domenica 20 dicembre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs December 20, 2015

** CUBA. 5990, Dec 20 at 0041, Spanish music, sounds like it could be RHC instead of CRI relay; undermodulated. But not // 6060 with `Sonido Cubano` nor weaker 6075.

As I am checking other RHC frequencies, at 0111 Dec 20 I find that 11760 is in dead air and at 0114 so is 6060; nominal are poor 6075 and 9535, VG 11670, G 11840, and by 0115 so are 11760 & 6060 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM [and non]. 9912-9913, Dec 20 at 1423, noise centered around here, sounds like DRM except relatively narrow band, a blessing as presumably Juche jamming against KTWR 9910 in Korean at 1345-1500, which is fairly audible, and in the clear when tuned on LSB: W&M dialog, maybe didactic, sounds Korean but never hear a keyword such as ``imnida``! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Dec 20 at 1443, RSO English hour is instead open carrier/dead air with flutter, hitting S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9929.93, Dec 20 at 1417, dense gospel music from T8WH sounds awful when tuned to 9930.00 in SSB; have to refine it way down for off-frequency outlet. EiBi shows WHR-3 on 9930 Sat/Sun only at 10-14; but also Sound of Hope, Taiwan daily at 11-16, and consequently CNR1 jamming except for a break at 1400-1430: however, neither of these heard now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1804 monitoring: confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, UT Sunday Dec 20 at 0426 about 3 minutes into show at Biafra [non] topic, so started circa 0423 this week. Awakened too early and too late to confirm the Sunday 0900 on WRMI 5850, but presumably. Did anyone hear it? Next:
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW 
[beware of Johnny Lightning Xmas show, which could run overtime]
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. In the first few minutes of the Democratic Primary Presidential Debate on ABC-TV, 0128-0135 UT Dec 20, I scan the MW band to find which if any radio stations are also carrying it, never in synch with TV via cable: 

740-KRMG Tulsa OK, 750-WSB Atlanta GA, 840-WHAS Louisville KY, 1040-WHO Des Moines IA, 1100-WTAM Cleveland OH, 1110-KFAB Omaha NE. I presume these already have some affiliation with ABC radio, but a lot of other ABC stations must be skipping it. Digging no further into the regional and graveyard pileups where there could be a few more. Then checking the FM band in OK: not a single station, tho presumably on inaudible 102.3 KRMG-FM Tulsa, of which 740 has been demoted to a mere 50/25 kW appendage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 550, Dec 20 at 0556-0559 UT, several ``News-talk 550 KTSA and 107-1`` IDs in promos. San Antonio station is not heard much here, night pattern with a little lobe to the north, three major lobes to WSW, ENE and SSE, also mutually protecting Midland (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1290, Dec 20 at 0626 UT, classic rock, WIRL singing ID, back to music. That`s 5/5 kW U4 in Peoria IL, ``Good Time Oldies``. Unlike other frequencies, the 1290 map in the NRC Pattern Book does not distinguish between day and night contours: day is supposed to be dotted. That page needs to be replaced; are there others? I suspect for WIRL, the one tightly to the NNE with a minor lobe to the SSW is the night pattern, and the circle tangent SSW the day pattern (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Dec 20 at 1430, usual R. Sana`a rousing counter-revolutionary talk and music, and now with considerable CCI from IBB Kuwait, R. Ashna. So I keep an eye on the clock as I await another breakaway for vesper call to prayer at local sundown in Yemen: this happens at 1437:08, vs 1436:18 two days ago, so it is shifting slightly later following the sun. (Ron Howard employs the proper terminology: ``Maghrib (evening prayer, just after sunset) call-to-prayer``, but I tend to lump the Abrahamists in together.) The IBB CCI gets heavier and heavier, till they are about equal level by 1514, the worst yet. Hey Bill, when are you going to move this off? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1636 UT December 20