domenica 29 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 28, 2017

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Jan 28 at 1922, CHR with aviation weather successfully for Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Cold Lake, giving altimeters in inches of mercury, e.g. 29.89 instead of kilopascals as heard elsewhen; what`s with that? The units for all readings are never specified, but obvious. It`s only minus 6 in Winnipeg, heat wave. 1926 on to terminal forecasts --- non as ``no report received`` from the same quartet; and local mis-time as `1-8-2-5 zulu`. Back to av. wx. OK for next quartet starting with Comox (COE-mocks), etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13740, Jan 28 at 1909, very poor signal in French talk. HFCC shows RFI on here at 17-18 and 19-20 until Feb 12 when it will be 17-20, but with azimuth changes every hour, four different angles to Africaparts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Jan 28 at 0635, ERT is S9+10 with Greek novelty song, and so is // 9935; quite an improvement as overnight MUF has been below this most of the time. If it persist, we may hear Orthodox service 24 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 9575, Jan 28 0635, no signal from Médi 1, despite Greece propagating well on 9420 & 9935. Nador at best has rarely been listenable, but often a carrier. I gather from other reports that despite 24-hour schedule, it is rather irregular, but recently reported to be back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1600, Sat Jan 28 at 1928 UT, KUSH, Cushing playing jive music, subformat Americana, I suppose. Weekday afternoons, it`s talk shows (after me, the deluge from Trans-Canada) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9690, Sat Jan 28 at 1915, REE with SBG at S8, while 15390 is a JBA carrier, and 15500 a JJBA carrier. Earlier scanning the 16m band, NOTHING! Except a JBA carrier on 17755.6, perhaps a birdie instead of off-frequency REE (at 1903 tried 13m and had only JBA carriers from 21675 WRMI and 21610 WHRI, typically now) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Jan 28 after 1600, UTwente is still running, so I check for R. Munansi via WWRB: nothing, nor at 1741, 1815. At 1902 even here on my own NRD-545, I only get a JBA carrier, presumably that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564, Jan 28 at 1910, GNK beacon on CW from Madison WI. Frequently scan the HIFER band 13550-13570, but hadn`t heard this or any for some weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1862 monitoring: 7265-CUSB, Sat Jan 28 at 1545, checking UTwente web SDR in Holland, can only hear CRI alternating Hindi and Chinese in evident language lesson, not WOR. CRI stops at 1558, and then there is a JBA gh from Hamburger Lokalradio, but still weak CCI, maybe Azad Kashmir. *1600 much stronger CRI cuts on with IS, theme and opening Russian. Next WORLD OF RADIO chances:
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. 6855, Jan 28 at 1919, JBA signal from WRMI. I`m still waiting for anyone closer to Okee to confirm what`s on this during the daytime, but I hear a trace of music, not // to 11825, so it`s not Brother Scare, presumably World Music. Sked grid shows System B at 12-20 UT, which at 12-15 means the same programming variety as on 9955, but at 15-22 that`s back to BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Jan 28 at 1859, WTWW-2 with Bob Heil already opening `Theater Organ of the Ozarx` early ``tonight``. Will play recordings from Columbus OH, admittedly with ``patrons in the background``. Cut off at 1929.5 for canned WTWW hype ID and into ``Amateur Radio Newsline #2048 recorded January 27``. Excellent signal, needing only PL-880 with whip, but tuning by at 1913 on the NRD-545, also the inevitable matching spurs on 9942.9 and 9917.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12160, Sat Jan 28 at 1911, no signal from WWCR-2! (13845 and 15825 are VP to JBA; 12105 WTWW is S9+25). Sked for 19-21 Sat on 12160 is Brother Scare as of Jan 1. Maybe another curtailment, but you`d think they`d keep the transmitter on with something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Jan 28 at 1936 UT, my MW bandscan downward for skywave signals (after 1540 KXEL IA) finds something here on the E-W antenna, country music and talk seemingly in English at 1939 UT; ads in English at 1942 UT, and ending with something The N/S antenna has KSKY The Answer talk from The Metroplex as usual dominant on groundwave, but E/W brings this, also making a 1.2 Hz SAH. 

I`m thinking it`s got to be KTNN Window Rock AZ, at midday! Not listening long enough to hear some clinching Navajo chanting, but their website is indeed: The only other 660 anywhere around here is 1 kW KCRO Omaha, opposite direxion from Dallas, and Christian in English. 

So I`m confident it is KTNN, which is 1008 km or 627 miles from here, 50 kW ND but I know groundwave doesn`t even reach into the OK Panhandle. 770 KKOB ought to make it too, but too much QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540, Sat Jan 28 at 1929 UT, SBG and I wonder if it`s KXEL Waterloo IA. Yes, mentions UNI, i.e. University of Northern Iowa, game involving fouls and free-throws, so evidently BKB. Come to think of it, free-throws in FB would make it marginally more interesting. How about melding all the SBGs into one? That would save a lot of trouble.

I have been remiss in pursuing daytime MW skywave this winter, and the season is winding up, but here`s one less than an hour after local mean noon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, Jan 28 at 1406 UT wake-up and tune-in, WHAS ID still propagating a semihour after sunrise here and 1:15 after sunrise in Louisville. I null it and hear a snatch of Spanish, ``--- radio`` with SAHs, still suspecting KVJY Pharr TX in the RGV, but fades leaving a gospel huxter in English, presumably daytimer KWDF Ball LA. (The only other 840 around here, daytimer KTIC in West Point NE, I am ruling out as it`s C&W and ``Rural Radio``, barely audible in full daytime.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1460, Jan 28 at 1931 UT, KZUE El Reno OK groundwave in Spanish is dominant on the N-S antenna, but mixed with something in English on E/W antenna. Most likely KHOJ, the RCC station in St Charles MO skywaving in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2328 UT January 28