giovedì 18 giugno 2015

Glenn Hauser logs June 16-17-18, 2015

Note: sporadic E VHF DX: logs of TV from Canada and Mexico, FM from USA not yet compiled, to be in next report

** AUSTRALIA. 2485, June 16 at 1115, Aussie M&W chatting, surprised at how well VL8K is coming thru, but no signal at all on 2325 so VL8T is off? Nothing ever on 2310, since VL8A has been stuck on 4835 for a few years, and sounds like same program there tho no attempt to match //. WRTH 2015 page 81 still has VL8A on 2310 at 0830-2130, and on 4835 at 2130-0830 only! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11710 & 11745 & 11815, June 17 at 0532, crackling spurs from 11780.1v are still polluting the 25m band, and no one cares; except me who can only try to shame them by repetitious reporting, as EBC have already been notified about the problem several times in last months (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855+, June 18 at 0208, fair signal in Brazuguese about Jesus, making LAH with much weaker on-frequency signal; seems // 9630v and there is also a LAH on 6135 either with Bolivia or something else. The 25 and 49m frequencies of R. Aparecida had been reported off the air as of June 11 by Cassiano Alves Macedo, Editor do Programa Encontro DX, in the radioescutas yg which I just quoted on WORLD OF RADIO 1778; but now they are apparently back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Wed June 17 at 0538, RHC `DXers Unlimited` is starting a bit late as I tune by, but Arnie says it was recorded early so no propagation info. I quickly zone out and away, as if he isn`t recycling old scripts, it sure sounds like it. (Normally I try to withhold criticism of fellow DX program producers, but since he condones if not facilitates jamming of my program, he gets no respect from me) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, June 16 at 1345, WRMI with FG Radio, as the Famagusta Gazette has de-grandiosed itself from ``European News Network``. After brief news about Greece`s dire situation, rest of program is a reading of something by Robert Louis Stevenson! And it`s cut off incomplete at 1359:30 so WRMI can ID and turn off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 13850, June 18 at 0212, VG signal from R. Cairo, but open carrier/dead air in Arabic, except for occasional traces of music spikes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 11580, June 18 at 0130, WRMI with relay of RFI in English, timecheck for 1630 UT, so it`s a replay of their final English broadcast of the previous day, but which is not on SW from RFI itself. WRMI sked now shows RFI daily except UT Mondays at 01-02 on 11580; and Mon/Tue at 21-22 on 15770. 

Good signal as I listen on the PL-880 while harvesting apricots; nice that WRMI has picked them up after Global 24 crashed. Only problem is that RFI is obsessed with news about Africa to the exclusion of the rest of the world, and silly ballgames, not only Eurafrican football, but American basketball. This reduces the 11580 duplication of 9955 programming to only one hour at 02-03, into R. Praga at 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 13710, June 17 tune-in about 1330 to nice sitar and tabla music, past 1354 when fading as I realize the AIR GOS in English is supposed to start with news at 1330. Wonder what happened? Surely not in observance of the start of Ramadan! Seemed still music at 1412 vs CRI CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 710.0, June 17 at 0551, choral Mexican NA is already playing, ending at 0554 when instead of its ID I hear one from KCMO. Looped southwest, so presumably the usual XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, allegedly 100 watts at night, which either pulled the plug or faded out very quickly. No het, using the on-frequency transmitter tonight. Then I barely hear a recitation in Spanish, sounds like the super-patriotic ``Soy Soldado``, which I have logged from XEDP several times before in 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725-AM, June 16 at 0531, RNZI is AWOL again.

15715-15720-15725, June 18 at 0210, DRM noise must be RNZI, but this frequency is now supposed to be in AM! Own schedule shows:
0200-0255 15720 AM           Pacific Daily
0255-0400 15720 AM 17675 DRM Pacific Daily

So no DRM yet on 17670-17675-17680. The only hours 15720 is supposed to be in DRM are:
1951-2050 11725 AM 15720 DRM Pacific Daily
2051-2150 11725 AM 15720 DRM Solomon Islands AM Daily DRM Sun-Fri

** NORTH AMERICA. 6949.75-USB, approx., June 18 at 0158, bits of music keep getting cut off, switching to another piece. No carrier and hard to pinpoint frequency, but seems slightly on low side. Also reported as unID by several with same inconclusive programming as early as 0000:
but the final one says it was XLR8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, June 17 at 0534, R. Dabanga via Vatican, fair with heavier than usual two-carrier/two-tone jamming from the hi side. // 11645 also via VATICAN is very poor and the tone jammer is too but audible on 11650 where it`s ineffective (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1777 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday June 16 at 1113 on WRMI 9955, very good signal during the 1100 UT broadcast. And Wednesday June 17 at 1315, sufficient on 9955. Also confirmed Wednesday June 17 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast of 7490 [and there was music fill at 2057 tune-in instead of `Financial Survival`; what happened to that?]

WORLD OF RADIO 1778 ready for first airing June 18 at 1130:
1130 UT Thu WRMI 9955
2100 UT Thu WRMI 7570
2130 UT Fri WRMI 15770
2130 UT Fri WRMI 7570
0630 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1430 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0315vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Sunday WRMI 15770
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 11580
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5110v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
1100 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955
0630 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
1315 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v

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** U S A. WRMI: see CYPRUS [non] and FRANCE [non] and WORLD OF RADIO

** U S A. 15650-15675 approx., crackling distorted FMy spur from WWCR which is // inbooming on 15825 (bodes well for a good sporadic E day). Tried for a match on the hi side which would be 15975-16000 but none heard there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 780, UT Wed June 17 at 0549 UT, yes, WBBM is still breaking away from all-FM news, for an oldtime radio drama hour at midnight, stilted narration of some mystery/crime show --- on weeknights, while WGN 720 does it on Sunday nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0527 UT June 18