lunedì 17 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 16-17, 2017

** CUBA. Failed attempts to hear the third airing of RHC`s weekly Esperanto service, with contradictory schedules, Sunday April 16:

15730, April 16 at 2231, is OFF, nor heard at all later. Supposed to be 2230-2430 in French (Esperanto Sunday), Creole, Portuguese, Quechua via Bejucal site; and not audible on ex-17730 either. Still on in Spanish with Filatelia show are 15370, 11760, 13740. One of the transmitters may be down, as 15730 has been confirmed previous days.

ALSO missing is 11880, which is supposed to start at 2200 in French, 2230 Portuguese, 2300 English. Another transmitter down?

15370, April 16 at 2231, RHC in Spanish, 2258-2300+ continues past hourtop in talk during music show, but chopped off at 2301*. As European service is scheduled to end at 2300, but why is there not a clean break between programs?

11880, April 16 at 2258, still no signal here but *2302 with VG open carrier. As if it`s the same transmitter which just stopped on 15370. Now supposed to be an hour in English, which has started on 5040 but that is only poor here this early. 11880 remains dead air until at 2306.5 it suddenly cuts on --- in Spanish, not English! Still no English at 2332 recheck, just on 5040.

Also in Spanish (not English or Esperanto or anything else) at 2302 April 16 are 15230, 11760, 13740, 11670, 11840, and 9535 with Chinese CCI which should now be IBB Kuwait and/or jamming rather than MWV Madagascar. One RHC version shows Esperanto at 2300 Sunday on 5040, replacing the first half of English: NOT. 

5040, UT Monday April 17 at 0002, RHC in Creole, NOT Esperanto, as another schedule version alleges (and 11880 is now off). So still AWOL.

La podkasto for 16.04 isn`t up yet at so I try listen to the 09.04 opening schedule announcement, but it doesn`t want to play. Anyhow, the Esperantists in the studio are last to know the true scheduling for their own broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** GUATEMALA. 4055, April 17 at 0414, R. Verdad is still on with music, not NA. Thought they would be off by now on a UT Monday, instead of -0610v* othernights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-AM, April 17 at 0003, JBA AM carrier. Too weak to pursue further, and nothing reported in HFU, altho there were USB stations earlier and later on 6950. In this case it may have been 5 x 1390 my local KCRC.

6925-AM, April 17 at 0003, very poor signal vs high noise level but seems undermodulated. These logs show it was Liquid Radio until 0155*:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** OKLAHOMA. 930, Sunday April 16 at 1228 UT, tune-in just in time to hear closing of weekly 7 am CT pubaffs show in English, `Sunday Morning Magazine` which WKY is still carrying post-flip to SS ESPN Deportes elsewhen, immediately back to Spanish ID. Previously also heard but not synchro on sibling KWPN 640, both licensed to RADIO LICENSE HOLDING CBC, LLC along with some FM stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9585, April 16 at 1328, B-B-C- chimes at S4-S7, 1329 opening S Asian language? HFCC shows it`s Myanmarianese via Singapore, 250 kW, 340 degrees at 1330-1415 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1873 monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 16 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed but JBA, UT Monday April 17 at 0305 the 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.8. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? 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. Correxion: 5129.82-AM, not 5128.82-AM; fixed:

5129.82-AM, April 14 at 2330 check, this WBCQ is off like last evening. Still off at 0301; still inaudible April 15 at 2230. But by 0013 April 16, I do make out a JBA carrier on 5129.83 vs high storm noise level. It was expected to be back on in time for Area 51 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1, Sunday April 16 at 2101, WBCQ with classic rock music, certainly unfitting for scheduled `Marion`s Attic` of old old old tunes. Recheck webcast at 2130, now it`s Webster; late start?

9330v-CUSB, April 16 at 2101, JBA carrier, presumably with TOM. This is supposedly on air 24 hours, but often can`t hear it at night or at day.

5129.8-AM, April 16 at 2334 check, JBA carrier here too, while 7490 is sufficient with Harry Shearer`s `Le Show`. Are the others running low power, or just very poor propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Sunday April 16 at 2215, WRMI under jamming, no good for special airing of `Bye, Bye, Sitkunai`, but confirmed clearly on webcast. Will have to catch the first part on a later repeat. Scheduled normally at 2130-2230 Sundays is a repeat of Mirka`s new show, eligible for jamming? They are gusano Miami Cubans, after all. 

Next scheduled airing on WRMI is UT Monday April 17 at 01-02 on 9395 --- but at 0123 check, it`s WRMI ID amid Oldies music! Others report the same at various times during this hour. No show.

Next airing is 03-04 UT Monday April 17 on 9955. I don`t even try that, but webcast tuned in at 0320 so hear the middle of the program. There is one more repeat publicized, a late addition, UT Tuesday April 18 at 0300 on WINB 9265. I believe they webcast too, so need to catch the first 20 minutes there. Surely the whole thing will be preserved somewhere in online audibility (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930 & 5085, Sunday April 16 at 2307, WTWW-2 is not on either, unlike on Saturday when 9930 ran past 0030 Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, April 16 at 2307, WWRB is not on yet, summer frequency reactivated. Previously ex-3215 would be on as early as 0000 UT weekends during standard time; but now it is on by 0003 April 17 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1700 UT April 17