martedì 12 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 11-12, 2014

** AUSTRALIA. 12365-USB, Aug 12 at 1356, frequency list from 2 to 16 MHz and then live ``Charleville Radio`` call or traffic list; i.e. VMC in Queensland which is mainly for marine weather; no sign at the moment of its sibling VMW in Wiluna WA on 12362 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Aug 12 at 0058, RNA still without spurs, also at 0538; now 11810 is marred by splash from 11825 WRMI BS, not RNA.

5990, Aug 12 at 0103, RNA reactivated, first time heard here since July 25; with 10:03 timecheck and `Nacional Informa` ID only for 300 kW on 980. As usual sufficient but notably weaker signal, than 6180, 11780; however, 5990 sounds a bit louder with more modulation than on 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. R. Cairo chex August 12:
9965, Aug 12 at 0053, Arabic music with big crackle
9315, Aug 12 at 0053, Spanish, good signal level; however, poor and undermodulated, distorted, but best of the lot overall
11710, Aug 12 at 0054, OFF, leaving 11711- Argentina in the clear!
12070, Aug 12 at 0054, Good signal level but suppressed, distorted modulation in Spanish but no spurs or crackles at the moment

** OKLAHOMA. KOSU, the split-personality Hyde-&-Jekyll outlet, once a proud public radio station, now tries so hard to be hip, with:
I admit to being partial to the smart part.

Deal with The Spy a biyear ago led to Classical music being banned from the main signal as a result, but demoted to HD2 (I think). On I can`t find anything about their IBOC, but there is a link to Classical 24,
This is still branded as KOSU, automatically IDing at 1602 UT Aug 12 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11795, UT Tue Aug 12 at *0112:12, carrier on from REE, adding IS a few seconds later. 0115 opening Emisión Sefarad, VG signal and no apology for dead air last week. The YLs producing the program probably haven`t a clue what happens to it beyond the studio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 12 at 0114:46, SLBC starts musical prélude like clockwork, and mistimesignal ends at 0118:18.5, ditto; poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 13830, Aug 12 at 0539, VOA French via BOTSWANA now has no blob QRM on the hi side; weaker than competing simulFrench on 13840 from Japan via Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7570, Aug 11 at 1931, WRMI has already gone to 24-hour BS schedule here, rather than from Aug 12. At this hour it`s very poor but // fair 11730 which has also gone 24h, and much better 11825, and sufficient 15770.

15770 at 2100 Aug 11, I am rechecking whether WORLD OF RADIO airs and on time, but it doesn`t. After BZ ID after BS block, `La Rosa de Tokio` starts, the hour-long DX program from antipodal Argentina. And now doing the same on // 7570 with a poor signal this early, but at least it`s aimed inward.

Now that 15770 and 7570 are also running 24 hours, there is a one-hour breakaway from BS at 21-22 for RMI programming; we hope that WOR has been shifted to some other day, preferably fresher Friday or Saturday.

9495, Aug 12 at 0051 is gone, as per new schedule, when it had also been carrying RMI DX and other programming at 00-01. I`m not sure why, as 9495 was doing a decent job, better than a lower band. But Jeff White tells me this block is shifted to 5950 an hour later at 01-02, and so it has been: `La Rosa de Tokio` again heard UT Tuesday Aug 12, joining in progress a bit late at 0100:30. So we expect WOR to be within this hour, but preferably not at 0130 UT Sundays since that would be at the same time as on 9975 KVOH.

Before 0100, at 0052 check, 5950 now has Fámily Radio`s remaining token programming in Spanish; no longer // 5015 which is still with BS. At 0052 we find WRMI BS on all these: 15770 (now very good), 11825, 11730, 7730, 7570, 5015. Further chex of new schedule:

11730, Aug 12 at 0536, WRMI BS now is CCI to NHK French via FRANCE, about equal level here, and also abutting 11725 RNZI.

7570, Aug 12 at 1353, still good signal with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 11 at 1926 I find open carrier/dead air from WTWW-3 instead of Bibling; I leave a receiver on this and find there is still no modulation past 2115 when I quit monitoring. No one minding the store, wasting countless kWh! While the juice I expend on monitoring this is negligible.

12105, Aug 12 at 0542, I find that WTWW-3 is still on and propagating, and now modulating too with something new: English programming not // 5830 or 5085, and obviously not Bible Worldwide either. Guest on phone does most of the talking, about an ``occult, ultraviolet place``. Turns out to be Trey Smith, who has made a long video on YouTube about Noah to try to prove there really was a worldwide flood. Something about god in a nutshell (hmmm).

0550 program break at odd time, as `Radio Disclosure`, and canned Ted Randall ID for WTWW. It seems Ted is intimately involved with this nonsense, linked by name from the Radio Disclosure website, which is hosted by his wife`s web company. But the Ted page is blank. The site also says ``Check for radio stations in your area. Radio Disclosure is heard on International Shortwave Radio worldwide`` --- but no details about any of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1615 UT August 12