martedì 24 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 23-24, 2013

** CHAD. 6165-, Sept 24 at 0046, good signal but low modulation with music, presumed RNT back on all-night. Offset frequency is low by about the same amount, as CKZN below 6160, making almost same pitch on 5-kHz BFO steps. 0101-0102+, 6165 still in clear with RHC not on yet, hilife music tho previously I have heard ID and news atop this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11740 & 11985, more anomalies from AIR, whose Sinhala service is supposed to run at 0045-0115 via Goa and Khampur sites respectively, and which axually happened correctly UT September 23 when in last report I confirmed that 11985 was a couple words behind 11740, before and after 0100.

But tonight, UT Sept 24, the two are totally separate! 11740 at 0054, fluttery talk, intonation sounds French! And so do a few words. Is it possible that Sinhala could sound this way, or maybe the announcer is Franco-Sinhalese? AIR`s only known French broadcast is at 1945-2030 for Europe. 0059 into music which runs over hourtop (bottom to them). (No, there is no other station listed on 11740 at this time, let alone in French.)

11985 at 0054 is NOT // 11740, but a 1 kHz tone. At 0057 I am hearing a higher-pitched tone, 2 kHz? From 0058 AIR IS as if it`s the start of a service, not the middle of one, and I can still hear the tone under. 0100 IS stops and now I can hear the hi tone better; ID starts ``Yih All India Radio``. Or ``Yeh`` as in Hindi, per WRTH, but I again suspect this is the scheduled 0100-0200 Sindhi service on wrong frequency, wrong program feed plugged into 11985. Hey, maybe someone at master [sic] control is mixing up Sindhi and Sinhala since they start with the same three letters? RHC has some competition in the anomaly department (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, Sept 23 at 2020, JBA carrier presumed Kuwait, back on nominal English frequency instead of 15515 yesterday; earlier at 1929 could not even detect 15540, let alone 15515 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980+, Sept 24 at 0048, R. Chaski carrier amid noise and splash from 5990 CRI via CUBA; slightly hi in frequency compared to the masters of precision on the Greatest of the Antilles. Clearer after 0100 without 5990 QubaRM, until self-demolition during music at 0105:00.5, which is 11 seconds later than last check 48 hours before.

Having surpassed the 0105 mark, it shouldn`t be too long before the timer gets reset to slightly before 0100 to begin another precession cycle. The last reset was on July 21 as in DXLD 13-30 after it had reached 0105:44* on July 20, so if that pattern holds, it will be another 8 or 9 days till the next one; I had previously calculated it would be on October 4.

I hardly need Aoki to tell me what I am hearing on 5980, but checking it now:
5980 Radio Chaski 2200-0103 1234567 Spanish/Quechua PRU
5980 Radio Chaski 1000-1500 1234567 Spanish PRU
No attempt to publish power, azimuth, location or coördinates altho we know it`s in Urubamba. I wonder if he is advancing the sign-off time by one minute every 11 or 12 days according to my observations? If so, is a bit behind (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110- CUSB, UT Tue Sept 24 at 0053, guy with strange accent and turning R`s into W`s keeps making anti-abortion points, refers to Matthew XXIV. Must be something new on WBCQ but not from Area 51. Yes:

Mo 5110 08:00PM 09:00PM ET 0000 0100 UTC Christian Media Weekly News
Mo 5110 10:00PM 11:00PM ET 0200 0300 UTC Christ Kingdom Ministries
according to
but what about the hour in between? 0107 check, now it`s an unscheduled broadcast of `Marion`s Attic` and she is playing music boxes with no scratching! Rather than 78s, a polka and then something from 1877y. Wish I had time to keep listening, preferably online. Will this be reliable, or just an ad-hoc bonus filler at the moment?

BTW, Larry Will of Area 51 notified me at 0205 UT Monday Sept 23: ``Extra airing of WOR 1687, Monday 0240 on 5110. Glenn, I have an extra 30 minutes or so this evening so WOR 1687 will get an extra airing at 0240 or so on 5110 this evening. Regards, Lw``

== Tnx, but unfortunately I did not see this until almost two hours later, so could not get the word out. Apparently `Pirates Week` nominally an hour from 0200 this UT Monday, ran short (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, Sept 24 at 0106, KJES, The Lord`s Ranch, NM, is certainly still here and inbooming with Spanish kids praying and repeating. It was missing 48 hours ago and unchecked 24 hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sept 24 at 0110, WTWW-2 is off; I know it was on with BS when I tuned across before 0100.

Regarding my recent comments, George McClintock informed me Sept 22: US SW stations are not required to maintain a public file, because they do not have a City of License; no frequency or modulation monitors are required either, unlike AM stations, but most SW stations have them anyway. He maintains that the latest WTWW spurs I reported must have been receiver-produced, since he could not hear them within 0.5 to 1 mile of the site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Sept 24 at 0017 UT on caradio, along another trip to and from squirrel haven, I`m hearing classic country instead of business radio. This X-band frequency is dominated around here by KRJO, so another format change from Monroe? Sometime last year they went from ``Old School`` soul music to Business, often // 1660 Kansas City with Bloomberg.

Yes! After adstring including one mentioning John Kennedy, who is Louisiana State Treasurer, 0021 ID as ``Country Legends 16-80`` and also as Classic Country.

Still dominant back on the porch with DX-398 at 0111, TennErn with ``16 Tons``, then ``Classic country is like salt & pepper --- makes everything better with just one shake --- Country Legends 16-80, KRJO``. Change since the 2013 NRC AM Log went to press in August, anyway.

I suppose this is the source, altho it says nothing about on-air affiliates rather than webcasting:

Own website is still named NEWS RADIO 1680 AM but the live streaming
does bring up country music and soon the same slogans I have just logged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)