domenica 28 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 27-28, 2013

** CHINA. Firedrake July 28, before 1300:
13795, good well atop victim CCI at 1248.

All the rest are CNR1 jammers, with operatic Chinese vocal music:
13480, good at 1249, unusual spot tnx SOH; none in the 12s
13530, good at 1249
14700, very good at 1251
14750, good at 1251
15195, poor-fair with flutter at 1251
15250, poor with CCI, het at 1252
15870, poor at 1253; none in the 16s, 17s, 18s

** CUBA. Chances are high that at any given moment something will be amiss at RHC: July 28 tuning 49m at 0528 I find: 6165 has CCI and SAH, from what, Chad? 6125 is undermodulated as usually the case. 6060 is OK. 6010 is open carrier/dead air until modulation cuts on at 0529 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 28 at 0100v, R. Chaski check missed for once, but that`s OK, as I had just attended the Peruvian Independence Day festival in OKC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 6190, July 28 at 0531, news in English, poor with splash from Brasil 6180, BBC of course via SOUTH AFRICA, listed 10 degree azimuth. Unseems // 7355 Ascension or way out of synch, but after 0532 ID they do match programming altho still not synched. Haven`t heard 6190 in quite a while, but not surprising as 7285 Sonder Grense via Meyerton is a regular, much better on 275 degree azimuth; both 100 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6095, Sunday July 28 at 1305, VOA Radiogram tones. To see what`s been sent, and for info about upcoming transmissions, refer to
roger in Germany also posts extensive reports, the latest being:

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1679 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-2, 5085, UT Sunday July 28 at 0000 just after frequency change, instead of 2330 Saturday on 9930. If you don`t hear it at 2330, always check 0000. Also confirmed at 0400.5 UT Sunday July 28 on WTWW-1, 5830. Next: Sunday 2330v on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6115, UT Sunday July 28 circa 0245, WWCR is gone again from this frequency which was on with #4 programming the night before; maybe in use weeknights only? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1620, UT Sunday July 28 at 0119, Prof. Michio Kaku with `Science Fantastic` call-in show to 866-323-2538. He answers questions about science phoned in to his answering machine at any time; at the moment about dark matter. Mostly dominant signal but drops off at 0130, local sunset? FCC AM Query shows 0130 UT is the July sunset time for WTAW College Station TX, when it must cut from 10 to 1 kW; in August will be 0115.

Then a WTAW ID, College Station TX, but not sure if that was the Kaku station until checked his affiliate list, yes 6-9 pm CDT Saturday:
All stations air it at some time on Saturday or Sunday, one, two or three hours. Says he is on 130 stations plus SiriusXM. Also delivers a promo for supporting advertisers on his and other shows on ``this station``. (Instead of an axual commercial.)

It`s nice to hear a talk show with some genuine educational value on commercial radio. But this is hardly sufficient compensation for WTAW propagating anti-American, anti-science cretins Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity full-time to the tune of 44 hours per week. ``We Talk And Whine``? I suppose WTAW picks up Kaku since it`s in a college town with some intelligent people.

Is Michio on KAKU-LP, 88.5 in Kahului HI? No, nor any Hawaiian station. That`s OK; he`s not from Hawaii, but per Wikipedia:

``Kaku was born in San José, California to Japanese immigrant parents (with Tibetan DNA ancestry). His grandfather came to the United States to take part in the clean-up operation after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake [citation needed]. His father was born in California but was educated in Japan and spoke little English. Both his parents were put in the Tule Lake War Relocation Center, where they met and where his brother was born.

At Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, Kaku assembled a particle accelerator in his parents' garage for a science fair project. His admitted goal was to generate "a beam of gamma rays powerful enough to create antimatter." At the National Science Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he attracted the attention of physicist Edward Teller, who took Kaku as a protégé, awarding him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship. Kaku graduated summa cum laude at Harvard University in 1968 and was first in his physics class. . .`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11979, July 28 at 0520-0521+, another no-show for the single-digit CW intruder, just weak Turkey 11980. It used also to be active around 2100, not rechecked. There could have been/could also be various other times for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)