lunedì 26 agosto 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 15-26, 2019

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Aug 26 at 0533, Trenton Military, with weather for Thule as ``temperature 4 at 0456`` --- wow, how hot for 76.5 degrees north in the ``night``, as Greenland continues melting. Don`t recall hearing CHR mention Thule before, but must show occasionally in rotation. Some others are ``no report received`` as they never receive all reports. I suppose there are no commercial flights ultimately landing at Thule, other than emergencies as it`s right along some nearly trans-polar routes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9215, Aug 26 at 1443, JBA Chinese? on a *jammed Sound of Hope frequency; nothing else WOOB found in the 9s, 10s or 11s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11670, Aug 26 at 0121, S8/S9+10 of dead air; while 11700, 11760 and 11850 are S9+10/20 with good modulation except 11700 suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13660, Aug 26 at 1401, JBA music enough to match to RHC on 13700 & 13740 which are S9+20 and S9+30 respectively during `Sonido Cubano`. So this is a leapfrog mixing product 40 kHz down (but no match on 13780 40 kHz up), or if you insist, third-order intermodulaton. By 1437 recheck, 13740 is off and so is 13660. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 11610, Aug 25 at 2201, S4-S6 of dead air; must be MWV not turned off after 21-22 Chinese hour to Europe. Transmitter not needed for next broadcast, 22-23 on 11790 Chinese to Europe, or 11965 Chinese to China? Not recalling those frequencies, I do not check them. 

(At 0119 Aug 26 I notice an S6-S8 JBM signal on 11610, wondering briefly if MWV still be stuck? Rather WEWN English allegedly eastward to Africa in its nightmiddle, which is never a decent signal here) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 12030, 11940, 11670, 9690, Sunday August 25 at 2203, all four REE transmitters are still on playing their earworm IS. All VG to G, even 11670 normally the least of them here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1996 monitoring: not confirmed Sunday August 25 at 2153 the 2130 on WRMI 7780: JBA carrier in S8-S9 high local line noise level; and this week do not expect a confirmation from Richard Langley since he`s away from NB.

Confirmed UT Monday August 26 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9+10 in HLNL after usual Rudy Espinal canned ID at 0129:30; also on // 9395, S9/S9+10, but *much* louder and less noisy.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 26 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, same as 0130.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 26 from 0302.5 on Area 51 webcast after live JL runs over again; JBA vs HLNL amounting to S9+10 on WBCQ 5130.34v at 0327 check.

Also confirmed UT Mon Aug 26 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9/+20 VG, immediately after familiar song with Czech lyrix. Next:

1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania ND
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

** U S A. 7315, Aug 26 at 0128 tune-in, no signal from WHRI -- until *0129 after it has changed beam from 173 to VG 260 degrees for Voice of Vietnam relay, JIP during totally off-topic break about Tanzania from Voice of Martyrs. HFCC shows VOV 7315:
0000-0300 English at 25 degrees
0030-0130 Spanish & English at 173 degrees
0130-0200 Vietnamese [! really English] at 260 degrees
From 0200 back to 173 for other WHRI gospel-huxtering (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10100, Aug 26 at 0328, JBA carrier, presumably second harmonic of 5050 WWRB TN, which Paul Walker, WY, had just reported with a much stronger signal. I had not heard this for over a year; possible only during the limited UT Sun & Mon activity of WWRB, and not in the B-seasons when on 90m instead. Then it would be worth checking for 2 x 3185, 3195 or 3215, whichever in use, on 6370, 6390 or 6430. Whenever such a WOOB mystery arise, first thing to try is dividing by two (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 780, UT Mon Aug 26 at 0142 UT, `StarDate` just ending on WBBM Chicago --- probably reliably at 0140, also UT Sun? Our Okie affils KUCO & KWOU skip it on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 760, Aug 26 at 0150 UT, WJR is nulled as I am trying to ID the Spanish LAH on the minus side, but more signal is coming from something in English with ``Place for Mom`` national ad but then Glen Beck plugging his show ``tomorrow at 7 am on Freedom 93-7, Real News, Real Talk``. That`s now the branding of KDSP Thornton CO = Denver market, U4 50/1 kW, obviously a flip from NBC Sports as of a year ago. 0159 UT ad with 303 areacode, 0200 Fox ``news`` sounder. I wonder if KDSP employ digital signal processing?? Rather the call was likely denoting ``Denver SPorts``. Now, FCC AM Query shows it`s KDFD as in ``Denver FreeDom``, since 6/25/2019. Official LSS in Aug is 0200 UT; September 0115 UT.

As for 93.7, it`s a mere 99-watt translator in Lakewood, K229BS [apropos call!], wagging the 760 dog; WTFDA DB still shows it originating with ``KDSP`` 760 but does have the new slogan ``Freedom 93.7`` [sic, with a point] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 760-, Aug 26 at 0143 UT, WJR Detroit in Michigan talkshow suffers from a low audible het on the minus side. I pull some Mexmx by nulling WJR, i.e. NW/SE, but it`s hard to tell where this QRM peak, as there is more QRM from Colorado really from the NW [see USA log]. At 0156 an SHVA in Spanish but can`t copy any ID. In the NRC AM Log 2018, the only USSSes on 760 are two Floridians, both on at night but with wrong formats: WLCC Brandon 1 kW religious, and WEFL Tequesta 1 sesquikW ESPND; even less likely two Radios Progreso in Cuba. 

Could it be Mexican? The most clockwise is on the AZ border, XENY Nogales, Sonora. Was slightly off-minus, 29 months ago per mwoffsets: ``759.9898 MEX XENY-AM Radio Xeny (Nogales) 2017-03-25`` i.e. -10.2 Hz which unseems quite enough for the LAH I hear. While WJR itself was only 0.2 Hz high as of a dekamonth ago. IRCA Mexican Log last year shows XENY 5000/100 watts with music formats, but no mention of offfrequenciness. Perhaps someone closer can confirm its exact frequency (and existence) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1733 UT August 25