sabato 11 giugno 2016

Glenn Hauser logs June 10-11, 2016

** CHILE. 12365-USB, June 10 at 2300 and further chex thru 2358, NO signal from the coastal station which might have been relaying broadcast coverage of a Copa América game involving Chile, as had been forecast in the A-DX list previously quoted. Nor did other DXLD yg members who tried to hear it. This scheduling was far in advance, so I wonder if it would hold during a long tournament depending on who`s winning and losing? 

Anyhow, one more game time is supposedly June 15 at 0000 UT, presumably meaning UT Wednesday? A little research on the website finds that Chile did beat Bolivia 2-1 June 10, played in the Rose Bowl, so it`s a soccer field now? But as a game over, the time has been deleted. And the next Chile game is June 14 vs Panamá in Levi`s Stadium, Santa Clara at 8 pm ET which does = 0000 UT June 15. But don`t expect a SW relay then either. Once upon a time, LTA Argentina would also transmit important games on HF SSB, presumably to Antarctic bases (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15570, June 10 at 2347, dramatic music and reading in Chinese at S5-S7, CNR1 jammer vs RFA Chinese via Tinian during this hour only.

16300, June 10 at 2348, Chinese at S1, barely // 15570, so that confirms both are CNR1 jammers. 16300 is getting to be quite a reliable frequency for this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12230.00-AM, June 10 at 2321, very weak S1 signal in Spanish, naturally suggesting something from RHC --- yes, soon matched // 11670, 11760 and 11840. NOT // 11950, since during this hour only on weekdays, it`s separate RHC programming, TV simulcast of `Mesa Redonda`. But 11950 is halfway between 11670 and 12230, so the latter is a leapfrog mixing product. I came to the same conclusion on April 11 as in DXLD 16-15. Recheck at 2359, 12230 is gone as 11950 has just signed off. OOB tuning for no Chile on 12365 is not a total loss. 

This time I look for more saults over 11950: 11760 would land on 12140, and indeed there is a JBA carrier there at 2327 June 10, and no fundamentals are scheduled at this hour on 12140. 11880 at 2358 June 10 is still on in English and its transit over 11950 would land on 12020, where there is indeed a JBA carrier. 11840 would not appear on 12060 as it`s from a different site, and besides, it might QRM the second harmonic of 6030 jamming.

19420, June 10 at 2353, JBA carrier here, which would be 2 x 9710 RHC; nothing heard on 19070 which would be 2 x 9535. 17730 fundamental is blasting in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9760, June 10 at 2337, violin/piano classical music, S4-S6, bringing to mind RRI, a rare SW station daring to play this supreme genre of music, but only in bits. As I continue bandscanning, June 10 at 2342, Spanish on 13730, at S5-S7 and find it to be // 9760. Onward to 15400, S3-S5 and // again. All of which are scheduled RRI Spanish, but I measure the last one rather off, 15399.97; azimuths respectively are 280, 247 and 247, and the fourth frequency I missed was 11795, another 280 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, June 10 at 2056, REE is still AWOL from 17855, its North American frequency, while a poor S9 on 17715; and S9+10 on // 15500 both aimed elsewhere. So is one of their transmitters kaput, or possibly a QSY as yet unfound? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 15589.93, June 10 at 2346 as I tune in, a tone test starts, but off within a minute. No doubt it`s IBB Udon Thani, tuning up for the HSK9 broadcast to North America starting at 0000. Quite weak, and remeasured at 0005 I get 15589.94 --- somewhere in there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1829 monitoring: On ACB Radio Mainstream, WOR times confirmed Fri June 10 as 1600 and 2200, part of 3-hourly rotation which would have started at 0100. However, as Tim Hendel earlier noted, they are playing last week`s episode 1828. Hearing this at 1600, I notified ACBRM, but it was still 1828 at 2200. So next week, will it be 1830 or 1829? Those who don`t want to miss a week must keep track of the program numbers or dates and go after lacking ones elsewhere.

WOR 1829 confirmed Friday June 10 a 2130 on WRMI 15770, good; and at 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, excellent. Also confirmed Fri June 10 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.96-CUSB, good S9+20. 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. 7489.9, June 11 at 0000, WBCQ with ``William Tell Overture``, theme for `Allan Weiner Worldwide` which he interrupts with teasers/comments, and says the tune still excites him. 0003 says video streaming of him in the studio is running this week via UStream and WBCQ website; also on SW 5130, 3250 and 7490. I`ve already checked the lower two, and this early almost a bihour before sunset here, 5129.9 is JBA and 3250v is inaudible. Goes on to talk about WBCQ transmitters, including a BC-610 from WW II for backup; also some navy sets from 1944-1945, and a 500-watt one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0427 UT June 11