sabato 11 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 9-10-11, 2017

** ASCENSION. 6005 & 7415, March 10 at 0550, two defective transmitters with different programming radiate exactly the same pitch hum: 6005 with BBCWS, 7415 with Dandal Kura for Nigeria; third one on 7445, much stronger BBCWS, is humless (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330 & 7850, March 10 at 0551, CHU missing from both frequencies again. Is being quite unreliable: Canadians may have to cross the border to find out what time it is, exactly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5055 & 5010, March 10 at 0556, the leapfrog mixing spurs are back, denoting that 5040 RHC and 5025 Radio Rebelde, both in Spanish, are both from the same site again. Presumably they are swapping around transmitters trying to get one to work reliably on 5025, which is often silent. Rebelde programming now sounds like béisbol, if live, a very late, multi-inning game? and with distorted modulation on 5025 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1-FM, March 10 circa 1850 UT on caradio, KAMG-LP Enid is on again, but still unmodulated; why bother? Still dead air on PL-880 at 0033 UT March 11 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME. 9550, March 10 at 0605, VOA news outro in English, S6. This frequency in use for one hour only, at 124 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4724-USB, March 10 at 0559, robotic but probably human YL voice with requisite heavy reverb says, ``This is Raincoat, out``, no doubt following one of those lengthy alfanumeric coded messages some US military agency sends out here periodically (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1868 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 9 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, good with some deep fades. (Followed 2200 by `La Rosa de Tokio`, a program block still not accounted for on the grid, but apparently everything on 5950 at 2200-2300 is also on 11580.) 

WOR also confirmed UT Fri Mar 10 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, very poor. Also confirmed Fri Mar 10 at 2230 on WRMI 11580, S9+10, JBA // on 5950, and NOT // on 6855 but JBA music and undermodulated. Also confirmed UT Saturday March 11 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.9v-CUSB, poor. Next:
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

DST shifts one UT hour earlier start here for some but not all:

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 2200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
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. (7490) WBCQ via webcast, UT Friday March 10 at 0000, second episode of Bill Tilford`s `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` of music, followed 0030 by a repeat of `Camp Constitution Radio`, far-right politix, replacing leftist `Broad Spectrum Radio`. `CCR` is originally scheduled Tue 0030. Last week, a repeat of its preceding `Furthermore 29-54` occupied 0030 UT Fri.

BSR has been off WBCQ for a few weeks. Homepage is devoted to fundraising in a variety of ways, in order to stay on the air, but I wonder if it`s still on the air anywhere. The KTLR 890 OKC spot has also been dropped; and Unique Radio NSW is totally off the air. No up to date info to be found on BSR scheduling, and the WBCQ time is still shown in CDT, which henceforth would have been correct again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, March 10 at 0607, WBCQ inaudible if on with BS allegedly scheduled, while BS on 7490v-AM is poor, 5129.8v-AM very poor. Program schedule at *still* has not been updated to show all the extra BS which began weeks ago. From this you would not know he`s on 9330 at all, or more than the previous bihour on 5130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, March 10 at 1428, classic rock from WRMI-6 at 355 degrees. Schedule grid now labels this as Oldies, 24 hours (tho we heard Brother Scare now & then). And gray shading for this System G is now identified as `Oldies with Bob Biermann`, for more information see --- don`t bother, that`s a music sales site with an AC 610 phone in Pennsylvania, no real connexion with Biermann? But possibly source of the music  feed. I`ve yet to hear him identify any of the music played like a real DJ, just canned IDs and promos.

9395: reminder that per David Goren, another try UT Saturday March 11 at 0300-0600 // 6855 for WRMI to broadcast the complete `Shortwave Shindig` from last week`s SWL Fest, and then two hours of SW radio art from Wavefarm, which lost feed after 0435 last Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, new show on WRMI, `Las Noches con Mirka`, which I monitored last Friday March 3 at 2200-2300, colloquial Cuban exile chat, I now see has been added to the WRMI skedgrid, not only for this hour, henceforth 2100-2200 but also Mon & Wed at 2100-2200, plus Sundays at 2130-2230. Other weekdays at 5-6 pm EST/EDT, various other programs now shown rather than the never acknowledged prepeats of Radio Libertad in addition to two hours later. But it may take a while for the DentroCuban Jamming Command to quit jamming the earlier hour, if ever, since Tuesday programs are also Cuban if not overtly clandestine, Bajo el Sol de Miami, y Trova Libre (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, KMMQ Plattsmouth, NE: regarding my log of this station mentioning ESPN Deportes, Wayne Heinen, NRC AM Log Editor, checked with Andy Ruback of the NRG group in Omaha owning it, who says it is still same format as before, ``Regional Mexican``. Local DXers Carl Mann and Rick Dau agree. So what I heard must have been a fleeting reference for some reason (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1450, March 10 at 0619 UT bandscan on the E-W antenna, briefly atop the mush is an ad with an address in Portales, so it`s KSEL NM, which is only 950 instead of the usual 1000 graveyard watts. KSEL is on the ``second ring`` of 1450 stations from here beyond Woodward and Altus, along with KLMX Clayton NM. Portales distance 344 miles = 553 km (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 13765 & 11625, March 10 at 1725-1727* weak carriers on frequencies where Vatican Radio is scheduled in French to Africa via SMG and Madagascar respectively. Checked following another confusing and erroneous press report that SW to Africa had already ceased as ``bishops are asking for it to resume``!! Also confirmed by Wolfgang Büschel, Noel Green, Kai Ludwig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11435-USB, March 10 at 1427, presumed Indonesian pirates somewhat melodic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0056 UT March 11