Hard-Core-DX.com: Glenn Hauser logs October 8, 2017

Glenn Hauser logs October 8, 2017

Sunday, October 08 2017

** GERMANY. 17810, Sunday Oct 8 at 1320, weak talk in unID language; HFCC shows AWR, 250 kW, 70 degrees from Nauen, at 1300-1330 weekends in Uighur, weekdays in Mandarin Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, Oct 8 at *1259, RNZP still heard here, after 7425 to 1258*. This contradicts recent HFCC registrations for new 5980, at 1300-1645, even more strangely, effective 1 Oct on the half-power 50 kW beam at 35 degrees, but not effective until 8 Oct for the other 50 kW at 325 degrees. We can only assume these were wooden alternatives but which still might go into effect at any time. I don`t know of any problem with staying on 6170, which also remains on the How To Listen sked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15460, Sunday October 8 at 1359, the BaBcoCk IS catches my ear, so what will this turn into? By 1359.5 it`s changed to the Vatican Radio IS. But at 1400 language opens mentioning Burundi, RadioAchow.com or something like that.

In fact, neither BaBcoCk nor Vatican is involved in HFCC registrations for 1400-1500 on 15460, but instead IBB, 100 kW, 15 degrees from Meyerton on Sat & Sun only in Kin, which means Kinyarwanda. This is contradicted in NDXC/Aoki as VOA in Kirundi. Presumably SENTECH was all mixed up in its switching prior to 1400, but got the input right just in time. EiBi will make no distinxion between the two languages, as ``KNK`` = ``KinyaRwanda-KiRundi service of the Voice of America / BBC``. Are they really mixed together in transmissions? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 21620, Sunday Oct 8 at 1357, JBA carrier has just come on from presumed REE as scheduled weekends only before switching to 15390 at 1800. 15520, 17855 and 17715 have also just come on with IS and much better signals. 21620 transmitter too weak to tell whether it`s defective like it is on 15390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17530, Oct 8 at 1320 and still at 1343 check, unID language from somewhere. HFCC shows it`s VOA Somali, 250 kW, 139 degrees at 1300-1400 daily, via VATICAN violating Separation of Church and State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1898 monitoring: the Oct 7 Saturday 2300 on WRMI 11580 is confirmed by a reception report from Eddy Prabowo in Jakarta, Indonesia, using a remote in Pennsylvania into his smartphone.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR 9485-CUSB, Oct 8
1031-1100 on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, good
0631-0700 on 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu no signal on Oct 7``

Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW

This report dispatched at 1650 UT October 8