giovedì 22 novembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs November 21-22, 2018

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, Nov 22 at 0126, still huge collision between RNA in Brazuguese and CRI via CUBA in English, fast SAH circa 30 Hz with RNA the off-one plus. Off just before 0204* uncovering much weaker CRI for another hour in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Nov 21 at 1530 UT, CHR Trenton Military gives zulu time as ``1430``, proceeds to cite aviation weather timestamped for the not-really-future, ``1500`` for Zagreb, Split, Ancona. Are the Croatians listening to this all the way from Canada? Anyhow, CHR have still not reset their own clock ---- which should not need resetting as UT/zulu/GMT is constant! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Nov 22 at 0131, R. Progreso mixing talk and music, a double feed? No, then music only so apparently intentional programming. 0424 recheck, now it`s suptorted as yet another Cuban transmitter is ailing; and vs CODAR on both sides, inevitable by LSB/USB. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Nov 21 at 1455, no signal, this RHC is missing, while 15140 on the contrary is active today --- but S9+10 of dead air until shortly cuts on for outro of `Estampas de Cuba` show. But then 15140 transmitters cuts on and off and on and off, and so does the modulation separately past 1500, so is that because of a site swap from Quivicán to Bauta? No, that`s not scheduled until 1600. By 1530 recheck, 15140 is staying on and also modulating. And by now 15230 has also come up. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Nov 21 at 2047, zero signal from RHC which is supposed to start French to Europe here at 2030; 15140 is on in English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 21 at 2059, RHC IS, S9+20/30, Spanish ID undermodulated, 2100 French, as now successfully rescheduled from two hours later, for countless more potential Africans awake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 // 6165, Nov 22 at 0119, RHC English already running again during hour previous to B-18 scheduled start; are they confused about the timeshift, or intentionally changed back to avoid wasting an hour of prime time? 6000 is sufficient at S9+10/20, while 6165 is S9+20 but JBM. Something`s always wrong at RHC. 5040 is also still AWOL for several nights now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 22 at 0701, this is the *only* RHC transmitter still on air for final hour in English, not 5040, 6060, 6100 nor 6165. This-day-in-history, an anti-American event of course, but even 6000 cuts off at 0702* just as the Headlines are starting. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Or, maybe they are intending to close everything circa 0700 instead of 0800, since they are starting the English cycle at 0100 instead of 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140 // 15230, Nov 22 at 1421, RHC manages to run *both* 19m frequencies today! BUT, at 1507 I find 15230 is S9+10 of music with some distortion, while 15140 is S9+30 of dead air. `Sonido Cubano` modulation suddenly cuts on 15140 at 1516, show running until 1549 with some great music including mambo. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9855, Nov 21 at 2056, R. Japon weak S7-S8 closing 2030 French via MADAGASCAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Nov 22 at 1500, Kurdish music and talk and very late timesignal to 1500:40, Dengê Welat, better signal than usual, now that site has switched from Pridnestrovye to FRANCE this hour only; also with short/long path echo. Long path from Issoudun is over 20 kilomiles, more than 4X the short distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.929, Nov 22 at 0147, JBA carrier already on from presumed R. Madagasikara, not T`m, India, since this is again off-frequency, and correlating with my previous measurements slightly above and below 5009.94. Also, it fades, so not from a local device (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Nov 22 at 0610 and still at 0650 UT, dead air from our classical station in Edmond, which has lost the feed from WCPE overnight. A staffer, if aware, will have to be roused from bed and go in to restart it, lest it be dead all night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Nov 21 at 2150, VP M&W conversation in English. Thought it might be another screwup by VOT but must be CRI via ALBANIA as scheduled until 2200 when this goes off.

As for 5960 in unsked Italian I heard previously before 2300: To find VOT language services, avoid the TRTWorld website, but instead go to, e.g. Italian:
which further linx to:

BUT: Nothing but *satellite* frequencies, 8 entries, and 4 of them are duplicates! Nothing about any SW transmissions, let alone the totally unscheduled one I caught.

TRT World does have a banner at the top about Topic A:Jamal Khashoggi: from a storyteller to a story to tell

** U S A. 15570, Nov 21 at 2048, S9+20 of open carrier, surely Greenville B warming up for its hour on 15580 from 2100; 10 kHz off the avoid overlapping VOA Botswana on 15580 all the way from 14 to 21. Circa 2100, 15570 will jump to 15580 and start modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1957 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 21 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 and somewhat better than 1 second later on S9 WBCQ 7490+v, which is noisier (and BTW at 2159 had an ID for the Global Star Radio Network, apparently source of `Financial Survival`). Next WOR SW broadcasts not until:

0729 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique 9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday  HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday  WRN    5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
1130 UT Sunday    HLR    7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE
2230 UT Sunday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI   5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:

** U S A. 5085, Nov 21 at 0730, WTWW-2 is S9+30 with unfamiliar Xmas song --- oh2, I fear like last year Ted is going to run Xmasmx into the ground for more than a month, nothing but? Meanwhile, the MUF intervenes to weaken 5830, WTWW-1 to VP S9-S6 and undermodulated to boot. Neighbor 5935 WWCR is still good S8 and much louder.

5085, Nov 22 at 0138, WTWW-2 much weaker than usual, only S9+10 and undermodulated with music, and even some ute ACI it can`t elbow. 0141 canned Ted promotes SFA on WTWW-1, which at 0152 I find poor at S9+10 on 5830. I guess the skip is going long even at 5 MHz. Recheck 0422, 5085 now recovered to S9+20/30 with Xmasmx, but 0658 rerecheck in dead air. Something`s always wrong (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9470, Nov 21 at 1227, I am trying to confirm whether WEWN is really active here in English at 09-13 as scheduled. There is something in English talk, so I guess that`s it, mixed with music, and 1233 into Chinese, adding up to very poor, and with heavy flutter. EiBi shows at 12-13 there is RTI in Mandarin, and of course CNR1 or Firedrake jamming. Yet WEWN is trying to reach CIRAF 43 & 44 = central and eastern China on a 335 degree beam almost trans-polar, a fool`s errand. These are not in HFCC, of course, so how is WEWN supposed to know about them? The rest of the span until 1155 also is blocked by PBS Xinjiang in Kazakh from East Turkistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9649-USB, Nov 22 at 1413, 2-way INTRUDERS in colloquial Spanish despite het from a 9650 broadcaster, which would be Riyadh and/or Conakry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1808 UT November 22