martedì 14 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 12-13, 2017

** CUBA. 5990, Feb 13 at 0101, CRI English via Habana is starting, having failed to cut off after Spanish hour, and splattering upon 5980 in my first Chaski-check; finally cuts off S9+45 at 0101:45* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6941.0-USB, Feb 13 at 0032, strong S9+25 pirate with bluegrass/gospel tune ``Circle Be Unbroken``; 0040 announcement as the Al Fansome Memorial Radio Show, since Al has lost his battle; then ``Amazing Grace`` by Evil Elvis. 0049 DJ is talking about Fansome being sympathetic to gay rights along with his life partner Jay Smilkstein; reading from obit: he was 89, died in Pittsboro, was bureaucrat at Foundation for Utter Slobbery, for 32 years. Enjoyed watching farm animals at the canal (corral?). Burial service at The Bog. 0051 news sounder turns into another song. 0055 intro Al`s favorite song to close out the show, and off at 0059* with no further announcement or ID. Many other logs of it here:
some as Radio Bob, some as Radio Roast, and some that it was an old show from something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 13 circa 0030, JBA carrier from R. Chaski; retune at 0104.5 it`s already off, so autotimer must have undergone another reset earlier since last log. If not, it would have cut off at approx. 0108:18.5 since it`s already been nine days (x 6.67 seconds later each) from Feb 4 when it stopped at 0107:18.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sun Feb 12 at 1658 and 1825 chex, no signal at all from R. Munansi, thus WWRB seems off, especially since neighbor 15825 WWCR is fairly audible at 1825. So is R. Munansi gone for good or just troubled now? You never know, as WWRB has never acknowledged it on their website, altho it does show a `Global 2` transmission Sat & Sun 16-22 UT on 15240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4000-USB, UT Mon Feb 13 at 0109, MARS net right on the shorter edge of 80m band. S9+25 monolog about Texas State `Guard; two-day training session available; participate on VHF net. Is reading from Admin notes: #6, some new members for Texas Army MARS are pending, applications sent to the fort, but got to have HF radios. #7 about ALE, a new version, will have to be installed. #8, online encryption. Abbr`d calls include 6YK, 6BG, need help for net control on some dates. TX7 will help with training. #8 about 2017 hamfests, starting 25 Feb at Orange. Concludes Admin notes, out at 0115. Then contact between TXX and TXL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1864 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday February 12 at 0425 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, 11 minutes into show about Elohim, El Salvador, so started circa 0414, S9+10/20. Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 13 at 0037 the 0030 broadcast on WBCQ 9329.95v-CUSB, poor, but frequency has been adjusted closer to nominal after dropping to 9329.6 area. Next:
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490.12, Sun Feb 12 at 2150, WBCQ is S9+10 with test transmission from Radio Mi Amigo International. Checked here after hearing first few minutes from 2100 on webcast. Nothing but disco, rock music, test announcements and requests for reports. Do we really need any more rock music??? During this hour I normally listen to `Wind & Rhythm, For Those Who Love Band Music`, on KUCO, and I soon switch over to that.

5130.10-AM, Feb 13 at 0022, WBCQ/Area 51 is very poor with music; so they have tweaked their frequencies since my last report of them further off. Later listened to Johnny Lightning online, but fear 5130 will also be VP for WOR at 0400.

7490.06, UT Mon Feb 13 at 0020, WBCQ with `Le Show`. Instead of his usual shticks, continuous interview until 0056, with unID author, of a book about America`s Wars in the Greater Middle East. Sounds sort of like Scheuer? And at 0056 wrapup I miss his name! Trying to listen to 6941-USB pirate at same time. I think Harry said this originally aired in April 2016. Signal is fading down by now. We can find all about it and hear Le Feb 12 Show again via

Starting at 13:07 into hour: ``Interview with retired colonel, military historian, author: Professor Andrew Bacevich``

Preceded by ``Ralph the Talking Computer``, with a bit about the side effects of Propecia, which acting president Thump is on:

** U S A. 12015-12086, Feb 12 at 1432, approx. range of awful spurhash out of 12050 WEWN transmitter, which is very distorted and hummy on fundamental. Major peak is circa 12030. No doubt that would have ruined Turkey 12035 had I listened before 1425 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 13656.0-USB, Feb 13 at 0117, very poor 2-way in unknown language, unseems English or Spanish. Not much else on band, except 13740 RHC, and trace of 13745 Thailand (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0353 UT February 13