domenica 17 giugno 2018

Glenn Hauser logs June 16-17, 2018

** CUBA. 15140, June 16 at 1944, RHC English is S8-S9 but dead air, or just barely modulated.

11860, June 16 at 1949, RHC European service is also JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 13839.955 approx., June 17 at 0054, RNZI is about the OSOB, and slightly off-frequency, maybe signature of the backup transmitter? Others have seemed a bit off, but not bothered to measure as I expect to from now on. BTW, Dan Sheedy had RNZI on 9700 instead of 5980 at 1401 June 16, as I did on June 13, but not every day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, June 17 at 0124, pirate with Alan Sherman`s ``Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah``, then ``Monster Mash``, both before wild audiences. S9 vs noise level about S7. Many logs here say it was Underground Radio, especially on the SSTV images:,43454.0.html
For a Saturday night, not much activity: earlier pirate bandscans this session circa 0040 and 0111 I heard none (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15520, June 16 at 1945, REE is dead air or JBM; while 17855 is S9+10 with interview, not game (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15730, June 16 at 1946, S9/S9+10 of dead air from VOA GB. In this case it`s just warming up for the 2000 French to Africa; but is burning 250 kW for an extra 14+ minutes really necessary? If so might as well modulate it with something at least disposable, or bonus. 2023 with soul music; godforbid VOA should ever play a note of classical (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1934 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 16 at 2327 the 2300 on WRMI 7780, very poor. Also confirmed UT Sunday June 17 at 0223 the 0200 on WRMI 7780, also very poor. Aimed NE, I sure hope these are doing much better along the east coast, even Europe. Also confirmed UT Sunday June 17 at 0401, fair on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, about 14 minutes into show, so started late circa 0347. Next:
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
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, non-direxional
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1935?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1935?]

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

** U S A. 15809.9, June 17 at 0058, bandscanning up the 15 MHz band I have almost concluded it`s NoSOB --- no stations on band until I hit this bigsig of S9+25! Like last Saturday night, WTWW-3 is active again and // WTWW-2 on 5085, S9+35 with rock music. But 15809.9 sounds awful, lo-fi, distorted, compared to 5085, and modulation level is chopping down and up. 0059 ``WTWW`` singing ID, unlegal as call letters only. Then another tune; 5085 is also slightly distorted. 0104 finally full legal ID, and into `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`, as Bob Heil again claims to be ``live``, and a ``new format, a little different than before`` --- I guess that means less talk, more music as his next announcement does not come until 0117. This week he`s performing on an Alun/Alan/Allan/Allen/Allyn Organ with three keyboards, and employing a number of sounds not found on theater organs. Now 15809.9 modulation has improved, but level still cutting down and up. Presumably both will still be on 0500+ for `Southern Talk at Midnight` until at least 0700.

As for this lone signal on 19m, no doubt it`s by sporadic E, and may very well be the only broadcaster in the entire Western Hemisphere active on the band at this hour; while those active in daytime Asia are simply not propagating by ordinary F-layer. And we *know* there are none in the south Pacific, with NZ now down on 13840- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Sunday June 17 at 0102, while tuned for 5085 WTWW, just in time I remember also to check for WWRB, hearing only a bigsig carrier with some squeals before it cuts off, anyhow confirming WWRB was on tonight. How about UT Monday and Tuesday like it used to be on 90m? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11905, June 17 at 0051, VP S-0.5 with flutter, South Asian? music. But gone at 0100, and nothing at 0114-0116 when one expects to hear SLBC from *0115v. HFCC, EiBi and Aoki show nothing before 0100 (and HFCC doesn`t show SLBC at all). But all have CNR6 southward from Beijing in Amoy starting at 0100 --- I have *never* heard any sign of that when checking for SLBC circa 0115. Very strange. Possibly: what I heard was SLBC pre-checking but failing to come back on at normal time; or a major schedule change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0455 UT June 17