giovedì 2 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 1-2, 2020


Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.

1) Ecuador - HCJB (FM): added link to HCJB's local FM programming (thanks to Dean Bonanno)
2) France - TDF: Added direct link to TDF B-19 transmission schedule (thanks to *Gaétan Teyssonneau via WOR Groups.Io)*
3) USA - Supreme master TV: Added links to this broadcaster (thanks to Glenn Hauser)

Unless there's a major change anywhere, the next update will be mid February. Happy New Year and 73 (Alan Roe, January 1)

** AUSTRIA [non]. New Year`s Day concert from Vienna: heard via WUOT webcast, Jan 1 at 1600-1800 UT; and via PBS UT Jan 2 at 0200-0330 --- but these are *very* different. TV is half an hour shorter, with breaks for host tours of Wienervistas, so lots of music has to be cut; but the visual element including ballet scenes is a plus. The British TV host mispronounces Musikverein; it`s hard to be sure with constantly changing camera angles, but I count only three or four women among the Vienna Philharmonic, still far from full integration after being a boys-only club for most of its existence. And never saw a closeup of any of the female players. But the music is always great (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13633 & 13768 approx., Jan 1 at 1509, RHC marks the Triumph Of The Revolution with more spurblobs out of 13700, but none found further out. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Jan 1 at 1908, RHC in Brazuguese, and on 11760 too --- 15140 supposed to be in Arabic, 11760 supposed to be OFF after 1900. Something`s always wrong at RHC; something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Jan 1 at 1905, VOG playing ``Radetzky March`` --- could it be the Wiener NYD concert --- no, soon backannounce in Greek, but probably inspired by that. S9 +10 and overmodulation distortion, which we hate to hear from such a musical station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 11550.022, Jan 1 at 1518, S9-S6 choppy in Korean and // 11520.0 --- the NMI twins with RFA, via SAIPAN and TINIAN respectively; yes, Saipan is the one with poor frequency accuracy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 684+, 0531 UT Jan 1, significantly off-frequency TA carrier, compared to e.g. 693.00; such variations are very obvious when tuning 9 kHz steps with BFO at 1-kHz offsets, my usual method.

RNE is the 200 kW bigsig here and have had it before; offness confirmed at mwoffsets, this time relatively recently: ``684.074 E RNE Radio Nacional (Sevilla/Los Palacios) 24h 2019-02-11 sometimes on 684.07`` --- no other 684 is anywhere that far above. The 693 for comparison is probably 150 kW BBC Radio 5 Live, altho three low-power Spaniards are also listed.

If I have any TA carrier on 774, such as 0102 UT Jan 2, it`s at least two of them, making a beat among the multiple RNE outlets. In this case, mwoffsets shows none more than 3 Hz low; Egypt is way off high, 774.17 or 774.8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Jan 1 at 2131, REE to North America is AWOL again today; 12030 to ME is poorly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 1 at 2339 check, VOT English to North America is gone again today. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6604-USB, Jan 1 at *2350, Gander VOLMET starts: I had been monitoring for several minutes in case New York VOLMET should appear as used to be scheduled before Gander each semihour --- because Mark Coady, ODXA just reported hearing NY earlier today on another of their once-shared frequencies:

``10051 NEWFOUNDLAND Gander Aeradio in USB at 1457 with terminal weather forecasts for Canadian airports – Weak but audible Jan 1 Coady-ON – Sked is 20 and 50 minutes past each hour for about 10 minutes. New York Aeradio is on this frequency at other times. 10051 USA New York Aeradio in USB at 1502 with terminal weather forecasts for American airports – Barely audible Jan 1 Coady-ON``

??? NYR went off about a sesquiyear ago and was not expected to return. Other frequencies to check: 13270-USB, 3485-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2014 monitoring: surprised to run across me on WRMI 7780, Wed Jan 1 at 2126 toward the end, S7-S9; 2130 into Spanish ABF about a no-show by J.C. on 1 May 2011! Wed at 2100 has been on the System D skedgrid for months, but NO frequencies for any program at 21-22. Now System F does show 7780 that hour with programing changes, including blank spaces M/W/F at 2100-2130, so this is a new(?) secret airing of WOR. The imaginary no-frequency System D sked still also shows WOR Thu at 2100, and Tue at 2130, so need checking tho these slots are otherwise occupied in the System F sked.

WOR confirmed as expected, Wed Jan 1 from 2200:20 on WBCQ 7490.03, fair.

Also confirmed UT Thu Jan 2 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good S9+10.

WOR 2015 should be ready early UT Fri Jan 3 and first broadcast on SW Fri at 0900 on Unique Radio, NSW, 5045-USB; 2300 on WRMI 9955; UT Sat 0130 on WRMI 5010, 5850, 7780.

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

** U S A. 5800, Jan 1 at 2130, this WRMI still off, but on later; I`m still not clear when it start or is supposed to, now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, Jan 1 at 1510, WINB DRM noise is on this holiday unlike a week ago (Glenn Hauser (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0553 UT January  2