domenica 23 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 22-23, 2017

** INDIA. 9690, April 22 at 1327, pop music playing, must be runup to AIR, perhaps from preceding Tibetan service feed intended for other frequencies. 1330 GOS sign-on in English, think she mentions 9690 & 13710 only, but 9690 too poor at S4-S6, and 13710 inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525-, April 22 at 1328, no signal at all from VOI amid scheduled English hour. What does Atsunori say? Agrees it`s missing today, after logs every day previously this month for a triweek (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 7730, UT Sunday April 23 at 0040, Italian Shortwave Panorama, some rather routine SWBC logs, 0043 IBC Radio ID, schedule including this broadcast on WRMI, then ham DX news from I2MQP Mario or Gabriel. VG signal as usual on this QRG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, UT Sunday April 23 at 0013, Mighty KBC music, poor at S9 vs S8 line noise level. By 0054 it`s S9+25 --- or rather, now the RHC open carrier is on, seeming to boost signal of understation, at least quietening it. They are virtually zero-beat so not obvious what is happening. I keep checking 6165 whether RHC repeats last week`s switch back there avoiding KBC, but never shows, so maybe it was a fluke, and at 0104 KBC has changed program to `The Giant Jukebox`. 

Only at 0105 is there enough undermodulation also from RHC English to detect on 6145 as // much louder 6000. But KBC music modulation is still atop 6145 while its signal must be way under the Cuban strength. One more week of this collision before KBC via GERMANY is planned from May 7 to ascend to 9925 for summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTNING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, April 23 at 0021, pirate music mixing with CW and SSTV. 0028 retune to hear some fast CW and off. Logs here think there were really two stations, the SSTV one IDing as Pee Wee:

** NORTH AMERICA. 6880-AM, April 23 at 0023, lo-fi music at S9+5, 0024 announcement twice by M synth voice as ``--- something Radio Network`` with hotmail address, and then same by YL synth. 0050 still tinny music, long pauses. Another unreadable canned ID at 0102. These logs 
say it was Unknown Name Radio Network, heard by many from 2310, and by one with carrier test(?) as early as 1630 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 596 kHz, April 22 at 1838 UT check, high noon, still JBA carrier which I traced months ago to a spur out of 1640 KZLS, east of Hennessey (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGESET)

** PERU. 5980, April 23 at 0016 and 0050, still not even a JBA carrier from R. Chaski, missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17530, April 22 at 1826, VOA in African English, good at S9 vs S5 local line noise level, must be Greenville, not Vatican, as SSOB and virtually OSOB: 17855 Spain JBA carrier, 17640 Madagascar MWV zilch. A report about a diabetes study at McMaster University; but I am apprehensive as it keeps going, too close to closing time for this frequency, and sure enough, she is cut off at 1829:50 for DA and standard YDD sign-off, totally uncalled for. BTW, 19m is also dead except for 15140 RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1874 monitoring: NOT confirmed Sat Apr 22 at 1431 on HLR 7265-CUSB: on UTwente SDR all I can hear now and rechecking during the semihour are BA South Asian songs, i.e. CRI Sinhala via EAST TURKISTAN; and at 1500 CRI IS. HLR was supposed to resume this weekend after maintenance break, and may well have, but still not propagating over the daytime Germany-Holland path.

WOR 1874 confirmed Sat April 22 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.0-CUSB, fair. Next:
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455? to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
Note: 9455 is still not activated as of April 21, and when it is, unclear whether will still be // 9955, 15770 and 5850 at above WOR times like former 6855 was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun April 23 at 0032, WRMI-6 with a song by Bing Crosby about the holy child and the littlest angel of all, Xmas carol I am not familiar with, but sorta sacred for a change, as Xmas Radio is daily(?) this hour. Whew, overlapping next tune is jazzy version of `Santa Claus Is Coming To Town` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Sat April 22 at 2227, WRMI is replaying `Bye, bye, Sitkunai`, hour not ending, but amid so must have started at 2200. Tnx to tip from roger, germany who was listening to System D. Looks like additional unscheduled playbacks are coming, like so often happens with special bookings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Sat April 22 at 1328 on bandscan, I happen to hit WINB playing Star Spangled Banner --- I periodically lament that no US SW station ever plays it at s/on or s/off --- and this still doesn`t count, and in fact it`s worse, as WINB merely uses it as background music, talking over it with sign-on. A little more plays on, and I can tell the music is wowing --- probably from a very old cartridge. Talking over our NA is tantamount to flag desecration (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930 & associated parasites, 9917.1 and 9942.9, Saturday April 22 at 1808, WTWW with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx` in progress with Bob Heil ``tonight``, but cuts off air at 1812 as I am listening in the yard on the PL-880. Back on a few minutes later when rechecked. Runs until 1839 canned ID, into Amateur Radio Newsline #2060.

9930 & 5085, UT Sunday April 23 at 0012, neither WTWW-2 frequency is on, unlike a week ago with 9930 past 0030. Still neither at 0050 check nor by 0107 when `Theater Organ from the Ozarx` should have been airing when it`s really night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6935-LSB, April 23 at 0022, 2-way in Brazuguese amid the NAm pirates. Must be running considerable power to make it here, unlike some S American broadcast pirates. 6950-USB also with some 2-way in Spanish(?) at 0027 April 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9350, April 23 at 0035, very poor music, goes off, then similar heard on 9355, it goes off, then 9350 back on with JBA carrier. Same station, pirate experimenting? Nothing scheduled on either at this hour per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0249 UT April 23