sabato 20 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20, 2016

** ASCENSION [and non]. 21780, Aug 19 at 1347, very weak talk and music is the OSOB on 13m. Aoki shows this hour is DW Hausa via UAE, but EiBi shows Ascension. HFCC confirms that on August 5, ASC replaced DHA, which makes it more audible here. Most of the time, the OSOB is a weak 21675 WRMI with Radio Africa service, but can`t even detect its JBA carrier until 1419 when 21780 is over. WHRI is also allegedly on 21600, longer hours on weekends but seldom noted here any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** AUSTRALIA. 9580 & 12085 & 12065, Aug 19 at 1320 check, Radio Australia is also back on its night frequencies. It seems there is plenty of evidence the sesquiweek outage was ``audience research`` rather than just necessary maintenance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15100, Aug 20 at 0008, only a few signals on 19m, so I dig into a JBA carrier here to uplook later: CRI Beijing site in Hakka, 500 kW, 165 degrees, on air 23-02 also in two other minority languages. For CIRAF 50 which is basically the Philippines (and o yes, the South China Sea west of there under occupation by ChiCom imperialism).

17560, Aug 20 at 0006, stronger signal than 15100, likely CNR1 jammer rather than target VOA Chinese via Philippines this hour only. I made a quick scan between 16 and 19m but found no WOOB jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA [non?]. 9650, Aug 20 at 0018, very poor S3 signal in talk, Conakry on later than usual 0000v*? Better be sure it`s not in Japanese, which is Voice of Korear scheduled until 0020* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Aug 19 at 1833 and other chex, no signal from MWV, gone again from this APR English broadcast. Propagation seems normal, i.e. pitiful, but with weak signals from Spain on 17705, 17855, America on 17765, 17775, 17790, 17815. Anyway I`ve added 17640 to the BST-1 caradio memory bank in case it come back during that one useful hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.925, Aug 19 at 0558, VON is S9+20 with tuning signal of percussion cacophony, one of the neatest ones, and this time comes thru unscathed and fully modulated; 0600 YL exclaims ``Nigeria``, opening Hausa hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: confirmed Friday Aug 19 at 2130.5 on WRMI 13695, VG. Also confirmed Fri Aug 19 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.029, poor. Next:
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. 7490.0, UT Sat Aug 20 from 0100, WBCQ with live `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. ``I don`t get Terry Blakely. He burned out my damn plate transformer``, explaining the outage on 9330 Tuesday night. Interrupted by phone calls from regulars, even tho he hasn`t invited them or given out the number yet. Discusses how all transmitters smell different, and first thing he does when going into building to find out what`s wrong, is sniff. He found 9330 with all breakers tripped; turned them back on and it blew up, due to a short in the 10 kW intermediate stage plate transformer, grounding it. Finally got back on air with backup transmitter and rhombic. Is almost positive WBCQ is the only AM-FM-SW combo station in the USA; and also ``trimulcasting`` on 7490, 5130, 3250 tonight. 5130- barely audible here in noise and not synch; 3250v not audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, Aug 20 at 0030, Jeff White introducing WRMI`s special digital broadcast for HFCC demonstration, another repeat of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Aug 19 at 2000, KVOH is still on air with devotional in Spanish, and also past 2028. Another Friday, another extended transmission beyond nominal 1900*. Program grid finally updated as of Aug 1 still claims to broadcast M-F 1400-1900 UT only on 17775.
and finally admits that 9975 in English at 01-04 daily is ``temporarily suspended`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 820, Aug 19 at 0535, Spanish music showing with WBAP nulled as much as possible, making very slow 22/minute SAH or 0.367 Hz, probably Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report despatched at 0440 UT August 20