sabato 23 novembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs November 23, 2013

** CUBA. 6165, Nov 23 at 0107, RHC English is instead open carrier/dead air, and still the same at 0109, 0127; by next check at 0136, modulation has finally been applied.

What about the other English frequency, 6000? At 0107 it`s on, but undermodulated, and I can hear something else under it; 0137 Mideast song; 0147 I find RHC is off, audiblizing TURKEY, q.v. until RHC cuts back on at *0150:42 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985 // 11740, Nov 23 at 0106, very poor signals on both, sounds like same S Asian song, so AIR Sinhala service must have succeeded today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND. 5505.0-USB, Nov 23 at 0140-0142+, Shannon Radio, flight weather by YL with a mid-Atlantic accent, for Oslo, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, etc. The VOLMET list at shows EIP has this frequency to itself continuously, not sharing with other VOLMETs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6075, Nov 23 after 0100, I crossed this frequency in bandscan, and something was there, assumed usual CRI English via Kashgar, but Bob LaRose, W6ACU in California reports:

``YHWH on again: They've made another Friday afternoon appearance, this time on 6075 kHz. Relatively strong around 0100 Saturday UT with sideband QRM from Havana on 6070. Same old stuff. Could be same identical program as before, as reported by others`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-AM, Nov 23 at 0133, music with a heavy beat, like drumming, in fact same four beats over and over could be a loop; 0135:45 pause for Liquid Radio ID, and more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 3185, Nov 23 at 0122, Brother Scare via WWRB is talking about his expansion to 103 hours per day on 26 SW transmitters, (with the addition in a week of 48 hpd on WRMI Okeechobee), as an interruption to programming in progress, and mentions that Brother Jeff would prefer he pay $40,000 up front --- so send money now; cut back to regular huxtering.

Then at 0144 as I tune across WTWW 5085, the exact same announcement is playing again already. I wouldn`t expect Jeff White to disclose his financial details, but Brother Scare often mentions what he allegedly pays for airtime: of course, we don`t know how much WRMI time that 40 grand is buying, for how long, but it should be a useful infusion to get the new site going or as a down payment to Family Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Nov 23 at 0115, fair with flutter, music to timesignal ending 2 seconds late, opening Hindi service with ID pronounced in English as Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, more south Asian songs. Much better than AIR on 11985/11730 had been, to Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 6000, Nov 23 at 0137, I`m hearing a song, mideast? under RHC English which is helpfully undermodulated. Even more helpful, RHC is off the air when I retune at 0147, uncovering the station with fair signal; unseems Brazilian, in fact Turkish style minor music; 0148 YL announcement and more music until *0150:42 RHC cuts back on. Yes, HFCC shows TRT in Turkish on 6000 at 0100-0300, 500 kW, 72 degrees from Emirler. Seems it`s the only frequency in this block; remember when they used to beam Turkish to North America all evening on 9460? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, Nov 23 at 0145, Allan Weiner Worldwide on WBCQ mentions Dr. Becker in Florida, during his long phone conversation with this guy Mel, who seems to be occupying gobs of time on every show; also says that Tom is doing a fantastic job of programming 94.7 WBCQ-FM with classic country format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1695 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 webcast, 0300 UT Saturday Nov 23, and also audible on WBCQ 5110v-CUSB at 0314 check. Next: Sat 0730 & 1530 on HLR 7265-CUSB; Sat 1600 on WRMI 9955; UT Sun 0030 on WTWW 5085 and Sun 0501 on WTWW 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5980, Nov 23 at 0059, once again tonight mixed with talk, a tone or het on the channel past 0100 except for a break of about 7 seconds at 0101:00. I`m listening with BFO from 0104 past 0106 and hear two tones, but neither one goes off signifying R. Chaski, Perú: maybe it`s really the new carrier and the tone it is modulating. Still the same at 0127 when in AM mode I am hearing two different tones alternating with fades. Would not be surprised if the new signal be R. Guarujá, ZYE891, Florianópolis SC, Brasil, reactivated. Brasileiros or Conosuristas should easily confirm this. Haven`t seen anything from Claudio Galaz, Chile, since Nov 17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11989.5-USB, Nov 23 at 0117, 2-way intruders in uncertain language, one much stronger than the other. One may have said ``come back``. Later taped brief sample at 0119: what language is it?

This report dispatched at 0347 UT November 23