domenica 19 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 19, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11780 & 6180, Feb 19 at 0729, for the fourth night in a row, no signals from RNB/RNA. We still await any news about what has caused this absence; Brazilian DXers are not discussing it on the radioescutas yg with 1380 other members. Perhaps they overlook anything in English? 6180 does have a JBA carrier from alguma coisa at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3344.869, Feb 19 at 1345, JBA carrier on signature off-frequency of RRI Ternate. Confirmed regularly active at (as ``3345``) until sign-off close to 1500*. Sign-on times vary widely from as early as *1959 to as late as *2051. This is one of only three remaining active RRI tropical stations, the others being 3325 and 4870-. Ron Howard put it on 3344.85 until 1503* Jan 29. Walt Salmaniw reported 3344.867 on Jan 6. Last time I measured it was Sept 2, 2016 at 1234 on 3344.865 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Feb 19 at 1411, no signal at all from RSO. It hasn`t been enough for easy listening in a long time, but if on, surely there would be a trace. Ivo`s reports indicate it is quite sporadic with English not always occupying this hour and only this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Feb 19 at 1407, music at S4-S6, so SIBC must be on late again, perhaps simulcasting Wantok FM. Ron Howard reported yesterday they were extending past 1200* again but not daily; on Feb 18 he says they ended modulation at 1314, dead air past 1608! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13557.539, Feb 19 at 1418, HIFER beacon sending MTI ID at very slow rate every 13.5 seconds or so, or slightly more than 4 times per minute. It`s from Stone Mountain, GA near Atlanta. Haven`t heard this one since Oct 14 at 1447 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 15670, Sun Feb 19 at 1406*, steady S9 open carrier goes off seconds after I tune in --- no doubt VOA Greenville testing for later Radiogram broadcast Sunday at 1930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday February 19 at 0437 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, S9+20, at Nigeria item, 18 minutes into show, so started circa 0419. Ivo in Bulgaria confirms Sun Feb 19 at 1130 on HLR 9485-CUSB. Next:
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. Something new at the WRMI skedgrid, a new entry in magenta called ``System E`` only for 0000-0100 on 6855: `Christmas R.` on UT Mondays, of all things; blanx for rest of week. Rest of the time, 6855 is still shown matching many of the other Systems on other frequencies. As of Jan 14, here`s what was on 6855 at 00-01:
0000-0030 System H AWR = 5950
0030-0100 System F Slovakia = 11580, 5850
This is a pre-log, I hope, if I can get it; otherwise will have to wait a week. Others please try it, too. I don`t notice anything else significantly changed in the non-9955 program grid, 
but monitoring has: Wolfgang Büschel reports a media program in Ukrainian or Russian at 0638 UT Sunday Feb 19 on 5850. I would guess that is the expanded to a semi-hour `Radio Panorama` in Russian, replacing World Music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15240, Sunday Feb 19 at 1641, no signal from WWRB with R. Munansi, while 15825 WWCR is poorly audible. Not heard since a JBA signal on Feb 4, so deleted? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 15755, Feb 19 at 1407, S Asian song at S4-S6 with heavy flutter. HFCC B-16 shows since 30 Oct: 1300-1530 TWR via Tashkent, multilingual. But what is it, exactly? NOT in latest Aoki of Feb 18, nor in EiBi of Feb 7. Not in WRTH B-16 update version 2 (incorporating some of my correxions), either. Plowing thru the extremely complex TWR INDIA schedule in the WRTH 2017 itself, the only Sunday 1400+ transmission listed via Tashkent is Hindi on 7505, so perhaps 15755 is a replacement for that. The 7505 schedule showed 100 kW at 131 degrees, 1400-1415 Hindi daily except Awadhi on Wednesdays. Nor have I found 15755 in Ivo Ivanov`s reports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 13680, Sunday Feb 19 at 1415, S4-S6 Voice of Hope - Africa but in American accent with a story about Galilee & Simon Peter`s doings. This weekend-only broadcast is now our best chance to hear it with the suspension of weekday mornings on 11680. 4965 & 6065 in the weekday evenings until 2200 are really too early for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6270.00-USB, Feb 19 at 0737, JBA 2-way, seems Italian. This is a legit ship communications frequency, channel 15 paired with 6321.0, per Kingenfuss of 2002y. When Cuba was on both 6060 and 6165, it would put a leapfrog on 6270, often checked but not heard lately, maybe not from same site to possiblize this any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9520.32-USB, Feb 19 at 0735, very poor 2-way signals in Spanish, INTRUDING (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2001 UT February 19