venerdì 19 aprile 2019

Glenn Hauser logs April 19, 2019

** ARMENIA. 9300, April 19 at 1328, JBA talk. Aoki/NDXC shows the complex schedule of TWR India, via Yerevan-Gavar site, this 1315 quarter-hour on day 6 = Friday as in the Kur language, shared with San, Mun and Kui depending on the DOW. Full name of language per WRTH is Kurukh, which was on 9365 in B-18. EiBi language list shows: ``KUR Kurukh/Kurux: India-Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, W. Bengal (2m) [kru]``. Recently this was on 9330 by punchup mistake; not a good idea with the Superstation imminent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13739.240, April 19 at 1330, RHC knocked itself off-frequency today, as you never know whether it will stick to 13740.00. // 13700 is still accompanied by weak parasitic spurs approx. 28.3 kHz above and below. Something`s always wrong at RHC. A couple of listeners have objected to my frequent remark. Many of the wrongs result from sloppyration rather than worn-out equipment. All I can say, as on WORLD OF RADIO 1978, is that if and when RHC stops messing up, there will no longer be any reason to utter it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN. 7205, April 19 at 0320, singing and drumming at S9, 0329 Arabic talk mentioning Sudan, 0334 instrumental music. Sudan Radio, domestic service frequency, no doubt under new management. Beware, that Aoki shows an overlap of Sudan starting at 0210, and PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, East Turkistan, in Uyghur until 0257. EiBi, OTOH shows only a 3-minute overlap, *0257- and -0300* respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 17640, April 19 at 1557, BST-1 caradio lands on B-B-C- chimes, frequency still in memory for when MWV used it in B-18. Should have been listenable for this 1-hour of BBCWS in English via ASCENSION to Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1978 contents: Afghanistan, Antarctica, China, Cuba, Denmark, Finland and non, France, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Oklahoma, Oman, Romania, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Ukraine, UK, USA; publications; digital TV and radio; and the propagation outlook. 

Completed a day earlier than before, at 0205 UT Friday April 19. Hamburger Lokalradio will still run 1977 at 0630 Sat as they had not aired it yet, and then 1978 for 1430 Sat & 1030 Sun.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0930 UT Friday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780
0629 UT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany [1977]
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [April 27, alt weeks]
1130 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
1431 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955
0030 UT Sunday    WRMI 7730
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850 5950 7730 [some canceled?]
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, sofreshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 9330.14v, April 19 at 1327, WBCQ still with TOMBS, not the 500 kW Superstation, which per John Carver, Allan Weiner said on `Worldwide` last Friday night, would start testing in the coming week on 9330 or 7490, to be announced in his Twits. QRX. No doubt it will be on 9330.000 and not with Brother HyStairical, we can only hope. Bring on the flat-earthers! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, April 19 at 0504 UT on the R75 with E-W longwire, Mexican music, not so eclectic as to be expected from XEEP CDMX but the SW 6185 is already off. Switching to the DX-398 for DFing at 0544 UT, now it`s WSW/ENE so that rules out XEEP and points to KIJN Farwell TX; now I am suspecting the songs are of praise, especially with keywords Vida, Viva, Santo and Gloria. 

Trouble is, KIJN is a 10-kW direxional daytimer! But it`s well-known as a longtime cheater running at night, In Jesus` Name -- WWJD? SS but not religious beyond in almost same direxion is KXPL El Paso TX, another 10 kW daytimer ND, but not such a cheater. There are other USA SS on 1060 in NRC AM Log, none of them likely here and none religious, in CA, NV, NC, NC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1420, April 19 at 0550 UT, super-hype voice actors (SHVA) in Spanish with promos or ads, Mexican music, 0557 automated TC for 12, 56 = CDT. Something (else?) here in the mix is enough off-frequency to produce a LAH. I am enjoying the perhaps temporary absence of loud local KCRC Enid spur on 1420v, while on alternate transmitter following power outage/surge?

Cannot copy ID at 0601 UT other than FM frequency 103.3 or 106.3. Loops NW/SE so that rules out Mexico. No Coloradans on 1420, but the closest likely is KBHS Hot Springs AR, more like ESE, in NRC AM Log as U1 5000/87 watts, SS but its La Zeta FM as 105.5. Has there been a change? Bingo! in the WTFDA FM Database: 

``K292HG KBHS-1420 106.3 HOT SPRINGS AR USA 0.25 0.25 0.0 0.0 34-27-19 93-03-26 Silent //KZNG 1340. KBHS is silent`` -- silent no more.

Altho there could have been a format flip since it went to press 8+ months ago (and now sold out), NRC AM Log has only other SS on 1420 in FL, FL, ID, none likelier here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1630, April 19 at 0605 UT, Mexican music loops NNW/SSE, mutually nullable with KCJJ Iowa, making a medium SAH. The only such Unitedstatesian is KRND, Fox Farm WY to the NW, confirmed by 0610 UT with its known identity ``La Jota Mexicana`` IDs in passing. 

But where is my closest 1630, KKGM Fort Worth TX? No sign of it in the mix, off? It`s a gospel huxter in English, with a lot of music. I am hearing such a format at 1323 UT recheck. Always helpful to tune LSB to minimize local 1640 KZLS, especially on the way to FTW, and oppositely to Fox Farm.

Fox Farm cannot be found on the regular Rand McNally atlas, and not even on the 2013 large-scale version, nor in their indices! (There is aFoxpark, SW of Laramie). Thus I am forced to seek its location online. Fox Farm is a suburb of Cheyenne. Yet KRND address, per NRC AM Log, is way off in Broomfield CO, between Boulder and Denver! Studio? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1752 UT April 19