lunedì 5 agosto 2019

Glenn Hauser logs August 4-5, 2019

** CUBA. 9580, August 5 at 0135, CRI relay is S9+20/30 but undermodulated. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. 9570 Albania relay is still OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9640, UT Monday August 5 at 0136, RHC `En Contacto` is starting, undermodulated but sufficient, also on 11760. Arnie opens with info that the average sunspot number in July was only 0.9. Recheck at 0145, Pepe Bueno in Spain is concluding his monthly DX report on behalf of AER, giving the schedule of Radio CANDIP, Congo DR on 5066! Don`t you believe it. This station has been inactive for at least two years. He is probably relying on ``A-19`` schedule info in the June issue of El Dial-E:

``CONGO DEM.REP. Radio CANDIP Bunia: • 
0300-0700 5066vBUN 001 kW / non-dir COD French • 
1300-1900 5066vBUN 001 kW / non-dir COD French 5066v=5066,4`` 

Followed there immediately by another imaginary station long-gone: ``DJIBOUTI Radio Djibouti: • 0300-2200 4780 DBT 050 kW / non-dir EaAf French/Arabic/Afar`` 

``B-18 schedules of African Stations`` also from AER were quoted in Rus-DX of 20 January 2019, not only these but obviously(???) deleted stations: Chad 6165, Malabo 6250, Hargeisa 7120, Uganda 4976 and 4750!

Last real log of CANDIP we had was from ****2017****, DXLD 17-14:

``CONGO DR. Also R. Candip better than before on 5066.4 till just after 2000, and also stronger than usual (Thorsten Hallmann, Germany, March 30, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

I try not to critique fellow DX program presenters despite hearing erroneous info, but just can`t let this one pass. Some of them I deliberately do not listen to, so can avoid such conflicts. But: something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. In last report as I was lamenting KROU/KGOU`s lack of reception in Enid, you may wonder how then I was quoting it on KWOU: the cited 88.1 KWOU relay of KGOU via Woodward is extremely marginal, sometimes audible with a little morning tropo, often barely or blocked by KMSI Moore; and/or rapid choppy peaks in Doppler fading reflected via Vance airplane scatter, which are always buzzing over Enid especially in morning flight training (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DXLD)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1993 monitoring: not confirmed but presumed still there, Sunday August 4 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, JBA carrier vs HNL totaling S9+10.

Confirmed UT Monday August 5 at 0130 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20 following 0129 ID for ``Son-Power Radio from studios of WRMI on 5850, 7455 [abandoned years ago], 9395``. While // 7780 is S9+10 in high noise level.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 5 at 0258 just in time, the 0230 on WRMI 7780, very poor.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 5 at 0259 on Area 51 webcast, already in progress during first item about Andorra [non] so started about 3 minutes early. WBCQ 5130.3v JBA at 0327 check when HRI has already started; no trace vs HNL now nor earlier this evening of 6160v, unlike last week.

Also confirmed UT Monday August 5 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+10/20,
following some scary music fill at 0328 and soothing music at 0329.
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania*                                                                                                       
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [2 editions]*
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780

*NOTE: IRRS might be missing due to transmitter shortage in Romania; and Aussie Tim Gaynor told us August 4 that Unique Radio is off TFN for repairs.

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

** U S A. 830, August 5 at 0149 UT on E-W longwire, no WCCO, but a station playing novelty tune, but modulation keeps cutting out, for variable intervals such as on for 22 seconds, off for 5, on for 24, off for 8, etc., etc. 0156 UT, ``Happy Trails to You``, barbershop performance, maybe for a sign-off? No, then ``Fish Heads``, but this is not Dr. Demento; Of course fades out around hourtop; 0202 UT another novelty song with cutouts. 

On the DX-398 it`s hard to DF, best audible with a slow SAH circa 1 Hz in WCCO null which is ESE/WNW, but seems to peak a bit CCW from there, i.e. close to E-W. I don`t see how this could be anything but WUMY Memphis TN (address in Southaven MS suburb), which last year`s NRC AM Log shows as: a 3 kW daytimer, but CP for U1 8 kW day, 2 WATTS night, classic hits format in $tereo; and of course this is way after sunset which in August is officially 0045 UT. Also FCC AM Query no longer shows any such CP, just daytimer license to GMF-Christian Media I LLC [sic] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. BURT WOLF --- TRAVELS & TRADITIONS is an excellent program, available here only once a week on OETA, Sundays at 2100-2128 UT. It`s not just a travelogue but deals with a different subject each week. In current Season 18, two of particular relevance here:

Short Guide To Cell Phone Safety

Description: Burt takes a quick look at the history of communication from the cavemen to the alphorn, to the telephone and finally the cellphone. He traces how the cellphone has changed his work and family life as he travels around the world. He also tracks down a series of stories in the United States and Europe that suggests that the cellphone may not be as safe as most of us thought. He meets with experts in England, Italy, France and the United States to find out how we can deal with the problems that are emerging. And finally, Burt follows an Apple developer's conference where they are working on apps to limit your use of their own products. [HD][CC] Broadcast In: English --- and

Travel & The Danger Of RF Radiation both of which you may click & play on his website:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, August 4, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1632 UT August 5