sabato 21 maggio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs May 20-21, 2016

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11925.78, May 21 at 0005, very poor carrier here, must be R. Bandeirantes, which until now had stuck reliably close to 11925.2. This only worsens the bleed from Cuban jamming on 11930. There is also a weaker carrier on 11925.0, presumably AWR Chinese via SRI LANKA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, May 21 at 0021, RHC in French (not Kriyol) and definitely not Quechua, which RHC claims airs at 0000, but whenever we check, this semihour is in French instead. So is Quechua qaput, or what? RHC`s own schedule, now labeled April-November 2016, 
claims Quechua is on 15370, a mistake we`ve already discussed (along with all the other languages; 17730 afternoon transmission is totally missing!). Aoki believes that it`s on 15370. EiBi, however, shows 17730 at 0000 as Q,F, meaning either, or (and at the same time on 5040 we do hear Kriyol). 

As for Quechua, it is probably significant that RHC website has no Quechua page (nor ever did?), while it recently added Italian, a language not (yet?) on SW. See the flags at upper right. Guarani was another native American language that expired from RHC without notice.

RHC schedule has other gross errors, like English to ``Chicago`` at 20-21 on 11670, as well as 19-20 on 15140, while in fact, 15140 replaced 11670 and the move an hour earlier for DST happened a month before that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-USB, May 21 at 0020, rock music at S8, and in less than a minute, ID as ``X-L-R-8``. Still going at 0157, same station? Yes, many other logs of it here from 0000 to 0313, long:

** NORTH AMERICA. 6876.033-AM, May 21 at 0158-0200+, rock music at S7, presumably The Crystal Ship relay on its favorite frequency. Yes, many more logs of it between 0031 and 0210:

** PERU. 5980, May 21 at 0024, JBA carrier, so presumed R. Chaski, after missing last night, but I can`t stay around to time the 0100+ cutoff tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1826 monitoring: confirmed Fri May 20 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good; and 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, excellent. Also confirmed Fri May 20 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.98-CUSB, good (as WBCQ switched back to the regular CUSB transmitter after and before tests on the 9330+ AM transmitter: see WBCQ log). Next:
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sat 1400   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9330.09v-AM, May 20 at 1955, WBCQ IS & ID loop as if prior to sign-on, very poor on the R75 but at this hour stronger than 7490 which is a JBA carrier. 9330+ is presumably carrying programming simulcast with 7490. The latter does sign on at this hour on Fridays, but I don`t know whether 9330+ had been on all day with BS; I last tried for it at 1358 when I could still detect it. By -v in this case, I mean I can hear the frequency varying slightly as I listen on BFO and try to measure it; that`s always the case with this unit. At 2003 I can recognize Copland`s `Fanfare for the Common Man` which I think is a typical theme on `Financial Survival`, the precious-metals-pusher, that I would not ordinarily waste my time listening to.

9330 // 7490, Friday May 20 at 2131, next time I check via the PL-880 on the porch, no strain, both are amid typical `Behaviour Night` music. I am wondering what will happen as we approach the 2330 transmission on 9330v, which has been on the other CUSB transmitter. 

At 2321, WBCQ is still in AM on 9330.350. By 2327, it`s switched to the other transmitter, CUSB on the lo side of nominal, with usual The Planet IS & ID runup to another sign-on, and at 2330.0 WOR 1826 starts nominally. This good signal is still stronger than 7490 with other programming. At 2358 just before WOR ends, measured on the NRD-545 on 9329.98 at S9+25, while 7490 is now S9+30. 

I want to hear what Allan has to say `Worldwide` about the 9330 tests(?), so I`m listening from the outset, now UT Saturday May 21 at 0000. William Tell Overture theme starts on 7490 (and I think also on 9330? but by 0002 it`s Blalock the blaster as scheduled), and AWWW also now 5129.9, which is very poor S7 in noise level and delayed by about 46 seconds. No signal detectable on 3250 or vicinity. 

A barbecue party is underway at WBCQ (B stands for barbecue, he says), and he`s interviewing various people starting with a mechanic who is not afraid to work on 100+ year old vehicles from Allan`s collexion. At 0009 he says 5130, 3250 and 7490 are on right now and wants immediate reception reports (but still nothing here on 3250). 

9330.153v, by 0152 UT May 21, once again frequency has been switched back to the AM transmitter, and also back to Brother Scare, // 7489.945-AM, while 5129.91 is in other programming, seems a drama. Still no 3250 audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 20 at 2018, WTWW-3 is AWOL instead of Bibling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 5050 & 3185 & 9370, UT Sat May 21 at 0003 check, all WWRB frequencies are off. Still no Pirates Cove on Friday nights. I`ve set an alarm for 18 UT Saturday to find whether the ``Radio Africa`` Ugandan clandestine(?) heard last weekend reappear on 9370. I am not aware of any other monitor reporting it, and Dave still isn`t telling us anything about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0351 UT May 21