mercoledì 15 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 13-14-15, 2017

** BRAZIL. 6180, March 15 at 0132, RNA/RNB is on tonight at S9+35, while // 11780 is considerably weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9724v, March 15 at 0114, no signal from Rádio RB2, yet the other ZY variants are still detectable on 9818.86, R. Nove de Julho; 9674.9 with het and 9664.9 clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11856.12, March 15 at 0144, JBA carrier, and none closer to 11855, so presumed R. Aparecida has varied up to here. It was also on the hi side of 11856 before, such as on October 23, 2015 at 11856.27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5025, March 15 at 0106, R. Rebelde is off again, but I still get a JBA carrier ever so slightly on the + side, perhaps R. Quillabamba, Perú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, March 15 at 0118, Radio República inbooming at S9+40 over wall of noise jamming, making me suspect it`s no longer via Issoudun, FRANCE; an RMI brokered broadcast moved to WRMI itself? Its known frequencies on different azimuths are weaker, 9395 S9+30, and 9955 only S8-S5. But Europrop is up, with 9420 Greece in at S9+25, so could really be France on 9490. Anyhow, DST must have forced the sign-on an hour earlier to *0100, ex *0200 as Richard Langley confirmed by nightly monitoring before DST began. By 0142, has weakened to only S9+25 and by comparison the jamming is worse (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, March 15 at 0120, Voice of Greece with Greek talk and music at S9+25, reception picking up but // 9935 is much weaker at S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, March 14 circa 2030, MWV African Pathways Radio with neat music, ancient version of ``Fascinatin` Rhythm``, ``This Day In History`` for March 14, seemingly secular events, but always finishing up with something Biblical circa 2 kiloyears ago for which exact dates are hardly available, if they ever really happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 15 at 0057, R. Chaski JBA carrier plus Cuban pulse jamming, and I stay with it this time, as last time I checked, March 12, their timer had been reset cutting it off earlier than projected, sometime before 0103:20. Now it cuts off clearly at 0102:23.5*, from which future slippage at approx. 6.7 seconds per noctem will be calculated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9400, March 15 at 0121, here`s Brother HySTAIRical on poor S6 signal, vs some uteblaaps. His current hoarse voice is here, while 7730 WRMI is his youngvoice(?), not // at all. Off at 0143 recheck. Unlisted here, but 9400 is a well-known SPC BULGARIA frequency used for various clients, registered available 24 hours; perhaps ex-9465 where still scheduled for very long hours to NAm, but not heard here, 1700-0200.

9330v-CUSB, March 15 at 0124, this WBCQ is now BSing, not // the voice on 7730 WRMI, but the same voice as on 9400, Bulgaria? altho content not matching either. I don`t have the patience to try to match them with a considerable time offset, as this will axually require listening to what he says, at least keywords. BS may now be on 9330 from 0100 Wednesdays since `Amateur Radio Roundtdable` is on 5129.81 instead; and Brother Scare presumably runs 9330 all night whether audible or not, and all day, until WORLD OF RADIO at 2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring: confirmed Monday March 13 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair; also confirmed UT Tue Mar 14 at 0040, the 0030 broadcast on WRMI 7730, good. Also confirmed Tue Mar 14 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair and still // 6855, VP; recheck at 2159, 6855 is not only VP but JBM. 

NOT CONFIRMED the expected Tue Mar 14 9955 WOR broadcast on WRMI, which would have shifted from 2300 to 2200 UT. Replaced without notice by a YL preacher in English, with an accent, at first thought maybe Mieko Namihira, but intro title didn`t sound like `Living the Bible` (and still vs pulse jamming). Then I check the WRMI sked grid and it now shows `Redeeming Voice`, Tue 2200-2215 on 9955; and all the other 9955 WOR airings are still there. Also confirmed Tue Mar 14 at 2341, the 2330 WOR airing on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor. Next:
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. 9330v-CUSB, March 15 at 0103, WBCQ presumably the JBA carrier, altho before 0100, Blalock was blasting; recheck at 0124, now it`s Brother Scare, who will presumably continue all night whether propagating or not, and all day until 2330 another WORLD OF RADIO time. But the BS on 9330 is NOT // 9400 Bulgaria or 7730 et al. WRMIs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.81-AM, UT Wed March 15 at 0104, `Amateur Radio Roundtable` is underway on this WBCQ, which replaced 9330 on December 14, as I had urged due to low winter MUFs. Should get back up on 9 if not 7 MHz in a few weeks for spring/summer conditions. Time has shifted one UT hour earlier now, ex-0200. WBCQ schedule still shows 9330, altho the time conversions have been updated for 4 hours difference between UT and ET, but still labeled EST instead of EDT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855 // 11580, UT Wed March 15 at 0147, WRMI with Keith Perron introducing a John Lennon song, on `Media Network Plus`, as scheduled on 11580 only, but duplicated this hour on stronger 6855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Wed March 15 at 0119, WRMI with a gospel huxter about tribulation, all talk --- not Oldies with Biermann, nor his `Your Weekend Show`, and not Overcomer either, so what? Detailed sked for 9395 is still missing, just supposedly 24h Oldies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.14 steadily varying upward to 7505.18 within a minute as I try to measure it, March 15 at 0126-0127, WRNO with outro for Maranatha Radio from San Diego. DST scheduling now nominally 01-04 UT; and Ron Howard says Mauno Ritola found out that their Chinese is now every night at 03-04 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540.11, March 15 at 0109 UT, no het from KGBC Galveston TX, as heard a binite ago, so presumably back on 1540.00 (or off), with 1540 dominated by far-right talkhost presumed KXEL, and TexMexmx in background, from KEDA San Antonio. KGBC might have been on 2.5 kW daypower then too instead of 0.25 kW nite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 6065, March 14 at 2159, JBA carrier, presumed Voice of Hope - Africa, on its recently activated evening frequency, and I time the cutoff at 2202:19.5*, which matches reports of 2202* others further east have reported. Figured I`d better get it now, as spring/summer propagation will only get worse with more and more insolation on the path way out to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5100.00-AM, March 15 at 0105, big open carrier at S9+40 in between the two ham radio broadcasts; occasionally has shown up before, unknown if a US SW broadcaster testing or something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9325-AM, March 15 at 2341, open carrier stronger than 9330 WBCQ with WOR. Never noticed this before in almost daily 9330 chex. At 0058, it`s S6-S8 on 9324.99, but off at 0103 recheck. Nothing listed in HFCC or Aoki now; could be utility or broadcaster (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11435-USB, March 14 at 1353, multiple ululations competing from presumed Indonesian musical QSO pirates. Must be heard to be believed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0433 UT March 15