sabato 18 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 17-18, 2017

** ERITREA. 7176.009v, March 18 at 0246, 0255, seems constant so not a sporadic ham, carrier here past 0330, and still at 0359 on the other radio. Probably VOBME reactivated intruding on the 40m hamband. Checking now since Thorsten Hallmann, Germany was hearing it on 7175 previous Euroevening. How about the other VOBME?

7144.25, March 18 at 0329, JBA carrier, and on the other radio, 7144.26 JBA carrier at 0357. Without the VOBME connexion and hearing it on two radios, might have dismissed it as a birdie. 7120 Somaliland had a much stronger carrier after 0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 7390, March 18 at 0322, S9+20 signal with rock music looping as if vamping, so did MWV lose programming and default to this? Apparently not, as 0325 La Voz Alegre ID with contact info, slight gringo accent and pronouncing English words too well, except for the ``P O Boquis`` in Florida. Much stronger than something on 7385, presumably attenuated WHRI as the ``skip is long`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.0-USB, UT Sat March 18 at 0214, strong pirate here, with dense hard rock music, S9+10, which is much stronger than all three WBCQs, but they are all BSing now anyway. Some segués but 0214 ID as WHYP, and anti-drug bit, ``stay away from drugs`` and other phrases over and over, ``Super-bad``, mixing with music, another ID as WHYP-FM. 0241 another WHYP ID inserted. 0244 sounds like George Zeller proclaiming that it`s the ``worst station on shortwave --- so bad it was axually entertaining``. Clip from a speech, edited so he repeats himself a few times, and off*. Many more logs of it here:

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1869 monitoring: missed checking Friday March 17 at 2230! Supposed to be on 11580, 6855 and 5950, but last few weeks not on 6855. If anyone noticed which were with us and which not, please report. Confirmed Fri Mar 17 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.9-CUSB, good. Next:
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

** U S A. 15770, March 17 at 2056, this WRMI is still AWOL, as it was circa 1400. With 14 transmitters, at least one is likely to be down at any given time, either necessarily or for rotating preventive maintenance. OTOH, current sked has lots of blank time rather than 24/7 on most of them.

9395, UT Sat Mar 18 at 0154, gospel huxter other than Bob Biermann or Brother HyStairical, as seems to be regular during this hour, but nothing on the website to ID it, so I force myself to listen a while, and to compare it to 9955 which is free of jamming now. Sounds like the same guy, but NOT //, not even when I switch back and forth twice a minute in case they are // but out of synch playbacks. 

At first, 9955 sounds anti-Catholic, while 9395 is anti-government. I listen more to 9395: into soul music, ``Keep Your Eyes on the Prize`` as he talks along with it, phone 856-775-1176 definitely copied, and mentions ``Key of David``; also Yahweh, maybe Messianic black cult? While this music is on, no music on 9955. At 0159.5 both cut to ``WNYW`` style WRMI canned ID, and continue their separate ways from 0200, 9395 with Bob Biermann IDs and Oldies music, 9955 into Spanish Radio Praga. Let`s look up what`s on 9955 until 0200 UT Sat: from 0130 `Evangelical Holiness`. Not explained on the WRMI Programming page. Searching on that plus WRMI leads Google ONLY to 3 versions of my own previous logs of it this year!

Top hit on the phone number is tech support at which is promising, since it`s about radio, but don`t see anything about SWBC. Maybe it`s merely a sponsor on whatever program this is  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505vv, UT Sat March 18 I am checking for the Chinese hour on WRNO, which Ron Howard reported was really airing at 0200. Not tonight: S9 on the meter, but poor signal and very undermodulated, yet I eventually conclude it has stayed in English at 0206, 0220 and 0250. By 0303 has switched to YL voice and I think she is the Chinese one, still very hard to hear. 0359 very poor at ending, WRNO ID in English. Meanwhile, I have been measuring the constantly varying frequency: at 0220, 7505.5; 0250, 7504.96; 0306, 7504.91; 0330, 7505.07; 0359, 7505.09. 

There has also been a weaker carrier on the lo side and not varying much, circa 7504.20. Possibly local origin altho I am getting it on two radios. Makes a het with WRNO unless USB tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0526 UT March 18