martedì 23 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 23, 2016

** BRAZIL. 4885.025, Feb 23 at 0656, R. Clube do Pará, Belém, is back on at S9 with music, 0658 very full ID. As in my last report, it was missing at 0214 check. Sometimes they stay on all night, more often not. Maybe this is just getting started around 5 am local DST (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, Feb 23 at 0642, ERT whiner is audible at S5, while 9420 non-whiner is JBA carrier at S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 11518, Feb 23 at 1428, JBA carrier, trace of modulation? No jamming audible from 11515 or 11520. No doubt this is V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on one of its off-frequencies. Wolfgang Büschel was monitoring one after another today from 1200 on the 15, 13, 12, 11 MHz bands concluding during this time:

``1402:03-1405:20 11513 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, no jamming observed til 1405 UT on Febr 23, then VoT Dushanbe hopped to
1405:20-1430:37 11518 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, and CNR jammer has been appeared STILL on lower side 11510 kHz. VoT TX cut off at 14.30:37 UT on Febr 23`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Received this Feb 23 from anonymous ---

``Glenn: You are correct in your assumptions. WMLK Radio is licensed by the FCC to test at 9.275 MHZ from 1700-2200 UTC. We have been placing a carrier and modulated content on the air during this time period. Programming with SID's will soon follow when testing stages and adjustments are completed. Thank you for your report!``

Check 9275 Feb 23 at 1727: not on yet today.

This undated page, but which I think is nothing new, explains some of their woes in getting this thing going:

concluding with this ``mission statement``:

``Radio WMLK cannot be stopped at the border of a given country. Many people on this earth only have access to the outside world via shortwave radio. With this method of communication, we will reach many people and many countries, that otherwise would present difficulty in accessing. There comes a time of government restriction/intervention, and also the time comes that attempts will be made, to silence those in opposition to their views. The beast system will be very oppressing. With our own broadcasting capabilities, we will be able (Yahweh Willing!) to continue to send forth Yahweh's Truth to a dying world! Also in the works is obtaining our own power generator. We want to be able to produce our own electricity if necessary. Shalom! Gary A. McAvin, Chief Operating Engineer``

It looks like the evil government`s FCC was very foolish to authorize WMLK! ``Beast system``??? ``Dying world``??? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 & 7730, Feb 23 at 0704, these WRMIs have switched to the very nice eclectic fill music loop, after hours & hours of BS, while e.g. 5765 & 7780 stay with BS. The transmission schedule grid is confusing, showing 5850 and 7730 switch to System D other religious programming at 0700, but Sundays only on 5850, Mondays only on 7730 --- and this is Tuesday. So apparently other days of week are not paid for by BS or anyone, but they leave the transmitters on. BTW, have not heard the fill music lately on 11580 between 13 and 15, but rather more BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. Re 1380, KRCM, Shenandoah TX, now heard twice with strong dominant signal at night, the info that it had an application for 22 kW was from the NRC AM Log as of last summer. Checking current FCC AM Query, we see now they already are LICENSED for 22 kW day power, 50 watts (ha, ha) night power:

The pdf pattern plot is 404, but the data shows:

major lobe is to the north and east; minimum to the WSW. Not only are they licensed for 22/0.05 kW, but also have an application for 22/0.043 kW. This involves a transmitter site change at night only.

Currently licensed day and night at
30° 07' 40.00" N Latitude      Power: 22.0 kilowatts (kW) Daytime 
95° 57' 35.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
with different patterns day and night.

Day site would stay same, but new night site app would be quite moved:
29° 39' 54.00" N Latitude      Power:  0.043 kilowatts (kW) Nighttime 
95° 45' 28.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
and non-direxional

However, if they are going to run 22 kW at night, why bother with a new 43-watt night-only site presumably closer to the target area? DAIJ Media, LLC, licensee of KRCM, obviously has no respect for the rules, not bothering to ID legally either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Lots of USB QSO pirates in Indonesish, Feb 23 at 1430-1440 on 5-kHz spacings: 11460, 11455 (more soft-spoken and more musical), 11450, 11435, 11410, 11405 (sounds YL) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1729 UT February 23