giovedì 24 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 22-23, 2019

** CHINA. 5970, Jan 23 at 1342 in absence of WEWN Spanish, two Chinese mixing; echo jammer? At this hour EiBi and Aoki have only PBS Gannan: EiBi says 1020-1410 in Tibetan via he site; Aoki says 1020-1230 Tibetan, 1230-1410 Chinese; but also 1300-1400 CNR11 in Tibetan, all from Hezuo site. That would certainly account for the self-defeating double audio. WRTH slick map page 55 shows Hezuo is in north central China between Xining and Baoji (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7255.0, Jan 23 at 1354 romantic song at S9 vs QRhaM; certainly not Nigeria on this frequency at this hour, and Nigeria unknown to HFCC which shows three other possibilities: CNR Tibet at 1000-1805; CRI Russian via SZG site at 13-14; and MBR Nauen algo at 12-16. EiBi and Aoki unlist imaginary wooden MBR entry, and I`ll go with CRI which is at 37 degrees also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTEING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Jan 23 at 1426, China Plus via CUBA is big S9+30 as usual, a bit suptorted but loud enough, with a slight whine. On BFO the tone is much louder with multiple peaks and other artifacts over 15690-15710. What a messy signal. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140.0, Jan 23 at 1510, RHC is S9+20/30 and music as usual distorted, but I have to struggle to detect the spur panoply, JBA blobs mostly around the usual spots: 15398, 15311, 15283, 15198, 15168, 15112, 15083, 15055, 14997, 14968, 14882, 14854. Something`s always wrong at RHC. see also CHINA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 23 at 0707, VON is back on in African language at S9+10/20 after AWOL at least the past two mornings. Wolfgang Bueschel measured it on 7254.939 today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.7, Jan 23 at 1357, VOT in English, off-frequency today, poor copy and soon mostly music occupying as usual last half of the broadcasts. Stronger Turkish on 11815.0 is talking, with accurate timesignal at 1400:00; and no sign of NHK CCI which should overlap until 1500, and often does, especially noticeable when they are ~700 Hz apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1966 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday January 22 at 2056 on WRMI 7780, JBA on PL-880 portable; first check at 2030 was JBA carrier. Next:

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. ``Odd time`` omitted in my last report; repaired:

5950 // much stronger VG 9395, Jan 21 at 0646, 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. 17775, Jan 22 at 2102, KVOH ID in English, gospel music in Spanish to dead air, so signing off? No, still there at 2136 with gospel rock. New program grid updated 21 Jan at now shows Spanish at 15-22 M-F, English at 16-21 Saturdays; and never on Sundays. By late afternoon has built up to decent signal, while from *1500 it`s usually a JBA carrier; however Jan 23 it`s fair by 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, Jan 23 at 1342, WEWN Spanish still gone, and not on 12050 either; nominal transition time is 1400. Audiblizes CHINA q.v. on 5970. 12050 is up sometime after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6185, Jan 23 at 0710, sounds like bagpipe music, S7 and undermodulated, typical of Radio Educación signal quality earlier. Suspect XEPPM running overtime, as per Aoki/NDXC nothing is known on 6185 between 0600 and China Huayi from *0915. EiBi agrees except shows a more realistic closing for XEPPM at 0640 as we had heard it until 0638*. Bagpipes also fits for their eclectic music format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7555-LSB, Jan 23 at 1350, weak 2-way in Spanish, not really intruding since this is a fixed, not broadcast band.

7555 was the final frequency of KJES Vado NM. Jon Gorski of Vinton, Iowa bought the facility, was planning to revive it and even invited me to participate with programming. But he has had health issues, and I have not been able to contact him over the past year.

Now I see that the KJES entry has been removed from WRTH 2019. In 2018 issue it was between FTIOM and VORW, now replaced by Shortwave Radiogram which is another program, not a station. 2018 explained:

``In 2016, the Shellsburg Community Broadcasting Association bought the former shortwave station KJES from Our Lady`s Youth Center, Inc - the KJES license had expired in 2015. The new owner is planning to resume SW transmissions, but has still to receive the FCC permit``

I also notice in WRTH 2019 that the long-planned SW station KIMF in Nevada has been removed. For a sesquidecade, it has kept registering imaginary schedules, including HFCC B-18 on 6065, 9300, 13570; and occasionally some FCC activity concerning it has appeared; out of commission now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 10051-USB, Jan 23 at 1447, 2-way in Asian language, sounds Indonesian, spirited conversations, rather like the 11.4-11.5 pirates, but not very melodic now. Someones might as well occupy this frequency, since New York Radio VOLMET self-destructed, abandoning the hourparts reserved for it, :00-:20 & :30-:50. 

But this will be bad for Gander Radio still active the rest of the hours! Sure enough, Gander comes back at 1450 and gets QRM from this crap, altho Gander is atop. Recheck at 1508, the 2-way is still going. I`ve wondered why Gander doesn`t take over the whole hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11479v, Jan 23 at 1402, 1509, 1515, 1553 chex, no signal from the station heard yesterday past 1600, connected with Denge Welat? While their proper 11530 is very poorly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1733 UT January 23