martedì 21 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 20-21, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11780, March 21 at 0308, no signal from RNA/RNB, but hardly anything at all on 25m, near-blackout? K index is only 2 and ``no storms`` per WWV. Upon closer inspexion, weakling ZYs are detectable on 11764.60 S1, 11856.13, 11934.86, amounting to the OSOBs! So 11780 has to be off, and soon at 0327 find 6180 off too. 31m bandscan still finds at 0315 a sufficient S4 signal in Portuguese on 9664.95 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, March 21 at 0334, CHU is still AWOL, but audible on 7850-CUSB. Then at 1226, Richard Langley, NB reports to the DXLD yg, ``I've received an update from the NRC technician: "We have found that the antenna cable has failed. As it is under the frozen ground we can’t fix it yet. We are still deciding what to do next." -- Richard Langley`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.04, March 21 at 0330, Alcaraván Radio with tropical music at S8, in the clear after collision earlier with Romania, when I could tell HJDH had re-adjusted frequency closer to nominal after varying way upward. Recheck at 0618, 5910.051 still clear with more music at S9-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9790, March 21 at 0314, CRI relay which normally blasts in, is JBA at S3; 9570 ALBANIA relay, however, manages S6, as Eurosigs overcome Amerisigs on 31m, no WRMIs either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, March 21 at 0313, ERT with Greek music at S9-S6; when I get to 9420 at 0319, it`s S7-S8, while 9935 has weakened way down to S3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9445, March 20 at 2208, Very poor signal vs noise level with YL sounding English, must be AIR GOS scheduled here until 2230, 500 kW, 325 degrees from Bengaluru. Since AIR has always dissed the Western Hemisphere, it`s tough to get a listenable signal from them here, including this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, March 21 at 0327, S9+10 R. Educación stands out in absence of 6180 Brasil, and is even modulating adequately, discussion about the Suprema Corte. And well atop the Vatican CCI which is almost over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, March 21 at 0239, very poor signal here, barely recognizable as Station YHWH. Only frequency he has been reported on lately. Gone by 0320 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9480, March 21 at 0319, S9+30 in stilted Spanish, what`s this? Soon ID as RRI in strange propagation favoring SE Europe over even Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6020, March 21 at 0629* VOA French is chopped off in progress, as scheduled 0530-0630 M-F only via SAO TOME. SW listeners don`t get no respect as program presumably continues on FM or online; not the only such case with VOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955 & 9395, March 21 at 0313 & 0319, no signals from WRMI. These are normally the last North American signals to go, but MUF must have plunged even lower. K index is only 2 and no storms. The 7 MHz trio, 7780, 7730 & 7570 are still G to VG at 0320 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // weaker 7730 but still plenty, March 21 at 0621, WRMI with melodic overly nasal Qur`an recitation, shortly segué to Arabic pop song. Jeff probably picked up some new CDs around the Dead Sea. At 0627 next song smax of Hebrew language, but not sure.

6855, March 21 at 0622, this WRMI is not //, but balancing the other Abrahamists with gospel song in English about Bethlehem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5810, March 21 at 0623, R. Católica Mundial with mariachi style song, ``Viva Cristo Rey`` plus her father and La Virgen de Guadalupe as well; DJ follows with program ID `Fe Hecha Canción`, as WEWN is lightening up its boring programming, no more ``por su dolorosa pasión`` recited every few seconds??

The latter is the content of `Paz a la Luz de la Luna` which is still on schedule at 04-06 UT Mon-Fri; while FHC is repeated Tue-Sat at 06-07, originally 15-16 M-F, first repeat 02-03 Tue-Sat. Per:

Transmission schedule
now is dated March 3 to October 30, 2017, admittedly with only two frequencies at a time, not including spur fields. Why *March 3? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, March 20 at 2206, WINB with gospel huxter in Spanish, a rare language for them. Sked effective March 12 shows for Mondays only:
06:00P / Mon-2200...La Voz Alegre
06:30P / Mon-2230...Day of Decision (Spanish)
Strangely enough, La Voz Alegre must be in Spanish, even tho not specified. Is this the same LVA which produces all the Spanish hours on Madagascar World Voice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 5915, March 21 at 0242, ZNBC1 S7-S9 with fish eagle IS, always a treat. I guess Zambians set their alarm clox to hear it at 4:42 am every morning. 0249 switch to choral NA. LSB tuning is better since there is more ACI from 5920 WHRI than from 5910 RRI/HJDH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1610 UT March 21