domenica 21 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 21, 2014

** CHINA. 10000, Sept 21 at 1257, higher-pitched time pips about halfway between the ones from WWVH, presumably BPM, the ChiComClock way out of synch with the rest of the world. I`m surprised no one else has noted this: it may seem insignificant for ordinary use, but these stations are supposed to maintain a very high and precise degree of scientific accuracy. SW propagation delays would be insignificant compared to this ~0.5 second difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 18210 // 12140, Sept 21 at 0113, poor signals from third and second harmonix of 6070 RHC Spanish.

6000, Sept 21 at 0536, RHC English succeeds in keeping this channel on air during this hour, unlike usually, Arnie`s beepy science capsule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, Sept 21 at 0103, R. Cairo modulating in Spanish, but distorted and with humroar, unlike usually on this transmitter

11710, nothing on Sept 21 at 0103

12070, Sept 21 at 0103, R. Cairo Spanish is just humroar, similar pitch to 9315, but louder and no program modulation at all here

9965, Sept 21 at 0106, R. Cairo, good signal but distorted Arabic and no whine for a change! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935 // stronger 9420, Sept 21 at 0107, ERTOpen is on tonight, novelty song in Greek, and JBA carrier on 15630 probably this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 17820, Sept 21 at 1327, RTÉ with special broadcast via SOUTH AFRICA of silly ballgame, excited announcers saying they are 27 minutes into the second half, which implies that the game started much earlier than the expected 1300 UT --- so we shouldn`t assume football would necessarily start at the same time as hurling a biweek earlier when there was another shortwave special. Teams now mentioned as Kerry vs Donegal.

JBA carrier on the listed //, 17495 via Woofferton UK. Yet recheck at 1401 finds no signal on 17820, so sudden fadeout, failure, or turned off with game already over? Many others were monitoring this with quite different comparative results. E.g. Rich Ray in IL was still hearing 17820 at 1408, but 17495 was better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Sept 21 at 0056, vocal rock music continues past 0100, good signal, 0105 quick announcement by YL voice, unreadable, followed by 73 in CW and off.

This thread says it was Northwoods Radio, with Alice Cooper when I was listening,18595.0.html
It was not however a CW ID at sign-off, just ``73``

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Sept 21 at 0132, good signal with blues/jazz, maybe Billie Holliday, 0136 ID as Wolverine Radio. Too much competition Saturday nights from KBC, WOR, but this thread says the theme was ``baby``:,18596.0.html

** OMAN. 9500, Sept 21 at 0110, RSO with Qur`an, VG signal, on correct frequency tonight instead of 19mb (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 21 at 0053, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0111:42.5*, which is 12 seconds later than another binite ago, so seems to be slipping now by 6.0 seconds per 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 21610 & 21640, Sept 21 at 1403, REE with live-sounding event coverage in Castilian, music bits, so not a silly ballgame? But the two are *not* //, poor signals so I can`t make out a delay between them either. Why wouldn`t two transmitters next to each other at doomed Noblejas not be synchronized? Could be totally different but similar programs. Or separate playouts of same show for different targets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, fair Sept 21 at 0115, but SLBC fails to modulate on normally precisely mistimed service, so no timesignal to clock; just carrier, altho at 0117 I think I hear bits of music; still dead air past 0121. Wiggle that patchcord! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISSTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1739 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI, 5950, UT Sunday Sept 21 from 0100, after Spanish ID mentioning only 9955 kHz! If frequencies are to be cited, WRMI needs a bunch of new canned IDs for each of the extra RMI channels. Fair signal, het on hi side from 5952.4, Radio Pius the Twelfth from the Twentieth Century of Bolivia.

WOR 1739 also confirmed on KVOH, 9975, UT Sunday Sept 21 from 0130:46.5 after usual opening procedure starting with 0121 tone test, 0122 OC, 0125 music, 0130 announcements. Good if not full modulation level, some hum. Next:

UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 5050, Sept 21 at 0058, WWRB with sound of phone line ringing, as often happens around now: dialing up feed from Brother Scare? He`s on at next check some 20 minutes later while other programming is on 3185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490 // 9330-CUSB, UT Sunday Sept 21 at 0059, Allan Weiner speaking, so an unsked replay of another `Worldwide` show? Maybe not; WBCQ online sked now shows the only entry for Saturday night/early UT Sunday:
Sa 7490 06:00PM 10:00PM ET 2200 0200 UTC Pirate Pizza Night
described as ``Live from Monticello, WBCQ presents classic programs including pre-WBCQ broadcasts of Radio Newyork International and live commentary. Occasionally the Area 51 programming on 5110 will be simulcasted instead.`` But now, 5110v-CUSB is not //, with TimTron.

The 9330 schedule now shows *nothing* but `Money Talk`, M-F 22-23 UT, except for `AWWW` UT Sat 00-01 UT. Also checked 15420 in case it`s on way late again, but unheard. Sked for it now shows nothing but GSP daily at 17-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)