mercoledì 30 ottobre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs October 29-30, 2019

** CANADA. 750, Oct 30 at 0642 UT, some FM station in Georgia is easily nulled, at right angle a fast SAH and producing a song ``Innocence`` in its lyrix over and over; 0645 ``This is Saskatchewan`s New Beach Radio, --- 80s to 90s`` or something like that; i.e. CKJH Melfort, Sask., U4 25/25 kW, in recent format change. There is certainly no coast anywhere near Melfort, but a number of little lakes and the Saskatchewan River not far away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 30 at 1735, ``no report received`` by Trenton Military from Thule; but whew they got one from Zagreb (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9630.00, Oct 29 at 2203, RHC in Spanish, undermod with hum, NOT on usual 9640; // 9535. A mistake or hint of thing to come when Arnie gets around to his B-19 changes? No het from Aparecida now, must be off as Missionária, Brasil is JBA on 9665-. However, by 2359 recheck, RHC is back on VP 9640. Or a split schedule using both? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5910, Oct 30 at 0432, CRI Cantonese relay is still suptorted during music, yet S9+30. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Oct 30 at 1734, S9+10 of dead air from RHC, while the only //, 11760 is OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 6125 // 7355 // 7435 // 6030, Oct 30 at 0009, OCB is // on all, notably 6125 which is supposedly TV Martí soundtrack; during a silly ballgame which may be why. Still no jamming audible on the 7s, but on vacated 7335, 5980 and heavy on 6030. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, Oct 30 at 1402, jamming is still here on Day 4 of B-19, while Radio Martí remains loud and clear on 13820. Something`s always wrong at the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Oct 30 at 0002, VOG music is S6-S8 with Doppler flutter, i.e. the frequency itself is unstably fluttering with BFO. Must be a prop disturbance, but nonesuch reported by WWV simultaneously on 3-hourly update: SF 69, K index 1, no storms past or expected. Ditto at 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 9890, Oct 29 at 2206, news in Japanese, good S9+10 so figure it must be a new relay like Madagascar. No, HFCC shows NHK direct from Yamata at 21-23, 300 kW aimed away at 235 degrees, bud directly off the back would be good for us at 55 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 30 at 1421, VP/JBA music on the only active frequency in the Kurdo-Turco sub-band, so presumably this is DK and/or Turkey jammer.

11530, Oct 30 at 1728 suspicious open carrier of S6-S7 is the only activity around here; if the Radio War has gone by now to 9525, only a JBA carrier there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1050, Oct 30 at 0631, C&W song in English. If it were not for the language and the music I would assume it`s XEG, as loops from Monterrey direxion vs lots of CCI around. 0633 back announcement in -- Spanish, but now there is QRM from another station playing C&W --- that likely be CJNB North Battleford, Sask, U2 10/10 kW with C&W format. Of course, almost all its signal supposed to go northward at night. See also CANADA for next Sask log a few minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6115, Oct 30 at 1403, RNZP confirmed here in news, ex-6170 after 1259. So far so good: S9/+10, no CCI audible, and WWCR has not overtaken it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6020 & 7410, Oct 30 at 0433, NO signals from RRI as now
 scheduled English hour to W North America; of course, odds are at
 least one transmitter AWOL. Not much point in checking the much higher
 //s to S Asia, 9820-DRM and 11790 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** THAILAND. 13750, Oct 30 at 0011, JBA carrier, so HSK9 presumed, made the correct B-19 switch 3 days late for the useless North American service direct in English, no longer a JBA carrier on 13745. But today, *no* signal from RHC on 13740 which, if on, would be a barrier to either HSK9 frequency. You never know whether this one will be active or not. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Oct 29 at 2350, VOT has succeeded in transmitting on the third day of B-19 unlike the second, Turkish rock music near end of 2300 broadcast; recheck at 2353 it`s off already, hardly enough time for a formal closing with headlines. So no German extra today.

6125, Oct 30 at 0432, VOT music is poor, S4-S9 with flutter, as they attempt to continue broadcasting English to western North America. It would be nice if OCB Grimesland would turn off 6125 a few minutes before 0400 for us to hear VOT IS, but we`ll be lucky if they close it by 0401.

12035, Oct 30 at 1408, Turkish song at S5-S7 with flutter, as VOT 1330 English to Europe and USward improves a little; but last half of hours are mostly music fill; try to tune in earlier for the meat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11720, Oct 29 at 2155, VOA S9+20 with rock music. As expected this new frequency eastward from Grimesland in English for Africa is VG for us in the opposite direxion; one hour only from 2100 but on Fridays should include `Music Time in Africa`; instead of 15580 previous B-seasons which would not be nearly as good under prevailing MUFs at this <2 megameter skip distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17655, Oct 30 at 1731, VOA in Portuguese Portuguese to Africa, only fair S9-S7 --- now the only Grimesland frequency on this band, no more English midday on 17530. PP is 1700-1800 daily, and also until 1830 M-F. If SWLs in Brasil want to hear VOA, they must put up with that accent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1v, Tue Oct 29 at 2157, an `AAAWWW` playback is filling this 21-22 `Available Time Slot` on S5-S7 WBCQ as he is talking politically during the final e-mail segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Final scheduled SW airings of WORLD OF RADIO 2005: 

Wednesday Oct 30 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490.1v (last week started 20 seconds late, not my typo 30)

UT Thursday Oct 31 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Oct 29 at 2200, WBCQ-6 is on after a long silent period of over a week: the usual WLC Radio guys with very informal chat designed to dupe younger listeners. Opening with a quiz, what do these movies have in common, SF? It`s only S9+10/20 so could well be on the 60 degree azimuth away from us. Nothing in last few days` twits from AW that this would be testing again.

On Oct 30, Ivo Ivanov suggested they would be on 15330 in our mornings:

``WBCQ-6 World's Last Chance Radio is [sic] on air October 30
0100-0457 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
0500-0657 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 300 deg to CAN  English
0700-0857 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 057 deg to WeEu English
0900-1257 on  9330 BCQ 500 kW / 255 deg to MEX  English, weak signal at 1100
1300-1857 on 15330 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic
1900-0057 on 11730 BCQ 500 kW / 060 deg to N/ME Arabic``

but nothing there on 15330, Oct 30 at 1457, nor on 9330. At 1917, nothing on 11730, nor 9330.

On last week`s AAAWWW he did say would be testing over the pole to China `this week`. Someone did catch that one, Alan Holder, Isle of Wight, UK: ``USA - WBCQ --- Superstation on test with WLC Radio programming in the Chinese language. Heard on October 28 from 1000 to 1100 UT on 9330 kHz. Good signal in the U.K. (S-9+) with some fading. I have checked out a number of SDRs in China, Japan and Korea, but no reception of WLC on any of them. Thanks for the great work you do for the SWL fraternity.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Oct 30 at 1730 check, KVOH is off again, having reappeared yesterday. Wildfire news has been mentioning Simi Valley, which is uncomfortably close to KVOH. Here`s the latest from Ray Robinson to the WOR iog as of 1310 UT: 

``High winds and no power again in Simi today, including Chatsworth Peak. Plus there's a major wildfire now around the Reagan Library, with evacuations in progress. KVOH is off the air today, hopefully back tomorrow. The FM (KWSV, 99.1 MHz), which is much lower power than the SW, is running on generator power. Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope World Radio Network, Americas/Africa/Middle East,`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 6015, Oct 30 at 0432, JBA carrier, maybe ZBC; as discovered yesterday, before 0430 it`s blocked by Tamazuj via much bigger Madagascar, but tuned in too late today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4960, Oct 29 at 2357, no open carrier unlike 24 hours ago when USAGM Sao Tome was suspected of not turning off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9570, Oct 29 at 2202, open carrier, off already at 2203* before I can read the S-meter, circa S9. Nothing scheduled this hour but suspiciously Cuba uses it earlier, and Albania later, both for CRI relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 2055 UT October 30