mercoledì 13 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 12-13, 2016

** BRAZIL 11934.535 approx., July 13 at 0237, S3 gospel huxter in Portuguese, so R. RB2 is back after missing yesterday, and just a bit lower in its downward drift (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11530, July 12 at 1718, Spy numbers in Spanish by YL, alternating with digibeeps, on a frequency which is WRMI elsewhen.

11635, July 12 at 1830, Spy numbers in Spanish by YL, alternating with digibeeps. This I still have in the BST-1 caradio memory, and often land on it during dead air. I certainly would not be listening to WHRI when it`s on 11635! 

So I may append this: ``Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies: Cuba: Traitor on the Inside --- NEW --- The FBI and Defense Intelligence Agency team up to capture DIA Senior Analyst Ana Montes for allegedly passing sensitive intelligence to Cuba`` (

The shortwave spy-numbers angle is first mentioned :35 minutes into the hour which I am watching at 02-03 UT Monday, and one repeat is scheduled at 05-06 UT (Glenn Hauser, 0241 UT July 11, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Presumably, the full episode will be available for online viewing later (-- Richard Langley, NB, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, July 12 at 1328, JBA carrier, so it`s safe to assume VOI English hour is back on the air after missing several days. I NEVER have enough signal + modulation to listen to the programming which I used to enjoy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 396, July 13 at 0243, beacon CQB with repeating ID in MCW. I got zero-beat on 397 kHz, but listed as 396 at Tilghman, Chandler OK, in 
I kept tuning to lower MF after not hearing any `Night of Nights` signals closer to 500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 7295, July 12 at 1200, R. Sakha is more than a JBA carrier an hour before sign-off, S8-S6 with woman speaking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1833 monitoring: NOT confirmed Tuesday July 12 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, since it`s off the air (as are most other WRMI frequencies: separate log). Also NOT confirmed Tuesday July 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, since it`s inaudible and presumably off the air altho 7489.9-AM is OK with music. Next, we hope:
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 21675, 17790, 15770, 15440, 13695, 11825, 11580, 11565, 9955, 9395, July 12 at 2131 check after not hearing 15770 with WOR, found all these WRMI frequencies silent --- but 6855 is still detectable with BS; 5950 and 5015 could also be on but not propagating yet. What`s wrong at WRMI? And if it is a power failure, how come at least one transmitter is still going? 

Next check at 2333 finds: OFF: 11825, 11580, 9955, 9395, 7780, 7730, 7570, 5950, 5850, 5745, 5015; ON: 6855, and 11530 has some weak Chinese, presumably WRMI. 9955 jamming is still grinding away, against nothing. 

Next2 check at 0224 UT July 13: OFF: 11580, 11530, 9955, 9395, 7780, 5985, 5765, 5015. ON: 7730, 7570, 6855, 5950.

I also find the WRMI homepage has a new look --- top illustration includes a radio tuned to 17550 which is not a WRMI frequency. Apparently a work in progress since instead of illustrations on the programming page there only appear .png and .jpg linx! Going on to the schedule pages finds them the same as before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.91-AM, July 13 at 0227, WBCQ is on, presumably the W5KUB show, Amateur Radio Roundtable still running since 0100 UT Wed with call-ins, poor signal. No competition now from 5085 WTWW with QSO show, since it`s now off. Was it on earlier tonight? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 12105, July 12 at 1713 check, WTWW-3 is S9 with Russian, for a change. You never know any more which hour will be in which language. Next check at 1956-2003+, S9+5 with dead air. Meanwhile, 9930, WTWW-2 is off instead of Dave Ramsey, but 9475, WTWW-1 is usual SFAW at S9+25. Next2 check at 0223 July 13, 12105 is off, so is 5085, no QSO show or already over? 5830 is nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, July 12 at 1958, screaming gospel huxter John Hill on his own dedicated posthumous glorified ham station, WJHR. Haven`t heard it lately and was wondering if off or just poor propagation for this underpowered outlet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.96, July 13 at 0226, WRNO is on and fairly stable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9115-USB, July 13 at 0246, 2-way with ``cambios``, but the rest of it doesn`t seem to be regular Spanish. Maybe Tagalog or some Iberian dialect? Serious conversation rather than messing around with whistling, swearing, as often heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0435 UT July 13