martedì 24 maggio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs May 23-24, 2016

** FRANCE. 13725, May 24 at 0609, the ONLY English hour from RFI is again audible as we are getting into deep summer propagation conditions, should we be awake in the middle of the night. It`s S9+10 during ID and ``Paris Live AM``, 0610 into silly sports segment wasting valuable airtime. Between them I hear a sounder which reminds me of one I heard the night before on the anomalous 9585 frequency in French before 0600, but could have been VOA; see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, May 23 at 2350 UT, I notice that Enid Family Radio satellator K202BY is unbalanced, both music and talk audio skewed mostly to the left stereo channel. This is obvious because unusually I am tuning the DX-398 with stereo headphones on, tnx to a sporadic E MUF of 104 MHz reported across the USA, but a bandscan here fails to find any DX even at the low end. The K202BY signal continues to be rather weak and unsolid for a ``local``. BTW, the WTFDA FM DB still shows it relaying ``KEAR``, no such FM station, rather than KEBR 88.1 Sacramento as announced in IDs (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U K [non]. 13580, May 24 at 0613, BBCWS in English is VG, S9+20, even stronger than RFI English on 13725 from France. This BBC is 250 kW, 315 degrees USward from MADAGASCAR, daily at 06-08. It exits Africa over Casablanca, and crosses America from Chicago thru northern Kansas, only about 3 degrees off the true direxion of Enid, 312. Unfortunately, BBC cannot stop the signal from carrying on to this SW target it has abandoned, but at least it`s in the middle of the night when audience will be as small as possible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1826 monitoring: confirmed Monday May 23 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330-CUSB, good. Next:
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. 9955, May 24 at 0605, WRMI is still in World Music instead of TOM after 0600 as well as after 0500. I`m never awake late enough to detect when it finally switch to TOM, 0700? The WRMI program grid continues to show daily 05-10 UT as Overcomer Ministry on 9955. Among other extended times of World Music, I can only assume there was a slight reduxion in the amount of dough BS has shoveled at WRMI, reducing his total hours, but they are being kept open for BS to resume at a moment`s notice without affecting other programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9585, May 24 at 0554, I`m checking 24+ hours after hearing a station in French on this unlisted frequency, and there is nothing on it, bolstering my suspicion that it was a mis-punch. Bill Bingham in RSA and Thorsten Hallmann in Germany agree 9585 is unoccupied May 24. 

While I couldn`t stay awake any longer last night, this time I scan the 31m band for some similar news programming, and the only thing I find is 9885, which is VOA São Tomé, altho not as strong as last night`s 9585, this only poor at S9. A mispunch of 9585 for 9885 on a keyboard would be quite possible. Paul S. in Connecticut independently makes the same suggestion. (The M-F 0530-0630 VOA French broadcast switches from ST to Greenville for the second half from 0600, why?) However, higher bands are open tonight, including RFI English after 0600 on 13725, where I hear a liner similar to what was on 9585 before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT May 24