sabato 14 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 13-14, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Jan 13 at 1338, no bigsig from RA as usual, and at first feared it off, but still there at very poor level, suffering from 9570 CRI/Cuba splash. MUF must be depressed, and no signals making it on 12085, 12065 (while 12050 WEWN is even JBA). By 1407, 9580 music has improved to S9-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9674.895 approx., Jan 13 at 2237, JBA talk probably in Portuguese, from R. Canção Nova, Cachoeira Paulista SP, recently reactivated and so missed any listing in the WRTH 2017 even as double-daggered for inactive or single-daggered for irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9230, Jan 13 at 1342, JBA carrier. Aoki shows this is a *jammed Sound of Hope frequency from Taiwan. Others in the vicinity at various lengthy possible hours are 9100, 9155, 9180, 9200, 9255, 9280 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Jan 13 at 2304, RHC news sounder and Portuguese, S9+20 but quite undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7355, Jan 13 at 1338, RNZI in clear today, no CCI from KNLS, which must have radiated elsewhere, or propped out.

[and non] 17675, Jan 13 at 2305, RNZI is VP at S3 = QRN level, on its summer-only early-afternoon frequency, now scheduled at 2259-0258 daily in AM only, preceded and succeeded by 15720. For comparison, 17840 Australia is slightly stronger, S5-S4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5403.5-USB, Jan 13 at 2253, QSO from one ham with rough modulation on a ``60m`` discrete frequency, about freezing rain, complaining about how his university employer says people should report to work, but not if the weather is too bad, so which is it? CYA. Call sounds like WB9BZZ, but the B`s could have been D`s lacking any fonetix, and no combination works in ARRL lookup. His contact, however, W0DMT leads to RUSHING, KEITH L, W0DMT, GRANDVIEW, MO 64030. The 9er should be over in Illinois or Wisconsin. 

5371.5-USB, Jan 13 at 2257, another ``60m`` QSO is here, but not pursued, and no phone axion on any of the other discrete channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: not confirmed UT Saturday January 14 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, no signal (7490 is fair, 5130 not on yet). Maybe on but not propagating. Next:
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, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW
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, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5850 // 6855 // 7730, Friday January 13 at 0727 check, WRMI with World Music on all three of them, rather than Media Network Plus, which continues to appear UT Thursday at 07-08, not Friday as on schedule. It also shows 06-07 UT on 5850 and 7730 at least with blank spaces except for Friday 0600-0630.

6855, Fri Jan 13 at 2229, WRMI wrapping up `Frecuencia al Día`, and found // weaker 5950 and stronger 11580, in extended variety programming block. 2230 all go to World Music for a semihour; after ``WNYW``-style ID at 2259, 11580 splits off for a new `Viva Miami`, Jeff y Thaïs White in Spanish discussing their pre-Xmas trip to Portugal; while 6855 and 5950 continue more World Music, including appropriately, the fado in rotation. 

9955, Fri Jan 13 at 2230 with wall-of-noise jamming, presumably still against WRMI`s Radio Libertad prepeat which is not revealed on the schedule, but the Commies certainly know about it. At 2300 something in English vs slightly less jamming, which would be Media Network Plus as scheduled.

7780, Jan 13 at 2243, WRMI is on with Overcomer. The sked grid as of January 9 now shows it`s XMTR 9, 22-12 UT at 151 degrees, while 15770, which used to be the same transmitter at 12-22, is now XMTR 3, 44 degrees, at 12-22, all TOM except variety programming at 21-22.

As of UT Jan 14, here`s in text form what the graphic transmission skedgrid shows for 6855, and comparing it to same Systems on other frequencies, which should be // during each block:

0000-0030 H AWR = 5950
0030-0100 F Slovakia = 11580, 5850
0100-0200 D variety = 11580
0200-0230 D Ukraine = 11580
0230-0300 H Prague = 11580
0300-0400 L Taiwan Spanish = 5985
0400-0430 K Japan Spanish = 5985
0430-0500 F variety = 5985
0500-0600 B variety = 9955
0600-0700 B variety [really mostly music // 5850 7730]
0700-0800 D variety = 5850 7730
0800-1000 B [?? no // shown but maybe still = 5850 7730?]
1000-1100 F variety = 5850
1100-1200 H AWR = 5950
1200-1500 B variety = 9955
1500-2000 B [??, as 9955 is back to TOM, but not 6855?]
2000-2100 D variety = 11580
2100-2200 D variety = 15770
2200-2300 D variety = 11580, 5950
2300-2330 H AWR = 5850
2330-2400 H Prague = 5850

If anyone note anything different or can fill in any unknown parts on 6855, please let us know (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1620, Jan 13 at 2302 UT, ``News-talk 1620, now on FM 92.3`` non-ID, also mentions Fox. The only such format around here on 1620 is WTAW College Station TX. But NRC AM Log shows no FM // for it. So how about WNRP Pensacola FL (CoL Gulf Breeze)? No FM for it either in Log. Yes, WTFDA FM Database, which now allows searching on // column, quickly clinches it: 

``W222BR // WNRP-1620 92.3 PENSACOLA FL 0.25 kW 30-25-59 87-13-09 NEWSRADIO 1620 TALK/SPORTS CP from Pollard, AL`` --- While the closest 92.3 to WTAW is a translator for KRZI-1660 Waco with ESPN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

A little ice buildup in Enid by 0130 UT Jan 14, supposed to build up to .85 inch, likely causing power outages Saturday or Sunday.

This report dispatched at 0141 UT January 14