martedì 29 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 27-28-29, 2019

** BRAZIL. 9630.5, Jan 29 at 0154, R. Aparecida is back on signature split frequency. Still at 0655 with song, S4-S6. Seems to have shifted ever so slightly below 9630.500, but not measured. Had been AWOL for several nights (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 284, Jan 29 at 0728, ND beacon dash and QD, which is 500 watts from The Pas, Manitoba; I was tuned to 285-LSB?

223, Jan 29 at 0729, ND beacon dash and YYW, which is 1000 watts from Armstrong, Ontario. Audible when tuned to 225 and 224. See also USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14968.275, Jan 29 at 1434, JBA RHC spur from 15140, extremely weak and fading out and in. Likewise, 15025.585. These are 171.725 and 114.415 kHz below the fundamental, i.e. about 28.6 kHz intervals, x 4 and x 6. What is it about 28.6 in this transmitter that generates so many spurs at those multiples? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, Jan 29 at 1413 in Spanish, the lowest frequency XE still propagating more than a semihour after my LSR must be XEHB, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, on 50 kW day power, after own sunrise approx. 1350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 29 at 0653, VON is off again, and not audible on 9690- either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.7, Jan 29 at 1422, VOT English concluding with one news headline, sign-off without full English sked but manages to utter almost-correct info for this one, ``1330-1430 on 12035 for Europe, Good-bye``, brief IS and off. Poor signal; this one is off-frequency more than on-frequency. Meanwhile Turkish is close to 11815.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Another bedtime NDB session:

421, Jan 29 at 0717, ND beacon VLY, which is 25 watts from Dallas-Melisa TX --- at last, something from the south, but what is Melisa? Well, there is a doctor MD and a beauty shop by that spelling. I am tuned to 420-USB.

293, Jan 29 at 0727, ND beacon FBY which is 25 watts from Fairbury, Nebraska. I was tuned to 295. Fairbury is in the SE, 10 miles north of Kansas between Beatrice and Hebron. See also CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1966 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:

``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, Jan.27
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``

WORLD OF RADIO 1967 contents: Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Chile, China, Congo DR, Cuba, East Turkistan, India, Indonesia, Kashmir, Korea North non, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria and non=7265, North America, Oklahoma, Papua, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Uzbekistan; unidentified; and the propagation outlook. Ready for first airings:

Confirmed Monday January 28 at 2330 on WRMI *9955, good S9+10 interrupting some music; lite Cuban jamming starts to ramp up about 2355 altho Spanish R. Libertad does not begin until 0015. Also UT Tuesday January 29 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, good-very good. Next:

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
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 [or #1968]

* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

** U S A. 5850, UT Tue Jan 29 at 0159 tune-in, a bit of beepery before canned WRMI ID. Can that be IBC Radio from Italy, which normally concludes with a few minutes of this? But its SWBCs were supposedly suspended at yearend 2018. WRMI sked still shows IBC at several times including UT Tue 0100-0130 on 5850 System F --- but the following semihour is a blank field. If it were IBC, is WRMI still replaying the final show or have they resumed new ones? I strongly suspect the former, as WRMI often keeps running canceled programs until getting around to replacing them. Such as:

7730, UT Tue Jan 29 at 0400, WRMI switches from TOMBS to music fill, as I had noticed a week ago instead of `Broad Spectrum Radio`, and it continues for the full hour until cutoff 0500* amid ID. I guess it`s World Music, but not many of my old favorites included (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Jan 29 at 0649, S9+30 of open carrier, must be WWCR by accident or testing; ops normal on VG 5935, 4840; and 3215 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Jan 29 from 1414 UT weak signal in English, as I am standing by for KKOB Albuquerque NM to pop onto 50 kW ND day pattern --- which it does at 1415.5, mid-word discussion about recycling plastic bags --- not a word of greeting to all their new listeners to the east now getting an initially VG signal. In Feb its daytime span will be 1400-0045 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1470, Jan 29 around 1400 UT, a bit of Spanish in the mix vs TX and KS stations. Still trying to get a definite ID for ``La Nueva 1470`` from KWSL Sioux City IA, 2.3 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, Jan 29 at 1425, the mystery open carrier is not heard now for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1751 UT January 29