lunedì 10 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 9-10, 2017

** ALBANIA. 7210, July 9 at 2341, S8 in Spanish, which is Radio Internacional de China, 150 kW at 280 degrees from Cërrik at 22-24. 

I was looking for Nelson Roig, N1NR in Pennsylvania, who used to hold forth on this frequency LSB with anti-Castro diatribes, sounding much like scripted broadcasts. Haven`t heard him or his cohorts in quite a while. Anyhow, no other broadcasts on 7210 until Kolkata from 0215 per HFCC. N1NR also was more active in the mornings around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.05, July 9 at 2350, VP S1 talk in unknown language. Can it be Rádio Aparecida, so close to nominal rather than 1-2 kHz off? Hard to imagine, but nothing else is scheduled in HFCC between 1900 and 0230. Encourages me to measure this and other ZY frequencies later. Best window for 11855 is 0530-0700, after Iran in Arabic, and before Albania in CRI Chinese. July 10 at 0601, I put the R. Aparecida ID on 11855.068.

Only other ZY carriers on 25m now, no SRDA nor of course Bandeirantes:

11934.924, July 10 at 0604, VP carrier presumed from R. Evangelizar.

11815.038, July 10 at 0605, VP carrier presumed from R. Brasil Central.

Estimated accuracy of these measurements: within 2-3 Hz; earlier 31m:

9818.706, July 10 at 0547, VP carrier presumed from R. Nove de Julho, drifting ever-lower.

9725.442, July 10 at 0550, VP carrier presumed from R. Evangelizar.

9674.935, July 10 at 0553, VP carrier presumed from R. Canção Nova (which BTW is missing from WRTH 2017; inactive at presstime? In Aoki)

9664.847, July 10 at 0556, poor but definitely in Brazuguese, R. Voz Missionária (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17580, July 10 at 1350, fair Spanish signal from RHC, but no signal on the other 16m frequency, 17730, supposedly running 11-15 per Aoki, with 17580 at 11-14. Yet another sign of contracted transmitter usage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, July 10 at 0004, pirate music poor at S4, interjected ID, maybe as ``Radio Revolution``? No, a dozen logs all from further east, except Denver, here,36022.0.html
say it was Radio Free, What-ever, from *2355 to 0036* with such an ID at 0004 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 9 at 2328, I start monitoring for R. Chaski, as it`s been over a month since I last timed their autocutoff, June 5 until 2334:11.5*. With our latest sunset of 0153* just surpassed, conditions will improve very gradually from now on, but 2330v is really borderline as far as propagation possibility so far before sunset here. does not include Urubamba, but Cusco sunset is 2235 UT, an hour earlier, so signal gets a good head-start.

On the E/W antenna, I can`t hear it, but on the N/S, JJJBBBA carrier, fading in and out vs the noise fading up and down differently. Relentlessly, I keep listening to this for 10 minutes until R. Chaski finally no longer carries at very close to 2338.0*, but can`t be precise to the semisecond. This is 3:48.5 minutes since last catch 34 days ago, or 228.5 seconds = 6.72 seconds later per 24 hours ---- so we are still on the same cycle at the well-established slippage rate. But at 8 minutes past nominal 2330*, a reset of their clock is likely imminent. BTW, I do not compute this till afterwards, while monitoring not knowing exactly when to expect cutoff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, July 9 at 2346, German! So the dozy Emirler operator has again allowed Die Stimme der Türkei to run almost the full hour of German which comes over the program feedline following English to North America, which is supposed to close down before 2300. At least there is no more RTTY co-channel this late. YL is closing with ``Auf wiederhören``, but non-IS music continues a while longer. Finally really off by 2356 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1885 monitoring: confirmed by Ivo in Bulgaria the Sunday July 9 at 1030 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 9485-CUSB, following Media Network Plus with our propagation outlook:

Also confirmed here, Sunday July 9 at 2338, the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.02v-CUSB, averaging S4 (while `Le Show` on WBCQ 7490.07-AM is S9+10). Also confirmed UT Monday July 10 from 0300 sharp on Area 51 webcast, also barely audible vs noise level via WBCQ 5129.82-AM at 0308 check. Also confirmed UT Monday July 10 at 0330 on WRMI webcast, and good S9+20 to S9 on 9955. Next:
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. 5050, Sunday July 9 at 2357, WWRB carrier is on, dead air at S9+5; still hasn`t started hateful programming by 0003 Monday July 10, as I call it quits. It`s time to enjoy `With Heart & Voice` on KUCO 90.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1558 UT July 10