mercoledì 27 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 25-26, 2019

** CUBA. Re: ``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``

Altho I am of course partial to Cuban leapfrogs, as a JBA carrier, 12140 at this time could also have been fundamentally IBB Kuwait, 250 kW at 70 degrees, during the scheduled multi-hour Dari/Pashto Radio Azadi service (Glenn Hauser, Feb 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15700, Feb 26 at 1448, CRI Plus relay is S9+30 but suptorted with modulation spikes only, continuing a slightly different wrongness from one day to the next (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1971, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Monday Feb 25 at 2309, REE`s Justin Coe ending some news about the Catalunya demonstration situation, before he can get back to some flamenco guitar music, his continuing tribute to Paco de Lucía, apparently on the fifth anniversary of his death. Ken Zichi has also noted how this service is mainly music, evidently according to Coe`s preferences, rather than an emphasis on news (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1971, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4102.3, Feb 26 at 0730, the ``W`` beacon somewhere in the California desert. Sends that ID a few times a minute, but in between series of dits which signify wind speed on its anemometer, and other readings, battery voltage and temp. Steve McGreevy explains in the WOR iog how he located the thing almost 20 years ago; and that the `A` (only) beacon on 2097.3 we also hear is not in Quartzsite AZ, altho he does not know exactly where (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1971, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1970: confirmed Monday Feb 25 at 2345 the 2330 on WRMI 9955, fair but fading by 2355. NOT confirmed UT Tuesday Feb 26 at 0045 the 0030 on WRMI 7730, which is off the air (while 7570 and 7780 continue). JBA in noise level Tuesday Feb 26 at 2055 the 2030 on WRMI 7780. I`m about 24 hours behind in accumulating material so WOR 1971 not ready until early UT Wednesday February 27:

WORLD OF RADIO 1971 contents: Australia and non, Benin, China, Cuba, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, France/Germany non, Korea South, Nigeria and non, South Africa, South America, Spain, Switzerland, UK non, USA; and the propagation outlook

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
0000 UT Thursday  WRMI    7730 to WNW [NEW]
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 2/16/20]
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
0030 UT Sunday    WRMI    7730 to WNW [NEW]
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
1901 UT Monday    IRRS/NEXUS-IBA/IPAR 7290 Romania [NEW]
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. 5970, Feb 26 at 1456, open carrier of S9-S8 past 1500, apparently WEWN, despite daytime Spanish frequency 12050 already on too. Altho the schedule would imply a single transmitter switches between 5970 and 12050, Glen Tapley once explained to me that they axually use different transmitters for high and low bands (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Feb 26 at 1502, 1529, 1659, 1901, still no signal from KVOH, altho Ray Robinson of KVOH notified me at 2339 UT Feb 25, ``We're back! It was a lot more complex than it appeared originally, and multiple components had to be replaced. It also took a lot longer than we anticipated, but we're back. Testing now.`` I don`t know if he meant on the air yet at that unusual hour as I was not monitoring then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re 620, my log of KEXB, The Metroplex now in Spanish 05-11 UT, Wayne Heinen, Editor of NRC AM Radio Log replies Feb 24 on the nrc-am gg:

``Checking my overnight recording about one session a week, I find the first instance of Radio Oasis the morning of January 23 with solid KEXB ID's at TOH. Still finishing up the morning of December 29 and KEXB was still running programs from overnight`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re 1120, my log of KCRN, Wayne Heinen, Editor, NRC AM Radio Log replies Feb 24 on the nrc-am gg:

``As to Limon on 1120, only calls heard so far are old canned KLIM even though the CDBS lists them as KCRN now… 73``

Paul Walker, Laramie, WY also replies, as I had found 1120 // 1060: ``Just an FYI guys, Catholic Radio Network has been told 1120 is IDing improperly. It became KCRN in 12/2018 and still IDs as KLIM.

They had some kind of failure Saturday [Feb 23], leaving them with a dead carrier, then completely off for awhile. When they came back, they had a network-wide conga-line-style ID. Normally, KLIM/KCRN IDs by itself and its programming is usually separate from 1060 KRCN.   That 1060 usually runs the same feed as KEXS 1090 Kansas City and 1120 runs something else, but when 1120 came back on, it was running the same feed at KRCN 1060, at least temporarily`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Feb 25 at 1926 UT, rock music means KLEY Wellington KS, 250 watts at daytime, is back on the air after missing for weeks if not months. Yes, 1932 local weather, and ``From the Wheat Capital of the World, The Wave 100.3 and 1130``. OK signal, no breaking up. Didn`t get it checked whether still on air next day. 

As for slogan, Enid might dispute that, but how do you rate a Wheat Capital? Total grain elevator storage capacity, and whether full every harvest season? It seems that Enid has the third-largest capacity in the world; I bet Wellington can`t beat that, but it has made the most of the WC designation. Its county, Sumner, previously got official Kansas state designation as W.C., and it was just another step up for Wellington to the World? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Feb 25 at 2322 UT, another check for Vietnamese on KBXD Dallas. Today it`s making a SAH of 96/minute or 1.6 Hz vs KQAM Wichita. YL is speaking, but the more I hear, the less certain am I that it be Vietnamese at this time; certainly a tonal SE Asian language, perhaps Khmer, which is sort of a mix between Viet and Thai/Lao as the geography would imply. Or maybe Viet with a peculiar accent; or a tribal dialect? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3237.0, Feb 26 at 0740, dead air at S8, goes off, and back on. Maybe a ute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST

This report dispatched at 0631 UT February 27