mercoledì 26 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 24-25-26, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 11775, July 25 at 1736 check, CB is still off. Current situation appears to be active on night frequency 6090, not on day frequency (or 6090 could be running all day? Check whether it cut off circa 1000 or fade in before 2200) (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1888, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, UT Wednesday July 26 at 0100, I happen to be on the road, so without the usual distraxions, listen to the entire RAE Argentina to the World hour. Usual good reception from WRMI on the BSR-1 caradio, but occasional fades and crosstalk from something else which attenuation would probably have ridded. 

Fernando opens the broadcast claiming this is the Tuesday 0700 airing on 5850 and 7730. Must be playing the wrong file --- but does it really make any difference? Originally they pledged to update the news during the intervening 6 hours, which would hardly be worth the trouble overnight in Bs As. Are there any other changes? 

Fernando says he is back on air after a week off visiting Uruguay with his family. In his always very informal style the news follows, and I do have the impression he is translating it from original Spanish on the fly, rather than prepared in advance. Annoying music bed continues to be played during the news, brief fade-ups between items. 

Next show at 0116 is `Argentines with No Frontiers`, interviewing Lourdes Rivera, an Argentine lawyer in Manhattan after going to Cornell in Ithaca. 0138 final segment is by YL about ``Raúl Carnota(?), Innovator``, self-taught musician and guitarist, with lots of music segments. The multi-lingual ID reel played only thrice, at 0105, 0115, 0155, finally followed by headlines, frequency announcement and a bit more music.

After 0200 I am still tuned to 9395 and hear Radio Prague in English. Yes, that now shows on the skedgrid, with 9395 Oldies not resuming until 0230, which is when Prague plays again on 11580, after Ukraine at 0200 --- but too weak to confirm that here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7585, July 25 at 0311, JBA carrier, tnx tip from Rick Barton, AZ, that anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH was back on the air, but very weak for him until off at 0312*. Had not been reported since June 30. Not heard by Ron Howard or Volodya Salmaniw then, but Walt had Josiah the next night July 26 at 0220 an hour before BC sunset with fair signal and good modulation; not rechecked here yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1888, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 24, July 25 at 1420 UT, KOKH ``25`` OKC megawatt is unusually breaking up as if suffering from CCI. Tropo map shows some enhancement in OK & KS, but no other channels are showing anything unusual. This happens on one of my antennas, but not the other, maybe a fluke. 

Nearest other RF 24s are per K24IW-D in Ardmore, close to same heading as OKC, 500 watts but CP for 15 kW; the KTUL Tulsa booster really in McAlester, 600 watts (and application for a 700-watt one in Bartlesville(?)) both listed as ``Tulsa``. Reversely there are four CPs in Kansas afar, Colby, Chapman, and Russell, obviously assigned in a row as K24LE, LF and LG; and Wichita CP anear, KGPT-CD with 15 kW.

BTW, KOKH on 25-2 is now Charge! for some time, not Grit as in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1887 monitoring: confirmed Monday July 24 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.2v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Tuesday July 25 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good.

Since we have lost any Thursday or Friday airtimes on WRMI, but there are plenty on Tuesday and Wednesday, I have decided from this week, July 25, to produce WORLD OF RADIO a day earlier on Tuesdays (subject to change if I just can`t get it done in time). So the first WRMI  broadcast will be Tuesday at 2130 on 9455 & 15770, rather than having to wait until Saturday at 2300 on 11580. First on WBCQ also Tuesday at 2330 on 9330v-CUSB instead of Thursday. And the only 7490 WBCQ airing Wednesday at 2100 will be fresh instead of a week old (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1888, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

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
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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  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

WORLD OF RADIO 1888 contents: Anguilla, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bougainville, Canada, China, Colombia, East Turkistan, Falkland Islands, Iceland and non, India, Indonesia, International Waters, Israel non, Korea North non, Korea South, Kuwait, North America, Philippines, Russia, USA  ---  First report just in::

Hi! Heard Worldofradio Tuesday [July 25] over WRMI, 2130 UT, 15770. SINPO 43233 (Jon Collins, Birmingham UK, Tecsun PL-660, telescopic whip, DX LISTENING DIGEST) What was the interference at 3-level?? (gh)

Also confirmed WOR 1888 first SW broadcast on new schedule, Tuesday July 25 at 2130 on WRMIs 9455 & 15770. At first 15770 was better, then faded, then roughly equal at fair. Also confirmed Tuesday July 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.20v-CUSB, good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11825, July 25 at 1257, WRMI run-up to 1300 opening Brother HyStairical, Bob Biermann with IDs and music, but can we call it an IS? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, July 25 at 1251, `The Power Hour` is still on this WWCR, but for the first hour only. At 1259, Brady announces the toll-free phone number for TPH, then switches right into the new gospel huxter which bumped TPH, Challenge Ministries International. TPH also on WRMI 9395, but 9455 is still // 9955 Eslovaquia in Spanish, until  joining in at 1300 for VOA News in English relay, with mid-ID at 1302. The presumed still running WWCR // for TPH again from 1308, 13845, is a JBA carrier, as is the WRMI // 7780. By 1410 for the third hour, 9395, 9455 and 13845 are about equal at poor-fair level, and 7780 beamed out into the north Atlantic remains a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1888, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475 & 9930 & 12105, July 25 at 1737 check, all three WTWW transmitters are OFF. 9475 might instead be on night frequency 5830 as has happened before while Ted dozes, but cannot detect it now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1888, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0444 UT July 26