martedì 22 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 20-21-22, 2018

** AUSTRIA. 6155, Jan 22 at 0641, classical piano music from Ö1, as they always play for a few minutes to gently wake up the Austrians, also here during their only SW service left. Reception usually too poor to enjoy, but almost succeeds today. 

We must treasure every precious moment of classical on SW, since there is so little of it. Is there ever *any* on US SW stations, public or private? Sacred music overlapping with classical genre does not count since it`s for the glory of God, not Art (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 530, Jan 22 at 0721, after my beacon-band scan, South Asian songs here overcoming Cuba, presumably Brampton, Ont., in Punjabi? Allegedly changed calls from CIAO to less-Italian CHLO, but reluctant to utter the new letters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Bedtime beacon DX as I start to doze: all I have to do is remember my Morse and write down the logs legibly:

341 kHz, Jan 22 at 0711, dash and ND beacon YYU, which is 500 watts from Kapuskasing, Ontario (once the site of a TVDX catch).

395 kHz, Jan 22 at 0713, dash and ND beacon YL, which is a hefty 1600 watts from Lynn Lake, Manitoba. Hearing it tuned both to 394 and 395. Too far north to appear in Rand McNally`s Manitoba map but shows on the whole-Canada map as the end of the road from Thompson; well north of Flin Flon near the Sask frontier, at 56 49 51 N, -101 4 13 W. I guess flying there is preferred over driving; per distancefromto, air path to Enid is 2289 km = 1423 stmi; driving distance 2768/1720 --- 300 miles further which is quite an overland disparity by 21 percent.

413 kHz, Jan 22 at 0716, dash and ND beacon YHD, which 250 watts from Dryden, Ontario, rather regular. Also heard tuned to 412-USB

See also USA for five more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140.0, Jan 21 at 1511, RHC is on frequency, but with numerous weak spurblobs measured approximately at: 15397.45, 15311.65, 15254.43, 14968.38, 14882.57. Displacements respectively are: 

+257.45, +171.65, +114.43, -171.62, -257.43. Notice how they match very closely. Only missing is 15025.57 at -114.43. 

Now comparing the spurs to each other: The top two are 85.8 apart; the middle two are 57.22 apart. The difference between these is 28.58. Divide 257.45 by 28.58 and you get almost exactly 9.00. Divide 114.43 by 28.58 and you get almost exactly 4.00. Clearly 28.58 is the most significant figure. Something`s always wrong at RHC. But no spurs on 13 MHz band today: RHC is putting all its efforts into 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1966, DX LISTENING DIGEST) But Jan 22 at 1504, no spurs audible tho 15140 still attains S9+20; what happened?

** CUBA. 6060, Jan 22 at 0413, RHC already in English and louder than // 6000 & 6165. I`m not often monitoring during this hour, but not the first time English has shown on 6060 before nominal 0500 switch from Spanish; or is it ever thus? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 21 at 0644 check, no signal from VON. Again Jan 22 at 0640 nothing. Is 9690- still being heard after 1800, and low-hetting Spain after 1900? Not a trace of it Jan 22 at 1823. No LAH het against Spain at 1918 (tho at both times a JBA carrier on the plus side, presumably local device). People keep expecting VON to crash completely on SW, but it`s far too early to conclude that just yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 15600, Jan 21 at 1509, dead air at S9+10 but soon a music medley and ``You are listening to a test transmission`` and off at 1510*. This is the pattern of Woofferton, Encompass ex-BaBcoCk. WOF is in fact HFCC-registered for IBB Kurdish at 14-15; certainly not Bulgaria after 1500, among numerous wooden entries for Spaceline (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. As I am drifting off, tuning for beacons as I scribble info hoping it will be legible later; see also Canada for three more:

365 kHz, Jan 22 at 0712, ND beacon AA, which is 100 watts at Fargo-Harwood, North Dakota. I was tuned to 363-USB.

400 kHz, Jan 22 at 0714, ND beacon AHQ, which is 25 watts from Wahoo, Nebraska. That`s just north of Lincoln on US 77.

412 kHz, Jan 22 at 0715, ND beacon CMY, which is 30 watts from Sparta-Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

420 kHz, Jan 22 at 0717, ND beacon FQ, which is 25 watts from Fairmont, Minnesota.

428 kHz, Jan 22 at 0718, ND beacon POH, which is 25 watts from Pocahontas, Iowa, NW of Fort Dodge.

Almost all my beacon logs continue to come from the NE quadrant to here tho my longwire antenna to the R75 should favor E-W if anything (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11610, Jan 22 at 1600, VOA jingles, S7-S9, uncertain language but scheduled as IBB Somali via Woofferton UK at 16-18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1965 monitoring:

Confirmed Sunday January 20 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, very poor.

Also confirmed UT Monday Jan 21 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, fair-poor, and 9395 very poor-JBA

Also confirmed UT Monday Jan 21 from 0359:39 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130.39, very poor.

Also confirmed UT Monday Jan 21 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10, fading to S7.

Also confirmed Monday Jan 21 at 2330 on WRMI 9955, good, but by 2358 faded to JBA!

WORLD OF RADIO 1966 contents: Andorra, Australia and non, Brasil, Canada, Chad non, Congo DR, Cuba, Denmark, India, Japan/Korea North non, Mongolia, New Zealand, Somalia, Turkey, USA, Zambia, Zanzibar, unidentifieds; publications; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1966 ready for first airings UT Tue Jan 22:

0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI    7730 to WNW [confirmed S9+20/30, deep fades]
2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI    7780 to NE
0930 UT Wednesday Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI    5950 to WNW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI   *9955 to SSE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ   *7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI    7780 to NE
0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
0930 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks; not Jan 26?]
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
1200 UT Saturday  Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW [apparently canceled]
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
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. 5950 // much stronger VG 9395, WRMI with VOA News starting always at odd times; first item goes right into an AP Radio report. There is certainly nothing wrong with AP, but shouldn`t VOA be able to call on its own worldwide correspondents? Evidently a step toward ``privatizing`` it. Also another VOA news airing was immediately followed by a spot commercial (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Mon Jan 21 at 2018-2033+, WRMI is JBA, mostly- or all-music. Checking because of a report that RFI English had been heard here; I think from Ivo but have not been able to find it again.

7780, Mon Jan 21 at 2034, checking whether WRMI is on the air today, as it was off the air last Tuesday when WOR should have aired. Yes, it is, with that generically titled ``Arabic Radio Program`` for Mondays 2030-2100 (and also on 5950---NOT!). Would some Arabic speakers please listen and tell us what it really is? Title, host, subject, contact info? Only other time on sked is UT Sunday 0230-0245 on 7780. So is it 15 or 30 minutes? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, Jan 22 at 0420-0430+, WRMI, VG with World Music fill including some of our old favorites. Sked during the 04-05 hour UT Tuesdays is `Broad Spectrum Radio` which hasn`t produced a new program since November, and its original middle-of-night airing has been more or less deleted. So a good time to hear the World Music loop; preferably without praise music mixed in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Jan 22 at 0412, WWCR`s very brief sked on this frequency is very undermodulated but S9+20. Tough luck, `Worship` with Kelly Lawson! Hmm, seems I have said this before. How are the other frequencies?

3215, Jan 22 at 0416, S9+10/20 of dead air with some hum, instead of TOMBS. Thank you!

4840, Jan 22 at 0422, unfortunately, this WWCR is fully modulated with wacko Alex Jones. One out of three is not good: clearly, WWCR is a station very much in decline (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Glenn Wrote: "NRC AM Log has no R.R. on 1140, but that`s because it is not a network covered in the book at all, not on the list page 291." -- about the non-unID KCXL Liberty MO.

Wayne Heinen, Editor AM Radio Log, replies: 

``The network is IHR, Immaculate Heart Radio, which many stations use in the ToH ID's and is shown on Page 290 under the network name with "Religious Relevant Radio Programing" in the Specialty column. Most station that are 100% (or nearly) IHR programing have the branding (slogan) shown in the individual station's slogan field...

From page 290 39th Edition of the AM Radio Log`IHR Immaculate Heart Radio Religious Relevant Radio Programing`

I am also inquiring to KCXL to see if I can confirm if the listed program from their website is IHR programing. 73`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11480-, Jan 22 at 1549, good S7-S9 in unID language, which I figure per BC-DX reports will be spur out of Denge Welat, 11530 from Pridnestrovye, but that is weaker at S5-S7 and I soon realize tho programming is similar, they are *not* // -- i.e. one talking while the other musicking! Furthermore there is nothing at all around 11580. 

And the lower one is drifting audibly downward, as I attempt to measure it: first about 11479.65; at 1553, 11479.46; but by 1600 has reached 11479.00. And now 11530 is off while 11479 continues. 

Compare to these reports from BC-DX in translation:

``MOLDOVA Log: 11479.5 kHz, station ??, UT 0805, Jan 18. SINPO 25232.Turkish and Hindu mx, currently male voice with report? ID not heard, not recognized. I have been listening to the station since Jan 14Every day, Greeting Horst, QTH Bardudvarnok / HNG, RX AOR 7030 / FCD2, 30 m LW (via A-DX ng Jan 18)

We already mentioned that last month:

Radiotelecentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol Maiac MDA Moldova.Simply two spurs symmetrical from 50.283 kHz spacing on both sides.

Fundamentally 11530 kHz, and slightly bouncing unstable wobbling5 x 100 Hertz distance signal strings visible, at 11479,713 ... 722 kHz, as well as on top of approx. 11580.280 kHz, 5 strings visible, equally. Just turn it on to the 11530 kHz and you'll get the same program delivered. 73 wb`` 

--- Well, not now! Of course, Denge Welat, clandestine for Kurdistanish Turkey, also uses FRANCE site in alternation with Pridnestrovye; or is this now something totally different? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, Jan 21 at 1558, no signal from open carrier as heard the past four days at various daytimes; nor on Jan 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1966, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 1945 UT January 22