giovedì 23 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 23, 2017

** EAST TURKISTAN. 13855, March 23 at 1352, CRI in Chinese and 13670, CRI English at 1357 with filler `China Studio` Chinese lesson; both S9+20, by far the SSOBs, and both 500 kW, 308 degrees from Kashgar for Europe, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 11730, March 23 at 1315, TWR IS and 1316 ``Namaste`` opening some south Asian language, music and talk. Aoki shows it`s KTWR going from Santhali to Assamese, 100 kW, 290 degrees from Agaña (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 3945, March 23 at 1218, J-pop on fair signal from JOZ5, Radio Nikkei 2 (certainly not Vanuatu now), while RN1 on 3925 is talking. 3945 is the RN2 frequency currently curtailed for maintenance, per info from Takahito Akabayashi via Wolfgang Büschel I mention on WOR 1870. However, it is not totally off the air but only between 22 and 10 UT thru April 4. Also the weekend exception no longer applies after March 19. Per Aoki the normal schedule of 3945 is 23-09 UT weekends, 23-14 UT Mon-Fri, or rather UT Sun-Thu during the first hour. Meanwhile the RN1 frequency down for maintenance is 9595, totally, no exceptions, from March 22 to April 11 according to that info (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, March 23 at 1305, Sea Breeze from JSR still here in English Thursdays, punxuated by signature sounders every minute or so between headlines (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, March 23 at 1228, ID for ``107.1 FM, Fiesta, y 730 AM``, i.e. XEHB, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, 50/1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 980, March 23 at 1230, which is Enid sunrise, phone numbers, ``es la FQ, una estación del Instituto Mexicano de la Radio``, i.e. XEFQ, Cananea, Sonora, 2.5/0.5 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 11750.039, March 23 at 1313, off-frequency carrier stix out, poor in Cambodian. It`s RFA at 1230-1330, 100 kW due west from Agignan Point. So this IBB site continues unable or unwilling to nail down its frequencies. 11750 also used by FEBC, KTWR, AWR, et al. at other times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: first SW airing Thursday March 23 at 1130 on WRMI 9955 NOT confirmed as not on the air when checked at 1144 (while 9395 was S9+10). But confirmed on 9955 webcast check at 1155. NOT on 6855 either, as the 11-12 UT hour is now duplicating the 5950 `AWR` hour, not // 9955 until 1200 (and all programming on 9955 only has moved one UT hour earlier; so affects WOR on Thu & Tue, and some `Wavescans`; DX PROGRAMS and RADIOSKD updated. `Antena DX` heard instead on 6855, as scheduled Thursdays 1130 on 5950.) 

(BTW, official AWR A-17 schedule from frequency management in Germany shows 10 transmitter sites, not including Okeechobee! What do they know? See which still in B-16 shows some AWR hours on 5950, 6855; but will they be gone in A-17? I doubt it. And don`t the dozens of `Wavescan` repeats count?) Next WORs:

Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, March 23, UT:
At 1140: 684-WSW, 702-WSW, 774-WSW, 828-WSW
At 1213: 1098-W
At 1222: 1548-WSW, 774-NW
At 1224: 1098-W

That`s an interesting group: WSW ones would be Australia or NZ, where there are no stations greater than 10 kW on 684 & 828. Note how 774 produced both DU and Asia, i.e. Australia and later Japan. 1098 of course is the Marshall Islands carrier. And 1548, 4QD Emerald, Queensland which has been making it with audio as far as IL and MI lately. Enid sunrise today 1230 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1627 UT March 23