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Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 18 2018

Logs
** CUBA. 9640, Feb 17 at 0351, S9 of dead air, no doubt RHC, much stronger than modulated 9535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Feb 17 at 1457 check, RHC again with no spurs all over the 19m band. What`s right? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Feb 17 at 1918, no signal from RHC when supposed to be in Arabic. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Is on a sesquihour later during jazz show in English service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 18 at 0117, RHC in Kreyol with crackle on the modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Feb 17 at 1926 UT, another station vying in the weekend dead-air sweepstakes, 10 kW wasted by KETU Catoosa OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1210, Feb 17 at 1924 UT, weak presumed KGYN with silly basketball game Alabama vs Kentucky, has heavy SAH but no other audio audible, of 172/minute = 2.87 Hz. The other one must be some skywave at midday. Closest likely in the MW offsets reference,
http://www.mwlist.org/mwoffset.php?khz=1210
not including KOKK or the RGV station is KHAT Laramie WY 11 years ago:
1210 1210.0001 USA KGYN (Guymon, OK) 2017-09-08
1210 1210.002 USA KHAT (Laramie, WY) 2007-03-03
i.e. would be 1.9 Hz apart, but hardly contemporary info (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Feb 17 at 1921 UT, KZLS Enid with dead air, or just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. 15420, Sat Feb 17 at 1855, African language talk, music until cut off at 1859*. It`s the weekly 1-hour broadcast of Radio Itahuka, based in Washington DC, transmitted via MADAGASCAR, surely in Kinyarwanda, not Kirundi as still listed by NDXC/Aoki. 320 degrees also easily serves Oklahoma beyond with 250 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.16v-CUSB, Feb 17 at 1910, TOM via WBCQ with ponderous Bible reading, but strange background noise or modulation breakup during pauses; 20 seconds ahead of // 9980 WWCR which has the same problem, so originates in Walterboro (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 417 kHz, Feb 17 at 0643, two beacons mixing, but one ID is IY, which is Charles City, Iowa, just east of Mason City in the north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9510, Feb 17 at 0350 as I tune in, ``VOA Somali`` ID in passing, averaging S8. HFCC shows it`s via VATICAN, 250 kW at 146 degrees, 0330-0400 (following Arabic on same at 0300-0330) --- violating Separation of Church & State, IBB`s unholy alliance with one particular religion, opening it up to demands from countless non-Catholic gospel huxters for access to its transmitters. Of course this is SMG, which does such a good job of broadcasting in the opposite direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1917 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday February 17 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.30v-CUSB, very poor faded down from S9 at 0010.

Via UTwente SDR, 6190-CUSB, Saturday February 17 I start checking at 1509: just a jumble of languages, presumably Vietnamese and Mongolian from the ChiComs. 1511 fades up English with German? accent, long discussion of Islamic sects, Shia vs Sunni; 1528 Keith outro Media Network Plus as a documentary from the BBC Arabic service. 1530 Hamburger Lokalradio canned ID still claiming to be on 7265!

1531 opening WOR 1917, more or less atop the CCI, and still at 1557. Alan Gale, UK, also reports: ``Hi Glenn, No problem with reception on 6190 kHz at 1530 today, and even though the distant station was audible in the background, I can confirm that World of Radio was dominant and fully readable throughout. 73 for now, Alan``. (Alan also contributed a crude joke to The Farty KBC.)

WOR 1917 also confirmed Sat Feb 17 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair, still cutting away from expanded BS broadcasts; and Blalock the Blaster also still heard on 9330 at 2315 and UT Sun Feb 18 at 0110 chex. Meanwhile at 2315, BS on 5130 only and JP on 7490. (By 0200, WBCQ: 7490 signing off; 9330 poor with BS; no signal on 5130 instead of Area 51 as also noted by John Carver.)

WOR 1917 also confirmed the Sat Feb 17 2300 on WRMI 7780, good at 2315 check. Also confirmed UT Sunday February 18 a 0200 on WRMI 7780, reading S9 to S9+10 but fading and not solid (while BS on 7730 is S9+30).

Also confirmed UT Sun Feb 17 at 0426 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, at the JG2XA item about 10 minutes in, so started circa 0416. 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 #1918?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]

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

** U S A. 9330.301v-CUSB, Feb 17 at 0010, WBCQ S9 with TOM moan & groan hour including glossolalia; 0030 faded down at switch to WORLD OF RADIO. TOM // 5129.83-AM. By 0349, BS again audible poorly still on 9330.3.

7490.003-AM, Feb 17 at 0012, WBCQ with discussion of climate change. Over to John H. Carver, Jr., for report on `Allan Weiner Worldwide` from 0100; also on 7490:

``Show started about thirty seconds late after a patch of almost dead air. Could hear something there but couldn't tell what it was. Listening on 5130 this evening with a steady S9. Allan and Angela in the studio in FLA. Opening talk about the school shooting in Fla. Allan came out in favor of guns and the militia and stated that they were not the problem.

Early phone call at 0113 from Dave in Indiana with more talk about the shooting and what the basic problem is. Allan is upset that nothing was done by the police to stop the shooter even though they had been warned in advance but they had no problem with raiding Brother Stair's compound with hundreds of troopers over some little thing that happened forty years ago.

Allan went into a rant and sort of melted down this evening. Stated he wants to do away with the Democratic party. Then stated that he wanted to fire everyone in Congress and start over again. Touched on the sexual harassment thing again and the country's rush to paint everyone with the same brush. Said the biggest problem in this country was that people had turned away from God.

Read an email from Ross on the Cape about Columbine with a statement by one of the parents who lost a child in that shooting. Phone call from Paul Lambert in Germany at 0136 about what Merkel was doing in Germany. Paul mentioned he had heard about the recent school shooting and asked if anyone knew if any of the shooters at shootings in the country were Democrats or members of the NRA.

After the phone call, back to talk of this country turning away from God. Again stating that this was responsible for the shootings in this country. Says it's not guns as people who have turned away from God would be using spears and knives if there were no guns. He also cited Satanic influences might be part of the problem.

Announced that Brother Stair was back almost full time on 9330 and 5130. Stated that the shows have been very interesting since Brother Stair's return..

Reading of emails began at 0154 beginning with the Free Radio Report which took up the rest of the hour. Show was off the air at 0200. Brother Stair started immediately after and Brother Stair was singing!
John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Sat Feb 17 at 2215, WBCQ is on early with rock music; I thought it might be European Music Radio tribute to the late Tom Taylor, now playing online, but not //. I keep listening to EMR which lasts until 2315, but another quick check of 7490 at 2233 has a long announcement for Radio New Music, referencing http://radionewmusic.com --- this is Randy`s premiÃre on WBCQ, and only on WBCQ apparently, but not clear if it`s to be every week. 22-23 Sat (along with 21-22 Sun) had been open hours for various special, or OTO bookings on WBCQ (including the final EMR last fall that Tom Taylor produced).

``RadioNewMusic:
Real "Over-The-Airwaves" Radio Broadcast - A New Music Discovery Show Featuring Original Music Only - By The Original Artists - NO Covers! Indie Artists - Bands - Rock - Pop - Country - Folk - Alternative - Americana R&B - Soul - Blues - Gospel - Worldbeat - Acoustic and Electric!

WBCQ Morse Code tower [illustration underlies]
Inaugural Broadcast - Saturday Feb 17, 2018
5-6:00 PM Eastern US Time 2200-2300 GMT / UT
WBCQ 50,000 Watts 7490 kHz Shortwave``

Absolutely no advance publicity reached us about this, but it is already on the WBCQ 7490 program schedule. Worth further checking with less competition; stream only when also on air. That makes three good music shows Fri/Sat/Sun 22-23 on 7490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Feb 17 at 1909, WTWW-1 is S9+40 of just barely modulation during QSO show; 9930 & 12105 are off as almost always.

5085, Feb 18 at 0159, no show for WTWW-2, no `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx`. Not audible on 9930 either, while WTWW-1 is still on 9475, poor signal, not yet to 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 17 at 1854 UT check, KLEY Wellington KS still SNAFU, same as at least the past few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, Feb 17 at 1921 UT, gospel music, as adjacent local 1640 KZLS is dead air or JBM --- obviously KKGM Fort Worth TX, skywave this early less than an hour after local mean noon. But why hear I nothing out of 1700 KKLF Richardson?

1440, Feb 17 at 1922 UT, more skywave from The Metroplex besides 1630: good in Spanish IDs, ``Su emisora favorita, Radio Luz, 1630 AM y 102.5 FM``; switch to English: ``Radio Luz, where it`s at`` with same frequencies; and SS ID again, then quoting Pres. Calvin Coolidge! It`s KTNO, University Park, 50 kW day power, and the 102.5 is merely K273BJ per NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1125-, Feb 18 at 0157, cursory TA MW carrier scan finds one considerably off-frequency-low here. MW Offsets list shows the only fit would be Libya, 1124.961 as of Aug 2015, but also varied up to 1126 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0652 UT February 18
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Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16, 2018  View Printable Version 
Friday, February 16 2018

Logs
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Friday Feb 16 at 1900, RAE in German via WRMI, YL introducing the Donnerstag (Thursday) program, with German and WRMI frequencies, spelling out the website with ICAO fonetix in English. It`s 4 pm already in Bs. As., so you`d think they could have completed today`s broadcast, rather than running at least one day behind on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 15 from 2130 or so I have RNA running as I doze, until cut off abruptly at 2200* as if on a timer, amid closing announcement, ``A Voz do Brasil estarà de volta ----``. No ACI from 11775 Anguilla AWOL today. DST ends Feb 18, so AVDB time will shift to 22-23 UT, as they should have been trying to explain --- does this mean RNA will also stay on one real hour later? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. MW beacons with info de dxinfocenter.com, classaxe.com:
341 kHz, Feb 16 at 0623, YYU and dash, vs local EI Enid: Kapuskasing, Ontario, 500 watts
346 kHz, Feb 16 at 0625, YXL and dash, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, 1000 W
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA

** CANADA. 6070-, Feb 16 at 0221, CFRX is fairly audible, slightly on the low side as usual; so still exists, despite inaudibility last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Feb 16 at 1459, vintage Radio Rebelde ID, ``en la banda de 20 metros desde la Sierra Maestra``, as plug for its upcoming 60th anniversary 24 de febrero. Axually this is still Radio Habana Cuba as I happen to be tuned here searching for spurs out of the incomparably stronger // 15370-AM --- but NONE heard! Something`s not wrong at RHC, today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 7780, Feb 16 at 0229, WRMI Zanotti ID, 0230 opening R. Prague in English; poor. Too bad it`s on one of WRMI`s worst frequencies for North American coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Feb 16 at 1438 UT, KGYN is missing vs KOKK [q.v.] and other signals. Should be audible at 10 kW ND power, which they had also been running at night making it dominant even here toward Philadelphia. Maybe they`ve flipped again to radiate direxional-west all day and night? But by midday 1900 UT, JBA alone with KGYN ID on groundwave remnant only.

Following the rules about night and day patterns are obviously beyond them. Yet this is the station which for years has kept a CP going for 50/10/19 kW. And had been reported?/rumored? to be planning an ultimate move into the OKC market if it could get rid of 1220 KTLV. But the CP is for the same far-out No-Mans-Land coÃrdinates as now, site right next to US 412 just east of Guymon with a big KGYN sign on the shack, three towers aimed right at WPHT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, Feb 16 at 1647 UT and everywhen, KAMG-LP Enid continues active as presumed satellator with praise music in Spanish, and distorted modulation, also splattering to first adjacents 91.9 and 92.3, but fortunately not to second-adjacents KOSU and KOMA (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 13710.012, BSKSA always slightly off-frequency, Feb 16 at 1531, S9+20 with heavy flutter, Qur`an with reverb added for effect, also sounds like wind blowing thru the mike, from atop a minaret? Eclipses weaker RCC competition on 13765, and the SSOB except for 13820 MartÃ. Much weaker 11860 Yemen service also sounds Qur`anic, but not 11745. Muezzin has a good voice, but I`m still waiting/wanting to hear a YL singing calls-to-prayer; how much longer now that females can even drive in the KSA? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.30v-USB, Brother Scare is S5 here, and S8-S9 on 5129.83, but the third WBCQ, 7490 is still off after 0200. At this hour also on revived WRMI: 5850 & 7730, both S9+20/30!

5129.83, Feb 16 at 0231 one of his all-too-frequent interruptions of himself to utter phone numbers, claim to be on 5130 24 hpd (not), and I think he also mentioned 9330 earlier. Still on the latter at 0310, hitting S9+10, much better than it usually does at night; full power now?

Not yet on WWCR 5890 which starts BS at 0400 (UT Sun/Mon 0500); 3215 had been TOM overnight, but not any more per Feb WWCR sked. Anyhow, this SOB (silly old broadcaster) is making quite a comeback tnx to the desires of WBCQ and WRMI, 4 overkill frequencies at once; and he was never off WWCR; but still nothing at all about these at
http://overcomerministry.org/radio-schedule/
How long until WHRI and WWRB get back to riding this sinful cash cow too; never mind ethix? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. MW beacons:
388 kHz, Feb 16 at 0629, GLY, Clinton/Golden Valley, Missouri
407 kHz, Feb 16 at 0630, HRU, Herington, Kansas, each 25 watts
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA

** U S A. 4018-USB, Feb 16 at 0330, all calls fonetik: ID1 is the NCS, with called or heard: 0OR, 0RB, 0SN, ID3. Finally heard a full call starting with AAA, so it`s MARS, but strange alfanumeric formats for the abbr`d calls. Another presumed MARS net on 4011-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11396-USB, Feb 16 at 1540, very poor signal in English with decimal numbers. Many logs at UDXF iog refer to this as `New York Oceanic` ATC contacting aircraft (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID 11494

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1917 monitoring: I missed checking Thu Feb 15 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850 --- did anyone hear it, and in its entirety? Confirmed UT Fri Feb 16 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.3v-CUSB, poor-fair (while 5130- kept BSing). Next:
Sat 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 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, 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 #1918?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]

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

** U S A. 7780 // 9395, Thu Feb 15 at 2120 check, WRMIs now with Oldies, intentionally having canceled `The Power Hour`. This page
https://powerhournation.com/how-to-listen/
still claims to be on WRMI at 3-5 pm and repeat at 7-9 am Central on 7780 & 9395; what do they know? Also WWCR 7490 & 13845, replay at 7-9 am, which I have not checked. Feb 16 at 1457, 7780 is indeed off and 9395 is back to Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, Feb 16 at 1431 UT, loops E/W, promoting adoption from Family Life Radio, myflr.org, i.e. KFLT Tucson AZ, legally on ND 50 kW day power from 1415 UT in Feb, to be 1330 UT in March. 770 KKOB also still in. Too bad AZ lacks any first-class 50/50 kW U1 clear channel station with rational programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1040, Feb 16 at 1435 UT, in WHO null, mentions 98.5, i.e. KCBR Monument CO. Should be on 2 kW CH power at 1345-1545 in February before full 15 kW day power; March from 1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 15 at 2119 UT, KLEY Wellington KS still SNAFU, carrier cutting on and off irregularly with music bursts, 29 times in one 60-second period. Also separate rapid pulsing at regular rate.

1130, Feb 16 at 1437 UT, KLEY still pulsing and bits of modulation separately cutting on and off; also continuous background noise level transmitted on this frequency only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, Feb 16 at 1439 UT, nothing from KGYN from the west, but N/S station mentions celebrity birthdays, 1440 UT Rainbow Flower Shop ad in Huron, so KOKK in SD. Day pattern goes SE, night pattern NW, both with deep nulls to NE/SW, but we are almost due S from it. At 1454 UT plug some SD event specifying time as Central.

Roughly the western half of SD is on Mountain, more sensible than any other central-tier state, but if the MT/CT boundary followed the 97.5 W meridian where it should, like Enid west of that, even Huron would be in MT, leaving CT only for the easternmost strip of SD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Also CCI from C&W to the NW/SE (not KGYN, which is talk ex-C&W), likely KHAT Laramie WY, 10000/1000 U2 (altho WY has another 1210 C&W, per NRC AM Log, KRSV Afton, 5000/250 U1, near the ID border on US 89 S of Jackson) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1660, Feb 16 at 1451 UT, ``Bison 1660`` slogan and back to ESPN with Dan Patrick (non). I was expecting KWOD Kansas City, but this is the mascotic slogan of KQWB West Fargo ND, listed by NRC AM Log with Fox SR instead of ESPN. Bisons apply both to football and basketball teams of NDSU, HQ in Fargo, admitting a certain partiality by this radio station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 13765, Fri Feb 16 at 1529, VN IS ``Christus Vincit``, 1530 ``Laudetur Iesus Christus`` in Latin, and right into Amharic ID and frequencies. Not bad S9-S7 signal, off the back? EiBi shows this at 1530-1600 // 11615 is in Amharic on Wed/Fri, TIG on days 2467. Therefore 3 & 5 in his system must equal Wed/Fri; starting on Mondays = Day 1 when there is apparently neither.

Is TIG Tigrinya or Tigre? Per EiBi`s readme.txt language abbr. roster:
``TGR Tigre/TigrÃ: Eritrea (1m) [tig]
TIG Tigrinya/Tigray: Ethiopia (4m), Eritrea (3m) [tir]``
So in the all-caps system, TIG is one, in the [] system, the other! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 16 at 0313, starting midband: 1044(2), 1098, 1125, 1152, 1215, 1422; the rest:

From 0316, upward: 531, 549, 558(2), 585, 602, 621, 639, 666(2), 693(2), 711, 729, 738, 774(2), 783, 837, 855(2), 873, 882, 936, 1026.

JBA LW carrier search from 0320: 162, 252, the latter with QRM from nearby beacon SW, Stillwater OK (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6755.50-USB, Feb 16 at 0220, 2-way in unknown language, ACI to CHR VOLMET 6754.0-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11494.0-USB, Feb 16 at 1538, 2-way in American accent, only a few words with decimal numbers, into digital burst, nothing further for 2 minutes. Many recent logs of this frequency in UDXF
https://groups.io/g/UDXF/search?q=11494
include US Coast Guard Cutters and aircraft (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1941 UT February 16
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Glenn Hauser logs February 15, 2018  View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 15 2018

Logs
** CANADA. 223 kHz, Feb 15 at 0714 UT, YYW and dash, NDB from Armstrong, Ontario, north of Thunder Bay, making definite my log of Feb 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, Feb 15 at 0607, no signal from CFRX, off? No signal either from 7850-CUSB CHU, but 3330-CUSB is very good. Abnormally low MUF? By 0710 I have a JBA carrier on 6070 --- maybe Germany, not Jayapura or Vatican. In HFCC you`d never know CFRX exists (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non?]. 11765, Feb 15 at 1525, Chinese talk and pop music, S9+10, stronger than neighbor 11760 RHC. RFA is scheduled this hour only, 250 kW, 70 degrees from KUWAIT, but it`s jammed and now I`m unsure whether it was CNR1. But more likely as only one station audible; 11745 & 11860 Saudi Arabia signals were much weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15509, 15438, 15301, 15232, 15163, 15093, 15023, Feb 15 at 1516, very approx. spurblobs out of RHC 15370-AM. Even the closer ones are not demodulating clearly in FM tuning, and the further ones are quite weak. But the F# tone is a dead giveaway. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.274v-CUSB, Feb 15 at 0009, Brother Scare`s moanin`-`n`-groanin` hour is running on WBCQ very poor, // much stronger 5124.83-AM. Fortunately, 9330 interrupted at 0029.5 for ID and WORLD OF RADIO.

9330.4-CUSB, Feb 15 at 1528, BS is very poor here from WBCQ; also on fair 9395 WRMI and bigsig 9980 WWCR. So the Overkiller is back in business, i.e. 9980 only would be sufficient; but the otherstations are certainly not going to tell him that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1790-CW, Feb 15 at 0615, marker from that experimental station in Wayland, Massachusetts, VVV VVV DE WH2XDE/3. Quite readable at peaks, but deep fades make it hard to copy complete message. Ends with S K, not SK runtogether, and long pause before repeating. I was trying to time that but it had faded out in the meantime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1917 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday February 15 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.274v-CUSB, poor S4-S6. Brother Scare was running right up until 0029.5 cut to WBCQ ID, cut to WBCQ promo, 0030.0 cut to WOR. So it appears, as of today, WBCQ still intends to carry WOR at this time on this frequency, while most of the rest of the day is devoted to TOM. Next:
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 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 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, 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 #1918?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]

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

** U S A. 5830, Feb 15 at 0708, WTWW-1 is on but poor S3-S5, and seems JBM, almostly dead air. About the same signal level from neighbor 5890 WWCR but clearly modulated with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 15 at 1534 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is still out of order: carrier cuts off and on, but continuous talk modulation can more or less be followed as the cuts are now so rapid; not that anyone would put up with it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA LW carrier search, Feb 15 at 0540 UT: 153?, 162, 171, 180, 189?, 198, 216(2 including CLB beacon), 252. Preamps of the R75 off.

Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 15 at 0542 UT: I`m starting at 1215, downward: 1215*, 1152, 1125, 1116, 1053, 1044*, 1026, 999, 972, 936, 909, 882, 873, 855, 846, 783, 774(2), 747, 738, 729, 711, 702, 693*, 666(2), 639(2), 621, 612*, 585, 576, 558(2), 549, 531(2).

>From 0546 upward: 1215*, 1242, 1296, 1305, 1332, 1341, 1413, 1422, 1512, 1521, 1575, 1584.

At 0558 I switch to the NRD-545, and can hear many of these carriers, but certainly no better. Continuously reduceable bandwidth and passband tuning do not audiblize any modulation against the heavy North American ACI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1717 UT February 15
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Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 14 2018

Logs
** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 14 at 2015, PMS/DGS/TUN/CB is gone again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Feb 14 at 1903 check, RAE in German via WRMI; and at 2006, Italian, for the third day in a row. Seems like they may be here to stay; will note any future absences (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. More NDBs at bedtime:
382 kHz, Feb 14 at 0708 UT, YPL and dash: Pickle Lake, Ontario; 1000
watts; add OK reception
366 kHz, Feb 14 at 0710 UT, YMW and dash: Maniwaki, Quebec: north of
Ottawa on the way to Mont Laurier; 500 watts; add OK
362 kHz, Feb 14 at 0712 UT, SB and dash: Sudbury, Ontario; 400 watts,
add OK; classaxe notes: ``125' vertical; According to Doug
Klein (2005-01-25): 'Very nice area, once nearly denuded of
vegetation due to air pollution from local mines and
smelters, the area has made a nice recovery.'`` Underneath I
am also hearing OWP 362 from Sand Springs OK - William Pogue
329 kHz, Feb 14 at 0715, YHN and dash: Hornepayne, Ontario: 500 watts,
add OK. Between Kapuskasing & Thunder Bay, but south of
Trans-Canada Highway (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15439, 15300, Feb 14 at 1522, only spurblobs out of 15370-AM RHC, are here, and quite weak without any FM demodulation. Looks like they are making progress in diminishing them? Don`t count on it. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Feb 14 at 2020, VOG blues song in English, with harmonica and guitar; brief Greek announcement and another one. Then into more great music, but traditional Greek, also in minor keys, good S9+10 reception so this lulls my nap past 2040; stronger than the bookend WRMIs of only S9 at best on 9395, 9455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Correxions: the times on these were 1307 & 1311 UT, not one hour earlier as I first wrote; fixed:

800, Feb 13 at 1307, checking for XEROK, with KQCV OKC nulled --- not a trace; only CCI is another weak station in English. If on from JuÃrez, must be very reduced power.

870, Feb 13 at 1311, XETAR, time chex and ID in Spanish, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua; other usual Chihuahuans still audible on 700, 710, 720, 730 --- but no 800 XEROK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. RF channel A48, Feb 14 at 1529 UT, fog to the south of here visiblizes, weakly and snowily, the last standing NTSC transmitter, KOCY-LP, Estrella TV, OKC. Also several BAD DTV signals on 26, 19, 12, 11, 10; and 28 flashes 3-1 but no decode either, implying KFDX Wichita Falls TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, Feb 14 at 1524, Brother Scare audible fairly here on WRMI as reactivated at 15-18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WBCQ

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1916 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 14 at 2200 on WBCQ webcast; trouble is, 1917 was available 20 hours earlier and so notified the boardops. OTOH, last week, 1916 didn`t make it to 7490 instead of dead air, but this week 7490 indeed confirmed at 2222; OTOH, with only one airing per week on a frequency, one edition or another will be missed no matter what. Now SWLs will have to wait another day for likely good reception of 1917 on 5850. Next, but remember the 9330 airings are still very iffy:
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 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 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, 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 #1918?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.030v-CUSB, Feb 14 at 2008 check, Brother Scare is back on this WBCQ, but soon cuts off, then on and off, etc., mostly off as they are trying to get the transmitter to work. Finally carrier stays on long enough to measure its offset. At 2013 after dead air, BS audio cuts on just long enough for him to declare, ``resurrexion from the dead``. Carrier stays on for a while but modulation cuts off and on. If this be revived, presumably BS will stay on here long hours instead of 5130-? But at 2222 Feb 14, he`s on both! Which may or may not affect other 9330 programming, since last week, one night he took over World of Radio time at 0030, the next night we were back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, Feb 14 at 1930 UT during caradio bandscan, WGN ID right away in passing, less than one hour after local mean noon, and the sun is climbing pretty high almost two months after solstice, almost one month before equinox. If it`s skywave, wouldn`t I be getting higher Chicagoans, notably 1690 WVON? Nothing there. So more likely extended groundwave tnx to a quiet spot I park. How about 670 with WSCR which should be just as good? No, only a JBA SAH, between it and KLTT CO (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Feb 14 at 1412 UT, obviously K`KOB, Albuquerque on 50 kW ND pattern already, someguy talking about recent visit to Las Vegas, and seeing for himself the massacre scene. Obviously the *other* one in Nevada, not the original Las Vegas in New Mexico. Fading at 1417 UT. Official FCC KKOB sunrise in Feb is indeed 1400 UT; March, 1315 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 870, Feb 14 at 1410 UT, S Asian language probably Punjabi or Hindi, drops in English expression ``fighting old demons``, loops SSE/NNW, and presumed KFJZ Fort Worth TX, which NRC AM Log had with BIZ/TLK format (in English), but must have been updated since. I had similar language mixture at last log Nov 17, 2017 at 1311 UT. Radio-locator.com now merely says ``ethnic`` with no details and no website. Wikipedia still has it as a BizTalk affiliate. Sure is hard to find any current accurate info re (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 910, Feb 14 at 1421 UT, ad with 575 area code, mentions west Texas, but 575 means Roswell NM, KKBE; soon fade into CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 14 at 1925 UT on caradio near downtown Enid, KLEY Wellington KS is all messed up. Continuous spark-pulses at steady rate of about 288/minute or 4.8 per second on this frequency only so not external QRN; mixed in are very irregular split-second flashes of carrier modulated mostly with music; sometimes once a second, other times with long 5+ second pauses. During one 60-second span, I counted 39 of them. I`ve previously noted anomalies with KLEY, 250 watts not audible here in daytime, while it used to be; and if really on daytime-direxional pattern, would be going north only, away from us. Who cares at KLEY? All that matters for this dog is the translator tail wagging it from 100.3 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Feb 14 at 1404 UT, before it`s too late after sunrise, KYND Cypress TX reconfirmed *still after several months* running the loop barker seeking someone to rent this wonderful 25 kW station; under KOKC, but fades-up and pauses allow me to recognize the spiel previously heard several times. Slow SAH with KOKC of 36/minute = 0.6 Hz. Owner posted that he doesn`t sign on until 8 am CT, even tho the daytimer could start earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560, Feb 14 at 1933 UT, KEBC OKC, dominant daytime station with sportstalk, unusually has some CCI, and seems defective like spur breaking up? But no het. Nearest other 1560s are WMBH Joplin MO and KABI Abilene KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2241 UT February 14
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Glenn Hauser logs February 12-13-14, 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 14 2018

Logs
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Feb 12 at 1900, day after day I have checked this WRMI for the RAE German relay as has been scheduled since January 8 --- and finally, today, success!! The RAE sounder fires, and opens in German. 1952 music I fear might have defaulted back to Okee, but it`s still RAE, ``Argentina al Mundo``, Spanish ID at 1956. At 2000 RAE sounder again, and opening Italian. At 2029 recheck amid the DX program mentioning various kHz, and something about Tajikistan; so this is the ``Friday`` edition aired on Monday, which seems to be the standard delay (at least) in various languages.

Once again, Feb 13 at 1914 check, music, but it`s RAE as IDed in German at 1915; and 2029 recheck a tango and Italian announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1917, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see USA: WRMI for more

** CANADA. More beacons at bedtime; see also USA:
218 kHz, Feb 13 at 0708, RL and dash: Red Lake, Ontario, N of Kenora,
500 watts, now heard in OK; maybe no OK monitors at classaxe?
248 kHz, Feb 13 at 0709, WG, Winnipeg, Manitoba; 250 W, add OK
346 kHz, Feb 13 at 0711, YXL and dash: Sioux Lookout, Ontario; 1000 W
351 kHz, Feb 13 at 0713, YKQ and dash: Ft Rupert - Waskaganish,
Quebec; 500 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15508, 15438, 15302, 15233, 15162 approx., Feb 13 at 1541, RHC spurs out of 15370-AM are not very strong today and only the closest are audible, up to S9 but not demodulating in FM mode tuning. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Tue Feb 13 at 1449, FG Radio via WRMI with news items including something about paving all the roads in Malta, finished at 1453 and again playing classical music fill for rest of quarter hour, from a Brahms symphony, I think (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 800, Feb 13 at 1207, checking for XEROK, with KQCV OKC nulled --- not a trace; only CCI is another weak station in English. If on from JuÃrez, must be very reduced power.

870, Feb 13 at 1211, XETAR, time chex and ID in Spanish, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua; other usual Chihuahuans still audible on 700, 710, 730 --- but no 800 XEROK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Feb 12 at 1832 UT, I tune in KOSU OKC for the second half of `Fresh Air`; instead I hear an automated ID and timecheck for ``one o`clock`` by Jennifer Reynolds, and the opening teaser for `The Takeaway`, which is the 1:06 pm = 1906 UT program, and throwing to the news almost on the hour --- and, and --- dead air for almost 30 minutes! until the world catches up to the real 1901 UT and, finally, here comes the news.

Obviously nohuman is minding the store at KOSU, maybe because it`s noon hour, or maybe because they always depend on the automation to do the right thing --- but the clock must have been way off. I don`t know whether the `The Takeway` billboard was really advance for today, or left over from a previous day. Could be the show is always recorded earlier. This is not the first time that KOSU has had a serious programming problem (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5130-, Feb 13 at 0038 check, Brother Scare is audible on this WBCQ. See also USA: WRMI! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Beacons at bedtime, following CANADA, q.v.:
353 kHz, Feb 13 at 0713, LI: Little Rock AR (I was hearing this tuned
to 351, under YKQ at a different pitch)
356 kHz, Feb 13 at 0801, OD: must have been ODX, Ord, Nebraska, only
call including OD around this frequency. Maybe I also wrote X
as I was half-asleep with a sometimes partly dry pen (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1916 monitoring: not confirmed UT Tue Feb 13 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB --- but a JBA carrier, unlikely from anything else, and if so, presumably airing WOR. Much weaker << than neighbor 9265 WINB, << 9395 WRMI. I missed checking 7730 WRMI at same time, but John Anderson reports: ``7730: Just listened at 19:30 EST on Monday 2/12. The transmission comes in great in Winterhaven, CA``

Still running behind in getting all material together in time for Tuesday broadcasts, so 1916 continues repeating: confirmed Tue Feb 13 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, VP in noise, much better but only fair on // 9455. Also confirmed Tue Feb 13 at 2130 on 9455. Once again at 0030 UT Wed Feb 14, 9330 JBA carrier, so WBCQ may be on with WOR at low power and/or hardly propagating.

WORLD OF RADIO 1917 contents: Argentina non, Armenia, Bonaire and non, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and non, Germany, Iran and non, Japan, Korea South, Kurdistan non, MÃxico, Nigeria and non, South Carolina non, Turkey, UK and non, USA, SWL Fest, Sony drops SW, propagation outlook. Ready for first airings Feb 14:

Wed 1030 WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Sat 0729 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1918?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Feb 13 at 1758, Brother Scare is reactivated on WRMI! Very poor but recognizable; not audible on // 7780 but could well be on and not propagating at midday. As Peter W Hanson tipped us, WRMI website schedule updated Feb 12 shows Overcomer revived at different times than before, fortunately displacing nothing but some Oldies:
5850 0200-0500
7730 0100-0400
7780 1700-2000
9395 1500-1800
So now we know: his disappearance after arrest in December was for financial rather than ethical reasons (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 7780, Feb 12 at 2129, WRMI with Oldies ID, not Power Hour. Also Feb 13 at 2131, WRMI with Oldies again on these frequencies instead of `The Power Hour`; including VOA News starting at 2143. O, the latest WRMI sked has removed TPH from this 21-23 block as well as 13-15. It had been showing sporadically, last heard Feb 9 all during the 21 UT hour as I reported (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Feb 14 at 0308-0317 UT, after lots are being reported across North America: 531, 549, 558, 567, 576, 558, 594, 603, 612, 621, 639, 666, 684, 693*, 702, 711, 729, 738, 765, 774(2), 783, 801, 828, 837, 855*, 864*, 882*, 891*, 909, 936, 954, 999, 1008, 1026, 1044(2), 1179, 1197, 1206, 1215(2), 1386?, 1413, 1422, 1458, 1503, 1512, 1566, 1575(+ jambuzz??).

At 0339 I also have something off-channel on 595 which would be Morocco, unless it`s my KZLS-1640 spur.

* means the stronger ones; (2) means two carriers, or maybe more. Wish I had a Q-multiplier like on my old HQ-160; just too much hash/ACI from all the North American stations. This time I have left Preamp 2 on the R75 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0604 UT February 14
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