lunedì 30 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 28-29, 2014

** BRAZIL. 5990, June 29 at 0603, RNA extra frequency is back on tonight // much stronger 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 // 6100, 6060, 6000, UT Sunday June 29 at 0601, RHC is in weekly Esperanto show instead of English! Espo is supposed to be at 0700 Sundays on only one frequency, but I don`t stay up to check on that. 0615 still Espo music and announcement on all four. Presumably the studio jumped the gun by an hour on sending the Esperanto half-hour via the same program feed circuit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Not much Es to be seen lately as I let the analog TV set snow away on channel A2, until, UT June 28:

2217 on 2, video from the west fades in, to go with indications on the 6m ham map; soon gone again

UT June 29:

0025 on 3, Spanish from the WSW; square bug in UR with italic bold 3 in white/light; at a fade-up I can see it`s XHBC Mexicali with call letters on the left side, running upward on their sides. Also smaller lettering in a rectangular block on the bottom side of the square; during a ghosty movie; 0028 ads, including mention of ``en ambas Californias`` which is a dead giveaway for XHBC, and Notivisa promo, which also is.

0025 on 2, also something on this channel; 0035 Spanish, Televisa-2 star bug in LR with game(?) show, and nothing on 3 at this time. No more monitoring this evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1727 monitoring: another no-show at 2330 Saturday June 28 on 9930 WTWW.

0030 UT Sunday on 9495 WRMI: confirmed with last week`s #1726

0400 UT Sunday on 5830 WTWW: carrier cuts off the air just as I tune in at 0400 sharp; back on *0401 but no modulation until 0405*, back on with dead air at *0406-0407*; finally *0414:35 cuts back on air with WOR 1727 in progress. Mid-break comes at 0421, so must have started/restarted playback about 5 minutes late, perhaps to compensate, unusual. But cut off incomplete at 0430 and back to regular SFAW programming. Next:

0300v UT Monday on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
1100 UT Tuesday on WRMI 9955
0630 UT Wednesday on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
1315 UT Wednesday on WRMI 9955
1430 UT Wednesday on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
2100 UT Wednesday on WBCQ 7490v

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** U S A. 9930, June 28 from 2313, here`s what I heard on WTWW-2, when checking for WORLD OF RADIO, which normally airs at 2330 Saturdays, but did not appear last week:

2315, usual gospel music filler after a preacher
2330, gospel music keeps going until:
2334, two canned IDs, and 2335 QSY announcement to 5085
2336, another replay of QSO show from Dayton, still on 9930
2342, QSO is cut off and I thought transmitter went off, but
2352, 9930 is still on but with dead air
2356, QSO show heard again
2359* 9930 cuts off the air abruptly with no QSY announcement now
UT June 29:
0000, 5085 is already on by the time I retune, QSO continues, also at further chex thru 0045 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

NOTE: since approximately 0030 UT June 29, a huge continuous noise level has appeared here, apparently coming from a nearby house. Covers entire SW spectrum, from S9+10 to S9+25 on the FRG-7, allowing thru only the very strongest signals; also audible on MW. For the duration, this will seriously curtail my own DXing and monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report delayed for resending following yahoo mail problems earlier. Sorry if there were any duplications.

Dispatched at 0440 UT June 30