domenica 13 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 12-13, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7475-, Nov 13 at 0235, JBA carrier from presumed R. Tirana in English. We have yet to get a listenable signal in the B-16 season from Shijak, quite aside from the modulation problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6120-, Nov 12 at 0722, JBA carrier again from presumed SRDA São Paulo. 6119.96, Nov 13 at 0224, JBA carrier with trace of modulation. Since no major ISWBC stations are interested in 6120 North American evenings, they don`t have to worry about a het and SRDA has a clear shot (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CANADA. 2598-USB, Nov 13 at 0210, YL with weather in English, seems some noise in background, and fades. Canadian CG sked shows this is:
0207, 2598, VOJ, Port Aux Basques, from Stephenville NL site.

2748.98-USB, Nov 13 at 0208, YL in French, mentions geo coordinates in apparent notices to mariners about obstruxions, etc. Altho it started almost a semi-hour ago, this one is listed as:
0140, 2749, VCS, Halifax, from Cheboque NS site 

** CHINA. 11640, Nov 12 at 0717, conversation in Cantonese, fairly good. HFCC and Aoki shows it`s CRI, 500 kW, 59 degrees from Jinhua 831 site at 07-08. Tho intended only for Asia, this beam on many transmissions carries on well to North America. Its boresight misses NAm, around Clipperton and on to cross South America. Also 08-09 in Mandarin. Jinhua is the most southerly/easterly CRI site, near Shanghai and thus best for trans-Pacific coverage, which CRI does not intentionally attempt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9330, Nov 13 at 0702, S7 AM carrier, then a trace of numbers in Spanish, reminding us of a regular HM01 spy transmission, when WBCQ better not dream of expanding 9330 despite 24-hour registration access (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9820, Nov 13 at 1412, RHC Spanish on reactivated frequency, // 9710, 9640, 11760 in mailbag, mostly from within Cuba. 9820 has been used previously but not in A-16. At this hour there`s no het audible from off-frequency Brazilian.

17750, Nov 13 at 1521, RHC is just barely modulated, much less than // 17730, while 17580 is off.

By now, two weeks after B-16 began for everyone else, and one week after DST ended in USA and its running dog Cuba, surely RHC is about ready to implement its full frequency schedule for winter. 

Don`t go by this one my computer remembers:
since it`s TWO YEARS OLD.

Current one should be here:
But it`s still the previous one expiring in November 2016. 

Like before, they may change the link language, so start over from the Interesantes drop-down at homepage 
I assume Arnie will distribute new schedules when he`s good & ready (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [and non]. 9420, Nov 12 at 1911, BST-1 caradio stops here for music, but also CCI making a fast SAH! That`s because R. Cairo is attempting Russian here this hour only, and ERT couldn`t be bothered to register their long-time, potentially 24-hour frequency, with HFCC, so how was ERTU supposed to know about it? Aoki shows CNR13 Uyghur service also on 9420 around 11-18.

9420, Nov 13 at 0704, Greek Orthodox chanting, S9-S4, // weaker 9935 at S5-S2, the Sunday morning service violating Separation of Church and State, but nice music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 12 at 1800, African Pathways starts on time today, with Franklin TN address, preview of music this hour to be Dolly Parton, banjoist Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, then right into his song introed as ``Sinister Minister`` !! Apparently no lyrix, but looks like MWV do have a sense of humor. Or does that refer to a political minister? Also 17640 Nov 13 at 1834, VG about facing problems.

7390, Nov 13 at 0228, new B-16 frequency for MWV in Spanish is finally on and confirmed, S8-S9 with farmacia advice, choir, 0231 La Voz Alegre ID with English accent, with PO Box in Fort Lauderdale and another address in Habana. This might normally get blasted away by 7385 WHRI but not tonight, only S7. The next hour 03-04 in Spanish is also scheduled on 7390 with slight beam shift from 250 to 265 degrees, which should boost it a bit here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15620, Nov 13 at 1522, S9+20 signal in presumed Tagalog, since Aoki confirms this is R. Veritas Asia, 1500-1553, 250 kW, 107 degrees relayed via VATICAN --- yet another example of the fine coverage SMG is capable of providing off the back of its antennas, if not accidentally mis-aimed off the front. Is this the rotatable curtain? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. 17870, Sat Nov 12 at 1737, JBA carrier, checking out the reactivated R. Inyabutatu clandestine, scheduled Saturday only 1700-1800 on 17870, as reported by Kai Ludwig, instead of earlier planned 15180 in Kinyarwanda via FRANCE, so presumably this is too. Michael Puetz of Media Broadcast GmbH was asking for reception reports this or subsequent Saturdays, but could not promise an e-QSL. Well, this report would be of no help anyway if station was reëvaluating whether to use SW. Last reports we had of Inyabutatu were in May 2016 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15540, Nov 13 at 1524, music at S6, R. Tamazuj here instead of originally planned 15550, via VATICAN. Also // 13800 via MADAGASCAR is no better, probably not synch. Both are weaker by 1530 when R. Daganga succeeds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9650, Nov 13 at 0242, poor S6 signal with ME music, 0243 La Voz de Turquía ID. Unchecked // is 9410 despite BBCWS English from Oman during same 02-03 hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Nov 12 at 1818 on the BST-1 caradio, here`s WWRB with R. Munansi in presumed Luganda talk, prolonged into B-16 and non-DST season, but exact hours not confirmed, weekends only. 

15240, again Sunday Nov 13 at 1834, in lo-fi webfeed English about forced labor, and now it`s extremely strong and splattering at least 50 kHz above and below! Must be sporadic-E enhancement, also boosting 15825 WWCR neighbor. Still on at 1921 check Nov 13, now in Luganda --- so may have shifted transmission one hour later to 17-20 UT, despite the lack of any DST/non-DST in Uganda. And is there any evidence the signal reaches there sufficiently? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 17895, Sat Nov 12 at 1735, VOA is sufficient S4-S7, discussion of Trump`s possible foreign policy with someone from GWU. It`s `Press Conference USA`, but not a roomful of reporters shouting questions, rather two VOA staffers in a studio interview. As discovered yesterday, this frequency is VOSOCAS, via VATICAN until off promptly at 1800*.

17654.98, Nov 12 at 1738, VOA with song in English, despite Portuguese service, VG at S9+10, 1749 a Portuguese song, slightly off frequency despite Greenville source, scheduled daily 1700-1800, M-F extended to 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1851 monitoring: NOT confirmed Sat Nov 12 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB: no signal at all on the R75 or PL880, altho 7490 WBCQ and 9265 WINB are both S9+20; nor at recheck 2358. Confirmed UT Sunday Nov 13 at 0425 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, good about 8 minutes in, so started circa 0417. (Tim Gaynor of Unique Radio, 3210, NSW advises his station is off air tfn for a transmitter site relocation.) Next:
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE [or 0330?]
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [transmitter has been down temporarily]
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE [or 1100?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE [or 1315.5?]
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7570, 7780, 5765, 5015, 6855, 9955 at S9+20, and probably very poor 11580 & 11530, Nov 12 at 0714, all these Brother Scare frequencies of WRMI are in dead air. By 0719 next check, BS has resumed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Nov 12 at 1451, even on Sat, WRMI is again with The Overcomer before previous start time of 1500; ditto Sun Nov 13 at 1410 check. Unclear, but all 9955 programming may have been moved up an hour, or in effect stayed on DST scheduling, such as WOR at 0330 instead of 0430 UT Monday, 1315.5 instead of 1415.5 Thursday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Sat Nov 12 at 1451, `World Music` confirmed playing this hour on WRMI. 

15560, Nov 13 at 1522, Brother Scare is here at S9 --- As we eventually found from a previous appearance, this is WRMI erroneously tuned up on the second harmonic instead of 7780 where nothing is heard. And confirmed 15560 is WRMI since it`s synchro with 11565. But this #3 transmitter should have switched at 1200 from 7780 to 15770, which I did not check at first. 15560 is still going with BS at 1835 and 1921 Nov 13, and now causing mutual interference with 15555-USB WJHR! 15770 at 1835 seems to remain off but there is JBA algo, maybe just overload on the PL-880.

15440, Nov 13 at 1526, WRMIBS is missing here now. It`s the #13 transmitter, which has also been missing for several nights from 7730, supposed to switch to 15440 at 1400. At 1835, 15440 is still off.

21675, Nov 13 at 1836, this WRMI is again with BS, as more and more random time on Radio Africa Network is defaulted to him (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat Nov 12 at 1912, WTWW-2 with ``Moon River`` on theatre organ, marred by some transmission distortion, so the Bob Heil show has shifted one UT hour later, ending at 1932, thus started less than 5 minutes late this week. Quick WTWW ID and into rock, ``Just an American Band``. Recheck at 2035, 9930 is off again, so probably on for just one hour 19-20.

5085, Nov 13 at 0213,  the organ show is playing again, one UT hour later than before, so approx. 0200-0230 UT Sundays. Propagation of K-index 4 but ``no storms`` reduces this normally monster signal to only S9+25, fading to S9, inaudiblizing the parasitic spurs 12.9 kHz above and below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, Nov 13 at 0250 UT, WOAI, San Antonio, the original ``Clear Channel`` station, is attempting to broadcast a BKB game in English, but heavy QRM in Spanish with a SAH of ~6 Hz from another game involving a pelota. Hard to null either as they are roughly opposite, surely WRTO Chicago, which normally does not QRM WOAI here at night. Sometimes WRTO even overrides WOAI; obviously on 20 kW day power and pattern with null toward SE but broadly plenty to the SW --- instead of 4 kW night beamed northward only! At first I thought it might be something else, even Cuban, but not // 1180 and later mentions of Chicago and canasta, so also BKB. Listed as Univisión América affiliate, but that does not preclude local SBGs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 1540, Nov 12 at 1342 UT, again a long string of ESPN Deportes promos, but nothing local, fading by 1350 UT. DFing it, possibly a bit CCW from KZMP The Metroplex, but maybe skewed by need to avoid local noise source. I notified Wayne Heinen of NRC AM Log:

``It seems to me there may be 3 possibilities:

KZMP is still running ESPND at least part-time. Bearing may be slightly CCW from The Metroplex: The Gretna LA station is already listed as Spanish (Tropical) so that may be a start. There aren`t any 1540s to the N/NNW, except McPherson KS, which AFAIK is still English talk. Ideas? Glenn``. He replies:

``Glenn, That might be. Terry Krueger had a friend check on WNMA-1210 near Miami and they are still running ESPN-D part time, supposed to be under a new brokerage agreement. The rest of the time is EE/SS AC.

This in a report from Radio Insight; read it right after I answered your last email. A check of my log explains my logging of KZMP. It was overnight SDR tape from 10/9 that was actually reviewed on 11/7 and the date didn't get modified in my Access MW logger software. SDR is great but takes me two days to review one night`s taping! 73 Wayne Heinen, Editor AM Radio Log``

Which is one reason I will never go SDR --- I don`t have enough time, already. 

1540, Nov 13 circa 1340 UT, not a hint of ESPND 24 hours later – just deleted Elder Jacob O Meyer (DEJOM) on KXEL instead of WMLK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.43, Nov 13 at 0237, S9+25 open carrier, but fading to S9, so not from a local device; yet propagation is poor weakening all the US SWBC stations on 7 MHz band, even WRMI 7570. Just to be sure, I need to check for this at midday. Which I do at 1945 UT Nov 13 as my final task before launching this report: Nothing there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1952 UT November 13