mercoledì 18 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 16-17-18, 2017

** COSTA RICA. 2859.82, Jan 18 at 0049, JBA carrier on the signature off-frequency of R. San Carlos, Ciudad Quesada, 2 x 1430v as previously identified (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 6855 // 11580, Monday January 16 at 2202, WRMIs with narration about London, later mentions Wordsworth --- sounds like the stuff FG Radio purveys, and so it is by 2210 ID and plug their website, but no Famagusta Gazette news now about Cyprus or anywhere, so a new time for that on the frequencies WRMI is not providing a full program schedule for (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7420, Jan 18 at 0054, Iranian NA, greeting in Arabic, as in typical sign-on/Qur`an procedure of VIRI, VP at S7-S8. Trouble is, scheduled here is Spanish starting at 0020. Maybe crossed feeds at Sirjan, as Tajik is scheduled from 0050 on 7360? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 18 at 0105, R. Chaski is JBA with some modulation until autocutoff at 0105:25.5*, which is 19.5 seconds later than last check 3 nights ago, 0105:06* Jan 15, i.e. slippage averaging 6.5 seconds later per. Claudio Galaz continues to monitor this from Chile, where he can tell the IDs are for the network it relays, Red Radio Integridad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1860 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Jan 17 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, very poor; also on WRMI 7730, S9+20. As often, slept thru Tue 1200 on 9955; also missed Tue 2130 as I was at Enid`s only cinema to see ``Hidden Figures`` (UTC wasn`t a term in use in 1962, was it?). But confirmed Tue Jan 17 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, audible despite the heavy jamming --- tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed UT Wed Jan 18 at 0045 the 0030 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair at S8-S6: maybe post-solstice evening propagation is uppicking. Next:

Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW
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. 6855 // 11580, Mon Jan 16 at 2215 following new time for FG Radio quarter-hour (see CYPRUS), WRMI parallels these with World Music, starting with a song about Bahamians, 2227 the oft-heard polka, 2229.5 the WNYW-style ID, 2230 `Christian New Age Radio on Shortwave with Rev. Frederick Moe, the second installment`. I ran across the first one months ago so must be far from a weekly show, and I still wonder whether this be the same Fred Moe we used to hear from as an SWL. Anyhow a respite from screaming gospel huxters.

6855, Jan 17 at 0639, WRMI with World Music, but again a separate playout from the World Musix on 5850 // 7730.

11580, Jan 17 at 1420, WRMI during usual World Music hour, with ``Proud to be a Bahamian``, 1425 a song about Bahia.

11580, Tue Jan 17 at 2312, this WRMI is playing the `Triumphal March from Aïda`, great, maybe within World Music? Haven`t noticed it before. 6855 has a third program, presumably AWR Spanish to Cuba as should also be on 5850, not checked; while 9955 is World of Radioing vs the jamming --- because 9955 also carries clandestine Radio Libertad during the previous AND following hours. I see on the Programming page its exec producer is now IDed: ``Radio Libertad Productor Ejecutivo: Ing. Pedro Peñaranda`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 17 at 0642, no signal from WTWW-1, which means I should check day frequency 9475: yes! There it is, still on the air but barely audible at S3-S4, tsk2. Yet another SNAFU by the inattentive controller of the transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, Jan 17 at 1425, open carrier with some fades, so not internal; off at 1433 recheck. HFCC has nothing at all registered on this MHz, so I suppose a lure for testing or upwarming. IBB does that to avoid colliding with another of its own transmitters in a DCI/crash start situation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0610 UT January 18