sabato 5 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 4-5, 2018

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, May 4 at 2301, R. Tirana English opening confirmed via WRMI on its Friday-only broadcast in addition to 6-daily 0200 on 9395; on the G8 in downtown Enid as the Tri-State Music Festival parade is just starting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230V, May 4 at 1453, RHC carrier is wobbling --- or is it? Could also be propagation disturbance causing Doppler effect; or a second offset signal QRMing --- but nothing else known on 15230 at this time, and only Xi`an elsewhen at 03-09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11975-12015, May 5 at 0023, approx. splatter range of RHC 12000 during a strong discurso, perhaps adding to the overmodulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. Around 2015 UT I am getting a JBA signal on 17550, sounds like Arabic music. Seems R. Kuwait has finally activated and/or started to propagate this long-dormant broadcast to Central & Western North America, per HFCC: ``17550 2000 2400 6,7 KBD 250 350 0 216 1234567 250318 281018 D 14750 Ara KWT RKW MOI 12058``
Could be better further east, altho aimed further west (Glenn Hauser, OK, 2033 UT May 4, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Soon replies mentioning ``17750``, I hope typos for correct 17550:

At 2109 May 4, 17750 was good copy using a 17m yagi in that direction. Weaker but copyable on the Wellbrook loop (Don Lamont, Alberta Moman)

At 2117 UT Nothing 'seen' heard on 17750 kHz unfortunately on my access points, not in Europe, - nor in NY state (Wolfgang Büschel)

The smaller Wellbrook loop often does a bit better on the higher frequencies. 17750 [sic] is still doing quite well at 2325 (Moman)

Nothing here at 2323 UT? 73 (Mick Delmage, Alberta, ibid.)

Just after I mentioned they were still good at 2315 and clicked send, they went off (or way down) around 2318. Still a weak carrier but could be anyone (Moman, ibid.)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, May 4 at 0625 check, VON is AWOL again; however, there is an unmodulated carrier pulsing on and off for a while, maybe this, or who knows, a ham experimenting. Stops before I can measure if it`s the typical VON minus offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 12050, May 4 at 2009, WEWN has a SAH of about 152/minute = 2.53+ Hz (on SW the SAHs are rarely steady like on MW, due to propagational factors; and HF transmitters tend to be less stable than MF), implying another signal under it. And in fact I can hear African language talk and music, certainly separate from Radio Católica Mundial programing. 

So it`s Radio (Ndarason) International, via ASCENSION at 18-21. I suppose there is not too much overlap in intended targets of Latin America and Nigeria? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF channels 3, 19 and 61, May 4 at 1640 UT, I`ve brought up an old TV set into analog tuning, my antenna passing thru a Zenith DTV STB turned off, since there are signs on the 6m map of a sporadic E opening --- a bit earlier, Louisiana DXer was getting some Central American lowband NTSC TV channels where they still exist unlike Mexico, but it`ll be a near-miracle if any ever make it here 500 miles further. And I see weak signs of 3/4 color bars on channel 3! 

But it`s too steady, and confirmed as radiation from Suddenlink cable, which disposed of its analog TV channels years ago; but deliberately tuning all VHF and UHF on-air (not cable) channels 2 thru 69, I find the same silent video also on 19 and 61! Why? Well, handy for their test purposes, I suppose. Color bars of any sort are never seen elsewise any more, except in a network switching glitch (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1 FM, May 4 at 1710 UT, and May 5 at 1707 UT, recheck, KAMG-LP Enid is off the air, as happens periodically for long spans, instead of satellator gospel-huxtering and alabanzing in distorted Spanish. Fine with me: opens up a good frequency for Es DX, Woodward and Tulsa permitting (but nothing heard despite 95 MHz MUF east of here). Has license expired? I waste time hunting for expiration date in their FCC data, unfound, but reminding that onetime DXer John Broomall in Georgia is involved in it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** OKLAHOMA. 94.3 FM, May 5 at 1708 UT, hard-sell *commercial* by Jump4Joy Entertainment LLC in Enid as ``sponsorship for KLGB-LP``. They rent/provide inflatable stuff, probably including the gross monster truck seen on the north court house lawn by the Tri-State parade last evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 4775.0, May 5 at 0520, JBA carrier, on frequency and time make it TWR, rather than Perú or Brasil, currently scheduled in English at 0500-0700 weekends, 0430-0700 weekdays. LSR is an hour earlier, 0421 UT, with 22 minutes more to gain by latest in one bimonth. At 26.5 degrees south it doesn`t get very wintry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sat May 5 at 1500, via UTwente can`t get it due to huge splatter from 15245 CRI English, which is 500 kW, 308 degrees from Kashgar for one hour only. Recheck at 1700, now hilife music is good from Radio Munansi via WWRB on characteristic 15239.93 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1928 monitoring: Not having been broadcast since April 22 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, I am about to give up daily chex, but guess what, one more, Friday May 4 at 2330 finds it`s back! Breaking into otherwise 24h Brother Scaring. So will have to keep all these on the schedule as maybes. 

This was on the G8 in downtown Enid as the Tri-State Music Festival parade has already finished, fewer MS/HS bands than ever participating and only a few from out of town, furthest being Vici OK, who got a big hand, after the terrible wildfires around the town – they conquered but don`t know how to pronounce Vici in Latin, rather Vigh-sigh in Okie, which I guess does sound less weaky. Terrible financial problems caused by anti-tax Republican legislators against schools have taken their tolls. Who needs music education??

WOR 1928 confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, B`lgariya:
``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 5
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak/fair``

I don`t get UTwente up and running before 1500 in time to check 6190 this week, the 1431 airing of WOR via HLR which is often inaudible.

Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE [not since April 7 but sked; 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
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB 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-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
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?]
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe; or 1929?]

Complete WOR schedules on air, webcasts, podcast linx:

** U S A. 7490.06, UT Sat May 5 at 0001, some C&W song rather than William Tell Overture, so is it not `Allan Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ? Yes, in name only as Larry Will, a.k.a. cosmikdebris and Jane are hosting this week, making it quite a different show, as John Carver summarizes:

``Listening on 7490 this evening as 5130 is not on the air. Show started on time but not with the usual theme song. Instead opened with Ripple by the Grateful Dead which told me another guest host this evening. When the music finished we find that Larry Will and Jane are hosting the show. We were informed that Allan and Angela were on their honeymoon and on their way back to Maine. Allan is towing the transmitter he got from WRMI behind his vehicle and stopped in New Hampshire to take part in NearFest this weekend.

Larry opened by referring to some items in the Free Radio Weekly and some talk about DXing in general and some local station news. He mentioned the cutbacks at WWRB and stated that WBCQ was still in the process of expanding. Stated that tonight's show would be light, enjoyable and have no politics or world events.

After some music he went into reading from the Free Radio Weekly. Sang the praises of the Tecsun PL-880 for most radio listening. More music after the Free Radio Weekly, then some brief comments about FaceBook and some more music.

Show was off the air at 0100 finishing with some more music. With no politics, world events, rants, raised voices or irate callers it was actually a pleasant hour of entertainment this evening. John, Mid-North Indiana``.

Yes, I also found 5130 still off today; what`s wrong? May await fixture by AW once he get back to Monticello, but hopefully by Sat/Sun evenings for Area 51 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2014 UT May 5