giovedì 29 dicembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs December 28-29, 2016

** IRAN. 11675, Dec 29 at 1405, fair signal in Russian, interspersed with dramatic stingers, mentioning Iran, as appropriate since it`s VIRI, 1320-1420, 500 kW, 336 degrees from Sirjan. which is somewhat SE of the center of Iran. As you might guess, that azimuth is dead-on Moskva, and beyond crosses Greenland exiting at what was Sondrestrom Air Base until 1992, Americans on the DEW line --- and right on to Enid! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1857 monitoring: confirmed Wed Dec 28 after 1415.5 on WRMI, 9955, good S9+10, no jamming. Also confirmed Wed Dec 28 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490v-AM, good. Not confirmed UT Thu Dec 29 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330, no signal audible (while 9265 WINB is a JBA  carrier). 

WORLD OF RADIO 1858 ready for first airings December 29: confirmed Thu 1230 on WRMI 9955, good S7, no jamming. Next:
Thu 2130   WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
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
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
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 [and non]. 9955, Dec 28 at 2100, WRMI `World Music` hour remains on this hour in reality instead of BS; by 2120 Cuban jamming level is building, altho not ``needed`` until 2200 for Radio Libertad.

15770, Dec 28 at 2120, `Viva Miami` old but latest episode about the Everglades is playing again, so started at 2115, contrary to Wed sked showing Radio France International at 2115-2200 --- suspect that has been gone for some time, as it really doesn`t make sense to fill once a week with 75% of a daily 60-minute broadcast. 

From 2200 I`m checking out my theory that WRMI-3 on 15770 in the daytime may accidentally switch at night to 15560 second harmonic instead of scheduled fundamental 7780 which is usually AWOL: not today. 15770 resuming BS, stays on past 2203, but by 2236 recheck none of the three frequencies audible. At 2302, however, there is a JBA signal on 15770, supposedly WRMI, subject to plunging MUF after sunset. Perhaps the 15770 span has been expanded beyond 12-22, as Ivo Ivanov also reports it on already by 1000. At 2331, 15770 is gone again, at least inaudible. Nor at 0030 UT December 29 can we hear 15770, 15560 or 7780. 

7730, Dec 29 at 0030, `Viva Miami` shows up again about the Everglades, on the schedule UT Thu as if it were a half-hour show. 

5850, Thu Dec 29 at 0733 check, // weaker 7730, WRMI is again playing that dramatic narration about the Grinch, presumably ``How the Grinch Stole Xmas``, same as I heard *exactly* one week ago, again airing instead of `World Music` on 7730 and instead of TOM on 5850. Once something is in the automation system for once, it`s likely to keep replaying unless overridden (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 2520, Dec 29 at 1227 UT, weak music audible, presumably again 2 x 1260 WOCO Oconto WI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1822 UT December 29