sabato 8 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 8, 2016

** BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, Oct 8 at 1154, music from NBC, or is it RRI Palangkaraya, INDONESIA? Ron Howard is on holiday so can`t depend on him to sort out which by sign-off times. 1232 still in with talk.

Atsunori Ishida at logged RRI on the air until 1700v* the past week but today`s info not yet posted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 720, Oct 8 at 1200, XE NA, 1202 Chihuahua SA, 1203 sign-on from XEJCC, 720, mil watts, El Fonógrafo, street address, then usual inspirational recitation plugging amor and other virtues, ``la noche quedó atrás, un nuevo día``. 1206 over to live DJ with 6:05 TC ``en XEJCC, El Fonógrafo, 720``, current temp 14, and predicted hi. 

I wonder when they plug into feed from 1150 DF parent station, as heard in past with one-hour-plus Central chex. Doing well for 1 kW, owning the channel now. IRCA Log of last year had it as 25 kW day power, but under previous branding as Extremo 720. But WRTH 2016 listed this as 1 kW, also Extremo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** MEXICO. 820, Oct 8 at 1228, romantic music in Spanish from west, familiarly from XEABCA Mexicali BCN, with hardly any WBAP now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 860, Oct 8 at 1217, Spanish talk about car theft rates in different states, 1219 TC for 6+, so in MDT zone, another TC, ``información nacional``. Loops SW. Ergo Chihuahua or Sinaloa: more likely XEZOL, Juárez, news format, 1000/500 watts, than XENW, Culiacán, variety format, 1000/250 watts. Anyhow, KKOW not really showing up yet, not even for polka-time circa 1227. Our sunrise today: 1233 UT.

1010, Oct 8 at 1213, I also have something in Spanish here, worth pursuing among several possibilities in N/W Mexico, if I can get past Amarillo et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SOUTH CAROLINA [and non]. 7730, Oct 8 at 0619 tuneby WRMI, Brother HyStairical is commenting that despite mandatory evacuation order, he is ``not going``, and further ruminates that ``Everything I`ve done is in vain`` --- admittedly out of context, but I`ll say! An 85-year life totally wasted along with everyone he hoodwinked/persuaded to his sicko/psycho worldview.

7355, Oct 8 at 0621, another BS frequency, this one WHRI, accompanied by modulation squeals, sign of an ailing transmitter we have also heard on some other stations, but never WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Oct 8 at 1600, WWRB is already on with hi-life music, VG signal, much better than neighbor 15825 WWCR; and 1604 R. Munansi starts talking in English about corruption in Uganda, naming numerous businesses owned by Muséveni or his family. So schedule appears to be at least: 16-19 UT Sat & Sun. We are still wondering how well this get to Uganda, as it has been inaudible in South Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1846 monitoring: confirmed Saturday Oct 8 at 1445 check, the 1431 broadcast on 7265-CUSB, Hamburger Lokalradio via UTwente. Readable, but with some ACI. Had been missing at least the past two weeks. Next:
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

** ZAMBIA [and non]. 13680, Sat Oct 8 at 1233, JBA carrier; 1349 no carrier; 1433 W&M speaking non-English, Farsi? Voice of Hope Africa is reported finally to have its second 100 kW transmitter running, scheduled on 13680 Sat & Sun 12-17 UT, via NW antenna toward W Africa and US, // non-direxional 9680, where as usual we hear only the China radio war. 

13680 at 1430-1500 is NHK Farsi eastward from FRANCE; and also registered on 13680 at 15-16 is CRI English to Europe via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN. Yet VOHA went ahead with this frequency! Since God is omniscient, He would be the perfect frequency manager, if only He could be bothered and could communicate His better choices to the station. Hmmm, what a coincidence, all three end in -680 already: is there some numerological/supersitious/biblical significance to that?

Richard Langley has confirmed the other transmission on 9680, M-F at 05-08 (Aoki claims this one is 7-days, but I don`t think so), is heard duplicated on 11680, which also has CCI problems; I haven`t tried that one yet, but MUF permitting, it should be best for us. However:

11680, Oct 8 at 1434, I check here anyway and am surprised to hear a new signal, other than KCBS Korea North: It`s quite good, S9+10 with ``Amazing Grace`` variations on guitar, segué to jazz drumming but tune soon recognizable as an hymn --- I`ll bet this is VOH-Z, on its other frequency contrary to publicized schedule! Despite aiming at us, could it be long-path off the back, a better propagational path?

Should have stayed with it, because at 1559 recheck only a JBA carrier on 11680, which could well be NK now. Nothing audible on 9680 or 13680 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA carrier search October 8 on the DX-398, well before our sunrise 1233 UT:

At 1123, 738 from SW is much stronger than the others, almost upgradable to BA instead of JBA, but not enough for modulation; presumably Tahiti, altho there are also Australia/NZ stations on channel.

At 1125, 702-WSW, 693-WSW
At 1126, 774-WSW, 1035-WSW; none higher to topend
At 1131, 774-NW, so Japan competing with otherwise down-unders
At 1133, 738 still strongest and steadiest, from SW
At 1153, 738 is also detectable on the R-75/E-W longwire

This report dispatched at 1639 UT October 8