lunedì 20 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11780 & 6180, Feb 20 at 0013 check, RNA/RNB still AWOL from both frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.08, Feb 20 at 0036, R. Aparecida has varied up to here during Portuguese talk, and frequency is also unstably varying slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Feb 20 at 1521, CHR, Trenton Military, ``no report received`` from nearby Ottawa, and Toronto! ID still giving wrong local timecheck as ``1420 zulu``, on to successful aviation weather as of 1500Z for Calgary, Cold Lake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.17, Feb 20 at 0018, weak music vs ``running water`` ute QRM which fires irregularly. At least this is before Romania blox Alcaraván Radio from 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 87.73 MHz-AM, Feb 20 at 1410, turn on the YB-400 to one of the memories I use for internal FM feeding, and what do I hear? Spanish, from Radio Habana Cuba, soon confirmed as such by // 11760 with an echo on the R-75. Must be a mixing product overload between a local signal and a super-strong RHC SW frequency, and my first computation nails it: 87.73 plus 15.37 = 103.1, KOFM Enid. First I`ve noted this kind of thing on the YB-400 with some internal wire clipped onto the whip antenna (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 45, 42, 38, 11, Feb 20 at 1530, Bad DTV signals register thanks to area tropo across central OK extending into KS and TX, per Bill Hepburn`s map for 1500 UT. I sit on 38 hoping it will break thru, but not; probably the OETA translator in Ponca City, K38AK-D, altho my antenna is not pointed that way.

BTW, concerning OETA not having to repack, but losing translators above channel 37, Mark Norman`s reply to me about unsolid reception of KETA-13 in Enid, compared to KOCO-7: shows twice the power on KOCO, 101 vs 50 kW from KETA, HAATs 370 and 462m respectively. It could also be that my antennas provide less gain at the hi end of VHF compared to the lo end of hiband. The higher frequency should also require more precise aiming. So KETA should at least double its power rather than forcing fringe viewers to improve antennas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Feb 20 at 1520, RSO is S9-S7 with Qur`an, so certainly on and propagating today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PITCAIRN. Tnx to Richard Allen in Perry OK, for a tip, I hear VP6EU on 21283-USB, Feb 20 at 1557, German accent, working Europeans only such as IK4GRO, LX1EA and a DF7, in no hurry to utter own callsign until hourtop 1600. Says is listening 5-15 kHz up. Had ACI from CO6AZE calling CQ on 21281-USB. You might think this is a bit early for a Pacifican to be propagating on 15m, but the island is on UT -8 just like the North American west coast. (Hmmm, VP6 used to be Barbados).

Richard was also hearing VP6EU yesterday at 1529-1722 on 21222-USB. He refers to: "Pitcairn DXpedition 2017", website is 

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.92v-CUSB, Feb 20 at 1525, Brother Scare is VP at S2-S4 via WBCQ, varying audibly with BFO. Contrary to Ivo`s guess that this was not on in our mornings. Supposedly it`s 24 hours, filling all time not already committed to other programming (and subject to preëmption for special bookings). Much weaker than e.g. 9315 Tinian: see TIBET [non]. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 9315, Feb 20 at 1525, English clip about high blood pressure, then back to Tibetan, for it`s RFA via TINIAN this hour only (earlier via Tajikistan). Strangely, HFCC as of Feb 16 still does not show any broadcasts on 9315, while Aoki says 9315 for this started November 11! Maybe that`s why no ChiCom jamming is to be heard? Noted as much stronger signal than 9330.92v-CUSB, Brother HyStairical via WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday February 20 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.86v-CUSB, JBA, having faded down severely since 0015. Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 20 at 0402 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.8 --- during a thunderstorm here as I briefly plug in the antenna, and the computer remains off as precaution. Miss confirming the following 0430 on WRMI 9955 either way, but am confident it was aired. Next:
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. 6855, Feb 19 at 2359, I`m set for the new entry on the WRMI skedgrid for UT Monday 0000-0100, `Christmas R.` After an eastern European song // 5850, a Rudy Espinal ID, from 0000 UT Feb 20 on 6855 only: DEAD AIR. (5850 // 11580 go to Slovakia in Slovak; 0030 English). Further chex thru 0045 find 6855 still open carrier. Maybe, next week we`ll find out what Christmas Radio is all about, as February is ending? 

No! Altho not yet on the air, it is already on the Programming page:

``Countdown2.Christmas Radio --- Since November, 2014, Countdown2.Christmas Radio has been a home for those who know the world would be a better place if the Christmas spirit ruled hearts year-round. Broadcasting Christmas music 24 hours a day (every day of the year) via its web site (, TuneIn, iTunes, Nobex, iPhone and Android apps (and more), Countdown2.Christmas Radio is proud to extend its reach through shortwave radio on WRMI.
Tune in weekly for a live broadcast with Alan and various other members of the Fahrner family; and join in the Christmas cheer with the likes of Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and all your other Christmas music favorites! 0000 UTC Monday on 6855 kHz``

Well, I am an advocate for MUCH LESS Xmas music in October-December, but not necessarily 30 minutes a week elsewhen, certainly not 24/7!

7730, Feb 20 at 0009, WRMI with a preacher, undermodulated, so WOR is not the only show so affected on this transmitter.

9955, Feb 20 at 0024, this WRMI with romantic song in Spanish and NO jamming! It`s `Trova Libre`, scheduled UT Mon 0000-0030. So the DentroCuban Jamming Command must be paying some attention, as it`s wall-of-noise jamming during this hour Tue-Sat for Radio Libertad --- can`t allow advocating any freedom for the oppressed Cuban masses!

From what the WRMI Programming page says about TL, [sic: unaccented], it isn`t exactly apolitical:

``Trova Libre con Michael Mendez
mmendez.jpg [illustration]
Radio Miami Internacional
175 Fontainebleau Blvd., Suite 1N4
Miami, Florida 33172 USA
Tel +1-786-517-4333 or +1-888-551-5433
WRMI Offices +1-305-559-9764
MySpace link [sic]: 
Conduccion: Michael Mendez
La organizacion cultural independiente sin fines de lucro, Trova Libre, presenta su programacion con el mismo nombre dirigido por el productor Michael Mendez, cantautor del tema controversial "Amanece". El programa transmitido todos los domingos de 7:00 PM a 7:30 PM ET, expondra la musica de trova con canciones de amor, temas sociales, entrevistas y artistas invitados de toda Latinoamerica. Nuestro concepto es abarcar mucho mas alla del compositor y su guitarra y la tradicion trovadora, sino compartir sus historias y sensaciones de lucha y resistencia con solaridad y agradecimiento.
Nuestro objetivo es desarrollar una organizacion cultural para fomentar la musica de la trova y invitamos a los interesados, ya sean artistas, cantautores o disqueras que envien su material discografico para este programa a Radio Internacional, Sr. Michael Mendez, a la direccion mencionada al final de la pagina.

Si desea adquirir el CD "Amanece" (con ocho temas musicales ineditos) pueden hacerlo en la misma direccion. Favor de incluir money order por US$18 por cada CD.
Ver una edición de Trova Libre con la cantante Maria Lourdes en YouTube:``

** U S A. 9329.86v-CUSB, varying audibly on the BFO as I try to measure it, Feb 20 at 0005, WBCQ with a disjointed discussion of the DC Women`s March about trans-genders. I didn`t think this would be Overcomer, but nothing shows on the WBCQ program schedule until WOR at 0030. This is axually stronger than 7490.07 with `Le Show`, measured at 0032 during an S9 song, but that carrier is rippling, unstable. By 0016, 9330 into deep fades, and stays down, also 7490. Third WBCQ, 5129.82 remains S9+20 vs greater storm noise on lower band, with Twilight Zone music; that would be `GRITS Radio` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1810 UT February 20