domenica 9 maggio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs May 8-9, 2010

** CHILE. While CVC has resumed transmitting spurs with the HCJB relay on 11920 (see ECUADOR [non]), with an even stronger signal on its own fundamental 11665, I am not hearing the previous spiky spurs around 11820, May 8 at 2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non?]. 13625, something in Chinese at the unusual hour of 2015 May 8, poor signal. R. Free Asia via Tinian is here overnight at 17-22, but may have been hearing CNR1 jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 5954.2, the continuous music tests are back on this odd frequency, May 8 at 2332 hetting WYFR 5950 at less than 5 kHz, and splashed from it. Side-tuning up a bit helps. Romantic music in Spanish, 2341 an announcement in Spanish, only caught one word, `titulado`. Signal is improving, as WYFR gets a bit weaker. 2347 pause of almost half a minute between trax, and no further announcements heard. The song ending at 2351 had applause and cheers. Kept going past 0000 May 9, but from just before then, adjacent channel interference gets much worse with CRI starting on 5960 in Chinese via Sackville. 0026 check, still going with the music. 5960 is splashing more than 5950 even tho it is 2 kHz further away from 5954. Another check at 0057 still, and heavy ACI. And 0102; and last check at 0112 still there.

I also heard this May 2 at 0046, but only as a carrier. Based on previous activity 26 months ago, it`s ELCOR, the transmitter manufacturer, which used the same frequency and the same type of programming, presumably to test their products. This was discussed extensively with logs by many others in: &

In March 2008, Raúl Saavedra in Costa Rica remarked, ``Shakira, as well as Mexican group Maná, are everyday recipes in those test transmissions.``

Brian Alexander in PA was monitoring at exactly the same time May 8-9, 2010, also noted the announcement at 2341, music by Shakira and others, and pinpointed it at 5954.15.

And Earl Higgins in MO had this as an unID 24 hours earlier: 0044-0056 UT May 8, with ``one Shakira song after another``. I`ll take their word for it as I wouldn`t know Shakira.

This of course is now the only active SW station in CR, unless some of the R. República broadcasts are coming from there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [non]. Congratulations withdrawn! The spurs are back, as bad as ever, from the CVC CHILE transmitter relaying HCJB on 11920. May 8 at 2325 same but distorted audio is to be heard very close to 11900 and 11940, just as a Portuguese ID comes from HCJB on all. The fundamental is also noisy, but this is bleedover from the DentroCuban Jamming Command on 11930 vs R. Martí.

A few days ago and at some chex since, the spurs have been gone, but obviously not permanently. Tonight rechecked just before sign-off at 0043 May 9, the center of the spurs has shifted to approx. plus and minus 21.9 kHz, i.e. 11898.1 and 11941.9. 0044 sign-off claims to be on 11920 only! If they are not going to get rid of them once and for all, the least they could do would be to include the spurs in IDs, ha! All three off shortly after 0045* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, Radio Kuwait, May 8 at 2010 with distorted voices in rock music; 2027 hard rock, during English broadcast, fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, WJHR audible May 8 at 2008 with usual preaching. How much longer can they keep up this charade, programming without authorization, and running low power instead of minimum required 50 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15620 and 15600, spurs from WEWN 15610 quite strong at 2006 May 8, bothering WYFR 15600 in Polish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, it seems that WINB is encroaching into airtime reserved for the long-silent WMLK on same: May 8 at 2015 with hymn and nothing on 13570, WINB`s normal mid-day frequency. It`s // 9385 WWRB, so the Brother Scare service, as soon IDed by himself at 2018. I hope no one list-longs this as WMLK.

Axually WINB staying on 9265 all day Saturday instead of 13570 worx out fine, since the late Elder Jacob O. Meyer piously took Sabbaths off when WMLK axually transmitted, so its official imaginary registration is for 16-21 Sun-Fri, while WINB has it 15-21 on Saturdays only. Sabbath is special for both preachers but they observe(d) it oppositely! Stair adds more frequencies and times than ordinary days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Mark Taylor, WI reported an unID on 7449.4, so I checked the next day, May 9 at 0031. There is a very weak spur on 7449.4 from WWCR 7465, preaching and gospel music, along with a match the same 15.6 kHz displacement above, on 7480.6. These spurs are old hat from this transmitter; does the same thing after the QSY to 3215. But they are quite weak so you won`t always hear them. On this date, 7465 started QSY announcement at 0058 and went off at 0058:35; 3215 came on about 20 seconds later during the steel drums.

Meanwhile, WWRB, which had been on 3215 before then, broke into Brother Scare at 0057:35 to instruct ``retune to 3145``, ID, back to BS for a few sex, off at 0058:15. Thus there was a 40-second gap from one 3215 station to the next, well-coördinated. I did what Dave told me to do, on one receiver, and waited and waited. Finally 3145 came on at 0102:20 JIP, after forcing me to miss almost 5 minutes of BS!

As for WWCR transmitter status, at 2011 May 8, 15825 is JBA; at 2023 I find 12160 inbooming with Pat Boone; 13845 has PMS but much better on Anguilla 11775; 9980 is missing.

After 0100 May 9, besides 3215, 4840 and 5935 are also on with separate programming, but 9980 is still missing as it was earlier on May 8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7415, WBCQ, UT Sunday May 9 at 0039, Ted Randall with ``Outlaw Gospel`` show plugging VG signal, no CCI audible. The current WBCQ schedule claims it`s QSO with Ted Randall, Sat 18-20 and UT Sun 00-03; and still shows QSO Tue 21-23, plus his Radio Disclosure Wed & Thu 21-23.

The WBCQ website anomaly page has this:

``Schedule updates, May 5, 2010 -- There are a number of new shows and schedule changes on WBCQ 7415 on Saturdays; here is the new line-up.
    * Saturday  2-4  pm (1800-2000 UT) 7415 QSO Radio Show
    * Saturday  4-5  pm (2000-2100 UT) 7415 The Medical Conspiracy
    * Saturday  5-7  pm (2200-2300 UT) 7415 The Human Food Factor
    * Saturday  7-8  pm (2300-0000 UT) 7415 Radio Timtron Worldwide
    * Saturday  8-11 pm (0000-0300 UT) 7415 QSO Radio Show
    * Saturday 11-12 m  (0300-0400 UT) 7415 The Overcomer Ministry

The Good Friends Radio Network expands programming on WBCQ 9330 to 9 am-midnight eastern time (1300-0400 UT). The Overcomer Ministry is also in Tuesdays 7-8pm (2300-0000 UT) on WBCQ 7415 in addition to airtime noted earlier.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###