venerdì 6 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 5-6, 2013

** BOLIVIA. 4717-, Sept 6 at 0100, Andean(?) music on the unique frequency of R. Yatun Allyu Yura, Yura; still with song, poor but the best S. American signal at 0117 on 60m.

On 49m, 6135-, R. Santa Cruz has a good strong signal, and 5952+, R. Pio Doce is not bad either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 4815, Sept 6 at 0101, Portuguese shouting about Bíblia, vs CODAR and must use USB to avoid the 4810 ute, i.e. ZYG640, R. Difusora Londrina.

5970, Sept 6 at 0056, Cuban pulse jamming has suddenly appeared here for no reason, quite bothering R. Itatiaia.

11815, Sept 6 at 0058, R. Brasil Central with song, now just as strong as 11855 R. Aparecida with its new transmitter, and RBC modulation is better. REE DRM 11810-11815-11820 from CR either off tonight or closed early; still going centred on 9630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5970, Sept 6 at 0056, Cuban pulse jammer is centered here, right atop poor Radio Itatiaia, Brasil, and spreading plus/minus 7 kHz. Another one with a quite different rate and pitch is still on 5955 where R. República resided long ago (really 5954+ for them), but 5952+ Radio Pio Doce, Bolivia has enough oomph to combat it. Yet more pulse jamming against nothing on 5890 where VOA Spanish used to be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9675, Sept 6 at 0112, CRI English talking about Turkey and the PKK, heavy flutter and same program as via Albania and Cuba on 9570, 9580 with no flutter. Got to be another Kashgar relay: yes, 01-02 only on the usual 308 degrees. Had not noticed this before, but now it stands out with Moscow gone from 9665 and Beograd gone from 9685 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT [and non]. 9720, Sept 6 at 0113, R. Cairo carrier is maybe just barely modulated, but hard to tell with strong OTH radar pulses extending from 9716 to 9745, CYPRUS? Egypt`s transmitters are so broken that one might suspect this noise was coming out of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. e-QSL received Sept 5 from Radio Casablanca, now at
as linked from

Design is from movie posters, for this report last year as in DXLD:

6939.7-AM, Dec 16 at 2238 a pirate signal is here, 2240 ID as Radio Casablanca, e-mail; playing old WWII tunes at the same time as `Marion`s Attic` on WBCQ 7490, but no BBCCCI here. Bits sound like old-time radio, then song about the Maginot Line; 2245 ``Animal Crackers`` by Shirley Temple; 2248 ``Three Little Fishies``; 2250 flash from United Press: Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; 2251 another Radio Casablanca ID, FDR`s ``day which will live in infamy`` address to Congress; 2259 ID and ``Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition``; 2304 ``Remember Pearl Harbor``; 2307 ID email as and 2313 ``Bugle Boy``; 2316 ID & e-mail; 2318 ``I`ll Be Seeing You``; 2328 ID and e-mail again, dramatic bit; 2345 still on but at next check 2355 it`s off. Nothing about Casablanca or Morocco heard other than the name. Sufficient signal of S9+12, and making C# above middle C het with 6940 reference = 278 Hz, so about 6939.72 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

Accompanied by note: ``Glenn, Thank you for your reception report on Radio Casablanca from late last year. A long-overdue eQSL is attached.

After many, many months of confinement in a Nazi labor camp, manufacturing faulty artillery shells, I recently managed to escape and make my way back to Morocco with the aid of members of the resistance.

I sincerely apologize for the long delay. War is hell, and prison is no picnic either. We will make every effort to answer future reception reports in a more timely manner, verifying reports with one of our series of four full-data eQSLs. Thanks for listening! Richard Blaine, American``

Tnx, Rick! He had just carried out another broadcast which I only heard about after it was over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 6 at 0055, R. Chaski is audible in talk with very poor signal; fortunately some additional Cuban pulse jamming on 5970 is spreading only up to 5977. Chaski cutoff timed tonight at 0104:24* apparently now interrupting their regular devotional talk in the Red Radio Integridad relay from Lima. That`s 11.5 seconds later than last check 48 hours earlier.

BTW, my nearest streetlight`s darkness sensor fired it up right at 0100 UT with a clear sky at sunset as it was doing in April, but now it`s precessing earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9665, Voice of Russia`s last remaining English frequency to near North America, has vanished unexpectedly early before the projected SW closedown at yearend. Only the Brasilian off-frequency 9665- audible Sept 6 at 0054 in Brazuguese.

VOR absence was first noted 24 hours earlier by several listeners, and was apparently still going as of Sept 4. Leo Barmaleo tells us that it`s the Maiac site (PRIDNESTROVYE) which has stopped carrying VOR, so other transmissions from there must be gone too, altho remaining for now via some other sites (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1685 monitoring: confirmed starting at 2100:56 Thursday Sept 5 on WTWW-1, 9479; also confirmed starting at 0329 UT Friday Sept 6 on WWRB webcast and presumably 5050. Next: UT Saturday 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4802-USB, Sept 6 at 0109, Navy MARS net designated 5X1B, treated as if it`s a station being called, but really a general call, from NCS NNN0ZIJ, everything always in fonetix. With NNN0TDA, NNN0TSW and others, saying stand by for some (digital) traffic, 2k long which took about a minute; some remark about receiving it vs some interference, presumably alluding to the CODAR I was also hearing. Googling on the calls: NNN0ZIJ = Robert Barker in Wisconsin; NNN0TDA = Ed Green in Milton WI; NNN0TSW = ham call NA9J, John J Kotlarik in Green Bay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1270, Sept 5 at 1907 UT on caradio at a fairly quiet parking lot on the west side of Enid, hearing two stations, one with Spanish music, and the other with English talk. SS is surely KRVT Claremore/Tulsa, as indeed IDed at 1915 as ``La Qué Buena`` (as not misspelt in the NRC AM Log 2012), and would expect the second signal to be 50 kW KFLC Fort Worth, but it`s also Spanish, the last we knew, with Univisión América.

Don`t recognize the voice of the English talker, but 1956 finally mentions it`s the Glenn Beck Show, so with a sub today. Can`t pull any ID before 2000 Fox News with the QRM, but suspect there wasn`t any. Other close 1270 for daytime groundwave is KSCB Liberal (no jokes, please), Kansas, and indeed it`s on the Beck affiliate list. I don`t normally get this in the daytime. It was fading up and down regularly, not too fast and not too slow, maybe as SAH with KRVT.

Soon ruled out any skywave this time of year on higher frequencies scarcely a semihour after local mean noon at 1832 UT. KSCB is nondirexional days with 5 kW, so it`s feasible, really only 175 statute miles, 281 km, quite closer than FW but with one tenth the power, except most of KFLC`s power heads E/W, not toward us at all (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5470-USB, Sept 6 at 0122-0128+, strange 2-way in Spanish. Without BFO it sounds like SSB, but tuned in USB, whenever the main station is talking there is continuous heavy RTTY-sound along with him even when he pauses. There is a beep whenever he cuts on. Maybe a mixing product or repeater would behave this way? Is conveying traffic slowly at dictation speed, sometimes with punxuation and fonetix. Made out a few words and phrases more than once concerning ``gasolina``, ``agua purificada``, and once, ``poner la protección de marinas``. Some long pauses between transmissions with no RTTY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5690+, Sept 6 at 0120, JBA carrier detectable with BFO, around where the Uruguay pirate Radio Chaná has been residing, varying 5688 up to 5692.5 as last measured by Ernesto Paulero, Argentina on Sept 3-4. No carriers from the OOB South Americans on 5580, 5460 if they are still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11900+USB, Sept 6 at 0059, Spanish 2-way intruder, so obvious amid the 25m broadcast band. Slightly on hi side but not as far up as 11900.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13364-AM, Sept 6 at 0053 I find a JBA carrier here as I am making a periodic check for AFN Guam 13362-USB and/or LTA Argentina, 13363.5-LSB without any luck on either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)