lunedì 27 luglio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2015

** BRAZIL. 11780, July 27 at 0538, RNA/RNB quite overmodulated & distorted on fundamental, but no spurs audible on 11745/11815 or beyond, so an improvement overall (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, July 27 at 0546, RHC English with a rippling SAH; there might be double audio too, but close to synchronized. Most likely explanation is RHC running two transmitters here; scheduled only for one 250 kW Titán at 05-07 toward Wáshington (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9955, *July 26* at 2133, wall-of-noise jamming against WRMI. In this case the DentroCuban Jamming Command knows what it`s doing, since scheduled Sundays only 2130-2230 is `Forum Revolucionario Democrático Cubano`. WRMI website has no direct contact info for it, instead mail routed thru WRMI itself. There is a portrait of the two guys producing it, Juan Avalos y Elio Pérez:
However, the banner behind them reads Radio Libertad, same as behind the newsman just above them; RL being a separate(?) program M-F at 23-24 which is also heavily jammed, but it doesn`t stop there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, July 27 at 1301, R. Martí with PSA from State Department explaining that the US Embassy in Habana will not be considered American soil, and not an asylum spot. Why not? Here`s the story from their website with embajada misspelt:

``Gobierno de EEUU no dará asilo en su embajada en La Habana -- Publicado 23 julio 2015 --- El Departamento de Estado aclara que la embajada estadounidense en La Habana no es territorio de Estados Unidos. Ricardo Quintana tiene el informe``

No text beyond that, but linx to an audiovideo of 3+ minutes explaining it, introduced by a cleavaged anchorette (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** OKLAHOMA. 780, July 27 at 0134 UT, open carrier/dead air from daytimer KSPI Stillwater, even tho official July sunset is not until 0145 UT, by when it`s off completely. August: 0115* UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11890, July 27 at 1159, Chinese, but with buzz/frying sound, ``Laudetur Iesus Christus``, VR IS and off 1300*. That IBB Tinang transmitter is acting up again, scheduled Vatican relay at 1228-1300 (Sat -1315), violating Separation of Church and State. (A further VR in Vietnamese on 11890 at 1315-1400 daily is via Tinian instead) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 27 at 0114:48, SLBC music prélude starts right on time, and also the 2+1 mistimesignal ending at 0115:18.5. Very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1783 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday July 27 shortly after 0300 on Area 51 webcast, and presumably WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; also confirmed after 0330 on WRMI webcast of 9955. Next:
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

** U S A. 13700, July 26 at 2134, something about racing for kids in Indianapolis, then coverage of the Indy Brickyard. VG signal, on usually vacant frequency. No doubt it`s WHRI, even tho 13700 appears nowhere on their website schedules, nor in HFCC. Later I got an inquiry from Williams López in Venezuela, who was hearing this a couple hours earlier:

``I listened to this [14+ minute very loud clip]:
the frequency was 13700 kHz, 1950 UT 2015-07-26. I know that is a car race, Nascar??? You can identify this tx??? I don't know which
station transmitted. Thanks 73. Williams López, Apartado Postal: 763, Barquisimeto, Estado Lara, Venezuela``

``Hi Williams, I heard this too, later after 2130. I`m sure it`s WHRI South Carolina. Mentions of Indiana, and this station originating there is wild about car racing, not only the Indianapolis 500. Not one of their registered frequencies. 73, Glenn`` 

WHRI fails to publicize these dangerous and silly carace games in any SW media that I know of; maybe race fans know about them? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, July 27 at 0136, phone-off-the-hook signals from WWRB, not unusual for them, dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1160, July 27 at 0606 UT, YL preaching in Spanish with music background, audible with KSL nulled, and fast SAH; 0614 UT OM takes over, mentions ``De Mujer a Mujer``, program title? and phone number with AC 214-. There is an 1160 in Dallas (Highland Park), KVCE, but business format in English presumably still in effect; 1 kW night and with a null notch toward us. 

Instead, I assume it`s KRDY in San Antonio TX, also 1 kW night, but with some signal toward us, a Radio Luz with Spanish religion. Normally I`m lucky to get KSL, let alone anything else, but KFAQ 1170 IBOC not so bad at the moment; nulling KSL also partly reduces the Tulsa signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report despatched at 1836 UT July 27