martedì 31 maggio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs May 29-30, 2016

** MADAGASCAR. 9480, May 30 at 0408 check, MWV/APR in English is VG, S9+20, which is normal for this non-North-American service failing to stop at the west coast of Africa; gospel-huxtering about something even worse than being a non-believer. How could that be?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday May 30 at 1845 check, JBA signal, but WWRB must be on, with presumed R. Munansi clandestine as has been running now for the third weekend. 15825 WWCR is also JBA now, as neither is getting any sporadic-E boost, too close to here for `long skip`. Wolfgang Büschel also reports a ``tiny S6 signal`` via an SDR in Michigan. But, Walt Salmaniw in Victoria BC, not exactly the target area, was getting a ``very respectable signal``. And Mick Delmage says, ``Hi Glenn, Just reading your post about the Ugandan programs airing on WWRB. At 1820 UT Sunday May 29 they are very strong here in Central Alberta. 73`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1827 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 29 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.885-CUSB, fair after usual opening loop of ``WBCQ The Planet`` IDs and ISes. Also confirmed UT Monday May 30 after 0030 on WRMI 7730, good (so its replacement by other stuff last week must have been an anomaly --- or a make-good for some paid program which missed its proper airing). Also confirmed UT Monday May 30 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast and presumably WBCQ 5129.9-AM, which was confirmed on air after 0330 with HRI. WOR also confirmed UT Monday May 30 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good. Next:
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. 570, UT Monday May 30 at 0541 UT, dominant signal is from WSW/ENE, definitely not SSE/NNW which would be KLIF Dallas --- hardly anything from there. It`s on Fox Sports Radio, and would you believe they are running about 5 minutes straight of FSR promos? Geez, how can anyone listen to that, especially by their super-hype staff announcer, oozing with insincerity? 

Anyhow this is very anomalous as I don`t normally get anything from such an angle at night on 570. Not many stations could it be, either Paducah or Las Cruces, and FSR is the latest known format of KWML Las Cruces NM, 5000/155 watts U1, not WKYX Paducah KY, ``Newstalk 94.3``. Perhaps a pipeline from KWML as it did fade down and out for a while, if not 5 kW day by accident. 0604 UT again audible with more FSR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, UT Monday May 30 at 0552 UT, Fox Sports Radio, same as already hearing on 570 KWML --- they keep talking about Oklahoma City, apparently post-some silly ballgame. 0556 UT breaks for Fox ``news`` minute capsule, then a bunch of national PSAs since no advertising has been sold. As 0600 UT approaches, I`m switching back and forth with 570, hoping to catch a local ToH ID; 570 is in a fade at 10 seconds before 0600 UT, so what does 690 say? NOTHING, just dead air where the ID should have been plugged in. And back to more FSR. 

From the outset I`ve been sure this is KGGF Coffeyville KS, due to strength and bearing, like we get before local midnight, its normal sign-off time with a patriotic song and Taps, 0500v UT (tho part of the time they leave unmodulated carrier on into the night, or all night?). Own website does not account for this
but does admit to being a Fox ``News`` affiliate. Instead of all the non sports news/talk shows, I suspect they went with FSR due to some sillyballgame concerning Oklahoma City of regional if not local interest. The Bartlesville OK cluster including KWON 1400 were supposedly buying KGGF but no sign of that yet on the KGGF website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, May 30 at 0343, ZBC with music and YL announcement, S9+10 and modulation seems good unlike some other reports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2319 UT May 30