venerdì 27 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 26-27, 2013

** BOLIVIA. 4717-, Sept 27 at 0049, lively music from Yura on the air this late tonight, poor signal but better than most from S America on 60m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 5952.4, Sept 27 at 0128, Radio Pio Doce, sounds like ads or at least hype in Spanish; need LSB to avoid dratted Cuban jamming against nothing on 5955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4873, Sept 27 at 0051, approx. center of distorted blob with music, no doubt the out-of-whack Rdif. Roraima. At 0126 recheck it had shifted to 4874 and I could tell it was drifting as I listened for a few seconds. Last night it was around 4880 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD. 6165, Sept 27 at 0056, undermodulated talk at first unseems French conversation, then it doesseem. By 0103 recheck, Cuba is on and blocking, unlike absence all last night. Bill Bingham, RSA, reminds me that Zambia has been missing from 6165 for a long time, so the CCI with Chad I heard after 0300 was probably the other frequency toward Asia for Turkey`s English broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Sept 27 at 0103, RHC is on in English back to blocking Chad, and // 6000 is quite undermodulated by comparison. Similar for the Spanish channels at 0130: much less modulation on 6060 than on 6100. At this time I noticed both English and Spanish had same news item concerning the Pacific islands.

7340-7430, Sept 27 at 0113, approx. extent of jamming pulses bleeding from single fast unit against nothing on 7405, and wall-of-noise on 7365 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) More about jamming under BOLIVIA

** DIEGO GARCIA. 12759-USB, Sept 27 at 0106, trace of broadcast talk from AFN. I was not hearing it before 0100, maybe the time it QSYs up from 4319-USB (which is always blocked by a big ute here after 0000 even if it propagate). Anyhow, like last night, but not as well, 12759-USB gradually improves during the next semihour; noticeably better at 0116 check in talk; 0125 music, and still music at 0132-0133+ tuneout.

As Station Manager Greg Badger told me, we are axually hearing an Air Force transmitter relaying AFN`s 99.1 FM, ``Power 99`` live DJs if we are listening between 00 and 08 UT M-F, 02 and 06 UT Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 13362-USB, no signal from AFN here around 0117 UT Sept 27 while Diego Garcia [q.v.] is in on 12759-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11740 & 11985, another check Sept 27 at 0053 of the two AIR frequencies supposed to be simulcasting the Sinhala service at 0045-0115: 11740 with talk in presumed Sinhala; it does resemble French with rising intonations at the end of phrases or sentences, at least the way it`s spoken here.

11985 is NOT //, instead open carrier with hi-pitched squeals. Still the same (no IS on either) at 0058; by 0102, 11985 has started modulating in music // but probably not synchronized with 11740. At 0115, 11985 is back to squeal on OC, and by 0116, 11740 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Sept 26 at 2000 a choral and military band national anthem is playing, must be Oman`s at local midnite; 2002 Arabic ID, and into an hour of almost uninterrupted ME music, nice for my nap. Much better signal than Kuwait on 15540 which would only play Western music, anyway. Georgi Bancov, Bulgaria, suggests that RSO has done something to improve its signals, and I tend to agree. Derek Lynch, Ireland, however, says the past two days, 15140 has been coming on at 1500, thus missing the English hour. Is it on some other frequency now at 1400, like 15560 which it had used for a while? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4955, Sept 27 at 0012, music on very poor signal, presumed R. Cultural Amauta, Huanta, the only known broadcaster in the Americas, yea, the world, on 4955 (notwithstanding R. Nacional, Colombia still in Aoki; how many decades has that been gone?). 4955 supposedly counts upon ten times the power of another Huantan, 4775, which I hear more often (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 27 at 0048, R. Chaski a bit better than usual in Spanish talk vs. music splashing from 5990 CRI via Cuba. 0058 the splash is off so Chaski music is better heard; 0102 talk segment strong enough to tell the modulation is distorted, presumably the usual `Creation Moment` wacko capsule, until cutoff at 0105:17* which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday. With BFO on, it made a blip as the plug was pulled.

We may have only a month left to enjoy R. Chaski in the clear at 00-01, for in B-13, IBB plans to put a Tibetan service on 5980 during that hour via Sri Lanka, sure to draw ChiCom jamming as well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 27 at 0114 I am ready to hear SLBC start. Open carrier cuts on music at 0114:47, good modulation and strength, but fluttery. Two-pip timesignal is about 12 seconds late after 0115, sign-on in Hindi mentioning ``Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10000, Sept 27 at 0109, WWV during weather bits is putting out modulation spike spurs at least as far down as 9945. I was ready to blame Cairo`s 9965 transmitter where there is hardly any modulation on the fundamental, but found the spikes stopped between the WWV wx and the time announcement, resuming during the next minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1688 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 9479, Thursday Sept 26 starting at 2101:10; usual excellent signal. Next: 0330v UT Friday on WWRB 5050; 0200v UT Saturday on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955; Saturday 2330 on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Sept 27 at 0118 UT, KRJO Monroe LA has a fast SAH similar to what I heard around sunrise, and a bit of other audio when I null KRJO. I was hoping it would be Spanish, but by 0120 fades in as English, so likely WPRR in Michigan.

Another 1680 remote possibility is the NAU station in Flagstaff AZ, ``KJAK``, part 15 or maybe a bit more, as Mike Sanburn reminds us, which you won`t find in the listings. Strangely enough, FCC AM Query shows KJAK is not assigned to any other AM station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search Sept 27 at 0117-0122 UT: none found on 9 kHz steps with BFO, but 1521 het against 1520 KOKC; these 1-kHz ones are best heard without the BFO, just listening for the het, and surely this is the 2-megawatt in the northwestern corner of Saudi Arabia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)