mercoledì 24 gennaio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs January 24, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 24 at 0222 check, there it went! Caribbean Beacon gone again just as expected. Meanwhile, Harold Frodge got this explanation from Brady Murray of WWCR:

``Harold: Pastor Scott’s crew has the transmitter in great shape. As they are able, they run the transmitter when not repairing infrastructure.. Though I have not seen the site personally, I suspect that continuous operation could cause significant risk of injury or death, if operated while repairs continue. I’m guessing it broadcasts only when workers are off-site. WWCR has not broadcast on either CBB frequency. CBB is intermittent for now, but will be back as soon as possible.``

OK, but that doesn`t really explain why it needs to be off the air overnight, and for weeks straight at a time. Richard Langley also replies to my comment, ``"Richard Langley says the local newspaper reports. . ."

Actually, it was an article in the British newspaper The Times. Don't hear them on 6090 kHz tonight at 0245 UT`` 

OK, I didn`t think there was a Times on Anguilla but unspecified, there are Times all over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Tuned the NDB LW band on R75 and besides a triple of non-Okie USAmerix, q.v. got these in MCW; reference

248 kHz, Jan 24 at 0317, WG and dash, from Winnipeg, MB
346 kHz, Jan 24 at 0325, YXL and dash, from Sioux Lookout ON

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910.233, Jan 24 at 0225, Alcaraván Radio is making a big het with weakened Romania, the latter presumably very close to 5910.000. For fun this time, instead of measuring the carrier directly on the R75, I compare the pitch to my keyboard, and it`s very close to Bb below Cmiddle, i.e. 233 Hz. 

Then I do it another way, I hear the het in AM mode, then in LSB mode off-tune until the HJDH carrier is making the same pitch against the RRI carrier, and the frequency reads out 5910.230, close enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, UT Wed Jan 24 at 0530, RHC English is a little more readable here than 6165, no Arnie Coro. Ian Millett, Baltimore, N3CVA, notified me earlier:

``Hello Glenn, Radio Havana Cuba’s middle of the week Dxers Unlimited program was missing at 0230 UT (9:30 p.m. EST) tonight Tuesday 23rd January, 2018. The announcer said that Arnie Coro is recovering from surgery and hopes to be back with the program soon. I continued listening to 6000 kHz when the transmission suddenly went off air at 0254 though parallel 6165 was still on air. Transmitter came on again at 0300. Ian Millett in Baltimore``

We heard about his surgery a few weeks ago; maybe it was delayed, rather than a second one. GWQ! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6065, Jan 24 at 0306, sounds like children`s drama or story, in African language with music, S8 to S9+10; then ID as ``Ah-doble-ve-err`` almost like it were Spanish, but really AWR in Malgache this hour, 100 kW at 20 degrees. I guess Talata can`t go non-direxional or better yet, NVIS, for domestic coverage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 39, KWTV ``9``, OKC, January 24 at 0420 UT, David Payne`s national weather map with a few major cities labeled, includes SAN JOSE about where Corpus Christi TX should be. Strange as it seem, there is no San José town of any size, anywhere in Tejas, per Rand McNally large-scale atlas! 

Further online research finds a San José barrier island just up the coast from CC, but these map titles were of cities, not islands. Historically there were San José somethings-or-others in Bexar and Duval counties (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. 3240, Jan 24 at 0342, African choir at S6-S8, 0345 TWR music box IS once and off (uncovers a JBA carrier, but it`s local overload). This is Manzini at 0300-0345, in ShaNdc per HFCC, 50 kW at 3 degrees. WRTH shows 0330-0345 is really in Ndau without a c, after 0300-0330 daily in Shona. EiBi readme.txt language reference shows Ndau is spoken by twice as many in Moçambique as in Zimbabwe, 
``NDA Ndau: Mocambique (1.6m), Zimbabwe (0.8m) [ndc]``

** U S A. Tuned the NDB LW band on R75 and besides a couple of Canux, q.v. got these non-Okies in MCW; reference

385 kHz, Jan 24 at 0328, UWL, which is in New Castle IN
407 kHz, Jan 24 at 0330, HRU, which is in Herington KS
414 kHz, Jan 24 at 0333, MSD, which is in Mansfield LA

** U S A. 5985, Jan 24 at 0256, WRMI, DX program in Spanish with a bunch of logs correlating with what Manuel Méndez, Spain reports, about Conciencia, Congo, Guinea Ecuatorial. Scheduled UT Weds from 0230 as `Frecuencia al Día` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6115, Jan 24 at 0223, very poor signal from algo, something exotic? No, WWCR merely has faded way down, weaker than 5935 which is also in deep fading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA [and non]. 5915, Jan 24 at 0229, 1 kHz tone on carrier here, not a het, from ZNBC-1 of course. Not too much ACI from 5910 or 5920 stations. Tone stops at 0238:20, but carrier still on with a slight SAH, from what? HFCC shows CRI in Russian, via Kashgar, East Turkistan, 100 kW at 0 degrees, this hour only. But so weak as not to bother much with ZNBC-1 at S7-S8; the Fish Eagle cries start at 0240, and last 11 minutes! I wonder if they are in a loop or if the FE axually kept calling that long in real time. 0251 brief music, presumed national anthem, 0252 announcement and music, then yelling with bells, 0254 into a speech (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0600 UT January 24