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Glenn Hauser log November 17, 2017 - Biafra  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 18 2017

Logs


FRANCE/USA [to Biafra state in Nigeria] / TURKEY

7240.020 TRT Emirler Voice of Turkey English sce towards Near & Middle East
target. At 0446 UT Nov 18 their English schedule given lengthy, fqs, target,
times, S=9+5dB here in Germany.
At 0448 UT said "Good Bye", when tuned-in again at 0455 UT was off then.

7240 even TDF Issoudun exciter visible around 04.59:00 UT, but full power
drive up signal joined the screen TX-on-air at 04.59:50 UT on Nov 18.

Radio Biafra, "broadcasting from London..." is RMI FMO brokered, requested
in HFCC database from Nov 11. Started px at 05.00:10 UT with guitar string
like mx. Few times given full schedule by female voice like given at
05.03:35 UT, 5-6 UT 7240 and 11530 kHz, and "8-9 pm local" on 11530 kHz in
evening.
Also phone # ? given as 234810617787 ...

In western Europe 7240 kHz was S=9+10 in Liverpool, S=9+15dB in Belgium,
Bavaria Germany, Grenoble France.

S=8 signal at best in NJ-US east coast, but poor at S=6 in Detroit Michigan
SDR unit.

Re 11530 kHz RMI Okeechobee TX#4 relay, old fashioned horizontal rhombic
antenna in use, 'small 87degrees azimuth' angle though, JBA on threshold in
western Europe, only S=2 or -108dBm in the poor. S=4 -98dBm JBA threshold at
best in Grenoble France unit. S=5 tiny poor signal in remote Detroit MI.

RMI Florida horizontal rhombic masts visible at
G.C. 27Â27'19.41"N 80Â55'40.44"W
in Google Maps visible see <https://goo.gl/maps/qkMerk7h4TA2>

others before 05 UT this Nov 18:

FRANCE 7250 Eye Radio to Sudan?, TDF Issoudun, in Sudanese Arabic
probably. 04-05 UT slot heard at tune-in 04.40-04.58.00 TX off.
S=9+20 strength here in western Europe.
Sudan phone interview report heard.


SOMALIA 7119.997 slightly lower side odd fq. R Hargeysa noted
at S=6-7 -84dBm strength, at 0442 UT Nov 18.


ERITREA/ETHIOPIA 7140.019 Vo Broad Masses 1 - Dimtsi Hafash - Asmara
logged at 0447 UT on Nov 18, S=8, plus co-channel Gedja Ethiopia
white noise jamming transmission in 7131 to 7148 kHz fq range.

Two ERI/ETH AM signals noted on 7181v this morning:
or let's say 7181.554 Vo Broad Masses 2 - Dimtsi Hafash - Asmara logged at
0452 UT on Nov 18 played HoA mx, S=8 plus co-channel Gedja Ethiopia white
noise jamming transmission in 7171 to 7188 kHz fq range.

Maybe the other AM signal on 7180.039 kHz was real a bad coordination -
division of work - at Gedja Ethiopia, like spoken EaAF language
transmission additional in to white noise jamming ? Who knows?

NIGERIA Seemingly the Thomcast / Ampegon technician Bodo DF8DX was on
repair tour to various Nigerian installations last week ?

6089.944 kHz FRCN Radio Nigeria Kaduna now with excellent audio modulation,
S=7-8 signal, Flute music and drums at 0555 UT on Nov 18,
but couldn't confirm by livestream on web
http://ww2.radionigeria.gov.ng/home2.php
Gedja-ETH co-ch was rather 6089.999 kHz at same time JBA S=2-3 signal.

7254.939 Voice of Nigeria, Hausa language scheduled at 0606 UT
on Nov 18, S=7-8 strength noted in all Europe remote SDRs which I
connected in hurry. Also improved audio signal observed today.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 18)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser wghauser@yahoo.com [dxld]"


Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:20 AM
Subject: [dxld] Glenn Hauser log November 17, 2017 - Biafra

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 17 at *1857, WRMI cuts on with IS & ID prÃlude
as also heard on some other frequencies before hourtop openings, VG
averaging S8, not even needing external antenna on the PL-880. (Again this
is quite stronger than the nearby WRMIBS 11580.)

That allows me to run the NRD on 9520-9530, the additional frequency I heard
on part of the announcements during the 05-06 UT broadcast on 11530 WRMI,
and 7240 France. BUT nothing on either; there is a VP carrier on 9540, could
that be it? But goes off at 1901* --- that would be Egypt in Italian per
HFCC, so it`s also probably under/non-modulated.

The 11530 programming by ``Radio Biafra, broadcasting from London`` is much
like the other days with repetitions of the schedule every few minutes,
along with some nice African music, but less in the way of significant
programming. A bit of music first, sked announcement by YL without the 9 MHz
frequency. At 1904 the YL & OM in language, Igbo? About the imminent elexion
Nov 18 in Anambra state, ``where to vote``.

There is not a Biafra state in today`s Nigeria; there have been several
changes in states and boundaries since independence. Current maps show
Anambra in south central Nigeria, adjacent to Enugu state, whose city I
believe was the capital of Biafra. At 1909, ``important announcement`` by OM
in English with too-heavy accent, go out and vote on Saturday; and remember,
we are not violent.

At 1910 he does the schedule announcement for the first time during this
broadcast, and the extra one is clearly 9-5-8-0. Address
radiobiafra@gmail.com and also refs to FB and Twitter.

I immediately go to 9580 on the other receiver, but it`s a JBA carrier at
first, S1-S2, trace of modulation, and even ECSS will not stay locked on it.
Site is certainly not WRMI, and if it`s France, no comparison to another
European, such as Spain good on 9690 but which is beamed USward.

Back on 11530, at 1915 the YL ID in Igbo, but pronounces the numbers in
English (don`t they have number names in Igbo??), without 9580. 1917 OM
mentions IPOB in Igbo. Now comparing, I think maybe barely audible 9580 is
// but running maybe half a minute behind.

At 1924 the ``9580`` announcement again, and enough for me as it`s time for
lunch and the programming is getting very repetitive. However, first I
program 11530 into the caradio for convenient monitoring there (and 11735
Zanzibar while I`m at it. I guess it still has 9580 memorized for
ex-Australia.)

9580 is in fact a WRMI registered frequency in A-17 and still B-17, but
never used, despite my suggestion that WRMI should relay RA whether ABC like
it or not; but obviously chosen in tribute to defunct Radio Australia during
exactly the same hours it had run, 09-21 UT. Maybe that`s why RMI chose it
as available for this via some other site. But most of its business is with
Issoudun.

Also HFCC-registered on 9580 are two Sa`udis in Arabic: 17-22 50 kW ND from
Jeddah; and 18-23 500 kW, 270 degrees from Riyadh. If either of those be
real, bad for Biafra, but hardly any signal over here. The more realistic
EiBi sked does not show Saudis on 9580 at all, nor anything else during this
hour. Aoki/NDXC however goes with Jeddah.

What about this, from WRMI website itself? The Programming page does not
include the word Biafra anywhere on it, tho still displays long-defunct
shows such as Informativo G24. Nothing new on WRMI FB either. The WRMI
skedgrid http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs still is blank during both hours for
transmitters 3 and 10 which are labeled 11530, nor any other transmitter
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0421 UT November 18

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Micro-DXpedition Loggings  View Printable Version 
Friday, November 17 2017

Logs
7181.55 ERITREA V.O. Broad Masses of Eritrea Getting blasted
by Hams on both sides but there and audible. M anncr w/pres. sign off
anmnts at 1830, then usual choral patriotic song at 1831. (Valko 15
Nov.)

7140 ERITREA V.O. Broad Masses of Eritrea 1831 same
patriotic song as hrd on 7181.55. Weak signal but itâs definitely still
there. Much much weaker than it used to be. (Valko 15 Nov.)

5250H USA WLYC, Williamsport, PA Harmonic 5X1050. 1838-1847
âThe Herdâ sports pgm and network ads. âRiver Valley Internetâ lcl ad.
Fox Sports lcl sports nx w/ment of Nittany Lions, back to the pgm. Good
signal on peaks. Couldnât raise the fundamental oddly enough.
Obviously 1050 WLYC from Williamsport which is a Fox station and has a
sports format. Not to mention the fact âRiver Valley Internetâ is in
Williamsport. (Valko 15 Nov.)

7120 SOMALILAND R. Hargeisa 1853 M anncr w/sev. ments of
Somaliland just before I started recording. Actuality by M then w/ments
of Syria. 1855:05 ment of Somaliland and again, and again at 1855:35.
1857:50 ment of Hargeisa. Quite readable in quiet conditions. (Valko
15 Nov.)

9650 GUINEA R. Guinee Beautiful signal at 1859 w/lcl vcl mx
and a nice solo on Xylophone or similar instru. 1900 canned ID anmnt by
M w/sev. IDs. 1902 pgm intro by W w/ment of R. Guinee, then pgm.
(Valko 15 Nov.)

9600 MADAGASCAR V.O. the People of Somaliland Strong signal
w/usual mx and opening ID anmnt by M. (Valko 15 Nov.)

6040 IRAN V.O. the Islamic Rep. of Iran Usual soft instru.
mx at good lvl at 1920, then opening ID anmnt by M w/weak mod. at
1923:50, then into AR mx at 1925. (Valko 15 Nov.)

9524.94 INDONESIA V.O. Indonesia 1928 W in EG over mx. Weak
mod. made it difficult w/few words readable. 1930 mx lvl pretty decent.
1931 couple ments of V.O. Indonesia by W. Just missed recording a nice
clear ID by W at 1952 before Pop song. Getting useable audio on this
isnât very common, so itâs nice to ID. (Valko 15 Nov.)

7550 INDIA AIR Bengaluru 1935 nice signal w/subcont. mx,
1943 end of mx and EG ID and website promo, then closing anmnt w/sked.
Into Hindi pgming at 1945. (Valko 15 Nov.)

5940 ETHIOPIA R. Deegaanka Soomaalida Found w/HoA mx at
1946. Nothing but mx to ToH. Weak and fady but no doubt them. Blasted
out by R. Algerienne s/on at 2000 while they were still playing mx.
(Valko 15 Nov.)

7500 CLANDESTINE North Korea Reform R. (via Tashkent)
(tent.) Weak signal here at 2045 and threshold audio. Some SSB QRM.
Wiped out by 7490 WBCQ after 2100. (Valko 15 Nov.)

7254.94 NIGERIA V.O. Nigeria End of Pop/Dance song at 2050 and W
anncr in pres. Hausa w/ID and tlk w/ments of Nigeria and âNDIC Lagosâ.
Absolutely massive signal and obviously free of the Hams that were and
always QRM earlier. (Valko 15 Nov.)

Not a hint of a signal from 15476 Antarctica. (Valko 15 Nov.)

9745 BAHRAIN R. Bahrain There at 2030 once the offending
co-channel QRM stn left. Much better and fairly decent, nice on brief
peaks at 2105 w/usual AR Pop mx. 2111:55 short canned jingle by W
between songs but didnât sound like an ID. (Valko 15 Nov.)

6294.98 PIRATE (EUROPE) Johnny Tobacco (or whatever name he's
using these days) Surprised to find him on at 2116 while moving down to
checked 6205 LHH. Sounded like an easy Dutch CW song. 2119 deadair and
back to another slow song by same artist but in EG. Went off at 2124:04
and end of song and w/out anmnt. (Valko 15 Nov.)

1215 UK Absolute R. 2134 ad/promo block plainly audiable
w/anncrs UK accent. A ton of adjacent QRM though. 2146 âEverybody
Hurtsâ by REM. (Valko 15 Nov.)

855 SPAIN R. Nacional de Espana 2135-2145 apparent nx pgm
w/M host in SP and tlk w/correspondent on phone. (Valko 15 Nov.)

6173.87 PERU R. Tawantinzuyo Sounded like nx pgm by M 1038, then
ads including a prob. Promo for Futbol w/M screaming a very long
apparent âgoalâ and mentioning Puno at 1040. More ads. Back to nx w/M
at 1045. Weak and too much adjacent QRM. (Valko 16 Nov.)

5990 CHINA Qinghai PBS Chinese Pop mx at 1058. 1100 2+1
higher pitched time ticks, then 2 canned anmnts both by W w/mx bed.
Ment of Qinghai. Another canned anmnt by M and W almost sounding like
EG over mx at 1101, then live M and W anncr in CH. Not particularly
good, and slop QRM from both sides. (Valko 16 Nov.)

12150 CLANDESTINE V.O. Khmer MâChas Srok (via Tashkent) (pres.)
Signal at 1130 but way too weak. Finally audio by 1147 w/traditional
vcl mx, then M anncr and what sounded like a phonedâin report by M
w/horrible audio at 1152. Gave up at 1154. (Valko 16 Nov.)

9470 CLANDESTINE R. Free North Korea (via Tashkent) Just
missed s/on. Was recording the s/on of the JP pgm of 9524.96 V.O.
Indonesia and didnât realize I had this as well. W anncr in KR at 1201.
Not very strong and had an echo at this time. Much better at the end
of the broadcast at 1256 w/end of KR tlk by W, somber vcl song until
audio suddenly cut off at 1259:24 and signal gone abt 25 sec. later.
(Valko 16 Nov.)

5010 INDIA AIR Thiru. W and M anncrs in definite Hindi at
1156, mx for abt a min., then W and M anncrs again, and subcont. mx to
at least 1200. Still there at around 1210, fairly strong w/simple end
of EG Pop song and M and W anncrs, but gone at 1219 check. Looked like
it was back at 1237 though. (Valko 16 Nov.)

7555.73 INDIA AIR Delhi 1209 vcl only singing, then W anncr in
lang. Decent strength but very low audio lvl and slop QRM from huge
7570 WRMI. (Valko 16 Nov.)

5920 SOUTH KOREA V.O. Freedom M anncr at 1121, mx at 1122.
Way too weak and too much 5925 CNR slop QRM at this time. 1214 Asian
Pop ballad, then soft KR tlk by W to 1216, and into Bluesy song. Easy
MOR mx at 1238 recheck and soft-spoken W returned at 1241. Fady then.
(Valko 16 Nov.)

11513 CLANDESTINE V.O. Tibet (via Dushanbe, Tad.) Found here
w/tlk by M in CH at 1222. Fair w/propagational echo. (Valko 16 Nov.)

9835 MALAYSIA RTM-Sarawak FM Abt best ever rcptn w/M doing
nx at 1226, promo at 1229, then into Asian rom. ballad by M and W
vclists, then 2 women DJs in discussion at 1234, ment of Sarawak.
Surprised at the strength. (Valko 16 Nov.)

11603 CLANDESTINE V.O. Tibet (via Dushanbe, Tad.) Found M tlk
in CH here at 1242, mx briefly then diff. M at 1244-1248, then W anncr
to at least 1255. Like 11513 this had a slight echo as well. (Valko 16
Nov.)

9524.96 INDONESIA V.O.I. End of JP pgm, then in EG at 1300
w/fanfare and canned ID by M and W over mx, then freqs and webstream by
W, live W w/pgm rundown, and into the nx. Nice to get some readable
audio on this for a change. (Valko 16 Nov.)

7120 SOMALILAND R. Hargeisa Weak w/tlk by M at 1306.
1306:50 canned anmnt by W w/AR mx much more audible. 1308 SP SSB QRM.
Getting better W/AR mx at 1218 as the sun was rising higher. Nice âThis
is R. Hargeisaâ at 1320:10. Huge Ham CW signal on 7123 QRM. Could tell
it was EG nx by same M at 1323. Sounded like another ment of R.
Hargeisa at 1325:47. Drum solo briefly at 1325 then, and same M. M
anncr much weaker by 1344 check. Still barely audiable at 1354 amid the
Ham QRM. (Valko 16 Nov.)

9745 ARMENIA TWR (via Yerevan) Found w/IS at 1256. 1300 M
w/ID and sked for 9410 (every Sat. at 1300) ending w/âGod blessâ
seemingly indicating it was a closing ID anmnt. Into EG inspirational
message and then rel. Pop mx. Fairly good. (Valko 16 Nov.)

11627 CLANDESTINE V.O. Tibet (via Dushanbe, Tad.) Tlk by M
and W in CH at 1313 and mx, then usual theme mx and ID anmnt by M. Best
of the 3 freqs and none appeared to be jammed. (Valko 16 Nov.)

7236 ETHIOPIA R.E. Found a carrier here at 1328 barely
visible through the massive Ham QRM. Certainly sounded like some mx at
1331-1332. Varying up to 7235.99 and 7236.03, so obviously Ethiopia.
Didnât stick with it. Already visible in the display at 1258 the next
day. Went off later at 1703. (Valko 16 Nov.)

7410 JAPAN Shiokaze Seabreeze Barely able to hear the soft
instru. mx bed at the start of the EG lang s/on anmnt at 1330 under huge
CRI. Checked again at 1354 but hopeless. (Valko 16 Nov.)

7625 CLANDESTINE V.O. the Wilderness (via Tashkent) 1229
early s/on w/W tlk, then wind blowing SFX, trumpet fanfare, and soft
opening mx. 1333 tlk by W in KR over mx, mx up briefly at 1335, then
cont. tlk. Into soft vcl song by W at 1335. Actually not too bad.
Same W returned at end of the song at 1340. Still in at 1350 w/more tlk
by W host over soft instru. mx. (Valko 16 Nov.)

14230U MEXICO XE3CIA (Tuxtla, Chiapas) SSTV CQ picture at 1346
amid others at the same time. (Valko 16 Nov.)

73

Dave Valko
Dunlo, PA, USA

Perseus with 315 foot BOG's at 45 degrees (towards Europe) on 15 Nov.,
and at 0 degrees (for East Asia) on 16 Nov. 2 different outings at 2
different local locations.


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JRX Logs: Thu, November 16, 2017.  View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 16 2017

Logs
JRX Logs: Thu, November 16, 2017.Â
Receiver(s): Tecsun S-2000.

CHINA.
** 7225. Nov 16, 2017 at 2143-2150, China Radio International, Beijing-CHN, in Croatian language. Man and woman announcers present a Chinese Lesson. CRI with fair signal and poor modulation, 35432.

FRANCE.
** 5905. Nov 16, 2017 at 2125-2132, Radio Algerienne, Issoudun-F, in Arabic. The QurÂan chant, only. Poor broadcasting, 25422.

GUINEA.
** 9650. Nov 16, 2017 at 2007-2025, Radio Guinea, Conakri-GUI, in French. Man announcer talks; 2016 A local song; 2019 Man talks, ID and more songs. Station with good signal, moderate spur interference by CRI on 9645kHz, and fair modulation, until 2025, 43443. After 2027, Radio Guinea returns to 45444. Cabedelo to Conakri = 3.000km, approximately.

MADAGASCAR.
** 11610. Nov 16, 2017 at 2115-2125, MWV-The Light of Life, Mahajanga-MDG, in Chinese. Man announcer, Pastor, makes a sermon; 2118 A brief song and man preaching continues. Station with good signal and modulation, 45444.Â

SAUDI ARABIA.
** 11915. Nov 16, 2017 at 2055-2105, Saudi International Radio, Riyadh-ARS, in Arabic. Muslin cleric plays The QurÂan; 2100 Man announcer talks; 2102 Returns QurÂan chant and recitation. Station has a good signal and modulation, 45544.

USA.
** 11580. Nov 16, 2017 at 2132-2142, RAE Argentina al Mundo, Okeechobee-FL, in German. Woman announcer talks in slow german, and presents a musical program with pieces of Argentine songs; 2137 A song by woman singer and other songs. RAE with fair to poor transmission, 35433 to 35432.

VATICAN.
** 9660. Nov 16, 2017 at 2105-2115, Radio Vaticano, SM di Galeria-CVA, in Portuguese. Men announcers talk News of Catholic Church and Pope; Pope recorded words; Man talks News about FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) activities and a food security to South Sudan; 2114 News continues. Very good broadcasting, 45544.

DXer: Jose Ronaldo Xavier
Location: Cabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3)
RX (s): Tecsun S-2000
Antenna: Longwire
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Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 16 2017

Logs
** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 15 at 1859, WRMI ID by Biermann, and then --- music fill immediately from 1900 and at further random chex during the hour, 1911, 1944, instead of Voice of Biafra. What`s wrong? What`s next? Summarizing, here`s what has happened so far with this transmission:
Sun Nov 12, discovered in progress with VOB announcements
Mon Nov 13, repeated same hour
Tue Nov 14, nothing heard at UTwente
Wed Nov 15, on air but replaced by music
Thu Nov 16, ??? TBA

As for the 0500 broadcast, Ivo Ivanov also reports music fill:
``SWLDXBulgaria News, November 15-16 (publications ?11286-?11300)
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-radio-biafra-via-tdf.html
BIAFRA (non) Reception of Radio Biafra via TDF Issoudun, Nov 16:
0500-0600 on 7240 ISS 100 kW / 170 deg to WeAf English, good and
not parallel 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg to WeAf Music via WRMI tx``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 16 at 0036, amid RHC`s second English hour of the day, new frequency is on and // 5040; while 6060 is off, just Brazilian with het. Last night`s English on 6060 toward hourend was probably a slipshod early switch-on with the wrong feed input. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

RHC Spanish audible on 9535, 9640; and separate `Mesa Redonda` TV soundtrack on 6000, overmodulated/distorted. MR is supposed to be on a second channel, still 11950. Surely supposed to be on, but no 25m frequencies audible, outfaded already? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11650, Nov 16 at 1315, RHC Spanish is only S9-S5 and undermodulated, much weaker than 11670 at S9+40. B-17 sked shows 11650 at 13-15, 110 degrees to S America (but missing it at that angle), is the puny 50 kW Bejucal transmitter rather than 100/250 from most RHC frequencies. 50 kW also on 13670 at 12-13; 9640 at 22-05; another 50 kW on 15730 at 2330-0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 16 at 1523, RHC fails to surround this frequency with a dozen filthy spurs across the 19m band; what`s wrong? These seem to be more likely around *1400. Maybe they clear up with warmup? By this hour, only other frequencies on air, per sked and monitoring, are 9535, 11760, 15230, 17730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7181.595, Nov 16 at 1323, JBA carrier with LSB QRhaM, presumed INTRUDER VOBME by long path. Nothing audible from other VOBME circa 7140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9680, Nov 16 at 1532, nice harp music at S3, Japanese talk. The China/Taiwan radio war is over at 1400, and now NHK runs 1455-1700 due west from Yamata; not good for Zambia during same span weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Nov 16 at 1336, S5-S7 Korean talk, my pro-forma occasional log of this high-MW, only 105-mb broadcast station (except for MW harmonix, but none lately), KCBS Pyongyang, on the air 22 hours a day, 50 kW ND. At least a carrier is usually audible here around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 5920+, Nov 16 at 1327 Korean talk, and rapid tone jamming on the hi side, vs Voice of Freedom on one of its alternative frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 7410, Nov 16 at 1332, while CRI Japanese is talking instead of musicking, barely audible understation presumed still Shiokaze from Japan, English on Thursday. Earlier in the hour I could not detect it on 7410, and scanned the 49m band for it with no results either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9805, Nov 15 at 2258, VG S9+10 with flute and guitar music; 2259, KBSWR theme and Indonesian ID; 2300 theme and opening Chinese. Both hours 250 kW on same 225 degree beam from Kimjae. Apparently KBS is not worthy of ChiCom jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1390, Nov 16 at 1307 UT, KCRC Enid is open carrier/dead air, as are the nasty spurs hetting 1360 and 1420, but they are also wobbly. Still dead at 1313 UT; obviously no one in charge and no one cares whether it modulate or not. Unfortunately, it usually does, 24/7 with stupid CBS sports talk. I take the opportunity to null the fundamental for anything else, but it`s still too strong, only a few miles away. Third harmonic 4170 also silent still at 1341 UT except for some hum. Had resumed modulation by next check 1522 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 16 at 1318, R. Hargeisa, S8 with undermodulated song; 1320 I think I hear the English words ``This is ---`` as a third of an hour in English is scheduled to start now; more talk and music, but too weak, by long path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. In last report, I meant to write 6125.006, not 6125.06 on this item, fixed:
6125.006, Nov 15 at 0412, VOT in English to N America is only poor, but pretty close to on-frequency. The // to Asia, 7240, is not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4102.842-CW, Nov 16 at 0723, the `W` weather beacon from the SE California desert, very weak but strong enough to pin down the frequency. Between the W`s, sends various other letters and numbers, such as 2, 6, E E E. Again audible at 1340 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 15 at 2200 on WBCQ, 7490v, VG S9+20/30. This broadcast is now ``in season``, off to a good start with plenty of nighty propagation, but not too much. Sunset is early! 3:57 pm EST in nearby Presque Isle = 2057 UT, per timeanddate.com.

But not confirmed, next broadcast UT Thu Nov 16 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB --- can`t even confirm it is on the air (Nearby stations: 9395 WRMI VG with BS, 9370 WWRB fair delayed behind 9395; 9265 WINB poor; 9455 WRMI VG with Oldies; 7490 WBCQ fair-good.) Next:
Thu 2230 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 1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Nov 16 at 0721, JBA carrier --- oh2, bet it`s WWRB again, where Dave failed to change to night BS frequency, 3185 --- yes, nothing there! It would be a nightmare making good to TOM all the transmission failures his psychophants/sickophants paid for (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1000 kHz, Nov 16 at 1303 UT, toll-free number ad, never a useful clue, but then plug for wilkinsradio.com. Hovering over ``Our Stations`` there we find as suspected KKIM 1000 Albuquerque NM; makes usual slow SAH with KTOK OKC, nulled as much as possible. It`s 7 minutes before LSR here, but way before in ABQ. KKIM is 10000/53 watts U1, also with PSRA of 12.2 watts! Official FCC sunrise for it in November is 1345 UT (December: 1400 UT). No doubt God OKs their cheating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 16 between 1243 and 1253 UT: Here is where I always start: 774-NW, also weaker from WSW, it seems; 702-WSW; 657-WSW, 594-WSW, 882-?, 972-?; 1035-WSW, 1098-W, 1116-WSW, 1323-WSW, 1566-NW. Also one off-frequency below 666 from WSW, local birdie? Sunrise here 1310 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6130-USB, Nov 16 at 1330, INTRUDER, 2-way in Spanish, very weak, vs carrier presumably Laos (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11718-USB, Nov 15 at 2307, VP 2-way in Spanish; het from 11720, nothing on 11715. It seems I continue to be the only monitor documenting these INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1830 UT November 16
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Glenn Hauser logs November 15, 2017  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 15 2017

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** ALASKA [non]. 7355, Nov 15 at 1400, I am trying to hear the KNLS non-Chariots of Fire IS underneath RNZI news, but cannot. Harold Sellers complained yesterday, ``7355 ALASKA KNLS at 1409 in English, but overwhelmed by strong co-channel RNZI. - Nov 14 Sellers-BC``. Another failure of frequency management: indeed, HFCC shows NZ at 13-17 (rounded off), and AK at 14-15 & 16-18 on 7355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5850, Nov 15 at 0711, RAE ATTW via WRMI in English now an hour ``earlier`` off DST, making me more likely to be awake for it and without all the competition at 0200. She is still plugging being able to listen to RAE in the USA via Audio Now on telephone! Rather than SW. Sounds like the same announcement they have been making for 6 months now, promising expansion to CanadÃ, MÃxico; Brasil in Portuguese. Gives the number only once; not a good promotional tactic: should be at least ten times to be sure everyone can get it copied (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 // 6100 // 6060 // 6000, Nov 15 at 0711, RHC finally manages to run all four frequencies and all in English as newly scheduled in one-hour extension. But all are undermodulated except much louder 6060; different site? Not per the detailed site-schedules provided by Arnie in DXLD 17-45: per that, they are all Bauta, except the odd one out, 6000 from QuivicÃn. One might verify this by comparing echo-delays among them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15370, Nov 15 at 1357, RHC not on yet, so 19mb is blessedly free of spurs (and allowing the Buzzing Service of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be heard on 15380); but *1358, 15370 cuts on with Spanish in progress, modulation cuts off and on and off and on, eventually staying on. And now, the filthy spurblobs are back, approx. 15435, 15501, 15566; 15305, 15240, 15175 --- but at least not so big a panoply further out as other days; recheck 1517, spurs still around 15236, 15303, 15437, 15505. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Nov 15 at 1401, `Travel Gazette` via WRMI. I listen to most of it today, and am convinced that it`s a very old episode which the automation keeps replaying, lacking any overwrite by newer ones. ``This week`` the major news items are familiar from months before: Australia considering travel ban of laptops; crime rate in Caribbean is up, greater than in Latin America; Easy-Jet redesigned website making it much less usable; Kenya to start direct flights to America by next April, or sometime in the next 12 months! So this ep probably started in April 2017. Closing with the Beatles tune, which is ``Something`` by George Harrison. What a waste. WRMI does keep replaying various other shows which have apparently expired long ago. Is it because they are still paying for airtime, and the repeat content is not WRMI`s problem? Or just neglected to remove them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7135-7142 and 7175-7185, approx., Nov 15 at 0332, DRM noise jamming detectable here, but no AM carriers from the Eritreans audible amid.

7140, Nov 15 at 1351, JBA carrier from presumed VOBME INTRUDER by long-path, no jamming; but DRMnoise approx. 7169-7175; could that be where the other VOBME is today rather than 7181+v? No carrier from it detectable in either area, and then the QRDRM goes off. (Meanwhile 7120 carrier from Hargeisa, Somaliland, longpath is much stronger.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7355, Nov 15 at 1404, pause amid news plugging how to file a formal complaint against RNZ (how helpful!), back to weather. No QRM from KNLS which buries itself under this signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 7295.05 approx., Nov 15 at 1354, note an off-frequency carrier on the hi side, hetting an on-frequency one, but goes off by 1355 before I can measure it more accurately. HFCC has a likely candidate, 1330-1357 [sic], Babcock in Japanese, 300 kW, 352 degrees from Taiwan. But what is it, really? Consult NDXC/Aoki: Furusato no Kaze, 1330-1357, but in this case allegedly 300 kW, 2 degrees from Paochung, Taiwan site. And what else at this hour? No broadcaster except imaginary Yakutsk in HFCC. But 7295 is a favorite AM frequency for American hams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125.06, Nov 15 at 0412, VOT in English to N America is only poor, but pretty close to on-frequency. The // to Asia, 7240, is not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 7285.096, Nov 15 at 0335, VP carrier obviously off-frequency. HFCC shows BBCWS in Arabic, 03-04 via DHA, 250 kW, 255 degrees. This site has developed a well-deserved reputation for frequency-inaccuracy, yet BBC keeps using it. But at 04-05 the next 7285 hour is back to Woofferton. (And at 05-07, 7285 belongs to Radio Sonder Grense, Zuid Afrika, the shoulder channel between night on 3320, day on 9650.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: I happen to wake up just before 1030 Wed Nov 15 so check WRMI: yes, WOR on 5850 at S9+30 and // 9455 at a respectable S9. Also confirmed Wed Nov 15 at 1415 on WRMI, 9955, in the clear, no jamming, but ACI from 9950, and then 9960 as described last week. Next:
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230 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 1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7205, Nov 15 at 1354, song at S5-S6. I might expect Sudan by longpath since I am getting Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somaliland on 41m. Incredibly, literally, HFCC B-17 shows all these possibilities just before 1400 besides ALF Sudan: VOR in Russian via Moskva, and/or Tchita; CNR in Uighur from Urumqi, CRI in Chinese from Beijing; MIC from Japan (such as Sea Breeze)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1731 UT November 15
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