lunedì 1 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 30-May 1, 2017

DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS updated April 30:


** CHINA. 15600, May 1 at 0022, sounds like gospel song and brief talk in unknown language, averaging S4. HFCC shows only thing now is CRI in Portuguese, aimed NW from Beijing site, eventually for Brasil. Both short and long path seem improbable.

15100, May 1 at 0021, SE Asian music at S5. HFCC shows this one must be CRI in Hakka toward the SSE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, April 30 at 0647, R. Rebelde is S9+20 of dead air. Circa 0040 UT May 1, no signal at all, as often the case early evenings, and consequently no leapfrog over RHC 5040 to land on 5055. However, there is a JBA carrier on 5010, India? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6949.56-AM, May 1 at 0050, pirate music, very poor S7 vs storm noise, classic rock. Not heard a semihour earlier during first bandscan, but these report it was Radio Free Mars between 0016 and 0107* -- a new one for me.

** PERU [non]. 5980, May 1 at 0044, again no signal from R. Chaski, but propagation should be OK, with:

5952.43, Radio Pio XII, BOLIVIA, VP talk at S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7375 // weaker 9730, RRI playing some blues during English hour. 7335 // weaker 9790, RRI playing folk music during Romanian hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 15590, May 1 at 0023, JBA carrier, presumably the so-called North American service of HSK9, R. Thailand in English. It`s a rare day if this is ever listenable. Even weaker than the Chinese on 15600, 15100, with hardly anything else on 19m except 15730 Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Dates corrected on first part of this report, not April 25, fixed:

WORLD OF RADIO 1875 monitoring: confirmed April 29 at 2254, the Saturday 2230 airing on WBCQ 9330.50v-CUSB, fair-good. Also confirmed starting after newscast at 2334 Saturday April 29 on IRN webcast, and presumably on Challenger Radio, 846 kHz, Italy . . . 

Confirmed Sunday April 30 at 2339 the 2330 airing on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, fair-good. Next:
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE [? pre-empted last two weeks]
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. 9455, UT Monday May 1 at 0031, WRMI with M&W discussing how `Countdown to Xmas Radio` is now on 9455 and 9395 at 6 pm Mountain time, into a jazzy version of ``Silent Night``. 9455 is S8-S9, 9395 S9 to S9+5 and noticeably louder (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, April 30 at 0648, JBA station with music, must be the irregular WTWW-2 rather than usual blast-in. I guess Ted plays DJ late into the night whenever he feels like it; I am not aware of any pattern of which nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0234 UT May 1