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Glenn Hauser logs December 7-8, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Dec 7 at 2054, no signal from CB. Ditto Dec 8 at 1513 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Dec 7 at 1902, no signal from WRMI with R. Biafra (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also NIGERIA [non]

** BRAZIL. 11780, Dec 7 at 2054, RNA fair in Brazuguese, while 11775 Anguilla is absent. This daypart is best for hearing RNA, not on the air much after 2200, nor ever on 6180. Seems the power is now in respectable range, if not up to original 250 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DEX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 860, Dec 7 at 0658 UT, French mixing with C&W and at 0700 mixing with KKOW ID, I do detect “Première“ as CBC French calls itself, but that`s not enough, as there are two of them, CJBC Toronto, 50/50 kW U1, more likely; and slightly further (1883 vs 1766 km), CBKF-2 Saskatoon, 10/10 kW U4; presumably // during informations en sommet de l`heure, but otherwise deux timezones apart for programmation. DFing would nail it but I`m not on the DX-398. CBKF-2 has major lobes N and S, day and night, with nulls toward Toronto and Prince Rupert (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.38, Dec 8 at 0039 very poor music at S7-S8 vs noise level of S7; Alcaraván Radio still active and down a bit from last measurement as carrier varies audibly.

5910.282, Dec 8 at 0706, now the JBA carrier is down to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. I finally wrote to Nathan Morley of FG Radio about his program on WRMI repeating the same episode for months:

“Dear Mr Morley, I am wondering why you keep broadcasting the same old Travel Gazette program over and over on WRMI? It seems to date back to April, with items such as Kenya planning to start direct flights to USA by next April; high crime rates in the Caribbean, etc. Or perhaps you are not aware this is happening? Now you are. Regards, Glenn Hauser, Oklahoma (also on WRMI)“ Reply received Dec 7:

“Hi Glenn, Thank you for this note; it is appreciated. The problem is from my end – and I am fixing issue. Cheers, Nathan“

So I check the current WRMI program schedules for when we may now expect to hear new episodes:
Tue 1445 9955
Wed 0515 9955
Wed 1400 9955
Wed 2100 15770 > meaning 9455
Thu 0245 9955
Thu 2245 9955
Fri 0515 9955
Fri 1015 5850 > meaning also 9455

I have found that it is essential to keep reconfirming by axual monitoring on SW (or webcast if possible) that your (new) broadcasts are going to air as expected. Nathan replies Dec 8:

Hi Glenn, The schedule you emailed looks accurate – and appears at a glance – to correspond with the WRMI play-out grid.

New episodes – including the most recent featuring Gary Powers Jr discussing his new book, should air over the coming week.

Please do let me know if the new transmissions are reaching you, as the signals are not (despite some effort) receivable here in Nicosia.
Thanks again Glenn – keep up the excellent work you do. Merry Christmas, Nathan“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846.00, Dec 8 at 0625 UT, and again at 0659 check, JBA carrier on this precise frequency, from new R. Kiribati, London Town. Because of its great distance from the rest of Kiribati, some believe that Christmas Island should be considered a separate radio country. From Tarawa: 3294 km = 2046 statute miles = 1778 nautical miles. From London, Kiritimati to Enid: 7200 km = 4474 stmi = 3888 nmi. I see there is also a Paris on the island. I wonder what the power is?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 550, Dec 8 at 0116, “Los locutores de la fuerte — gran sorteo — Lotería Nacional — Cuauhtémoc Navidad“, phrases heard dominating frequency, so certainly XEPL, 5000/150, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. At first I thought “La Fuerte“ might be a station`s slogan, but maybe misheard “suerte“ to go along with gambling theme. Followed by a Diputados PSA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1030, Dec 8 at 0106, ID immediately on tune-in: “Grupo Fórmula Juárez, 10-30 AM“, then overtaken by some Dave Ramsey station. I.e. XEYC, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, 1/1 kW per IRCA Log; it`s the XE most often heard here on 1030, not XEQR, CDMX, 50/5 kW but twice the distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7430, Dec 8 at 1449, no signal from RNZI after two days on new frequency; nor on ex-7355, nor found anywhere on quick scans of the 6, 7 and even 9 MHz bands; nor at 1543 recheck. What happened? I have asked Adrian. Website sked still shows 7430 including tomorrow Dec 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Dec 8 at 0700, no signal from WRMI with R. Herwa International — not due to propagation, since 11580 with WRMIBS is well audible (as is 11520 WEWN English) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BIAFRA [non]

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Dec 8 at 0624, as I tune across WRMI, Brother HyStairical is saying his “mouth may be stopped December 31“ depending on $$$; GWBD.

7355, Dec 8 at 0712, WHRIBS is now here after R. Martí is finished, not 7315, contrary to staying on 7315 the other night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3272-USB, Dec 8 at 0122, AAR7ZH in MARS net, among others, poor in noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1907 monitoring: confirmed Thursday December 7 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850, very good, S9+20/10. Also confirmed UT Friday December 8 after 0030 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, but only at great effort with ECSS on extremely weak S2 signal at about the same band noise level; finally at 0035 I recognize the 5580 Bolivia item which means it is the new 1907 episode. Comparing to neighbors: 9265 WINB at S3; 9370 WWRBS S9+25; 9395 WRMIBS S6. Next:
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 #1908?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, and podcast access:

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Dec 7 at 2057, WTWW-1 is off, neither on day nor night frequency. Likewise at 0052 Dec 8 (while neighbor 9370 WWRBS is still S9+25). And likewise zilch at 0703 and 1453 Dec 8. What`s the deal? Transmitter broken? Out of money to pay electric? Ted didn`t get around to turning it on? HQ decided it`s all pointless? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Dec 8 at 1513, no signal yet from KVOH, but JBA carrier showing at 1522, 1543. Maybe will build up to good level later, wildfires permitting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Dec 8 at 0115 UT, Navajo drumming and chanting, dominating, so again suspect it`s ND rather than protecting NYC. Official FCC December sunset for KTNN Window Rock AZ is 0000 UT. This programming *really* stands out, making any further ID unnecessary.

A bit earlier I was also hearing cheater KHAC, 880-USB, and echoey KKOB & KKOB, 770. NYC is just out of luck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1440, Dec 8 at 0059 UT, in the mix a variety of tones past 0103 UT; they are not pure, not musical, and are random pitches and durations rather than sweeps or some kind of intentional testing. Can`t get a DF on it as equal on N/S and E/W antennas (which might mean it`s roughly NE/SW, or NW/SE) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1742 UT December 8

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