martedì 27 novembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs November 25-26-27, 2018

** CUBA. 13780-AM, Nov 26 at 1433, RHC is back in whack without spewing all the FM spurlobs every 65 kHz as heard 24 hours earlier. Something`s not wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 27 at 0107, RHC tropical is off again, impossiblizing any Bautan leapfrogging over 5025 onto 5010, which is fine with me: see MADAGASCAR [and non]. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Nov 27 at 0108, here we go again, RHC English already in this hour instead of waiting until *0200 as in Arnie`s original B-18 skeds. 6165 is also on but dead air, ditto 0118. But at 0138, JBM music perceptible on 6165 like much stronger 6000. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 4500, 4850, 4980, 5060, Nov 27 at 0127, JBA carrier quartet matching the Xinjiang PBS domestic services in four different languages from Urumqi where the LSR was 0119. 4980 is the one for the Uighurs who are being brainwashed en masse by the ChiCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [and non]. 7180, Nov 26 at 1505, JBA carrier presumed VOBME, stronger than 7120 presumed Somaliland, longpath INTRUDERS, but 7180 soon goes off and by 1507 LSB ham occupies. 

7140, the other VOBME, even weaker JBA carrier at 1506, less than 7120. Of course it`s possible someham(s) could be messing around with AM carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 4810, Nov 27 at 0127, two very weak carriers beating rather than one later which I take to be R. Logos, Perú; and AIR Mumbai via Bhopal on air until 0215 per NDXC/Aoki altho WRTH 2018 calls it merely Bhopal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 5040, Nov 27 at 0123, JBA carrier in the absence of RHC. What else can it be but AIR Kolkata via Jeypore? As listed by Aoki/NDXC altho WRTH 2018 just calls it Jeypore. See also MADAGASCAR [and non] 5010 AIR T`m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Nov 26 at 1459, Denge Welat via PRIDNESTROVYE a very poor signal, but I listen on 1 kHz BFO offset, to hear at 1500 a very smooth transition to FRANCE as per Ivo, not Aoki: no break in carriers, but strength surges considerably without any difference in pitch/frequency. Kurdish talk, ID heard in passing. Mistimesignal is not so accurate, 3+1 pips, last one prolonged ending at 1501:28! Twice as late as last time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1958, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 5009.930, Nov 26 at 0326, very poor carrier but better than previous logs around 0200, presumed R. Madagasikara; I thought this would be feasible, shortly after sunrise in the UT+3 zone but says LSR in Antanarivo was 0203 UT. Anyhow it would not be Cuba or India or WRMI. And the Mad signal could still be propagating westward a sesquihour after sunrise (just like 5025 Cuba can to here).

5009.997, Nov 27 at 0123, JBA carrier already, not Mad but AIR T`m, INDIA as measured here by Bueschel; scheduled until 0215; its sunrise was 0049. As 0200 approaches I keep listening carefully with BFO, and at *0200:08 another slightly stronger carrier cuts on a slightly lower frequency, now measured at 5009.941, which fits for the previous Madagascar measurements very close to that (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1958, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Monday November 26 at 2316, REE English good signal, well-spoken YL announcer with news headlines; but from then on starts fading way down; it seems they are always playing music at 2330 which is simply faded out for timesignal and switch to French; while the original English podcast may run on music several more minutes. Nothing audible on the 25m frequencies now except possible carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1957 monitoring: confirmed JBA Sunday November 25 at 2145 the 2130 on WRMI 7780. 

NOT confirmed at 2244 the Sunday 2230 on WRMI 9955, instead a discussion of 4VEH Haiti. This is presumably `Impact Radio` as has stayed on the websked, never showing WOR which was apparently a temporary fill-in for several weeks (and at 2130 UT during DST). 

Since stations don`t tell us anything about sked changes affecting WOR, if anyone else hear WOR at an unexpected time, please inform me!

Confirmed UT Monday November 26 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, fair S8; supposed to be // 9395 but that`s only a JBA carrier.

Confirmed UT Monday November 26 at 0401 on Area 51 webcast (following something called ``Radio Legion`` claiming to be on 7415, a long-gone WBCQ frequency), but a JBA carrier on WBCQ 5129.410 as measured a bit earlier at 0324.

Confirmed UT Monday November 26 at 0430 on WRMI webcast; 9955 checked 
at 0419 is a JBA carrier.

WORLD OF RADIO 1958 contents: Asia non, Brazil, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Kurdistan non, Madagascar, Perú. Spain, Turkey, USA, unidentified, equipmentips, publication, and the propagation outlook

WOR 1958 ready just in time for first airing UT Tuesday November 27 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good. Next airing UT Tuesday November 27 at 0200 on WRMI 9955 cannot be confirmed on a JBA carrier, while the pulse jamming earlier is no longer audible either, both faded out. BUT this is confirmed on WRMI webcast. Next:

2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI    7780 to NE
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI    5950 to WNW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI   *9955 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ   *7490v to WSW
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
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW [NEW]
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
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
* also webcast

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

** U S A. 3215, UT Tuesday Nov 27 at 0107, no WWRB here nor on 3195 nor on 5050. It used to be active around this DOW and TOD. I`ve yet to catch it on 90m this season tho others have reported it: only UT Sun & Mon? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.48, UT Tue Nov 27 at 0120, this WBCQ is on with VP signal, talkshow mentioning Mexican border, so apparently political, which wing, guess? 0128 some music, 0132 announcement still unreadable. Must be one of the new shows on 5130 AWWW mentioned with no details. He refers us to the websked, but it`s not kept up to date:

5130+ is axually stronger than some different talkshow on downfading 7490.19. So what was this on 5130+? Off the air at 0203 recheck. Sked does show `GRITS Radio` on 5130 UT Monday 0000-0100, which is also wrong as John Carver has just informed me at 0306 UT Monday November 26: ``Glenn, for what it's worth GRITS Radio has moved to UT Sunday 0100 on 5130. Heard them last night and they announced that this was their new time. John Mid-North Indiana`` GRITS = Ghost Riders In The Sky. 

[Guess what, as I write this Nov 27 at 0430, KSFR`s `Beyond Borders` webcast is playing a neat version of GRITS. Susan Ohori says it`s from Vietnam on a traditional one-string instrument. BB is a great show, UT Tuesdays 0400-0700] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Nov 27 at 0136, VOV via WHRI in English! instead of Spanish scheduled to alternate on the half-hours. This happens every so often: Is Hanoi messing up direct feeds, or is LeSEA mixing up playback files? I listen only briefly but learn something new: VOV claims that Vietnam is the world`s #2 coffee exporter after Brasil; did we know that? What about Colombia? Google sez:

``Searchable List of Coffee Exporting Countries
Rank Exporter 2017 Coffee Exports
1. Brazil   US$4.6 billion
2. Vietnam    $3.5 billion
3. Germany    $2.64 billion
4. Colombia   $2.58 billion
6 more rows • Oct 23, 2018``

O, that`s ranked in dollars, not beans or weight. But Germany?? Surely what they export is grown in more tropical areas, ex-colonies? Check your ever-shrinking coffee can, whether it admit to be Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7850-USB, Nov 26 at 0329, I habitually start my 7 MHz band downscan at CHU, but instead of it I am hearing INTRUDERS, 2-way in Spanish, maybe truckers, mentioning camión. Never heard any such QRM to CHU before. More and more it loses out to plunging MUF, but there`s always 3330-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0458 UT November 27