venerdì 23 giugno 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 21-22-23, 2017

** ALASKA. 11885, June 22 at 1230, no signal from KNLS, and JBA carrier on 11870 during English hour. Some days 11885 is in use instead of 7355, some not; you never know which it will be, and from so far north there are wide variations in propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1883, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA [non]. 5985, June 21 at 2150 check, VG signal from BBCWS mid-winter special, Woofferton site as heard via UTwente SDR in Netherlands, family greeting. Didn`t even try for it direct here on any of three frequencies. Richard Langley, NB, will be archiving his recording of the whole thing, accessible to DXLD yg members (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1883, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, June 22 at 2210 check, RAE in Spanish instead of Italian --- but at least speaking with an Italian accent. 5950 which is announced as the only Spanish frequency, far too weak JBA carrier here to compare. Later I`m wondering if it was really Italian service as supposed to be, but with bits in Spanish?

7730, June 23 at 0602, RAE via WRMI already playing tango music rather than news, 0605 Japanese announcement.

11580, June 23 at 1425 check past 1448, WRMI is playing World Music, including familiar ME tunes, no announcements, rather than RAE in Spanish. This hour on the WRMI skedgrid never got labeled RAE Spanish, but had been such whenever checked all month, Monday-Saturday. Presumably a bonus, and maybe defaulted to WM which occupied this hour previously, if there was a missing file for today; or canceled? Only time will tell (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BENIN. 1566, June 23 at 0446, JBA carrier still at 0502, presumed TWR. Even weaker than when I heard it June 21 at 0353-0412. On globe I refine the true bearing to 76 degrees; Parakou is slightly north of central Benin. If this carrier is audible in Oklahoma and AB/BC, it may well be heard all over North America; go for it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885.02, June 23 at 0206, JBA carrier vs hi QRN level; also at 0451 when I measure it slightly on hi side, and still at 0558.

Rádio Clube do Pará, Belém, had been the strongest and most reliable ZY on 60m, and usually on all night, but on June 19 there were reports in the radioescutas group that station had been off the air since June 16 as it was facing fines of 50 kiloreais per day, in some kind of complicated political dispute about who really controls the station.

4885 is one of those frequencies with more than one Brazilian tropical station, the other being Rdif. Acreana, Rio Branco, with nominal sked in WRTH 2017 as 0900-0400, but both were double-daggered as inactive. So am I hearing its carrier now, or is Pará coming back? Suspect the latter, as both Dave Valko and Anker Petersen had previously reported Pará on 4885.02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11857.39vv, June 22 at 0551, JBM signal presumed R. Aparecida, which is varying more widely now, and won`t settle down as I try to measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11934.930, June 22 at 0553, soft music, 0555 full ID with SW frequencies, claiming 24-hour service, except I can`t catch the name. Rudolf Grimm, Brasil, says it`s no longer called Rádio RB2, but Rádio Evangelizar. Also applies to 9725- and 6040+ from Curitiba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, June 23 at 0449, VP robotic talk, can`t even be sure of language in noise level, but could well be French. Same audible slightly weaker on 2598-USB. Canadian Coastguard schedule as in DXLD 16-43 shows both as VCF Les Escoumins, QC, from two different QC transmitter sites, Natashquan on 2598 and La Vernière on 2749, both with their final transmissions starting at 0437, not resuming until 0847 (tho other stations are back from 0737/0740) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, June 23 at 0453, R. Rebelde is on at S9+30 but just barely modulated. By 0600 still undermodulated but better, with resounding timesignal ending 32 seconds late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1882 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday June 21 at 2114, the 2100 broadcast on WBCQ 7490.1v-AM, poor S6. Also confirmed Wednesday June 21 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.20v-CUSB, fair.

WORLD OF RADIO 1883 contents: Alaska, Anguilla, Antarctica non, Australia, Benin, Bougainville, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Eritrea and non, Ethiopia, Europe, Germany, Guatemala non?, New Caledonia, Nigeria non, Sudan South non, USA, Zambia, unidentified

WORLD OF RADIO 1883 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday June 22 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.3v-CUSB, poor-fair. Next:
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
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Full WOR schedule on all affiliates, AM, FM, satellite, webcasts:
Also access to podcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI, Thu June 22 at 2213, `Voice of the Report of the Week`, talking about his reception on 7730. Thu 22-23 airing now shows on the WRMI 9955 skedgrid, but of more interest I notice some changes despite effective date at top not touched since March 26. 

`Radio Libertad` is now only at 2330-2400 M-F and sure to be jammed. But preceding it now at 2315-2330 M-F is a `Noticiero`, but from what source? Will need to try to hear it, probably on unjammed webcast. Some other local produxions on 9955, presumably by Cuban exiles:

`Bajo el Sol de Miami`, Tue 2200-2230, Sat 2230-2300
`Michael Méndez Show`, Sun 2200-2230 & `Trova Libre` 2300-2330
`Las Noches con Mirka`, Wed & Fri 2100-2200  
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]

** U S A. 9475, June 22 at 2215, WTWW-1 SFAW is S9+40 but suptorted modulation. -2 & -3 continue to be absent afternoons from 9930 and 12105. 5085, WTWW-2, however is on with music circa 0200 UT Fri June 23, but not late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6055, June 22 at 0056, another check for the unID VP signal I had previously; now there are sporadic carriers spuriously out of the very strong 6060 Habana transmitter, in addition to its incessant splash. But the first unID was quite different, continuous: ``6055, June 18 at 0048, JBA signal with talk, where there is normally nothing. What could it be?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report despatched at 1710 UT June 23