lunedì 25 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 24-25, 2019

** CUBA. 13770, 13841, 13629, 13558, Nov 25 at 1539, approx. spots of spurblobs out of RHC 13700; not much program audio but easier to hear in AM than in FM, along with trace of F# tones. The second-orders are much weaker and no third-orders detectable another 69-71 kHz out. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. I don`t have a new SW log to attach this to, but check out this from NPR Morning Edition as heard Nov 25 at 1435 UT via KOSU:

``Leaked Documents Offer A Peek Inside China's Detention Of Uighurs November 25, 2019 7:41 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition  Listen· 4:16 4-Minute Listen

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to China expert Adrian Zenz about the documents which provide a look at the Chinese government's crackdown on ethnic minorities in the country's Xinjiang province.``

Think of this whenever you hear Xinjiang PBS or any CRI via Kashgar or Urumqi. Or ANY CRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 4880, Nov 25 at 0738, JBA talk seems Korean as in Echo of Hope, propagating already and thus avoiding the Brazilians on 4885. Yes, still on 4880 at regular time of 1358; now intermittent RTTY or something circa 4882. Ron Howard agrees and adds: 

``3980 // 4880 // 5990 // 6245 // 6348 // 9095, Echo of Hope - VOH, with the weekly change of frequencies that is done on Monday (today Nov 25). All frequencies not jammed; 1129+, start of the daily English language lesson. My audio at  The language lesson will be repeated in three hours time (1429) (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Nov 25 at 1413, two stations mixing about equally, medium SAH, Dengê Welat and maybe an Erdogan speech (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
November 24 at 2155 the 2130 on WRMI 7780, fair.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 25 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S7-S9, right after Bob Zanotti attempts to ID but only gets his name out, squeezed in after another full canned ID by someone else. I did not deliberately interrupt him.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 25 at 0230 on reactivated WRMI 9395, S9+10 with some fades to S7; back on, our only airing via the NNW antenna, and also on 7780 to the NE, S9+10 on meter, but sounds much softer.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 25 from 0359 on Area 51 webcast; and on WBCQ 5130 at 0427 check but JBA; 9330 is also JBA, probably with something else.

Also confirmed UT Mon Nov 25 at 0430 on WRMI 9955, VP S9-S7 but JBA; OK on webcast. Next:

1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW; 9330?
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Need to check whether 7290 can be heard at UTwente or other SDRs; and whether transmission now start before WOR. Question mark after Romania? That has been the assumed site, as IRRS does not comment on transmitter sites they use. Alexander Busneag, Germany, has concluded it can`t be Romania, also because bandwidth is 11 kHz, instead of only 10 for RRI broadcasts:

``IRRS 9510 kHz is transmitted via SAF (Săftica), 100 kW. SAF is 13 km away from TIG (Țigănești). However, transmissions of RRI (Radio Romania International) via SAF are also registered as TIG in the HFCC database.

Nevertheless, IRRS 7290 kHz is apparently NOT transmitted via Romania. RADIOCOM operates 6 SW transmitters of which 5 transmitters are needed by RRI:
- 2 transmitters of 300 kW in GAL (Galbeni, Bacău county) -> both transmitters are used by RRI at 1900-2000 for its Romanian language broadcast
- 3 transmitters of 300 kW in TIG (Țigănești, Ilfov county) -> 2 transmitters [tx3 and tx1] are not functional at present: (tx3 is a currently unfunctional "backup" transmitter; tx2 is used by RRI at 1900-2000 for its German language broadcast; tx1 is normally also used by RRI and will soon be repaired)
- 1 transmitter of 100 kW in SAF (Săftica, Ilfov county) -> the transmitter is used by RRI at 1900-1930 for its Italian language DRM broadcast and 1930-2000 for its Aromanian language broadcast.
So there is no free capacity at 1900-2000 for IRRS via ROU.

Here is a schedule of all RRI broadcasts in B-19: 
(Alexander Busneag, Nov 20, WOR iog via DXLD)``

Someone might perform TDOA during the 7290 19-20 UT broadcast, if we
really want to know whence it`s via.

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

** U S A. 9330.00, Sunday Nov 24, WLC via WBCQ reported by Richard Langley, NB, heard in Arabic at 2000. Circa 2155 I hear the menacing WLC IS. But by 2207 it`s S9+40/30 simulcasting `Marion`s Attic` from 7490v which is S9-S6 and as usual running about a semi-minute ahead. Same thing happened last Sunday, but presumably not any more after handing over to fulltime WLC as of Nov 28. Stays with WBCQ programming: at 2300 `UBMP`, 0000 Monday Nov 25 `Le Show`, 0100 `Encore`: by 0113, 9330 is S9+20/30 while 7490v is S5-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, Nov 25 at 1357 UT, Spanish has overtaken WOAI, soon ID for TUDN Radio, WRTO Chicago with the call letters pronounced in English. More than an hour after Chicago sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9200-USB, Nov 25 at 1435, 2-way colloquial Spanish, good signal, or at least one-way monolog with puta expletives (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1720 UT Nov 25