mercoledì 1 giugno 2016

Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.977, UT Tue May 31 at 0148, R. Tirana can be detected on the air under storm noise level, and also with some modulation, after transmission problems on May 28 and 29 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

There are voices that: RTSH on AM broadcasting abroad might be closed one pretty day soon (Drita Çiço, RTSH-Head of Monitoring Center, Radio Tirana, May 27, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

That would be a shame and the end of an era! The remaining Shijak transmitter needs to be repaired or replaced; or R. Tirana relayed from somewhere else, such as prevailing upon CRI for some airtime via Cërrik (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, May 31 at *1355, with BFO it`s obvious when Bangladesh Betar carrier cuts on, so I try to detect when the mis-timesignal fires, but it`s so weak I`m not positive I heard it ending at 1400:24.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12085.059, May 31 at 0522, R. Cairo with a scratchy trace of Arabic modulation (suptorted) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, May 31 at 1856, still no signal from MWV`s other English broadcast which existed for only a few days after its début (meant to check earlier in the hour, but normally would not have closed quite yet) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 11651.25, May 31 at 0526, weak carrier here as jammer to R. Dabanga which is S9 on 11650.0 via VATICAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1827 monitoring: confirmed Monday May 30 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.878-CUSB, and wavering slightly; fair. NOT confirmed Tuesday May 31 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, which is off the air for the second week (among other frequencies: see separate WRMI log); confirmed Tue May 31 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.932-CUSB, poor. Next:
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 13695, Tue May 31 at 2021 I find very strong open carrier/dead air from WRMI instead of Brother HyStairical, so then check the others: also dead on 17790, 15440, 11825, 11580, 11565. I do make out some barely audible music on 15770, 9955. Past 2037, 15440 and the others are still dead. The other 9, 6 and 5 MHz are too absorbed to tell whether they are on the air. Next check at 2135:
13695, modulating a Spanish DX program
21675, on but very poor as usual, presumed R. Africa Network
15440, 11565, open carrier/dead air; at 2140, 15440 with BS resumed
17790, 15770, 11580, now OFF the air; 11825 too? only a JBA carrier 
 6855, JBA carrier, unknown if modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, May 31 at 0458 UT, open carrier dead air already from KGGF Coffeyville KS; no ToH ID, 0500 UT into Fox Sports Radio, like I was still hearing last night an hour later, also anonymously, contrary to website schedule, and previous practice of closing programming if not turning off transmitter, at local midnight = 0500 UT. 

I hope they haven`t gone full-time FSR, deleting Jim Bohannon, UT Tue-Sat 0206-0500, our best source for his worthwhile talkshow. Will have to check that; but May 31 at 1419 UT, plug for some game tonight on ``The Mighty 690`` (new slogan for them? but hardly original among many other ##90 stations; BTW this rhymes better than you might think as in casual speech, including even my own, I realize, ``90`` can be  pronounced ``nighty``), local ads, national PSA, plug `Better Horses Radio Show` Saturdays at 10 AM [CDT = 15 UT], 1421 UT back to current show `Open Line`, for buy/sell/trade/giveaway, long play theme of `Swingin` Safari`, with local and 800 numbers, but not much action as host starts with detailed weather forecast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 9680, May 31 at 0518, music very poor at S2-3, vs storm noise level from Texas, presumed Voice of Hope. I suppose we won`t really hear them well till they get the second transmitter and direxional toward West Africa antenna going (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0035 UT June 1