sabato 21 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 19-20, 2013

** ALASKA [and non]. 7355, Sept 20 at 1205, after remarking that I hardly ever hear KNLS` English hour, here it is, poor with deep fades in gospel rock; 1207 YL ID as ``New Life Station, KNLS``, bit about Androids, consult FTC website for info about security (in China??); ACI from 7360 can be avoided.

1208 another capsule, `American Highways` about I-94 around Miles City MT, movie locations, bucking horse sale. Having hooked listeners with secular stuff, segué to bit about Sampson killing 30 men, as per Judges, on `True Stories from the Bible in Contemporary English`. Yeah, sure. 1212 another ID; reception is deteriorating.

Hey, how is WCBC`s Madagascar World Voice project going? If ever on, we`re sure that will be much easier to hear from the nearly-antipodal other worldside, than Alaska is in the much closer Lower 48.

Still stalled, apparently as unable to bribe appropriate official to let the three brand new Continental transmitters come in from the dock in Houston. How did the August elexion go, replacing the recalcitrant one? Here`s the Third Quarter 2013 Latest Update,
so the Fourth should be along soon:

``Station MWV in Mahajanga, Madagascar, is ready to receive the last shipment from Houston and then broadcasting can begin to cover the rest of the world with the gospel. Four containers with three 100,000 watt transmitters and some security equipment are ready to be shipped once we receive permission from the minister of communication to begin broadcasting. From this station the 10/40 window will be our focus. 97% of the unreached people in the world live in this area (700 million Muslims, 750 million Hindus and 200 million Buddhists). India, South American and new areas of Russia and China will be able to receive our broadcasts. With 3 billion shortwave receivers available, we will be able to reach the entire world with the gospel.

The Future --- Discussions are taking place about a second medical mission trip to Madagascar. We continue to help with projects to be a good neighbor to our community near Mahajanga.

The Madagascar station will be broadcasting based on God's timetable and not ours. Pray for courage and trust in God's plan for this station. Pray for the elections in Madagascar in August and the one signature that we need for that last shipment. Keep Kevin and Nancy Chambers in your thoughts.

There will be news coming soon about the beginning of Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and English for Africa broadcasts from a mega-website with many worldwide followers. Andy Baker`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 20 from *1357:30 JBA carrier, BB too weak to detect any TT, IS or TS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 5952+, Sept 20 at 0052, R. Pio Doce must be back with carrier on distinctive frequency, but too much noise now, and pointless Cuban jamming encroaching from the hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD. 6165-, Sept 20 at 0056, undermodulated music on fair signal, RNT back again all-night, as also heard past previous signoff by Bill Bingham, RSA (who is mainly checking for Zambia), at 0001-0015; of course, RHC not yet up on 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Sept 20 at 0515, RHC English is totally obliterated by self-imposed big buzz on this frequency only. Couldn`t happen to a nicer person than Arnie Coro with a non-DX propaganda piece, but still clear on the overkill quartet of 5040, 6000, 6125, 6165. (Arnie claims they really need 5 frequencies to reach nearby North America.)

9500.0, Sept 20 at 1149, today`s RHC spur is on exactly this frequency atop an Asian station instead of usual 9505 or so; // 9540 but an echo apart from 9550. There could also be one matching on 9580 but buried under Australia. Amazingly, modulation on 9500 is good enough instead of extremely distorted that it could be taken as intentional. The 9500 victim is only another of the countless totally dispensable CNR1 frequencies, per Aoki; Commies vs Commies!

11960, Sept 20 at 1228, another fruitless check for alleged new RHC frequency, nothing but a JBA carrier despite bigsigs from 11760 and 11860. Have Ivo or Wolfy --- or anyone --- heard 11960 again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Sept 20 at 1146 and 1301 chex, no signals audible from AFN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11740, Sept 20 at 0103, weak music, maybe ME, with heavy QRM from TADIL-A bonker, brash `anvil` hammering, every tenth one prolonged (this number varies from one to another). HFCC has nothing on 11740 between 01 and 02, but Aoki does: AIR Sinhala, 0045-0115, 250 kW, 120 degrees from Panaji, GOA. Did not realize that should be the same programming as:

11985, Sept 20 at 0058, presumed AIR Sinhala service, 250 kW, 174 degrees from Delhi-Khampur site, but instead just a big hum overriding any hint of music let alone an IS as sporadically heard at this minute. If everything were working, this should be // 11740, but probably not synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 770, Sept 20 at 1217 UT, dominant here instead of KKOB or KKOB is Spanish YL and sidekix, livening up a This-day-in-history segment with a quiz, guess the year? Pertaining to Zoroaster and Juárez, what a pair. Presumed this one per Cantú based on format and previous logs:
770 XEACH Radio Fórmula Primer Cadena Monterrey, N.L. 25,000 1,000

** MICRONESIA. 4755.5, Sept 20 at 1157 music playing from PMA The Cross is chopped off at 1158:08.5* without any tones being audible. Next: SOLOMON ISLANDS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, Sept 20 at 1152, RNZI is on as usual, tho only fair aimed away from us; but at 1300, no show again on next scheduled frequency 6170, despite plenty from Australia on 6150. Nothing found on the old or new websites about any such outage. There used to be a place warning about them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 20 at 0055, R. Chaski carrier detectable in noise, but did not get back to it in time to pinpoint cutoff, already off by 0105:10. It should have been at 0104:39.5* according to standard precession rate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020-, Sept 20 at 1159 carrier from SIBC in splash of 5025 Cuba autocutsoff at 1200:09.5*, 121 seconds after MICRONESIA, q.v. (90m had only a very weak 3385, untimed today) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, Sept 20 at 1118 via WWCR, TOM service with cacophony of psychophants, praising lord, Jesus, etc., but also strange sounds like moos; are the cows getting in on the act too? Maybe they are human moans instead. Yet the voice of Brother Scare himself cannot be detected, what a respite. At 1302 I notice that 5890 is still on the air tho supposed to switch to 9980 at 1200! Not yet heard on WWRB 9370, nor WTWW 9930, but the latter cuts on at *1303.

A long story about Brother Stair in the local newspaper has been making the rounds, must be showing up on aggregators, tho originally published in 2007y, significantly on Sept 16, and updated in 2012. Lou Gawab refers us to:

It covers well his chequered history, including jail time, and makes one further wonder how he possibly gathers so much money to keep going on all those stations. The world is replete with suckers having a high tolerance for hoarse huxters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1687 monitoring: confirmed Thursday Sept 19 starting at 2100:08 on WTWW-1 9479. Also confirmed on WWRB webcast, UT Friday Sept 20 at 0330, interrupting a screaming g.h. for a reserved gh after brief pause, no announcement; also confirmed at 0355 check on 5050, which is much weaker than neighbors on 5085, 5040. Next:

UT Saturday 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1500 on WRMI 9955
Sat 2330v on WTWW-2 9930
UT Sun 0400 on WTWW-1 5830
Full schedule including many more webcasts:

** U S A. 650, Sept 20 at 0525 UT, now we can`t depend on 650 Spanish music being somexican such as XETNT: WSM country song with Spanish lyrix, Gringo accent, back to English. BTW, there`s been an interesting thread on ABDX about how WSM`s coverage contracted drastically when they dropped AM stereo, even for those listening in mono. Of all the 50 kW AM big guns, WSM with its music format ought to bring AM$ back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 910, Sept 20 at 1133 UT, the distinctive voice of Orion Samuelson talking about farmers` markets, and the top ten states by number of them. (BTW it`s not like the Hunter, but ``OR-ee-un``). Break for national commercials, and for Dakota Agronomy, a clew. Show was `National Farm Report`, ending 1137 and ``91 Classic Country KCJB`` ID, which is Minot ND, 5/5 kW U4. Per 2005 NRC Pattern Book (still haven`t received the new 2013 edition), KCJB night pattern is mostly north; day pattern is a tangent circle favoring SW, but plenty also to the south. September sunrise for KCJB is not supposed to be until 1215 UT (October 1300). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my unID Spanish QRMing KOKC, neighbor Richard Allen says:

``Glenn: I've listened to 1520 kHz and believe the QRM is from KQQB not closing down at night. I heard them this morning in SS with references to San Antonio. I may be wrong, but KOKC is very difficult to hear at times. At times, I also hear Sport Radio 1520 from Rochester MN``

KQQB used to be C&W, 2.5 kW daytimer, COL Stockdale TX per last year`s NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. I start my circa 0100 UT Sept 20 monitoring session on the porch with DX-398 on MW instead of SW, looking for TA carriers. First try 783 for Mauritania --- nothing there, but instead on 785?! I guess it`s a birdie, but how would it show right on 785.0 when all the major signals are on multiples of 10? KSPI Stillwater OK also used to put out spurs on 776 and 784, not heard in a long time now.

At 0052-0055 a few real TA carriers are detected JBA on: 774, 1053, 1107, 1575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)