lunedì 31 luglio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs July 31, 2017

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, July 31 at 0546, JBA carrier from presumed Bata RNGE; while 6250 is still gone from Malabo. Having proved that transmitter is working, they`ve turned it off again, or it broke down again. We`ll all be keeping an ear on 6250 a while longer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995, July 31 at 0648, ORTM is axually modulated as some fix has been done to this long almost inaudible unit; fair signal but splash from 6000 RHC which unfortunately is not undermodulated for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9630, July 31 at 0550, RNZI on new frequency ex-9700, S9+10 and seems clear altho confronting a local device blubbler here, my problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PUERTO RICO. 5125, July 31 at 0059, very strong carrier with tone tests on again tonight, from presumed Arecibo radiotelescope experimenting with ionospheric heating. Last night the tones were in steps, but tonight they are sweeps up and down in pitch, and between them the carrier cuts off briefly. These can be heard all the way between 5113 and 5145, weakening toward the edges, and of course, blotting out the very weak signal from WBCQ 5129.82-AM. Still the same past 0107 and 0121. Next check at 0219-0221 nothing heard, but WBCQ is still too weak in storm noise level. 

After 0300, when WORLD OF RADIO is on WBCQ, the 5125 signal is back on, but weakened, now with tones stepping upward causing weak hets to very poor WBCQ. By 0332, 5125 is S9+30 fading to only S9, and cutting on and off without tones at the moment. At 0434 off; at 0545 open carrier back on. At 0650 final check, still weakened unmodulated carrier. July 31 is supposed to be the final date for this week-long experiment, so unclear whether it will be on again for UT August 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring:
GERMANY Reception of HLR relays on 9485=CUSB, July 30 Hamburger Lokalradio --- World of Radio #1888
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun
-- 73! (Ivo Ivanov, QTH: Sofia, Bulgaria, Equipment: Sony ICF-2001D 30 m long wire, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST) Theme recognizable, not readable but improving in first sesquiminute (gh)

Also confirmed Sunday July 30 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.2v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Monday July 31 from 0300 on Area 51 webcast (a few seconds of the 0330 program cued up, Hobart Radio International started by mistake, quickly cut to WOR); while WBCQ 5129.8-AM is very weak, and obliterated by tone tests from huge 5125 transmitter, presumed to be ionospheric heating experiments from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, oblivious of the US SW station nearby. Also confirmed UT Monday July 31 at 0330 on WRMI, 9955, fair. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Remember that new 1889 should start Tuesday at 2130 on 9455 & 15770; or if I am delayed, maybe at 2330 on 9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, July 31 at 1321, WRMI is back to Oldies here instead of duplicating 9395 with `The Power Hour`. But when I tune in at 1321, it`s VOA news relay at odd time, soon followed by Biermann`s WRMI ID and ``Something Happened`` -- indeed; while TPH is in a 4-minute ad break. Nice of them to warn listeners how long they may safely tune out. 9395 is still // weaker 7780 WRMI, and stronger 13845 WWCR which is ahead by about a semiminute. At 1424 check, still music on 9455, TPH on 9395 // 7780, both very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1614 UT July 31