sabato 27 dicembre 2014

Glenn Hauser log December 26-27, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Dec 27 at 0642, crackling spurs from 11780.1 RNA/RNB are audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Dec 27 at 0636, open carrier/dead air from RHC English, while the other four of The Cuban Five are nominal. Is no one at the site paying attention to a modulation meter needle stuck on zero? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 12035, Dec 27 at 0118, R. Cairo, good signal but dead air
9965.3, Dec 27 at 0118, R. Cairo, very good signal with flutter, ME music; off-frequency as usual
9860.1, Dec 27 at 0119, R. Cairo, good with flutter, dead air. This one is also off-frequency
9905, Dec 27 at 0643, R. Cairo, very distorted but loud modulation in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9935, Dec 27 at 0132, ERTOpen is on tonight with music, vs much stronger ACI from 9930 WTWW, while // 9420 is in the clear. As best I can tell, 9935 is not motorboating. At 0649, 9420 is VG with Xmas/Hanukah/Kwanza song in English, outro in Greek as by Whitney Houston (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6769.9, Dec 27 at 0107, very poor signal from old time radio pirate -- enough to recognize, far too weak ever to enjoy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. Chris Lobdell answers my question about BZN, 6965-AM: ``Hi Glenn, BZN: It is Zed - is the name of a very popular Dutch pop music group. All the music played on BZN Radio was by the group BZN. BZN Radio is project of Radio Dr. Tim in Germany - Chris Lobdell`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1640, Dec 26 at 0646 UT, KZLS Enid is open carrier/dead air again, one of its principle formats, allowing WTNI sports et al., to be audible along with multiple SAHs (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Dec 27 until 0104:51.5* JBA carrier cuts off from R. Chaski. This is 23.5 seconds later than a quadrinite ago when last checked, 0104:28* Dec 23, so still slipping an average of 5.875 seconds later per 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1753 monitoring: confirmed Friday Dec 26 at 2130.5 on WRMI 7570 & 15770, good on both. This transmission is always preceded by a Rudy Espinal ID at 2129.5, fill music at 2130.0, why?
Sunday 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sunday 2300 on WRMI 11580
Monday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, UT Sat Dec 27 at 0112, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` in progress, as he`s saying, ``by mid-summer there will be a new and improved WBCQ – new building, bought new transmitting equipment this fall, and maybe more in the spring, hi-powered stuff; some clients are working on that``.
Goes on to extol LED lighting as more efficient, and more and more of it to come in 2015; wind power. At 0128 takes an expected call from Bill Smith, who is a guest of the federal government. Says his prison sentence is for 5 more years, but hopes it will be reduced to 4, or maybe even out in 2015. Apparently an old friend of Allan`s, as they discuss technical developments, restricted internet access inside. I know of two Bill Smiths in the DX world --- is he a third?
As usual, this live AWWW is also on the other two transmitters, but not synchronized. At the outset, best signal by far on 9330, but it`s 28 seconds behind 7490v-AM. 5110 is very poor with less of a delay behind 7490. By 0130, 9330 is fading down, inferior to 7490. Also tried 15420 which was maybe on but could not be sure if a trace was WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Fri Dec 26 at 1350, Global 24 via WRMI with `Jazz from the Left`, contrary to current grid which shows `Democracy Now` M-F at 13-14, and `JftL` on Fridays at 14-16. At 1445 check, going from `Mrs Robinson` to `RESPECT`, which I think is fill music rather than the Jazz show. But at 1502, NOW, `Democracy Now` is starting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Dec 26 at 1459, KVOH is back on for Boxing Day, having silenced itself on Xmas Day, ID as with pre-recorded program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, Dec 27 at 0125, WWRB with Brother Scare, while 3185 is off. Sometime in the next few hours, BS switches to 3185, often before 0500, for the rest of the night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9930, Dec 26 at 1446, WTWW-2 with Bible story, as this transmitter seems to be putting out humbuzz on both sides, QRMing 9955 WRMI.
9930, 9475, 12105, Dec 27 at 0120, all three WTWW transmitters are on; 9930 QRMing GREECE 9935 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15370, Dec 26 at 1957, open carrier/dead air, VG signal. Most likely RHC which normally turns this transmitter off at 1600 after having been aimed across North America. Still past 2000 but didn`t catch when they turned it off, gone by 2100. Meanwhile, 17730 RHC European service in French attains good signal at 1957.
On the FRG-7 MHz tuning comparing with BFO to WWRB 9370: 15370 is slightly higher. This is at least the third date the big OC has happened all day on 15370. Those who can measure precise frequencies could directly compare its signature to earlier when modulating RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1742 UT December 27