martedì 23 aprile 2019

Glenn Hauser logs April 22-23, 2019

** BRAZIL. 11780, April 23 at 1427, RNA with YL hosting call-in, 11:27 timecheck, S9+10. Unusual to be so audible at this daypart rather than afternoon/evening. I check for other ZYs on 25m: 11815 has a het, one of which is likely RBC, vs Yamata and/or Urumqi; 11855.7, JBA carrier is certainly R. Aparecida. 

AFAIK, the only other Brazilian still active on this band is 11895, Super Rede Boa Vontade (RBV), Porto Alegre, often reported in European evenings, but I *never* hear it when I`m tuning earlier or later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 5900, April 23 at 0249, TOMBS at S9/+10, and not on 6055 new frequency as Ivo Ivanov had reported April 22 for 2000-0300, altho I have a JBA carrier on 6055 from unknown source, nothing listed and far too early for Japan at noon. 

Ivo reaffirms that Brother HyStairical was on new 6055 earlier by 2100, and Stephen Wood in New England had him yesterday April 21 at 2130 on 6055. So unknown yet what time they really switch to 5900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 2940.132, April 23 at 0556 UT, music detectable on ~S9 signal better than usual, but storm noise level peaks S9+20. Of course, it`s HJNT, Radio Huellas, Cali, long-running second harmonic of 1470.066 as already identified elsewhere, but I would still like to hear an ID, myself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, April 23 at 0601, this RHC English is off again, like 5040, while 6060 continues VG; 6100 & 6165 are sufficient but undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5980, April 23 at 0250, surprised to find strong S9+20 signal in Spanish here, discussing baseball, a staple of Radio Martí --- but it`s *not* // 6030, 7335, 7365! Could it be RHC or WRMI on a new frequency? No //s there either. 0253 topic changes to Cannes Film Festival; something from Europe? Surely not Spain, or even France. 

0256 plugs noticiero lunes a viernes from Radio Televisión Martí, and more IDs for RTVM, including a secure web address for access anywhere in world (i.e. Cuba) if you erase your history when finished. Sure wish I could have copied that; what is it? 0259 once again mentions `Noticiero TV Marti` and cuts off at 0300.

So we have a secret? new transmission from Greenville not of RM but of TVM soundtrack, starting when, and regular, or experiment? NO jamming, altho Cuba does ramp up 5980 noise well before nominal *0700 of RM.

Such an adjacency to 5985 would be unacceptable if WRMI were on there from 0200 as registered available, rather than really not until *0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995, April 23 at 0601, no signal from ORTM, which some days has been running well before 0600. So continues unreliably. Also reports indicate that the two CRI relay transmitters are off again after their revival a few weeks ago. Is anyone hearing those? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9700, April 23 at 0604, RNZI L&C in news, and no CCI audible from Romania in German this semihour only. Of course for us, propagation from S Pacific is much superior than from Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, April 22 at 2201, 2218, REE is still in Castilian instead of English even tho it`s Monday. I guess they haven`t got over Easter yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 22 at 2207, NO signal from VOT English to North America, yet another failure. This time I check the three frequencies scheduled in previous hours in case its transmitter be stuck overtime elsewhere ---- 9620, 9635, 11615 --- but nothing on those either.

9830, recheck April 22 at 2343, NOW it`s on with Turkish songs, S9+10/20, and as expected 2351 GERMAN very brief headline(s), sign off giving two phone numbers, nothing about frequencies! and 2352 into IS music; 2356 stops and restarts, shortly ID in another language, Portuguese? music and cut off 2358* --- just as if this were a completely normal transmission. 

Now I`m guessing the sloppyrator at Emirler thinx they are supposed to run 9830 at 23-24 UT with whatever program come over the feed from Ankara, instead of 22-23 UT; confused about summer timing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Re WORLD OF RADIO at 0300 UT Monday April 22 on WBCQ, John Carver replies: ``Glenn. Yes. 5130 was dead air for WOR and Hobart Radio. Nothing after John Lightning ended his show. John``

WORLD OF RADIO 1978 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday April 23 at 0100 
on WRMI 7780, fair. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [or 1979?]
2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 [NEW; or 1979?]

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

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

** U S A. 9475-, April 23 at 0248, WTWW-1 still on day frequency as well it might be, still blasting in at S9+40, while night frequency 5830 is vacant. But by 0558, 5830 is still off and 9475 has faded to JBA carrier, still at 0623 final check. At 1404, 9475 is the one, probably having run all night. SAWA WTWW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 5890, April 23 at 0553, dead air at S9-S6: it`s Tuesday, time for the weekly anomalies from WWCR; this time 5890 is quite weaker than 5935 with DGS modulation at S9+10/20. What about the other two transmitters? 4840 is also modulating with something, S9+20; while 3215, supposedly silent at this hour, is S9+20 of open carrier. Is WWCR doing this deliberately for some reason, wasting hundreds of kW, or some glitch in automation programming, turning on two extra transmitters when they are not supposed to be running? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1650 UT April 23