domenica 23 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 22-23, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Oct 23 at 0125 past 0130, NO signal from Radio Tirana despite good 31m propagation from the area tonight, e.g. Romania and Egypt. RTSH-3 are all set for B-16 starting in a week, English to be at 0230 Tue-Sun on 7475, but still unlistenable? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9964.60, Oct 23 at 0040, R. Cairo in somewhat suptorted Arabic with lite whine, but better than usual, S9+40. 9315, however, the ``Spanish/English`` motorboating frequency, is still absent at 0123, hardly a loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 17740, Oct 23 at 1709, French news about ONU and Niger, stronger than BBC 17780. Is RFI? No, not // 21580. Instead, 17740 is DW via FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935 // 9420, UT Sunday Oct 23 at 0039, VOG is S9+35 on both, with nostalgic Greek songs from early XX century? Often they take Saturday nights off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 9550, Oct 23 at 0030, VIRI chimes and ``son las 12 de la madrugada`` --- huh? Local time is UT +3.5 so local midnite  would have been 2030 UT --- guess what, there is a previous Spanish broadcast at 2020+ UT! Then, news (?) about Corea del Sur having been ``occupied`` by US troops since 1950. Fair signal and can barely make out the weak // on 12025. Also, on 9550 underneath VIRI is CRI theme music --- i.e. Kunming southward in Hakka, while VIRI is due westward from Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17720, Oct 23 at 1710, strong signal in Swahili, but some ACI from 17715 Spain. This is AWR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Oct 22 at 1852, no signal from MWV APR English, quite sporadic operation. 9600, Oct 23 at 0033, nothing now either for the other English program, New Life Station=KNLS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, Oct 23 at 0108, The Mighty Farty KBC, as Uncle Eric says he has lost two teeth and they can`t be replaced for three months; addresses ``fellow farters`` on this show with fartularity. Next song by Ernie Fields (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.0-USB, Oct 23 at 0049, rock music, soon Wolverine Radio ID, next song soul, ``Change in the Weather``. S9. Was not on during first pirate bandscan a semihour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 97.5, Oct 22 circa 1950 UT, Alva OK, station with hard rock, ID as ``KPAK, 97.5, The Quake``. Why not? OK also has a Twister station as if disasters were something to idolize. Alva is not far from quake hotbed Fairview OK. Thought the slogan might be new, but WTFDA FM Database already shows it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 9770 & 9870, Oct 23 at 0111 and still 0122 check, Voz de Turquía is missing from both Spanish service frequencies this hour, and not even on 9830 either, where they sometimes show by mistake. If on air at all, maybe on two other totally wrong and unfound frequencies. Certainly would be audible if on, as Egypt and Romania are inboooming on 31m. This however, allows All India Radio VBS thru unimpeded on 9870 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Oct 22 at 1705, African choral music, soon talk in presumed Luganda, from R. Munansi, via WWRB, very poor signal but equivalent to 15825 WWCR; still at 1717 and 1852 chex. Had been AWOL last weekend. See also USA: WWRB 5050 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [and non]. 17780 // 17830, Oct 22 at 1708, BBCWS news with YL correspondent from Iraq, not Lyse Doucet. About equally fair signals but they are via Woofferton and Ascension, respectively during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15580, Sat Oct 22 at 2058, Hyper Heather is upwrapping `Music Time in Africa` via VOA Botswana, alleging the times on Sat & Sun are 09, 15 and 22 UT, missing 20! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1848 monitoring: confirmed via UTwente, Sat Oct 22 circa 1450 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB, readable but with ACI from Chinese? on 7270. However, cut off the air about 1457* while show starts at 1431, until 1500. Missed checking Sat Oct 22 at 2230 UT on WBCQ 9330, as, on the road, I was busy listening to the new `Prairie Home Companion` on KOSU (while KWOU is carrying something else now). Also confirmed on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM, UT Sunday Oct 23 at 0322 about 5 minutes in, so started circa 0317. Next:
Sun 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [NOTE: this airing replaces Monday 0030!]
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. 15770, Sat Oct 22 at 2110 on WRMI, political screed read by bored and stumbling announcer, i.e. Dub Politico, which per skedgrid is supposed to be at 2145 instead of 2100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, Oct 23 at 0026 check, this WRMI is off; 7730 still on with music, 7780 with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Sun Oct 23 at 0019, WWRB is back on with lo-fi gospel huxter at S9+40, after AWOL last weekend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UGANDA [non]

** U S A. 11870, Oct 23 at 0043, one WEWN is down again, no Spanish here, just on 5810, while 11520 English is sufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Oct 23 at 0045 check, no signal from WTWW-3; 9475, WTWW-1 is nominal; and 5085, WTWW-2 is not on either.

5085 [not WTWW-3 as I typoed again yesterday], however, is signing on a bit late at 0102, and starting `Theater Organ of the Ozarx` with Bob Heil --- as I was hoping to reappear 168 hours after last catch. Starts with ``Coming up Roses``, greeting WTWW listeners every weekend, inviting us to tape it, plays a number of other great tunes until 0130 when Ted plays some other music and instead of starting some ham radio show as last week, this time it`s ``by request on 5085``.

Slotting the organ show at 0100 UT Sundays means it competes at least with: classical music from ROMANIA on 7335 & 9790; great Greek music on 9935 & 9420, q.v.; Wolverine Radio on 6935-USB; Mighty KBC on 6145 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 92.9 FM, Oct 22 at 2153 UT, just east of Alva OK on caradio I am marginally getting Spanish! TX ads with AC 806 which means the Panhandle. Joint ID with another FM, 102.5 I think. WTFDA FM Database shows only three TX 92.9s west of Meridian 100, and closest by far is: 
KSNZ 92.9 SHAMROCK TX 25.0 kW 100.0m HAAT 35-23-59 100-14-15 LEGENDS 92.9 CLASSIC COUNTRY
which must have undergone a drastic format flip, still news to its own website:

Another reference puts KSNZ on 102.1:
with Listener Comments and Reviews: ``Funny I find no FCC listing for shamrock having a fm on 102.1 the calls now belong to 92.9 at 200 [sic] watts By: Anonymous on June 22, 2015``
Radio-locator doesn`t know about it either, but clears up the //:
``Legends 92.9 KSNZ-FM also broadcasts from the following transmitter: K275CM 102.9 FM Canadian, TX (250 watts)``.

I suppose it`s possible that KSNZ remains Legends as above, with part-time Spanish, e.g. weekends. Streaming checked after 0300 UT Oct 23 is indeed Country, in English. 

No schedule available, but I put this on their contact form: ``Before 5 pm Saturday afternoon, driving near Alva OK, I was hearing Spanish on 92.9 and ads from area code 806, so it must have been KSNZ. What part of your schedule is in Spanish? Leyendas?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Oct 22 at 1412, Rep. of Yemen Radio, music in well at S9 fading to S6, via SAUDI ARABIA? Much better than KURDISTAN [non] now on 11600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 13680 & 11680, Sat Oct 22 at 1411, JBA carriers on both, one of which is possibly Voice of Hope - Africa, if really on the air as allegedly scheduled, 12-17 UT Sat & Sun on 13680 --- no comparison to good signals heard two weeks ago, longpath? but not last week either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9706.2, Oct 23 at 0034, JBA carrier, weaker than algo on 9705, and much weaker than RHC on 9710; gone at 0126 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9835.90, Oct 23 at 0037, open carrier averaging S7, fading so really something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13562.70, Oct 23 at 0045, steady S9+20 rapid pulsing with a carrier, almost exactly one week since last logged, Oct 16 at 0118! And never heard in the meantime during any bandscan. Maybe from a local ISM device. This time I hear same pulsing much weaker as far out as 13423 and 13775, but not continuously (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0440 UT October 23