mercoledì 23 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 20-21-22-23, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. The long-awaited RAE QSL card arrived August 21. I heard the first relay via WRMI 9395 in early May and reported it by webform, resulting in a personal reply from RAE`s new Director, Adrián Korol, who knows me from the old days on Espacio Diexista and Radio Enlace on Radio Nederland. He told me I would be honored with their number 001 QSL for this. Here it is:
also added to my QSL gallery:

It`s for 02/05/2017 at 0100 on 9395, but does not mention WRMI. It bears a postal label rather than stamp, dated 09/08/2017 costing $73,00, ICS. It seems others are just now reporting their QSLs, apparently none in the p-mail until early August. 73 pesos (a fortuitous amount) as of Aug 23 converts to USD $4.23! for a little 20-gram card. They do have a bit of an inflation problem. Thanks, Adrian! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 11825, Aug 22 at 0656, weak talk at S5-S2, can`t tell language, but it`s NHK direct from Yamata in Japanese at 0655-0800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 9630, Aug 22 at 0651, RNZI is as usual now the SSOB, at S9+20, way above the only competition, WRMIs on 9395 & 9455. 9395 rates only S7-S3, 9455 less than that (WRMI really needs to go lower than 9 MHz overnight). At 0659, already changed to next frequency 7425 with Bell Bird, timesignal, S9+20/10. A previous night it stayed on 9700 instead of 9630/7425.

7425, Aug 23 at 1057, I`m tuned to RNZI to catch their transition from NNE to NNW antenna on same frequency, causing a signal drop if not also a break in transmission. But nothing happens! No announcement either, just programming continuing with accurate timesignal at 1100 and news. So apparently the NNW antenna is still out of order, causing the full 100 kW to go out on all frequencies to the NNE. Fine with me! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1891 monitoring: confirmed Sunday August 20 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed UT Monday August 21 after 0300 on WBCQ, 5130v-AM, JBA; and after 0330 on WRMI, 9955, poor. These while I was in Salina KS.

Also confirmed Monday August 21 at 2354 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair, while at Belle Plaine plaza on Kansas Turnpike. Now back on frequency! Also confirmed UT Tuesday Aug 22 at 0033 on WRMI 7730, Very good, as I am now back in OK --- but, recheck at 0042, 7730 is OFF, and so are all other WRMI frequencies on 5, 7, 9 and 11 MHz; still off after 0100, power failure? Last repeat of this week`s show, anyway.

WORLD OF RADIO 1892 contents: Algeria, Antarctica, Australia, Bhutan, Bougainville, Brazil, China, Colombia and non, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, German, Indonesia, International Vacuum, International Waters and non, Korea North non, Korea South, Morocco, New Zealand, Perú, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan non, UK, USA

WOR 1892 completed less than an hour before first airings, Tuesday August 22 at 2130 on WRMI 9455, good, but 15770 a JBA carrier, can`t be sure of modulation, during heavy storm noise. Also confirmed Tue Aug 22 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.93v-CUSB, fair on the PL-880; recheck 2350 on the R-75, 9329.908v-CUSB. Also confirmed Wed Aug 23 at 1050, the 1030 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+30, but // 9455 is a JBA carrier. Also confirmed Wed Aug 23 after 1315 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/S9, no jamming. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490 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

** U S A. 9955, Wed Aug 23 at 1352, WRMI with ME World Music instead of `Viva Miami`, which is scheduled at 1345 on Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri. New ones come out on an irregular basis, not necessarily every week, but usually old ones keep on playing. Jeff must be away in South Africa for HFCC, no doubt recording more interview material for VM and Wavescan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


This report dispatched at 1651 UT August 23