giovedì 20 settembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19-20, 2018

** CUBA. 6060, Sept 20 at 0136, this RHC Spanish frequency is off. 6000 English is suptorted, while 6165 is not distorted, but undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Sept 18 at 2052, hearing Radio Martí // 11930 over jamming, but no RHC --- until soon RHC Portuguese begins to emerge underneath, as Brazuguese also on 12000 at 2054, S7-S8 with squeal. 12000 is not supposed to start until 2100 in Spanish; 11860 is supposed to be in Arabic at 2030, Portuguese back at 2000. We observed the same anomalies recently. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 7550, Sept 18 at 2041, JBA carrier, presumed AIR GOS instead of in DRM. Others report this is sometimes DRM, sometimes not. Seems they have a lot of problems keeping it going (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Sept 18 at 1805, African Pathways Radio on MWV, with its usual condescending advice on how Africans should live their lives, treat their spouses; offering literature to convert Muslims. Notable only that this quasi-antipodal station is quite listenable on the G8 pocket portable with telescopic antenna only as I am dining at an Enid restaurant a meter from a south-facing window. The repeat at 2048 heard on the home rig is only a JBA carrier, like everything else on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. In previous report I neglected to mention the center frequency, altho it would have been obvious:

15376 & 15384, Sept 17 at 1340, BSKSA Holy Qur`an is flanked by noisy spurs plus and minus approx. 4 kHz from 15380. Maybe related to the pitch of the singing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9805, Sept 18 at 0620, open carrier at S4-S6, 0621 brief tone test, 0622 a few words of Spanish and off*; sounds like Radio Martí, and indeed similar talk continues as I quickly switch to 7335 which is S9+30/40.. 9805 no doubt an advance tuneup test at Greenville for the RM transmission not really starting until 1000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1948 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday September 18 at 2042 the 2030 on WRMI 7780, very poor S7-S2. Listed // 5950 VP vs storm noise instead with Jeff White narrating another of the three dozen repeats of Wavescan. At 2155, no 2130 WOR either on 5950 or 7780; those and 9395 are all playing different music. WRMI program sked has still not been updated, showing WOR Tue at 2030 & 2130 both on 7780 & 5950. WOR not aired either at 2330 Tue Sept 18 nor Wed Sept 19 on WBCQ 9330, just BS. 

Confirmed Wednesday Sept 19 at 2103 tune-in on WRMI 9955, equally very poor on WBCQ 7490v, first on portable, then on home rig where 9955 is better --- and virtually synchronized with 7490v, so this week 9955 playout must not have started one semi-minute later. Next:

2330 UT Thursday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
2330 UT Friday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0629 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1230 UT Saturday  WINB   9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2130 UT Saturday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe, or 2330?] to WSW
0310vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
1030 UT Sunday    HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE
2330 UT Sunday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
2330 UT Monday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7730 [or 1949?] to WNW
2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 5950 [or 1949?]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, updated Sept 18:

** U S A. 9455, UT Thu Sept 20 at 0108, WRMI with music rather than weekly Hal Turner talkshow; 9455 on air this night only and supposed to be // 7490v WBCQ, but music fill there too, different. Both must have lost feed or suddenly canceled? 0111 WRMI with Oldies-style ID, and the canned one about the Everglades, ``back to the music``. So Oldies gets a frequency while 9395 is occupied by Argentina in English. Rechecking 7490 at 0113, now Hal Turner is on WBCQ talking about Israel, but 9455 still music, ditto at 0122, and 0132 when 9395 has reverted to music too but not //.

Meanwhile I checked the other WRMI frequencies circa 0112: 5950 algo in Spanish, so not // 9395 with RAE English as still shown on sked. 5010 still on air with religion in Spanish, despite shown off after 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 19 at 0634: only 936, none lower (except 846 presumed TP Kiribati).

Regarding the stronger-than-others JBA TA carriers I have been getting on 936 kHz, here`s another report regarding that:

``MARROCOS, 936. Ago 26, 2018. 0010-0035, SNRT*-Al Idaâ Al Amazighia, Agadir-MRC, em Berbere. Conversação entre a locutora e uma ouvinte, ao telefone, provavelmente; Uma canção berbere, suponho. Apesar de estar entre duas emissoras brasileiras OM ativas (930 e 940 kHz, a saber: Radio Liberdade, Aracajú-SE, filiada Band e Super Radio Brasil, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, respectivamente). Al Idaâ tem recepção satisfatória por aqui, 34433. Minha primeira sintonia desta emissora.

936. Ago 27, 2018. 0154-0210, SNRT-Al Idaâ Al Amazighia, Agadir, em Berbere. Locutora em conversação com um senhor; 0200 Canções berberes,
interpretadas por cantor, cantora e coral de vozes. Hoje, apresenta recepção pobre entre nós, 35432.

*Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision.
Fonte da pesquisa desta Emissora:
(José Ronaldo Xavier (JRX) - PR7036SWL (SWARL), 
Cabedelo-Paraiba, Brasil (UTC-3), Conexion Digital Sept 16 via DXLD)``

That source gives power as 400 kW: ``400 Thomson S7HP tx, max 400 kW, la: Tamazight (Berber), Tachelhit, Rifain, ar // 711 1044`` JRX says he heard it for the first time August 26, which may also imply the power increase was recent (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 19 at 1126-1131 on the R75 with E-W longwire: 1098, 936, 891, 846, 828, 774, 747, 666, 612, 594.

Immediately repeating the search on the DX-398 which I can rotate for DF, Sept 19 at 1133-1142: 594-NW, 612-WSW, 747-NW, 774-NW, 846-W, 936-WSW, 972-NW, 1017-?, 1035-?, 1098-?, 1512-WSW. NW points to E Asia such as Japan, Korea; WSW to Australia or NZ; W to other Pacific islands. Sunrise at Enid 1217 UT. My neighbor Richard N Allen, with more antenna gain, was also active this morning with audio from Japan before and after 1200 on 594, 774, 828 and carrier maybe Korea on 972 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0324 UT September 20