lunedì 3 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 2-3, 2016

** BRAZIL. 9630v, Oct 3 at 0027, I notice that R. Aparecida, S3-S4 carrier is wobbling slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, Oct 3 at 0046, R. Rebelde in Spanish talk with echo, meaning I am hearing two transmitters, or is it three? That would be a long shot, the farthest being only 1 kW in Guantánamo. // anechoic 5025 and 1180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 3 at 0042, RHC is still hummy and undermodulated like last night; wiggle that patchcord. Playing ``Guantanamera`` in non-Spanish service not // 9535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13650, Oct 3 at 0020, Chinese song at S9+30 // 5990, i.e. CRI Spanish relay, which is supposed to be on // 15120 at this time, but is indeed off; and 13650 only for the 23-24 Portuguese hour. RHC 15230 is still propagating; and 13740 RHC is S9+40. So they forgot to QSY from 13650 to 15120 by 0000; unless it`s a deliberate change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, Oct 2 at 1227, Suprema Corte federal PSA, two SS stations; 1229, ``La Ranchera 97.3`` from one of them which leads to: XESOS, Agua Prieta, Sonora, 2000/300 watts. Have heard it occasionally, but rarely vs 50/1 kW XEHB Parral, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 980, Oct 2 at 1235, as I tune in, full ID for XEFQ, La F-Q, IMER station in Cananea, Sonora, also on FM; AM power 2500/500 watts. Correlates with 730 XE and 930 unID logs from hot-spot area at the moment, around the AZ border (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday Oct 2 at 1602, R. Munansi is already going via WWRB, poor presumed Luganda language talk about Uganda. Recheck 1727 now much better, good with hilife music, 1728 talk resumes with website --- time for another look at it: are they admitting they are on WWRB 15240 by now? Nothing about that found, and the ``latest`` podcast is dated 15 Feb 2015 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7200-LSB, UT Monday Oct 3 at 0033, someham is expounding on how people should read Karl Marx, and he`ll be back later in the week for a pop quiz. Weak but in the clear, until other hams pile on to mock him and deliberately interfere, biggest sig being KE0DZB per several IDs, with dog(?) yelps in background (watch out: that`s tantamount to music!). Original unID speaker continues unfazed, suggesting that uneducated Trump supporters are rampant with class rage; ``a lot of class envy on this frequency``. Suspecting he is a ``deplorable``, KE0DZB is Mennemeyer, James D, 4301 Missouri Pacific, Arnold, MO 63010. I run across this after still finding no anti-Castro Spanish net on 7210-LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1845 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Oct 2 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.057-CUSB, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 3 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+35 (7730 has a bit of a ripple on it as if there is another weak carrier, but no other audio). Next:
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW [with swishy CODARish QRM?]
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 & 11580, Sunday Oct 2 during the 17-18 UT hour, WRMI is again back to BS instead of World Music, which did not appear on the schedules anyway, and may have been default filler during missing entry hour for BS programming, now corrected. Updated WM hours:
0000-0100 Tue-Fri    7730 285 deg
0700-0800 Tue-Fri    7730 285 deg
1300-1330 Mon-Fri   11580  44 deg (ex -1400; & 1315-1330 Sat)
1400-1500 Mon-Fri? *11580  44 deg
2000-2100 Mon-Sat   11580  44 deg 
[20-21 now has other programming Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat; blank Sun-Mon-Tue]
* = unlisted as such on the WRMI schedules

** U S A. 7730, UT Monday Oct 3 at 0015, WRMI is amid another repeat of the early-August CDXA special tribute to Ecos del Torbes, Venezuela. It was also heard 48 hours earlier, but since last check of the sked grid, the Sat 0000 airing has been replaced by a blank, and Wavescan is still shown for UT Monday 0000 instead of CDXA. Followed at 0029 by WRMI Spanish ID, but don`t recognize the voice: not Jaime Báguena, before some music-note filler and 0030 WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Oct 3 at 0022, no signal at all from WTWW-3, possibly not propagating, but more likely AWOL, while 9475, WTWW-1 still achieves S9+35 at 0028 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5935, UT Monday Oct 3 at 0040, S9+50 of dead air from WWCR-2, which is scheduled until Oct 29 at 00-12 UT, nothing but so-called University Network (wouldn`t it be nice if one US SW frequency were really enlightened and educational, rather than Bible-thumping? But dead air is next best thing) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Oct 3 at 0051 UT, Spanish song seems to have Christian angle, but soon at 0053 UT ``La Ranchera 880`` non-ID; best on E-W ALA-330S antenna, but not much KRVN to cope with tonight. That slogan leads to WMDB Nashville TN, 2500/2 watts! And not to the one I assumed last time, 880 WIJR Highland IL, 1700/160 watts, which is ``La Tremenda`` per 2016-2017 NRC AM Log. WMDB is the one which was compensating for negligible night power by buying time on WNQM 1300 and its spurs out of WWCR until those were eliminated; now maybe they just leave 2500 watts on 880 instead. Does WCBS care? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1579.58, Oct 3 at 0047, significant het to 1580.0 stations from a carrier here, no doubt WVOK Oxford AL still on same off-frequency as weeks ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search October 2: DU as all loop WSW on DX-398 rather than NW (except 1098 more like W = V7AB), UT:
At 1214, 774, 702
At 1216, 657
At 1217, 612, 594
At 1220, 1098
At 1223, 1503, 1512
LSR: 1228 UT. Also this morning, Richard N Allen near Perry OK managed to pull some ABC audio on 774 // RA 9580, i.e. 3LO Melbourne, Vic. BTW, DST has just started in SE Australia, moving RA programming generally one UT hour earlier, e.g. TV news simulcast weekdays to 11-12 instead of 12-13 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 930, Oct 2 circa 1230 UT, another Spanish station with WKY OKC nulled, likely KAPR Douglas AZ, as per previous research, but tough to get a definite ID. Correlates with 730 and 980 XE logs from same area now, south of the AZ border, anyway. At 1242 UT, WKY music suffers IADs again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1330+ and 1350-, Oct 3 at 0049 UT, I am getting the same rapid clicking sound when tuned to 1330-USB and 1350-LSB, but not the corresponding LSB/USB of either, ergo suspected of being matching spurious out of one of the hundreds of 1340 stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0240 UT October 3