sabato 27 aprile 2019

Glenn Hauser logs April 26-27, 2019

** ALASKA. 9580, April 27 at 1421, VP S4-S5 rock music, presumed KNLS as now scheduled for English this hour on what will always be for us the #1 Radio Australia frequency before it self-destructed. Recall that right after that, as I suggested, WRMI registered 9580 at 0900-2100, thus ``reserving`` it but never implemented, much less an RA/ABC relay whether the Aussies liked it or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13739.240, April 27 at 1342, RHC knocked itself off-frequency again, VG. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11660, April 27 at 0243, YL talking, eventually recognized as Spanish on fluttery S9/+10 signal; S Asian music, 0247 mixed with sounders uttering times and SW frequencies of several VRII SS broadcasts, and some on satellite, off at 0250:34*. This one is three hours long from 2350, 500 kW, 328 degrees from Sirjan for parts of CIRAFs 7, 10 and 11, i.e. crossing N America from the tip of Greenland to New Orleans, close to Mexico City. A mostly night path starting to propagate summerlish. HFCC shows Spanish also on 7230 at 2350-0120, and 9550 at 0020-0320: strange, offset times. Also has Spanish to Spain mornings and evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** TURKEY. 9830, April 26 at 2220 check, VOT English is on today, fair. And so is erroneous German at 2313 check, still only fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1979 monitoring: confirmed first American SW broadcast, Friday April 26 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, good, not upcut at start, but final number ``1979`` overlapped by fill music. Also confirmed UT Saturday April 27 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Thomas Völkner advises that Hamburger Lokalradio is off air this weekend for maintenance. Next:

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 [off this week]
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, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

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

** U S A. 7490.17v, UT Sat April 27 at 0004, WBCQ, Allan Weiner from Deland of Fla opening what he has just renamed from today, ``Allan And Angela Worldwide`` in honour of his co-host wife (who rarely says much), and tells Larry Will to change it on the website: not yet; so now it`s AAAWW. Soon says the 500 kW Superstation is getting close to on-air testing (like it was two weeks ago). AAAWW also on 9330+v instead of TOMBS; something else on 5130+v; and no signal a tall on 3265-v. Have not heard yet from John Carver for the rest of the story this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, April 26 at 2331, neither WTWW-1 frequency is on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265V, UT Sat April 27 at 0240, beepery from Kim`s `Shortwave Radiogram` via WINB, and yes, this transmitter is still wobbling. I wonder if that degrade SWRG decode? Maybe not if BFO not engaged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11610, April 27 at 0245, call-in about Luther on the Catholic Radio Network, S9/+20. Did he repent on deathbed? It`s WEWN`s new English frequency overnight I had not noticed before, since ex-11520 was easily overlooked. This one fades to JBA carrier by 0252. 

EWTN website still shows B-18 sked of 11520, et al.! :
So check HFCC A-19 registrations, which may be excessive beyond usage:
English 00-09 11610, 09-13 9470, 19-24 15610
Spanish 00-14 5970, 14-24 12050
BTW, CNR westward from Beijing is also on 11610 at 23-13. Not ``Bejing`` as WEWN spells its 335-degree target on 9470 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1645 UT April 27