lunedì 6 giugno 2016

Glenn Hauser logs June 5-6, 2016

** ARGENTINA. 15343.99, June 6 at 0024, R. Nacional is one of very few signals audible on 19m, and good modulation level now, but somewhat distorted. Talking about Uruguay, re fútbol, not a game at the moment, while asserting it`s ``la pasión nacional``. 0026 plug some other R. Nacional program at 19 horas; 0027 timecheck for 9:27. So much for expanding RAE to weekends on 11710.6v instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 12365-USB, June 5 at 1238-1246+, S2 marine weather forecasts to Wednesday by English robot. Hard to catch localities, except I think I heard Auckland. But this frequency belongs to VMC Charleville, Queensland (neighbored by its WA counterpart, VMW on 12362-USB).

I`m checking 12365 as warmup for Chilean activity, since Copa América fútbol games involving Chilean team are expected shortly at a totally different daypart but possibly clashing with VMC on its 24-hour schedule. Via Patrick Robic, A-DX via Rudolf Grimm, radioescutas yg, those games are scheduled:
UT Tuesday   June  7 at 0200,
UT Friday    June 10 at 2300, and
UT Wednesday June 15 at 0000.
It`s a relay by a Chilean coastal station presumably for mariners, and EiBi shows the coverage originates from Radio Cooperativa (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1828, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6024.95, June 6 at 0056, very poor carrier in splash from 6030 jamming and Martí. I often detect this and can`t hear any audio, but think it must be Red Patria Nueva, as others have reported it off-frequency-low, e.g. 6024.96 by Dave Valko in March, in the morning. Wolfgang Büschel had an unID on 6024.981 May 28, despite Pedro F Arrunátegui reporting it on 6025.00, presumably unjustified precision by default (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11935.79, June 6 at 0033, R. Bandeirantes has jumped again up to its alternate frequency instead of 11925.236, in Brazilian, sounds like a silly ballgame. Slight het from a 11920.0 carrier, while bleed from 11930 jammer is much more of a problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, June 6 at 0106, R. Rebelde music is // 5025 but slightly out of synch, probably due to a satellite feed delay. 1620 soon fades and cedes to WTAW and/or KOZN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9745.02, June 6 at 0040, R. Cairo with suptorted Arabic and music, at S7.

9965.255, June 6 at 0041, R. Cairo, Arabic undermodulated plus whine.

9315.00, June 6 at 0042, R. Cairo, extremely distorted, S8. Neither 12005 or 12085 audible or on, yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12024.98, June 6 at 0020 check, no signal, but at 0032, dead air at S4, or maybe a trace of modulation, on VIRI`s Spanish service, just like it was last night. Still same at 0103 when measured. Doesn`t anybody at IRIB notice or care? Happy Ramadan! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 6 at 0057, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0100:43.5* which is only 4.5 seconds later than approx. timing last night. Skipping that and comparing to three nights ago, June 3 until 0100:24.5*, 19 seconds earlier, that averages 6.3 seconds slippage per, more like it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 12160 // 9980, Sun June 5 at 1829, Brother Scare is now on two WWCR frequencies. He`s bought up a bunch of spare time, mostly on weekends. And is // 15440 WRMI but not exactly synchronized. Meanwhile, no carrier on 15825, so the other WWCR must be AWOL, since 15240 WWRB is well audible.

9980, UT Monday June 6 at 0038, this WWCR is also on Overcomer, someone else preaching at the moment, and // 7780 WRMI.

7520, UT Monday June 6 at 0048, BS is an echo apart from WRMI 7570. WWCR 7520 was formerly on air only on weekdays, so that makes 6220 eligible again for the WNQM difference product 1300 kHz lower, but it remains unheard and presumably still filtered out after our numerous logs of it last winter.

7489.915, UT Monday June 6 at 0048, WBCQ is already in BS, instead of not until 0100 on this frequency, pushing his Pentecost promotion get-together. This one is way out of synch with 7520 WWCR and 7570 WRMI; I axually have to pay attention for a sesquiminute to measure the delay at 87 seconds! WBCQ 7490 sked shows BS at 01-03 daily except 00-03 on UT Mondays; also 22-23 UT daily.

5920, UT Monday June 6 at 0058, BS is here too on WHRI and not matching 7570 WRMI.

See Ivo Ivanov`s reports for the updated BS skeds, also amplified on WINB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, June 5 at 1825, NO signal from REE, but nominal on 17715, 15500, 15390 (and not on 21620 either). 2131 recheck however, on BST-1 caradio memory, 17855 is on and quite good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, June 5 at 1254, VOT with poor S5-S9 signal but a bit better than usual, with theme recognized for `Question of the Month`, a daily announcement, but can`t copy any details. Seemed to be followed by dead air before some music. Lotsa luck finding what the QotM for June is on their website, since TRT took away the once useful VOT pages. It`s easy multiple-choice, with a bit of research, and if drawn a winner, you get a nice little gift like a decorative coin pouch, and/or a coaster (or maybe something else by now).

9735, June 6 at 0043, very poor S4 with Qur`an vs. heavy splash from 9730 Romania. EiBi shows it`s VOT to the Far East in Turkish at 00-02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday June 5 at 1824 check, Radio Munansi is still running on WWRB, presumably in Luganda; speaker, once mentioning Obama, leaves *very* long pauses between thoughts/sentences, so could save a bundle in airtime costs by editing them out to one sesquihour or maybe even one hour instead of two, but maybe not worth the trouble. Good signal here but probably not in East Africa. This has been appearing Sat & Sun only, at 17-19. I did not check on June 4 but others heard it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1828 monitoring: confirmed Sunday June 5 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.927-CUSB, slightly wavering, sufficient. Also confirmed UT Monday June 6 after 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+35 but with some hum not from my recording. Also confirmed UT Monday June 6 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast but no signal from WBCQ 5109.9-AM when checked at 0328; was it off thruout? (HRI followed at 0330 with a festival interval signals at least on the webcast.) WOR also confirmed UT Monday June 6 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. 12105, 9930, 9475, 5850, 5085, June 6 at 0020, all possible WTWW frequencies are still/again off, like last check June 5 at 0108. Has it ever been on this weekend? 5830 at least is back on at 0408 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Monday June 6 at 0104, WWRB is S9+40, but totally unreadable with heavy breakup of audio feed. Seemed to be English but can`t even be positive about that. Why broadcast such stuff at all? Attentive stations used to air an apology and fill with music or something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UGANDA [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 3240, June 5 at 1203, besides JBA carriers of obvious source on 3260, 3325 (PNG/Bougainville), there`s another one here, where no broadcasters are listed anywhere except for half a sesquihour around Swaziland sunrise. So maybe it`s a 2 x 1620 from much closer; or 3 x 1080, 4 x 810, 6 x 540 --- or 5 x 648 --- how about Nepal? bears further checking. Or maybe a ute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0416 UT June 6