domingo, 3 de maio de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs May 1-2 , 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 9580 & 12085, Friday May 1 at 1315 tune-in, RA`s `Keys to Music` with Graham Abbott, this week is about Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer who led quite a tumultuous life, but died shortly before the Bolshevik Revolution. Another excellent program! 
We now have 27 days to listen to it via:
Coming up May 8: There`s something about Bizet`s Carmen;
May 15: Mozart`s last year
Spelling Scriabin seems to be universal, altho one would expect Russian to be transliterated directly into English as Alexsandr Skryabin; perhaps French influence continues to intervene. Here`s a compilation of various transliterations and more about him:,_Aleksandr
** BANGLADESH. 15505, May 1 at 1359, BB IS is JBA until mistimesignal ending at 1400:17, opening Urdu service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY [non]. 7425, May 2 at 0525, poor signal with website, i.e. Deutsche Welle, this hour only in English, 250 kW, 19 degrees from SOUTH AFRICA. MUCH inferior to 7445 BBC English via ASCENSION, but maybe within Africa there is less disparity. BTW, DW is promoting a photo competition (pix of yourself at a World Heritage site) to win a trip to Berlin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** OKLAHOMA. 960, May 1 at 0605 UT, open carrier/dead air from local KGWA Enid, but resumes at 0606 UT with `Overnight America`. Don`t know if just missed a commercial break or off for 6 minutes, in a total Fox-hole like occasionally occurs at 0500-0505 UT, altho not caught then lately in several random chex (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [non]. 1020, May 2 at 0047 UT on caradio, KOKP Perry is still off the air, with the frequency easily occupied by Spanish, ad for Acme something in AC 402, i.e. eastern Nebraska, KMMQ Plattsmouth. May hours for full 50 kW daytime power are now 1100-0130 UT, lobe westward (same pattern at night with 1.4 kW).
1020, May 2 circa 0150 UT on caradio, KDKA Pittsburgh PA is now the only station to be heard. No LAH either, but maybe a bit too early for KCKN Roswell, which other monitors agree is the likely source of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1210, May 2 at 0542 UT, KGYN Guymon still sloganing as ``Today`s Best Country`` rather than ``US Country``. 
It seems that KGYN is now a mere subsidiary of the several-station group Steckline Communications out of Kansas, a.k.a. Mid America [Ag/News] Network. Uninformative website still displays the ``US Country`` seal, FWIW.
Many stations around America use the slogan ``Today`s Best Country`` but is it syndicated or doing their own thing? Wikipedia
says it was the name of a Cumulus syndication, but changed to the above, so maybe T.B.C. is up for individual grabs?
This website appears to have lots of linx:
but they are unfound and itself went dead in July, 2013. Some ``news``! (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 9500, May 2 at 0216, fair signal with undermodulated Arabic? music and talk. Presumed RSO on the air late beyond registered 00-02 UT block, and not on 9740 either as sometimes happens, its penultimate frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PUNTLAND. 13800, May 2 at 1306, I turn on radio last tuned to the Sudan radio war circa 0530: and there is something weak, talk possibly in Italian, so R. Puntland Uno is back after no appearances that we know of since the tests on April 27-28. This is no longer a loop of IDs, but really can`t make much out. Recheck at 1326, it`s gone. 
Then I find a report on HCDX from Dave Valko, PA, that he too was hearing it again today around 1120-1220+: ``13800 Puntland Radio One is on now, 1220. Have been listening to it for about the past hour. Fairly decent signal. Some QSB of course, but quite readable. Should be widely heard`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN GDIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, May 2 at 0525, R. Dabanga heavily hit by two tone jammers, one a lo het closer to frequency on hi side, and another more like 1 kHz up, and they also beat against each other. But wait, there`s more: a subaudible heterodyne, and second program modulation interfering. At first I think the Sudanese have intensified the jamming with ChiCom-like programming feed, but at 0527 that goes away while the tone/carrier jammers remain, as R. Dabanga ID mentions being on Arabsat. 0530 is the scheduled time for a site switch by RD from MADAGASCAR 335 degrees to VATICAN 150, so I think this must have been a lame overlap by the two, with unsynchronized feeds. No difference in signal strength here before or after as both Europe and Africa are propagating well.
11650, meanwhile, the other Dabanga frequency which stays via VATICAN, has only one tone jammer at 0528, a lower pitch than on 13800, so closer-in, leaving Dabanga better audible than on 13800 altho not stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1771 monitoring: confirmed Friday May 1 at 2140 UT on both 15770 sufficient, and much weaker 7570 WRMI. One can never be sure which, or both, or neither will be in use, but Jeff White says we can depend on 15770 for this Friday 2130.5 broadcast. Next:
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sun 2100 WRMI 15770 [? But not last week. Check 7570 too]
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51 [but 5110 has been off the air]
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v 
Thu 0330 WRMI 9955 [or 1772 if ready in time]
** U S A. 5110, May 2 at 0224 check, WBCQ is still off during the recently added 23-07 UT block of BS. Area 51 schedule for the weekend is now up, however, depending on 5110 to be operational, so apparently BS just left it hastily, rather than from another breakdown:
``On-air, May 2-3, 2015 - All on WBCQ 5.110 MHz and
Saturday, May 2, 2015 [EDT/UT into next day]
7pm 2300 Radio Timtron Worldwide
9pm 0100 The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show
10pm 0200 Zombo In Your Brain
11pm 0300 Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack
Sunday, May 3, 2015
7pm 2300 Grits Radio
8pm 0000 Plastic Magic
10pm 0200 Jean Shepherd
11pm 0300 Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio 1771
1130pm 0330 Hobart Radio International DX Extra No. 26``
** U S A. 15825, May 2 around 1400, WWCR is inbooming, as is 15610 WEWN, a sure sign of sporadic-E opening at least on HF up to this MUF, rather than JBA to VP normal signals. Checking 6m Es map at⤅=NA
there is nice correlation with contacts between OK and TN, and the opening grows by 1700 with lots more lines across central USA, MUF estimated 84 MHz. Yet my analog TV on channel 2 is nothing but snow, as there is hardly anything left to show up even when there is an Es opening. We need 88+ MHz for FM DX to occur, so I start monitoring on open 88.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 13765, May 2 at 0533, VR talking about ``pão cotidiano``, papal activities. In pure Luso accent, contrary to the Brazilian we here so much more on SW. It remains for broadcasts to Africa not to employ Brazilians, as there are hardly any broadcasts to or from Portugal any more on SW. 
The remarkably short list of Portugiesisch (not including Brazilian domestix!) at
doesn`t specify targets, but most of them are obviously for Africa. 
Only CRI and RHC have some which are for Europe, but IIRC, RHC`s accents are Brazilian (2000-2030 on 17730). Among several CRI Portuguese broadcasts, most are to Africa, but two of the six frequencies at 19-20 UT are for CIRAF 37-NW, i.e. Portugal, direct from East Turkistan/China, 9730 & 11750 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SUDAN [and non]
UNIDENTIFIED [non]. Re: ``1130, April 28 at 0657 UT, Mexican music peaks counter-clockwise from KWKH Shreveport, which rules out central Mexico, so Central America? No Cubans listed. Or, from the other side, maybe Sinaloa or Sonora. Need to keep on this one. No likely USA SS unless daytimers in TN or GA happen to be nighttimers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``
Glenn: -- Several dates with a remote receiver in NE Atlanta Metro have revealed regular cheating by WLBA/1130 in Gainesville; seems to be on all night every night, probably using Critical Hours power (1 kW, I believe). – (GREG HARDISON, CA, May 2, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6001, May 1 at 0557, weak carrier here again in form of a het to RHC English. Suspect it is the 4 (?) kW Brasília transmitter originally intended for DRM testing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 17795, May 1 at 1505, 1535 and 1557 chex, no signal. I am checking out a report by new SW DXer Paul Walker in Redding CA, who says he was hearing a program from Ulster, April 29 at 1545 UT, ``The audio was pretty good and the signal was rock solid. The program was called "let the church speak" from a church in Ulster, Northern Ireland.`` This was stronger than and right next to WRMI 17790. He asked Jeff White about it. Presumably a pirate and likely to be within North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1745 UT May 2
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser -

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