domenica 30 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 30, 2017

** ARMENIA. 11845, July 30 at 1703, no signal from the R. Mi Amigo special as publicized to Europe at 17-19 today only; nor did I expect any, as they are certainly not aiming to be heard in North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.355, July 30 at 0602, very poor music below noise level, no doubt Alcaraván Radio active again. At 0440, Wolfgang Büschel had measured it in Germany on 5910.351 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, July 30 at 1210 check, RNZI is still on NNE antenna with VG signal here. As Wolfgang Büschel points out, the latest change is 9630 ex-9700 at 05-07; presumably to avoid collision with Romania at 0600-0630. Unlogged here yet; now confronting the weak only slightly off-frequency R. Aparecida, Brasil. But EiBi shows CNR1 from site-q is also on 9630. Aoki says it`s via Geermu at 00-11 except for the Tuesday 06-09 siesta. China could be worse for NZ than RRI was (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PUERTO RICO. 5125 et al., July 30 at 0600 no carriers or tones on now from presumed Arecibo as earlier. These are supposed to run thru/until July 31. No reply yet from the HAARP guy in Alaska for confirmation of source, Chris Fallen, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor in the Space Physics Group at the UAF Geophysical Institute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, July 30 at 1710 check, REE still AWOL from its North American frequency, the only European capable of a usable signal in our midday. A weakie on 17850 must be France at 162 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17362-USB, July 30 at 1711, synthetic YL with marine weather forecast consisting of nothing but wind direxion and speed in knots, seas in feet, day by day from now until Thursday, attributed to NWS Miami on July 30 for the tropical North Atlantic, between certain coördinates. EiBi shows this is WLO Mobile AL, which emits half-sesquihour broadcasts at 05, 11, 15, 17 and 23 UT. Why don`t they consolidate and make all numbers metric? Usually she says ``knots``, but sometimes ``k-t`` when the original text lacks the -s or the full word. Smart cookie (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Sunday July 30 at 1215, VOA news about Pakistan back to odd timing other than hourtop amid WRMI Oldies service, S9 // 9395 at S7.

At 1708, the Oldies on 9455 are a JBA carrier, while 9395 rates a better but very poor level. The BS on 9955 is noticeably stronger but still insufficient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1833 UT July 30