sabato 8 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 7-8, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Oct 8 at 0127, R. Tirana IS plus humroar = only S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Fri Oct 7 at 1918, no signal from LRA36, but time to keep an ear on this, as per report from Italy quoted on WORLD OF RADIO 1846 that they hope to get antenna tower repaired soon and back on the air. Previous schedule was roughly 18-21 UT Mon-Fri only. 

Incredibly, despite its protracted absence, not heard since last year (altho it tried to come back July 27) no one has usurped 15475 (last used by Gabon until it crashed), nor is there anything on 15470 during RNASG hours; but there is now something on 15480, which is AWR Arabic via Madagascar at 19-20 (and also R. Publique Africaine via France to Burundi at 18-19). IIRC LRA36 was rather USB, but in this case one might prefer LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 15345.26v, Oct 7 at 1921, RAE is JBA at S1, and frequency is varying as I measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 900, Oct 8 at 0154, historical talk in Spanish about Cuba mixing with ad in English for a .ca website. Therefore I am getting 50 kW R. Progreso from way off in San Germán, Holguín (with // 890, 200 kW in closer Chambas, Ciego de Ávila blocked by WLS which I am not trying to null); and, 50 kW CHML Hamilton, Ontario (likely rather than CKBI Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, a rarity here). One could easily be getting Mexican or lots of little US stations on 900 too, for four countries at once (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 8 at 0144, RHC is OFF this frequency, still on 6000, 6060, 6165, 9535, etc. Maybe they are finally working on that transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7215, Oct 8 at 0134, very poor yet S7 signal with Qur`an. It`s VIRI, 0030-0230, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan in Arabic. Would a ham on top of it be taken as an attack upon Islam? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 17790, Oct 7 at 1913, WRMI has recovered electric fluid, but this one BS frequency is still AWOL (more under WRMI logs). 

[non non] 17765, meanwhile, Oct 7 at 1914, BS via WHRI is S9+45 and splattering from 17740 to 17785. Fortunately for KVOH it`s already off 17775 this Friday, but would be hit before 1900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Oct 7 at 1949, now this WRMI frequency is missing (while 11565 BS is OK as usual); after 2000, 11580 is still off, so I can`t monitor what program or World Music is really on today.

7730, UT Sat Oct 8 at 0009, WRMI is still repeating the CDXA special tribute to Ecos del Torbes from two months ago, altho it had been erased from the skedgrid leaving a blank space. I can think of another DX program which could fit in there, new every week.

See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non] for another missing WRMI frequency.

11580, Sat Oct 8 at 0119, Xmas carol already, ``We Three Kings``, not sure of language on poor signal. This is the quarter-hour merely labeled `Hymns` on schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1846 monitoring: confirmed Friday October 7 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.065-CUSB, S9+10.

Note: the second item on this WOR about Argentina MW 750 being DXed in Ontario has been retracted by the reporter: it was really Venezuela.

Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0800   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND [ex-0700]
Sat 1300   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND [ex-1400]
Sat 1430   HLR  7265-CUSB to SW [unheard last two weeks]
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. 12105, Oct 7 at 1925, WTWW-3 is open carrier of dead air rating S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 7 at 1938, WJHR with S9 signal, much better than usual, often JBA at an awkward propagational distance. Program is `Jewish Voice Ministries`, topic ``the rôle of Israel in last-days prophecy``, so unseems the usual John Hill, diversifying? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Fri Oct 7 at 1932, no signal from WINB, but recheck at 1952, now it`s on with gospel huxter at S9, about the same level as neighbor 9275 WMLK which was already on with DEJOM. WINB program sked updated October 2 shows weekday sign-on now is supposedly 1930, much earlier on weekends. No longer listed is Unique Radio Saturdays at 1100, nor anywhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7268-LSB, Oct 8 at 0133, very poor signal from someham inviting direct weather observations to be relayed to the National Hurricane Center (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, Oct 8 at 0148 UT, Xfinity internet ad on the Cubs Radio Network. Handy list of their few affiliates includes the one I expected, WGEM Quincy IL:

** U S A. 90.1, Fri Oct 7 at 19-20 UT on KUCO, Edmond/OKC, `The Score` with Star Trek music and interviews with the many composers over the past semicentury; highly recommended. It repeats on KUCO, also webcasting, Sat 16-17 UT. Flagship station airs it not until later Oct 8, and besides lots of previous excellent episodes, will be ondemand via

``This week on The Score with Edmund Stone: the 50th anniversary of Star Trek! Featuring scores from both the films and the TV Series, plus conversations with Star Trek composers including Michael Giacchino, the wife of the late, great Jerry Goldsmith, and more. Tune into All Classical Portland this Saturday, October 8, at 2PM [PDT = 21 UT] to listen. ``
for schedule of other webcasting times

UNIDENTIFIED. 6780, Oct 8 at 0138, JBA carrier. This happens to be an ISM frequency like its exact double 13560, so could be attractive to piracy. Nothing audible now on 6770, 6875 or anywhere in the 6.9s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0508 UT October 8