giovedì 13 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 11-12, 2017

** CUBA. Check of RHC English frequencies, April 11 at 0544+ ---
6145, S9+10, fair modulation on new frequency, ex-6165
6100, S9+10, undermodulated
6060, S9+30, rough modulation
6000, S9+10, fair mod
5040, S9+20, good mod

15140, Tue April 11 at 1938-1949, I make a point of listening to entire RHC DXers Unlimited, in case Arnie talks about their new frequencies, but he does not. He does start with some genuine DX news about the new low-power Australian pending on 5055. 

15730, April 11 at 2250, RHC on new frequency in French, while 15370 is in Spanish. 15730 is ex-17730 and scheduled 2230-0030 in French, Creole, Portuguese, Quechua, 50 kW from Bejucal site.

A schedule from Arnie implies the missing third broadcast in Esperanto should be at 0000-0030 on 5040 (UT Mondays, presumably, instead of Creole other days), yet to be confirmed.

Further chex: 6145, April 12 at 0330 is in English // 6000, unlike R. Rebelde Spanish previous night by mistake. But at 0539 April 12, 6100 is in wrong language, Spanish instead of English.

Between 01 and 07, both 6145 and 6060 are from Bauta site, so that means the leapfrog mixing product should land on 6230, instead of 6270 when the fulcrum was on 6165. At 0537 April 12, I seem to have a JBA carrier on 6230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1873, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA [and non]. Okies are all excited about getting an RCC saint, the guy who managed La Voz de Atitlán, ex-2390 kHz. Big show is pending on OETA; about it:

``Back in Time: Oklahoma Martyr
Posted by Aaron Morvan on Apr 12, 2017 at 9:25 pm

In the 1950’s, no one would have guessed that a farm boy from Okarche might someday be named a Catholic Saint. Stanley Rother entered the priesthood and found his life’s calling at a mission in Guatemala. He learned the local language and became very close to the people of the mountain village, but his compassion made him a target.

On a July night in 1981, he was brutally murdered in the rectory of the church. An American diplomat who arrived the next day said for the people of the village, "It was as if their god had died." In September, Father Rother will be beatified in Oklahoma City by the Roman Catholic Church and is on a path to being recognized as a saint.

OETA’s award winning documentary series Back in Time looks at the life and death of Father Rother in its special Oklahoma Martyr.  

Upcoming airdates include [CDT = UT -5]:
    Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm - OETA
    Saturday, April 15 at 4 am - OKLA
    Saturday, April 15 at 9 pm - OETA
    Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 pm - OETA
    Saturday, April 22 at 4:30 am - OKLA``

OETA promotes access via apps, at least for PBS programming, which this is not:

Should be available later ``for a limited time`` via:

** KUWAIT. 15540, April 12 at 1812, R. Kuwait reactivated English service, fair signal with ME music. But I am still waiting for OG&E to get the line noise removed from S9 level on this and other bands! By 2041 not audible, just noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.925, April 11 at 0812, JBA carrier, must be remnant of VON, which is normally VG from before 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Re: ``UNIDENTIFIED, 6960.1-USB, April 1 at 0615, something in SSB here with talk, bits of music, so presumably pirate. First stopped at 6961.75 but hard to clarify, tuning up and down with no carrier to lock onto, then sounds best at 6960.1, stops at 0619*. Nothing reported around here on HF Underground or Free Radio Café (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

WREC Radio Free East Coast QSL

Hello Glenn, Your UNID logging in the recent Free Radio Weekly was indeed WREC; I have attached an eQSL to verify reception. The broadcast done at this early morning hour was a DX test aimed to New Zealand which was done by myself and four other pirate radio ops on frequencies between 6920-6960. Each of us was heard by a couple of DXers "down under" I am pleased to report! We did the same thing last summer with positive results, that test was done by WREC and two other pirates, Channel Z Radio and Captain Morgan. The test done on 4/1/17 involved WREC, Captain Morgan, WHYP, XEROX and Radio Free Whatever.

As far as I know, just yourself and the NZ guys heard my broadcast starting at 0530 until 0620 UT. I didn't see any logs of it on HFU, FRC or FRN and just your UNID log in FRW was noticed by me. Of course at that late night/early morning hour, most pirate radio listeners are probably in bed and fast asleep! No email reports were received here other than the NZ ones for this test. By the way, I coordinate the UTC hour and frequencies each station will be on, then let the NZ guys know where to listen for each station beforehand. It was definitely worth all the effort put into the test and being heard all the way in NZ, as it is a bit over 9000 miles away from my QTH. 

So I just wanted to let you know that you did indeed (somewhat) hear WREC Radio Free East Coast in Oklahoma. I don't recall that you have ever logged my station before but I could be wrong. WREC was active from 1992 until 1998, then retired. I reactivated the station in April of 2015 and have been on with my own programming as well as relays of other USA and European free radio stations like I did in the 1990s. Take care and I hope sometime in the future you will be able to hear my station with a better signal -- (PJ Sparx, Owner and Operator of WREC "Radio Free East Coast", April 9, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, April 12 at 0059, JBA carrier from R. Chaski as I tune in earlier to catch the reset autotimer cutoff which occurs at: 0100:58.5*; now expected to slip circa 6.7 seconds later per noctem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1872 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday April 9 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good. No signal detectable on // 6855 now or at 2154. Missed checking at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Confirmed Wednesday April 12 at 1040, the 1030 broadcast on 5850, S9+30, and still no signal on scheduled // 6855. Also confirmed Wed April 12 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, fair, S9+10 peaks but with deep fades. Also confirmed Wed Apr 12 at 2100 on webcast of WBCQ 7490. Also confirmed Wed Apr 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329v-CUSB, fair-poor.

WORLD OF RADIO 1873 ready for first airings April 13:

WOR 1873 Contents: Albania, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cuba, Egypt, Germany and non, Hong Kong, Iran, Kuwait, Lithuania non, México, Netherlands non, São Tomé, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine non, UK, USA and non, Zambia, Zanzibar

Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9329v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9329v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [off for maintenance this week only]
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW [off for maintenance this week only]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9329v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [off for maintenance this week only]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9329v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [pre-empted this week only]
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9329v-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 2330   WBCQ 9329v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9329v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7730, April 11 at 0816, WRMIBS with him inviting psychophants to The Tabernacle on April 8-9-10. Time travel will be required. After a bihour // 5850 with System D variety at 06-08, 7730 resumes BS at 08 while 5850 does not, apparently now in World Music. 6855 is in other music, presumably // 9395 oldies.

6855, April 11 at 2154, no signal from this WRMI, nor at further chex 0545 and 1040 UT April 12; presumably temporarily down from 24 hour service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, April 11 at 1822, praise music in Spanish, 1824 KVOH ID with address in LA CA. This is seldom audible anymore from *1400, but by now today the MUF has built up. Better signal than 17855 Spain, 17530 VOA-GB, 17640 Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, April 12 at 1810, no signal from WMLK, and not heard for a few weeks --- because of a fire damaging their building and equipment on March 22, yet another setback. Looks like a while before they will be back. Could Yahweh be trying to tell them something? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1873, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9635, April 11 at 0818, S6-S7 open carrier, or just barely modulated. Very likely MALI which is scheduled to start at 0800 after switch from JBM 5995. Why do they even bother to broadcast this way? Vietnam-1 is also on ``9636`` long hours per Aoki, but IIRC they normalized the frequency to 9635 some time ago. Neither to be found in HFCC A-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1625 UT April 13