martedì 7 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 5-6-7, 2017

** AUSTRIA. 6155, March 6 at 0701, legacy Ö1 with news in Austro-German, S9 and good modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** BRAZIL. 6180, March 7 at 0106, RNA/RNB is back on after missing a few nights, and no spurblobs detected below it, hopefully having fixed that problem in the interim. Modulation on 6180 itself is sufficient now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.18V, March 5 at 2348, R. Aparecida is S5 and just barely modulated, frequency audibly varying.

11855.26V, March 7 at 0120, R. Aparecida is up to here, still wobbling, and still JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 332 kHz, March 6 at 0654 UT, beacon QE and long dash (a Canadian characteristic). Can`t find any listed at but think it must have been QT in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I was debating whether the second letter was a T or an E, since the ID was sent so slowly, but opted for E, and again seemed to center on 333 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7540, March 5 at 2326, VP S6 signal with talk echoing, maybe long/short path? More likely double CNR1 jamming against RFA Tibetan ``bod`` dialect via KUWAIT as scheduled this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840 and parasites 11850, 11830, Sunday March 5 at 2351, `En Contacto` DX program from RHC seems to be relying more and more on Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich. This segment is a `new` one called `Frecuencias del Mundo`, as Arnie finally tries to provide some real DX info rather than going on and on about propagation, Cuban stations, home-brew equipment. He used to denigrate the competition for giving out so many numbers, i.e. frequencies where one might really hear something other than RHC. Not off to a very good start, as the only ones he mentions are 6180 Brasil and weaker 6185 Mexico, clueless that 6180 has been off the air for several days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 6 at 0437, RHC is off, so no leapfrog across 6165 on 6270 either, which someone has reported hearing again.

5025, March 6 at 0437 check, R. Rebelde is back on. I wonder if a transmitter shortage accounts for this: when 5025 is on, 6060 is off and vice versa? March 7 at 0102, 5025 is off again, and 6060 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. 6050, March 6 at 0703, S8 Spanish religious talk, so HCJB is still testing here all-night. And we thought they were deferential to coreligionist ELWA. Will eventually contract to old 0500*? (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 11530.6, March 6 at 2232, once I find MWV Arabic, Radio Feda quite strong on 11790, I go looking again for a spurblob like accompanies 11610 in Chinese during previous hour, plus and minus 258.5 kHz from that frequency --- and here it is, but 259.4 kHz below 11790. Eventually manage to match enough // modulation to the fundamental. Opposite should be on 12049.4, probably there but can`t detect it, far too close to the bigsig from 12050.0 WEWN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 7 at 0101, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until cutoff at 0103:42* approx., which would be 14.5 seconds later than two nights ago, March 5 until 0103:27.5*, or averaging 7.25 each. Tonight`s reading is not as accurate, fighting huge S9+20 storm noise level, from a lightning band from OKC to Tulsa and beyond, tho nothing around here. It could have been more like 0103:41, exact cutoff obscured by staticrash, which would fit with the usual slippage rate circa 6.75 seconds/24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AMERICA. As the ARRL phone DX contest enters its final semihour, March 5 from 2329 to 2334, I find ``15`` meters open from all over S America --- 

(yet not a single SW broadcast station on the continent cares to use adjacent 13m --- in fact, as of 1991, there were no SAm stations except HCJB on 21480, just foreign relays in French Guiana and (almost SAm) Bonaire. If the hams can do this with 100 or 1000 watts, think what a full power high-gain SWBC station could achieve!)

Here`s what I quickly log in 5 minutes from Uruguay, Venezuela, Brasil, Argentina, fortunately all giving calls fonetikaly, and I won`t bother looking up their own details or copying contacts` calls:

2329 on 21381-USB, CX2DK
2330 on 21360-USB, YV6YV
2330 on 21307.5-USB, PY3PA
2331 on 21282.5-USB, PX2B
2332 on 21246-USB, ZV2C (100 watts), with CF7XNL, British Columbia 
2333 on 21230-USB, PS2T
2334 on 21227-USB, LU5FF

15m is just right, while 20m is full of pileups every few kHz; forget it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 198 kHz, March 6 at 0658 UT, beacon DIW with long pause. I`d rather hear BBC Radio 4. shows this is in Dixon, NC, class HH which means HIGH POWER HOMING BEACON (2000W / 200NM or more)
and W meaning Without Voice Facilities. Why not DIX? There are no beacons listed with that call; maybe someone typoed on the paperwork. Dixon is between Jacksonville and Surf City, slightly inland, with 0 population per Rand McNally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1867 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday March 6 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed UT Monday March 6 starting at 0403 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0426 check on WBCQ 5129.82-AM, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Mon Mar 6 at 0430 on WRMI, 9955, VG S9+20! But 0458 recheck has diminished to VP only averaging S4. Note, from next Sunday March 12 all the above will radiate one real UT hour earlier but at the same Eastern times, once DST is imposed. 

WOR 1867 also confirmed UT Tuesday March 7 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, but unusually fluttery; same six seconds later on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB, with high OK storm noise level from just east of here. Next:
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. 6855, Sunday March 5 at 2309, WRMI-5 with jazz, `Jazz from the Left` at unsked time? No, just part of `World Music` since staple `Chariots of Fire` is playing at 2320; not // 5850 or 11580.

11580, Sun Mar 5 at 2310, WRMI in `Wavescan`, Jeff White speech urging ME nations to broadcast internationally on SW again, preferably in English, apparently his welcoming address at HFCC A-17 secret meeting in Jordan at a hotel on the Dead Sea, I think he said, rather than Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba)? More to come. HFCC website still restricts any info about the Jordan meeting to members only. Recheck at 2358, 11580 with digibeeps during DigiDX, I suppose with VOA Radiogram still substituting. 

5850, Sun Mar 5 at 2321, WRMI with Mideast music, not // 7730.

6855, UT Mon Mar 6 at 0000, WRMI succeeds in airing [Countdown 2] `Xmas Radio`. No program intro after ID, just right into recitation of `Night Before Xmas`. Recheck at 0006 now DJ is on phone apparently taking a request which may also be made via

I get far too much Xmasmx during the last three months of the year, so will not be deliberately listening to this much, but some questions arise: so far, nothing Sacred has been heard; is the program partial to Secular Xmasmx? How about variety? They could fill a lot of their 24/7/365 time beyond SW with classical music connected to Xmas, like oratorios, cantatas, even Mannheim Steamroller, but would they? Website is all about secular music, and reveals Canadian base, but no address, and phone number is AC 614, which is circa Columbus, Ohio. Hmm.

11580, Monday March 6 at 2230, `Christian New Age Radio` episode 2 appears yet again during this weekly bonus slot on WRMI, as Rev. Moe reasserts that he doesn`t like the sound of his own voice. I find it quite pleasant.

5850, March 7 at 0108, this WRMI is off, no BS, but 7730 is still on.

9395, March 7 at 0113, talk show has replaced classic rock filler which had been running here for several days since SonPower Radio quit; one world currency coming after the dollar fails; mark of the beast on credit cards and RF ID chips. Not // 6855 or 9955 --- but it is // 7730, soon confirmed by Brother HyStairical interrupting one of the many clips he filches off who knows what, and then interrupting himself. So as some of us feared, the 9395 opening has been filled by more BS, maybe also 24/7?! Still not on the Overcomer website sked, yet lots of deleted frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490. UT Tue March 7 at 0101, WBCQ with `From the Isle of Music`, marred by storm noise too close in OK; first check about 7490.02, at 0125 more like 7490.04 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Tue March 7 at 0107, WWRB is on with far-right gospel huxter; 0126 offering free Qur`ans for listener requests to --- or something like that, ? He didn`t speak clearly or spell it. Evidently to see for yourself how evil he thinx the Moslems are. But listeners may have a problem interpreting all those squiggly lines; and if a translation, how to be sure it`s accurate? First, let`s learn Arabic! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265V, March 7 at 0112 check, WINB gospel huxter on really wobbly carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11435-USB, March 6 at 1448, competing demented singers, presumably the Indonesian QSO pirates, some talk also QRMing each other, Indonesia mentioned. 1452 one guy says something like ``Rahdio Love`` over and over. Sometimes there have been a lot more of these almost every 5 kHz in the 11.4`s, but not now. Nothing on 11435 at 1454 check, but at 1520 someone weaker is ululating again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0505 UT March 7