mercoledì 13 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 12-13, 2014

** BRAZIL. 9664v, Aug 13 at 0143, no signal from Voz Missionária, must be off, since other ZYs are in well enough on 9630v, 9645v and 11855v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Aug 13 at 0138, no spurs from RNA for the third night in a row. 5990 is also on again tonight // 6180 at 0147 Aug 13 and with same comparison I made last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, Aug 13 at 0151 UT, music looping ENE/WSW, 0158 UT Spanish announcement, no doubt CHHA Toronto; was also hearing it a few minutes earlier on the caradio. By no means a regular here, at some 1100 miles with odd 6.25 kW; day and nite patterns are both circles tangent westward with minor lobe eastward. Audible tnx to the deletion of IBOC by 1600 KATZ St Louis a few months ago, which N0UIH assumed would only be temporary; strangely, 1600 KEPN Denver (Lakewood) also deleted IBOC at about the same time, clearing 1610 for DX here in all direxions. But CHHA is the only broadcaster in North America on 1610, as the FCC is keeping 1610 for all those TIS/HAR reluctant to move to 1710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6270, Aug 13 at 0146, RHC Spanish weakly audible as usual on leapfrog of 6060 over 6165 English. About the same level as on 18210 at same time which is 3 x 6070 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. R. Cairo anomalies, all good to very good signal levels but:
12070, Aug 13 at 0130, Spanish crackling and distorted spreading 12065-12075. Could be and has been, worse, but still unlistenable
11710, Aug 13 at 0138, still OFF; but not much from 11711- Argentina
 9965, Aug 13 at 0141, open carrier/dead air except for lo hum and occasional crackle; Arabic disservice
 9315, Aug 13 at 0144, Spanish distorted and suppressed but much better than 12070
13850, Aug 13 at 0154, Cairo transmitter already on with big hum and motorboating, then distorted modulation as Qur`an audible. The other three frequencies above are still on, so same as non-11710 unit? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, Aug 13 at 0141, ERTOpen is on tonight, but this is one of those occasions, about once a week, when only this transmitter suffers from motorboating, and unstable/warbling carrier with BFO on. // better and unmarred 9420 with Greek music, while 15630 is JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12025, Aug 13 at 0137, no signal from VIRI in Spanish --- it had moved here and heard on Aug 10 & 11; not logged on Aug 12, and not sure if I noticed it or not. But now it`s back to:

11760, Aug 13 at 0138, VIRI Spanish audible under RHC, and // 9860 stilted Spanish. Why didn`t they stay on clear 12025?? Old habits die hard. Kazakh service also audible on 11820 with heavy 11825 WRMI splash (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4810, Aug 13 at 0149, trace of audio vs CODAR, and LSB tuning essential vs the uteblob on hi side. Usually I can only detect a carrier here. Presumed R. Logos, OAW9A, Chazuta, 1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 12 at 0051, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0107:47.5* which is 5 seconds later than yesterday. (Date correct: this item overlooked in previous report; and no check on UT Aug 13) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770 & 7570, Tue Aug 12 after 2100, WRMI `F` hour breakway from TOM now contains `Media Network Plus` from PCJ Radio International. It`s another replay of the hour-long monthly edition for July to cover Keith`s vacation to Cambodia; includes his VOA parody, and then a long interview with Jonathan Marks for the rest of the hour. PCJ had previously disappeared from the 9955 schedule, so this is presumably the only time for it on any WRMI transmitter, and not known on any other SW station either. I started listening on 15770, and when it began to fade around 2120, switched to // 7570, which was coming in well enough and building. Note: only this one is on the northwest beam across North America!

Jeff White points out that there is now a schedule grid for all the `F` blox which are attributed to Family Stations, colored red on the graphic frequency schedule. This program schedule is not on the same page as the 9955 programming, but just below the frequency schedule grid, current URL:
which I have tinyurled to:
or reached thru homepage > programming > transmission schedule. Note: if you have downloaded previous frequency schedules, you may get an old one which still exist on the web at different incredibly complex googURLs.

From that, the DX programs on WRMI frequencies other than 9955:
Historias de Radio: Mon 0430-0500; Fri 0130-0200
Antena DX: Thu 0430-0500; Sat 0100-0130
Viva Miami: Fri 0430-0445; Mon/Wed/Fri 1015-1030; Wed & Sat 2115-2130, Thu 0130-0145
Frecuencia al Día: Fri 0100-0130; Sat 0430-0500
Wavescan: Sat 1000-1030; Sun 0130-0200
La Rosa de Tokio: Mon 2100-2200; Tue 0100-0200
Media Network Plus: Tue 2100-2200
WORLD OF RADIO: Fri 2130-2200; Sun 0100-0130

Some other programs of interest:
Blues Radio International: Tue 0430-0500; Thu 2130-2200; Sat 0130-0200
Trova Libre: Wed 0430-0500; Mon 0100-0130
Acontecer Venezolano: Thu 0145-0200; Fri 0445-0500
EU News: Tue & Thu 1015-1030; Wed 2100-2115; Sun 2115-2130
From Moscow With Love: Wed 2130-2200
RFI Musique: Wed 0100-0200, Thu 0100-0130

Frequencies for System F:
0100-0200  5950, WRMI-13, 181 degrees
0430-0500  5985, WRMI-2,  222 degrees
1000-1030  5850, WRMI-8,  355 degrees
2100-2200 15770, WRMI-9,   44 degrees
2100-2200  7570, WRMI-11, 315 degrees

Jeff says the reason for moving from 9495 to 5950 is that the higher frequency is tending to skip over main target Cuba.

5950, UT Wed Aug 13 at 0135, RFI musique with fast SAH, poor signal but not much QRM from 5952+ Bolivia tonight. HFCC & Aoki show the CCI is: IRAN in Tajik at 0050-0220, 500 kW, 46 degrees from Sirjan.

Jeff White is also asking for reports at any hour on 11730, especially from eastern N America and Europe, since WRMI-4 has been changed from 160 to 44 degree beam. It`s all Overcomer except at 23-24 Fámily Radio in Spanish.

I have noted that there are many other users of 11730 during the day; we`re about 90 degrees off from Okee, so not very good here, and at 0138 some CCI can be heard under BS, presumably Vatican as scheduled until 0200 via UZBEKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0347 UT August 13