venerdì 12 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 10-12, 2013

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, July 10 at 1940, tnx to Dave Hughes tip, the Twente, Netherlands remote receiver is picking up LRA36 better than usual. Looks like the signal meter is showing peaks of about -72 dBm, with music, 1943 & 1950 announcements but still cannot make them out, fading down by 2000 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 4957.9, July 11 at 0054, JBA carrier, suspected Rdif. Trópico, Trinidad as heard in South America, reactivated. Also on same July 12 at 0056, maybe trace of modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4915, July 11 at 0056, JBA carrier, much weaker than e.g. 4925, so presumably not R. Daqui, and maybe R. Macapá (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Channel A2 NTSC, July 11 at 1908 UT tune-in, `Dr. Phil`, some CCI; 1910 CTV logo, ``a Division of Bell Media``. Matches TV G Guide cable listings for Sault Ste-Marie and Wiarton Ont, at 3 pm EDT weekdays, but probably CHBX again from the former; yet to be absolutely confirmed that CKCO-TV-2 in Wiarton is still on the analog air. There may have been a lot more sporadic-E earlier and/or later this afternoon, but did not have time to stay with it. A few chex of FM unproductive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake July 12 before 1300:
13795, July 12 at 1247, fair
And NO CNR1 jammers audible 12-18 MHz; hardly anything above 16 MHz, already a sesquihour after sunrise here, and little on 15 MHz: weak signals into Korea on 15775 and out of Korea on 15575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, July 10 at 1910, I notice that the first RHC English hour of the day is just barely modulated (JBM) altho the signal level is fairly good.

11840, July 11 at 0459, NA at sign-off, rather distorted modulation; // 11760 is already off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 9835, July 12 at 1259, RTM romantic music until two-pip timesignal at 1300, way late, by maybe 8 seconds, but I was not watching my watch to time it exactly. Another one to pin down and see if it varies or slips. Tried 11665 during the talk/news on the hour, and seemed // but too weak to be positive, maybe not synchronized. Definitely diverged at 1305 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, July 12 at 0528 UT, music but as expected in less than a minute, ID for ``Ahora en 90.5 FM, con 5 mil watts, La Ranchera de Paquime``, i.e. its doomed original AM outlet, not even worth mentioning, per Cantú:
540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
Also as usual, this listed 250-watter is the dominant 540 signal, not the alleged 150,000 watt XEWA in SLP, altho with XETX nulled there is something else weaker, maybe it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Channel A2 NTSC, July 11 at 2359 UT, a bit of a novela in Spanish peaking from the southwest; nothing further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 5649, July 12 at 0521, too-brief aero communications in AM mode instead of SSB; selcall tones; ATC says ``BPC, go``; 0523 Gander mentioned, so presumably thence; this listing of MWARA frequencies
shows 5649 for Gander, Iceland and Shanwick [Shannon/Gatwick] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 11 at 0052, R. Chaski usual very weak carrier, until cut off at 0104:56*; also July 12 at 0059-0105:02* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, July 12 at 0515, IWT is gone again, not even a carrier; lately the signal and modulation had been so poor that it was of no use anyway. Companions 7230 & 7285 RSA, 7295 Algeria via France are still audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1677 monitoring: first airing confirmed on WRMI webcast, UT Thursday July 11 at 0330; and very poor vs jamming at 0357 check on 9955; tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed Thursday July 11 at 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479, usual very strong signal here. And confirmed on WWRB webcast, presumably also 5050, UT Friday July 12 again starting quite early at 0326, after a Dave ID and brief pause. 1677 or previous 1676 could also appear anytime, anyday between 17 and 24 on 9930, 00 and 01 on 5085.

Next: new fixed time on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB: UT Saturday 0200; on HLR 7265-CUSB Germany: Sat 0630 & 1430; on WRMI 9955: Sat 1500 & 1730; on WTWW-2 9930: Sat & Sun 2329v; on WTWW-1 5830: UT Sun 0400.5; on HLR 15785-CUSB test: Sun 0730, 1030, 1430, 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11635, July 11 at 0458, fair signal with gospel huxter in English, so WHRI must be active here on Thursday as well as Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)