venerdì 12 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 11-12, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, May 12 at 0100:00, WRMI with Bob Biermann ID, then 0100:30 to RAE starting with their multi-lingual ID, Bob again saying something about World Band (so this is sorta integrated into Biermann`s Oldies service), and on to RAE itself, ``celebrating the WRMI relays`` (but it seems only mentioning this frequency, not planned? // 11580, and for Spanish, only 5950? at 22-23 which is also supposed to be on 11580 now). 

(Most of this hour I must watch Rachel Maddow on MSNBC for first-rate reporting on the scandalous Trump regime.) 0153 recheck, Farrías` wrapup mentions the Audio Now phone service, and also says they are ``currently working on expanding SW relays to all 8 languages``. That should mean a lot more airtime on WRMI, perhaps all afternoon to Europe (like 15345v was --- hey, WRMI could occupy that frequency), but what about Chinese and Japanese? A long shot via WRMI (but less long than direct from antipodal General Pacheco!) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 6507-USB, May 11 at 1234, very poor signal with marine weather in Oz English by OM. EiBi shows it`s VMC, Charleville, Queensland at 0800-2100. This is one of the stations the powers than be say those in need of weather info should listen to instead of deleted ABC. So now I know where the sibling to more frequently heard VMW Wiluna WA, 6230-USB at 10-23, resides. Yet on the 12 MHz band they are only 3 kHz apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6040, May 11 at *1259:20 carrier on, 1300 piano music and presumed Sea Breeze opening weekly Thursday English hour (or rather two semi-hours), but too weak to copy this far into summer dayside. Merely confirming no QSY yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6518, May 11 at 1234 noise jamming and presumed Korean talk underneath. Aoki shows this precise info for both: N Korean jamming of 250 kW from Kujang at 0525-2330 // 6600, vs Voice of the People, 50 kW ND from Kyonggi-do Koyang, South Korea at 0528-2332 // 3480, 3912, 4450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7515 & 7510, May 12 at 0230-0237, no show yet from Station YHWH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1876 monitoring: confirmed Wed May 10 at 1030 on WRMI 5850 by Rick Barton, AZ, excellent (should also still be on // 9455). 

WORLD OF RADIO 1877 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday May 11 at 2130 on WRMI, 11580, good. Also confirmed Thu May 11 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.23V, fair (but power failure evidently by 2348). Next:
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE [probably canceled]
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE [NEW; unconfirmed yet]
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 1300   WRMI 11580 to NE [NEW]
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. 7490.09v-AM, Thu May 11 at 2305, WBCQ with `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, sounds like Japanese music, and more variety; 2315 cuckoos and IDs, good on my inside random wire during a storm. 2330 filler this week is repeat of `Furthermore 29-54` as heard Monday at 2300, again with `Send in the Clowns` and more music variety. 

2348 next check, however, 7490 off the air, evidently power failure at Monticello. By 0001 May 12, I find 9330v-CUSB also off, and no signal on 5130v. 0045 still missing, but by next2 check 0155, back on with BS on 7 and 9, something else on 5, as is scheduled UT Fridays only `Just Right` from Ontario at 01-02. At 0224 next3 check, 5129.82v-AM is also BS. And I see that the full schedule has finally been updated to show all the additional BS hours which started months ago, confounding some English schedule compilers (also sortable for one frequency at a time)

** U S A. Checking the new WRMI scheduling on 11580: at 1300: Tue was WORLD OF RADIO; Wed May 10 `Frecuencia al Día`, Thu May 11 `Studio DX`, in Italian, all as on skedgrid (and Fri should be `IBC Radio`, English/Italian/digital).

But the old sked at 0100 UT on 11580 has been continuing, not replaced (yet?) by RAE ATTW in English, which remains on 9395 only. Besides Wed May 10 with PCJ Radio International; UT Thu May 11 was `Sounding the Alarm`; UT Fri May 12, `Your Weekend Show`, and UT Sat should be `Dub Politico`. However the ID at 0059 on 11580 has been the Spanish one by Rubén Guillermo Margenet in Argentina, as if to introduce RAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0424 UT May 12