martedì 1 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs April 30-May 1, 2018

** CHINA. 11785, May 1 at 1349, VG signal with soft piano music, soon M&W talking over in Chinese. It`s CNR1 jamming VOA Chinese via Philippines, of which not a trace is to be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15590, April 30 at 1328, dramatic dialog with SFX, music, bits of Chinese --- typical CRI programming now and sounds the same as on JBM 9570 via Cuba. It`s one of the ubiquitous 308 degree beams from Urumqi, English at 1200-1500, making it over here unlike anything else on the band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 15510, April 29 at 1809, S5-S9 halting talk in unknown tonal language; almost sounded like the modulation was cutting out. 1816 percussive HOA music added, and then another non-halting speaker. HFCC shows besides an imaginary ARM listing earlier, only 15510 is:
``15510 1730 1900 47E,48W WOF 300 140 0 618 1234567 250318 281018 D 15450 Ara G IBR BAB 16110 FN01``

i.e. IBRA Radio in Arabic via BabCock, Woofferton UK. But this is NOT Arabic. NDXC/Aoki is more accurate:
15510 1730-1800   G   IBRA MEDIA/Radio Sama    Bej Woofferton  1-7  
15510 1800-1830   G   IBRA MEDIA/Radio Sama    Fur Woofferton  1-7  
15510 1830-1900   G   IBRA MEDIA/Radio Sama    Ara Woofferton  1-7

So it`s Fur following Bej before Ara. EiBi lang. abbrs. are resp. TGR, FUR and A. But there`s no FUR on his readme language list! Next stop: WRTH 2018 page 491 for IBRA B-17 sked under Sweden: it`s Fur --- that is the full name of the language. Next stop, Google search to:

``Fur languages - Wikipedia
The Fur or For languages constitute a small, closely related family which are a proposed member of the Nilo-Saharan family. Fur in western Sudan had around 750,000 speakers in 2004, and Amdang (also called Mimi) in eastern Chad had around 40,000 speakers in 2000``

While we`re at it, what about 1730-1800? NDXC/Aoki says Bej, but EiBi says TGR which means Tigre (not Tigrinya) as in Eritrea. WRTH says Beja, so is that another name for Tigre, or completely different? No Bej in EiBi list (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

WORLD OF RADIO 1927 monitoring: barely confirmed Sunday April 29 at 1904 on WRMI 9395, my voice recognizable but not what I say, while at 1900 on another receiver only a JBA carrier. Not confirmed Sunday April 29 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: still sticking with Brother HyStairical, now one week after the last time WOR was to be heard on 9330. Ditto Monday April 30 at 2330. Still no explanation or response from WBCQ. So I am removing all the 9330s from my schedules.

WOR 1927 confirmed, UT Monday April 30 at 0130 on WRMI 5850 VG, 7780 good, and 5950 remains off the air despite WRMI`s contradictory schedules. Also confirmed UT Monday April 30 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.83 at S9+10, fair-good but noisy. Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 30 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, good S9; and also on WRMI webcast only repeated at 0400. Also confirmed UT Tuesday May 1 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, fair. 

WOR 1928 expected to be ready for first airing Tuesday May 1:

Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1030   WRMI 9455 to WNW
Wed 2100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE [not last three weeks; canceled?]
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Mon 0130   WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1929?]

Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:

** U S A [and non]. 11660, May 1 at 1344, WTWW, with hateful racist and anti-Muslim talk, against ``black-natured savages coveting white women``. This is S9+10, and slightly stronger than 5830 fading to only S9. Yes, second harmonic! Never heard before. Altho falling in 25mb, one might assume it was fundamental. Ted has obviously mis-tuned the transmitter or removed any harmonic filtering. 

If there`s one harmonic, there could be more: check 17490, 23320 if propagation ever allow. 11660 was first reported by Dan Sheedy, California, at 1315-1350 April 28. 11660 cuts off abruptly at 1403*. By 1404 I tune to 9475 and it`s already on at S9+20, with the usual spurs 9462.1 & 9487.9, not accompanying 5830 or 11660, so separate transmitter. After 1400, 11660 also was colliding with another station, listed as CRI in Urdu via Kunming. (CRI is also on 11660 at 11-14 in English, but via Kashgar, not heard under WTWW). Once in the clear, CRI is S6-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 11981.022, May 1 at 1351, dead air open carrier fading S9 to S7, making big het with 11980 CRI English via Kunming until it quits at 1357 after a couple minutes of Chinese lesson, while 11981+ remains on. Only other 11980 scheduled was DW in Hausa via São Tomé, also until 1357, but this is surely too strong to be that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 1729 UT May 1