giovedì 27 dicembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs December 25-26-27, 2018

** ANGOLA. 4949.752, Dec 26 at 0234, RNA is S4-S5, noisy but some mod audible. Checking this to compare with Madagascar, since there are NO Mozambiquans on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15283 & 15311 approx., Dec 26 at 1430, spurs of RHC 15140 are JBA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13564-13574, Dec 26 at 1432, FM spur out of RHC 13700-AM is very strong wideband centered about 13569, with F# tone, somewhat more readable than the closer one at 13635 or so, and also found circa: 13767, 13834, 13901, 13967, 14033, 14102. Didn`t get to check the minus side with breakfast pending, and by 1455 the constellation is much attenuated. Are ops fiddling with the dials, consciously trying to suppress these, or is it random whether they will appear at all and how much for how long? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.933, Dec 26 at 0230, R. Madagasikara stronger than usual with some modulation JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 9690.0, Dec 26 at 1927 on caradio, REE Spain good with no LAH; therefore, VON must be absent from 9689.9 --- somewhere else or nowhere? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 95.1 NBFM Part 15 is this year`s frequency for Enid`s other Xmas sound & light show at a residence in the Pheasant Run addition on the western edge of the city, as witnessed circa 0130 UT Dec 26; certainly a better selexion of music, e.g. Mannheim Steamroller, than the Singing Xmas Trees on 89.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15580, Dec 26 at 2128, VOA is a JBA carrier, again making me wonder if site has been switched from Greenville back to Botswana or somewhere. GB had been inboomable at this hour, unless the daytime MUF has become pitiful. Also JBA carriers are 15610 WEWN and 15825 WWCR, but they are about 1 megameter away while GB is almost double and a suitable skip distance even without sporadic E. The 19m Cubans, slightly further than Greenville, are as big as ever (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1962 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday December 25 at 2030 on WRMI 7780, JBA. Also confirmed Wednesday December 26 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490.16v, S5-S8 and WRMI 9955, S7-S9, almost synchronized. 

9955 has a medium SAH, from what? The only other 9955 registrant is HBN = T8WH PALAU at 1800-2200 due west in Chinese, English, but could be more than they really use. Maybe did not turn off carrier immediately (and no other modulation heard), and/or ChiCom jamming; or a second WRMI transmitter/exciter QRMing itself, à la KSGL? Next:

0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
0930 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia [hiatus]
1200 UT Saturday  Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI    9955 to SSE [NEW]
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [not last week]
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 
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
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB low-power NSW Australia
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE [OR, I hope, NEW #1963]
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A. 4980, Dec 25 at 2057, JBA which I think is WRMI ID & IS loop prior to starting at ``top of hour`` (correct in this case). Meanwhile, 9455 does not come on by 2100, which for a few days had been carrying Supreme Master TV. Meanwhile2, 9395 is well audible with Oldies. By 2149, 4980 has improved a little as I hear Jingle Bells and talk. No RTTY yet on 4985; does it start at a specific time, and whence? By next check 2335, 4985 RTTY ACI is now going, while 4980 up to S9+20 plays Vietnamese(?) music; and 9455 is still off. Furthermore, during this hour, SMTV on 4980 is also // 9395 and 5950. It was initially scheduled 23-24 on 9395 but that was supposedly dropped. Retune to 4980 at 2400* just in time to hear the carrier go off. For now, 4980 is not continuing past 0130 as it did during first testing yesterday. It could be used as late as 0900 as registered.

4980, Dec 26 at 2130, JBA carrier; and 9455 also a JBA carrier, but the latter would be IBB Mandarin via Lampertheim, Germany, and/or ChiCom jamming. That may be why WRMI moved off 9455. 

BTW, HFCC shows 9455 also HFCC registered for the imaginary but pending? new ALGERIA site BEC, 300 kW all the way from 19 to 24.

WRMI skedgrid as of early UT Dec 27 now shows 4980 at 21-24 only with Supreme Master TV, via XMTR 3, 160 degrees (what was on #3 before?). 4980 is off again after 0000 UT Dec 27. 

And one additional entry for SMTV: 14-15 Sunday only, XMTR 1, 44 degrees on 7780 --- when it will be // 15770, which starts at 1400 daily, XMTR 9 at 44 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Dec 26 at 0617, WRMI with hymn ``Rock of Ages``, rather than RFI English, so no more ``goodness of heart`` SW relays of RFI? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13690, Dec 26 at 1434, no DRM from WINB for a change despite M-F 11-17 sked. Strangely, at 2137 I find RTTY centered on 13688, with zero-beats at 13687.55 and 13688.45. Normally there is no RTTY around here, so I wonder if that be another data experiment via the WINB transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 25 at 2338, WTWW-2 Xmasmx, distorted. Some guys are effusive about the audio quality of this; it may be very strong and wideband, but often I find the distortion level intolerable. Driving it too hard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Dec 26 at 0240, no signal from WEWN Spanish, nor at 0607 when yet much higher 11520 WEWN English is audible at S1-S4. Believe 5970 was also AWOL the night before. Only one transmitter operable? At 1426 neither 5970 nor daytime Spanish frequency 12050 is to be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0424 UT December 27