venerdì 18 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 16-18, 2014

** ALBANIA. 9845, July 18 at 0125 and still 0130, no signal from R. Tirana. Finally cuts on the air at *0131:22, joining English program in progress; poor-fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, July 18 at 0107, RNA is back on tonight, and splattering out to 11800, probably to 11760 except blocked by RHC, but no spurs at 30 kHz multiples. Still overmodulated. Also active on 6180 and 5990 at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Correxion: date of this log was July 16, not July 17, fixed:
6165, July 16 at 2324, RHC Spanish translation of a Brazilian, not // 11670, 11760, 13740 with music; 6165 at 2325 ID as `Mesa Redonda` breakaway program at 23-24 M-F more or less; on schedule as also on 6000 but not noticed there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6070, July 18 at 0104, RHC`s missing frequency tonight; but who needs it with 6060 nearby and several others? Too bad CFRX is still AWOL.

5010+, July 18 at 0118, JBA carrier slightly on hi side, not an image from 5910 Colombia which doesn`t have the same offset; presumably the 5040 over 5025 Cuban leapfrog (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.36-AM approx., July 18 at 0114, JBA pirate music; (BTW, in such an extreme case, I find the DX-398 is more sensitive than the PL-880 with the same random wire antenna clipped onto each in alternation.) It`s slightly stronger at 0127. This post
allegedly from the UK says it was R. Free Whatever on 6924.44
Some more logs of it:,17719.0.html

** NORTH AMERICA. 6933-USB, July 18 at 0130, must have just come on, very strong pirate music, sufficient on the PL-880 with whip only, incomparably better than RFW on 6924+. 0132 plays ``Dang Me``, segués, 0137 ``6 Days on the Road``, then ``Hello, hello, hello, this is WRR, Whiskey Redneck Radio, on the air once again --- no reason for being on the air ---`` and introducing another Dave Dudley tune fer ya. ``Transmitting in the name of the screamin` electron``, ``Let`s get it on``, 0141 another song. Rather rough with pauses and clix; can almost hear needle drops, enjoyable music.

This one measured it on 6933.113-USB and put up a Youtube video:,17723.0.html
Other logs of it:,17720.0.html
These logs say it was on 6933.2-USB:

** OKLAHOMA. 780, July 18 at 0121 UT, KSPI Stillwater is off, well before official sunset; compensating for running their carrier other dates late or all-nite? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 31 & 32, KXOK-LD Enid: my numerous complaints that there has been *No sound for months* are incorrect! I had found this to be the case on two separate set-top-box converters, and not the case with any other DTV channels they pick up. No, the boxes` own mute button is not engaged, and anyway if it were, would surely apply to all channels? I have a third STB which I hardly ever use, so July 18 at 0100 UT I try it too, and voilà, there is sound on these channels, yet back to the first two and they are still silent.

Maybe rescanning them would fix the problem, but I have a bunch of local and DX channels saved I really don`t want to get deleted since they are not coming in all the time. I still suspect KXOK transmission somehow caused this since the sound disappeared independently on two STBs but not on the third (they are all Zenith 900/901) which had been out of use. Anyone else with such DTV/STB experiences? There may have been a time I accidentally hit autotuning instead of manual on the setup menu, but got out of it ASAP and no damage seemed to have been done (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 18 at 0101, BA carrier from R. Chaski until cutoff at 0117:24* which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 18 at 0114:49 musical prélude starts from SLBC, 2+1 mistimesignal ends at 0115:18; very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1730 monitoring: confirmed on WBCQ webcast, Thursday July 17 after 2100, but inaudible here on 7490. Also confirmed on WWRB, once again 3185 while 5050 is BSing; previous preacher stops and after a respectful pause, WOR 1730 playback starts about 0328 UT July 18, initially blasting in overmodulated until turned down. Sure wish we were on somestation in North America sometime on Fridays/UT Saturdays while still fresher; Next:

Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI 9495 (maybe 1729 instead)
UT Sunday 0130 on KVOH 9975
UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB, etc.

BTW, our podcast via RMRC is currently down, but Stephen Cooper has set up an alternative:

This report dispatched at 0440 UT July 18