martedì 28 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 27-28, 2020

** ALBANIA [non]. 11580, Jan 27 at 2049 check, Radio Tirana relay by WRMI is indeed here from 2030 M-F, ex-15770, and should be generally better received even if off the side from Okee (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Jan 27 at 2327 check, still no signal from CHR, Trenton Military VOLMET (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 13650, Jan 27 at 2330, Chinese music is distorted, as relay of CRI keeps on going here, even tho for months the Portuguese hour has been nothing but fill music; checked here after first hearing same music on 6100 direct from Beijing; 13650 atop CCI from NHK which would be in Vietnamese at this hourpart. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 19, Jan 27 at 2200 UT, I check all the channels from KAUT on my alternate TV still receiving thru an STB: 43-1 KAUT-DT; 43-2 CourtTV; 43-3 Cozi; 43-4 MYSTERY. My main TV set with its built-in tuner demands rescanning rather than individual channel adding or deleting, which I am loath to do since with my antenna at any given time I cannot be sure all the ``local`` signals will be strong enough to register; so was not aware of 43-4. Then I check and find they`ve got it wrong! As 43-3 CourtTV Mystery; 43-4 COZI TV. What`s that channel about? Mostly sitcom reruns, certainly nothing new; and I see it`s part of NBC Universal. KAUT in turn is a sub of KFOR-TV, the NBC affiliate; coincidence? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 27 at 2351, JBA carrier from R. Chaski under Cuban jamming, until autocutoff at 2353:23.0*. Has it been a dekaday already since my last timing? Jan 17 until 2353:42.5*, so that makes it easy to compute the slippage, 1.95 seconds earlier per noctem, right on the mark, their clock is so accurate (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 27 at 2328, another night off for VOT, as the Ankarans have labored for nothing to North America since something`s almost always wrong at Emirler. There is a JBA carrier slightly off-frequency, i.e. PBS Xinjiang, EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: confirmed Monday January 27 from 1901.2 on IRRS via Saftica, Romania(?), VG via UTwente SDR. Came on at *1856.5 carrier, 50-60 dBm; 1859.4 JIP Aida theme, 1900.5 IRRS sign-on and a few FSN headlines before WOR. Apparently stayed on for the hour, as toward the end, Dan Roberts` SW Report quoted and then played recording of anti-American commie propaganda from RHC, but cut off incomplete for IRRS sign-off by 2000.

WOR 2018 also confirmed UT Tue Jan 28 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA here but good via UTwente SDR in Holland. Next:

0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [non]. 4980, Jan 27 at 2329, JBA carrier, probably usual Xinjiang PBS, East Turkistan and not WRMI which seemed to be back here last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also ALBANIA [non]

** U S A. 7490.2, Jan 27 at 2334 JBA carrier. WBCQ should not be *that* weak, but the offfrequenciness points their way and nothing else at all is scheduled now on 7490.0.

Consulting HFCC B-19 about 7490: WWCR has registered it at 09-12 in addition to the non-wooden time it`s really in use 13-16 (12-15 when DST start); WHRI has also registered 7490 at 0430-0600, but AFAIK has never used it. WBCQ has it available at 1900-0400 only despite coming up with Brother Scare at 1700 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. Unlike for the Democrats last week, the Big 4 broadcast TV networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, checked at 1900 UT Jan 27, as seen via their OKC affiliates, are all carrying live from the US Senate, lawiars in Republican defense of acting president Drumpf. So now we know where their biases lie, no such thing as Fairness. In addition to same on PBS and usual cable networks MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN2 which have carried everything from both sides; and this time Fox News too; but not NewsMax which is about Impeachment, concern over Bolton, not live coverage. I have never seen any of this on Spanish networks at random chex, Univision, Unimas, Telemundo, Gala, for whom evidently this is inconsequential, something for Anglos only?

Unknown when, but the OKC stations dump out of it in time for their evening news blox, and do NOT resume as Prime Time begins at 0100 UT, the commercial networks all staying in regular programming. So much for P.T. advantage in persuading the Public.

At 0108 UT Jan 28, I do another MW bandscan to find any Dershowitz like on cable TV, altho can`t be synchronized. Nothing except: as I tune in to 820, WBAP is just turning him on within some talkshow, but gone by 0117 recheck for a commercial. And one other: 1290 from SSW/NNE, presumably my closest, KWFS Wichita Falls TX, but it`s not heard either by 0117. Business as usual, almost (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 639, 891, 909 kHz, Jan 28 at 0107, not a full Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, rather my 10-kHz domestic scan looking for Impeachment coverage, finds obvious 1 kHz hets against these channels, no doubt 891 Algeria, 909 UK, but what would 639 be? Too many choices per WRTH: 500 kW from Cyprus, probably not on; 780 from Czechia, 430 from Spain; 400 from Iran, 100 from Oman, and some medium-power Africans (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0553 UT January 28