martedì 2 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 1-2, 2013

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, July 1 at 1859 I am on the porch trying for at least a carrier from LRA36, and there it is – definitely a JBA signal on 15476, but I soon must evacuate since the neighbor`s lawn is starting to get sprayed with some noxious chemical (which is why mine grows natural weeds and his doesn`t). Back at 1946 I can still whiff it, but the carrier is still there too for my auditory sensors, JBA and of course, weaker than BBC Arabic on 15480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 6155-, July 2 at 0056, lo audible heterodyne (LAH) between two close stations, the stronger of which is slightly on the lo side. Mostly YL talk, and cadence sounds Spanish. Not helped by lots of static crashes, and from 0100, RHC cutting 6165 on and off, from 0103 staying on it with splatter out to here. 0108 a bit stronger, still LAH, 0113 into praise music. Surely presumed R. Fides, which everyone reporting it recently puts on the lo side of 6155 as lo as 6154.93 but now it`s higher, maybe 6154.96 or so with that low het which per HFCC and Aoki could only be All India Radio, Aligarh, 6155, Urdu service, 250 kW, 282 degrees per HFCC, but 500 kW, 325 degrees per Aoki, surely the peak hour to hear it way over here. Could Fides also be on old // 9625? We`ll never know with all that DRM noise from REE Costa Rica. Recheck at 0158-0200, 6155- is still on but the splash from RHC is even worse. Fides sign-off has been reported at 0200, and
 WRTH 2013 daggers it as irregular. Meanwhile, 6135-, R. Santa Cruz was much, much stronger, still on at 0200; Brasil SRDA 6120 audible too an hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4915, July 2 at 0058, R. Daqui is off again, vis-à-vis poor carriers on other 60m ZY frequencies such as 4885, 4925; but plenty of CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, July 2 at 0100, RHC is cutting on and off the air in Spanish instead of English; then off a bit until staying on in English from 0103. Bad news for R. Fides on 6155; see BOLIVIA.

5040, July 2 at 0105, RHC Spanish on this frequency suffers from squeal by defective modulator (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1050, July 1 at 1144 UT, XEG Monterrey NL is still in, some guy making a funny voice and repeatedly mis-gendering ``la programa``, ha ha, in taking phone calls from people with normal voices.

1570, XERF Ciudad Acuña also still in July 1 at 1150 UT with mañanitas and servicio social announcements, mostly missing persons, but also a dog and a job opening; fading out by 1155 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, July 1 at 2348 UT I have the TV antenna toward NE hoping to capture edge of Es opening, but instead I hear stronger signal than last time of ham repeater ID every 7+ minutes, which I copy this time: N5LWT/R --- ARRL lookup leads to Worth, Thomas A, N5LWT, at 2302 Eucalyptus Ave, Enid OK 73701, but not for the repeater with his call.

Googling on N5LWT does find it listed as a repeater here:
showing outputs at 147.3750 and 444.8250 MHz. I suppose the 2m one is more likely to produce an image if not spur on the FMBC band, but I haven`t figured out the formula, if it involves the receiver 10.7 MHz IF on the FM band (55.845 MHz and 450 kHz on LW/MW/SW). Ideas? Leaving 88.1 on for some minutes, I`ve yet to hear any QSOs, just the automatic ID.

BTW, I am listening on the ATS-909 with whip antenna only, but it and other receivers in the shack are obviously affected by the C-490 UHF/VHF TV antenna maybe 25-30 feet away, without any direct connexion to it, but to TVs nearby; as rotating it causes weaker FM signals to fade up and down, even tho the amp on the antenna has the FM filter engaged. Signals just bouncing off the elements? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. We may have expected WWCR-1 to glom onto 6115 as soon as WYFR abandoned it, per HFCC registrations effective July 1, but they did not: July 2 at 0054 check, still on 6875 and not 6115, with financial huxter. But they do have dibs on 6115! Current WWCR website transmitter sked is effective only until July 31 still showing 6875 and after 0100, 3215 which I also confirmed at 0105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, July 2 at 0106, KJES good signal in Spanish, not English, which everyone from WRTH to Aoki to DX Re Mix shows as the only language for the 0100-0230 broadcast. However, the adult pontificating Biblical stuff was speaking with a heavy Gringo accent, diphthongs here, diphthongs there, diphthongs everywhere! Instead of pure vowels in proper Spanish. Soon kids begin responding in unison. No real English heard now, but KJES has been known to go bilingual if not mix up the alleged language schedule. EiBi, however, does show Spanish 0100-0200, English 0200-0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. QSL: card for DX test from KSEY Seymour TX, 1230, received in P-mail July 1 for print-out of log report sent by P-mail, with SASE as requested, not to station but direct to V/s and QSL manager Jim Pogue, Memphis TN, who volunteered to design and print the QSLs for this special. F/D with date 3/24/13, time 0517+ UTC. Tnx, Jim! He also enclosed a blank of his own ham QSL KH2AR. KSEY QSL:
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