venerdì 19 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 19, 2016

** COLOMBIA. 21280-USB, Feb 19 at 1507, HK3C, John, working US stations. Not much else audible on 14m phone. Apparently he`s a Canadian living north of Bogotá per, home call VE1OZ. See (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Feb 19 at 0702, RHC English has switched to unscheduled Spanish and stayed on the air past 0703; other frequencies: 6000 is off; 6060 & stronger 6100 are dead air; 5040 strong with dead air plus a trace of modulation, Spanish too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9975, Feb 19 at 1527, Korean at dictation speed, repeating, including numbers? Is tail of 1500-1530 Il Bon Ue Baram, = Wind from Japan, per Aoki, via PALAU. S9+10, facilitated now by AWOL of 9980 WWCRBS; and to be followed at 1600-1630 by Japanese version of same, Furusato no Kaze (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Feb 19 at 0655, NO signal from RNZI which is normally very good, but there is S9+10 worth of DRM noise from 11685 to 11690 to 11695. Now we know where their priorities lie. The DRM transmitter could also be operated in AM if necessary. As a Friday, this cannot be excused as a maintenance day. Are further AM frequencies missing? 

** NIGERIA. 7254.93, Feb 19 at 0658, I`ve barely finished measuring the offset during drumming and a VON announcement in French, I think giving time 0700-0730, when at 0659* it cuts off the air! Maybe they were saying French would then be on some other frequency? Nothing on 9690- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15405, Feb 19 at 1630, JBA carrier, presumably Ugandan Diaspora Radio, confirmed heard in English by Ste Cooper in England. Nothing heard on earlier frequency 17840 before 1600 by me or anyone, so that was apparently for elexion day Feb 18 only: an exercise in futility as the main opposition candidate, supported by this station, has been arrested. But next frequency, 15680 is reported by several after 1700 today Feb 19, only a JBA carrier here at 1743 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Feb 19 at 0704, NO signal from WWCR-4, while 5935, WWCR-2 is propagating sufficiently, S9+10. Day frequency 9980 of WWCR-4 is also AWOL at 1526, 1551 and 1630 chex. That`s the one primarily dedicated to Brother Scare. Transmitter problem, or did he pull out from WWCR? Who needs it, having bought up most of WRMI? O yeah, he still has a few more transmitters to go before he`s on 100. Here are the posted skeds effective until the imposition of DST on March 13:

Transmitter #4 - 100 KW - 90 Degrees
12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0600-1300 5.890 MHz
07:00 AM-06:00 PM 1300-0000 9.980 MHz
06:00 PM-09:00 PM 0000-0300 7.520 MHz
09:00 PM-12:00 AM 0300-0600 5.890 MHz

Note that another transmitter is on 5890 during one bihour:

Transmitter #2 - 100 KW - 85 Degrees
12:00 AM-07:00 AM 0600-1300 5.935 MHz
07:00 AM-10:00 AM 1300-1600 7.490 MHz
10:00 AM-03:00 PM 1600-2100 12.160 MHz
03:00 PM-05:00 PM 2100-2300 9.350 MHz
05:00 PM-07:00 PM 2300-0100 5.890 MHz ****
07:00 PM-12:00 AM 0100-0600 5.935 MHz

However, if you consult the program schedules, you will find gaps in #4 usage depending on days of week. If 7520 is also absent, that means no 6220 parasite is possible with WNQM 1300 relaying WMDB 880 La Ranchera (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Feb 19 at 0706, WTWW-3 is S9+30 with dead air except for some hum, instead of the Art Bell [non] show. Does anyhuman at station axually monitor it in the nightmiddle? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1748 UT February 19