mercoledì 19 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 17-18-19, 2017

** BULGARIA. 5900, April 19 at 0112, VP signal but sure sounds like Brother Scare mentioning The Overcomer. 5890 WWCR not on yet, but similar talk on 5850 WRMI inbooming, not expected to match. Latest sked for Secretbrod I can find from Ivo Ivanov shows:

``SECRETLAND Reception of Brother HySTAIRical via SPL on March 25
1658-0200 5900 SCB 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, not 1400-2400``

As I tune further on 49m, brief RF noise burst above the background level as my streetlite ignites at *0116; sky at sunset is not clear but cloudily colorful, officially 0108* tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, April 18 at 1910, no signal from RHC English, normally the SSOB at this hour, while 15520 & 15390 Spain are audible poorly; not rechecked until 1957 wrapup when 15140 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.08, April 19 at 0103, poor signal with rock music, so certainly not my local sportster fifth harmonic; 0105 spoken spiel extolling the F-word, and providing several uncensored examples of how it may be employed. Several logs here say it was The Crystal Ship:

** PERU. 5980, April 18 at 0052, not even a JBA carrier from R. Chaski to time; must be totally off. April 19 at 0101:30 tune-in, not audible either. Last catch was a week ago, April 12 until 0100:58.5* so at the usual slippage rate it should be about 46 seconds later, until 0101:44.5 if it were still running at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770, April 19 at 0133, open ~S9 carrier, dead air from V. de Turquía which promptly cuts off the air. // 9870 with Turkish music is S6. Recheck at 0140, both are on at about equally poor levels with more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1873 monitoring: confirmed Monday April 17 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, good; also confirmed UT Tuesday April 18 at 0051 the 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+40. Also confirmed Tue Apr 18 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair-good; also confirmed Tue Apr 18 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, F-G. Next: 
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455? to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 11580, April 19 at 0136, hot DX news: R. Bangladesh English broadcast at 1230 is on two new frequencies, 15525 and 12030, likewise V. of Islam at 0800. More DX news about KTWR and Abu Dhabi as heard ``here in Sri Lanka`` --- o yes, it`s Victor Goonetilleke, and the news is very, very cold, as this is a vintage playback of `Media Network Minus` during the PCJ Radio International hour on WRMI, from when, 20 or 25 years ago? 

As of 0330 UT April 19, I see that the WRMI transmission schedule 
has finally replaced 6855 with 9455 for #6 at 285 degrees, but the 24-hour schedule of programming matching diverse other transmitters seems not to have changed at all, so far. I am yet to hear 9455 back on the air. Checked for it April 18 at 2130 during WOR on 15770 which used to be // 6855. 9455 used to be one of WRMI`s weakest frequencies here, but not sure if on same antenna. Anyhow in the summer, day and night, it should do better than deleted 6855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.82-AM, UT Wed April 19 at 0107, YL discussing ham radio, S9+20 but noisy, from WBCQ. So `Amateur Radio Roundtable` is still on winter frequency, soon QSY to 9330? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, April 18 at 1911, KVOH on late at S9, still with praise music in Spanish; off by next check 1957 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. IBOC checkup on major CBS AM stations, April 19 at 0148-0150 UT: NOT heard around 1160 KSL, 1120 KMOX, 830 WCCO, 780 WBBM; maybe still on 670 WSCR; noise definitely still infesting 1080 KRLD. Altho updated 21 March 2017, I think quite a few more here are now ex-IBOC:

UNIDENTIFIED. 6174.0-USB, April 19 at 0119, 2-way Spanish intruders, QRMing the JBA carrier on 6173.9 no doubt R. Tawantinsuyo, Perú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0341 UT April 19