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)