mercoledì 31 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 29-30, 2016 [more]

** INDONESIA. 9525.888, Aug 30 at 1306, VOI is S4 with a bit of undermodulated music when it should be an `Exotic Indonesia` Tuesday broadcast in English. Unable to copy anything, as usual, I instead measure its offness as closely as possible (plus/minus 2 Hz?). 

So via the newly updated by Alan Roe WOR HITLIST,
I look at their website which gives the impression that this is a funxional ``world service`` (maybe it is, on the Internet). Here`s their limited expectation for SW coverage:

``In Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South-East and East Asia it is possible to listen to VOI Audio Service through much of the day using a short wave radio. To find out more about short wave visit our short wave information guide. To find out what frequency you need to tune your radio to, go to our Frequency Charts.``

I was really looking for info about a listener contest with prizes of a free trip to Indonesia, but none found this year, just:

``In conjunction with RRI's 71st anniversary on September 11, we invite all listeners of Voice of Indonesia who want to convey their wishes to send their greetings to us in the form of audio, video, text or pictures in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese and Arabic languages to or Facebook messenger Voice of Indonesia by September 5, 2016. We'll publish and air your greetings on facebook and our social medias. Thank you`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Aug 30 at 1817 check, no signal from MWV/APR in English, sporadic broadcast gone again. Transmitter keeps breaking down? Propagation OK, as 17885 BBC ASC in French is in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME. 6180, Aug 30 at 0537, VOA French is S9+10 and in the clear, as RNA BRASIL is still AWOL like it was a few hours earlier. IBB should not have picked 6180 during a protracted absence of RNA earlier this year, but may not go away until B-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Aug 30 at 1300, JBA carrier still, as SIBC has been running later than 1200* lately per Ron Howard: Aug 24 until 1330*; Aug 26 until 1330* with Wantok FM relay; Aug 27 until 1245* with SIBC itself; Sunday Aug 28 with hymns to 1333*; Aug 29 open carrier only from 1208 to 1238, off by 1312, per Ron (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 17830, Aug 30 around 1635, glad to find that BBCWS in English has a sufficient signal for easy listening, as BBC fails to prevent its SW from bleeding into undesirable North America. This is 85 degrees from ASCENSION at 16-17, and also 65 degrees at 17-18, hours when I am seldom SWLing. BTW, Aoki shows these are *jammed by the ChiCom, as they must also bleed into China where English is far too understood; can`t allow that! Jamming of BBCWS English is normally by noise rather than Firedragon or CNR1, and harder to detect abroad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1840 monitoring: NOT confirmed Tue Aug 30 at 2130 on 15770, when WRMI is still replaying their digital special which I hoped would be over after HFCC finished. But confirmed Tue Aug 30 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.971v-CUSB, fair. Next:
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 11580, Aug 30 at 1323, WRMI World Music is in Spanish, then song in Chinese. Instead of the same old songs I am hearing some different ones, so maybe this rotation has been refreshed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Aug 30 at 1303, surprised to find WTWW-2 on at this odd hour, Ted with a ``ham-it-forward`` promo, classic rock music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Aug 30 at 1632, 1816 and 1923 chex, no signal from WMLK, which allegedly resumed transmissions Aug 28, per their Facebook, via Richard Langley. Problem was fixing the power supply. I`ve yet to see any real logs of it, and not from me today. Remember: don`t say ``God``, but be sacred, say ``Yahweh``. Even the China radio war vs RFA Saipan is JB audible on 9355 at 1816 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Tue Aug 30 at 1923 UT, WINB is on, but not at 1816 when I am also looking fruitlessly for WMLK on 9275. So much for WINB`s latest schedule dated Aug 14 claiming that on Mon/Tue/Wed only, The Overcomer is run at 17-19; gone again already? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re trans-Pacific MW carrier search: ``at 1146 UT Aug 29, something on 594 seems to peak N/S --- that can`t be right. Those were on the DX-398``

Now it dawns on me this could well be the megawatt in Chinsurah, INDIA: ``Akashvani Maitree channel on 594 kHz beamed to Bangladesh``

Grayline would work, as sunset in Kolkata is about 1225 UT, and sunrise here 1202 UT. Make that trans-polar! The path goes about 5 degrees from the North Pole, across Cold Bay and The Pas in Canada, 13440 km or 8351 miles to Enid; 74.4 watts per km, or 13.44 meters per watt (if it were strictly along the surface) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Walt Salmaniw, Victoria BC, replies: ``Glenn, I don't think any of us on the PNW coast have ever heard [India] 594. Much more likely this time of year are DU stations. Normally in the Fall/Winter, it's a major NHK frequency. Perhaps Patrick Martin [OR] just might have heard your station?``

Well, this was looping too far north for Japan, and certainly for Down Under. Will try to refine the DF if I have another chance (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0014 UT August 31