giovedì 11 gennaio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs January 11, 2018

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Jan 11 at 1915, RAE German relay is again AWOL for the fourth day, instead apparently World Music default fill, and not // 9455 in Oldies as evidenced by Bob Biermann announcement there. Both poor signals here at midday. Another check at 2005, when 9395 is supposed to be RAE in Italian: NO, the Cayman Islands promotional song is playing from the World Music loop! And now 9455 is VORW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 11955, Jan 11 at 1514, S9+10 of YL in uncertain language, during some glitches on the carrier. HFCC shows it`s AWR Turkish, 300 kW via Moosbrunn, this semihour daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 11 at 0724, R. Rebelde is JBM with hum. Wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15506, 15438, 15303, 15235 approx., Jan 11 at 1521, the primary four dirty distorted spurblobs from RHC 15370, this time about 67-68 kHz spaced, and again providing much more readable audio if tuned in FM mode, still with some crackle & whine. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15400, Jan 11 at 1522, while checking out the spurblobs from 15370, surprised to find CRI English relay here instead of 15700! Someone hit the wrong number on the keypad, and didn`t notice. The dumb transmitter said, ``OK, if that`s what you really want`` (in Chinese). As usual undermodulated almost suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KIRITIMATI. 846, Jan 11 at 0655, JBA carrier detectable from R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Jan 11 at 1924, WRMI is S9 to S9+10 of open carrier, prior to R. Herwa International, which at 1936 recheck is in Hausa about Boko Haram.

As of 2053 Jan 11, there is not a word (literally) about this on the WRMI programming page, altho it was belatedly entered onto the frequency skedgrid, as the only usage of XMTR 10, at 1930-2000 & 0700-0730, but altho still labeled South America, the azimuth has now been corrected from 160 to 87 degrees as appropriate for Africa. Nor is there anything about Herwa, searching WRMI FB. AFAIK, the only info to the SW community about this service is what I searched out when originally discovered. See DXLD 17-48.
Let`s take another look at the websites I found:

It was not 100% certain these are related to the SW broadcasts, as nothing was said about them. STILL nothing; own website, the second one, has not been updated for 11 months. Unfortunately, this service emerged just a little too late to make an entry into the WRTH 2018.

BTW, except for the original Radio Africa service outlier way up on 21525, 11530 is now the highest WRMI frequency in use. Daytime listeners in North America would be best served on the 13 or 15 MHz bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7345.500, Jan 11 at 0715, RRI in German, S9+10/20 --- on split frequency! Finger must have slipped on their keypad, striking 5 twice. Must have been a terrible hit/het against BBC Ascension 7345.00 before 0700 when both are in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615.066, Jan 11 at 1526, BSKSA with Qur`an, fair signal is the OSOB --- no RHC, no KVOH, and nothing on the other two Saudi frequencies, 17705, 17895, so hard to believe those two are really on the air. O, they aren`t supposed to be on after 1500, while 17615+ lasts until 1600; before 15 the trio are common (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Jan 11 at 0725, SIBC is JBA at S6; JBM from 5025 Cuba helps a bit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1912 monitoring: a reminder that the first opportunity for SWLs to hear this new edition is Thursday January 11 at 2230.5 on WRMI 5850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15740, Jan 11 at 1921, S9+20 of dead air is the SSOB, i.e. VOA GB warming up to jump and take over 15730 in French from 1930. Which has news with an echo, backscatter or longpath? Only other 19mb signal to rival it is 15140 RHC choking on Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9329.648v-CUSB, Jan 11 at 0656, WBCQ with rock music, S4-S5 and no CCI from Cuban numbers station, one of its alternating nights off; no ToH ID, 0703 segué.

9329.648-CUSB, Jan 11 at 1440, WBCQ playing ``William Tell Overture``, which means a back-episode of `Allan Weiner Worldwide` is starting. The Timtron is substituting this week, has found the microphonium, and conveniently announces the date as Sept. 1, 2017. 

This frequency remeasured independently and got exactly the same Hz as 8 hours earlier. In case the reply is only one hour, recheck at 1540: ``WTO`` is playing again, which means another `AWW` episode is starting as the theme is only for openings. Try again at 1639, but too much local noise now to hear it. 9329.68 approx., Jan 11 at 1917, WBCQ is still on, but JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI: see ARGENTINA [non]; NIGERIA [non]

** U S A. 5830, Jan 11 at 0719, no signal from WTWW-1, nor on 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775-, Jan 11 at 1920, not even a JBA carrier from KVOH which is supposed to be on past 1900 today. In fact, the entire 16m band is dead. Only 17640 MWV Madagascar might have been making it before 19 and after 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2125 UT January 11