domenica 26 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 26, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 9720, March 26 at 1325, gospel huxtress in English, outro plugging and a P O Box in St George UT. Nothing on her homepage about radio broadcasts, but this is now Reach Beyond, per HFCC, A-17 in English at 1300-1435, 100 kW, 305 degrees from KNX; evidently replacing the 1400-1435 on 11980 which is no longer listed, but until yesterday put a good signal into here. Will there still be a tune-up medley at 1400-1405, or now at 1300-1305? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 9580, March 26 at 1305 check and later, no signal from WRMI as now HFCC-registered at 09-21 UT; nor does it show on the WRMI grid, now dated effective March 26, with 6855 still running 24 hours. Without any explanation from Jeff, we assume the 9580 entry is to block some other station from taking over Radio Australia`s legacy frequency, or we hope, the possibility that WRMI might eventually start a relay of RA, which we suggested as soon as RA self-destructed at the end of January. Watch that space. See also USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, March 26 at 1315, Radio Martí is VG S9+20 with no jamming audible, while the wall of noise remains on 13820. It`s the same old pattern for RM: 13605 in A-seasons, 13820 in B-seasons, but the DentroCuban Jamming Command never anticipates this, but will likely glom on to 13605 before too much longer. Also at 1332 March 26, jamming is still on 7435, while RM is now on 7405. At 1432, both RM and jamming are on 11930. 

HFCC A-17 shows this schedule for IBB in Spanish from Greenville B, i.e. Radio Martí:
00-12 6030, 12-14 7405, 14-24 11930
00-03 7365, 03-05 7435, 05-07 7365, 07-10 5980, 10-13 9805, 
13-20 13605, 20-24 9565 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 12005, March 26 at 1319, song at S7. This is now Radio Farda, 300 kW due east from Woofferton UK at 13-18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11705, March 26 at 1317, NHK World is VG in Indonesian. HFCC shows it`s 100 kW due west from PALAU at 1315-1400. But here we are far to the northeast. Should be just as good for the 1400-1430 English broadcast on same parameters, unchecked yet (while // 11935 Tashkent is NG for us.) BTW, HFCC has triplicate 11705 registrations for both, one each by FCC, BaBcoCk, and NHK itself. That should cover it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAKISTAN [and non]. 9835, March 26 at 1324, music presumably from MALAYSIA, but there is a second weak signal QRMing underneath. Could it be R. Pakistan? If we were to believe A-17 HFCC, it`s ONLY PAK on 9835 at 1045-1330 in Hindi, Gujrati, Sinhala and Tamil, as Malaysia doesn`t bother to register its frequencies, despite KL hosting a future HFCC meeting! At least they have some SW on the air, unlike Jordan for the latest HFCC. But our best info is that PBC does not have any usable active SW transmitters, altho they are supposedly trying to get them going, proudly displaying a full imaginary A-17 schedule on website as well as in HFCC. At 1540 UT March 26, longtime R. Pakistan monitor Noel Green in England says, ``And re PAK - there is no trace of them on air today as was to be expected`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [non]. 12035, March 26 at 1320, weak talk around S3. Now registered is IBB in Pashto via THAILAND, 250 kW, 305 degrees from Udorn at 13-15; no more Turkey in English, presumably the JBA carrier on 15450 now ending circa 1320.

12045, March 26 at 1320, VOA Korean weak, and still at 1433, with no ACI from WEWN 12050 which hasn`t built up to daytime blasting yet. VOA here is 250 kW, 333 degrees from TINIAN at 1300-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, Sunday March 26 at 1305, WRMI-5 is still on with Japanese-accented Mississippian Mieko Namihira `Living the Bible`, and // 9955. A-17 HFCC has an alternative registration to 6855 for the 09-21 UT span, on 9580, but nothing there yet; see AUSTRALIA. And 6855 supposedly at 21-09 only, but curtailment not yet implemented. If 9580 were to activate with same programming as 6855 has had in the mornings, it would be // 9955 at 12-14, rather pointless.

There seems to be no significant change in WRMI frequency usage from B-16 to A-17, except on 13m: 21525 replacing 21675. Circa 14 UT March 26, I cannot detect either, but finally a JBA carrier on 21525 at 1600. That`s for the Radio Africa service which is ``excited`` about the frequency change, why? There is no need for it at all in the wide-open 13m band, altho it is less than 1% lower, a very slight edge vs the MUF struggling to reach 22 MHz; 21525 anyway is a legacy WYFR channel which WRMI might as well honor in this way. At 1400 all I can get on 13m is a JBA carrier on 21505 which would be Saudi Arabia at 12-15.

BTW, HFCC shows another WOOB, 6875 again registered for WWCR-1 at 21-02 but their own website does not, still 15825/6115/3215 at least thru Mayend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, March 26 at 1320, no signal yet from R. Católica Mundial, but WEWN is still S9+10 on 5810. A-17 schedule shows 14-24 on 12050, 00-14 on 5810. 12050 is on at 1433, but fortunately not strong enough yet to blast even 12045 with spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT March 26