sabato 24 novembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs November 23-24, 2018

** BRAZIL [non]. 6180, Nov 24 at 0148, CRI English via CUBA is in the clear, no RNA collision, nor anyaudible on 11780. Maybe they just signed off earlier than usual 0205v*? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Nov 23 at 0315, this RHC English is off, but 6000 is on; and so is 6060 in Spanish. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 6000, 6060, 6100, 6165, Nov 23 at 0719, all RHC English are off, despite local hi noise level, and propagation is OK since 6090 Anguilla is on for a change and in. Something`s always wrong (or changed) at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13700, Nov 23 at 1503, this RHC fails to flank itself with the plus/minus 23+ kHz parasitic spurs, even tho the fundamental hits S9+40. Something`s not wrong at RHC. I`ve checked for them almost every day since first detected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Nov 23 at 1505, CRI Plus relay is S9+40 but modulation suptorted = suppressed/distorted. Wiggle that patchcord. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Nov 23 at 1516, RHC is S9+20 and suptorted but better than 15700 CRI relay. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Meanwhile, RHC 15140 is on and OK at S9+20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Nov 24 at 0148, no signal from RHC English, which had been showing up last few nights in the hour before 0200; 6000, at 0150 is signaling S9+10 fading to S7 of dead air, which would qualify as just a warmup for *0200. At 0205 recheck, 6000 is in English programming and 6165 is still AWOL. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 24 at 0203, this RHC is back on, VG loud & clear. It had not been heard since Nov 16 on nightly chex. Something was always wrong at RHC. Nominal B-18 sked for 5040 is: 22-24 Spanish, 00-01 English, 01-02 Creole & French, 02-06 Spanish, 06-07 English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 6090, Nov 24 at 0149, ME music is VP, S9-S6 with flutter, and talk barely perceptible as Spanish, i.e. LVRII as scheduled. No QRM and no het which would imply Brasil or Nigeria (ha ha), also in the mix. And Anguilla, of course, is off. I expect this to sign off at 0220 as scheduled in HFCC, Aoki/NDXC and EiBi, so resume listening at 0218, more music, mentions ``punto de vista`` and keeps on going; 0226 signal improves a bit as I hear correspondents checking in from Bogotá, also mentions from or about México, Palestina, Buenos Aires, past 0236+. Sort of an IRIB version of FOOC. I think I have heard such a program before from Iran in Spanish.

Obviously the Spanish broadcast does not end at 0220 as everyone has been told. Consulting WRTH 2018 for the B-17 schedule, it was indeed at 0020-0320 (on 6165 then) instead of 2320-0220 UT as currently listed. Which raises the question: are any or all of the VIRI B-18 schedulings off by one hour too early, as if they were still shifted for summer??? 

Also, someone reported R. Bandeirantes being heard on 6090 recently in Portuguese, but I doubt it, as I think they quit SW; certainly the other two frequencies 9645v and 11925v have been gone long. And 6090 if on would surely be offside (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 11629.756, Nov 23 at 1433, R. Kuwait is back to good S9+10 level while Qur`aning. Last measured on exactly same frequency Nov 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MADAGASCAR. 5010v, Nov 24 at 0203, no JBA carrier from R. Madagasikara as presumably heard last few nights; propagation, or off? Despite both Bauta Cubans back on 5040 & 5025 and capable of leapfrogging onto 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6180, Nov 23 at 0313, Spanish song, praise? Not RHC; 0317 La Voz Alegre ID, as MWV now sked at 03-04, 265 degrees for CIRAF 12 = NW South America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4809.995V, Nov 23 at 0213, JBA carrier wavering slightly around here, vs huge utehash on the plus side, probably Radio Logos altho Mumbai could also be here until 0215* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 4774.87 & 4774.91 approx., Nov 24 at 0207 I have two JBA carriers beating and also fighting CODAR, as two of the few S American 60m stations insist on fighting over the same channel rather than shifting to one of many clear ones: R. Tarma, Perú, and R. Congonhas, Brasil [I remain to be convinced this ever calls itself ``Radio Sora`` instead of ``Difusora``]. 

Here`s one precise report I find as of 2 June 2016, from Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal: ``4774.914, R. Congonhas, Congonhas MG, 2233-2241`` and ``4774.946, R. Tarma, 2232-2240`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15419.996V, Nov 23 at 1508, VP carrier with flutter, hard to measure, starting off slightly above 15420.00 but at one point centred here. HFCC shows BBCWS in English via Meyerton this hour only. (Also still lists WBCQ all day on 15420, which would surely vary even more than this, but Allan Weiner once said he had no intention of reactivating it) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Typo in date of this item, Nov 19 not 9; fixed:

7730 & 5850, UT Monday Nov 19 at 0700 and still 0721 no signals from WRMI. Kim Elliott of `SW Radiogram` had said his show was moved from Mondays at 0800 to UT Sundays, 24 hours earlier and less inconvenient? in North America. This presumably also applies to `Broad Spectrum Radio`, beepery from OK in the hour preceding it from 0700. And the WRMI skedgrid now specifies Sundays-only for these at 0700-0900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

And furthermore, a WORLD OF RADIO airing has been inserted without notice: 0830-0900 Sunday, System D 5850 5950 7730, now on skedgrid as confirmed by Kenneth Vito Zichi Nov 18 on 5850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.471v, Nov 24 at 0144, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, from Florida studio, S9-S6 and noisy, apparently still backup transmitter on variable frequency up this high. Nothing audible on 9330v, but 31m is almost dead otherwise. 

7490.188v is best, S9-S7; retune at 0159 end of benedixion and AW says there will be new programming on 5130 next week, see website. But websked has no such new info, yet? And 7490+ into sign-off routine.

5130.471, UT Sat Nov 24 at 0205 recheck, this WBCQ still on at S6-S9, poorly audible talk, but sure sounds like John the VORW, musing about Thanksgiving. That would be a new time/station for him.

John H Carver, Jr, sends his weekly summary of the entire AWWW for Nov 24 from 0100: ``Show started on time this evening on 7490 but I quickly tuned to 5130 as it was difficult to copy 7490.

Allan and Angela in studio 9 in FLA. Opening talk is about toilets and how many people in the world don't have any. Then comments about China, North Korea and Cuba. Then on to the question of the night which was "where is this economic prosperity" that everyone talks about. Then a sidebar about Black Friday and the budget deficit. Says too many entitlements put in play by the Democrats but quickly states that Social Security is NOT an entitlement.

First phone call at 0121 with talk about the opening theme song which morphs into talk about the economy and then into property taxes. Pirate Joe calls at 0140 after the previous caller vacates the phone line. Pirate Joe agrees that the economic recovery didn't happen. Allan's main statement this evening is stay out of debt.

Reading of emails at 0154. Just one email and Ramsey calls at 0156. Closing prayer at 0158. Allan stated that some new programs were starting this next week on 5130 but gave no other details. Show was off the air at 0200.

There was one longish internet dropout this evening during the show [apparently meaning the feed from FLA to Monticello]. A particular pet peeve of this writer. In a medium where we only have audio to work with this writer would prefer the lower quality audio via a phone patch and hear everything said rather than better audio and miss some things said. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Nov 23 at 1506, trace of over-assertive gospel huxter. First time I`ve detected WJHR in quite some time. This explains it: Last year`s 2018 asserts that instead of licensed 50 kW, that`s just a future-plan, really only 250 watts run at 1 kW PEP! That I could believe. It would pay to read every line of a WRTH in less than a year. 

So to become an ISWBC station in the USA, you don`t really need a minimum 50 kW transmitter to get licensed --- just *plan* too have one. What will the imminent 2019 WRTH say about WJHR? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1957, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0611 UT November 24