domenica 20 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7474.96, Nov 20 at 0224, at last, I can hear the R. Tirana IS at S5, cutting thru some slowly pulsing hum without too much roar. But by 0230 speech modulation, not enough punch to copy English to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 5970, Nov 20 at 0235, S Asian song at S8. Would be nice to get something from, rather than to there, but EiBi shows it`s yet another AWR transmission, in Punjabi to Afghanistan, preceded by Urdu to AFG; I should think Pakistan a more likely target for those languages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 6134.8 & 6135.2, Nov 20 at 0232, Radio Santa Cruz and Brazil`s Rádio Aparecida making their usual het but obscured by some humroar hash. I tune back and forth but can`t decide which one is producing it. However, likely the stronger one, RSC, and IIRC it has gone haywire before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9664.94, Nov 20 at 0221, Voz Missionária with S8 signal better than usual, but dead air, still so at 0240 when I measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Nov 20 at 0245, robot YL with weather in English, S8. Starting at 0240 was VCS Halifax via Sambro NS site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, Nov 20 at 0243, overmodulated and distorted music from R. Rebelde, also splattering (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9490, Nov 19 at 1321, pulse jamming, far beyond the Radio República hours via France, 0000-0259 per HFCC, but maybe only two of those three (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Nov 19 at 1308, shocked to hear poor signal from RHC instead of Yemen [non], but maybe it`s just overload, from super signal on 11840 fundamental, a frequency which in A-16 had been on air only evenings at 21-05, for Chile. It is definitely accompanied by the same pair of much weaker transmitted parasites on 11850 and 11830. A few minutes later at 1313, Yemen starts to fade in and take over 11860. 

So is RHC on 11840 in the morning by mistake? Entirely possible. At 1313 it`s S9+40 while 11830 & 11850 are merely S9. Also on: 11760, 9850 and 9820; at 1316, also 9710 and 9640. 9640 does not appear at any hour on the A-16 schedule, still displayed at
but it has really been in use in A-16 and now B-16: Aoki shows it at 11-15 (which would now nominally be 12-16).

BTW, the above sked claims English is at 19-20 on 15140, and 20-21 on 11670, both for Chicago --- while it`s really one or the other, not both, depending on DST or not --- and currently it remains on 15140 at 20! Totally screwed up sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.9, Nov 19 at 1321, no signal at all from VOI. As of Nov 20, Atsunori Ishida shows it was consistently active, altho variable hours and languages, Nov 1-15, not on Nov 16 and no entries since then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 19 at 1830, no signal from MWV; OSOB is VP 17790 WRMIBS, but plenty of signals on 15 MHz band. On but not propagating, or off? Anyhow, MWV is definitely on sometime after 2100 when the Chinese to Europe is well-heard on 11610 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5960 // weaker 7410, UT Sunday Nov 20 at 0236, Romanian folk music during RRI`s French hour. Meanwhile, 5910, Nov 20 at 0238 with violin concerto on RRI`s Romanian service // unchecked 7340 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Nov 19 at 1328, no signal from VOT. The sloppyrator at Emirler finally cuts it on in progress at *1332:40, S9-S5, and in proper language English for a change! In yesterday`s report about this, I said ``Officially also scheduled during this hour in A-16 were Urdu and Uyghur.`` But I meant to say ``Officially also scheduled during this hour in B-15 were Urdu and Uyghur`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Nov 19 at 1656, poor signal with music, presumably WWRB having started R. Munansi already, from 1600? 1809 and 1830 chex now talk in presumed Luganda, very poor. Last week it was on past 1900, so total span could be 1600-2000 now? At an awkward megameter distance from here, sometimes it`s weak, sometimes it`s very strong (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5745, UT Sunday Nov 20 at 0240, no signal from VOA Radiogram as scheduled this semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1852 monitoring: again, not confirmed on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB, Saturday November 19 after 1531 via the UTwente receiver --- just the collision between two South Asian songs, CRI Hindi talk via Kashgar and Azad Kashmir Radio via Islamabad. Confirmed Sat Nov 19 at 2343, the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ, 9330.030v-CUSB, gh voice barely recognizable. Also confirmed UT Sunday Nov 20 at 0427 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 13 minutes into show so started circa 0414. Good but with QRhaM on low side. Next:
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. 9840, Nov 19 at 1316, S9+10 open carrier/dead air; surely WHRI which is registered 12-23, but per Aoki using it this early only on weekends; also a lite het, no doubt from perpetually off-frequency VIETNAM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 21610, Nov 19 at 1832, non-BS gospel huxter from WHRI, poor signal with an echo. Unlikely this could be long/short path, maybe instead short path/backscatter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat Nov 19, I finally tune in early enough for the organ show, before 1900, with other music prélude, WTWW ID, and `Theatre Organ of the Ozarx` starting promptly at 1900 --- but it still runs until 1934, so it may not have been starting late, just is a 34-, not 29- or 30-minute show! Heil says we should check the WTWW program schedule. For starters, homepage still shows the long-defunct `Midnight [sic] in the Desert with Art Bell`! Sparse schedule page has nothing about the organ show or much of anything else except SFAW and Bibling Worldwide. But there`s a handy ``search`` field --- no, no results on organ or Heil.

This time 9930 stays on with some ham radio show at later chex past 2043. There is always another ham show on 9475 WTWW-1, but these are not // and not synchronized, altho possibly same episode in different playouts. At 2100, 9475 is back on SFAW, but hammy continues on 9930 until -???? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3195, Nov 20 at 0246, huge dirty S9+50 signal with big hum, buzzy field of spurs at least between 3165 and 3210, with worst peaks circa 3202 and 3188 (plus/minus 7 kHz), from WWRB with same rambling gospel huxter who used to be weekends on 5050, now moved here for winter. First time I`ve heard WWRB on 90m since last spring. Needs some tuning up! See also UGANDA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, Nov 19 at 1956 UT on caradio, Spanish ad for Estrella TV Canal 29, which I already matched with KZMP University Park TX. Altho I had IDed this thru my own monitoring research, Wayne Heinen of the NRC AM Log forwards further confirmation of the format flips:

``Glenn, I thought that I had sent this snippet from Radio Insight earlier in the week but found the email stuck in a constipated Outlook outbox: After Deportes Media lost its LMA of Liberman Broadcasting’s 1540 KZMP University Park/Dallas in September, Liberman did bring the network back to the market in mid-October and like iHeart in San Francisco is now operating the network directly. Original Report 11/10: Deportes Media has lost its LMAs of three of the four. Wayne``

Now I`m hearing KZMP less than a sesquihour after local mean noon (always 1832 UT), so a neat reminder that the daytime skywave season is upon us with lowest zenith angles for the next couple months. KZMP is atop some other 1540s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, Nov 20 at 0252 UT tuneby, ``Radio Jalapeño is giving away Turkeys``, i.e. KEDA San Antonio, easily surpassing KZMP at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11875, Nov 19 at 1311, Vatican bells tolling, 1312 IS, and shortly off. It`s via US IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES, violating Separation of Church and State, Chinese at 1230-1300, extended Saturdays only until 1315 per HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search November 19, UT:
At 1255:  774-NW, 693-NW, 747-NW?
At 1256:  792-WSW
At 1258: 1098-W
At 1259: 1566-NW
I go back to 774 in time for the 1300 NHK timesignal but no copy

UNIDENTIFIED. 9820, Nov 19 at 0606, S9 open carrier/dead air. Nothing in HFCC; EiBi shows Beibu Bay Radio, China on air at this hour, but not Aoki, and it sounds much closer. Possibly Cuba which has resumed using 9820 in the mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0555 UT November 20