lunedì 21 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 20-21, 2016

** BOLIVIA. 6134.8, Nov 21 at 0210, now it`s pretty clear that the roar is centered here from Radio Santa Cruz malfunxioning transmitter, rather than the JBA carrier on 6135.2 from R. Aparecida (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Nov 20 at 2245 check, this RHC frequency is emitting the Sunday 2230 Esperanto broadcast, not 15370 in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 21 at 0206, RHC English week in review of negative news about USA, S9+30 but suptorted modulation, so how about the only //, 6165? Even worse: S9+25 and just barely modulated, tsk2. Meanwhile, 6060 RHC Spanish is plenty loud, S9+35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 20 at 1840 check, again no signal from MWV English APR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 7480, Nov 21 at 0146, talk modulation is OK at about S8, presumed RFA Uyghur via Dushanbe, back in whack, rather than humroar the last two times checked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday November 20 at 1840, very poor signal in language talk, presumably R. Munansi via WWRB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1852 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday Nov 21 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, just barely audible. The 9 MHz band cannot be relied upon within North America after dark now. Next:
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. 7570, UT Monday Nov 21 at 0103, another PCJ Radio International special via WRMI is scheduled for two hours, From the Archives of Radio Nederland, this part featuring a complete Happy Station show with Eddie Startz. At first I don`t hear much modulation and the signal is unusually weak, YL introducing the show but reading S9+10. Some deep fades but mostly sufficient, and improving up to S9+30 to peaks at +45. 

At 0132, we`re on an imaginary Mediterranean cruise aboard the good ship Happy Station, at Mallorca. Eddie plays music from each island/port of call, and gives tourist info which he later says all comes from his personal travel experiences. Next refers to Napoleon and ``the French island of Mallorca``, a slip preserved for the ages, as must really mean Corsica. By 0212 we`ve reached Beirut, and then it`s overland to Israel and Jordan, 0233 ending at Aqaba for a flight back to Hilversum. 

Then plays some more music from the studio, greets long-gone listeners, and toward the end, Keith Perron explains how PCJ are trying to get RN stuff removed from YouTube, since PCJ now have rights to it. Despite some problems with previous airings, let`s hope PCJ and WRMI successfully continue with more such nostalgic specials. 7780, meanwhile, has been off the air from WRMI, as well as 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Nov 21 at 0135, very weak signal so can`t tell the language, but WTWW-3 is apparently on now. 9475 WTWW-1 is still on at 0205, very poor, no switch to 5830 yet. 5085 WTWW-2 is not on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9605, Nov 21 at 0142, WHRI relay of KBS Spanish is S7 but just barely modulated as often the case. Why don`t they turn it up? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Nov 21 at 0144, no signal from WINB, which should be still on later Sunday night, just no propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Nov 21 at 0150, horrible buzz and splatter centered here with gospel huxter, as WWRB is back to its old dual-frequency 90m operation, rather than 3195 as heard last night. Once again, the worst peaks are about plus and minus 7, circa 3208 and 3222, the full range approx. 3185 to 3240, fortunately not quite reaching the MARS net on 3245.0. At 0158, Dave interrupts the g.h. with a retune announcement ``to 3215`` --- oops, he meant FROM 3215 TO 3195; and off; 

*0159 Nov 21, 3195 comes up with the same mess around it shifted 20 kHz lower, roughly 3175-3210. Same g.h. has not finished so back to him briefly, but by 0201 he has finished, when canned YL WWRB ID plays with phone number, some jazz music, but within a few minutes another preacher starts. WWRB had to evacuate 3215 before 0200 whether the program in progress was over or not since:

3215, *0200 Nov 21, WWCR cuts on with steel drum IS, and 3215 sign-on announcement. Fortunately the crap from WWRB now on 3195 does not quite reach 3215. Once again, I inquire, why in the world doesn`t WWRB just stay on 3195 and WWCR on 3215 without the switcheroos? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Nov 20 from 1425 to 1440, monitored Rep. of Yemen continuously in case they break for Qur`anic vespers, but not, just usual music and Arabic talk. Sana`a sunset today is 1430 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0356 UT November 21