giovedì 16 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 15-16, 2017

** COLOMBIA. 5910.197, March 16 at 0703, Alcaraván Radio with tropical music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 15 at 0617, R. Rebelde is now on, having been absent at last check 0106 (however, then I had a JBA carrier a smidgen above 5025.000, and I now see that Dave Valko had measured R. Quillabamba 3 Hz high, just right). At 0617, 5040 RHC is off, I guess nominally finishing English at 0600 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11860, March 16 at 1308, RHC Spanish talk is audible since Yemen [non] is so weak, i.e. second-order spur from 11840, along with matching -20 kHz spur on 11820, and much stronger first-order spurs on 11850 & 11830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17750, March 15 at 1403, only RHC on 16m is a carrier here, with 17580 and 17730 already off. One can never be quite sure which of the trio will be operational at any time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL WATERS [and non]. 7175-LSB, March 15 at 0600, NY0V/MM approaching Howland Island, in contact with much stronger LA8QQ/portable W4 in SC who has a good American accent despite being Norwegian. NY0V refers us to his page and to for more info about this maritime expedition. Turns out to be concerned with search for remains of Amelia Earhart, Howland being one of the destinations on her flight. info:

``NY0V USA flag
31000 US 52 S.
Chatfield, MN 55923 USA

The Eustace Earhart Discovery Expedition:

NY0V/MM: From around Feb 20 through March 2017. Look for me from some rare grids as we sail from KH6 and be on station around the vicinity of KH1. (Sorry, no landing!) We will be conducting deep water SONAR surveys at 18,000 ft/5400 m below the surface as we search for Amelia Earhart's Lockheed L10E. Check out  You can follow along on the expedition as we will be updating the expedition portal at:   I will add QSL info once I return.

You can listen to the story of my radio history on  "QSO Today" podcast on Eric, 4Z1UG's site: 
This is podcast #111``

After this contact, LA8QQ calls CQDX on same frequency. Checking again March 16 at 0655, I find NY0V/MM on 7178-LSB working a ZL, both very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1869, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, March 16 at 1306, Sea Breeze from JSR Tokyo is still here another Thursday with English, typical sounders; weak but no jamming audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5995, Thu March 16 at 1302, RNZI on new frequency, ex-7355, good S9+10 shortly after sunrise here, but will deteriorate quicker than 7355 did --- which is still on their schedule for Saturdays only, why? Pacific news now about PNG, Vanuatu, where telephony went out and they had to call in an Australian expert to fix it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020.0, March 16 at 0706, carrier at S7 in splash of 5025 Cuba; presumed SIBC already, no modulation detectable, and could be dead air as recently reported for hours on 9545 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, March 15 at 1330, RUI via WRMI, preview mentioning International Women`s Day which was March 8, so I conclude this file is from one week ago, not today. Then 1335 feature on an exhibition about 50 Ukrainian inventors, many of whom got mixed in with Russians during the Soviet era (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday March 15 at 1326, the 1315.5 airing on WRMI 9955, good; and // 6855, poor. Also confirmed Wed Mar 15 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast, but I was getting worried as Brother Scare was on just before instead of Financial Survival; and overlapped with the ID which overlapped with WOR starting. Also audible fairly on 7490 itself a few minutes later. Also confirmed Wed March 15 at 2355, the 2330 airing on WBCQ 9329.9v-CUSB, good.

WORLD OF RADIO 1869 ready for first airings March 16:
Thu 1130   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
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 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

NOTE: Keith Weston says the WOR podcasts via iTunes, Googleplay Music and Feedburner will not be available for WOR 1869 and 1870 until a server crash can be fixed. The other two podcasts continue via 

** U S A. 6855 // stronger 7730 // strongest 5850, Thursday March 16 at 0700, WRMI opening `Jazz for the Asking` hosted by Keith Perron. 
The website dated March 8 now says:

``Stay tuned - We are rebuilding - PCJ Radio International twice weekly North American broadcasts --- We are rebuilding PCJ Media with an entirely new look for 2017 - In the meantime, Catch PCJ Radio International twice weekly to North America.
    Wednesday - 0100 UT on 11580
    Friday -    2200 UT on  9955``

So still overlooking the additional WRMI broadcasts I have already pointed out, notably this one, which on the WRMI grid still mistakenly Friday instead of Thursday, is labeled `Media Network Plus`, but all of them ought to be labeled PCJ, as one never knows exactly which PCJ program will be contained. The JFTA page does not mention carriage on WRMI or any SW station.

9580: note that WRMI has registered this ex-Radio Australia frequency for A-17, at exactly the same hours RA used it, 0900-2100 UT! When RA self-destructed at end of January, I suggested to Jeff White that WRMI should take over this frequency, either to preserve it for possible RA revival, or even to relay RA, whether ABC liked it or not. Would be very popular among North American SWLs and great PR for WRMI. But unknown yet what WRMI will really do with it: to become the daytime partner to 6855 transmitter at night on 285 azimuth, which has been running 24 hours, but pretty useless in the daytime, even more so in summer [WORLD OF RADIO 1869]

11580, March 16 at 1312, WRMI playing `Viva Miami` episode in Spanish with Thaïs & Jeff discussing HFCC visit to Jordania. This is a secret airing, Thu at 1300, since the skedgrid shows nothing but World Music. I`ll add it to DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, March 16 at 0708, WWCR is dead air except for hum and lite whine of varying pitch and beating; S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Replying to my previous remark that WRNO 7505VV is in Chinese daily at 0300-0400, Ron Howard says, ``Hi Glenn, Observed schedule for the Chinese language program ("Praise for Today"), after DST started, is daily 0200-0300 UT, noted on March 13 & 15. After 0302 back to English programming till about 0402* cut off. Ron``.

OK, not monitored at either time myself, but contradicts previous info he got from WRNO that it would stay at 10 pm Central, which was 0400 UT, and now 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5125, March 15 at 0615, big buzz centered here, almost too close to WBCQ. March 16 at 0705, now an S9+30 open carrier on 5125.0. Much like the one on 5100.0 at 0105 March 15. What`s going on here? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11435-USB, March 16 at 1326, presumed Indonesian pirates singing and talking over each other; think I hear some English words, ``got you``, ``meet you`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1753 UT March 16