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Glenn Hauser logs August 6, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855, Aug 6 at 2308, no signal from R. Tirana, Albanian to North America, nor some chex later in this hour (Glenn Hauser,, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Aug 6 at 0550, RNA is a JBA carrier, while it was inbooming 3 hours earlier. Strange propagation, or temporary QRP? Once again, another SoHem station, RNZI, 11725 remains S9-S6.

6180, Aug 6 at 0555, RNA with music is still in at S9+20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [non]. Re Cauldron lighting at 0426 UT Aug 6 as seen on NBC TV: “Glenn, NBC did not broadcast the Olympic Opening Ceremony live. The cauldron lighting that American viewers saw took place several hours earlier. This sort of thing is why many American viewers living near the Canadian border prefer to watch Canadian television coverage of the games, which emphasizes showing events live, regardless of local time in Canada. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas“

Silly me: yes, if there is no bug in the corner saying LIVE, one should assume it is not. And if there IS a LIVE bug, one should assume, MAYBE it is live, or was live when it was live. I also note that NBC is still imposing another 3-hour delay on the west coast primetime feed. However, delaying it allowed them possibly to cram in commercials while pausing the recorded event, thus not having to skip some countries in the parade (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO. 6115, Aug 6 at 0556, JBA carrier vs S7-S9 noise level. Checking for Brazzaville since Thorsten Hallmann says it`s been active in their evenings. Ron Howard was getting it in California at 0511 until quick fadeout at 0545, by when Japan was still not arriving. So presume I probably had Congo. Need to start listening an hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 9650, further chex for reactivated R. Guinea, Conakry: Aug 6 at 0552 and 0603, no signal at all. However, by 0652, Manuel Méndez in Spain was hearing it past 0719.

9650, my next check is Aug 6 at 1351, when there is a JBA carrier, but that could easily be R. Sonder Grense, South Africa, longpath at 07-17. Per Aoki, only other 9650 stations are: 1530-1630 Living Water Ministry to North Korea from RVA Philippines; VOK in Japanese 0730-1320 & 2130-2420.

9650, Aug 6 at 2117, JBA carrier; by 2301 it`s up to S4-S7 with bouncy music, 2307 French announcement; 2349 French announcement and hilife music, 2352 DJ seems to be talking to someone, on phone? but other side not heard; 2358 hyper DJ, 2359:30 cut to drumming and off at 2400:00* sharp. Such precision smax of a possible relayer. Never heard any ID or even mention of Guinée, but no doubt this is it. Will they last longer than two days, their limit in April? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 9515, Aug 6 at 0553, no signal from R. Niger Delta, Voice of Peace, via France, had been at 05-06, but Ivo Ivanov reported it inactive as of July 31. The other broadcast was 19-20 on 11980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Aug 6 at 2342, KOKB Blackwell is emitting a rapid pulsing noise rather than any programming, while sibling stations 1020 KOKP Perry and 105.1 KOSB Perry are OK with sportstalk (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855 // weaker 15500, Sat Aug 6 at 2137, REE is playing all-American pop music of decades ago: “Take Five“, 2140 “Sugar, Sugar“, 2142 “Lemon Tree“, 2144 “Lollipop“, etc., songs in English but announced in Castilian. I suppose we should appreciate REE sending our music back to us, but somewhat more appropriate for an external service would be music in Spanish announced in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Aug 6 at 1857, checking WWRB to reconfirm R. Munansi: yes, F-G signal but deep fades in presumed Luganda only, lo-fi YL, keeps going until 1901 OM announcement mentions Muséveni; some breakup in feed with beeps and still going past 1904 when I quit. Nominal schedule is 17-19 UT (or 16- leading up with African music), also on Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1837 monitoring: confirmed Sat Aug 6 by roger in germany: “LOG: 6190 kHz CUSB Goehren “WOR” 0630-0700z, Southern Saxony-Anhalt: O=2 (220 km, skipzone Goehren), Juliusruh + Dourbes foF2 only 3.8 MHz, OK in SDR Twente O=3-4“. Also confirmed by gh, the Sat Aug 6 2230 broadcast on WBCQ, 9330.83-CUSB at 2254, good, further off-frequency than usual. Next:
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9330.84-CUSB, Sat Aug 6 at 2302 following WORLD OF RADIO, WBCQ with “William Tell Overture“, i.e. an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` playback, but segué to some other music, and Tom Barna is substituting with date announced as 15 August 2014, i.e. almost two years ago. I wonder why he picked this one to fill?

I am mainly monitoring 9650 Guinea, but when I get back to 9330+ at 2322, Tom has been telling a personal story about life`s struggle, Mal is off the ventilator [later deceased], inviting calls to 207-538-9180, but I hope nobody tried to get in on this today. Discussion seems to be about whether suicide should be prevented or allowed. Pause for “a bipolar favorite“ piece of music, then 2328 call from Jim Ramsey, discussing Robin Williams, whose suicide must have been recent then.

7490, Sat Aug 6 at 2305, meanwhile, J. P. Ferraro is discussing current politix on `Shortwave Saturday Night`.

5129.9 is too weak in the noise to tell what it`s transmitting, and no signal audible on 3250v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0244 UT August 7

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