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Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22, 2015

** ANGUILLA [non]. 6090, March 22 at 0126, CBB is still AWOL, uncovering weak signal presumably Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, March 21 at 0529, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are still here but weak, maybe having been reduced but not eliminated. Likewise at 0142 check March 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 670, March 22 at 0111, R. Rebelde is dominant, and nulling it, just no WSCR at all with auroral conditions continuing another night. At 0135 I survey: the following `clears` from northerly US stations are inaudible or maybe a trace:
670 WSCR, 700 WLW, 720 WGN, 780 WBBM, 830 WCCO, 890 WLS.
The following are still audible, mostly from slightly lower latitudes: 650 WSM, 750 WSB, 840 WHAS, 850 KOA, 1110 KFAB, 1120 KMOX.
On 680 I strained to hear any Progreso // 4765 or Rebelde // 5025 but nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12035, March 22 at 0143, R. Cairo VG signal, music suptorted
12080, March 22 at 0143, R. Cairo music // 12035, not distorted, but much weaker signal; normally these two Spanish are more similar levels
9965, March 22 at 0144, R. Cairo, fair signal with whine, Arabic? JBM
9860, March 22 at 0145, R. Cairo, poor and dead air or JBM
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INTERNATIONAL VACUUM [non]. 90.1, UT Sunday March 22 at 0330, KUCO Edmond/OKC playing `Hitchhiker`s Guide to the Galaxy`, episode 1 of 12. Great to hear this superb serial once again, tnx to Robert Conrad on `Weekend Radio` originating at WCLV Cleveland OH. I warned you before that this would be starting tonight, but if you missed it there are several more webcasting stations scheduling it on Sundays. See
http://publicradiofan.com/cgibin/program.pl?programid=682
but better confirm directly from station websites as info is constantly changing. The first half of this end`s `Weekend Radio` is other SF material (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17575, March 21 at 1706, VG Christian hymn and talk in Swahili, from AWR. Losing RWANDA, maybe will add more via here in A-15? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, March 21 at 0209 on caradio, dominant signal IDs in Spanish as “ABC Radio“, plays Queen. Guess its format is classic rock in English; i.e. XEFZ, 10/1 kW in Monterrey NL. It`s still dominant on home radios, March 21 at 0541, “ABC Radio 660 AM“, rock in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 22 at 0104, I have escaped to the porch to reduce the noisy computer QRM from inside: enough to hear two very poor carriers beating from BBC/UAE and R. Chaski, the latter no doubt the one also with some talk modulation. It cuts off at 0105:54.5* leaving a weaker single carrier from BBC. Previous timing 7 nights ago was 0105:13* on March 15, so that averages 5.9 seconds later per 24 hours, still moving the slippery autotimer right along at its usual rate of precession (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 22 I tune in for SLBC cut-on a bit early and am rewarded by a brief upstart of only a few seconds at 0112:25, off again. Back to stay from *0114:10.5, and it`s only fair, not the usual bigsig. 0114:46.5 standard musical prélude; 2+1 mistimesignal ends at 0115:19, now back to its favorite imposition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9525, Sat March 21 at 2047, no signal from Global 24, when their new weekend schedule supposedly showed WORLD OF RADIO. I asked Jeff White about it and he says he knows nothing about this frequency. Original sked on G24 website did not specify sites, but now reveals 9525 is 100 kW due east from BULGARIA, not WRMI. So how was it in Europe and beyond?

Tnx to monitoring by Alan Gale in England who heard WOR`s last 5 minutes at 2125 on 9525, it`s now clear that the WOR time was not 2030, but 2100 Sat, i.e. third third of a sesquihour broadcast starting at 2000, following World News and Wavescan. I had assumed the news would merely be headlines like before in a one-hour transmission, rather than a full semihour of news to start a full sesquihour.

Jeff Demers of G24 forwards a report from Iwao Nagatani in Japan:
“March 21, 2015, Time of Reception (UTC): 2115-2132 Frequency: 9525
Program name and/or details: World of Radio. Reception tips of Mighty KBC on 7375 kHz, Radio Australia, accident of Voice of Nigeria, some US medium wave stations, etc.
Reception quality: SINPO 35333. Signal was fair and no interference.
Comments about our programming: This is the first time that I heard your radio broadcast. I hope you will broadcast East Asia. I would like to listen to your own program.“

WORLD OF RADIO 1765 monitoring: confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM near St Louis MO starting a few seconds before 0314 UT Sunday March 22, theme truncated. Next:
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
or podcast via RMRC, as linked via http://www.worldofradio.com
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Further monitoring of the revived Global 24 via WRMI: See revised sked at
http://about.global24radio.com/weekends-schedule/#comments
It shows 11825 and 5850 are both on the 315 degree antenna, across central North America, meaning a VG signal here, much improved! UT Sun March 22 at 0109, `Travel with Rick Steves` is discussing railpasses in Germany.

Another Global 24 block is News at 0200-0230 UT Sunday on 9955, so I check the WRMI webcast for that at 0217 to find the RAIN Report, about ham radio, not world news; 0226 ads for Ears to Our World, and Rush Cables by the G24 announcer but no ID for Global 24; 0227 fill music, 0230 R. Eslovaquia Internacional YL with ID for WRMI before her own Spanish relay. G24 sked doesn`t yet show details for Sunday evening, but Jeff White says it will again be on from 22 until 02 UT Monday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, March 22 at 0141, BS on a very good signal, like 11825 WRMI which we know is northwest, but 11580 is normally northeast making it a poor second here. Wonder if some more antenna switcheroos have taken place; or just evening enhancement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, March 22 at 0146 via WRMI, TruNews gospel huxter as I tune by asserts that Moslems, homosexuals, thieves, among others, are Satanic. Sort of like hate speech, isn`t it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 760, March 22 at 0136 UT, gospel huxter. Surely not WJR in the subauroral zone as even Chicagoans are outblacked. That leaves nothing but KCCV Overland Park KS, BOTTly religious. Night power is supposedly only 200 watts, but day power 10 kW has a lobe right at us (which is quite marginal on groundwave, almost 300 miles) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 830, March 21 at 0550 UT, Spanish ID as “830 AM, La que sorprende“, and loops SE, so presumably WFNO in Norco LA. Looking up its listing in NRC AM Log, I may have misheard the slogan shown there, “La Caliente 830 AM“. Is 5000/750 U4. Used to be a nuisance for WCCO but mutually nullable from this angle. Now WCCO is gone with the aurora, and with WFNO nulled instead hear another SS, no doubt a Mexican. XEIK Piedras Negras is closest, but allegedly a 5 kW daytimer; biggest one is 25/5 kW, XEITE, R. Capital in the DF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1340, March 22 at 0119 UT, traditional beer/tear country song atop the jumble, such that I can get a pretty good bearing on it, NNW/SSE. 0120 UT overtaken by CBS Sports Radio with an 855 number.

The two are virtually the same DF, or opposites. I figure the CBS SR is KGHM in OKC, my nearest and daytime occupant, but I have never paid attention to which network it`s on, and NRC AM Log shows FSR and NBC. CBS Sports station finder which searches well once it loads, for 1340 unshows any Okie, and only one close to the proper DF: KRMD Shreveport/Bossier City LA.

Now how about the country music? Assuming it`s from an adjacent or second adjacent state, in the NRC AM Log, the only such Texan is KAND in Corsicana, “Real Country“. Second choice, but certainly less likely considering the auroral conditions, is from the NNW, KSID in Sidney, Nebraska. KRMD and KAND are neighbors on the 1340 map, nothing between them, and also the closest ones beyond OKC (Hugo being silent). All this of course is not enough for a definite ID of either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4956-USB, March 22 at 0132, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, poor. I prefer broadcasters! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4989-USB, March 22 at 0128, some SSB catches my attention: weak 2-way contact by American accents. First suspicion of a MARS-like net soon goes down as I notice no such protocols and an f-word floats by; nothing more past 0131, but a het from 4990 — Suriname? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0446 UT March 22

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