giovedì 25 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 24-25, 2013

** ANGUILLA [non]. 11775, checking for the new Brother Scare collision with The University Network: July 24 at 1957, Anguilla is off the air and only a very weak signal is audible with some music, then carrier, and from 2000 very poor with typical TOM music like what`s on 9370 via WWRB (9980 WWCR having just rudely switched from TOM to that other program for an hour). Recheck at 2055, still only BS is audible very poorly on 11775.

HFCC shows 11775 until 2000 is CRI German via Kashgar on (what else?) the 308 azimuth, and now at 2000-2200 is TOM via Nauen, GERMANY, supposedly starting July 1 in defiance of Anguilla but reported only recently as colliding, by Mark Taylor in WI on July 20 and 2133, and by Russ Cummings, UK, July 22 at 2030, for whom TOM was atop AIA.

It`s not too unusual for Caribbean Beacon to be missing (or on the day frequency at night/vice versa with 6090), but I wonder if CB is off deliberately to monitor the competition, gospel huxter vs gospel huxter! CB is also missing from 6090 when checked at 0057 July 27, just the Brasilian audible in Portuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 6160, July 25 at 0056-0102+, station in English, presumed CKZN, has a LAH (low audible heterodyne) from something else; as yet, Cuba is not up on 6165 to splash. I think it`s still too early before sunset here and much more so in Vancouver for the second station to be CKZU which at last check by Wolfgang Büschel was within SAH range of 13 Hz, and it looks like the only other possibilities are low-powers in Russia and Brasil. Radio Rossii, Monchegorsk (a.k.a. Murmansk) is supposed to start at 0057 which must be circa sunrise there in the far north. Or maybe this is a clew: Aoki puts R Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre on 6161, altho what I heard was nowhere near a 1 kHz het. Aoki doesn`t split frequencies below 1 kHz; and Rio Mar, Manaus is supposedly daytime-only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 25 at 0058, R. Chaski carrier I am continually monitoring to catch their newest cutoff: 0059:34.5* UT, which is 11 seconds later than two nights ago; back in step at 5.5 (or more like 5.25) seconds later per day, despite the anomalous prolongation until 0100:46.5* one night ago. Maybe the timer failed and they turned it off manually ASAP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 9685, July 25 at 0054, IRS is again AWOL long before the 0030 English semihour should be over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1678 monitoring: found the playback halfway thru at 2000 UT Wednesday July 24, on 9930, WTWW-2, and no interruption at hourtop; among the variable bonus airings thanks to Ted Randall, so this time started at 1945.

WORLD OF RADIO 1679 monitoring: completed in time for first airing on WRMI 9955, UT Thursday July 25 at 0330, confirmed from 0331 on webcast; then: Thursday 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479; UT Friday 0326v on WWRB 5050; UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955 (no longer at 1730); Saturday 2328v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830; Sunday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930. There may also be further tests from HLR 15785-CUSB, Sunday at 0730, 1030, 1430, 1830, altho they were not on last week as expected, per Ivo Ivanov (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, July 25 at 0055, WRMI is fair with no jamming during Slovak lesson from RSI in English; must have missed the 1-minute `WRMI Scoreboard` at 0059, but at 0105 recheck, jamming is on and atop scheduled Radio Vaticana relay, why? That`s UT Tue-Fri only, with Media Network Plus/PCJ Radio from 0100 UT Saturdays, also jammed? WRMI program grid is now color-coded with Vaticana in yellow, meaning? Maybe just for variety. Presumably meant to be in Spanish altho preferably spelt Vaticano in that tongue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11979, July 24 at 2054, I too can hear the intruding single-number CW sending 8 over and over in groups of three, as Jack Metcalfe in KY has reported in UDXF, vs the RTTY on 11980 from NAU in Puerto Rico as IDed by Mike Chace-Ortiz. Another 15-minute broadcast, from when to when? Like the ones I am hearing from 0520 also on 11979. Nothing heard here on the other number-frequency Jack had, 11623 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)