domenica 16 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 15-16, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, July 15 at 1702 check, so-called Caribbean Beacon is still off. 6090 is also off at 0055 July 16 check. I hear their engineer in charge is a TV repairman (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6134.8, July 16 at 0053, R. Santa Cruz is fair with no het from Brasil, during news from different departments, Potosí, Oruro, Beni (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 11845, July 15 at 1256, Chinese song, 1300 timesignal, CNR1 ID and theme. This is jamming India`s only broadcast in Chinese scheduled until 1315 on 11845; but CNR1 goes off, and no AIR heard, rather residual Cuban pulse jamming against this long-abandoned Radio Martí frequency. CNR1 was same as on 11785 jamming VOA Chinese via Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5955, July 15 at 0056, lite pulse jamming is still here against nothing, since 5954 was occupied until several years ago by Radio República`s little transmitter in Costa Rica. Nothing, except 5952.4, Radio Pio Doce, Bolivia, innocent bystation.

12060, July 15 at 0059, pulse jamming very poor, but obviously second harmonix out of the wall of noise on 6030.

11775, Also lite pulsing here, on another long-abandoned R. Marti frequency, both much weaker than 11930, which is a current RM frequency, but only in the daytime! What incompetence and wastage at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also CHINA 11845

** ISRAEL [non]. Suddenlink cable in Enid, channel 283, UT Sunday July 16 after 0200, I find by surfing around is now relaying i24, the new 24-hour news channel from Israel. But this hour is called `High Definition`, docu about prostitution in Israel, and later surrogacy. What an introduxion. Looking thru their program sked, it seems i24 have a lot of duplication, maybe a few hours a day of new material repeated over and over. Abottom shows weather info in C and F for various worldcities along with rain to shine icons. Harder news (repeat) after 0300, which is obviously from the Israeli POV, but is this government-controlled? What is financing this? No commercials seen. Its objectivity not yet assessed. Oh, they tell us it`s unbiased, OK!! Anyhow i24 is the closest we are going to get to Al Jazeera for TV news from the Mideast; with SW from Israel (and Qatar) long defunct.

Senior ME Correspondent, pundit in the studio, is Mohammed al-Kassim. Senior Washington Correspondent is Dan Raviv, a familiar name from other networx. David Shuster does a 9 pm M-F newscast from Stateside. Default promo times spoken are US Eastern, tho additional zones are displayed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, UT Sunday July 16 at 0048, S9+5 with jazz piano and ``Rock me all night long``, so I bet the keyword tonight is ``night``. 0050 & 0058 Wolverine Radio IDs. Loads of logs here,36122.0.html
from *0027 to 0155* confirm that, with extensive playlists, tnx to some app. Another night song at 0119 and still going at 0133. As always, competes with lots of other SW musical programming on Saturday night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6924.97-AM, July 16 at 0120, S8 signal with undermodulated music, very poor. 0131 better, enough to tell the beat is heavy. No HFU reports at this time, but some had earlier on the lo side of 6925 guessing Liquid Radio; and after 0230 was Hot Legs/Licks Radio on 6924.75-AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND [and non]. 15589.94, July 16 at 0113, VP carrier at S1-S2 with music(?), must be R. Thailand to North America. Hardly anything else on 19m now, just good signal from Cuba on 15230, and a JBA carrier on 15435 --- noting scheduled now in HFCC or Aoki unless FEBC stayed on after 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1886 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 15 at 0630 on HLR 6190-CUSB by Nino Marabello in Italy at SINPO 15532 with a clip of the opening. Not confirmed Sat July 15 at 1431 on HLR 7265-CUSB as I try repeatedly during the semihour to hear anything but noise via UTwente --- but that doesn`t mean it was not on the air necessarily. Also confirmed Saturday July 15 after 2230 on WBCQ 9330.00v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Sunday July 16 at 0325 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, vs storm noise elsewhere in OK, 6 minutes in, so started circa 0319. Next:
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 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday July 16 at 0102, WTWW is on as Ted is summarizing what`s on this #2 transmitter: On 9930, Dave Ramsey at 1 pm ``Eastern`` [NO, not 17 UT but 18 UT, but off the air most of the time lately, and weekdays only]. Starting at 8 pm [Central?], country or classic hits, requests [Sometimes, not every night]. Bob Heil organ show Saturdays at 1 and 8 pm [always starting late and ending even later]. QSO ham show at 8 pm CT Tuesdays; Ham Nation, Wednesdays at 8 pm on 5085; On the second Tuesday, QSO Live with guest Don Wilbanx (sp?). 0104 coffee commercial, finally at 0104:40, `Theater Organ IN the Ozarx` starts, per canned opening, so it`s TOITO for short.

All at S9+50 fades to only S9+30, and constant horrible HUM. Does Bob Heil ever listen to the broadcast and notice it? He surely has a good ear for audio frequencies. I listen to this mostly on the PL-880 despite the hum, while bandscanning elsewhere. TOITO does not start closing theme until 0139, finished at 0140, then two minutes of dead air (except for the HUM!) --- wake up, Ted. 0142 ham promos and ads before ARNL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. UT Sunday July 16 at 0107+, I note so much competing musical programming:

5085, Theater Organ In the Ozarx on WTWW

3215, Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories on WWCR, hymns with self-piano

4840, The Talking [Singing] Machine Show on other WWCR

9925, The Giant Jukebox, The Mighty KBC via Germany, S9+20 fades to 10

9420, Voice of Greece, S9 usual excellent Greek music, weaker // 9935

9790, Romania with classical orchestral music // weaker 7335

6950-USB, Wolverine Radio, pirate with ``night`` tunes

6925-AM, another pirate with heavy beat music

6185, XEPPM, at 0052 song with marimba, better modulation than usual


UNIDENTIFIED. 6106.0-USB, July 16 at 0134, INTRUDERS, 2-way in colloquial Spanish. Stronger one S8 sounds distressed, mentions twice ``el equipo en el agua``, and ``faltan 8 pescados``, so maybe having trouble meeting his quota (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0446 UT July 16