martedì 19 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18-19, 2019

** BRAZIL. 5939.703, Feb 19 at 0740, Brazuguese aleluias barely audible aside weakened 5935 WWCR, i.e. Voz Missionária way off-frequency as usual, the same station much more easily heard around 9664.7v. But it`s not the only 5940-minus outlet; in NASWA Flashsheet, Mark Taylor also reports on 5939.6, presumed Sedaye Zindagi = IBRA Radio in Dari via UAE at 0249 Feb 11; scheduled 0230-0300 only from another perpetually off-frequency site (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1970, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12140, Feb 18 at 1237, JBA carrier as I check for possible leapfrog of both very strong 11760 over 11950 another 190 kHz beyond; 12140 is weaker than 12300 = 2 x 6150. Something`s always wrong at RHC. At this early hour, 15140 & 15230 are JBA carriers, while 13780.0 not way-off frequency today, has built up to good level, the OSOB, and no spurs on 13 or 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 18 at 1455, CRI Plus English relay is S9+40 but modulation spikes only audible, totally unusable. Wiggle that patchcord! Does no one care about this in Habana or Beijing? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Feb 18 at 2000, `I foni tis [H]Elladas` ID from Voice of Greece, talk for a couple minutes, news? and back to eclectic music, 2012 in English ``I Believe``, 2015 into ``country and western``! S9-S6. I think it was already on a few minutes before 2000 but WRTH 2019 shows 9420 starting at 2000 on a highly variable schedule; plus 9935 ditto from 2200, but the latter not heard at all for a year or more (Glen Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 7390, Feb 19 at 1228, JBA carrier hasn`t a chance vs huge splash from 7385 WHRI, which is entitled to run between 10 and 14 UT; presumed RNZI as now unfortunately scheduled on 7390 at 08-13 and even worse, on NNW antenna only

I was remembering the previous 7 MHz frequency of RNZI, 7390, rather than the current one, 7330, altho I did not notice it there at this time. 7390 at 12-13 was probably CRI in Chinese as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15350, Feb 19 at 1536, S3-S5 in Arabish, i.e. R. Dabanga for Sudan from FPU = Free Press Unlimited, Amsterdam, at 1529-1600 only. Not much else is propagating on 19m; this from SENTECH, Meyerton, rumored to be closing down at Marchend. // is 15550 via France, even less audible. Via Mike Cooper, here`s some new self-promotion:

Covering Sudanese protests from the heart of Amsterdam | Radio Dabanga

** U S A. 400 kHz, Feb 19 at 1255, ND beacon AHQ. It`s 25 watts from Wahoo, Nebraska, which is N of Lincoln and W of Omaha (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1969 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY, World of Radio edition 1969 via HLR on 7265 CUSB, Feb.17:
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sun, weak signal``

Also confirmed here Sunday February 17 circa 2145 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 18 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, S9+10, but // 9395 a JBA carrier.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 18 at 0401 on Area 51 webcast, following WRCT Pittsburgh ID and Falling Star Network; JBA via WBCQ 5130.48 at 0409. (WRCT is a real ``adult alternative`` station on 88.3, 1.75 kW, 22 meters HAAT.)

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 18 at 0430 on WRMI webcast but JBA on 9955; once again following ``Hallelujah`` song filler from 0425 and rudely cut off by my voice and theme at 0430.

Also confirmed Mon Feb 18 at 2330 on WRMI 9955, fair, but by 2355 Cuban jamming is ramping up even tho unneeded until 2415.

Also confirmed UT Tue Feb 19 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good but starting to fade down before 0100.

WORLD OF RADIO 1970 contents: Armenia, Brasil, Chad non, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea non, Ethiopia non, Germany and non, Goa, Japan/Korea North non, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands non, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, USA, Vietnam non; and the propagation outlook. Ready for first on SW:

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: March 2]
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 WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:

** U S A. 4980, Feb 19 at 0000, WRMI is off while 5010 continues. Checking since on Feb 13, Mark Coady, Ontario was hearing SMTV on 4980 until 0100*. I had also heard 4980 until 1200* contrary to schedule, but Feb 19 at 1159 it`s not on while 5010 IDs in Spanish. WRMI skedgrid continues to show 4980 only at 21-24 with SMTV; but 5950 SMTV at 00-01 as well as 20-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 17775, Mon Feb 18 at 1939, still no signal from KVOH; nor Tue Feb 19 at 1520 and 1602 (however, JBA carrier on 17780 from BBCWS Ascension extension for Nigerian elexions.) Following my notice of KVOH also AWOL on Saturday Feb 16, Ray Robinson explained to me, UT Mon Feb 18 at 0409:

``Hi, Glenn. 17775 kHz has been off the air since Friday due to the failure of a critical piece of our high voltage equipment. A replacement part was ordered, and we expect to be back on the air by mid-week. In the meantime, normal programming will still be carried on our webstream. Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope World Radio Network, Americas/Africa/Middle East,`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Feb 19 at 1428 UT, plugs for `Adventures in Odyssey` program, access 660-KCRO via Alexa, ``Omaha`s Christian Talk``, temp minus 2. 1 kW on E-W longwire from the north, but dominant instead of KSKY 20 kW from the south. At this break anyway, did not hear any reference to FM translator or the slogan tied to that, as in NRC AM Log, ``660-AM 106.5 The Word``. Must still be arriving by skywave, as on full daytime groundwave, KCRO is barely audible under KSKY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1821 UT February 19