martedì 29 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 28-29, 2017

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9800, Aug 28 at 2339, soft vocal music around S4, saccharine spiritual sound could be in English from Christian station; 2351 segúe to another song with rock beat, and 2358 to another with a steady MM of 120 per minute. What could this be? 

August 29 at 0000, right into CRI theme, Chinese and Spanish IDs as Radio Internacinal de China! Also logged a biday ago as unID, overlooking that it is in Aoki altho out of time order, as well as HFCC: 2300-0100, 500 kW, 269 degrees from Kashgar to CIRAF 14. But why would CRI Spanish waste time playing music like that with no announcements? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.94, Aug 28 at 0558, VON open carrier is on at S9+20, 0629 Hausa underway. By 0558 it should have been into drumming IS. Nothing on 9690v; looks like I missed all the excitement about that as others were reporting 9690 instead for a day or two morning and evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 28 at 2328, JBA carrier from presumed R. Chaski, as it`s about time to recheck their slippery autocutoff. With BFO, hope I don`t have to listen 12+ minutes to this vs noise level, as by now should have been reset much closer to nominal 2330*. Around 2332 I hear a het descending, i.e. another slightly stronger carrier closing in on Chaski. I don`t want to touch the dial to tell from which side. Could be an ionosonde sweeping, or a NRDie. Once it zero-beats at 2332:12, I hear nothing further, as if the Chaski carrier goes off at the same time. Very strange coincidence. Calls for further Chaski-checking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1892 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 28 at 2335 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.07v-CUSB, fair S8. Recheck at 2354 it`s more like 9330.05v. Also confirmed UT Tuesday August 29 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+30. Wish this VG signal could be on a later day of week when there`s a new show instead of final airing of last show. WOR 1893 should be ready for first airings August 29, Tue at 2130 on WRMIs 9455 & 15770, 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK,  DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Aug 28 at 1428, no signal, not even a JBA carrier from WRMIBS; all other frequencies are at least detectable: 21525, 15770, 11825, 11580, 9455, 9395, 7780. 9955 not rechecked until 2338 when it is on and discernible in Radio Libertad Spanish under wall-of-noise jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Monday Aug 28 at 1347, KVOH is S5, already on early in Spanish with `Luis Palau Responde`, and La Voz de la Esperanza/SCG ID by Dino Bloise. Maybe couldn`t wait to get started after a weekend off? Often not on or not audible here until circa 1430 instead of nominal *1355 as still shown on pdf program schedule grid. Webcast is always going, so if they turn on SW beyond hours, there is always something to emit. However, Palau is not shown at that time; maybe it was just a promo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1590, Aug 29 at 0003 UT, looking for something Houstonic, instead ``KVGB and 97-7 FM``, a strangely worded illegal ID, from Great Bend KS, disclaimer from Kansas City Royals, pending a silly ballgame? But first, adstring. Your guessed it: 97.7 is a mere translator, but at least is not given top billing, K249FA per new NRC AM Log.

Not much explicit info to be found in mainstream media about which AM stations are doing good coverage or knocked off the air by Harvey, but about radio and TV in general from Corpus to Lake Charles Aug 26-28:
and much more here:

Not to diminish the seriousness of this catastrophe, since we are getting wall-to-wall coverage on various TV networks. Yet local OKC TV stations want to get in on the axion by sending their own teams into the flood. Please! We`ve got enough to keep up with in our own area. And BTW, all-news networx: the rest of the country and the rest of the world still exist (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9236.90-LSB, 2-way in Spanish, very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0323 UT August 29