martedì 11 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 10-11, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11815, April 11 at 0108, RBC is the best ZY on 25m with music; JBA carriers on 11934.8 and 11764.6, but nothing on 11735, 11780, 11856, 11925 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, after hearing RHC new here last night in English at 0639, I`m standing by for it to come on April 11 at 0100 which was the start time for ex-6165. Nothing, still nothing until 0109.5 carrier at S9+20 but off at 0110.6*; resumes *0111.9 with a bit of mod, mostly OC. At 0114 I hear a bit of Spanish, not English. *0115.7 another bit of Spanish and off again. *0116.7 Spanish music, timecheck for 9:17, sounder of Radio Rebelde, not RHC! As usual, Rebelde is not on its proper frequency 5025. 6145 on and off at 0118, then on and stays on but with Rebelde which I now make // 1180 with echo, // 1620 less echo; and ahead of // 670 by about 2 seconds. 0132, 6145 is still Rebelde, not RHC Spanish or English. And 6165 is still empty. Another check at 0315: 6145 still // 1180 Rebelde, 6165 still empty. Every day there is confusion at Radio Cuba, but even more so around seasonal rejiggering.

7340, April 11 at 0127, RHC Spanish is S9+25 here! // 6060 an echo apart, // 9535 with no echo. I believe this is the first time ever that RHC has used the 7 MHz band, in keeping with Arnie`s ``holier-than-thou`` stance against out-of-band broadcasting (jamming is quite another matter, cf. 7365, 7435.) 

11670, April 11 at 0109, S9+25 of dear air, except with maximum volume I can barely recognize Spanish from RHC; meanwhile, 11760 is nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13605, April 11 at 0106, multiple pulse jamming vs nothing, long after R. Martí is finished; likewise 11930 with harder pulse jamming, while RM is really on 6030 & 7365 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9572 & 9588, April 11 at 0112, approx. peaks of hash out of the 9580 CRI English relay transmitter, also QRMing its own // 9570 Albania relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4824.48, April 11 at 0055 tune-in, very poor carrier, cut off just as I measure it at 0056.5*. Presumed La Voz de la Selva, Iquitos, carrying out an evening test this date only, as notified in advance by Alfredo Cañote, Lima, so then I also posted to the DXLD yg:

``DX Friends: La Voz de la Selva de Iquitos, located in the Peruvian Amazon region, will have a special transmission TODAY April 10th
testing the 5 kW transmitter, 4825 kHz, from 22 to 01 UT. Daily regular transmissions from 1030 to 1400 UT. Reception Reports to:

I await confirmation from others of the exact frequency now, but already from last summer we had this: ``4824.49 Perú, La Voz de la Selva, Iquitos 2350 to 2355 noted with slightly better signal in Spanish, always weak here 26 August (Robert Wilkner, Pómpano Beach, Florida, 746Pro, Drake R8, NRD 525, dxsf 1981 - 2016, NASWA yg via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, April 11 at 0102, no signal from R. Chaski, so looks like they have reset the autotimer again, requiring me to tune in no later than 0059 to retrack its slippage. 4824.48 presumed Perú, 5025 Quillabamba carrier and 5910 Colombia are propagating well enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, April 11 at 0114, JBA carrier on from SLBC, trace of prélude music and 0115:03 mis-timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7615-USB, UT Tue Apr 11 at 0124, Texas CAP net with Big Bend 2 called, Triblade 15; NCS finishes each with a beep. No doubt will be over in time for Station YHWH if he wants 7615 circa 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1872 monitoring: confirmed Monday April 10 after 2330 on WBCQ 9329.1v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed before 0100 UT Tuesday April 11 the 0030 broadcast on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+45. Next:
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
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
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 6115, April 11 at 0059, I notice WWCR is signing off for QSY to 3215, so I hasten there to hear WWRB cut a gospel huxter off in mid-word, no QSY advisory, at 0100:05*. About 10 seconds later, *0100:15, WWCR cuts on 3215 with interval signal; whew, just in time. Then retune to 3195 where WWRB is soon on with carrier at S9+45, ID but no frequency announcement, music and join/rejoin `Heart and Soul of America` broadcast. Standard remark about no need for such switcheroos other than to amuse me (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LITENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, April 11 at 0124, WRNO is back with YL gospel huxter in English instead of Chinese, S9+45 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0336 UT April 11