mercoledì 18 luglio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs July 18, 2018

** CUBA. 6165, July 18 at 0557, this RHC English is off; 6100 is poor and undermodulated; 6060 is VG; 6000 JBM; 5040 fair but storm noise worse down here. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

6000, July 18 at 1339, RHC Spanish still on here, but 13740 is AWOL. Something`s always wrong at RHC. I have another look at the official sked effective April 8, and see the following morning usage, contrary to what I thought, 6000 until 1300:

 6000, 12-14, to N/C/SAm, so presumably non-direxional
 6060, 11-14, to New York (? But don`t think I have been hearing it)
 6100, 11-13, to Chicago (misplaced under Mesa Redonda at bottom)
13700, 13-15, to San Francisco
13740, 11-14, to Buenos Aires

** GUATEMALA. 4055, July 18 at 1055, Radio Truth, TGAV with amateur singing ``City of Gold`` hymn in English, then religious chat in English; fairly good signal before our sunrises. Haven`t heard a word for months about magical worldwide relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 660, July 18 at 1107 UT, partial full ID is dominant over Dallas or Omaha, but with heavy SAH, ``---Z, ABC Noticias, Monterrey, Nuevo León``. It`s XEFZ, 10/1 kW. Not often heard, rather usually 50/10 kW XEEY Aguascalientes2 (Glenn Hauser, OK,  DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 530, July 18 at 1600 UT, ``K530AM`` Vance AFB is off the air again, and may have been for a few days now (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1939 monitoring: confirmed first airing this week, Wednesday July 18 at 1030 on WRMI 5950, S9+10 fair when I awaken at 1054. Next:
Wed 2100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9930v to WSW [maybe]
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9930v to WSW [maybe]
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Sat 0631   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe, or 2330?]
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
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 #1940?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1940?]

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

** U S A. 5950, July 18 at 1102, WRMI with RAE in Brazuguese, // 9955. Has this one been chopped to 30 minutes like English? Unknown yet. Websked still shows one hour. Transmission grid shows System B on both 5950 and 9955 at 1100-1400, and also at 1400-1500 on 5950. But program skedgrid for System B below it contradicts, only 9955 at 11-14. (But brief 5950-only segments at 14-15 and 0430-0500 --- what`s on then? Unshown). 

9955, Wednesday July 18 at 1329:30, the WRMI ID recorded by me, which used to air at 1315:00 preceding WORLD OF RADIO at 1315:30, canceled some months ago. 1330, `FG Radio`, opening in German, into a reading in English about English history (rather than news centred on Cyprus), 1342 closing in French and Aïda fill theme.

9955, Wednesday July 18 at 1345, `Viva Miami`, Jeff begins with some frequency notices: 9455 has been reactivated at 00-04 UT Thursdays only (doesn`t say why or with what, but we know); 11580 is *temporarily* back Saturdays at 2100-2300 (ditto, but it was gone again July 14 per Ivo Ivanov); 9395 has a problem with RTTY QRM. Since 9395 is officially ``out of band``, WRMI may have to move, up or down a bit, or replace with 9455. Says the QRM is worse around the east coast than Midwest. Then on to mailbag acknowledging reception reports. I suspect this episode is already a few weeks old.

I first reported RTTY QRM on the plus side of 9395 months ago. And I hear it again right away, July 18 at 1431 vs Brother Scare. RTTY is never overpowering the Overcomer, but annoying. I measure two carrier zero-beats at 9396..5 and 9397.5.

9955, is *still* on the air Wed July 18 at 1431 with World Music fill; supposedly gets extended past 1400 only on Saturdays. But same System B supposedly runs on 5950 until 1500, daily? Unheard/unchecked now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, July 18 at 0554, WRNO with fake `TruNews` instead of gospel huxtering in English or Chinese. It sure seems like their programming ``schedule`` is generated at random (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1620 UT July 18