domingo, 2 de agosto de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs August 2, 2015

** ARGENTINA. 15345.09 approx., JBA carrier, presumed R. Nacional on late weekend sked at 0133 UT Aug 2 instead of RAE 11710.4v. If this one is ever on 15345.00, it`s just a lucky coincidence; it varies quite a bit both sides. A few hours earlier, Wolfgang Büschel pinned them: ``Radio Nacional Argentina in Spanish at 2100 UT Aug 1 on measurement 15345.154 kHz`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 17840 & 15240, August 2 at 0112, RA is AWOL again, and still gone at 0132; while NZ is making it on 15720 at 0112.
RA`s Ways to Listen page has Tweets on a sidebar, including this duplicated a few times:
``#raonair Twitter Radio Australia @radioaustralia Reminder: There will be a shortwave outage today between 08.15-15.00 AEST/PNG time due to maintenance. #RAOnAir Retweeted by Shauna-Marie Wilson`` et al.
Trouble is, they are all dated July 18! In real Universal time that would have been 2215 UT July 17 to 0500 UT July 18, i.e. banker`s daytime working hours except it was a Saturday.
The linked pdf SW frequency schedule still claims to have all 24 hours covered by the usual pairs of three frequencies for 12 hours each; effective since April (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, August 2 at 0100, no signal from RHC English which is opening on 6165. I leave the PL-880 USB on 5999 to find RHC chopping 6000 on in progress at *0110:54.5.
5040 RHC and 5025 Rebelde are also AWOL, August 2 at 0119, but both on at 0140 in Spanish and music respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ETHIOPIA [non]. 15470, regarding the new Amharic clandestine, registered for Fridays only 16-18 UT: Japanese DXers had already heard it last Saturday July 25, not Friday, nor did I hear it Friday July 31, so I`m checking again on Saturday August 1, at 1606: now there is a JBA carrier, presumably via ROMANIA.
It`s Radio Abisinia, with a studio YouTube via Ron Howard:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr4kQcUcQnY
illustrated by a guy in what looks like religious garb, but which? Abyssinia was of course the previous name for Ethiopia; conjuring up the colonial, or monarchic past? Opening mentions Uganda, and Washington DC.
José Miguel Romero found this on FB with same poster:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1498264477131178
Sakaé Obara in New Jersey says at 1645 UT August 1:
``Apparently it is "Radio Abisinia"
http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:1
Fairly good signal here in north NJ right now``
That Japanese BBS has several logs of it last week and this. One says it had previously been on MW 1390 Sats & Suns, which of course would be a split frequency in that region. But if this is originating in Washington DC, that might allude to WZHF Arlington VA, 5/5 kW U4, with an ethnic format, if not a 100% Voice of Russia relay which is mentioned in the 2014 NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. August 2 at *0143:29.5 UT my streetlite ignites with RF burst, a little earlier than usual since cloudy at sunset; so then it`s to:
1120, August 2 at 0143 with Spanish songs until chopped off mid-tune at 0150:16.5* UT, which is 3 seconds later than last night, which was 2 seconds later than the night before, rather inconsistently. What next? Month rollover made no difference, anyway, since official Catoosa sunset in August is now 0115 UT, losing a full semi-hour from July`s 0145 UT. August sunrise: 1145 UT. Still, *never, any* announcements heard at random chex thruout the day if they are on. By when they do cut off, KMOX is already in to compete with ~6 Hz SAH, seemingly always silly baseball games (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1610, August 2 at 1632 UT, I find that the NRD-545 can pull in an S1 but almost readable signal of WQCL720, the NWS relay by TIS at Great Salt Plains OK; YL robot mentions conditions at Kingman, Pratt, presumably originating in Wichita KS (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1680, August 2 at 1633 UT, I find another very weak daytime signal on the NRD-545: certainly not Monroe. Weaker than the 1610 TIS, but can make out loop announcements by a human OM, including ``Hi, this is ---`` and ``new carpets``, so it must be a Talking House, which have popped up before on the X-band in Enid, but not for quite a while. Switching to USB/LSB makes it *less* readable, since the frequency is wobbling, crummy TH transmitter.
I resolve to track it down by driving around Enid. No sign of it on the west side, but signal grows as I drive east on Broadway. Near the intersexion of Walnut and N 16 St, in the NE quadrant of town, it`s strong enough to copy while I park: gives phone 548-4895, Greg Jensen realtor. This house also has a new wood floor under the new carpet; 2 BR, 1 bath, brick. One-year service agreement available from Smith Real Estate. Also generic promo for the concept of Talking Houses, like I was hearing from them a few years ago. I`m running out of time, so don`t locate the exact house (no address transmitted!), but have inquired by webform to Greg, since he also mentions enidliving.com but which really forwards to Smith Real Estate, a.k.a.
http://www.eniddreamhomes.com/Default.aspx
where this house doesn`t seem to match any of the listings (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, August 2 at 0114, VP carrier, presumed RSO as it`s not heard on 9500 or 9740 this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 6173.9, August 2 at 0131, JBA carrier, matching the off-frequency of R. Tawantinsuyo, Cuzco. A tough one here, much weaker than RSC on 6134.8, at least in the evenings. And there is nothing on 6175 now to QRM it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330-CUSB, UT Sunday August 2 at 0139, no signal from WBCQ, when `Good Friends Radio Network` is supposed to be running at 01-05 UT nightly. Yes, even weeknights, despite `Midnight [sic] in the Desert` at 04-07 M-F [sic]. Not likely, unless for that overlap hour WBCQ runs independent sidebands? I assume GFRN really got an hour chopped off to accommodate Art Bell; and isn`t he UT Tue-Sat, not M-F?? Meanwhile, at 0139, 7490 and 5109.7-CUSB are both BSing, altho 5110 is supposedly in other Area 51 programming Sat nights, 23-04 UT Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15550-USB, August 1 at 1607, presumed WJHR is JBA tho inaudible yesterday; Wolfgang Büschel was also hearing it today via Edmonton at 2112 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 690, August 1 at 1627 UT, open carrier/dead air from KGGF Coffeyville KS, and it isn`t even after midnight, or before 7 am CT. I assume their operator-in-charge (if any) is paying more attention to their FM; just another SNAFU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 780, August 1 at 0628 UT, can`t null WBBM completely, but enough to make out an announcement from KCEG, something about wanting to ``get in good graces of landlord`` in Colorado Springs, asking for checks; ``Save The Ranch``, and country music. KCEG is 1900/720 watts U4, COL Fountain CO but address in Denver, and known as The Ranch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15505, August 1 at 1647 poor S3 signal maybe with hymn, 1648 Arabish? Aoki and HFCC show only thing at this hour is VOA Tibetan via Biblis, Germany (+ jamming), but only on M/W/F and this is Saturday. Maybe Bangladesh was on past 1545? Unlikely; or something completely different (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0359 UT August 2
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser-wghauser@yahoo.com

 

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