lunedì 25 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 24-25, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, July 24 at 2348 check, very poor signal from R. Tirana in Albanian, but can tell at least that it`s still hummy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17730, July 25 at 1424, RHC music is overmodulated and distorted. Same situation on very strong // 15370 and 11760, all splattering at least plus/minus 10. Always much weaker // 15230 also distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.9, Sunday July 24 at 1710, WWRB with nice African music, but like yesterday, the carrier is cutting off and on frequently and irregularly, mostly off at the moment. Also seems to be slightly unstable, wavering frequency. 1718 switches to presumed Luganda talk from Radio Munansi. 1720 suddenly switches to folk music in English, English talk ``Why did you do it, Johnny?``, ``I`m on my way`` --- as if tuning around to a different webfeed input. 1722 back to Luganda, still cutting off and on, also deep almost fade-outs. 1728 stays on past 1730, 1732 off and on again. By 1745 seems to be off and staying off, but next check 1837 in Luganda talk stays on with lo-fi audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1835 monitoring: confirmed Sunday July 24 after 2330 on WBCQ 9329.9-CUSB, good-fair. Also confirmed before 0100 UT Monday July 25 the 0030 broadcast on WRMI 7730, very good on BST-1 caradio. Also confirmed UT Monday July 25 on Area 51 webcast starting slightly before 0300, and before 0329 on WBCQ 5129.90-AM, S9+10 but too much storm noise. Also confirmed UT Monday July 25 from 0330 on WRMI 9955, also S9+10 but less noise on this higher band. Next:
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. 1380, July 25 at 0400 UT, full ID in super-hyped Spanish for ``Vida 13-80, KRCM``, ``una señal llena de vida``, plugging official inauguration of new name for Sat July 30 at 7 pm [CDT = 0000 UT July 31] and promises milagros = miracles will ensue; phone 713-364-5027. Could that be when they will finally start obeying the Law of Man and turn night power down from 22000 to 43 watts? Yeah, sure. Why wait so long? Maurico Molano, Spain already logged the new name July 12 at 0434, and refers us to

Had been branded as ``Radio Aleluya``, but that`s on a bunch of other AM and FM stations in the Houston market, so this will set it apart, as if anyone cared about such gospel-huxtering distinxions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6946.60, July 25 at 0354, open carrier, dead air is back in the middle of the Pirate Band, about S6 vs S9 noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11460-USB, July 25 at 1309, solo singer at less than the S-2.5 noise level; also some JBA music on 11440-USB; at 1311 talk on 11410-USB, 11405-USB, i.e. the Indonesian QSO pirate band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1618 UT July 25