mercoledì 26 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 25-26, 2016

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Oct 26 at 1815, MWV English APR is still missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, Oct 26 at 1340, RNZI is good here an hour after sunrise, but its days are numbered. The B-16 schedule from Oct 30 shows back to 9700, which will be much better for North America, at 1259-1650(Sat -1758); and at 1059-1258 daily on the NW beam not so good for us, a brand new frequency, 11610. Another seasonal adjustment is resuming 17675 at 2259-0258, then 15720 from 0259 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120.0, Oct 26 at 1333, S4-S5 carrier but no modulation detected, during English broadcast from R. Hargeisa, via long path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Oct 26 until 1331.5*, JBA carrier from VOT English service, which means that yet again, the Kazakh service must be getting a late JIP on some other frequency.

Re my report quoting from HFCC, the B-16 English schedule for VOT; it was later revised at:
as Ivo Ivanov and Wolfgang Büschel point out, showing the 0400 UT to NAm will be on new 6080 --- certainly a good idea for 49 instead of 31m during a dark low-sunspot winter! Others remain: 0400 7240; 1330 12035; 1730 11730; 1930 6050; 2130 9610; 2300 5960 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5058.5, Oct 26 at 0558, LOFER CW marker ``WI2XJP WAYLAND MA FN42HI``, barely audible, storms approaching from Kansas an additional problem to the 30-watt power. NOTE: my previous report of this on 5085.5 was incorrect --- and thus also my comment about it being on almost the same frequency as WTWW! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1848 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday October 25 at 2130 on WRMI, 15770, poor S7-S4. Also confirmed Tue Oct 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, very poor. Also confirmed Wed Oct 26 at 1326 amid the 1315.5 broadcast on WRMI 9955, good S9+10. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, Wed Oct 26 at 1345, caught the opening of `Viva Miami` on WRMI, immediately after WORLD OF RADIO. Yes, no ``Vice`` theme any more, and this one must be a couple weeks old, recorded a few days after Hurricane Matthew. Jeff said there was little rain, but they got high winds at Okeechobee, causing only some minor damage in the antenna field. They were off the air for 10 hours from 0630 UT Oct 7 while the power was out.

11565, Oct 26 at 1451, no WRMIBS signal here, supposed to start at 1400 after QSY from paired night frequency 5850, which I did not check whether still on instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.05, re my WBCQ Area 51 report, Oct 24 at 0348 about Harry Partch and unconventional instruments, during the `Hobart Radio International` slot, John Carver, mid-North Indiana, tells me:

``Glenn. 5130 at 0330 was `Juliet's Wild Kingdom` and the interview was with Iggy Pop. An older `Juliet's Wild Kingdom` was run the night before after `Radio Free Euphoria```.

Allan had said JWK was coming back to WBCQ, but not when. So what about HRI, a last-minute sub for it, or gone? Area 51 sked for this date still showed HRI: (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Oct 25 at 2116, WTWW-1 is still dead air as first noted at 1846; by now, 9930, WTWW-2 is off after Ramsey; and 12105, WTWW-3 is still AWOL. Next check at 0617 Oct 26: 5830, WTWW-1 is still dead air --- I bet it made frequency change circa 0200 without noticing nothing was modulating! By 1337 next2 check, 5830 is finally modulating SFAW.

9475 & 9930, Oct 26 at 1816, both these WTWWs are nominal, but 12105 WTWW-3 is absent. Is anyone hearing it anywhen anywhere anymore? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGSET)

** U S A. 13830, Oct 25 at 2117, this WEWN is still off, while 15610 poor in English, 12050 S9+30 in Spanish. 15610 & 11550 are the only two frequencies Oct 26 at 1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Oct 26 at 1814, WMLK is on for a change, but very poor signal with DEJOM intoning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 650, Oct 25 at 1231 UT, Fox ``news``, into KGAB news center, i.e. Cheyenne WY, dominating way above any XETNT, let alone WSM at this hour. Obviously on 8.5 kW ND day pattern instead of 0.5 kW direxional night to the NW; yet local official FCC sunrise for Oct is not until 1315 UT (November: 1345 UT). Not the first morning I have heard them lately. Community of License is Orchard Valley, a south-side suburb; why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Oct 26 at 1451, Republic of Yemen Radio is S9+10 with music, the well-worn triumphal tune. Via SAUDI ARABIA? Sunset in Sana`a is now 1436, so check around then whether they break for Qur`anic vespers like a year ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re my 1521 kHz, Noel Green, NW England replies: ``Glenn, I've been trying 1521 in our late afternoon / early evening but not heard either of these stations. Maybe due to propagation, but I don't think so as Saudi's 1600 kW station on 1440 is often heard well. 73 from Noel``.

The same evening but no time specified, Bill Whitacre says about Sa`udi, ``BTW, 1521 is no longer the 'monster' it has been in seasons past. In fact, it's not in here at all! Must be having tx problems. Bill Whitacre, Alexandria, VA`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Well, besides CRI Urumqi, hardly any other 1521 options from AfroEurAsia (gh, DXLD)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific pre-sunrise JBA MW carrier search October 25: nothing lowband, only 1566 from the NW at 1227, presumably FEBC S Korea and/or the N Korean jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1939 UT October 26