martedì 28 aprile 2020

Glenn Hauser logs April 27-28, 2020

** ARGENTINA [non]. 5800, UT Tue April 28 at 0230, via WRMI, RAE AAM
opening octolingual hour in Spanish. Fernando says it`s ``Made in
Casa`` #5, but impression from further comments is that was recorded
last week, not today. German YL a few minutes later, usw., etc. (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11950, April 27 at 2217, this RHC on earlier than nominal *2300 for alternate `Mesa Redonda` TV soundtrack. It`s a speech by some Commie, perhaps a live event, distorted here, but // mainstream RHC Spanish on 11760, undermodulated 11850 and its spur on 11840; while 11700 is in Portuguese, 13740 and 15370 are off. 6000 is on at 2225 and the SSOB at S9 --- except it`s dead air. Normally it would be // 11950 for the separate M.R. at 23-24. By 0214 Apr 28, 6000 is JBM, perhaps in English like louder 6145. Something`s always wrong at RHC ::: (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11670, April 28 at 0219, RHC Spanish is S9+20, overmodulated and distorted. 11760 is off already. Not on at 2217, but 13740 is on now, S9+20. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

Just for giggles, let`s check own website frecuencias schedule at:
It`s still the B-18 sked! headed ``HORARIOS, BANDAS Y FRECUENCIAS EN ESPAÑOL PERIODO NOVIEMBRE 2018/MARZO 2019 CAMBIO DE HORARIO Y FRECUENCIA 11 DE NOVIEMBRE`` not including any 11760 in the tarde; but EiBi A-20 shows 21-02 while 11670 is 23-04, 11850 21-05.

As for the Esperanto broadcast missing at least the last two weeks from Sunday 1500 on 11760 & 15140, now the Esperanto page does provide audio of the April 26 show, which 2+ minutes into announces the schedule as Sundays: 08 UTC on 6100; 16 on 11760; 2230 on 15730 --- those are winter times! Should be at 07 and 15, but maybe still at 2230. I`ve checked neither the first nor the last, and who knows, maybe sometech axually believe it`s supposed to be at 16?(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 9830, April 27 at 2214, zero signal from VOT English to North America. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler, and/or awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2031 monitoring: confirmed Monday April 27 at 1800:40 on IRRS 7290, VG via UTwente SDR. Open carrier already on at 1755 (and Iran in Italian already off, this week!); 1759:40 IRRS sign-on, 3 headlines from Feature Story News, then WOR. There is no ACI plus/minus 5 on the tuner, but still some QRM on 7290, apparently splashing out of 7280 Vietnam. After lunch, 1829 recheck just as WOR has ended, FSN from Washington yet British accent, with more detail, but cut to dead air at 1832 and still dead past 1838 when The Shortwave Report should be playing. I hope there were no such interruptions to *our* SW report.

Also confirmed UT Tue April 28 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 here but noisy so only fair; at 0127 check, poor at UTwente, but VG at remote in Maine. Next:

2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

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

Thanks this week for financial support from Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, CA, who sent a generous US$ cheque to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702

One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5800, April 28 at 0010, ``weather around the globe`` --- followed by --- music! on SMTV via WRMI. Just another example why it`s not a good idea to run TV soundtrax on radio without ``translating`` video-only info into audio. I can just *imagine* the grafix with maps and temps, like on NHK Newsline, along with its tiresome always-same music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9955, April 28 at 0216, WRMI relaying RPI in Spanish, but as I tune in with BFO, carrier is breaking up rapidly, then settles down. Good thing there is an adjacent standby transmitter for this System and frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.097V, April 28 at 0015-0100, WBCQ with `From the Isle of Music`, jazz as promised this week, mostly music rather than interviews, fair S9+10.

I was glad to advance-publicize a WBCQ special for Tuesday May 5 at 21-22 UT, featuring this and other musical programmers. Unfortunately, we know that this time of year, reception that early in the day to this far away will be poor, mostly absorbed before it get here, just like other shows at 21, Marion`s Attic, BeHAViour Night, and World of Radio. To be on 7490; and 5130 which will be even worse in the afternoon. Why not repeat it after dark?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report despatched at 0434 UT April 28