mercoledì 16 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 14-15-16, 2018

** AUSTRIA. 7385, May 16 at 0234, S Asian song and YL talk, poor S9 vs storm noise level. It`s AWR in Punjabi, while WHRI, also scheduled on 7385, must be off, along with some other USSW stations tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, May 15 at 0609, Radio Verdad in sign-off talk, 0610 NA, VP in storm noise level. Whenever checked the past couple weeks it was already off earlier, but now back to usual closing time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11880, May 15 at 2203, RHC in Spanish news, long pause, and more, // 12000 and 11760 --- what became of French supposed to be on 11880 now?? Also, 11880 is supposed to be in English at 23-24, but OFF at 2330, leaving only 5040, S9+20 including heavy storm noise level, at 2336 `DXers Unlimited` starting with something about a 10.6-meter wire antenna. Spanish at 2331 is on 12000, 11850, 11840, 11830, 11760 and 11700, while 11950 // much weaker 6000 are in separate `Mesa Redonda` hour. Wait --- 11700 is a mixture of Spanish and something else, more Spanish, i.e. Romania during the 23-24 hour and // 11800 in the clear. Arnie should have known better than to collide with RRI, but tough luck, ex-Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 12040, May 15 at 2205, hymn song is S1, then AWR ID in passing, slow English, lesson? Aoki/NDXC shows at 2200-2230, KSDA 12040 is in English on Mon/Wed/Sat, Sundanese other days --- but this is Tuesday! Confused about local days vs UT days? 

In B-17, same were on 9720 via Sri Lanka, per WRTH 2018, where you will only find AWR GUAM schedule under THAILAND (and KTWR under SINGAPORE). 

BTW, the extensive WRTH A-18 pdf updater must be imminent:

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 16 at 0235, anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH is VP in storm noise level. Lots of lightning from SW KS thru the OK and TX Panhandles down into central TX; moving on into SW OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9510, May 16 at 0227, poor Spanish and rock music at S5-S7; bet it`s RRI, one of few ISWBC stations left --- yes, // stronger 7375 as scheduled for this hour. See also CUBA 11700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15310, May 15 at 1419, not much on 19m, but S4-S6 and undermodulated talk here, listed as BBC Hausa via Meyerton, M-F at 1400-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15520, May 15 at 2158 with music just before close, REE is S9-S4 on the beam away from us, and on 17855, S8-S4 on the beam toward us. The other unID open carrier on 15520 not on now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9830, May 15 at 2207, VOT English is VP, S3 even to North America, further unusable due to pulse jamming, must be stray Cuban, rather than co-channel RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1929 monitoring: again no show, Monday May 14 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, while TOMBS continues. Confirmed UT Tuesday May 15 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+30/20. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1930 contents: Algeria non, Antarctica, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bonaire, China, Congo, Cuba, Fiji, France, Germany, Goa, India, Iran, Korea South, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands non, New Zealand, North America, Papua New Guinea, Perú, Philippines, Romania, Russia non, Sa`udi Arabia, Somalia, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda non, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, unID 15520, and the propagation outlook. 

WOR 1930 ready for first airing, Tue May 15 at 2030 on WRMI, which has just dropped 9455 for 5950, and // 7780. In summer+storm noise level, 5950 is a JBA carrier, and 7780 is JBA. Repeat one hour later at 2130 May 15, checked at 2157: 5950 is JBA and 7780 VP, just as I am talking about this frequency change. We were hoping for the summer, WRMI would resume 11580 ex-7780 for these daytime transmissions. 9 MHz band would have been better than 6 or 7, as before 2200, 9395 is S7, and 9955 S6-S7. 

But 5950 is good for someone, as Peter W Hansen reports at 2039 UT: 
``Hearing World of Radio now on 5950 kHz with fair reception here in south Florida; would be good except for the lightning crashes; weaker on 7780. Could only hear 9455 rarely and very poor here in south Florida``. WOR again missing from WBCQ, 9330, Tue May 15 at 2330, but more TOMBS. Next: 

Wed 1030   WRMI 5950 to WNW [ex-9455!]
Wed 2100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND [off this week, back May 26]
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe][or 2330?]
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE [canceled?]
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND [off this week, back May 27]
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 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
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. 5950, May 15 at 0558, WRMI back here with Oldies, S9+10/20 // JBA 9395, 0559 Biermann ID, 0600 VOA News axually on the hour! Good job by Victor Beatty (sp?) with hardly a stumble; also objectively good about the Israeli/embassy/Gaza uprising. 0606 Dish TV commercial!, 0607 back to Oldies. Much better signal than 5950 used to have here. You`ll recall that a few weeks ago for a few dates, 5950 was also running Oldies overnight, evidently a trial run for this. I logged them, but never on the WRMI schedule nor acknowledged.

#14 at 181 degrees on 5010 was to be activated late May 14, replacing 5950. Now scheduled: 22-23 M-F RAE Spanish, 23-24 Fámily Radio, 00-0030 AWR Cuba in Spanish, 0030-01 Eslovaquia; 11-1130 AWR Cuba, 1130-12 Radio Praga, 12-1230 Friday only, Yeshua. Not checked May 14-15, but 5010 JBA vs noise level at 2336 May 15.

A bigger unpreviewed change is:

5950 replacing 9455! And now on the air 24 hours, even all day when a much higher band should have been used, 11, 13 or even 15 MHz. All the 9455 programming, much of which duplicated various other frequencies such as 9955 and 7780 at certain hours, is now shown on 5950, #5 which is now on the 285 degree antenna, like 9455 used to be. 

Notably 5950 includes: 01-02 Tue-Sat RAE English // 9395; 08-10 RAE Japanese & Chinese (program schedule now claims Chinese Tue-Sat at 08-09 is on 5850, 5950 and 7730, Japanese at 09-10 on 5950 only; but the transmission schedule shows Japanese at 08-09, Chinese at 09-10; which is it???); 10-11 variety including WORLD OF RADIO at 1030 Wednesdays; 11-14 variety // 9955; 20-22 variety including WORLD OF RADIO Tue 2030 & 2130 // 7780; 22-23 variety // 9955. Much of the rest of the time is filled by Oldies.

9455 is indeed off, May 15 at 1424, while 9395 is fairly audible with BS. 5950 ex-9455 is now inaudible during presumed secret repeat of Slovakia in Spanish until 1430. 

Latest sked also shows RUI daily at 0200-0230 on 7780, no more WOR on UT Sundays; to be confirmed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9942.9, May 15 at 1421, as I am bandscanning down from 9999, weak carrier here, so I know WTWW-2 has reactivated 9930, yes, S9+20 with C&W music, first time heard in months; and since it`s the #2 transmitter, always with parasites 12.9 kHz above and below, the other one also audible on 9917.1. Meanwhile WTWW-1 is nominal SFAW on 9475 at S9+20/30. 9930 rechecked May 15 at 2206, still on with ``The Beat Goes On`` at S9+35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, May 15 at 0608, WWCR-1 is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, May 16 at 0236, WRNO is AWOL again. What is it with these stations, just turn it on whenever they get around to it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, May 16 at 0254, no signal from WEWN Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0449 UT May 16