venerdì 26 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 25-26, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, 12065 & 12085, Feb 26 at 1404, open carrier/dead air from all three R. Australia outlets! Leave a receiver on one or another of them, and still OC/DA past 1430, 1447, 1500, 1527, 1540 --- and at recheck 1700! Standard inquiry. Fortunately, RNZI is funxional, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Feb 26 at 1205, sounds like news in Indonesian, at S6, only PacificAsian with some audio on 90m, i.e. RRI Palangkaraya, and no second station. But not positive, could be Bougainville PNG. You never know which one or both will be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, Feb 26 at 1500, quick check to confirm RNZI is on the air and on proper AM frequency today, not to time the timesignal, but when it fires, a glance at my watch indicates it`s about 2 seconds late compared to WWV a minute later. Needs further confirmation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, Feb 26 at 1158, JBA carrier, presumed NBC Madang which has been active lately, but probably not much past 1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, Feb 26 at 1158, S3-4 carrier, presumed SIBC, which has been missing lately from both frequencies, but Ron Howard found 9545 back on air yesterday Feb 25 at 1234-1312, relaying Wantok FM with weak modulation at first. Wolfgang Büschel reported 5020.000 was on air past 2108, but by 2206 Feb 25, 9544.998 was audible in Brisbane. Nothing else is listed on 9545 at the time I heard it: only Iran has an hour in Hausa at 1820, and HFCC adds imaginary entries, from Indonesia, Oman, UAE at other times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Feb 26 at 0113, no signal yet from SLBC, and retuned too late to hear it cut on and then add prélude music, but in time to hear the mis-timesignal ending at 0115:17, as always expected now within a few seconds of then. Heavy trans-polar flutter, S9 to S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1814 monitoring: confirmed Thursday Feb 25, very good until 2129 on WRMI 13695 (and then from 2130, `Blues Radio International`). Also confirmed UT Friday Feb 26 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.900-CUSB, S9. Next on SW:
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

Complete WOR schedule including satellite, FM, AM, webcasts:

** U S A. 7489.98-AM, UT Fri Feb 26 at 0033, `Broad Spectrum Radio` this week has James Branum talking about how he has dealt with autism; S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Feb 26 at 1221, WRMI at S9+20, no jamming, with more great eclectic fill music; 1229.5 Allen [spelt with an E as in Ecuador] Graham ID, and 1230 `Wavescan`. The pre-1230 Fri program was supposed to be `Historias de Radio` at 1200; is that still in produxion? The last episode uploaded was from June of 2015 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Feb 26 at 1540, open carrier/dead S9+ air, presumably WMLK Bethel PA testing again, as I first heard Feb 22. On earlier than licensed start at 1700. Tnx to Walt Salmaniw, BC tip at 1534. Still there at 1700 and still no ID or any modulation. Refreshing on the significance of the call letters from their history page at ---

``It is our opinion that Radio Station WMLK is fulfilling end-time prophecy. First of all the call letters WMLK are significant because Almighty Yahweh pushed us in the direction of requesting them. We had other ideas for call letters. We discovered that all these call letters we had chosen were already in use, until we asked about selecting the letters MLK. These were available and assigned to the station. "MLK" stands for the consonants of the Hebrew word mal'ak which means "messenger or angel." The letters can also under a different set of vowel points mean king (melek). A vocalization of the word will also yield the definition "salt."

Consequently, we rejoice, as we understand that Almighty Yahweh had us select the call letters, which represent the voice of the angel or messenger of Almighty Yahweh heralding the good news of the coming kingdom to the ends of the earth. We are heralding the message that the Messianic King is coming to establish the Kingdom of Yahweh on this earth.``

Nonsense. How come relatively reasonable religionists, e.g. Methodists, are so hard to find on shortwave? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Feb 26 at 1216, DGS audio from 5935 transmitter can be heard underneath whatever YL is on WWCR 4840 now, while 5935 itself is very much weaker than 4840, the pre-sunrise MUF trough intervening. Checked this after first hearing a mix on 3450 with local KCRC 1390, that far away from inbooming 4840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Feb 26 at 1220, SonPower Radio re-introducing Rick Wiles from the National Religious Broadcasters con in Nashville. O yes, a yearly event always in N-town; wonder if Colorado Springs vies for it as the #1 industry there is gospel-huxtering, while in Nashville at most it`s #2. 

That also explains why 9930 WTWW was on before and after 2300 Feb 25 with Ted interviewing someone (live?) from MBI about `Unshackled` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Feb 26 from 1405, usual VG signal from Republic of Yemen Radio, but with considerable fading, during an hour+ of ``motivational music`` including familiar triumphal tunes played daily, still going past 1500; by 1528 recheck it`s starting to fade down. In case one want to check for revived Maghrib call to prayer, sunset is currently computed at 1510 UT for Sana`a, 1508 for Aden. (Besides sunrise, the other three CTP times seem rather flexible, sometime in the morning, noon, and afternoon; just heed the muezzin.)

BTW, transliterates the city names as 'Adan and San'a, the latter originally displaying with a sedilla under the S (so really pronounced Sh?), and a macron (long sign) over the second A. The apostrophe would represent the glottal stop so characteristic of Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5960-, Feb 26 at 1200, once again the slightly off-frequency carrier, JBA at S6 with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1834 UT February 26