martedì 19 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 18-19, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, July 19 at 0120-0136 and recheck at 0150, NO signal from R. Tirana, following a month of misery, last heard two nights ago, the Albablob is off tonight, after its usual one-night skip. 

Let us fervently hope the Tiranamitter is being repaired, rather than yet another station throwing in the towel on SWBC. Please check all other broadcasts whether they be off or on, and if so, in what condition: 0700-0900 daily 7390, 1700-1800 & 1931-2030 Mon-Sat on 7465; 2300-2400 daily on 9855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9317-9323 approx., July 19 at 0054, S9+15 humbuzz blob from R. Cairo out of the 9315 transmitter with the same sound altho slightly softer spanning 9312-9316, but unlike the sidekick this one has a detectable carrier circa 9315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, July 19 at 0019, weird electronic music, techno I guess, at S6 vs storm noise bursts up to S9; no announcements except sounds like ``let`s go`` twice at 0025; off at 0101 check. This thread
identifies it as Moonlight Radio with an ID at 0030 and apparently off thence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 19 at 0058, R. Chaski JBA carrier, as I tune in early and continuously to catch its reset but constantly slipping autotimer cutoff: it happens at 0101:13.5*, so now another recession averaging ~6.5 seconds later per diem/noctem is underway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 19 at 0114:47.5, SLBC musical prélude starts, 0115:17.5 the 2+1 timesignal ends, opening in Hindi. VP signal is ``twice`` as strong tonight, S2 instead of S1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 11580 // stronger 5850, July 19 at 0046, WRMI relaying R. Slovakia International in English (or rather, since it has no SW transmissions of its own, this is not really a relay), about visiting a mine. I also checked WRMI on 9955 which is not // but found it also talking about Slovakia, huh? No, the latter is really Radio Prague as per outro at 0057. Tsk2 that the two former partners are now up against each other at the same time via WRMIs, coincidence? At least R. Ukraine International is an hour earlier at 2330 on 11580 only, and M-F only per sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7489.96-AM, UT Tue July 19 after listening to `From the Isle of Music` on S9+20 WBCQ until 0100, at 0102 I find something pseudo-religious and even more imaginative than Brother HyStairical can muster (who is scheduled to take over the frequency at 0100) --- two(?) guys often talking over each other about ``the pain of the Dark Ones``, gloomy music, gortons, Bob, raising money, 0119 mentioning ``fake invasion, fake rapture``, modulation cutting off and on, ``subgeniuses`` --- O, that`s it, the great parody show, ``Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack``, which currently is nowhere on any WBCQ schedule. 0124, discussion of $45 hamburgers; 0127 ``KNLS(?) pledge drive``. Welcome back!! But I fear this was just an anomaly:

0132, quick WBCQ ID with bong, cut to music; 0133 adstring all voiced by same announcer about: an air show in western New Brunswick on Saturday July 23 (? Competing with Vance AFB`s Enid, with the Blue Angels, and everything --- be very, very quick to take cover if necessary); Triple-L paving, for all your paving needs, 227-0000; Sav-a-Lot grocery in Presque Eel, and Caribou; Gary`s Auto sales (used) in Caribou, 498-6461; 0135 automated TC for 9:34 and C&W song; 0139 UT ``Kicks [sp?] FM`` and finally cut to Overcomer Ministry (but not BS at the moment) running a few seconds behind 7570 WRMI; 0150 still. The WTFDA database shows WBCQ-FM, 94.7, 6 kW/95m in Monticello slogan as ``Classic Country 94.7`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505vv, July 19 at 0108, WRNO is on tonight, and still won`t hold still as I try to measure it with BFO. At first close to 7505.00, then drifting up, back down to 7504.85, 0113 circa 7505.15, etc., etc. But OK as far as modulation quality and lack of splatter here, if not in Wisconsin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105-, July 18 at 2045 check, WTWW-3 is not only on the air at S9+20 but modulating!!! in Portuguese. 9930, however, WTWW-2 is still off, no Dave Ramsey; 9475- is also S9+20 with SFAW but distorted modulation, which Wolfgang Büschel also noticed. 12105- at 0040 UT July 19, now it`s bogged down in Russian, S9+25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9855-LSB, July 19 at 0116, early check for R. Tirana, but instead hear colloquial Spanish 2-way intruders goofing around --- wow, they don`t know what they`re in for in a few minutes! Or, they do, since they quit at 0120, despite Radio Tirana turning out to be a no-show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0324 UT July 19