lunedì 25 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 24-25, 2019

** CHINA [and non]. 9825, Feb 24 at 1417, CCCCCCI, i.e. Chinese Communist Chinese language co-channel interference, CNR1 jamming of VOA Mandarin via Tinang, PHILIPPINES. Also checked Feb 25 at 1459 with LAH until CNR1 off at 1500* leaving VOA ``Washington DC`` sign-off in the clear. One of them at least 20 Hz off-frequency, likely VOA, but VOA is gone before I can measure it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 S9+10 but JBM, 6165 a bit more mod, 6100 a bit more than that but still under-, only 6060 VG signal and modulation, Feb 25 at 0638 check of RHC English. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


** U S A. 9955, Mon Feb 25 at 1421 as I tune in WRMI, during AWR `Wavescan` Jeff White is making a brief update to his report two weeks ago from HFCC Tunis that Sentech might be closing down its Meyerton SOUTH AFRICA, SW transmitter site at Marchend --- now it`s confirmed! As of March 31, end of B-18 season. Says BBCWS relays will be moved to MGLOB MADAGASCAR; Channel Africa might continue on internet only.

Responses to this already: Bill Bingham says to the WOR iog:

``I wouldn't be surprised to see it return in the future, probably in a new guise, and as DRM only. That would seem to fit with our government's apparent fascination with all things digital. Either that, or one hand at Sentech doesn't know what the other hand is doing. As of October 2018 it seemed that shortwave was here for years to come:
Bill Bingham, Jo'burg, RSA``

Jose Jacob, India, who also forwarded the Wavescan announcement:

``The online schedule of Channel Africa shows that their schedule is till 27 March 2019. It is an odd date as the B 18 schedule ends only on 30 March 2019. So they may go off early???

They are conducting a Listeners survey also this week:

-- ``Noticeboard --- Channel Africa is Conducting a listener feedback session --- Date: Feb 22, 2019. If you have any Comments, Concerns, questions and suggestions about Chanel Africa.

Please send voice notes or call on Whatsapp line +27 76 300 3327
or social media Platforms,
Facebook: Channel Africa
Twitter: @Channel Africa1
You can also call in live on +27  11 714 3943/3944/3946

The station management will be in studio to respond to your queries, make sure you tune in on these following dates:

Date                   Language service Time [UT presumably?]
25/02.2019 (Monday)    Chinyanja  14h00-15h00
26/02/2019 (Tuesday)   Silozi     15h00–16h00
27/02/2019 (Wednesday) Portuguese 16h00–17h00
28/02/2019 (Thursday)  Kiswahili  17h00–18h00
28/02/2019 (Thursday)  French     18h00-19h00
01/03/2019 (Friday)    English    12h00-12h40
Channel Africa,  The African Perspective``

** U S A. 13750-13755-13760, Monday Feb 25 at 1419, WINB hybrid DRM is on again, now scheduled 12-17 UT M-F (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1970 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov confirms: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 7265 CUSB, Feb.24:
1131-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak signal``

Also confirmed Sun Feb 24 at 2149, the 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 25 at 0230 on WRMI 5950, S9+10, but 9395 a
JBA carrier as usual. (Strangely the WOR skedgrid shows this on 9395
but not 5950!)

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 25 from 0402 on Area 51 webcast; and JBA at
0426 on WBCQ 5130.099, NF down from ~5130.48 area!

Also confirmed UT Mon Feb 25 at 0430 on WRMI, JBA carrier on 9955, but
on webcast as every week interrupting the ``Hallelujah`` song filler
from 0425. Next:

2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI    7730 to WNW
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

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

(I`m so far behind, that I do not expect to have WOR 1971 ready before later UT Tuesday) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Monday Feb 25 at 1515, still no signal from KVOH; OSOB is a JBA carrier on 17780 from BBC Ascension. Ditto both at 1734 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my previous reports of Vietnamese from KBXD, Stephen Luce, Houston replied Feb 22: ``Glenn, regarding Vietnamese on 1480: KLVL in the Houston market is currently running a Spanish language religious format, mostly music, so not them. This "brokered time" station has had several different programmers with short-lived formats recently. KBXD in DFW can really get out during critical hours; it often severely bothers KLVL at my NW Harris County QTH.``

1480, Feb 25 at 1348 UT, I`m rechecking for Vietnamese from KBXD, but never hear any; in fact, suspect KBXD Dallas is off. KQAM The Big Talker, Wichita is dominant so anything else is fighting it when nulled as much as possible. First I`m getting a gospel huxter in English (San Antonio or Memphis?); at 1400 while KQAM is in local news, something else in Spanish, same station switched or different? Mention AC 713, so that`s Houston, and 1402 Radio Vida slogan, which is not listed for KLVL Pasadena. Now there is a SAH of 2 Hz, rather than 0.75 Hz I measured Feb 15 between KQAM and KBXD. But this could still be KBXD varying slightly in frequency and varying greatly in programmation.

There is a Radio Vida in Dallas, but website has no info on a frequency or callsign! altho stereo praise music in Spanish autolaunches. And it seems the Radio Vida in Houston is on 1380. This is all very confusing. There are other 1480s in TN, KS, CO and TX which could be involved in this mixture; but at least the NM one is gone.

At 1407, KQAM starts ``hour 3 of Voice of Reason`` [sic] on this ``conservative talk`` station, which is also on FM, and live on KCTT-TV, I thought he said, but the closest call to that of a real TV station in Wichita is low-power KCTU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4260, Feb 25 at 1358 UT, JBA talk, still there with R75 preamps off so think it`s a real signal, not overload, and most likely a 3rd harmonic of something on 1420. But at hourtop I`m more concerned with the mixture on 1480. At 1411, 4260 ruled out mix with strongest locals on 960 & 1390, but too weak to be sure when I compare to 1640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1746 UT February 25