sabato 26 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 25-26, 2016

** ANGOLA. 4949.7, November 26 at 0053, JBA carrier, so RNA is back after missing a few nights. Thorsten Hallmann says it was also missing a few German evenings, but audible again by 1800 November 25. Bruce in New York using a remote in RSA was hearing the frequency November 25 at 1849. Then Bill Bingham in RSA definitely had it from 2050 to 2130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 1610 kHz, November 26 at 0147, PMS is weak but not distorted, unlike // 6090 which along with day frequency 11775 is always distorted now. // 5935 a slight reverb apart from WWCR is not distorted either, so that narrows it down to a problem with The Valley SW transmitter. 1610 has some Spanish CCI, presumably CHHA Toronto (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 680, November 26 at 0205 UT, quick weather break with temps plus and minus 3, i.e. Celsius, i.e. Canada, i.e. CJOB Winnipeg. 50/50 kW U4 night pattern supposedly goes only NNE (and day pattern only has a little tail to the south). Before and after this I was getting 50/46 kW U1 CBW much stronger, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 990, November 26 at 0153 UT, CBW Manitoba with `As It Happens` I really should listen to more, kicker story about an ad in Britain being banned because it called for messing with bean cans whose sharp edges might cut kids. (Meanwhile I hear co-city station CJOB 680, q.v.). After the news, at 0210-0216 UT, `The Current Review` has a very interesting interview with a linguist who was advisor to an Amy Adams movie about aliens, deciphering their language. That would be ``Arrival`` I`ve yet to view (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2598-USB, November 26 at 0054, S6 robot YL with marine weather in English, mentions Newfoundland Standard Time. It`s MCTS Placentia, VCP via St Lawrence, Nfld. site starting at 0048 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11820, November 26 at 0056, S5 signal with song in Chinese, off at 0057*. HFCC shows it`s CRI, 500 kW, 200 degrees from Xi`an in Yue = Cantonese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7175, November 25 at 1412, JBA S6 signal with HoA music, no doubt long-path VOBME moved again from 7180, 7185. 

7146.600, November 25 at 1413, music at S7, no doubt the other VOBME around slightly variable off-frequency, long path. See also ETHIOPIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Hargeisa by now is off 7120

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 7236.03, November 25 at 1415, carrier here at same time I am getting the Eritreans lower, so presumably EBC External service, R. Ethiopia, scheduled this hour in Arabic; frequency drifting upwards as I try to measure it. An equally weak signal on 7235.0 in the way: CRI Chinese via Kashgar or IBB Korean via Tinian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 7445, November 25 at 1926, I`m scanning 7 MHz band whether anything is propagating yet, less than one hour after local mean noon: only this JBA signal, which is BBCWS in English, 250 kW, 315 degrees from Talata also USward at 1600-2000.

7445, November 26 at 0045, S4 from algo, now scheduled as BBC in Dari via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 810, Nov 26 at 0202 tune-by, ``Radio Rey, Reynosa, Tamaulipas,`` ID in passing in the mix as I happen to be aiming N/S. That`s XERI, 1000/100 watts per IRCA, not bad! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6184.99, Nov 25 at 1927, JBA carrier is the only thing on 49m less than an hour after local mean noon, suspected XEPPM Radio Educación active in the daytime, not enough to detect modulation if there be any. Same offset when checked November 26 at 0048 with some undermodulated music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Where have all the pirates gone? It`s been weeks since I`ve logged one on the 6.9 MHz band during various evening bandscans; just YHWH on 7410; see ROMANIA [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNID 5150

** OKLAHOMA. 890, Friday November 25 at 1700 UT, KTLR OKC, `Broad Spectrum Radio` with Serena Blaiz of Peace Buzz, on Islamophobia in Oklahoma, where state rep. John Bennett held a session October 25 at the capitol on ``radical Islam`` and accused some audience members of being terrorists. She goes on to interview someone from CAIR, but cut off at 1714 UT for BST contact info, as this is only for a quarter-hour. Perhaps we`ll hear it later on the WBCQ 7490 UT Friday 0030-0100 broadcast. More about the episode and link to original full hour:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7410, November 26 at 0219, S6 conversation, must be French from RRI this hour. Just checking in case Station YHWH should reappear, but frequency is not free until after 0300, and he was always good at picking clear channels. 

Meanwhile, Ron Howard heard ``Joshua`` last night, November 25 at 0322-0417* on 7335, but never IDed as Station YHWH, so Ron just calls it a religious pirate now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1853 monitoring: UT Saturday November 26 at 0039, JBA carrier on 9330, so apparently WBCQ is on, and if so, would be playing WOR (9265 WINB is JBA but S3, while 9475 WTWW is S9+35!) 

Regarding Hamburger Lokalradio: Ivo Ivanov says last Saturday at 0730, Switzerland in Sound played instead of WOR; HLR assure me that this week WOR is all set to run at the proper time. I`m concerned by the East Turkistan/Pakistan QRM blocking 7265 in Europe for the next airing Saturday at 1530. So this week, HLR is experimenting with a third time for WOR on their other 1 kW frequency, 9485, Sunday November 27 at 1130. It looks as if there should be no QRM to that. Please let HLR and me know how well it`s heard in Europe and beyond.

Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [experimental]
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490, UT Saturday November 26 at 0100, WBCQ is very poor at S4 in noise, but enough to detect William Tell Overture theme to open `Allan Weiner Worldwide` --- but not enough to copy what`s being said, so I may as well go on out to see the fireworx as downtown ``Enid Lights Up the Plains`` (no, not Planes). 

Once back, I try again at 0217 and hear ``Over There``, the WWI warmongering song being played, which would be odd for AW to be doing on this show. After it, I can now tell it`s J.P. substituting, as he invites calls to an 845 phone number, and mentions and plugs his own show `Shortwave Saturday Night`. Neither now nor earlier was I hearing anything on 5130v or 3250v which might have been // (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, November 25 at 0703, Brother Scare is JBA but // 7570, so now 5950 is really WRMI, presumably back on the 181 beam.

5850 // 7730, November 25 at 0705, `Viva Miami` mailbag is playing unscheduled again 24 hours after last logs here, now UT Friday.

9455, November 25 at 1901, the WRMI day frequency corresponding to night on 5950, southward, is on but as always, very poor with BS. Also on is 15770, the day frequency of absent 7780.

5950, November 26 at 0227, very poor signal in English, WRMI to the south, but not // BS on 7570. Then I do find 5950 is // VP 11580, and they keep mentioning Ukraine, so indeed RUI as scheduled on 11580 only at 0200-0230. No ID break and at 0230, 11580 goes right into Radio Prague in English, but now 5950 is no longer //, into World Music, African (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, November 25 at 1857, KVOH is VG level, but overmodulated and distorted, splattering plus/minus 10; 1859 Spanish ID and off before 1900*. No formal sign off and no English, and no `Frecuencia al Día` as they played one week ago on Friday. Was not audible at all from *1400 nominal sign-on, westward MUF not built up yet if really on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, November 25 at 1902, WJHR ID, near Pensacola, addresses, VG signal at 45 dBu peaks on the PL-880, while its nearest neighboring SW station, 15610, WEWN, is only 27 dBu. That`s 1 kW vs 500 kW per WRTH. Partly explained by sporadic E with a 27 MHz MUF according to DXMap, via a patch right over the ArkLaMiss tri-state area, halfway between there and here. At 1917 I`ve switched to the NRD-545 and get WJHR with S9 peaks, WEWN averaging S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, November 25 at 1917, WEWN averaging S6, and with pronounced echo as if long/short path. Since it`s only 1 megameter away, that makes it 39 Mm by long path.

12000-12100, November 25 at 1919, span of buzz coming out of the 12050 WEWN Spanish transmitter. Barely detectable at the edges, worse and worse the closer in, and fundamental itself is far from clean. Strangely, when presumably same transmitter is on 5810 at night, no such problems. At least the mess out of 12050 is not nearly as bad as it was a couple weeks ago much louder and extending past the 12105 & 12160 USA stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9917.1 & 9942.9, November 25 at 1922, parasitic spurs of 9930 where WTWW-2 manages to modulate today with `Dave Ramsey` show, rather than dead air for hours and hours yesterday, except for commercial inserts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Nov 25 at 1925, still no signal from WMLK, not repaired yet. The other Pennsylvanian, 9265 WINB is not on either, too early under current bookings to start at 2045 weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1040, November 25 at 2007 UT, `Dave Ramsey Show` is opening --- the only thing unusual in a MW bandscan on caradio from a quiet location in central Enid, seeking early low-noon skywave. I tuned in too late for any local ad or ID, but figure it`s WHO Des Moines. However: Rush is on their sked at this time. There are only two other possibilities in this part of the country: KGGR Dallas, which is religious, and KCBR Monument (Colorado Springs) which is hip-hop (if active, and not to be confused with VOA Delano). `Dave Ramsey Show` website agrees it is on other stations in those markets, so what in the world did I get? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5150, November 25 at 1407, JBA AM carrier. Wonder if it`s the pirate relayer again, which was quite active at all hours a few weeks ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6162 approx., November 25 at 0655, weak RTTY INTRUDER has wedged itself in between CBC and RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7480, November 26 at 0044, the humroar is here again at S5, perhaps jamming warming up for the 0100 RFA Uighur broadcast via Tajikistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9445.50-USB, November 25 at 0646, INTRUDERS, 2-way in colloquial Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0617 UT November 26