sabato 12 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 11-12, 2016

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Nov 11 at 1859, distorted University Network, not even sure PMS is speaking English, but surely unless she has lapsed into Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek as a Biblical Authority (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6105.3, Nov 12 at 0105, no signal, unlike 24 hours ago from R. Panamericana when there was a stupid ballgame. Their other programming obviously isn`t worth broadcasting on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) About the game: See USA: VOA

** BRAZIL. 6119.958, Nov 11 at 0722, very poor signal with flutter, music, where I normally hear nothing. Presumed Super Rádio Deus é Amor, São Paulo, which may not run overnight, but would be on after 5 am local. Also may be very irregular. Brazilian DXers have been complaining about it lately producing spurs all over the 49m band, but far too weak here to hear any of those. Searching my archive on 6119. I have to go back 33 months to find a log closely matching this off-frequency to the low side:

``6119.980, R. Globo/Super R. Deus é Amor, B, 22-02-14, 0654, Port. Speech by male about Brazil, ID Deus é Amor, 33222, São Paulo (Maurits van Driessche, Belgium, HCDX`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Nov 11 at 1853, RHC still on here in Spanish, VG and nothing on 15140. By 1857, 11760 is off and 15140 is on closing Spanish transmission with titulares. As it`s impossible to coordinate programming with transmitter/frequency changes. 15140 still on sometime after 2000 during English, not 11670 as in a previous winter, but RHC may not have made its final B-16 changes yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 11 at 1844, VG signal with African music, then asserting ``To God be the Glory`` (must be very self-centred, constantly craving glorification from underlings? Projexion of one of the less noble human traits). 1855 some nice African music until cut off without announcement at 1856.6*.

So Madagascar World Voice is back on the air. I had not checked the 18 UT English hour the past couple days, but JRX in Paraíba was reporting subsequent transmissions on November 9. The MWV signal, which is the second most antipodal from here (only Talata is a bit further), is amazingly very good, equivalent to 17775 KVOH at one tenth the distance, sharing SSOB honors (and much stronger than 17790 WRMI aimed away from us). Too bad MWV is so unreliable: if one countenanced their one-sided evangelism attempting to deprive Africans of their native religions, lecturing them about Christian family-values.

17640, Nov 11 at 2001, JBA carrier, maybe the exciter, until *2001:10 S9+10 open carrier on late until 2002:18* and resuming *2002:45, finally fading up some music at 2003:20; 2005:30 opening African Pathways Radio with sked for three broadcasts, 0400 on 11825, 1800 & now repeated at 2000 on 17640, into discussion of family planning, surely not including abortion as an option. Still good signal but more fading than before 1900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1030, Nov 12 at 0114 tune-in just as they ID ``Grupo Fórmula Juárez, 10-30 AM, abriendo la conversación``. XEYC, allegedly 1/1 kW yet dominant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15190, Nov 11 at 1852, Tagalog talk with some English thrown in to confuse us, mentions Filipino, website, poor signal. Seems to have some CCI from a weaker station making a fast SAH. Don`t know what else that could be besides R. Inconfidência, Brasil, previously further off-frequency. As for English bits, if Duterte really wants to divorce the Phils from American influence, he should ban any English words on pain of summary execution (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564-CW, Nov 11 at 1902, HIFER beacon GNK from Madison WI is weak as always, but sufficient to copy even on the PL-880 with reelout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIND DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11695, Nov 11 at 1416 tune-in to VOA jingle, talk in Khmer, poor. It`s 1330-1430, 250 kW due west from Tinang, PHILIPPINES (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17895, Nov 11 at 1619, `African News Tonight` from VOA, giving SW frequencies 15580 and 6080, but not this one! Yet another disconnect between frequency management and programming departments. Not all the stories are strictly about Africa. 1630 into sports reports, including South American World Cup Qualifying, Brazil vs Argentina, which I was hearing last night from Bolivia, Brazil and Cuba (but online searching did not lead to a game on that date). This is on the BST-1 caradio, which fortunately still has 17895 programmed into its memory bank, altho not of much use as I`m seldom driving at this time, but signal obviously good enough to stop on a memory scan hit. Another remnant Greenville transmission? No! HFCC shows it`s via VATICAN at 16-18, 250 kW, 144 degrees. Another violation of Separation of Church and State, but from a purely technical standpoint, such a relay is a winner, as SMG signals are not narrowly confined to one target area, one azimuth, but plenty radiation off the back. At 1700 check on the R75, 17895 is JBA carrier.

17895 is also in VOA English at 15-16, 100 kW, 100 degrees via São Tomé, and searching HFCC B-16, the ONLY English via Greenville are (besides 4 x 30 minutes on weekends of beepish Radiograms): 2100-2200 daily on 15580; 1600-1630 Sat on 17580. As of Nov 10, HFCC B-16 still fails to include the 2000-2030 on 15220 & 11720 as reconfirmed below!

15580, Nov 11 at 1849 check, the VOA sports show heard two hours earlier on 17895, is repeating via BOTSWANA. Is it only on Fridays? Hope so. 

15220, Fri Nov 11 at 1953, VOA GB open carrier, 1959 s/on with YDD, 2000 VOA One, news in English, // weaker 11720. So once again, no Creole, which was the purpose of this post-hurricane service.

15580, Fri Nov 11 at 2105, VOA `Music Time in Africa`, now with VG reception tnx to Greenville site off the back for one hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1851 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT Saturday Nov 12 at 0043 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: No signal at all, while 9265 WINB is S9+25/30. Next: 
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0800   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1200   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [but frequency absent lately]
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, Nov 11 at 1410, Brother Scare is already running on this WRMI; had been starting at 1500 (1400 during DST tho). I failed to check Wed Nov 9 at 1415.5 to confirm WORLD OF RADIO: did anyone hear it? Or is BS now starting at 1400 across the board?

11580, Fri Nov 11 at 1411, World Music anyway is still confirmed during this hour on this WRMI.

7730, Nov 12 at 0130 check, this WRMI is still off, while 5950 is still as strong as 5850, both with BS, mentioning that it is ``Saturday 8th of October 2016 in the radio room``, etc. I do NOT listen deliberately to this egomaniac, but in random bandscanning I often run across segments I have heard before. So much of his 24/7 stuff is repeated over and over, not just the same day or week but even a month later. I guess his psychophants never tire of it.

Finally on November 11 I asked Jeff White about these anomalies, and he replies:

``Glenn: We had some capacitors die on transmitter 14, so we are jockeying some things back and forth with number 13 at the moment in order to keep 5950 on the air, even though on 285 degrees. This is just temporary until #14 is operational again sometime next week.

We will adjust program times on transmitter 10 next Monday. By the way, I am tentatively planning to leave everything on the same UTC time on number 10 from now on instead of staying on the same local time year round. So now all transmitters and programming will be on the same UTC time all year. Jeff, Sent from my iPhone`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Nov 11 at 1900, it`s sign-off time at KVOH, English ID, but continues in Spanish, opening `Frecuencia al Día` in an unscheduled repeat. Despite program title implying it`s all about the latest frequency info, starts with an historical item about R. Bucharest. Is this a new show, or last week`s? New, per Dino`s latest publicity circular. KVOH frequency is wobbling as usual vs stable BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, Nov 12 at 0048, PMS via WWCR is still S9+25; usually it`s very weak by now after dark. After 0100, inbooming on night frequency 5935. 12105 WTWW neighbor also in well, so maybe off-season sporadic-E enhancement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105-, Nov 12 at 0049, WTWW-3 is S9+30 but dead air instead of Bibling; ho hum, another failure. Still so at 0122, S9+10. Often a JBA carrier by now if on at all. 13845 WWCR neighbor also in well, so maybe off-season sporadic-E enhancement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.40, Nov 12 at 0057, S9+25 open carrier, what? Much like the ones heard previously on 5100 and 5125. At 0120, still open carrier S9+25, and again at 0602 check. I don`t think it`s local (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7480, Nov 12 at 0119, S6 signal of hum/whine only. Scheduled is IBB Uighur, 200 kW, 60 degrees via DB, TAJIKISTAN. Out of order, or jamming, or?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11515-11530, Nov 11 at 1412, OTH radar clicking. An article in German describing the various types of it and their impact only on hambands as if nothing else matters appears in Radio Equipment Forum of DX Listening Digest 16-44. None specified as 15 kHz bandwidth but Russia`s is 13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0636 UT November 12