giovedì 22 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22, 2012

** BURMA [non]. 13595, March 22 at 1329, good signal sounds like thumb piano, but hardly African: 1330 ID as Radio Free Asia in Burmese; amid scheduled 1230-1400 service via TINIAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 22 circa 1330:
11500, very poor at 1327, altho lots of Chinese on 25m, hot prop
12230, very good with flutter at 1327
12980, ditto
13970, ditto
14950, very good at 1332
15500, good at 1332, het on the low side, presumed V. of Tibet
17450, very good at 1336; none in the 16s, 18s, 19s

13865, March 22 at 1329, strong Chinese not // CRI equally strong on 13855; 13865 has to be CNR1 jammer vs BBC Uzbek via Oman at 1300-1330 only. Can`t have any Turkic-speaking Chinese citizens listening to that!! And tough luck for the dentroUzbex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, March 21 at 1857, YL preaching in English, almost readable at peaks between deep fades, presumed still R. Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 13615, March 22 at 0547, vocal ME music with flutter, finally getting something besides Australia on this band at this time. Sounds like R. Farda. Yes, at 0619 still vocal pop music, not so fluttery, then 0620 announcement mentions Farda and puts phoners on the air. I bet they are critical of the regime. Latest B-11 HFCC of March 20 shows 13615 usage by IBB Persian: 0400-0430 Sri Lanka; 0430-0700 Wertachtal, GERMANY; 0700-1100 Sri Lanka; 1100-1800 Lampertheim, Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, March 22 at 0550 IGIM on with chanting. It may have just popped on as I tuned across, not sure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, VON continues to be absent this week when checked around 1900, after last week`s overlap between old and new transmitters. However, March 21 at 1857, only with BFO can I barely detect that sound of DRM, so suspect VON was there trying DRM mode instead of AM; anyone else notice? Still no AM audible at 1902 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, March 22 at 0552, Brother Scare again on WBCQ, extended broadcast. Maybe he has purchased more time into the night? Next check at 0614, dead air here instead of on 9330-CUSB which is still modulating GFRN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1608: confirmed on WRMI webcast at 0455 March 22, but wall of noise jamming on 9955: tnx a lot, Arnie! 1609 was not yet ready nor at webcast-only time of Thursday 1600.

So WORLD OF RADIO 1609 SW airings (all of them also webcast) will be:
Thursday 2100 on WTWW 9479
UT Friday 0330 on WWRB 3195
UT Saturday 0100-0120v on WBCQ Area 51 5110v-CUSB
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5755

WRMI 9955: Saturday 0800, 1500, 1730, Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730, Monday 0500, 1130

Hamburger Lokal Radio, Germany, 5980: Tuesday 0930 ex-1030

Also on WRN via SiriusXM ch 120: Saturday & Sunday 1730, Sunday 0830

** U S A. 750, since hearing an unID March 18 at 1243-1249 UT, I have been checking again but usually nothing audible. However, March 22 at 1256 I am getting something in the null of KMMJ NE, game to identify clips from Star Trek movies, to an 800-510 number. ID at 1300 hourtop had ``NO`` in it, so I conclude it`s KKNO, Gretna LA, 250-watt Christian daytimer, a fit for the slanted USA-IRN news which followed, a.k.a. SRN at 1302 cutaway, and an ad with 402 area code --- oh2, that must have come from KMMJ. BTW, I never hear southeast OK`s 750 station, 250 kW daytimer KSEO in Durant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1070, in a previous report on the Sans Souci DX test, I typoed the calls as WSCZ instead of correct WCSZ. Since it`s in South Carolina, my typo should have been correct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1260, March 22 at 1311 UT something in Spanish, 1312 romantic music, maybe from SW/NE, but soon overtaken by KWYR ID from Winner SD. I had been earing this frequency since a DXer inquiry about what`s the dominant Mexican I get on it? None. Unfortunately there are too many SS in mid-America on 1260: KBHC Nashville AR, KDLF in Boone IA, both of which are apparently musical, plus three Texans which are religious or sports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1430, March 22 at 1316 UT Aretha, 1318 show name ``Music in the Morning`` with calls I couldn`t catch starting with K-; inviting people to call in event info to 888-394-1430 for PSAs; Coca Cola jingle; 1322 ``True Oldies``. But True Oldies Channel has nothing on 1430 in affiliate list:

NRC AM Log, however, shows ``Good Time Oldies``, which I assume is a competing format on both KALV Alva OK (nulls toward Tulsa but barely audible here in daytime), and on KZQZ St Louis MO. But that 888 number leads right to KZQZ. And its website
confirms: ``Welcome to the all new KZQZ 1430 AM, "Hot Talk and Cool Oldies." So it was Cool, not True that I heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11690, March 22 at 0617, strong S9+22 open carrier, VG signal, in fact the SSOB, and no RTTY QRM from NAA at this time. Only broadcast scheduled in HFCC is RFI Hausa from Issoudun for the last month of B-11 at 0600-0630. Seems too strong to have been that, but no trace of it otherwise. Gone at 0629 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 16083, March 22 at 1335 continuous tone and then off, could be ute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)