venerdì 17 giugno 2016

Glenn Hauser logs June 16-17, 2016

** ALGERIA [non]. 9535, June 17 at 0448, S9 carrier atop RHC which seems undermodulated, but it`s Issoudun, FRANCE, warming up for the RTA relay at 05-07, suppressing RHC signal; rather than RHC only in undermodulation, but it is suptorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, June 17 at 0452, S8 a cappella singing, presumably in Kurdish from Denge Kurdistanye, which per Aoki until 0500 is via FRANCE, then PRIDNESTROVYE, contrary to HFCC registration as nothing but KCH = Kishinov, Moldova = Grigoriopol, Pridnestrovye (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11690, June 17 at 0453, surprised to find RNZI on unscheduled AM frequency, VG S9+20 in talk show. At 0501 recheck it has changed to normal 11725.

According to own website sked, ``updated 16/05/2016``, it`s supposed to be on 15720 until 0458, 11725 from 0459. But that`s not all:

6170, June 17 at 1213, surprised to find RNZI on this frequency before normal *1259, and a VG S9+20 signal indicating it`s on the NNE antenna more USward. Furthermore, the other transmitter is also on! // 9700 is only S9, in song ``It Breaks My Heart``, outro as Regina Spector, 12:14 TC by YL host, segment previews for rest of All Night Programme, then Vic Damone. 1240 in a comedy segmentte, including bits of ``Star Spangled Banner`` at 1245. 

Normally only one transmitter is in use, no DRM, 9700 on NNW antenna until 1258, then from 1259 on 6170 via NNE antenna, better for us, but soon losing out into the dayside. So I`m listening carefully to the QSY announcement at 1257 on 6170: ``closing this frequency, moving to 6170`` --- duh, canned announcer doesn`t know he`s already on 6170. But it goes off at 1258*, so I retune to 9700 and it is also off now. At *1259, 6170 comes back on with Bell Bird IS, presumably having switched transmitters, seems about same strength as before, S9 at 1308 with `Dateline Pacific`. At 1308 I find that // 9700 is also back on now! And it`s now VG at S9+20, so it too has made the switch to NNE antenna. I hope they keep this up as much better for North America. Possibly they would explain these anomalies as part of their third-Wednesday-of-the-month maintenance day altho it`s Saturday already (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED: 6908.50-USB, June 17 at 0040, after finding no pirates a semihour earlier, now here`s something very strange: Nixon`s first oath of office as Vice President in 1952, beside Eisenhower and Truman, apparently authentic historic recording but edited such that he repeats certain phrases of the oath, as if to mock Nixon that decades later he might violate them. Followed by heartfelt solo of ``America the Beautiful`` by old-style operatic tenor with exaggerated enunciation, two verses; and prayer by a rabbi. Then the whole thing repeats circa 0049. I`ve had enough when another repeat starts. RTTY on 6910.0 is nicely notched out by the NRD-545. Nixon ranged S3-S6 above noise level of S3-S4. Then I check HF Underground and Freeradiocafé, but no one else has reported this. Searching HFU on the name Nixon gets lots of interesting hits, but not this, and seems no other pirates have ever been reported on exactly this frequency. Please QSL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 17 at 0101, JBA carrier, as I stand by for the Chaski cut-off, which comes about when I calculated it should: 0101:55.5*, which is 72 seconds later than last catch June 6 until 0100:43.5*, or averaging 6.55 seconds later per noctem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820.05, June 16 at 2035, S7 BSKSA in Arabic not Qur`an at the moment, perpetually off+frequency worsening the ACI from 11825 WRMIBS, but mostly evitable by LSB tuning. Sometimes for my nap I can`t find anything better than this on SW for soporific music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1830 monitoring: confirmed Thu June 16 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, S9+30! Also confirmed Thu June 16 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.050-CUSB, poor. Next:
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW 
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 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
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 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
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. 12160, June 16 at 1851, BST-1 caradio memory scan stops on Alex Jones just as WWCR transmitter dumps off the air for about a minute, back on a bit, and off again after 1853.

9980, June 16 at 2037, WWCR provides us with more dead air, carrier still on, at S9+10, not during a BS segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re what WBCQ had to say about KJES, George Thurman in Houston tells me, ``someone named "JOHN" has informed Al Weiner that he has bought KJES and that it will be returning to the air. 2 XMTRS and 2 antennas`` --- so it wasn`t Scott Becker as I had guessed.

Then George sends a 36-second clip of this, and I copy exactly what Allan said: ```OK, John, one of our engineers that helped build the station, said, ``Hi Allan, wanted to announce that I was out in New Mexico about two weeks ago, I was touring KJES shortwave. I liked the station so much, I BOUGHT IT!!`` There you go. ``I got two transmitters, one an ELCOR SW-50, the other an ELCOR SW-25 with a solid state modulator, also got two rhombic antennas, all the spare parts and test equipment, so look for a new shortwave station soon`` --- well, good, good John! Good man, good, John, great, God bless. OK``` So will it stay on the Lord`s Ranch property near Vado? And John, WHO??? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 11775, June 16 at 2029, open carrier/dead air instead of Dead Gene Scott, on Anguilla`s S9+10 signal; and same DA on WWCR 13845 S9 past 2037+. Wake up, Melissa, in the LA uplink (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, June 17 at 1248, Republic of Yemen Radio, presumably via SAUDI ARABIA, with Arabic YL, S2-S7, which means it`s better than it has been for a long time; some bits of music. 1307 now more music, S5-S9, then more talk past 1330; at 1338 Arabic is S7-S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1545 UT June 17