quinta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2013

Glenn Hauser logs December 3-5 , 2013

** CHINA [and non]. 6075, Dec 4 at 1436, Firedrake mixed with Chinese, presumably RTI altho it could be more jamming with CNR1 audio; while 6145, the other RTI Chinese frequency has only FD audible; they are not synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 5025, Dec 4 at 0207, R. Rebelde is off the air, while 5040, RHC is on as usual, now in Spanish. 4765, R. Progreso is also on as usual. 5025, Dec 4 at 0617, still off, while 5040, RHC is now only a poor signal and just barely modulated! Instead of usual bigsig.
17730, Dec 4 at 1455, RHC is here on again, better modulation than // 17580, and no QRM either. Three out of four days in December, 17730 has been on when I checked, so maybe back to stay.
6060, Dec 5 at 0058, RHC frequency announcement including ``6010``, which is fortunately still incorrect! 
6165, Dec 5 at 0101, RHC English is still dead air.
11840, Dec 5 at 0112, RHC Spanish VG signal, but very distorted, undermodulated, and pulse-jamming also audible! No, it`s not bleed from 11845, unjammed. More evidence that not only spy numbers but jammers share SW sites with RHC overt broadcasts.
5025, Dec 5 at 0059, Rebelde is still off. At 0103 I can detect a JBA carrier slightly on low side, which could well be Radio Quillabamba, PERU, which matches where that station has been measured recently by several monitors, circa 5024.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1698, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, Dec 3 at 2044, both Radios Africa are still colliding with separate programming, CCI and SAH of a few HZ against each other, i.e. Bata and WRMI Okeechobee. 
17790, Dec 3 at 1459, WRMI with ``Radio Africa Network`` ID, apparently inserted at HQ in California between preachers. Signal here is only fair, which I assume means it`s efficiently mostly going into W & C Africa, aimed right at Bata. 
17790 checked again at 1957 Dec 3 to hear how the transition goes to 15190: still a fair signal until off at 2000:06*. Retune to:
15190, Bata is still going with poor signal, sounds like Tony Alamo now; not until *2003:48, almost 4 minutes later, does WRMI cut on, producing SAH atop Bata but not by much, joining another preacher in progress. Day 4 of the two Radios Africas colliding with each other (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1698, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 7475, Dec 4 at 0613, VOG good with Greek music, but not on 9420 (tho Turkey is in well on 9700). Also UT Dec 5 at 0109, 7475 is off and 9420 is too, audiblizing only CRI English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, Dec 4 at 1440, R. Free Chosun is loud and clear today, just a little fading, almost as good as VOA Korean via Tinang, Philippines on 9800. No way this is transpolar from Uzbekistan or Tajikistan; and TP Bengaluru 9870 is very poor. Again points to really E Asian or Pacific site, such as Palauig, RVA, also Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1698, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9955, Dec 4 at 1355, WRMI Okeechobee again with KBS World Radio in English for the second day, so apparently not an accident altho the program sked as of early UT Dec 5 (still dated as of Dec 1) still shows R. Prague Mon-Sat and R. Slovakia International M-F during the 13-14 UT hour. Didn`t wake up early enough this Wednesday to hear the complete `Sounds of Korea` music show, just the last bit, and another promo for their favorite-host-of-2013 competition. 
This relay still might not be able to appear on weekends, due to other paid programming on WRMI sked, when we would like to hear KBS` `Listeners Lounge` including DX news. And this is still on the 160-degree antenna, but this time the other transmitter on the 315-degree antenna cuts on too early, with stronger carrier covering up the first one, starting at *1358:15 before KBS is quite finished. Continued under USA: WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MOROCCO. 9579.12, Dec 4 at 0216, the het is back! My keyboard matches at A-natural = 880 Hz. At this hour against CRI via CUBA 9580.0. Because Médi-1, unexpectedly reactivated its old transmitter which had been missing for a few months, as first reported by Thorsten Hallmann, Germany at 1800 Dec 3. 
Last report I can find of it was August 16, 2013, by Kouji Hashimoto, Japan in DXLD 13-34. Still carrier around 9579.1 at 0621 Dec 4 when there is nothing to het against. By 1630 UT Dec 4, Erik Køie found they had fixed the transmitter, back on proper 9575.0, where it had not been since September 2012, according to Wolfgang Büschel. At 0110 Dec 5 I can detect the carrier on 9575 between China-Albania and China-Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1698, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, Dec 4 at 1445, RSO with YL talk about health and nutrition, mentioning pancreas and lemon juice. Keeps advising listeners not to take actions without consulting doctors. Seems to be a regular feature after the news, also reported by others. Ending at 1451 with title `Home & Health`? on 90.4 FM Radio Sultanate of Oman. Still sufficient signal today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** PERU [non]. 5980, Dec 5 at 0056, poor signal presumed VOA Tibetan and/or CNR1 jamming; one carrier cuts off at 0100:15* after timesignal: that would be CNR1, and it uncovers: nothing, no other carrier from R. Chaski, so off earlier or off completely today? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9690, Dec 4 at 1432, WRMI Overcomer service is open carrier/dead air, allowing trace of All India Radio to be detected underneath; that`s an improvement, but no carrier on 9690 would be preferred. Still same at 1447 and until 1459 when modulation suddenly starts just as this frequency cuts off, as TOM also starts on 9955 instead of music fill like yesterday during the 15-16 hour.
9690 is also on the sked for Brother Scare at 22-02 UT; Dec 5 at 0057 I find a very strong signal from REE Spain playing its IS! Stops at 0058.3* uncovering a weak BS on WRMI. ?? REE is not supposed to be on 9690 until 02-04 for relays of China. Maybe this was just a tune-up or mistake.
By 0110, 9690 has a LAH against Brother Scare. What could that be? Maybe ChiCom jammer against R. Free Asia, Uighur via UAE. At this time checking the other WRMI/BS frequencies: 11565 is better, 11730 is much better, and 13695 is also very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690: see SOUTH CAROLINA [non]
** TURKEY. 9700, Dec 4 at 0620, TRT good signal with Turkish music in Turkish service, on until a few minutes before 0700; nice to doze off by. Reception varies greatly, often poor. Could not have listened to Greece, q.v., if I wanted to: it`s off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [and non]. 7305 & 7325, Dec 4 at 0614, BBC French promoting its presence on partner/FM stations, including the (long-gone from SW) Africa No. Un. I wonder how often if ever they mention these SW frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: VOA
** U S A [non]. 6020, Dec 4 at 0616, not to be outdone by BBC French a couple minutes earlier, VOA French is listing a bunch of FM stations it`s on in Africa. BTW, HFCC reveals that transmitter site for this M-F 0530-0630 broadcast changed from Nov 26 to Nov 27: 10 degrees via Botswana, to 335 degrees via SAO TOME – maybe why I am hearing it better now; but why did it change? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Dec 4 at *1358:15, WRMI Okeechobee turns on its 315-degree antenna and transmitter with carrier, covering up the tail of the 160-degree one which is ending KBS World Radio in English [see KOREA SOUTH non]], and WRMI Scoreboard. 
Dead air remains until `Wavescan` has already started around 1401, the current episode about pre-history of WRMI Okeechobee, starting with 2XAL in New York. ``Changing circumstances`` ending the Family Radio tenure (not going into Harold Camping`s wacky end-of-world nonsense). 1413 on to JSWC DX report (mostly routine outdated logs from a month or more ago; sorry), some more current DX news from Adrian; Jeff reads the complete AWR WS schedule on several stations, including the wrong times on WWCR and WINB I already pointed out; 1422 finally more unuseful logs from some downunderite; a bit of fill music from Venezuela; 1430 into `Viva Miami`, same one I heard yesterday interviewing Jeff Bernald of Pan American Broadcasting. Good signal but the modulation is a bit rough.
Checking the WRMI 9955 program schedule grid early UT Dec 5, we see that the 22-24 UT M-F slot formerly empty has now been labeled Family Radio! Originally that was only going to be in Spanish at 23-24 on two different frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non], SOUTH CAROLINA [non]; USA: WINB
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1698 monitoring: produced well in time for first airing at 0430 UT Thursday Dec 5 on WRMI 9955 --- but it`s a JBA carrier under pulse jamming just like the old WRMI, and even without the jamming I could not be sure it was me (or, were I). (At this hour the only WRMI frequency with a good signal is 7570 with BS; the other BS: 9355 barely audible, 11565 and 11730 very poor.)
Now the stream is working, and it`s playing back last week`s WOR 1697, evidently still from the computer in Miami, while I sent the new 1698 to the computer in Okeechobee. O, well. First airing will really be:
Thu 2201 on WTWW-1 9475
UT Friday 0430v on WWRB 3195 (and maybe 5050-USB, but not last week)
UT Saturday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (stay tuned; last week did not start until 0306)
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0030 on WTWW-2 5085
UT Sunday 0501 on WTWW-1 5830
** U S A. 5830, Dec 4 at 0206 check, WTWW-1 is off the air, but at 0207, 5085 WTWW-2 is on. 12105, Dec 4 at 2010, WTWW-3 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050-USB, Dec 4 at 0207, WWRB is off, and so it is also 23 hours later around 0100 Dec 5 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, Dec 4 at 0103, Allan Weiner sounds like he`s on the phone, with TimTron in the studio, presumably replay of last Friday`s show, talking about a new program on the schedule, `The Next Chapter`, with Roland B. Hunt, about out-of-the-box ideas, Wednesdays at 7 pm on 7490 --- ! Must have just missed its hour, as now on 7490 is Brother Scare. 7 pm ET Wed = 0000 UT Thu is still on the schedule as VSI Radio International, the Swedish non-pirate, which must be gone now. Allan adds that new show is part of a larger project, Radio Alexandria, which if it can be funded will broadcast from a ship in the Central Pacific in Russian, English and Chinese. Uh, huh --- Googling on his name and the program name lead nowhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13570, Dec 4 at 2007, WINB with AWR Wavescan, during the scheduled Wednesday time of 2000, not this week`s show as heard earlier on WRMI, but last week`s show with preview of the big switch to Okeechobee. That script already appeared in last week`s DXLD 13-48. Is this always running a week late on WINB? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7613-SSB, Dec 4 at 0212, Georgia-Cap, Florida-Cap mentioned by YL NCS. Civil Air Patrol? Frequency may have been 7612 or 7614. Initial searching on this unproductive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Now updated:
DX/SWL/Media Programs:
World of Radio schedule:
Alan Roe`s Shortwave Station Hitlist:
This report dispatched at 0549 UT December 5

Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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