martedì 20 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 19, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake March 19, before 1400:
11970, fair at 1325 vs nothing audible. Only target around here in Aoki is: ``11980 SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng 2000-1700 1234567 Chinese 0.1 ND ? TWN 11955E 2610N SOH b11 11950-12100``

12980, fair at 1330
14700, fair at 1331
15375, poor, Chinese, propeller noise jam and maybe FD too at 1335
15500, very poor at 1333
15615, fair at 1340, not on 15500 now
15900, poor at 1331
15940, fair at 1331, unusual spot
16100, good with flutter at 1336, none in the 17s, 18s. I had been using inside longwire due to storms, but switched to outside at 1337 which procured noticeably better signal on 16100

After 1400:
15605, poor at 1415, ex 15615 before the hour, both abutting WEWN, which fortunately has not built up to normal super daytime level with all its spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6030, March 19 at 0518, DentroCuban Jamming Command is still running at least two lite pulse jammers slightly out of synch, this UT Monday despite R. Martí weekly silent period, plenty to wipe out the weak DX possibilities here, notably Radio ICDI, Central African Republic which CEO Jim Hocking tells me is still on the air, listed sign-on 0500; not even CFVP can be heard either. Tnx a lot, Arnie!

7210, March 19 at 1258 heard some lite pulse jamming around here but let up before I could pin the frequency, so maybe they are really going after anti-Castro exile ranter N1NR in PA who hangs out on 7210-LSB, tho unheard today. The trouble with jamming hams is that they can flexibly move around, and it would sort of belie Arnie`s CO2KK devotion to ham radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, March 19 from 0455 looking for RNGE Bata which had been reported by Victor Goonetilleke in Sri Lanka as reactivated on March 17, and heard signing on at *0458 March 18 by Brian Alexander, PA. But not even a carrier detectable here; anyone else hear it again, or will it prove to be as erratic as the other SW stations here? Also checked 6250v in case Malabo come back. It used to come on at widely variable times after 0530.

15190, March 19 at 1855 I don`t hear anything, but at 1857 a bit of music, 1858 announcement, 1859 preacher intonations, so presumably R. Africa is still active. Very poor signal. If anyone ever manages to record an ID, I want to hear it; in previous lives, R. Africa would make them occasionally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, March 19 at 1308, somewhat better signal than usual muscles aside the ACI from 9530 a bit, so I can tell that VOI is just barely modulating, but not well enough to be sure it is in English as scheduled; in fact, for a moment it seemed Chinese. Ishida says it was in English today as well as most of the previous week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, expected VON to resume on a weekday March 19 at 1900 from new Abuja transmitter, but nothing audible from it or Ikorodu before 1900; however, Spain was splattering badly from 15110 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1020, March 19 at 0526 UT, my semi-local KOKP Perry is in open carrier, dead air, still so at 0554, and nulling it, can barely make out two stations, one in English, one in Spanish.

780, March 19 at 0556 UT, daytimer KSPI Stillwater is also on with unmodulated carrier, as often but not always the case overnight. I was wondering if it might do so during the March 10 WBBM silent period, but no show then. It`s in the same market as KOKP but different ownership. Also no longer hearing the plus/minus 4 kHz spurs, nor when modulating in the daytime, altho I haven`t yet rechecked it on the caradio where the 6-kHz hets against 770 and 790 were obvious.

1520, yet another Okie with dead air, and it`s the biggie, KOKC! What`s going on around here, anyway? Silence March 19 at 1255 UT so I keep listening, and finally cuts modulation on during CBS News at 1302
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, March 19 at 1725, Brother Scare via WWCR is upset that he don`t get no respect from mainstream gospel huxters, even tho God has chosen him; also ``God does not use women as prophets`` so would those stupid, naïve women quit telling him otherwise? February+ duplicate on 9990 WTWW is still silent, but expected to resume shortly with someone else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 11815.0, March 19 at 1311, REE is back on frequency today making no audible het with NHK, after its Sunday day-off, when 15125 instead was off-frequency. I expect it`ll be back on 11815.5 or so a few more times this week.

15110, March 19 at 1855, REE Noblejas with mind-numbing IS before sign-on, very strong but overmodulated and distorted on 15110, splattering at least 15100-15120, vs Nigeria if it was even on. At least much weaker 15125 via Cariari was on-frequency today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15500, March 19 at 1657 poor signal with Sudanese music, 1658 Arabish announcement and plucking instrument, ID for Darfur, Sudan Radio Service, off by 1700. Is 300 kW, 140 degrees from Woofferton UK at 16-17 since Jan 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, March 19 at 1241 UT, tune-in to Dineh chanting, quickly KTNN Window Rock ID in English along with some other unknown town on the Res in AZ; Mercedes ad, belying impressions that it`s a poverty-stricken area. I need to be listening at 1230 UT whether they pop onto non-direxional day pattern then instead of 1330 when they are supposed to during March. Both all of adjacent NM and the Navajo Res in AZ observe DST, AFAIK, unlike the rest of AZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Thanks to a last-minute tip from Engineer Al Hajny at WCSZ 1070, Sans Souci SC, via John J. Rieger of via the amfmtvdx at list (which I also passed on to the DXLD yg), about an engineering test, it was presumably heard here as follows:

UT March 19, aimed E/W on the DX-398 to minimize KLIO 1070 KS, and even more so, IBOC from KRLD 1080 TX, I was getting KNX mixing with a SAH of approximately 8 Hz, then:

0528, tone test, brief sweeps, more tone
0530, lo-pitched tone
0533, medium-pitched tone
0534, higher-pitched tone but less than 1 kHz
0536, higher pitched and now stronger
0539, nothing further heard, tho still SAH so carrier may have remained on.

No IDs heard, but the tip said, ``Hello John, I will be testing WCSZ 1070 tonight, (Monday morning 3/19) non-DA, at various powers from 25kW-50kW mostly. I don't know if you have a place to post this, but I thought I'd pass this along just in case it's useful to you. Al Hajny``

No time was mentioned either, but could have started as early as 0400 UT = midnite EDT. WCSZ is in the Greenville SC market with a Spanish AC format, per NRC AM Log, and night power is normally only 1.5 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, March 19 at 0540 UT while checking for the 1070 DX from WCSZ, noticed Mexican music from the SW, and not // XEPPM 6185, soon IDed as ``10-60 KIJN``, i.e. the 10 kW *daytimer* gospel huxter in Farwell TX on the NM border. The music did not strike me as religious, but the brazen ID mentioned Jesús; I assume the calls in English signify In Jesus` Name. Signal was as good if not better than the 1060 nullee, WLNO New Orleans with Brother Scare, as if we can`t get enough of him already on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510, March 19 at 0548 UT, ads with 303 AC, greeting ``mile-high listeners``, and then a chiropractor; ``15-10, 93.7, we`re Mile High Sports``, 0549 into sports talk. It`s KCKK, Littleton CO, also heard 24 hours earlier dominating 1510, as in my previous report, concluding that they are *not* nulling toward Nashville or Enid as their night and day patterns would require. NRC AM Log shows 93.7 is a mere translator, K229BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, March 19 at 1307, WBCQ in dead air again, also at 1327, but cut-on at 1329 with ID as on 7490 (not now) and 9330. Again dead air at tune-in 1652 until resumed at 1656. Note: anomalies like this are newsworthy, which is why I keep noting them. See also OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15580, March 19 at 1655, contact info for VOA-Africa, outro `Africa News Tonight`, quite readable but under strong open carrier with a SAH. 1656 USG Editorial about US-Brasil partnership. 1659 the OC starts a standard VOA sign-on, by which time the previous site had fortunately gone off and no longer a SAH. Just before 1700 a switching error erupted with two words, ``David Bently``, 1700 VOA news. 1730, ending `VOA International Edition` and into `Inquiry` for Africa about sibling rivalry. Recheck at 1902, now VOA on 15580 is only fair with flutter.

Current site lineup in the 14-22 VOA English period is per HFCC: 14-15 South Africa, 15-16 Sri Lanka, 16-17 São Tomé, 17-18 Greenville, 18-1830 São Tomé, 1830-1930 Botswana, 1930-21 Bonaire, 21-22 Botswana! It will all change from A-12 next week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11665, March 19 at 1418 hearing tones stepping down and then up, stopping at 1000 Hz, vs CCI always here between RTI and ChiCom jamming (and also this hour CRI via Wulumuchi, EAST TURKISTAN scheduled). And what about Wai-FM, MALAYSIA? It never made it past all the QRM to here, but have not seen any reports of it for almost a month now. Recheck at 1444, not hearing any of this on 11665 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15284.4, March 19 at 1341, intruding weak CW, not hand-keyed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)