domenica 20 marzo 2016

Glenn Hauser logs March 19-20, 2016

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 19 at 1910, TUN is ***still*** breaking up modulation, sounds like DGS attempting to intone from the grave, rather than PMS at the moment. 6090, March 20 at 0048 ****still**** breaking up, recognizably DGS with long pauses for puffs, but incomprehensible, so now it`s at the 48-hour mark since I first noticed this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6165, *0047 March 20, RHC carrier has just come on, prior to 0100 English, and 6000 is not yet on. I was checking it for Chad, as earlier in the European evening, a French/Arabic station was being reported on 6165, possibly reactivated with pending elexion? Once upon a time, RNT ran 24 hours.

9580, March 20 at 0101, S9+10 CRI English relay is dead air, while much weaker S6 // 9570 via ALBANIA is in it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, March 20 at 0134, Radio Verdad, Emisora Evangélica y Educativa ID with wrong frequency ``4.05 MHz, SW-1`` and offering QSL, with Hammond? organ music background. S9+10 which is good enough direct without ``injexion`` by mysterious additional relays. Haven`t heard anything about ``The Shortwave Alliance`` lately. BTW, SW-1 is meaningless unless you happen to have a radio marked with bands like SW-1 and SW-2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. I just sent this to Uncle Eric van Willegen:

``Eric, I have not heard yet whether you will be continuing the North American SW broadcasts. I must tell you that the 6040 service from Nauen is not well received here in mid-America, Oklahoma. Tonight (UT March 20), it`s only S6, and there is always that het from Brasil on 6040.3 or so. At 0205, I can recognize your voice but can`t understand what you are saying.

I hear that you once considered and rejected being on WRMI or WBCQ. I don`t understand this. For instance, at this very same time if you were on the WRMI 5850 transmitter, your signal would be inbooming at S9+30! Currently WRMI is running Brother Stair on this and many other frequencies. I would hope they could make room for you, as BS is duplicated over and over and over, and if they take him off 3 hours, they could put him on 3 hours more on some other frequency.

I have no idea what MBR is costing you or what WRMI would really cost you, but surely it is worth considering. That will not guarantee you more advertisers, but it will assure you a much greater audience in North America, which could lead to more advertising support.

WRMI does have this offer on their website: ``No other broadcast medium can give you such a large coverage area for such a small cost. Airtime blocks on Radio Miami International cost as little as $1.00 per minute for bulk airtime purchases. For more information, contact us.``

So your three hours a week would run $180 at that rate. The best azimuth is 315 degrees which aims right across North America (including me), but anything from 285 to 355 would be a great improvement over your beam from Nauen.

I would also suggest you consider a weekend afternoon (local time) broadcast on WRMI across North America on a higher band, like 13 MHz. On Saturday evening there is much more programming competition, from WBCQ programs, pirates, etc. Not to mention people who aren`t listening to radio at all but going out on Saturday nights.

These are my personal suggestions trying to help you, and not prompted by WRMI. 73, Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO, Enid OK

PS: I tried to submit this on your website contact form but never got an acknowledgment it was submitted!`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 17800.072, March 19 at 1926, BaBcoCk IS catches my ear on a very off-frequency when hardly anything else is audible on 16m (besides 17790 WRMI). It`s fading from S9+10 to S8, with some buzz, and cutting on and off a bit. 1930 switch to Adventist World Radio theme, English ID, and ``following program in Swahili``, I thought, but must have said Fulfulde, as in HFCC, 1930-2000, 250 kW, 315 degrees from Meyerton USward, and BTW, BAB is NOT shown as the FMO for this, but AWR itself, so what has BAB to do with this? Program feed routing apparently (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, UT Sunday March 20 at 0129, SLBC, giving P O Box in Kolkata, so is it Bengali or Hindi? Fading S7-S4, but sufficient to tell there is no ToH timesignal. There is a break, ID and apparent program change right at 0130 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1817 monitoring: confirmed Sat March 19 at 0730 via Hamburger Lokalradio 6190, by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria:
Also confirmed by me, fair Sat March 19 at 2230 on WBCQ 9329.975-CUSB, after `The Planet` IS and ID sign-on. Also confirmed, UT Sunday March 20 at 0330 midpoint, on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, so started approximately 0315, another new shifted time. Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. WBCQ frequency chex on the R75, March 19-UT March 20:
2230: 9329.975 --- 0041: 9330.043
2230: 7490.065 --- 0041: 7489.923
2230: -------- --- 0041: 5129.745

** U S A. 3195, March 20 at 0132, WWRB has activated this frequency for an external gospel huxter, while 3185 is BSing, and 3215 is now occupied by WWCR an hour earlier than before. 3195 is also registered for WWCR at 21-01 & 06-10 but not using it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, March 20 at 0150 UT, KQQZ announcing that dead air is normally a no-no (really? witness my many logs of it from incompetent stations on MW and SW), but on this nonconformist station, a minute of silence is about to follow ``in memory of our loved ones`` (not clear if those were more clearly defined). ``If you tune to another station, don`t come back, because we don`t want you as a listener``. Well, it`s not totally dead, but a chime every 10 seconds from 0151.5 UT to 0152.5 UT. This is one of the Insane Broadcasting Company cluster almost owned by ``Bob Romanik "The Grim Reaper of Radio", ``The Kraziest Son of a Bitch you'll ever hear on the radio`` to quote his own website, 
Obviously on 10 kW day power rather than 22 watts nite, variously attributed to De Soto MO, Belleville IL, Fairview Heights IL === St Louis MO market (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, UT March 20 at 0144 UT, gumbo ad during LSU Sports, so KRJO Monroe LA has come back to life after days(?) of dead air, for something more important than mere music from FM sibling; 0145 UT singing ad for WCK, foundation repair, and back to baseball (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11770.127, March 19 at 1911, JBA carrier I notice after checking out the continuing crackle from 11775 Anguilla. Could it be Voice of Nigeria? 11770 is one of their frequencies altho not reported lately at this time, but very likely to be off-frequency. Also note this from a month ago:

``Xinjiang CNR PBS Chinese noted on 11769.973 kHz, but also whine distortion on nearby 11770.156, 11770.204 and 11770.716 kHz, latter could be another V of Nigeria outlet? (Wolfgang Büschel, Feb 20, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, dxldyg via DXLD) Time? circa 0510? by neighboring logs (gh)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0430 UT March 20