domenica 30 settembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 29-30, 2018


DX LISTENING DIGEST 18-39 is now available:

** CHAD [non]. 12050, Sept 29 at 2057, African song, 2058 sign-off in French mentions Ndarason at least thrice, i.e. R. Ndarason Internationale, HQ Ndjamena, targeting Chad side of Lake Chad region, offshoot of R Dandal Kura for Nigerian side. This 18-21 transmission, 250 kW at 65 degrees from ASCENSION, allegedly only in Kanuri, is normally very difficult to hear here, as it totally collides with WEWN in Spanish at 14-24, 100 kW at 165 degrees from Vandiver AL, per Aoki/NDXC, the only two stations anywhen on 12050. Today, would not even know WEWN exist, except for SAH of 2 Hz, and JBA carrier once Ascension off at 2059.5*, after RNI concluded with a few seconds of native wind instruments, IS? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.5, Sept 30 at 0618, no signal around here, unlike 24 hours earlier with presumed Alcaraván Radio reactivated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025 & 5040, Sept 30 at 0012, both 60m frequencies seem off, but a JBA carrier on 5025, probably R. Quillabamba, Perú. RHC 6060 is on as usual. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 30 at 0613, RHC English is suptorted at S9+20; 6060 VG with music; 6100 undermodulated. At 0614 I get to 6165, sufficiently modulated at S9+20 but to discover it is in Esperanto! NOT English. Then go back and check 6100, 6060 and 6000, and find them all // in Esperanto too --- which is not supposed to be on until 0700 UT Sundays and on only one of the 49m frequencies. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Sunday Sept 30 at 1343, RHC is S9 but JBM suptorted during `En Contacto`; much weaker but louder on poor // 17730, while 13700 & 13740 are inbooming, even splattering. Aside from the modulation problems, Arnie`s voice is more and more broken up and we fear he be ailing; takes turns with suave YL hostess reading his script (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9894.57, Sept 29 at 2049, suptorted French at S4-S5, no doubt R. Caire, nominal 9895 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 8424-CW, Sept 30 at 0109, [Dash] DE SVO, ID marker over & over from diehard Olympia Radio, and none like it to be heard elsewhere on the 8 or anyMHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6870-USB, Sept 30 at 0013, rock music with rough reduced? carrier; familiar tunes including 0017 ``Girl from Ipanema`` in Brazuguese and English; 0022 YL ID as ``Mix Radio International``, S9+10 pirate and roughly equivalent to the 100 kW from Nauen on 5960 for non-pirate Mighty Farty KBC. 0046 ``Wichita Lineman``, 0057 ``Gentle on My Mind``, still on past 0105+. Many more logs here, no one mentioning rough modulation, some even lauding her sound:,46388.0.html

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1949 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday September 30 at 0326 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, S9+20/30, as I continue to be impressed by signal quality out to 450-mile radius and probably further in all direxions as storm noise level has diminished; 5 minutes into so started circa 0321 this week.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms that Hamburger Lokalradio is again unheard this weekend:
``Today Sept 30 AGAIN no signal of Hamburger Lokalradio on 9485 kHz
Today AGAIN [Sept 29] no signal from Hamburger Lokalradio HLR on 6190 kHz CUSB 0631-0700 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat-WOR #1949``

[9955 was a surprise new frequency last week for 2130 Sunday; so need 
to reconfirm this week:]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
2330 UT Sunday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
2330 UT Monday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7730 [or 1950?] to WNW

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 7570 // 7730, Sept 30 at 0107, WRMI with Arabic, Bibling? from Alameda? both VG. On the skedgrids, both are shown as Overcomer after 0100. It`s not clear whether there is some connexion between TOM and ABF. Someone did report that Brother Scare is now fascinated with some software allowing his own words of wisdom to be translated into other languages. But how to maintain the original hystairical tone?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat Sept 29 at 2345, WTWW-2 with `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` in progress, last tune starting at 2405, and theme not finished until 0010 UT Sept 30, for -- what else --- a hamad by Ted. Nominally from 2330, so when did it really start, or was it 40 minutes long? New time ex-0100v UT Sun, is bad for me as it conflicts with other favorite programming.

What about 15810v, WTWW-3 transmitter, which for a while was //-2 or -1 at various times of day including this? 15809.938 was last heard August 18 as in DXLD 18-34 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5038 & 5044 & 5056 & 5062, Sept 30 at 0011, first- and second-order filthy modulation spurs out of 5050 WWRB are parasiting it again; but 5040 RHC avoids the problem by being AWOL; also 5062 is hard to trace unlike the others, as previously measured precisely. Fortunately, WWRB is active only two or three nights a week and on these frequencies only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Sept 30 at 0612, WEWN is S9 of dead air. I`ll bet nohuman at EWTN is awake to keep an ear on it. See also CHAD [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Sept 30 at 0618: 558, *585, 603, 621(2), 639, 666, 729, 747, 774, 801, *837(2), 855(2), 882, 936(2), 999, 1017(2), 1044, 1098, 1107, 1125, 1134(2), 1152, 1215 ---- zzzz as fall asleep before completion. *stronger ones; (2) = at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, Sept 30 at 1331, S8-S5 open carrier or maybe JBM. Most likely it`s Voice of Freedom, Korea South, but no jamming; and surely too much, too early to be Madagascar tho scheduled until 1500. Yet current Aoki/NDXC dated Sept 30 lacks any VOF on 6135, just NK jamming for 20.6 hpd. As of Sept 26, VOF was on 6045 per Ron Howard but it periodically jumps around among a set of alternates, escaping jamming for a few days each (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1939 UT September 30