sabato 11 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 11, 2017

** BRAZIL. 4894.925 approx., March 11 at 0224, music at S6 vs CODAR, so R. Novo Tempo is back; had not been able to detect it for a few nights, on signature off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, March 11 at 0212, CHU is JBA at S5 = the background noise level, in degraded MUF; 3330-CUSB at 0233: OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 11 at 0222, R. Rebelde is off again, and so are the leapfrogs on 5010 & 5055 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4027-USB, UT Sat March 11 at 0229, MARS net mostly weak signals, with truncated suffices fonetikaly: NCS is NC1, with stronger 4RO, discussing agenda for this evening, probably to be finished by hourtop. SC1 asks if AAR4DV is on the roster? No, but will be added, etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.02-AM, UT Sat March 11 at 0204, I tune WBCQ in after the first hour of `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, when he`s more likely getting down to business. Yes, mentions that the ``nifty 3250 transmitter is not ready yet, a spring project for 80 meters``, and that he`s now simulcasting on 5130. NO, I check 5129.8v-AM and some kind of drama with music is running. Among the anomalies of the online program schedule, this hour, 02-03 UT Sat on 5130 is unaccounted for, nothing shown, before 03-04 UT `Open Your Eyes [no comma] People`. (By 0206, no signal audible on 9330; in fact, 31m is almost dead, and even more so, 25m.) 

Had I listened during the first hour, I would have noted something like this, per John H Carver, Jr., Mid-North Indiana: ``In what is becoming the norm lately, AWWW stopped in midsentence at approximately seventeen minutes past the top of the hour and went to music. Quick check of 5130 yielded Brother Scare. Approximately thirty-five minutes after the top of the hour AWWW appeared again in the middle of a sentence, not the sentence it ended with. 5130 check at that time revealed AWWW there also.``

Back to 7490.02, at 0213, AW rementions that he wrote The Donald offering to divest and serve as an FCC commissioner, his goal being to institute an ``amateur broadcast band`` at the top end of AM, for lowpower stations by individuals, i.e. sanxioned and not piratical. I was waiting for him to mention a reply from acting president Trump, but apparently he has not heard from him, much less appointed as yet.

At 0227 after benedixion, AWWW finishes with another playback tribute of the late Mike Scheidtmann (sp?), when he subbed for AWWW on ``Your Natural Station``, Friday November 11, 2005, opening and closing; canned WBCQ promo by AW before rejoining Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, March 1 at 0257, WRMI is good with R. Prague relay at S9+30, presumably // inaudible 11580, talking English about string theory, closing with a .cz website just in time for 0259.5 Spanish ID and 0300 into R. Taiwán Internacional relay. O o, David Goren and I were expecting a replay of last week`s `Shortwave Shindig`. RTI`s original frequency, 5985 presumably still //, unchecked now.

9395, March 1 at 0257, tune-in early for scheduled replay of `Shortwave Shindig`. Instead of Oldies music, it`s a gospel huxter in English, ``5 minutes left in this live broadcast``, but only S5 and not completely readable. I can tell he`s over-confident, referring to Psalms, but also pushing a catalog of survivalist gear, ``Redneck`` this & that; 0257 gospel song. What in the world is this? Not of course // TOM. Could be `Evangelical Holiness` as sked until 0300 UT Sat on inaudible 9955. 

Unlike 6855, which stayed with Taiwán this week instead of David Goren`s show, 9395 does switch to that after an 0259.5 Bob Zanotti ID, 0300 fading down, but I eventually recognize some of the classic interval signals the Shindig show opened with. I`m afraid the repeat this week will not be of much audibility either, on only one frequency hit by MUF plunge, and since I heard the whole thing last week online, do not try any further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0523 UT March 11