giovedì 3 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 2-3, 2019

** CANADA. 680, Jan 2 at 0637 UT, weather on ``680 CJOB``, vs IBOC noise from 670 WSCR unless I tune 680 to LSB (yes, not USB, since the IBOC peak is about 13 kHz away from sources). Plug some free app ``Radioplayer Canada`` to get lots of stations without a radio! Back to talk show ``live across Canada``. This is probably my second-often Winnipeger after CBW 990, 50/50 kW U1, which is audible anynight except when auroraed out. CJOB 50/50 kW U4 night pattern has a tiny tail to the south and day pattern is totally north, so unseems on either of them now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 3 at 0610, RHC English AWOL from here, while still going on 6060, 6100, 6165 and 5040. 6000 is the odd one out, from Quivicán site. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAO TOME. 6080.025, Jan 3 at 0604, VOA English news ending, into music, and it is this far off-frequency, so previous assumption that it would be Brasil is contradicted; altho if on, it may be off-frequency plus too, around here. Also light stray Cuban pulse jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Jan 2 at 1554, S9+10 open carrier, 1555 starting earworm REE IS, as non-American service now from 1600 weekdays.

9690, Jan 2 at 2302, REE English resumed on this Wednesday, after skipping NYE, Alison introducing lots of great Spanish classical guitar music for almost the entire semihour, VG. Final orchestral piece ends right in time for 2330 switch to French rather than dumping out of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.711, Jan 3 at 1421, VOT English into closing IS, VP S3-S5 and way off-frequency today unlike stronger Turkish, music close to 11815.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1963 monitoring: confirmed this week`s first SW broadcast, Wednesday January 2 at 1047, the 1030 on WRMI 5950, S9+10. Also confirmed Wed Jan 2 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9 no jamming; and 9 seconds later on WBCQ 7490.13, S9+10. Next:

(Tim Gaynor updates about Unique Radio, via WINB not in hiatus after all; and own 5045-LSB resumes January 7 and will then also // WINB)

0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  9265 via WINB to WSW
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE [NEW]
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE [NEW]
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW 
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB ND low power NSW Australia
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE [NEW]; also 5950 to WNW?
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:

** U S A. 9265V, Jan 2 at 2259, WINB with ``Over the Rainbow`` on piano, recording with very bad wow (modulation problem, in addition to wobbly carrier frequency), quick ID and 2300 `Treasure of Truth Broadcast` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 570, Jan 2 at 0634 UT, South Dakota PSA, so WNAX Yankton even on the E-W longwire rather than KLIF Dallas; 0635 back to music interlude on C2CAM, now // 580 WIBW et al., et al. WNAX fades into some CCI, so maybe it really is on their night pattern (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Jan 2 at 0641-0656 UT. Usually I tune 1 kHz below on USB in 9-kHz steps to detect those 1 kHz hets, but this time I do it 1 kHz above on LSB, which might turn up some different close-in carriers. I happen to start at 693, downward and then back up but here rearranged into order: 

531, 549, 558(2), 576, 585, 603, 612, 621, 639, 648, 666, 693, 729, 747, 774(2), 837, 855, 882, 909, 936, 1044, 1089, 1098, 1107(2), 1116, 1125(2), 1134, 1143(2), 1152(2), 1179(2), 1215(2), 1224, 1233, 1305(2 ~5 Hz apart), 1314, 1359, 1422, 1485(2), 1503, 1575.

For 1305, mwoffset list shows most likely RNE Radio 5, Spain, with one transmitter 5 Hz low and a couple close to nominal:
1304.9950 E RNE Radio 5 (Ourense/Pereiro (RNE))       24h 2015-10-12 
1304.9999 E RNE Radio 5 (Bilbao/Santo Domingo (RNE5)) 24h 2018-02-16 
1305.000  E RNE Radio 5 (Ciudad Real/Almagro (RNE))   24h 2011-05-23 
There are also some less likely synchros, Premier Christian Radio, UK.

In addition I had some odd hits at 0646, approx.: 944.055, and shortly 1054.19, i.e. ~1 kHz off the bandplan, where no stations are known, so presumably somethings receiver-internal or local devices; or real spurs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6989.94-LSB, Jan 2 at 2240-2254+ very strange monolog by some guy, sounds rather like Japanese, but with huge vocalized pauses, mostly aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh, some other vowels, on and on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1736 UT January 3