domenica 29 marzo 2015

Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2015

** ALBANIA. A-15 has just begun, but not every station switches to new schedule immediately. March 29 at 0128 I am looking for R. Tirana on 9850, where it`s to be in English to North America at shifted time of 0130-0200 --- but no signal here past 0133, nor on other possibilities 9855, 7465 or 7425.

9855, March 29 at 0226, R. Tirana IS is on here! This is the winter timing to be abandoned, and the frequency registered for the Albanian broadcast at 2300-2400 (unchecked yet). But no English starts at 0230, just keeps playing IS on fair signal past 0233 when I quit. Maybe this will all be straightened out by UT Tuesday at 0130, since there is no English broadcast on UT Monday anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, March 29 at 0119, R. Australia is still here as A-15 starts, poor signal, rather than alternate 13630. 17840 has however been holding up well late into the night on occasion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, March 29 at 0120, open carrier/dead air, while English is nominal on 6000; 0134 now both are modulating with an Arnie Coro non-DX talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12070, March 29 at 0110, new R. Cairo A-15 frequency, open carrier/dead air, with lite whine; nothing more on 12080 or 12035

9965++, March 29 at 0115, R. Cairo, Arabic, undermodulated, whine, very good level, with flutter. This one unchanged. Off to hi side

9315.0, March 29 at 0118, open carrier/dead air, poor-fair; by 0227 it`s only poor. This would be the 0200-0330 English frequency, ex-9860 where there is nothing. Another alternate registered is 9720

13850+, March 29 at 0228, Qur`an? suptorted, fair with flutter, R. Cairo ex-9905, Off to hi side, not as much as 9965 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, March 29 at 0111, S Asian music, fair with flutter, gone at 0132 recheck. HFCC A-15 shows it`s AIR Sinhala service only until 0115, 250 kW, 174 degrees from Delhi site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN [and non]. 11650, March 29 at 0113, R. Sultanate of Oman is still here, in Qur`an, with CCI in Chinese which is CRI, Urumqi, East Turkistan on A-15 schedule; 11650 is not registered for Oman in A-15; instead at 00-02, 9500 or 9650 or 12015 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 29 at 0105, JBA carrier, only one, it seems, i.e. R. Chaski. Sharp cutoff at 0106:38.5* leaving nothing, as BBC is now gone from 5980 UAE for A-15. Furthermore, no ACI from 5985 WRMI --- tho registered as available, not yet in use. This is 11.5 seconds later than a binite ago when last checked, i.e. slipping average 5.75 later per uniday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 29 at *0114:12, carrier on, 0114:46 musical prélude starts (not exactly an IS?), 2+1 timesignal ends at 0115:12.5, SLBC sign-on; fair with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1766 monitoring: confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, UT Sunday March 29 from 0315. Also confirmed Saturday March 28 at 2130 on Global 24 via 9525 BULGARIA: see previous report:
Sun 2300  WRMI   11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ    5110v Area 51
Tue 1100  WRMI    9955 
Wed 0630  HLR     7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [time shift for DST]
Wed 1315  WRMI    9955 
Wed 1430  HLR     7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [time shift for DST]
Wed 2100  WBCQ    7490v 
Thu 0330  WRMI    9955 [or 1767 if ready in time]

** U S A. 11920, March 29 at 0111, Family Radio in Spanish, fair; new A-15 WRMI sked shows this at 01-02, plus RTI Spanish at 02-03 (and another Taiwan Spanish at 03-04 on 7730). At 0225, 11920 is fair-good airing Chinese lesson for Spanish speakers.

11825, UT Sun March 29 at 0112, `Travel with Rick Steves`, which is Global 24 via WRMI, VG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1590, March 29 at 0128 UT, general newscast, 0130 ``ESPN Radio`` and ``KGAS Carthage`` ID inserted, thank you very much, and into sports talk. Can we depend on all ESPN affils to ID like this on the semihour? Initially dominating from SE/NW, soon fades down as if power cut. But its official March sunset was an hour earlier at 0030 UT (April: 0045 UT). KGAS is 2500/128 watts U1. Carthage is in E Texas, just SW of Shreveport LA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, March 29 at 0110, VOV English to N America is back here for A-15, via Woofferton UT, ex-6175 where there is nothing now. Good with flutter, but there is CCI underneath: probably VOA Deewa Radio via Sri Lanka, still on B-14 frequency tho it should not be, and presumably will be gone by tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1460, March 29 at 0125 UT tune-by, ID as ``The Outlaw, non-stop country music``, loops about SSE/NNW. Can`t find that slogan for any 1460 in the NRC AM Log. The only country station around here is KCWM in Hondo TX, but I also can`t find any `Outlaw` branding on website. So I bring up their stream at 0415 UT. At 0423 they do utter ``The World`s Best Country Music`` as on website. So where is The Outlaw?? Outlaw County is a SiriusXM channel (60), any relation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0453 UT March 29