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Glenn Hauser logs December 5-6, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 06 2017

Logs
** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6090, Dec 5 at 0710, so-called University Network remains active with PMS, VG S9+30/20; while // 5935 WWCR is S9+40. Haven`t heard day frequency 11775, not on at 1958 UT check.
But it has been on sporadically, e.g. Dec 6 from Mauno Ritola, Finland: ``11775 kHz also on at 1445, but suddenly off at 1451``. 6090 continued: PMS at 0246 Dec 6, DGS at 0654 Dec 6 but with whine unlike 5935 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1907, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 5 at 1943, no signal from WRMI for Radio Biafra. This transmission has not been heard for a few days, and does not appear on the WRMI frequency grid. Also, those who have heard Radio Biafra via France say it has contracted to half an hour instead of one hour. New shorter files continue to be uploaded daily to a WRMI server (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1907, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Dec 5 at 1958, RNA with good signal in Brazuguese, noticed as I was checking 11775 for absent Anguilla (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9570, Dec 6 at 1322, CRI English via CUBA, with wailing, screaming drama, ``I want to die``. Quick tune-out. Alan Roe`s new monitored schedule of CRI in forthcoming DXLD 17-49 shows this is simply called `Chinese Theater` at 1305-1330 daily and also at 1605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7355, Dec 6 at 0700, Radio Martà stops this frequency altho jamming continues a bit. WHRI does not show up, as it had been from 0700 with BS for one hour; instead continues on 7315. Still don`t know when Radio Martà resume on 7355 (and IBB/OCB has yet to reveal it to HFCC), but it and the jammers are running at next check 1253 about equal to // 7435. (While RNZI has moved to 7430, q.v.). BTW also hearing lite pulse jamming at 1313 on 7405, not an RM frequency now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 830, Dec 6 at 0137, something in Spanish with WCCO attenuated by aurora and nulled; all I can catch is a definite mention of 105.7 FM, so is it the usual Unitedstatesian spoiler, WFNO, Norco, Louisiana? NRC AM Log shows its translator wagger is on 97.5. Now to check the IRCA Mexican Log: here`s the one with a 105.7: XELN, Linares, Nuevo LeÃn, 5000/250 watts, ``La Caliente``. It`s also the only 830/105.7 Mexican combo in WRTH 2017 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13730, Dec 5 at 0714, RNZI is holding up better than I expected, fair S9-S9+10, but not as solid as it had been on 11725. Also Dec 6 at 0702 good S9+10.

Adrian Sainsbury replied to me early UT Dec 6: ``Hi Glenn, We will give 7430 a test drive today 13-1650 UT Rgds Adrian Sent from my iPhone``. So Dec 6 at 1253 I`m on previous 11610 which is VP S5-S6 with music, 1257 barely audible QSY announcement to 7430. That cuts on with bell bird IS at 1258:50, S9+10, so no longer co-channel to the Cuban radio war on 7355 --- and no CCI here, but now it`s adjacent to the Cuban radio war on its other 40m frequency, 7435. LSB tuning is absolutely required to hear RNZI without ACI, OK for me, and maybe the CRW is not such a problem in the Pacific. 1300 starts `Pacific Regional News` including at 1303 about sorcery incidents in PNG`s second largest city, Lae. By 1439 recheck, CRW 7435 is off and now the 7435 adjacent is something weaker from Asia, no problem.

RNZI has already duly registered new 7430 in the Dec 6 edition of HFCC:
7430 1300 1700 61S,62,63W RAN 50 35 0 148 1234567 061217 250318 D
7430 1300 1700 51,56,64S,65S RAN 50 325 0 148 1234567 061217 250318 D

RNZI own sked now says:
1259-1650 7430 Pacific Daily from 6 Dec
1651-1750 7285(DRM) Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun - Fri
1651-1758 7430 Pacific Sat from 9 Dec
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Dec 5 at 0716, possibly a JBA carrier, or nothing, during scheduled R. Herwa International segment via WRMI; while 11580 WRMIBS is S9+20/30! And 11520 WEWN is S9-S7. But Dec 6 at 0704 on 11530, chanting and drumming at S9-S7, presumably Herwa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday December 5 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, better 9455 and best 11580. Also confirmed Dec 5 at 2130 on WRMI 9455 only; whew, still then despite `The Power Hour` taking over other frequencies this hour. Unfortunately my produxion running late, and WOR 1907 probably not in time for UT Wednesday Dec 6 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB either --- but no signal audible from that. So should have first appeared Wed Dec 6 at 1030 on WRMI 5850 & 9455.

Wed Dec 6 until 1345 on WRMI 9955 --- it`s still #1906! My fault, in an uploading error to that server, now corrected. Anyhow, good S9+10 with no jamming.

WORLD OF RADIO 1907 contents: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Anguilla, Australia, Biafra non, Bolivia, Bougainville, Brasil, China, Cuba and non, Ecuador, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kiribati, Korea North and non, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, USA; and the propagation outlook.

WORLD OF RADIO 1907:
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
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
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1908?]

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

** U S A. 7780 // 9395 // 9455, Dec 5 at 1330, on WRMI `The Power Hour`, call-in show. I gather that there is controversy about the forced time change to 21-23 UT, and another program on the GCN network with a YL hostess, co-opting TPH name. It seems GCN`s first offer was to move this one to 6-8 am CT (12-14 UT) but Daniel the host (to whom the late Joyce Riley ``gave`` the original Power Hour) didn`t want that as it would be too early to get any guests on from the West Coast. Adam Miller is the guy at GCN they have been in contact with, altho he does not make scheduling decisions. Daniel mentions being on 13850 [sic!], 7490, 9395. Now he is also on 7490 & 13845 WWCR, but those are running 5 minutes and 40 seconds behind! as I timed some key words after 1400 (when 7490 has switched to otherhuxter as usual). Due to some references to ``this morning`` as in the past, and saying ``good afternoon`` at 1400 on 9395, I conclude that what we are hearing are playbacks of the new afternoon show from its first day yesterday Dec 4, rather than adopting UT as local time. Promo says the website thepowerhour.com has been revamped. They are obviously mainly interested in selling survivalist stuff.

I am checking WRMI frequencies the afternoon of Tue Dec 5. On 9455, Oldies tune is cut off at 2000 sharp for `Walking in Power`, while the tune continues on 9395. 7780 continues with BS. But at 2030, 7780 cuts to WORLD OF RADIO 1906, matching // 9455 and 11580.

I feared that 9455 would be on The Power Hour after 2100, but no, it continues with diverse programming, i.e. Wavescan on Tue, and then at 2130 WORLD OF RADIO. But now at 2110 check, 9395 // 7780 are on `The Power Hour`. Yesterday after 2200 I had found TPH on all three including 9455 (but no WWCR frequencies) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1907, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, Dec 5 at 0723, WWRB is finally modulating again after 4+ days and now even on the night BS frequency at night; still going at 1330 check; and by 1435 has switched to day frequency 9370, still BS-ing, and also at 1958 check. And 3185 again with BS at 0654 Dec 6. So Dave or someone has resumed control of the station.

We still have nothing definite about his personal welfare. But Don Moman, VE6JY, adds this info:

``Hi Glenn, I routinely watch the chat group on
http://www.on4kst.org/chat/index.php
involved with 630m and the callsign WA4SZE (Dave Frantz) is often the subject of discussion there, with regard to transmitting beacon signals with greater ERP than allowed and generally causing negative effects on such a small band. Anyway, unless these signals are automated, they seem to come up in different modes and frequencies at various times, which would mean someone is running them. I'm hearing his wspr beacon on 475.652 kHz tonight (last one heard 0358 UT) and most nights. Just thought I'd pass this along... 73 Don VE6JY`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1907, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1722 UT December 6
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Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4-5, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 06 2017

Logs


Re 6090 kHz, 23.45 - 00.15 UT, Dec 5 / 6.

ANGUILLA 6090.002 Caribbean Beacon undoubtedly, heard on remote SDR at
Florida state eastern NoAM coast, at 00.06 UT on Dec 6.

Full power S=9+30dB or -47dBm proper, 11.8 kHz wideband audio outlet.

Male prayer on Aids illness. But audio accompanied by own main power buzz
peaks on 60, 120, 180, 240, and 300 Hertz buzz, visible either sideband.

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


MEXICO 6184.996 unstable little, wandered downwards for example to x.995
and back around 23.45 UT on Dec 5.

XEPPM Radio Educación. Program of typical national Mariachi music played
til 23.59 UT.

S=9+5dB or -69dBm signal noted in FL-US state remote SDR.
At 00.00 UT stn ID and Mexican National Hymn played,
and sung by school pupil chorus at 00.00-00.03 UT and
full ID mentioned again also shortwave, at 00.04 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 5 / 6)


ANGUILLA
btw. on few recipients, QSL cards from Caribbean Beacon Anguilla received on
this week in Austria and Germany and other European countries ... issued on
reception confirmation between 2009 and 2014 year ...



Meine QSL hat von 2009 bis 2011 - also 2 Jahre gedauert bis ich sie
bekam. Scheint dort üblich sein, mit oder ohne Hurricane.


Am 05.12.2017 um 10:19 schrieb W.G:
Auch hier im Tiroler Mittelgebirge traf (gestern) eine späte QSL-Karte
(wunderschön handgeschrieben, und garantiert NICHT virtuell) ein.

Der RR war vom Februar 2014, von der Frequenz 6.090 kHz.

Man betonte die -relative- Wichtigkeit der RRs, auf die Zerstörung der
Sendeantenne wurde kein Bezug genommen, es gab somit auch keinen
indirekten Spendenaufruf.

Wie dem auch sei, meine Freude ist beträchtlich, hatte auch mit dieser
QSL in keiner Weise mehr gerechnet.

PRAISE THE LORD, HALLELUJA!!

From: "Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX"
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 4:08 AM
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4-5, 2017

ANGUILLA [non?]. 6090, Dec 5 at 0140, Caribbean Beacon appears to be back;
at least Dead Gene Scott is on here and almost synchronized with 5935
WWCR. On the PL-880 signal meter they are about equal, but more fading on
6090; on the R-75, 6090 seems quite a bit weaker. Tnx to tip from Don Hosmer
in MI, to the DXLD yg earlier:

"I have been listening to Pastor Melissa Scott preaching on 6090 kHz since
2225 UT 12/04. Her long sermon ended at 2307. Then some music, a phone
number and then archived Gene Scott started at 2310. Then another request
for reservations for upcoming Sunday service at 2312. More music and then
more old Gene Scott ramblings.

No ID heard [there were NEVER any local Anguilla/CB IDs gh]. Checked FCC HF
listings and no USA based station has this freq registered for this Winter
season. I heard Anguilla site was destroyed. If this isn't the Anguilla
transmitter, where is it coming from? 73, Don Hosmer W8SWL, West Branch MI
USA, CommRadio Cr-1a with 102' G5RV dipole, Post at 2316 UTC 12/04/2017"

This time we shall see if the reactivation stix, also day frequency 11775,
former switchover times being 1000/2200 UT. Previously these have come back
on about once a month for a day or two, then gone again, impossible if the
Anguilla station was "destroyed" as per a recent QSL we quoted.

Per the DXLD archives, the last active dates were Oct 31-Nov 1; and Sept 24,
the first time since Irma about 5-week intervals. If only we could determine
exactly whence the 6090 and expected 11775 signal come from. If it was and
is "destroyed", they have to be from somewhere else. TUN could be hiring
time on some other station just to maintain occasional occupancy of the
frequencies. There were already some other stations on them, notably
Ethiopia and Nigeria on 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4-5, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 05 2017

Logs


FRANCE 7240 Radio Biafra relay at TDF Issoudun this Dec 5 morning, when
monitored tune-in here a little late at 0502 UT.

Program lasted til 05.28:20 UT station annmt by the lady presenter.
Then 'final music' piece played til 05.28:41 UT on full power.

100 kW TX switch-off at 05.30:06 UT.

But then still low-power exciter signal from Issoudun on air at S=7 level,
til 05:30:55 UT switch off totally.

My late tune-in around 0502 UT on Dec 5 showed R Biafra program in progress,
on 7240 kHz via ISS and 11530 kHz via WRMI Okeechobee FL-US east coast.

Mostly WeAfrican music played and female voice ID "This is Radio Biafra
coming to you from London" or "... broadcasting from London". Excellent
audio quality feed from London to Issoudun to state.

7240 kHz S=8 signal in Germany and Belgium remote servers,
but stronger at S=9+15dB or -66dBm noted in Liverpool UK remote SDR's
and also more northern distant location in Stockholm Sweden Perseus remote
server. 10.4 kHz wideband audio block.

Heard R Biafra also on 25 mb 11530 kHz S=9+10dB in NJ-US at 0501 UT,
12.4 kHz wideband audio block visible,
(TOM religious 11580 S=9+25dB in NJ-US) from Florida.

11530 kHz tiny in European posts just JBA threshold S=4 or -93dBm.
To compare TOM 11580 kHz little stronger S=7 -83dBm instead, 11.4 main audio
block broadband, peaks up to 22 kHz wideprogram. Radioplay like, talk on
Israel 'Sky' matter, earth and moon, sunrise, sunset etc. etc.

73 wb df5sx
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 5)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Wolfgang Bueschel" Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 8:31 PM


Subject: Re: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 2-3, 2017


Re Radio Biabra relays via RMI and TDF [not] .

Between 1900 and 1920 UT NOTHING heard on 9580 kHz via TDF ISSoudun
channel nor 11530 kHz RMI Okeechobee FL-US tonight Dec 4.
all totally empty channels,
checked between remotes in Florida, UK, Sweden, Belgium,
Bavaria Germany, Greece, Qatar.
Only religious? 11580 kHz RMI Okeechobee, poor S=5-6 at 1923 UT. 73 wb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivo Observer"


Cc: "DXLD" <dxld@yahoogroups.com>; "Hard-Core-DX"
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 2-3, 2017

No signal from Radio Biafra this morning Dec.4 at 0545-0600 UT on 7240
ISS and 11530 RMI.
Also no signal yesterday Dec.3 1900-2000UT on 9580 ISS, 11530 RMI


2017-12-04 6:16 GMT+00:00 Wolfgang Bueschel:
FRANCE 7240 Strange happened with Radio Biafra relay at TDF Issoudun
this morning, when monitored a little late.

Lasted til 0528 UT full power, but 'exiter' low level signal til
approx. 0532 UT then.

My late tune-in around 0516 UT on Dec 4 showed R Biafra program in
progress,
mostly WeAfrican music played and female voice ID "This is Radio Biafra
coming to you from London" or "... broadcasting from London".
Excellent audio quality feed from London to Issoudun to state.

S=9 in Germany, Belgium, and Liverpool UK remote SDR's at 0517 UT.
At 05.19:30 UT phone number given, schedule 05-06 UT / 06-07?LT? given.

Flute mx at 0520 UT. When tuned to greater distance from TDF Issoudun
bcast center location to northern Stockholm Sweden remote SDR post, I
could heard stronger S=9+15dB signal there of 7.8 kHz wideband block.

Nothing heard on 25 mb 11530 / 11580 from Florida, not in European posts,
neither in east coast North American remote SDR's so far.

Program Radio Biafra end on SW 7240 kHz at exact 05.28:40 UT.

But after that, noted a - probably - antenna move/switch or power
increase
from 100 to 250/500 kW procedure ON AIR from Issoudun broadcast center
site at 05.29 UT, signal increased to S=9+35dB signal. Later on at
05.30:50 UT outlet decreased to an 'exciter' like signal level of S=6-7,
when set to smaller bandwidth, I could seen an EMPTY carrier later with
poor 5 peaks strings on it.

Two minutes heard African vernacular language program talk of -
probably -
Yorba/Igbo langs, as given in latest Aoki Nagoya database list entry
under > 7240 ISS request ?
Who knows ... 73 wb

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

----- Original Message -----
From: "rdangelo3@aol.com [DXplorer]" < DXplorer@yahoogroups.com>


Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 5:58 AM
Subject: [DXplorer] Logs, etc. for the week ending December 3, 2017

CLANDESTINE (Nigeria) 7240, Radio Biafra â Issoudun, 0500-0522 on Dec3,
opened with woman announcer giving station ID ("This is Radio Biafra
coming to you from London"), music features and talks in the English
language. Poor to fair. Noted // 11530 Okeechobee which had a WRMI ID
string leading up to opening for about five minutes prior to 0500. Also,
poor to fair. (Rich DâAngelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Dec 3/4)

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Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4-5, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 05 2017

Logs
** ANGUILLA [non?]. 6090, Dec 5 at 0140, Caribbean Beacon appears to be back; at least Dead Gene Scott is on here and // almost synchronized with 5935 WWCR. On the PL-880 signal meter they are about equal, but more fading on 6090; on the R-75, 6090 seems quite a bit weaker. Tnx to tip from Don Hosmer in MI, to the DXLD yg earlier:

``I have been listening to Pastor Melissa Scott preaching on 6090 kHz since 2225 UT 12/04. Her long sermon ended at 2307. Then some music, a phone number and then archived Gene Scott started at 2310. Then another request for reservations for upcoming Sunday service at 2312. More music and then more old Gene Scott ramblings.

No ID heard [there were NEVER any local Anguilla/CB IDs --- gh]. Checked FCC HF listings and no USA based station has this freq registered for this Winter season. I heard Anguilla site was destroyed. If this isn't the Anguilla transmitter, where is it coming from? 73, Don Hosmer W8SWL, West Branch MI USA, CommRadio Cr-1a with 102' G5RV dipole, Post at 2316 UTC 12/04/2017``

This time we shall see if the reactivation stix, also day frequency 11775, former switchover times being 1000/2200 UT. Previously these have come back on about once a month for a day or two, then gone again, impossible if the Anguilla station was ``destroyed`` as per a recent QSL we quoted.

Per the DXLD archives, the last active dates were Oct 31-Nov 1; and Sept 24, the first time since Irma --- about 5-week intervals. If only we could determine exactly whence the 6090 and expected 11775 signal come from. If it was and is ``destroyed``, they have to be from somewhere else. TUN could be hiring time on some other station just to maintain occasional occupancy of the frequencies. There were already some other stations on them, notably Ethiopia and Nigeria on 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 4 at 1900+, no signal from R. Biafra via WRMI --- Since it also does not appear on their skedgrid, I am beginning to think this hour is a past-thing. Perhaps it was only temporary/experimental, thus WRMI reluctant to list it in the first place. Still remains to reconfirm if it`s on 11530, and/or 7240 via France, at 05-06. R Biafra and R. Herwa International are still sending new files to WRMI server, the latest as of Dec 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, UT Sun Dec 3 at 0132, CFRX show name seems to be ``In the Studio`` rather than a passing phrase, and slogan now includes ``In-Depth, News-Talk 10-10`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Date correct, overlooked in previous report

** CUBA [and non]. 7355, Dec 4 at 2257, open carrier, and pulse jamming ramping up already as R. Martà is about to reopen this frequency at 2300; at 2335 both it and // 7435 are running (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. Adrian Sainsbury replied at 1842 UT Dec 4 to my lament about dropping 11725, and collision notification about 7355:

``Hi Glenn, We moved to 13730 from 05-08 UT to improve early evening reception in eastern Australia, Solomon Islands, PNG area. I am aware of the co-channel on 7355 and research is on to find a clear channel on what is a very crowded band. I hope we can solve this problem very soon. Best regards, Adrian Sainsbury | RNZI Frequency Manager, RNZ | Level 2, 155 The Terrace | PO Box 123 | Wellington | New Zealand`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Dec 4 at 2244, pirate music, 2246 synthyl stutteringly several times as ``welcome to Clever Name Radio``; long pause and then more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5980, Dec 4 at 2242, Cuban pulse jamming against no Martà but there is some weak AM music amid it, yet more signal than I would expect from R. Chaski, and seems to go off at 2243*. More likely it was sloppy TRT in Turkish toward W Europe and N America, overrunning again beyond scheduled 2200* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: Not confirmed UT Tuesday Dec 5 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9330, but a JBA carrier; 9265 WINB is fair, while 9370 WWRB is off or propped out: see separate report. Should have been VG as usual at same time on 7730 WWCR. Next:
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1907?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html

Since the Tue 2130 broadcast on 9455 has probably been replaced by `The Power Hour` (see separate report), I`ll try hard to get the new #1907 done in time for the tri-frequency emanation an hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Monday December 4 at 2240, WRMI with `The Power Hour` at new timing as was forewarned in DXLD 17-47:

``Announcements & Action Items --- Starting Monday Dec. 4, 2017 The
Power Hour will be airing from 3pm to 5pm central on GCN Channel 4.
The new call-in number will be 866-582-9933. Listen Live # will remain
the same. Shortwave station will stay the same. Please feel free to
email us with any questions about the show change at
support@powerhournation.com
(via John Carver, ibid.) Has been on both WWCR and WRMI, 13/16 UT (gh)``

That`s 21-23 UT M-F. And it`s also heard on the other two WRMIs, 9455 and 7780, just like at the former time of 13-16 UT (when I did not check on Monday to hear what`s on now, but they can always default to Oldies music and/or Brother HyStairical). If both hours are still on all three frequencies, that blows away the program variety at 21-22 on 9455, including WORLD OF RADIO Tuesdays at 2130. As usual, the WRMI skedgrid has not yet been updated, still showing TPH at 13-16 UT only. Nor has the WWCR sked allegedly updated to December 1, still showing 13-14 on 7490, and 13-16 on 13845, and no other times. Now I check all the WWCR transmitters and do not find TPH on any of them.

Current topic is backing ex-ex-judge and Christian Values imposter Roy Moore in Alabama. Rechecking WRMIs at 2334, 9395 // 9455 are still plugged into GCN, resuming `Lock & Load` show after ad break --- perhaps by mistake if WRMI thought TPH would still be 3 hours instead of 2? 7780 has reverted to Brother MoleStair // 7570.

Checking the undated GCN satellite network sked,
http://www.gcnlive.com/JW1D/index.php/schedule
it seems they have six channels and quite a jumble of programming, NOT including TPH at its new Central time which program said would be on ch 4. The only listed times for it are: 1-4 pm on Ch 2; 7-9 am on Ch 1. `Lock & Load` for one hour is in various spots including 4-5 pm on ch 3, 5-6 pm (now) on ch 1, 4 and 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Further to the mystery of WWRB, 9370 still on with S9+35 of dead air at 2252 Dec 4. Dave Frantz is also a private pilot, in fact his main business. Could have crashed somewhere, so FAA, CAP should also be checked (Glenn Hauser, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

BTW, IIRC from others, visitors were not exactly welcome at the station (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Another reply from Stephen Michael Kellat, KC8BFI, Ashtabula, Ohio, Time of dispatch 0014Z 2017-12-05:

``Dispatch said they would call by now if there was anything new. As of 0001Z 2017-12-05 I am unable to relay anything new from local LEOs. Checked local media reports on the website of WRCB television with no reference to Dave.

[WRCB is Chattanooga, not exactly local to Morrison, which is about halfway to Nashville; Morrison so small it`s not on some maps, but about 12 miles NE of Manchester --- gh]

As to contacting FAA, there may not necessarily be anything on file in terms of a flight plan. Their resources would be limited at this point. CAP would need a last known position on the plane to work from if indeed it is aloft.

I started out by trying to reach the Commission first earlier. Due to net neutrality proponents engaging in civil disobedience protest, the Commissionâs phone system hung up on me while I tried to reach Enforcement Bureau. The FCCâs phones are being flooded right now so if anybody has a contact other than the toll-free number I would suggest trying it. The Enforcement Bureau part of their website is sorely lacking in contact information for anybody in it.

Outside reaching the Commission to have an inspector go shut the station down at least temporarily, thatâs it for options right now. I donât have access to any resources at Treasury that would help. Something may still turn up from the sheriffâs office yet``

Recheck UT Tue Dec 5 at 0035, now 9370 could be off! or the K-index of 4 at 0000 has hit it, the long-predicted geomagnetic storm starting up. WWV reported: ``Solar-terrestrial indices for 04 December follow.
Solar flux 68 and estimated planetary A-index 11.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 05 December was 4.
No space weather storms [sic] were observed for the past 24 hours.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are likely``

I do have an occasional JBA carrier on 9370, but sounds like one of those spoiler local mixes. Per latest NDXC/Aoki, only other station on 9370 anywhen is VOA Deewa Radio, Pashto via Thailand at 1300-1900.

Still no 3215. 9265 WINB remains fair; 9330 WBCQ a JBA carrier; 9395 WRMI still good with BS.

3215: however, at 0140 Dec 5, now there is a good signal with dead air here, which would be a time and day formerly occupied by WWRB programming other than Brother Scare. WWCR takes 3215 over at 0200, but surely would not be running OC earlier than that instead of 6115.

I suppose this WWRB transmitter could still be turned on by a timer, rather than a live human being, yet not properly input with any programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, Dec 4 at 2249, Fair S8-S5 from WEWN English, as ops seem back to normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010, Dec 4 at 2253, very weak sounds like two carriers beating, or one wobbling. Could be that NAm pirate, and/or leapfrog of Cuba 5040 over 5025; just too weak to tell if matching 5040 modulation; especially with high storm noise level which is bothering up to at least 10 MHz: there is a big lightning front from S central OK, to the NE corner, right across Missouri, eastern Iowa, into Wisconsin, and even SW Ontario --- the one which is bringing a winter storm to the East (but not here and fortunately already moving away from us). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispaptched at 0308 UT December 5
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Glenn Hauser logs December 4, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, December 04 2017

Logs
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 4 at 0522, JBA carrier equivalent to 11580, so WRMI is on but too weak to tell if it`s R. Biafra or fill music. Trans-Atlantic monitors could not even hear either signal. At 0612 there is enough to match it to // 7570, i.e. Brother Scare; 0714 music and presumed Hausa from R. Herwa International.

Keep checking 11530 and 9580 via France for the 19-20 UT Biafra broadcast. O, I see Dec 4 at 1600 that the WRMI skedgrid updated Nov 28, now shows #10, 160 degrees toward S America, at 0500-0730 with algo, but no System D block at 19-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [and non]. 6050, Dec 4 at 0158, HCJB weak S7-S9 but in the clear, no DRM noise unlike 24 hours ago. 0159 ID but no timesignal. As I said, Kuwait suspected tho scheduled on 6050 only at very different daypart and only in AM. To which Art Delibert, Bethesda, Maryland, replied on Dec 3:

``Glenn â Iâm hearing the digital racket around 6050 right now (1805 UT). Itâs comparable in strength to the few readable signals on the band, which (other than CFRX) are from the middle east â Turkey on 5980, Iran on 6025 and 6100, BBC Al Seela on 6195. Checked again at 1920 â the digital signal is gone. CRI is clearly audible from Cerrik in French on 6055`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 11725, here`s why I was not hearing RNZI last night. Website reveals an abrupt QSY, apparently only for this transmission: ``04:59-07:58 13730 Pacific Daily from 01 Dec``

13730, Dec 4 at 0613, JBA carrier as RNZI has moved here from 11725, and in fact the OSOB, but 2 MHz higher means it doesn`t make it to North America, while 11725 was usually the SSOB!

7355, Dec 4 at 1359 tune-in just in time to hear end of Radio Martà QSY announcement, 1400 dead air for a couple minutes, except for Cuban jamming which is already on it and slow to turn off. So this now blox the RNZI broadcast from 1259!

Thus, Dec 4 at 1521 UT I write to frequency manager Adrian Sainsbury:

``Hi Adrian, Very disappointed that you replaced 11725 with 13730. For us, 11725 was a great signal, usually the strongest on 25m during that span. Now 13 MHz is too high, last night a just-barely-audible carrier. No doubt you thought it necessary for your target area.

Now there is another problem. Last week, Radio Marti started using a third frequency in our evenings, 7355. This morning it was also on the air until 1400 UT, blocking RNZ, and furthermore with Cuban jamming, which continued a while longer. By 1500 you were in the clear, but signal weakening here.

You should get on IBB/OCB about this, and/or QSY immediately to a clear frequency before 1400. I don`t yet know when IBB restarts 7355, but surely no later than 1300 when you are on it.

BTW, there were already complaints about 7355 colliding with KNLS Alaska after 1400, tho here it is seldom much of a problem. 73, Glenn Hauser, OK`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: Confirmed UT Monday Dec 4 at 0032 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, poor (still audible at 0157 during Blalock the Blaster, very poor on 9330.054). WOR also confirmed UT Monday Dec 4 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast, and fair at 0404 check via WBCQ 5129.840. Also confirmed UT Mon Dec 4 at 0430 on WRMI, 9955, S9+20 and no jamming. Next:
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1907?]

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

** U S A. 7730, Monday Dec 4 at 0617, ME pop song on WRMI, VG S9+30. This is currently the best hour of the week reliably to hear World Music, a great variety of tunes, otherwise Argentina in Japanese Tue-Sat; `Radiogram` and `Radiopanorama` in Russian on Sundays. Probably repeated `Broad Spectrum Radio` at 07-08 after I zzz; by then also on 5850. A new edition is expected next week Dec 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Dec 4 at 0012, WWRB continues to broadcast dead air at S9+20, and their only other scheduled broadcast, 3215 at this hour three nights a week, is absent. We continue to be concerned about Dave Frantz, who if on duty would surely have done something about this by now since last Thursday. After previous discussion on the DXLD yg, we got this reply from Stephen Michael Kellat, KC8BFI, at 0104 UT Dec 4:

``If anybody wants to proceed with calling for a "Welfare Check" by local law enforcement, it appears that the Warren County TN Sheriff's Department are the local LEOs concerned. Their website is found at
http://www.warrencountytn.gov/sheriff.asp
and their non-emergency number is 937-473-7863. If/When you call the local LEOs, tell them they need to loop in the nearest FCC office for technical support as the gentleman is the station operator who may be incapacitated. I hate when I have to do these sorts of referrals for my usual employing federal bureau when I'm an on-duty GS-0962-07 Contact Representative so that's why I'm not making the call myself. As of 0102 UT I attempted to call the station number but got voicemail``

9370 is still dead air of S9+20 at 1339 UT December 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, Dec 4 at 0522, VP carrier, but means WEWN English remains reactivated; At 1340, 12065 also on at S9-S5, not a solid signal, but with usual redundant mass during this semihour. At 1501, very poor signal on next frequency all day, 15610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9482.0-USB, Dec 4 at 1347, 2-way INTRUDERs in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1619 UT December 4
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