domenica 27 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 25-26-27, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. Re my QSL card from RAE ATTW: altho linx were correct to views of it, link to the QSL index page was not, make it:

I thanked Adrián Korol with a copy of that post, and got his reply:

``Muchas Gracias, Glenn! Es un honor haber confirmado tu reporte de recepción con la QSL Número 1. En 2018 se cumplen 40 años de la primer  QSL que recibí, de RNW, y no olvidaré la emoción que sentí al abrir aquel sobre en la casa de mis padres.

Efectivamente hemos tenido que pasar una serie de trámites internos para poder disponer de los fondos para franqueo postal, algo que hace años no se destinaba a RAE por lo que hubo que empezar casi desde cero.

Además, han llegado más de 400 informes de recepción válidos, y vamos confirmando y enviando unas 50 QSL semanales promedio hasta ponernos al día, con el compromiso de responder todos los informes (las tarjetas QSL ya están llegando a radioescuchas y diexistas en Alemania, Rusia, España, USA, Francia, República Checa, Bélgica, Pakistán, Japón, Italia, Portugal, Brasil, Slovenia, Holanda, UK, Ucrania, Suiza, México, Cuba, Canadá, China, Grecia, Luxemburgo y otros sitios desde donde recibimos diariamente correspondencia en un promedio (cantidades) que no se recibian en RAE desde el año 1988.

Internamente estamos pre-produciendo nuevos programas para lanzamiento estimado junto al inicio del período B17.

Asimismo por primera vez RAE participará en el GRAND PRIX de la RAI en Italia, con 4 programas propios en italiano, teniendo además el honor de participar como jurado en dicho evento.

Como te comenté, esperamos prontas y buenas noticias tanto de nuevo schedule en WRMI como de emisiones desde la Planta de General Pacheco, en Buenos Aires. Asimismo, estimamos que en NOVIEMBRE nos mudaremos a una nueva redacción, con nuevo estudio propio dentro del histórico edificio de Maipú 555 en el centro de Buenos Aires.

Ojalá acompañemos todos estos logros con una mejor radio, optimizando nuestra tarea y disponiendo de material gráfico, stickers, nueva QSL y souvenirs de RAE, sabiendo que lo que para muchos grandes ha sido una crisis para nosotros es una oportunidad.

Viva la radio, 73 y DX, Adrian Korol``

Says they had to negotiate new funding for QSL postage and have been sending them out at the average rate of 50 per week. Some 400 correct reports have come in. Also, pre-producing new programs for the B-17 season, and also expect to get their own new offices and studios in November, within the historic Radio Nacional building (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Aug 26 at 1356, BB carrier already on, 1359 IS and maybe mis-timesignal until 1359:18 but too weak to be sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 7140-LSB, Aug 27 at 0341, S9+10 VG signal from PP5JR calling CQ Contest in English; weaker reply from a PP6. A few minutes later I find PP5JR on 7147.8-LSB, now switched to Brazuguese, fonetix placa-placa-cinco-japão-romêo, for the CVA = Concurso Verde-Amarelo i.e. the Brazilian flag colors green and yellow. Per, PP5JR is: SERGIO ALMEIDA, FLORIANOPOLIS SC 88030-140, or maybe his other club station in Rancho Queimado SC. This ham is doing much better than any Brazilian broadcaster audible on 6, 9 or 11 MHz! E.g. 11855.0, at 0410, R. Aparecida hymn and talk only S3; At 0412, 9725.4, R. Evangelizar even weaker.


** CUBA. 6145, Aug 27 at 0335, RHC English is barely modulated with hum, during music, much better on 6000 (barely modulated is however a cut above ``just barely modulated``). 

By 0540 Aug 27: 6145 undermodulated, 6100 dead air, 6060 overmodulated somewhat distorted, 6000 undermodulated & distorted, weaker than 5040 OK. Also 6230 leapfrog detectable JBA with // music, 6060 over 6145 another 85 kHz higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15513.045, Aug 27 at 1313, 1-kHz bandscan with BFO hits this which could be V of Tibet, but not likely to be so far off-frequency. Can make out a bit of music on S2 signal. Whenever anything is wrong, first thing to check is Radio Habana Cuba, and sure `nuff, it`s same as 15370, 143+ kHz below. So there should be another spur on the other side circa 15227 --- and there it is, very weak at 15226.951 or so, right next to another intentional RHC frequency 15230. If the upper one were on 15510, it would obviously be a leapfrog mixture of 15230 and 15370 another 140 kHz higher, but not in this case, nothing to do with 15230 but just plus/minus spurs out of 15370 unit. Both are wobbling slightly. Still there at 1340 check, as on 15370, AC about TEP between LU and CO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7173-7191 approx., Aug 27 at 0346, QRDRM, i.e. jamming presumed vs Voice of Broad Masses of Eritrea. No carrier detectable amid, but has been reported lately about 7180. No sign of a second blob lower against the other VOBME, instead hams from BRAZIL, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 15750, Aug 26 at 0024, JBA talk. Aoki shows the only occupant of 15750 is this semihour: KSDA daily in Thai (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. RF 42, Aug 26 at 1426 UT, area tropo is up, visiblizing KBZC-LD from OKC with [and rabbit ears listings]:
42-1 football [American Sports Network]
42-2 fishing [Tuff TV]
42-4 GetTV [GetTV]
42-5 QVC [QVC]
42-6 Q2 [QVC2]
42-7 ShopLC [ShopLC]

GetTV used to be on a full power sub-station, forget which. KBZC used to have only 6 channels. No sign of the OKC LD on channel 21.

RF 36, KUOK-CD also decoding at 1450 UT Aug 26, Univisión = KDCU 31 
RF 31, KDCU, Derby/Wíchita KS with Univisión
RF 45, KSNW Wichita, but no other Kansans breaking thru
RF 48, KOCY-LP, OKC, Estrella TV, still the only NTSC left around here, color snowy weak & steady (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Aug 27 at 1158 tune in just in time to observe SIBC cutting off weak carrier at 1159* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15528, Aug 26 at 1355, JBA carrier, must be V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN, but no carriers audible on 15530 or 15525 from CNR1 jammer. Current Aoki dated Aug 11 a biweek ago! shows VOT on 15528 only at 1305-1335.

15523, Aug 27 at 1340, JBA carrier, presumed V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN. Aoki has not kept up with this one either. I also had 15523, Aug 16 at 1340.

Ivo`s clandestine schedule as of Aug 17 doesn`t match either, showed:
``Voice of Tibet
1300-1310 on 11507 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1305-1315 on 15522 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1310-1330 on 11512 DB  100 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Chinese
1315-1335 on 15528 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1335-1345 on 15522 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan
1345-1400 on 15528 DB  100 kW / 131 deg to CeAs Tibetan``

** U S A. Aug 27 circa 0336, I bandscan so-called 80, 60 (ha) and 40m hambands for any sign of emergency comms about the Texas flooding, and hear none, altho I do not know of any frequencies specified for it; as if there were no crisis, just the usual ragchews and contesters, such as Ohio QSO party, and CVA: see BRAZIL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1892 monitoring: confirmed Friday August 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, fair.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: GERMANY, Very poor signal of HLR relays on 6190-CUSB, August 26 --- World of Radio #1892
0642-0712 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat

So it ran 12 minutes late! The next broadcast via HLR, Sat Aug 26 at 1431 on 7265-CUSB once again completely inaudible via UTwente, and no reports of it yet from Ivo or anyone else, but may well have been radiated.

WOR 1892 confirmed, Sat Aug 26 at 2255 the 2230 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed Sat Aug 26 at 2310 the 2300 on WRMI 11580, good. Also confirmed UT Sunday Aug 27 at 0214, the 0200 on WRMI 11580, good. Also confirmed UT Sunday Aug 27 at 0325 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, poor S6-S7 weaker than usual, 12 minutes in so started circa 0313. 

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: GERMANY, Reception of HLR relays on 9485C USB, August 27, World of Radio #1892
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun

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. 9455 // 9395, UT Sat Aug 26 at 0017, Raoul is presenting `Jazz from the Left` on WRMIs, breaking away from Oldies; both now S9+25, but bound to descend into near-inaudibility overnight. WRMI has finally put up a detailed day-by-day schedule for these two frequencies but at 00-01 UT only:
``Mon Countdown to Xmas
Tue-Wed-Thu Oldies
Fri Voice of the Report of the Week
Sat Jazz from the Left
Sun Mikes Gospel & 0015 Oldies``

** U S A. 9475, Aug 26 at 2000, WTWW undermodulated ARRL ad during ham show, but then canned Ted ID blasts on, so from that source, modulation is not suppressed. 9930 remains off the air; that #2 transmitter sounds OK when occasionally active evenings on 5085, and could be employed on 9475 if it is not going to be used daytimes on 9930. However, we`d much rather hear Theater Organ from the Ozarx and even Dave Ramsey than passé PPP or QSO shows (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215 // 4840, UT Sunday Aug 27, WWCR with ``Songbird`` on both frequencies during `Worldwide Country Radio`. Unusual to be duplicative like this. But so shown on program schedules for #1 and #3, this hour only UT Suns as of August 1. And all UTs on WWCR schedules are still WRONG, this as 06-07 instead of 05-06. Did not confirm whether synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 740, Aug 26 at 0559 UT, ``Radio 740 KTRH``, mixing with KRMG Tulsa, slow SAH vs music, no doubt CFZM. To hear KTRH it`s more necessary to null CFZM than KRMG! KTRH should have been a class 1-A 50 kW nondirexional day and night station, but as a late-comer, had to protect San Francisco, Tulsa, even Toronto. This surely makes Houston the largest city in the USA with no such station providing near-nationwide coverage. I doubt if it`s on ND antenna even now, poor signal here. Switching to day pattern instead of night wouldn`t really make much difference, both direxional to SW. Would it still be easy for such a station to flip a switch and go non-direxional which it normally never does? At 0603 UT, KTRH with EAS tones and tornado warning for Galveston County.

BTW, circa 1530 UT Aug 27, CNN reported that CBS affiliate KHOU-TV ``11`` Houston was off the air, showing studios flooded! So is the transmitter site also flooded; or powerless? Via Mike Terry:

** U S A. 880, UT Sun Aug 27 at 0421 UT, surprised to hear Jim Bohannon on KRVN, topic ``Spoil Your Dog Day``. It`s a M-F show only, which KRVN has been carrying after local midnight. Finding a plain old program schedule on busy website remains impossible; not even by searching it on ``Jimbo`` or ``Bohannon`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, Sat Aug 26 at 0521 UT, WOAI is the only significant TX station audible with Hurricane Harvey coverage ---- and it`s mostly coming from The Weather Channel! cable TV station, but not synchronized. Finally at 0544 UT I time the delay of 95 seconds compared to what we are getting via Suddenlink cable in Enid. WOAI does break in with local coverage and still a heavy commercial load thanks to all those intervals provided by TWC. 

Yet seems odd for reporter to keep referring to what we can *see* which is very difficult on an AM radio station! Such as next WOAI listen, UT Sun Aug 27 at 0423 UT, report from Buffalo Bayou, tornado warning in Harris County ``on your screen``. No, it isn`t!! BTW, nothing special from WWL, yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. Random nighttime Aug 26-27 chex for 1030 KCTA Corpus Christi turn up nothing --- they have a 50 kW non-direxional transmitter daytime+ only, and have been known to run it illegally into the night, but now that they could do it legally and necessarily in an emergency, none of it! Of course, being a gospel huxter, KCTA no doubt lacks any local news department, let alone weather as they don`t care what is going on in the real world.

Rather, 1030 is dominated by XEYC R. Fórmula charlanoticias en Juárez --- I just notice altho WRTH 2017 has it among other 1030 stations, the frequency shown for it is ``1400``, where it was years before?! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1090, Aug 26 at 0551 UT, Catholic talk in English from NE/SW, in fact sounds like Mother Angelica --- yes, // but out of synch, about 2 seconds *ahead* of her own 11520 WEWN, into music. So this is KEXS, Excelsior Springs MO (Kansas City), an 8 kW (application for 10 kW) DAYTIMER. Of course, God`s stations are not subject to Laws of Man! I see Rob Ross, Ont., has also logged KEXS at night. Tsk2, it overcomes KAAY Little Rock, a Brother Scare outlet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, circa 0430 UT Aug 27 altho I did not log it at the time, some gospel huxter in English musing that it`s God`s will for Texas to be flooded. (Right, because TX denies abortion rights??) Suspect KMAJ Topeka KS as it loops NE/SW, altho talk rather than religion format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search August 27 at 1131: 747 from NW, i.e. Japan. Full 9-kHz bandscan the next 5 minutes unfinds any others except finally 756 very weak but seems WSW instead of NW; there is nothing DU greater than 10 kW on 756 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1757 UT August 27