mercoledì 9 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 9, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 9685, Wed August 9 at 1233, same OM is alternately speaking English with heavy accent and some other language, rising intonations at ends of words or phrases, Burmesish? Sermon or Bible translating, S9. It`s Reach Beyond, Australia. At 1242 says ``Amen``; 1243 Englishish schedule closing as Wed & Sat 5:45 pm IST, 6:45 pm BST = start time of 1215 UT. Then RBA full Oz English sign-off until tomorrow at 1115 UT, and off 1245*. 

Aoki list, usually updated daily, still shows July 28 as latest, so I guess he`s on vacation:
It shows 9685 is 100 kW, 315 degrees from Kununurra daily at 1115-1245 in a complex schedule of Burmese, English and five other languages, this one being: 1215-1245 1..4..7 Nagamese [sic], i.e. also on Sundays. 

Via our Hitlist, we quickly reach RBA`s own A17 schedule:
showing this sesquihour block is for Myanmar and northeast India, and the three transmissions in question are called ``From Darkness to Light`` in ``nag`` = Nagamese, yes, not Naganese. EiBi`s language list shows ``NAP Naga Pidgin / Bodo / Nagamese: India-Nagaland (30,000) [nag]``. Nagaland is already 90% Christian making it the state religion, and more Baptist than Mississippi, per Wikipedia. Capital Kohima, where AIR used to be on 4850 & 6065, gone for about a sesquiyear; nearest somewhat active AIR is 5050 Aizawl (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15525, Aug 9 at 1251, S5-S3 Chinese from CNR1 like 11825, whose only reason to be here is to jam Voice of Tibet on 15527, per Aoki at 1236-1305 via Tajikistan, but no trace of that audible, not even a het. Not much else from Asia on 19m band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 12843-CW, Aug 9 at 1256, CQ marker from HLO, which is Seoul Radio. Not many of these left. Kept fading during the ID, but repetition soon allowed full copy. Not in EiBi (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, August 9 at 1220, RNZI is S9 to S7, not as solid as usual, so maybe the 325-azimuth antenna is back in service during the 11-13 bihour only when the 35 is off instead of both? Meanwhile, Barry Hartley answers my latest question:

``So during the 325 degree antenna downtime, are all the frequencies on the 35 antenna getting the full 100 kW instead of just 50, improving reception thisaway overall?``

``Hi Glenn, Yes, the 35 degrees antenna is receiving the full 100 kW. That should provide good reception in North America`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, August 9 at 1421, Radio Sultanate (note spelling) of Oman with Arabic music and 1427 Arabic talk. RSO has attracted a lot of attention further east by jumbling its English and Arabic times. This hour was originally English, but lately has been an hour later and sometimes prolonged for hours and hours after that. Signal has been barely audible here most of time, but now S6 fading to S2. Recheck at 1735: Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 9 after 1315 on WRMI 9955, fair. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  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

** U S A. 5830, August 9 at 1218, WTWW-1 modulation is breaking up badly. 9475, August 9 at 1424, S9+40 but severe modulation breakup. So Ted was awake enough to make the QSY, but not enough to notice there was a bit of a problem with the mod. STILL that way at 1735. That`s OK: reduces the listenership for SFAW racist programming from insignificant to nil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1370, August 9 at 1158 UT, ad for Coyote Tractors on highway 290, 1159 ID as Fox 1370, but 1200 UT into CBS News bong. This doesn`t quite compute, so my research finds: Google is smart enough to correct Coyote to Kioti! US 290 connects San Antonio to Austin to Houston TX. The only 1370 along this route is KJCE Rollingwood = Austin market, and it`s Talk 1370, not Fox 1370. Wikipedia and NRC AM Log of last year confirms it carries CBS news; and the find-a-Kioti-dealer website goes to this: Paige Tractors, 4409 Highway 290 East, Paige, TX, 78659, Distance: 46 miles from KJCE`s Austin zipdcode of 78746. Wiki also informs that call derives from a previous branding ``K-Juice``. It`s 5/0.5 kW U4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 91.7, August 9 at 1354, KOSU with NPR Morning Edition report about a girls` metal band in Indonesia, what a thing, but detracted by correspondent Ashley Westerman saying their native language is ``Sudanese``, rather than Sundanese (it`s a long way from Sudan), duh! Here`s the story with transcript
which correctly spells Sundanese in first graf (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9780.23-USB, August 9 at 0611, 2-way INTRUDERS very poor in tonal language, Chinese? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1749 UT August 9