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Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, November 20 2017

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** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Monday Nov 20 at 1436, RAE via WRMI is in Japanese! Wrong playback? No, it`s just a clip of NHK TV`s 8K service, presumably amid the `Friday` DX Actuality program in Spanish repeated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. 9580, Nov 19 at 1909, R. Biafra via unknown site, after a JBA carrier here, I get a little more via UTwente SDR. Main frequency 11530 WRMI is good as usual on my radio. 9580 is VP at UTwente, but sounds like same programming of music alternating with announcements by YL; at 1911 it`s the OM, the only one who mentions the ``31 meter band`` 9580 in schedule announcements. 1913 back to YL voice. On UTwente, I A/B the two frequencies, and believe it or not, poor as it is, 9580 is better than 11530 (and 11580, WRMI aimed right at Europe is no better). I`ve asked Jeff where 9580 is coming from. There is no sign of anything else, such as listed Saudi Arabians. Possibly 9580 is still Issoudun, but skipping over UTwente, too close and way offbeam. But if so, Ivo should be getting it OK. Wolfgang Bueschel, Germany does not hear 9580 at all.

Ivo Ivanov reports on same transmission:
``Poor signal of Radio Biafra London in 31 & 25 mb on Nov 19
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/poor-signal-of-radio-biafra-london-in.html
1900-2000 9580 unknown tx / unknown WeAf English, not via TDF/ISS
1900-2000 11530 YFR 100 kW / 087 deg WeAf English, via WRMI tx#10?``

Meanwhile, Rafael RodrÃguez in Colombia found a website with news about this reactivation:

https://thewillnigeria.com/news/radio-biafra-returns-resumes-daily-broadcast/

``Radio Biafra Returns; Resumes Daily Broadcast
By David Oputah - November 11, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, November 11, (THEWILL) â After a lull of a few months, during which Nigerian security agencies breathed an air of relief, there are incontrovertible indications that the clandestine Radio Biafra will resume activities Sunday November [sic].

The rogue radio station is the mouth piece of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu whose whereabouts is unknown following a clamp down on his family home in Abia state by the military under operation Python Dance.

THEWILL gathered exclusively that the radio will continue to broadcast from London, England, ostensibly to escape the reach of Nigeriaâs security agencies who will track it down without much effort if it was based in Nigeria.

The information circulating within the IBOP circle recently has pointed to the feverish plans and concerted efforts to reactivate the Radio Biafra and make its voice heard again to prove that the despite the security agenciesâ show of strength recently during the Operation Python Dance and the like, that IPOB is not as dead as it appears.

THEWILL checks further revealed that the broadcast will from Sunday be on air from 6 am to 7 am on 7240 KHZ, 41 meter-band, short wave and in the evenings from 8pm to 9pm on 11530 KHZ on 25 meter band.

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Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor  London, United Kingdom
Daft more dafter and most daftest of all. You bunch of cash and carry roadside journalists are the ones actually waking up from dead as Radio Biafra has been on and will continue to be. shameless losers!
Like  Reply  Nov 12, 2017 10:27pm``

From THEWILL, searching on Radio Biafra, more stories, the first one here from one day later (and why are these datelined Beverly Hills, or San Francisco, of all places?):

https://thewillnigeria.com/news/radio-biafra-returns-sacks-nnamdi-kanu-as-ipob-leader/

``Radio Biafra Returns, Sacks Nnamdi Kanu As IPOB Leader
By THEWILL_ - November 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, (THEWILL) â Security agencies were in a frenzy of activities in Abuja from early Sunday when Radio Biafra, the controversial mouthpiece of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) returned to the airwaves with a 6.am to 7.am broadcast announcing the shocking sack of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as IPOB leader.

That announcement sacking Kanu was exactly what kept the security agencies worried, because it could mean that another arm of IPOB may have mutated just as IPOB mutated from Raph Uwazuruikeâs Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).

A top national security source told THEWILL thus: "All had been quiet on the IPOB front recently. The organization has been receding from the public consciousness as many Igbo people began to openly talk against the separation and disunity agenda of IPOB. The Federal Government has been reaching out to the South-East and their State Governors have taken a hard stand against IPOB accusing the organization of pursuing anti-Igbo interests; now comes this totally new and unexpected development".

At the height of the IPOB controversy the national unity was greatly tasked when Northern youths issued Igbo people resident in the North a quit notice.

The radioâs programme started with the lady announcer who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, stating that the radio was back on air and IPOB was restructuring. She then announced that "Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and removed as Director of Radio Biafra following extensive and intensive consultations". She named "Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili as Kanuâs replacement."

Kanu has not been seen publicly since he fled Abia State after the military raided his family compound some months back.

The reasons the Radio Biafra announcer gave for Kanuâs removal included:

(A) Personalization of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.

(B) Kanuâs actions and his decisions to incite members of IPOB towards violence leading to the death of many innocent young people in Onitsha, Aba and Umuahia is totally unacceptable and grossly irresponsible.

(C) Kanu privately collected Â14m and another $ 22m to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father Igwe Israel Kanu in a clear case of monkey dey work baboon dey chop. [! sic]

(D) Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father. Thus the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father while pretending to be sacrificing for the cause.

(E) Upon his release from detention in April 2017, one expected Kanu to drum up support for the release of his colleagues and co-detainees such as Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. These are our brothers who were arrested at the same time with him and they should not be forgotten. We hereby demand their release. Kanu, since his release, has never spoken about them or appealed for the release of these our freedom fighters. Instead, he has been going about collecting chieftaincy titles and having a messianic swagger that even allowed full-blooded Igbomen to kneel down and kiss his feet.

(F) Kanu threw away the original meaning of our collective struggle for personal gain and vain glorification. IPOB believes in democracy as a solid base of any modern state, the rule of law, and will always reject violence in all its ramifications.

The security agencies do not as yet know what to make of this new development in IPOB.

The sack of Mazi Kanu is only the latest change in the checkered history of Radio Biafra, which began as the mouthpiece of MASSOB. It later announced the sacking of MASSOB founder, Uwazuruike as its Director and MASSOB leader and replaced him with Uchenna Madu "in the task of chasing down and overcoming the enemies of Biafra" according to a statement signed by Uche Mefore as the radioâs Deputy Director.

Nnamdi Kanu himself would also distance himself and his deputy, Uche Mefor, when Radio Biafra began to broadcast from the US, after Nigeria jammed its signals from Britain.

Now, those behind this latest incarnation of Radio Biafra would obviously not have sought Kanuâs permission; it actually sacked him in its first broadcast. But the security agencies are not rejoicing because, as a source put it "the saying that the devil you know is better than the angel [sic] you do not know is particularly true in security circles. See it this way; Kanu had issued an order that the people of Anambra state should boycott the gubernatorial elections and people told him he was talking nonsense. That was the end of his moral authority. Now we have to return to the drawing board to learn about those behind this latest development. Itâs frustrating."

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And a bunch more in reverse chrono order; I`ll not pull out the direct linx here but you can reach them via the search page:
https://thewillnigeria.com/news/?s=radio+biafra

``Nigerian security agencies breathed an air of relief, there are...
UK Contradicts Lai Mohammed, Say Nigeria Didnât Ask That Radio Biafra Be Shut Down
David Oputah -
September 22, 2017
BEVERLY HILLS, September 22, (THEWILL) - The United Kingdom has denied any knowledge of a request from Nigeria to shut down Radio Biafra, run by Nnamdi...

FG Traces IPOBâs Sources Of Funding To France, Blames UK For Radio Biafra
Mustapha Bagudu -
September 21, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, (THEWILL) - The Federal Government has identified France as the country where the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, gets bulk...

Kanu Restructures IPOB, Disowns American-Based Radio Biafra
David Oputah -
May 16, 2017
BEVERLY HILLS, May 16, (THEWILL) - The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has announced a restructuring in the...

Radio Biafra Is Back On Air
THEWILL_ -
April 1, 2016
BEVERLY HILLS, April 01, (THEWILL) â The station dedicated to the âstruggleâ by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is currently streaming live across...

NBC Shuts Radio Biafra, Confiscates Equipment, Detain Suspects
THEWILL_ -
July 18, 2015
BEVERLY HILLS, July 18, (THEWILL) â The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) said Friday that it had effectively neutralised the illegal broadcasts from the seditious...

FG Says It Has Jammed Radio Biafra Signals, Not True â Station
THEWILL_ -
July 15, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, (THEWILL) â The Federal Government said on Tuesday that it has blocked the transmission signals of Radio Biafra, which has been...

OPINION: OF RADIO BIAFRA AND THE URGENCY OF NOW
THEWILL_ -
July 14, 2015
It is no more a hidden secret that since the last election that brought in President Muhammadu Buhari to power, discordant tunes have become...

Ignore Radio Biafra, NBC Tells Public
THEWILL_ -
June 27, 2015
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Friday urged the public to ignore radio Biafra, saying the station has been broadcasting seditious contents illegally. In a statement...``

And that`s only the first page of 13; however, some of further hits may have less to do with the radio in particular (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA [and non]. 17700, Nov 20 at 1548, VP signal from algo, OOFSOB. EiBi shows it is VOA Hausa at 1500-1600 (Sat/Sun to 1530 only). Besides the bigsigs from Cuba and KVOH on 17730 & 17775, the only other carrier detectable on 16m at this time is JBA 17660, which would be Saudi in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11780, Nov 19 at 2135, NO signal, not even a JBA carrier here, my first chance to check out this report a bit earlier from Manuel MÃndez, Lugo, Spain, Log in Lugo: ``BRAZIL, 11780, RÃdio Nacional da AmazÃnia, 2045-2101, 19-11, Portuguese, soccer, live matches. Very weak. 14321``.

Thus it may be back on a very irregular and low-power basis, to avoid losing license by a deadline sometime in December. Later chex into UT Nov 20 still find no RNA on 11780, nor on other frequency 6180 (but a JBA carrier there at 2257: Aoki shows that would be CRI Kunming between Chinese and Cantonese hours). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. FINALLY! I happen to be recording KFOR-27 at 1600 UT November 19 just after Preet the Mess, when they flash their translator ID card for a hefty 4 seconds, so I freeze-frame it and copy the details. I`ve also snapped a still photo of it:

Unfortunately it`s on cable feed cutting off the edges, so I have to look up the towns in W9Wi.com to be sure they are correct. That makes it easy to add the channel for each, and in many cases
[+ additional KFOR relays shown in each town, as LIC, CP or APP]:

K43KU-D SEILING [+ 19 , 47 , 19 , 43 , 47 ]
K31JQ-D WOODWARD [+ 38 , 38 ]
K20BR-D GAGE, etc. --- listed instead for substation KAUT with KFOR
Gage on K16DX !
K17ID-D CHEROKEE & ALVA [+ 16 and 20 ]
K40JP-D SAYRE [+ 40 ]
K23IZ-D STRONG CITY*
K45JZ-D ELK CITY [+ 45 ]
K14MU-D WEATHERFORD
K35KE-D HOLLIS

*``Strong City``? A negligible hamlet of 47, 2010 census, just NE of Cheyenne, not even in atlas index except the Rand McNally Large Scale, but it`s significant for weak TV translators! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 7730 // 5850, both VG, Mon Nov 20 at 0712, James Branum on `Broad Spectrum Radio` via WRMI, talking about draft resistance in World War I, especially in Oklahoma, and the centennial of the Green Corn Rebellion with a song about it. E.g., see:
http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=GR022

This is a repeat of last week`s surprise monthly show, the first half of which I had not heard. Meanwhile James Branum explains that the next new BSR is to air during this hour on Dec 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov reports:
``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio on 9485-CUSB via HLR, Nov 19
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/11/reception-of-world-of-radio-on-9485cusb.html
1131-1200 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``

9330-CUSB, Nov 20 at 0030, NO signal detectable from WBCQ at WOR scheduled time. I`ve asked WBCQ again about the status of this and suggested that for winter propagation, 3265 should replace 9330.

Confirmed UT Monday Nov 20 starting at 0402 on Area 51 webcast; WBCQ 5129.832 has good S9+10 signal but not checked until 0436 during HRI. It appears Timtron`s tuning up this transmitter helped a lot!

WOR 1904 also confirmed UT Mon Nov 20 at 0436 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 so not necessary to check webcast. Next:

Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or new #1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Mon Nov 20 at 1508 tune-in, KVOH carrier cuts off immediately, back on, somewhat distorted modulation, leyendo una escritura, unstable carrier, S9+30 with some splatter when on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 7625, Nov 20 at 1419, JBA carrier. EiBi shows the only 7625 station anywhen is CMI Voice of Wilderness, for N Korea at 1330-1530 via Tashkent. CMI means Cornerstone Ministries International based in Tustin, California; WRTH 2017 files it in the COTB sexion, page 513 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5030(-), Nov 20 at 1412, JBA carrier, a smidgin on the low side compared to 5025, even weaker than that remnant of Cuba. By this late hour, most Asians on 60m are almost gone, such as 4885, 4800. 5030 is intriguing, as current HFCC, Aoki and EiBi show nothing whatsoever on it at any time (Tonga reactivated? Hi hi. 1991 WRTH for 5030 had China, Malaysia, Tonga, and nearby Ecuador, PerÃ) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1751 UT November 20
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Sunday, November 19 2017

Logs
I meant earliest, not latest, fixed:

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Nov 19 at 1529, Republic of Yemen Radio in Qur`an solo by OM (what else?), going on for some time, still at 1540. Was this for vespers? No, gaisma.com says sunset at Sana`a was an hour earlier, 1430 UT, and about the earliest it ever gets during the year. Good signal S9+10/S7, considerably weaker by 1600. And 11745 Al-Azm, another Sa`udi service for its military around Yemen, is much weaker at 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

BTW, Gaisma.com has data for about 70 locations in Yemen, far more than for many other countries, proportionally. Glenn


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Sunday, November 19 2017

Logs
** CUBA. 11760, Sunday Nov 19 at 1558, RHC wrapping up Spanish but mentions only the Habana FM frequency, 102.5. Modulation is somewhat suptorted. 1600 switch to weekly Esperanto, and audio improves, especially during their opening song. Sked announced is still: 1600 on 11760, 2230 on 17730, and 0700 on 6000. Only the first one is still correct, the 2230 maybe 2330 or 0030? on 15730 which hesitates to propagate? But unconfirmed last week, and there could be a fourth broadcast as per some schedule versions; the 0700 UT Sunday is supposed to be delayed until 0800 because of another hour of English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 5616-USB, Nov 19 at 0708, Gander Radio in quick contacts with several aircraft, for testing selcalls or position reports: El Al 026, American 718, AirTrans 378; referring the last to contact next Santa Maria (Azores) on 5598, or 3016 secondary. Each craft also heard, but generally weaker. It seems each selcall is associated with a fonetik 4-letter ``callsign``. 5598-USB also active with ATC, selcall tones (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 39, Nov 19 at 1356 UT, NO SIGNAL from KWTV OKC. Every Sunday I bring it up to record `CBS Sunday Morning`, but I have to revert to cable for it. I scan the RF channels and find everything else OK, including eveb some tropo bringing in RF 42, KBZC-LD from OKC. Maybe KWTV absence has something to do with implementing its repack QSY to RF 25? Not there yet. They will certainly have to replace or modify the antenna, probably requiring some downtime. I leave a TV tuned to RF 39 and by 1505 UT notice that KWTV is back on. No courtesy announcement crawler ever seen about this on KWTV via cable (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.822, Nov 19 at 0701, S9+10 of dead air. Obviously it is WBCQ transmitter near offset earlier while modulating, perhaps testing. John Carver, mid-North-Indiana, sent this report on it at 0242: ``TimTron Worldwide live on 5130 at 0 hours. Said he was at the main studio in Monticello. Had come up today to tinker with 5130 transmitter and see if he could improve the signal. First hour was great. Signal was 20 over and loud and clear. During second hour of TimTron, signal went into the toilet, dropped to S7 and the noise came up over everything and made it impossible to copy. At 0155 signal started to fight its way up again and by 0205 was hitting S9 on the upswing. Lumpy Gravy was in progress by then. Signal still dipping below S9 at times but also surging up to 10 over at times and the audio is mostly over the noise now and so able to copy the program`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1640, Nov 19 at 0659 UT, my local KZLS is broken up by almost as strong CCI from WTNI with ESPN, Biloxi MS, full ID also for W278CE on 103.5, and 1640thechamp.com Once again I strongly suspect WTNI is running 10 kW day power at night, while KZLS is on night power of 1 kW. This is without even nulling KZLS, but on the E-W longwire.

BTW, European and Downunder DXers hardly ever report hearing KZLS, but lots of WTNI and other US X-banders; perhaps because of its direxional NNW/SSE pattern to ``serve`` OKC as well as Enid (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Nov 19 at 1529, Republic of Yemen Radio in Qur`an solo by OM (what else?), going on for some time, still at 1540. Was this for vespers? No, gaisma.com says sunset at Sana`a was an hour earlier, 1430 UT, and about the latest it ever gets during the year. Good signal S9+10/S7, considerably weaker by 1600. And 11745 Al-Azm, another Sa`udi service for its military around Yemen, is much weaker at 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1642 UT November 19
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Glenn Hauser logs November 19, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 19 2017

Logs
** ALASKA [non]. 9600, Nov 19 at 0253, New Life Station is wrapping up English hour via MADAGASCAR with schedule: on 7370 at 08, 10 and 12; 7355 at 14 (which are really KNLS, the last one clashing with NZ); and 9600 at 02, 15560 at 03 which are really MWV; poor-fair, S4-S7. (The other English hours from MWV are African Pathways Radio, 11825 at 04, 17640 at 18 & 20) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 4930, Nov 19 at 0228, music at S5-S7 where normally there is nothing. VOA should start at 0300, as confirmed by HFCC: ``4930 0300 0600 53,57 BOT 100 20 0 750 1234567 291017 240318 D 4930 Eng BOT IBB IBB 376`` At 0230 quick announcement by YL DJ, sounds like Hyper Heather, but presumably not Music Time in Africa. So why is BOT relay on this early? Even in easternmost Africa it`s before 6 am local. Of course, possibly it could be some other IBB site for this pre-hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 9825, Nov 19 at 0251, S7-S4 open carrier; presumably IBB warming up for 0300-0330 Arabic, despite CRI Chinese via Kashgar scheduled until 0300 but inaudible here. As Aoki/NDXC clarifies, but not HFCC, it`s really the Hello Darfur service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6935.20-LSB, Nov 19 at 0217, JBA sounds Brazuguese; then cuts on and off a much stronger speaker surely in Brazuguese, a pirate net? Here is a similar log from Sept 27 in the HFU Peskie sexion:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,37617.0.html
In this entire board could also be found some like the unID 2-ways in Spanish INTRUDERS I have been catching (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. 6964.89, Nov 19 at 0214, JBA carrier with talk. No logs of it on HF Underground N American board.

How about Latin American pirates; were, but moved to Peskies, here:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,38239.0.html

Chris Smolinski in Maryland has been tracking this since October 26, and here`s one reply, from FFM: ``ÂReply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 0115 UTCÂ I've published some posts about they before, they are chileans form Coquimbo region in the north of Chile`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 7340, Nov 19 at 0245, violin concerto, surely not RHC ---- no, this frequency is now Romania, // 5910. In fact, had almost overlooked the fact that 7340 has been totally deleted from the new RHC B-17 schedule in effect less than a week.

It was a surprise when Arnie activated an Habana 40-m frequency for the first time in A-17, contrary to his holier-than-thou stance about out-of-band broadcasting. Now he`s holier again since this is a fixed, not broadcast band, despite being dominated by many other broadcasters and not just yanquis. Considering how 11 and 9 MHz fade out at night, it could be quite useful (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, UT Sun Nov 19 at 0221, Radio Verdad with very familiar voices, my old colleagues at Radio Nederland, Jaime BÃguena y Alfonso Montealegre talking about the history of Philips Electronix, and them Marconi. Maybe from an old `Radio Enlace`, contained in a current DX program. Which has yet to appear on the RV program sked:
http://radioverdad.org/?q=programaci%C3%B3n

Showing at 0200-0230 GMT SÃbado - meaning UT Sunday, ``Club de la Amistad y FilatÃlico``. This page is  2009, and would not be surprised if never updated since. Now it`s `Antena DX` from PanamÃ:

``Radio Verdad 4055 SW en Guatemala - Los sÃbados a las 8:00 PM hora de Guatemala, Domingos 02:00 UTC www.radioverdad.org`` according to:
http://programasdx.com/antenadx.htm
which is also on WRMI and WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.56, Nov 19 at 0242, pirate music, very poor. These for 6950.5 say it was Captain Morgan Shortwave until 0303*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,38786.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6770, Nov 19 at 0241, very poor Old Time Radio pirate. Usually it`s a JBA carrier at best, but sometimes can sound like OTR, with audience applause, laughter; from some secret radio museum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 3270.3v, Nov 19 at 0232, the NRD-545 has one of numerous weak birdies, distinct from real carriers since they are always very slowly varying up or down, sometimes crossing/QRMing real DX. I had started calling these NRDies, but they are really caused by the Wellbrook antenna, since they disappear if I switch to the longwire (even tho the WB is still active and connected to the radio). My apology for misblaming JRC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. Just heard from James Branum about `Broad Spectrum Radio` scheduling: for now it is monthly and the next set will be December 10-16 at the same times as in November (tho there could be some repeats Mon 07-08 on WRMI 5850, 7730) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5850, Nov 19 at 0235, tuning across WRMIBS, The OvermoleStair`s current idÃe fixe is needing 45 kilobux by next Tuesday to pay for uplinx to 4 satellites from Israel; ``I don`t like to ask for money at all`` --- coulda fooled me. GWBD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1904 monitoring: barely audible but confirmed at 0212 Nov 19, the 0200 UT Sunday on WRMI 11580 --- as usually now the case this long after dark in Okee. All programs on this frequency could benefit by being moved to a lower band after sunset for duration of winter. Also confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, good S9+20, UT Sunday November 19 at 0421, 11 minutes into show, so started circa 0410. Next:
Sun 1130 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1905?]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5985, UT Sunday Nov 19 at 0238, WRMI with AWR `Wavescan` about KDKA, so yet another time for the program which is *not* on their schedule, instead 0230-0300 on 5985 is blank except for `Wlkng Power` UT Mondays. Are there somethings Tue-Sat too during this semi-hour? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: my 1510 log Nov 18 afternoon, Greg Hardison replies:
``Glenn: -- That Texas Superfoods spot is playing nationwide; we hear plenty of it out here with the Dallas QTH. The only Rush-head I know for sure on 1510 is WLAC. D'ya think.......? 73z -- GREG HARDISON``

Hi Greg, WLAC did cross my mind, and Rush is sked there on Saturday afternoons, but he is also on KNNS per NRC AM Log and their website, tho no program sked. I would really expect to hear KNNS at edge of groundwave around here. There was QRM, and Childress could make it too, but maybe all the items I cited were from KNNS. 73, (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7470, Nov 19 at 0248, something here, VP S4 carrier; could it be anti-Christ pro-Yahweh pirate, Station YHWH? Cannot detect the dulcet tones of Josiah, but this was his last favorite frequency, not heard since Oct 14, and nothing else is scheduled here (except 22-24 UT, IBB Bod-Tibetan via Tajikistan) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0554 UT November 19
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Glenn Hauser log November 17, 2017 - Biafra  View Printable Version 
Saturday, November 18 2017

Logs


FRANCE/USA [to Biafra state in Nigeria] / TURKEY

7240.020 TRT Emirler Voice of Turkey English sce towards Near & Middle East
target. At 0446 UT Nov 18 their English schedule given lengthy, fqs, target,
times, S=9+5dB here in Germany.
At 0448 UT said "Good Bye", when tuned-in again at 0455 UT was off then.

7240 even TDF Issoudun exciter visible around 04.59:00 UT, but full power
drive up signal joined the screen TX-on-air at 04.59:50 UT on Nov 18.

Radio Biafra, "broadcasting from London..." is RMI FMO brokered, requested
in HFCC database from Nov 11. Started px at 05.00:10 UT with guitar string
like mx. Few times given full schedule by female voice like given at
05.03:35 UT, 5-6 UT 7240 and 11530 kHz, and "8-9 pm local" on 11530 kHz in
evening.
Also phone # ? given as 234810617787 ...

In western Europe 7240 kHz was S=9+10 in Liverpool, S=9+15dB in Belgium,
Bavaria Germany, Grenoble France.

S=8 signal at best in NJ-US east coast, but poor at S=6 in Detroit Michigan
SDR unit.

Re 11530 kHz RMI Okeechobee TX#4 relay, old fashioned horizontal rhombic
antenna in use, 'small 87degrees azimuth' angle though, JBA on threshold in
western Europe, only S=2 or -108dBm in the poor. S=4 -98dBm JBA threshold at
best in Grenoble France unit. S=5 tiny poor signal in remote Detroit MI.

RMI Florida horizontal rhombic masts visible at
G.C. 27Â27'19.41"N 80Â55'40.44"W
in Google Maps visible see <https://goo.gl/maps/qkMerk7h4TA2>

others before 05 UT this Nov 18:

FRANCE 7250 Eye Radio to Sudan?, TDF Issoudun, in Sudanese Arabic
probably. 04-05 UT slot heard at tune-in 04.40-04.58.00 TX off.
S=9+20 strength here in western Europe.
Sudan phone interview report heard.


SOMALIA 7119.997 slightly lower side odd fq. R Hargeysa noted
at S=6-7 -84dBm strength, at 0442 UT Nov 18.


ERITREA/ETHIOPIA 7140.019 Vo Broad Masses 1 - Dimtsi Hafash - Asmara
logged at 0447 UT on Nov 18, S=8, plus co-channel Gedja Ethiopia
white noise jamming transmission in 7131 to 7148 kHz fq range.

Two ERI/ETH AM signals noted on 7181v this morning:
or let's say 7181.554 Vo Broad Masses 2 - Dimtsi Hafash - Asmara logged at
0452 UT on Nov 18 played HoA mx, S=8 plus co-channel Gedja Ethiopia white
noise jamming transmission in 7171 to 7188 kHz fq range.

Maybe the other AM signal on 7180.039 kHz was real a bad coordination -
division of work - at Gedja Ethiopia, like spoken EaAF language
transmission additional in to white noise jamming ? Who knows?

NIGERIA Seemingly the Thomcast / Ampegon technician Bodo DF8DX was on
repair tour to various Nigerian installations last week ?

6089.944 kHz FRCN Radio Nigeria Kaduna now with excellent audio modulation,
S=7-8 signal, Flute music and drums at 0555 UT on Nov 18,
but couldn't confirm by livestream on web
http://ww2.radionigeria.gov.ng/home2.php
Gedja-ETH co-ch was rather 6089.999 kHz at same time JBA S=2-3 signal.

7254.939 Voice of Nigeria, Hausa language scheduled at 0606 UT
on Nov 18, S=7-8 strength noted in all Europe remote SDRs which I
connected in hurry. Also improved audio signal observed today.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 18)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser wghauser@yahoo.com [dxld]"


Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:20 AM
Subject: [dxld] Glenn Hauser log November 17, 2017 - Biafra

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 17 at *1857, WRMI cuts on with IS & ID prÃlude
as also heard on some other frequencies before hourtop openings, VG
averaging S8, not even needing external antenna on the PL-880. (Again this
is quite stronger than the nearby WRMIBS 11580.)

That allows me to run the NRD on 9520-9530, the additional frequency I heard
on part of the announcements during the 05-06 UT broadcast on 11530 WRMI,
and 7240 France. BUT nothing on either; there is a VP carrier on 9540, could
that be it? But goes off at 1901* --- that would be Egypt in Italian per
HFCC, so it`s also probably under/non-modulated.

The 11530 programming by ``Radio Biafra, broadcasting from London`` is much
like the other days with repetitions of the schedule every few minutes,
along with some nice African music, but less in the way of significant
programming. A bit of music first, sked announcement by YL without the 9 MHz
frequency. At 1904 the YL & OM in language, Igbo? About the imminent elexion
Nov 18 in Anambra state, ``where to vote``.

There is not a Biafra state in today`s Nigeria; there have been several
changes in states and boundaries since independence. Current maps show
Anambra in south central Nigeria, adjacent to Enugu state, whose city I
believe was the capital of Biafra. At 1909, ``important announcement`` by OM
in English with too-heavy accent, go out and vote on Saturday; and remember,
we are not violent.

At 1910 he does the schedule announcement for the first time during this
broadcast, and the extra one is clearly 9-5-8-0. Address
radiobiafra@gmail.com and also refs to FB and Twitter.

I immediately go to 9580 on the other receiver, but it`s a JBA carrier at
first, S1-S2, trace of modulation, and even ECSS will not stay locked on it.
Site is certainly not WRMI, and if it`s France, no comparison to another
European, such as Spain good on 9690 but which is beamed USward.

Back on 11530, at 1915 the YL ID in Igbo, but pronounces the numbers in
English (don`t they have number names in Igbo??), without 9580. 1917 OM
mentions IPOB in Igbo. Now comparing, I think maybe barely audible 9580 is
// but running maybe half a minute behind.

At 1924 the ``9580`` announcement again, and enough for me as it`s time for
lunch and the programming is getting very repetitive. However, first I
program 11530 into the caradio for convenient monitoring there (and 11735
Zanzibar while I`m at it. I guess it still has 9580 memorized for
ex-Australia.)

9580 is in fact a WRMI registered frequency in A-17 and still B-17, but
never used, despite my suggestion that WRMI should relay RA whether ABC like
it or not; but obviously chosen in tribute to defunct Radio Australia during
exactly the same hours it had run, 09-21 UT. Maybe that`s why RMI chose it
as available for this via some other site. But most of its business is with
Issoudun.

Also HFCC-registered on 9580 are two Sa`udis in Arabic: 17-22 50 kW ND from
Jeddah; and 18-23 500 kW, 270 degrees from Riyadh. If either of those be
real, bad for Biafra, but hardly any signal over here. The more realistic
EiBi sked does not show Saudis on 9580 at all, nor anything else during this
hour. Aoki/NDXC however goes with Jeddah.

What about this, from WRMI website itself? The Programming page does not
include the word Biafra anywhere on it, tho still displays long-defunct
shows such as Informativo G24. Nothing new on WRMI FB either. The WRMI
skedgrid http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs still is blank during both hours for
transmitters 3 and 10 which are labeled 11530, nor any other transmitter
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0421 UT November 18

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