sabato 19 marzo 2016

Glenn Hauser logs March 18-19, 2016

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 18 at 2013 recheck, University Network is *still* distorting and breaking up, splattering, unusable and a menace to innocent bysenders. 

6090, March 19 at 0155, UN is *still* breaking up and crackling out to at least 8 kHz above and below. It`s now at least 24 hours into this disservice.

11775, March 19 at 1410 and 1446 chex, modulation (but not carrier) **still** breaking up: make that 37 hours and counting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, March 18 at 2014 check, RHC is managing to modulate French today at its rescheduled semihour.

5040, March 19 at 0218, RHC Spanish carrier is unstable, wobbling obvious with BFO; and without BFO, a hum. Same thing noted the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965.30, March 19 at 0148, R. Cairo is back to hi side of nominal 9965.000, S6 but dead air with slight whine, no spurs, so not bothering anyone except the Egyptian taxpayers who are not getting any value from this incredibly mismanaged station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 13695, March 19 at 0214, AIR IS is very poor, S4, but nice to hear something making it across the pole at this time on this band. The half-sesquihour in Kannada is about to open, to be followed by an hour in Hindi, both 500 kW, 300 degrees from Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1030, March 19 at 0232, I`m checking further into the Radio Fórmula I heard still on this frequency, despite reports that XEYC Juárez had moved to 1460, as discussed in previous log. (I`m splitting time with another SS on 880, which turns out to be WIJR in IL; see USA domestic logs.) 

1030 is all-talk, typical of Fórmula, someone on phone and someone in studio. This one is close to E/W, or WSW/ENE, which fits for Ciudad Juárez. Occasional QRM from another SS, yelling about inmigración, further south, perhaps Radio Centro, DF. 

0252, welcoming a new caller, Gabriela, who talks about ``la compañía petrolera``. This is generally atop, but lots of QRM. 0258 PSA by YL about Cámara de Diputados, how many women have been elected to participate, then called Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados. 0259 can`t pull an ID, just ``Colonia Centro`` as location of station, which could apply to countless cities. I would not be surprised if local XEYC ID is never inserted anyway, just plugged into XERFR 970 in the DF networked nationwide. 0305 financial news items about employment rate improved in January, 17.77 exchange rate for peso/dólar. At 0313 ad/PSA? for Partido Verde; 0314 bit about Doña Lara`s pollos fritos in Aguascalientes, along with la comida típica at Feria de San Marcos in Ags; finally, ``en Radio Fórmula, México tiene sabor``, reference to Grupo Fórmula website; no local IDs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7425, March 19 at 0210, Greenville leapfrog mixing product is achieving S8 with storm noise spiking the meter higher; this time the Spanish audios from Vatican 7305 and Radio Martí 7365 are at about equal levels on 7425 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1817 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 18 at 2130 on 15770 --- barely audible but can recognize my voice on one receiver (this signal is getting very weak and lowly modulated --- hope it`s better in target Europe, altho rather late into their evening to be propagating there either); much better on 13695 from 2130.5, aimed across US. Also confirmed at 2330 Fri March 18 on WBCQ, 9330.00-CUSB (which has stuck to on-frequency lately; at same time, 7489.840-AM had `Fred Flintstone` and 5130v was not on). Next:
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5129.73-AM, UT Sat March 19 at 0144, WBCQ with rock music. `Allan Weiner Worldwide` is over, as 7489.87-AM is back to BS, so not sure what this is. Nothing is on the WBCQ website sked for 5130 after AWWW until 0100-nominal; Area 51 programming applies only to Saturday and Sunday evenings. Recheck at 0222, now 5129.73 is off. 9330.02-CUSB was on with usual gospel huxter during the 0100-0200 hour; and 3250 is still silent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955 & 11580, Saturday March 19 at 1410, these two WRMI frequencies are again running music loop rather than BS, but *not* // in separate playouts. 11565, 13695 are in the TOM Sabbath service, presumably live, VG signals, but MUF intervenes, and usual blasting 15440 is a JBA carrier, and only a trace on 17790 and 21675. 1446 recheck, still musix, no BS on 9955 or 11580. But final re-recheck at 1522, now they are in BS // all the others, so must have joined into TOM circa 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, March 18 at 2015, WTWW-2 at S9+20 but open carrier/dead air. I still detect weak but obviously related spurs at 9942.9 and 9917.1; oops, dead air broken by Ted at 2018 selling that FM feeder transmitter, 2020 back to DA; I leave a radio on this, wondering if another 43 hours of dead air are underway like a week ago? It`s the `Dave Ramsey Show` at 1-4 pm CDT weekdays, minus the Dave Ramsey Show --- only the commercial breaks (presumably) are being filled with modulation, as another one comes at 2031, this time Ted pushing another radio; 2049 it`s the C. Crane radio, otherwise dead air past 2100 until transmitter cut off circa 2106*. Well, that`s what counts, racking up the per-inquiry payoffs, never mind the programming, sorry Dave! WTWW is I daresay dangerously close to exceeding Radio Habana Cuba for screwups. 

5085.01, March 19 at 0220, WTWW-2 is blastingly on with music, so I look for the spurs again: 5072.1 and 5097.9 are detected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Friday March 18 at 2022 check, no signal from WMLK, tho 9265 WINB is audible, and it`s not even Sabbath yet --- guess they are still `testing` irregularly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, March 19 at 0226 UT, songs in Spanish dominate, ENE/WSW, and not much from KRVN even when aiming N. This is on DSB, but later I need to listen on LSB only, to avoid KHAC NM/AZ QRM which is on USB only. Soon hear non-IDs inserted between songs, as ``La Tremenda 8-80, ---algo--- La Raza``. The word Raza immediately rules out México, since in that country the SS have no need to define themselves as a race! Next tune lyrix repeat over and over ``chocolate`` and ``soy feliz``. Another non-ID at 0231, but I can`t definitely comprehend the word(s) before ``La Raza``; guesses: ``sirviendo``; ``al tiempo con``. At 0235 UT, announcement leaves impression they are despidiéndose, but more music follows. (Meanwhile I am switching back and forth with 1030; see MEXICO.) By now I have looked up 880 in the NRC AM Log and see ``La Tremenda`` is a station I have heard before, where else but in Highland IL, WIJR, 1700/160 watts U4; just east of St Louis MO. 

880, 0259 UT March 19 trying for an ID, all I can get in QRM is a CBS TOH bong, presumably from WCBS NYC itself, a rarity here. No other C affiliates listed on 880. BTW, in case you haven`t heard, CBS corporate is considering getting rid of radio, a bombshell leading to much discussion, some to be quoted in the next DXLD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1150, re earlier unID report March 18: KSAL Salina KS website was extremely slow to load completely, but when I checked it a few hours later, linx had appeared, including:
which shows news at the time I was listening, Friday 1340 UT, nothing about music, so rule out KSAL:

``The KSAL Morning News with Rich Alexander & Jeff Garretson
Salina callers: 823-9596 Long distance callers: 1-800-608-1150
Cell phone callers: *1150 

It’s Salina’s #1 morning show, The KSAL Morning News, hosted by award-winning radio personalities Rich Alexander & Jeff Garretson. You’ll get national news from ABC, statewide news from the Kansas Information Network, Todd Pittenger in the KSAL newsroom, the Kansas Ag Network and Mike Hammet on sports. It’s the perfect mix to start your day.

Rest of week`s schedule shows only talk shows, except gospel huxters on Sunday morning, which could of course include some Christian music, and what`s this `Bill Miller Show` at 5-8 am Sundays [10-13 UT]? Nothing about it except title. Ah yes, that`s the one I was thinking about, with ``Wax Works`` playing 78s, a Kansan thing:

** U S A. 1420, March 19 at 0202 UT, Fox News Radio promo for its Facebook fan community, back to news; 0206 UT local weather attributed to KWQC TV6, which was originally WOC-TV, so this is WOC Davenport IA, no longer related? Opening ``from the WOC studios, another hour of healthy conversation`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, March 19 at 0159 UT, open carrier/dead air, S9+15 atop the CCI, including WPRR, Public Reality Radio, Ada (Grand Rapids) MI, joint ID for WPJC which is 88.3 in Pontiac IL. The OC/DA loops NW/SE, and can`t be anything but KRJO Monroe LA, especially since its music is missing as first noted March 17 at 0617 UT, so has it been dead all that time, still so at 0304 UT March 19, some 45 hours later?? Is anyone listening closer to Monroe? Does anyone care since it became a mere appendage to an FM station? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, March 19 at 1414, Republic of Yemen Radio is only poor, fluttering S7-S4 in Arabic, very unusual rather than big solid signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1657 UT March 19