venerdì 29 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 28, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, July 28 at 1245, RA during ABC TV news soundtrack relay is back in whack after distorted modulation 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, July 28 at 0544, RHC English is just barely modulated during `Chariots of Fire` theme, while 6100 is OFF, 6060 is OK, and 6000 is very undermodulated but more so than 6165. Most RHC transmitters are now either over- or under-modulated. Can`t they even them out?

13740, July 28 at 2102 I happen to hit this RHC frequency as the tarde frequency announcement is starting, with 17730! Then 13740, 11760 y 11840, 9535 y 9710, 5040, in typical Soviet-style disorder. But the clueless canned-ID announcer missed a big`un, 15370 confirmed also on, instead of 17730, which may have been on an early never-implemented version of the A-16 schedule, or just a mistake. They also never mention 11830 & 11850, the perpetual weak spurs attached to 11840, and which I just reconfirmed by actual monitoring. 

Further, continues to add the three FM frequencies, 102.5, 91.7 and 103.1. The website sked
has now been changed to show for Isla de Juventud, 91.7 instead of 97.1, which it had for months; my questioning that contradixion must finally have reached them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5965, July 28 at 1300, the Sea Breeze YL voice with piano music is opening the Thursday-only English hour; very poor about S4 vs storm noise crashes up to S9, but is beginning to become audible with latening sunrises, still a sesquihour earlier here today at 1135 UT; via JSR, JAPAN, changed a few days ago from 5935 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15500, July 28 at 2105, REE is S6 to Mideast, good in news of US politix, off the back from Noblejas, while there is no signal on 17855 for North America; nor can I hear anything on others listed, 17715 or 15390. Is 15500 really the only one on the air, or just a low MUF? Nothing else from Europe on 16m to compare it with. EiBi shows 21620 instead of 15390 for 18-22, while I and Aoki think that`s only for the extended weekend broadcasts at 14-18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1836 monitoring: confirmed Thursday July 28 at 2100 on WRMI, 13695, S9+30. The start was slightly up-cut as the preceding ID version I hadn`t heard before ran a bit over. WOR also confirmed Thursday July 28 after 2330 on WBCQ 9329.817-CUSB, and slightly wavering. Next:
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
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 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. 5085, July 28 at 0542, WTWW-2 is off again, no `Midnight [sic] in the Desert`, despite having revived 24 hours earlier with rock music, but apparently crashed again during the following 9930 afternoon broadcast.

12105, July 28 at 0554, JBA carrier, only likely source of which is WTWW-3, on way beyond schedule; while 5830 WTWW-1 is abnormally weak at S7-S9, due to propagation disturbance also attenuating Nashville neighbors WWCR on 5935 and 5890. With its southern advantage, 5850 WRMI is unscathed.

12105, July 28 at 1800, WTWW-3 is on with mumbo-jumbo in Biblical English, about circumcision: hard to tell whether pro- or con, but since Jewish ``cockroaches`` are for it, presumably WTWW is against it. At 2107 check it`s S9+25 Bibling in French.

9930, July 28 at 1801 and still 1838 recheck, WTWW-2 is still gone again, while 9475 WTWW-1 is nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9440, July 28 at 1306, strong open carrier, then cuts to relatively weak signal, maybe open? Based on Aoki listings seem to be:
First, IBB Tinang, Philippines, pre-test for 14-15 Chinese broadcast, then uncovering only thing sked this hour, CRI in Esperanto via Nanning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12040, July 28 at 2108, JBA carrier. Aoki shows only KSDA GUAM in Chinese during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0012 UT July 29