domenica 19 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 18-19, 2020

** BRAZIL. 9667.4, Jan 19 at 0154, Brazuguese from Voz Missionária noted in quick bandscan jumped way further off frequency than usual circa 9664.9; fair signal. JBA carrier on 9818.6 presumed R. 9 de Julho. Both refined at 0330: 9667.478v and 9818.633 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CHINA. 9415, Jan 18 at 2320 some country music adjacent to 9420 Greece, 2322 Vietnamese talk, lite long/short path echo. It`s CRI Beijing site this hour only, 500 kW at 193 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6000 & 6145, Jan 18 at 0650, RHC English JBM; 6100 better, 5040 better yet, and 6060 also now in English and best by far of The Cuban Five. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 13326-trace, and progressively stronger FM/AM spurblobs at 68-70 kHz intervals circa 13394, 13462, 13532, 13601, 13677, Jan 18 at 2330 out of RHC 13740, with some matchers on the plus side circa 13809, 13880, 13947. Obviously same transmitter which does the same thing most mornings when parked on 13700; and when 13740 is also on the air from a different non-spurring unit. 13740 fundamental is rather irregular in the evenings, and not heard at all a couple hours later. It`s been a long time if ever since I`ve found a tarde spur constellation like this on 13 MHz band. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SAO TOME E PRINCIPE. 6080+, Jan 18 at 0648, rap music, must be VOA relay as always significantly off-frequency+. Yes, 03-07 UT English in three segments, 138 degrees until 05, then 20, and from 06, 0. Antenna changes from type 156 to 106 at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Sat Jan 18 at 2300+, no signal from VOT English to N America, so no chance for 2400 German either. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sun Jan 19 at 0100 I notice that theatre organ music is playing already, instead of usual 0130v start on WTWW-2; soon I switch to $tereo webcast. Final tune is ``Mr Sandman``, until 0133.5 finishes with ID and into ``real music``. I have yet to hear a specific *name* for this show now out of Ozarx (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. 1090, Jan 18 at 0659 UT, finally I tune in KAAY LR AR early enough to tell what happen around hourtop: gospel song is cut short for full legal ID proudly claiming to be a Cumulus station; two or three PSAs, 0701 quick ID again and into dead air for four minutes until 0705 resumes music.

Meanwhile I find main QRM is from a 96/minute SAH = 1.6 Hz, not XEAU which is also barely audible, but something with stupid sports talk in English, roughly NE/SW, which also means there is still a TA carrier 1089 het from Talksport UK. Format can`t be Catholic KEXS MO daytimer which anyhow hasn`t been cheating lately. Most likely fit around that axis is KVOP Plainview TX, U4 5/0.5 kW which is partially sportive with FSR but supposedly nulling thisaway; not WBAL or the IL, IN, IA, 1090 stations; but there is less likely WCAR Livonia MI, U4 250/500 watts with SBN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1120, Jan 18 at 0710, KMOX St Louis with `Our American Stories`, an engrossing and touching one. On UT Sats this is scheduled 1-5 am = 07-11 UT, while Mon-Fri it`s only 2-4 am = 08-10 UT. Details of this nightly bihour of ``no politix``:

KMOX has quite a variety of programming beyond a*s*o*e Rush; -- even `Meet the Press` Sundays 8-9 pm = UT Mondays 02-03, which last I checked was on a competing network. I guess such distinxions no longer matter. No sign of `Face the Nation`! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 2023 UT January 19