lunedì 7 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 5-6, 2018

** CUBA. 11880, May 5 at 2223, RHC is S9+10/20 of dead air instead of French to Africa. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, May 5 at 2216, JBA carrier, again presumed R. Kuwait reactivated. Regarding others checking `17750`` yesterday, Wolfgang Büschel replies May 5: 

``Okay Glenn, sorry, checked the wrong fq yesterday night. Now 17550 kHz is a S=9+20dB signal here in western Europe / southern Germany, Radio Kuwait in Arabic, female presenter etc. At 2031 UT May 05. Excellent audio, refurbished and replaced mid 90ties SW gear units now. 20 kHz wideband signal. wb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, UT Sunday May 6 at 0021, NO signal from The Flighty KBC, after weeks of promotion that today mighty QSY to summer channel via GERMANY, left over from Croatian relay practice. Instead there is still a JBA carrier on 5960 which has been used so far in A-18, presumably still KBC. Ditto both at 0137 recheck. I asked, how is it further east? Jay Novello, Wake Forest NC, replied at 0125 on the WOR io group:

``Doing well as usual on 5960. No idea why they announced a frequency change, then didn’t`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 15085-AM, Saturday May 5 at 2218, here`s Josiah the Station YHWH guy again, S8-S9 encountered on bandscan, as I predicted upon reactivation of 7470; he used this frequency at least twice before as last year in DXLD 17-42: 

``PIRATE, 15085, 2119-, YHWH, Oct 7. OK, a daytime frequency found on a bandscan. Not as strong as during the evening, but still at fair level (S4 to S5) in the clear with the usual shtick. Checked the next day (8 October) and he was there at 2235 UT at weak levels. He signed off right at the time of my check, so it looks like a regular frequency (Walt Salmaniw, Masset, Haida Gwaii, BC, dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1900, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

I discovered YHWH on 15085, July 27 at 2018, and until now have seen no other reports of it (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1900, DX LISTENING DIGEST)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.043, May 5 at 2225, BSKSA Qur`aning is stronger than usual at S9+10/20 but fluttery, and always off-frequency+plus (Fortunately there is no longer any WRMIBS to bother from 11825.0). Good soporific nap music. Also // much weaker 11915, not measured (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sunday May 6 at 1407 check, very poor music offset minus, no doubt R. Munansi via WWRB active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1928 monitoring: 6190, Hamburger Lokal Radio, Goehren, [GERMANY] *0600-, 05-05 [Saturday], English, program "Switzerland in Sound", at 0630 Glenn Hauser’s program "World of Radio". 15321 (Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Friol, Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters, WOR iog via DXLD)

Alan Gale, England, reports on the Hamburger Lokalradio 6190-CUSB 1431 broadcast Saturday May 5: ``Hi Glenn, Well, I can confirm that HLR is still on 6190 kHz during Saturday afternoons as yet, and today the signal came up at around 1400 UT, so Media Network was audible for the first time in ages at a reasonable strength. Sadly the signal did drop a bit around 1428, and was a bit up and down until around 1455, though still about 80% audible, though the signal came right up in strength for the final 5 minutes and just in time for the sign off. It will be interesting to see how well 6 MHz holds up as we approach midsummer.

One other report of WoR. The Friday evening IRRS broadcast on 7290 kHz at 1800 UT carried a mix of a lot of different programmes, but for the last 5 minutes World of Radio appeared until sign off. No repeat of that again this evening though. 73, Alan``

Checked here in OK, WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, Sat May 5 at 2131, continues with Brother Scare instead of WOR. (Axually there is no longer any point in running WOR one day a week at 2130 instead of 2330, as that was to accommodate Blalock the Blaster, who is no longer on 9330 at all, AFAIK. Maybe WOR went back to 2330 Saturday too? Not checked. Expect it still to be hit-and-miss.)

On April 7, 14, and 21, the listed Sat 2300 broadcast of WOR on WRMI 7780 was replaced by `Voice of the Report of the Week`; I inquired of Jeff weeks ago about this, since WOR continued to appear on the WRMI programskedgrid. And have continued to monitor. Finally, Sat May 5 after 2300, WOR is back! on 7780, poor reception here but allegedly much better up the Eastern seaboard toward Europe in the ``Atlantic Northeast`` which is really the northwest Atlantic.

Confirmed UT Sunday May 6 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, JBA. Also confirmed UT Sunday May 6 at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 7 minutes into show, so started circa 0320.

Also reports of the Sunday 1030 on HLR 9485-CUSB heard in Europe:

9485, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, *0900-1105, 06-05, 0900-0959 German program, 1000-1059, English, 1030 Glenn Hauser’s program "World of Radio", 1100 program in Spanish "Radio Tropical". 15321 (Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, Logs in Friol, Tecsun S-8800, cable antenna, 8 meters, WOR iog via DXLD) And:

GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, May 6
1031-1100 on  9485 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, fair to good:
(Ivo Ivanóv, Bulgaria, WOR iog via DXLD) Next:

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. 9955, Saturday May 5 at 2229.5, pleased to hear by chance WRMI playing the Spanish ID I recorded many months ago. Automation is known to recycle on a weekly basis, and this could well be the only instance. 

My English ID was only ever heard Wednesdays at 1315.0/1415.0 winter on 9955 before a now deleted WOR airing. I also recorded IDs in French and Portuguese, which I have *never* heard on the air. Please let me know if anyone ever hear any of my WRMI IDs in any language. 

2230 starts `Bajo el Sol de Miami`, YL introducing in Spanish except pronouncing WRMI letters in English; no jamming, also // much weaker 9455 as usual during the 22-23 hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Sat May 5 at 2240, WRMI sounds like rock music, poor as usual on this frequency aimed into the Atlantic. Maybe VORW? Transmission skedgrid shows `Walking in Power` on Sat & Sun. But the program skedgrid below leaves this hour unaccounted for on any System. 

AFAIK, last sked from VORW himself did not show anything on Sat or Sun, but WRMI does list him Sundays at 21-22 on 7780, 9455. For the past three weeks, VORW had also been playing on 7780 in the Sat 2300-2400 hour; see WOR Monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, May 6 at 1328 UT quick check: KLEY Wellington KS is still SNAFU, pop-pop, click-click (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1811 UT May 6