mercoledì 14 giugno 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 12-13-14, 2017

** ALASKA. 11885, Jan 13 at 1322, no signal from KNLS Chinese, unlike several days recently, nor on 11870, but very poor signal on 9655. So either second transmitter is off, or moved, or maybe not propagating at all. Need to check before 1300 in English when it`s been 11870 // 11885 contrary to all published sked info (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, June 13 at 0146 check, NO English hour from RAE! What happened? Instead I`m hearing a repeat of `Wavescan`. Not checked now, but later on skeds I see WS is on 11580 at this time, so apparently // that (at least WBCQ happens to be playing at this very same time, ``Don`t Cry For Me, Argentina`` from Evita).

11580, June 13 at 1401, RAE AAM, via WRMI, still opening Spanish as ``primera edición``, 22-23 UT June 12 on 5950. They still don`t know about this repeat which started early this month, so I have informed them of it. 

Director Adrián Korol agrees there have been some anomalies in appearances of RAE on WRMI, but emphasizes that it`s all experimental and temporary, hoping to gather enough listener response quickly to convince the Radio Nacional powers that be that own SW transmitter should be repaired and reactivated (and maybe continue the relays too). If you haven`t yet sent them a report (in some language), please do so. Adrián emphasizes that return postage is not necessary, and some rp collected previously has gone into printing the new QSL cards.

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Checking 9395 again 24 hours later, June 14 at 0139, still no RAE in English, instead PCJ with `Happy Station` clips and Patreon fundraiser plugs, now definitely // 11580 where this has long been scheduled UT Wednesdays at 01-02. 0147 on to a David Monson piece; remember him? At 0205 check, 9395 is back to Oldies and 11580 on to usual Ukraine relay in English.

Then I receive a reply from Jeff White: ``That's not supposed to happen, Glenn. I will check on that.`` Later: ``Yes, it was an automation glitch. But it should be OK tomorrow (Wednesday). Jeff``

BTW, my June 12 report of RAE, 11580 before 1400 should have specified the language as French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1881 monitoring: confirmed Monday June 12 at 2344 the 2330 airing on WBCQ, 9330.00v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Tuesday June 13 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, very good. Also confirmed Tuesday June 13 at 2130 on WRMI 9455, fair // 15770 very poor and also with splash from 15760 supersig of WHRIBS. Also confirmed Tue June 13 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, fair. Next:
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Full schedule for WORLD OF RADIO including AM/FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 7490, June 13 at 0100, WBCQ after `From the Isle of Music` on webcast I hear music fill instead of Brother Scare, so apparently has also been reduced from pre-expansion slots. Still music at 0146, `Don`t Cry for Me, Argentina`, (which is something, considering RAE is missing from 9395 WRMI at same hour!). I`m not checking during the 0200+ hour but Wolfgang Büschel was hearing 7490 at 0203 on the Michigan remote, and says ``not TOM/BS, but modern pop music orchestra played; 5130v WBCQ not on air``. After 0300, however, I am hearing TOM gospel huxter rather than `Financial Survival` usual during this hour. Further chex: at 0417 rock music; 0500+ still music. At 0650 final check of 7490 itself: off the air, so not sure when it really went off altho the webcast kept running.

7490, next evening, June 14 at 0151, WBCQ is back to BS, several seconds behind 9455 WRMI. At 0205 both continue with BS. At 0151, 9330 is off and 5129.82 is JBA very poor in storm noise level, presumably the ham radio show which should have gone up to 9330 for summer! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Tuesday June 13 at 1354, KVOH is already on, warming up with praise music, S9+10 but distorted modulation and slight ripple on carrier. 1358 goes to English IDs alternating with guitar IS(?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0456 UT June 14