sabato 17 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 17, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake March 17, before 1400:
15505, fair at 1344; probably against V. of Tibet via Tajikistan jumping all over this area on split frequencies, unheard

15615, fair at 1346 aside 15610 WEWN; no others 7-18 MHz by 1353. Aoki has nothing at all on 15615, and nothing nearby to explain it, but perhaps V. of Tibet jumparound, or SOH; was on 15605 two days ago

Circa 1430:
15800, fair at 1430, no others 11-18 MHz; by 1445 declined to very poor. Per Aoki this is a Sound of Hope 100-watt nuisance frequency from Taiwan available at any hour except 19-20

** CUBA. 5373, March 17 at 0537, presumed stray DCJC pulse jamming centered here, but this time nothing on 7230, and not in synch with 7365 or 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 17585-17610, March 17 at 1440, OTH radar pulses presumed from here despite broadcasts from Spain on 17595 and from Austria on 17605 (AWR Afar), with which it interferes, altho all are rather weak today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, March 17 at 0540, IGIM still not on, unlike yesterday before 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1608 monitoring: 5110v-CUSB, UT Saturday March 17 started at 0115, via Area 51 on WBCQ; following extended `Allan Weiner Worldwide` with many tributes to the late Jay Smilkstein. `Jean Shepherd` followed circa 0145. On the DX-398 I was getting almost as much modulation on LSB as on USB, but less QRM on USB; still centered on the low side of 5110.

Confirmed on WRMI 9955, March 17 at 1523 for the 1500 broadcast: poor signal but unseems Cubajammed, instead with fast SAH, double carrier obvious with BFO, i.e. from R. Free Asia, Tibetan via TINIAN and/or ChiCom jamming.

Remaining airings of WOR 1608: on WRMI 9955, Saturday 1730, Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730, Monday 0500, 1130. On WTWW 5755, UT Sunday 0400 ex-0500. On WRN via SiriusXM 120, Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9980, Saturday March 17 at *1358 WWCR-4 carrier cuts on desensitizing the area around WWV; 1401 sign-on and into organ hymns, later bar songs (?); by 1429 recheck it`s Brother Scare`s Sabbath Service.

Almost a week after DST has been imposed, WWCR has failed to update its program schedules, still dated March 1 with an obsolete 6-hour difference from UT at
showing 9980 starting with TOM on Saturdays and Sundays only at 1500 (really 1400), M-F at 1700 (really 1600). WBCQ 15420-CUSB has also moved an hour earlier on Saturdays with BS from 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, March 17, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTWW: George McClintock updated us on March 15: as we suspected, Brother Stair on WTWW-2 expired on Feb 29, but kept running him a few more days as an audio source for tests. Lately that transmitter has been off, nothing on 5085 or 9990, pending another TBA full-time customer being ready to start, religious of course. He is still making plans for a fourth transmitter; how soon that comes to pass depends on income from #2 once it`s in full service. It still needs a few adjustments, by an ex-Continental technician who was expected shortly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Enid sunrise today 1239 UT, just as I start checking MW:

660, March 17 at 1238 UT, Dineh talk, quite incomprehensible, nary a cognate or English word intruding that I could detect, but at 1241 back to English with McDonald`s ad, Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealer in Flagstaff AZ, KTNN singing ID, into country song in English. Since the sun is just rising here, it`s got to be way before sunrise a megameter to the west, so KTNN is obviously on non-direxional day pattern instead of nulling toward New York; unlike e.g. KKOB 770 in Albuquerque (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

1350, March 17 at 1258 UT, Fox Sports Radio with a bit of Irish reel music, wonder why? Loops NW/SE on the DX-398 with green display panel. Must be KDZA Pueblo CO, but supposed to be on PSRA power of only 180 watts until 1315 UT in March, instead of full 1300 watt day power. Why isn`t it 5000? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)