sábado, 10 de março de 2018

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 8-9, 2018

** BOLIVIA. 6134.72, March 9 at 0644, S4-S6 music. Don`t see how it could be anything but R. Santa Cruz, which is normally closer to 6134.8, and EiBi shows off the air between 0208 and 0900; while R. Aparecida, Brasil, possibly 24 hours, is typically on the other side around 6135.2. Need to check early evening for RSC when it`s easily heard and measured (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 4885+, March 9 at 0221, R. Clube do Par? ID immediately upon tune-in; just too easy. Slightly on hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, March 8 at 2022, RHC open carrier but with dropouts, while 15140 English is OK. O, it`s just warming up for the 2030-2200 French/Portuguese/Arabic sesquihour to Europe [sic] on 15370. Not the same transmitter with all the spurs at 14-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, March 9 at 0258, RHC English with JBM and suptorted music // 6165 which is same low level but not distorted. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15650, 15580, 15510, 15440, 15301, 15230, 15160, 15090, 15022, 14953, 14883, 14810 approx., March 9 at 1519, RHC-FM spurblobs out of 15370-AM transmitter are as bad as ever. Stronger closer ones cover 10 kHz in FM mode tuning. 15580 is not fully quieting. 15650, 15022 and below are traces, at least the F# tone. 15440 also demodulates in AM mode, while in FM it has ACI from 15435-AM Saudi. 15230 has CCI from the real RHC AM transmitter there. 15160 is good, but 15090 no good. Separation 69-70 kHz. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, March 8 from 2030 or so, VOG the best music to be found on SW to lullaby my nap, but cuts off abruptly at 2126*, time to wake up, anyway. Then I check 9935 and find that still on but a bit weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ITALY [non]. 5985, UT Mar 9 at 0257 beeps, i.e. IBC Radio as now sked via WRMI-2, 222 degrees, at 0230 UT Friday, concluding as always with something digital; first noted as strange tones around 5980 as I tuned up from 5975. No closing or anything phonic before switching to Zanotti ID at 0259.5 and Taiwan in Spanish from 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 9525.0, March 9 at 2110, very poor talk; not off-frequency so must not be Indonesia reactivated after several months. O  yeah, is new frequency for Deng? Welat, as per Ivo Ivanov:
1600-2000 on  9525#ISS 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Kurdish
2000-2200 on  9525#KCH 300 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Kurdish
So at this hour site is Grigoriopol`, Pridnestrovye, a.k.a. Kishinov, Moldova, a.k.a. Moldavia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 5950, March 9 until 0559*, R. Dandal Kura #1, and 7415 from *0600 with big humbuzz, obviously different Issoudun transmitters. 5960, March 9 at 0559, R. Dandal Kura #2 continues past 0600, not // 7415 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Another earthquake felt at WOR HQ, March 9 at 2033 UT; semi-dozing to `The Score` in stereo from KUCO-FM 90.1, the bed shakes horizontally for a few seconds. Took a bit for me to get my watch visible, so can`t time the transit delay exactly, but a good match with USGS:
2.9 magnitude, 14 km NE of Enid, Oklahoma
2018-03-09 20:32:47 (UTC), 3.7 km deep
Location 36.487?N, 97.757?W
It`s from almost the same epicentre as the bigger ones on March 4-UT 5 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. Brother HyStairical finally off WWCR: See USA
** U S A. 13564, March 9 at 1524, I can JB hear the currently two most active HIFER beacons, RF and K6FRC at the same time tuned here, at different pitches (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 2887-USB, March 9 at 0156, ATC with selcalls and contacts, but weak. EiBi shows it`s New York Radio, available 24 hours for CAR-A flights, I guess meaning Caribbean/Atlantic. This 2869-3016 kHz aero band usually seems empty, but occasional hits for close-in but too far for VHF comms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1920 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 8 at 2230.5 on WRMI, 5850, VG but some fading; after runup IS & ID loop, 2230.0 Okeechobee ID. Also confirmed UT Fri Mar 9 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, very poor. Next:
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0729   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1531   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
DST changes start here:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 9455 to WNW
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW [or #1921?]
Full WOR schedule via all media, podcast access:
** U S A. 9395 // weaker 7780, Friday March 9 at 2108, Bob Biermann so must be `Your Weekend Show`. This does not match at all what`s displayed on the skedgrid at http://tinuyrl.com/WRMIfqs Some other preacher on 9455. 9395 was relaying RAE at 1947 during a multi-lingual ID amid German hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, March 8 at 2028, WTWW-3 zombie transmitter is still on with S8 of open carrier/dead air. Finally found to be off March 9 at 1621, 1946.
5085, however, March 9 at 1516, WTWW-2 still on night frequency, flanked by omnipresent spurcarriers plus/minus 12.9 kHz, with story about a phonebooth(?); AND still at 1946 ham talk at S9 to S9+10; and still at 2114 with music. Ted is evidently running marathons all day and all night of QSO or his other shows. Or it`s stuck on autopilot. But the 5 MHz frequency holds up surprisingly well here in full daylight with 100? kW brute force (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9980, March 8 at 2130, WWCR-4 is not broken, back on with usual bigsig during non-TOM programming, `Financial Survival`, a few seconds ahead of //7490v WBCQ. Also still on at 2229 during something else, but off already at 2257 (while 5935, 6115 are going past 2300, and presumed 13845).
Now it is clear that WWCR has dropped Brother Scare! The long hours he was on 9980/5890 have simply been turned off, as they don`t have any other programming ready to replace. BS himself was a bit out of touch during jailing, but afterwards acted as if he did not know that his broadcasts had continued on WWCR unabated (altho with old stuff from someone in The Radio Room). The $$$ finally ran out, or WWCR gave up on getting any more of them after a complimentary extension?? Further chex:
5890, March 9 at 0302, WWCR-4 is on again during the Fulcher hour, YL repeating three phone numbers over and over to Bachground music, finally starting preaching at 0306.5 demeaning President Lincoln. Next check at 0420, 5890 is off again, so probably active for one hour only.
9980, March 9 at 1518 check, off; 2112 on again at S9+35 for `Financial Survival` // but not synch with 7490v WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, March 9 at 2107, WINB is S6-S8 but the carrier is quite wobbly, obvious with BFO, and not the case on any other 31mb signals. Will this transmitter last until they get their big new one?
Here`s what website says about the old one:
``Technical and Coverage Data WINB International Shortwave Red Lion PA
WINB transmits from the town of Red Lion in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Our transmitter is a Continental 417B designed and built in Dallas, Texas. It has a rated maximum output power of 50 kW. The transmitter feeds a Rhombic antenna via an open wire feed line. The antenna is 640 feet long and 110 feet above the average terrain. The principal radiation direction is 242 degrees true, or almost due southwest. Minor lobes exist to each side of the main lobe and to the rear on a bearing of 062 degrees true.
WINB estimated coverage arcs [with map]
The primary coverage arc is for signal levels above 40% of main beam maximum field, which occurs in the main beam direction. The areas marked secondary to the south and northwest are side lobes with fields about 20% of the main beam maximum. The area marked secondary to the northeast of the station is the rear lobe at fields just below the other side lobes.
At the long range, the main beam hits Eastern Australia and New Zealand. The rear lobe hits the Mediterranean area of Eastern Europe``
Nothing found on website about future plans, so how about their Twitter feed link? https://twitter.com/@SWWINB
Negligible, nothing since ``12 May 2015! Tweets 10. Following 7. Followers 19`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search March 9 at 0206-0216: 531, 585, 621, 639, 693, 702, 711, 729, 738, 747, 774(2), 801, 837, 855, 882, 909, 936(2), 954, 963, 999, 1044(2), 1053(-), 1089(2), 1098, 1116, 1125(-)(2), 1152, 1179, 1215*, 1296, 1314, 1458, 1503, 1575. *stronger; (2)more than one carrier beating; (-)slightly on the low side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15490, March 9 at 2116, discussion in English about corruption influencing the 2018 Brazilian elexions --- nothing listed, but BBC in Hausa via ASCENSION extended Fridays only until 2030. Apparently they are leaving it on longer for some English. Should have tried // 11810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 2353 UT March 9

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