presumably CRI via East Turkistan in Sinhala. 1500 slightly stronger CRI starts with timesignal, CRI theme. But, I suppose WOR on HLR was on, just not propagating better to Holland than East Turkistan. I wonder how the previous airing on HLR 6190 Saturday shifted to 0630 is doing? No report yet from Ivo on that. Next:
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, Friday March 31 at 2252, soft jazz music, *2254 pulse jamming on and starting to ramp up for Radio Libertad at 2300; 2255 Keith Perron with patreon plug, same PCJ show (Happy Station itself?) as heard earlier on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, April 1, at 1159-1202 UT: 774, 693, 594, 828, 1314, all seem from NW but extremely weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7382.50-USB, April 1 at 0440, 2-way in choppy language, but seem to be some French words involved (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1618 UT April 1

 

DX Programs, WOR sked, Hitlist updated  View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 01 2017

Hauser
DX/SWL/Media Programs
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html

World of Radio schedules
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Alan Roe`s Hitlist of SW stations
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm

73, Glenn Hauser

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 30-31, 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 31 2017

Hauser
** ANGOLA. 4949.72, March 31 at 0105, RNA with music at S9+15. Good modulation since latest hiatus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [non]. 6180 & 11780, March 31 at 0058, RNA/RNB is still silent, for the eleventh night in a row (presumably, altho I missed checking on the tenth). 6180 however bears the JBA carrier from CRI East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, March 31 at 0102, no signal from AlcaravÃn Radio now that there`s no CCI from Romania. Still off at 0559. However,

6010.133, March 31 at 0559, music at S6-S8, presumed sibling station The Voice of Thy Conscience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, March 30 at 2201, finally catch an RHC frequency announcement in Spanish, as if opening the multi-target tarde program, but really amid it, in typical Soviet-style disorder: 13740, 11670, 11760, 11840, 9535, 9710, 5040. Those seem about correct tho I don`t have a chance to confirm each one right now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7435, March 31 at 0556, pulse jamming just in case, but wall-of-noise has now found R. Martà on 7365 at this hour, which however is atop the jamming here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9475, March 31 at 1325, very poor signal with talk, while WTWW is still safely on night frequency 5830. In A-17, KSDA is now scheduled 12-14 on 9475 in various Chinese languages. So they are willing to risk collisions when WTWW forgets to switch to 5830 at night (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6040, March 31 at 1300, Shiokaze opening with music is very poor at S6 on latest new frequency, tnx to Ron Howard tip, since March 26 for first portion of A-17. We are now into the yearpart when 6 MHz is just too low for decent propagation this far into the dayside (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, March 31 at 0057, Radio EducaciÃn announcing a long list of affiliate stations around the country, all or mostly on FM. Wish I had been recording to copy them all. Are they 100% relays? S9+25 and good modulation, much improved. Hope XEPPM can keep that up, especially with no Brazilian ACI from 6180. Note that DF goes on DST April 2, so this will be closing at 0500* instead of 0600*.

Strangely, they have two rather different websites:
https://www.e-radio.edu.mx/
http://www.radioeducacion.edu.mx/

Where I find no affiliate listings. Monthly program sked grids are at
http://www.radioeducacion.edu.mx/carta-programatica-del-mes
the lower one for SW 6185 only, at 18-24 local, soon to be 23-05 UT. But we think it`s often on air before 23, presumably carrying MW 1060 program feed; not in local mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, March 31 at 1258, RNZI is VP with QSY announcement to 5995, which from *1259 is relatively good as to be expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGET)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 5810, March 31 at 0604 UT as I am tuning past WEWN, the DJ is talking about two new Catholic frequencies about to launch ``muy pronto`` in Oklahoma City! And will carry EWTN. No details beyond that. Anything likely in the OKC listings here?
http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/locate?select=city&city=OKLAHOMA+CITY&x=12&y=5

Format column makes no distinxion for Catholic among other Christians, or even ``Religious`` (safely assuming that too is nothing but some Christian ilk). However ``Spanish Christian`` applies only to 93.9 KWDW-LP. Nothing on its website about EWTN nor any other frequency: https://www.salvacionradio.org/

I don`t find any affiliate list linked at
http://www.ewtn.com/espanol/index.asp
but I do notice that the clock in lower right, clicking second-by-second, with ``times in different cities`` is way off, and apparently not reading my computer clock either. At 1619 UT it claims the time in Miami is 9:00:00 am, and also in BogotÃ, which is one hour behind Miami, etc., etc. Don`t you believe anything else asserted by WEWN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1 FM, March 31 at 0540 past 0550 UT, KUCO dead air, net feed from WCPE overnight classical having failed. This could go on for hours, unless someone of KUCO be awakened to fix it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 FM, whenever checked, no signal from KAMG-LP, Enid, in the past two weeks or so, after lots of dead air. Gone for good? (Glenn Hauser, March 31, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 31 at 0059, carrier from R. Chaski axually with some talk/music mod audible, presumably usual network feed from Red Radio Integridad; until autocutoff at 0104:11*, which is 14 seconds later than two nights ago, March 29 until 0103:57*, = averaging 7 later per. The slippage rate seems to be varying slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1871 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 30 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, fair-good. Also confirmed Thu Mar 30 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.138v-CUSB, fair. Next:
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Thursday March 30 at 2335, WBCQ 7490 with music, AHW`s fundraiser promo, and then Ramsey suggesting alternatively sending money to WBCQ in the p-mail. So `Furthermore 29-54` replay is again occupying the former `Broad Spectrum Radio` slot. I wonder if BSR is still on any of the other stations? The WBCQ program schedule,
http://schedule.wbcq.com/index.php?fn=sked&freq=7490
is getting more and more outdated, still showing a full hour of BSR at 23-24 Thursdays, which stopped months ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, March 31 at 1307, WRMI with `World Music` segment, a song about a gay man (or is it a Cayman??), next one in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.96v, March 31 at 0101, open carrier at S9+30, so WRNO is back on after missing a few nights per Ron Howard observations. I don`t hang around to hear if they start modulating during the nominal 01-04 UT span for DST season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1701 UT March 31

 

Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29-30, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 30 2017

Hauser
Note: all logs in this report between 2340 UT March 28 and 1330 UT March 29 employed my ``inside longwire`` strung around the ceiling to the R75, because of heavy storms. This virtually got rid of the line noise the regular outside LW has been picking up; I was hoping long-needed 3+ inches of rain would have washed off the lines/insulators, but the noise was still there with the external LW rehookedup, altho maybe somewhat diminished.

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 28 at 2347 check, RNA/RNB still missing for the ninth day in a row (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1871, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7465, March 29 at 0546, R. Martà is loud & clear, no jamming, while 7435 is jammed against nothing. The DentroCuban Jamming Command still hasn`t figured out the new RM schedule, which is in HFCC for all to see, i.e. 7435 only at 03-05, preceded and succeeded by 7365.

9805, March 30 at 1142, wall of noise jamming are strongest signal on 31m now, can`t hear R. Martà which is on 9805 at 10-13. Strangely, RHC 31m frequencies, 9850 & 9820 are JBA carriers, as are WRMIs on 9955, 9395. A Greenville frequency not jammed is 9610 for Vatican relay but also JBA carrier. I wonder if the jammers on 9805 are from the eastern end of Cuba which would be propagating better this early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, March 30 at 0717, RNZI is good at S9+10 with PNG news, on its latest new frequency, now scheduled 0659-1258 daily, the last bihour on the NNW antenna worse for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 5960.03, March 29 at 0540, African language at S9 plus some hum, mentions Nigeria at least twice. I think the hum is really caused by two stations, the other one closer to 5960.00. HFCC shows at 0500-0600 only ASCENSION, with a BaBcoCk transmission in the Kau language, 250 kW at 55 degrees, so what is it, really? Per EiBi`s readme.txt language table, it`s not the Kau Bru language of India, but Kanuri of Nigeria and neighbors. Therefore the station is Dandal Kura Radio International, presumably ex-7415 in B-16. HFCC shows the only other thing on 5960 now is R. Kuwait in Arabic, but we have no confirmation that they have really transformed from wooden to alive. So maybe there is really only Ascension, which does suffer from some hum on certain transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake felt at WOR HQ, chair shaking for a few seconds, and heard house creaking, March 29 at 1538:01 UT. USGS initially reported it as ``4.1, 10km E of Medford, Oklahoma, 2017-03-29 15:37:41 (UTC), 2.9 km [deep]``. According to the Enid Eagle it was later upgraded to 4.4, 32 miles NNE of Enid, 1 mile deep. Note the time delay from the USGS clock, of 20 seconds, which seems to be typical for quakes near but not exactly in Enid. No RF effects were noted, but significant (felt) quakes are recorded along with my radio log reports here. Tnx a lot, you frackers!

Another quake the next morning: ``2.8, 20km W of Perry, Oklahoma, 2017-03-30 14:48:30 (UTC), 5.0 km`` was also uncomfortably close to Enid, but not felt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 29 at 0028, JBA carrier from R. Chaski even detectable on my inside-longwire required because of heavy storms, until autocutoff at 0103:57*, which is 12.5 seconds later than two nights ago, March 27 to 0103:44.5*, averaging only 6.25 per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday March 28 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good, and 6855, very poor. Also confirmed Tue Mar 28 at 2340 the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ more than 1 kHz off-frequency, 9328.99v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wed March 29 at 1323, the 1315.5 WOR broadcast on WRMI 9955, fair, but no longer with // 6855, which has switched to duplicate Oldies on 9395. Lite jamming is audible on 9955 by WOR finish at 1344; tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed Wed March 29 at 2100 on WBCQ, 7490.05v-AM, S9 vs noise level of S6. Also confirmed Wed Mar 29 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.1v-CUSB, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1871 ready for first airings March 29: CONTENTS: Afghanistan, Albania and non, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bougainville, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China non, Colombia, Congo DR, Cuba non, Czechia non, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and non, Korea North non, Korea South, Kurdistan non, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lithuania, Madagascar, Romania, Spain, Turkey, USA, Vatican

Thu 1130 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2130 WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230 WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

WOR 1871 monitoring: not confirmed Thu March 30 at 1141 on WRMI 9955 which is a JBA carrier, but presumably with WOR. We still haven`t recovered from latest G1 storms, K index 3 at 1200, altho solar flux for March 29 was higher than predicted, a hefty 83, per WWV.

Also note that as of March 29, Keith Weston says all the podcast versions of WORLD OF RADIO have been restored after a server crash.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, March 29 at 0029, this WRMI is now // 9395 with Oldies format, as soon also canned ID. Continues same at 0106 check; 0132 canned ID still mentions 9395 only: Bob Biermann will have to re-do all of those. Still same at 0203. But at 0312, has become // 5985 in Spanish, i.e. Taiwan relay as before. By 0543, 6855 is back to duplicate 9395, a song ``I heard you`re getting married``. At 1323 still music // 9395, so no more alternative for WORLD OF RADIO Wed at 1315.5. We knew 6855 was no longer // 9955 before 1200, but also Thursday March 30 at 1142, ``I`m Sorry`` song and ID for 9395 only, which is a JBA carrier at this hour. Then I look up the WRMI skedgrid, and find that 6855 WRMI-5 has been changed to show Oldies same as WRMI-6 on 9395 during these hours, never duplicating 9955 any more:

0000-0300 (except UT Thu 00-01 V. of the Report of the Week on both)
0430-1000
1100-2000
2200-2400

That leaves these hours when 6855 is still // other frequencies:
0300-0400 RTI Spanish // 5985
0400-0430 NHK Spanish // 5985
1000-1100 various // 5850 including WOR Wednesday 1030
2000-2100 various // 11580
2100-2200 various // 15770 including WOR Tuesday 2130

It also shows one hour of Overcomer now on 9395 at 23-24 (the moanin` & groanin` evening worship service).

The separate program schedule below the transmission schedule still shows 6855 only at 0000-0100 with Xmas Radio on UT Mondays, which recently had been showing up some other days too on 6855. Unclear whether that is still the case (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1871, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, UT Wed March 29 at 0136, Keith Perron with a PCJ program on WRMI, plugging becoming a patron of patreon, fund raising to digitize recording archive from R. Nederland`s Happy Station, see https://www.patreon.com/pcjradio --- I didn`t hear him spell it so first sought it as patrion, no go. Current goal is only $ 200: ``When Happy Station reaches a goal of 200$ a month. We will produce special programs for broadcast on shortwave.`` Good signal now at S9+10, fortunately not fading out yet as there is no lower frequency available for this. After some jazz music, 0151 he`s already wrapping up, saying goodbye in Spanish, English, French, German, Japanese (I think all those), but never Chinese. 0155 Happy Station promo, for upcoming 90th anniversary, plug patreon again; there are also some 16mm films needing restoration and digitizing. 0200, over to R. Ukraine International relay on 11580, starting with the latest (?) war casualty statistics caused by Putinic Russian imperialism.

5850, Wed March 29 at 1003 check, `Wavescan` confirmed on now, presumably to be followed by WORLD OF RADIO at 1030. MUF has fallen so low before sunrise that 7570 WRMIBS is JBA, and can`t confirm 6855 is still // 5850 as scheduled. Back to sleep.

5850 // weakened 7730, UT Thursday March 30 at 0707 I am unfortunately awake so check WRMI and yes, the PCJ show is still airing now instead of Fridays as on skedgrid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, UT Wed March 29 at 0420, WRMI is playing ``Hey Jude``, but not // 9395 Oldies; O, it`s FG Radio as now scheduled 0415 Wed & Fri, squandering its airtime to play old Beatles tunes rather than any news from Cyprus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.06v-AM, Tue March 28 before 2400, it`s the `Alan Sane` show on WBCQ; he has an obvious website unlike the next show: recheck at 0038 UT Wed March 29, now `Dead Frog Radio` including plugs for WBCQ fundraising. Faux ads for Lake City, apparently the one in Florida, also mentioning Ocala, phone 731-6875. Is that where DF`s prison is located?

9338.934V-CUSB, March 30 at 1420, Brother Scare via WBCQ is more than 1 kHz low now, and audibly varying as I try to measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, March 29 at 2055, ZBC presumed the S4-S7 carrier seems just barely modulated, but can`t make out noise others report it is emanating; can only detect that it cuts off at 2059:40*. I wonder if the morning frequency c. 0300, 6015 is likewise affected? Haven`t heard it well enough to tell, either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1841 UT March 30

 

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