venerdì 18 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18, 2016

** FRANCE. 21650, Nov 18 at 1324, S2 signal in French, the new RFI semihour for Haiti, until cut off abruptly at 1330*. Mike Cooper discovered this on their B-16 schedule. It`s RFI`s only broadcast to the Western Hemisphere, which they had abandoned five years ago. Kai Ludwig says:

``It contains a programme called "Le rendez-vous des Amériques et d’Haïti", with a short (two minutes) insertion in Haitian language on workdays. Short apparently because, as they state, this is part of their world service, thus does not end up on any other shortwave frequency but presumably also on FM in Africa and Berlin.``

On that page it gives the time for the Haiti segment as 1210 TU --- evidently during SommerZeit in Europa; sinistrés means disaster victims, nothing to do with being left-handed (or maybe derives from being unlucky??)

Latest HFCC shows wrong time for this: 1330-1430, 500 kW, 271 degrees from Issoudun --- so they still have an antenna which can aim west if absolutely necessary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9600, Nov 18 at 0120, MWV with New Life Station, song at S7, 0122 ``veteran network newsman Doug Poling`` with a ``Christian Perspective`` mini-sermon. Everything is blessedly mini on KNLS/MWV for attention-span deficits, a respite from 24/7 gospel huxters. Poling was with CBS Radio but now retired into evangelism, located conveniently near WCB HQ in Franklin TN:

31mb propagation is quite degraded with very poor if any signals from WRMI and other N American stations, e.g. adjacent 9605 WHRI relaying Korea is weaker than 9600. Also about S7 is 9570 CRI/Albania. Only exceeded by jamming plus R. República from France adding up to S9 on 9490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 18 at 0104, R. Chaski JBA carrier until autocutoff at 0104:15.5*. This does not correlate with last check a week ago, Nov 11 until 0104:31*, as it should have recessed approx. 45 seconds later by now. But their periodic resets are usually much more significant, to 0100 or even 0059. Maybe I misread my watch and it was really 0105:15.5 this time? Need another check ASAP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5950, Nov 18 at 0128, WRMIBS with a very old clip I`ve run across before, about ``God giving Brother Jeff direction`` in getting his multisignals out; something big will happen when Billy Graham finally dies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** TURKEY. 12035, Nov 18 at 1332, VOT English serevice, but instead a monolog not in English, and doesn`t sound like Turkish either. With the total screwups Emirler accomplishes lately, it could be anything. Officially also scheduled during this hour in A-16 were Urdu and Uyghur. Only S2 signal, listened past 1338 with no breaks for theme music or anything, but at 1357 recheck now there is some music past 1404. NOT // much stronger VOT Turkish service with its own nice music on 15350, S9+10 with flutter until 1355*. Both are 500 kW, 310 degrees from Emirler for W Europe, but MUCH better on 19m, where they should also be Englishing (if they can manage to get it back on any frequency) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3272-USB, Nov 18 at 0150, AF MARS net mostly with abbr`d calls, such as BG and 7DL, 7MB, 7PQ; some of them mentioned are inaudible here and apparently to each other in poor noisy conditions, so having to cancel traffic; finally a full call: AFA7MV. The main one, NCS? was 7DL. AFA7MV gets several Google search hits such as:

USAF MARS Region VII Leadership
``Jun 8, 2015 - Mike Vititoe, AFA7MV. Region Emergency Coordinator``
But where? Region VII consists of IA, MO, NE, KS. An search puts him near Des Moines IA. Then I search his name on ARRL lookup and get:
4013 Mary lynn dr
Urbandale, IA 50322
Previous call sign: K0MDV``

Another weak MARS net is running at 0153 on 3299.0-USB. 7/8 pm local seems to be a favorite time for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1852 monitoring: confirmed Thursday Nov 17 at 2130 on WRMI 13695, very good. Next broadcast, UT Friday Nov 18 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: not heard at first on R75 or PL880 but on NRD545 at 0057 check, fairly audible; however, audio cut off before propagation outlook finished, and not restored until Blalock the Blaster underway after 0101. Approx. 9330.1 at 0124. Next:

Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
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 
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 [off Nov 8 and 15 pending repair]
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 1200, Nov 18 at 0138 UT, ``Univisión América, 1,200 AM, una estación Euforia``, atop WOAI even on E/W antenna, fast SAH, as WRTO Chicago is still competing for this ``clear`` channel by illegal daytime operation at night.

Euforia appears to be a subset of UA stations with various musical genres sorted into further subsets at
BUT the ``3`` stations under CHICAGO do not include 1200! Just FM 93.5 & 103.1, 105.1, 106.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1380, Nov 18 at 0141 UT, ``Vida 13-80`` promo as I tune in,  dominating frequency, strongly implying that KRCM Shenandoah TX is still running 22 kW day power instead of 50 watt night power, so should still have a European service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7480, Nov 18 at 0108, S6 just hum/whine once again, while IBB Uighur via TAJIKISTAN is the only thing scheduled this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1757 UT November 18