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Glenn Hauser logs January 15-16-17, 2020

Glenn Hauser
 

** CHINA. 12035, Jan 17 at 0018 YL in Chinese with musical background,
and same thing but far from synchronized on much stronger 11820. Both
read about the same on meter, S9 to S9+10 but 11820 sounds much
louder. Per Aoki, both are CRI via Xiangyang 59 site. HFCC says both
at 500 kW, 200 degrees from Xi`an. All agree that this hour 11820 is
in Cantonese, 12035 in (Standard) Chinese (rather than same language
not in synch). Xi`an and Xiangyang appear to be the same place as on
page 662 of WRTH 2020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 6100, Jan 16 at 0651, RHC English is very strong here
tonight, and splatter up to plus/minus 12 kHz. Something`s always
wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 15700, Jan 16 at 1543, China Plus relay in English is S9+10
but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RadiioCuba
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA. 11980, Jan 17 at 0015, CRI in Spanish, S9, i.e. the second
harmonic of 5990 which is S9+30. But the two-timer could easily be
taken for a fundamental; 5990 is on for two hours, 2300 CRI English
too. Neither EiBi nor Aoki, nor HFCC has any entry for this 11980!
Should they not show transmissions which really exist?

Wonder if same transmitter as 6100 RHC after 0500 which, MUF
permitting, also comes in strong on 12200, unlike other transmitters.
Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** PERU. 5980, Jan 16 at 2352, JBA carrier from R. Chaski vs heavy
Cuban jamming against nothing else, until autocutoff at 2353:44.5*.
This time I compare it to the first timing I made in the current
cycle, which was 2355:29.5* on Nov 26, 51 days ago, so long-term
average is 105 seconds divided by 51 days = 2.0588235 seconds earlier
per noctem; altho some more recent short-term slippages have come out
slightly less than 2 seconds. Fortunately there is never enough signal
to hear any gospel programming from Radio Chaski, so this is the only
thing of interest about it.

But for the record, WRTH 2020 shows it`s OBX4M, 5 kW from Urubamba at
1000-1500 & 2200-0100! I imagine its other on/off times are slipping
by the same amount, but am not about to arise circa 4 am to find out,
which may be wrong anyway, like 0100 UT, which was shifted ~an hour
earlier a couple years ago. EiBi seems to present a more accurate
schedule; 1100-1630 & 1730-2355. In WRTH it`s CUsco station 72) with
this further info: Ca Belen 600, 08031 Urubamba; tel. 99 6783272;
radiochaski.com and chaskiradio@... and FM on 94.9 MHz.

Guess what? that website, axually http://www.radiochaski.com is very
colorful and commercial, not religious at all, and hard to find on it,
but is a *different* Radio Chaski, this one in Trujillo, La Libertad!

Not too surprising that a common Quechua name like Chaski could be
appropriated by more than one broadcaster. I`m trying to remember what
Chaski means; like a message, communication? Google translate is no
help, not including Quechua or Kechwa on its roster, so its first
guess about chaski is Bulgarian, plural of chaska which can mean: cup,
calyx, drink, thalamus, bell, shot, chalice, receptacle, pony, or
envelope. But I digress!

One is also hard-pressed to find *any* radio frequency on its website,
MF, HF or VHF! They do webcast with some nice Andean music when I
bring it up at 0310 UT Jan 17, and suspect it`s a web-``radio`` only.
Guess what, music with no announcements until two different super-hype
IDs at 0322 and 0326 from ``1540 AM, Radio Mundial, la primera potecia
musical del norte``; and at 0329, ``Radio Mundial, éxitos de toda la
vida``. More similar IDs follow every few minutes, all
hyper-enthusiastic.

So the station $tereo webcasting as Radio Chaski is really (relaying?)
OBU2A, 2 kW on 1540 in Trujillo, which is on the northern coast
between Chiclayo and Chimbote. Does *our* 5980 Radio Chaski have any
web presence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** SPAIN. 9690, Thu Jan 16 at 2259, REE starting `Amigos de la Onda
Corta`, media magazine but hardly a DX program despite the name,
revived a few months ago, at the hour reported a week ago by JRX in
Brasil; due to press of real world news, I listen only to first
pentaminute, when there is only info about domestic media in Spain; is
there ever any SW info, let alone real DX news? Recheck of skedgrid at
http://www.rtve.es/radio/radio-exterior/programacion/
now shows it added to this hour (0000 Friday local time) as well as
Thu 18 UT and Saturday 14 UT (when not on SW). It seems the Thursday
airings are repeats of Saturday. 23 UT is of course the same time that
the token mostly-music English service airs on M/W/F.

Need to find time to listen to a whole show to judge content properly;
309 of them are in archive,
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/amigos-de-la-onda-corta/
including this latest for Jan 11 lasting 55 minutes, subtitled Radio
Valdivieso, whatever that be? ``Damos voz a una pequeña emisora de
radio, una estación comunitaria ubicada al norte de la provincia de
Burgos...`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2017)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 15 at 2301, VOT English is back on after a binite
AWOL, poor-fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2017)

** U S A. 13089-USB, Jan 16 at 1545, marine weather very distorted as
usual from USCG Chesapeake VA, NMN as scheduled 1530-1605. Incredible
they never fix this, as anyham would have enough savvy and pride to
prevent such a sound from private SSB. This frequency is timeshared
with NRV Guam, NMO Hawaii, and NMC Point Reyes CA, skeds as in EiBi.
We may hope the others are not out of whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2016 monitoring: confirmed final SW
repeat, UT Thu Jan 16 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, good via UTwente SDR.

WORLD OF RADIO 2017 contents: Afghanistan, Antarctica, Australia,
Brasil, Canada, China and non, Cuba, Germany, Guam, India, Iran,
Japan, Korea North & South, Madagascar, Maldive Islands, Mongolia,
Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Oklahoma, Spain, Sudan South
non, Turkey and non, USA, Vietnam, Zanzibar; and the propagation
outlook

WOR 2017 is available as of 2320 UT Thursday January 16
(mp3 stream) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2017.m3u
(mp3 download) http://www.w4uvh.net/wor2017.mp3

Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

0900 UT Friday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2300 UT Friday WRMI 9955 to SSE
[usually starts with heavy jamming but maybe abates]
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW, 5010 to S; 7780 canceled
1300 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday WRMI 9955 to SSE
0900 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB [another episode]
1900vUT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 to NE
0900 UT Wednesday Unique Radio NSW 5045-USB
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 7490.245, Jan 15 at 2258, WBCQ in dead air, no telling for
how long after Goddess Irina, but into BS at 2300. Seems quite stable
on this off-frequency now (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 5890, Thu Jan 16 at 0648, WWCR on again with S9+10/20 of
dead air; why? Misprogrammed automation? This one not supposed to be
on air at all at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Jan 16 at 0701-0705 UT, another check of KAAY Little
Rock AR finds dead air again at top-of-hour, news? hole unfilled, till
0705 gospel music starts up. Should be helpful for local LR DXers
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2017)

** U S A. Re KMPX 30 ``29`` tropo log from Cedar Hill antenna farm
site SW of Dallas, despite city of license Decatur, which is way NW of
Fort Worth, Stephen Luce in Houston replies: ``Glenn, the "Estrella
Dos" you found on KMPX also runs on co-owned KZJL here in Houston on
virtual 61.2. Both stations are owned by LBI Media, operator of the
Estrella TV network, so the carriage of Estrella Dos may be limited to
network O&O's as far as OTA availability.``

My remark that Estrella Dos was only on KMPX based on rabbitears.info
search on that `network` turning up nothing but KMPX. Just rechedked
directly, that still has only Estrella 61-1 for KZJL, physical 21.1. I
guess if the horoscope show be simulcast, local Houston phone numbers
replace Metroplexians? It`s not often we are ahead of rabbitears info
(Glenn Hauser, WOR)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2182.0-AM, Jan 17 at 0106 past 0121 UT, S9 open carrier
with slight fading. This used to be a very important frequency,
maritime phone calling and distress, but fell into disuse many years
ago, and I`ve rarely heard any activity on it as I bandscan across. I
figured it was deliberately not 2180 to avoid MW harmonix from 1090.
Despite all his utility info, EiBi shows nothing on 2182 now. UDXF
logs indicate most 2182 activity in Europe, but this carrier is
obviously quite close (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0428 UT January 17