lunedì 28 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 27-28, 2016

** CANADA. 6160-, Nov 28 at 0634, no carriers at all from the CBC stations. Walt Salmaniw in BC near CKZU had noted its absence as of 1640 UT Nov 27, to which Colin Newell, also in Victoria, replied ``Gone for around 6-7 days now. They've had a PS [power supply?] and modulation issue for weeks now. I'll check with my technical contact``. 

But I`m not hearing anything either from CKZN Newfoundland. Hope this is mere coincidence and temporary. Both of them had been slightly below 6160, a variable few Hz apart from each other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535 // 9710, Nov 28 at 0530, RHC does it again, keeping Spanish frequencies on air late but in unscheduled English, also // 5040, 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165. The ultimate is by far the worst, barely modulated, and the penultimate, 6100, by far the best.

11830 & 11850, Nov 28 at 0530, RHC has resumed broadcasting parasitic spurs attached to 11840 Spanish transmitter running late. Still on at 0641, when 11840 is S9+20, and I again can make a // match to both spurs. But 9535 & 9710 English are now off. One more try to view a current B-16 transmission schedule:
NO, it`s still ``Abril - Noviembre 2016`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 5060, Nov 28 at 0001, VP Chinese at S7; also 4980, at 0004 Nov 28, non-Chinese talk at S7; also 4850, at 0002 Nov 28, JBA carrier at S5 = noise level; also 4500, Nov 28 at 0003, JBA carrier. These all correlate with Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, the language services being: 5060 Chinese, 4980 Uighur, 4850 Kazakh, 4500 Mongolian. Also Chinese at S7 on 4800, which is CNR1 via Geermu.

5959.96 approx., Nov 28 at 0007, het here to Turkey overrun in German, no doubt also Xinjiang in Chinese, always off-frequency low (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Nov 28 at 0650, JBA carrier from presumed SIBC. Earlier and earlier I need to keep trying to detect it, nominally starting at 0500 switch from 9545. Honiara sunset is 0727 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, Nov 28 at 0527, WRMI with Brother Scare getting a lot of mileage out of replaying an attack on ``antagonist`` Mr. Glenn Hauser, originally aired last April (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 28 at 0007, German talk on poor signal, i.e. VOT failed to turn off English to North America transmitter before 2400, but it could go off at any moment when sloppyrators at Emiler get around to it. Maybe slightly on hi side, but certainly with het on lo side from East Turkistan, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Nov 28 at 1504, K6FRC HIFER beacon from California barely audible, vs CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1853 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday November 28 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.94v-CUSB, fair, after the WBCQ IS & ID loop as early as 0027. Also confirmed UT Monday Nov 28 at 0401 on Area 51 webcast, and presumably same on JBA WBCQ 5130+AM. Also confirmed on WRMI 9955 after 0430 UT Mon Nov 28, good. Next:
Tue 0030   WBCQ  9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI  7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI  9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ  9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI  9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ  7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ  9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 3215, Nov 27 at 2358, weak carrier cuts on and off and on and off --- possibly exciter of WWRB, as I am trying to determine its true schedule. I leave a receiver on here and nothing more until *0011 UT Monday Nov 28, now at full power S9+45, the standard canned WWRB YL ID with phone number, plea for new customers, then into keyboard music, at first sounding accordion, but without pumping. Second tune I recognize, Waltzing Matilda! (Which reminds me, does WWRB ever play any more the Radio RSA IS before sign-on, as if were their own? Kindred spirit to apartheid.) This music continues without announcements for almost the rest of the hour, nice but no tunes I recognize. 0056 switch to some banjo music, 0059 into a talk show but I don`t keep with it, avoiding risk of repulsion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Nov 28 at 0005, OMG, it`s Terry Blalock the Blaster on WWCR! Besides his daily hour on WBCQ 9330. WWCR sked now shows Full Gospel ``Hour`` for only one semihour UT Mondays at 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, Nov 28 at 1422, no signal from WEWN English day frequency. Normally very poor, but not even a JBA carrier now, so off? 

12050, Nov 28 at 1425, WEWN Spanish day frequency is S9+10 but only a big buzz! By 1502 recheck, no less buzz but added modulation promoting the cult of the virgin; and still nothing on 15610. This RCC station is really ailing, with third transmitter completely down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Nov 28 at 1505, KVOH is S9+20 but with strange noises! Soon explained as example of ET signals on `Frecuencia al Día`. That`s the lead story on this episode: ``EE.UU. | La Radio, la "Gran Oreja" y la Señal Wow! Informe con Eusebio Sánchez`` about SETI at Ohio State. Wrong program! Mondays at 1500 on KVOH sked is supposed to be the other Spanish media show, `Antena DX`, with FAD at same times on Fridays. 

Next item is monthly DX report from Pedro Sedano of AER, who claims that Cairo in Spanish at 0045 is on 9315 and 12005 --- but I`ve heard no trace of the terrible transmitter on 9315 since B-16 began; good riddance.

KVOH carrier is wobbly as usual. Still, no sign of the `new` transmitter they have been trying to install for months/years, and no sign of resuming English evenings on 9975 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

This report despatched at 1700 UT November 28