sabato 28 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 26-27-28, 2017

** ALBANIA. 7474.97, Jan 28 at 0247, R. Tirana reception is picking up, S6 of humbuzz and no program modulation audible. For some weeks it had not been detectable at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA [non]. 7335, Jan 27 at 2229, Qur`an at S9+15 but fading. It`s the final frequency of the day until 2300 from RTA via FRANCE. Aoki shows middle of hour is Qur`an, start and finish in French/Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Jan 27 at 1527, PMS is finally back on day frequency, heard for first time in about 3 weeks, and still distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Jan 27 at 0430, CHR successfully radiates aviation weather for Comox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7435, Jan 27 at 1455, S9 signal with Firedragon music jamming (or is it just New Year celebrating?), one pip and off at 1500* uncovering a JBA carrier. In fact, Aoki does not show 7435 as a jammed frequency, just CRI Nepali via Kunming until 1457 and ALSO CRI Russian via Shijiazhuang until 1500; plus CRI Pashto via Kunming from 1500. And VOV-1 is also on 7435 until 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 27 at 0452, R. Rebelde is still AWOL, while 4765 Radio Progreso hits S9+40, and 5040 RHC is still vigent.

5025, Jan 28 at 0245, same situation. Is Rebelde ever on now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 5940-5980, Jan 27 at 0438, NHK Japanese relay on 5960 is again splattering out about plus/minus 20 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5790.0-AM, Jan 28 at 0246, Station YHWH is on, averaging about S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Jan 27 at 2226, pirate music at S9+5, soon ``Radio Gaga, broadcasting from --??-- Lake``. 2232 another ID at S9+20; off at 2246 recheck. Several logs here
say that it`s Zipper Lake, and off at 2237 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Jan 28 at 0248, pirate music at S9; 0252 ID over music ``Accelerate`` (not X-L-R-8 this time). These days I am lucky to hear one pirate at a time on The band, rather than two or three (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, Jan 27 at 0100 on WRMI, usual VG signal aimed right across us, with the PCJ Radio International Chinese New Year special, at the publicized time and frequency (unlike 24 hours earlier, no-show on 11580). Keith Perron leads up to a drawing for a Sangean SW radio, among those who send in for an e-QSL with answers to which animal matches their birth year. Also there are five varieties of roosters, so that distinguishes 12 x 5 different cycles.

7730 // 6855 // 5850, UT Fri Jan 27 at 0708, WRMI is again playing `Viva Miami` in Spanish about Chequia, rather than `Media Network Plus` as on the skedgrid which axually runs consistently 24 hours earlier on Thu. 0715 into `World Music` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1862 monitoring: confirmed Thursday January 26 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, good. Not completely confirmed, UT Fri Jan 27 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB; something is there, JBA, presumably me. Also confirmed, Fri Jan 27 at 2230 on new triple-frequency WRMI airing: 11580 at S9+10, 6855 at less than S9, 5950 at less than S8. Also confirmed UT Fri Jan 28 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, JBA (at 0243 during BS, measured on 9329.79, constantly varying) 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
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
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. (7490) webcast since I`m at the computer, UT Sat Jan 28 at 0120 from WBCQ, Allan Weiner is saying a number of projects are planned for this summer at Monticello, including something he can`t talk about that will change everything for shortwave radio, if it works (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Jan 28 at 0227 as I tune past BS on WBCQ, he`s claiming to be on WRMI for 240 hours a day, and needs reception reports to evaluate what to do over the next year. Obvious very outdated playback, but who cares? At yearend he dropped from ten transmitters at a time (24 x 10 = 240) to approximately 4 (sometimes 5, sometimes 3 or 2). So must have concluded he was Overkilling on WRMI (tho some frequencies dropped in the daytime were the best ones). I`m not taking time to compute it, but would not be surprised if present usage via WRMI amounts to a lower multiple of 24, like 96 hpd (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Jan 27 at 0435, WTWW-1 is distorted and splattering at least plus/minus 10 kHz, during PPP singing his adaptation into ``This land is His land ---``. Such a corruption and ``Rawhide`` [non] show up frequently (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, UT Jan 27 at 0420 UT, another try to ID the Spanish religious station here sometimes audible with WHAS nulled, having to put up with other CCI and IBOC noise from WCCO. It so happens that with LSB fine tuning in 40-Hz steps on the acceptably misaligned DX-398, these signals fall about halfway between, so I can`t get just-right demodulation. In a fade-up as I tune in during gospel huxter`s monolog about how he started an AM & FM station in Dec 2015. More than once he`s plugging for 33 (rich?) people to support his ministry (bet I know where he got that number), as it`s listener-supported and located in ``Mesa, Arizona`` --- so that fits for the 480-AC phone number previously copied, and which I hear again and again, so I am sure of it: (480) 467-4626, presumably belonging now to someone other than the Anglo woman one lookup led to. I still want to ID this by monitoring / research, but if all else fails, I`ll eventually phone him and ask which 840 station he`s on, KV
JY Pharr TX? 

And he announces a second phone number, of which I am not so certain, (770) 989-4791. That AC is not Albuquerque, but suburban Atlanta GA, which makes no more sense on 840 kHz than (480) does. Into a fade at 0425 UT; back up somewhat at 0433 UT with a program ID ``--- radio`` and a website, neither of which I can copy, both given only once. No more fade-ups caught by 0500 UT Jan 27.

840, Jan 28 at 0240 UT another try. Worse reception tonight until 0300 UT; fade up a bit at 0253 UT can tell praise music is playing instead of verbal proselytizing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0511 UT January 28