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Glenn Hauser logs March 22-23, 2014

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 22 at 1357, BB is very poor with tone, 1358 IS, 5+1 timesignal ends at 1359:43, way early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CHINA. March 23 at 1330, first noting Elgar`s “Pomp & Circumstance March #5“ on 25m frequencies, I start looking for more CNR1 jammers with the same obvious music: 13130, at 1331 March 23, poor with flutter; none in the 12s, 14s 15265, at 1333 March 23, fair, ending the Elgar, other talk and music 15970, at 1333 March 23, very poor with flutter 16100, at 1334 March 23, good with flutter 16160, at 1334 March 23, JBA 17080, at 1336 March 23, good with flutter; none in the 18s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CUBA. 5025, March 22 at 0548 check, R. Rebelde is off again, while 5040 RHC is still on. March 23 at 0558, both are on, but at 0601, RHC has gone off 5040, while 5025 dead air is broken by announcement about “problemas técnicos“ at Rebelde (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** EAST TURKISTAN. 17650, March 22 at 1354, fair with flutter, CRI French about to close broadcast; site Kashgar toward Europe. This has been quite regular lately, and the only one in this range (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** GREECE. 11645, March 22 at 0136, soft rock music, fair-good signal now from Helleniki Radiophonia. We seldom hear Greek music any more on these frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** INDIA. 11985, March 22 at 0114, AIR Sinhala service modulation via Delhi-Khampur is OK tonight, march music, much stronger than // 11740 fluttery via Goa and never synchronized. Music stops just after 0115 but 11985 carrier remains past 0117+ with hum level boosted way up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, March 23 at 1351 open carrier, tone and off, 1353 cutting back on and then adding usual romantic musical prélude in English before R. Free Chosun in Korean from 1400; via RVA Palauig, PHILIPPINES. VG signal but fluttery (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, March 22 at 1342, KBS World Radio is very poor with heavy flutter, so still no good for the Saturday mailbag/DX program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** MICRONESIA [and non?]. 4755+, March 22 at 1155, once again two extremely weak carriers on almost but not quite the same frequency, at least one of which is surely PMA The Cross. One cuts off the air at 1156:44*, and the other, weaker at 1158:16*. Following my previous log of two such carriers March 20, Ron Howard asked Dave Valko, “Hi Dave, I have checked a few times for the UNID, but so far all I hear is the Cross closing down and nothing after that on lower 4755.00. Do you still “see” the UNID and the Cross? Thanks. Ron“ And Dave replied (via Ron): “You know Ron, I’ve checked it a few times in the last 2 weeks and haven’t seen a thing except The Cross. Now I didn’t check it this morning but did note a decent signal from The Cross. I’m glad someone else was getting that 4755 thing. So I’m not crazy after all!! I’ll have to look at it more closely again. Dave“ And Ron Howard reported next: “March 21, on about 4755.54, heard PMA-The Cross Radio sign off at 1156:42*. Nothing at all on 4755.00. When at the beach, I measure sign off time by recording the sign off and then tuning to 5000 to record the next minute. In this case the tx went off just after the DTMF tones. With Audacity software, I “saw” the tx go off and 18 seconds later the pip for 1157:00. Ron“. Altho it`s a very long shot, I note that three WWCR transmitters all are currently scheduled to go off just before 1200: 4840, 5890 and 5935; possibly a spur or mixture altho I can`t figure out any formula to relate them to 4755, nor including MW 1300 WNQM. One could try to match the exact cutoff of the second 4755 signal with the time WWCRs go off. If not WWCR, it could still be a spur/mixture of some other closeby transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** NIGERIA. 15120, poor March 22 at 0537, presumed V. of Nigeria with music, and CCI, presumably China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Saturday March 22 at 1329 UT, KZLS has another talk show instead of True Oldies, `Under the Hood`, automobilistic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** OKLAHOMA. 96.5, March 22 at 1659 UT, rock and “KRXO HD3, now 96“, but same KRXO classic-rock format also on 104.5 translator. This was the original KRXO on 107.7 until main channel was converted to yet another stupid sportstalk station. 96.5 is K243BJ, and 104.5 is K283BW. These two still do not add up to anywhere near the coverage of full-power 107.7, but at least reach most of The Metro. 97.3, March 22 at 1700 UT, something Catholic; at 1716 talkshow is “St. Joseph Radio Presents“; from KKNG Blanchard OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** OMAN. 15355, March 22 at 0135, Qur`an on fair-good signal, as RSO has once again failed to make scheduled frequency change to 9500 at 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** PERU. 5980, March 22 at 0058, music from R. Chaski, very poor; after 0059 hit by SAH from weaker BBC/UAE. Hymn continues across hourtop, 0101 Spanish announcement presumably for Red Radio Integridad as relayed, until cutoff still during talk at 0106:03*, which is 5 seconds later than yesterday, while the BBC carrier continues. Having surpassed the 0106 mark, it`s high time for Urubamba to reset its autotimer closer to 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 11565, March 22 at 0138, BS via WRMI says he needs $50K to take up offers on two stations; hey, why not send him a million? he prompts. Missed any details; SW? as he went on to further blah, but probably to be repeated & repeated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 22 at 0114, open carrier from SLBC, good with flutter, starting vocal music 4 seconds before 0115 with no timesignal; just as well, as they never get it right. Presumed Hindi opening before 0116 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A. 4802-USB, March 22 at 0108, with lite CODAR QRM, Navy MARS net, NNN0GFE discussing a conference, and a “digital transition“ as of 1 June, then to the NCS, NNN0SXN; one of the contacts is in Wisconsin. I had three logs last year at same hour on same frequency as Navy MARS Wisconsin. But I don`t find either call on the rosters I have. But Googling NNN0SXN leads to Richard Peter in Milwaukee; and NNN0GFE to Rush J. Williams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A. 15620, March 22 at 1344, poor signal with Horn of Africa music. It`s VOA Somali, 100 kW, 10 degrees via BOTSWANA during this hour. QRM from the 15618 WEWN spur out of its much stronger, always-defective 15610 transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1713 monitoring: missed again March 22 the presumed Saturday 2330 airing on WTWW-2 since 9930 is off the air (and so is 5085 after 0000); however confirmed on WRMI-14, UT Sunday March 23 at 0030. Hope it aired next at 0401 UT Sunday on WTWW-1 5830 which I missed confirming. Next: UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Tuesday 1100 & Wednesday 1300 on WRMI 9955; Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A. 5110-CUSB, March 22 at 0131, WBCQ ID and Area-51-like liners, presumably following `Allan Weiner Worldwide` which now starts at 0000 UT Saturdays and may lasts up to a sesquihour. Since Brother Scare departed 5110, Area 51 had remained on Sat and Sun evenings only, but now it`s also back on Fridays = UT Saturdays. The A51 website has also been redesigned: It shows A51 schedule this weekend March 21-23: UT Sat 0000-0400 on 5110; Sat 2300-0400 Sun on 5110 AND 7490; Sun 2300-0400 Mon on 5110. UT Sat 0130 it was the `Lost Discs Radio Show #32` for an hour. WORLD OF RADIO remains UT Mondays 0300, so we still have no broadcasts on Friday evenings. Also the previous week`s A51 sked for March 14-16 said “Live broadcasts from the SWL Winterfest will happen randomly this weekend!“ The first we had heard of this with no advance publicity and no details; too bad. 7490-, March 22 at 0134, Brother Scare via WBCQ; I notice that this frequency has drifted off again, approx. 7489.85 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A. 5085, March 22 at 0548, WTWW-2 is off; and so is day frequency 9930 whenever checked later on March 22, including when WORLD OF RADIO should have aired at 2330 Saturday. But at 0558 check March 23, 5085 is back on with BS. 5830, March 22 at 0550, WTWW-1 is on but modulation suppressed, audible at peaks only and unreadable talk; wiggle that patchcord? OK at next check 1200. 9475, March 23 after 0000 UT, still on day frequency instead of 5830, supposedly switching at 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A [non]. 17670, March 22 at 1350, Vietnamese folk music, not recognizably Christian, but doubtless Seventh-Day-Adventist theology during much of the hour, as it`s AWR, 250 kW, 60 degrees via MADAGASCAR, but still penetrating to hear way off-target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A. 1120, March 23 at 0121 UT, Mexican music vs KMOX; the music loops southward, partial Spanish ID as “11-20 AM“ so apparently KTXW Manor TX (Austin market), rather than KEOR Catoosa OK (Tulsa market), daytimer which ought to be off now. But then a stronger open carrier comes on atop KTXW, making SAH of about 4.5 Hz in KMOX null, and this appears to emanate from KEOR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A. 1330, March 22 for the DX test from KCKM, Monahans TX: I expect to hear it easily as I do when on 12 kW non-direxional day pattern around sunrise. 0500 ID as “the west Texas powerhouse, KCKM“, sung ID and some music, nothing about a DX test yet. It`s already atop my nearest, KNSS Wichita, whose ID I hear at 0503; then at 0504 sweep tones start from KCKM. I monitor and record the entire semihour, as KCKM remains atop with only a few brief fades. Consists of alternating sweep tones, always from low pitch to high, busy signals, fire-alarm siren & bells; Morse code IDs and other brief DX messages I am yet to copy in detail until I recheck the digital recording; “on the radio“ jingles; musical piece apparently a TV theme I don`t quite recognize. I logged the repeated times for all these to the minute; there were *no* voice IDs during the test; why not? As the DX test started late, it also ended a bit late, 0533 back to another voice ID like at 0500 and power drops as music resumes with “West Virginia“. Tnx to Bob Souza for running this test, after offering to do so in an unsolicited letter I received after logging it last April, and then arranged by Paul Walker, who also supplied the test content. I understand it got out very well across the continent and even to Europe. KCKM did not have a QSL card last year, so I will be reporting for one offered now. Turning on the radio again at 1320 UT March 22, still tuned to 1330, there`s KCKM atop on regular schedule, discussion of when hereford cattle were introduced to Albany, Shackelford County, which is not around Monahans but northeast of Abilene; then about Robert E Lee at some camp around the Civil War. Program is `Cowboy Corner`, probably syndicated; plug for Western Heritage Awards, April 12 at the Cowboy Museum in OKC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** U S A. 1550, March 22 at 1330 UT, ad for Fairview Golfcourse, but no research needed, as then ID for “the New ESPN Radio, St. Joseph“. What`s new about it? KESJ in MO as listed in the 2013 NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) This report dispatched at 1719 UT March 23

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