giovedì 12 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 9-10-11, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 10 at 2113, the PMS/DGS station is still AWOL. Has been off since at least January 8. 6090 also off at night; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** CUBA. 15140, Wed Jan 11 around 2030, RHC English is here with mailbag, and on 15370 Arabic, as both are scheduled. Checking because on Jan 10 at 2005, JRX in Brasil found English on 15370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7236.79v, Jan 10 at 1512, JBA carrier by long path from R. Ethiopia. Keeps varying as I try to measure it, so will dispense with the third decimal place (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 17640, Jan 9 at 1821, MWV APR is good at S9+20. Equally good signals from 17655 VOA GB Portuguese, 17775 KVOH LA Spanish.

17640, Jan 11 at 2013, the MWV repeat English hour still with fair signal, and modulation is always good, making easy listening, if one cares to put up with proselytizing from this faraway station, on the SWBC island closest to our antipodes. By this time there is hardly anything else listenable on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.920, Jan 10 at 0739, VON with usual good signal, not in French, but now in African language, Fulfulde listed for 0730-0800; talking about Boko Haram and Maiduguri (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED. 6925.0-AM, Jan 10 at 2124, very poor pirate signal with music, S8 vs noise level of S7, but better than 6855 WRMI, and apparently off by 2126. No logs of it on Free Radio Café, nor on HF Underground, but Chris Smolinski heard an unID signing on 6925, Jan 8 at 2043 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 15300, after hearing [Station YHWH] here once around 2100, further chex have not found it, such as Jan 10 at 2100; nor Jan 11 at 2043. He could well be trying other higher-band frequencies in daytime, like two+ years ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1859 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Jan 10 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v+CUSB, very poor. Also same time on WRMI 7730, very good. Confirmed Tue Jan 10 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair S9+10. Confirmed Tue Jan 10 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, fair with lite jamming (but not // now on 6855, other programming). Not confirmed UT Wed Jan 11 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330, no signal (but propagation is really poor with 9265 WINB JBA carrier, even 9395 WRMI JBA carrier, and no 9955, and 6855 VP carrier). Also confirmed Wed Jan 11 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955 with poor signal, and now // 6855 very poor. Also confirmed Wed Jan 11 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1860 ready for first airings January 12:
Thu 1230   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
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 
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
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, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW 
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

Also allegedly at random times on WBCQ 5130v-AM during Radio Jennifer service expanded hours, altho not noted lately. Updated full WOR sked:

** U S A. 7780, Jan 10 at 0030, after many weeks, WRMI is finally reactivated on this frequency, poor with BS, and nothing but BS all-night, presumably, still at 0737 check when it`s much weaker than // 7570 and non-// 7730 with `World Music`. 7780 still active Jan 11 at 0555 with BS // 7570.

6855 // 5850 // 7730, Tue Jan 10 at 0744, all three WRMIs playing ``Zorba the Greek``, part of the `World Music`` rotation. Likewise all three // with `World Music` at 0714 Wed Jan 11. Skedgrid shows 0600-0800 on 5850 & 7730 with blanks for most of 06-07, variety 07-08 (and 5850 with another two hours of unknown System D content at 08-10, while 6855 is System D at 06-07; but 6855 as System B at 05-07 & 08-10, i.e. like 9955, but is it BS or not, any more, at those hours??)

9955, Jan 10 at 2100, WRMI with TOM // 11825. For some weeks the 21-22 hour on 9955 had instead been filled with `World Music`. What`s on 6855 now? Too weak JBA carrier to tell.

11580, Tue Jan 10 at 2130, WRMI with `Frecuencia al Día`, one of its multiple airings, this one ex-13695 (while WOR is still on 15770).

6855, Tue Jan 10 at 2300, WRMI now with the AWR Spanish program from and to Cuba, originally on // 5950 only. Meanwhile, WOR is on 9955.

6855, Wed Jan 11 at 1207, DX program in Spanish about RNE, // weaker 9955, where Antena DX is scheduled. So I am confident 6855 will also be // 9955 during the World of Radio broadcasts Thu at 1230 & Tue at 1200.

11580, Wed Jan 11 at 2014 tune-in, `WNYW` style WRMI ID plays, 2015 music presumably `World Music`. The sked grid shows for 20-21 UT, only on Wed a blank hour, but something else must have run from 2000 to 2014, like `Viva Miami`, for a quarter-hour ID to fire.

Skedgrid now shows 11580 with System D additionally at 2200-2400, but no details yet. That means non-BS variety of programming. Wed Jan 11 at 2200 it sounded like one of those European relays in English, this hour also // 6855.

As of Jan 12, the WRMI transmission grid (but not the program grid) confirms much of our 6855 monitoring observations (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1860, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275+, Jan 9 at 1924, WMLK is on with DEJOM. Also Jan 10 at 2120, DEJOM at S9+10, obviously off-frequency+plus, making het with BFO on 1 kHz step tuning, so I downpin it to 9275.048. Seems nominal sked is until 2200 but sometimes off earlier. Also heard on 9275+ Jan 11 at 2013, fair signal but undermodulated DEJOM = deceased Elder Jacob O Meyer, WMLK founder, and hardly any non-deceased voice is ever broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7250, Tue Jan 10 at 0742, sounds like VOA news, American accent about Sen. Sessions --- NO, it`s Vatican Radio since next item is about Pope Francis. NO English scheduled here now, instead only on 15595 at 0730-0745 except Sundays. Further checking sked, 7250 has Arabic to NW Europe(!) at 0745-0805 daily except Sunday, so another example of slipshod operation at SMG, turning on transmitter early with wrong program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Jan 10 at 2055, Ungujan music from ZBC until cutoff at 2100.4* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6090-v, Jan 11 at 0717, in the absence of Anguilla, two JBA carriers beating slightly on the low side. One of them is constantly varying about 6 Hz from the other, so I don`t get a steady tone with BFO. Ethiopia is supposedly in a break from 06 to 09 (and too far into the dayside), leaving R. Bandeirantes, Brasil, and R. Kaduna, Nigeria if active? Aoki shows no Chinese or other Asians now, and never mind the imaginary Chilean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

[A large report for UT January 12 is yet to be compiled]

This report despatched at 1847 UT January 12