domenica 18 agosto 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2019

** CHINA. 12190, Aug 17 at 1323, CNR1 jammer, one of its favorite WOOB frequencies against unheard Sound of Hope, S6-S8.

13550, Aug 17 at 1324, CNR1 jammer about the same, S6-S8.

13890, Aug 17 at 1328, CNR1 jammer JBA but enough to // 12190.

13920, Aug 17 at 1328, JBA probably also CNR1 jammer.

10920, Aug 17 at 1334, CNR1 jammer, S4-S7, only WOOB one found below the 12s and 13s. 

11785, Aug 17 at 1351, a rare Firedragon music jammer, not // CNR1 mostly talk jammers like 12190, S7-S9; off at 1415 check, but still a JBA carrier. VOA Philippines in Chinese finishes at 1400, then CRI Chinese via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN takes over and does not get jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 9570, Aug 17 at 1313, CRI Plus English relay with drama is S9+10/20 but suptorted modulation. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 17 at 1327, this RHC is off, while 13700 remains. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

15140, Aug 17 at 1330, this RHC is off, while a JBA signal remains on
15230. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11850, Aug 18 at 0027, RHC is suptorted here, which makes the 11840 & 11860 spurs even harder to copy; much better modulation on // 11670, 11700, 11760, and 13740. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 9700, Aug 18 at 0024, S9-S6 fadey talk with that upward lilt so typical of Burmese --- or rather Kachin, which must be closely related, as this is the legacy RVA service at 0000-0027 transmitted via VATICAN since RVA quit its own shortwave; and displaying SMG`s remarkable [cap]ability to serve audiences in the ~opposite direxion, about the closest we can get --- not very! --- to a VR broadcast to North America direct. Then a suspiciously Christian-sounding hymn before off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1995 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Sofia, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio #1995 via Hamburger Lokalradio on August 17:
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, weak signal``

Alan Gale, Whitworth, ROCHDALE, England, writes at 1451 UT Sat Aug 17: ``Hi Glenn, At last I am hearing World of Radio on 9485 kHz via HLR here at home again today, though it's very weak and getting splattered by the Romanian station. I can confirm that it's definitely you though``

Yes, I have also been hearing me since 1431 via SDR in Finland you recommended:
Audible, but still heavy splash from 9490 Romania, while only the latter can be heard via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed Sat Aug 17 at 2100 on WRMI 9955, S9-S7, upcut at ``---1995`` after IS & ID loop which just came on a minute earlier, I think.

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 18 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, VG, after ID and a bit of ``Sandunga`` music fill overlapping. 

Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 18 at 0324 underway on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO: I can tell it`s me but too much storm noise S9+20/30 just south of here in OK to tell where I am in the episode. Next:

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 [and non]. Kai Ludwig, Germany, has this Aug 17 response on the WOR io group to my latest WBCQ AAAWWW report:

Ampegon --- Interesting developments --- First, it would be remarkable if Weiner indeed lost the warranty also for the transmitter, because it is a Continental. So has Ampegon delivered this product from a competitor instead of own equipment?

Then there is this:

Looks as if the scope of this deal can roughly be described as the Turgi core business. This should include the product line of shortwave transmitters, both the manufacturing of new ones (and now a picture emerges what's really behind the babble about delayed transmitter delivery from WMLK owners) and spare parts for all the equipment installed under Ampegon, Thales, Thomcast, Thomson brands in the past. And also for M2W mediumwave transmitters, for those who still have to live with one. (Not to be confused with S7HP, which as a French product is a completely different story.)

A bit mysterious is the mention also of Berlin in this PR, because it is apparent that the Ampegon businesses in Germany are not included, in particular the Ludwigshafen antenna division, formerly part of Mannheim divisions of BBC, ABB, Thomcast. The same goes for what remained of former Telefunken Sendertechnik, last known as Transradio, which went bankrupt just two years ago. So much for the integration that was planned by Ampegon, with the TRAM transmitters being the only product they wanted to continue because they had, after withdrawing the ill-fated M2W, no mediumwave transmitters to offer anymore.

I guess some scratching heads takes place now here and there. Kai Ludwig`` (via Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Aug 17 at 1315, NO signal from this WRMI, which is supposed to run on Saturdays not only until 1400 but beyond. 9395 is still on with TOMBS, 7570 with music.

15770, Aug 17 at 1341, no WRMI signal here either, but possibly it`s propagation as Cuba is barely audible on 15230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Sun Aug 18 at 0100, WRMI with IDs for WTND-LP Macomb, and ``You`ve got The Edge, WQNA, Springfield``, both in IL, as Mason Vye in Ontario is opening his hour of nothing but rock music, presumably obscure Canadian. 0111 testimonial from an Alabama listener who sounds like he is saying ``Nathan Vay Show``. I see on the doomed WQNA schedule that `The Mason Vye Show`` is correct when only scheduled at 1 am [0600 UT] Monday. And on WTND at 7 pm Tuesday [0000 UT Wednesday]. Mason later adds WRMI IDs and is glad to be on SW. Again this week, 0130-0131 his music rudely interrupted by Radio Tirana IS and a fragment of their opening theme, before cutting back to Vye rock. Apparently the automation keeps believing it should start Albania now like most other nights, then thinx better of it. 

As for WQNA being doomed:

And looking at the WTND schedule
I see something else familiar: remember Tom & Darryl?

``Friday 8 PM-12 AM [UT Sat 01-05] Tom and Darryl Talk Show -Also on RFD - Radio Free Dishnuts (Call in at 309-588-4687) --- Tune in to hear Technology talk, music, discussion and an occasional rant.`` WTND has a listen-live button which may funxion. Repeats Wed at 16-20 UT on WTND. I am wondering if WTND got the callsign originally to honor Tom `N` Darryl? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Sat Aug 17 circa 2320, I am first hearing signs of a WTWW-2 signal here; QRX for `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` at 2330 ---- NO, rock music, allegedly on request, keeps playing past 2400, also on the webcast. Maybe Ted got tired of replaying old episodes? And we know where his musical priorities really lie. That`s OK; tho I love theatre organ music especially in stereo, this timing always competed with two or three other things I want to get --- not including pirates Saturday nights this week since my high line noise level of S9+10/20 is back below 9 MHz! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0413 UT August 18