domenica 19 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2017

** BRAZIL [non]. 11780, Feb 18 at 0142 check, RNA/RNB is still off.

6180, the other RNA/RNB frequency, Feb 18 at 0152 has algo on it other than Brasil, about S6, presumably CRI English southward via Kashgar at 00-02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7380.3, Feb 18 at 0148, carrier open averaging S6. This could be something interesting. Then searching my archive on that off-frequency I get ONE hit, from 11 years ago:

``Freqs changes for VOIROI / IRIB:
1930-1957 Italian NF 5910.0 (55544), ex 6100.0
1930-1957 Italian NF 7380.3 (55454), ex 7355.3
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX June 28 [2006] via RusDX)``

In current Aoki we have this starting less than half a sesquihour later: 
7380 VO ISLAMIC REP.IRAN 0230-0530 1234567 Arabic "Al-Quds TV" 500 289 Zahedan

One other less likely possibility listed on 7380(.0) is AIR Chennai starting at 0300 with 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 13650, Feb 17 at 2259, NHK IS prior to Thai direct from Yamata, under big open carrier from CUBA about to start Portuguese. On the BST-1 caradio whose memory scan would not have stopped here without the Cuban carrier. I had this frequency programmed from a previous season when Iran was on it in English to North America, nevermore (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11868 & 11351, Feb 18 at 2155, seem to be some blobs here which soon disappear along with 11610, MWV Chinese until 2156*. Dave Valko had been hearing such spurs, but I tuned in too late to investigate them here today. How about after 2200 from another fundamental? Checked 9535 and found RHC Spanish with weak Chinese QRM. If same ~258 kHz separation, would land on 9277 and 9793. More likely would be from 11770 Arabic, circa 11512 & 12028, so look for those henceforth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17720, Feb 18 at 1716, S9 in Swahili. That`s AWR via Talata at 1700-1728 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.923, Feb 18 at 0610, Voice of Nigeria in Hausa, as usual. No further signs of // 9690- as I heard once lately, at least after 0700 in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.927, Feb 18 at 2248, VP S4 carrier, presumably a pirate. One guess here is Liquid Radio on 6924.95, as early as 2018 and as late as 2325:

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 90.1, Sat Feb 18 at 1949 UT on caradio, open carrier/dead air. Still so quite a few minutes later. Apparently KUCO, which would be running Metropolitan Opera at this time. Occasional bits of the Met come thru the OC, from KHCC, also a Met carrier. KHCC, Hutchinson, Radio Kansas is always a CCI problem depending on tropo enhancement, antenna orientation, but KUCO normally stronger, i.e. the one with dead air. Earlier today KHCC was bothering KUCO more than usual, altho nothing special was showing on the tropo maps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, Feb 18 at 1950 UT, open carrier/dead air from KAMG-LP Enid, not to be outdone by KUCO. But this could go on for days, judging from previous unattended behavior. It a Spanish gospel huxter satellator when funxional, not exactly a locally programmed station as originally envisioned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Feb 18 at 1711, 1935 chex, no sign of WWRB with Radio Munansi clandestine. Neighbor WWCR managed a VP 15825 carrier at 1711. Is Munansi gone for good? Also look for it Sunday sometime between 16 and 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7435-USB, Sat Feb 18 at 1728, MARS net at midday, 8TX1, with full call AFA8KX, 1729 says the net is now free without NCS supervision, secure at will, full callsigns are required. Notable that at night this is a Radio Martí broadcast frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed Friday February 17 at 2230 on WRMI 11580, 6855 and 5950. Yes, 6855 is back on and not 6870 as I was hypothesizing earlier. Missed checking next airing, UT Sat 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Confirmed by Ivo in Bulgaria, 0630 UT Sat Feb 18 on HLR 6190-CUSB. I try to confirm Sat 1530 on HLR 7265, but once again via UTwente SDR can hear only two other stations mixing, one of them with S Asian music, CRI Hindi via Kashgar. I now think the understation is CNR2 from Baoji site, listed in Aoki until 1605. Recheck at the end, still no WOR/HLR audible, *1601 everything blotted by huge CRI Russian. WOR 1865 also confirmed Sat Feb 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.84v-CUSB, good. Next:
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
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5129.83-AM, UT Sat Feb 18 at 0129, WBCQ // 7490, but 5129.83 is axually better by 0142, despite considerable storm noise; the only Blitzortung around North America is off the coast of Louisiana. Allan Weiner Worldwide and Timtron are discussing what an impressive facility the other SW station in Maine was, WCSN. This sounds familiar, a repeat from months ago? Someone says it was sold to Adventist World Radio --- no, it went to Voice of Historic Adventism, WVHA for a while, a splinter sect who would not appreciate being confused with mainstream Adventists. (Whatever happened to them after they got out of the SW biz? I think the single 500 kW transmitter in Maine wound up with WHRI after LeSEA took over the WSHB site in South Carolina.) 

9330.00, meanwhile at 0134 check, the other WBCQ is close to on-frequency! with Blalock the blaster. It was probably on OK for WOR at 0030.

9329.82v-CUSB, Feb 18 at 2157, Brother Scare in expanded WBCQ relay schedule, 2159 cut to WBCQ ID and promo, 2200 to test broadcast from Radio Mi Amigo International as publicized for this date and frequency. Sounds like same opening disco tune as last week on 7490 but this one mentions being on 9330 and requesting reports. Frequency is drifting up and down, e.g. 9329.83 shortly; 9329.85 at 2243, mentioning oldies from the 70s. S9 to S7.

7490.13, Sat Feb 18 at 2238, this WBCQ is also on an hour early with different rock music than Amigo on 9330v --- British DJ with oldies from the 60s, Beatles `Hold Your Hand`. Sounds like the guy heard exactly one week ago, so Atlantic Oldies 2NG, here to stay at 22-23 Sats? Anyway per he is scheduled again for this Sat Feb 18 and also two hours later UT Sun Feb 19 at 0000 on 9330, unchecked.

Meanwhile the WBCQ combined program schedule still does not show any of these recent changes, nor even the greatly expanded Brother Scare hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Sat Feb 18 at 2330, this WRMI is starting yet another replay of the DSWCI tribute special (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Sat Feb 18 at 1725, WTWW-1 night frequency is on at midday! And not on 9475 where first noticed silence. Usual SFAW stuff, and surprisingly good signal S9+20, so this close, 9 MHz not really needed. Almost the OSOB on 49m at this time, just a trace of 6070 CFRX. Before 1900, 9475 is back on. 

After 1900, WTWW-2 on 9930 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx`, continuous organ/piano concert until 1933, over to `Amateur Radio Newsline`. An hour earlier, another good music program despite the title, `Talking Machine Show` was heard on WWCR 12160 until 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0332 UT February 19