giovedì 24 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 23-24, 2019

** CHINA. Mauno Ritola, Finland, replies Jan 24 to my 5970 log: 

``CNR1 heard with echo over Gannan PBS, at least two carriers. Probably started at 1200. Sounds like there is also noise jammer via Delhi receiver. This sounds like a normal jamming procedure, but for what? Is it possible that they think Gannan Tibetan is from RFA or is there something else? Ron Howard? 73, Mauno`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 24 at 0130, RHC continues with English during this hour, S9+10 but just barely modulated while // 6165 is S9+20 and sufficient. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15311 & 14968, Jan 24 at 1440, these are the only JBA spurs from 15140 I can detect today; and still none on 13 MHz band. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 7295, Jan 24 at 1432, music and YL Japanese talk with 3 Hz SAH from a second much weaker station. Aoki and EiBi agree that sibling stations Shiokaze (Sea-Breeze) and Furusato no Kaze now overlap for 5 minutes on 7295: 1405-1435 Shiokaze from Ibaragi/Yamata JAPAN site, and 1430-1500 Furusato no Kaze via Paochung, Taiwan.

In fact, altho not made clear in either listing, as Ivo Ivanov reports, the 1405-1435 broadcast of Shiokaze is axually a relay of Furusato no Kaze --- so it`s in effect FnK vs FnK, in fact could be the very same program 25 minutes apart. The first one goes off at 1435* eliminating the SAH and uncovering the much weaker S8 and undermodulated Taiwan one, tho supposedly 300 kW from both, but at quite different azimuths vis-à-vis us. Shiokaze et al. have a pitiful record for incompetent frequency management, like jumping onto a frequency already occupied by China, currently 7345 for the 13-14 broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 24 at 0702, no signal again from VON, tho it was on yesterday in presumed Fulfulde (if it`s African but not Hausa, only other one they employ, despite several major Nigerian languages). French is supposed to be aired at 0700-0730, then Fulfulde, but Ivo Ivanov reported that on Jan 23 the entire hour was Fulfulde; while today Jan 24 they were on ``new morning frequency`` 9689.9 instead, again in Fulfulde at 0700-0750*. Which I did not check but not likely to propagate as well hereward. Rather I will assume VON are indecisive about which language to air on which frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SINGAPORE. 7465, Jan 24 at 1524, S9+10 fading to S7 of almost dead air, trace of modulation. Only thing sked is BBC Pashto this hour via Kranji. At first thought it might be a closer carrier like Radio Martí, atop a weak one, but not //11930 and 7465 is not on current RM roster anywhen. (BTW, Aoki still lists YHWH on 7465 at 0000-0700 altho not heard for several months) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9455, Jan 24 at 0138, TOMBS at S3-S7, as UT Thursday is the sole day WRMI upfires this frequency for Hal Turner at 02-04, bookending with BS in each hour before and after (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1966 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January 23 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S9-S7 and about 6 words behind on WBCQ 7490.07v drifting downwards, also modulation somewhat distorted, but S9+20/10, stronger than WRMI which is not distorted playing back exactly the same file. 

Also confirmed UT Thu Jan 24 at 0128, just in time as the new 0100 on WRMI 7780 ends, poor S7-S5 but presumably better further east. Next:

0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: Feb 2 & 16]
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, Jan 23 at 2054, this WRMI is propagating well enough to tell it`s Supreme Master TV, ID in passing. Here is the report about RFI, Jan 20, I was trying to find, about SMTV schedule changes:

``0000-0100 5950 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg English new, instead of Oldies
  0500-0600 5950 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg Supreme Master TV is cancelled
  2000-2100 5950 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg English new, instead WRN - RFI
Публикувано от Observer в 12:45 PM`` 

15770 is already off, so 20-21 on 5950 fills the gap between 15770 and 4980. The thing is, in English you cannot leave out the word ``of`` as in ``instead of`` --- if you do, it can mean just the reverse! 

I don`t recall RFI ever being on 5950 at 20-21, and if so it may not have been in English --- here referring to the SMTV language, which really must be mixed with a bunch of others. RFI English *was* for a brief while in the 00-01 hour, but not just prior to the latest shift (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7259.988, Jan 24 at 1527, JBA carrier slightly offset, vs LSB QRhaMs. I don`t have any other carrier nearby. Others have been trying to unravel Mongolian Radio 3 (per Mauno Ritola, not 2), from PBS Xinjiang on slightly different frequencies, but at this hour X should be off. Aoki/NDXC has Mongolia until 1600, while EiBi says irregular until 1500. But there is another possibility on 7260 at 15-16 M-F: Channel Africa in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1833 UT January 24