domenica 4 dicembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4, 2016

** CUBA. 5010, Dec 4 at 0102, JBA carrier, probably leapfrog of 5040 RHC over 5025 Rebelde another 15 kHz lower (but a reverse leap on 5055 is not audible this time). Unlikely Madagascar, as too close to on-frequency, and too middle-of-the-night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 5850, Sat Dec 3 at 2345 I`m listening on the BST1 caradio to R. Prague relay via WRMI (following the DSWCI special), when the YL mentions that this is their FINAL `Mailbox` show. It`s being discontinued since they aren`t getting enough e-mail response (let alone postal?), as it`s steadily falling since they abandoned SW a few years ago (errr, not quite!). NOW, all they need is immediate feedback from listeners on FB! But you can still e-mail them if you like. BTW, the R. Prague 2330 English broadcast does not appear on the non-9955 WRMI program schedule grids for 5850, but it does appear on the frequency schedule grid above it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DENMARK [non]. 5850, Dec 3 at 2300-2329, Part I of the DSWCI farewell special, comes off without a hitch on WRMI, usual VG signal on this channel; comments by Anker Petersen et al., recorded at their final AGM in October, explaining why club is being disbanded at yearend due to leaders in their 70s ready to retire and no younger blood to take over. Another club, which continues, RMRC, handled this produxion, and host explains two or three times how to QSL: Report NOT to the stations carrying it but to their own addresses. Part II is to air one week later at same time (and four others on WRMI). Part I to repeat immediately at 2330 on 11580, unchecked here but heard in Argentina by Arnaldo Slaen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7420, Dec 4 at 0113, S7 signal in Spanish, from IRIB, 500 kW slewed -25 degrees so it`s due west from Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9855, Dec 3 at 2051, pop music at S9+10, soon French announcement about Japon, so must have been J-pop, from NHK as scheduled from 2030 until 2100* cut off before the final timesignal beep (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 17570, Dec 3 at 2015, S9 unknown African language talk, 2020 songs, 2030 stops for open carrier, 2032* off. HFCC shows AWR, 2000-2030, 250 kW, 305 degrees from Talata daily in Mos language, which despite no S in it, per EiBi readme.txt translates to ``MOO Moore/Mòoré: Burkina Faso (5 million) [mos]``.

What makes this especially interesting is the presence of two carriers offset to the high side, which is Sudanese-style jamming: approx. 17571.235 and 17572.415, while AWR itself is on 17570.006. The jammers also producing hets with each other, are at least as strong as the target. These are still on past 2033. So why would B.F. bother to jam this, or is it now a more Sudanese language? And still, why jam it? 

Well, 17570 is used earlier at 1630-1730 for AWR via Germany in Somali and Amharic, the latter a more sensitive language, but Ethiopian jamming is usually DRMish noise rather than carrier/hets/tones, as applied against R. Dabanga (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Dec 3 at 2013 check, still zilch from MWV Mahajanga, APR alleged English hour. Propagation is certainly OK; see MAD 17570 AWR log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, Dec 4 at 0125, Mighty KBC via GERMANY, S9+25: Uncle Eric says he`s going on a special diet, ``no more fat hamburgers``, into Paul Revere & the Raiders. Addresses us as ``shortwave commandos``; 0130+ Kim Elliott Radiogram beeps I gather portraying the Dutch Sint Nikolaas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940, Dec 4 at 0108, tune-in to fragment of one word and immediately into SSTV beeps, which seem to be centred about 6941.50, ending with a single beep at 0110*. It`s Wolverine Radio per 
several HFU logs including this with the romantic sunset SSTV image:

** PERU. 5980, Dec 4 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0106:01*, which is 26 seconds later than last check four nights ago, Nov 30 until 0105:35*, appropriately averaging 6.5 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Dec 3 at 1953, fair-good S9+10 signal in presumed Luganda, mentioning ``Ugaaanda`` several times, still going past 2013, so R. Munansi as usual via WWRB, but running later than originally. I was also hearing a very poor signal on 15240 before and after 17 UT, presumed same. Recheck at 2106, African? music or at least carrier must *still* be on after WWRB`s registered finish at 2100, since there is a fast SAH with presumed R. Australia, known to start 15240 at 2100, altho they are absent from HFCC B-16:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WWRB: 3195

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1854 monitoring: confirmed Sat Dec 3 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.09-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Sun Dec 4 at 0425 on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM, about 7 minutes in, so started circa 0418; S9+30 muscling aside most of the CW QRM (Earlier check at 0134 Dec 4 found 1860-AM surrounded and slightly QRMed by CW. Bottom Band is chock full of CW CQs, must be a contest, up to 1875, where an LSB mixes in, and only phone above 1875). Next:
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. 9955, Sat Dec 3 at 2100, WRMI switches from The Overkiller to --- Xmas music! quite sectarian, rather than eclectic World Music. Maybe something secular intermixed later, but I`m tuning away. More Xmas music momentarily secular (Merry Little Xmas) is on much stronger 9930 WTWW-2; while 15770, WRMI at 2100 is in Dub Politico screed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Dec 4 at 0013, tune-in to another F-RANT-z from Dave on WWRB. Signal is clean and clearly modulated now. He`s killing time until a 0030 program. Among his points: churches are dead, anti-social clubs, eating up $1000 a day in tithe money to be vacant buildings, 6+ days a week, whitèd sepulchers full of dead man`s bones. Will give you spiritual AIDS, but the fastest way to get it is to go to a Catholic church, dog-and-pony shows, where they bugger little kids.

NOTE: I am closely paraphrasing what Dave says, altho not in strict quotation marks; NOT what I am saying! Says he is not mad, just frustrated at so little business for his broadcasting; airtime cost no more than a newspaper ad.

0019 takes a Hammond organ break for a few minutes, waiting for 0030 program to call-in. Says don`t confuse WWRB with that other station on 3215, which takes over at 9 pm ET when WWRB moves to 3195: SW stations can`t stay on same frequency all the time. (Yes, they could, like 3195 only for WWRB, 3215 only for WWCR.) 

A bit more rant, pregnant pause, and 0030 over to anticipated program which is `American Prophecy` from Greentown OH, Sat 7:30-9 pm ET on Shortwave 1, 3215, but probably changing back to 5050, SW 2 in April. Webcast via WWRB site. Their own website has summer and winter frequencies reversed. It`s also on WHKW; they offer free stuff and allegedly don`t ask for money. A few minutes later into sermon(?) as it seems this is another end-times conspiracy ministry and I tune out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.36v, Dec 4 at 0204, S9 WRNO, someone about to read from a book by Dr Mawire, drifts up to 7505.40 and during music abruptly jumps way down to 7504.87 to start another drift upward. And so it goes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 780-CUSB, Dec 4 at 0143 UT, cowboy music obviously from KCEG, ``The Ranch``, Fountain CO, NO signal on LSB, but on USB mixing with WBBM which is DSB. So I can listen to WBBM QRM-free but not KCEG, even with WBBM nulled as much as possible. 0150 UT, program is `Calling All Cowboys`. 

Then ad for Royal Gorge Cabaret, Rosenkranz Mysteries, but AC 312 phone and then mention Highland Park. Oops, this part is WBBM, not KCEG, for there is no Royal Gorge Cabaret near Colorado Springs, but there is a Royal GEORGE Theatre in Chicago --- with Rosenkranz!

0159 UT definitely back to KCEG for outro to `Calling All Cowboys`, which says it originates with 88.9 KPOV, High Desert Community Radio in Bend OR, then ID mentioning Colorado Springs. KCEG is 1900/720 watts U4 and not specified as USB only in the NRC AM Log, an essential datum in my opinion, like it also is for KHAC, 880-CUSB, AZ. CUSB meaning carrier plus USB; as far as I can tell it is not reduced, as typically done on SW, WBCQ 9330. KCEG day pattern goes north, smaller night pattern SSE, neither should be much good for here but it`s a significant challenge to WBBM when KSPI is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 711.0, Dec 4 at 0147, carrier/het first noticed against KCMO/KYBA, likely the 300 kW Moroccan in El Aiyun, -[spelt by WRTH Laâyoune], occupied WESTERN SAHARA, the closest, strongest and most oft-reported 711 TA from further east. Loops about ENE, and the true bearing of El Aaiún from Enid is exactly 70 degrees. Made sure het was not on low side from sometimes off-frequency Mexican. Nothing on 783 from neighbor Mauritania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0544 UT December 4