venerdì 21 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 19-20-21, 2017

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 7445, July 21 at 0031, poor signal in noise, maybe stilted Spanish? Far from it: latest HFCC shows BBC in Dari at 0030-0100, 250 kW, 86 degrees from Woofferton UK. (And alternating Pashto and Dari semihours continue on 7445 with site changes: 0100-0300, 35 degrees from Oman; and 0300-0330 switching again to 163 degrees from Uzbekistan) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, July 20 at 0124, RHC English is dead air; while // 6145 is sufficient. There`s always something wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. Correcting typo in second time: 1046, not 0146, and making it local evening instead of afternoon:

7425, July 19 at 1035, RNZI with interesting interview about social awkwardness, guest with a North American accent; evidently part of an evening magazine show, on to another topic at 1046; sufficiently good reception, as before the switch to NNW antenna at 1059 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 20 at 2335, JJJBBBA carrier from R. Chaski, fading up and down vs the noise level. Cuts off at approx. 2339:15* which is 75 seconds later than last check 11 nights ago, July 9 until 2338:00*, so averaging 6.82 seconds later per noctem, right in line with previous calculation of 6.72 seconds over a 34-day span. If it was really until 2339:14* today, as well it could have been within margin of error, that would average out to 6.73! Anyhow, they obviously still have not reset the autotimer closer to nominal 2330.0* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15355, July 20 at 2256, surprised to find a fairly good signal here with jazz music, interspersed with thrice repeated IDs in English for Radio Veritas Asia, Quezon City, which would start Filipino at 2300 on 15355. After that does start, the signal fades, but it had been #3 only to the Cubans on 15370 and 15230 in the original 19m band, besides a few more weak signals upper, 15610 WEWN, 15730 another RHC.

Aoki shows 15355 as daily 2300-2327, 250 kW, 0 degrees from Palauig, meaning due north or non-direxional? WRTH avoids the issue by never publishing azimuths (not in the Bargraph Frequency Guide either), just very general target areas, in this case Asia. HFCC shows registered targets as CIRAF 42 & 43, i.e. western and central China, which make no sense, neither for language nor for azimuth. Anyhow, this does attain central North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1886 monitoring:

9955, WRMI, Radio Miami Int’l; 1341-1345+, 19-July; Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio #1886 to 1344:26 Rudy Espinal WRMI spot. SIO=4+54 peaks & no jamming. Tnx Arnie? [Wednesday from 1315.5]

7490, WBCQ, Monticello ME, 2109-2131+, 19-July; Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio #1886; noted an item from Don Hosmer about the closing of CKZN. WoR to 2129:00 to music fill, then BoH WBCQ ID by the Goddess Irina & into her dulcet tones. S10 peaks (Harold Frodge, Midland MI, USA, Drake R8B + 185' RW, ----- All logged by my ears, on my receiver, in real time! -----, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

Also here from 2100 on webcast, the ``Q`` of the sung ID as always cut halfway off, into WOR; and then poorly audible in noise on 7490. Also confirmed Wednesday July 19 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.1v-CUSB, fair (gh)

WORLD OF RADIO 1887 contents: Anguilla, Bonaire, Bougainville, Brasil, Canada, China, Congo, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel non, Koreas North & South, Kuwait, México, Morocco, Newfoundland, Oklahoma, Pakistan, Perú, Russia, Somalia, Tibet, UK, USA

WORLD OF RADIO 1887 ready for first SW broadcast July 20:
Confirmed Thursday July 20 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.10v-CUSB, 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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
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. 5085, UT Thursday July 20 at 0121, WTWW-2 is on, sounds like the Theater-Organ-in-the-Ozarx guy, Bob Heil, but now talking about Heathkit restorations; must be another ham show. Usual bigsig and the weak parasites Ted can`t get rid of close to 5072 and 5098.

9475-, July 20 at 0237, WTWW-1 is still on late, and with usual now suptorted modulation; guess Ted forgot to QSY by 0200 to still vacant 5830 since he`s more attentive to running WTWW-2, 5085 where he is now playing rock music. It sure helps to work for absentee owners who don`t know or care what`s really going on at the station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0246 UT July 21