mercoledì 18 maggio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs May 17-18, 2016

** ARGENTINA. 15344.010, May 18 at 1251, RAE has varied almost down to 15344. Not much to log this morning except off-frequency carriers, as also under Vietnam and unID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7345, May 18 at 1156, poor S8 signal in Chinese, 1201 CNR1 theme music, maybe some CCI. This CNR1 Beijing 572 frequency has just been reactivated around 11-18 UT, blocking both R. Sakha, Yakutsk, and Thazin Radio, Myanmar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO. 6115, May 18 at 0554, S4 carrier, presumed Brazzaville; Ron Howard confirms that it did come on today between 0530 and 0535; May 14 he says it came on between 0500 and 0512, still past 0555 and no Japan audible either day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, May 17 at 1758-1803 & 1838 chex, still no MWV with APR English during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1825 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday May 17 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, poor-fair. Also confirmed Tue May 17 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.966-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed Wed May 18 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, good. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9370, Tue May 17 at 1758-1803 and 1838 chex, WWRB still off, no sign of the Ugandan clandestine aired during following hour May 14-15. I also check 12172, 15795, in case Dave take my advice and put it on a much higher band; no. Still no 9370 at 1705 check May 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, May 17 at 1758-1803, 1838, no signal today from WMLK. Now that they got it going again after years and years, are they tired of the novelty already, as EJOM has absolutely nothing new to say about Topic Y? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 9636.003, May 18 at 1208, astounded to hear VOV1, almost *on* its off-frequency, rather than 9635.789, as last logged by the Aoki list, and always producing an odd het on BFO bandscans at 1-kHz steps. Now it`s much like VOV 12019, a deliberate 1-kHz-off channel for reasons unknown rather than a simple variant; but we shall see if 9636 stix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 9680, May 18 at 0550, no signal from VOH. Ray Robinson had already explained to the DXLDyg that grid power went out at 0503 after only 5 minutes on the air, and due to ``maintenance`` would not be back on until tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11979.793v, May 18 at 1215, something is making a het with a weaker 11980.00 station. Only 11980 thing scheduled is CRI English via Kunming at 1200-1357. Only other occupants of 11980 are Turkey at 04-06 which is normally slightly off to the hi side; and EiBi reminds us of the Ukrainian pirate(?), Radio Dniprovska Hvylya, Zaporizhia, not reported lately, and was supposedly scheduled 0800-1000 Sat/Sun only. The unID carrier is also varying slightly as I attempt to measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 1756 UT May 18