martedì 31 dicembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs December 31, 2019

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 6024.96v, a reminder to check for Radio Illimani, New Year`s Eve, as it was believed to be the carrier active Xmas Eve, but which I have neglected to seek interimly. Also anything else unusual, especially on tropical bands such as temporary reactivations or late extensions. Webcast ``DXers`` may also be following the sweep of 2020y across the globe from timezone to timezone. On SW, we traditionally find Spain a good one to hear celebrating live before and after 2300 UT, on 9690 et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 223 kHz, Dec 31 at 0703 UT, ND beacon YYW and dash, 1000 watts from Armstrong, Ontario.

406 kHz, Dec 31 at 0707 UT, ND beacon YLJ and dash, 40 watts from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Dec 31 at 0658, RHC English best here, also weaker 6145, but 6100 cuts off at 0700, leaving undermodulated 6145; while 5040 was still on but in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13768 & 13632 approx., Dec 31 at 1532, spurblobs from RHC 13700, with F# tone audible only in FM mode = about 370 Hz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 7515, Dec 31 at 1614, songs on VP S5-S7 signal. Aoki/NDXC shows the only 7515 ever is Living Water Ministry, in Korean, 1515-1615 on Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri via Agaña; same hour other days of week is some other KTWR in Korean on 7510 instead; why? 

BTW there are multiple linx to SW schedule sources including NDXC on the WOR homepage; look for B19:

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 7220, Tue Dec 31 at 0650, two stations mixing, choral music and tonal talk, African? 0654 one is reciting the VOK schedule in English, or part of it. Per Aoki the other would be DW in Hausa via SAO TOME. China`s CNR2 via Golmud also listed at this hour, but never on Wednesday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13835-13840-13845, UT Dec 31 at 1935, S9+10 DRM noise way stronger than JBA 13845-AM WWCR. RNZ Pacific scheduled 1851-1958, its only daily DRM, the preceding ones taking Saturdays off. This future broadcast from another decade, another year, another day. Too bad that in such a vacant band two signals must clash so adjacently, even tho they be for different targets from different hemispheres. News in Tongan is coming up at 1940, where probably not a single listener tune it direct, rather from AM/FM relays of this feeder; altho not shown at this specific time in WRTH 2020, page 390. Transmission starts with news in Niuean, otherwise various forms of news in English, which DRM enthusiasts beyond may well audition (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, Dec 31 at 0303, Station YHWH is on again with Yahweh stuff, going thru its 10 Commandments, S9 peaks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Dec 31 at 1533, K6FRC HIFER beacon JBA in the clear, since the Cuban 13700 spurblobs are first-order only to 13632, not second-order double that which would have landed around 13564; whew (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2038 UT December 31, 2019. HNY!