lunedì 11 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 10-11, 2016

** CUBA. 9710, July 10 at 1250, RHC is distorted and splattering plus/minus 10, vs 9700 RNZI. Similar situation from 9850. And 11760 at 1310 July 10, also overmodulated/distorted and splattering plus/minus 10. Likewise, July 11 at 0015 on 13740 and 11670. This seems to be the rule rather than exception at RHC lately. Maybe the feed level from the studio is too high, overdriving the transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9745.00, July 11 at 0040, R. Cairo S8 with extremely distorted Arabic music and talk, but at least it`s on-frequency.

9965.22, July 11 at 0042, R. Cairo S9 with just-barely-modulated Arabic and whine.

9315.03, July 11 at 0044, R. Cairo S6 and dead air, maybe trace of modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GOA. 9704.97, July 11 at 0038, S4 carrier, but only modulation I can hear is some warbling tones. Presumed as scheduled here, AIR English until 0045 via a transmitter well-known to be defective (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.32-AM, July 11 at 0106, rock music, jam session at S5, vs noise peaks of S8, and weakening. This thread,29008.0.html
says it`s Captain Morgan Shortwave, which I may not have logged before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED. 6935.0-USB, July 11 at 0113 songs at S7, but apparently stops at 0118. No logs of this on HF Underground or Free Radio Café (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, UT Monday July 11 at 0053 UT, strong dominant signal with DJ in long introduxion of Tony Bennett, loops NE/SW, so surely semi-local KOKB Blackwell --- but it`s part of Triple-Play Sports Radio, and not // the sportstalk on 1020 KOKP Perry, Autozone ad. 1580 finally plays ``Rags to Riches`` and I immediately find it`s // and synchro with the third station of the group, 105.1, KOSB, 6 kW in Perry, where I continue listening. 0056 UT outro as ``The Stillwater Jukebox with Tom Dorado --- hits of the 50s and 60s for Ponca City, Blackwell and Enid``. Recheck 1580 at 0058 UT, and now it`s gone tho the sun is still shining and official FCC sunset in July is not until 0145 UT, when it has to cut from 1000 to 49 watts. For me it might as well be daytime-only. The DJ show keeps playing overtime on 105.1, so Tom can squeeze in, ``just under the wire`` one last request for Jack in Enid, ``Peppermint Twist``; 0102 closing till next Sunday at 6:00 (23 UT), and inviting phone requests on the sportsline in the meantime. 105.1 then gradually fades up sportstalk in progress rebecoming // 1020.

I find nothing on the website about anything other than sports programming, nor any search results on Tom Dorado (dor-AH-doh). Maybe there is something on their FB I will not inspect:

These two hours per week may be the only departure/aberration, but without getting a DX ID, existing format listings not taking this into account will be incomplete and misleading. The three stations most of the time are simulcast, but are capable of splitting if there are two or three different stupid ballgames to broadcast (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** OMAN. 15140, July 11 at 0016, S4 signal with Qur`an; by 0033 it`s gone, but on 11650 instead, so QSY in the interim by Radio (not Royal) Sultanate of Oman, frequencies it is not supposed to be on at this time and/or in this season. 11650 still going at 0120, Arabic talk and music bits, S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 11 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until auto-cutoff at 0104:31.5*, which is 13.5 seconds later than last catch two nights before, July 9 until 0104:18* or averaging 6.75 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7780, July 11 at 0027 as I tune across WRMI, Brother HyStairical is replaying for the n-th time his blast against yours truly, the one from early May about Napoleon. 0030 interrupts self for something slightly more recent about Pentecost coming up, which Americans imagined was already on May 15, 2016. // other WRMIs of course like 6855 and 7570, but not // 7490 WBCQ, completely different subject (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 15564.97, July 11 at 0017, S2 talk with Doppler flutter, and/or two carriers offset, as befits a jammed IBB Chinese hour via Udorn. And very similar single signal on 15590 which we know is HSK9`s so-called North American service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1833 monitoring: confirmed Sunday July 10 at 2350 check, the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ, 9329.838-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Monday July 11 at 0030 on WRMI, 7729.99, VG S9+25. Also confirmed UT Monday July 11 after 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9+10-20. 

However, the 0300 UT Monday July 11 broadcast on Area 51 must have started late at 0304:39 and turned out to be last week`s WOR 1832, since it ended at 0333:37.5 on WBCQ 5129.901-AM, S9+20. Next 1833s:
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-, July 11 at 0013 check, WTWW-3 this time is in Spanish Bibling at S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, July 11 at 0021, WEWN English is off, and so are the two Spanish frequencies like last night, 11870 and 5810, all supposed to start at 0000. Nor still on day frequencies either. At 0345 UT July 11, all three are now on. Note: last night it was at 0355, not typo 0455, that I found 5810 back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, July 11 at 0110 and 0342 chex, WRNO is off again tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6921.50-USB, July 11 at 0107, informal net in English with QRM from 6924.32-AM pirate, Captain Morgan Shortwave. Too bad they are not on LSB. At 0112 mentions ``85-5``, possibly referring to 6985.5? At first wondered if MARS, but 0115 stronger station at S7, full of expletives. This one says ``come back`` in CBer style, while an earlier one said ``over`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0408 UT July 11