sabato 24 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 24, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11745-11755 & 11805-11815, May 24 at 0042, 11780 RNA with big dirty spurs at plus/minus 30 kHz spreading 10 kHz each. 11780 itself is slightly distorted. Strangely, I have seen zero other reports of this monstrosity from inside or outside Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, May 24 at 0105, pirate music on raucous instruments; 0116 and 0129 IDs spoken slowly as XLR8 to distinguish it, I guess, from ``accelerate`` but mostly music; fair in sprummer noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15355, May 24 at 0118, fair-good signal with Arabic talk and music, obviously R. Sultanate of Oman once again having failed to QSY to 9500 at 0000 where there is nothing (nor anything on 15140 now, which sometimes is heard after 0100 instead) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980.04 approx., May 24 at 0038, R. Chaski vs storm noise level and splash from 5990 Cuba; better after 0100 with some music and talk modulation, enough to seem somewhat distorted as others have reported, until chopoff at 0112:05.5* which is 16.5 seconds later than last check one trinite ago.

Definitely slightly on the hi side compared to WWV and to several other 49m signals, so I can`t agree with Chuck Bolland who measured it with his Excalibur on 5979.979, but that was May 17 at 0014 as a carrier only, presumed. I should keep measuring it as I am waiting for its ever-latening closure (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 24 at *0114:10, SLBC carrier on, 0114:47 music starts, 2+1 timesignal ends at 0115:18; poor in noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 24 at 0040, WTWW-3 is on with Russian --- not really straight Bibling, but rather dramatic reading with music. Next check at 0120, it`s off. Maybe we are in for another spate of unpredictable language rotation; the schedule on remains way out of date.

5085, May 24 at 0057, WTWW-2 with BS is on nite frequency already, not 9930; while 9475, May 24 at 0057, WTWW-1 with SFAW is still on day frequency, not 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7570, May 24 at 0058, open carrier/dead air from WRMI; 0100 comes alive with ID and into presumed TOM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, May 24 at 0140 UT, South Asian song vs KFAB talk, and somewhat nullable, making 212/minute = 3.53 Hz SAH. Has to be KVTT Mineral Wells TX; as mentioned with my log earlier this month, official FCC May sunset for it is 0130 UT, yet still on at 0146 UT; and 0147 UT, KVTT ID in English, plus more music. Even in June and July, that would be too late when the official sunsets are only 0145 UT. A PSSA was denied in 2007y when it was KJSA, so presumably still running 39 kW critical hours power; or if cheating anyway, why not keep it at 50? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1300, May 24 at 0137 UT, Rockies Radio Network, also mentions High Plains Radio, plugs a rodeo, during pause in silly ballgame; NW/SE, good peaks but total fadeouts. It must be KBRL, McCook NE, which is in that group
and the only 1300 on the Colorado Rockies network
KBRL is 5000/136 watts U3. Has three major lobes, the one at 170 degrees close enough for us. Official May sunset is 0145 UT; June & July, 0215 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510, May 24 at 0134 UT, ad in English mentioning area code 785, which is northern KS, and loops NNW; there is no het so KCTE Independence MO must really be off the air, and this is the Larned KS station KNNS, no longer Spanish, as in NRC AM Switch 14 March 2014:

``1510 KNNS KS Larned – Format: TLK (was SS:MEX) Slogan Update: "The Patriot" Network Update: Fox/Ru/P/WW1 Adds //KRMR-105.7``

Larned, southwest of Great Bend, and KNNS`s address is there, is axually in the 620 area code, but not far from the 785 boundary, no doubt within its coverage area and/or that of its FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0358 UT May 24