martedì 4 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 3-4, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11780, April 4 at 0124, no signal from RNA/RNB; ditto 6180 April 4 at 0136 tuneby (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9630.0, April 4 at 0120, VP signal with talk, seems same as on R. Aparecida, 11856.1, VP S5, but both too weak to make a // match. Seems like 9630 had been off for a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910, April 4  at 0138, poor signal in Spanish so Alcaraván Radio is back after missing a few nights. Also a VP signal on 6010+, probably its sibling Voice of Thy Conscience reactivated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, April 4 at 0121, VOG is S8 with music, instrumental version of ``Sounds of Silence``, while on 9935 there are really sounds of silence – no signal. Consulting HFCC, you would not expect either, as ERT neglects to register anything, encouraging some other stations to be on 9420, including Iran`s silent Kamalabad site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.89-AM, April 4 at 0132, pirate music at S8 but off at 0134*. One other log of this unID, by Joe Filipkowski, Warwick RI, on 6924.9 at 0055-0059, on HF Underground (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9735, April 4 at 0116, no signal from TRT as scheduled 00-02 east-northeastward in Turkish; VP signal on 9770 in Spanish, maybe no // 9870. However, 9420 Greece in quite well. 

Checking 9735 since Sheryl Paszkiewicz, Wisconsin, tipped me that VOT English at 2230 April 3 was there ex-9830. I meant to check for that today, but didn`t get around to it. For years, I have been calling for VOT to get off 9830 with its RTTY, so maybe they have, but could also be another of their numerous mistakes, so check whether 9735 is still English subsequently from 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4020-USB, UT Tue April 4 at 0141, Air Force MARS net, informal contact between two guys, both good signals, with no IDs, just overs, discussing how to check boxes on paperwork, and lamenting lack of manuals to explain it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7637-USB, UT Tue April 4 at 0126, Civil Air Patrol net giving a crypto series and then repeating it for a contact who could not copy it as well as I:


First time, each Group twice, second time once, always purely fonetikaly and 100% copy here. The contact station was almost inaudible to both of us. So what are they really trying to say? Why all this cloak-and-dagger from a CIVILian agency which is mainly involved in rushing to plane crashes? I knew it was CAP because a ``Triblade 20`` ID ensued. Last October 4 at 0130 I had those on 7615, and also something similar on 7637 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1871 monitoring: confirmed Monday April 3 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.2v-CUSB, fair; also confirmed UT Tuesday April 4 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, VG. Next:
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 [and non]. 6855, April 4 at 0122, Cuban pulse jamming is here over WRMI music which still seems // 9395 Oldies channel. Has Jeff ever put an exile program on 6855 to provoke this? At this time, no jamming on 9955 during gospel huxter in English, but some lite pulsing audible under Spanish DX program at 0134 playing distorted 1956y recording in Chinese of a station on 9410, 9774 and 15375, i.e. Fu Hsing, Taiwan. That would be `Frecuencia al Día`, preceded by `Coming Home`.

Jeff White already replies: ``That's wild, Glenn. No, there has never been any Cuban exile programming on 6855. In fact, the only Cuban exile programming we have now is 7:30-8:00 pm Eastern Time on 9955 Monday-Friday. It's 7:00-8:00 pm this week, but going to 7:30-8:00 pm as of next week [2330-2400 UT]. That's it. Maybe the Cubans don't like Oldies? Jeff`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0322 UT April 4