martedì 29 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 28-29, 2016

** CUBA. 9565-9595, Nov 29 at 0131, CRI English relay on 9580 is buzzing/crackling out to a 30-kHz range, including QRMing the other CRI English relay on 9570 via Albania, which is quite weak relatively tonight. And the ChiCom thought it was smart to situate // relays only ten kHz apart! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 7360, Nov 29 at 0230, JBA carrier for the publicized `Menschen und Geschichten` special in English to North America. (Not 7250 where originally planned, belatedly thinking better of broadcasting in the ham band.) FARMENIA is not exactly ideal site for transmitting to North America. Thanks for trying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Nov 28 at 1813 check, still no MWV English. Suspect only one transmitter is operational and being used this hour for Russian on 9570. One of them is certainly active and well audible after 2100 on 11610 in Chinese to Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6159.96, Nov 29 at 0138, JBA carrier, presumed CKZN, which I was not hearing at all 19 hours earlier so maybe very low MUF then, as Philip Hiscock who lives 5 km from it, says he`s not noticed any outages. But CKZU, also on 6160v remains off so at last maybe with better propagation we can hear CKZN without CBC vs CBC CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 5960 // 7325, UT Tue Nov 29 at 0142, RRI reading reports from listeners including bits of provided info about their towns, etc. 0145 music break and more until 0152.

This contradicts listings in DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS which has Listeners Letterbox from the Saturday 18 UT thru Sunday 12 UT broadcasts; or is it DX Mailbag? I did not hear a program title. DXM we have at xx40-xx45 (only 5 minutes) into the hour-long UT Mon/Wed/Fri broadcasts, but this is UT Tuesday. I fear other entries are for wrong days. RRI`s own detailed program sked display inconveniently defaults to local time of UT+2, but can be changed to UT or rather GMT 0:

For ``today`` November 29 Tuesday, it does not show either program on the 0100 broadcast! But DXM on the 12 & 18 UT; LL on the 04 only for Tuesday. For Nov 30 Wed, DXM is shown on the 01 & 04 emissions only.

Perhaps the display is confused about days of week vs timezone conversions, and/or the programmers are. Most stations would repeat a certain day`s program content into the next UT day for North America where it is still the previous day. And when you go from one day to another you have to keep resetting the timezone for UT. Most user-unfriendly. Only hours of monitoring could sort out what they are really doing --- and then, would it be consistent? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7730, Nov 29 at 0127 via WRMI, Brother HyStairical is replaying yet again his April attack on antagonist Mr Glenn Hauser. I happen to tune across 7730 again at 0225, and there it is again. Apparently playing it every hour circa :25 past, as per additional logs. Tnx for all the publicity, Ralphie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1853 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday November 29 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, as expected now that frequency is reactivated; good, but not very good signal. 7780 is still off. WOR also confirmed UT Tue Nov 29 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, JBA on the low side. Next:
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. 11580, Nov 28 after 1400, WRMI with World Music while all the other frequencies except 9395 and 21675 are BSing. More World Music before 2100 on 11580, and after 2100 on 9955; at first with some lite pulse jamming, then clear. So there are three hours, or parts of hours, still World-Musicking on Mondays and probably other days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475-, Nov 29 at 0132, WTWW-1 is S9+25, always off to the low side, but dead air instead of SFAW. At 0133 some bits of distorted audio attempting to break thru; wiggle that patchcord! Back to dead air. Still so at 0149, vying with WEWN for wasting the most watts. 9475 still dead at 0154, but 12105-, WTWW-3 is not only on in Russian, but propagating at S9+20. WTWW-2 is neither on 9930 nor on 5085 and their four spurs each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, Nov 28 at 2106, WEWN is S9 but deeply fading during seemingly secular news, but outro before 2108 as ``Ave Maria Radio News``, so it`s bound to be tainted. 15610 had been inaudible and presumed off seven hours earlier.

5810, Nov 29 at 0145, WEWN Spanish is S9+40 but dead air. Meanwhile, 11520 English is OK at S9. I leave a radio on 5810 and no more modulation until turning off transmitter just before 0154 instead of modulating it all-night; until then, at 5 times the rated power of WTWW, WEWN would be the winner in the wasting-watts sweepstakes, at least on a minute-by-minute basis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Nov 28 at 1813, WMLK still silent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7635.2-USB, Nov 29 at 0134, 2-way in Spanish, closing with ``buenas noches`` and called each other by name rather than callsigns. Not INTRUDERS, in this range: that`s for broadcasters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0637 UT November 29