sabato 22 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 20-21, 2017

** CUBA. 5040, April 21 at 0101, RHC making evening Spanish frequency announcement, so I copy it sic in typical Soviet-style reverse disorder: 15230, 13740, 11670, 11840, 9535, 9710, 6060, and at 03-07 5040; until 0400 11760. It`s wrong/outdated! The studionix are not SWLs, even of their own station, or they would know better. 9710 is reconfirmed off (audiblizing CRI Portuguese via Kashgar), replaced by 7340, and I`m hearing this on 5040 which they think won`t be running until 0300! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9744.60, April 21 at 0040, S7-S9 open AM carrier and off just after tune-in. Uplooked later, seems like it would be from R. Cairo in Spanish at 0045-0200; A-17 alternate being 12005. I was of course hoping for some sign of Bahrain on 9745-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.95-AM, April 21 at 0055, repetitive music at S7-S8, measured at 0124 seeming talk and music at same time. A few logs here include a Liquid Radio ID heard at 0057:

** OKLAHOMA. 90.9 FM, April 20 at 1925 UT I notice that KOKF OKC is in a far-right anti-Obama talkshow, while adjacent 91.1 KKRD Enid is in usual praise music. Normally until now these two were always in // with Air One; you couldn`t even hear a break tuning between them. WTFDA Database still shows them both with that, ``Christian CHR/Rock``:

KOKF 90.9 EDMOND OK USA 7.8 7.8 451.0 451.0 35-33-37 97-29-06  3601 Air 1 Air 1 AIR ONE CHRISTIAN CHR/ROCK 
KKRD 91.1 ENID OK USA   0.2 0.2  97.0  97.0 36-23-48 97-52-38  2C25 1073KKRD - AIR ONE CHRISTIAN CHR/ROCK 

So apparently KOKF has changed to another program source, at least part of the time; does Air One also have a talk channel? Since I find them both so disgusting, it may be a while before I can figure out from monitoring what`s going on.

At 1720 UT check April 21, 90.9 is back to praise music but 91.1 is off! We`ve just had storms blow thru, so a quick check of other frequencies: 88.3 Family Radio translator is off (altho not unusual), other translators: 89.1 is in dead air, 105.5 is off. OKC had much worse storms and many more power outages than Enid, flooding and power poles snapped along May Avenue; cursory check does not find any OKC FM stations AWOL (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 FM, April 20 at 1926 UT check, KAMG-LP Enid is still off, might as well be permanently as it was nothing but a satellator for a Spanish gospel-huxter network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [and non]. 13805, UT Friday April 21 at 0037, JBA wobbly carrier is here, with hardly anything else on 22mb except 13740 Cuba. HFCC on 13805 shows only two imaginary registrations for R. Rossii via Irkutsk due south at 12-13 & 13-14. Aoki has the answer: nothing but VOA Tibetan via THAILAND, at 0000-0100 only on Fridays and of course *jammed by the ChiCom. It`s one of those broadcasts on a different frequency every day of the week, just to keep the jamming controllers busy, and confuse would-be listeners. Aoki shows current 00-01 lineup:
Sun 13810, Mon 13640, Tue 13630, Wed 13670, Thu 13690, Fri 13805, Sat 13760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4630-USB, UT Fri April 21 at 0104, Manatee 91 contacting weaker NCS which sounds like Roskot(?) 92. I figure this is CAP, from Florida? Does anyone have a handy table of CAP tactical callsigns for each state?

4627-USB, UT Fri Apr 21 at 0105, another net 3 kHz below the CAP, probably more of same from different region in favorite evening timeslot. Main station makes a beep at end of each transmission. 

4041-USB, UT Fri April 21 at 0108, Army MARS net A7A, one specific call being AAR7JO.

4027-USB, UT Fri April 21 at 0108, another Army MARS net, A4A. At 0110 this one is making a digital racket.

4017-USB, UT Fri April 21 at 0110, yet another weak net, probably MARS. Seems everyone likes to gather circa 8 or 9 pm local, a peak time for T-storms this yearpart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7195-LSB, April 21 at 0051, W8P special event station in Michigan making quick contacts, 0053 finally explained as for the 100th anniversary of MI State Police. W8P searched on says:

``Join the Livingston Amateur Radio Klub (W8LRK) April 15th through April 30th 2017 as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Michigan State Police Department. By making contact with W8P you'll be able to receive a Special Event QSL card. 

Look for us around 3.85 LSB, 7.185 [sic] LSB, 14.226 USB, and 21.3 USB as well as the CW band and JT-65 frequencies. 

W8P on the HF bands now April 15th 2017! We wish thank the men and women of the Michigan State Police by honoring them with an On-Air celebration of the 100th Anniversary. QSL cards will be sent only via the following method. . .`` and nothing about SWLs being considered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing Thursday April 20 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, fair. First airing on WBCQ also confirmed Thu Apr 20 at 2330 on 9330.0v-CUSB, good S9+10. Next:
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
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 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Note: 9455 is still not activated as of April 21, and when it is, unclear whether will still be // 9955, 15770 and 5850 at above WOR times like former 6855 was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Thu April 20 at 2300, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, which he describes as ``a clandestine musical variety program that features everything from everywhere EXCEPT songs that you are probably familiar with``, as usual fun to hear. Followed at 2330 by repeat of `Camp Constitution Radio` which originally airs exactly three days earlier, and the Monday time only is announced (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, April 20 at 1919, once again KVOH is on later than scheduled 1900*; must be quite flexible, and we continue to wonder if extensions are caused by late starts after *1400 when we never hear it any more, but maybe just because the MUF can`t build up that high that soon after sunrise. Now amid supplications, a very public prayer performance by the #1 Spanish gospel huxter heard on station, replete with keywords, like ``padre`` every few seconds, etc., etc., believing that his god as projected, must be utterly craving of constant praise, and maybe with that will come thru with what the preacher thinx he merits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5972.2-USB, April 21 at 0058, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, very poor. Noticed while unsuccessfully seeking Chaski on 5980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7200-LSB, April 21 at 0048, favorite spot for jhamming consisting of music loop reminiscent of Firedragon, intermittent, then more like bluegrass; meanwhile, otherhams try to ignore and talk thru it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1729 UT April 21