quinta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2018

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs February 6-7, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Feb 7 at 1937 check, CB is still off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, Feb 7 at 1929, WRMI still playing World Music fill instead of RAE in German. At 1946 it`s the Cuban Milonga (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6005-6040, Feb 7 at 0651, jammer spike spurs out of 6030 against Radio Mart?, are spreading further than usual, QRMing i.a. 6005 BBC WS Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6100, Wed Feb 7 at 0650, RHC English is very poor here, both in signal level and undermodulation; in fact, it`s bothered by splash from 6105 Algeria via France, at 05-07. RHC // 6165 is JBM; // 6000 slightly more modulated; // 6060 as usual far lounder; and // 5040 even better and less harsh than 6060. I had intended to check whether Arnie`s Tuesday/mit-week `DXers Unlimited` was back after suspension for surgery; did anyone notice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15440 & 15300, 15510 & 15230, 15580 & 15160, 15649 & 15090, 15020, Feb 7 at 1450, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM are indeed back today after a day off yesterday. This time spaced at almost 70 kHz intervals, ensuring one will land right on another intentional RHC frequency, 15230. This time I have arranged them (mostly) in pairs, first-, second-, third-, fourth-order. I wonder if it`s simply a matter of how the transmitter is tweaked, perhaps by different operators, one of whom does it correctly occasionally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CYPRUS [non]. 9455 // 9955, Feb 7 at 1441, WRMI with `FG Radio`, latest episode apparently filling with Brahms symphony. Heard same at another late tune-in, Feb 6 at 1456 until cut to Okeechobee Ocean ID at 1459.5 and 9955 off*. To hear it from the start, let`s round up all the current airtimes for FG Radio: Tue 1445 9955 & 9455, Wed 1430 9955 & 9455, Wed 2100 9455, Thu 0245 9955, Thu 2245 9455 & 9955, Fri 1015 9455, Sat 0445 5985 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11560, Feb 7 at 1534, AIR news in South Asian English, accent hard for us to understand, interspersed with longish clips in Hindi? apparently Moji; S9-S7 with flutter. Per HFCC it`s 500 kW, 325 degrees from Bengaluru, at 1300-1715. But WRTH 2018 pp. 471-472 says Panaji, GOA, at 1530-1545 English, following 1315-1415 Dari & 1415-1530 Pashto. Jose Jacob`s definitive but azimuthless updated schedule
says all of that is via Bengaluru, Karnataka, certainly likely from  strength and normal modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9445, Feb 7 at 1941, AIR GOS, South Asian song, fair with flutter, 1944 English times and frequencies, ``goodbye``, 1945 into Hindi hour, but English to resume at 2045. Nothing audible yet on // 7550 but usually audible later in our afternoons. HFCC shows azimuths are 325 and 300 respectively, both for Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11530, Feb 7 at 1928, WRMI ID/IS loop before programming to start at ``top of hour``. 1931, R. Herwa International is underway mentioning its nemesis, Boko Haram. Usual VG signal even over here. 1939 recheck, dead air! for at least most of a minute I stayed with it.
1958 I`m back on computer just in time to check UTwente SDR for // 9580 via FRANCE: yes, there it is with same language until 2000* without any RMI ID; 11530 over there was maybe a trace (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820+, Feb 7 at 1936, huge signal in Arabic speech, peaking 60 dbu on the PL-880 with eaves wire on the porch. At first I figure it has to be something new from Greenville, but no, only thing sked her HFCC is BSKSA, 500 kW, 320 degrees USward but intended for Europe, from Riyadh, at 1800-2300.
It`s much stronger than two other Saudi services for/about Yemen, 11745 & 11860, but both of which are better than usual at this hour.
At 2006, I try 11820 on UTwente, and find it Qur`aning, typically off-frequency plus, best circa 11820.3; 2008 Saudi ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120, Feb 7 at 2000, since I have UTwente SDR running on 9580 for Herwa, once it`s off, quick retune to here and hear a few seconds of HOA music, then good carrier with dead air until a few seconds before 2004*. So that was Radio Hargeisa on its extended schedule. Need to check it some time at 1930 whether there`s really news in English as per WRTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Best two next times to hear new WORLD OF RADIO 1916:
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490
Thu 2230 on WRMI 5850
(Glenn Hauser, OK, Feb 7, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330.108v-CUSB, Feb 7 at 1536, this unscheduled WBCQ is on again, with reactivated Brother Scare post-jailing, but still charged with sexual molestation, etc., running 20 seconds ahead of incomparably stronger 9980 WWCR. Still going at 1926 recheck, poor. Too bad 9330 tests are no longer radiating WBCQ-FM programming, AWWW or WOR repeats (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, Feb 7 at 1929, WRMI with different music, Oldies, than World Music instead of RAE German on 9395; but of 9455, the // 7780 is inaudible, off? Minimum propagation however at midday. At 1940, 9455 starts VOA News relay with Steve Miller. Hope they stayed with it for full 5 minutes, unlike me (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also: ARGENTINA [non], NIGERIA [non]
** U S A. 21525, Feb 7 at 1943, R. Africa Network via WRMI is poor-fair with fades, unusually better than the JBA carrier; maybe some sporadic E is trying to build up. YL in political comments about Trump, nuclear war, Iran. Via WRMI grid, we find the link which in turn eventually leads to its program schedule grid
which is in PST (UT -8), repeating 4-hourly (and in a month will it then be PDT UT-7?). So what`s on Wednesday at 9:43 am PST? `Power of the Word`. Sked is dated January 2018, but I am wondering if it really match what go out on 21525, rather than a webcast? That has autolaunched from the Listen page, whether I want it or not. There doesn`t seem to be anything African-orientated about the programming, but then, what would you expect from an organization called Pan-American Broadcasting? Oh, under the Impact tab there`s a Radio Africa Network page but which leads to nothing but a <4 at="" be="" class="aBn" data-term="goog_528539579" ever="" mentioned="" minute="" propaganda="" span="" starting="" tabindex="0" there="" video.="" will="" wrmi="" yes="" yt="">2:30
with shots of the antennas and control room (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Feb 7 at 1442, WTWW-1 with rapid carrier dropouts, this time amounting to 6/second or 360/minute, higher than last count. At 1940 it`s only about 5/second, or 300/minute. Hasn`t Ted noticed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN. 11615, Feb 7 at 1533, good S9-S7 in presumed Amharic, newish service from Vatican News, mentioning Vatican, Catholic, Zuma in news headlines with frequent stinger. Another example of how well SMG can ``serve`` audiences in opposite direxion of intended, 113 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search turns up lots of them, Feb 7 at 0657-0706: 531, 558, 585, 603, 621, 639, 666, 684, 693, 729(2), 774, 783(2), 801, 855*, 882, 909*, 936, 1017, 1044, 1053, 1089, 1098, 1116, 1125, 1152, 1188, 1197, 1215*, 1296, 1305(2), 1368, 1458, 1485, 1539, 1575(2). *stronger ones but not enough for audio on any of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1710+, Feb 7 at 0709, two very weak carriers here, one very slightly on hi side, like 1710.002, the other further up, like 1710.025, one with JBA music, from a couple of pirates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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