martedì 28 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 27-28, 2017

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 28 at 0620 check, RNA/RNB still absent for the eighth night in a row. There does not seem to be an uproar in Brasil over the vanishing of its greatest SW station by far. Maybe because it`s controlled by a discredited government (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13740, March 28 at 1400, S9+30 of dead air, 1401:44 brings up CRI English modulation in progress, typical slipshod Cuban operation; for A-17 this is ex-15700, at 1400-1600 but sounds just like it with some hum and less than full modulation. CRI relays are the only HABana registrations allowed in HFCC. No change in the other CRI relays via CUBA. 

Why move down one band for summer? Perhaps some MUF predixion calls for that with ever-declining solar activity, despite higher solar angle over full-day paths. Let`s look at the table of Most Suitable Frequencies on page 45 of the 2017 WRTH, no longer compiled by George Jacobs:

From transmitter in Eastern North America to North America (East), March-April 2017, at 11-15 UT: 13 MHz band. To NAm (West) at 12-16 UT: also 13. For May to August, 13 and 11 MHz respectively. Of course there is a margin of error of plus or minus one band. Similar figures for transmitter in Central/South America, but I think that`s less appropriate for Cuba on this table (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, March 27 at 2120 jamming here but no Radio Martí; at least they have found the frequency, and no longer jamming ex-13820. 9565 has wall-of-noise jamming over RM, much like 9955 Radio Libertad via WRMI. 11930 bears R. Martí at VG S9+20 level, no jamming audible, a Cuban interviewing a Castilian about Venezuela. Between 20 and 24 UT, the two RM frequencies scheduled are in fact 9565 and 11930, so the DentroCuban Jamming Command is still out of synch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11705, March 27 at 1427, NHK English relay via PALAU is good at S9-S7 way offbeam over here, wrapping up, and should be usable from 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, March 27 at 2115, REE to NAm is a JBA carrier, weaker than 15520 beamed elsewhere. Using remotes, Wolfgang Büschel agrees that 15520 is best in eastern NAm at 2145, also 17715 JBA (but 15390 off?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Monday March 27 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 28 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+10 but undermodulated compared to e.g. 7570 at S9+20. I`m awake Tuesday March 28 at 1100 so check 9955, but can`t confirm on a JBA carrier; by 1127 a trace of audio, probably me. Meanwhile 6855 is playing music at S9+10 but not // 5950. Next:
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, UT Tue Mar 28 at 0059, I`m checking this WRMI for which Yahwuh gospel huxter has been showing up at 0100; playing Oldie ``Walk Right In``, quick ID, at 0101 back to more music. I guess he`s not daily and/or the 9395 scheduling is still in flux (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11825, March 28 at 1429, JBA carrier rather than WRMIBS, which must be off, since 11580 on a less favorable 44-degree beam is S9 with Spanish song. For A17, 11825 registration at 355 degrees has been expanded to 13-03 UT, but WRMI skedgrid still stops it at 2400.

The JBA 11825 carrier I have now must be Iran in Bengali, per HFCC, 1420-1520, 500 kW due east from Sirjan. Other colliders: 1300-1330 FEBC Philippines in Khg (Kyrgyz?); 1620-1650 Iran in more Bengali from Kamalabad, but must be wooden from silent site; and 1700-1800 CRI in Croatian from Beijing site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1623 UT March 28