giovedì 25 gennaio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs January 25, 2018

** ALBANIA [non]. Christian, Radio Tirana English has not been appearing on WRMI 5850 at 2300, as had been scheduled. Apparently they are not getting the files. If you are still the intermediary for this arrangement, I hope you can correct it. 73, (Glenn Hauser to Christian Milling, Jan 24 via DXLD)

Hi Glenn, Radio Tirana changed their streaming URL without notifying anybody. I've corrected it, so tonite there should be a new episode ready for playout. 73, (Christian Milling,, Germany, Jan 25, via DXLD)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 25 at 0251, PMS is on again; 11775, Jan 25 at 1453, off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOUVET ISLAND [non]. 7024-7025, Jan 25 at 0648, CW pileup sending callsigns only every few seconds, suspected trying to reach 3Y0Z DX-pedition, nominally on 7023. Nothing in LSB around 7082. Of course there could be other DX-peditions now I have not researched.

It looks like they were still enroute to Bouvet as of Jan 24, so the pileups heard may have been trying to work their maritime mobile:

``January 24, 2018: Sunny, clear skies this morning provided a very nice view, as we passed the snowy peaks of the South Georgia Islands 20 miles to the south of us. Spectacular! – Hal, W8HC

Our first iceberg was sighted today about 100 miles southeast of South Georgia.

Incoming signals to 3G9A/MM are generally weak. This is due to our maritime mobile antennas and their location. Our on-island antennas will be much, much better! – Ralph, KØIR``

Own website refers to here to ``follow us``:

The last three entries are:
``VK2HR 3Y0Z 14002.5 [AN-002] Tnx Qso New One 0558z 24 Jan
  FM5AN 3Y0Z 14000   [AN-002] Good travel...we are ready! 1549z 23 Jan
  YL2HX 3Y0Z  3502   [AN-002] Heard in E31A pileup 2311z 20 Jan``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, 1645 UT Jan 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, Jan 25 at 0701 UT, YL news in Brazuguese, surely CHHA Toronto, Voces Latinas, tho their 2-year-old program sked sorely needs updating, as it just shows `All Night Music` at 06-11 UT Mon-Fri (and blank on weekends --- off the air? I doubt it)
And please explain how six hours of Punjabi each week were Latinas in any sense whatsoever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11710 // 11875, Jan 25 at 0655, pop music and Chinese announcements, SSOBs. Must have a pipeline from Nanning, scheduled site for both, 100 kW each at 200 degrees, 11710 at 06-08 and 11875 at 07-08 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15033, 15101, 15168, 15236, 15303, 15438, 15504, 15570, 15637, Jan 25 at 1405, approx. centers of today`s RHC-FM spurblobs with constant tone.. RHC audio readable in FM mode on the ones closer to source 15370-AM. At least 15236 is far enough from RHC 15230-AM today not to QRM it; roughly 67.5 kHz intervals. But woe to CHR Trenton Military 15034-USB and anyone trying to access it. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** PUERTO RICO. 14245-USB, Jan 25 at 1358, after drawing a blank on Bouvet 14185+, I find KP4FL trying to QRT but keeps getting called by other PRs, first one apparently someone he was glad to resume contact with, post-María. Rather chaotic with many talkovers. 20m is not a good band for local contacts, unless very close by groundwave, so suspect some of them are exiled, e.g. la Florida mentioned, also Caguas PR. 

Per ARRL/FCC lookup, KP4FL is: 
GURABO, PR 00778
But no Italian accent I could make out. The others in rapid colloquial Spanish I could not follow, but no callsigns ever heard. Only KP4FL once gave his, fonetikaly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1914 monitoring: confirmed UT Thursday January 25 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330.2-CUSB, poor via the PL-880 on the porch; then measured at 9330.173v-CUSB on the R-75. Next:
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 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 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, 9455 to WNW
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1915?]

Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:

** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, Jan 25 at 1453, no WBCQ/TOM test yet today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. LW beacon logs, on R75 with E-W longwire, UT:
417, Jan 25 at 0707, HHG, Huntington IN
388, Jan 25 at 0709, GLY, Clinton-Golden Valley MO (~67 mi SE of KC)
And relogs of YPL 382, HRU 407 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1670, Jan 25 at 1328 UT, nulling dominant sports talk from WOZN Madison WI, I hear sermon in Spanish, 1330 UT music, 1337 more Spanish. Don`t see how this could be anything but KHPY Moreno Valley CA, only 1670 SS listed in NRC-AM Log, and with religious format. Moreno Valley is just east of Riverside, population almost 200K, one of the largest cities we`ve never heard of in any other context. 

1670, at 1330 UT, I also hear at least a few notes of ``The Star Spangled Banner``, unseems from either of the above. But what third station would be playing it, presumably around local sunrise, and audible? There are only two other Unitedstatesians on 1670, Redding CA and Dry Branch (Macon) GA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1705 UT January 25