domenica 30 giugno 2019

Glenn Hauser logs June 30, 2019

** CUBA. 12200, June 30 at 0535, RHC `Music with a Message`, somewhat distorted at S6-S7, second harmonic of 6100, which is S9+30 with the same overmodulation distortion. While // 6165 is S9+10/20 and undermodulated but not distorted; // 6000 same S9+10/20 suppressed modulation yet is distorted (i.e. suptorted). // 5040 is S9+10/20 with less distortion. Show features old American protest songs, just another attempt to further its anti-American mantra. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, June 30 at 1344, CRI relay transmitter is already on with S9+20 of open carrier prior to 1400 broadcast in English. Think how many nutritious meals undernourished Cubans could be fed for the expense of broadcasting 250 kW of nothing for a quarter-hour. Not to mention all the dead air from spy numbers frequencies. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, June 30 at 0327, NO signal from XEPPM, as Manuel Méndez, Spain has also been noting for a few nights. Let`s hope Mexico`s last SWBC station is not gone forever too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 11769.9, June 30 at 0602, talk presumed Hausa from Voice of Nigeria, S9/S9+10 and somewhat undermodulated. Nothing to be heard on 7254.9 or 9689.9. It seems that VON has replaced all its previous frequencies with this one; why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, June 30 at 0455, JBA signal, S3-S4 with traces of modulation, presumed SIBC as Ron Howard has reported reactivated on its daytime frequency scheduled until 0500* switch to 5020 (and which carrier becomes audible by 0600 as I have noted). So I listen carefully whether this 9545 will turn off – yes! Cut at 0459:23*. 24 hours earlier, Wolfgang Bueschel measured it on the Brisbane remote: ``9544.998 1/2 kHz at 0453 UT on June 29``. (Meanwhile the only other Pacific signal, NZ on 9700, has just come on at S9+10 for one hour.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1988 monitoring: confirmed UT
Sunday June 30 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG S9+20/30.

Also confirmed UT Sun June 30 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, only 2 minutes into, so started circa 0326. S9+20/30 but that includes considerable summer storm noise level, none nearby.

Still no reports of anyone hearing any of the three broadcasts via Hamburger LokalRadio, 6190, 9485 or 7265. Next:

2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395 changed to 7780?
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 [and 9330? last 2 weeks special]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW

Also check 9330 WBCQ for unscheduled airings during testing phase.

[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 7490+, June 30 at 0147 just as I tune in, this WBCQ cuts off the air amid some program, presumably `SW Saturday Night`. Maybe there was an overall power failure or storm, as this correlates with Richard Langley, NB at 0201:

``9330 kHz putting in a fairly good signal into NB just 100 km from the station with the Lumpy Gravy Radio Show (not live -- from a Thanksgiving) at 0145 UT this evening (30 June UT). At the time, 5130 kHz was airing the same program but offset a second or two. 5130 was not heard when rechecked at 0150. 3265 kHz was also on earlier with a different program but gone by 0150 UT, too.``

I don`t check again until 0329 when 9330..00 is on with `SW Saturday Night` as J.P. Is starting his ``train set``; nothing at all audible now on 7490+ or 5130+. I think there was another old AWWW playback after 0400.

9330+, by 0534 June 30, WBCQ-6 is off and low-power Brother Scare is resumed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, UT Sun June 30 at 0327, WWRB is still on with gospel huxtress, S9+20/30. I think I was already hearing it by 2300 Saturday, but not logged. Who knows what the real schedule is? Website remains totally outdated mentioning only winter frequencies 3215 & 3185 [sic], and no link to a program schedule; there may still be a now-imaginary old one lacking a link if I could find my bookmark. Dave Frantz has made it abundantly clear what a low priority WWRB is for him below his aeronautical business. I think 5050 is active only on Sat/Sun and Sun/UT Mon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1210, UT Sun June 30 at 0558, at least two talk stations mixing with 3 Hz SAH, typical beat of KGYN OK vs WJNL MI daytimer, but can`t get an ID past 0607. Unknown what program is on UT Sun, as `Beyond Reality` is probably UT Tue-Sat, and Jim Bohannon was last UT Mon. I`m confident this is still WJNL cheating, as I remain waiting to see if anyone else ever report it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1946 UT June 30