sabato 2 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs June 30-July 1, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.97, July 1 at 0130, R. Tirana with usual humroar overpowering any English program modulation, signal averaging S8. This time it was not on as early as 0120 or even 0125 recheck, so I feared it would be totally turned off by now, which it might as well be until repaired/replaced (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 11710.36, July 1 at 0118, RAE with music at S9, better signal than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11881, July 1 at 0111, spurblob from 11780 RNA, approx. here tonight, 10 kHz closer to fundamental than it was last night. Match would be 11679 but totally blocked by 11670 RHC, which is dirty itself splashing out at least 11 kHz. Intermediately, I remeasure the fundamental at 11780.015, always slightly plus, but sounds OK, not giving a clue it is again messing up the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9321-9329, July 1 at 0145, humbuzz in this range, same awful sound as on 9315 from R. Cairo, so spurious from that. But no match on the low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINIG DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12025.008, July 1 at 0107, open carrier/dead air averaging S9; still there at 0229 down to S7 and maybe just barely modulated. This is scheduled as VIRI in Spanish, 0020-0320, 500 kW, 300 degrees from Sirjan (the duplicate registration for Kamalabad until 0220 only having been abolished). This is the way it is all, or most of the time, as first logged June 5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 1 at 0103, JBA carrier from Radio Chaski until cutoff at 0103:25.5*, which is 12 seconds later than last catch two nights before, June 29 until 0103:13.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1832 monitoring: confirmed Thursday June 30 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, very good. Also confirmed Thu June 30 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.874-CUSB, poor-fair. Next:
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
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. 11580, July 1 at 0122, WRMI with Qur`an, i.e. part of their `World Music` concert. At 0148 I am ready to recheck, betting it will be ``Up2 & Away``, and it is!! So now we know what fill the UT Friday 01-02 hour which is currently blank on the WRMI non-9955 programming grid. `World Music` does show on 11580 in the following hour, 02-03, not only on Friday but also UT Saturday and Wednesday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 1 at 0106 check, WTWW-3 is still OFF. Need to make cursory afternoon chex more often, in case it ever be on any more.

5830, July 1 at 0600 check, SFAW/PPPP is restarting another hour on WTWW-1, which has failed to broadcast on wrong day frequency tonight, 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15816, 15820.5, 15829.5, 15834 approx., nasty spurblobs out of the 15825 WWCR transmitter at ~4.5 kHz intervals. Maybe a trace also on 15811.5 but none further. Not the same as the scratchy spurs sometimes heard circa 15685, 15965, much further away at plus/minus 140 kHz, not this time at 1419 check, tho sporadic-E-boosted fundamental has weakened a bit. 

Same problem just reported by Tobias (T²), in Germany: ``WWCR caught in the "bad audio trap": I randomly checked WWCR on 15825 Saturday 2016-06-25 around 2048z and found it had audio spurs in the frequency range around 4.4 to 4.5 kHz, which, luckily, is high enough to be easily filtered out by a narrow IF filter and, since there are no other stations next to this out-of-band channel, the chirps also shouldn't produce any interference with other broadcasters`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, July 1 at 0230, VOV via Woofferton UK is S9+20 opening English by YL announcer who has an accent but clearly understood, unlike the OM newscaster who follows with a very heavy accent, hard to understand. I hate to seem like a language chauvinist, as I barely recognize a few words of Vietnamese, but there ought to be higher standards for broadcasters in ``English``. (BTW the same goes for some of the correspondents on NHK World TV news.) 

Being ``fluent`` in a foreign language to the extent of speaking (or reading) it correctly is one thing; doing so without overlaying a heavy accent is quite another. I hear some speaking e.g. Spanish correctly, i.e. it were transcribed, you would not see any errors, yet they speak it as if forcing it into English phonemes. Is it that big a step to switch to ``native-accent-mode``? Too much book-larnin`, I suppose, and too little attention to SW broadcasts. I on the other hand speak some foreign languages with (I think) a good accent tho my vocabulary is insufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9655, July 1 at 0142, also earlier and later, no signal has reappeared from the Arab station heard UT June 29 only, but not on June 30 either. If it were Algeria via France, as suspected for a Ramadan special, it could still recur in the next few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1608 UT July 1