giovedì 25 aprile 2019

Glenn Hauser logs April 23-24, 2019

** CUBA. 6000, April 24 at 0600, RHC English S9+10 but suptorted; 6100 S9+20 undermodulated; 6165 weak S8-S9 just barely modulated; while only 6060 is any good, S9+20; and 5040 is off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9580, April 24 at 0149, CRI English relay is S9+10/20 but just barely modulated; // 9570 via ALBANIA is weaker but louder, not unusually (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5980, April 24 at 0152, TV Martí is already on after finding it last night until 0300*, so is it a 2-hour span? The jammer noise has already found it, underaudible. And yes, while this is talking, the original Radio Martí frequencies are musicking and NOT //: 6030, 7335 and 7365. 

Then I go looking at the website and find this notice, affirming that I had discovered the new TV-on-SW service on its first night, local April 22; it`s 5 hours long, M-F 22-03 UT Tue-Sat, which means it blots any chance of R. Chaski, Perú if it is still active until 00* or 01*? April 24 at 2308, there is TVM already but this early poor S5-S8.

``Televisión Martí podrá escucharse en onda corta --- abril 23, 2019 
--- Noticiero Radio Martí logo - Compartir - Ver comentarios

La Oficina de Transmisiones a Cuba (OCB) estrenó el 22 de abril una nueva alternativa para acceder desde la isla a la programación de Televisión Martí.

Desde las seis de la tarde hasta las once de la noche, de lunes a viernes, los noticieros de Televisión Martí podrán escucharse en la radio por onda corta en la frecuencia de 5980 KHz.

Tomás Regalado, director de OCB, dijo que se trata de una iniciativa histórica que sirve para cumplir con la misión de llegar a todas partes de Cuba.

“Esto nos da una oportunidad de diseminar el mensaje de Televisión Martí no solamente a través de las ondas de satélite, de la Internet, de “El Cañonazo” y los DVDs que estamos enviando, sino también a través del sonido. Las bandas sonoras de la televisión se van a escuchar en la onda corta”, dijo Regalado.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 5000, April 24 at 1250, WWVH with new hourly announcement about some US military exercise, but JBA under WWV; I quickly switch to 10000 where the two are about equal but can`t really copy it with additional QRM from LSB intruder sounding Spanish. At 1252 WWVH is still announcing its phone number, implying, why are you trying to hear us on a SW radio?? BTW, many years ago, I offered to provide a daily hot-DX tip during a WWV minute, but they weren`t interested! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.9, April 24 at 1958 on caradio, ``KC`s rock alternative`` non-ID with CCI. This is no doubt another translator in OKC, per WTFDA FM Database, audiblizing the HD-2 of 92.5 KOMA, i.e. K225BN, 200 watts at 267.7 meters HAAT, format Modern Rock, slogan allegedly ``The Edge``: vs the only other Okie on 92.9, 100 kW KBEZ Tulsa, ``The Drive``. This is an increasingly employed workaround to get a subsidiary ``HD`` format onto a real open FM radio signal.

Per coordinates, K225BN is on exactly the same tower as 95.3 K237GE making KOKC 1520 an FM station, also audible at same marginal level --- but how about in OKC itself where it`s adjacent to 95.1 100 kW KQCV-FM gospel huxter also serving the OKC market, from Shawnee CoL? Axually its site is beyond Shawnee, east of Seminole so it puts as much signal into Tulsa as OKC, but is also easily heard in Enid vs Wichita (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 23 at 2242, again no signal from VOT during English hour to North America. Well, there`s always German in the next hour? NO, none of that either today at 2302 and 2330 chex.

Do any other VOT broadcasts have this dismal track record, or is it just a zzzzzzzzz middle-of-the-night thing at Emirler? Last year someone suggested that instead of professional operators, TRT was employing kids from the neighborhood for this task; no kidding? 

9830, April 24 at 2228, VOT English is back on, but poor S6-S9. And no German after 2300.

15450, April 24 at 1323, VOT English JBA at sign-off mentioning correct frequency and maybe correct time too; and pulling the plug immediately. Will this 1230 broadcast USward ever build up to listenable level here? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1978 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 24 at 2100 on WRMI 9955: once again upcut from ID & IS runup, ``--- with World of Radio 1978 ---`` I wonder who`s that talking? Good signal, much better than simulcast by 7490v WBCQ, so weak on the PL-880 with reelout, that I can`t determine how many seconds apart. Next:

0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday    Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [or 1979?]
2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 [NEW; or 1979?]

I do plan to record next WOR 1979, late UT Thursday.

[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 [and non]. 5130.5, April 24 at 2310, JBA carrier yet stronger than the JJBBA carrier on 3264.9 which is about equal to the JBA carrier on 7595 from UZBEKISTAN. These WBCQ and Tashkent frequencies are the ones indirectly publicized on disgraced FB by Amanda Dawn Christie for audio track of her `Spectres of Shortwave` film about the destruxion of RCI Sackville, now also at 2300-0100 UT being screened in Toronto, but none any good here. Something wrong with this scenario? The other `BCQs on 7490+ and 9330+ are quite stronger but tied up with other programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, April 24 at 1837, JBA carrier from WTWW-1 at midday, checked here after finding 9475 AWOL --- good news for Swaziland, but not for the dead racist in Laporte. Ted does it again! But surely not sabotage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5990, April 24 at 0559-0602*, S9+10 open carrier. Nothing scheduled now but reminiscent of China-via-Cuba on 5990 at 23-01. If one were foolish enough to believe HFCC, it could be RRI Menado, Indonesia in English! Or CNR in Tibetan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0016 UT April 25