venerdì 3 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 2-3, 2017

** BRAZIL. 4894.9, March 3 at 0209, not even a carrier from R. Novo Tempo, gone again or just very sporadic? Propagation is OK, with the best and most reliable ZY on 60m next door, 4885.022, S9 R. Clube do Pará (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, March 3 at 0018, RNA/RNB and its spurblobs are still missing tonight, while 11780 is nominal; JBA signal on 6180 would be CRI East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 3 at 0045, CHU is still/again AWOL from here, but OK on 7850-CUSB; inaudible, maybe off too, from 14670-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 3 at 0019, RHC Spanish is VG at S9+45 except for the modulation which as usual is rough on this frequency.

5025, March 3 at 0049, R. Rebelde is off, while 5040 RHC is S9+45; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 17880, March 3 at 0004, JBA carrier here is the only signal on 16m besides Cuba very strong on 17730. HFCC shows it`s KSDA at 00-01, 315 degrees NW in Chinese (or jammer? Probably the ChiCom do not bother with this) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. YHWH gone? I haven`t run across Station YHWH lately, nor seen any other reports of it. My last log was Feb 20 at 21+ on 15530-. Last log on 7 MHz band was Feb 17 at 0243 on 7615. I did several scans of the 7 MHz band and also 5790-5792 tonight March 3 until 0230 and didn`t find him. Most usual timespan was roughly 02-04++ UT. Is anyone hearing him now, or has heard him anywhere since the above catches? Searched HF Underground and found no logs there since Dec 31, 2016 (Glenn Hauser, OK, 0311 UT Mar 3, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1867 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 2 at 2130 on 11580, good. Also confirmed UT Fri Mar 3 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, S9+30! Hope this improvement continue as we have less and less night on the path. Next:
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. New Program From Tilford Productions Invades the Airwaves --
Tilford Productions, which brings you From the Isle of Music, is launching a second program, `Uncle Bill's Melting Pot`, a half-hour musical variety program on WBCQ 7490 kHz, perhaps best described as indescribable, or as host Bill Tilford states, "from the ridiculously sublime to the sublimely ridiculous with genres from A-Z". The inaugural broadcast is Friday, March 3, 0000-0030 World Date/UTC (Thursday, March 2, 7:00-7:30 pm EST in North America) (Bill Tilford, IL, Feb 28, WORLD OF RADIO 1867, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

So I make a point of listening UT Fri March 3 at 0000 on 7489.94-AM. Yes, an enjoyable show, wide variety of music, starting with banjo and a polka. No Spanish announcements. Good signal so far.

0030 UT Fri is when `Broad Spectrum Radio` from OKC had been running, but not for a few weeks now and no update on the BSR website except trying to fundraise to continue in 2017y. Instead again this week is `Furthermore 29-54` with Ramsey from the other Monticello, including extended anti-TV clips of Howard Beale from movie Network. Ramsey also plugs plenty for WBCQ program time sales. Signal has faded way down by 0055. 29-54 had previously been occupying the open slot half an hour earlier. After 0100, `Voice of the Report of the Week` with no WWCR QRM. (Tnx to Ramsey for WOR support this week) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 6855, March 3 at 0002 & 0220 chex, no signal from this WRMI. It`s been rather irregular lately. Hope it`s funxional tomorrow night, for the Winter SWL Fest special at 0300-0600 UT Saturday March 4. If not, maybe WRMI can spare a backup transmitter elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Thu Mar 2 at 1949 on BST-1 caradio, WTWW-2 is very distorted as Ted is plugging programming including `Dave Ramsey` weekdays at ``1 pm Eastern`` --- no, it`s from 1:06 pm Central like right now during a break. Also `Theater Organ from the Ozarx`, at 1 pm Saturday, which in this case is approximately correct if Central (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, March 3 at 0016, WEWN English is on now, after missing late last night, but poor-fair; a diocesan from Gallup IDs the program as `Catholic Answers Live` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 5935, March 3 at 0021, WWCR is VG with non-DGS guy ridiculing a UN program concerned with water security --- why worry? ``Our world is three-fourths water``. (OK, you drink the saltwater, not the rest of us.) Of course, it`s the `James McCanney anti-Science Hour`. DGS is still going weakly on 13845. Originally, 13845 & 5935 were from same transmitter, but now 5935 is #2 and 13845 is #3 paired with 4840 at night. I see that WWCR has already posted their DST schedule effective March 12 involving shifted frequency spans, at
Including 3215 starting at 0100 instead of 0200, so if WWRB still exists, will have to do their QSY to 3195 a real hour earlier, lest they collide with WWCR again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5025.02, March 3 at 0049, R. Rebelde is off (and so are the 5010 & 5055 leapfrogs with 5040), but there is a JBA carrier still here definitely on the hi side. Certainly not VL8K Australia, and the only other known 5025 station is R. Quillabamba, Perú but until now was slightly on the lo side; so can anyone confirm it`s up to here now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5995.009, March 3 at 0226, surprised to find a JBA signal here, or two, as (except for imaginary Algerian in HFCC at 04-06) MALI is the only one ever listed, but supposed to be in a 6-hour break from 00 to 06. Either there is a second signal or there is one which is wobbling. Mali is easy after 0600, except it`s like 1 percent modulated. Maybe I can match the precise frequency then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0432 UT March 3