venerdì 16 agosto 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 14-15-16, 2019

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Aug 16 at 0159, CB is on with gospel music break; fits into the PMS schedule ``Friday Midnight to 4 am Nighttime 6.090 MHz`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Aug 16 at 0200, RHC English is S9+10/20 but JBM / suptorted; // 6165 is undermod but sufficient if you really want to listen to it. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.9, Aug 15 at 0620, no signal from VON in Hausa; it was there 24 hours earlier, routinely non-logged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re my previous report about an electronic billboard advertising that Rush and Sean were coming to FM in Enid, i.e. CP for a new KGWA 960 translator on 100.9:

At a stoplight a few days later I watch the billboard longer: loads of local bizzes flashing but not KGWA by the golight; however, the billboard itself is owned by its parent, Williams Broadcasting, following the Clear Channel model! Hmmm, could they add a Part 15 transmitter to the sign? Ooooh (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, Thu Aug 15 at 2155, REE is AWOL from ME frequency before closing time; Spanish still on 11940 for S America and // stronger 9690 for N America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 15 at 2200, VOT is on today starting correct language English with timesignal about 3 seconds slow, but VP signal vs RTTY which hasn`t stopped quite yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1994 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 14 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S9-S6 after IS & ID loop. By my watch & WWV, started about half a second late, but still upcut picking me up at ``---with World of Radio 19-94---``. Cannot hear simulcast on WBCQ 7490 at first, but soon confirmed L&C on webcast; and finally at 2126, enough signal S3-S5 on 7490+ direct to tell it`s about 1 second behind 9955, or 4-5 words. Of course, no WBCQ sigs to be detected circa 9330, 6160 or 5130; some weeks ago this emission was duplicated on 5130+ but probably anomalous.

Also confirmed UT Thursday August 15 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, poor in storm noise but still no line noise.

WORLD OF RADIO 1995 contents: Albania [non], Antarctica, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brasil, Bulgaria, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran non, Kashmir non, Korea South, Kuwait, Niger, Nigeria, Sikkim, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vatican, Zambia; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1995 audible, downloadable by 2359 UT Thursday August 15, and ready for first SW broadcasts Friday August 16:

Also linx to podcast services.

[Sorry, there is some rumble in the last 10 minutes; having some problems with my recording gear]

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2200 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0629vUT Saturday  HLR 6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1000 UT Saturday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [Aug 17? alt.
[has been off for repairs since Aug 4 tfn]
1430 UT Saturday  HLR 9485-CUSB Germany ND
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
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 [? missing last week] 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 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [still hiatus?]
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [still hiatus?]
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions; hiatus?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 7490.180, Aug 16 at 0154 tune-in to S9+10/20 of dead air, then Brother Scare cuts on WBCQ. Apparently he starts at 0100 on the five nights a week when nothing else is scheduled, still nothing at: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, Aug 14 at 1425, JBA gospel music, 1427 gospel huxter, piano hymn, alternating talk and hymns past 1435, as WJHR has jumped again from 15555-USB. IIRC 15550 was its original frequency when first on the air; has occasionally resumed it for no discernible reason --- in fact, counterproductive as 15555 has been clear of other broadcasters during WJHR`s 14-22 span, while 15550 is not. Notably Radio Dabanga via Vatican at 1529-1557. At 1808 still a trace of it on 15550-USB. 

As recently as August 9 I had WJHR on 15555-USB when it was on the air early at 1357. Also checked August 15 at 1408, JBA on 15550-USB. At 1529 I do hear Dabanga/Vatican JBA carrier but not WJHR here nor on 15555. Aoki/NDXC already shows WJHR on 15550 only, while EiBi and HFCC show 15555 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1995, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 5830, Aug 15 at 0627, WTWW-1 is off, and not heard on 9475 either; lower propagation is OK from neighbor 5935 WWCR. Circa 1630 check, 9475 is off, and not heard on 5830 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Area tropo August 14 at 1430-1500+ UT in the 200 km range finds best signal on RF 45 which turns out to be KSNW `3` Wichita, altho Hepburn map implies Tulsa would be more likely, if KOTV still be on 45 (my screen first defaults to remembered 6-1, then corrects to 3-1). Other Bad signals correlate with Wichita market: 31, 26, 10, 8. 

Also an intriguing one on RF 32: in OK and KS a bunch of translators or LDs, including an imaginary in Enid; only one full power 135 kW, KRSU Claremore, ex-35. Meanwhile I snap some photos of KSNW: Now we know why the Today Third Hour is delayed until the fourth hour, i.e. after 1500 UT: they insert syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan. Is it really, or just has to air everywhere at 9 am local? Also some breakups for pixyllated DTV art: 

You may also see edges of a window and another screen in background; tilt. You should have seen the art that got away! (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 17530, Aug 15 at 1334, JBA carrier and then JBA talk is the OSOB and SSOB, but what? HFCC shows only VOA Somali via SMG; nothing audible at 1407 during the break until Botswana start English at 1500, but during which VOA Grimesland might do a weekday carrier test (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 0436 UT August 16