venerdì 28 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 27, 2017

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6249.995, July 27 at 0314, after originally hearing it before 2400 UT, another check for reactivated after 6 years and 4 months, RNGE Malabo, and as expected by now over all-dark path, the signal is much better, S9-S7, so I measure the frequency more accurately. Nothing but African pop music heard past 0344, altho others were reporting some periodic IDs in Spanish and the same music repeating on a loop. 

My next2 check at 0610: still audible, but now talk definitely in Spanish, noticias, vs storm noise from TX Panhandle, and the NR on the R75 certainly helps (not the NB). Many more reports of it followed from Europe and North America, one from South America, including still testing and asking for reports the following evening; none seen yet from Africa, Asia or Pacific (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, July 27 at 1247, RNZI obviously still on the Pacific rather than PNG antenna as nominally switched to only at 11-13 UT; consequently a good signal here when we normally must strain to hear it or give up. RNZI still claims, ``Bougainville/Papua New Guinea and Timor Transmission 1100-1300 UTC. From 1100-1300 UTC our programme is directed to the North Western Pacific and Asia``, at

Dan Slevin is reviewing several films in `At the Movies`, including ``Baby Driver``, with a bad ending; ``Paris Can Wait``, directed by 80-year-old Eleanor Coppola. Includes lots of brief clips. 1254 wraps up with music from Baby Driver, Dave Brubeck jazz from 1961y. 1255 YL with other music fill; 1257 Adrian Sainsbury announces QSY to 6170, one tweet of the Bellbird, off at 1258* and 6170 on at *1259, S9+10 to S9, a bit weaker than 7425 had been, S9+20 to S9+10. 

RNZI sked shows nothing but `RNZ News` for the full hour at midnight Friday``, so we have to go to the detailed RNZ National schedule at
for ``Ramere 28 Hongoingoi 2017`` which is Maori for Friday 28 July 2017 (kudos to them for coming up with their own original names while yet accepting the CE calendar imposed by the Aryan invaders), showing the `All Night Programme` including ``12:30 At the Movies with Simon Morris (RNZ)``. Not the name I heard, twice. Or was that the monicker of a filmaker? 

Richard Langley noted the same on 7425 yesterday July 26: ``Fair signal indoors with just whip antenna on the Eton/Grundig Field BT this morning at 1058 UT here in NB. NO BEAM CHANGE AT 1100 UT (and no announcement about it nor IS)!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 15085, July 27 at 2018, bandscan hits JBA carrier here. Listening further, BA talk occasionally perceptible with the inimitable intonations by Josiah, of the anti-Christ pirate Station YHWH; so now he is back to earlier broadcasts in the daytime on higher bands than 7585 circa 0200-0500. I had noticed a JBA carrier on 15085 a week or two ago but not logged it. Of course, no legit station is ever using it now, not even Iran. Still past 2033, with brief slight fadeups of his talk. Not that we care to hear what he says in his well-worn diatribes, which are from just another wacky religionist, but with a slightly different angle than most of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, July 27 at 1728 UT on the G8 at a restaurant in western Enid, promo/sponsorhip of something by ``Tulsa`s Channel 8``, and can`t hear any carrier from local KAMG-LP, nominal 68 watts, so is it finally off? No, just too weak, for back home at 2007 I am again getting the dead air and no 27 kW KTBT Broken Arrow.

BTW, Tulsa is in the confusing position of the original channel 2, KJRH now being on DTV channel 8, while KTUL, the original channel 8 which is still its identity, is really on DTV channel 10; why didn`t they just keep 8? Furthermore, guesses the KTUL extra-citic boosters on RF 24 are also virtually 24, while I would guess they must be ``8`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, July 27 at 1237, WWCR is VG for `The Power Hour`, no doubt sporadic E enhancement, and still // blasting 7490 during first hour only. Same via WRMI 26 seconds later on 7780 // 9395, now about equal fair levels. No chance yet to check today at 1400 whether 7780 switch transmitters and azimuths for a signal boost this way as suspected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, July 27 at 2009, no signal from this WRMI which is scheduled 24 hours; must be off, while S6-S7 on 9395, S5-S6 on 9955, so 31 m propagation is sufficient; also audible on 11580, 11825, 15770 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, July 27 at 2025, KVOH is still on in Thursday extension, with music, presumably Spanish, S9 and wobbling. Their engineering staff must be taking their sweet time to get the `new` transmitter going. Reminder that on Fridays only, they are allegedly back in English at 1900-2100, first quarter gospel music, rest huxterism, not even `Wavescan`. Should they also run overtime on Mondays, as is possible, `Frecuencia al Día` is on the schedule at 2000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2213 UT July 27