giovedì 25 ottobre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs October 23-24, 2018

** CHINA. 9745, Oct 24 at 2018, S6-S8 and one of the better extracontinental signals on band is Firedragon music, vs no victim audible, i.e. RFA Chinese via Kuwait at 19-21. Both of them should blow away poor Bahrain if it`s really 24/7 on 9745, never heard anywhen here. BTW, this portion of Firedragon included a drone which almost sounded like a voice, but surely not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Oct 23 at 0622, RHC English is S9+10 of dead air; the others are sufficient in the S9 to S9+20 range, 6100 and 6060, but somewhat less modulation on 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Oct 24 at 0614, RHC English is still on here; nominal closing is 0600, but sometimes carrier stays on --- and now, modulation too! // 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165 are all sufficient; and the leapfrogs are making JBA carriers on 6020, 6270. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Oct 23 at 0330+, no signal from R. Hargeisa. Checking since Wolfgang Bueschel noted it missing Oct 21 at 0425. Has it finally evacuated the hamband or gone for good? Needs more monitoring. WRTH 2018 nominal schedule was 0330-0500, 0900-1400, 1500-1900. Note it could sometimes be heard by longpath in C&W North America in the 13-14 hour which included some English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1953, D LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11615.67, Oct 24 at 2008, weak S2-S3 YL talk in French. As soon as I find this way-off-frequency one, I figure it must be Turkey, as Emirler have been defecting thus on a number of frequencies: Yes, per Aoki, the only thing on ``11615`` is VOT French at 1930-2025 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1953 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday October 24 at 1030 on WRMI 5950, S9-S6 (the same canned WRMI ID ran twice at 1029). Also confirmed Wed Oct 24 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 and on WBCQ 7490+. WRMI is slightly stronger S9+10 vs WBCQ S9, but 9955 also with lite pulse jamming: tnx a lot, Arnie!

Now follows a long dry spell with no SW airings scheduled for Thursday or Friday (but plenty on webcasts as per our schedule below). Next:

0629 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday  Unique  9265V via WINB to WSW
1431 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW 
1600 UT Saturday  WRN     5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-1030]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Monday    WRN     5950 via WRMI to WNW [or 0230?]
0300vUT Monday    Area 51 5130v via WBCQ to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI    9955 to SSE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 5950, UT Wednesday Oct 24 at 0023, WRMI is in Spanish instead of unpublicized new WRN English relay --- outro of a ``canción cubana del siglo XIX`` somehow related to béisbol, ``pausa`` at 0030 for a clear ``Radio Martí`` ID mentioning 1180 AM, as such a relay is now temporarily sked on WRMI Tue & Wed, higher priority than WRN.

But 5950 is NOT // the real RM frequencies 6030, 7335 and 7365, which are amid play-by-play of a real silly baseball game (guess which?). 0146 recheck, 5950 still in Cuban Spanish. For some reason, RM is running separate programming via WRMI during the National Sequence. We hope WRN English will soon resume on 5950.

5950, Oct 24 at 0617, so it has, S9+10 but with deep fades, African-orientated feature from Uganda about Mercury poisoning, 0620 on to Ghana with something about the Göthe Institute, so this is surely Deutsche Welle as sked this hour on WRN and which I first discovered on 5950, Oct 21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475-, Oct 23 at 1424-1444+, WTWW-1 is S9 of dead air. Don`t wake up, Ted! This ``programming`` is a 1000% improvement over a long-dead racist gospel huxter from SFAW. I keep checking thruout the day and when convenient leave a spare receiver on 9475 with volume turned up, to hear NOTHING but dead air with occasional fading noise: 1625-1755+, 2050, 2133-2400+; but at 0021 the signal drops out so I think it has gone off, but JBA carrier still there, so maybe propagation crashed first. BTW, the only competition for 9475 might have been TWR Swaziland at 1745-1815.

At 0140 Oct 24, neither 9475 nor equivalent night frequency 5830 of WTWW-1 is audible, and it`s still off at 0623 while neighbor 5935 WWCR is VG; but 5085, WTWW-2 has come on by 0140 with music discussion about the chromatic scale, rather than usual ham show. (The competing ham show on 5129.8, WBCQ, is however on and poorly audible).

Next daytime, Oct 24, after 1409 check, 9475 is back to full PPPP modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Oct 24 at 0617, WEWN Spanish is back on with good signal, absent 48+ hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 24 at 0448-0456, on the DX-398, everything roughly from NE u.o.s.: 1413, 1314, 1305, 1224, 1215*, 1152(2), 1125(2), 1089, 1062(2), 1053, 1044, 1026, 963, 954(2), 936, 909, 837, 774, 738, 702, 639, 603(2), 585, 558, 549, 531. At 0459 check a few more: 1116, 1107, 1053(2), 954. *strongest; (2)=at least two carriers beating. (I also had carrier on low side of 774-, looping N/S, probably local device.)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2219 UT October 24