martedì 26 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 25-26, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Mon Nov 25 at 2044, Radio Tirana via WRMI is ending `Albania in a Week`, unID song, VG on the caradio while 15770 is often rather weak here off the side of the Eurobeam. 2047.5 `Cultural Activities`, 2050 `Sports Roundup` takes only a minute for scores of some unrecognizable teams (unless you`re Albanian?); 2051 ``ending today`s broadcast`` but fills the rest with songs.

Today`s broadcast if possible should bring us news from the source about the big 6.4 earthquake: 2030 on 15770; 0230 on 9395 --- UT Wed but note that on UT Thu, 0230 is bumped by `This is a Music Show` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 26 at 1554, CHU is back! I`ve been checking every day and it was still off Nov 25. Much weaker than // 14670-CUSB as normal for daytime. Ha! I got them even before NRC website:
System status - NRC short wave station broadcasts (CHU)

which shows 7.850 MHz had been off since:
2019-10-28 @ 17:00
and was back on as of:   
2019-11-26 @ 16:00
Let`s hope CHU is back to stay this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9535, Nov 26 at 1510, RHC in dead air; then just-barely-modulation // 15140. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 25 at 2349, carrier audible under wall-of-noise Cuban jamming against no Martí, presumed R. Chaski; and it disappears about 2356* but I had dozed off and missed timing it exactly. Several previous attempts could not even get the carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6040, Nov 26 at 0001, poor-fair signal, suptorted talk like RHC often provides; wiggle that patchcord! Which they do, 0004 suddenly Spanish modulation becomes normal, RRI ID.

6020, Nov 26 after 0400, RRI English is VG at 0415, much better than simulEnglish from Turkey on 6125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 5960-, Nov 25 at 2349, JBA carrier on the minus side, no doubt PBS Xinjiang, land of Uighur brainwashing by the ChiCom. VOT may have been missing again for 2300 English, or I just missed their closing. BTW there is another station even more on the minus side of 5960 which comes on later, Kuwait scheduled from 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2009 monitoring: on IRRS 7290 via UTwente SDR, confirmed Monday November 25 cutting on in progress at 1900:23 as I am starting to recite the KNLS schedule, which occurs about 1:20 into the program; therefore the playback started close to 1859! Altho the big carrier came on air at *1856, almost muscling aside the CRI ACI, it remained silent, no Aïda, no ID, no IRRS sign-on, no news, cutting on modulation with WOR already running, just as has been happening for the past two or three weeks. Anyhow there is no doubt it`s on the air today. Via Romania? Ivo Ivanov in neighboring Bulgaria maintains it is; but does not refute Alexander Busneag`s analysis that there is no spare transmitter available at that time in Romania.

At 1928 I check 7290 here in OK, and detect a JBA carrier. But Harold Frodge, Midland MI was able to get more last week: ``ROMANIA: 7290, IRRS (presumed); 1902, 11/18; Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio. Poor with occasional fair peak in the QRN + co-channel QRM. No co-channel candidates in the List Log Lists, so probably hamsters`` (The 7290 area is prime hangout for American hams running AM instead of LSB.)

Also confirmed UT Tuesday Nov 26 at 0115 the 0100 on WRMI 7780, S9-S7.

2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW; 9330?
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

UNIDENTIFIED. 15151.5-USB, Nov 26, 2019 at 1440, 2-way in colloquial Spanish INTRUDERS. Have also logged them numerous times on this frequency before, dating back to 2006y! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1729 UT November 26