sabato 7 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 6-7, 2017

DX/SWL/Media Programs



** ALBANIA. 5960, Jan 6 at 2117, W&M conversation in English, therefore must be CRI --- yes, // 7285 as scheduled this hour via Cërrik to western Europe but America beyond. 5960 is in fact the SSOB! at S8-S9. One could not imagine R. Tirana itself like that; in fact its 7475 North American frequency at 0230 has been reported missing lately, even among Europeans and also among me Jan 7; and the webcast has been going and coming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non?]. 6020, Jan 7 at 0334, CRI talking in Chinese via Cërrik, with QRM from singing underneath. R. Gaúcha reactivated? Doubt it, rather self-imposed QRM as modulated talkover, not a good idea for SW programs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARUBA. 18160-USB, Jan 6 at 2131, P49MR, QSO with unheard K8WIL by Martin who has to spell his name at least thrice in a barely contact. Spends winters on island, otherwise is Ontarian VE3MR. Almost the OSOB in phone, except a JBA on 18140. Fontetix used, just to confuse the uninformed: Portugal-4-9-Mexico-Radio. The P4- should be enough to get us to Aruba, so does the small island have at least 9 call areas within? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 5964.967, Jan 7 at 0238, JBA carrier, presumed usual R. Transmundial around this offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, Jan 7 at 0349 UT, South Asian songs dominating at S9+20, no doubt CHHA Toronto during its Punjabi hour UT Tue-Sat, but hardly Latina! Skedgrid in ET, unchanged in 16 months?: 

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Jan 6 at 2126.5, Trenton Military ID and ``time, 2025z``, so looks as if they forgot to reset their local clock two months ago when DST ended! The automaton cannot perceive the discrepancy when continuing to quote weather conditions in Comox and Vancouver timestamped 2100z. At least the modulation remains unscathed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 6855, Jan 7 at 0230, R. Prague opening daily English relay on new frequency via WRMI, added to or replacing inaudible 11580 which is still the only one shown on schedule; ex-Brother Scare all the time on 6855, following drastic reduxion in his WRMI hours. More under USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 6090, Jan 7 at 0332, PMS ANGUILLA S9+40, still distorted as always, but they don`t care in The Valley. With CCI talk underneath, at this hour, probably R. Amhara, and no het. It must be stronger than 6110 R. Fana to start with, since that is quite weak, very poor; but WRMI-less 5950 with HOA music is fair to poor hitting S9. 

Wolfgang Büschel was monitoring via Qatar remote a few minutes earlier, putting Tigray Revolution on 5949.999, Amhara on 6089.997, while Fana was on exactly 6110.000; nothing on 7236v, as I also noted, nor any Eritreans, while Somaliland carrier was there on 7120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** JAPAN [non]. 6855, Jan 7 at 0402, Radio Japón as clear from second news item, following top news about Ft Lauderdale airport shootings, extremely indirectly via Toquio. WRMI relay at 0400-0430 on new frequency, still // 5985; replacing Hermano Asusto who has withdrawn to only four WRMI transmitters at a time. More at USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 5008v-5000, Jan 7 at 0316, haven`t heard RNM varying around here lately, but thought I had it now. Instead of back & forth, weak carrier kept running downward, hitting WWV by 0318. Maybe instead, one of those birdies the NRD-545 likes to produce, especially on lower bands. 

WWV 5000 weak, so quick switch to 2500 for :18 prop info: SF=72, Ap=16, Kp at 03=4, no storms past or future. The other southern Africans on 90m, 3240, 3320 were in very well, but no Angola 4949.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5791.99, Jan 7 at 0314, Martin K. Elliott (as FCC identified him), with [Station YHWH] monolog at S9+5, soon fading to S8-S7, and by 0339 to JBA at S6. Resurged at 0403 to readable S9, enough to tell that the modulation is scratchy, about how Yahweh does not countenance sacrificing animals, not in the Ten-Coms, after all, therefore: ``Christianity, the greatest hoax ever``.

Getting to be a reliable time and frequency for him, facilitating his next bust. Ron Howard was also listening to 5792, Jan 6 from the earliest yet, 0232, past 0402. See also USA WMLK 9275 log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7158-LSB, Jan 7 at 0407, ZS6CCY working lots of US stations, RI, LA, IN, contest? Bit of a co-channel pileup but not severe. shows: ZS6CCY WILLIAM (BILL) HUNTER, HOSIE SIBAYA RANCH, VAALWATER 0530, South Africa, while his lookup has lots of photos of his setup (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 7315, Jan 7 at 0340, WHRI colliding with R. Tamazuj via VATICAN as has been going on all season. Roughly equal levels here. WHRI registered for 250 kW at 152 degrees, likely bleeding into Sudan too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 6855, Jan 7 at 0311, RTI in Spanish via WRMI with ID and address info, S9+25 here added to // 5985 at S9+20; 0313 starting `Plaza Pública` programa in one-hour transmission. 6855 has been repurposed to // various other WRMI services rather than nada más que Hermano Histérico. More at USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** TURKEY. 6080, UT Sat Jan 7 at 0405, VOT ID amid English news, S9 over VOA São Tomé collision, making a fast SAH with it. Need to check whether Letterbox appear UT Sunday, as Alan Roe heard it back on a Wednesday broadcast Jan 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 6855, Jan 7 at 0214 mid-ID in RUI relay via WRMI on new frequency, S9+10, in addition to or replacing inaudible 11580 which is still the only one shown on WRMI schedule; ex nothing but Brother HyStairical on 6855 following his cutbacks. More under USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, further WRMI monitoring obs, lacking any published schedule: 

6855, Fri Jan 6 at 2114, World Music // 9955, presumably for the full hour. (I previously found Radio Libertad on both after 2200.)

6855, UT Sat Jan 7 at 0214, ID amid R. Ukraine International in English, S9+10 here, and maybe still // inaudible 11580 where originally scheduled. 0229 fragment of Bob Zanotti ID cut off for 0230 R. Prague English relay, ditto. (7730 BS, allegedly on same 285-degree azimuth as 6855, is much stronger at S9+30)

6855, UT Sat Jan 7 at 0311, R. Taiwán Internacional ID in Spanish, address info, S9+25 now here, while // 5985 is only S9+20 (meanwhile, 9955 is S6 of jamming atop what`s left of WRMI).

6855, UT Sat Jan 7 at 0402, Spanish news all about the Ft Lauderdale airport shootings, finally some current Florida news from WRMI --- but via NHK Radio Japón, // 5985 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** U S A. 11825, Jan 7 at 2124, this WRMIBS frequency is still/again off the air as already noted 6+ hours earlier. It`s not one of the daytime frequencies deleted from the skedgrid, still shown as XMTR 8, from 1315 until 2400 at 355 degrees; while nighttime counterpart 5765 is delisted and unheard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Jan 7 after 0100, WBCQ webcast since 7490 is hardly audible, for `Allan [spelt] Weiner Worldwide`. Mentions the full name of the former WBCQ guy that died before yearend, Michael Shiteman, which I can only guess to spell fonetikaly. Soon a call from some guy in NC who says summers are cooler than before and it`s very cold now, so climate change is nonsense --- hey, you`re missing the big picture about rising ocean temps overall, seriously disrupting the food chain, killing coral reefs, etc., etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Jan 6 at 2121, no signal from WMLK, unknown if on earlier today Friday, but nominally stops at 2100? Meanwhile, neighbor in more ways than one, 9265 WINB is well audible. 

Keep checking in case the other YHWH show up on 9275 after hours. Bob Lazar reported Dec 28: ``I heard the Yahweh pirate on 9275 at 2050-2200 UTC. Decent S9 signal with severe fading and down to BA at the end``. I replied that it must have been WMLK, but not so sure now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Jan 7 at 0327, at S9+50, Devil/Georgia by Charlie Daniels Band, 0328 on to Alabama, as announced by Ted, disrespecting the music by talking over it (I know, all the ``pro`` DJs do it to show off, except never vs classical). I knew WTWW-2 would be on, as tuning up from 5025, 5040 Cuba, I first encountered the telltale spur parasites around 5059, 5072 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7385, Jan 7 at 0341, WHRI gospel huxter with squealing modulator cards, in dire need of replacement. S9+25 here, also QRMing MWV La Voz Alegre on 7390 which otherwise would have a clear S9 signal in Spanish. See also SUDAN SOUTH [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1220, Jan 7 at 0400 UT, local weather by YL but too much QRM to copy detail, ID almost certainly WSLM, i.e. Salem IN, the cheater dominating 1220 west of Cleveland despite licensed 5000/82 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1360, Jan 7 at 0358 UT, immediately at tune in, ``You are listening to WMOB Mobile, and WTOF Bay Minette``, into another gospel huxter before hourtop. Yes, the two are //, WTOF supposedly a 10 kW daytimer on 1110, and WMOB running only 200 watts at night, 9000 watts day. Contraindications explicable only as the Word of God thumping the Rules of Man (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 1560.93, Jan 7 at 0351 UT, stepping down the MW band, I hear a weak het of almost 1 kHz above 1560, KKAA SD, Family Radio hymn // 920 KYFR IA. The het seems to peak roughly N/S too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2960, Jan 7 at 0320, stable JBA carrier with trace of modulation, but with QRN adding up to S9+10. Checking here since Tim Tromp had reported the night before to the harmonics yg, 

``WERM Mobile AL, 2 x 1480 on 2960 with a decent signal and modulation during peaks with black gospel music. WERM calls clearly heard between songs making for an easy ID on 2960 but no luck logging them on their intended frequency of 1480 here. 73, Tim Tromp, West Michigan``. 

It`s licensed for 4400 watts at night on 1480, so how much on 2960? A bit later I definitely did hear a Mobilian fundamental on 1360 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 0720 UT January 7