mercoledì 2 marzo 2011

Glenn Hauser logs March 1-2, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, still no signal from expected reactivation of LRA36, March 2 at 1358, 1438, 1513 chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, nice nightmiddle opening from R. Brasil Central, Goiânia, steady S9+20, March 2 at 0716 with song outroeod as ``Paixão Proibida``, live DJ with 4 e 16 timecheck, madrugada jingle, 0718 singing ID, lively DJ greets listeners wherever we are, more upbeat wake-up songs.

Previously there have been a few other 25m Brazilians all-night, but not a single other frequency showing now, and RNA 11780 does not sign on until sometime between 0730 and 0800. Could not hear RBC on // 4985. There were bits of Cultura Pará on 5045, now clear of 5040 CubaRM after its 0600* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9605, heavy echo-jamming in Chinese, March 2 at 1447, i.e. CNR1 vs BBCWS via Singapore, M-F 1300-1530. No Firedrake found this morning on usual frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGET)

** ECUADOR. 3810-LSB, March 2 at 0728, HD2IOA, Guayaquil in clear with no QRhaM, timesignals every 10 seconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, RTG, intruding March 2 at 0720, S9+18 but just barely modulated so I can`t even be sure it`s French, but probably. Some ACI from ARO SSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 4750, some music audible half a sesquihour after sunrise, March 2 at 1343, presumably RRI Makassar. Also some signals left on 4920, 4950 from China and/or India (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, March 2 at 1401, Shiokaze = Sea Breeze very poor opening in English on this Wednesday, via JSR Tokyo; het de Myanmar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 21695, V. of Africa from the Great Jamahiriyah, still chugging along with usual canned stuff, oblivious to the forces of revolution approaching, March 2 at 1403 pompous OM imagining that the ``United States of Africa`` is a reality, or even in the making, since 9-9-99, ``the era of the masses``. 1405 frequency announcement as 21695 and 17850, but still on // 17725 which is weaker now while 21695 is the SSOB (strongest station on band). 1428 stuff about African Union, 1430 ID, 21695 now weakening. 1512 both are about the same level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MICRONESIA. 4755.4, just barely audible carrier, March 2 at 0725, carefully compared to WTWW 5755.0. Walt Salmaniw reported PMA The Cross pulling the plug at 1035* a few days ago, another day at 0959:30* both without any ID or sign-off; how rude (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Lately 48, KWDW-LP, OKC, Univisión still in analog, has been too weak to lock in, but morning tropo-enhanced March 2 at 1524 UT so I check for the other low-power analogs: 21 home shopping KTOU-LP also in, but 19 KUOT-CA is mostly black screen, with video occasionally cutting on for a split second, while gospel-huxter audio in English continues uninterrupted. Is anyone paying attention? Not enough enhancement to decode Univisión 36 KCHM-CA, but 46 KOCM [no suffix per] Daystar from Norman was making it, these two DTV (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. Missing Monday, not checked Tuesday, REE`s Basque is back, Wednesday March 2 at 1338 on 15170 via COSTA RICA, interspersing lots of stingers. See also UNIDENTIFIED 9765 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, WJHR still back on original frequency, March 2 at 1513 with usual gospel huxter. No problem from Iran CCI today, poor propagation from Eurasia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WBCQ, Tuesday March 1 at 2005: inaudible on 7415. On webcast, lo-fi hymn, and gospel huxter later in the semi-hour already replacing WORLD OF RADIO. 2245, no signal on 7415, assumed off the air temporarily if not also at 2005. Remember new time for WORLD OF RADIO is Wednesday 2215-2245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO on WRMI: UT Wednesday March 2 at 0215, only wall-of-noise jamming audible on 9955 --- tnx a lot, Arnie! WOR 1553 confirmed on WRMI webcast. March 2 at 1645, first airing 1630 Wednesday of WOR 1554 confirmed on webcast, JBA on 9955 tho not jammed; also RTTY around 9960. WRMI is now well into the second year of its NW antenna being out of service. Next on WRMI: Thursday 0430, 1600, 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR on new 3195 --- not tuned in UT March 1-2 at 2300-0200, but March program schedule had been uploaded by March 2 showing it`s WWCR-1, preceded by 7465 and followed by 3215. 3195 thus replaces another hour of 7465, and then 7490. Look for the usual spurs now landing around 3179.4 and 3210.6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11714.9, KJES, near Vado NM, steady S9+20, March 2 at 1442, modulation sufficient but not full, threatening Bible verses about sin, evil-doers read in alternation by two females and one male who sounded like they were post-children. Probably HF sporadic-E enhanced, as 13845 WWCR was also much stronger than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6074, 2MTL or 8GAL inaudible March 2 at 1400, and R. Rossii 6075 also JBA, as we are getting too far into daylight now. These mysterious CW markers probably not to be heard again until November (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9760-9765-9770, strong DRM noise March 2 at 1334; still at 1415 when it`s mixing with AM Spanish from REE/COSTA RICA, ditto still at 1448, and 1519. Aoki shows REE AM 9765 M-F only at 1200-1400, all day Sundays. Is DRM-capable Cariari QRMing itself by mistake?

9765 is also an RNZI AM frequency at 0659-1058 and 1751-1850, but not scheduled at any time in DRM. 1159-1551 is supposedly the silent period for DRM, so that transmitter is available to be run somewhere. Inquiry is out to RNZI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###