martedì 22 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7475-, Nov 22 at 0229, R. Tirana IS is JBA at S5, but so is the noise level when tuned to nothing else on 7470 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Nov 22 at 0240, PMS modulation is suptorted as has been the case for several days, also on day frequency 11775. Who cares? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 540, Nov 21 at 1303 UT, CBC news, as CBK Watrous is in, not too commonly, so where is La Ranchera de Paquimé? Canadian angle obvious, but checked 990 for // stronger CBW Manitoba, yes. 1313 UT recheck, now CBK is local, YL with Saskatchewan weather, -3 now in Regina and Saskatoon. I used to put non-ITU callsigns like ``CBK`` and ``CBW`` in quotation marks since CB- calls really pertain to Chile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11830 & 11840 & 11850, Nov 21 at 1327, RHC is still on this formerly evening-only frequency, very strong along with its much weaker plus/minus 10 parasites.

11840, Nov 22 at 0221, is very poorly audible about like 11760 (and 11670 too?), // powerful 6060 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1020, Nov 22 at 0308, ``RR`` once a minute underneath KOKP Perry OK semi-local sports talk. The RRs fire about a sesquisecond after true minutetops of WWV. Also a het from about 1019.9, but can`t tell if that`s Radio Reloj or elsewhence. WRTH 2016 shows no Cuban clox on 1020, but three other stations, and this isn`t even an overnight filler switch.

Terry Krueger`s Cubalist as of Aug 29, 2016, does not show a current Reloj on 1020, but in 2003-2006, Reloj audio was used as a jammer (against Turks & Caicos?) from Jorobo, Las Tunas. The current Radio Artemisa here might explain it, as Greg Hardison recently heard Reloj overnight on another Artemisa frequency, 770 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Nov 22 at 0208, R. Verdad with good S9+20 signal, doing very well for 700 watts direct, hymn in Spanish about salvación. I haven`t reported it in a long time, as always audible at night, but fond of station I discovered and which soon became the last living Central American SW station. Dr Madrid hasn`t said anything for months about the mysterious worldwide relay network on same frequency without using SW transmitters.

Speak of the angel! Just before despatching this report, I receive from Dr Madrid cc of a reply to a reception report from Costa Rica, in which he says there is no postal service (currently?) in Guatemala, so only E-QSLs can be sent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** INDIA. 4760, Nov 21 at 1323, JBA carrier, presumably ANDAMAN or KASHMIR, culminating my downward scan of 60m encountering many other frequencies matching AIR ones; the only one with some audio is 4920 with music and talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 21 at 1841, again no signal from MWV English which ought to be audible if on.

11790, Nov 21 at 2213, however is MWV on in Chinese, instead of scheduled Arabic! Chinese this hour is supposed to be on 9535 from other transmitter. I see that no 11790 MWV transmission is in Aoki of Nov 14.

7390, Nov 22 at 0230, MWV La Voz Alegre in Spanish at S9+20, aside 7385 WHRI at S9+30, but mostly evitable with USB tuning and narrowed bandwidth. YL is making a quick talk outroed as Segunda Juventud from and then another one with financial advice; 0233 into hymn song with nice harmony,

Weblink above adds www. and claims it is registered with Network Solutions, Coming Soon. Separate search of American Association of Retired Persons website does have plenty Spanish but I can`t find that name included (second childhood). Or is it name of their magazine?

7390 has another MWV Spanish broadcast scheduled the next hour, but not even a carrier at 0321, altho 7385 is huger. This could be because MWV is limping on only one transmitter, causing variations in its schedule. Now in B-16 at 03-04, the other transmitter is supposed to be in English on 15670, which I haven`t even checked, assuming no reception, but has anyone heard it? The sole funxional transmitter could be on 15670 instead of 7390, which after all would just be repeating the previous Spanish hour. (But 15670 would then be prepeating the 0400 English on 11825 --- unless it`s New Life instead of African Pathways) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, Nov 22 at 0316, Spanish music over WSM without even nulling it; 0318 Radio 65 singing ID, i.e. XETNT Los Mochis, Sinaloa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 800, Nov 21 at 1306, ad mentions El Paso, Zaragoza, so XEROK is in, but touchy to get it past KQCV OKC, nulled as much as possible. Almost sufficient at sunrise, but no borderblaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15225, Nov 21 at 1525, S9+10 with long-winded guy on phone in Arabic; Starts at 1450, 500 kW, 295 degrees from Riyadh. Aoki says this is the Call of Islam program, but not Qur`aning now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Nov 21 at 0711, JBA carrier from presumed SIBC --- earliest I have heard it on 60m, but quite possible since Honiara sunset is 0724, and at latitude -10, varies little less than an hour during the year. Recheck at 1321, the 5020 carrier is still there. Ron Howard confirms its Wantok FM relay ran until 1454* today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN. 7205, Nov 22 at 0238, S5 open carrier, presumably Omdurman rather than someham (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9410, Nov 22 at 0217, VOT is VP at S4, can`t tell at first whether Spanish or Portuguese, then check // 9650 also reading S4 but good enough to tell it`s Spanish as scheduled. Why would it be Portuguese? Not even on the VOT SW schedule anywhen. Because, see this in DXLD 16-46:

9410 - 15/11/2016 - 0203 UT
Transmitindo um boletim de notícias. SINPO: 45444
-- (Francisco Jackson PY1PDF/PY1056SWL, Secretário Geral - LABRE-RJ, 
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil, radioescutas yg via DXLD)

!! It`s supposed to be in Spanish, and has been whenever I`ve heard 
it. There was no Portuguese service anytime in WRTH 2016. So a recent 
change? No doubt the PY1 can tell the difference (Glenn Hauser, DXLD)``

Other Brazilian DXers also questioned this. TRT certainly has an active website in Portuguese, but no SW frequencies are shown. There are podcasts, four hours each!:
Perhaps they put one of those on the air by mistake instead of Spanish, or as an experiment? They make LOTS of mistakes.

I listened to the opening of the 21.11 ``radio broadcast`` [sic], and it mentions only website, nothing about SW frequencies (or satellite). Then news in Luso, not Brazilian accent. After 7 minutes, to press review in even heavier Luso accent. But they must say the English word ``Portuguese`` when referring to web!

Could it be that one frequency was in Spanish and the other in Portuguese on Nov 15? Possibly, but soon tonight I manage to // them both in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3308-USB, Nov 22 at 0251, another Air Force MARS net judging from one AFR5 callsign I copied, abutting 3310 local mixture of 1390 KCRC plus 960 X 2 KGWA, which also blox Bolivia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1852 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday Nov 21 at 0401 on Area 51 webcast, and audible via WBCQ 5130.033-AM, at 0411 check. Also confirmed UT Monday Nov 21 after 0430 on WRMI 9955, fair. Also confirmed UT Tuesday Nov 22 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9330+v-CUSB, poor-fair slightly on hi side, and for quite a change, stronger than JBA 9265 WINB. Next:
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, Nov 21 at 2137, WRMI with World Music at unexpected time, contrary to skedgrid showing Overcomer daily 15-22. (Maybe the whole block has been moved up an hour, since it`s taken over the 14-15 UT hour?) 2156, jamming starts to ramp up, for the additional weekday hour of `Overcomer`` 22-23 still on sked but which is really the originally secret prepeat of Radio Libertad, adding to the overt time of 00-01 UT, and risking continued jamming in between at 23-24 when innocent programs radiate. 

5950, Nov 21 at 2222, another surprise appearance of World Music, from Mideast at the moment, and VG signal as still on the 285 antenna, but only until 2230 when ``Christian New Age Radio on Shortwave`` starts. Host says he never listens to himself, Rev. Frederick Moe. Brief comments and plays soft new age music, quite a respite from all the screaming gospel huxters. Based in New Hampshire. 

Familiar name: See DXLD 3-055, of April 1, 2003 near the bottom under JAPAN, the same Frederick Moe? for his comments about Radio Lavalamp, remember that? Used to carry WORLD OF RADIO. 

5950, Nov 22 at 0032, now 5950 is off, and still off at 0242. That makes at least THREE WRMI frequencies off the air, along with 7730 and 7780, but maybe only two transmitters, as 5950 apparently temporarily replaced 7730 but not with the same programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Nov 21 at 1841, no signal from WMLK, nor has there been for some time. Are they totally off again? Yes, but back soon? Here`s the scoop from their FB, where they keep us up to date on their multi-problems, more than can be said for many other stations; plus some earlier posts not yet quoted here:

WMLK Radio November 7 at 6:12am ·

We have developed a logic problem in the timed interlock system. The logic controls will be repaired when the Engineer returns to the station in about two weeks. He is currently on an overseas mission. As he was working on the logic circuitry before he left I will not intervene into his work. Therefore WMLK Radio will be off the air awhile longer! Please be patient. The circuitry is still adjusting to full load requirements! Thank You!

WMLK Radio added 2 new photos. October 20 ·

Each day at WMLK Radio brings something interesting, to say the least! We have been nursing along a major contactor switch. It has been weakened from the years of use by the former owners, Swiss Com. It began to trip the breaker beginning this year but we kept it going, sometimes barely! A week ago from last Monday it really started to give up. I repaired the system it is in and got it going again. But it just can no longer handle the load and requirements of the circuitry.

Another contactor switch is on order and is supposed to arrive Monday next. The original switch as seen in these pictures was put in service in 1973, not bad for the number of years in service.

'You can see the flash arcing inside the contactor here. This is in the modulation circuit and the high level of audio modulation we now produce finished it!'

'Here is the contactor taken apart. I systematically cleaned each part, reassembled the components and placed it back in the circuit. It lasted under low level modulation for a brief time and then failed. Our Engineer advised replacement and so we shall!'

WMLK Radio added 3 new photos. October 14 ·

Antenna repairs were completed and WMLK Radio returned to the air today at its broadcast time of 12:00 (noon DST east). We have high winds that cause serious oscillations, and this causes excessive pressure on the components high up in the air. We also cleaned the antenna spacers of bird dung. Birds like to sit on the lines during the day. Praise Almighty Yahweh for the ability to have in house knowledge to perform these repairs!
'Where the failure occurred!'
'The finished repair!'
'The parts that failed!'

WMLK Radio added 2 new photos. October 10 ·

It seems that Satan was working overtime at the headquarters of the Assemblies of Yahweh and at WMLK Radio over the weekend! The AOY server went down, WMLK 24/7 audio crashed, and the antenna feed line separated. We have been having high winds in our area. Many tree limbs broken off of the trees here and around our local area! Remember that Satan is the prince of the power of the air...Eph 2:2.

'Horizontal feed-line severed. High winds evidently caused a weak spot. This can be repaired on premise!'
'Feed-line from another angle!'

WMLK Radio September 30 ·

WMLK Radio has been broadcasting for almost two weeks now. We have received reception reports from Europe (several countries) New Zealand (very good signal and audio), and assorted places in America.

There were 564 earthquakes from 09/16/2016-09/22/2016, and now from 9/23/2016 to 9/30/2016 574 more. That is over a thousand since WMLK Radio went back on the air! Is this a sign from Almighty Yahweh?

Mark 13:8 --- For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these things are the beginning of travail. Thank you for your kind words, patience and support for WMLK Radio! (via DXLD)

Please! Give the Oklahoma oil & gas industry due credit for most of those quakes! Rather, Satanic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13695 [non], Nov 21 circa 2100 UT, I am trying to listen to WRMI with Slovakia, on the portable G8 in a medical office where SW penetrates better than FM KOSU! But the receiver is overloaded and I also hear a WTWW ID in the background, and then Financial Survival??? If so, that would be a new station for it besides WWCR and WBCQ, but which WTWW? Supposedly Dave Ramsey runs until 2200 on 9930. Did not have a chance to search it out further. Financial Survival is a show pushing gold and silver as a smart investment before the imminent apocalypse ---- if so, Melody, why are you selling precious metals in exchange for intangible ``money`` instead of hoarding it yourselves? For suckers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Nov 22 at 0225, WTWW-1 is still on with SFAW at S6. It would be prudent to switch to 5830 by 0100 now, but seems they are waiting until 0300, i.e. 9 pm CST, like it was 9 pm CDT = 0200 UT during DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11870, Nov 22 at 0220, no signal from WEWN Spanish, nor have I heard it at all for several weeks. B16 schedule for it is 00-10 UT, along with 13830 and 12050 at other hours on the Caribbean/S American beam. I have heard 12050, but it`s also in use part of the day on the Mexico/Central America beam. Haven`t been hearing 13830 either, so I must conclude that one of the three transmitters remains completely off the air. Propagation on 25m is not helpful at night, but 11520 in English does manage to be detectable to a JBA carrier level at 0220 Nov 22. If anyone ever hear three WEWN frequencies at once, let us know (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7315, Nov 22 at 0235, WHRI with non-Commie programming after the VOV relays, news headlines helpfully informing us it`s ``Monday November 14``, and with week-old news such as the NZ earthquake (never mind today`s Japan); refers to Bannon as a ``media executive``. Fair at S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3195, UT Tue Nov 22 at 0254, WWRB with usual Sat-Sun-Mon night anti-Semitic gospel huxter, taking a caller from The Bronx of like mind, who reception-reports ``intermittent whirlwind static`` due to apocalyptic high winds in NYC, e.g. ``David Frum, Canadian Jew, voted for the Witch``. Yes, Frum has been quite a critic of Thump. Anyhow, WWRB has now cleaned up its signal, S9+45 with annoying hum/buzz on the channel but without the wideband splatterspurs of the last two nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, Nov 22 at 0204 UT, Spanish music from WRTO Chicago at about equal level to silly BKB game in English from WOAI, i.e. situation has become the norm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Nov 21 at 1318 UT, R. Salam Namaste ID in passing from KBXD Dallas, W & M chattering in Hinglish, i.e. Hindi, with English expressions liberally sprinkled in effortlessly, talking about Bollywood; such as, she says, ``I like belly dancing``. Dominant now with little KQAM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1650, Nov 22 at 0300 UT, TOH ID in Spanish for KBJD Denver, and I thought they said ``Radio Senda`` i.e. path, but primary name has been Radio Luz; maybe Senda is a sub-slogan or a program name, altho not as such on their schedule.

I`m really checking here for the mysterious Gulf of Mexico beacon SAC, which I only heard once, but not lately, nor have seen any other reports of it. Is anyone still hearing it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 11680, Monday Nov 21 at 0637, JBA carrier, so is Voice of Hope back? I hadn`t really looked for it here or on weekend afternoon channel 13680, since Ray Robinson informed us the direxional transmitter was down since Oct 31. Nor have I seen any reports of either frequency since then. Need to check starting at *0500 weekdays. Which I do at 0511 Nov 22: more than JBA, sounds more like Jesus than Juche. Only other occupant of 11680 is KCBS Pyongyang, 22 hours a day, except 1830-2030! At 0525, away from local noise, fair signal and immediately upon tune-in: ``This is the Voice of Hope`` --- asking for reports to the LACA PO Box, so indeed it`s back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Nov 21, UT:
At 1254,  774-NW, 747-NW, 694-NW
At 1256,  594-NW, 567-NW
At 1258, 1098-W
At 1259, 1566-NW

UNIDENTIFIED. 1190.12 approx., het to 1190 stations at 0305 UT November 22, soon fades; ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0704 UT November 22