mercoledì 20 dicembre 2017

Glenn Hauser logs December 20, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 5045, Dec 20 at 1417, JBA carrier, presumed Ozy Radio. Maybe if I listen earlier and continuously I could pull some audio, but seems a long shot from here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 20 at 1905, while checking all WRMI frequencies for Brother Scare, surprised to find this one back on, at least today, with R. Biafra, which had been missing for quite a while and presumed cancelled at this time unlike at 0500. Woman in Igbo mentions ``places to vote`` --- is there another elexion pending in Biafraland, or old program? Then usual request in English for reports on ``these numbers`` meaning strange strings denoting shortwave frequencies. VG signal now.

Concludes at 1929 but 11530 stays on air with hilife music, cuts off at 1934:17 but back on in less than a minute, more music (only?), so maybe fill coming from WRMI itself. This lasts until 1959 and WRMI Zanotti ID which is cut off slightly before finished at 2000*. 

The latest Biafra file (under another name) on the WRMI server is dated Dec 16 (while R. Herwa is Dec 19). This hour continues to be blank on the WRMI frequency grid, --- Not shown on either transmitter carrying 11530 at other times, #3 or #10, nor any of the other dozen.

I also check 9580 for France relay at 1929, but nothing; if audible may have already closed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 6043 approx., Dec 20 at 0128, FMy blob at S7-S8, much weaker than last night when IDed as LV de tu Conciencia. Again there is but a JBA carrier on 6010.0. Maybe that`s what`s left of HJDH on its proper frequency; or Brasil, but both were usually slightly off-frequency. No major broadcasters are scheduled at this hour on 6010, per NDXC/Aoki, which would you believe it, still also lists Radio Mil in México, despite gone for many years. I expect schedule aggregators which pull in, er copy, Aoki info re-propagate this misinfo, leading the unwary to misIDs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 11845, Dec 20 at 1419, lite pulse jamming against nothing since Martí quit years ago, neatly nestled between RHC parasite on 11850 and RHC fundamental on 11840, a trifecta of cubanos.

11760, Dec 20 at 1424, like yesterday at 1410, RHC distorted and splattering out about 20 kHz, now a little less than 25 kHz then.

15437 & 15303, Dec 20 at 1426, RHC dirty spurblobs out of 15370; looking for further ones at 1549, I can detect much weakers around 15237, 15505, but no more. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Wed Dec 20 at 1400, WRMI starting `FG Radio`, another new episode with several subjects, about the situation in Syria, a 94-year-old diver, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Dec 20 at 0704, reliable JBA but steady carrier from presumed R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA. More and more press from the Charleston SC area is coming out about Brother Stair; tnx to Artie Bigley:

[excerpt:] With Stair’s arrest on Monday came the revelation that allegations of sexual abuse of girls in the commune dated back years before his 2002 arrest.

A juvenile victim said Stair had sexually assaulted her in his office in the winter of 1992, according to an affidavit signed on Monday.

Another affidavit reveals Stair forced another girl to have sex with him at least 35 times from 1998 to 1999.

WCIV spoke with a teen on Monday who said Stair had sexually assaulted her starting just before she turned 16.

"This was in his radio room," she said. "He calls it his radio room. That is where he was most of the time, and that is where I was molested at."

At least three of the arrest warrants served on Monday also state Stair sexually assaulted other victims inside his radio room.``

Two more via Artie:

(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WRMI

** TONGA. 1017, Dec 20 at 1134, JBA carrier vs 1020 splash, presumably R. Tonga now reported to be leaving its carrier on all night. But there are also Christchurch and Sydney stations on 1017 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5930, Dec 20 at 0131, VP S6-S8, sounds like Farsi. It`s ``Dari``, BBC, 300 kW, 95 degrees via AUSTRIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3269-USB, Dec 20 at 0140, MARS net, discussing messages, 6TG called by 6UK. Probably Air Force with truncated suffix-only calls; then a long silence. This strongly resembles the last log of mine on this frequency found in my archive earlier this year a dekamonth ago:

``3269-USB, UT Tue Feb 14 at 0138, another MARS net, this one  with radiochex and/or relays among abbr`d calls 6VK, 6GE, 6RB and 6IN, calls fonetikaly`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1909 monitoring: NO signal UT Wednesday December 20 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB (closest other US SW station, 9265 WINB is now a JBA carrier; even 9370 WWRB is VP, but 9395 WRMI is good. So this may be due to or exacerbated by poor propagation; however, stations need to compensate for that by using lower bands in winter nights. All the 9330 programming could be moved with little disruption to 5130v which is mostly off the air weeknights; if not 3265 which must be kept in reserve for a major client?) 

Confirmed Wed Dec 20 at 1058, woke up just in time to check the 1030 broadcast on WRMIs: 5850 very good, 9455 good. Also confirmed Wed Dec 20 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955, fair-good S9, no jamming, slight ACI. Next:
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1910?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1910?]

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** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Dec 20 at 0702, WRMI Oldies is just ending VOA News relay, so it must have started at 0657 and run thru hourtop, and so also must have been downloaded at least an hour before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Wed Dec 20 at 1445, latest `Viva Miami`, still lacking the ``Miami Vice`` theme, just Jeff acknowledging reception reports, mostly only with name, location, frequency, but occasional additional comments in English or sometimes Spanish. Finished by 1456, back to fill music. He mentioned that 9455 is beamed to the southwest from Okeechobee, but it`s listed as 285 degrees which is closer to WNW.

9955, Dec 20 at 1543 and still at 1522, I notice that this WRMI frequency is now off when it normally carries Brother Scare, and so is another BS frequency, 11825; hmmm, could this be coincidence, following The Overgroper`s latest arrest on multiple charges? Other WRMIs are still running, 7780, 9395, 9455, 21525, so no power problem.

Via Artie Bigley, here`s another story about Brother Scare being pulled from some of his MW affiliates, but not (yet?) SW:

7780, 9955, 11580, 11825, Dec 20 at 1905 check, back to presumed TOM on all these WRMIs, altho someone else is preaching; Oldies on 9395 and 9455; and 11530 back with BIAFRA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA

** U S A. 12105, Dec 20 at 0648, JBA carrier, presumably WTWW-3 left to run all night minus propagation?

12105, Dec 20 at 1816, better but still very poor signal on here with talk; is it WTWW? 9930 has very good signal with Xmasmx, so not //. But shortly I hear the same thing delayed about 11 seconds (why?) asynchronously behind 12105 on 9930, and it is Ted`s voice with his ham radio commercials. On to a version of ``Carol of the Bells``. Furthermore, 9475 WTWW-1 is on with SFAW, so at last we have confirmation that all three transmitters are funxioning, two-thirds of them with the Xmasmx all-the-time (except for all the commercials)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Dec 20 at 1546, KVOH with Xmasmx in Spanish, S9+10 but very undermodulated (much like the only other significant 16m signal, Cuba 17730 at the moment). Maybe undermodulation reduces the spurrage, maybe not; but I have not been hearing the wideband noise lately, altho Ronnie Miller, K5WLT in Seguín TX continues to complain of ``white noise hiss`` from KVOH QRMing even the hamband above 18068 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. I have been filing my recent logs of JBA carriers from Pacific MW stations under their countries, since there is very little doubt about their source, and very unlikely I will ever get any audio. But anyone is free to consider them better headed UNID: so far, see KIRITIMATI, MARSHALL ISLANDS, TONGA. I don`t count countries logged, so I am not trying to push the limits to gain something I don`t deserve (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4100.124-CW, Dec 20 at 0143, ``ZN``, the Zebra beacon, sending nothing but ID about 14 x per minute, barely audible. Last time I heard November 1, it was on about 4066, and back in February on 4070. I frequently scan this region but rarely hear any of these (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11560-11570, peaking 11565, Dec 20 at 1421, some kind of loud noise jamming, unseems DRM, containing a slightly shifting tone. Guess what: Nothing is scheduled anywhen, anywhere on 11565 per current EiBi, Aoki/NDXC and HFCC. However, there is VOA Korean on 11570 via Saipan (and before 1400 from 1200, Philippines).

The last item found in our archive about 11565-CUSB, was August 30, 2017 at 0830-0834, from Ivo Ivanov, a Russian numbers station, S06s. He reports a lot of these, many inside SWBC bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2049 UT December 20