lunedì 2 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 1-2, 2017

** ASCENSION. 6005, Jan 2 at 0542, BBCWS in English, mentions that they are on 93.9 in Nairobi, S9+15 here better than usual, such that the ``generator hum/whine`` is quite audible as it was many months ago and they were supposedly looking into fixing it. Then I check some other ASC frequencies:

7415, Jan 2 at 0547 with Dandal Kura, has the same hum!

7445, Jan 2 at 0547, BBCWS in English is VG at S9+25, even better than 6005, but NO hum here, so it only affects certain transmitters. (12095 also checked and poorly audible, but it`s Meyerton) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 2 at 0541, RHC English with modulation breakup, suptorted. 6060 at 0543 is better in English, but modulation still rough; 6100 is VG strength and mod; 6165 is fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, UT Monday January 2 at 0534, surprised to find Radio Truth still on with nice Xmassy piano+ music, S9+25. Sunday night sign-off had been just after 0400, two hours earlier than on weekdays. Maybe extension for NY day only, if not NY eve? At 0559, hymn harmony in Spanish past 0600, then ``La Biblia dice``, unclear whether a program title or merely quoting the Bible; 0601 ``How Great Thou Art`` hymn in Spanish. I had been wondering how that lyric would convert to Spanish, sounds like ``Cuan grande sois``, and checking Google translate back to English, it comes out as ``how big are you``, not exactly grandiose as intended. Searching on letra for hymn in Spanish, there are other versions, as ``Qué grande eres!`` and ``Cuan grande es Él!``, switching to third person, not nearly so intimate. 

STILL on at final 0708 UT check, with Spanish ID for 4.05 MHz, QSL info, etc., maybe about to close? I measure it on 4054.991 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9960, Jan 2 at 1428, surprised to hear English from the ACI to 9955 WRMI Wavescan --- but it`s just a Voice of the Martyrs plug, and then WHR`s phone number for prayers, 1430 into Japanese, Furusato no Kaze. If you buy a T8WH or WHRI relay, WHR`s own promotions will be inserted adjacently, no matter what, even if you`re Commie Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Sunday Jan 1 at 2122, REE North American frequency is missing again like yesterday. 100% service (4 frequencies at once) is often unachievable, so not sure yet whether this be another temporary outage, or cancellation, but timing of it at yearend is suspicious. Daily schedule had been 19-23 UT // 11685, 15390, 15500 (additional from 1500 weekends, not all on same frequencies) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15220 & 11720, Sunday January 1 at 2122 check, VOA Creole in English is AWOL again like it was yesteryear/yesterday Saturday. Must check Monday whether it`s also still gone weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1858 monitoring: not confirmed UT Monday Jan 2 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330, no signal (nor at 0134 check), and 9265 WINB was JBA carrier only, so maybe WBCQ on and not propagating. Confirmed UT Monday January 2 from 0401 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5129.829-AM, fair. Also confirmed UT Mon Jan 2 at 0430 on WRMI webcast, but 9955 JBA carrier (while at 0400 earlier check during Prague it was good! And at 0700, 9955 with BS is S9+20). 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
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
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

Note: Allan Weiner says that WOR will also be airing at variable unpredictable times during his Radio Jennifer service on expanded hours of WBCQ 5130v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Jan 2 at 0557 UT, EOE plug for My Hometown Media, then ESPN, fade for ID but presumably KTNZ Amarillo TX, the usual occupant. Searching on My Hometown Media, it`s hard to pin on Amarillo, however. There is such a radio group in Cherokee Village AR, three FMs, but no connexion to AM and there is no 1010 anywhere in Arkansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7490, Sunday Jan 1 at 2242, `Marion`s Attic` on off-frequency WBCQ already has a low audible het and some CCI, not English? Nothing scheduled before 2300 = BBCWS English via Thailand, but suspect that has been expanded, or something new. If it`s on by 2200 to stay, will QRM WOR Wednesdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1800 UT January 2