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Glenn Hauser logs March 13-14-15, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 15 2017

Logs
** BRAZIL. 6180, March 15 at 0132, RNA/RNB is on tonight at S9+35, while // 11780 is considerably weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9724v, March 15 at 0114, no signal from RÃdio RB2, yet the other ZY variants are still detectable on 9818.86, R. Nove de Julho; 9674.9 with het and 9664.9 clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11856.12, March 15 at 0144, JBA carrier, and none closer to 11855, so presumed R. Aparecida has varied up to here. It was also on the hi side of 11856 before, such as on October 23, 2015 at 11856.27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5025, March 15 at 0106, R. Rebelde is off again, but I still get a JBA carrier ever so slightly on the + side, perhaps R. Quillabamba, Perà (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, March 15 at 0118, Radio RepÃblica inbooming at S9+40 over wall of noise jamming, making me suspect it`s no longer via Issoudun, FRANCE; an RMI brokered broadcast moved to WRMI itself? Its known frequencies on different azimuths are weaker, 9395 S9+30, and 9955 only S8-S5. But Europrop is up, with 9420 Greece in at S9+25, so could really be France on 9490. Anyhow, DST must have forced the sign-on an hour earlier to *0100, ex *0200 as Richard Langley confirmed by nightly monitoring before DST began. By 0142, has weakened to only S9+25 and by comparison the jamming is worse (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, March 15 at 0120, Voice of Greece with Greek talk and music at S9+25, reception picking up but // 9935 is much weaker at S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, March 14 circa 2030, MWV African Pathways Radio with neat music, ancient version of ``Fascinatin` Rhythm``, ``This Day In History`` for March 14, seemingly secular events, but always finishing up with something Biblical circa 2 kiloyears ago for which exact dates are hardly available, if they ever really happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 15 at 0057, R. Chaski JBA carrier plus Cuban pulse jamming, and I stay with it this time, as last time I checked, March 12, their timer had been reset cutting it off earlier than projected, sometime before 0103:20. Now it cuts off clearly at 0102:23.5*, from which future slippage at approx. 6.7 seconds per noctem will be calculated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9400, March 15 at 0121, here`s Brother HySTAIRical on poor S6 signal, vs some uteblaaps. His current hoarse voice is here, while 7730 WRMI is his youngvoice(?), not // at all. Off at 0143 recheck. Unlisted here, but 9400 is a well-known SPC BULGARIA frequency used for various clients, registered available 24 hours; perhaps ex-9465 where still scheduled for very long hours to NAm, but not heard here, 1700-0200.

9330v-CUSB, March 15 at 0124, this WBCQ is now BSing, not // the voice on 7730 WRMI, but the same voice as on 9400, Bulgaria? altho content not matching either. I don`t have the patience to try to match them with a considerable time offset, as this will axually require listening to what he says, at least keywords. BS may now be on 9330 from 0100 Wednesdays since `Amateur Radio Roundtdable` is on 5129.81 instead; and Brother Scare presumably runs 9330 all night whether audible or not, and all day, until WORLD OF RADIO at 2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring: confirmed Monday March 13 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair; also confirmed UT Tue Mar 14 at 0040, the 0030 broadcast on WRMI 7730, good. Also confirmed Tue Mar 14 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair and still // 6855, VP; recheck at 2159, 6855 is not only VP but JBM.

NOT CONFIRMED the expected Tue Mar 14 9955 WOR broadcast on WRMI, which would have shifted from 2300 to 2200 UT. Replaced without notice by a YL preacher in English, with an accent, at first thought maybe Mieko Namihira, but intro title didn`t sound like `Living the Bible` (and still vs pulse jamming). Then I check the WRMI sked grid and it now shows `Redeeming Voice`, Tue 2200-2215 on 9955; and all the other 9955 WOR airings are still there. Also confirmed Tue Mar 14 at 2341, the 2330 WOR airing on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor. Next:
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, March 15 at 0103, WBCQ presumably the JBA carrier, altho before 0100, Blalock was blasting; recheck at 0124, now it`s Brother Scare, who will presumably continue all night whether propagating or not, and all day until 2330 another WORLD OF RADIO time. But the BS on 9330 is NOT // 9400 Bulgaria or 7730 et al. WRMIs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.81-AM, UT Wed March 15 at 0104, `Amateur Radio Roundtable` is underway on this WBCQ, which replaced 9330 on December 14, as I had urged due to low winter MUFs. Should get back up on 9 if not 7 MHz in a few weeks for spring/summer conditions. Time has shifted one UT hour earlier now, ex-0200. WBCQ schedule still shows 9330, altho the time conversions have been updated for 4 hours difference between UT and ET, but still labeled EST instead of EDT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855 // 11580, UT Wed March 15 at 0147, WRMI with Keith Perron introducing a John Lennon song, on `Media Network Plus`, as scheduled on 11580 only, but duplicated this hour on stronger 6855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Wed March 15 at 0119, WRMI with a gospel huxter about tribulation, all talk --- not Oldies with Biermann, nor his `Your Weekend Show`, and not Overcomer either, so what? Detailed sked for 9395 is still missing, just supposedly 24h Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.14 steadily varying upward to 7505.18 within a minute as I try to measure it, March 15 at 0126-0127, WRNO with outro for Maranatha Radio from San Diego. DST scheduling now nominally 01-04 UT; and Ron Howard says Mauno Ritola found out that their Chinese is now every night at 03-04 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.11, March 15 at 0109 UT, no het from KGBC Galveston TX, as heard a binite ago, so presumably back on 1540.00 (or off), with 1540 dominated by far-right talkhost presumed KXEL, and TexMexmx in background, from KEDA San Antonio. KGBC might have been on 2.5 kW daypower then too instead of 0.25 kW nite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 6065, March 14 at 2159, JBA carrier, presumed Voice of Hope - Africa, on its recently activated evening frequency, and I time the cutoff at 2202:19.5*, which matches reports of 2202* others further east have reported. Figured I`d better get it now, as spring/summer propagation will only get worse with more and more insolation on the path way out to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5100.00-AM, March 15 at 0105, big open carrier at S9+40 in between the two ham radio broadcasts; occasionally has shown up before, unknown if a US SW broadcaster testing or something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9325-AM, March 15 at 2341, open carrier stronger than 9330 WBCQ with WOR. Never noticed this before in almost daily 9330 chex. At 0058, it`s S6-S8 on 9324.99, but off at 0103 recheck. Nothing listed in HFCC or Aoki now; could be utility or broadcaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11435-USB, March 14 at 1353, multiple ululations competing from presumed Indonesian musical QSO pirates. Must be heard to be believed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0433 UT March 15
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morning log March 14, in 06 - 08 UT time range.  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 14 2017

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Poor propagation in 31 and 25 mb on northern hemisphere,
B U T excellent propagation from Europe
via LONG PATH at Azores Isl, Colombia, Easter Isl, southern pacific
path into NZL and AUS, in 49 to 22 meterband though.


CHINA 22 meterband, TERRIBLE signal mixture from both CHN services on
13610 UT in 07-08 UT slot.

Heard in remote Brisbane AUS unit:
13610 CNR1 Nanning in Chinese,
13610 CRI Cantonese sce from Xian,
both equal S=9+5dB level in Queensland,
16 kHz wide audio signal.

The 22 mb is empty at this hour,
so many empty channels available ... though ...


# # # #


CUBA ONLY EMPTY CARRIERS from Cuba noted in 06-07 UT time slot,
except 5025 kHz Radio Rebelde via Bauta site, music program. At 0610 UT

6000 RHC Quivican Titan site S=9+25dB in remote FL, MA and MI-US SDR units.
6060 RHC Bauta S=9 at 0622 UT.
6100 RHC Bauta at 0626 UT S=9+10dB signal in MA-US east coast.
6165 RHC Bauta empty carrier at 0635 UT March 14.
S=9+30dB POWERHOUSE in MA and MI-US remote SDR installations.

5910.180 CLM S=5 poor this morning. Latin AM mx at 0617 UT.
6010.022 BRA tiny S=4 on threshold level. 0620 UT, and co-channel
6010.139 CLM same poor signal level.
6090 Anguilla terrible audio, not easy to identify a woman voice prayer.
S=9+30dB at 0623 UT on east coast units. 18 kHz wide audio.
6155 AUT ORF OE1 program in German language from ORS Moosbrunn site,
nice LONG PATH reception in downunder Pacific area.
S=8-9 in east coast NoAM, and same in AUS/NZL target.
At 0626 UT report of writer Communist Pablo Neruda in the 40ties,
and went in underground in 1948 year.
New novel "Labyrinth" film in Austrian cinemas.
6159.974 CAN S=8-9 signal of Canadian domestic sce in 49mb, CKZN St. Johns
bcast CBC Radio One progr, at 0630 UT phone interview report
by Ottawa citizen, on Russian fake news, DISINFORMATION.
6180.027 BRA RNA/RNB, Marina song, smooth female voice,
song of amore and amigo. S=9+15dB at 0635 UT in North AM east coast
11780.008 kHz fair S=7 at 0642 UT, at this hour
but the only 25mb stn heard in central and northern USA.
7730 USA RMI Music Hour, not TOM/BS. Very nice Spanish guitar mx played
S=9+10dB on east coastal remotes, but S=9+20dB signal noted
in Brisbane AUS at 0646 UT March 14, but POWERHOUSE on
7570 USA RMI with TOM/BS relay, their address at S=9+35dB signal level.
7315.004 USA WHRI relay of TOM/BS S=9+10dB in MA/MI-US at 0650 UT.
7254.941 NIG VoNigeria Ikorodu, Hausa service, S=9+10dB at 0652 UT,
two men interview.
5019.999 SLM SIBC Honiara, back from all 'UTC night time' broadcast
as empty carrier in 31 meterband on 9545v kHz. 0656 UT S=6-7
fair signal under noisy 60 mband at sundown time
in Brisbane Queensland Australia.
7259.936 VUT Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, nice proper signal S=9+15dB
in Brisbane at 0700 UT newscast time.
Read by female presenter in English, item of their football team,
and religious education matter.

9420.005 GRC Only single frequency channel operation. Voice of Greece Avlis
heard with surprisingly S=9+25dB signal VIA LONG PATH
on southern Pacific, at 0706 UT heard Greek modern pop music.
Nothing noted on 9935 or 11645 kHz channels.
9575 MRC Radio Medi Internat from Nador, excellent S=9+30dB signal in
Queensland Australia SDR installation this morning at 0714 UT.

Similar proper signals from Europe:
7345 ROU German service of RRI Bucharest makes a S=9 signal in AUS.
9770DRM mode of ROU RRI German sce, S=8-9 in Brisbane at 0707 UT.
9790 F__ RFI French Issoudun next channel S=9+35dB,
11700 F__ RFI French Issoudun S=9+15dB, film report at 0714 UT.

11725.005 NZL RNZi Rangitaiki, S=9+25dB strong in Queensland AUS SDR post.
Cook Island parliament speaker interview, on encouraged woman
as parliament member. 0715 UT in Brisbane Australia remote unit.
12 kHz wide nice signal -
(the only south Pacific voice these days on shortwave. wb)

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 14)


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9544.998 kHz non log SIBC Honiara, at 2258 March 13, and 0003 UT March 14  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 14 2017

Logs

SOLOMOn ISLANDS Proper S=8 -77dBm carrier signal noted in
remote SDR post in Brisbane Queensland Australia.
No audio modulation at all.

2 Hertz lower than
9545 kHz requested at 2000-0800 UT to ITU zones 51, 56


via HON at 10 kW 0 400 Bis SLM SIB

heard at 2258 UT, March 13 in UTC, and at
0003 UTC on March 14.

73 wb


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JRX Logs: March 13, 2017.  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 13 2017

Logs
JRX Logs: March 13, 2017.


CUBA.
** 15370. Mar 13 at 2116, Radio Habana Cuba, Bauta, in Spanish. Man annnouncer talks about manana, martes, el 14 de marzo, Dia de la Prensa Cubana y un Congreso organizado por la Union de Periodistas de Cuba y tambien, homenage a los lideres de la revolucion. RHC with good signal and modulation, 45544.

GREECE.
** 9935. Mar 13 at 2033, Voice of Greece, Avlis, in Greek. Man annnouncer talks; Songs. VOG with good signal but poor modulation, 45432. On 9420kHz, awful transmission.

GUAM.
** 9540. Mar 13 at 2129, KSDA (AWR Guam), Agat-GUM, in Chinese. Man annnouncer talks; AWR hymn in chinese, by chorus (ItÂs also the ISxcfd); 2132 Man talks. Station with good signal and fair modulation, 45433.

KOREA SOUTH.
** 11810. Mar 13 at 2216, KBS World Radio, Kimjae-KOR, in English. Man and woman annnouncers talks; 2220 ID, talks continues with news about the korean President impeachment. KBS with a good signal and fair modulation, 45433.

MOROCCO.
** 9575. Mar 13 at 2100, Radio Medi 1, Nador-MRC. Medi1 itÂs sign-off. Currently irregular !
** 9575. Mar 13 at 2148, Radio Medi 1, Nador-MRC, in French. Man annnouncer presents a musical program. Medi1 on-air, good signal and very poor modulation, 45442. Transmitter problems continues, presumably.

ROMANIA.
** 11800. Mar 13 at 2200, Radio Romania International, Tiganesti-ROU, in Spanish. IS, ID, programming of the day. Woman annnouncer presents "Boletin Informativo"; 2213 Pro memoria. RRI with a very good signal and modulation, 45544.

SPAIN.
** 15390. Mar 13 at 2022, Radio Exterior de Espana, Noblejas-E, in Spanish. Men annnouncers talks News and comments about football in "Radiogaceta de los Deportes"; Woman annnouncer talks, too. Broadcasting with very good signal and modulation, 45544.

THAILAND.
** 9390. Mar 13 at 2108, Radio Thailand, Udon Thani-THA, in Thai language. Woman annnouncer talks; 2110 A song; 2114 IS and sign-off at 2115. Fair signal and poor modulation, 35432.

USA non.
** 9800. Mar 13 at 2044, Voice of America, Tinian-MRA, in Korean. Woman and man annnouncers talks; 2053 VOA Korean News by man annnouncer; 2055 VOA jingle and news continues; 2058 sign-off. Station with good signal and fair modulation, 45433.

DXer: Jose Ronaldo Xavier (JRX).
Location: Cabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3).
RX (s): Tecsun S-2000.
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Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, March 13 2017

Logs
** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 13 at 0510, CHU still AWOL â transmitter problem must be more serious than first thought. Still S7 on 7850-CUSB, but later faded to JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, March 13 at 0628, AlcaravÃn Radio is off, after having been active a lot lately, including vs Romania at 01-03. So I check the other HJDH, and find a poor signal from Voice of Thy Conscience, music on 6010.12V, i.e. varying as I listen with BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, March 12 at 2159, RHC in Spanish interview past hourtop 2200+, crossfade to song and pausing for ``5 minutos de noticias`` news but going to resume afterwards. First story gets my attn, which I finally find on the website:

http://radiohc.cu/noticias/nacionales/123921-canal-caribe-saldra-al-aire-en-cuba-el-proximo-martes

``CANAL CARIBE SALDRÃ AL AIRE EN CUBA EL PRÃXIMO MARTES
11/03/2017 Tomada de Cubadebate

La Habana, 11 MAR (RHC) Caribe es el nombre del canal informativo que a manera de prueba aparecerà por la seÃal HD-1 a partir del prÃximo martes 14, dÃa de la prensa cubana.

El nuevo canal de televisiÃn, en alta definiciÃn, transmitirà su programaciÃn desde las 8:30 de la maÃana a 12 de la noche, hora de Cuba [1230-0400 UT]. La programaciÃn serà en vivo, excepto algunos espacios que saldrÃn grabados.

Se prevà que los conductores sean jÃvenes, con un buen bagaje informativo que les permita una improvisaciÃn coherente y efectiva, que funcione como detonador para que el receptor del mensaje desee saber mÃs y està pendiente de la reiteraciÃn.

Caribe es el sueÃo amasado por Ovidio Cabrera y otros ejecutivos de la televisiÃn cubana, que trabajaron e incluso estuvieron en la fundaciÃn de TeleSur, quienes han elaborado un proyecto bastante abarcador para ese canal informativo, teniendo sÃlo una parte de la logÃstica tecnolÃgica que se necesita y contando con un grupo de profesionales capacitados. (Agencias de InformaciÃn) Editado por Arlettys Guevara``

That is rather confusing; WTFK? On some DTV channel or network as an extra program, but they refer to it as HD-1 as if they were talking about FM radio subchannels!

Anyhow, I was checking 15370 whether with DST in vigor, Esperanto would still be appearing Sundays at 2130. Altho I tuned in too late, Spanish underway at 2159 implies not, so when and where now?? No point in trying to find info on far-outdated website. One might try listening to the latest Esp`o show online, opening announcing schedule, but don`t count on that to be accurate either. I do just that, and the 12 March show indeed doesn`t know when and where they really have been on, let alone are on: ``N/C/SAm at 1600 on 11760; SAm 2230 on 17730; NAm 0700 on 6000`` (Sundays only, of course). NONE of those are correct now, altho 6000 may be if they can manage to comply with it.

11880, March 12 at 2333 check, expected DST change of English hour confirmed, amid now, at 2300-2400 instead of 2200-2300 (yes, later, not earlier), and now // 5040 which has moved an hour earlier from 0000-0100. HOWEVER, there is a big problem:

5040, March 12 at 2333, RHC English now an hour earlier, but mixed audio feed at equal level with SPANISH, // 9710 et al.! Other English frequency 11880 is OK, no mix. There have been other reports lately of Spanish/English mixing on a single frequency. It`s always SOMETHING wrong, with RHC!

6100, March 13 at 0514, RHC is in Spanish instead of English! Probably more confusion caused by DST change. Spanish also on 6165 and 6060, talking about Cuba losing to Israel, of all teams, at a baseball championship ``this morning`` in Tokio. That would explain live(?) baseball games at very odd hours heard on Radio Rebelde or RHC.

6000 & 5040, March 13 at 0514 are the only English frequencies while there are supposed to be five at this hour. In DXUL, but Arnie is somewhat distorted on 6000, better on 5040. Recheck at 0626, 6165, 6100 & 6060 are still in Spanish, 6000 is dead air and 5040 is off. Supposedly, regardless of DST shifts, evening English to North America remains yearound at 01-05 on 6000 & 6165, 05-07 on those plus the other three, or maybe only one hour on 5040..

17580, March 13 at 1426, RHC is S9 of dead air, still at 1439; while managing to modulate Spanish music at 1426 are 17730 but only S8-S6, and 17750 at S7-S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 7435, March 13 at 0502, dead air from R. MartÃ, 0503 finally comes to life with ID vs wall-of-noise jamming, but still R5. Not sure if RM will have made any sked changes for DST, or waiting until A-17. Anyhow, 13820 was still running Sunday daytime rather than 13605 as usual in A-seasons, including HFCC A-17, now available (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, UT Monday March 13 at 0436, Radio Mexicana ID from XEP, and music, evidently not running `La Hora Nacional` now as would be expected Sundays at 10 pm local, since JuÃrez has certainly copied El Paso by going on MDT of UT -6, unlike further south in MÃxico, no DST until April 2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, March 13 at 0505, tune in just in time to hear Station YHWH closing: S9 but rough modulation and some fades preventing full copy. He finishes with ``fooled into believing in the so-called god Jesus``. Then ``Goodbye and I love you, Josiah``, and ``Station YHWH will be back on the air tomorrow night``. Did he give a time and frequency during fade? Also mentions dot-com a few times, but can`t copy it, whether e-mail or website. Did anybody get that? And off at 0507*. Ron Howard has also been hearing this frequency again, and Mark Carlsen, visiting Arizona reported 7620 at 0315 UT March 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, March 13 at 0509 via WRMI, Brother Scare almost sounds like someone else. Lo-fi audio but voice processing to change it? Seems like very old recording when he was gasping more and even wilder, but not so hoarse. 0517 back to the future with present voice. Hearing a lot of this sound lately besides this particular log. His editing constantly interrupting himself leaves a lot to be desired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 4775, March 13 at 0451, gospel huxter in English about holy spirit, S9 but vs CODAR, i.e. TWR Manzini, scheduled English 0400-0500 daily // 3200. To find the schedule in WRTH you have to seek it under SOUTH AFRICA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring: confirmed Sunday March 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday March 13 from 0302 on Area 51 webcast, and before finished at 0330 check on WBCQ 5129.808-AM, poor. (NOTE: this is on AM, not CUSB as Ivo keeps claiming). Also confirmed UT Monday March 13 at 0330 on WRMI, 9955, S9+10 to 20. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, March 13 at 0459, WRMI outroing `Blues Radio International` as still scheduled from 0430 Mondays with no shift, // 5985, and at 0500, 6855 goes into World Music with song about Allah, while 5985 goes off ceding to CRI via Albania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.11, March 13 at 0434 UT, off-frequency het loops about SSE/NNW, not much signal from KXEL, and with notching on the NRD-545, separable from various signals on 1540.0. Playing classic rock music. I bet it`s KGBC Galveston TX, which for many months in 2015-2016 was off frequency, but no het lately, presumably temporarily fixed until now. At 0434 UT, partial ID as ``##101.5 FM & 1540 AM``, refers to a website ending in 1015.com. Researching later:

WTFDA FM Database confirms the 1540/101.5 translator for KGBC:
``K268DE // KGBC-1540 101.5 GALVESTON TX 0.22 0.22 0.0 0.0 29-18-52 94-48-19 Chinese ETHNIC/ASIAN``

It used to be Chinese with CRI relay // 1520 KYND but that was done long ago. Wikipedia has some info, starting with newer? but still outdated format:

``The current format is a business talk format.[5] [sic] In 2016, after 69 years of broadcasting as "1540 KGBC", Siga changed the station's image to reflect the new 101.5 translator dial position attached to the heritage AM``

Then I search out this website unknown to Wikipedia:
http://www.gc1540.com/
which still exists but refers to www.gc1015fm.com --- GC stands for Gulf Coast.

``Visit our Facebook page
Check out the Live Surf Cam Courtesy of Gtownsurf.com
K242BG 101.5 fm (Galveston) and KGBC 1540 am (Galveston & Houston), keeping Galveston Island and Galveston County connected with great music and entertainment Owned and operated by SIGA Broadcasting on Galveston Island Texas``

The AM appendage still claims to broadcast on 1540, rather than 1540.11 kHz! Clearly it`s mainly music now, with local talk, and not particularly business. Check out the Local Programs tab (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1735 UT March 13
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