domenica 12 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 11-12, 2017




** BRAZIL [and non]. 6040.7, March 12 at 0100, Curitiba`s Rádio RB2 a weak signal all by itself, nothing to het! Since The Mighty KBC is back on 6145 only, after testing 6040.0 last week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, March 12 at 0122, RNA/RNB is off again, uncovering a VP other which would be CRI English from East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BURUNDI [non]. 15420, Saturday March 12 at 1827, presumed R. Itahuka again in dead air during its only weekly hour, via MADAGASCAR, S7-S5; at 1840 by really concentrating, I think I hear some modulation, just barely. Isn`t anybody paying attention at Talata, MBR and/or wherever this originate? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 12 at 0152 UT, roboYL with maritime weather in English, S9+10 vs QRN level merely S9; VCS Halifax via Chebogue NS site scheduled starting at 0140 UT. Nothing heard on 2598 now, but see NEWFOUNDLAND earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 12 at 0127, CHU is still off, but 7850-CUSB is still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, March 12 at 1831, MWV English is the OSOB at S9+10, with jazz. Another neat reception from the other side of the world. Meanwhile, where is everybody else who could be broadcasting to us on 16m, from even closer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2598-USB, March 12 at 0135 UT, roboYL in English with marine weather, citing some UTCs and some Eastern Standards; vs S9+10 lightning crashes. Scheduled starting at 0137 UT is VOK, Labrador via both Cartwright and Hopedale, but if timing is precise, preceding it from 0107 UT is VOK via St Anthony site. Nothing on 2749 now, but see CANADA. I THINK all these stay on same UT schedules despite imposition of DST, right? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945.0-USB, March 12 at 0101, S9+25 rock music; 0114, ``Come Together``; got to be Wolverine Radio, yes, catch an ID at 0123 after a few more tunes, and off at next check 0141. By comparison, 6855-AM WRMI was only S9+10 and relatively undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Tuning thru OTA TV subchannels, circa 1900 UT March 12, I see some changes from OKC, namely on 
RF 24, KOKH 25-2, CHARGE! 
And on the other Sinclair station: 
RF 33, KOCB 34-2, TBD. 

These must have happened in the last few days. So I bring up Market 50, OKC at which has already caught up with this info. Following the links, first about CHARGE!

It`s in many markets, mainly Sinclair stations; 

``CHARGE! is a new free broadcast network featuring action programming including movies, series and sports entertainment. Watch action stars, every-day heroes and insane athletes engaged in battles, chases, showdowns and so much more. CHARGE! Ready for Action.``

TBD doesn`t mean the listing is to-be-determined --- that is now the NAME of this network, in many markets, ONLY Sinclair stations. About:

``You love TV. And you love the internet. So you’re definitely gonna love TBD: a new free broadcast network that combines the best of both worlds. We handpick the most entertaining stuff from the most creative creators and put it on your TV for a new adventure every day. Everything from culinary capers, jaw-dropping action, hilarious pranks and comedy, music, fitness, gaming, or just random awesomeness that you never knew you needed in your life. If it’s what’s new or what’s next, it’s on TBD.`` 

Consulting to remind us of what used to be on these channels:
25.2, was Grit
34.2, was GetTV
--- so are these merely name changes or successor networks of same sources? No, GetTV and Grit still exist in many other markets.

I can safely say I never found any programming on either I wanted to watch nor likely on their replacements, but will keep an eye on skeds.

How does KGNE-LD 38 Sherman TX, no further info, get listed by as inside the OKC market? Yet when clicking on Market 50 to show all the towns therein, nothing outside OK in KS or TX. (Sherman is right across the Red River from OK, but no closer southern OK towns are with ``OKC``. Possibly legacy of Sherman being in the Ardmore OK-Sherman-Denison TX market thanks to KXII-12. But the presence of that CBS/NBC affiliate kept the OKC market away.)

Also bunched as part of the OKC market: K19IR-D Enid, which is not and never has been on the air, anyhow flagged as off the air.

But rabbitears still lists TV-OK as if still existing: 

TVOK, Retro on 1, M-FOX on 2, Azteca on 3 for all these:
KXOK-LD Enid physical ch 31
WQOS306 Enid physical ch 32 [was relay to Lamont, Ponca]
K35JY-D Lamont still listed
KTEW-LD Ponca City physical ch 18 still listed, all same lineups

The Enid ones, and surely resultantly the other two, have been gone how many years now, three or two? I research in DXLD archives. Yes, last seen on July 20, 2015 as in DXLD 15-29, but they were out of order for months before that, as I frequently reported.

Some -LD or -D translator stations in OKC I have never been able to confirm here, but could be on the air, including, also of interest:

K47MU-D Concho OK ch 47, only with First Nations Experience network, which also exists in some other areas with significant Indian populations. Concho is unincorporated, and not even in index of Rand McNally Large-Scale Road Atlas, but Wikipedia knows it is in Canadian county = west side of OKC (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1520, March 12 at 0155 UT, KOKC with a gun show explaining exactly where to shoot people to cause the most damage. Good to know! Outro as `Frontlines of Freedom` on a growing network of outlets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. Received circa Feb 13, 2017, but just now added as #s 81-84 to my QSL Gallery, 
are images of QSLs from James Branum for Mennonite Radio and Broad Spectrum Radio as heard in Dec 2015 and Jan 2016 via WBCQ 5109.7-CUSB, along with two more cards from him. As I told him in a thank-you, the best kind of QSL, a surprise since I had not even requested them directly, but he consulted my reports archived at as shown on one of the cards. He had been catching up with a backlog (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5025.0, March 12 at 0106, R. Rebelde is off again, but a JBA carrier here. Presumed R. Quillabamba, not significantly off-frequency to either side now. From traces of modulation, with one radio into each ear, I try to match it to RebeldeFM on 1620, presumably the station playing music, and to 1180 main Rebelde in a béisbol game, but 5025 doesn`t mesh with either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 12 at 0059, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, expecting it to cut off circa 0104 as projected slippage from last check 5 nights ago, but recheck at 0103:20 it`s already off, so must have reset again earlier than usual in the cycle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7325, March 12 at 0143, RRI with `DX Mailbag` in English, acknowledging a bunch of reception reports, but seems he reads whatever they say even if obviously wrong, like someone in India hearing RRI on ``73-72``, and another report dated Dec 31, 2017. 0146 change to `Thru the Looking Glass`, commentary about threat to liberal democracy by increasing populism in Europe and USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring: not confirmed Saturday March 11 at several chex between 1530 and 1600 on 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio via UTwente SDR --- just S Asian music from CRI and CCI from the other Chinese station, but both weaker than usual. In three weeks, DST should move this to 1430 UT, further lessening CCI. Confirmed Sat March 11 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.85v-CUSB, good (from next week will be 2230). Also confirmed on 1860-AM, WA0RCR at S9+30, UT Sun March 12 at 0429 about 3 minutes in, so started circa 0426 (Also one UT hour earlier from next week). Next; DST shifts one UT hour earlier start here for some but not all:
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9395, WRMI, tho nominally Oldies, 24/7, is not always so. After the Winterfest special repeat presumably until 0600 March 12, checked at 0652 with `Your Weekend Show`, Bob Biermann preaching against lavish lifestyles of some end-time-coming preachers. Next check at 1826 March 12, soul music at S9-S8, 1837 Beatles` ``Strawberry Fields Forever`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.136, Sat March 12 at 2219, this WBCQ is on early again, with dramatic dialog by amateurish actors, about a gorilla and a graveyard, but plenty of SFX, and no Hammond organ music, so it`s not `Unshackled`. Nor is this the kind of thing which was running here in February, from Atlantic Oldies 2NG. But what? No info on the WBCQ website, of course. Recheck at 2247, now a rock song about Jesus Christ. See 5129.8 log for possible identity.

2259 another song interrupted and no program outro, ID, and 2300 `Ride of Valkyries` to intro `Shortwave Saturday Night`, as J. P. spends the first half hour criticizing ``Secretary of State Tillerson`` who seems to be dismantling the DOS on behalf of acting presidents Trump & Bannon. Hey America, wake up! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.8, March 12 at 0103, this WBCQ is S9+25 but noisy, in a version of ``Jingle Bells``.

Regarding last night`s non-AWWW programming on 5129.8 after 0200 UT March 11, John Carver in mid-North Indiana replies, ``I lost 7490 right around 0200. When I went to 5130, AWWW was already off and the next program was running. I was already upset about missing most of another AWWW so didn't hang around there but if I had to guess I would say it was `Tom Call Theater` playing at that time.`` Could that also be what I had on 7490 before 2300 March 11, q.v.? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, March 12 at 1834, WEWN YL in Spanish, distorted with humbuzz, and splatter building up again, detectable at least between 12020 and 12095 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat March 12 at 1902, WTWW-2 with Ted advertising ARRL, 1903.6 late start to `Theater Organ In the Ozarx`, intro by unID other announcer who says IN, while Bob Heil says FROM, and I prefer OF, so I can abbr. it TOOTO instead of TOFTO or TOITO. It *may* be a new episode, but the modulation distortion is so bad I won`t listen any further. 

2130 recheck, 9930 has Ted DJing with classic rock at S9+20; but 9475 WTWW-1 is OFF! So is 12105, WTWW-3, the latter absence not at all unusual. Maybe Ted should be working on the down transmitter instead. 9930 music still going at 2220.

9474.96, March 12 at 0123 check, WTWW-1 is back on and weakened to only S4, so I take the opportunity to measure it: always off-frequency to low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sunday March 12 at 0113, WWRB confirmed on, lo-fi paranoid gospel huxters gabbing at S9+45. No QSY yet to 5050 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0619 UT March 12