lunedì 30 luglio 2018

Glenn Hauser logs July 28-29, 2018

** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, UT Sunday July 29 at 0230, relay of R. Tirana is still AWOL; after WRMI ID, immediately goes to World Music fill, that familiar but unidentified Alpine(?) tune. I have still not received a reply from Christian Milling of shortwaveservice in Germany who 7 months ago fixed the same problem, since Tirana had changed its audio URL without notice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, July 29 at 0107, S9+45 of dead air, obviously CRI relay failing to turn off by 0100; stronger even than neighbor 6000 RHC itself, a mere S9+30/35. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. CRI registers 5990 with HFCC as 23-01, 250 kW, 0 degrees = non-direxional? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, July 29 at 0557, JBA carrier, presumably RHC really ailing, as nothing else is scheduled here in HFCC --- except imaginary 24-hour broadcasts: 5 kW Irkutsk, Russia; and 10 kW Hwa, KBS Korea South. Contrarily, Aoki/NDXC says it`s KCBS Pyongyang, NORTH Korea; but neither would propagate this early. Other RHC English frequencies with music are normal levels, 6165 and 6000, far better modulated on 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 9790, July 29 at 0548, S5-S7 of big hum/buzz, atop trace of talk in unknown language. I bet it`s TDF Issoudun --- yes, HFCC has 500 kW RFI here in French at 04-05 to 140 degrees, 05-06 at 165 degrees, and 06-07 at 200 degrees (BTW, the first hour collides with CRI via Cuba in Cantonese!). How can MBR/TDF allow this totally dysfunxional transmitter to remain in use for months and months? Also affecting various other frequencies and transmissions thruout the day. No one notices and/or cares (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, July 29 at 0610, VON is AWOL again like 24 hours earlier. This also applies to other dayparts, as Richard Langley, NB reported to the WOR iog on July 27:

``Voice of Nigeria had trouble keeping the transmitter on 7255 kHz on the air today in AM mode. But then, at 1853 UT, a strong DRM signal came up on the frequency. Was this VoN or CRI testing? The DRM signal went off at about 1859.5 and immediately a strong carrier could be seen on the frequency and then the CRI IS began in advance of the usual Turkish broadcast in AM mode at 1900. As soon as the DRM signal appeared on 7255 kHz, I checked 15120 kHz and there was no signal there. All of this using the U. Twente SDR receiver``

And on July 13: ``As monitored using the U. Twente SDR receiver,
Voice of Nigeria's English broadcast on 7255 kHz (measured as 7254.931
kHz) beginning at 1800 UT had problems staying on the air. Off between
1807 and 1817 and between 1825 and 1851 UT. There was also co-channel
QRM from (presumably) PBS Xizang until 1805 and it was completely
obliterated once CRI's carrier came on a couple of minutes before 1900
for the broadcast in Turkish. When it was audible, Voice of Nigeria's
signal was only so-so and it was difficult to make out the accented
English at times``

Alan Roe, Teddington UK, reported 25 July: ``V of Nigeria heard back on air on 15120 in DRM mode with their English programme from 1820 tune-in on 25 July. SNR of 18+dB and good lock. They have been missing on this frequency for some time.``

Langley replied to that: ``Presumably parallel to 7255 kHz in AM mode. I have 7255 kHz recorded using the U. Twente SDR receiver with a fair signal but with a lot of QRN initially from, I imagine, local thunderstorms`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330v WBCQ // 7570 WRMI, July 29 at 0048, Brother HyStairical with same severely degraded audio feed, strange ringing sounds making his horrible voice even more unlistenable.

This correlates with Kenneth Vito Zichi`s comment in the Michigan ARE Tipsheet, for 9330.1-AM, WBCQ, at 0249-0300 23/July: ``This was REALLY poor audio -- it sounded like he was using string and a tin can, or a REALLY poor telephone audio at most. Most of the audio was between 0-1500 Hz. Odd`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1940 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday July 29 at 0343 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri, about 13 minutes into show so started late circa 0330. Good signal but hard to copy vs heavy storm noise level approaching us from the NW. 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 #1941?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1941?]

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

** U S A. 11580, July 28 at 2133, WRMI Saturday-only activation with `SW Radiogram` beepery. The current webpage for July 27-30 still does not include this airing on its own schedule, nor do I see any mention of anyone having heard/seen it last week, as I first reported. Unfortunately, I missed checking what was on during the first semihour from 2100; another DX program?? Did anyone hear it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.12, July 29 at 0057, WBCQ is too weak to listen to, other than measure the JBA carrier here, rather than circa 5129.83. Sometimes it`s 5130 plus, but usually 5130 minus. So are there two different transmitters, or one sometimes tuned up, sometimes down? I don`t find it varying in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.9, July 29 at 0052, WTWW-3 is S6 and the OSOB with SFAW // 9475 WTWW-1, rather than // 5085 WTWW-2 with music. 

5085, UT Sunday July 29 at 0103, WTWW-2 starting `Theatre Organ in the Ozarx`, and not // 15810- this week. Sounds like a repeat with Bob Heil tribute to his mentor Stan Kann --- as correctly spelt now tnx to research by Alan Roe; see --- with some of the same comments, but I *think* different music is being played than last week.

5085, UT Sunday July 29 at 0556, VG WTWW-2 still with that odd weekly talkshow, and a trace of a JBA carrier on 15809.9, maybe duplicating it if not SFAW. 0600 music fill; 0605 Dave Fluee says Stan[ton] Friedman is staying for another hour, apparently about UFOs, ``here on Southern Talk in the Midnight``; 0607 really resuming, mentioning three stations: KYIH?, KCAA and WTWW. Own website, really
says new affiliate is KYAH, 540 in Utah. NRC AM Log shows it`s in Delta, 1000 day, 13 watts night, as ``Truth Radio`` and ``Yah Radio`` with addresses in Kanosh 84637, and Portsmouth RI! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, UT Sunday July 29 after 0100, WWCR is still running `The Talking Machine Show` now judging from lo-fi ancient music recording, after having deleted it from Saturday 1700 on 12160. 3215, another WWCR is also still playing `Martha Garvin`s Musical Memories` at very same time; to compete with The Mighty KBC, 9925, but not a single 43 mb pirate to be heard this Saturday evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, July 29 at 1328, WINB on early Sundays, music but carrier is heavily wobbling, obvious with BFO, not so obvious in AM tuning; someone, kick the transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1946 UT July 29