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Glenn Hauser logs December 4-5, 2016


DX/SWL/Media Programs

Alan Roe`s Hitlist of SW station websites

World of Radio schedule

** CUBA. 6100, Dec 5 at 0554, RHC`s strongest and best-modulated English frequency here by far is instead dead air, also a few minutes later. 6000 & 6165 are very undermodulated as usual tho S9+45 and S9+35; that leaves 6060 sufficient at S9+30; and 5040 is in Spanish. Also still on in Spanish are 9535 and 9710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [and non]. 7175, Dec 5 at 1435, JBA carrier, no doubt VOBME-2 by longpath, but nothing in the 7146 range from VOBME-1; off or moved? Also have two carriers beating on 7205: Sudan? and could the other be VOBME now? Aoki shows 7205 Urumqi in Uighur, but Sudan not starting until 1430 as of B-15. Still hearing the same at 1513 recheck; and by then, 7120 JBA carrier from Hargeisa, Somaliland longpath is also present (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.9, Dec 4 at 1411, no signal from VOI. Atsunori Ishida at reports a carrier until 1300, but no signal from 14 to 21 this date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX ISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Dec 4 at 1405, good S9+40 Kurdish music at S9+10, no QRM after FEBC is finished, from Denge Kurdistane, 300 kW, 130 degrees from PRIDNESTROVYE at 12-15 per Aoki, so long path? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday December 4 at 1659, Dave Frantz sounds live on S7 WWRB ``Middle East, Africa, European service``, asking for reports, soon ``over to Uganda`` for R. Munansi at 1700, but dead air for a while. I suppose this was just signing on rather than a break, and apparently running at least until 2100 on Sat & Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15220, Dec 4 at 2123, VOA One rock music, IADs of a couple seconds at irregular intervals, during the so-called Haitian Creole service at 2100-2130 which however at least on weekends fills with VOA One instead. Also on 11720, and carriers are open well before 2100. This is not // 15580 also VOA Greenville, with African service music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1854 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday December 5 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast, and also on WBCQ 5130.083, S9+10. Next:
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 [and non]. 7490, Dec 4 at 2329, heavy CCI between WBCQ and BBCWS in English, making medium SAH at about equal levels! This is a continuing frequency management failure, as apparently FCC and BaBcoCk negotiators at HFCC can`t imagine that BBC Thailand would be a problem for `BCQ in central USA. Fortunately it`s for only one hour now at 23-24, 250 kW, 25 degrees from Nakhon Sawan, which means under grayline conditions it carries right on to North America. Even more fortunately, there is nothing worth listening to on WBCQ during this hour M-F, only Brother Scare; on Sundays `WGOD Presents`, whatever that is; but on Saturdays, the first hour of J. P. Ferraro`s `Shortwave Saturday Night`. Perhaps he should complain about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 12035, Dec 5 at 1415, Voice of Turkey music in English service suffers from splatter de 12050, dirty transmitter of Mother Angelica`s WEWN, which can also be heard down to 11985, barely missing Reach Beyond, Australia in English on 11980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Dec 5 at 1518, S9+30 KVOH with report about Chilean radio station ratings, on `Frecuencia al Día`, then Dino with Dec birthday wishes to regular listeners. Once again KVOH is playing FAD on Monday at 1500, when `Antena DX` is on their schedule: what has become of that? FAD is scheduled Fridays at 1500, maybe both times now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search Dec 4, UT:
 612-WSW at 1302
 657-WSW at 1303
 702-WSW at 1304, 2 signals beating
 693-NW at 1301
 738-SW at 1304
 747-NW at 1300
 774-NW at 1259
 828-NW at 1305
1098-W at 1307
NW implies Japan; WSW, Australia/NZ; W, Marshall Islands; SW, Tahiti. Enid sunrise today: 1328 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010.00, Dec 5 at 0706, carrier here, but cannot be blamed on 5040 Cuba leapfrog over 5025 since 5040 is now off. Possibly a utility: we must not forget that 60m is NOT a broadcast band in non-tropical North America, but a fixed band; any broadcasters are there as exceptions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5810, Dec 4 at 2337, some broadcaster VP signal, not yet WEWN which nominally starts bigsig in Spanish at 0000. Nothing else scheduled now; possibly ChiCom-jammed BBC jumparound frequency from Thailand in English, which Aoki shows started Nov 27 but at 12-14 UT only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5995, Dec 5 until 0552* something in English just going off as I tune in. Nothing scheduled, but Mali (hardly modulated) from 0600, or per EiBi from 0558 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1818 UT December 5