sabato 13 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 12-13, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Friday May 12 at 2200, RAE, Argentina al Mundo, Spanish service is opening via WRMI; originally on 5950 only aimed south, which remains a JBA carrier if any so early here, much better 11580 was soon added, but RAE apparently doesn`t know it. It`s on the NE 44-degree antenna toward Europe, so midnight in Spain (still not returned to only UT+1, while it should really be UT=0). Also a beam better along the east coast of North America. I think it was on a week ago too but at 2230 cut to WORLD OF RADIO for the last time at this hour. This week, RAE continues past 2230 and seems to be amid the DX program, `Actualidad DX` at 2227, but I don`t have time to listen closely.

11580 also continues to show on the WRMI sked grid for RAE in English at 01-02 UT Tue-Sat, as well as 9395, but 11580 is still carrying variety of other programming this hour: 0117 UT May 13, some gospel huxter, presumably following `Dub Politico` at 0100 (altho `Viva Miami` was scheduled at 0115). And at 0147 amid IBC Radio with the ham DX news I have heard before.

So I listen to 9395 for a while. YL with scripted feature, mixed with nice music bits, 0128 outro as `Stories of the Bicentenary`. Then multiple contact info, song, and starting at 0133.5, the ``Saturday`` DX program, so they really mean UT Saturday in this case, a good thing, since there is no SW broadcast on UT Sunday! In Spanish it`s `Actualidad DX` but I`m not clear what they call it in English, as ``Actuality DX`` doesn`t really translate well. First reminds us of RAE`s own new SW relays via WRMI, Spanish M-F 22-23 on 5950; English Tue-Sat 01-02 on 9395 (and only these, not mentioning either the 08-09 Spanish scheduled on 5850; can anyone awake confirm that? Tue-Sat). 

After that, only one subject, about a  station (FM of course) for Mosul, Iraq, transmitting from Erbil, Kurdistan, with clips. Ends at 0145 already with credit to Arnaldo Slaen for production, into song; 0152 headlines and about to close. Reception remains strong and steady, altho later in the evening, the MUF often falls below 9395 into a JBA carrier. I thought early editions of the new DX program (in Spanish) were much longer, and they may vary some, but now we have the time to enter into DX/SWL/Media Programs, in English: UT Sat 0133-0145 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** NORTH AMERICA. 6936, May 13 at 0149, sounds like SSTV, probably a pirate, and no vocal ones heard this hour. Sent several SSTV images, some of them displayed here, but no IDs:

** TURKEY. 15450.05, Saturday May 13 at 1252, VOT opens `The Letterbox Program`. VP reception partly tnx to my line noise level which is still bad on this band, but has some intermittent breaks, and VOT strength gradually increases a bit around S9; this may be the only unscripted show on station, as host informally reads bits of reception reports and thanks them. Somebody acknowledged getting a program schedule. Wish I could say the same. Does anyone have a current hard (or soft, yeah sure) copy? Ends with same theme and title at 1306, then ``The Voice of Turkey, always by your side``. So this is confirmed as an on-week for fortnightly show, and time as 1252-1306v 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1877 monitoring: de-confirmed Friday May 12 at 2230, no longer on WRMI 11580 (see ARGENTINA [non]). Confirmed Fri May 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair. Not confirmed the Sat 1431 on HLR 7265-CUSB; checked at 1455, noise plus lightning crashes around UTwente, maybe a trace of audio which could be me. Next:
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), UT Sat May 13 after 0000, I can only catch a bit of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` WBCQ webcast on his first week back in Monticello from DeLand of Fla; says the home studio is dusty. Discussing SW and TV transmitters and equipment, as he does most of the time. Mentions that TimTron is doing better, recovering from an unknown bug, and has resumed belching on the (ham?) air. 

5129.82 & 7490v, May 13 at next check 0146, are back to BS, and 9330 should be too, but it`s S9+25 of dead air. Still the case at 0203, and 0540! when I measure it on 9330.043. Still/again, dead air at 1230, S6 on 9330.05, or is it JBM? So dead all night? Anyhow, all that time would be nothing but BS if modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 11580, Saturday May 13 at 1310, checking what`s on WRMI? `Your Weekend Show` as Bob laments that ``the promise of the internet is gone`, full of fake info, people glued to it via their phones. Also has musical CCI. EiBi shows KTWR GUAM also here until 1315 in Vietnamese, which doesn`t shift to 11585 until 1315; why wait? And also Sound of Hope, Taiwan relaying Radio Free Asia in Chinese, ergo CNR1 jamming could be too. (EiBi also has multiple WRMI entries for each program/station relayed.)

After 1400 this Sat, 11580 is still playing World Music, which leads me to have another look at their skedgrid for that: 
It seems that the name no longer appears anywhere! The 14-15 UT hour on 11580 is unaccounted for, but there remain mostly blank entries at 06-07 on 5850 & 7730, with two half-hour exceptions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6039.0 & 6040.0 & 6041.0, May 13 at 1217, three peak carriers of rapid tonal pulse jamming, against nothing. I suppose to be applied by Korea North against Shiokaze which doesn`t start 6040 until 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6640 and 6679, May 13 at 1222, JBA AM carriers during bandscan, intriguing. Anything likely in EiBi? 

6640 has New York and San Francisco LDOC, whatever that mean, 24h, and he doesn`t specify what`s SSB, AM or other modes.

6679 has Hong Kong, Honolulu, Tokyo and Auckland VOLMETs rotating twice an hour, and starting at :20 is Auckland, NEW ZEALAND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1641 UT May 13