sabato 22 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21-22, 2016

** ARGENTINA. 11710.60, Sat Oct 22 at 0024, RAE ATTW Spanish at S6-S8, yet tough copy. I suppose we still won`t have any broadcasts on UT Sunday or Monday, but check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB & 3330-CUSB, Oct 21 at 0544, CHU is back in business, not only reduced carriers, but time signal modulation on the upper sideband only. CHU notified Richard Langley, NB that the problem had been fixed by 2138 UT Oct 20. I first noticed it silent at 0548 UT Oct 19, so it lasted for approximately two days! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9955, Oct 20 at 2058, wall-of-noise jamming is already running against WRMI, but not quite enough yet to prevent me from detecting at 2100 an ID for Radio Libertad --- so this prepeat at 21-22 of the original 23-24 UT M-F broadcasts is no longer secret (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Oct 20 at 1801 check, no signal from MWV. This English broadcast has been so strong and reliable when on, that I am quite sure it must be AWOL when not heard at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, Oct 21 at 1236 UT, WKY OKC transmission has finally stopped hiccuping, interrupting Spanish chat every 1.36 seconds (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1848 monitoring: confirmed second SW broadcast Thursday October 20 at 2130 on WRMI, 13695, excellent. Also confirmed Oct 20 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.069v-CUSB. 24 hours later, Friday Oct 21 at 2335, on the R75 with household noises on, can`t hear it; on porch with PL-880 and eaveswire, now a JBA carrier; by 2355 on the NRD-545 with ALA-330S, I can finally confirm WBCQ is on with WOR, but very poor signal. Next:
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0800   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1300   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. 7490, Oct 22 at 0003, WBCQ, `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, TimTron as studio guest, some notes: Also on 5130 but ``nifty 3250`` has broken down again as they check the unit, no HV. TT says he has put in a new exciter for 5130, screen modulated xtal oscillator with tremendous fidelity. Asking for reports on both. Here, 5130.035-AM is too poor but can tell it`s running 45 seconds behind 7490, and the xtal change is obvious since for some weeks it had been circa 5129.85v, always on the low side. They say that all WBCQ transmitters are crystal-controlled (which explains why they are rarely on exact frequencies). 

Allan works in e-mails and replies among the conversation. At 0028 he switches computers so that 5130 becomes synchronized with 7490, because he needs one of them to play back a recording of RNI when it was first on WWCR circa 1990y, that someone sent him. Features voices of programmers of that era including Randi Steele. 

Around 0052, reads a letter from Dead Frog Radio, the guy who with help on the outside, has been doing a show by that name from behind bars, Tuesdays 8 pm ET [UT Wednesdays 0000] on 7490. Says tho he is not violating prison rules, the guards have been hassling him, ripped apart his radios, and advised him to discontinue the program. Says he will endure the harassment. They are afraid of his comedy show, even tho he has avoided making specific charges on air against the prison.

Coming in November, some Scott Becker produxions return: Captain Ganja and Julie`s Wild Kingdom, no details yet.

Allan has prompted Robert to e-mail new programming info. Hal Turner is back, in his old timeslot, Wed 9-11 pm ET [UT Thu 01-03] on 7490; started this week altho he wanted to wait until 0230 after the presidential debate. 

Joshua, of Station YHWH, occupied the Hal Turner slot while he was away, not only the publicized week, but repeated the following Wednesday. Now from his bus in the California desert he has sent another $25 so a new episode of YHWH can be aired, but it will have to be at some other time due to reTurner. 

Another Tom Cole Theatre is coming for Hallowe`en, no details yet.

Charlie Prince show, in German will start in November, on the first Saturday of each month at 9 pm ET on 9330, apparently expecting an audience back in Europe. [So that would be 01 UT Sunday Nov 6, but from Nov 13 after our DST ends, at 02 UT Sundays] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Oct 20 at 1802 check, no signal from WMLK, which had been nominally 16-21 UT except Sabbathdays, then only until -20*, and now? Well, on Oct 17, Ivo Ivanov had it from 1600 until off at 1803* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, Oct 20 at 2101, WWCR is S9+20 of open carrier, dead air except for some hum; 2106.5 modulation finally starts with PSA for CDC, soap ad, class action against IVC(?) filters; 2109 `Bill Martínez Live`, one of the divergent hours from Brother HyStairical who owns most of the airtime on this WWCR-4 frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5072 & 5085 & 5098, Oct 20 at 0546 check, WTWW-3 is missing from its parasites and its fundamental too, unlike 23-25 hours earlier; you never know with this one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 9390, Oct 21 at 0005, JBA carrier with some Doppler flutter, I had not noticed before, aside 9395 WRMI. Aoki shows it`s IBRA Media in Bengali, 100 kW, 131 degrees from Tashkent at 0000-0030 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 21, UT:
at 1216, 774-NW, 693-NW
at 1221, 828-NW, 1098-W

UNIDENTIFIED. 4920, Oct 21 at 0018, music at S6; quick scan of 60m also finds a JBA carrier on 4800. Unfortunately, both of them could be either India or Tibet/China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0408 UT October 22