giovedì 8 settembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 6-7-8, 2016

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, Sept 8 at 0440, JBA carrier, signifying that RNGE Bata is opening earlier lately, as reported by Manuel Méndez, Spain also at 0440/0441 Sept 1 & 2 but very weak even there. Ron Howard in California had it Aug 31 as early as 0431, better than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9480, Sept 7 at 0440 check, MWV is still off; ditto Sept 8 at 0415; and from all transmissions? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Sept 8 at 0545 UT, ID for BM Radio, Chihuahua, La Ranchera de Paquimé, and FM I thought as 99.5, but listed as 90.5. This Nuevo Casas Grandes station, XETX, continues to put out much more signal than you would expect from listed 250 watts night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, Sept 8 at 0542 UT, ID mentioning 102.9, first noted with KSKY nulled, leaving a slow SAH, but it`s really from the south, XEEY, 50/10 kW, Aguascalientes2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Sept 8 at 1153, Radio Red ID, presumed XEDKR Guadalajara, which relays XERED 1110 México DF; thought I heard an FM 92.1 mentioned, but not listed as such in Jalisco, and in the DF it`s on 88.1. 700 listed as 10000/150 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, Sept 7 at 0440 check, RNZI is on tonight, having been AWOL the previous two nights at somewhat earlier hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1842, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Sept 7 at 0542 UT, ``Que Buena`` ID and 918 area code ad, making SAH of 2 Hz against WCKY Brother Scare. So it`s KXTD Wagoner (Tulsa market), 5 kW direxional DAYTIMER in the middle of the night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, another foulup at KOSU because no one at station is paying attention, even at midday: Sept 6 at approx. 1620 UT I tune in and hear the ``test is concluded`` outro of an EAS, and that awful racket they impose on innocent bylisteners. But, but, programming does not resume. I leave the radio on and almost forget about it until finally at 1630 KOSU comes back amid `Here & Now`, at first with audio breakup. OETA OKLA was also interrupted but briefly for such a test during NHK News circa 1614. There is NO excuse for 

1, not making these test announcements listener-friendly
2, not scheduling them into normal breaks (especially on non-commercial stations) rather than interrupting programming, unless it really IS an emergency [and can`t even an Amber alert wait a bit?]
3, not paying attention and getting back to programming ASAP.

TINY TRAP: Opening `The Takeaway`, Sept 6 at 1807 via KOSU, John Hockenberry refers to LAOS as a ``tiny southeast Asian nation`` which would make its absorption of all that US bombing even more remarkable (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. KWTV, RF 39, Sept 7 circa 0418 UT, had an outage of 5+ minutes during The Late Show with Steven Colbert --- first noticed on cable, but then also same off the antenna --- just black, no audio on 9.1, while their locally-originated stale-news-subchannel, 9.2 continued unabated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 5900, Sept 7 at 1300, JBA carrier, timesignal ending late about 1300:08. This reactivated R. Rossii frequency has now been traced by Russian, Japanese and North American DXers to Vladivostok, since it carries local programming from there at 1210-1300; MW 810 has also been revived, along with three other SW frequencies depending on time of day. May be only temporary due to typhoon and elexions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7245-LSB, Wed Sept 7 at 1303, US Navy ham net is relinquishing frequency to the Tin Can Sailors net on Wed only, but nothing much heard other than a weak AM signal in Chinese, which is CNR2 from *1300, Beijing 491 site, 150 kW non-direxional per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1841 monitoring: NOT confirmed Tue Sept 6 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, which is replaying their digital special for the fourth week. However, Jeff White says WOR will be back here from next week. Confirmed Tue Sept 6 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed Wed Sept 7 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, good. Also confirmed Wed Sept 7 at 2100 on WBCQ, 7490, with a poor signal audible at 2110. Also confirmed Wed Sept 7 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB.

WORLD OF RADIO 1842 ready for first airings Thu Sept 8. Confirmed at 1130 on WRMI 9955, poor at first but fading up to S9+10 by 1138. Next:
Thu 2100   WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND 
Sat 1400   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
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 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 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. 13695, Sept 7 from 1702 tune-in, WRMI is playing a `World Music` hour instead of scheduled and expected Brother Scare, who is rejoined at 1800 sharp without any ID. Included at 1711-1721 the European `Ode to Joy` morphing into rap, with some spoken paeans in English, French and German. Have heard this before until 1800, and wonder if it`s only one hour doing this? Yes, Sept 8 at 1619 check, 13695 is still with BS. Bigsig makes a nice lunchtime companion on the G8 here, e.g. at Octavio`s Taquería, downtown Enid in an old brick building rather than a Faraday cage like the new Pizza Inn, metal prefab? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1590, Sept 8 at 0532 UT, Mexican music from SSE/NNW, presumably KMIC Houston, 5/5 kW U2, R. Aleluya; couldn`t tell if the lyrix were evangelical, but likely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 774 & 702, in TP carrier search, Sept 8 at 1143, JBA ones looping W rather than NW, so likely the Australians, not Japanese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1480.83 & 1499.17, Sept 8 at 0448, matching same-pitch very weak hets against 1480 and 1500 stations, surely signifying parasitic spur carriers out of one of the hundreds of 1490.0 stations --- or only dozens if we narrow it down to the ESE/WNW bearing previously obtained (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1734 UT September 8