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Glenn Hauser logs March 4-5, 2016

** BOLIVIA. 6134.83, March 5 at 0207, weak Radio Santa Cruz ID in passing, as often happens, during music. Lucked out as this time there is no het from 6135.2, R. Aparecida being off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11925, March 5 at 0246, no signal at all from R. Bandeirantes, despite some Brazilian DXers claiming this has been reactivated, along with 9645.4 which I do hear weakly with a Bandeirantes ID in passing, despite ACI from much stronger 9650 Turkey in Spanish. Yet, 11934.9, RB2 is audible as always off-frequency, and 11854.9, R. Aparecida itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9745.05, March 5 at 0156, S9+30 open carrier, dead air, from R. Cairo, scheduled 02-07, 250 kW, 315 degrees from Abis to eastern North America and western Europe in Arabic, but probably not going to modulate much even after 0200. Anyhow, it`s a MUCH cleaner signal than the next one.

9965.30, March 5 at 0159, R. Cairo`s other Arabic service is much like last night, accompanied by multiple spur carriers on both sides, beating against each other, but now the separation is approx. 1.3 kHz instead of 1.55. And they are stronger, causing hets to 9955 WRMI despite its good signal. The one I measure is the sixth order, at 9957.50, i.e. 7.8 kHz away. 9965 is on air 2300-0430, the first sesquihour in English when I suppose the same stuff is spewed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9924.96, March 5 at 0158, ERT whining transmitter is down here instead of 9935v, or another one tried a while ago, 9930v! It`s S9+25, the multi-tone whine atop the music, which is clear on VG // 9420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, March 5 at 0215, R. Verdad with cuckoos at tune-in, ticking leading up to “la hora correcta“ of 8:15 mentioned at about 0215:15, but that`s fine as there was no specific timesignal; 0216 opening `Frecuencia al Día` DX program from Miami, which I thought was scheduled to start at 0200 UT Saturdays. Recheck at 0245: yes, FAD is just wrapping up after 29 minutes. Good signal and still not a trace of any additional “injexions“ of Truth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9445.0, March 5 at 0153, VRII in Spanish on new frequency, ex-9445.7, ex-9445.6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 7460, March 5 at 0229, open carrier at S9+10, sufficient vs adjacent Albania 7465 at S9+25; 0230 opening with fanfares and “Payam-e Doost“ ID, i.e. the Baha`í service in Farsi for Iran where members of that faith are persecuted despite historical origins there. WRTH says the name means “Message from a friend“ and files it on page 502 under USA, rather than under a C&OTB listing for Iran, where only Radio Rainbow qualifies; despite Payam-e Doost being “jammed“, altho I am not hearing any. Site is PRIDNESTROVYE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4041-USB, UT Sat March 5 at 0217, MARS net of mostly good S9 signals, abbr`d call IAX of one of them, calling for another one, JU (? Plus another letter/number?) to send a digital message, which lasts less than a minute.

4007-USB, UT Sat March 5 at 0219, another MARS net, but mostly weaker than the 4041 one, S7 from AAR4KD in Alabama, but NCS AAF4FA is stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7425, March 5 at 0226, GB leapfrog mixing product is gone again, despite usual bigsigs from 7305 and 7365. I don`t think propagation is to blame, but something changing at IBB Greenville to cause or uncause it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see VATICAN

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1815 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 4 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good; and at 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, very good. Also confirmed UT Saturday March 5 starting at 0029:44 on WBCQ 9330.2-CUSB. Next:
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW [ex-5109.7-CUSB] Mon 0430.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5130.11-CUSB, March 5 at 0148 during `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, WBCQ`s new frequency found here. Remains to be heard if it will stay on the hi side unlike ex-5110 which stayed on the lo side. (It was not on yet at earlier check 0031). Now it`s reading S9+15 on the NRD-545, but quite undermodulated, tho // and synchronized with 7489.84 which is S9+40 with good mod.

Allan is off this week and TimTron is substituting; 0155 he turns off the phone for an editorial starting with how Trump is scary; finished at 0203 and 7490- goes back to BS, while 5130+ keeps playing same music heard momentarily on 7490, still going with that past 0213.

Meanwhile, 9330.34-CUSB was S9+20 at 0148 with Blalock the blaster, and continued with the next g.h. after 0200. 3250 was still not back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 13695, March 4 at 1922, I would normally have no reason whatsoever to listen to WRMIBS, but stepping thru the BST-1 caradio memory bank, I noticed there is CCI underneath this frequency, in French. HFCC shows there is a 3-way collision!

Besides “YFR“ at 1400-2300, there is also RFI in French, 185 degrees from Issoudun at 1900-1959, AND AIR in English at 1730-1945, 240 degrees from Bangalore, adding up to a megawatt vs WRMI`s 100 kW, but it`s NW toward us, while the other two beams are crossing somewhere in Africa, making a bigger mess there, no doubt.

11580, UT Saturday March 5 at 0234, this WRMI frequency has a Spanish interview about telecomms lines, mentioning Santa Teresita, San Clemente, CONFER and AFSCA, which pertain to Argentina, and combined with the Argentine accent, I suspect this is `La Rosa de Tokio`, but which is supposed to be aired at 02-03 UT Thursdays, not Saturdays, when RFI in English is shown. I check whether it`s // 9955. No:

9955, UT Sat March 5 at 0237, WRMI has Jeff talking with Jerry Plummer of WWCR at HFCC A-16 Istanbul about the upcoming NASB meeting on June 2-3, apparently in Nashville, to which SWLs are invited and will even be fed if not housed gratis; something about DRM transmissions and progress(?) reports from KVOH and WCB. More info at and click on annual meeting. Jerry keeps talking at the same time as Jeff, which is rather annoying. This is one of the many scheduled airings of Wavescan, rather than Viva Miami. WRMI is now being marred by those spur carriers from Egypt [q.v.] puking out of their 9965.3 transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, March 4 at 1930, I find WMLK is on and I`m adding it to the memory bank of the BST-1 SW caradio. It`s barely strong enough to break squelch and noise level, most of the time as I drive around, and modulation is not full, but almost sufficient.

EJOM, deceased, is in a narrative about, what else, getting people to accept the Sacred Name of Yahweh. Suddenly at 1940, he`s interrupted for an ID at this odd time, and the first one I myself have copied since reactivation: “WMLK, Bethel, Pennsylvania, broadcasting to target areas Europe and Middle East. Please stay tuned“, and back to the narrative. I can`t tell whether it was paused or overridden for the ID. At 2131 back on the portable PL-880, 9275 is sufficient, and somewhat stronger on the meter than 9265 WINB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, March 4 at 1927, WTWW-1 continues its festival of open carrier/dead air. Next check March 5 at 0031 and 0152, Still DA. Yet another frequency swap is accomplished, by 0212 check it`s back to 5830, and still DA of S9+50, ditto at 0250. WTWW-1 surpassed the 24-hour mark of broadcasting nothing at 0134 UT March 5, as we first noted it at 0134 March 4 — no telling how much longer before that. Final recheck as I finish this report at 0537 UT March 5: STILL dead air on 5830, at least 28 hours and counting!

Meanwhile, 12105, WTWW-3 is VG modulating Yoruba a sesquihour after Nigerian midnite, at 0031 UT March 5. At 0245, 12105 is still on but JBA at S2, as anyone but WTWW would expect, that long after sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, March 4 at 1930, WWRBS day frequency is gone again. But 3185, March 5 at 0224, WWRBS night frequency is on again (and 3195 is not) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, March 5 at 0155 UT, C&W music dominating even on the ALA-330S oriented east-west, quick break at 0200.4 for KBXD Dallas ID, so suspect still on 50 kW day power even later than last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, March 5 at 0226, Vatican Radio is wrapping up the half-sesquihour Spanish relay via Greenville, giving frequency as 9610 to Cuba. Oops, that`s the one at 1230-1300. I have to listen to 7305 since the leapfrog on 7425 is AWOL; see USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0558 UT March 5

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