martedì 22 marzo 2016

Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22, 2016

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 22 at 0339, TUN/CBB/AIA/DGS modulation is still distorted, breaking up, 99 hours since first noted March 18 circa 0100. 11775, March 22 at 1620, DGS with breakup but readable if you put up with it, 112 hours and counting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 22 at 1357, the Bangladesh Betar carrier is on at S4; circa 1400 all I can detect is the mistimesignal ping ending at 1400:10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD. 6165-, March 22 at 0525, RHC with definite LAH slightly on the lo side, from reactivated RNT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO. 6115, March 22 at 0525, 0540, no signal, so neither R. Congo nor possible RN2 Japan can be confirmed, no 9760 either in degraded propagation; yet CHAD is making it on 6165 under Cuba. K-index at 06 was 2, but solar flux for March 21 was 89, almost as low as it ever goes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, March 22 at 0340, RHC back to Spanish here unlike 24 hours ago in English. 5040 at 0531 check is good in English, so presumably reliably now at 05-06 as well as 06-07? 

9710, 9820, 9640, 9550, March 22 at 1328, RHC with speech by Pres. Obama in English, voiced-over in Spanish. Must be from earlier, and finished in a few minutes.

His scheduled speech to be broadcast live nationwide starts a few minutes after 1400, and this is indeed on RHC with voice-over on 15370, also past 1440 on 17750, 17730, 11760, 9820, 9640, 9550 (9710 is off now).

[non]. 13820, March 22 at 1422, R. Martí is also broadcasting Pres. Obama`s speech live from Cuba, with different voice-over translation. Jamming is still going on 13820, under RM; on 11930 I hear only jamming. 

It`s worth noting that not a single US SW station, public or private, would broadcast his speech in original English. (It might have been on VOA, but no SW frequencies audible here at this time.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525, March 22 at 1332, JBA carrier, so VOI must be back. Ron Howard agrees, as does Atsunori Ishida who says it was absent March 14 thru 21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17895, March 22 at 1621, VOA English is VG, enough to tell that there`s a slight squeal on the transmitter, which is 250 kW, 145 degrees from VATICAN, violating Separation of Church & State; yet helpful if VOA will not use Greenville. 17895 is currently registered for VOA English at 1600-1800 via SMG, plus via São Tomé at 1500-1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1817 monitoring: not confirmed Monday March 21 at 2330 on 9330, as WBCQ is off (altho on 7490). Next:
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. 9955 & 11580, March 22 at 1434, both WRMI frequencies are in non-// music loops. What about the others? Dead air instead of Brother Scare on 11565, 13695, 15440; other BS frequencies are too weak to tell: 21675, 17790, 8455, 6915, 5015. But The Overcomer Ministry is still funxioning on one WRMI frequency, 11825. (It`s also OK on 9370 WWRB, 9980 WWCR). Recheck at 1620: now back to BS on 11565, 13695, 15440 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 3340, 3350, 3360, 3385, 3445, 3450, March 22 at 0540, suspicious JBA carriers, which can`t be SWBC stations, on the R75. Maybe receiver generated mixtures, or some could be genuine MW harmonics such as 3450 which is S5 with a bit of talk modulation, 3 x 1150? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1656 UT March 22