lunedì 25 giugno 2018

Glenn Hauser logs June 23-24, 2018

** CUBA. 6099.238, June 24 at 1248, RHC off-frequency from 6100 for the third straight morning, remeasured each time on exactly the same frequency to the Hz; at least they are consistent. It`s S8-S9 with het, about same level as 5970 WEWN. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, June 24 at 0635, RHC dead carrier is still on at S9+10/20. Should have turned off circa 0600* after English hour; wake up and save some pesos to feed undernourished Cubans. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, June 24 at 1455, astounded to find RHC Spanish on here, a frequency not supposed to start until 1800 in Arabic. It`s S9/S9+10, so much for OMAN! It`s the only significant 19m signal besides 15825 WWCR. At this time RHC also audible on 13700, 17730, and 11760, the latter the only one supposed to stay on after 1500 thru midday, but both are still going at 1529, 1605. Presumably 15140 retained as still going at 1730; and 1900 starting English. I should have checked 1500-1530 whether 15140 was in Esperanto like 11760 should have been on Sunday only. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, June 24 at 1458, China Plus relay in English is just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9799.70, June 23 at 2130 S5-S7 of dead air, presumably R. Cairo on signature off-frequency for English sesquihour from 2115. Maybe some modulation would be detectable if stronger signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, June 24 at 0607, no signal from VON; it was there 24 hours earlier as I tuned past (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TINIAN [non?]. 7435, June 23 at 2125, song and announcement at S6, briefly smothered by S9+20 uteblast. This early only other signal on band is 7330 Cuba. Altho something eastward ought to be more likely, only 7435 listee is RFA Chinese via TINIAN at 21-22 only, and/or CNR1 jamming. (Vietnam starts at 2145 per NDXC/Aoki) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1935 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 23 at 2300 on WRMI 7780, fair; also UT Sunday June 24 at 0200 on WRMI 7780, JBA. Also UT Sunday June 24 at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri, about 9 minutes into show, so started circa 0318; would be good but vs heavy local storm noise. NOT confirmed Sunday June 24 at 1900 on WRMI 9395: Brother Scare, instead! WOR can no longer be found on the websked at this time, rather System G with Wavescan among Oldies on 9395, but that is also incorrect! Next:
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. I continue to let the WRMI webcast-only play
during midday silence of 9955, Saturday June 23 past 1900 UT and check it occasionally for what`s on it, lacking any schedule provision. At 1920: Slovakia in Spanish (initially talking about Argentina, confusingly); 1930: World Music; 2000: `Dub Politico`, slurry political commentary, can`t catch website or name, but says he is on Long Island, and spells email, broadcasts at 4-4:30 and 5-5:30 pm EDT, and maybe will change to 11580 (presumably from 7780 and/or 9955) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, it`s Saturday June 23, so this reactivated WRMI frequency is supposed to appear at 21-23 UT. At 2121, S4 open carrier is on, JBM? Don`t think so; still dead air past 2132. 2141 recheck still so, but 2141.5 suddenly starts modulating rock music, not // 9395 Oldies. Suspect it`s VORW, 2144 cut to another tune, ``My Guy``, and don`t stay long enough to hear if John/VORW speaks. VORW supposedly is at 22-23, not 21-22. Next checks, more dead air --- 2300, still on at 2358 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9942.90 & 9917.10, June 23 at 2131, JBA spur carriers warn me that WTWW-2 is active on 9930, at S9+30. Ted had said he would be broadcasting for Field Day on this and 15810 in daytime, 5085 and 15810 at night, but now I am hearing classic rock music, banned from the real hambands.

15809.92, June 23 at 2133, soon however, canned ID in a non-Ted voice, for WTWW from an ``expansive field``, and back to music. 2134 Ted says it`s Field Day 2018, more music. Apparently he is not getting enough phone-ins. 15809.92 is S9+10 and distorted unlike 9930. I do not check these later into stormy evening here, so wonder if FD preëmpted TOITO at 0104 UT June 24?

Field Day? It`s one day per year when hams set up outdoors for publicity and to prove they can operate as if there were an emergency; are they allowed to plug into AC if available?? I think so. Besides that, goal is to work as many other hams as possible, altho not a DX contest. (Strangely enough I did not receive any notice about what the Enid ARC is doing for FD this year. Last year I don`t recall any generators running.) 

While WTWW was doing this, I checked the bands for real FD contacts, of which there were plenty on 20m, but nothing on 17 or 15, poor propagation, not even any Es in axion. 

7270-LSB, Sunday June 24 at 1254, guess what, I hear W0ERH calling ``CQ Field Day``, so must really be *Days*. Exchanges a logging code as 4AKS, meaning he`s in Kansas, but what means 4A? At 1310 check, 14 MHz band is crammed with Field Dayers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, June 24 at 0602 with SFA ID, WTWW-1 is stuck on daytime frequency! Yet propagating OK in the nightmiddle at S9+10, 5830 silent. Ted must have been too distracted by Field Day stuff to remember to change frequency on the other transmitter after sundown. But 0636 recheck, 9475 is off, but so is 5830 still.

Furthermore, June 24 at 0634, no show of `Southern Talk in the Midnight` which had been appearing the past few weeks UT Sundays only at 05-07 on WTWWs 5085 & 15810v, both off the air tonight.

Further chex June 24 find *all* possible WTWW frequencies missing: at 1245, 1604, 1730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, June 24 at 0606, WRNO is back on tonight, S9+10 song in English, but with flutter! Indicating a propagation disturbance over this short, less than 1-megameter path. But WWV reported nothing unusual at 0600:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 23 June follow.
Solar flux 77 and estimated planetary A-index 16.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 24 June was 2.
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours``

By 0900 the K-index was up to 3. Back to 2 at 1200 & 1500. Propagation remains suppressed daytime June 24, worsened here by slow-moving storms with exterior antenna mostly subjugated to interior random wire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1957 UT June 24