sabato 19 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 18-19, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7475-, Nov 19 at 0253, presumed R. Tirana is as always a JBA carrier = just barely audible with BFO on 7474 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 18 at 1834, no signal from MWV. Could it be on but not propagating? I don`t think so, based on K index of 2, SF 79 and no storms per WWV. On 16m, 17775 KVOH is VG, and 17790 WRMIBS is VP, which is about normal for closer signals.

11790, Nov 18 at 2202, R. Feda, = MWV Arabic, good signal with same stinger frequently, separating news headlines? MWV not known for journalism (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, Nov 18 at 1842, DRM noise, so V. of Nigeria must be active today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 19 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0104:21.5* and this time I am positive of that, so my report of yesterday was correct, as this is six seconds later than that was, until 0104:15.5*. So there had been a reset before then of about 1 minute earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5930, Nov 19 at 0113, W&M conversation in SW Asian language. Fair at S9, splash from 5935 WWCR but that is fading down. HFCC shows it`s a BBCWS sesquihour alternating Dari and Pashto and Dari at 0030-0200, 300 kW, 95 degrees via Moosbrunn, AUSTRIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564, Nov 18 at 1843, GNK beacon, Madison WI, is detectable on the PL-880 with reelout on the chilly porch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15220 & 11720, Fri Nov 17 at 2130, the VOA Creole frequencies make a rough transition from some music, to VOA One-style rock music rather than signing off. 15220 stays on until 2132* and 11720 until 2133.5*.

15580, Fri Nov 17 before 2130 I had been listening to VOA `Music Time in Africa`, but rechecking that at 2133 after the Creoles are off, so is this! Flipped an extra switch? 15580 cuts back on at *2135.4, but now it`s rap, so I prefer the more pleasant `Blues Radio International` for the rest of the semihour on 13695 WRMI (Glenn Hauser (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1852 monitoring: NO signal on 9330v-CUSB, WBCQ, for the UT Sat Nov 19 0030 broadcast, on any of my receivers; while 9265 WINB is S5 on the NRD-545. Next:
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. 7490+, Nov 19 at 0100, WBCQ with William Tell Overture and `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, remote from ``Deland of Fla, studio 9``. Only fair signal with deep fades, so how is 5130? It`s S9 but no modulation at first, then some non // different music, 0103 joining 7490 and // synch, but 0111 recheck now on a 16-second delay. Better modulation and overall on 7490. Nothing on 3250 and later he acknowledges it is not on, and work on converting and installing the new transmitter will not get done until springtime. (But how about the low-power tests, any more?). 

Allan muses again about how he would like Trump to appoint him to the FCC, where his priorities would be 1) Network neutrality; 2) Keeping OTA AM, FM and TV broadcasting robust; 3) another broadcasting band for local communities, extension of LPFM but more for individuals (i.e., like pirates?). Later he changes his # 2) to improving broadband and cell phone quality where the audio fidelity is now horrific. And Allan says he would be willing to put WBCQ into a blind trust if so appointed, and let Tom et al. run it. Recheck at 0231, now in benedixion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, Nov 19 at 0123 check, this WRMI transmitter is still down. Or should I say frequency; original sked shows #13 on 7730 night, 15440 day, but I have been hearing 15440 during some daytime chex, so transmitters may have been shifted around; as previously and still noted, 5950 at night is on a 285 antenna which had been on 7730, a frequency which is into its third week of absence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9605, Nov 19 at 0059 open carrier at S9+10 from WHRI, then sign-on with militaristic crusader theme, ``Onward Christian Soldiers``, 0100 opening KBS World Radio relay in Spanish, but quite undermodulated. At least tonight, unlike last night, the 9605 signal is much stronger than the coreligionists on 9600 via Madagascar. Elsewhere, 31m is almost dead, and so is 25m except for a weak 11780 Brasil at 0125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3245.0-USB, Nov 19 at 0107, another AF MARS net in primetime as I heard a weak ``AAF`` call go by. They won`t have to worry about QRM de WBCQ 3250v; I wonder if 3250 was cleared as not anybody`s MARS frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7210-LSB, Nov 19 at 0135, hamjam music loop vs a station in Spanish, probably N1NR vs dentro-Cubans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0428 UT November 19