mercoledì 10 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 8-9-10, 2017

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, May 8 at 2258, WRMI is already on with ID loop by Biermann, and some music which I guess amounts to their IS, presumably what Ivo has also heard preceding some other transmissions. This assures they will be up and running in time for R. Tirana relay to start at 2300 sharp, which it does with sign-on mentioning now hearing it only on internet. Program preview includes sports so this is correctly the Monday file; Clara does the news, about EU progress; congrats to newly elected president of Albania. Good reception but not enough to overcome some storm noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11685, May 9 at 1334, fair signal sounds Japanese vs perpetual RTTY from NAA on the hi side. Aoki shows it`s really the Bengali half-sesquihour from 1300, NHK World Radio Japan via SINGAPORE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880, May 9 at 0049, pirate screaming at S9+10 but noisy. Unknown Name Radio Network, of course per a couple logs:
where in the title of what I heard can be read (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11850, poor May 9 at 1336, harmonious hymn melody, surely RCC Christian, as R. Veritas Asia via Palauig is scheduled this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LITENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 11507, May 9 at 1327, JBA carrier. This has been a Voice of Tibet frequency via Tajikistan, as are any carriers ending in exactly 2, 3, 7 or 8 likely to be. However, the latest sked revision I find from Ivo mentioning 11507 was way back on March 11 when it was shown for the 1230-1235 segment only during the 12-14 UT transmission. However2, Aoki as of May 4 shows 11507 twice, and this fits for now:

11507 VOICE OF TIBET 1300-1330 1234567 Chinese 100 95 Dushanbe-Yangiyul TJK 3829N 06848E VOTi a17
11507*VOICE OF TIBET 1200-1210 1234567 Chinese 100 95 Dushanbe-Yangiyul TJK 3829N 06848E VOTi a17

11510 also bears a JBA carrier, in all probability the CNR1 *jammer of VOT, which should be in Tibetan at this hour, with Chinese only at 1200-1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6739-USB, May 9 at 0610, ``This is Pastrami`` with a US military crypto-message, the usual reverb on the audio to make it sound more mysterious. All letters are fonetik, and copied correctly on the second reading if not the first. To start, header is thriced:

``EADEBQ, stand by``

Then the full message which starts with the same group. I don`t notice any pauses denoting groups of 5 or whatever. Note that only a few numerals are interspersed:

``EADEBQPCAJYSDSWHOVYZ2LUKVRLQX2 – this is Pastrami, out`` at 0612. 

Then resumes with a different message in same format starting ``EAKB45, message follows`` etc., etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1876 monitoring: confirmed Monday May 8 at 2331 on WBCQ 9330.0-CUSB, fair-good. Also confirmed UT Tuesday May 9 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good. 

Also confirmed good S9+10 May 9 ending at 1328 on WRMI 11580, NEW TIME I only discover by accident, Tue 1300, and indeed now on the WRMI skedgrid, which has also added another one, UT Sunday 0200 on 11580, which should be a convenient Saturday-evening time for many. Also confirmed Tue May 9 at 2130 on WRMI 9455, presumably // the JBA carrier on original 15770. Also confirmed UT Wed May 10 at 0057 ending the 0030 broadcast on WBCQ 9330.00v-CUSB (carrier drifts down to 9329.98 one minute later, and to 9329.93 by 0106). Next:
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. As soon as I discover WOR at new time after 1300 Tue May 9 on 11580, I consult the WRMI skedgrid and then post this ASAP to the DXLD yg:

Major changes to the WRMI schedules at

Concerning 11580:

0000-0100 11580 Slovakia, Slovak & English & 5850 still daily
0100-0200 11580 Argentina in English & 9395 Tue-Sat
so delete all other 11580 programming including DX shows at 01-02 Tue-Sat; maybe maintaining old programming 01-02 Sun & Mon on 11580? 
0200-0230 11580 Ukraine Tue-Sat only; add NEW WORLD OF RADIO on UT 
                Sun, Wavescan Mon
0230-0300 11580 Prague English still daily
1300-1330 11580 New lineup: Mon Wavescan, Tue NEW WORLD OF RADIO, Wed 
                 Frecuencia al Dia, Thu Studio DX, Fri IBC Radio
2200-2300 11580 Argentina Spanish M-F & 5950 
                (no more WOR Fri 2230, tho it still showed last week)

Some other changes:
0730-0800 5850 & 7730 Sat VOA Radiogram
0800-0900 5850 Argentina in Spanish Tue-Sat

HOWEVER, checked Wednesday May 10 at 0132, 11580 is NOT carrying RAE in English, which remains on 9395 only, but instead still with the previously scheduled hour from PCJ Radio International (NOT, just `Media Network Plus`) So maybe the Tue-Sat 01-02 RAE on 11580 will go into effect later? The skedgrid page is contradictory, showing new RAE in the frequency section, and all the other old shows in the program section.

It turns out this hour is axually running one of several programs in the PCJ stable, `The Stuph File` with Peter Anthony Holder interviewing a woman about her ``Grateful Dread [sic] Public Radio``, of which I had never heard. Mentions That goes nowhere, but fortunately I soon find it as Revolution 99 from Nashville TN with no transmitter of its own:

Program schedule, in alfabetical order, not by time!
Oh, here`s the grid schedule:

Also linx to the Trump Resistance Movement
and already plenty about the latest Trump/FBI scandal.

0143 ad for `Let`s Be Fair`; then fundraiser for The Stuph File from Montreal; 0157 closing with affiliate list, PCJRI ID and finished. Website is still not reconstructed, but the one link leads to an audio archive, no Stuph Files recently, but searching on Stuph leads to the latest episode #0403 dated May 7, 2017:
But the content of it does not match what I was hearing. See also
(Glenn Hauser, May 9, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, May 8 at 2303, WBCQ with ``Send in the Clowns`` song, presumably within `Furthermore 29-54` as scheduled this semihour on Mondays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0400 UT May 10