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Glenn Hauser logs January 5, 2019

** CANADA. Re my 351 kHz YKQ beacon log, Eric Floden, Canada replies:James Bay is Wînipekw in Cree
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bay
[that`s a circumflex topping the first I]

“This southerly bay was named in honour of Thomas James, a Welsh captain who explored the area more thoroughly in 1630 and 1631“

Every log a potential learning experience: Also linx to beacon town:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waskaganish

“Waskaganish (Cree: ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᔥ/Wâskâhîkaniš, Little House) is a Cree community of over 2,200 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in the Eeyou Istchee territory in Northern Quebec, Canada. Formerly called Fort Rupert, the location is one of three original Hudson’s Bay Company posts on James Bay, the other two being Fort Albany on the west shore, and Moose Factory on the south.“ [the Cree alfabet copies clearly onto MS word, notepad andyahoo mail, but surely ???? in plain text readouts]

Distance to Enid: 2255 km = 1401 statute miles (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7140, Jan 5 at 1432, JBA carrier, presumed VOBME longpath. Nothing detected from other VOBME 7180, nor Somaliland 7120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6115, Jan 5 at 1424, 49m bandscan finds English here so it`s not R. Nikkei, which now closes at 1000 daily per NDXC/Aoki, and is S8-S9, stronger than the other Nikkei on 6055. DJ is talking about pop music hits of years gone by on this-day-in-history; 3:26 live timecheck at 1426 UT = NZDST of absurd UT+13; another song runs past 1430, then “half past three“ TC, on the RNZ National All Night Programme, time for something from BBCWS, questions about space, but I miss the show title; starts recounting Gagarin`s 1961 first flight.

I was standing by maybe to hear one of their new Melanesian programs at 1430, which Adrian Sainsbury told us about:

“From RNZ Pacific news in Pidgin followed by news from Buzz FM Vanuatu, plays at 1130 and 1430 UT. Will be back on air from 21 January. News in Pidgin – presented by Koroi Hawkins; BuzzFM News – from Port Vila, Vanuatu“. 21 Jan is Monday; he does not say whether this be 5- or 7-days a week, unlike the other Melanesian program, Wantok, which will be M-F at 1028, 1230 and 2230 from Mon 14 Jan.

6115 was tested one or two days in December before 1300, but now it permanently replaces 7390 where there is nothing, as RNZP sked shows effective Jan 5, 6115 from 1259 daily: until 1650 except UT Saturdays until 1758. From 1759 Sats switches to 9700-AM; while from 1651 all other days switches to 5975 DRM. So RNZI 6115 will be fading out into the dayside over here earlier than when on 7390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ROMANIA

** OKLAHOMA. DTV tropo, Jan 5 at 1617 UT, much like yesterday morning; in fact, Set-Top-Box still tuned to RF 20, and KQCW 19-1 Muskogee / Tulsa again decoding; now with one other companion, RF 28, Ion 44-1, i.e. megawatt KTPX-TV Okmulgee = Tulsa market, presumably with the usual 6 subchannels, unexplored (BTW, #3, Ion Life gets no exposure on cable around here, everywhere?).

BAD DX signals then found on meter undecoding: 10, 11, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 31, 34, 35, 36, 42, 45, 46, 50. Again this includes OKC stations disrupted by DX: 19, 23, 25, 46, 50 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 6m Es map show DX contacts between here and FL over SE/NW paths with estimated MUF into the 100s, so another try for some FMDX, Jan 5 at 1630 UT: nothing heard; tropo is up making ACI and CCI worse than dead conditions, something on every channel or adjacent splat.

To keep this from being a total waste of time, I check the RDS on the DX-398 of our two new Enid market stations, which are static and as to be expected, from KHRK and KWOF: 97.7 THE_HAWK, 106.3 THE_WOLF (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9770-9775, Jan 5 at 0715, DRM noise weakly audible, as sked on 9770 from RRI in German from Tsiganeshti, not enough to bother strong 9765-AM RNZI from 0700. Also has 9765-9770-9775 DRM in English via Galbeni at 0630-0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 7240, Jan 5 at 1434, S8/S9+10 talk in SW Asian language; HFCC has nothing before ARS in Persian at 1500-1800, 500 kW, 40 degrees from Riyadh. But Aoki/NDXC covers this time, same at 1357-1757 (and 1157-1300). SSOB within the official 41m SWBC band, most likely I suppose via long path, and way off-beam forwards or backwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1963 monitoring: confirmed Saturday January 5 at 1204 the 1200 from Unique Radio via WINB 9265, fair. Also confirmed at 1230 on WRMI 9955; abrupt start interrupting Blalock the Blaster; it seems we can no longer expect a canned WRMI ID just before WOR, as such overrides have also been heard at other times, at least on the BoH. And supposedly scheduled at 1200 Sat on 9955 is Wavescan, not The Full Gospel [semi]Hour. Anyhow WOR is good S9+10 at this new confirmed time. Just in case, 5950 checked, but it is not // now.

Next WOR at 1531 UT Sat Jan 5 on Hamburger Lokalradio 9485-USB: as usual nothing audible here at 1542; via UTwente SDR at 1551 there is a trace of a carrier and voice which could be mine at minor peaks.

Alan Gale, England, reports about this: “Hi Glenn, Yet again I couldn’t hear World of Radio on 9485 kHz via HLR at 1530 to confirm it was there, but at least I am now pretty sure that long skip is theproblem, as I was hearing HLR, first on 6190 kHz up to 1200 UT, and then on 9485 kHz at a listenable level, right up until it suddenly faded out at around 1410 UT, about 10 minutes into Radio Tropical. I am sure that the lengthening days should eventually bring it backagain, but I’ll keep checking for it every week. 73 for now, Alan“

Next:

2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW] 0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950? to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday Unique 5045-LSB ND low power NSW Australia resumes
2330 UT Monday WRMI *9955 to SSE [NEW]; also 5950 to WNW?
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Jan 5 at 0712, surprised to find WINB on at this late hour, preacher referring to Matthew IX: 35 (which per my NIV Cowboy Bible is rendered: “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, preaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness“).

It`s S9+10 with only slight carrier wobble and sufficient modulation. There is nothing to explain this in WINB twits, nor on their unupdated Dec 16 program sked still showing a break between 0330(?) and 1000 when Unique Radio starts on Saturdays; so why not? Less than 3 hours away. Nothing on 7310-7315-7320 DRM either, which could be on the air if this were not weekend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. (7490), UT Sat Jan 5 at 0059, WBCQ webcast closing the FKB program, still imagining he`s on 9625 from WINB (and 5050 from WWRB?); some dead air and AWWW starts, interjexions indicating a lot of complaining to come, so over to John Carver`s summary:

“Show started more or less on time after a period of dead air on 7490. Allan and Angela in the studio. Opening chatter about next year being the 100th anniversary of radio broadcasting. More talk about the political climate in the US and Canada and how it looks like more of the same that we’ve been suffering through the last few years.

First phone call from Freddie at 0109. Said he was talking to a trucker on the CB who had delivered a truckload of rebar to the superstation last summer. Freddie was also trying to find the superstation on Google maps and not having much luck. Some talk from Allan about a Dutchman who was at the station last summer and shot a documentary about the station and posted it on YouTube. Some confusion about what keyword would allow people to find it.

Brief talk about station automation and how it’s saved many radio stations from going under and how all but one program is now automated at the station. Some talk about everyone meeting at the station in two weeks to begin assembling the new transmitter. Phone call from Freddie again at 0144 asking for the model number of the new transmitter which Allan had some trouble locating. Recap of 5130 programming but nothing new mentioned.

Reading of emails at 0152 with Angela reading the first one and then alternating with Allan on the rest. First emailer states that he’s listening tonight on 5130 which Allan said he shouldn’t be able to do. A quick check shows that AWWW is indeed on 5130 this evening instead of the regularly scheduled program.

Closing prayer at 0158 interrupts a discussion of pirate broadcasts on satellites and whether or not a government on earth can police or regulate a satellite broadcast since it’s coming from space. In other words, who owns space? Show was off the air at 0200 and 7490 was off the air shortly after that. A quick check showed that 5130 was off the air also at this time. Apparently the automation at the station that Allan briefly mentioned this evening isn’t working well this evening. John Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2017 UT January 5

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