domenica 24 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 23-24, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.95, UT Sunday July 24 from *0125:14.5, R. Tirana comes on with IS, and FINALLY some good news to report: much less humroar than there has been, still some continuous motorboating and lite hum and with BFO the carrier is wobbling slightly. But program modulation is atop it. 

0130 sign-on with schedule of the only two English broadcasts --- did she say Tuesday-Saturday instead of -Sunday (UT) at 0130 on 9855? All the announcing is by Klara, and to understand her 100% we need near-perfect reception, which this is still not. 0131 news starting with something about the judicial system; thanks for support from USA; 0138 next segment is something ``of the week`` about 3.4% economic growth in 2016. 0143 time for music, introduced, 0144 the music. 0152 another announcement and another song. No sign-off heard, but off at 0157:45* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11680 & 11880 approx., July 24 at 0146, the plus & minus 100 kHz scratchy spurs from RNA 11780 are back, at S4 and S6 levels respectively. These are so bad that they are hard to match by listening to fundamental; the spurs keep ``bubbling`` even during brief modulation pauses on 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9924.99, UT Sunday July 24 at 0112, The Mighty KBC via GERMANY is VG at S9+30 during `Giant Jukebox`, 0118 pause for almost 2 minutes of ``DX Headlines`` which are nothing but ham DX-pedition plans as far ahead as November. Another check at 0149: Kraig Krist is introducing his `Lost Song` segment, about the FBI(?) Band, from Dec 1987 to Sept 1993, with Rick Ashley`s #7 song, ``Cry for Help`` from 1991y. 0155 to ad for KBC Imports of radios with phone numbers in Holland; longtime listener Sean Welsh plugs for PayPal contributions to keep TMKBC going; call-outs to a number of listeners heard from, and some who contributed, more music until off at 0200* sharp (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sat July 23 at 1620, African music on G-VG signal from WWRB, presumed prélude to R. Munansi, but marred by ICDs – intermittent carrier dropouts. At first I thought I might have a bad external antenna connexion to the PL-880. Usual time for the clandestine broadcast itself is 17-19 UT. 

Bill Bingham in South Africa says, ``After several weekends checking, as of 1720 UT Saturday July 23, I still have not been able to hear Radio Munansi in Johannesburg, or find its carrier (Bill Bingham, Johannesburg RSA. Drake R8E, Sony ICF2001D. dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

And Wolfgang Büschel, Germany, replies also July 23: ``15240v Radio Munansi. Nothing heard on that channel at 1830 UT (17-19 UT Sat/Sun slot) today. 73 wb`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1835 monitoring: via UTwente, trying to confirm the 1430 UT Saturday July 23 airing, at 1457: no signal on 7265-CUSB from Hamburger Lokalradio, except possibly a trace of me at imagination level. Everything being equal, this reception should gradually improve as we progress well past the Solstice. Confirmed the 2230 UT Saturday July 23 at 2248, good on WBCQ 9329.874-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Sunday July 24 at 0326 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, as I am talking about Radio Free Gambia being canceled. That was 8 minutes into the program, so started at approximately 0319. Next:
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. 12105, July 23 at 0619, weak S3 carrier with talk. Suspect it`s WTWW-3, Ted forgot to turn off at 0200, as it was still going at 0210, and nothing else is scheduled here until 1200 KSDA. HFCC has WTWW registered from 1400 to 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3251.34-AM, July 24 at 0104, S5 signal vs S9 noise (storms in AR, SE OK), must be WBCQ, and yes, it`s // 5129.90-AM, presumably `The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show` as scheduled this hour on the upper one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505vv, July 24 at 0115 check, WRNO is still off for at least the third night in a row. What is wrong now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0431 UT July 24