martedì 20 ottobre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs October 20, 2015

** GREECE. 9935, Oct 20 at 0556, VOG is back on this frequency, and again with whine noise overriding Greek talk, only very poor signal now. This transmitter had not been heard for a few weeks, so we hoped it was being repaired! NOT. // 9420 is clear at 0558, but also very poor level. John Babbis, nightly monitor of ERT in Maryland, also noted 9935 with the whining noise, at least from 21 UT Oct 19 to 02 UT Oct 20, SINPOs 22342 to 23343 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 9690-, Oct 20 at 0557, VON talk in Hausa modulation keeps cutting on and off; then 0557.6 IS of drums and flutes starts, good signal // 7255-. At 0600 the speech modulation is suptorted and hummy on both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1795 monitoring: happened to awaken just before 1100 UT Tuesday Oct 20, so check 9955: WOR confirmed, and very good signal too. Next:
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. 9955, Tue Oct 20 at 1330, WRMI with two or three bits of unrelated music, then opening `Viva Miami`, but no Vice. This time Jeff & Thaïs White discuss in Spanish their August visit to Auckland, New Zealand. FG Radio follows at 1345, after ID with info as on website: ``Listen to our 9955 kHz live stream on your telephone by calling +1-712-432-8868, a service of AudioNow``. You never know whether `VM` will be in Spanish or English, amongst the multiple airings each week. I wonder if there is some pattern, and if they ever covered this same territory in English? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1100, Oct 20 at 0624 UT, heavy CCI about equal levels between WTAM Cleveland OH, and KNZZ Grand Junxion CO, making a fast SAH. The latter mentions ``western slope``, keywords for there (like ``front range``, not eastern slope, for Denver/CS/Pueblo), ID, then back to `Red Eye Radio` --- NRC AM Log 2015-2016 does not list it as a RER affiliate (while WTAM is on `C2CAM`). KNZZ is 50/10 kW U12, which means non-direxional day and critical hours, direxional night. Night pattern should be tight figure-8 NNW/SSE or so, and not like we are getting it, presumably really on ND day pattern not nulling toward Cleveland. Does WTAM care? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440+, Oct 20 at 0610 UT, norteña music loops ESE/WNW, making LAH with ESPN from the NE/SW, i.e. WGEM in IL. The Spanish is no doubt KTUV Little Rock AR, and the one off-frequency to the hi side, 5000/240 watts U2, night pattern slightly CCW from E-W unless it`s on ND day pattern (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 17630, Oct 20 at 1415, big open carrier cuts off and on and off and on again at *1418. Also a slight whine upon it. Strongly suspect a test from VOA Greenville, altho this is not a frequency used later. When it`s off, there is only a JBA carrier from CRI English East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1635 UT October 20