giovedì 25 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 24-25, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 7730, Thursday May 25 at 0602, Spanish song, but presumably still filling the Japanese hour from RAE without news during staff vacation. A sked received by Hansjoerg Biener from the German service May 16 showed the target for the 06 broadcast in Japanese as North America West rather than Asia North. 

11580, May 25 at 1300, WRMI goes from BS to RAE, Argentine vers le Monde, en français. Extremely informal rapid chat between two announcers, until starting Journal at 1302 which is also presented in same style. Lite QRM initially, maybe Sound of Hope and/or jamming. EiBi has KTWR in Vietnamese on 11580 until 1315 daily, but Aoki shows that on Saturdays only. 1328 ME music fill inserted by WRMI, own ID, and 1330 resuming RAE in French: not sure whether exactly same episode repeated. Yesterday at this time 11580 appeared to be off, but had returned by 1851 check May 24 with Brother Scare. The 14-15 WRMI hour on 11580 is still playing World Music when checked at 1409 May 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, May 25 at 0554, RHC English here is a very poor signal instead of one of the best, so hard to evaluate modulation level. 6060 is strongest signal and audio. 6000 is undermodulated. 6145 is just barely modulated. 5040 is good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6003, May 25 at 1247, noise jamming and presumably Echo of Hope on original frequency today, tho there`s a JBA carrier from something on 5995. Same jamming noise is on 6015 against KBS.

11680, May 25 at 1250, sweet music from paradise on earth, KCBS P`yongyang.

11710 & 11735 at 1252, different sweet music from VOK relay of KCBS, these two with bleeding jamming noise intermixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, May 24 at 1815, if still on the air, no signal from MWV APR in English. Had been reliable until this month. Perhaps in darker southern autumn it is no longer propagating at the first hop. Nor the repeat at 2000 which is even further into the darkside. Or just the pitiful low-solar activity MUFs we must endure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, May 24 at 1849 UT, KOKP Perry is finally back on the air with sports talk; it was still missing earlier today at 1403 UT. KLEY 1130 KS is still off, and also circa 1315 UT May 25 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 11430-AM, May 25 at 1305, YL with series of 8 syllables each, in tonal Asian language; interrupted by regular speech, more 8-syllables. Presumably Star-Star as in May 23 EiBi, but not at this time, only 0400-0430, 0500-0530 & 0600-0630. Latest Aoki of May 25 does not show this time either for XingXing guangbo diantai 4, rather 0300-0330 & 0600-0630 with ``random numbers`` in H3E from 10 kW ND Kuanyin site. 

How do we know they are random? If so, it`s merely a distraxion, rather than encrypted spy messages, anything but random. Sounds like more than 10 kW to me; I was scanning the 11.4 MHz band for Indonesian QSO pirates, none heard. There was certainly a carrier but I did not check whether LSB was missing. Searching archive, 11430 was reported in 2016 as a Sound of Hope + jamming frequency. Now XingXing is in Aoki at 1200-1230 & 1300-1330 on 9725 instead, so maybe just moved to 11430 or in addition to 9725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIND DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1878 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 24 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast. Also confirmed Wed May 24 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, poor.

WORLD OF RADIO 1879 contents: Argentina non, Azerbaijan, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada and non, China, Iran non, Japan non, Korea South, Laos, México, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, Perú, Slovakia non, Tibet, USA

WORLD OF RADIO 1879 ready for first SW broadcasts May 25. Now with further attrition of WRMI airtimes, the début is 2330 Thu on WBCQ, and not on WRMI until Saturday night!

While I always give priority to SW airings, I remind everyone that WOR episodes are available ASAP from our website, five different podcast routes, several webcasting stations, notably early UT Thursdays on World FM in New Zealand. Full schedule with linx at:
Even our first SW broadcast is almost too late for some very perishable news, a special May 25 at 2300.

Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
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 [to be canceled?]
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

** U S A. 7490 // 5130, UT Thu May 25 at 0146, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback. Surprised to see current sked for this is a 3-hour block. Some other programs must be gone. ALL the AWWW entries:
Thu 00-03 7490, 01-03 5130; Sat 00-01 7490 & 5130 & 5130 (twice; but really runs way past 0100, sometimes almost to 0200 at least on 7490 in original live broadcast); Sat 23-24 on 9330. AWWW, sometimes very old ones, can show up anytime there is an hour to fill (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 9930 & 12105, May 24 at 1820, all WTWW transmitters are missing. I should have checked 5085 & 5830 whether they were on night frequencies by negligence, which has happened before. Propagation is certainly OK, with neighbors WWCR very good on 9980 & 12160, fair on 13845 & 15825. Next check at 0147 UT May 25, 9475 is nominal, 12105 is missing, and 5085 is open carrier/dead air. It`s always something at this slipshod operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1629 UT May 25