mercoledì 25 marzo 2015

Glenn Hauser logs March 22-24, 2015

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 24 at 0100, CBB is still off --- but wait, next time I tune by at 0132, PMS is on as if nothing had happened (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 6134.84 approx., March 24 at 0109, Spanish from Radio Santa Cruz fair with heavy het from weaker station on the hi side of 6135, no doubt R. Aparecida about 6135.22, according to the 40-Hz clix on the DX-398 compared to WWV 5000.00.

6155.1, March 24 at 0132, JBA carrier here, presumed R. Fides on usual plus offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885, March 23 at 0554, R. Clube do Pará is on with music, CODAR QRM; but gone already at next check 0120 UT March 24, altho lots of other S American carriers are detectable on 60m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11710, 11745 & 11815, March 23 at 0549, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are at only poor level tonight, 11710 being weaker than the others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 840, March 24 at 0102, Spanish talk and music, mentions ``música cubana`` and loops NW/SE, so not Mexican. No doubt Radio CMHW, 10 kW in Santa Clara, central Cuba rather than 1 kW R Revolución in further Santiago de Cuba. And not SS KVJY in the RGV either. No WHAS or anything else audible now: still auroral conditions. WRTH says Radio CMHW is the station name, but its call is merely CME. Do they ever utter the latter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6270, March 24 at 0108, poor but completely readable in Spanish, RHC leapfrog mixing product of 6060 over 6165 another 105 kHz higher. No English at all bleeding from the 6165 fulcrum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12080, March 24, 0125, R. Cairo, fair, open carrier/dead air
12035, March 24, 0125, R. Cairo, good level but suptorted modulation
9965, March 24, 0126, R. Cairo, good, music with whine, undermodulated
9860, March 24, 0127, R. Cairo, fair, suptorted Spanish

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, March 23 at 2005 UT, as far as I can tell on caradio and later on the DX-398, KETU Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa is no longer on the air with open carrier dead air. It had been audible since mid-January into mid-March on daytime groundwave, weakening as time wore on. Maybe they were just waiting for the unattended transmitter to crash off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 24 at 0058, JBA carrier, joined by another making a slight beat from *0059, i.e. BBCWS/UAE added to R. Chaski. With traces of modulation, Chaski carrier and the beat cut off at 0106:11.5* which is 17 seconds later than two nights ago if I computed correctly, since that delay would be closer to what would normally take three nights. Our nearest steetlite fired up at *0055 UT March 23, sky almost clear but a few wispy clouds on the horizon to pinkify the sunset at 0046* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 24 at *0114:11.5, carrier on with fair and fluttery signal; 0114:47.5 music prélude starts, 0115:12 the 2+1 mistimesignal ends, SLBC ID and opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 12050, March 23 at 1340, tonal Asian language is way over barely audible CCI from WEWN, Spanish which I can match to // 11550. Talk about Hamas, Palestine, Sen. Diane Feinstein, clip of reporter in English. It`s IBB Tibetan via Tinang, PHILIPPINES during this hour only. Normally WEWN dominates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3370.5-USB, March 24 at 0118, AF MARS net with informal comments about weather, etc.; at 0122, AFA6CG chex in but has no comments for the net; NCS seems to be AFA6DV, and another call heard is AFA6GN. NCS apologizes for being late after top of hour, but everyone will get credit for the full hour.

Google search on AFA6DV: top hit goes right to his old page, not updated in 15 years, of KI6X / AFA6DV, Dan Violette, Orange, California. Lots of radio, SWL linx there if any of them still exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1765 monitoring: confirmed Sunday March 22 at 2300 on WRMI 11580; sufficient. Next airing expected at 0300 UT Monday March 23 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110: Monitoring the webcast, a Jean Shepherd show is playing, on and on and on, finally ends at 0344 when WOR starts. J.S. had been appearing alternate weeks when John Lightning is not on, starting at 0200 UT (after the time change), really a half-sesquihour show. Detailed schedule for this weekend was not and still not posted at so don`t know if this was an anomaly or not. Next:
Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
or podcast via RMRC, as linked via

** U S A. 5850, Monday March 23 at 2333 check, `Democracy Now` on WRMI, so this hour from Global 24 which started March 19 and 20, appears to be prolonged, presumably 23-24 M-F before Slovakia take over 5850. Sufficient but not super signal as more and more daylight will be making this lo frequency less and less funxional until after July hump (should it last that long). 

Meanwhile, 11825 is back to BS, after having been switched to other G24 programming at 22-02 UT on weekends, confirmed at spot chex UT Monday March 23 with `Jazz from the Left` before 0100, and `Classics and Beyond` after 0100. On Sunday, 5850 was simultaneously G24 with World News and `Explorations` per sked, unchecked. The WRMI frequency grid has still not been updated to show any of this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505+, Sunday March 22 after 2300, WRNO is on again at unscheduled time; had not been checking since went to open carrier circa 1600, after Sunday-morning extended broadcast (but not during prime churching hour!). Back to normal next morning, Monday March 23 at 1338, no signal; blasting signal again after 0100 Tuesday March 24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, March 24 at 0120, no signal from WTWW-2; nor was there any on Saturday or Sunday evenings when I checked, nor for a long time on 9930 in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1120, March 24 at 0055 UT, gospel huxter in English is atop KMOX, and DF for N/S, so no doubt KTXW Manor TX (Austin). Power suddenly drops mid-sentence at 0056:45 as must have switched to night power and pattern, i.e. 5600/155 watts U4. Same speaker still weakly audible. Oops: official sunset in March is 0045 UT, so a little late! April: 0100 UT. No Catoosa in the way: see OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)   

** U S A. 1200, March 23 at 1952 UT I`m doing a MW bandscan while waiting in the parking lot of a strip mall store in western Enid, known to be a fairly good DX hotspot. Here I hear a JBA signal talking in English. WOAI? Fades down, back up a little at 1959 UT but not enough for ID; after some net news it fades in better at 2004 UT to provide several WOAI San Antonio IDs! This is only a sesquihour after local mean noon, and more than three sesquihours before sunset. I don`t see how it could be groundwave, especially with the fading, so remnant skywave is still funxional even from the south where the sun is higher. Distance from Elmendorf to Enid is 796 km = 494 miles.

The only other 1200 anywhere around here is half the distance to the ENE, KYOO, 1 kW daytimer with C&W in Bolivar, southwest Missouri, which I have yet to log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Chuck Todd lies! Like his predecessor on MSNBC Meet the Press, David Gregory, before final commercial break on March 22, says ``back in less than a minute``. Anyone with a watch could have timed the break at 2 minutes and 7 seconds, and that`s just until the MTP produced opening for the final segment started. It took several seconds more before he in person was back! Whom do they think they are fooling?? (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** URUGUAY. 6125.14 approx., March 24 at 0129, JBA carrier presumed RNU, as Brian Clark in NZ has confirmed it on 6125.11, and David Sharp in Australia was getting 6125.12, and my reading could well be as low as either of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17887.0-USB, March 23 at 1343, very poor signal with 2-way in Spanish. Intruders, but in reality plenty of room on 16m which fewer and fewer broadcasters care to employ; use it or lose it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0443 UT March 24