venerdì 30 marzo 2018

Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2018

Updated March 28:

World of Radio schedules:

DX/SWL/Media Programs:

Alan Roe`s Hitlist of SW station websites

73, Glenn Hauser

** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, March 28 at 2300, this WRMI is indeed off, no more R. Tirana relay. Now on skedgrid at 0200 Tue-Sat instead, on 9395, but not last night, instead Radio Prague in English. I check again March 29 at 0200 and on VP signal detect something in Italian! Possibly the missing RAE relay, or one of several other Italian shows on WRMI, none of which are sked at this hour on any frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, March 29 at 1421, CB/TUN/DGS/PMS is off again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, March 28 at 1922, RAE in German via WRMI, talking about CRI, so it must be their ``Friday`` DX Actuality show here at Midweek. Yes, this relay has been restored to the WRMI skedgrid, and to the air. Italian is also reshown for 2000, but after 1959 music and ``WNYW`` legacy ID, at 2000 *no* RAE Italian but VOA News now // 7780, i.e. the Oldies stream.

9395, another check Thursday March 29 at 1939, German talk and tango, so still RAE; but 2000 still no Italian, back to Oldies music, and now some rapid carrier dropouts. See also ALBANIA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, March 29 at 1256, JBA carrier probably Ozy Radio, NSW, which yesterday was first reported to have activated its QSY from 5045; altho AIR SIKKIM was already on 4835. I`m surprised that no DXer effort was made to dissuade Craig from taking this frequency even tho it was formerly for ABC Alice Springs. On 5045 he had nothing co-channel except sporadic wideband OTH radar, but possible ACI from 5040/5050. Now we also have WWCR on 4840 until just before 1200*.

Ozy on 4835 was first reported by Fred Vos, March 28 at 0834 to the WOR iogroup: ``4835, 0822 UT, English pop hits, no ID yet, strong into Adelaide, South Australia. Elad FDM-S2 + inverted V antenna`` and followed up by: ``Heard time call 24 minutes to 8, so 30 minutes ahead of Adelaide equals Sydney time`` and ``ID 0909, listen to the station ID recording in files section..`` 

[Australian Independent Radio News, commercial by Tecsun SW radios, Jacko the kookaburra, Waltzing Matilda, ``G`Day mate, you`re listening to Ozy Radio, we`re playing 100% Australian music and 100% Australian content`` and hard then rock --- gh] --- and then also reported from North America by Ron Howard, Don Moman and Bruce Churchill.

John Wright, who I think is the QSL manager, also notified us at 1011 UT March 28: OZY RADIO ON AIR 4835 KHZ --- CRAIG ON AIR TESTING 4835 KHZ 1 KW INVERTED V ANTENNAE SINCE 0600 UT 28/3/18. DX REPORTS WELCOME TO Graeme Dawe from Broken hill says it`s booming in, S9+ 0850 UT. Send a report, e QSL Johno`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BIAFRA [non]. WRMI ``RAE 9955`` webcast, UT Thu March 28 at 0410 is amid R. Biafra relay with ID and imaginary schedule, same old zombie file as heard on UT Mondays and probably every night, nowhere on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9660, March 29 at 1341, echo-jamming in Chinese, i.e. at least two CNR1 transmitters, or delayed/double audio feed into one of them; vs Radio Taiwan International via Kouhu site, buried. 

9680, March 29 at 1341, more CNR1 jamming but no echo, vs another RTI, via Tamshui (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, March 28 at 2310, very surprised to find RHC English here, poor S7 and undermodulated // < 9720, // < 5040. 11670 is not supposed to start until 0000 in Spanish; perhaps just turned on early in typical sloppyration. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, March 29 at 1320 and 1340, open carrier/dead air from RHC; At 1422 undermodulated music // 11760. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 17520, March 28 at 2303, the SSOB is also the OSOB with a JBA carrier, i.e. KSDA this hour in Chinese, presumably not worth jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11705, March 29 at 1315, NHK theme and opening Indonesian on proper scheduled frequency via PALAU, unlike yesterday when it was on 11725. Recheck at 1419, the 1400 English is also on correct channel 11705, about visit to a cos studio, S9/S9+10, and despite beaming due west, almost a defacto North American service. NHK should do something about that, as our audience is supposed to be denied. At least the // 11935 via Uzbekistan is a JBA carrier at best in the sideband splash of 11930 jamming against Martí (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6040, March 29 at *1259 carrier on, vs local device blob, S5-S6, 1300 piano music and Thursday-only English sign-on from Shiokaze/Sea Breeze on latest QSY ex-5935, about abduxion issues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, March 28 at *1928, WRMI IS & ``Top of Hour`` ID loop, 1930 Radio Herwa International sign-on in Hausa or Kanuri, but 1955 recheck World Music fill is playing for rest of hour. Suspect incomplete Herwa files are reaching the WRMI server. Will have to keep listening continuously past 1930 to divine when it dump out.

Which is exactly what I do next day March 29 at 1930: 11530, Herwa s/on at S9+10 and I keep listening. Herwa IDs mentioned in passing every couple minutes. At 1935 there is a bit of CCI and SAH at fades, i.e. from Denge Welat for Kurdistanish Turkey. 

At 1936:34 abrupt cut to World Music, starting with Lecuona? --- this must be when the defective Herwa file runs out as it has been doing the past few days when I found Herwa programming gone long before 1959 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 28 at 2359, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0000:34* UT March 29; so it seems the end times are not slipping later, but only varying slightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15355, March 28 at 2305, excited rapid talk in Tagalog? With crowd noise, sporting event? More likely a revival as this is the RCC`s Radio Veritas Asia scheduled this semihour with 250 kW ND in Filipino from Palauig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 17855, March 29 at 2012, REE with discussion of energy and the sea, no doubt `Españoles en la Mar` show. This time it`s the SSOB by far at S9+30, while 17775 KVOH and 17640 MWV are JBA carriers; by 2035, REE is still S9+30 while KVOH has come up to only S9, and 17640 is almost gone when it`s almost Midnight in Madagascar --- so much for its trans-equatorial advantage. 

17715, the other REE frequency, not toward North America, is also in at S9+10, with slight distortion, but the major distortion transmitter is still on 15390, S8 (and 15520 is unheard, must be off) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 5965, March 28 at 2300, CNR1 themesong, S5 VP with flutter. Since only RFA in Tibetan via Kuwait is scheduled, this must be a *jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450.045, March 29 at 1303, Turkish song at S5 from VOT English to Europe and onward to us, best heard so far this season, and better than 12035+ had been in B-season an hour later. Starts at 1230 with last half typically mostly music. Also typically off+frequency plus. Fortunately no FM spurblobs from RHC 15370; the primary one of the constellation was typically around 15440 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 17770.052, March 29 at 1416, VP talk from another off-frequency: I`ll bet it`s Turkey too: Yes, Arabic at 1400-1455. No problem from 17775v KVOH still very weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1923 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday March 28 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 (after the 2057- IS & ID loop at sign-on); and also // virtually synchronized via WBCQ 7490+v, which is slightly stronger but with much more storm noise level. Also confirmed Wed Mar 28 at 2350 the 2330 on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, good. Next:
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW 
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1924?]

** U S A. 9455, Wed March 28 at 2000, WRMI with gospel huxter not // 7780, supposed to be matching during this hour, since 7780 is // 9395 Oldies. Exact transmitter combinations continue to be flexible at WRMI. We depend on these two to be // for WOR on Tuesdays at 2030 & 2130. By 2057, however, 7780 and 9455 are // again, with something else on 9395. Now scheduled Wed 2000-2100 on System D 7780 // ``9445`` [sic] is something new, `The Christian Whistleblower`.  

Thursday March 29 I track what these three transmitters are doing: 
9395, Argentina German until 2000, then Oldies music
9455, Oldies until 2000, then `Voice of the Report of the Week`
7780, Brother Scare until 2000, then VORW // 9455

** U S A. 9955 // 9455, Thu March 29 at 1345, WRMI finally with a new episode of `Viva Miami`, this time a meilbag in English prior to QSLs being sent.. I suppose I should put VM back into the DX/SWL/MEDIA programs schedule, when I get around to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) WRMI also involved in this report [non] entries: ALBANIA, ARGENTINA, NIGERIA

This report despatched at 2323 UT March 29