venerdì 12 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 11-12, 2014

** BOLIVIA. 4716.7, Sept 12 at 0034, some music audible here from R. Yura, still at 0114 when I measure the yurnique frequency approx. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180+, Sept 12 at 0126, RNA vs CRI Kashgar making a low rumble het; stronger being RNA and I can tell it`s the one off-frequency slightly to the hi side, maybe 40 Hz, or one DX-398 click. This anomaly could also be explained by their employing the backup/ex-5990 weaker transmitter instead of the 250 kW behemoth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, Sept 12 at 0102 UT song in Brazilian looping NE/SW, and then another, i.e. CHHA Toronto, Voces Latinas which is not totally Spanish. Yes, program grid at does show Portuguese at 9-10 pm ET M-F = 01-02 UT Tue-Sat (and followed by Tagalog, Italian hours). Twenty semi-hours weekdays at 2-4 pm = 18-20 UT are each dedicated to a different SS Iberoamerican country (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15385, Sept 12 at 0041, Firedrake! Poor signal with flutter. Haven`t heard it for several weeks anywhere, anywhen; this is contra VOA Chinese via Philippines during this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Sept 12 at 0035, R. Progreso is AWOL, still off at 0050, but on by third check at 0112. The night before it popped on promptly at *0030 Sept 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6070, Sept 12 at 0038, RHC is missing, so also absent from 12140 and 18210 even if they would propagate; still on 6060 and several others. By 0109, 6070 is back on and a JBA carrier on 121240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. All R. Cairo transmitters missing UT Sept 12: 9965 at 0020; 12070 at 0122; 9315 at 0122; 11710 at 0116, and again all the three others silent. Altho propagation has been disturbed, that`s not the cause as Greece and Oman are in well enough on 31m.

(WWV reported space weather at 0118: SF 151, A 12, K 3; past 24 hours: minor, S1 and R1; next 24 hours: moderate, G2, S1 and R1 level blackouts) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15650, Sept 11 at 2100, ERTOpen, fair signal with Greek music.

9420 // slightly weaker 9935, both good with flutter, Sept 12 at 0023, EROpen in open carrier/dead air (but Arabic from Iran can be heard under 9420, now to stop at 0030 with QSY to 9510). By 0116 Avlis is remodulating music, VG with flutter on 9420 and slightly weaker 9935, plus JBA on 15630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980+, Sept 12 at 0018, JBA carrier from R. Chaski; tonight it matches the offset of 5970+ Itatiaia, compared to 5990 China/Cuba closer to on-frequency. By 0107, music is audible on 5980, very poor signal, until cutoff at 0110:49* which is a full 10 seconds later than yesterday; something`s amiss, but not my calculations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 21610, Sept 11 at 1853, really nice solo violin music on good signal, obviously REE, but not // 17850 with its French CCI; also fortunately, the BS on 21600 via WHRI is fading down from often huge midday SSOB signal. 1855 YL in Arabic closing that language service but IDs in Castilian as ``Radio Exterior de España --- emisión árabe``, theme music.

6055, UT Friday Sept 12 at 0029 tune-in, REE English at end of mailbag show, quoting a listener in Delaware who laments the imminent demise of SW from Spain and wishes staff the best, for which Alison is thankful, as she closes with, ``we`re still broadcasting the rest of this month``, outro theme mixing with half-hour autotimesig. Then into interview with Javier Sánchez who is head of European Spectrum Strategy R&D for RTVE. Explains about spectrum management in general, 0044 down to business: shortwave should be sustained. He says contrary to general assumptions, streaming is more expensive, not only for the consumer but for the producer. If there are more than 1000 web listeners, costs increase dramatically. DAB+ is 40 times less expensive than I.P. ``radio``. SW is still needed for disasters, mariners, but once REE is off SW, listeners will have to use computers or satellite TVs which can also get radio services. ``Shutting shortwave is not the best
 economic decision --- doesn`t make sense``. But earlier in the hour it was confirmed that all SW from REE would cease as of Oct 1, according to Steve Luce who was listening then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 12 at 0114:46 musical prélude starts, 0115:19, 2+1 timesignal ends from SLBC as she signs on, poor with heavy flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: Thursday Sept 11 at 2330:30 on WRMI, 11580, fair signal with #1737, i.e. last week`s show, the same one played here on Sept 4 when it was new. WOR 1738 confirmed on WWRB webcast and 3185, UT Friday Sept 12 at 0331, with usual blasting start. Next:

Friday 2130 on WRMI, 7570 & 15770 (probably last week`s)
UT Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0100 on WRMI, 5950, back on air as of Sept 12 (last week`s?)
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH, 9975
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5109v-CUSB; etc.

** U S A. 5950, UT Friday Sept 12 at 0031, WRMI reactivated here after a week off as this transmitter had to substitute for the more important BS one on 7730 which was down awaiting a part. Fair signal with music, het on hi side from Bolivia unless sidetuned downward. 0108 now it`s a DX program in Spanish, sounds like `Historias de Radio`, but that`s supposed to be at 0130 UT Friday, with `Frecuencia al Día` at 0100. Anyhow, the WORLD OF RADIO broadcast UT Sunday at 0100 on 5950 should be back this week.

9955, the original RMI frequency, meanwhile at 0117 IDs program as `Antena DX`, now with some pulse jamming, but nothing like the wall of noise here during the previous hour, as the DentroCuban Jamming Command is still confused that at 00-01 it`s non-exile programming, and total obliteration is needed only at 23-24 during Radio Libertad.

Altho still dated effective August 1, the 9955 program grid has made a change, carving out an hour from Brother Scare for `Media Network Plus`, Fridays at 22-23 (which also reavailablizes it on WRMI webcast which comes only from the 9955 service). Presumably you will hear my propagation minute toward the end of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v, Sept 12 at 0048, Brother Scare is still on WBCQ, despite premature elimination from program schedule, as his contract is not up until October 1. BTW, during the BS era, 7490 has not enjoyed the bigger signal it once capably accomplished (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 850, Sept 12 at 0107 UT, tune in to hymn music in KOA null, but then it just stops and nothing for a minute or more. Did KFUO Clayton MO sign off at odd time instead of 0115 UT official Denver September sunset? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1120, Sept 12 at 0053 UT, YL in English is easily heard with KMOX nulled, so another try to definitive this as KTXW Manor (Austin mkt) TX. Guest identified as Dr Lewis/Louis/Luis Alexander, with Legacy Ranch Vision, a charity for children separated in San Antonio; close enough? 0059 UT promo for algo but fading and no ID heard before lost to KMOX at 0100 UT and/or switched to night facility. Made SAH of 28/minute = 0.47- Hz with KMOX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9885, Sept 12 at 0025, fair to good signal presents open carrier/dead air with some hum. Nothing scheduled here between 2130 and 0100, but it`s mainly IBB, proximate being RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan from 0100, maybe warming up (if not a ChiCom jammer doing the same); otherwise, Botswana, São Tomé and Greenville all use it later; Greenville from 0600: would not be surprisingly GB as they do check out transmitters hours before needed so there are no surprises to the oncoming shiftworker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0344 UT September 12