mercoledì 28 novembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs November 27-28, 2018

** CUBA. 9490, Nov 27 at 1544, pulse jamming against nothing, which is totally uncalled for in a daypart never occupied by Radio República. Lest we forget how paranoid the Cuban commies are (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 27 at 2259, no signal from RHC, maybe just finished the alleged English hour shifted? A JBA carrier, however, which would be CRI starting Japanese via Xi`an (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Nov 28 at 0251, R. Progreso is very suptorted, modulation peak spikes only, unreadable. Wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9609.596, Nov 27 at 1540, another way-off-frequency stix out sorethumbly, S9-S5 and just barely modulated music, then talk by YL. Got to be the Albanian hour from R. Cairo now scheduled on ``9610``, rather than the other listee, CRI in Bengali via Kunming. Something`s always wrong at Abis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [non]. The cable channel I24 News, which is owned by the Altice owner of Suddenlink, our cable/IS provider in Enid, has been on cable 83, somewhat buried, but yesterday as channel-surfing I found it duplicated on 49! This is a good strategic move for them, putting it right between Fox News on 48 and CNN on 50, so more people are bound to run across it. 49 had been vacant for a while since Blaze was dropped (why?). Now I see a Suddenlink promo inserted on CNN that I24 is now on 49. Well, yes and no --- I see it on a full-channel cable box, but not on the basic one going up only to 99, where 49 ought to be included too. Maybe needs rescanning/setup to get it. It`s still also on C83 for now.

Meanwhile, KFOR-``4`` the NBC in OKC, has been running a crawler urging viewers to demand Suddenlink not drop it! Is it not a ``must-carry`` as a local OTA station? (Glenn Hauser, OK, Nov 27, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 9966, Nov 27 at 1538, a constant carrier here making a het against 9965, this semihour being Nippon no Kaze, VP talk in Korean via PALAU. Presumably this is jamming; no carrier on 9964 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 11629.759, Nov 27 at 1531, MOI Qur`an is S9 to S6. Nov 23 I had measured it on 11629.756. Unlike Turkey 11815V & 12035V, this one stays put (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 4996, Nov 27 at 0727-0728+, binary sounds on RWM Taldom/Moscow frequency, presumably from that very station. See discussion of its `program` schedule in DXLD 16-26; this hourpart was uncertain, preceded by pips until :20. CW ID minutes are :09 and :39 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 11815.687, Nov 27 at 1456, TRT music is way off-frequency today, making big het with Japanese talk from NHK on 11815.00, as the pair are about equal strength. Offness or not and relative strength vary widely from one day to next. NHK soon closes the Hour of Collision, and at 1536, Turkey is in the clear when casual tuners might even assume it`s really on 11815.00! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1958 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday November 27 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, fair S9-S6. Next:

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; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A. 4840, Nov 27 at 0728 dead air, then Brother Scare. Was not aware he`s now on WWCR-3 overnight: sked shows M-F 0700-1100, Sat 1000-1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 540, Nov 27 at 2130 UT, skywave hasn`t reached the lowend yet, so on caradio at a quiet parking lot in western Enid, I count the fades between our two weak groundwave stations, KDFT Ferris [The Metroplex] TX, and KWMT Fort Dodge IA, and find them 1.47 Hz apart, or 88/minute.

570, Nov 27 at 2131 UT, I do the same for 570, KLIF Dallas and WNAX Yankton SD: 3.33 Hz, or 200/minute (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 640, Nov 27 at 2132 UT I am bandscanning on caradio at a quiet parking lot in western Enid, finding dead air again from KWPN, but turning up the volume, somestation is audible under --- it must be WOI, public radio in Ames IA. I hasten to A/B with 91.7 KOSU to make it // during NPR ATC, but ``ESPN 1390`` blasts back on in less than a minute. Anyhow it would not be in // as WOI is amid BBC Newshour, no ATC there until 2200. TROTS: if OU had not stupidly sold off its legacy AM station, WNAD 640, today Oklahoma would have public radio on AM (and a lot better reception in the hinterlands than its low-power FM successor KGOU and satellites can muster) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1270, Nov 27 at 2138 UT, Spanish game report involving a pelota and a dominicano, so béisbol. Groundwave would render KRXO Claremore OK sports in English, so skywave from The Metroplex is already propagating 50 kW KFLC Benbrook TX atop any KRXO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, a good time to check as coastal (east and west) DXers are reporting plenty, Nov 28 at 0240-0248: 531* with bit of audio Algerien, 585, 612(2), 621, 693*, 729, 738, 747, 774*(2), 855, 864, 882*, 909, 936, 999, 1044, 1053, 1089(2), 1125, 1161, 1179, 1215, 1341. *=stronger ones; (2)=at least two carriers beating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4856-USB, Nov 28 at 0250, very poor 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6000, Nov 27 at 0724, RHC is off, but some beeps are heard here; same kind also at 0726 on 5010. Perhaps artifacts of Cuban jammers or non, as 5010 is a WRMI frequency elsewhen in some Spanish if not exilacious (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6002-CW, Nov 27 at 0719, at tune-in I hear a bit of CW ending in K, like an ID/V marker here in the SWBC band. Immediately brings to mind 4XZ, Israeli Navy, Haifa, which was discussed in DXLD 13-35. Now I keep listening 5 minutes for a repeat, but nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7755.4-USB, Nov 28 at 0257, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, well away from any broadcast intruders, halfway between WRMI & WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0554 UT November 28