domingo, 9 de agosto de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs August 7-8-9, 2015

** BRAZIL. 11610 approx., Aug 9 at 0550, horrible crackling spur with peaks matching // 11780 RNA/RNB, way down here ~170 kHz below, i.e., fifth order of spurs spaced at about 34 kHz intervals, also audible around 11644, 11678, 11712, 11746, 11814, 11848, 11872, 11916, and 11950 which is 170 kHz above, but not as strong as on the lower side. The closer ones are worst, 11712 to 11814, each spreading up to 10 kHz wide (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also NEW ZEALAND
** CHINA. 13690, Sunday August 9 at 1320, CNR1 with traditional music in Sunday-night serious concert hour, best here, but also audible on several other jammers: 15265, 15115, 11785, 11640, 11605, 9680, but no out-of-banders heard at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, August 8 at 1354, can`t hear the Saturday DX news from whoever is appearing this week on KBS World Radio, as signal has collapsed to a JBA carrier. WWV K-index at 12 and 15 was 3; solar flux the day before was a respectable 122. At 15, `` No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours``; but at 12, ``Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred``. The storms had long been predicted, and over this marginal path, it doesn`t take much to knock out KBS; under normal conditions it is gradually deteriorating with decreasing insolation over the hi-latitude path, peaking just south of Nome, more and more into total darkness. Yet they always stick to this unusable band all winter! Judging from reception reports they quote, KBS is well aware of this, but the powers that be keep them on 19m anyway. Latin Americans merit a USA relay in Spanish, but not North Americans in
English!
I`m not the only one reporting this: further west with a somewhat lower-latitude path, peaking over the mid-Aleutians near Unimak, Rick Barton in El Mirage AZ tells the DXLD yg: ``15575, KBS World, 8/6, 1330. (Presumed). Formerly at take-it-for-granted armchair level, very lame of late. Including today. Probably not going to be better with onset of Dog Days and Fall. Poor`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. A bit of sporadic E NTSC DX lingers into August 8, UT:
1533 on 2, fade-in weak but steady video; drama, with unknown text bug in UR (Teleactiva? MasTV?)
1536 on 2, now I can make out character wearing tri-corn pirate hat, and a bit of Spanish dialog to match
1548 another brief fade-in, no more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Aug 8 at 0604, RNZI on as usual, very good signal during silly sports news segment, back from absence 48 hours earlier. Only by sheer luck is RNZI escaping the horrible crackling spurs emanating from Brasília 11780 on both sides of it circa 11713 and 11746 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 9690- & 7255-, August 9 at 0554 open carriers, 0555 traditional music starts as prélude to VON Hausa service. Both very good signals tonight, some of the best on each band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1785 monitoring: confirmed Friday August 7 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, and 2130.6 on WRMI 7570. Also confirmed at NEW time of Friday 2330 on WRMI 5850, sufficient beamed northwestward despite starting on the day side of the Okeechobee terminator. Next:
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 11580
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5110v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
1100 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955
0630 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
1315 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7570, Sunday Aug 9 at 1241, AWR Wavescan is VG in progress at one of several new times on WRMI (which have been integrated into http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html ---), feature about whether BBC ever used the Jurong site in Singapore? Adrian Peterson asked me a few weeks ago if I had any info about that, and I couldn`t find any; he mentions that thru the voice of Jeff White. The question remains a mystery.
Then a recording of the final broadcast of International Radio Serbia, where the announcer makes it clear the now dismissed staff can`t understand the rationale for the government`s decision to close it. (And obviously recorded off webcast, not SW which was already off July 30.) Then log reports from Philippines, where, sorry, I never hear anything newsworthy if I can understand it. Altho primarily a TOM channel, 7570 is not nothing-but-BS so can`t be unmemorized like 11825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, Sunday Aug 9 at 1240, surprised to hear inblasting WWCR-2 in Spanish, a dialog about the TenComs; must be `Desencadenado` (literally: de-chained), the SS version of `Unshackled` which is scheduled at this time as filler. Per program site, it`s plural, `Desencadenados`, and in a bunch of other languages, which may go unrecognized under different titles? How about the hokey Hammond organ music: is that applied to all of them? Certainly would be a giveaway.
``Today "UNSHACKLED!" is broadcast around the world almost 14,000 times each week on over 2,900 radio outlets. In addition to the English broadcast, it is translated and re-dramatized in Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Farsi, Albanian, Greek, Macedonian, Turkish, Portuguese, and Mandarin``.
The extensive Radio Log for Unshackled shows this:
``Nashville WWCR 9.475 SW Sat 6:30am``
! When was WWCR ever on 9475? Maybe in the dim distant past. That is now of course WTWW-1, which would not be running US instead of PPPP. So much for the accuracy and utility of the Unshackled schedules.
If they are so close to a perfect god, doing his work, why doesn`t he fix their schedule or inspire their webcreature to do so? If he were to look at the WWCR pdf schedule he would find Unshackled on it *20* more times each week, filling unsold time, or banned programs like WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1190, Aug 8 at 0617 UT, for at least the fifth night in a row, KQQZ DeSoto MO (East St Louis IL market), is cheating with 10 kW daytime power dominating frequency, looping ENE, with ``best country music in the world``, which they habitually switch to around 0600 UT after ex-con owner rails against St Clair County politicians.
1190, Aug 9 at 0558 UT check, some network news, rechecked 0602 UT, C&W music, surely KQQZ again cheating for at least the sixth night in a row, tho missed an ID; slightly different programming on a Saturday night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1200, Aug 9 at 0600 UT, C&W music, poor, with WOAI nulled as much as possible, making SAH of ~9 Hz. Probably WAMB Nashville TN, which recently flipped:
``1200, WAMB Nashville, TN, was Spanish CHR, now Westwood One Real Country, old slogan: "La Radio De Hoy", new: "Real Country" (Robert Wien, Broadcasting Information, IRCA DX Monitor July 25 via DXLD)``
I suppose WRTO 1200 Chicago is still Spanish with Univisión América (or rather without the accents as they try to pretend they are not *that* Spanish). Trouble is, WAMB is a 50 kW ND daytimer, NO night authorization, altho maybe they are compromising by running the 3.8 kW critical-hours authorization, as this doesn`t sound like full-bore 50 kW ND à la WSM. I wonder if the engineer-in-charge of WAMB is anyone we know in Nashville? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1542 UT August 9
Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com
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