lunedì 27 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 26-27, 2017

** BRAZIL [non]. 6180 & 11780, March 27 at 0122, no signals from RNA/RNB for the seventh night in a row. Still awaiting any explanation from ZY DXers or officials at EBC.

6180, March 27 at 0417, VP signal in unID language talk, but HFCC shows it`s now RRI in Romanian, 04-05, 300 kW, 285 degrees from Galbeni to France. Other 6180 occupants at night, while not blocked by Brasília: 00-02, CRI English via Kashgar; 0530-0630 M-F, VOA French via São Tomé. 0600-0630 10 kW Deutscher Wetterdienst. (Lotsa luck finding DWD in WRTH 2017, not international section with other SW stations, maybe buried somewhere in domestic section amongst all the FM info state-by-state?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6170.19, March 27 at 0418, as I am tuning down, I don`t have to go all the way to 6165.0 to hear Arnie in English on RHC. Here he is readable on an intermittent spur, gone at 0420, back at 0421. Fortunately do not hear a match on the low side, CKZN still in clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, Monday March 27 at 1202, R. Prague via WRMI is VG at S9+10, no jamming, with classical guitar music! Starved for such on SW, I can`t tune away. Also on VP // 6855. It`s about Lubomír Brabec, with extended clips of his performances, both solo and with other instruments, but pieces never named; he`s 63 but not retiring, also mountain-climber in spare time. This lasts until 1229 abrupt cut to a Bruce Baskind promo for WRMI sports coverage ``this fall`` (??), 1230 on to Eslovaquia en español (too bad they switched from English, as that had put Czecho-Slovakia back together). It`s here, with audio:

** JAPAN [non]. 6105, March 27 at 0431, NHK in excited Japanese with drumming; demonstration, or game? This is ex-5960, at 0300-0500, 500 kW, 290 degrees from FRANCE to Mexico, Central America and Caribbean, close enough for us, but shhh! Don`t tell anyone since Radio Japan deleted North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 11825, March 27 at 0435, very poor signal, but make out an ``11-825 MHz`` announcement in English, from MWV, which has stayed here in the A-17 season. Too bad they haven`t reverted to 9480 as in A-16 which was a good reliable signal here for African Pathways Radio (but the two repeats at 18 & 20 on 17640 remain amazingly reliable here far beyond). At 0435, the ONLY other signals on 25m are the equally weak Brazilians; but after 0500, 11725 RNZI is on and good (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6875.99-AM, March 27 at 0124 tune-in, dialog including ``dipshit doesn`t like my politix?`` Then to canned robotic YL ID as ``TCS shortwave at`` a few times, S9+10 but fighting local noise level circa S9. Many more logs here of The Crystal Ship, starting as 6875.8:

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.88-AM, March 27 at 0109, all I hear is a heavy beat presumably from some rock music on a weak signal. What`s reported at HFU? 

Mark Taylor, WI says: ``6925.44 Gospel Radio Shortwave, 0053, 3.27.17. Listening in USB to avoid peskies on 6925.0 LSB. Barely audible music with clear ID at 0058. Somewhat better signal about 0110 with contemporary Christian music. Hard to separate from presumed Liquid Radio on 6925.0, occasional peskies on 6925.0 LSB and occasional ute on 6925.0 USB. Overall a challenge to hear.`` And shortly he adds:

``Liquid Radio, 6925.0, 0115, 3.27.17. Hearing the thump, thump and some music which seems like contemporary dance music, a pause with possible ID at one point. Not sure. Barely audible. Just below Gospel Radio Shortwave on 6925.44. Pretty sure it's Liquid Radio now ...`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7614.99-AM, March 27 at 0413, Station YHWH with same old screeds, but better than usual at S9+25, completely readable at R5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 27 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0103:44.5*, which is 20.5 seconds later than 3 nights ago, March 24 until 0103:24*, averaging 6.8+ seconds later per. The slippage is so reliable around 6.7 seconds, and I really can`t measure it to tenths of a second, just estimate to half-seconds on my digital watch, always compared to WWV in the next minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 26 at 2148, no signal from REE on reactivated A-17 frequency for NAm. Should have checked earlier from *1400 on weekends, but if still on until 2200*, not propagating at all today. For elsewhere, new 15520 ex-15500 is VP audible, and 15390 is a JBA carrier. Should have checked 17715, fourth frequency, in case 17855 was just off, but from 19m propagation, doubtful to hear it on 16. 17855 should be VG normally from *1800 on weekdays, but subject to fade-out before sign-off. If there can be only one frequency for a 4- or 8-hour span, it might be more prudent to employ 15 or even 13 MHz band in this case; or if two, 17 in our mornings, 15 afternoons (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 27 at 0112, SLBC carrier is already on, earlier than last A-season, but not even a few minutes earlier as now registered from 0000 to 0300, 125 kW, 345 degrees in Hindi from Trincomalee. S5 with Doppler flutter. Prélude music audible from 0114:48.5 or so, and yay, for the first time this year, I am able to clearly catch the mis-timesignal, 2 plus 1 pips, ending at 0115:06. Last year it was typically 17 or 18 seconds past, so getting closer, but we`ll see how much it still vary. That accomplished, then I refine the frequency measurement to 11904.99 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN [and non]. 9350, March 27 at 0121, JBA carrier, or more like two of them. HFCC shows IBB in Uighur, 01-02, 200 kW, 60 degrees from Dushanbe; i.e. Radio Free Asia and/or ChiCom jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, March 26 at 2200, checking perpetual A-season frequency for VOT English to N America, nothing! But cuts on late at *2201:23.5, not with opening newscast but music on 9830.028, typical offset-plus from Emirler. Guess what, AGAIN hit by RTTY which has never encouraged VOT to get off this frequency. The RTTY is dead-on, so tuning LSB vs USB does not diminish it. Music indicates they must have the wrong program feed plugged in, to boot.

9770, March 27 at 0110, music on poor signal; checking for VOT Spanish as now scheduled which was also having transmitter problems yesterday. Now seems to be // 9870, but when I go back to 9770 at 0111, it`s off! Still problematic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Sunday March 26 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.93v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed UT Monday March 27 starting late at 0304 on Area 51 webcast, also audible on WBCQ 5129.8 at 0327. Next repeat at 0330 on WRMI 9955 is only a JBA carrier, but confirmed on webcast. Next:
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. 9395, March 27 at 0112, the ``Yahwuh`` gospel huxter again on this WRMI, not Biermann nor // Brother Scare. Will have to catch an open or close to ID the program as no schedule is published for this frequency other than `Oldies`` allegedly 24/7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5850 // 7730, Monday March 27 at 0606, WRMI with a discussion in an echoey venue, and everybody is off-mike! Like someone in the audience recorded it, not intended for professional broadcast. Despite very strong signals, S9+40 on 7730, but usually stronger 5850 fading a bit, it`s mostly unreadable, even adjusting passband for best audio; someone about visiting Thailand; ``I was a Santa Claus at a party``. I give up at 0610. O, it`s the new `Teachers Corner` about EFL as now scheduled this hour and a few other times as I previously pulled from WRMI website. Well, someone needs to teach them how to produce a radio broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 730, March 27 at 0446 UT, unusual to hear something in English rather than Korean or Spanish on 730; talk show with weird subject, guest mentions Archimedes, radio-telemetry, Noah`s Ark, higher dimensions, harmonic transmitters (? I could use some of those!). Looking for // I finally find one on 1170 KFAQ which is running 30 seconds ahead of 730. No SS CCI until something fades up at 0454 UT, and talkshow is C2CAM with George Noory, guest David Sereda, 0457 UT wrapup, apparent music fill, but no ID in QRM by 0500 UT. (Sereda had been a wacko guest numerous times, but not scheduled for 3/26; an old rerun, I suppose.)

My first guess is KDAZ Albuquerque, but not on the C2C affiliate list, just 1600 there. C2CAM website, and NRC AM Log show the *only* 730 affil is: WWTK Lake Placid FL, address in Sebring, which is U4 500/340 watts. Day and night patterns are NNW/SSE, not favorable for here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, March 27 at 1330, Rep. of Yemen Radio (via SAUDI ARABIA?) is fair S7-S9, enough to enjoy some of its music thanks to the civil war (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1550, March 27 at 0441 UT, Spanish, child`s voice, mentions ``mexicana``, peppy music. Having realized nothing logged on 1550 recently, I am paying more attention to it. There are four Mexicans listed, closest being XENU in Nuevo Laredo but only 250 watts night. Have none of those migrated to FM yet? Could be Unitedstatesian, two in FL, two in CA and one in GA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1703 UT March 27