sabato 27 luglio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2019

** ALBANIA. 6020 & 9570, July 27 at 0043 check, both CRI relays to North America are still OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9665.09, July 27 at 0046, Brazuguese, so as I suspected from previous JBA carrier log, it is indeed Voz Missionária varied up to the plus side, after a long time well below 9665.0, and found once even below 9664.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11870 & 11890, July 27 at 1428, CRI English relay on 11880 is now flanked by much weaker spurs of S5-S7 vs S9+20/30 on 11880. First time I have ever noted this, but means by now this has to be the same transmitter airing RHC Spanish in the tardes centered on 11850 with plus/minus 10 kHz spurs on 11840 and 11860, the latter obscured by jamming at least until RM close (and in previous seasons all 10 kHz lower, 11830-11840-11850). Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, July 27 at 1616, RHC Spanish somewhat distorted with hum; 11760 somewhat distorted and no hum. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11940, July 27 at 0050, REE is managing to modulate in Castilian, unlike last time when it was just noise. But also like last time, the N American frequency 9690 is AWOL. 11940 for S America is offbeam for us, and we always hear 12030 better, close to directly off its back toward Mideast, but it is not run this late.

12030, Saturday July 27 at 1429, REE music is JBA, while 9690 is inaudible, probably still down to North America, altho when active this early on weekends only, it`s a poor second to 12030 for Mideast backwards (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A  [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1992 monitoring; confirmed first SWBC, Friday July 26 at 2200 on WRMI 9955 (which is always SSE, not NNW as I miswrote last time --- altho a lot of us depend on its back radiation.) Seems like lite Cuban pulse jamming starts up at same time; tnx a lot! Anyhow, my local line noise level has relented for the moment, allowing 9955 thru clearly at S9/+10.

Also confirmed UT Sat July 27 after 0130 on WRMI 7780, JBA in HNL.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, confirms: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1992 via Hamburger Lokalradio on July 27:
0630-0700 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, fair``

Not confirmed Sat July 27 at 1130 on WRMI 9955 --- a gospel huxter instead, as now shown on the skedgrid. All the other WOR airings on WRMI appear to be intact, including three imaginary ones between 21 and 22 on the no frequencies of System D.

Not confirmed Sat July 27 at 1430-1500 on Hamburger Lookalradio, 7265-CUSB; via UTwente SDR, as usual, not a trace of even a reduced carrier vs huge splash from 9490 Romania. Next:

2100 UT Saturday  WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Sunday    WRMI 5850 to NW
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] ND
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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** U S A. 7490.13v, Friday July 26 at 2358, WBCQ S9+20 including noise, so hardly readable, 6160 hardly audible as local line noise is on again; just prior to this week`s live `AAAWWW`. But I do manage to make some sporadic notes, none from the webcast: 5130 will air a special on Saturday starting at 4pm ET [20 UT], ``a free radio program coming out of the West``, but no further details. (Could it be Station YHWH, which did a special on WBCQ previously?). 

Oh oh, he says #2 transmitter on 5130 just shut down. Some fumbling around as he tries to phone Tom while on the air, then unusually plays a couple minutes of music from 0009. AW back before 0012 saying with 5130 off, will just be trimulcasting now instead of quadri-, i.e. still also on 6160, 3265. 

A 50 kW transmitter has been testing, retuned to 6160, which he nicknames ``Sexy 61-60``. Now during a break in the local HNL, I can also hear him on 6160, but 7490 is better. By 0035, between random HNL bursts, I find 6160 at S9-S5, and no ACI yet from 6165, as RHC may not come on until 0100. Now I measure it just a tad below 6160.00. He also mentions that WBCQ is employing more and more computer control. Then reads an anti-Moslem dissertation. For a more complete summary, over to John H. Carver:

``Tonight's show started a bit early again on 7490. First voice over during the theme music was moon bats. Allan and Angela in the studio again. Opening talk about all the landscaping Angela is doing around the station. Phone lines are locked down at the moment. Allan discloses that 6160 is indeed using the old 9330 transmitter after some TimTron modifications were added for better fidelity. Allan announces that the 5130 transmitter has gone down and attempts to restart it remotely. The attempt fails and he puts some music on and goes out to the transmitter building to see if he can start it. He returned after a few minutes and announced that the transmitter has a grid short and will have to be worked on tomorrow morning. So they are only transmitting on 3265, 6160 and 7490.

He states that he is very happy in general with the new transmitter and antenna. Says it will be back on in late August as they continue tweaking things on it. Says that airtime on 6160 will sell at about twenty-five dollars an hour with generous discounts for blocks of time. Wants good pirate shows, good music shows, etc. Reads some old emails at 0035 of which one sets off some political talk. Reading of current emails at 0058 and closing prayer at 0102. After the prayer he announces that there will be a special program on 5130 on Saturday starting at four Eastern. For tomorrow only the Area 51 service will move to 6160. No phone calls allowed this evening and Allan ran out of time before he could give the state of the station address that he promised at the beginning of the program. Program was off the air at 0106 with no music and directly into Brother Stair. John, Mid-North Indiana``

6159.976, July 27 at 0504 is its measurement now; wobbles slightly in real time and probably varies more over a longer period. This is all I can do with its JBA carrier in HNL, not determine what programming.

Earlier we had this from Larry Will in Maryland: 

``Allan tells me that there is a special programming block that will be on 5130 Saturday from 4pm to 2am US eastern time [20-06 UT]. This displaces our Area 51 programming.

However, we will be on the new 6160 service instead. This is the former 9330 transmitter that's been re-tuned for the new frequency. I've been listening to this new service this week and it is putting out a great signal, much better than 5130 during the times when Area 51 is on.

On Sunday we'll be back on 5130 but should also have a simulcast on 6160 as well.

Our regular 3265 weekend simulcast will remain in place. If I recall, this service simulcasts Area 51 all weekend except for Pirate Joe's talk show on Saturday night.

Allan will be on live tonight at 8 pm eastern time on
3265//5130//6160//7490. Cheers, Lw``

BUT, that arrangement will depend on whether they can get the 5130.4 transmitter working again. Note that this also implies that at 0300v UT Mondays, WORLD OF RADIO should be on 3264.9 and 6160v, as well as 5130.38v. Can anyone confirm by monitoring? 3265 just doesn`t make it here, especially in summer noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15809.958, July 27 at 1502, JBA offset carrier must be another WTWW-3 test, while neighbor 15825 WWCR is only a trifle stronger JBA carrier. No sporadic E boost today over their two-close-for-F2 one-megameter paths! First noted 15810 JBA carrier via UTwente at 1458 after trying to hear WOR on 9485. 

9930, Saturday July 27 at 1610, surprised to find WTWW-2 on here for the first time in ages; very strong on caradio but no precision measurement possible. Ted Randall in hamtalk, but his interviewee is muffled, unreadable as if almost totally off-mike. Maybe was an axual ham contact not patched in properly for broadcast? 1615 modulation cuts off and on, while carrier remains steady; 1620 carrier off during which I check all other possible WTWW frequencies on the DX-398 and hear nothing. 1622 back on with dead air. 1623 rockmusic and jingle; Ted asking for reports and music requests; implies a prize for those citing a specific phrase. Apparently testing with pre-recorded programming. Still going with rock music, ham ads past 1700; and still at 1804 check plugging auto-music-request on website for the ``5085`` service --- but it`s 9930 now, geez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 91.3, July 27 at 1559 UT after financial talk show, ``91.3, KAXR Arkansas City`` ID. On caradio a few miles north of Enid; I never hear this in Enid due to ACI from local 91.1. At this location, Enid`s 92.1 dead air and even 91.1 are losing out to CCI. KAXR is 13.5 kW, a disposable AFR station.

91.5, July 27 before and after 1600 UT, on caradio north of Enid, two stations combating, gospel music vs talk. Music must be KSNS, Medicine Lodge KS, 95 kW vertical, 0 kW horizontal, just across the OK frontier, and somewhat audible in Enid if it get past 91.7 KOSU and its HD noise; as for the other, of the three 91.5 Okies, none likely --- too far, too low-powered or both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2037 UT July 27