sabato 16 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 14-15, 2016

** BRAZIL. 11934.536, July 15 at 0504, Rádio RB2 measured here in its very slow downward drift, very poor signal with music.

11925.228, July 15 at 0505, R. Bandeirantes, poor in Portuguese (but better than RB2).

11854.905, July 15 at 0507, R. Aparecida is a bit stronger than RB2 which is probably relaying it.

11764.655, July 15 at 0510, SRDA is JBA. Usually can also detect the carrier even when Cuba is still on 11760.

11815+, July 15 at 0506, R. Brasil Central is missing again. However, it`s still active but apparently not all-night. Wolfgang Büschel measured it and all the others: 

``Check on dark path from Brazil to southern Germany in 2110-2130 UT slot July 14 reveal: 11764.647, 11815.020, 11854.890, 11925.223, 11934.514 kHz. 73 wb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, July 15 at 0259, R. Progreso in Spanish is back on tonight after missing last night. What else might one have heard in its absence? Is R. Rural, Santarém PA, Brasil, active as in Aoki? Probably not. WRTH had it inactive, but another 4765, R. Integração as active. Only other 4765 is Tajikistan at 23-20 UT. Sunrise in Dushanbe is 0014 UT, so westward one might even hear it before Cuba opens at 0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11980, July 15 at 0501, V. of Turkey weak music suffers from weak Cuban-style pulse jamming, like some more barely audible against no Martí on 11930. Hypothesis: one of the jam operators punched in the wrong frequency for his pointless but destructive mission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 9480, July 15 at 0457, surprised to catch last minute of MWV in SPANISH! as La Voz Alegre, postal address in Cuba, S5 until 0458* vs high Oklahoma storm noise level. 0400 broadcast is of course supposed to be in English; played back wrong file? Worth checking forthwith, whether earlier hours jumble languages: supposed to be 00-01 English 9600, 01-02 English 9665, 02-03 Spanish 6190, 03-04 Spanish 6150 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 7295, July 15 at 1100, presumed R. Sakha, Yakutsk in talk S5? below Oklahoma storm noise level of S8, but I do copy a mis-timesignal ending at 1100:05.5; believe there were 5 mis-pips but maybe 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1834 monitoring: confirmed Thursday July 14 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, very good; strangely, Brother Scare theme played right up until 2100 instead of an ID. Once again, I keep listening at 2130-2200 for `Blues Radio International`. Bigsig makes wideband audio feasible. WOR 1834 NOT confirmed Thursday July 14 at 2330 since WBCQ 9330 is off (and so are 7490, 5130). 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. 7489.9-AM, Thu July 14 at 2330, WBCQ is OFF, so Broad Spectrum Radio`s weekly slot is missed. Also off is 9330v-CUSB when WORLD OF RADIO should have played. Nor anything audible on 5129.9-AM, but normally not on air at this time anyway. What`s wrong at Monticello? Recheck at 0000 UT July 15, all still off, so also missing Blalock the Blaster on 9330. Next check at 0257 UT July 15, all still off. Note that WTWW, WEWN, and WRMI have also been missing a lot lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, 13830, 12050, July 14 at 2149, ALL three WEWN transmitters are OFF. Not sure if they ever came back, since tuned in too late to recheck before wholesale QSY to night channels: UT July 15 at 0000 all of them have signed on: 5810 & 11870 in Spanish, 11520 in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.997, July 15 at 0257, WRNO is close to on-frequency, S9+20, and no WBCQ to worry about splattering on 7490, since the latter is off (see separate report). 

Also, Ron Howard heard WRNO`s Chinese segment the night before at ``0355-0400*, Thursday, July 14. Out-of-date WRNO website does not list this program `Praise for Today`; in the past was scheduled for Thursday and Saturday 0300-0400`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Friday July 15 at 0455, WTWW-2 is off, so no more `Midnight [sic] in the Desert`. 5830 WTWW-1 is also off, nor on day frequency 9475 which sometimes runs at night. Recheck at 1058 UT July 15, 5830 is still off. Last signal heard from WTWW was dead air on 12105 at 1826 July 14 when both others were also off. July 15 at 1653 when only 9475 would normally be on, it isn`t. Could this station be crashing due to transmitter, management/operational, and/or financial problems? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, July 15 at 1250, Republic of Yemen Radio with better signal than heard in a long time, S7-S9 with lively ME music; 1259 ID mentions Yemen at least twice, 1300 continues mostly talk in Arabic with some musical punxuation. 1402 recheck, now much weaker at S6-S3. If there was an abrupt fall due to a site switch circa 1400, I missed it. Presumed primarily via SAUDI ARABIA but never confirmed without doubt. Hope the improved signal circa 1300 continue. In case they ever resume breaking for sunset Qur`aning, shows currently SS is 1538 in Sana`a; 1530 in `Adan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7656-USB, July 15 at 0515, JBA talk, too weak to detect language or decide whether it`s 2-way or a broadcast, both being possible in this area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1702 UT July 15