sabato 16 giugno 2018

Glenn Hauser logs June 16, 2018

** CHINA. 11900, June 16 at 1406, CNR1 echo-jamming. Victim is: VOA Philippines in Chinese, this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also EAST TURKISTAN; CUBA

** CUBA. 13700, June 16 at 1330, RHC undermodulated, much softer than // 13740, and 13700 also noticeably weaker signal. At least no spurs today. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

13700, June 16 at 1400 is still JBM; and 13740 is dead air from only one transmitter. Not until 1404:09 does modulation cut on from China Plus in English. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.

11760, June 16 at 1402, RHC is well modulated here, with plug for 13th Festival Internacional de Coros, 26-30 junio en La Habana; no, not a tribute to Arnie`s family, but choral performances with some nice classical music bits. 1403 opening `Cartas a la Redaccin` which is not a mailbag: its announced times are Sat 10 am and 11 pm, Sunday 4 am always Cuban time = Sat 14, UT Sun 03 & 09, the latter when no SW transmitters should be on air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15590, fair June 16 at 1334, something in American English; therefore, it must be China Plus: yes, // 9570 via Cuba, and 15590 is CRI, Urumqi at 12-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 11730, June 16 at 0549, for the second night, NHK relay is buzzless, modulation OK. Need to keep checking whether it resume (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, Saturday June 16 at 1413, REE is poor to North America, only S7-S4, playing music, even worse on // 15520. There`s got to be a silly ballgame from Moskva right now airing worldwide, but REE must not have rights to it; and surely no local football games available to compete with it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 15745, June 16 at 1333, talk in unID language, poor with flutter, and carrier is also wobbling. NDXC/Aoki shows RFA Tibetan via Dushanbe at 11-14. Presumably any jamming would achieve a stabler signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 9370, Saturday June 16 at 1409, still no signal from R. Munansi via WWRB, also missing last weekend. Nor on 15240. At 1508 I try UTwente SDR: 9370 has VP signal in somelang, but not this; rather, VOA Burmese via Thailand at 1430-1530. 15240 only splash from 15245, while 15240 here bears a JBA carrier not off-frequency-minus like WWRB. If it were WWRB, this too would be inbooming like sporadic-E neighbor 15825 WWCR. 

Nothing scheduled on 15240 this hour, but would you believe that HFCC A-18 still has an entry from Radio Ukraine International in Ukr and Eng at 14-15, via Simferopol`? O, it`s ``reserv``, so in case of a comeback? DHYB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1934 monitoring: not confirmed the Saturday June 16 1431 on HLR 6190-CUSB: UTwente has nothin` but noise at 1446 and 1459 chex. And Alan Gale, UK, reports on the same:

``Hi Glenn, Not a thing heard on 6190 kHz today, other than the usual annoying heterodyne, but I wasn't able to see if World of Radio faded in again during the final 10 minutes as we had a nasty thunderstorm at 1440 UT, so the radio was off and all the aerials grounded here for the final 20 minutes. 6 MHz has seemed very flat during the afternoons recently, so I wasn't that hopeful of hearing anything anyway. Alan``

Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
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
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. 5950 // 9395, June 16 at 0556, WRMI Oldies on both. A few minutes earlier had VOA News relay. Skedgrid shows these two match Oldies only at 0500-0800 & 2300-2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, June 16 at 1329, S9+20 of dead air except for some hum, from WWCR-3. I leave a radio on here while I am breaking my non-Ramadan fast, and beyond --- still dead at 1359, 1413, 1536+. Supposed to be nothing but so-called University Network Saturdays 12-24 UT unlike programming otherdays with not quite so much of that. 

2+ hours of wasted 100 kW and probably much more to follow. Not that anyone in his right mind would really want to hear DGS or PMS, but yet another example of failing SW station management: turn it on and forget it, let the computers mis-handle it, don`t bother to monitor own signal or set up a silence-sensor alarum. Will PMS get a refund? She`s not listening, either. Of course the lack of programming could be her fault from the LA satfeed. No Anguilla on 11775 to compare.

BTW, the bigsig here and on S9+20/30, 15825 modulating OK are due to summertime sporadic E/short skip on HF if not VHF. At 1630, PMS is back on 13845, maybe earlier as signal has faded way down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265V, June 16 at 1408, WINB is already on this Saturday from *1330, vs scheduled *2000 M-F, with very wobbling carrier. Sign-on time keeps shifting according to quantity of program bookings, and WINB does amazingly well with such a crummy signal. Most of their clients probably never try to hear themselves, proceeding on Faith.

Also, I have been wondering if anyone has heard the alleged DRM tests from WINB, M-F 11-17 on 15665-15670-15675? Nothing obvious about it on WINB homepage. There is some discussion of that in the drmna yg, and drmnainfo.blogspot, but not about the programming (and nothing scheduled on 9265 that early weekdays), rather about part of the DRM signal apparently being encrypted data. What *is* the spoken programming in DRM? Surely more gospel-huxtering.

Kim Elliott adds on the WOR iog June 16: ``Using SDRs in southern Europe, I've been hearing it on 15670 after 1100 UT (Mon-Fri) sign-on. The audio will decode for a few seconds at a time. Later in the day WINB is audible through SDRs in the USA, with audio occasionally lasting for longer stretches. I am using Dream software with KiwiSDRs.  This can be done, but it requires multiple steps that I can explain later. Reception through standalone DRM receivers might be better, though I'm not sure why. Kim``

BTW, while I have the WINB program sked up, I look thru every line for any title seemingly secular: the *only* one is: Jazzify-Rockphesy Sat-10:30PM ET = UT Sunday 0230. The hotlinx to this and other programs are 404, but audio on demand to some. In the case of Jazzify-Rockphesy, the 58:12 file is nothing but dead air/noise only! Another automation failure. Seems like I`ve seen that title on some other station, WRMI? But unfound now.

Web search on that unique name gets only 4 G-hits, including:
which abottom shows 10:30 pm EDT Sat on WINB 9265 --- AND: Sunday night at 9:30 pm EDT on WRMI 9955. Jazzify is on WINB at 0230 [UT Sunday], and Rockphesy follows at 0300, while WRMI has only Rockphesy --- but WRMI program skedgrid now shows Wavescan at 0130 UT Monday on 9955.

The sparse website, no hint as to physical location, has a Gallery page with nothing to see except linx to sample programs,
but also a dead giveaway it is NOT secular, with ``Song or Prayer Requests`` --- so, never mind. WINB does occasionally book special airings of music programs, pseudo-pirates from Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1818 UT June 16