lunedì 16 febbraio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16, 2015

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Feb 16 at 1359:10, BB IS starts, but not time for much of it before the always-way-fast timesignal which ends today at 1359:46.5 --- poor signal with flutter, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Feb 16 at 1451, folk song in English about Route 66, ``California, Here I Come`` (but not the song ``right back where I started frum``), fair signal confirmed as ERT-whatever by // 15630, also fair, 1454 into Greek phone conversation. At this hour I wonder whether 9420 could be arriving by long path; no echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Feb 16 at 1357, no signal from VOI, not even a carrier; also yesterday I noticed the 4+ kHz het against 9530 China radio war was missing. Atsunori Ishida, agrees that after many weeks of daily activity, VOI was absent Feb 15 and 16 (of course that activity is pointless unless modulation can be achieved) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGET)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Feb 16 at 1335, Japanese with piano background, so Shiokaze has just jumped back again to an alternate frequency. No het, so Myanmar must still be on 5985.0 too. Had been on 6135 for several weeks at 1330-1430:

6135, Feb 16 at 1339, noise jamming and a carrier detectable now that Shiokaze has QSYed back to 5985; presumably Voice of Freedom, from Korea South site. Ron Howard makes the same observations today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400.0, Feb 16 at 1355, Denge Kurdistane always has CCI from FEBC Philippines, q.v., until 1400, but now it`s even worse as FEBC has varied up to 9400.2 or so. After clocking the mistimesignal from Bangladesh, q.v., I get back to 9400 before it`s too late to hear Denge Kurdistane`s mistimesignal, not watching my watch, but very close to a full minute late at 1401! No more het, but poor signal as its winter peak of reception is steadily declining. Still a sesquimonth to go; should revert to 25m for A-15 from March 29: yes, 11510 is registered in Kurdish via KCH all the way from 03 to 19 UT, 300 kW, 116 degrees as a BRB client (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9400.2 or so, Feb 16 at 1355, FEBC in Chinese making het with presumed Denge Kurdistane via Pridnestrovye. Usually no het, but I confirm that FEBC is the one which has strayed upward. D.K. is also weakening with spring conditions, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9460, Feb 16 at 0626, BBCWS via ASCENSION is back on here, after missing 23.5 hours earlier (Glenn Hasuer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1760 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Feb 15 after 2300 on WRMI 11580, sufficient. Also confirmed UT Monday Feb 16 at 0401 on Area 51 webcast, also before 0430 via WBCQ 5110v. Next:
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395

** U S A. 17775, Feb 16 at 1448, KVOH with VG signal but rough modulation, and carrier wobbling slightly with BFO on; enthusiastic pro-American preacher in Spanish prayerfully thanking God for the USA. As usual, if KVOH really started promptly at *1400, no signal propagating here at the outset. No SAH either today, that anomaly still unexplained (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15795, Feb 16 at 1405, WWCR-1 has failed to QSY to 15825 at 1300, broadcasting Barack of all people, only because of a clip about cyber-security during USA Radio News. Good signal and still there at 1444 check with Afrin ad. Next check at 1755, however, not on either frequency! The other three transmitters are in well enough on 13845, 12160, 9980; #1 is doing penance?

WWCR website shows thru March 7 the switch time is supposed to be 1300, but HFCC B-14 registrations claim 1400 UT during standard time, back to 1300 from March 8 *DST. In any event, it continues to collide with ChiCom jamming and All India Radio Chinese in DRM centered on 15795 at 1145-1315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1220, Feb 16 at 0704 UT, ``Network Indiana`` news atop channel from perpetual cheater WSLM Salem IN, 5 kW day power instead of 82 watts licensed for night; same pattern day and night, tightly slightly clockwise from east/west, should that even be maintained (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, Feb  16 at 0710 UT, steady preacher in English with WHAS nulled, on alleged scriptural prophecy, loops about WNW/ESE, 0713 UT taking a caller from Nevada, thanking him for his teaching on global warming; mentions 1-800-ENDTIME, or
This guy sounds rather rational rather than hySTAIRical, but wacky message is the same.

How about KXNT 50/25 kW, North Las Vegas, which however is supposed to have a deep null toward Louisville? And it`s supposedly news-talk, not primarily gospel-huxtering, tho late Sunday night might be a time to break format briefly. No, schedule shows Coast to Coast now:

So how about program site?
lists the only 840 affiliate as
LOUISIANA Alexandria, KWDF, 840 AM, 4:30 – 5:00 PM (CST) M-F

NRC-AM Log shows KWDF, really Ball LA, as a K-Love station. But
does not, instead KLXA 89.9 in Alexandria. Anyway, K-Love network is mostly (only?) gospel music, not talk.

On the contrary, per station`s own site

``KWDF has been airing Gospel music and Christian teaching programs for almost 25 years. In 2008, Wilkins Radio purchased KWDF and continued the Christian format and expanded to an exclusive Christian talk station.``

But there`s no program schedule, and one small problem --- it`s supposed to be an 8 kW daytimer. Is there an FM translator supplying any excuse to be broadcasting programming in the middle of the night? None known or shown.

Another possibility is another daytimer, 10 kW in Mobile AL, WBHY. It does have FM translators. But scheduled for 1-1:30 am weekdays is `Grace to You`, no apparent connexion with the End Times show.

I think it has to be one or the other of WBHY, KWDF, but program info about both needs to be updated. KWDF I have also heard around SRS and traces of it maybe at midday by ground or skywave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17665, Feb 16 at 1406, open carrier at fair-good level, quickly off, just above weak Sa`udi French 17660. Nothing scheduled on 17665 at any time, but suspect Greenville-B tuning up for 1700 broadcast in Portuguese on 17655 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1859 UT February 16