domenica 12 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 11-12, 2017

** CUBA. 4765, Feb 12 at 0142 tune-in to dead air on Radio Progreso. Comes back at 0143 with song in English, ``I`ve Been Waiting So Long``! Not really, only one minute, but I don`t know how much dead aired before 0142. Do they have a self-deprecating sense of humor at RP? 5025 & 5040 on & nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 9700, Feb 12 at 0129, JBA music, what? HFCC shows IBB in Uighur this hour, presumably RFA, and subject to jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, UT Sun Feb 12 at 0130, The Mighty KBC, over to Kim for a sesquiminute Radiogram beepily celebrating World Radio Day, of which this is the Eve (a stretch, UTly). 0133 fulfilling a request for a Phil Harris novelty song with mystery bleeps never explicated. Got back to KBC just in time to hear sharp 0200* cutoff after final music. Never heard any farts/references from Uncle Eric, but must not have been listening at right times. Good signal via GERMANY this week. From 0000 sometimes this has been for only one hour, but lately two; depending on finances, I suppose (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, Feb 11 at 2308, JBA carrier. Nothing at 
this hour in HFUnderground, but earlier at 2050-2145 a station with dance music was thought to be Liquid Radio.

6925.08-AM, Feb 12 at 0204, JBA pirate music at S6. Several logs here say it was KCPR - Cowboy Pirate Radio 

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Feb 12 at 0122, soul music at S7-S8; 0136 unexpected talk under music said ``broadcasting from`` (?). 0137 pause for ID ``Wolverine Radio``, 0203 still music better at S9+5. Much better signal than the other 43mb pirates, as usual. Many more detailed logs, amounting to playlists:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WBCQ

** SPAIN. 9690, Feb 11 at 2214, REE still AWOL from North American frequency, at least detectable on 11685, 15390, 15500 for elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.05-AM, Feb 11at 2218 tune-in, WBCQ is already on with classic rock show, about Valens at the moment, being banned by the BBC, with British DJ host, soon refers to where such music is available 24/7, ``from both sides of the Atlantic``. Good signal this early, and VG modulation and frequency response for the music, marred (enhanced?) only by some SW selective fading distortion (and if to eliminate that you switch to SSB tuning, it`s too narrow-band for good music). Listened to rest of hour instead of total napping. He`s Never heard of this before, and not European Music Radio this week which also might occupy this slot for non-weekly specials. Closes with jingle, WBCQ ID; 2300 into ``Ride of the Valkyries`` theme of Pirate Joe`s `Shortwave Saturday Night` show. He seems distracted, chops off theme abruptly, and is slow to get to any point; also signal is starting to fade down now, but fortunately no BBC/Thailand CCI or het. Meanwhile after 2300, 9330- is still in BS (and I forget to check at 2330 for WOR), while 5130- is not yet on. Later I look up the 2ng website to find this: 

``2NG ON SHORTWAVE --- During the month of February, we will be transmitting around the globe on Shortwave. The next 2NG hour will be as follows.

Saturday February 11th
North America    WBCQ    7490 kHz    2200 UT 5 pm EST
North America    WBCQ    9330 kHz    2400 UT (Su) 7 pm EST (Sa)

Sunday February 12th
Europe                    292    6070 kHz    1300 UT 1400 CET
Feedback welcomed.

What is Atlantic Oldies 2NG? We're an Internet only radio station that plays the greatest oldies that were hits on the radio stations, both here in America and also over the pond. We play the finest memorable songs from the past and bring back more memories per hour than any other radio station. Not only do we play the ones that everyone else does! but we also delve deep into the charts and play those number 38's and one-hit wonders! [. . .]


Somewhere in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area at a secure datacenter sits a rock-solid server, the hard drives keep whirring night & day pumping out great hits on Atlantic Oldies 2NG. So, what gives and why oldies from two countries?

Well, that is easy, let me introduce myself, I'm Gorby, although you may hear me "on-air" as Rick Ainley. Firstly I'm a Brit, who has lived in DC for the last 15½ years and isn't going anywhere just yet! I've always loved the music when I grew up, although the Seventies decade was the first I can honestly remember. . .``

I had no advance publicity about this, but pays to check 7490 Saturdays at 22-23, and Sundays at 21-22 for such specials. In fact, there is one coming up Sunday:

``Radio Mi Amigo International North American Tests
From an e-mail: "Radio Mi Amigo International will do some tests the next days to North America, here are the times and frequencys:
7490 kHz Sunday    (Feb 12) 4-5 pm Eastern -> 9-10 pm UT   [21-22 UT]
7490 kHz Wednesday (Feb 15) 8-9 pm Eastern -> Thu (Feb 16) [01-02 UT] 
9330 kHz Saturday  (Feb 18) 5-6 pm Eastern -> 10-11 pm UT" [22-23 UT]
That would be WBCQ -- Richard Langley, Feb 7, dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1864`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.58-AM, Feb 12 at 0119, WBCQ is S9+5 here with joke in  English about an Indian brave and his betrothed, modulation a bit rough, soon ID as Radio Azteca. That`s a pirate/show not on schedule now, subbing or within `Radio Timtron Worldwide`. No hits on Azteca searching the entire WBCQ website. Lots of logs of it as a true pirate from 2016, 2009y at HFUnderground. Name seems to have nothing to do with Mexico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Feb 12 at 0207, WTWW-2 wasn`t on before 0200, but now starting late `Theatre Organ from the Ozarx` (oops, that would make it TOFTO not TOOTO), except this week Bob Heil is playing some tapes from his own archives of some other performer in Ohio(?), some more old favorites, partly on piano. Another enjoyable show at S9+40 but the spurs are not as strong as usual. Wraps up about half an hour later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3195, UT Sun Feb 12 at 0207, WWRB is on again after usual 4-night hiatus. After at least an hour of wacky conspiracies, now with bluegrass music, 0208 informal DJ, playing next ``Old Time Religion`` on Bluegrass Gospel (program or sub-program title?). I would enjoy that too, but timing collides with TOFTO on WTWW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3245-USB, UT Sun Feb 12 at 0149, that Saturday night MARS-like net. One guy is talking about ``blending three cultures``, i.e. AF, Navy and Army MARS with slightly different ways of doing things. Navy MARS was of course abolished a couple years ago; I`ve noticed that Air Force and Army seem to be mixed together now. But strive to make it `professional`, not just amateur. That said, may pat themselves on the back as ``no one else does it better``, unfortunately making others look bad, but that`s their problem. Mostly abbr`d calls dispensing with prefices, but including AAA5R5, AAA5RX1, AAA5RD. Net closing at 0201 but continues a few minutes more with informal QSO about what`s causing some fuses to blow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Follow-up to a previous log: 
``6855, Feb 4 at 0432, WRMI in Spanish with a fin-de-año special, announcing it will also be repeated Jan 1 at 0500 on 9955, for ``Noche de San Silvestre``, música, S9+10, and // 5985 as usual at this hour, which is S9+35. Two guys in Colombia are hosting; 0439 the only ID they give is for Radio Miami Internacional. I had no advance notice of this whatsoever before NY Eve, but mitigates not hearing much of special interest at that time. Perhaps this too will keep repeating for six months? On the 5985 sked for Sat 0430 is Frecuencia al Día.``

Later, looking thru WRMI`s FB, I come upon this which seems like what I heard Feb 4 at 0430, `Angloparade`, altho not normally scheduled then:

Despida el 2016 y reciba el 2017 en compañía del equipo de Angloparade y Las 15 con Chemas desde Bogotá, Colombia en exclusivo para WRMI Radio Miami Internacional. Escúchenos este 31 de diciembre y 01 de enero con una selección de tradiciones, saludos y música latinoamericana para celebrar esta nostálgica y alegre época del calendario. Todos los informes serán verificados con QSL. Déjenos su mensaje a o a nuestro WhatsApp +57 3014745658`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.45, Feb 12 at 0144, CW beacon GT, and frequency shifts a little as my tuner does not. Now-standard remark about, where is it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0424 UT February 12