venerdì 25 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 24-25, 2016

** ANGOLA. 4949.7, Nov 25 at 0039, no carrier from RNA, so it seems they are off --- completely, meaning another SWBC country kaput; or just no longer running all-night (which is about the only time we could hear them)? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BONAIRE. 800, Nov 25 at 0124, Spanish Christian sermon vs KQCV English evangelism, OKC nulled as much as possible but still making hefty SAH of 156/minute or 2.6 cycles/second. Runs a bit past 0130 with address in Habana, 0131 ID as ``800`` altho I was hoping to hear a clear ``Radio Transmundial``, into Luís Palau, which as I`ve previously researched is on the TWR sked at this time. Then there`s some CCI from another Spanish, perhaps XEROK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9280, Nov 25 at 0017, no signal from CNR1, unlike the big one 48 hours ago to jam Sound of Hope. Some of the weaker // CNR1s I found then are still there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 790, Nov 25 at 0123, ``RR`` in Morse as I tune by, cutting thru the Yanqui CCI, so another R. Reloj outlet. WRTH lists two, Holguín with 10 kW and not nearly so far, Pinar del Río 25 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620 kHz, Nov 25 at 0110, song in Spanish dominant over US stations TX & NE, 0113 YL doubly exclaims ``música viva``, maybe program title, so I bet it`s Radio Rebelde FM, and that 5025 is not // --- right, pelota discussed there so it`s another silly ballgame forcing some RR relays on AM with better taste to switch to the FM network feed. At least this one on 1620, which frequently happens, but what about the other two listed? And countless others around the isle, around the dial? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9565-9595, Nov 25 at 0137, CRI English relay transmitter producing frying sound all around, even QRMing fundamental 9580, and also interfering with the jammer against nothing (except Brasil) on 9565 --- watch out! Not to mention messing up the // CRI English relay on 9570 via Albania, which depending on distance, skip zones and propagation may or may not be better than 9580 in parts of North America. Commies vs Commies vs Commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, Nov 25 at 0127, mis-timecheck, ``7 con 26; es La Kaliente``, music, dominant from south. It`s 50/10 kW XEEY, Aguascalientes2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 25 at 0104, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, despite splash from 5985 WRMI, at least no Cuban jamming this time, until autocutoff at 0105:01.5*, which is 13.5 seconds later than two nights ago, Nov 23 to 0104:48*, or averaging 6.75 seconds later per, right on schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7325, Nov 25 at 0021, RRI Spanish remains in the clear here ex-7315, but // S8 9610 has some CCI from another talker. HFCC and Aoki show CRI Hakka via Kunming and/or CNR8 Mongolian via Beijing. (Does China really run two programs on same frequency, or is one of them wooden?) 7325 was already the frequency for RRI English to N America the following hour, as noted after 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1853 monitoring: confirmed Thursday November 24 at 2130 on WRMI, 13695, excellent, S9+30. NOT confirmed UT Friday Nov 25 at 0030 on 9930v-CUSB as WBCQ is not on the air (9265 WINB  is S9+30 so propagation is OK; recheck at 0100, now 9330 is on for Blalock the Blaster! attaining S6 at his loudest). Next, maybe:
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
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. 7489.97-AM, Nov 25 at 0027, WBCQ, a guy plugging many other WBCQ programs with times (Eastern?), on 7 and 5 MHz, including WORLD OF RADIO, outro as `Furthermore 29-54`` --- O, that`s the show normally on UT Tue at 0000, but this is Fri. Formerly known as Ramsey`s Roadhouse. Revamped WBCQ program sked at
shows `Broad Spectrum Radio` at 0000-0100 UT Friday on 7490, but it was reduced to half an hour at 0030 months ago, apparently leaving 0000-0030 open for something to fill.

As for BSR after 0030, James Branum recorded it Nov 10 in shock following the elexion of ``a fascist as POTUS`` and muses about what do we do now? Among other things, attend a peaceful protest at an OKC park on Saturday Nov 12 at noon. Turns out this segment was airing originally Friday Nov 11 at 1700 UT on KTLR 890 OKC, but that`s only 15 minutes. He fills the rest of this semihour with music of resistance. At 0100, 7490 goes to an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` repeat from Nov 4 hosted by TimTron, which I heard before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7730, Nov 25 at 0016, WRMI S9+35 with World Music rotation at ``Up2 & Away``; after 0100 to Brother Scare. So this frequency is back to normal, but certain nights at 0000-0100 there should be other programming, including WORLD OF RADIO UT Tuesday at 0030. 

Not back to normal are 7780 and 5950, missing frequencies. Something very weak on 5950 at 0049, too weak even for WRMI back on the 181 beam. Aoki shows that would be Iran in Tajik starting at 0050. Skedgrid shows 5950 as XMTR 14, day frequency being 9455, which would hardly be missed here if also off. 7780 is XMTR 3, day frequency 15770, which has not been missing whenever I check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Nov 24 at 1935, WTWW-2 is dead air except for some hum, while 9475 WTWW-1 and 12105 WTWW-3 are nominal with separate SFAW nonsense in English. For amusement, I leave one radio on 9930 to see how long this may last: at 1947, 9930 comes to life with a Ted ad for some electronix store with ham radio gear, 1949 back to DA; 2001, WTWW ID only and more DA. 

During the following hour I am really listening to `The World` from PRI via KOSU 91.7, first subject being a guy from Lebanon, the country, who is travelling around the USA visiting every town named Lebanon --- it seems there is one, or at least an uninhabited township, in almost every state. Neat story. Never mentioned the one in TN, however, which is where WTWW claims to be: not sure he would be welcome there among the far-right Christian identity white supremacists. Of course, our traveler could easily be Christian himself, but never mind that. (Oklahoma`s Lebanon, 2010y pop. 303, is next to lake Texoma.)

Another commercial break from the dead air on 9930 at 2018: Ted plugging SFAW on 9475 ``for really accurate Bible teaching``, and their Wednesday night prayer meeting, cut to coffee roaster ad run by a blind ham, cut to WTWW ID, Lebanon TN (I say ``cut``, because each announcement interrupted the previous one!). 2020 more DA. 2031 repeat same 9475 plug and coffee ad. 2129 recheck: 9330 still dead air. Well, at least Ted got the important stuff on; who cares about the Dave Ramsey program? I never cease to marvel at the incompetence of this operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6115, UT Fri Nov 25 at 0050 on WWCR-1, and 7 seconds later on 5890, WWCR-2, a pseudo-science show correlating magnetic fields from huge passing comets with magnetite on Earth; Grand Canyon is remnant of a split (rather than erosion); MARS had oceans until 10,000 years ago. Pushes water filters, until closing 0058 as Jim McKinney (?) Science Hour. As in WWCR sked for both frequencies UT Fri at 00-01. Apparently it`s less trouble to play out separately rather than combine one feed into two transmitters like they did in the past. He gives a very commercial website I am not going to link with lots more wacky stuff starting with Planet X (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0415 UT November 25