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:
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:
Sakaé Obara in New Jersey says at 1645 UT August 1:
``Apparently it is "Radio Abisinia"
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 but which really forwards to Smith Real Estate, a.k.a.
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


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