venerdì 12 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 11-12, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Aug 11 at 2353, R. Tirana is S3 with some music under humroar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 17840 & 15240, Aug 11 at 2355 check, R. Australia is STILL MISSING. A couple more inquiries appeared meanwhile on their Facebook: 

``Richard Cook Yesterday at 12:56pm --- Your shortwave service fir radio australia isnt on the usual frequencies for 2days now any idea why?``

``Rick Barton Yesterday at 6:04pm --- can anyone there tell us if there is an outage at Shepparton, or has SW broadcasting from RA / ABC ceased? I have been a regular listener here in USA.``

``Kandee Storrs --- I am guessing that weather problems in the Shepparton area may be to blame. I have not received any definite answers yet. 11 hours ago``

``Rick Barton --- I am wondering also --- can anybody at RA/ABC tell us what is going on? about an hour ago``.

Now Ron Howard reports to the DXLD yg as of 0215 UT August 12::

``Hi Glenn, Sent an inquiry to RA about what is happening to their SW 
service. Told them how much I missed hearing RA this week via SW. Also informed them how well ABC Alice Springs NT was recently coming in, via 4835 kHz. and attached an audio clip for them to listen to.

The reply today (Aug 11) from  reception.advice @ :

"Thank you for your recent correspondence with regards to the Radio Australia Broadcasts on Shortwave Radio in the SW Pacific. We are currently working with our transmission provider on a number of shut downs over the past week and again over the next week to investigate a range of technical and commercial issues for the service.

In the meantime the services are still on air via our satellite services on Intelsat IS18 and IS22 as well as our FM network across the targeted markets in the SW Pacific. For detailed information please see 
and of course Radio Australia is online at

Thank you also for your audio clip of ABC Alice Springs NT! Kind Regards, ABC Reception Advice (Communications Networks)"

Ron, California`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11934.67, Aug 12 at 0005, Rádio RB2 with music is S3, probably originating with Aparecida. Weeks ago it was steadily drifting down below 11935, and I thought it might keep going, but it halted around here. 11925+ Bandeirantes and 11855- Aparecida also audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15564.92, Aug 12 at 0017, CNR1 echo jamming atop weaker 15565 signal, which is presumably IBB Mandarin via Thailand, this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Aug 12 at 0015, CRI Spanish relay is missing here and also not on 15120. Various RHC frequencies also AWOL: 15230 at 0015; 9535 at 0021 (but was on before 0000); 9710 at 0022, but uncovering weak CRI Portuguese via Kashgar; 11840 at 0022, while 11670 splatterer and 11760 are on; no 17730; no 6060 but was on earlier. At 0045, 9535 and much stronger 9710 are back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 9650, Aug 11 at 2350, R. Guinée is still going for the seventh day in a row, so maybe here to stay. Poor S2 but ECSS helps. In French; 2357 mentions Côte d`Ivoire for some reason, instrumental and vocal music bits, 2358, ``Amis auditeurs``, probably saying good-night to listeners; 2359 short anthem(?) by band, 2359:35 repetitive drumming, interval signal? runs past 0000 this time until 0000:40 Aug 12 dead air, off at 0001* sharp (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED, 6930-USB, Aug 12 at 0010 tune-in, yelling and screaming about crime with background music, S8 but heavy noise level; stops at 0011, nothing further. Also logged as unID here:
and another/same 6930 pirate also reported the last few evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, UT Fri Aug 12 at 0036 UT, KOKB Blackwell is playing music again instead of stupid sports talk (I previously heard some music on Sunday evening). Soon found to be // its Triple-Play siblings, 1020 KOKP Perry, and 105.1 KOSB Stillwater, but 1580 is running about one word behind the other two which are synchronized. Glib DJ is doing a weekly Thursday ``regional chart countdown``, but mumbles the show name, ``Red Dirt --- ---``. Finally about the fifth time I can tell he is saying ``Red Dirt`s Most Wanted``. (Red Dirt is a proud Okie music genre, or sub-genre, rather like country.) Laments that their phone is out since an electrical storm. Looks forward to all the OSU students about to come back. 0057 UT outroing the show as having been ``recorded in the heart of the Red Dirt scene, Stillwater, Oklahoma``. 0100 UT rejoining Fox Sports Radio. Maybe they have a strip of different music shows each evening? The Sunday one had started two hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980.0, Aug 12 at 0023, R. Chaski JBA carrier, recheck at 0102 to track its autocutoff, which has slid to 0103:50*, which is 58.5 seconds later than last check, August 3 until 0102:51.5*, keeping up the average of 6.5 seconds later per noctem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15440, Aug 11 at 1909, WRMI Brother Scare sounds familiar: I think I just missed another stale replay of his April? May? Attack on yours truly as he goes on to talk about how `ven-zoo-eee-lah`` is going down the tubes, soon to be followed by the Good Old USA. Not concerned with ``mockers and scoffers``, only the ``few`` who will follow him. What about his grand tour of the northeast this? weekend?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1838 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 11 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, S9+20. I suggest this is a good reliable time to catch WOR when it`s fresh. Also confirmed Thu Aug 11 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.790-CUSB, S9+10, the first airing of the weekly cycles here. Next:
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND 
Sat 1400   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
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 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 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 [to be pre-empted]
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. 11580, Aug 11 at 1906, this WRMI frequency is missing, while others including 11565 remain. 11580 still off at 0009 and 0104 chex Aug 12. This is one of two transmitters hooked up to a 44 degree antenna toward Europe, but supposedly also good at lesser angles up the east coast of North America. The other one is 15770/7780. Among the programs/stations missing out today on 11580 were Ukraine and Slovakia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Aug 11 at 1913, KVOH is still on past nominal 1900*, with ID, addresses, monomaniacal praise music in Spanish for that self-centered deity they project, and his assistant. Good signal and modulation. Appears to be open-ended; maybe they let it run a bit longer on Friday since they know they will take the weekend off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 12 at 0003, WTWW-3 is S9 of dead air, vs lite CODAR, still so at 0020, 0047 chex. A waste of 100+ kWh, so what else is new? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Aug 12 at 0029 UT, S Asian songs as KBXD Dallas is already propagating, atop/mixing with KQAM et al. It`s still an hour before our sunset at 0126 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1579.58, Aug 12 0036 UT, off-frequency carrier is hetting KOKB 1580.0. Tnx to Terry Krueger in FL and Tim Tromp in MI, this was already IDed Aug 9 as WVOK, Oxford AL, 2500/22 watts U1. Official FCC sunset is 0030 UT in August (2345 UT in Sept), and the other guys were hearing it definitely at night, so also running day power? Still not enough to detect anything but the carrier here under KOKB. One way to pinpoint the frequency indirectly: note the pitch of the het when tuned to 1580 in AM. Then with BFO, tune down until hearing the same pitch as reverse het from 1580, and read the readout.

Oxford ``1580`` has been WVOK since Sept. 3, 2002, but I remember when a much bigger station was WVOK: 50 kW 690 in Birmingham until 1992 (now WJOX) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Aug 12 at *0100:08, S6-S8 carrier on from Woofferton UK, 4 notes of music amid dead air, fade-up sign-on of ``Voice of Vietnam, from Hanoi, capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam``, 0101 more dead air, 0101:30 a bit of talk, more dead air; 0102 finally join news in English already in progress, and this time keeps modulating.

So nothing has changed! Despite the VOV schedule which was circulating showing 6175 had replaced 12005 and times changed from 0100 & 0230 to 0000 & 0100 via WHRI. I already explained why those two broadcasts would not be WHRI if and when implemented, but absolutely nothing was on 6175 at 0000 or 0100 August 12. Anyhow, tonight was a good one for propagation from Woofferton on 12005 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0306 UT August 12