lunedì 24 settembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs Sepember 23-24, 2018

** CUBA. 11975-12025, Sept 24 at 0009, big dirty overmodulated signal of RHC 12000 can be heard splattering out over 50 kHz range; something`s always wrong at RHC.

11840, Sept 24 at 0011, this RHC is S9+10 but suptorted modulation; wiggle that patchcord! Also audible are the parasite carriers on 11830 & 11850. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15730, Sept 24 at 0013, scanning up the 15 MHz band, it`s as good as dead until at the top I run into this S9+25! RHC French signal, really the OSOB and SSOB. What a waste of spectrum. But it too has suptorted modulation. Wiggle that patchcord. SAWA RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 15000, Sept 24 at 0045, no WWV, while WWVH is in well enough to copy the propagation semi-minute: YES, unlike WWV which has been stuck at Sept 18, WWVH has current info for Sept. 23: Solar flux 68; planetary A-index 13; K index at ``two thousand one hundred`` September 23 was 2; no storms past or future. Well, by now she should utter the K for 0000 Sept 24. At 0047 promotes listening to WWVH by phone with number (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9550, Sept 24 at 0021, poor S4-S6 signal with chimey IRIB IS, 0023 sign-on in Spanish of Voz de la República Islámica de Irán, NA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1948 monitoring: confirmed Sunday September 23 at 2145 the 2130 on WRMI 7780 --- but *also* on unscheduled and stronger 9955! Supposedly at 2130 Sunday there is `Coming Home`. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 24 at 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.84. Also confirmed after 0330 UT Mon Sept 24 on WRMI webcast and  at 0343 check on 9955, poor. 

Expect to have new WOR 1949 ready for first airing UT Tuesday Sept 25 at 0030 on WRMI 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Sunday Sept 23 at 2200, this WRMI had been // 7780 with surprise WOR simulcast until 2159, but now they split: 9955 with `Wavescan` as scheduled, and 7780 with `Your Weekend Show`, the self-absorbed Bob Biermann, now // 9395. 7570 is starting `VORW` with the self-absorbed John J.---. 7730 is not on air yet. 5950 something in Spanish, seems gospel huxter. Before 2200 it was in Italian.

7490v, by 2210 Sunday Sept 23 I find something I`d rather listen to, on WBCQ, `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot`, but only fair signal, with music from Ukraine, and usual clownish SFX.

9955, UT Monday Sept 24 at 0015, WRMI starting `Moderna` with Yadira Escobar, Miami Cuban bloggess with commentary on the so-called constitutional reform in Cuba, and acknowledging listeners in Mexico. Averaging S8, and no jamming, oops! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5055.75, Sept 24 at 0036, WWRB 5050 again tonight putting out filthy parasitic spur at plus 5.75 kHz, also 5044.25 on opposite side. Still on at 0243, much later than usual, with gospel huxtress, and now I find a second-order pair of spurs at twice the separation, circa 5038.4 and 5061.55; the lower one hetting 5040 RHC, which to make matters worse for itself, is now undermodulated, and in addition general splatter out of 5050 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 9700, Sept 24 at 0019, song and ID starting ``Thini``, which I associate with Thai or Lao, but maybe extends to Kachin, as now scheduled from RVA Philippines, secretly transmitted via SMG. S5-S7 signal is very alike e.g. Romania on 9730, and nothing direct from SE Asia audible elsewhere on band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7457, Sept 24 at 0025, AM open carrier and off. IIRC this is a MARS frequency, not otherwise in AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0529 UT September 24