venerdì 4 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 3-4, 2018

Link to many versions of A-18 schedules:

DX/SWL/Media Programs updated May 4:

World of Radio schedules updated May 4:

73, Glenn Hauser

** CANADA. 2748.97 or .98, May 4 at 0149 UT, Synthyl in English with marine weather, misleadingly mentions Washington DC; ``she`` has a pleasant, well-enunciated voice, except hard to copy proper names other than ``Bay of Fundy`` at 0152 UT. As carrierless pure SSB, it`s hard to pinpoint, but voice sounds most natural 10-20 Hz offset below nominal 2749.

Now to look up which station it be. The CCG website now has archived the 2017 schedule we had referred to, as outdated, redirecting us to the 2018. The pdf version
runs 333 pages! So slower computers might avoid it, too much info. Here`s the quick one for the Atlantic area:

And search the closest previous time to the log. Fortunately, it`s the very first one:
``Halifax MCTS/VCS – Broadcasts
Time UT Site     Frequency Contents
0140    Chebogue 2749J3E   Radiotelephony (English followed by French)
    Technical marine, synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 201 to 208.
    U.S. weather forecasts for Coastal Waters (Eastport to Schoodic Point, Maine) and Offshore Waters (Gulf of Maine to the Hague Line).
    Notices to Shipping in areas Bay of Fundy, South and West Coast Nova Scotia`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, May 3 at 2135, RHC Spanish despite this frequency supposed to run 22-24 UT only in French/Portuguese/English for Africa. At least they won`t bother AWR now, ending English via Austria at 2130, unless RHC on even earlier for its tarde service starting at 2100? Now // weaker 12000, 11840, weakest 11830 & 11850, stronger 11760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, May 3 at 0601 check, R. Verdad is still off earlier than this. Every time I`ve checked website program schedule, it has been years out of date, so reluctant to bother now. It is on, May 4 at 0119 check, poor in storm noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 12050, May 2 at 1833, S9 of dead air; then I hear some JB modulation --- maybe WEWN is coöperating allowing us to hear co-channel Radio (Ndarason?) International, via Ascension? There`s singing, but then JBA something in Spanish so now it`s Radio Católica Sub-Modulada (the 1800 broadcast of the other Radio Dandal Kura, via France is now on 11830, yet to be heard here) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-USB, May 4 at 0103, pirate with hard rock screaming, good S9 vs storm crashes peaking at S9+10, 0106 ``Won Ton Hong Kong`` song; 0110 ``telling a story`` with music; 0116.5 clearly enunciated ID as ``X-L-R-8``, not ``accelerate``. Still going past 0136, 0145 wild music; 0153+ disconnecting the reeled-out, I find it sufficient on PL-880 telescopic alone. Many more logs here:,42257.0.html
covering 2159-0252 UT, almost 5 hours! Should have been plenty of time for FCC to DF and bust him, should they care (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530, May 3 at 2030 UT check, K530AM, Vance AFB, has resumed modulating irrelevant PSAs after days and days of dead air; maybe yesterday or ante-yesterday when I didn`t check (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1230, May 3 at 1200 UT, WBBZ is sufficiently into the dayside to dominate any remaining skywave, ID as ``Hometown Radio, WBBZ, Ponca City``, CBS bong and news. I`m astounded to learn that WBBZ`s talkhosts are all residents of Ponca City: Dan Patrick, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dave Ramsey, Fox Sports, Coast to Coast, Kim Komando [come on, what`s her real name?], etc., etc. O, there is one local hour, M-F 12-13 UT, Good Morning[,] Ponca City! And per the sked
WBBZ has no programming on Sundays, which I rather doubt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PANAMA [non]. 7490.04v, UT Thu May 3 at 0009, WBCQ with its only(?) Spanish program, `Antena DX`, lots of self-promotion like Frecuencia al Día, ID and address at La Chispa Estéreo, and schedule claiming to be: Mon 1200 UT on 5950; Thu 0030 on 7490! Thu 0130 on 9955; Thu 1200 on 5950. WBCQ sked shows Thu 0030 on 5130! But Thu 0000-0030 is unaccounted for on 7490 altho not labeled Available Time Slot. Moving it to 7490 is certainly an upgrade.

The WRMI info is also ALL wrong: Not Thu at 0130 but UT Fri 0030 on 9955; NO broadcasts on 5950 at 1200-1230 any day except Fridays with Yeshua P&P. And I don`t see any other times for the program on any System or frequency. Apparently the producer doesn`t try monitoring his own show or checking WRMI site like I just did, to confirm his out-of-date schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 4 at 0114, S1-S2 carrier on from SLBC; prélude JBA from 0114:46, 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:05, compared to CHU; such consistently precise inaccuracy from night to night! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9870, May 4 at 0125, no signal from VOT Spanish, so what about // 9770? Yes, Turkish music, VP S4-S5, and by the time I get back to 9870 at 0126, it`s back on too but no better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1928 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 2 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v, JBA vs storm noise level; slightly better simultaneously on WRMI 9955, very poor. Both stations could do so much better in summer daytimes on a higher band. 

As long as WBCQ keeps BSing on 9330, thus starts a big gap in WOR availability on SW, until Sat 0630 on HLR 6190; Sun 0200 on WRMI 7780. 

Hey, are there any SW stations out there that would like to run WOR on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday?! Next:

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 0130.5 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?]

** U S A. 5129.84v, May 4 at 0118, no signal from WBCQ, tho 7490v and 9330v are OK. BTW, a few pix of Angela with Allen at their Daytona Beach wedding have upshown on WBCQ FB, congrats:
(this does not constitute an endorsement by gh of disgraced FB)

** U S A. 7505v, May 4 at 0110, no signal from WRNO, nor yet at 0147; hit or miss operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, May 4 at 0136 UT, lo-key chat in Spanish by a padre with slight Anglo accent, about PJP2, then musulmanes en Filipinas sending their kids to Catholic schools. By now I`m thinking to compare it to WEWN 5970, and sure enough, it`s the same, about two words behind SW. 1010 loops slightly CCW from E-W, which is also just right for KTNZ, Amarillo, Tejas.

Six years ago KTNZ was ``Super Tejano`` per a stalled FB page searched out; last year it was ESPN in English; and some otherwhen hits called it `LaRaza``. But flipped again back to Spanish, this time another religion, EWTN, as first heard here last October as in DXLD 17-40 et seq. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060-, May 4 at 0133 UT, contact info in Spanish with a 605 AC phone number?? That would be South Dakota, but I don`t think KGFX Pierre would be in Spanish; then KIJN calls, and P O Box 458, Farwell TX 79325. SSB tuning eliminates the characteristic fast SAH from this always off-frequency station against anything else. 10 kW daytimer runs all night, but now is still legal as official FCC May sunset is 0145 UT (also August; June & July 0200 UT --- not that they care) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, May 3 at 2030 check, KLEY in SNAFU mode, as more often that not. These episodes were first noted here 2.5+ months ago, February 14, the description still correct, altho the counts may vary:

``1130, Feb 14 at 1925 UT on caradio near downtown Enid, KLEY 
Wellington KS is all messed up. Continuous spark-pulses at steady rate 
of about 288/minute or 4.8 per second on this frequency only so not 
external QRN; mixed in are very irregular split-second flashes of 
carrier modulated mostly with music; sometimes once a second, other 
times with long 5+ second pauses. During one 60-second span, I counted 
39 of them``

Any licensee so incompetent/ignorant of its AM station deserves to lose it, if not be fined (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 7465, May 4 at 0111, S Asian? language talk at S6 vs S9 storm noise level. NDXC/Aoki shows it`s TWR India via Tashkent, M-F in Hindi at 0045-0115; plus 0115-0130 in Nepali or more Hindi or Dzongkha or Tibetan, also M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11981+, May 3 at 2134, RTTY INTRUDER is still here. This time I seek ID help in the ITU`s quarterly monitoring log, altho concluded March 31:
The 121 pdf pages take forever to load --- finally gets to page 85 with 11980 entries, all A3E, and nothing on 11981 of any mode. No F1B on 12015, but they did notice 12120, unID labeled SECURE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0513 UT May 4