mercoledì 28 dicembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs December 27-28, 2016

** ANGOLA. 4949.74, Dec 28 at 0142 again no signal from RNA. Are others finding it to be off the air lately? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 530, Dec 28 at 0153, soft piano version of ``Yesterday``, so R. Enciclopedia regains dominance, no sign of R. Rebelde on 530 as heard 22.5 hours ago. Original format was presenting bits of spoken knowledge as the name implies, but strangely kept the name with flip to EZL music. Do they have any informational shows or segments when we don`t hear them? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 9820.0, Dec 28 at 0129, RHC does it again --- running a Spanish morning frequency at night, and now making a het with weaker Brasil 9819.4. RHC is // 9710, and not audible on 11840, maybe still on but not propagating.

Here we are almost two months into the B-16 season, and RHC STILL hasn`t put up a new frequency schedule at
dated Abril-Noviembre 2016 when 9820 was not on it morning or evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1857 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday December 27 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good; also confirmed Tue Dec 27 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, fair and about equal level to wall-of-noise jamming left over from the 22-23 prepeat of Radio Libertad; tnx a lot, Arnie! As hoped, however, the jamming has abated by 2325 recheck. Not confirmed the UT Wed Dec 28 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB when checked at 0058, a JBA carrier, but probably with WOR; and by 0118, very poor signal from Blalock the Blaster is audible on 9329.93v-CUSB (and much weaker than 9265 WINB). Next:
Wed 1415.5 WBCQ 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 15560 & 7780 & 15770, Dec  27 at 1455, no signal from WRMI, but 15440 is blasting TOM in as usual, so daytime propagation is funxional. 2130 check, 15770 is on for WOR. Dec 28 at 0120, no signal from 7780 or 15560, while 7570 & 7730 are VG. What is this about?

The long-missing nite frequency 7780 as heard 24 hours earlier is gone again and would be propagating if on. Thinking over its long absence, I am now suspecting that, as had happened a few times before, the transmitter is being tuned up on its second harmonic 15560 instead of fundamental 7780. This would also explain why mostly in the daytime, corresponding frequency 15770 has remained audible. Trouble is, at night, 15 MHz band is not propagating, but I should have kept looking for it there anyway. Tonight, UT Dec 28 at 0120, not even Cuba 15230 nor Australia 15240 is detectable (and 13, 11 MHz are almost dead except for weak Brazilians, and even WRMI is JBA on two 9 MHz channels). 

The nominal schedule for XMTR 3 is 12-22 on 15770, 22-12 on 7780, so just after 2200 would be the best time to check whether it appear on 15560 instead of 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.84-AM, UT Wed Dec 28 at 0138, this WBCQ is on again during what is scheduled as a multi-day hiatus. A show for Labor Day 2014 is announced; host says he got a postcard for a radio drawing. It`s `Ramsey`s Roadhouse`, when it was Mondays at 7 pm ET on 7490 as also announced. Another prize was Allan Weiner`s book ``Access to the Airwaves``. So for some reason, this WBCQ frequency is getting more airtime by playing old archive shows, such as this one, which in the meantime has changed name to `Furthermore 29/54`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.00, Dec 28 at 0123, WBCQ host says he got a report from Nova Scotia, asks for contributions to and also plugs WBCQ`s own fundraiser. As scheduled 01-02 UT Wednesdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Dec 28 at 0149 UT, sports talk in English on steady and dominant S9+20 signal, presumed 50 kW KWKH Shreveport, but then fades a bit. I continue to think their pattern is out of whack, to throw so much signal this way, if not just N-D as in daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1650, Dec 27 at 1326 UT, on the E-W longwire, I am trying to hear anything at all from KFSW Sallisaw OK, but main signal is sports talk, ``The Fan`` no doubt KCNZ Cedar Falls IA, 1330 UT Radio Iowa network news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Dec 27 at 1445, Republic of Yemen Radio is still very good S9+20 with some of the great triumphal music they play, presumed via SAUDI ARABIA. But one must not forget that this exists due to the horrible civil war in Yemen. Sana`a`s own SW station, whatever the government, never had a signal like this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2520.01, Dec 27 at 1307 UT, some talk modulation is audible, 1312 UT music. Mod level is not commensurate with steady S5 signal from presumed WOCO Oconto WI, 2 x 1260 harmonic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3299-USB, Dec 28 at 0145, a few words sounding like a MARS net, then into digibeeps. A similar unID log occurred 10 months ago: ``3299-USB, 0210 Feb 23, W&M voices conversing, then into digital modes`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0404 UT December 28