sabato 28 maggio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs May 26-27-28, 2016

** ALBANIA [and non]. 9855, May 28 at 0131, no signal from R. Tirana, must be off as propagation is OK for Turkey Spanish, 9870 at S6, 9770 at S8. *0133, Shijak comes on with hum, no program, then a trace of modulation but cut back off at 0134*; *0140:29 finally comes back on, and off and on with hum and off again within a minute, still off at 0148 check. Really having transmitter problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 14195-USB, May 28 at 0139, TI2CC is making quick contest contacts with US stations who are piling up on same frequency. What`s so special about TI2CC? Quite a writeup on his page, with biography of Carlos Paez, how he`s a big contester, photos of his antennas, shack, and self. His exact location in CR is not given, just a P O Box in Miami for QSL purposes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 18090, May 28 at 0146, weak bubble jamming, 3 x 6030 against Radio Martí. I was checking the hamband, and found a few good USB signals, all from the US #4 call area, presumably sporadic E opening; nothing on 21 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 6059.79, May 28 at 0103, no signal from RHC yet, but a JBA carrier, presumably SRDA Curitiba, BRASIL, which Wolfgang Büschel had measured May 20 on 6059.78. I assume SRDA listeners around Brasil, if any, will be bothered by the het once RHC come on. SRDA is not really strong enough to bother much on this side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315.03, May 28 at 0119, R. Cairo is S9+10 but suptorted in presumed Spanish.

9745.0, May 28 at 0125, R. Cairo is S6 in distorted Arabic.

9964.97, May 28 at 0127, R. Cairo circa S9 here, in other Arabic, not distorted, but undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 11645, May 27 at 0520, VOG is audible here instead of 9935, in Greek music and talk, but much weaker than // 9420; 11645 also has ACI from R. Dabanga 11650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.00-AM, May 28 at 0135, JBA carrier, no way it`s readable vs noise level peaking S9+15 (storms are just NE of here, but we don`t get a drop), but this thread says it`s Radio Illuminati

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.46-AM, May 28 at 0136, JBA carrier beneath storm noise level of S9+15. This thread says it was He Man Radio:

** PERU. 5980, May 28 at 0057, JBA carrier, so R. Chaski is on tonight and I will try to time its cutoff shortly; but retune at 0100:35, it`s already off, so must have been reset already quite earlier. Will have to monitor it continuously next time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 28 at *0114:10.5, with BFO on 11904-USB, carrier on from SLBC easily detectable, but too weak to copy the music and mis-timesignal about a minute later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9390, May 27 at 1242, R. Thailand English broadcast manages to modulate today, but really unreadable, very poor at S3-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7425, May 28 at 0137, JBA carrier despite storm noise level, i.e. the Greenville leapfrog of 7305 over 7365 another 60 kHz higher. If conditions were quiet, would hear R. Martí audio already from 7365 transmitter, to be joined by Vatican audio from 7305 at 0144 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1827 monitoring: confirmed Thursday May 26 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, very good; also confirmed Thu May 26 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.9-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Fri May 27 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, very poor; 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, very good. Also confirmed Fri May 27 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.9-CUSB, fair. 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 [apparently canceled; not last week]
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. 7489.98-AM, UT Sat May 28 at 0048, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` in progress; Pirate Joe on the phone. Also // 5129.9-AM and synchronized, but much weaker in storm noise level, which 7490 can`t overcome either. Can`t hear anything on 3250 if it`s on, just noise, while 9330 as usual during this hour is Blalock the Blaster. 

Tuned in just in time, since at 0053 they exclaim, ``God bless Glenn Hauser``, doing World of Radio [almost] since the days of CW; someone remarx that there are so many numbers in it that you have to record it. At 0110 Allan has some other program info: a special this Sunday only, at 4-5 pm ET [20-21 UT], just before `Marion`s Attic` on 7490, with the band Honey Radio, on a special called `Bright Cartoon` [not sure of those names as I only hear them once, and not recording]. TimTron is now co-host in the studio. At 0116 someone reports that 3250 is stronger than 5130 but noisier, so I try it again at 0118: yes, barely detectable on 3250.02 and seems to be synchronized, but not positive. 

At 0121, Allan recounts the WOR times on WBCQ: daily at 7:30 pm Eastern, except Saturday at 6:30 pm; also on 7490 Wednesday at 5 pm Eastern. Also plugs the `Just Right` show, Thursday at 9 pm Eastern on 5130, reporting on legalizing pot in Canada, which Allan endorses for everywhere in the US --- get over it! Someone is recording AW`s book ``Access to the Airwaves`` as an audio book which will be available for free download. After benedixion and some further comments, AWWW is over at 0132:40 as 7490 switches to Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12055, May 28 at 0054, very poor S3 signal with talk, music. Aoki shows two possibilities: FEBC, Bocaue, Philippines, in Wa; or CNR17, Lingshi, China, in Kazakh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)



That`s how BBC World News America at the kicker-end of their May 27 broadcast via OETA before 2230 UT (probably delayed from -2130), spelt one of the winning words in the big Spelling Bee. It repeated an hour later on OETA OKLA, and I was ready to tape and still-photo it, just to be sure. I may upload the evidence when I get a chance. It was on the screen for a good many seconds as Laura T. attempted even to pronounce it. As anyone with the least bit of familiarity with German should know, it`s really


as frequently used in corporate nomenclature (not the definition proferred, something ``social``). I assume the kid who won really spelled it correctly, as also appearing correctly in a Reuters story about it via the BBC website. 

But WHY in an English-language spelling bee, are the two big winning words (and many others, presumably), GERMAN???? Yeah, I know, a case can probably be made that they are entering English usage, but this is really pushing it. Failing to capitalize this noun doesn`t ipso facto make it Englisch! 

If German is eligible, how about all the other languages. Don`t we have enough ``real`` English words to make up a bee? You wouldn`t need to speak a word of English, but only know how German orthography and pronunciation work, to get this right when you hear it pronounced; let alone some even more fonetikaly-correct languages such as Spanish. Where spelling bees are unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0349 UT May 28