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Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4-5, 2017

** ANGUILLA [non?]. 6090, Dec 5 at 0140, Caribbean Beacon appears to be back; at least Dead Gene Scott is on here and // almost synchronized with 5935 WWCR. On the PL-880 signal meter they are about equal, but more fading on 6090; on the R-75, 6090 seems quite a bit weaker. Tnx to tip from Don Hosmer in MI, to the DXLD yg earlier:

“I have been listening to Pastor Melissa Scott preaching on 6090 kHz since 2225 UT 12/04. Her long sermon ended at 2307. Then some music, a phone number and then archived Gene Scott started at 2310. Then another request for reservations for upcoming Sunday service at 2312. More music and then more old Gene Scott ramblings.

No ID heard [there were NEVER any local Anguilla/CB IDs — gh]. Checked FCC HF listings and no USA based station has this freq registered for this Winter season. I heard Anguilla site was destroyed. If this isn’t the Anguilla transmitter, where is it coming from? 73, Don Hosmer W8SWL, West Branch MI USA, CommRadio Cr-1a with 102′ G5RV dipole, Post at 2316 UTC 12/04/2017“

This time we shall see if the reactivation stix, also day frequency 11775, former switchover times being 1000/2200 UT. Previously these have come back on about once a month for a day or two, then gone again, impossible if the Anguilla station was “destroyed“ as per a recent QSL we quoted.

Per the DXLD archives, the last active dates were Oct 31-Nov 1; and Sept 24, the first time since Irma — about 5-week intervals. If only we could determine exactly whence the 6090 and expected 11775 signal come from. If it was and is “destroyed“, they have to be from somewhere else. TUN could be hiring time on some other station just to maintain occasional occupancy of the frequencies. There were already some other stations on them, notably Ethiopia and Nigeria on 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 4 at 1900+, no signal from R. Biafra via WRMI — Since it also does not appear on their skedgrid, I am beginning to think this hour is a past-thing. Perhaps it was only temporary/experimental, thus WRMI reluctant to list it in the first place. Still remains to reconfirm if it`s on 11530, and/or 7240 via France, at 05-06. R Biafra and R. Herwa International are still sending new files to WRMI server, the latest as of Dec 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, UT Sun Dec 3 at 0132, CFRX show name seems to be “In the Studio“ rather than a passing phrase, and slogan now includes “In-Depth, News-Talk 10-10“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Date correct, overlooked in previous report

** CUBA [and non]. 7355, Dec 4 at 2257, open carrier, and pulse jamming ramping up already as R. Martí is about to reopen this frequency at 2300; at 2335 both it and // 7435 are running (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. Adrian Sainsbury replied at 1842 UT Dec 4 to my lament about dropping 11725, and collision notification about 7355:

“Hi Glenn, We moved to 13730 from 05-08 UT to improve early evening reception in eastern Australia, Solomon Islands, PNG area. I am aware of the co-channel on 7355 and research is on to find a clear channel on what is a very crowded band. I hope we can solve this problem very soon. Best regards, Adrian Sainsbury | RNZI Frequency Manager, RNZ | Level 2, 155 The Terrace | PO Box 123 | Wellington | New Zealand“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Dec 4 at 2244, pirate music, 2246 synthyl stutteringly several times as “welcome to Clever Name Radio“; long pause and then more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5980, Dec 4 at 2242, Cuban pulse jamming against no Martí but there is some weak AM music amid it, yet more signal than I would expect from R. Chaski, and seems to go off at 2243*. More likely it was sloppy TRT in Turkish toward W Europe and N America, overrunning again beyond scheduled 2200* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: Not confirmed UT Tuesday Dec 5 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9330, but a JBA carrier; 9265 WINB is fair, while 9370 WWRB is off or propped out: see separate report. Should have been VG as usual at same time on 7730 WWCR. Next:
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1907?] Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:

Since the Tue 2130 broadcast on 9455 has probably been replaced by `The Power Hour` (see separate report), I`ll try hard to get the new #1907 done in time for the tri-frequency emanation an hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Monday December 4 at 2240, WRMI with `The Power Hour` at new timing as was forewarned in DXLD 17-47:

“Announcements & Action Items — Starting Monday Dec. 4, 2017 The
Power Hour will be airing from 3pm to 5pm central on GCN Channel 4.
The new call-in number will be 866-582-9933. Listen Live # will remain
the same. Shortwave station will stay the same. Please feel free to
email us with any questions about the show change at
(via John Carver, ibid.) Has been on both WWCR and WRMI, 13/16 UT (gh)“

That`s 21-23 UT M-F. And it`s also heard on the other two WRMIs, 9455 and 7780, just like at the former time of 13-16 UT (when I did not check on Monday to hear what`s on now, but they can always default to Oldies music and/or Brother HyStairical). If both hours are still on all three frequencies, that blows away the program variety at 21-22 on 9455, including WORLD OF RADIO Tuesdays at 2130. As usual, the WRMI skedgrid has not yet been updated, still showing TPH at 13-16 UT only. Nor has the WWCR sked allegedly updated to December 1, still showing 13-14 on 7490, and 13-16 on 13845, and no other times. Now I check all the WWCR transmitters and do not find TPH on any of them.

Current topic is backing ex-ex-judge and Christian Values imposter Roy Moore in Alabama. Rechecking WRMIs at 2334, 9395 // 9455 are still plugged into GCN, resuming `Lock & Load` show after ad break — perhaps by mistake if WRMI thought TPH would still be 3 hours instead of 2? 7780 has reverted to Brother MoleStair // 7570.

Checking the undated GCN satellite network sked,
it seems they have six channels and quite a jumble of programming, NOT including TPH at its new Central time which program said would be on ch 4. The only listed times for it are: 1-4 pm on Ch 2; 7-9 am on Ch 1. `Lock & Load` for one hour is in various spots including 4-5 pm on ch 3, 5-6 pm (now) on ch 1, 4 and 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Further to the mystery of WWRB, 9370 still on with S9+35 of dead air at 2252 Dec 4. Dave Frantz is also a private pilot, in fact his main business. Could have crashed somewhere, so FAA, CAP should also be checked (Glenn Hauser, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

BTW, IIRC from others, visitors were not exactly welcome at the station (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Another reply from Stephen Michael Kellat, KC8BFI, Ashtabula, Ohio, Time of dispatch 0014Z 2017-12-05:

“Dispatch said they would call by now if there was anything new. As of 0001Z 2017-12-05 I am unable to relay anything new from local LEOs. Checked local media reports on the website of WRCB television with no reference to Dave.

[WRCB is Chattanooga, not exactly local to Morrison, which is about halfway to Nashville; Morrison so small it`s not on some maps, but about 12 miles NE of Manchester — gh]

As to contacting FAA, there may not necessarily be anything on file in terms of a flight plan. Their resources would be limited at this point. CAP would need a last known position on the plane to work from if indeed it is aloft.

I started out by trying to reach the Commission first earlier. Due to net neutrality proponents engaging in civil disobedience protest, the Commission’s phone system hung up on me while I tried to reach Enforcement Bureau. The FCC’s phones are being flooded right now so if anybody has a contact other than the toll-free number I would suggest trying it. The Enforcement Bureau part of their website is sorely lacking in contact information for anybody in it.

Outside reaching the Commission to have an inspector go shut the station down at least temporarily, that’s it for options right now. I don’t have access to any resources at Treasury that would help. Something may still turn up from the sheriff’s office yet“

Recheck UT Tue Dec 5 at 0035, now 9370 could be off! or the K-index of 4 at 0000 has hit it, the long-predicted geomagnetic storm starting up. WWV reported: “Solar-terrestrial indices for 04 December follow.
Solar flux 68 and estimated planetary A-index 11.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0000 UTC on 05 December was 4.
No space weather storms [sic] were observed for the past 24 hours.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are likely“

I do have an occasional JBA carrier on 9370, but sounds like one of those spoiler local mixes. Per latest NDXC/Aoki, only other station on 9370 anywhen is VOA Deewa Radio, Pashto via Thailand at 1300-1900.

Still no 3215. 9265 WINB remains fair; 9330 WBCQ a JBA carrier; 9395 WRMI still good with BS.

3215: however, at 0140 Dec 5, now there is a good signal with dead air here, which would be a time and day formerly occupied by WWRB programming other than Brother Scare. WWCR takes 3215 over at 0200, but surely would not be running OC earlier than that instead of 6115.

I suppose this WWRB transmitter could still be turned on by a timer, rather than a live human being, yet not properly input with any programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, Dec 4 at 2249, Fair S8-S5 from WEWN English, as ops seem back to normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010, Dec 4 at 2253, very weak sounds like two carriers beating, or one wobbling. Could be that NAm pirate, and/or leapfrog of Cuba 5040 over 5025; just too weak to tell if matching 5040 modulation; especially with high storm noise level which is bothering up to at least 10 MHz: there is a big lightning front from S central OK, to the NE corner, right across Missouri, eastern Iowa, into Wisconsin, and even SW Ontario — the one which is bringing a winter storm to the East (but not here and fortunately already moving away from us). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispaptched at 0308 UT December 5

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