sabato 23 giugno 2018

Glenn Hauser logs June 22-23, 2018

** CUBA. 11700, June 23 at 0155, RHC music is quite undermodulated, as often on this frequency compared to //s. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 6165

** OKLAHOMA. 90.5, June 22 at 1838 UT, there is Es all over us, but no DX heard here, only notice that local KGVV is *still/again* suffering from split-second modulation dropouts, at the rate of 20x per minute, like previously heard June 17. Not happening on // local translator 98.5, nor on originator 88.7 KLVV Ponca City (last log said 88.7 was not //, but I now think that must have been some otherstation CCI on 88.7) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 9370-, June 23 at 1715, again this weekend no signal from R. Munansi via WWRB, so canceled? It has gone and come before. Nor on 15240- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1935 monitoring: confirmed Friday June 22 at 2355, the 2330 on WBCQ 9330v, fair. It`s been several weeks since this has shown up on Fridays, instead of Brother Scare. You never know what will happen next. 

Not confirmed Saturday June 23 at 1458 check the 1431 on HLR 6190-CUSB, nothing but noise heard on UTwente SDR --- the second week missing, tho no one has notified us of any pending downtime. Alan Gale, England, reports at 1505:

6190 no-show again --- Hi Glenn, Not a twitter from HLR here today on 6190 kHz, in fact the only German relay that was audible was Radio Europa on 6150 kHz. No sign of anything from Channel 292, SWS or either, and even on the Twente webSDR the only station I could hear was Channel 292, so it may just be the usual mid-summer doldrums on 6 MHz. Back to WRMI and 7780 kHz again then, that's still propagating here very well every night after about 2200 UT [WOR at 2300 & 0200]. Alan`` Next:

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 #1936?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1936?]

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

** U S A. 9955, June 23 at 1416, tune-in WRMI to check out the Saturday-only extension scheduled until 1630* past otherdays` 1400*, and find it`s RAE Argentina to the World, in Spanish! Good reception and only an occasional trace of pulse jamming, much better than the only nominal frequency for RAE Spanish relay, 5010 at 22-23 M-F, JBA here and I question how well that gets into deep, or even shallow South America.

And I have tuned in just in time for DX program whose title is `` starting at 1417. Announcer apologizes for his voice as he has a cold in the winter, but sounds OK to me. Only he speaks for more than a semihour with some music bed, and clips here and there. Tho I`m usually occupied with other programming Saturday morning, I make a point of listening to the whole thing, my first chance in a long time. 

It`s all about FM/AM stations in several Latin American countries, probably rounded up from internet/press releases, some of them ex-SW but none currently, so hardly of practical use to DXers. Argentina is first, about Córdoba, LPFM authorizations, giving LR- callsigns in the three letters+three numbers format. 1426, on to Bolivia, about Radio (Alto) Tarija, 91.5 FM with a clip; 1430, Caldas, Colombia; 1433, Radio Reloj, Cuba, anniversary with clip; 1438, México, Radio Nicolás? at Universidad de Michoacán; 1442, Nicaragua; 1443, Perú, Radio La Crónica anniversary, ex-SW; 1446, República Dominicana about pirate infestation; 1450, Venezuela, station at Universidad de los Andes. Program closing at 1452 as I hasten to UTwente.

All this heard direct on 9955, but frequency is off the air after 1500 instead of 1600. Then I bring up the WRMI webstream 
which used to be labeled (RAE) even when emitting other programming but now is ``(no name)``. At 1538 it`s amid `Hobart Radio International`, Oz narration with a bunch of few-second tune clips (what`s the point?), 1540 program ID. 

I don`t know whether that stream contained RAE before 1500 as the extension is attributed to System D instead of System B. The skedgrid for System B says 14-21 UT is ``internet only, repeats of regular programming``, but never with any details! If HRI is in there, World of Radio could be too, but no way to find out except by continuous monitoring 7 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

At 1601, on the stream only, RAE in Portuguese is starting, claiming to be on 9955 at 12-13 UT instead of 11-12, and previewing the DX program coming up. Will it be a total translation of what I just heard in Spanish, ditto for English et al.? I`ll bet RAE is also unaware of the 14-15 Saturday-only SWBC in Spanish on 9955. Last year it was also showing up then, M-F (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. (7490), UT Saturday June 23 at 0001, WBCQ via webcast with ``WTO`` theme starting `AWWW`. Opening he is fiddling with Angela`s mike, remark about imbibing something, and her beautification of the station via gardening --- sure sounds like a repeat, but finally decide it`s slightly different from previously, altho no mention yet of which YOOL date this is. Allan regards rocks as ``jewels of the earth``. When he allows someone to interrupt with a phone call, I leave the rest to John Carver`s listening:

``Listening on 7490 this evening. Show started after a short musical fill. Allan and Angela in the studio sipping Fireball again. Opening talk about Angela's flower gardens around the compound at Monticello, prompting Allan to quote a passage from the bible about growing beautiful things. Then on to the abundance of rocks in Northern Maine and the different types and how Angela uses them in the gardens along with a lot of solar lights that she picked up for use in the gardens.

Phone call at 0010 from Mr. Transistor, Norm. Talk about rocks continues with Norm talking about the rocks he finds along the shores of Lake Michigan. Rocks are the jewels of the earth according to Allan.

Phone call finished, Allan started reading an article from a recent Radio World about digital noise on AM radio and the lack of proper audio processing on AM radio. Referred to it as a lost art. Long discussion abut the methods of audio processing with several examples of equipment in use at the station for that purpose.

Reading of emails began at 0056 after Dr. Becker popped into the studio for a moment. Prayer at 0059 and the show was off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, June 23 at 0204 check, WRNO is off again tonight, an hour after it should have started (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5961.581, June 23 at 0617, JBA carrier with trace of modulation. What`s this? Fades completely out and in; remeasured a bit later gets it on 5961.552. No broadcasters known around here, so probably spur, and likely out of 5970 WEWN Spanish transmitter, in which case there could be a match on the plus side circa 5978.6 --- maybe, but too much jamming from 5980 against not-yet-on Radio Martí to be sure. Correlates with longstanding spurs parasiting WEWN when on 15610, audiblized when fundamental gets a boost by sporadic E (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6165, June 23 at 0613, JBA carrier, must be something other than RHC --- but, nothing scheduled now in EiBi, Aoki/NDXC, nor HFCC, not even some ChiCom in their daytime. Would like to imagine Chad reactivated! Or maybe it`s really RHC on exciter only, greatly reduced power. Other English frequencies now:
6100, S9/S9+10, undermodulated
6060, S9+10/20, good modulation as usual but with off-frequency ZY het
6000, S9+10/20, moderate modulation

This report despatched at 1800 UT June 23