domenica 5 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 5, 201

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 5 at 0159 check, still no CHU, but OK on 7850-CUSB. Following my previous note, Richard Langley, NB, reported March 3 to the DXLD yg: ``I reached out to my contacts at NRC. Here is the reply: `Hello Richard, The 3330 kHz transmission system has been malfunctioning recently and is currently off. We hope to have it up and running next week. I will ask Bill Hoger from our team to give you a more detailed update. Thank you, Marina Gertsvolf` I'll pass along further info when I get it`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2748.99-CUSB, March 5 at 0202 UT, marine weather by French YL, including Madelaine, avis aux navigateurs. CCG website shows VCS Halifax via Chebogue NS site starting at 0140 in English, then French. S8, better signal than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7420, March 5 at 0144, Southern Cone Spanish accent in discussion of Argentine national sovereignty; why, is there some threat to that? It`s VRII, 500 kW due west from Sirjan achieving S9+15 here. That beam is really centred on Belém, Cobija, Riberalta, Ayacucho, i.e. right across the middle of South America, mostly sparsely populated Amazonian Portuguese-speaking Brasil, missing Argentina as much as it is missing us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5790 & 5792, March 5 between 0240 and 0244 I search for Station YHWH on two favorite frequencies, as well as the entire 7300-7700 range, with no signs of Martin K Elliott. Busted again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5025.02, March 5 at 0155, JBA carrier, from presumed Radio Quillabamba, as R. Rebelde is still/again AWOL. 0240 recheck, even this is gone. I re-ask, can anyone confirm this off-frequency for Quillabamba, which used to be as far to the other side of 5025.00? Only other possibility I can think of is R. Rebelde on exciter only, but I had not noticed whether it was exactly on frequency before. Most Cubans are good about that if little else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 5 at 0101, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0103:27.5*, which is 46 seconds later than last check a week ago, Feb 26 at 0102:41.5*, or averaging 6.57 seconds later per 24 hours, slippage right on the mark (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7325 // 5960, UT Sunday March 5 at 0140, RRI with `DX Mailbag` right on time per our DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS schedule, starting with a response from India (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521.0, March 5 at 0218, quite a het upon Kim Komando, 1520.0 KOKC. Loops NE/SW, not SE/NW, so surely it`s the 2-megawatt BSKSA, Duba, Saudi Arabia, rather than a ZNS spur. No other TA carriers noted in cursory check of a few frequencies on MW & LW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** U S A. 1860.00-AM, March 5 at 0208 UT, WA0RCR with ham news from ARRL, plugging book ``Ham Radio for Dummies``. Remarkable that ``for dummies`` is considered a successful marketing strategy. Axually, we don`t need any more dummies. I would immediately dismiss any such book since, well, I am not a dummy. From 15m logs earlier in the day I know there is some kind of DX contest in progress, but the 160m band is not chock-full of stations as usually happens. I do find one lonely guy calling CQ Contest on 1854-LSB, K3LR, but no one is answering from 0210 past 0213, not even after he slides up to 1855-LSB to get a bit of splash from WA0RCR-AM. Remarx, ``the band is terrible``. I tune around and hear no other contesters, just rag-chewers. Suspect the 160m band is off-limits for this contest? NO, it IS included:
It`s for W/VE to work DX stations only and vice versa. See also WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1867 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday March 5 at 0428 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, about 8 minutes into show so started circa 0420. Good S9+20 and no QRM from contesters, since foreign DX was evidently scarce, unlike 160-m-only domestic contests. Next:
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. 5129.83-AM, UT Sunday March 5 at 0123, WBCQ with variations on ``Mr Tambourine Man`` by The Birds and Bill Shatner, seems before a live audience with cosmikdebris hosting `Lumpy Gravy Radio Show`, normally not starting until 0200, and so shown on this weekend`s schedule, but Larry Will must have coöpted time from Timtron, for this is occurring at the Winter SWL Fest. 0147 mentions that this ``Radio Free Mount Airy`` is in stereo at the Plymouth Meeting venue on approx. 87.9, and ``a good chance also on the Becker Broadcasting System, 106.7 in Kiowa, Kansas`` (Hmm, I`ve never heard that, 53 miles away; and WTFDA DB has no such station; the only Kiowan is KQZQ 98.3, 97 kW which I can hear. BTW, this evening there are no real pirates to be heard on the 43mb.) 0152 plugging Aussie Mark Fahey`s multi-media Guide to Propaganda and Media of North Korea which is about to be published as an Ibook in multiple parts; he was one of the speakers. See http://BehindtheCurtain.Asia

0227 still going mostly about old songs, 0232 Tiny Tim; 0240 commercial for Miller High-Life Beer --- wow! A modest SW show with a national advertiser --- or maybe not; seems this is just another classic from the past, recorded from a Jean Shepherd show in 1965. He also played it last night during the AWWW hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sunday March 5 at 0123, WWRB is extant, despite absence a week ago, S9+45 of gospel huxter. By 0201, QSY to 3195 has been accomplished to avoid collision with WWCR, as Exodus III: 14, 13 and 12 are being referenced (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1350, March 5 at 0222 UT and 0229 UT, partial IDs amid music as ``La Nueva 13-50 AM y la 97.9 FM, los éxitos``. That`s now a match in the WTFDA FM Database for KZTD in Cabot AR, for ``K250BT, 97.9, Jacksonville AR, 250 watt translator // KZTD-1350, FIESTA MEXICANA 1350, REGIONAL MEXICAN``. I logged this last September with very confusing FM connexions to 105.5 Baton Rouge LA, and 98.7 Wichita Falls TX. See
BTW, power is allegedly 2500 watts day, 73 watts night and this is the latter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, March 5 at 0216 UT, ``La Mexicana, --- FM y 16-30 AM`` --- must be the name KRND Fox Farm WY is going by now. Numerous search hits show it`s really ``La Jota Mexicana, 94.7 FM y 16-30 AM``. 94.7 is of course, nothing but a translator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7410, March 5 at 0143, English in S Asian accent, about Adam & Eve, ~S8. Vatican Radio aimed due east from SMG, but still makes it over here to the NW, 0140-0200 being the English segment. Rumors keep flying that SW is on the verge of being abolished by the Holy C. And press recently implies that the very name ``Vatican Radio`` has already been deleted. I`ve yet to listen closely enough to confirm that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0627 UT March 5