sabato 29 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 28-29, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, July 29 at 0607 check, CB is on tonight with PMS; 11775 day frequency is off at 1331 check, but on by 1923 fair at S9-S7. I had just heard the expletive ``by cracky`` from DGS on // 13845 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11935, July 28 at 1237, pop music and talk in Russian with strange accent about football; 1241 mentions ``kitaysky``, 1243 to Firedragon-like music. Must be MPK == CRI in Russian as scheduled 10-13, 500 kW, 37 degrees from SZG site i.e. toward DBP and onward to Severnaya Amerika (per HFCC, at 1200-1227 there would have been a collision with RVA westward from Palauig in Hmong). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, July 29 at 1930, RHC English is S9+10 of extreme distortion: I have to listen a while to decide it`s really English; first seemed Italian, but guess it was the Spanish accent. When will RHC ever put its weblang Italian on SW? Carrier is OK, so it`s entirely a modulation problem, perhaps originating in the studio or link. At least someone eventually noticed, since transmitter is off at 1952 check; while 15370 in Spanish song remains strong. Something is always wrong at RHC. Patria o suerte, ¡pensaremos! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, July 29 at 0605, RNRGE, Malabo poor with M&W in Spanish. Wolfgang Bueschel and Patrick Robich think the reactivation is thanks to an Afrika-tour by Chinese techs from BEFF transmitter factory (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re my log of KAKO 91.3 ``Ada`` -- Looking again at FCC coverage map, the transmitter site is axually near Shawnee, not Ada, and Shawnee is much closer to OKC, in fact about halfway there. Community of license, Ada, is barely within the same contour! Ada 2010y population was only 16.8 kilopersons, so who cares? KAKO again inaudible here under dead conditions (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring: confirmed Friday July 28 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed via UTwente SDR, Saturday July 29 from 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB. This week it`s good and steady, no QRM, but not enough to suppress noise level, 100% copy except for skipping in the webcast. Right up to 1500* when as usual at end of WOR, just stops, no sign-off or HLR ID; and nothing further to be heard either from China. Other weeks, HLR/WOR not audible at all: is solely due to propagational variations? Next:
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

** U S A. 7780, Saturday July 29 at 1333, WRMI is on and // 9395, 9455 so on weekends `Oldies` gets not one, not two, but three frequencies, none outstanding. 7780 had been expanded weekdays to carry `The Power Hour` after 1200. Still something there on 7780 at 1412.

`Oldies` program really needs to be on higher frequency in daytime. July 29 at 1930 check, 9395 & 9455 are detectable but far too weak to enjoy the music. Why not 13695, a former WRMI daytime frequency on the NW antenna? Perhaps the 9ers are good enough at half the distance from Okeechobee to Oklahoma, but hardly diverse in frequency. Likewise, needs to be on a lower frequency overnight to escape plunging MUFs, to 7 or even 5 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 9930, Sat July 29 at 1924, WTWW-2 is off, so probably missed TOITO an hour earlier. 9475, WTWW-1 is on with suptorted QSO show, so 9930 with another ham show is hardly necessary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Friday July 28 at 2010, KVOH is still on with sermon in English, but big wobble on carrier, worse than usual, such that even in AM mode it`s making a hum and distortion on S7-S9+20 signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2053 UT July 29