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Logs for last Sunday 3.3  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 06 2018

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New logs and a photo . Plase visit the link and coment there or here

http://zliangaslogs.blogspot.com/2018/03/ouudoor-logs-3317.html

Zacharias Liangas
https://www.facebook.com/zachliang
https://del.icio.us/gr_greek1/ZAK (all pages)
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Kouji Hashimoto, Japan logs, Feb 26-March 2  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 06 2018

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser via Groups.Io" Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:06 AM


Subject: [WOR] Kouji Hashimoto, Japan logs, Feb 26-March 2



BANGLADESH 9455 Bangladesh Betar Feb 26 1314-1321 34333 Nepali,
IS, Opening music, Opening announce, News, [Ko.Hashimoto, JAPAN]

15105 Bangladesh Betar Feb 26 1232-1246 25322 English,
News, ID at 1243, [Ko.Hashimoto, JAPAN]


BANGLADESH 15105.005 kHz exact heard signing on,
12.27:06 UT TX switch-on start on March 6,
S=9+40dB signal noted in THA/CBG remote SDR installation.
Visible on THA/CBG border region, on Uwe's Perseus server unit.
Many thanks for for the friendly service !

12.27:50 UT started audio there, their Interval Signal theme,
12.30:46 UT Station announcement by male anncr,
then also some few times the TX signal broke down breaks.

10 kHz wideband audio, excellent sound of their new Thomson tx unit.
Much better than average AIR India audio sound.


UAE 17844.98 R.Ergo via UAE Mar 02 *1159-1205 25322-25222 Somali,
1159 sign on with opening music, ID, Opening announce,
Theme song, Talk, [Ko.Hashimoto, JAPAN]
(DX LISTENING DIGEST)


UAE 17844.978 kHz measured today March 6, ERGO / Irin at 1218 UT,
Somali sce sidelobe heard in Thailand remote SDR unit,
S=9+10dB signal into South East Asia area noted remotedly.
Talk program.

another Al Dhabbaya UAE transmission scheduled at same time:

15215.125 kHz FEBC Radio in Tibetan at 1211 UT on March 6,
NOT JAMMED by China mainland !
S=9+40dB powerhouse monitored in THA/CBG border region,
1200-1230 UT requested on that channel, some MUFFLED audio
served on feeder though.

INDIA 7555.690 kHz measured on tune-in at 1245 UT on March 6,
seemingly parked AIR transmitter on that channel.
CARRIER ONLY. Seemingly:


7555 100 Delhi Khampur 1215-1330 UT Tibetan(China), 1330-1430 UT Nepali
1515-1530 UT Hindi HS, 1530-1600 UT English HS (ex 6155/7505).

At 12.52:54 UT SUDDENLY some short STRING instrument piece sound came
on air,

some TX breaks then in between,

again on air 12.53:45 UT some mountain singer performance.


[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 6)

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Glenn Hauser logs March 5, 2018  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 05 2018

Logs
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 5 at 0658, CB is on again during TUN soul music break. 11775, March 5 at 1503, this one is on too with PMS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI webcast, http://wrmi.listen.creek.fm/stream UT Monday March 5 at 0500, replays months-old zombie file of Radio Biafra, which is long gone from WRMI 11530 at 0500 or 1900. YL announcer name sounds like Ifomo Korafo, with the old SW frequencies including also 7240 at 0500, which was via France. At 0506 I check it just in case, and not a carrier audible, nor 11530 of course. This probably runs every night, but I`ve been checking only on Mondays after WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 284 kHz, March 5 at 0719, ND beacon ID as QD and dash, vs lightning crashes from somewhere; takes a while to copy the call between the strixe. It`s from The Pas, northern Manitoba, not quite the end of the road up to Flin Flon. Classaxe.com says it`s 500 watts, subject in past years to mis-keying.

BTW, dxinfocentre.com notifies in red that also on 284 kHz, PJD in Sint Maarten is back on (presumably after hurricane blowoff). Classaxe.com shows it heard so far only in NS and NC, power unknown. Note that this is a legit ITU call for Netherlands Antilles, unlike most beacons. There are also AM/FM broadcasters, PJD2 and PJD3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, March 5 at 1500, NO FM spurblobs all over the 19m band detected today; something`s not always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 15480, March 5 at 1458, soft instrumental inspirational music, S8-S6 until cutoff at 1500*. It`s the end of AWR`s entire sesquihour in Chinese-Mandarin, 250 kW, 70 degrees from Nauen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, March 5 at 1503, JBA S3-S5 music, presumably R. Denge Welat, clandestine. After using Armenia sites only for several weeks on 7320/7520/4810/1395, added more broadcasts via France and/or Pridnestrovye. On March 3, Ivo Ivanov described it all this way:

``KURDISTAN (non) Additional frequencies of Dengà Welat from March 2:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2018/03/additional-frequencies-of-denge-welat.html

0330-0600 on 9525 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0600-1500 on 11530*KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1500-1600 on 11530 ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2000 on 9525#ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
2000-2200 on 9525#KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
* co-ch same 11530 TSH Hmong-Blue/Njua Suab Xaa Moo Zoo 1130-1200 UT
# co-ch on 9525.9 JAK Ar/Sp/Ge/En/Fr Voice of Indonesia is inactive

All frequencies are registered in HFCC as KCH, but that's not true!!
0330-0600 on 9525 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish
0600-1330 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 130 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1330-1600 on 11530 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2200 on 9525 KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish

No change of Dengà Welat via CJSC transmitters Yerevan:
0330-1530 on 4810 ERV 050 kW / non-dir to WeAs Kurdish
0330-1530 on 7520 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1530-1600 on 7520 ERV 300 kW / 192 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2200 on 7320 ERV 300 kW / 280 deg to WeAs Kurdish
1600-2200 on 1395 ERV 500 kW / ??? deg to WeAs Kurdish``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 7415, March 5 at 0655, African talk vs quite a humroar, S9-S7 from Radio Dandal Kura via Issoudun, FRANCE. By 0659 only humroar left, and cut off at 0659.4*.

5960, March 5 at 0656, not // 7415 African talk, the other Dandal Kura via ASCENSION to abrupt cutoff at 0659.8* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquakes felt at WOR HQ in Enid: a few seconds of shaking, but no damage found yet. UT March 4 at 2317:25; and about the same UT March 5 at 0341:04.

USGS soon reported these as:
4.2 magnitude, 15km ENE of Enid, Oklahoma, 2018-03-04 23:17:17 (UTC)
1.9 km depth, Location 36.468ÂN 97.724ÂW

4.2 magnitude, 15km NE of Enid, Oklahoma, 2018-03-05 03:40:58 (UTC)
5.0 km depth, Location 36.482ÂN 97.737ÂW

In other words, quite close to Enid, as the first one arrived in about 8 seconds, the second one in 6 seconds, and surely a margin of error of 1-2 seconds.

There was some damage closer to the epicenters around the small town of Breckenridge. BTW, there is a big windfarm in the area.

UPDATED: Two 4.2 earthquakes recorded Sunday NE of Enid; damage reported --- Home damaged in Breckenridge area of Garfield County
Jessica Miller and Rob Collins | Enid News & Eagle
http://www.enidnews.com/news/earthquakes/updated-two-earthquakes-recorded-sunday-ne-of-enid-damage-reported/article_6e5e2bf8-2005-11e8-b808-430069a361a5.html

USGS recorded two more aftershox, unfelt here:
2.7 14km NE of Enid, Oklahoma 2018-03-05 06:35:19 (UTC) 3.9 km
2.6 14km NE of Enid, Oklahoma 2018-03-05 12:16:37 (UTC) 4.9 km
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 5850 // 7730, WRMI VG on both UT Monday March 5 at 0700, `Broad Spectrum Radio`, as James Branum apologizes for no new one in Feb, due to family obligations, etc., hopes to do better as from this new one for March. (I expect home-schooling can be quite time-consuming if done correctly.) Rundown of ensuing content including digital about halfway into hour.

Starts with something from a new podcast episode 1, ``Jewish and Mennonite``. On his own religious background: started in Church of Christ a cappella, was even a CofC pastor for a year, drifted to something more charismatic, still dissatisfied with certain doctrines, such as anti-abortion but pro-death penalty and war. 14 years ago became Mennonite with Pacifist doctrine; Joy Mennonite Church in OKC. Can`t accept concept of hell, eternal punishment; what kind of god would do that?? He`s ``bi-religious``, choosing to celebrate more than one; why do you have to stick with only one or another??

This is running past my bedtime, but I try to stay awake, since who knows when there will be another chance to hear it, as the January episode has not shown up on BSR website. And still as of 1646 UT March 5 check, http://broadspectrumradio.com does not have any entry since December 9!

BUT, at 0710, interrupted for music --- due to haphazard editing? No, I think the show dumped off and WRMI brought up automatic fill, altho unfamiliar for World Music: song in unknown language, 0714 seguà to romantic song in Spanish; I go beacon DXing for a bit, see CANADA; 0721 recheck, still music seguÃs. Well, BSR will probably keep attempting replays UT Mondays at 0700 until another episode be produced. But this one needs to be fixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.25v-CUSB, March 5 at 2055, dead air or JBM? From TOM via WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.93, Sunday March 5 at 2049, very weak signal from R. Munansi via WWRB is still detectable, so should be at least until 2100 today. First heard at 1625 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday March 5 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.22v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 5 at 0400 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0418 check via WBCQ 5109.820v, S9 but vs S9+10 lightning crashes, not very near here. Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 5 from 0430 on WRMI 9455 and 9955, both poor-fair. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

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

** U S A. 9455, Sunday March 5 at 2056, S9 beeps from `Shortwave Radiogram` via WRMI. It seems Kim is unaware it is on this frequency as well as 7780 from 2030, since the WRMI skedgrid does not reveal it. In fact, everything on 7780 during the 20-21 UT hour is duplicated on 9455; and 9455 provides much better reception in most of North America on 285 degree beam, than 7780 on 44 out into the uninhabited Atlantic. Presumably Jeff will move 7780 stuff back up to 11580 by A-18 at Marchend if not sooner. 11580 has been registered available 24 hours, also 44 degrees but with a higher-frequency advantage in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Space Phono Radio on WRMI --- I missed the first three airings, so make a point of catching the last one, UT Monday at 0100 on 7780 & 5950 --- but it`s not on! Instead VORW, for March 1-4. Did anyone ever hear it (SPR)? What and how was it? (Glenn Hauser, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz. from WRMI FB:

``WRMI Radio Miami International, February 25 at 12:22am

SPACE PHONO RADIO

WRMI will broadcast a special program called Space Phono Radio from
Boca RatÃn, Florida on the following days and times:

1) 0100 UT Wednesday, February 28 (that's 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 27
Eastern Time) on 5850 and 9395 kHz to North America, and on 9455
kHz to the Southwestern US and Mexico.

2) 2000 UT Wednesday, February 28 on 7780 kHz to Europe. That's 3:00
pm Eastern Time Wednesday (Feb 28). This should also be audible up the
East Coast of the US and Canada.

3) 2200 UT Friday, March 2 (5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday March 2) on
9955 kHz to the Caribbean, Central and South America.

4) 0100 UT Monday, March 5 (i.e. 8:00 pm Eastern Time Sunday March 4)
on 7780 kHz to the East Coast of North America, Europe and the Middle
East; and on 5950 kHz to the Caribbean, Central America and northern
South America.

More info at http://www.spacephono.com
https://www.spacephono.bandcamp.com``

Not very informative: something about ``writing songs and creating
music``.

The FB item above about Space Phono is still on WRMI FB, contradicted by a newer one accounting for what we heard:

``WRMI Radio Miami International March 1 at 6:43pm Â

SPECIAL VORW TRANSMISSIONS --- Here are some extra broadcasts of VORW during the next few days, courtesy of Greg:

1) 2200 UTC Friday, March 2 (5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday March 2) on 9955 kHz to the Caribbean, Central and South America.

2) 0100 UTC Monday, March 5 (i.e 8:00 pm Eastern Time Sunday March 4) on 7780 kHz to the East Coast of North America, Europe and the Middle East; and on 5950 kHz to the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America``

Lee Silvi has already asked WRMI if there will be any more repeats of Space Phono. No reply yet (Glenn, 0409 UT March 5, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // 9395 // 9455, UT Mon March 5 at 0102, WRMI with `Countdown to Christmas`, acknowledging it`s on 9495 and 9455 but unaware it`s on even better across North America 5850! Checking these, while Space Phono Radio is not showing up on 7780 & 5950, q.v. Then plays a version of Jingle Bells. Currently everything at 01-02 is on these three (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1812 UT March 5
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Glenn Hauser logs March 4, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 04 2018

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** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 4 at 1439, PMS is on again; had not heard this or 6090 for several days, extremely sporadic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 12040, March 4 at 1437, YL preacher is somehow correlating ski-boarding with prayer, something new here? Is stronger than 12065 WEWN English. 1450 ``How Great Thou Art`` choral hymn and more sermonizing, now heavy fading. 1455 outro as `Sounds of Hope` with SamanthaLandy.com from Box 911701, St George UT 84791; and 1456 Reach Beyond Australia ID.

HFCC March 2 shows KNX is registered here entire B-17 season, 1300-1500, 100 kW, 310 degrees in Hindi! More specifically, WRTH 2018 page 457 shows Hindi on 12040 is ONLY Wed at 1300-1330, Monday at 1315-1330, while among other languages English was not on 12040 at all!

Much more specifically, Aoki/NDXC dated 4 March shows RBA English on 12040 is ONLY at: 1415-1445 Mon/Wed/Sat; 1430-1445 Tue, 1445-1500 daily. So that`s wrong too; on Sundays only before 1445, it`s supposed to be Hindi. Obviously, RBA keeps jumbling its programming, without any consistent, reliable times for e.g. English. BTW, earlier at 1200-1300 the gospel huxter on 12040 is KTWR in Burmalangs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, UT Sun Mar 4 at 0658, RHC jazz show is OK now without crackle, which seems to be confined to the earlier English hour at 00-01, why? Something`s not wrong at RHC. BTW, expect timeshifts of some programming and transmissions already in one week from March 11 with the imposition of Yanqui DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15520, 15445, 15295, 15220, 15152, 15080, 15010 approx., March 4 at 1430, RHC-FM spurblobs now 70-75 kHz apart from 15370-AM. Closer ones demodulate OK in FM, further ones JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC. `En Contacto` runs until proper 1450 this Sunday despite Arnie`s breakneck pace; he writes the script, including what anchor Marta RÃos says, and outro alleges his contacto with the studio is fibre-optic. It still sounds like a lo-fi phone-up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. Now we have a chance to compare the two Dandal Kuras, as David Smith explained separation into adjacent frequencies.

5960, March 4 at 0527, African percussion, VG S9+10; 0532 mentions Maiduguri several times (Nigerian city original HQ of DK). 5960 has better modulation than 5950 below. 5960 is still on at 0601, and poor at 0649. Info from David Smith said his new Chad-based service is still on 5960, i.e. at 05-07 via Ascension. It is still also officially Dandal Kura, but in process of transitioning to Ndarason Radio International. So would we ever hear IDs as NDI any more?

5950, March 4 at 0527, African talk about Nigeria, Boko Haram, also S9+10 but softer sound. 0530 now dead air, but up to S9+20 and steadier than before; 0533 seems to be switching around to different bits of feed sources, like tuning a satellite or internet receiver, alternating with dead air; no hums, anyway. 0535 talk and DA; 0543 still modulating on and off. Off the air by 0601. Info from David Smith was that 5950 at 05-06 is the Maiduguri-based original Dandal Kura, via FRANCE. And also 7415 at 06-07:

7415, March 4 at 0602, now this one is on, but very poor with hum; at 0649 still VP but heavy hum, worse than Ascension would suffer, so maybe it is really ISSoudun, FRANCE as alleged. Is not // 5960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 4070-AM, March 4 at 0439, pirate music at S9+10, off at 0500 recheck. These say it was X-FM from as early as 0302:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40855.0.html
Turns out that there was more 4 MHz activity, including Pancho Villa on 4065, 4035; unIDs on 4065, 4080. By my full scan at 0523, nothing doing on 4.0 MHz band except TGAV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15390, March 4 at 1631, REE defective transmitter is still off, leaving 15500 and presumed 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.93 approx., Sunday March 4 at 1625, JBA talk on signature off-frequency of Radio Munansi via WWRB; may have started circa 1500 like last Sunday but didn`t get around to checking it earlier.

Wolfgang BÃschel also reports it today: ``Noted at 1656 UT on 15239.932 kHz today Sunday March 4, best signal in Alberta Canada remote SDR post, S=9+50dB signal on antenna selection switch to >'30dB ATT'< At 1704 UT 11.8 kHz in peaks and during music play, but only very small band of 5 kHz during spoken female voice part.``

Kai Ludwig replies: ``All this talk comes from the telephone. You can compare with the source, which is obviously one of the streams from
http://radiomunansi.com/listen-live/
although the WWRB transmission runs more than one minute behind what I get. Transmitter modulation is not bad at all.

Signal strength here in Europe is shortly after 1730 more or less on a par with, or perhaps on average a bit weaker than, co-Tennessee 15825. Which in fact means: Too weak for "ordinary" listeners. Kai``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 329 kHz, March 4 at 0716 UT, ND beacon PMV, from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday March 4 at 0436 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, 19 minutes into show, which means it started circa 0417. Some ACI from LSB hams on 1858 and 1865. No reports yet of Sun 1130 on 9485 HLR. Next:
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

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

** U S A. 5129.82, March 4 at 0500, checking WBCQ in case Area 51 carry some Pancho Villa; instead, GCN Network ID ``the --- leader in talk radio``, news of storms and other headlines; by 0525 it`s some talkshow, unseems piratical, presumably still plugged into GCN, and not yet back to Brother Scare. Another check at 0602, now it`s BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 and spurs 5072.1 & 5097.9, March 4 at 0657, WTWW-2 is still on; I had noticed earlier in evening it was still running some music after Ozarx 0230+. Now, it`s S9+40 of dead air except for big hum. Did it run all night with nothing? Not rechecked until 1423, a strange hour for 5085 to be on, as a Ted hamshow is running, interviewing the CFO of the Dayton Hamvention, debunking rumors like moving to another site, and assures it is not competing with other major ham events (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 890, UT Sunday March 4 at 0708 UT, surprised to hear Jim Bohannon on WLS Chicago, guest plugging his record guide at moneymusic.com Indeed, WLS at
http://www.wlsam.com/program-schedule/
shows Sunday 12-2 am CT is the ONLY time it has JimBo on. Do they pick the best bihour from his 15 hours the previous week? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, March 4 at 0706: 531, 549, 621, 693, 711, 1044, 1215, but almost gone by now as Eurosunrises earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1820 UT March 4
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Glenn Hauser logs March 3-4, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 04 2018

Logs
** BRAZIL. 11780, Sat Mar 3 cut on at *2058 JIP S7-S9 excited Brazuguese talk, presumably SBG; 2129 recheck, yes, that`s it, unlike weekdays when more serious with `Reporte da AmazÃnia` at 2130. Still no Anguilla to ACI it from 11775. And game still going past 2200 instead of `A Voz do Brasil` weekdays. Since they join in progress the game at 2058, do they also QIP, cut off at 2300, even if it`s not finished? I`m not checking at that time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, March 4 at 0041, RHC English playing old recording of ``St Louis Blues``, still another night with crackle on this transmitter marring the music. Only //, weaker 9720 maybe has a bit of crackle too. Wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 4 at 0145, R. Rebelde, two announcers very calmly describing a bÃisbol game to complete silence --- no crowd noise! Same on // 1180 with multiple echoes from all the transmitters which effectively block any sign of Radio Martà to Oclajoma. Possibilities:

1, there are no fans in the stands
2, there are fans but they are bored
3, announcer booth is very well insulated
4, defective audio mixing
5, announcers are elsewhere watching it on TV with sound turned down
6, something`s always wrong at RadioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9380, March 4 at 0107, just as I tune in a S Asian song at S5-S7, AIR dumps off the air at 0107:40 but back on within about a semiminute. After 0100, this 250 kW, 188-degree Aligarh transmitter carries the Vividh Bharati Service. Should be better on // 9865, 500 kW, 174 from Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, March 3 at 2304, a quick pirate scan before I finish a session, finds one on, mentioning `Pancho`, so apparently Radio Pancho Villa from, to, or about the SWL Winterfest in PA is already on rather than waiting until midnight local as tentatively scheduled. I notify the WOR iogroup a few minutes later, but I`m not ready to resume monitoring for a sesquihour.

6935-USB, March 4 at 0045, pirate with rock music, 0053 stops as I doze. 0103 back on, ``Pancho Villa sending greeting to all SWLs,`` mentions Tom Kneitel; ``Voice of Pancho Villa`` ID along with off-mike music. QSL via an unspecified ``maildrop in Austin, Texas``. 0115 bagpipe IS and off or pause (so now I pay more attention to Radio Free Morania on WBCQ, q.v.) 0132 music starts up again; 0135, ``Hola amigos, hijos de putas``, ``Pancho Villa at SWL Fest, buy PopComm from Tommy Kneitel``. QSL via Austin again. 0148 bagpipe IS of 6 or 7 notes thrice as there is some 2-way CCI? And stays off. But:

6950-USB, March 4 at 0205, now Voice of Pancho Villa QSY to here with music, ID, only S5-S3. PV speaks with an exaggerated funny accent, not exactly Mexican. This adds up to four separate threads at HFU:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40835.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40836.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40846.0.html
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40850.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.1-AM, Mar 4 at 0045, unID JBA talk, only other sign of a pirate now besides Pancho Villa. Not in HFU but around 2330 a Voice of America imposter was reported:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,40841.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.93, Sat Mar 3 at 2058, presumed R. Munansi clandestine via WWRB is still on, offset frequency, having started circa 1800 today, with JBA talk and music. Furtherchex, still on past 2104, and 2129, so maybe until 2200 tho registered only until 2100. Are any IDs inserted at hourtops? None caught yet. Maybe tomorrow, like last Sunday will be on as early as 1500? It`s so weak, one would think it was coming from Uganda rather than going to it; fainter than Zanzibar direct on 11735, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1919 monitoring: Not confirmed Sat Mar 3 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330.215v-CUSB --- rather keeps on BSing, 13 seconds before repeat on 9980 WWCR; I hope this was a mistake. Also BS keeps going past 2300 with no ID when Blalock had been blasting, but he is on at 0040 March 4.

WOR 1919 is confirmed Sat Mar 3 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, fair; and UT Sun Mar 4 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, S9-S5.

`TWIAR` via WA0RCR 1860-AM also coming in well without contest QRM, boding well for WOR there circa 0415. Next:

Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1920?]

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

** U S A. 7490v, Sat March 3 at 2200, WBCQ with first weekly broadcast of `Radio New Music` after original trial a biweek ago. S9+10/20, as first two tunes are depressed country-rockers about Jesus and sinners, so I withdraw my recommendation. Did not really expect `New Music` in the sense of avant-garde classical, but something a bit more experimental than this. 2210 back announcement gives titles and performers which will be on website with linx. Apparently the deal is that these are ``new`` in the sense of not widely known or radio-played, yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8v, UT Sun March 4 at 0112, WBCQ with `Lumpy Gravy` on Area 51 block, playing classic routine of ``Radio Morania, dedicated to the 6000-ton spaghetti harvest, from the capital of Morania, Spaghetti City``. ``Pierre RodrÃguez`` interviews ``Kennel (?) Ferguson, spaghetti harvest field worker``. Last year there wasn`t one since the spaghetti seeds didn`t arrive from Italy. Morania is otherwise ideal since the sun shines 26 hours per day. Program outro as `The 6000 Trail`, on ``RME, Radio Morania External Service, the golden sound of Radio Morania``. Time check as ``zero-twelve hours``. Now adding frequencies: 6.02973, 92.919, 73.32.

0120 `Moranian Mailbag`, first from C M Stanbury II in Ontario, on Saturday August 32nd. Explains requirements for QSL: times must be local, 53 seconds behind GMT; attach schematic diagram of receiver, etc. Address is obscured by sudden ute QRM, and this happens coincidentally two more times. Other letters from unreal(?) people, as host explains how free Morania is. 0130 sign-off with ID, national anthem, which resembles a cartoon jive tune with kazoo. 0131 real WBCQ ID. I guess this was more fun than fumbling in the cold/dark at Plymouth Meeting?

I wonder if Pancho Villa (see NORTH AMERICA) would appear again at 0500, maybe via Area 51? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // stronger 9455 // strongest S9+45 5850, UT Sun Mar 4 at 0109, WRMIs with `AWR Wavescan`, Ray reading a story about CBX and other early CBCs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday March 4 at 0200, no signal from WTWW-2, so another week without TOITO? NO, blasts on S9+50 at *0201, off and on and then mod off & on; no ads for a change, but canned WTWW ID, extremely distorted, and `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` theme, Bob Heil says mostly music, less talk, including a Hammond organ he furbished in Columbus OH, but first, a Wurlitzer (seems like a re-run; are there any new ones? Why bother, with such unreliable transmission). Distorted modulation is now intermittent, but enough to drive away an organ lover or any reasonable listener (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, March 3 at 2057, Ungujan music this day is allowed to run past 2100, and a brief announcement before ZBC cuts off at 2101*; poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6050, March 4 at 0057, ``Donald Duck`` extremely distorted spur talk right atop HCJB, maybe a bit heavier on the low side. FM mode will not demodulate it. Again strongly suspect it`s the HJDH Conciencia, COLOMBIA transmitter which is supposed to be normally and nominally modulated on 6010, unheard there. Later switched to music before I could try comparing mod peaks to othersigs.

Poor HCJB, getting creamed by another S American, Christians vs Christians! It must be incomparably worse in the Ecua-lombia region. At 0103 I`m also hearing similar garbage around 6015, 6025, mixing with Cuban jamsplat out of 6030. By 0134, 6050 has less blob but more splat from 6060 RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0429 UT March 4
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