giovedì 2 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 2, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, March 2 at 1414, RBA English ID at S9-S7, 1415 into South Asian music and language. Why don`t they introduce in English which language it is? Aoki shows on Thursdays only, it`s Marathi. Simultaneously, RBA is on 11980 in English at S9+20/10.

15590, March 2 at 1417, another South Asian song is S9 to S9+10 here, and this turns out to be the third RBA transmitter, scheduled Thursdays only in Telugu during this quarter-hour. These are all aimed toward S Asia of course, but are some of the best signals on 19m now, so I wonder if they are arriving long-path without having to traverse much of the darkside (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 2 at 0720, no signal from CHU again, while 7850-CUSB has a JBA carrier; yet relatively near SW station WBCQBS 7490 is propagating at S9, better than usual in the nightmiddle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9880.026, March 2 at 1220, Christian hymn, YL talking in Korean, S9 fading to S5. KSDA is scheduled this hour, so another station significantly off-frequency; amid 9880 usage by other stations, China, Romania before and/or after (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 5935, Thursday March 2 at 1325, Sea Breeze from JAPAN still here, barely audible in English, and with tone pulse jamming. Expect them to QSY soon, maybe escaping jamming for a few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, March 2 circa 1300, no signal from Denge Kurdistane; but recheck at 1409, now S9+10 during big audio buzz, soon fixed with Kurdish talk mentioning Istanbul. Aoki shows site as Moldova (Pridnestrovye) at 0600-1500, but a beam switch at 1300 from 130 to 116, why? Then to Bulgaria at 1500, but Ivo has been saying it`s then France instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, March 2 at 0714, VG S9+20 signal with news of Solomon Islands, typical RNZI sounders. Yes, surprised to find them back on this frequency. Online schedule still shows 11725 until 0758, then 9765, with 9700 supposedly only at 1059-1258 on the NNW antenna, a recent change from 11610. Maybe this explain the anomaly which may not recur:

``NB: Every month on the first Wednesday is Maintenance day at our transmitter site from 2230 to 0600 UT (Thursdays 1030-1800 NZST) During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes``. That period should have just finished (altho NZST is not in effect now, rather NZDST of UT +13 until April 2). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 48 NTSC, March 2 at 1455 UT, KOCY-LP OKC is weakly visible in analog, with a little morning tropo enhancement; remains without cutting off the air for a few minutes before fading (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Thursday March 2 at 1330, RUI via WRMI, VG signal. News until 1335, nothing but about Russian military axion in eastern Ukraine, and remaining resistance to takeover of Crimea, for which Feb 26 will be the third anniversary. 1335 `Ukrainian Perspective` continuing anti-Russia news, shelling on Ukrainian positions. Why haven`t we heard about this hot axion, if really current? Refers to a Thursday February 23 press briefing, so I conclude this program is one week old, NOT from today! 

As previously noted, day-by-day file setup on WRMI server will replay an old one if a new one has not overwritten it in time. Others have noted outdated RUI programs on WRMI, from more than a week. In fact, I found the upload dates on the System D server for the Saturday and Sunday RUI broadcasts still showing as 7/2/2016! Listen whether they really sound that old from last July? And therefore always the same from one weekend to the next? At 1341 today, item about Ukrainian arms producers participating in an exhibition in Abu Dhabi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1867 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday March 2 at 1230 on WRMI 9955, S9 over lite pulse jamming at first, but relative jamming level increases during the semihour as WRMI weakens; tnx a lot, Arnie! Yet WOR still 100% readable, including my error saying ``March 28`` instead of February 28 regarding Xmas Radio. // 6855 is S9 at start, but much higher local noise level on it. By 1322 during R. Prague, little or no jamming on 9955. Next WORs:
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9395, March 2 at 0717, this WRMI is playing classic rock, Dylan, not // World Music on 5850, 6855, 7730. TruNews is gone! Until end of Feb, had been 24/7 on WRMI-6, 355 degrees, since Global 24 crashed a couple years ago. TruNews was initially on two more frequencies, then cut back to this one. TruNews still shows on the WRMI web schedule. Rather, Flowing Streams Ministry of which TruNews is/was the flagship program. Nothing on the TruNews website now about SW, or any radio broadcasts, but plenty of far-right extremist un-true slanted ``news``. Has Rick Wiles fallen out with WRMI, or simply a financial decision, SW no longer worth it??

9395, another check March 2 at 1421 finds more classic rock, ``Stairway to Heaven``; 1423 break at odd time for WRMI ID by Bob Biermann. Never announces the music so I have to identify it: then ``It`s My Party`` by Leslie Gore; 1430 a WRMI ID mentioning 9395 specifically; 1434 ``Desiderata`` (you are a child of the universe) --- NOT the parody, shux. 1438 ``Little Green Bag`` by The George Baker Selexion; 1440 ``The Monkees``; 1443 some doo-wop; 1446 ``Smile a Little Smile For Me, Rose Marie`` by The Flying Machine, etc., etc.

All the announcements are by Biermann, and suspect he is programming this now. Biermann`s regular hour is ``Your Weekend Show`` which started on TruNews, then expanded to various times (including mid-week) on other WRMI frequencies, so he has survived the sinking ship of TruNews. Surely a temporary filler until another full-time client for 9395 can be found. A golden opportunity to get some journalistically legitimate Public Radio service on SW!!

I look for anything about this on WRMI`s FB, but nothing found; rather this new show:

``Mirka Pratts February 22 at 3:12pm --- "LAS NOCHES CON MIRKA" a partir de mañana jueves a las 8:p.m en WRMI Radio Miami Internacional, vía Facebook donde grabaremos el programa que saldrá el viernes a las 5:00 p.m en América y el Caribe y a las 11:00p.m en Europa. Los esperamos!!!! 14 Likes2 CommentsLike · Comment · Share``

WTFK? Geez. 6-hour time difference anyway implies 2200 UT Fridays. Of course, both Europe and America have more than one timezone! So ¿de qué se trata, Mirka?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, March 2 at 0711, no signal from WEWN overnight English frequency, which is normally weak but audible. 5810 Spanish is inbooming a usual. On 25m, 11580 WRMIBS is good, while it is normally JBA at this hour. Strange reversal, due to propagation, or is 11520 really off? Also a JBA carrier on 11870 which used to be WEWN`s other overnight Spanish transmitter, and now nothing is scheduled there per HFCC and Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 820, March 2 at 1304 UT, another talk station with WBAP nulled as much as possible. Think I hear a traffic report mentioning Gary, 1306 UT into a show from Washington DC. Must be the Bill Press show as scheduled on WCPT, 820 for Chicago which is now Willow Springs IL, 5800/1500 U2 per NRC AM Log, ``Chicago`s Progressive Talk``, yet affiliated with Fox, among other networx! Other Chi stations are still in, including 780, 1000 and 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, March 2 at 1314, romantic music in Spanish over WOAI. No doubt it`s WRTO Chicago, maybe still Univisión América but not their new sports network as allegedly in the offing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1721 UT March 2