domenica 20 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 19-20, 2018

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 6230-USB, May 20 at 1231, marine weather in English, i.e. VMW Wiluna WA. There is also some other USB CCI, seems Spanish; and a tone. This is also a Sound of Hope, Taiwan frequency, per EiBi, but no jammer shown there. Aoki/NDXC does have it *jammed, with SOH on 6229.941, while not covering a ute like VMW. Where is Wiluna, anyway? It`s far from the coast, 947 km NE of Perth:,_Western_Australia
Presumably situated there to be at an optimum skip distance from the WA coasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11640, May 20 at 1321, fine performance of Dvorak`s New World Symphony, but a faster tempo than we are accustomed to, no doubt a Chinese orchestra thing, during the CNR1 Sunday-night serious-music hour featuring Western classical pieces. Ends at 1335 and Chinese announcement. Is it usually longer than 35 minutes? It`s surprisingly difficult to search out performance/recording durations. Also same on 9680 and 9660. Unfortunately, this great piece is being used by the ChiCom as a JAMMER vs inaudible victims: all three Radio Taiwan International in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 11860, May 19 at 2230, RHC is off, while sometimes it`s on with Spanish at 21-23. Something`s always wrong at RHC. No Yemen [non] to be heard anyway.

9535, May 20 at 0112 check, RHC is back on original frequency, ex-9530 where it had jumped 24 hours earlier.

13700 & 13740, Sunday May 20 at 1335, RHC active on both with squeals, far-left-slanted, anti-imperio news headlines about Bolivia and Ecuador supporting Venezuelan ``elexions``; `En Contacto` starting late almost 1338, first item about a PEI lighthouse activated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7470, May 20 at 0538, YHWH is on and audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530 kHz, May 19 circa 1930 UT, I am driving along Rupe street near Vance AFB, so try to hear K530AM on caradio --- not a bit of it vs high storm noise level. Back home with a BFO I can tell the carrier is still on, 1229 UT check May 20 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 338 kHz, May 20 at 1222 UT, ND beacon TU. I`ll bet it`s Tulsa --- yes, 30 watts per dxinfocentre. I don`t recall hearing this one before, yet a close one; is it always on? Post sunrise, after the storm noise has abated a bit, I am tuning for what I can pull through on LW. One other:

356 kHz, May 20 at 1225 UT, ND beacon PTT; let`s see, Pittsburg KS? NO, Pratt KS, 25 watts, heard before. I`m axually tuned to 354 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 7824.5-LSB, May 20 at 1237 UT, ham discussing 2m repeater frequencies, only one station audible, not his contacts. Must be another second harmonic from the 3.9 MHz band --- so check 3912.25 --- no, the same guy is really on 3912.50-LSB; why not an exact match? Evidently the NCS, but seldom mentions his own call. The other non-harmonicizing stations can be heard only on the fundamental.

Someone else, K5MRK, Mark, calls him W5AS, and finally his own ID at 1245. Refers to a store in Edmond, an event June 2, QCWA chapter 63 (but it sure sounded like they were saying QCWH). All about it here:
Sunday at 7:30 am CT is the ``W5AS Memorial Net``, 3912.5 +/- 2 kHz
But I cannot find any individual name to go with call W5AS! ARRL/FCC:

EDMOND, OK 73013
Previous call sign: KC5QVX

However, the ch 63 website says: ``Sadly, Howard O. Wise, WD5IDB, former Net Manager became a SK on July 14, 2017``. The page for W5AS is even more out of date from September, 2015. So no telling who is now operating the harmonic-producing club station (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9380, May 20 at 1251, hymn in clear at S9-S7, no QRM, 1253 English outro as ``Fly Like an Eagle`` and into Chinese talk. We are counting the days until FEBC get around to moving to 9275 on May 27. Alok Dasgupta, Kolkata, explains on the dx_india yg, replying to my original report April 1:

``After several correspondence between 16th April and 27th April, Mr. Samuel E. Ponilas, Transmission Manager of FEBC in Manila informed that they're moving to 9275 effective 27th May 2018 at 1000-1600 in Chinese replacing 9380 as AIR is using this almost 24x7. FEBC moved to 9380 as 9430 is now reserved for IRDR project``

Ah, so: HFCC shows IRDR the only [non]-station officially on 9430: usual SMG CVA as placeholder, but only at 01-12, 13-14, 16-24 for all 85 CIRAF zones with 100 kW at 0 degrees (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1930 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, May 19:
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, poor signal``

Not confirmed on WBCQ 9330v, Sat May 19 at 2130 or 2330, as Brother HyStairical rages on. Confirmed Sat May 19 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, poor. 

Also confirmed UT Sun May 20 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, JBA --- so the revised program schedule is wrong for removing WOR from this airing. Also confirmed by Alan Gale, England: ``Hi Glenn, I can confirm that World of Radio 1930 is on 7780.0 kHz at 0200 UT on Sunday 20th of May; it's putting a very strong signal into the UK at the moment. 73 for now, Alan`` --- with a clip of exactly when I mention uncertainty about this emission. Glad to know it is doing well over there, even if in the middle of the night; get some sleep, Alan! 

Also confirmed by Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 kHz CUSB on May 20
1031-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu Sun, poor/weak signal`` Next:

Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1931?]

Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:

** U S A. Correcting previous report which started with typo 7390.04:

7490.04 to 7490.03, UT Sat May 19 at 0001, WBCQ opening `Allan Weiner Worldwide` with ``William Tell Overture``, but soon apparent it`s another oldie playback, in fact the same one heard last night, despite AW claiming to be ``live`` --- should have edited that out; with girlfriend Angela and the WE mic; I thought that was from Feb, but at 0053 recheck he`s referring to Brother Scare having been arrested ``last month``, which was December. Unlike last week, this show is not duplicated on 9330 where BS continues. 5129.8 probably is // but a JBA carrier buried in the summer storm noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9455, May 19 at 2218, secret WRMI transmission is still on here, with Oldies music at S7-S4, better than before, but still much weaker than 9395 at S9-S9+5, which also sounds like Oldies music but *not* // 9455. 9455 with definite WRMI IDs at 2220 & 2221 before and after Dish Network commercial (their only spot advertiser??). Listened to 9395 past 2231 with no announcements, until a Biermann ID at 2234. 

9455 recheck May 20 at 1254, a JBA carrier, presumably still WRMI, as Bangladesh is not starting its Nepali until 1315.

As of May 19, no recent posts on WRMI FB where sometimes there is station news not available anywhere else. As of May 20, still nothing on the WRMI skedgrids about 9455 really being on the air! Searching for 9455 gets no hits in the transmission or program schedules. And still no reply to my inquiry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 9955, May 19 at 2225, rare bit in Portuguese on WRMI, predicating/preaching in Luso, not Brasilian accent. Sked shows ``Frank y [sic] Ernest (Port)`` at 2315-2330 Sats. Believe besides the RAE relay at 11-12 M-F, this is the only other PP item on WRMI sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat May 19 at 1830, WTWW-2 is active with Ted interviewing a YL who runs recnet and private FCC-info websites, and --- thus she is an authority on FCC broadcast axions, not ham. Refers to Huntsville (AL, not TX!) hamfest, which was in August, maybe when/where this was recorded, rather than current Xenia hamfest. Never hear her name, as Ted doesn`t re-introduce guests in protracted chats, but must be Michelle Bradley per --- Ends at 1906, and on to music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1706 UT May 20