giovedì 31 maggio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31, 2018

** ALASKA. 7355, May 31 at 1213, KNLS is S2-S6 but no ACI or CCI, at ``True Bible Stories in Contemporary English``, ID. Aimed due west from Anchor Point, not always audible here. The 12 UT English broadcast is their only one on a second frequency; did not notice it in the 6045-6090 range, as I did not remember the latest one to check specifically, 6075 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non?]. 7810, May 31 at 1210, JBA carrier --- bet it`s a Sound of Hope frequency and this is probably the ChiCom jammer --- yes, Aoki/NDXC shows SOH Taiwan on 7810.04, possibly 24 hours and *jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15040, May 31 at 1231, CNR1 with typical over-assertive announcer, and some music, // 11785 et al. 15040 is to jam All India Radio`s only Chinese broadcast, at 1145-1315, buried even here. Meanwhile, CRI has countless English and other language broadcasts into India, unjammed. Not very neighborly! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, May 31 at 1238 tune-in, RHC carrier is cutting off and on extremely rapidly, then cuts off completely; shortly back on with dead air, then adding modulation, or rather under-modulation, during sports report. 1345 recheck carrier is stable but still u/mod. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13767 & 13633, May 31 at 1338, RHC extremely distorted spurblobs with F# tones, out of 13700 transmitter are rampant again today, these closest ones clearest if tuned in FM mode; further at approx. 67 kHz intervals, upward: 13834, 13901, 13968? Downward: 13566 (spreading 13560-13573 at least, ruining the HIFER band), 13499, 13432, 13365, 13298-trace. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9860, May 31 at 0519, American English, VOA? No, NHK via VATICAN this semihour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 96.9, May 30 at 2015 UT as I am searching for Es FM DX (none found), I notice that my local KQOB (licensed to Enid, originally KCRC-FM, but for OKC market from tower midway near Crescent), has been rebranded yet again, ``The new Alice 96-9 FM, Oklahoma City`` (but keeping calls denoting ``Bob``, sort of). Not so new, perhaps, as it`s already as such in the WTFDA FM Database (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9920, May 31 at 1224, SE Asian song, poor signal. HFCC says it`s FEBC, 100 kW due west from Iba site, at 1200-1330; this semihour on Thursdays being in the ``Jar`` abbr`d language per NDXC/Aoki. WRTH reveals full name of language is Jarai. EiBi`s readme.txt enters it thus: ``JR Jarai / Giarai / Jra (Vietnam)`` without any figures on speakership, as most of those have been deleted. At 1230 Vietnamese announcement, just leading into another minolity language, abbr`d hre which stands for Hre, per WRTH.

[and non] I was checking 9920 in case R. Thailand had also moved its earlier broadcasts from 9390, and there was no signal. That`s because of a quarter-hour break after Malay 1200-1215 before English at 1230, and indeed carrier is on by 1229, but VP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1932 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday May 30 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair S8-S9, and 6 words behind on WBCQ 7490, S0-S3. Now starts a long drought for WOR on SW from America until Saturday 2300; next:
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
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 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW
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
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1933?]

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

** U S A. 9455, May 31 at 1218, WRMI still secretly transmitting here, S0-S3 with Oldies, 1219 ID and ad for cruises, with 800 number repeated but not enough to copy for sure; another ID, back to Oldies. This is *much* weaker than Brother Scare on 9395, and Prague on 9955.

9455 has been running its weak signal for a fortnight now; I first noted UT May 18, frequency back on air after original programming had all been moved to 5950, 24 hours, as of May 14. 

As of May 31, *still* no sign of it on the WRMI transmission or program grids. I`ve also been on the lookout for anyone else logging it, and also zero! I assure everyone I am not imagining it. WRMI has also not replied to my May 19 inquiry about it. Maybe something on WRMI FB? NO. However, I do spot this: 

``WRMI Radio Miami International May 25 at 12:43pm ·
Special Program June 1 --- Hali Palombo is an artist, musician and shortwave radio enthusiast. She creates soundscapes - aural archaeology that observes her life and the world around her both from a magnifying glass and a space shuttle. Her work is sometimes funny and sometimes scary. She lives and works in Chicago, IL. On Friday, June 1 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm Central Time (i.e. 0100-0200 UT June 2), Hali will present her new instrumental record on WRMI on 9395 kHz.

[replies:] Jerry Lane: This is fantastic! Just took some time to go through some of those samples and listen to a little bit of her work. I'm definitely going to tune in. Every bit of this is right up my alley. Thanks, WRMI, for being so awesome!

WRMI Radio Miami International: And listen for some shortwave radio excerpts in her new record and her program on June 1!``

What is being preëmpted, at 01-02 UT Saturday on 9395? RAE Argentina to the World in English, UT Tue-Sat, but should remain on // 5950 if you can get it. If you miss Hali this week, chances are good she will replay 168 hours later unless original programming be explicitly restored (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505, May 30 at 0105, WRNO is still not on, no Rick Wiles yet. It is on with algo at 0517, very poor; and very good still with Chinese at 1211 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12250-AM, May 31 at 1342, dead air with flutter at S9/S9+10. Suspected ChiCom jammer on QRX, but not listed by NDXC/Aoki as a SOH frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT May 31