sabato 27 ottobre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs October 26, 2018

** CHINA. 5965, Oct 26 at 2323, S7-S8 of CNR1 echo-jamming, against IBB Tibetan via Kuwait this hour only, unheard or buried. Best signal from China on band, must be grayline (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15600, Oct 26 at 2313, VP YL in Brazuguese, one of few signals on band, CRI about 3 seconds ahead of much stronger 13650 relay via CUBA. 15600 is 500 kW aimed NW from Beijing site, a long way across Eurasia, and down the Atlantic toward S America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 26 at 0609, no RHC English here (but a blob of perhaps local origin), while nominal on 6165, 6060 and 6000, all VG. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15730, Oct 26 at 2312, RHC is S9+25 and the SSOB by far, but suptorted modulation cutting out sounds like Kriyol. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Oct 26 at 0604, no signal from WRMI with Radio Nigeria, Kaduna; but in the nightmiddle that`s not conclusively off as was the case during last daytime check at 2013 Oct 25. BUT, Oct 26 at 1335, it`s back on VG S9+10 with continuous Friday Qur`aning until 1358 YL ID.

This cantor is a somewhat higher tenor than usual, and pace is slightly faster, but very beautiful with reverb, artificial? He could have been an opera singer or a crooner. Since I can`t understand a single word of it, I appreciate it on a purely artistic level with no religious baggage. And the third transmission is back on too, 11580 Oct 26 at 2250 check, VG in presumed Hausa. Perhaps yesterday it was just late starting after 2000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. More info on the damage, from Mica F Cochran of USAGM - not sure from which island, if there be any difference, Saipan and Tinian:

``Glen[n], Heavy Damage and couldn't transmit if we had power. Antennas severally damaged, site facilities damaged. Generator issues due to water intrusion, and so on. I could write you a book. That said, everyone is o.k. but up to our necks in everything imaginable. V/R``

And from Glenn Swiderski, NC: ``Wow! Bet they`re happy they trashed Delano and Dixon now. The stations on Tinian and Saipan were built in nothing more than steel Butler buildings. Imagine a shortwave station in a garage. That`s what they had.

What`s great is the guy who the stations are named after [Robert E. Kamosa] took great pride in shutting shortwave down. We referred to him as "Dr. Death"`` (Glenn Hauser, Oct 26, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Besides NIGERIA [non], here`s what else I`m hearing on WRMI frequencies, Fri Oct 26 in the 2252-2303 period:

9955, great Cuban music until 2259 Oct 26, no program outro but presumably `Noches con Mirka` as scheduled this hour; heavy jamming, but WRMI atop except during some fades. After Rudy ID, at 2300 a `Viva Miami` in Spanish with Jeff and Thaïs discussing their attendance at HFCC and EDXC, which were over two months ago now. And the jamming S/N ratio is worsening for WRMI.

9395 // much weaker 7780, Oct 26 at 2252, RAE in Italian talking about Buenos Aires, mixed with music. Sked M-F 22-23 on both.

5950, Oct 26 at 2254, discussing an ice hockey player, obit? I was sure I heard a Radio Slovakia International ID in passing, but then ``Polish music``. Confusing: Poland is in fact sked this hour on WRN.After 2300 NHK World Radio Japan.

Sked grid has been amended to show XMTR 14 on 5950 at 0000-0300 UT Mon, Wed and Thu, 181 degrees, with System E in yellow. 

XMTR 5 on 5950 is also shown at 1500-0300, and 0500-0800 [daily] at 285 degrees, with System E in bright green. It can`t be both. 

No details of what either System E entails in program content (but #14 would be the Radio Martí). Still nothing about all the WRN English programming we have been hearing on #5 5950.

5850, Oct 26 at 2303, R. Tirana opening ``internet only`` English, VG signal on Friday-only broadcast; feature to be `Profile` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, Oct 26 at 1302 UT, WUMY Memphis TN still audible poorly with more definite info confirming my research yesterday: weather in Spanish for ``ciudad de Memphis``; mentioning cities covered from Jackson (TN) to Jonesboro (AR); 1303 gospel rock tune; 1307, ``105.5 --- Buenas Nuevas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15153.70-USB, Oct 26 at 1416, colloquial Spanish 2-way INTRUDERS, one strong, one weak; no swearing heard, but mentioned ``puro puerco`` so perhaps pig smugglers.

9628.4-USB, Oct 26 at 1424, weak Spanish 2-way INTRUDERS. Why does no one else ever report these intruders inside our SWBC bands? They are unavoidable in routine bandscans. SWLs don`t care, unlike the hamband intruder-watchers.

13559.0-USB, Oct 26 at 2317, continuous talk in colloquial Spanish, almost seems like a broadcast, vs the constant ISM Part 15 blob centred on 13560 (do others have that? I think this is of local origin). Finally refers to ``puta-madre``, so 2-way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 0135 UT October 27