martedì 14 settembre 2021

Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2021

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Sept 14 at 0100, RAE, ``Argentina to the World``, via WRMI, English announcer Fernando Farías explains that for the past sesquiyear since March 2020 they have all been working from home and producing one program per week; hope before long to get back into the studio for five per week, M-F. Plugs address for eQSLs: BTW, it doesn`t matter whether e-mail addresses are in caps or not or both; unlike URLs after / (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, Sept 14 at 0040, CHR is back at least on night frequency; still nothing earlier in Sept 13 daytime chex on 15034-USB. Recent aviation weather for Keflavík succeeds; but the other infostream, terminal forecasts, gets ``No Report Received``, from Shannon, Prestwick, Keflavík!, Lajes. ``Trenton Military`` timecheck at 0042 claims it`s only 0040 zulu, typical. Then Shearwater av wx succeeds (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6145, Sept 14 at 0050, S9+20/30, RHC English is here on alternate frequency to 6165! // 6000, but I doubt it will last. Something`s always wrong? at RHC. Good news for WBCQ Area 61, now in the clear on 6159.951 --- see U S A.

6145, Sept 14 at 0617 next check, S9+30, still here not 6165, during wide-ranging N America weather info from Chief Meteorologist, typically around :15 into one of the English hours. 6000 is off but 6100, 6060 humbuzzy and even 5040 are still on in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** FRANCE. 21690, Sept 14 at 1532, RFI Swahili JBA into Kuwait SDR, nothing yet on registered 25775 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KASHMIR [non]. 15170, Sept 14 at 1524, Kashmir Civitas reconfirmed this Tue, S8-S9 into UTwente, passionate speech in presumed Urdu with background noise; 1527 back to quiet studio talk with strumming background until chopped off at 1529.2*, via IRRS via ROMANIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** OKLAHOMA. 515-MCW kHz, Sept 14 at 0625 UT, PN, Ponca City, NDB is off again. Seems is becoming sporadic. Still off at 1712 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 17855, Mon Sept 13 at 2200, REE, English token semihour still propagating sufficiently on daring MUF-abutting frequency starting out at ``midnight`` local time -- really less than 2200 local *mean* time; but, still I may listen on the PL-880 portable with nothing more than a few meters clipped on; altho it fades somewhat, and this old PL-880 annoyingly keeps switching between wide and narrow bandwidths without any buttonic intervention.

Justin Coe forecasts, after current events, another edition of the `DX Program` which is really nothing but a mailbag --- and the issue of naming, or re-naming it does not come up this week. The first dekaminute is really more about the René Magritte art exhibition opening tomorrow in Madrid --- and a singer dying, than about hard news. 2210 a song.

2212 DX Program starts: first got a card portraying Myrtle Beach SC from Otto? Schwartz just across the border in Calabash NC. It was sent on August 23 but just arrived. Quotes his reception report of the 8/18 program with some of the topix, which is rather incestuous if not pointless now. Including music by Javier García who it seems J.C. has featured more than once. SINPO 45544 into his DX-440; and he also heard the 7/24 program.

Then a brief voice mail from WOR iog member Peter Jones in GB, who was hoping for a resumption of the English-language podcasts, never mind SW. J.C. explains they are still missing due to a staff shortage but hopes that will soon, unknown when, be rectified, ¿mañana?

Rest of program is a song, `Noche Tranquila y Serena`, the lyrix of which J.C. first reads in translation. 2220 song starts with SFX of waves lapping? 2228 outro that the song was dedicated to both writers-in, adiós and a bit more music to semihour timepips and into French. One wonders if any more than two English listeners had contacted in the last month? Is there an e-mail address direct to Justin, in addition to p-mail and v-mail? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 15520, Sept 14 at 1514, REE in Spanish, S6-S9. Off the back, to ME but best chance for us if we want to hear it before 1800 M-F, when 17855 opens thisaway (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2103 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW, 9455 to WNW [news]
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S

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** U S A. 6159.951, UT Tue Sept 14 at 0052, Area 61 via WBCQ is in the clear thanks to RHC on 6145 instead of 6165, but don`t count on it to last. Cowboy song finishes, then lament for someone who has died, a member of the Grand Ole Opry; 0053 classic Camel cigarette ad in full, which would be illegal today but OK as an historical relic? Trouble is, Camels still exist, I think. Credit to G.O.O. on AFRS, NBC and WSM, NBC Monitor; Yes, G.O.O. from 13 Sept 1958y is on this week`s
Area 61 sked:
BTW, as a non-zappahead, I now know that Larry Will`s `cosmikdebris` handle derives from a Frank Zappa song: --- and into WBCQ The Planet ID, a few more minutes of music fill before another ID and

0100, Hal Turner touting reaching 70 countries on SW via WRMI & WBCQ, is that all? in addition to his pipsqueak AM outlet in Utah, 13-watt KYAH 540 in Delta. Well, it will be on night power if legal from 0145 in September, from 0100 UT in October. I bet Hal never mentions KYAH coverage, power, which at best is 1 kW days (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 9330, Sept 14 at 1517, WBCQ-6 SuperStition is off again after resuming WLCR nonsense yesterday. Hope the new $240K PA tube did not break again? Still absent at 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1130, Sept 14 at 0654 UT, open carrier atop KWKH, no doubt still KLEY Wellington KS, still on air for nothing. 1507 UT in daytime, nothing but S9+20 dead air, ditto at 1700 UT.

1550, Sept 14 at 1508 UT and other chex, still unable to confirm its sibling station also made a license-saving comeback. Only a JBA carrier, DF for Sapulpa OK, not Winfield KS. Maybe KKLE came and went again very briefly; From NRC DX News Sept 21, published Sept 13:

Formerly silent stations informing the FCC they are back on the air:
1130 KLEY KS Wellington – Silent Aug. 26, 2020; back on the air Aug 12 at 1:30 p.m. local time.
1550 KKLE KS Winfield – Silent Aug. 26, 2020; back on the air Aug 12 at 12 noon local time.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1413 kHz, Sept 14 at 0623 UT, JBA carrier a big surprise, the only significant one in 9/kHz scan after 846 no doubt Kiritimati, better than usual at 0620. Is it TP or TA? No obvious hits, per WRTH MW listings: Highest power E Asia/Pacific is 50 kW Japan, but well pre-sunset and nothing on other JJ frequencies even the biggies; lots of lower-powered, Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, NZ, Philippines, Taiwan. All too early except possibly NZ. The superpowers are surely too far east into the dayside, 500 kW Moldova, 800 kW Oman. Still circa sunrise are RNE5 synchros, Spain adding up to 35 kW; but no other obvious Spanish carriers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1725 UT September 14