sabato 6 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 5-6, 2013

** BOLIVIA. 5952.4+, July 6 at 0056, Radio Pio Doce is certainly back after missing 24 hours earlier: music vs Cuban jamming against nothing on the hi side centred on 5955; 0056 Spanish announcement sounds like a commercial rather than anything pious. At 0102 unseems Spanish so Aymara or Quechua? 0105, back to Spanish discussion mentioning gobierno and municipios.

Wolfgang Büschel, Stuttgart, Germany, was monitoring this a few minutes earlier: ``footprint 5952.440 kHz in MUMBLED Spanish, much weaker speaker than Cuban or Mexican Spanish locutors pronunciation, in peaks S=8-9 at 0035 UT July 6``

Art Delibert, Vineyard Haven, Mass. reported at 0007 UT July 6: ``Glenn -- FYI, I'm listening to Pio Doce now on 5952.44, with talk and music.  So they are on the air. Signal level is good, but much of their audio seems a bit garbled.`` They agree on the exact frequency.

At 0102 I also checked the other CPs on 49m: 6155- R. Fides audible poorly, hard-to-copy Spanish; 6135- R. Santa Cruz best signal but worst overmodulation/distortion yet I`ve heard from them, during 0114 song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4915, July 6 at 0105, R. Daqui is gone again, no signal here, but lots of weak carriers on other 60m ZY frequencies. Wolfgang Büschel, Germany agrees the 4915 channel was empty at 0020 & 0115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake July 6:
13795, good at 1243 well atop talk CCI from IBB Tibetan via Kuwait
 7365, good at 1336 with flutter atop CCI, IBB Chinese via Thailand

Search for CNR1 jammers 12-18 MHz unproductive circa 1245 and 1340 July 6. Propagation is much degraded with normally VG 15775 VOA Korean JBA, 15575 KBS inaudible, little else on 19m and nothing on 16m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII [and non?]. 15000, July 6 at 1159, WWVH with full ID, badly marred by continuous big noise resembling OTH radar, but bandwidth is no wider than WWVH itself, and does not seem to fade independently, so QRM, or self-generated? No signal from WWV here, and no such noise on 10000 or 5000. Recheck 15000 at 1245, WWVH is now in clear for propagation minute (R1 blackouts likely), but as often happens, there are spurious tones at the tail of the prop announcement! Is NIST, of all agencies, falling apart? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, July 5 at 0452, RNZI is on with good signal, unlike absence 24 hours earlier; and DRM noise also audible on 17670-17675-17680 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, July 6 at 0612, VON is on with English news going from African to other parts, fair signal. There was no sign of it an hour earlier tho the broadcast supposedly starts circa 0445 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, July 6 at 0058 UT, the unID classical Es station having outfaded, I hear the new KIEL Loyal with net ID as ``Twenty-four hours a day, Radio Seven Four International``. See previous report about this Radio 74 network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, July 6 at 0110 UT, KAMG-LP Enid has once again lapsed into dead air; at least there are no clix, and no stereo pilot either. It`s really incredible to me why anyone would want to have a radio station, and yet not make sure it operates properly. Back to praise music in Spanish at next check 1545 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 95.1, July 6 at 0058 UT while DXing WRNS in NC, I unavoidably hear KQCV Shawnee/OKC, with Bott Network promo for TWR soliciting kilobuck contributions in order to send 10,000 radios to China so that the Gospel can be heard!! Is there a shortage of SW radios in China? Guess where they are manufactured? Nor is a myriad of radios even a drop in the sinogigabucket. But a sucker is born again every minute (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 6 at 0057, R. Chaski carrier among the 5990 CRI/Cuba splash, but the cutoff is now well beyond likely overrun time for that: 0104:31* which is 11.5 seconds later than two days before, altho I was expecting only 10.5; variable? Wolfgang Büschel was hearing this in Germany at 0045, 6-7 Hz above 5980. And Claudio Galaz in Chile noted that the 0103-0104 feature on July 3 (and probably every day) from the relayed Red Radio Integridad was the Spanish version of `Creation Moments`, which I consider despicably anti-Science. I`m glad the signal is never good enough here to listen to the content (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, July 6 at 0510, no signal detectable from WBCQ, possibly propped out, but still no signal at 1239 when it should be audible if on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1676 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ webcast starting on time at 0130 UT Saturday July 6 after some music fill, as AWWW must have run shorter than usual; and also JBA on 5110v around 0150. Next: Sat 1730 on WRN via WRMI 9955; Sat 2329v on WTWW-2 9930 (or Sun 0000 on 5085 like last week?); Sun 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830; Sun 2330v on WTWW-2 9930. Also could appear any day, any time between 17 and 24 on 9930, 00-01 on 5085. Sun 0630, 1030, 1430, 1830 tests planned via Hamburger Lokalradio, Göhren, Germany, 1 kW on 15785-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. KVOH QSL received in p-mail July 5 for e-mail report to Ray Robinson of the June 29 test on 17775. Obverse has full color atlas map of Americas in skewed projexion with three concentric uncalibrated coverage patterns toward Mexico, Caribbean, S America. Full data on reverse, and boxes available to check reasons for not verifying report --- but one must get the card anyway to say so. Mine is checked as ``able to verify`` for 6-29-2013 on 17775 at 1902-2043. Here it is:

** U S A. 95.1, July 6 at 0053 UT, searching for something besides unID classical on 89.3 once the Es MUF pokes into the FM band, there are three stations here mixing, rap, gospel and C&W, one too many for OK and KS. Luckily, at 0054 ID by YL DJ as ``Your Country 95.1, WRNS``. Tho I have the call, searching slogan on WTFDA FM db goes right to this 100/100 kW in Kinston NC. See also OKLAHOMA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15150, July 6 at 0519, 1 kHz tone for the third night in a row. This time there are no Mideast signals on 19m, hi-latitudes outblacked, just much stronger ones from Australia, with Rwanda 15275 and Madagascar 15400 also in sufficiently. Comparing, the 15150 signal is most similar to 15400.

At 0522 I find a duplicate 1 kHz tone JBA on 17690, likely same unknown site testing; only other sigs on 16m and only slightly better than 17690, are Australia 17750, Saipan 17855, and some JBA music on 17490, scheduled as IBB Udorn in Tibetan, ergo just as likely to be a Chicom jammer.

On two radios I monitor both 15150 and 17690 whether they cut off at same time 0529 like 15150 did last night: No, 15150 now stays until 0531* (and still no sign of Iran scheduled from 0530), while 17690 tone is still JBA when I quit a couple minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 89.3, July 6 at 0031 UT, classical music in stereo, Beethoven`s Eighth, atop new semi-local KIEL; obviously sporadic E opening going for some hours has finally reached this far west and this far up in MUF. Searching classical format on the WTFDA db for this frequency finds plenty, but since I later get NC on 95.1, how about this state? WTEB New Bern might be, except checking their own schedule, not classical during the evenings. Maybe WSCI Charleston SC or some other neighboring state. I see that this week`s San Francisco Symphony release from WFMT network includes Beethoven`s Seventh, not close enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)