mercoledì 12 febbraio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs February 10-12, 2014

** AMSTERDAM ISLAND [non]. Looking for FT5ZM Amsterdam Island, nominal 24955-USB on penultimate day on air, but Feb 11 at 2257 only hear a modest pileup on 24945-USB including KB1WH; and at 2307 someone working an HL5 on 24945-USB. Said they would start dismantling Feb 12

** DIEGO GARCIA. 12759-USB, Feb 12 at 0114 check, trace of SSB talk from presumed AFN, just before booming AM signal from 11905 Sri Lanka, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9720, Feb 12 at 0109, R. Cairo is managing to modulate for a change, but the music is extremely distorted; better to keep quiet. During Spanish service, unchecked what happened with English after 0200.

Meanwhile, 9965, Feb 12 at 0109 has constant pitch whine, but the talk modulation is much better, readable for the Arable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475 // better 9420, Feb 12 at 0106, Helliniki Radiophonia is on the air again with good signals, pop music. Wolfgang Büschel found it missing from all frequencies Feb 10 and 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 24959-USB, Feb 11 at 2255, W1AW/KH6 calling QRZ and working numerous mainlanders; so this is Hawaii week in the bi-state marathon of W1AW surrogates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, Feb 10 at 2137 UT, KOKB Blackwell is dead air as heard on the caradio, enough carrier to quieten the channel compared to some neighbors modulating. [Date correct, omitted from previous report; had left note in the car]. Recheck about 24 hours later on Feb 11, it`s back to sports talk (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 12 at 0101, R. Chaski carrier followed until cutoff at 0102:26.5*, which is 16.5 seconds later than three nights ago, keeping up the +5.5 seconds/night precession (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SINT MAARTEN. 24938-USB, Feb 11 at 2259, PJ7TM mentions he`s running 100 watts to a vertical. lookup:

Thomas Metz
Villa 13 Point Pirouette
St. Martin
St. Maarten

Other home call is K2GSJ in Sag Harbor NY, but at PJ7 five months a year. Also says,

`` OPERATING --- I refused to work a number of stations that consistently and deliberately break into an existing QSO, or when they call out of their turn, when I have called out a specific geographical area or when I call a station with only partial call letters. I very much understand when people make mistakes, because we all do. But when a station continues with the malpractice of constantly calling, even after being asked to stop, then there is no excuse for such behavior. I just note the call and no matter how many times I am called by the station, I will not respond to it. You stand a far better chance of making it into the log by respecting the DX code of conduct! When fellow hams continue this bad practice after being asked nicely and repeatedly to stop, I then just go QRT as it stops being fun anymore. Please follow the DX code of conduct. Thank you! Tom Metz`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Feb 2 at 0114, SLBC has just come on air with big open carrier, heavy flutter, then drumming, giving way to 3-pip timesignal ending 10.5 seconds later than 0115:00, opening in Hindi pronouncing full name SLBC as in English, on to nice S Asian vocal music. Meanwhile India had not been audible on 11985 and barely audible on 11740 in service to SL until 0115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Tue Feb 11 at 2328, WRMI is in Spanish atop pulse jamming, talking about a golpe de estado in Argentina, probably historical DX program, mentions LR1, Casa Florida, etc. Since it continues past 2330, most likely the hour-long `La Rosa de Tokio`. This hour has been scheduled as Fámily Radio in Spanish, the last remnant of ``WYFR``, but yesterday, Mon Feb 10, Ivo Ivanov heard Brother Scare on it and concluded it was a permanent M-F schedule change. Not: things remain flexible at WRMI; who knows what will happen tomorrow. After 0100 UT Wed Feb 12, 9955 is airing `Wavescan`.

7570 was previously on from 2200 with BS but still not heard by 2330 Feb 11, altho it had been on at 0641 as in my previous report. Next check, Feb 12 at 0107, 7570 is on again with BS, so apparently reactivated on a more limited schedule than before. This is // and synchro with 11565 WRMI, checked just in case there might have been a station/site switchero like there was on 7490, with which this is now way out of synch, WBCQ at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, UT Wed Feb 12 at 0104 and 0117 chex, WBCQ is not on the air. Probably coming on after 0155 now four nights a week as per log UT Friday Feb 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0537 UT February 12