sabato 24 settembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 23-24, 2016

** CUBA. 9605, Sept 24 at 0023, JBA signal, just enough to make it // 9535 RHC. The other spur at 9465 I can`t reconfirm beyond a trace of a carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5150-AM, Sept 24 at 0034, the ``Relay Station`` pirate is still running with music at S8; Still going at 0132 when I QRT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6874.97-AM, Sept 24 at 0109, synth voice with notice to listeners, along with constant music bed, S9. At 0112, ``Radio Station FSN(?), stand by, something about stereophonic, as music vamp continues. 0114, ``This is Radio Station FSN(?), please stand by. The broadcast will begin in one minute``. 0115, ``FSN(?) is now on the air. It is 10 o`clock; do you know where your parents are? Eat your cereal with a fork. Do your homework in the dark.`` (hee, hee). 

0116 three upward tones like a telco intercept, and signal disappears  -- except now I am getting splash from below and find the same station has just jumped exactly 5 kHz down to 6869.97, mentions ``Radio Free America``, same music bed now adds some vocalization. Good audio! Very unlike the 6930 station. 0123 ID as ``XFM, music to the power of X, 23 minutes after 1, UTC`` [So what I took as ``FSN`` must have been XFM all along.] DJ who sounds like a pro announcer, talks for a bit saying his last broadcast was in early July and planned to be back sooner, but there was a problem toward the end of that broadcast, as we may have noticed, signal got weak and went off(?). Part of the PA failed. Tried to fix it back at the radio ranch. But microprocessors make it hard to fix, and caused the other power supply to fail. Finally got new power supplies, in use now and hopes will not produce a fireball in this part of the United States. During the hiatus he did accumulate a pile of new music to play, including tonight, 21 Pilots, ``Heathen``, from soundtrack of Suicide Squad; From M83 too ---

At this point, about 0126, signal surges way up to S9+25, great! Then down to S5, unreadable! I bet the same thing happened as last time, power amplifier blowing out. 

After writing this I check what has been reported on HF Underground: Here`s the thread with 23 posts so far:
No one else noted it dropping off as above --- must have been brief, came back as others were hearing it to 0313, but anyway it was time for me to quit. Posts include from the operator himself, Red Hat, who said he QSYed to avoid QRM (which was not a problem here) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGSET)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-LSB & USB, and reduced carrier barely detectable, Sept 24 at 0036, unID pirate with hard rock music. Extremely distorted modulation, no good on AM tuning, but better and sounds the same on both LSB and USB! I wonder what the ITU designation for such a transmission mode would be? 0053 also noting lots of artifacts in the modulation; 0056 a brief unreadable announcement; music following sounds as if it could be praise. 0100 no ToH ID; still awful past 0109. Off by 0131 check, leaving the frequency completely clear.

Similar notes by others in this thread:
and one caught an ID: ``WNCP Pirate Radio ID at 0045 "Broadcasting From The Great Plains". Thanks WNCP! Grin`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 594 kHz, Sept 23 circa 2000 UT, I resume my hunt for the mystery carrier somewhere southeast of Enid. I am in no hurry after my previous hunt a week ago, since it has been constantly there whenever checked in the daytime. This time I go two miles further south on US 81, then east on Wheat Capital Road ---- but no signal! Yes, it`s gone at some further chex, including back on Southgate where I know I was getting it exactly one week ago. Perhaps a secret facility got wind of my interest in finding it and turned it off? Should it reappear I must hasten to resume tracking it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 24 at 0058, JBA carrier from R. Chaski; autocutoff comes at 0059:12*, which is 24 seconds later than last check Sept 20 until 0058:48*, or averaging 6.0 seconds later per 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 13695, Sept 23 at 2007 UT, I happen across Brother HyStarical on WRMI 13695 and yet again! he is playing his piece from May denouncing me for questioning his assertion that Napoleon had owned Michigan. Then plugging upcoming Pentecost activities on June 12. He keeps replaying this crap, and truth be known, a lot of his crap is repeated and repeated; just this is more distinktive, easy to notice. He has never caught on that the Napoleon bit was not from me but copying in DXLD something that a true Michigander had asserted, Harold Frodge, failing to give him due credit as I did (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1844 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI 13695, Friday Sept 23 at 2130, excellent --- until cut off the air just after I say ``a crass usage`` at 2138.5. Does not come back on until 2145 and then stays to completion at 2159. During the break I check other WRMI frequencies: others are off, but not all of them, so it is not a complete power failure at Okeechobee. Still on: 15770, 11565, 9395, 6855. Off: 17790, 15440, 11825, 11580, 9955, 5015 (I think). Some of the latter checked also came back about the same time as 13695.

WOR 1844 also confirmed Friday Sept 23 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.033-CUSB, S9+10/20. Now a 30-second fundraiser promo plays immediately before. Next:
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND 
Sat 1400   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430   HLR  7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7489.92-AM, UT Saturday Sept 24 I listen to most of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` with guest TimTron on WBCQ, from tune-in at 0006 until benedixion at 0132. From time to time I am distracted by true pirates, as logged under NORTH AMERICA. But I am running three receivers, NRD-545, PL-880 and DX-398.

Allan is saying that they now have 5 transmitters on site, the latest being a 50 kW MW which was cheap but cost $5500 to ship from California. It was formerly used by KMPC 710 Los Ángeles (now KSPN). It will be converted to SW for use on 3250. Tnx to fundraising contributions, he could pay off the shipping cost right away, and WBCQ is not in debt at all. Needs 500K$ to fortify this free-speech outlet, since he expects things to erupt after the elexion, heading toward ``Communist Democracy`` [sic].

Says now he is also on 3250 and 5130. As usual, delayed close to a minute on 5129.84-AM. At 0101 I measure the other one which is synchro // 7490, at 3250.16-AM, which is S9 but so is the noise level.

New program info: Mitch & Kathy/Cathy Show starts tomorrow, Sat Sept 24 at 8 pm ET [UT Sun 0000] on 7490. About spirituality, relationships, paranormal stuff. J. P. Ferraro is not happy that his unsponsored `SW Saturday Night` loses an hour and shifts to start an hour earlier: 22-24 UT on 7490. Maybe, he will get the other hour back on 3250 (at 00-01?). 

Robert Ellis, WBCQ Operations, e-mails that former pirate Yoshia (?) Elliott/Eliot/Elliot, of Station YHWH will have a one-time show about ``Christianity, the World`s Greatest Hoax``, on 7490 this coming Wednesday for 75 minutes from 9 pm ET [UT Thu Sept 29 at 0100; NOTE: this contradicts and presumably updates what he told me earlier and I quote on WOR 1844 that it would be at 8 pm = one hour earlier 0000 UT Sept 29!]. Beyond that the former hours of Hal Turner remain open.

Coming later in October is Dr. Jeremiah – Joseph, Holy Friar(?) Ministry, on 7 and 5 MHz, TBA. 

This Saturday on 5130: 9 pm ET `Lumpy Gravy`; 10 pm `Radio Free Euphoria` returns; 11 pm `Dr Becker`s Magic Mushrooms` [01, 02, 03 UT Sunday] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, UT Sat Sept 24 at 0029, CDXA program is concluding on WRMI, 0030 Zanotti ID, 0030.5 WRMI`s Digital Special for HFCC August 22-26 is still being repeated! And I wonder if the CDXA program is the only one from early August saluting Ecos del Torbes? Both these do appear on the schedule grid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1580, UT Sat Sept 24 at 0048 UT, ``Old Rugged Cross`` by bass other than TennErn, loops ESE/WNW, 0051 segué to choral hymn. (No sign of KOKB Blackwell OK, while sibling 1020 KOKP Perry OK is sports-talking). Dominant signal on 1580, and 0128 UT recheck, preacher closing `Our Daily Bread`, 0129 UT ID like WBSS?, but that`s wrong. Ad for used Mercedes-Benz; 0130 UT AM 1580 into `Leading the Way with Dr Michael Youssef`. 

Researching likelies, I soon come to KFCS Colorado Springs CO, and their schedule matches well enough in MDT:
6:00 Great Music of the Church Dr. Molly Snell
7:00 Turning Point, David Jeremiah
7:30 Leading The Way with Michael Youssef, Ph.D

I previously tried the ltw site, but find-a-station requires entering zip codes rather than just displaying a list of their ``thousands`` of outlets. Nor did attempts to search on 1580 work.

KFCS is 10000/140 watts U1. FCC AM Query shows local sunset in Sept is 0115 UT, so I was hearing it both before and after if they were really powering down. Unusually, LSS shifts a full hour earlier on Oct 1 to 0015 UT. To me, 1580 CS will always be KPIK as in Pikes Peak, but that lasted only until Sept 1, 1987, when facility 51816 became KWYD, 2005 to KKKK, 2010 to KREL, 2015 to KHIG, and 5/21/15 to KFCS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0425 UT September 24