venerdì 24 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 23-24, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 23 at 2010 check, no signal from CB, as the saga of this dysfunxional station continues. 

6090, March 24 at 0105, on at S9+25 but dead air; at 0604 it`s off, but when will it ever die for good? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180 & 11780, March 23 at 2314, RNA/RNB still off the air for the fourth night; at 0105 March 24, a JBA carrier on 6180, no doubt CRI English, southward from East Turkistan at 00-02, which is to continue in A-17; while Brazil refuses to participate at all in HFCC, despite being the country with the most private SW broadcasters still active, besides RNA/RNB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, March 24 at 1327, RHC is totally out of whack with huge crackling noise blob; can`t even discern any music or talk modulation. By 1340 recheck it`s back to normal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, March 24 at 0053, R. Prague is already wrapping up English, with music fill ``for our satellite listeners``, still refusing to acknowledge that WRMI is providing them SW airtime! The full schedule extracted from WRMI website now that DST shifts have occurred is:

1200 on 9955 6855 Mon-Sat
2330 on 5950 [daily?][also 6855?]
0030 on 9955 Tue-Sat
0230 on 6855 11580 [daily?]

Do not believe the far outdated info on R. Prague`s own website!

** CUBA. 5040 // 11880, March 23 at 2315, RHC confirmed in English about the Ecuadorian elexion. It`s always amusing when a dictatorship attempts to report on a democratic process without any sign of embarrassment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.93, March 24 at 0557, VON is on with soft music at S9+30, 0558 switch to the non-soft percussion interval signal, always a treat to hear during this biminute before starting Hausa at 0600, now undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Channel A-48, March 24 at 1558 UT, a flash of NTSC video not locking in, just as I hear a Vance jet fly overhead: airplane scatter visiblizing KOCY-LP in OKC as still on the air. I often let the NTSC TV set run on ch 48 in the mornings, even when there is no tropo enhancement like today. 

[and non] Or channel 2 in case some sporadic E DX from Canada (if any), or Latin America should appear; fat chance. This map may be helpful, but afraid it is not up to date:
as all the Mexicans are certainly off. Plain dots denote NTSC=analog stations, circled dots ATSC=DTV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 24 at 0055, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0103:24; that is 60.5 seconds later than last Chaski-check nine days ago, March 15 until 0102:23.5*, so averaging 6.7 seconds later per, right on ``schedule``. A17 HFCC still shows no other users of 5980 around this time, but no doubt spurious Cuban pulse jamming will be there occasionally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA [non] 6080

** U A E. 7285.098, March 24 at 0314, way off-frequency JBA carrier. HFCC shows it`s BBCWS in Arabic via DHA, 250 kW, 255 degrees to NE Africa at 03-04 only, and gone in A-17. Why is it so difficult for some major SW sites to achieve accuracy, when we with consumer SW receivers (R75 in this case) can easily detect their offness? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6080, March 24 at 0605, VOA going from news to `Daybreak Africa`, fair over pulse-jamming. It`s typical Cuban style altho there is no reason for it being here, other than annoying VOA listeners even in English. Possibly: leapfrog mixing product of 5980 jammer over 6030 jammer another 50 kHz higher. B16 VOA schedule is 05-07 via SAO TOME at 20 degrees. In A17, VOA 6080 English to Africa usage will be: 03-04 at 350 degrees from Botswana; 04-07 at 138 degrees from SAO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 23 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, very poor with local high noise level. Also confirmed Thu Mar 23 at 2354, the 2330 on WBCQ 9329.94v-CUSB, S9+20. Next:
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

** U S A [and non]. 7490.0, Thu March 23 at 2308, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` playing enjoyable Balkan, Zydeco music. Very close to on-frequency at the moment, but there are traces of another station underneath slightly offset from this. Would that be BBCWS? 7490 had been in use at 23-24 UT only via THAILAND, which was closed at end of 2016. Many such frequencies were replaced by other sites, as in
which despite being obviously updated post-Thailand, ``ex-NAK``, is still dated November 20! But this one is not on it.

7490.00, March 24 at 0537, WBCQ is on-frequency but off-Scare; playing hymns not // TOM on WRMI 7570 nor WWCR 5890; 0539 another gospel tune and it`s // another WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, March 23 at 2311, this transmitter with nothing but WRMIBS, is missing, and still absent at further chex 0317, 0540 March 24. It`s #9 at 151 degrees, nominally 22-12 UT. (At 2311, the other 7s, 7730 and 7570 were nominal.)

9395, March 23 at 2312, the 24/7 ``Oldies`` channel of WRMI is not really, for now it`s Brother Scare, possibly substituting for 7780 which is off the air. But we`ve heard him before for limited periods on 9395, a complete and accurate program schedule for which is still not provided. Checking 6855 at same time, very poor with music, maybe Oldies? 

6855, UT Friday March 24 at 0052, Xmas music. I suspect `Xmas Radio` is running 7 days a week during this hour, as nothing fills magenta the rest of the week on the WRMI grid beyond UT Monday |. Still only novelty/secular tunes heard during my brief chex, nothing sacred (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12002.5-USB, March 24 at 1325, two-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1713 UT March 24