lunedì 3 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 2-3, 2017

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, April 3 at 0336 check, RNA/RNB is still AWOL since it was reported by anyone on March 20, for the fourteenth night in a row, and counting, or should we bother any longer? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, April 3 at 0413, open carrier at S9+25 where there was nothing before 0400. Maybe R. Rebelde was waiting to take over the Progreso transmitter which finishes 4765 at 0400? No! That carrier is still on too, S9+35 vs CODAR. Meanwhile, modulated 5040 RHC is S9+40 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, Sunday April 2 at 2300, RHC opening Kriyol broadcast. Shux, tuned in just too late to confirm whether Esperanto was at 2230-2300 on 17730, as announced on opening audio of this week`s program heard on website via (along with 1600 (wrong; 1500) on 11760; and 0700 [UT Sunday!] on 6000). VG signal anyway at 2300 on 16m, not always so. 

In case Esp`o was still at 2130 UT, I had checked at 2142 April 2 to find Spanish on all these: 9710, 11760, 11840, 13740, 15370. At that time, 17730 & 11880 were off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7236.37, April 3 at 0411, S7 talk but barely modulated, surely R. Ethiopia on its always-split variable frequency, which also carries some clandestine vs Eritrea (and nothing on 41m from the latter now) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9560, April 3 at 0333, NHK with Japanese lesson for Swahilis, S9+40 the SSOB! 250 kW, 320 degrees via MADAGASCAR toward South Dakota, while very little is making it on 31m from Europe or North America (altho unusually, WBCQBS 9329 is stronger than WRMI 9395 & 9955)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, April 3 at 0328, I can tell that Station YHWH is on, VP signal, but what else could it be? Better S8 at 0338 when I can hear Martin K Elliott with his usual Yahweh stuff; off at next check 0406 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 7, KOCO ``5``, OKC, local news hour, April 3 at 1432 UT flashes a map graphic showing St. Petersburg on the Black Sea coast! About where Sochi really is. Another good reason local stations should leave world news to the networx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 11650, April 3 at 0335, S6 reggae music and African language, mentions Sudan. It`s R. Tamazuj, 250 kW, 340 degrees toward Oregon from MADAGASCAR at 0330-0429, followed by R. Dabanga at 0429-0527. A17 frequency replacing 7315; but nothing heard on new listed // 9600 via Vatican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9685, April 3 at 0332, very poor S5 signal, sounds like French; 0417 it`s S3 and not French? HFCC and Aoki show it`s IBB/VOA, 100 kW, 114 degrees via SAO TOME, daily 0330-0430 in Kirundi/Kinyarwanda. I suppose some Belgian/French could be intermixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1871 monitoring: confirmed Sunday April 2 after 2330 on WBCQ 9329.3v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday April 3 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0327 on WBCQ 5129.815-AM, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday April 3 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, JBA but the opening theme is almost recognizable. 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
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7504.98, April 3 at 0339, WRNO is S8 in Chinese; off at next check 0406 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1550, April 3 at 0352 UT, ``La Raza, ciento ---- punto uno`` after music not // 1570 XERF La Hora Nacional, so two clues this is Unitedstatesian, not Mexican: true dentro-mejicanos don`t need to brand themselves as ``La Raza``. NRC AM Log shows the only SS on 1550 as La Raza is KMRI West Valley City UT (SLC), 10000/340 watts U1, but nothing about an FM. Then I search the WTFDA FM database for a Raza on 1550 with any FM, but no hits. Nor does Radio-locater but leads to its website which does display 107.1 only in the form of some listener`s greeting. ``La Raza 107.1 es la mejor estacion de Utah" Saul Venegas, Salt Lake City UT``. This is probably my unID of March 27.

Going back to the WTFDA FM DB for 107.1 in UT, we find this for La Raza: KEGH Woodruff UT, 89 kW, 647m, but also low powers with different coordinates KEGH-FM1 in Ogden, -FM2 in Bountiful, -FM3 in SLC itself, -FM4 in Provo. But never any connexion shown with 1550 KMRI. Or 1660 KXOL!

Previous reports had 1550 simulcasting 1660 KXOL in UT. Neil Kazaross, IL, posted on March 20, 2017: ``You may want to listen to 1550 if you need KMRI from Utah. SS mx and the gal gives a 3 station ID at about 1158:30 UTC. She mentioned 1660 Brigham City but I thought they were gone? ``

KXOL is gone from the FCC AM Query database, not even as DKXOL, FWIW. The IRCA archive has a few hits on KMRI, and lots more of KXOL, but in the latter case, none since 2015y. As for this log, soon losing out to soul music in English. I could believe KMRI is really on night power of 340 watts instead of 10 kW day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6755.50-USB, April 3 at 0342, 2-way in unknown language, too close to Trenton Military, CHR on 6754.0-USB, QRMing each other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1621 UT April 3