lunedì 8 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 7-8, 2017

** CUBA. 13740, May 8 at 0311, RHC Spanish is rather distorted and only S5-S2, // 7340 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, UT Monday May 8 at 0254, Radio República closing program `Encuentro Informativo` (or was it `Frecuencia Informativa`?), via FRANCE, well atop wall-of-noise jamming. Announces schedule as lunes a viernes 9-11 pm, sábados y domingos 9 pm-medianoche [EDT = UT -4], so extended an hour tonight, despite registration for Japan relay eastward from Germany starting at 0300! But In the next few minutes I can`t detect that on 9490 while NHK is  inbooming on 6105 westward from France. So does the latter hold off an hour on weekends only? Back at 0257, a brief talk `Palabras a la juventud venezolana`, so opposition to that country`s regime is tacked on to Cuba`s. 0300 full ID and theme music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13740, May 7 at 1910, tune-in to RFI, the last few words of Macron`s victory speech, and the first news I get that Le Pen was defeated, apropos direct from Issoudun during this one-hour broadcast; on the BST-1 caradio at Helena OK, which had stored 13740 as memory #52 for other stations (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 7350, May 8 at 0241, nice songs from the PKK terrorists, S9+20. This is now the best time (0230-0500) for us to hear Denge Kurdistane, via FRANCE off the back, as the broadcasts in our mornings on 11600 just aren`t making it like they did in winter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, UT Monday May 8 at 0324, XEPPM playing music, not // MW stations with `La Hora Nacional`. Is Radio Educación SW exempt? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13840, May 8 at 0313, good S9+5 interview about the French elexion, from RNZI, ex-15720, better than it was usually heard on that band which is now dead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615-AM, May 8 at 0230 no signal yet, but 0238 recheck, Station YHWH now underway, poor at S5-S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 9510, May 8 at 0248, two VP signals about equal at S7, one JBA Spanish mailbag // inbooming 9730 RRI at 0200-0300, and HFCC shows the other is AWR at 0230-0300 in Punjabi via AUSTRIA, following Urdu on same, so the whole hour is shared/colliding, Galbeni at 245 degrees and Moosbrunn at 94 degrees. At 0249 RRI goes to music, easier to match (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9515, May 8 at 0303, VOT with news in English about Cyprus; voters *are heading to the polls in France*, to close at 7 or 8 pm local time --- so this is obviously olds rather than news, as the elexion has already been won by Macron. Previously TRT has admitted to repeating `news` in the broadcasts after final daily update at 1830. Fortunately there is not much of it, one more story about a Turkish wrestler winning a gold medal at a tournament in Serbia, 0306 outro news, intro `Legends of Anatolia` starting with the hometown on the Black Sea coast of the original self-mutilating Amazons (and we thought they were Greek?); 0318, `Question of the Month` which I am not going to quote here, 0320 music. VOT is S9+25 here, and JBA carrier on // 6165 eastward, so summer conditions are underway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1876 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 7 at 1030-1100 via Hamburger LokalRadio, GERMANY, 9485-CUSB, by Manuel Méndez in Spain, 24322. Also confirmed Sunday May 7 at 2338 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday May 8 starting at 0300:37 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.82-AM, S9+10 but noisy band. Also confirmed UT Mon May 8 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S6 poor. Next:
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 [and non]. 9265V, May 8 at 0251, WINB in music, with big wobble on frequency as occasionally happens to it, like ex-13570 did too. Also marred by the Cuban-style 4-pulse-per-minute jamming circa 9267 (and which I am also hearing in the hamband around 7192) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2097.3-CW, May 8 at 0316, beacon A is JBA apparently every 10 seconds, but some of them are missed in noise level; from Quartzsite AZ. This thing is apparently always on, and ought to go further than here in quiet night-path conditions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6105.0, May 8 at 0233, intriguing JBA carrier a semihour before the bigsig from Japan via France comes on. No major broadcasters scheduled now in HFCC, but Aoki reminds us of the two Brazilians supposedly/once on the air at this hour, R. Cançào Nova and R. Filadélfia; WRTH 2017 thought the latter was the active one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0445 UT May 8