venerdì 9 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 8-9, 2014

** ANGUILLA [non]. 6090-, May 9 at 0122 and later in the hour, no signal from PMS/DGS, leaving a much weaker signal slightly on the lo side, presumably R. Bandeirantes, Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, May 8 at 0510, RNA is off, can`t even detect a carrier aside 6175 WHRI/VOV; but RNA is still on 11780. 6180 has been missing quite a bit lately; better to be off completely than haywire elsewhere on the 49m band.

6180, May 9 at 0119, RNA is still off, but now that ominous rapid clicking sound is ranging from 6144 to 6167 and even audible underneath 6165 RHC, much like the previous 6180 transmitter out of whackiness; 11780 is on and OK. 6000 RHC also has similar clicking but only underneath it and not beyond, so in that case I suspect it is part of RHC`s own mismodulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, May 9 at 0137 UT, as my streetlite ignites after LSS, dominant signal at tune-in is R. Rebelde FM ID and produxion credits; 0139 mentioning Día de las Madres, which is apparently coördinated with the Yanqui calendar! Convenient to be in step with the gusanos in Miami. Indeed not // R. Rebelde (AM) on 5025, 1180. How much of the time, or is it all the time that this 1620-AM carries the ``FM`` service? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9790, May 8 at 0528, huge open carrier with hum, obviously the CRI HAB relay which wasn`t turned off at 0500. Standard remark, burning countless kWh for nothing. Take it out of RadioCuba operator salaries?

6000, May 8 at 0512, the latest SNAFU at RHC: in English correctly for a change, but with very heavy SAH of about 8 Hz from an equally strong carrier --- it must be a nearby RHC transmitter, supposed to be on 6100, which is missing! 6060, 6165 and 5040 are nominal.

13740, May 8 at 2100, I catch RHC signing on its `Revista Iberoamericana` bihour, with frequency list in Soviet-style disorder: ``13740, 11670, 11760, 11840, 9710, 9810, 5040, 102.5``. All the SW are audible, except 11670 is late coming up: 2102 carrier on and off and 2103 back on with modulation. I couldn`t hear India along with it, but presumably they are still colliding further east (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BRAZIL

** GREECE. 15630, May 8 at 0518, Avlis is JBA with talk // 9420 which is only poor now. Nothing on 7450 or 7475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, May 9 at 0113, tail of AIR Sinhala service is very poor here with music, but seems same as on // 11740 which is much stronger, unusually. Sites are Delhi-Khampur, and Goa respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 11665, May 8 at 1226, fair signal with song, 1227 announcements sound Indo/Malay, think I heard Wai FM mentioned, as this relay back to Sarawak remains active unlike 9835 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 9 at 0108, R. Chaski carrier until off about 0110:39*, some 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15170, May 8 at 2052, RRI with very good signal, the SSOB by far, // much weaker 17510 only poor-fair; headlines outroed as ``Spotlite on Europe`` until 2055 signing off with times and frequencies of next two English broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 3320, May 9 at 0135, poor signal with Afrikaans talk, R. Sonder Grense. This is commonly heard and I don`t bother to log it, but here once for the record; it is at quite a distance for 90 meters, 100 kW westward from Meyerton. Also usually audible somewhat better after 0500 on day frequency 7185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 9 at 0114, SLBC carrier is on, 0114:47 music starts, 2+1 pip timesignal ends much later than usual at 0115:40, opening Hindi, very poor signal. However, assuming it`s always Hindi for starters is incorrect, as Jose Jacob kindly sends a neat table of the content of this transmission as of May 8, transformed into text:

``Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation 0115-0330 UT, 11905 kHz to India:
Sun: 0115-0130 Bangla, 0130-0230 Hindi,   0230-0330 English
Mon: 0115-0130 Bangla, 0130-0330 Hindi
Tue: 0115-0130 Bangla, 0130-0230 Hindi,   0230-0245 English,
     0245-0330 Hindi
Wed: 0115-0130 Bangla, 0130-0330 Hindi
Thu: 0115-0230 Hindi,  0230-0300 English, 0300-0330 Hindi
Fri: 0115-0330 Hindi
Sat: 0115-0130 Bangla, 0130-0300 Hindi,   0300-0330 English

News in Hindi: Sun: 0229-0230, Mon-Sat: 0300-0301
Hindi = Golden Oldies (Old Hindi Film songs)
Bangla & English are Christian programs``

What a shame SLBC has no interest in a true external service in English with news and secular cultural programming *about SL* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1720 monitoring: first airing confirmed on WRMI-10, 9955, UT Thursday May 8 from 0330:01.5, following gh ID for WRMI, and that followed from 0329 tune-in a bit of fado fill music we have heard many times before; while a nice diverse set of music, it may be time for some refreshing of WRMI`s filler medley. Lite pulse jamming during WOR, tnx a lot, Arnie! Surprisingly little noise considering the storms around here.

Second airing also confirmed on WRMI-10, 9955, Thursday May 8 at 1230, also following gh ID, but now the signal is only poor and the pulse jamming is worse by comparison; tnx a lot, Arnie! At 1256 the other WRMI transmitter, 11, cuts on 9955 with much stronger carrier overriding WOR on #10 to the SSE, since #11 is aimed NW. In another minute, modulation on WRMI-11 starts, so the last two minutes of WOR are loud & clear.

Third airing missed: Thursday May 8 at 2046, oh2, WTWW-1 absent from 9475, and remained off past 2130, while 9930 with BS was on, and 12105 also off. (BTW, 13845 WWCR very poor at 2050, low MUF.) Did not check 5830 until later, in case night frequency was on early, but nothing there either. Finally, 9475 cut back on at 2310. Next chance:

UT Friday 0327v on WWRB-1, 5050. Hope this is back on tonight, as last couple nights it was also missing, with both WWRB transmitters devoted to Brother Scare, on 9370 and 3185 simultaneously. As late as 0230 UT May 9, 5050 is still off, boding ill for us, and so is 3185; only 9370 remaining with BS.

Further WOR SW airings:
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB. How is this low-power outlet doing now in Europe propagationally, and any QRM?

Saturday  2330 on WTWW-2, 9930 (also check 5085)
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI-14, 9495 (may be previous edition)
UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1, 5830
UT Monday 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ-4, 5110v-CUSB
Tuesday   1100 on WRMI-10, 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI-11, 9955

** U S A. ``17805``, May 8 at 0119, with the DX-398 on the porch, as I am scanning the 16m band, not much, but here`s Pastor Melissa ``Barbie`` Scott! fading in and out suspiciously and immediately confirmed to be synched and // with 5935 WWCR, as heard on the PL-880, each with its separate reel-out/short wire antenna plugged in.

Reversing them, I do not hear 17805 on the PL-880, so am quite sure this is a *receiver*-produced third harmonic, the 5935 signal so strong it breaks thru the DX-398`s image rejexion threshold. I skipped mentioning this in previous report, but WTH, might be useful warning to some fellow DXer. Not a real transmitted harmonic log, which could also happen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. TV DX photos from May 7 and 6 logs of KETV 20 Omaha NE, and KYTV 44 Springfield MO:

May 7, 2014, 1428 UT, Tropo from DTV RF 20, KETV ``7.1``, Omaha NE, ~351 miles, Rachael Ray with circle 7 bug:

May 7, 2014, 1428 UT, Tropo from DTV RF 20, KETV ``7.2``, Omaha NE,
MEtv bugs during Perry Mason with calls:

and a close-up of the bug:

May 6, 2014, 1355 UT, Tropo from DTV RF 44, KYTV ``3.1`` a.k.a. ``KY3``, Springfield MO, ~260 miles, local weather in Today Show:

May 6, 2014, 1431 UT, Tropo from DTV RF 44, KYTV ``3.2``, Springfield MO, ~260 miles, Weather Nation; note PSIP as KY3 24/ cutting off the 7
since only 7 characters are allowed!

These are at the top of my TV DX photo archive:

Dave Pomeroy, Doug Smith and Trip Ericson replied with some elucidating comments to my last TV DX reports and will be in the new DXLD 14-19 when published shortly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0246 UT May 9