venerdì 16 novembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2012

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Nov 16 at frequent chex including 1310, 1330, 1355, 1418, no show from LRA36, not even a JBA carrier, altho reported to have been reactivated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH [and non]. 9475, 9482, 9498, 9505, approx. peaks of squealing spurs surrounding 9490, Nov 16 at 0040, TDF transmission of Radio República at 0000-0157. Some nights the spurs are there, some nights not.

So potential victims such as The Mighty KBC would be well-advised to continue avoiding 9500 or this area completely; again UT Sunday Nov 18 at 0000-0200 they are to be on 9450 via Bulgaria, including further digital mode tests at 0130, as Kim Elliott points out; see

** INDIA. 9870, Nov 16 at 1414, AIR VBS with ``news`` martial theme, or is it, since odd time and after a few words soon back to music; poor signal but atop CRI CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Nov 16 at 1340 UT, dead air from KFXY Enid, but with strong carrier nulled as best I can, no understation audible at this hour. Didn`t last until 1400. Wish KFXY would start a regular dead-air hole in darkness like KGWA at local midnight (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Nov 16 at 1453, YL with medical advice in English, ID in passing as Radio Sultanate of Oman, poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [non]. 15320, Nov 16 at 1505, ``was inspired by a very good priest here in the Philippines, Father Jerry``, and other English bits mixed in with Tagalog, along with piano music. A busy frequency used by KSDA Guam and AWR Sri Lanka, RTI, FEBC, RFA, Mashaal Radio, but during this hour only it`s R. Veritas Asia, 250 kW, 130 degrees via VATICAN, in `Filipino` to Egypt, Arabian Peninsula and Iran; so off the back is 310 degrees USward with a typically good offbeam signal provided by SMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND [and non]. 7120, Nov 16 at 1329, R. Hargeisa very poor with music, but better than first check at 1308; can`t recognize any English during rechex, but 1340 onwards mixing music and presumed Somali talk. Always some CW QRhaM, such as CQs from K9CM around 1346, i.e. David L Trout in Columbus IN. At 1401 same fanfare and military band tune with drumming, apparently anthem, as heard yesterday, which really cuts thru the noise best, ending at 1402:37 and carrier off at 1402:55*. Presumably longpath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 7688, Nov 16 at 1321-1324+, YL with Chinese numbers, 8 syllables at a time between pauses, so 8 numbers each? Occasional interruptions for non-numerical announcements. Seems to be more modulation on USB than LSB but could pass for AM. Aoki shows this is
XingXing Guangbo Diantai in Kuanyin, not bad for 10 kW nondirexional, i.e. the ``Star-Star`` numbers station, scheduled on 7688 one semihour each at 05, 06, 12 and 13 UT; (and also on 7654 at 02, 03, 04, 07 and 08). Indeed gone at 1333 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15485, Nov 16 at 1530, presumed V. of Tibet as now scheduled in Tibetan via MADAGASCAR, good signal, better than the 1430 on 17535; and no jamming audible past 1533 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1643 monitoring: first SW airing confirmed Thursday Nov 15 at 2201 on WTWW 9479. Second airing confirmed UT Friday Nov 16 at 0430 on WWRB 3195 (and webcast also working this week; and 5051/5050 remains off the air). Next:
UT Sat 0230v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB --- For all the other Area 51 programming and to reconfirm WOR, see:
UT Sun 0500 on WTWW-1 5745 (or a new frequency maybe 5855 or so)
On HLR: Sat 0630 on 7265, 1630 on 6190 (if same as last week)
On WRMI 9955: Sat 0900, 1600, 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, Mon 0530, Tue 1200
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat 1830
Full schedule with many more webcasts:

** U S A. 1010, Nov 16 at 0629-0631 UT, sermon, or at least a religious talk in Spanish with consecutive translation to English, phrase by phrase, loops E-W dominating channel. Smax of KXXT Tolleson AZ (Phœnix market), and likely on day power of 15 kW rather than nite power of 250 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Nov 16 at 1339, KBXD Dallas with its characteristic SAH against KQAM et al., YL talking about aid projects such as clean water wells, consecutive translation to unknown (African?) language. Sounds like typical missionary business, such as ICDI in the Central African Republic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1070, Nov 16 at 0634 UT, music in Spanish, 0635 announcement maybe mentioning ``Radio Acción``. Then KNX fades up. Suspected WCSZ Sans Souci SC (Greenville market), as has been widely reported out of whack and getting out at night. Seems WCSZ has no website and no stream (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)