sabato 6 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 4-5-6, 2017

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, May 4 at 2300, R. Tirana via WRMI, opening news is all politix including PM meeting opposition to resolve political crisis; civil disobedience, protests; 2307 press review; recheck just before closing another talk feature rather than music until 2328 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9490, May 5 at 0422, NHK Japanese via GERMANY is marred by Cuban pulse jamming at about equal poor level, left over from R. República via France on same frequency which presumably stops at 0300 when Japan starts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, May 5 at 2052, R. Kuwait news headlines in English, 2056 more western pop music, 2100 timesignal, a bit more music and off. I think they missed the national anthem? Good on BST-1 caradio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 11825, May 5 at 0410, the African Pathways Radio hour from Madagascar World Voice via Mahajanga, is instead dead air at S9+5 fading to S7; 0411 modulation cuts on --- but in Arabic, not English! Talk. 0417 back to dead air for a seminute, then some music; 0420 talk again, then more dead air. 0427 a few words of Arabic, more silence as the NHK IS is again audible underneath; 0431 music cuts on. With only a few languages and a limited schedule on two transmitters, you`d think MWV could manage to match them up properly. Anyhow, 25m propagation all the way from Mad is VG tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 11650, May 5 at 0415, S9+25 peaks via Talata site, R. Tamazuj ID in Arabish, with phone SFX, repeated IDs, song; accompanies also VG but defective signal from the other Madagascar site MWV, q.v. 0421 also // weaker 9600 running 6 seconds behind 11650. 

For the morning broadcasts, HFCC, Aoki and EiBi almost agree:
R. Tamazuj: 0330-0429 9600 Vatican, 11650 Madagascar.
R. Dabanga: 0430-0530 9600 Vatican, 11650 Vatican, 13800 Madagascar

So if I had checked 11650 after Dabanga took over, it should have weakened, and no longer be out of synch with 9600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, May 5 at 0409, YHWH is on at S9-S7. His regular schedule is certainly facilitating rebusting, but maybe correctly assumes FCC is otherwise preoccupied (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 6 at 0115, tune in just in time to poor but improving SLBC carrier, to hear mistimesignal ending at 0115:20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10000, May 6 at 0116, WWV again with robotic announcement about plans to drop the High Seas weather info in October. Last time I ran across it was at :14 past an hour.

Again May 6 at both at 0414 & 0416 on 5000: refers to
where we find the text of the announcements:

NOTICE: The National Weather Service Atlantic and Pacific High Seas and Storm Warning announcements as broadcast on WWV and WWVH are scheduled to be discontinued on October 1, 2017. 

Questions, comments or issues concerning this action should be emailed to (link sends e-mail) no later than May 31, 2017, with the words "MARINE WARNING" in the subject line.``

Here`s the schedule/format of WWV and WWVH:

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1876 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday May 4 after 2130 on WRMI 11580, fair. Also confirmed Thu May 4 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.44v-CUSB, fair-good. Also confirmed Friday May 5 at 2230 on WRMI 11580, good. Until 2229:30, 11580 had been in Spanish, a DX program? interrupted for ID. Suspect it was Actualidad DX from RAE, Argentina as now relayed on 5950 M-F at 22-23, but not supposed to be on 11580; except in past, 5950 was running // 11580 for this entire hour. Also confirmed Fri May 5 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair on the G8 during the Tri State Music Festival Parade in downtown Enid. Next:

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 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 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. 9395, UT Saturday May 6 after 0000, I`m hearing `Jazz from the Left` on this WRMI, but not on incomplete sked, showing Oldies except Mon Countdown to Xmas Radio, and Fri Voice of the Report of the Week. Perhaps there are further variations this hour otherdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, UT Saturday May 6 at 0006, WBCQ with rock music, not normally what `Allan Weiner Worldwide` plays rather than monologs and phonecalls. Soon known why, as cosmikdebris and Jane are subsituting while Allan is away. Recheck at 0112, a couple of WBCQ ID jingles, then some more music riffs repeating but not identical. Must be having problem with webfeed from Larry`s studio in the 301 area code; then some blues music, still not joining Brother Scare yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 540, May 5 at 2056 UT on caradio, KDFT Ferris [Metroplex] TX in Spanish giving a 214 AC number, and somewhat above KWMT IA, on daytime groundwaves via caradio about 15 miles north of Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 7305, May 6 at 0146, Vatican Radio relay in Spanish is underway, following open carrier as early as 0132 from Greenville B. So this SW service has not yet been canceled, altho it was AWOL last time I checked, May 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0432 UT May 6