venerdì 27 luglio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2018

** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, July 26 at 0233, WRMI is playing ertshile World Music fill instead of Radio Tirana relay as now scheduled during this semihour: The EU medley with Chariots of Fire; 0240 Spanish ID; 0251 Cayman Holiday, 0252 another Spanish ID.

9395, July 27 at 0230 Spanish ID for WRMI, 0230.5 right into World Music again instead of Radio Tirana – the Andean tune with quena.

Evidently, like 7 months ago, the R. Tirana English files are not reaching WRMI. Am I the only one who notices? I have again notified Christian Milling of shortwaveservice about this. Last time RTSH had changed the streaming URL without notice, so the automation could not get it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6099.239, July 26 at 1202, RHC is off-frequency again making big het with China, but much stronger than // 6000. Still het at 1231 Something`s always wrong at RHC. 6100.0, July 27 at 1238, RHC back on frequency, for now, mixing directly with Chinese music. 

13740, July 27 at 1302, squealy transmitter unlike // 13700, RHC news emphasizing `día de la rebeldía nacional`, i.e. 26 de julio; ``patria o suerte, ¡pensaremos!`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, July 26 at 0234, VOG modulation during Greek music is dropping out every few seconds for a few seconds, but the number of them varying widely; about half the time, dropping back in. Situation improves but not totally at 0257 when the haunting VOG IS interspersed with Greek and ENGLISH IDs by YL are looping, ``This is Athens; you are listening to the Voice of Greece``. The first utterance of the same in Greek gets deleted. 0259 into morning programming again with some IADs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** U S A. 475.1 kHz approx., July 27 at 0607 UT, full copy of the WA4 CW unID I had before: WA4SZE/BEACON over and over. Call sounds vaguely familiar. Guess who? It`s the WWRB guy per ARRL/FCC lookup:

``Frantz Jr, David L, WA4SZE
691 Brandon Rd
Manchester, TN 37355
ATTN: David L Frantz
Licensee ID: L00473751
License Class: Advanced
FRN: 0006586481
Radio Service: HA
Issue Date: 10/07/2014
Expire Date: 10/07/2024
Date of Last Change: 10/07/2014 (License Renewed)``

Also has a bare-bones page, nothing about him running a beacon. Guess this replaces the one on 529 kHz.

O yes, got this from Dave early this year, as in DXLD 18-05:

```Also received this from Dave Frantz of WWRB, Jan 29 at 1236 UT:

``Beacon experiments --- Hey Glenn, I run some beacon experiments on 475 kc, you should be able to copy. The beacon is carrier phase encoded for my experiment plus has the ID N/A every 15 seconds using space modulation. Experiment. You can hear it with regular AM radio. Let me know how copy.``

Dave, Tried last night but no go. Early evening and around 0700 UT. Would it also be audible, or better audible with SSB/BFO on??

Haven`t heard or heard about your 529 beacon for a long time. Is that off the air for good? (Glenn to Dave, Jan 30, via WORLD OF RADIO 1915, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

? what is ``space modulation``? Beacon was last reported in 2012y, from 2007y: ``529, TENNESSEE, Morrison, LYQ (WQHL966, NDB aero beacon)`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970 & 11520, July 27 at 0212, WEWN missing both from Spanish and English frequencies. Earlier in afternoon could not hear 15610 either, but propagation very degraded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7185.762, July 26 at 1232, JBA steady carrier so unseems ham. IIRC, there used to be a spur/mixing product from Vietnam reported around here, but I can`t find it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1413 UT July 27