lunedì 24 febbraio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2014

** BRAZIL. 10000, Feb 24 at 0619, ``Observatório Nacional, 3 horas, 19 minutos, 20 segundos``, beeps every dekasecond, etc., confirming that Brasil is back on standard time, during no-tone minute from WWVH which is much stronger, but this time, PPE announcements are readable; however I do not hear any in the seconds preceding 0620:00, when WWV would be announcing but not audible either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Feb 24 at 1401, R. Rebelde is JBA before fade-out, ``la emisora de la revolución``, and carrier is slightly unstable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5980, Feb 24 at 0623, wall-of-noise jamming against nothing, likewise on 6030, despite it being the Monday-morning silent period of R. Martí, and WONJ normally not ``needed`` on other nights before *0700 on 5980. Wacky DentroCuban Jamming Command, incompetent but injurious, wasting precious energy/costs while countless Cubans try to survive on inadequate rations and salaries; meanwhile reaffirming all over the SW bands that Communist Cuba remains an outlaw nation which cannot tolerate free speech (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA [non] 6080

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Feb 23 at 2104 UT check, KZLS Enid/OKC ending `news` from Glenn Beck`s Blaze network, but this being Sunday, 2105 UT onward to True Oldies Channel music. I checked the Blaze talkshow lineup and none of those were on the publicized KZLS weekday schedule. After 0605 UT Monday, back to talk, with `Red Eye Radio`, from WBAP; see also 1650 log (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, Feb 24 at 0638 UT, after noting that 1640 KZLS is back to talk after midnight Monday morning with anti-government `Red Eye Radio`, same show also heard on 1650 a few seconds later. No 1650 stations listed at
which I got direct with a Google search, but outdated and should be removed, so back to current homepage
which leads to a totally different station finder with a map, which goes right to a single 1650 entry:
KWHN 1320 AM / 1650 AM Fort Smith AR
KYHN 1320 AM           Fort Smith AR
where they are obviously still confused (like a year ago? when I checked), as the 1650 station is KYHN, not KWHN, and RER is surely not on both 1650 and 1320; and furthermore of course, 1650 is really in OKLAHOMA. Thus one may conclude that RER station list adds but does not remove ex-affiliates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6080, Feb 24 at 0307, 3-tone Cuban jammer atop weaker talk station, which HFCC shows is VOA English via VATICAN during this hour, and also at 04-07 via São Tomé. Assume this is a stray, running all(?) the time on 6080, rather than a deliberate attack on VOA English to Africa, but if it helps to mess up the Yanqui Imperialists, so much the better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See CUBA

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1709 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 webcast, UT Monday Feb 24 at 0412 about 9 minutes into the program, so must have started at 0403; presumably also on WBCQ-(4?), 5110v-CUSB. Next: Tuesday 1200 on WRMI-10 9955; Wednesday 1400 on WRMI-11 9955; Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Feb 24 at 1430, KVOH is already propagating well, but modulation is very distorted. Weakest-link syndrome. Announcer plugs new show `Del Valle a la Nación` at 11 am Pacific time [1900 UT]. Aimed toward the Caribbean, KVOH presumably has very few listeners in the Pacific zone (beyond groundwave to LA?) so why confuse them with local time, which anyway is going to shift an hour in a biweek?

Slow-loading pdf program grid shows `Valle` show is only on Fridays at 1900-1930. Also shows that `Wavescan` is now on KVOH, UT Mondays at 0300-0330 on 9975; not surprising, since Ray Robinson has started voicing segments of that show; sort of replaces the deleted airing on WINB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510-, Feb 24 at 0630 UT, ESPN station significantly off-frequency to low side, making audible het against understation WLAC, and het wavers slightly. It was ever thus with KCTE, Independence MO, nominally 10 kW daytimer. No ID caught but others have been reporting this daytimer cheating again, so I have no doubt. also audible under after local weather at 0634 UT. I was also hearing the het last night and figured this was it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1739 UT February 24