lunedì 27 giugno 2016

Glenn Hauser logs June 26-27, 2016

** ARGENTINA. 15343.90, June 27 at 0119, S3 Radio Nacional with hyper-enthusiastic silly ballgame coverage, but seemingly interrupted by brief commercials during lulls. Argentina is obviously one of the teams, and as a matter of fact this is the finale of the Copa América, vs Chile, as per promotion on Univisión which has scheduled it until 0200 UT. So one last try to find any SSB feeders carrying this from Chile or Argentina: still nothing on 12365-USB, nor from anything in a bandscan all the way from 12 to 16 MHz in the next few minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815.0, June 27 at 0056, my wish has been granted, as Rádio Brasil Central provides better reception than last time, now up to S2, some peaks to S3 during music past 0100 until 0102 quick ID as ``Rádio Brasil Central, Goiânia``, and back to music. Nothing audible on 4985 with all that heavy RTTY. As the Goiás state government station, RBC is to be cherished vs all the gospel huxters infesting the Brazilian SW dial, and if the federal station RNA be closed, RBC will become even more vital (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6873.55, June 27 at 0048, JBA carrier, the only sign of activity on the pirate band. Numerous logs here from further east, especially New England, between 0018 and 0127 say it`s Pirate Radio Boston, featuring Weird Al:
Initial thread header says 6873.4, later 6873.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, June 27 at 0133 UT check, KZLS Enid is still off. If this keep up much longer, may call or visit station re what`s up (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 27 at 0102, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0103:00.5*, which is 12.5 seconds later than two nights ago, or slipping 6.25 per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7780, June 27 at 0049, (while I am holding forth on 7730, WRMI), Brother Scare is re-re-re-replaying his May 31-June 1 bit criticising me for publishing what people hear him say, dimbulb accusing me of saying it, instead of Harold Frodge who would very much like BS to mention him by name (pronounced with a long O). Exactly the same thing about Napoleon not ruling Michigan, etc., as described in DXLDs 16-20 and 16-22, so I won`t go into that again (but see UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIALS in DXLD 16-26). Soon talks about Venezuela, which he hasn`t a clue how to pronounce. Hey God, please enlighten Your Prophet – it`s not quite too late! Or Brother Jeff could help him with that. Thus it`s on all the other WRMIBS frequencies now, plus about 10 seconds later on 7489.90 WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, June 27 at *0114:41.5, SLBC carrier cuts on at S1 and seems strong enough to detect modulation, but cannot hear any music prélude or mis-timesignal, dead air past 0116. At 0145 recheck seems still DA or maybe just barely modulated. In the minute before *cut-on, there were utility-like blaaps, perhaps unrelated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday June 26 at 1852, checking WWRB for Radio Munansi before it`s over at 1900: a song is running, but sounds very strange, extremely bass voice and slow pace, as if played back at half speed, altho the instrumental accompaniment does not sound so slow/low, but probably also semispeed; was just much higher pitched and fast to start with (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1831 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday June 27 at 0020, WRMI, 7730, (following slightly overlapping ad by The Smart Money Guy), S9+20 on the R75 with inside antenna due to storm; by 0047 on the NRD-545 with ALA330 antenna, it`s S9+40. Also confirmed UT Monday June 27 at 0300 sharp from Area 51 webcast; 5130 not checked until 0344, but it is on with HRI, fair signal. Also confirmed UT Monday 0344 during WRMI 9955 broadcast from 0330, fair. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
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. 5049.99, UT Monday June 27 at 0108, WWRB is on with very strong signal, gospel huxter asserting that ``Our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ is going to return on July 29, 2016, end-of-the-world, get yourself together`` as his audio feed is breaking up. Well, we won`t have long to debunk that; then what? No idea who he is as I`m not listening to this nonsense any further and WWRB does not provide a program schedule. See also UGANDA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re WBCQ announcement on June 18: ``Another new/special program, `Tom Cole? Theater`, with No Longer Amen? which is oldtime radio drama airing several times around the July 4 weekend on all frequencies, starting on 7490, June 26 at 5 pm [ET = Sunday 21 UT --- bumping `Marion`s Attic` ???]`` --- now it`s June 26 at 2153 so I try to detect whether it`s Marion`s Attic or something else on 7489.937 --- just too weak; but by 2157 I`m hearing song ``Jealousy``, and announcements identifiably by the voices of Marion and her sidekickess. 

Having left the R-75 on, recheck WBCQ at 0023 June 27 and find it has drifted to 7489.909 during BS. So I also pinpoint the other WBCQs:

9329.990-CUSB, June 27 at 0024 with Blalock the Blaster

5129.937-AM, June 27 at 0025, S8 but hardly any modulation. At 0105 June 27, now it`s better and I`ve switched to the NRD-545, measuring it on 5129.92 just as an apparently live DJ says he is on 5.130 Mcs, time at 8:04 pm somewhere in ----, Arkansas. I try to look up who this is at the Area 51 website, but instead it forwards to Larry Will`s other page with stuff all about June 2015, a year ago! Anyhow, this is `Plastic Magic` as here:
which alternates with Johnny Lightning, not made clear on:

** U S A. 12105, June 27 at 0126, WTWW-3 is AWOL. I believe it had been off all afternoon June 26; 9475 WTWW-1 is nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1020, June 27 at 0137 UT, KOKP Perry OK seems off, but I do have an open carrier not strong enough for this semi-local, slightly on the low side; then two different Spanish music stations on N/S and E/W antennas, perhaps Nebraska and New Mexico or Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13561.95-CW, June 27 at 0123, bipper at the steady rate of 100 per minute. Not hearing any HIFER beacons with IDs lately, but maybe this match parameters of something I have not been able to find reported or listed. Ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0433 UT June 27