domenica 11 dicembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs December 9-10, 2016

** ARGENTINA. 15345.255v, Dec 9 at 1828, S3 signal, maybe trace of modulation during alleged RAE ATTW English hour on a Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 2859.82, Dec 10 at 0128, no signal from presumed R. San Carlos second harmonic like last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 9 at 0700, RHC in Spanish, probably just switched from English and about to sign off, like all the other English frequencies already have.

11760, Dec 10 at 2147, S9+20 open carrier, RHC warming up for *2200?  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9540.158, Dec 9 at 1842, S6 signal JBM, what`s it?? Aoki shows R. Cairo Italian hour, 250 kW, 315 degrees from Abis, and, o yes it`s recently been reported (as ``9540``):

``9540, 30.10.16, 1810, R. Cairo, Italian: It's a shame: Only carrier no audio! XXXXX (Roberto Pavanello, Italy, Nov DX Fanzine, Dec 1 via DXLD)``

``9540, 25.11.16, 1846-1853, R. Cairo, via Abis, Italian: ID, Program on Islam, News + Arab song, 53443, heard for first time after years with a decent modulation (Antonello Napolitano, Taranto, Italia, Nov DX Fanzine, Dec 1 via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Dec 9 at 1805, MWV is on at S9+20 with song, English hour a.k.a. African Pathways Radio, and short propaganda pieces for the severely degraded attention spans of their target audience; also with a condescending tone --- but wait, all evangelism is condescending by definition. 

17640, Dec 10 at 1825, MWV is on again, for the fourth day in a row! Must be a record. Also the repeat at 2006 but poor by now.

11610, Dec 10 at 2146, MWV NLS in stilted Chinese to Europe at S9+5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 720, Dec 10 at 0157, ``Continuamos en El Fonógrafo 700-20 AM`` non-ID, overcoming WGN, another Chicagoan attenuated by auroral conditions. When this happens I keep hoping to hear something deeper, such as R. Católica in Nicaragua; El Fonógrafo is only XEJCC Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, 25 kW daytimer until 0200 per IRCA Mexican Log 2015; 1 kW per WRTH 2016, both as ``Extremo 720``. Let`s hope both catch up with current name in new editions out shortly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 780, Dec 10 at 0134, Spanish station is over WBBM in auroral conditions, plug for a torneo de pesca (fishing tournament), federal PSAs, non-ID as ``La Poderosa, 103.7 FM, 780-AM``, into music. That all fits for XESFT, San Fernando, Tamaulipas, 5/1 kW. Also mentioned Victoria, i.e. the state capital, Ciudad Victoria; on the NRD-545 with fixed antenna; at 0156 recheck on the rotatable DX-398, separable from WBBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.04-AM, Dec 10 at 2133, pirate already audible here, music with heavy disco beat at S9+5, somewhat undermodulated, and carrier wobbling. Still same at 2149 but a little stronger to S9+10. Several logs here, all from further east, say it was Channel Z with an Xmas show, Blondie; none with a precise frequency, just 6925:

** OKLAHOMA. 13550, Dec 9 at 1830, weak signal mixing two modulations, red flag as a local overload/external mixing product between a strong SW signal from elsewhere, and an Enid MW station: exactly: 13550 minus 1390 KCRC = 12160 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 13860, Dec 9 at 1833, S5 signal with talk, in English? HFCC shows VOA ``sna`` = Shona at 1800-1900 M-F. But Aoki confirms that the final half hour M-F of the 1700-1900 UT Zimbabwe service is in fact English; the rest of it a complex rotation of Shona, Ndebele and English in 20-minute segments (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** TURKEY. 5980, Dec 10 at 2138, VP S8 signal with Turkish style song, so presumed VOT as scheduled until 2200, 250 kW at 310 degrees USward. Fortunately they`re off in time not to block Chaski (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Dec 10 at 2010, VP signal in presumed Luganda, from R. Munansi via WWRB; equivalent signal to 15825 WWCR, with no sporadic-E enhancement today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1855 monitoring: UT Sat Dec 10 at 0041, JBA carrier on 9330v, so presumably it`s on via WBCQ; 9265 WINB is marginally less JBA. K index is 5, with G1 storms. Sat Dec 10 circa 1545 via UTwente SDR, nothing audible on HLR 7265 but a weak non-WOR program, presumably CRI Hindi and/or Azad Kashmir Radio, themselves attenuated by poor propagation. Not confirmed Sat Dec 10 after 2330 on 9330, no signal at all from WBCQ altho 9265 WINB is fair. Next:
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [experimental]
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
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE [NEW]
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5850 // 7730, Friday Dec 9 at 0702, WRMI again playing the latest `Viva Miami` episode, Jeff in the field interviewing someone about the wonders of Everglades National Park. NOT `Media Network Plus` as now shown on the schedule grid for this hour on 7730. Probably filling rest of hour with World Music as before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, Sat Dec 10 at 2120, WRMI with `Dub Politico`, droning, stumbling speaker with a political angle I have yet to figure out, since I can`t stand to listen to him, 2129 an F-bomb (so that`s OK now on WRMI as well as WBCQ?) as he closes with contact info e-mail implying his name is E J Oliva. 2130 no ID and right into `Made in Italy` which of course is not in English. Skedgrid now shows `Dub Politico` at 2100-2115 and blank block at 2115-2130, so now a half-hour show? The only other airing, UT Sat 0100 on 11580, allegedly remains a quarter-hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, UT Sat Dec 10 at 0126, JBA carrier during WBCQ `Allan Weiner Worldwide`; 5130+ is S8 but VP vs noise. Talking about WHVW, but really too poor to follow. Nothing on 3250v. K-index is 5, with G1 storms. It would be helpful if regular listeners to AWWW who can hear it better would send us detailed notes of new programming info he usually includes somewhere in the show, as the best/only way to find out about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Dec 9 at 1805, no signal from WMLK, which had been on yesterday; and it isn`t even Sabbathday yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, Dec 9 at 1834 tuneby, Alex Jones, InfoWars on WWCR. Jones is the most hateful talkshower, expounding lie after lie, ``fake news``, leading stupid listeners to violence at worst, voting for buffoons at best. 

WWCR shares the blame for propagating his vileness; fortunately AFAIK the only SW station doing so, but how many others would welcome him on if approached? Has WWCR no shame? This is only one of several Jones segments on WWCR, also on 6115, 5890, 4840, whose spans I am not about to publicize. 

Strangely enough, his website does not provide an affiliate list but claims ``160 AM, FM and SW stations``. has 104 entries, but many of them are duplicates. I was expecting to see some major market talk stations on the list, but most of them are minor; the least minor being KPNW Eugene OR, WCGO Chicago and KMJ Fresno. Since the GCN is involved, no doubt he`s on a number of pirate FMs which he had better not publicize (Glenn Hauser, ok, DX LISENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat Dec 10 at 1928 on BST-1 caradio, I hope to catch the tail of `Theatre Organ of the Ozarx`, but instead WTWW-2 is DEAD AIR. This continues to be the case past 1934 when the program normally ends, and further chex at 1947, 2005, 2119! Final check of the dead air at 2143 on the NRD-545 reads S9+50 on 9930, accompanied by the usual spurs at plus/minus 12.9 and 25.8 kHz, 9917.1 at S9 with hum, 9904.2 S6 but a bigger hum; 9942.9 at S7; 9955.8 obscured by too much WRMI 9955.0 QRM with World Music; come on, Jeff! With some luck, Organ show may appear around 0200 UT Sunday on 5085.

Looks like the whole WTWW 9930 transmission has been a total waste, as Ted was paying more attention to 9475 with his hamshow; and 12105 OK in English at 1947 check. What a laughingstock he has made of WTWW, and the bosses back in Laporte, Colorado don`t know or don`t care (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0039 UT December 11