mercoledì 29 novembre 2017

Glenn Hauser logs November 28-29, 2017

** BIAFRA [non]. 11530, Nov 28 at 0553 check, R. Biafra via WRMI is fair-poor with fading in Igbo; 0554 YL in English with usual canned schedule announcement covering 75% of its frequencies only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 5580.23, Nov 29 at 0019, VP signal with a trace of music modulation. Way out of band, certainly bringing to mind R. San José, de Chiquitos, which as of a year ago in WRTH 2017 was listed as irregular, 0.25 kW at 21-02v, and 11-17 UT. 

But I think it has not been heard in a long time. The last report I find of it was in DXLD 17-05, by Claudio Galaz, Chile, Jan 28 at 1036 on 5580. And before that another by him, tentatively, Oct 20, *2015* at 2350. Back the last few years there have been a few other logs of it on ``5580``, but I recall it really being off-frequency. Finally I find my own log from 2014y which was:

``5580.3, May 18 [2014] at 0108 not only a carrier but some music audible, from presumed R. San José, allegedly only 250 watts per WRTH 2014, with closing varying around 0200. I check for this most evenings, but seldom anything detectable. There is still too much local line noise to copy anything, but the carrier is still there at rechex 0119, 0132, 0141, 0153``

This station also appeared in the latest Domestic Broadcasting Survey of April 2017: ``B 5580.3 0.25 BOL R San José, S. José de Chiquitos 1100-1700 2100v-0200v S catholic px, poor modulation JAN17`` B means irregular, as opposed to C sporadic; Jan 17 was the last known log of it. The November issue of Anker Petersen`s monthly updater, Tropical Bands Monitor, still shows no logs of it since Jan 2017. These very useful references are accessible free via 

I also noted previously: ``something on 5580 could also be a MW harmonic from 558, 620, 930, or 1395``. Anyhow, it bears further checking now! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9667v, Nov 28 at 0654, Voz Missionária is OFF, after having been wandering widely around nominal 9665. Not due to propagation, since the other weak off-frequency ZYs are still audible, measured on: 9674.923 at S3-S4, 9725.395; and 9818.795 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1906, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

9665.56v, Nov 29 at 0033, VM back on and trying to be more nominal, while wobbling, with music, Brazuguese announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6100, Nov 29 at 0025, poor signal with Brazuguese intonation. NO ZYs here, so I bet it is CRI: Yes, HFCC shows 00-01, CRI in Portuguese, 500 kW, 318 degrees from Beijing site. I`ve always found this routing remarkable, northwestward across the great Eurasian landmass and risking the auroral zone on the way to Brasil, CIRAF targets 12-14. I guess it worx, with enough excess to be audible here. They would have a much less tortuous path by transmitting from East Turkistan across Africa --- which in fact they do on 9710, 269 degrees almost due west from Kashgar, currently not blocked by Cuba on 9720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Nov 28 at 0705, RHC in Spanish with loud almost distorted modulation, instead of English, which remains on 6165, 6060 and 6100, in marginally improving levels of undermodulation order. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7345, Nov 28 at 0649, two stations, both in English, about equal level. One is of course BBC via ASCENSION, from 0600 one of our better chances at it here in the abandoned target area of North America, really aimed into Africa, natch. Surely the other station is here by mistake --- at 0649 conveniently IDs as Radio Romania International. But in HFCC we find that *both* are registered here, from 0630, RRI 300 kW, 307 degrees toward W Europe, and here we are directly beyond. With widely diverse nominal target areas, they must have concluded this is not a collision. But it sure is here, and would not be surprised if enough ASC is making it into Europe to cause a problem there. Both are off by 0701 (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1906, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1905 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday November 28 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good as usual. Simultaneously on 9330 there is enough signal from WBCQ to tell that it`s on. By 0110 rechecked on the porch with the PL-880, Blalock is blasting at good level, better than WBCQ has been here for about 3 weeks, so hope WOR in the previous semihour was just as good. Also confirmed Tue Nov 28 at 2130 on WRMI 7780 // better 9455 // best 11580. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1906 contents: Australia, Biafra non, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, International Waters, Japan/Korea North & South, New Zealand, Nigeria and non, North America, Perú, Romania, Sa`udi Arabia, Singapore, Somaliland non, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, UK non, USA, and the propagation outlook

WORLD OF RADIO 1906 monitoring: confirmed first broadcast which was completed and uploaded only *2 minutes* before 2130 UT Tuesday November 28, good on WRMI 9455. Also confirmed UT Wednesday November 29 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.99v-CUSB, initially S8 but deep fades, remains mostly readable, by 0040 peaking at S6; neighbors: 9265 WINB at S9+20, 9370 WWRB at S9+10; 9395 WRMI at S8. Next:

Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490 to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2230.5 WRMI 5850 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW, 7780 to NE [or #1907?]

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UNIDENTIFIED. 5010, Nov 29 at 0016, JBA carrier. Probably the Cuban leapfrog of RHC 5040 over Rebelde 5025 another 15 kHz lower; altho cannot detect within a noise blob the reverse at 5055. An unID music pirate from the Maryland area was also being reported earlier in the afternoons until 2300* on 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0240 UT November 29