venerdì 22 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 21-22, 2014

** AUSTRALIA. 9580 & 12065, et al., Aug 22 before 1400 we continue to enjoy the variety of world-music on RA now carrying `The Daily Planet` show during this hour, but after the news at 1405, I think the ID was for ``Triple J``, ABC`s youth-music net, rapcrap again, begone. Maybe 13-15 UT programming will differ on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6134.8, Aug 22 at 0058, R. Santa Cruz with F-G signal, talk about Morales, song ``Amor``. No het from Aparecida, maybe off; lately others have been reporting it on the lower side of RSC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5800-USB, just as I tune in poor signal at 0100 Aug 22 some YL Spanish numbers stop, presumably spy station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT [and non]. 12070, Aug 22 at 0055, R. Cairo Spanish is off.
11710, Aug 22 at 0055, poor signal hetting RAE, presumably Cairo. By 0205 it`s off leaving RAE alone closer to 11711
9965, Aug 22 at 0055, R. Cairo Arabic music, VG signal and modulation much improved if not perfect, some whine still
9315, Aug 22 at 0055, very poor signal on third R. Cairo Spanish channel, talk in unidentifiable language; 0117 improved to poor, with suppressed modulation, music. VERY strangely, this frequency much weaker and fadier than 9965. Both are listed as Abis, 250 kW with azimuths only 6 degrees apart, 331 on 9315 and 325 on 9965 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [non]. 9420 & 9935, Aug 22 at 0117, it`s another off-night for ERTOpen, allowing in weak Iran Arabic on 9420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 780, Aug 22 at 0546 UT, KSPI daytimer carrier from Stillwater is still running all-night, obvious with WBBM almost nulled, and making a fast SAH with it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1530, Aug 22 at 0137, daytimer KXTD Wagoner, ``La Qué Buena`` has finally turned off its 24-hour operation since at least Aug 16, re-audiblizing WCKY now with ESPN baseball scores. I would have preferred the Mexican music if it were legal. Also see other 1530 log under U S A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.1, Aug 22 at 0500 UT, surprise, the Enid translator of the Oasis Network (KYND 90.5 Broken Arrow), is back on its original frequency, after a few months shifted to 88.9; good quality stereo signal. Yes, FCC FM Query now shows K205FW on 88.9 but with a CP for 89.1, already obviously reactivated. What it does not explain is why the back-and-forth? So I guess: maybe had to move to 88.9 in order to protect new 89.3 KIEL in Loyal OK, but which is now off, altho still licensed (we discuss that case in DXLD 14-34). KMUW public radio in Wichita is again blocked here on 89.1.

Will this translator be able to regain its former callsign K206CA? Who cares? We first noted that 89.1 was off April 19 this year, moved to 88.9. As of June 23, the callsign officially changed from K206CA to K205FW, as translator calls must contain the proper channel number, and then the suffix letters are assigned sequentially (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15355, Aug 22 at 0112, Qur`an from RSO, poor signal, instead of 9500, and hardly anything else on band besides 15720 NZ, 15230 Cuba. Propagation above 12 MHz has been generally pitiful lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 22 at 0057 past 0107, no signal from R. Chaski, presumed off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 22 at 0114:46, SLBC starts musical prélude on carrier which popped on earlier in this minute; and 2+1 timesignal ends at 0115:18.5 as usual, then sign-on. Fair signal tonight = better than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 21 at 1946, WTWW-3 is off (while neighbor 12160 WWCR is blasting in); while the other WTWWs on 9930 and 9475 are also blasting in. 12105 still AWOL at next check 0054 Aug 22, unimpeding the CODAR swishes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185 & 5050, Aug 22 at 0102, both WWRB transmitters are off (and not prolonged on 9370 either), so this bodes ill for WORLD OF RADIO later. Yes, by 0300, only 5050 is on with BS, so evidently a single transmitter is currently operational instead of two. The other three 100 kW have been unusable for a long time. By 0540 check, the BS has switched to 3185 as usual after 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1735 monitoring: confirmed on WWRB from 0332 UT Friday Aug 22, the previous preacher having been cut off several seconds earlier, but only heard on webcast since 3185 is off. As usual, blasts on overmodulated at first, then turned down almost enough. Since it started 2 minutes late, last minute probably cut off webcast at 0500 for KJV, but I am not monitoring then. Next:

Friday 2130 on WRMI 7570 to the NW and 15770 to the NE (maybe 1734)
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB, low power
UT Sunday 0100 on WRMI 5950 to the south
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH 9975 to the ESE (we hope; missed last week)
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109v-CUSB to the WSW
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955 to the SSE with Taiwan CCI
Wednesday 0620 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB, low power
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955 to the SSE without QRM
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v to the WSW

** U S A. 1530, Aug 22 at 0545 UT, KXTD OK remains compliant with daytime-only license for now, after at least six nights of 24-houring, reaudiblizing a perennial cheater, KCMN Colorado Springs supposed to be 15 watts at night instead of 15,000 day power; a break in music for CS and Pueblo weather forecast on ``I-25 Radio``; now it`s the dominant signal, better than BS on WCKY or KLBW in TX if it`s still cheatin` too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, Aug 22 at 0122 UT, uptempo banda music loops NW/SE, 0123 UT DJ in Spanish, 0130 UT ID mentions 1630 but can`t make out the slogan, presumably still La Jota instead of Gran-D, the only SS around here, KRND in Fox Farm WY [Cheyenne]. Somewhat separable from KKGM The Metroplex, not exactly in opposite direxion, with praise music in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1733 UT August 22