Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs March 18, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18 2017


** BRAZIL. 6162, March 18 at 0621, a spur blob around here is showing up again, presumably from 6180 RNA/RNB which on fundamental is getting more distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BURUNDI [non]. 15420, Saturday March 18 at 1800 tune-in, Radio Itahuka ID right away and talk in presumed Kirundi, only S5-S9 (but good modulation this week instead of little or no mod the last two weeks; BTW, my last week`s report said ``Saturday March 12`` but it was really March 11!) Via MADAGASCAR also aimed USward, again one of the best signals on 19m band. Recheck again just before closing, still talking at 1859 and again chopped off without any closing at 1859:55*. This takes the place of the defunct Radio Munansi for Uganda on 15240 via WWRB during same timespan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, March 18 at 0623 check of RHC English frequencies: this one is suptorted; 6060 is better; 6100 is very good modulation and strength; 6165 is undermodulated but not distorted; 5040 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15140, March 18 at 1648, my BST-1 caradio memory scan stops here for something in Russian, good signal but deep fades. 15140 is in the bank for RHC later in the day, but now it`s got to be All India Radio, Delhi-Khampur site as scheduled in Russian at 1600-1715, 250 kW, 312 degrees per HFCC, but not really starting until 1615 per Aoki (and totally missing from EiBi!). 1701 into news mentioning Bangladesh, but exotic S Asian song already at 1703. No jamming or DRM. And NO sign of Oman which is supposedly on 15140 all day in Arabic, (after 14-15 English) but has been quite sporadic lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 13720, March 18 at 1810, Chinese singing at S6; the SSOBOONA (strongest signal on band outside of North America = 13820 & 13845). Figure it will look up to CNR1 and/or RFA to be jammed, but not so in HFCC, Eibi, Aoki. Only listee is NHK in Japanese to South America, 85 degrees, 300 kW direct at 1655-1900 (Saudi is also supposed to be on here after 1800).

This reminds me of an unID by Mark Taylor, WI in the NASWA Flashsheet at a much earlier hour on 13720, March 12 at 1325, ``traditional Chinese vocal song``, which didn`t match listings either. Maybe there really is something new and Chinese here (Glenn hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5995, Saturday March 18 at *1259, RNZI sign on with Bell Bird, good signal at first; having just announced on poor 9700 that we should retune to 5995. So contrary to their own website schedule I quoted earlier and on WORLD OF RADIO 1869, they are NOT using 7355 still after 1300 on Saturdays only. So now I have another look at
http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/listen
UT Sat March 18 at 1938 and it now has been corrected/changed to show:
12:59 - 17:58 5995 AM Pacific Sat
12:59 - 16:50 5995 AM Pacific Sun-Fri

RNZ news item at 1306 is another story about threats to the Tonga Broadcasting Commission (A3Z 1017 kHz + and FM network, including RNZI relays). Here are two more on the website since the last one I linked:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/326712/pacific-watchdog-says-pohiva-should-remember-roots
http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/326754/tongan-noble-says-pm-plans-are-unconstitutional
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15770, March 18 at 1834, WRMIBS is back on the air after absence yesterday, usual poor signal off the side here; oops! dumps off the air at 1837*, so still having problems.

Before then I noticed that there was some crackling as heard on AM, and quick carrier cuts or shifts as I listened with BFO, comparing it to much stronger 15710 WHRIBS, where the same thing was happening but much more severely. You risk ruining your transmitters by plugging in that horrible quality feed from Walterboro, and here I am just speaking technically. My receiver? Not happening on other nearby signals like 15500 & 15390 Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, March 18 at 1847, Oldies on WRMI is just too weak at S3 to enjoy the music, Blue Velvet at the moment, interspersed with Bob Biermann announcements. Should put this on 13 MHz daytime for better coverage further if not closer. Maybe 9395 is stronger at prime single hop skip distance from Okee halfway to here, like the Tennesseeans on 9 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Saturday March 18 at 1801, no signal from WTWW-2 for `Theater Organ/Ozarx`, and still none at 1820, but 9475 WTWW-1 is on with a ham show; nor on was WTWW-3, 12105. Staying on local time, all programs should have shifted an hour earlier, TOO to 1800 instead of 1900, but not rechecked then.

12160, Sat March 18 until 1730, WWCR`s `Talking Machine Show` which ought to be called `Singing Machine Show` has indeed shifted one real UT hour earlier not to 1700, and manages to penetrate into a restaurant on the G8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, March 18 at 1805, WJHR gospel huxter barely audible at S3 vs noise level of S2, just to confirm it still exists and is active today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12040-12075, March 18 at 1812, 12050 WEWN is splattering across this range, while fundamental is distorted during Spanish translation of prayer in English. Mother doesn`t care. Little comfort that this dirty transmitter impacts the upper side more than the lower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2114 UT March 18
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