domenica 28 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 27-28, 2017

** CANADA. I watched the final performance of ``Requiem for Radio`` at 
May 27 at 2300-2400 UT and noticed some subtle differences from the previous night. Followed by almost another hour of Q&A session, in which Amanda Dawn Christie & Co. went into much further detail about the project and its background, most interesting, but I am not attempting to make notes about it. Too bad if you missed it. They said the Q&A was being broadcast on CKUT in Montréal, so can probably retrieve the hour from their archive, like the International Radio Report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.24, May 28 at 0140, Alcaraván Radio is off-frequency as usual, but now also a big wobble on the carrier causing some distortion on the weak music, S9+15 including noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, May 28 at 0136, RHC is S9+45 but JBM music, as often the case on this transmitter; other English frequency 6000 is S9+40 and undermodulated, but better than 6145, almost sufficient vs noise level. It remains a mystery why Arnie never puts any of the 01-07 UT English to North America on any higher band (except by mistake). Yet he passes himself off as a propagation expert. But then what difference does it make if the transmitters can`t manage to modulate at a normal level? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, May 28 at 1203, RHC Spanish at S8, but fading. It`s 2 x 6000 second harmonic, and better than it in noise level. Both somewhat undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, May 28 at 0119, The Mighty KBC via GERMANY with sped-up novelty tune, S9+15/20 yet imperfect reception (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945.0-USB, May 28 at 0156, pumping music at S9+7, while there was nothing on the band at my earlier scan circa 0120. No ID across ToH 0200. These logs say it called itself Clever Name Radio and the music at 0156 was "Some Chords," by Deadmau5:

** RWANDA [non]. 11580, May 28 at 1400, ``La Voix de la Paix`` special test broadcast for the third and final time. Original airing on 21525 during previous hour was totally inaudible, no signal here. WWV explains:
``Solar-terrestrial indices for 27 May follow.
Solar flux 82 and estimated planetary A-index 14.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 28 May was 4.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are expected``

Chuck, W3ON, told the DXLD yg on May 27: ``I had been sent an email that mentioned that today, Saturday May 27th and tomorrow the 28th, a second broadcast of the 'Radio Africa Network' of the 'Rwandan Youth For Change' on 11580 kHz for the weekend`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday May 28 at 0200 on WRMI, 11580, a new prime-Saturday-evening time we are thankful for and now the first airing anywhen on WRMI. Good but with flutter as a prop disturbance is developing, G2 storm as WWV had warned at 0118. Also confirmed at 0330 UT Sunday May 28 on WA0RCR, but buried by too much storm noise from southern OK to figure out the start time. Next:
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. 9330.3v-CUSB, May 28 at 0146, I find synchronized // Brother Scarism on a bunch of spurious WBCQ frequencies at plus/minus ~6.3 kHz intervals --- first noted around 9317.7 mixing with some RTTY, then found circa 9324.0, 9336.6, 9342.9, 9349.2, 9355.5, 9311.5, 9305.2, the further ones weaker. Later I notified Allan Weiner about this and at my next check circa 0600, not even 9330.3 audible, but MUF may have dropped out by then, as at 0118 WWV 10000 was predicting a G2 storm. Next2 check at 1313, 9330.30 is on at S6, and no spurs audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, May 28 at 1312, Ray Robinson is speaking, so it`s still the secret airing of `Wavescan` on WRMI we ran across several weeks ago, still not appearing on WRMI schedules, but revealed in our DX/SWL/MEDIA programs list, Sundays at 1300-1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday May 28 at 0121, WTWW-2 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx` in progress; 0130 Bob Heil says March 17 is coming up soon, so some Irish melodies --- a rerun as I suspect several others have been. As usual runs way past 0130, so when did it really start? 0138 two ham-oriented ads, 0140 Amateur Radio Newsline. Huge S9+50 signal.

9475 & 5830, May 28 at 0145, WTWW-1 is AWOL both from day and night channels (and also WTWW-3 no 12105) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Sunday May 28 at 1316, a WWCR gospel huxter is just barely modulated on usual huge signal, tnx very much. Does The Pat Boone Show get a refund? Probably not, just a filler? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I`ve found the frequency for WHRI broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 at 1600 UT: 15760, pre-empting Brother Scare. For the record; not an endorsement of an extremely dangerous exercise in futility, going round and round and getting nowhere. Usual huge signal eclipsing 15770 WRMIBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, 1607 UT Sunday May 28, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1744 UT May 28