giovedì 30 aprile 2015

Glenn Hauser logs April 29-30, 2015

** ALBANIA. 9850-, April 30 at 0131, R. Tirana, only poor English signal tonight, better by closing 0155 but I can still hear the LAH from presumed China; while 9855 goes unclaimed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [non]. 17840, 15415 and 15240 are all missing from R. Australia, April 30 at 0146. Maintenance? Propagation certainly OK, with RNZI DRM noise blasting in on 17670-17680 and weaker AM on 15720. Only other signals on 16m make the weak het on 17730 between off-frequency RFA Mongolia, and CNR1 jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9664.7, April 30 at 0130, rabid gospel huxter in a Brazuguese lather, i.e. Voz Missionária, in the clear and as always off-frequency, but no het and no mystery open carrier on 9665.0 as there was 24+ hours ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, April 30 at 0132, R. Brasil Central with spirited conversation, maybe during a silly ballgame, and remains all talk past 0144 mentioning Goiânia, instead of music around this time last night. And once again, with severe QRM from the RNA 11780.1v crackling spur also hitting 11815, plus twin around 11745 and also second-order on 11710, but not much signal from Argentina to bother there. 

4985+, April 30 at 0132, at first couldn`t hear the other RBC channel but by 0150 it`s JBA with traces of modulation, signature slightly on the hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 11935+, April 30 at 0137, R. Cairo, fair with flutter, open carrier/dead air instead of Spanish

12070+, April 30 at 0137, R. Cairo, very good signal but terribly suptorted Spanish

9315, April 30 at 0138, R. Cairo, fair in Spanish, undermodulated, but less distorted than 12070 and matchable to it

9964.6, April 30 at 0140, R. Cairo in Arabic, good signal but distorted, and whine applied. This used to be considerably on the hi side, but now on the lo side, like Ivo Ivanov has been hearing at various times 0800/1200 with music only and presumed to be same transmitter when it will not reach North America

13850, April 30 at 0159, R. Cairo, good with flutter, as the 5-hour open carrier/dead air broadcast is just commencing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, while KETU Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa was off at 1648 UT check April 29, it`s back on at next check 2359 UT, monitored across hourtop with ``regional Mexican music``, no KETU or La Picuda ID, no break, but segué to another song at 0002 UT April 30. ``Regional Mexican`` as a format I find incredibly vague, but no less so than simply ``Mexican``. By this hour KMOX is starting to show its SAH. Maybe back to old trix, sporadic limited transmissions which could also appear at night? Watch out for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770, April 30 at 0155, VOT IS with good signal, tail of the Spanish hour, while // 9870 is already off leaving India alone, and by the time I tune back to 9770, it too is gone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1770 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 29 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast; barely audible by 2126 in noise level on 7490.

WOR 1771 will not be ready until later on Thursday, in time for the 2100 broadcast on WRMI 7570 and/or 15770; which means 1770 will get to repeat on 9955 April 30 at 0330 and 1130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11920, April 30 at 0142, WRMI with Cajun music, 0143 Brazilian song, 0152 the polka we have heard so many times as part of WRMI`s fill-music medley; 0159 ID by no-name Spanish announcer claiming this frequency is ``9955``, 0200 into RTI Spanish relay. This is the third night recently I have heard fill music during the 01-02 hour on 11920 rather than Fámily Radio, and it may well be thus every night. 

7730, then at 0201 April 30 I check this other hour which is supposed to be FSI in Spanish, and it too is running fill music, this time another piece we`ve heard before, with spoken segments about the Council of Europe, in English, French, German, mixed with Beethovenish music which morphs into rap, shudder. Have Oakland lost interest in the limited access they had retained to their ex-SW Okeechobee? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110, April 30 at 0136, WBCQ is still missing like last night. I hope it`s just because Brother Scare pulled out again, rather than a transmitter failure which would also impact Area 51 this weekend (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0344 UT April 30