venerdì 26 novembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs November 25-26, 2010

** CANADA. 2749-SSB, Nov 26 at 1053 marine weather by YL with québecois accent, 1055 OM also in French but heavy English accent; 1057 OM in English mentions ``Coast Guard Radio`` and 2749 but can`t catch a location or call as signals fight heavy noise level; then calling ``All stations`` in English and French, but off at 1058 and nothing further heard by 1101. Let`s check Bill Hepburn`s info at:

Which shows 2749 is used by four stations on the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, two of which are bilingual, VCN in Grindstone [Magdalen Islands] QC, but not scheduled until 1118, while the other one has a broadcast starting at 1040:
VAR-3, NS, Yarmouth-Fundy, 43 44 24, 66 07 19, EE/FF
This source does not mention mode, USB or LSB, and on the FRG-7 BFO it`s not obvious immediately.

Guess why I was tuning around here? Yep, HAARP, Alaska, but no sign of it on 2750. When active it could cause lots of QRM to the CCG stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 26:
8400, JBA at 1046
This nor any others heard later by 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. The recalcitrant Arnie Coro, RHC frequency manager, so far has kept a transmitter on 6050 blowing away HCJB`s only remaining frequency from Ecuador: Nov 26 at 1042 check, in Spanish, 6050 is strongest here, // 5040, 6120, 6150. But off by 1101, audiblizing HCJB again; see ECUADOR. At 1106, equally big signal on 6095 instead, probably same transmitter // 6140, 6150, 6180. At 1210, RHC is also on 6000, perhaps waited until WYFR was finished at nominal 1200.

5025, R. Rebelde had been inbooming earlier as usual, but absent at 1212 Nov 26, at least allowing one to detect adjacent carriers from Solomons and Sarawak; back on at 1237 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VENEZUELA [non]

** DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 6025+, Nov 26 at 1136, badly squeezed between stronger Australia 6020 and DentroCuban Jamming Command 6030, apparent live show inviting phone calls to 809 number in Santo Domingo, discussing Madre Taresa, fading out by 1140: Radio Amanecer, slightly on hi side compared to 5025 Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. 6050, HCJB, Pichincha still exists, despite barrage from super signal de RHC between 01 and 11 UT; see CUBA. Nov 26 at 1042 not even a trace of HCJB can be heard under it, RHC off by 1101 about to move to 6095, so HCJB is audiblized: axually with R. Transmundial program, A través de la Biblia inviting toll-free calls in PR and US to 1-800-880-5339, or e-mail Now the only problem is the lite het from Malaysia off-frequency to lo side. HCJB gradually weakens as sunrise oncomes. At 1133 its own programming, news from La Voz de los Andes, W&M alternating, temp 10 degrees, frequent timechex for 6:33, 6:34, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. 4918.9, romantic music segués, Nov 26 at 0635, poor signal vs noise level and CODAR; on this frequency it has to be R. Quito, which sporadically reactivates on SW, usually lasting only a few nights before vanishing again. Go get `em. At 0644 it was the OSOB on 60m except for USA and Cuba (or OSAMOB – only South American on band). 0651 brief Spanish announcement, but could not copy. If there was an ID at hourtop, I dozed thru it, 0702 still music, but at 0709 ``Radio Quito --- amplitud modulada``. Next check at 1036, still a signal but unreadable on 4918.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT [and non]. 13580, Nov 26 at 1535 mostly motorboating, modulation just barely audible under, from R. Cairo`s Albanian service; much worse than neighbor WINB 13570 with its unstable carrier detectable only with BFO on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, AFN barely audible Nov 26 at 1039, in talk, vs my local cable DTV converter bubbling, and now WTWW 5755 is splashing worse than before since audio processor has been changed. Also talk detectable at 1210, so is it back to newstalk including NPR Morning Edition rather than the country music stream? Guess not, as at 1239 country music. At least the transmitter is on the air today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4052.5-, hoped to catch R. Verdad sign-on, Nov 26, but nothing audible at 1127 or earlier, nor at 1131. However, at 1143 with BFO on I can hear a weak signal with music. Unsure when it came on; might have been there earlier but masked by additional local broadband noise source (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI Nov 26 at 1042, fair with flutter, music with IADs, perhaps during English hour. At 1108 in slow and deliberate Chinese, non-native speaker? Poor with ACI from Chinese on 9530. Not checked again until 1600, poor-fair, music, IADs, het de 9525.0, i.e. CRI English via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN; 1601 ``Voice of Indonesia, the Sound of Dignity`` ID in English, into Arabic, 1602 Qur`an for several minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 3945, looking for R. Nikkei-2 overtime, as suspected yesterday until 1329* but Nov 26 unheard at 1126 tho -1 was in poorly on 3925; no VANUATU audible either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17800, V. of Africa still here ex-17725, colliding with Deutsche Welle, Nov 26 at 1529 about equal levels with talk in English about a sub-Saharan country vs DW sounder during German (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Nov 26 at 1301 as I tune in, the low-key YL announcer is just IDing in Spanish as XETAR, La Voz de la Sierra Tarahumara, Chihuahua. I was hearing this a lot in October when the timing was more propitious.

700, Nov 26 at 1305, having searched the MW band for Mexican NAs, didn`t find any, but no matter as XEETCH was just signing on in Indian language(s), by W&M mentioning calls and Etchojoa, Sonora several times, plus ``700 AM``. 1307 sign-on in Spanish also saying it`s an emisora cultural. WRTH gives slogan as La Voz de los Tres Rios, but I have not heard that; 5 kW daytimer (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA [non]. 13860, V. of Tamils two-day special presumed, JBA carrier at 1612 Nov 26, site unknown. WRN had informed us of this: VOICE OF TAMILS SPECIAL --- Glenn, As last year there will be Tamil convention specials on November 26 and 27th.
1030-1400 on 17880
1400-1500 on  6230
1500-1630 on 13860
It will be a relay of a European Tamil TV station's audio from the Hot Bird Satellite

Others have reported hearing the remaining frequencies; try again Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Astounded to hear Dead Gene Scott on 9350, Nov 26 at 0625, almost the OSOB and certainly the SSOB briefly until it too began fading out like all the other 31m signals --- but not before I had time to // it to Anguilla 6090, and find that WWCR was absent from 5935 where DGS is supposed to be!

This WWCR-2 transmitter is scheduled on 9350 only at 21-23, and on 5935 from 01 to 13, so must have punched the wrong frequency. Certainly a bad move to have been deliberate, due to nightmiddle lowflux propagation, making remaining 5890 with Brother Scare JBA at 0627 (while further signals on 49m such as WYFR, and BBC 5875 and other Europeans were inbooming); WWCR 4840 was OK but hardly solid, while 3215 was still VG. WTWW 5755 was also very poor at this time.

Next check at 1041, 5935 was back on the air with PMS, 5890 was fair with BS, and 5755 was back to full strength with PPP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1540 monitoring: first airing confirmed on WRMI 9955 webcast, Thursday Nov 25 at 1600. And on WBCQ 7415 at 2000. And on WWRB 3185 Friday Nov 26 at 0430.

ACB Radio Mainstream has adjusted all times one UT hour later and will stay on ET = EST/EDT as applicable instead of UT, so WORLD OF RADIO now starts UT Fridays at 0200 and repeats every two hours thru 2400:

Further airings: Fri 2130 on WWCR 7465; Sat 0900, 1500 and 1830 on WRMI 9955; Sat 1700 on WWCR 12160; Sat 1900 on IRRS/Slovakia 6090, which has been doing well around Europe, and might also make it to NE America; UT Sun 0330 on WWCR 4840, 0730 on WWCR 3215; Sun 0900, 1530, 1830 on WRMI 9955; Mon 0300 on WBCQ 5110.

WOR also has a new webcasting affiliate, Geneva Community Radio, New York, UT Mondays 0000 via

** U S A. 13750, VOA Spanish remains here, ex-13715, Nov 26 at 1241 when it`s JBA compared to good // 9885 with report on Chilean President Piñeda`s visit to Perú, on Enfoque Andino service. The schedule at
has now been corrected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3160, haven`t checked for WPJK sign-on lately, Orangeburg SC, 2 x 1580, so standing by for it Nov 26 from before 1230: *1230:33 carrier on at S9+18, 1232 false-start as heard one word and more silence; 1234:12 canned sign-on and into Gospel Train music show infested with Autotunes, opening with train whistle tooting Q, so get out of the way.

WPJK is still signing on a semihour later than necessary since legal sunrise in November is 1200 UT. In December it becomes 1215, but likely to remain *1230v as WPJK seems fond of opening at 7:30 local clock time as it was doing during the first week of November, one semihour too early at 1130 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1360, Nov 26 at 1301 YL in Spanish mentioning De Soto, Tejas several times, apparently plugging a religious service. That`s a suburb on the south side of Dallas, so must be KMNY, Hurst TX also in The Metroplex. Would have just upped from night power 890 watts to day power 50,000 as legal sunrise in Nov is 1300 UT; in Dec it will be 1330. Hardly sounded like 50 kW, as main lobe goes WSW and there`s a null toward us. Retains calls denoting previous financial format, so how would they possibly tie ``money`` into religion now? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, Nov 26 at 1225, strong open carrier with fast SAH vs Spanish from south = XEEP, and English religion from NW/SE = WLNO. I figured it was KIJN, Farwell TX, and so it was, with sign on in Spanish (only?) at 1229 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** U S A. 890, Nov 26 at 1312 UT, with KTLR OKC nulled, I am hearing something in addition to remnants of WLS: 846 area code, religious, mentions, Mortenson Broadcasting Co., 890-GGN, plugging Xmas in November promotion starting today.

NRC AM Log shows it`s KGGN, Gladstone MO, 960-watt daytimer in Kansas City area. FCC AM Query shows Nov sunrise is 1300 UT, Dec 1330; direxional cardioid with major lobe about 250 degrees, but plenty towards us. Website shows calls mean ``God`s Good News``, rather than ``Great Gospel Radio`` as in NRC AM Log. Then I find that AC 846 does not exist, so maybe they said 816 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 6140, RNV via CUBA, Nov 26 at 1044 in Spanish, instead of 6180 where the 10-11 UT hour had been for years. As I seldom monitor during this hour, don`t know when it changed but perhaps Nov 8 when 6140 was reactivated for other RHC broadcasts. 6180 was now carrying RHC // several others; see CUBA. Or it could have been one of their numerous mixups, so further chex needed.

The 11-12 RNV relay is still on 6060, heard at 1103 in English and Spanish, undermodulated. The only way we can get an RNV schedule is by monitoring, as they STILL announced the years-out-of-date schedule on every broadcast, which I heard concluding again Nov 26 at 1556 on 11680, with the last three entries 11875, 15230 and 17705, only the last of which is still in use.

Altho I have not bothered to log and report them, I have in the last few weeks run across RNV still on the schedule we have previously compiled so here is the sked now believed to be complete and accurate, one hour each:
10  6140
11  6060 [partly English]
12 11705
15 11680 [except Sundays][partly English]
19 15290 [may also miss Sundays if Aló, Presidente is on?]
20 17705
22 11670
23 13680 15250 [partly English]

UNIDENTIFIED. TP MW carrier search, Nov 26 at 1255 UT: not much, but detectable on 774, 1422, 1566 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3575 approx., Nov 26 at 0637 as I tuned across 80m, heard a series of musical electronic tones, then off. Presumably some ham mode. To be sought again sometime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###