giovedì 22 ottobre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs October 21, 2015

** COLOMBIA. 5910, Oct 21 at 0612, Alcaraván Radio, nice signal with tropical music, in fact much better than degraded neighbors 5890 & 5935 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9955, Oct 21 at 0607, Brother Scare via WRMI is suffering heavy pulse jamming, altho not full-bore wall-of-noise. Could it be that the Cuban Commies deliberately jam him? Or just don`t deliberately NOT jam him as they incompetently run the jammers without keeping track of WRMI`s gusano schedule. 9955 is much weaker than the next WRMI frequency down, 9395 with TruNews, in the clear, on a more favorable azimuth for us.

5890, Oct 21 at 0611, Brother Scare is also getting jammed here, but more evident than usual because WWCR signal is very poor, not propagating; 5935 PMS via WWCR is merely poor; while neighbor Tennessee station WTWW 5830 is still very good with SFAW. How do they do it? Three factors may add up to make the difference: 1) slightly different distances; 2) divergent power levels; 3) antenna type (I think all rhombix), azimuth and takeoff angles.

As for BS getting jammed, tsk2, it`s because his pal God didn`t tell The LD Prophet to stay away from any frequency which has *ever* been jammed by Cuba at any time: 5890 being a long-defunct VOA Spanish (not even Martí) channel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17715, Oct 21 at 1849 check, REE is still here today instead of 17710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15580, Oct 21 at 1539, no signal from the only VOA English frequency which might be heard, Botswana. I am checking because of previous VOA PR publicity about a one-hour live special from the Newseum at 1530:
How to see/hear it online isn`t clear --- the listen-linx say `Border Crossings`, which was presumably preëmpted online, and on SW. I start to run it but the flash player keeps hiccuping, so I give up. That may or may not be VOA`s fault. I suppose it will stay OD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1795 monitoring: confirmed after 1315.5 UT Wed Oct 21 on WRMI 9955. Also confirmed on webcast of WBCQ 7490, Wed Oct 21 at 2100. Also checked HLR 7265-CUSB on UTwente SDR, Oct 21 at 1430, but still off the air on Wednesdays, unlike Saturdays.

WORLD OF RADIO 1796 reading for first airings Oct 22:
Thu 1130   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2100   WRMI 7570 to NW
Fri 0100   WBCQ 9330-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 7570 to NW
Fri 2330   WRMI 5850 to NW
Sat 0630   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5110v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. 1200, Oct 21 at 0622 UT, WOAI San Antonio TX is once again remarkably weak so suspect still on aux unit, or something else is drastically wrong, rather than 50/50 kW ND. Has CCI I can`t null from another talk station, but the latter is religious so suspect KFNW West Fargo ND --- yes, after Little Rock AR reference in program outro, full ID at 0631 UT as ``Faith 1200, KFNW`` and weather forecast, low to be 48, and by now it`s atop WOAI. 

These two are very close to opposite direxions from here, thus no nulling vs each other, but both null E/W at same angle. Tonight no sign of WAMB Nashville, previous occupant of 1200 combating WOAI. WOAI & KFNW make a SAH of approx. 7 Hz. Furthermore, KFNW is 50/13 kW U4 --- night pattern is supposed to be all to the north, while day pattern has major lobe north, but considerable minor lobe south. They must think it`s daytime! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** U S A. 1460, Oct 21 at 0619 UT, ``1460, KXNO, iHeart Radio`` promo in heavy CCI. This is Des Moines IA, 5/5 kW U2, with night pattern favorable to NE/SW. It might be helpful to know which stations belong to iHeart and other major groups, but ownership is not covered in the NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0410 UT October 22