sabato 19 dicembre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs December 18-19, 2015

** ARGENTINA. 11710.90, Dec 19 at 0136, RAE is S5 with undermodulated music; hadn`t measured it lately, and tonight it`s a bit higher than usual, but never yet reaching 11711.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 7250, Dec 19 at 0126, poor S9 signal in Chinese, per EiBi, CRI in Mandarin via Urumqi to South Asia, this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6959.0-AM, Dec 19 at 0051, weak music on the R75, encouraging me to switch to the NRD-545. But a few minutes later as in next log, it`s in USB, so different pirate station? Maybe, maybe not, per unID logs at,25172.0.html

** NORTH AMERICA. 6959.0-USB, Dec 19 at 0108, rock guitar music, lyric ``I don`t want to be alone`` heard more than once, 0112 CW ``ID`` as KARMA, and then a message, repeated which I partially copied, trying to listen to Allan Weiner at same time, but others got it exactly on,25173.0.html
as ``KARMA  KARMA IS A BITCH IF YOU ARE`` and nothing further heard from 0113 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.75-AM, Dec 19 at 0118, very poor S8 signal with music. These logs,25170.0.html
say it was Pirate Radio Boston with an Xmas show at 0032-0134* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, Dec 19 at 0140, gospel music in the mix with Spanish from TX/CO, so presumably Sallisaw`s KFSW but not the dominant signal it used to achieve as KYHN. Not up to snuff? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 11240.0-AM, Dec 19 at 0152, S1 signal but sounds like a broadcaster, maybe with a game. Does not work out to be a simple MW harmonic but it does prove to be // local 1390 KCRC Enid ESPN. I can`t figure out any formula mixing it with other locals on 960, 1640 to land it on 11240. It could also be external mixing with a very strong SWBC signal, but nothing like that at plus or minus 1390 from 11240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Dec 19 at 0059, JBA carrier, 0100 some music, and now two carriers beating, i.e. BBC UAE and Perú. I`m attempting to detect when one of them, R. Chaski goes off, but they are just too weak, and give up at 0107. Just before then, some other carrier(s) swept across (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1804 monitoring confirmed Friday Dec 18 at 2130.1 on WRMI 15770, and at 2130.6 on WRMI 7570; lower frequency as usual stronger and holds up better here; reverse in Europe? Next:
Sat 0730   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND? [how far from St Louis is it audible in daytime? Harold Frodge was hearing it in Michigan last week]
Sun 0415v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND? [may have started earlier last week]
Sun 0900   WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW!]
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW [beware of JL Xmas special]
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. 5109.7-CUSB, UT Sat Dec 19 from 0100, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide`; the first few minutes my attention is divided as I have him on the PL-880 and on the NRD-545 am copying a pirate on 6959, while also tracking R. Chaski for a cutoff time. At 0110 Allan is talking about broadcasters who are no longer with us, such as ``the late, great Bill Cooper`` who got into a shootout with police in Arizona; and Michael Ketter;

Allan also says Art Bell will be missed --- seems he has abruptly stopped his `Midnight [sic] in the Desert` show (which was briefly on WBCQ) due to threats against him and his family, to the level of gunshots being fired on his property in Nevada. Strange I had not heard about this as the news broke a week ago. Catch up via stories and scads of comments at:
The Future of Midnight in the Desert and Dark Matter Radio Network:
So will WTWW and CFRX keep carrying M[sic]ITD with Heather instead of Art, if indeed, DMRN keeps carrying it at all? UT Tue-Sat 0500-0800 on 5085, 6070.

Back to `AWWW`, then on the phone with Hal Turner for the next semi-hour until starting to let him go at 0142, recounting his betrayal by the FBI landing him in prison, and how he has ``throttled back a little bit`` his new show on WBCQ, UT Thursdays 0200-0400 on 7490v; and the need for free speech on the radio and everywhere. Before 0200, J.P. Ferraro is the guest, as 5109.7 switches to `Grogcast`, so we have to listen on 7489.9-AM only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6220, Dec 19 at 0130, no signal detected from WMDB via WNQM via mixing product with WWCR; yet the WWCR fundamental, 1300 kHz higher on 7520 is still very strong at S9+40. Nor 6220 heard at several other recent chex. So maybe they have finally filtered out the ``La Ranchera 880`` Spanish spur? Window to check for it is UT Tue-Sat 00-03 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.80, Dec 19 at 0202, WRNO DJ is introducing gospel music show, at S9+30 but unlistenable due to suptorted (suppressed & distorted) modulation. Spreads out but fortunately not quite down to 7490 WBCQ. This station can never get its act together (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 869.985 approx., Dec 19 at 0145, WWL New Orleans is slightly off-frequency to the lo side; I have been noticing this for a long time as I bandscan MW in SSB on the NRD-545 at 10-kHz steps: makes a LAH unlike spot-on stations such as KOA 850.00. Seems unusual that a major clear channel station like WWL would be that far off. The MW Offset list, as of Oct 2015,
as usual has years-old info for these, but at least are included:
870  869.996  USA WWL (New Orleans, LA)  20101103
850  849.9999 USA KOA (Denver (IBOC), CO) [-850.0000] 20130316
KOA has been non-IBOC-noise for a long time now, fortunately. Stations with IBOC were supposedly more careful about frequency accuracy, the only positive aspect of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1600, UT Sat Dec 19 at 0205 UT, Saluki basketball, sponsored by Marion Toyota, at half-time show. This has got to be KATZ St Louis MO, breaking format from gospel hits as ``Hallelujah 1600``. Finally found on website a sked of Saluki football, but nothing about BKB:
Nor did they say they would really broadcast all those games. There are no 1600s in SIL or anywhere in IL, and KATZ night pattern aims toward us, not at all toward Carbondale and vicinity; day pattern is almost ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0443 UT December 19