quarta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs September 29-30, 2015

** BRAZIL. 9645.3, Sept 30 at 0058, no signal from R. Bandeirantes; nor at 0138 when 9630v and 9665v stations are confirmed. I logged it last week, Sept 21 at 0545 with that quarter-hour timesignal, but Brazilians on the radioescutas group have been concluding the station has quit SW for good. We hope that`s premature, as lots of stations break down for some reason and come back; let`s keep checking.
But this from Lenildo da Silva, No Mundo do Dexismo, via Daniel Wyllyans, HCDX on Sept 26 [gh improved Google translation]:
``Apparently, Rádio Bandeirantes of São Paulo (SP), ended its shortwave transmissions, since it is no longer captured on 9645 and 6090 kHz; transmission on 11925 kHz had been suppressed for several months.
Affected by a financial crisis, the São Paulo station began a wave of layoffs in its workforce in August, not even sparing established names from the sports department.
The obstructive cuts, which have reached other parts of the Bandeirantes Group, seem to have come now to shortwave transmissions. We hope, however, that the traditional broadcaster of journalism and sport, can overcome this crisis and re-operate on shortwave soon`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 10000, Sept 30 at 0141-0143, PPE, Observatório Nacional with time beeps every dekasecond, and a louder/longer one at each minute-top. Very week, and can barely make out ID and time announcements between, but WWV & WWVH are just as weak here, all adding up to only S1-S2. They do seem well-synchronized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165, Sept 30 at 0103, open carrier/dead air from RHC, and so is 6000. Finally at 0106, 6000 is IDing and signing on English, so playout operator from studio must have known about the delay; 6165 is JBM, then 6000 dumps off the air and 6165 to OC; *0107:35, 6000 cuts back on; and so it goes. Will this have thrown off the timing of all the hour-by-hour repeats? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 9470, Sept 30 at 0135, CRI English with stox, even NASDAQ, and running about two words behind 9570 ALBANIA, two words ahead of 9850 CUBA relays. So it must be between Albania and Cuba? No, Kashgar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. Haven`t surveyed the R. Cairo frequencies for a while, so how are they doing? Awful, as usual:
12070.00, Sept 30 at *0048:33, R. Cairo carrier cuts on late just as I tune in, about S9 but just barely modulated, suptorted, supposedly Spanish
11935.07, Sept 30 at 0052, R. Cairo is about the same as on 12070, i.e. useless, but with a low JBA het, Brasil?
9965.22, Sept 30 at 0056, R. Cairo, Arabic music, just JBM with LAH or whine
9315, Sept 30 at 0134, R. Cairo, supposedly Spanish, S7 but JBM, suptorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2598-USB, Sept 30 at 0117, YL in English with lots of numbers, S5 fighting the noise level. Like my Sept 17 log at almost the same minute, it`s VCM, St. Anthony with marine weather (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 9500, Sept 30 at 0137, ME music, undermodulated tho S9+20, so R. Sultanate of Oman is on correct frequency tonight, just like exactly one week ago; could this be a behavioural pattern? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Sept 30 at 0059, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until auto-cutoff at 0105:58.5*, which is 44.5 seconds later than last check one week ago, Sept 23 until 0105:14*, or averaging 6.36 seconds later per day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7504.65, Sept 30 at 0132, bigsig of S9+40 as WRNO is reactivated! As in DXLD 15-34, last heard on March 22, 2015. Think it`s the same main preacher as before with his slightly strange accent; 0143 singing ``God is good``. So in its new incarnation, WRNO has decided to reside off-frequency to the low side instead of high. Not checked further but the previous sked was v0100-0400 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 880, Sept 29 at 1927 UT on caradio parked at a quiet location in western Enid, I`m getting not only KRVN Lexington NE, usual daytime signal here, but a second weaker station, also a talker, and in English. Try as I can, no clues pulloutable under KRVN. No DFing on that radio, so go next to the ALA-330S oriented east/west by the NRD-545 and compare signal that way to the N-S random wire.
KRVN is much stronger on the latter, but unID gains nothing by nulling KRVN to E-W, so DF rules out KLRG Sheridan AR, which tho 50 KW ND in daytime, is not known to make it here across inferior Ozarkian ground conductivity. Still cannot pull an ID across 2000 UT hourtop as KRVN goes to Fox ``news``. Then I check the archive and the listings. NRC Pattern Book shows only one other obvious possibility:
Conroe TX, 10/1 kW U4, which is now KJOZ. When we logged it last March not in the daytime, it was confirmed to be Spanish religion. NRC AM Log 2015 still has it as such, ``Radio Aleluya``, address in Pasadena. However, Terry Krueger, FL, logged it in August, apparently in English. Searching for presumably current website, we find:
where it`s branded ``Progressive Talk, News, Sports and More`` with an address in Houston. Here`s its lofty lema:
Program schedule for weekdays only,
shows 12-2 pm, `Point of View with Carmen Watkins`; 2-5 pm, `Classic R&B Drive Music Mix`. That`s 17-19 & 19-22 UT. Well, I wasn`t hearing any R&B around 1930-2000, just talk, much of it feminine.
A concise history of 880`s multiple owners and formats is at
concluding with ``As of April 13, 2015, KJOZ has permanently dropped Spanish Christian programming and relaunched as a progressive talk station with the slogan "Where diversity finds its voice."``
U4 means directional, different patterns day and night. NRC PB of 7/15/2013 shows day pattern is almost circular but a bit lopsided favoring the north, which is helpful for us.
That certainly makes sense for Houston area via groundwave to here, the station with the best chance to reach us, if only it weren`t for KRVN. Radio-locator shows site is about halfway between Houston and Huntsville to the north, i.e. Conroe. City-to-city distance 714 km = 443 statute miles over good conductivity.
However, it`s odd that I don`t recall hearing such an understation to KRVN before here at full day, only an hour to one sesquihour after local mean noon. Has something changed? KRVN 50/50 kW is ND day, westward at night away from WCBS. Distance to Enid is 514 km = 320 miles over some of the best ground-conductivity on the continent, producing a fully readable if not very strong signal.
FCC Query shows that KJOZ does have an APP, but not a CP, to move to Baytown and *reduce* daytime power to 5 kW (but apparently cover all-important Houston better). That pattern would have a huge lobe to the NNW, right toward us and KRVN too!
We would surely be getting 50 kW 740 Houston if not for 50 kW KRMG Tulsa and KTRH nulling toward OK, throwing most of its day and night signals to the southwest; 610 and 790 are direxional south; 650 is a pennywhistle 250 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4450-4451, Sept 30 at 0113, weak AM carrier is jumping around to various spots in this range as I am trying to zero-beat it exactly and maybe draw some modulation. Is the WOOB Bolivian Radio Santa Ana known to behave this way? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-LSB, Sept 30 at 0044, 2-way in Brazuguese; maybe ``peskies`` as the North American pirates complain of them, but none heard on the band now, except 6770. Peskies prefer LSB and are on various spots down to 6900 or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0443 UT September 30
Glenn Hauser- wghauser@yahoo.com

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