giovedì 16 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16, 2017

** CHINA [non]. 13710, Feb 15 at 1443, VG S9+20 signal of CRI English but with flutter; much better than undermodulated // 15700 via CUBA running about 4 words behind 13710, which is 500 kW, 308 degrees from Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN for Europe --- and totally blocking AIR GOS in English, another 500 kW, at 120 degrees out of Bengaluru, if it`s still colliding on there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Feb 15 at 1435, RHC AWOL here, remaining on VP 17750 and fair 17580; once again, the remaining RHC signals are inferior to the trio from SAUDI ARABIA on 17895, 17705, 17615 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1864 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 15 at 1415.5 (after gh WRMI ID), on WRMI 9955, good S9+10 and no jamming. Also confirmed Wed Feb 15 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490, fair. Also confirmed UT Thu Feb 16 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, JBA.

WORLD OF RADIO 1865 ready for first airings February 16:
Thu 1230   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
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
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490.019, Feb 15 at 0649, WBCQ is not BSing, not // 7570 WRMI nor other TOM frequencies, where there is a-moanin` & a-groanin`, but playing rock music instead. Quick legal WBCQ ID and chime at 0700, then joining Brother Scare. Not the first time I`ve noticed this happening, unexplained as supposedly BS is on 7490 before and after 0700, and there was nothing else scheduled before 0700. Nothing audible on 5130 or 9330 at this time, both of which are supposedly also BSing all night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Wed Feb 15 at 1410, FG Radio is playing on WRMI, with a few news headlines about Turkey et al., but don`t strike me as breaking news, rather from a few days ago; then playing ``New York Mining Disaster 1941``, by the Bee Gees, which would appear to be off-topic for Cyprus, but I believe they`ve played it before, maybe a theme? I get this if I tune in a bit early for a WORLD OF RADIO check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, Feb 15 at 1337 UT, Spanish alabanzas QRMing semi-local KOKP Perry OK, with a 68/minute SAH = 1.13+ Hz, so KCKN Roswell NM must be back on air. Loops for there rather than the other 50 kW SS, KMMQ Omaha market, which anyhow is areligious. It`s tough to keep up with KCKN`s comings & goings, as the latest NRC DX News dated Feb 20 but published Feb 12, reported in AM Switch, ``Stations informing the FCC that they are silent: KCKN NM Roswell – Silent Jan. 26; transmitter was operating erratically`` --- at least they are keeping FCC informed, with an understandable delay in getting the info out. The thing is, KCKN has no business QRMing KOKP, since it`s pre-sunrise there and should be on night pattern with null toward us, and mainly KDKA. But that`s SOP for KCKN. Are they telling FCC about that? (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1280, Feb 15 at 1343 UT, just as I tune in, non-ID for ``103-3 The Mix``, i.e. KSOK Arkansas City KS, before it`s solid on daytime groundwave; and the FM is of course nothing but a translator but better than 100 watts night power on AM? Or rather, ``The Mixx`` per NRC AM Log. I couldn`t hear the second X; classic rock ensues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans Pacific JBA MW carrier search February 15, UT:
Unlike neighbor Richard Allen, I had all these on the DX-398 when I awoke just after sunrise at 1319 UT:
At 1320, 612, 594, 558 from WSW
At 1323, 774 from NW
At 1326, 1134 from NW, 1422 from NW
At 1328, 1548 from WSW
At 1320, 1557 from NW, stronger 1566 from NW
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0601 UT February 16