domenica 7 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 6-7, 2013

** BOLIVIA. 4957.9, July 7 at 0109, weak carrier, no modulation audible. Could this be R. Trópico, which Miguel Castellino in Argentina reported to condiglist as 4959, reactivated a few hours earlier at 2203 UT July 6? At 2325, Ernesto Paulero also in Argentina said it was coming and going with a few words, then only a carrier.

I was checking 4959 first at 0049 but found nothing there except pulse jamming, stray from Cuba? q. v., at least between 4959 and 4965, while there was a stronger station on 4955, presumably Amauta, Perú. Jamming was like that heard on 5890, 5955, etc., where it is just as uncalled-for.

LA SW Logs, still available, but not updated since Feb 2012,
shows it on 4958v, closer to my reading, which I did not know until looked up later; so it may have been gone for six years:
4958v BOL RDif Trópico, Trinidad [1755/2224] Jul07 A ex4552 see6037.6

** BOLIVIA. 5952, UT Sunday July 7 at 0058, Radio Pio Doce is gone again, maybe just earlier variable sign off like other Bolivians (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6135-, UT Sunday July 7 at 0101, R. Santa Cruz with usual good signal and full ID for ``960 kHz onda media, 6,135 kHz onda corta, y 92.3 MHz frecuencia modulada, transmitiendo desde Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia``. A few notes at 0102, jingle/IS? Then into sign-off message with same and even more detail. Sure wish I could have been recording. ``Emisora del Instituto Radiofónico Fé y Alegría``; partial street address for ``oficinas en Mario Flores, esquina ---``. Then a quena/guitar song, but not allowed to complete, cut off in mid-word at 0105:43 and carrier off a few seconds later*. Modulation really strong, but not distorting much this time, altho there were a few IADs (intermittent audio dropouts). Closing time varies a lot; maybe this is normal for Saturday night.

6155-, July 7 at 0059, music weakly audible from presumed Radio Fides, but can`t copy anything definite and too much temptation to tune other frequencies; maybe one of these nights I will hear an ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4915, July 7 at 0046, R. Daqui is off again, altho others were hearing it earlier in the hour, as well as // 11835.698. That must be off too, as all I can detect against strong 11840 RHC is a JBA carrier on 11835.0. R. Daqui is listed on 11830, but Jorge Freitas also heard them several days ago around 11835. Next time 4915 is in well, it would be nice to copy a full ID with all the frequencies announced. As usual, numerous ZY-frequency carriers were audible at this time on 60m above and below 4915, most of them slightly off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Fidel`s filthy pulse jammers continue to mess up our SW bands, with Arnie`s approval; it`s bad enough when they target real stations trying to get the truth thru the sugarcane curtain --- even worse when they are allowed to run against long abandoned frequencies and bleed out away from those. July 7 between 0055 and 0110 as I am trying to tune legitimate DX stations, irregular pulse jamming of variable strengths interferes on 4959-4965, 5890 (heavy against ex-VOA Spanish which even when it existed was not on at this hour), 5955 against no Radio República --- but even even worse on the 9 MHz band bleeding out from heavy multiple pulse jamming vs R. República via France on 9490: at 0114 I could hear the pulses all the way out to 9430 and 9525 at least, the latter QRMing Romania with classical music. Axually more pulses on the low side of 9565, another jammed frequency. As for República on 9490 at 00-02, it`s hard to tell they are even there any
 more and sometimes I doubt that they are; in springtime that could hold its own or even overcome the jamming here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9445

** GUAM. 13362-USB, July 7 at 0120, very poor signal but can tell it`s a YL in Amerenglish, i.e. AFN, and nothing from LTA on LSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9760, July 7 at 0117, fair signal with ME music. Figured it would be R. Farda, until HFCC reminded me: ``9760 0000 0200 28,39N THU 100 315 0 218 1234567 310313 271013 D 13650 Arb OMA RSO RSO 10180`` -- that is, R. Sultanate of Oman, which despite the dates on this entry, only recently started broadcasting new frequency at these hours (just in time for Ramadan?) (Farda is on 9760 but not until 0230, via Germany) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 7 at 0050, R. Chaski is in with enough strength to tell it is talking; after chasing lots of others, back to here at 0104 in time to time cutoff as 0104:35*, which is only 4 seconds later than yesterday, but averaging 5.17 seconds per night later compared to 0104:19.5* on July 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1676 monitoring: confirmed this Saturday back to usual time, instead of half an hour later after frequency change: i.e. from 2330:27 July 6 on WTWW-2 9930, and finished in time for 2359+ QSY announcement to 5085 and 9930 off by 0000. Next: 0400.5 UT Sunday July 7 on WTWW-1 5830; Sunday 2330v on 9930.

And the Hamburger Lokalradio tests Sunday at 06-08, 10-12, 14-16, 18-20 on 15785-CUSB are to include WOR at 0630, 1030, 1430, 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. In case you haven`t heard, Ray Robinson of KVOH notifies us that there will be another test transmission Sunday July 7 on 17775, this time at 1700-1900 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9445, July 7 at 0115 while checking out the dirty Cuban jamspur range, I find an extremely distorted blob here. It might be the center of a jammer, except there is nothing scheduled here, but there are traces of program modulation in it, so more likely a spur or extremely mistuned transmitter. Found nothing else like it on the 9 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)