giovedì 3 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 1-2, 2018

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 2 at 0226, Station YHWH is back! Recognizable voice but unreadable due to heavy S9+10 storm noise from Kansas. Still audible past 0257 but off by 0356. Tnx to Rick Barton, AZ, for an earlier May 2 tip to the WOR iog:

``YHWH is on right now, the usual guy ("Josiah") at 0045 on 7470. Was very weak, but signal level started amping up as I write this. S-9 here in Arizona. 0047 playing creepy Days of Hardlife music.``

That was his last favorite frequency, not heard for a semiyear since Rick`s last(?) report Oct 14, 2017 at 0200-0300+ on 7470 (altho I did have unIDs on 7470 around the same hours Nov 19 and 23). In his lengthy but sporadic pirate career, many other frequencies were used, especially in the 7 MHz band, but also on some seldom-caught higher daytime bands such as 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Another SNAFU by KOSU, and this time I notify the GM, Kelly Burley:

``Kelly, KOSU continues to suffer from some really big programming mixups, apparently with no human paying attention or in control. In case you are still unaware what happened:

Tuesday [May 1] I was listening to Fresh Air, but it stopped abruptly at 12:54 [pm CDT = 1754 UT], into local promos, 12:55 Jenifer timecheck as 1:00, opening Takeaway, 12:56 dead air instead of news. I didn`t keep listening but on previous occasions the DA stayed until the real clock caught up with the KOSU clock.

There was also some kind of strange looping, over and over during Spy time. Here is how I reported it, and you can hear it yourself: [as in my previous report] How can this keep happening? Regards, Glenn Hauser, Enid`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 1 at 2356, JBA carrier from R. Chaski; cuts off sometime between 2359 and 2400. No more slippage to time, no more fun, but just to note it`s still there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, May 1 at 2347, S9+10/20 VG signal with Turkish song; 2351 multi-lingual VOT IDs, 2353 brief German sign-off with lots of numbers (satellite info?), fragment of IS and cut off before 2354. Due to this timing, it appears to be a deliberate extension by the sleepy/sloppyrators at Emirler, i.e. another hour tacked on to the 2200 English broadcast, as German follows available over the feedline. It`s exactly the same thing that would happen sporadically during the B-season on 5960 after 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1927 monitoring: received a reply from Vern of WA0RCR about WOR missing from 1860-AM, UT Sunday April 29 at 0315 and later: a detailed explanation, but basically it was an automation programming problem because of an earlier extended TWIAR interview with Art Bell; he assures that WOR will be back on usual slightly variable schedule.

1927 confirmed Tuesday May 1 at 2030 on WRMI 7780 JBA and 9455 VP. Final airing, as 1928 not quite ready, but:

WORLD OF RADIO 1928 contents: Antarctica, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Europe, Germany, Iran, Korea North & South, Luxembourg non, Mongolia, Perú, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Sa`udi Arabia, South Africa, South America, Taiwan, UAE, UK, USA; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1928 confirmed first airing Tuesday May 1 at 2130 on WRMI 7780 & 9455, JBA to VP, both heavily marred by storm crash noise from Kansas (which is supposed to hit us in OK, afternoon of May 2). Slept thru Wed 1030 on WRMI 9455; maybe someone can confirm that. Next:
Wed 2100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE [not last three weeks; canceled?]
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Mon 0130   WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]

All 9330 broadcasts on WBCQ have been removed here as none confirmed since April 22! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

New WOR site

Hello Glenn, Just a line to say I carry the latest two episodes on The Listener's Guide. Waste your time with Bob's website:
Cheers now, (Bob Ellis, UK, April 29, WORLD OF RADIO 1928, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

New Outlet for World of Radio

Hi Glenn. I hope you are well. I wanted to let you know that World of Radio has a new outlet which will be getting the program from Global Community Radio Channel One (GCR1) on Sunday nights.

Your program will now be heard on KPDO (89.3) in Pescadero, California. This is a brand new community radio station which will be taking programming from Global Community Radio, as well as from the mostly Spanish language public radio service Radio Bilingüe.

[Pescadero is on the coast, Hwy 1, west of San José; WTFDA DB shows not an -LP but 0.1 kW, HAAT -7m, and ``silent`` --- no longer. Maybe someone on Asilomar State Beach can hear it, 50+ miles away down the coast?]

World of Radio will air Sundays at 6 PM Pacific [UT Monday 0100]. The station has already started streaming, in addition to broadcasting on FM. Their website:

I know you will want to mention this on WOR as soon as possible.

I have more GCR news which I'm sure will be of interest to you personally. If you have time to mention it on WOR at some point, please do.

Global Community Radio has expanded its program offerings from two to three 24/7 streams. GCR1 remains a news and talk service with an emphasis on world news. GCR2 now focuses on a wide variety of popular music genres. The new GCR3 is primarily dedicated to Classical and Jazz. In addition, GCR3 presents several talk shows on various aspects of the arts, along with several hours per week of radio theatre, both Old Time Radio and contemporary radio drama.

Find complete program schedules for all three GCR streams, along with a list of local rebroadcasters for GCR at our website:

Keep up the great work. Best, (Jake Longwell, May 1, Global Community Radio, WORLD OF RADIO 1928, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11660, May 2 at 1343, unlike yesterday, no signal from WTWW, 2 x 5830, the fundamental confirmed still on air. Might be due to propagation, except: neighbor WWCR 13845 and 15825 are 20 over 9! Due to sporadic E boost. 

Map checked a couple hours later shows 53 MHz MUF between there and here, reminding us that the VHF Es season is getting underway. But WWCR serves as a pilot that the MUF may be building. There is however a JBA carrier on 11660, i.e. CRI English via Kashgar, East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775.088, May 2 at 1355, finds KVOH already on air with S6 signal in Spanish; BFO is on as I am first tuned to 17775.00, shortly hearing it jump away abruptly as remeasured above, warming up? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 910, May 2 at 1205 UT, ``Kyrie Eleison`` and then Christian service in English. First thought it might be RCatholic, but NW/SE and most likely from KPOF Denver, which per NRC AM Log now stands for ``Point of Faith``, rather than ``Pillar of Fire``; so the old slogan was a bit too threatening? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9890, May 2 at 1241, S2-S6 in Russian, martial? music. EiBi shows it`s Vatican News at 1230-1300, relayed by IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES for Siberia. Violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6110, May 2 at 0627, carrier cutting on every 6 seconds, S9+10, as audible with BFO; similar situation to 9610 earlier. What`s going on? Only Tibet and Ethiopia scheduled at this hour, neither likely to propagate here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9610, May 1 at 2340, beeps every 3 seconds, i.e. audible with BFO, carrier cutting on and off. Only thing scheduled in Aoki/NDXC is CNR8 in Mongolian, surely not this. Possibly related to pulse jamming spread 9613-9622 approx., possibly spurious out of 9565 pileup vs Radio Martí? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11981.024, May 2 at 1233, strong RTTY, no doubt the same as the open carrier heard yesterday on 11981.022 at 1351-1357+. Today on 11980.0 is only a JBA carrier, which would be CRI English via Kunming. RTTY INTRUDER still going at 1345. Can someone read and ID it? No significant hits in the UDXF iog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1715 UT May 2