domenica 20 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 18-19-20, 2019

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9630.50, Jan 19 at 2349, R. Aparecida has been stable almost exactly split between 9630 and 9631 as if intentional, 24h, and most of the time lux out lacking any het from genuine 9630 stations --- but now there is a weak het in Chinese until 2357*. Aoki & EiBi show it`s CRI Cantonese this hour only, via Jinhua 831 site for Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Jan 18 at 0713, S9+20 R. Rebelde is distorted and overmodulated during Fox fanfare, not exactly Revolutionary. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. And not the only entity to pirate it. In fact it`s the best thing about Fox. Wikipedia has a bit about it but mainly on the visual logo:

``20th Century Fox is known for its searchlight structure logo. Its fanfare was originally composed in 1933 by Alfred Newman, who became the head of Twentieth Century-Fox's music department from 1940 until the 1960s. It was re-recorded in 1935 when 20th Century-Fox was officially established`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 15230, Jan 18 at 1454, this RHC is unusually off but 15140.0 is on-frequency with very weak spurs audible circa 15311, 14997, 14968. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, Jan 19 at 0032, very poor in Spanish, but // much stronger 5990, CRI relay, so 11980 is 2 x harmonic this time.

11980, Jan 19 at 2340, very poor algo, not // 5990 this time with undermodulated CRI English relay; but confirmed // 11760, 11700, 11840, RHC Spanish, so likely a leapfrog of 11700 over 11840 another 140 kHz beyond. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 7290, Jan 18 at 1547, conversation in Japanese --- or so I thought, but Nippon no Kaze service in Korean is scheduled via TAIWAN. Maybe teaching Japanese to Koreans? Or so colloquial it`s harder to tell the difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 11279-USB, Jan 18 at 1535, ATC handing off a flight to next contact, Edmonton; a very large latitude mentioned, so probably trans-polar; then contact United 88, specifying 8891 as secondary, testing selcall. I *think* concluding contact with ``Gander``. Only station EiBi has on 11279 is Tashkent VOLMET. Here`s one other report of Gander on 11279:

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1965 monitoring: necessarily slept thru the Unique Radio and WINB scheduled airings Sat Jan 19 at 0930 and 1200; however, Tim Gaynor had notified at 1020 UT:

 ``No audio from Unique Radio via WINB 9265; listen here --- go to to listen to the broadcast. Apologies and beyond my control. 73 Aussie Tim``

As ever, not audible in OK on 9485-CUSB, but imaginatively confirmed, Saturday January 19 at 1553 the 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB via UTwente SDR, trace of what sounds like gh. Alan Gale, England, reports: 

``Hi Glenn, Well, I can confirm that HLR was on 9485 kHz this afternoon, as it was audible here during the Radio Tropical programme at 1400-1500 UT, but it faded out about half-way through, never to be heard again, so still no reception of World of Radio on this frequency. I'll keep checking it; hopefully the propagation will improve and it will be back before too long. Alan``

Confirmed Sat Jan 19 at 2220, the 2200 on WRMI 9955, fair on portable.

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 NSW ND
2330 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. 7416-USB, Jan 18 at 1544, Triblade 20 with top-secret crypto ``message #5``, beeps, i.e. Civil Air Patrol net (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v & 9330v, UT Sat Jan 19 at 0035, no signals from WBCQ; and 5130.48 is JBA; while 3265 remains inactive. Bodes ill for `Allan Weiner Worldwide` this week, so I bring up the webcast about 0057: music fill instead of previous program, ID at ToH and instead of AWWW, back to fill music, which continues the rest of hour on headphone background. Maybe realized not on air so skipped doing program --- or vice versa? 

John H Carver reports at 0104: ``Glenn. 7490 appears to be off the air. 5130 with some other program and 9330 with Brother Scare. Could Allan be in transit and they decided not to have a show at all?``

and at 0216: ``Glenn. Monitored all three frequencies for a bit over thirty minutes and no change. Brother Scare was blathering and 5130 talked of cars with onboard computers that could shut them down and tips for choosing one's personal drone. John`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12050, Jan 18 at 1534, WEWN Spanish is back on; other frequency 5970 continues AWOL the nights before and following (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3145, 3185, 3195, 3215, UT Sun Jan 20 at 0135, nothing from WWRB on any of its current or former 90mb frequencies; possibly already finished weekend broadcast, or not at all? Website schedules are totally outdated/imaginary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5961.23, Jan 18 at 0710, JBA carrier. Worst local devices off so am fairly sure this is real, but nothing noticed here before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, Jan 18 at 1533, S9-S6 mystery open carrier again; and again, and again, or maybe continuous ---
12000, Jan 19 at 1450, S9-S5 of dead air.
12000, Jan 19 at 2338, S3-S5 of dead air (no RHC on 6000) 

This report dispatched at 0257 UT January 20