sabato 19 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 18-19, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11750 & 11810, July 19 at 0513, spurs from RNA 11780, but at poor level this time.

Regarding my previous comment about the azimuth from RNA on 11780, 6180 (and 5990?), rather than the ``360 degrees`` as in Aoki, reply from Huelbe Garcia, PU3HAG:

``Guilherme (Glenn) -/ You are probably already aware, but here it is: Gustavo Maia from Goiânia visited Parque Rodeador (RNA transmitter site) in August 2010. Gustavo left a really good post with several pictures on his blog:
The 4th picture shows maps with radiation patterns. The 310 degree bearing seems the right one``

And Wolfgang Büschel says: ``collected azimuth data some decade ago, according of a Brazilian sw target list:
 55 SoEUR/ NoAF / ME
130 SoAF / MDG

the AM / DRM tests originate at 325 degree antenna, see attached jpg, so regular RNA could be also either 310 or 325 degree azimuth.
FYI, Spurs noted also in 1994 and 1998``

Checking my NGS globe with geometer, the true azimuth from Brasília to Enid (and circa Kansas) is 319 degrees, while 310 goes right along the US/Mexico border, but close enough. One wonders whether the various other antennas are still serviceable as the external service is long since deleted (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15195, Firedrake jamming still exists, as heard July 19 at 1333 during drumming segment, atop but mixed with target and/or CNR1 jamming, while 15115 and 15265 had CNR1 jamming only; neither kind anywhere else 12-19 MHz except:

18990, July 19 at 1336, CNR1 jammer is JBA, as scheduled this hour on Sats & Weds to go along with RFA Tibetan via Kuwait (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, July 19 at 0132, Music in Spanish occupies the null of WTAW, not // 5025, presumed R. Rebelde again relaying its FM network (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, July 18 at 2004, RHC with suppressed modulation, audible only at peaks, seemingly French as scheduled; wiggle that patchcord! And 11840, presumably Portuguese in European service is just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12040-12100 approx., July 19 at 0119, rumbling spurfield from extremely distorted 12070 R. Cairo transmitter, gradually declining out to the edges, but very bad between 12055-12085.

13770-13910, July 19 at 0517, R. Cairo on 13850 is nothing but humbuzz, but rather like a broken toothpaste tube, some very distorted modulation squeezes out instead at 13830 and 13870, and there are additional weaker spurs every 20 kHz out to approx. 13770, 13790, 13810; 13870, 13890, 13910. Per Aoki, this is the 'El-Bernameg Al-Aam' service at 0200-0700, 250 kW, 315 degrees from Abis USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, July 19 at 0110, VG signal with Greek music from ERTOpen, but big whine along with it, a lower pitch than Cairo does to itself on 9965, but louder on 9935, yet so is the program modulation. // 9420 from ERTO is loud and clear. 15630 at 0125 check July 19 has good clear signal too with Greek music. First time I`ve noted this on 9935, but others have heard it altho not constantly.

Is it jamming as John Babbis suggests also UT July 19? ``ERT Open on 9935 kHz had severe interference from 2100 to 0200 UT, which also appeared on Tuesday, July 15 at 2100-2300. I believe that someone is attempting to drive ERT Open from 9935 kHz``.

I`m not convinced that it`s not just a transmitter fault at Avlis. Wolfgang Büschel agrees at 1850 UT July 18: ``and a fence of 180 Hertz apart signals on 9935v, 13 x 180 Hertz spaced peak strings seen on each band side, covered in total on 9929 to 9941 kHz space``

Furthermore he was hearing the same thing later at 0402 July 19 around ``11644.983 signal wandered down to 11644.963 kHz within 25 minutes duration, after a single hour settled down finally on 11644.960 kHz.

Is the same faulty unit signal of 9935v kHz yesterday night. S=9+15dB -54dBm, and buzzy audio. And a fence of 130 Hertz apart spacing signals on 11644.9v kHz, 13 x 130 Hertz spaced peak strings seen on each band side, covered in total on 11639.5 to approx. 11651 kHz space`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. Altho not dealing directly with radio monitoring, a follow-up on MH Flights 17, which continue to run every day with several different planes, so referring to the crash as ``Flight 17`` is nonsensical. On July 18, the day following the disaster, that flight by 9MMRL left Amsterdam at 1019 UT and landed in KUL at 2200, i.e. flight time of 11:41, so about a dekaminute longer than usual.

On July 19, 9MMRF departure was delayed 4:15 until 1415, ETA 0104 July 20, which would be only 10:49, unlikely unless quite a tailwind or speedup. See
Perhaps someone can supply the available ATC/ATG HF channels along the route; since it`s all overland, may not be much HF use instead of VHF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Only a bit of sporadic E, July 19 at 0218 UT as a novela from Televisa net-2 fades in and out, star bug in LR; nothing more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, July 19 at 0125, RNZI OK in AM, but no DRM noise circa 17675 in accordance with new reduced DRM schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re my getting four cable TV channel audios on the FM band while at Jiang Yuan restaurant in Enid, Steve Luce, Houston TX replies:

``Glenn, regarding your reception of TV audio in the FM band at a shopping center: Is there some sort of fitness club nearby? Many such places have multiple TV's in the exercise area for members to watch while working out. Rather than a cacophony of multiple audio sources coming from many speakers, each TV is connected to a Part 15 FM transmitter (on a unique frequency) so members can listen through headphones/ear buds on their personal FM receivers such as an iPod Nano. I've heard such transmissions while in a parking lot near a fitness place, and have read reports of others with the same experience. Other businesses with multiple TV's might do the same thing.``

By George, Steve, I think you`ve got it. JY is at 2201 W. Willow and there is a Finer Physiques at 2305 W. Willow, really in the same continuous strip mall despite the 104 difference in numbering. Such a setup probably means not necessarily the same cable audio would stay on the same frequencies, depending on desires of the exercisers (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 19 at 0114:35 tune-in, carrier from SLBC is on, but just before prélude should start, it dumps off air at 0114:50*, and is still off making us miss the mistimesignal circa 0115:18! Shux; recheck at 0120, now it`s back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 9955, UT Sat July 19 at 0147, as I tune across WRMI during the PCJ Radio International hour, I hear Keith Perron introducing a vintage clip of Voice of Free China`s IS and ID, anthem, same as heard exactly two weeks before on July 5. So PCJ programs repeat week after week? Not a bad idea, considering up against Cuban jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A reminder to check the Saturday evening airings of WORLD OF RADIO on UT Sunday July 20: 0030 on WRMI 9495 (maybe previous edition); and 0130 on KVOH 9975 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 18 at 2003, WTWW-3 with Bibling in Brazuguese, but only poor signal, while neighbor WWCR is inbooming on even higher bands, 13845 and 15825, so I conclude WTWW-3 is on low power. Next check however at 0118 July 19 with PPP, 12105 is back to very good strength (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, July 19 at 0119, no signal from VOV via Woofferton; must be off the air, as other Eurafrican signals are OK on the band; however, a JBA carrier on 12005 with nothing else scheduled, so maybe a mix, overload or possibly WOF on very low power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-USB, July 19 at 0127, JBA signal presumed pirate. Several unID reports here but one says it`s Lode Radio Hour:,17729.0.html

6945-AM, July 19 at 0127, JBA music, presumed pirate. No logs of this at hfunderground or freeradiocafe. Both gone at 0144 recheck here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2009 UT July 19