venerdì 19 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 18-19, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, Aug 18 at 2257 tune-in, open S9+10 carrier, 2257:49, JIP RA programming, tail end of `Pacific Beat`, 2300 News theme and news, top story about Oz` mistreatment of refugees from Asia interned in Papua New Guinea. RA is back! Also audible on much weaker 15240. Tnx to John Figliozzi who told the DXLD yg at 2040:

``This from RA: "Thank you for your email. We are working towards restoring the services this coming Friday at 9am Sydney time. Kind Regards, ABC Reception Advice" 9 am Friday in Sydney is 7 pm Thursday in NY; 2300 GMT/UT``.

Now the question is, if this was just an extended sesquiweek of scheduled maintenance, why were they so coy about it, not just saying so with advance warning and assuring us when they would resume? As theorized, they may well have also taken the opportunity to assess their undesirable audience (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 950, Aug 19 at 0141 as I am bandscanning in LSB mode avoiding local 960 KGWA, ``RR`` in MCW, i.e. R. Reloj, and again a minute later at 0142:03 a bit late after ToM; that`s all I can hear from it, really cutting thru the Yanqui QRM. This would be the 10 kW flagship CMBD in Arroyo Arenas, Habana, rather than the duplicate down-island at Camagüey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840, Aug 19 at 0120, RHC is open carrier/dead air at S4, so the JBA spurs on 11830 and 11850 must be too. While 11760 is loud at S9+15, and 11670 overmodulated but less splattery than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9304-9333, 9338-9351, with peaks circa 9315 (fundamental), and 9325, Aug 19 at 0107, R. Cairo blobmitter is really, really dirty tonight, and that`s saying something, the rapid pulsing roarbuzz audible thru these ranges at varying levels. 9330 WBCQ already off but this would have QRMed it before 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Aug 18 at 1824 quick check on R75, MWV is still on here, good APR signal in English, from the antipodes, item about Woodrow Wilson. Later in hour, however, trying the G8 inside a restaurant`s east window, no show, tho I can normally get 17530 VOA GB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Aug 19 at 0136 UT, loud C&W music at S9+15, so KGYN Guymon has again failed to null toward Philadelphia and us at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 11650, Aug 19 at 0122, RSO is S7 with Qur`an on its unscheduled overnight frequency, and lucks out with 11670 RHC splatter not reaching down this far (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980.02, Aug 19 at 0101, R. Chaski is stronger than usual, S8 but at least that much storm noise too; can tell there is some talk modulation, not just a JBA carrier, until autocutoff at 0104:36*, which is 46 seconds later than last catch one week ago, Aug 12 until 0103:50*, or averaging 6.57 seconds later each night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 19 at 0115:18, two pips of mis-timesignal, right on mis-schedule, JB audible after SLBC music prélude, S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 18 at 2100 on WRMI, 13695, VG. Also confirmed Thu Aug 18 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.2-CUSB, fair on the PL-880. Next:
Fri 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
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
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-, Aug 19 at 0116, WTWW-3 is S3 vs CODAR and as far as I can tell dead air, its prime format; propagation not so good tonight as 9475- WTWW-1 with PPPP is only S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.76, Aug 19 at 0154, WRNO is S9+35 with gospel huxter, not varying perceptibly in the brief time I can stand it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 920, Aug 19 at 0143 UT, silly baseball game is dominant and from E/W. Unusual since KYFR IA with a lobe toward us from the NNE, is normally #1 on 920 at night. Plenty of mentions of player names, but takes a while to figure out the teams among several mentioned: San Antonio Missions vs Arkansas Travelers. Therefore it must be KARN Little Rock, which is 5/5 U2, ND daytime but supposed to be a circle tangent to southwest at night, i.e. very little signal this way. Official site of the Travs, confirms such a match tonight,
but seems to say nothing about a radio network; perhaps KARN is the only outlet? All games seem to be on MiLB TV, and some have an audio icon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9375-USB, Aug 19 at 0109, Spanish 2-way, and some more much weaker circa 9333, noticed while checking out the Cairo 9315 spurs, in an area I don`t normally find them. Whether to consider them intruders depends on where you locate the lower boundary of the 9 MHz exclusive broadcast band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0341 UT August 19