domenica 27 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 25-27, 2014

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 12035, July 26 at 0133, very poor signal, M&W conversation. Trying to determine language, intonation almost sounds like Castilian, but no recognizable words; not // to some Spanish from Turkey on 9870, Iran on 9860; nor Romanian on 7335. 0143 now it`s in ME music, and not // Cairo either on 9315. At 0145 July 26 I find an even weaker signal, very poor with flutter, sounding the same on 12020, but not // 12035. HFCC shows both are IBB Pashto broadcasts:

12035 at 0130-0400, 250 kW,  78 degrees via Kuwait
12020 at 0100-0300, 250 kW, 340 degrees via Sri Lanka

So they are // but not synchronized. Aoki agrees on the parameters and adds which service it really is: VOA Deewa Radio, i.e. the super-specialized programming for the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 6134.8, July 26 at 0128, Spanish from R. Santa Cruz, lite het, so R. Aparecida is back on to QRM it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 5990, July 26 at 0130, RNA is off this frequency but on 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9440, July 26 at 1136, Firedrake sounding concert with plenty of drumming, but not exactly the traditional Firedrake jamming music. I record it just in case it is another FD jamming variation, but 1155 finally a Chinesish announcement merely as CRI with web info pronounced in English, 1156 usual closing theme to 1158*. Aoki shows it`s CRI in Chaozhou, 150 kW, 163 degrees via Kunming-Anning, to resume at 1200 in Cambodian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12140, July 26 at 0114, RHC, 2 x 6070, very poor vs CODAR. None of the 18 MHz harmonix are making it tonight.

15340, July 26 at 1338, RHC again missing from this channel while 15370 is on. Even on ``El Día de la Rebeldía Nacional``, RHC remains dysfunxional. ``Patria o suerte, pensaremos``. See also USA: WRMI

15340, July 27 at 1305, RHC still absent here but on 15370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 11710, July 26 at 0110, R. Cairo tonight is a big sig with bits of extremely distorted modulation at peaks only; only a lite het from Argentina on the hi side; this Cairo frequency is unusually similar sounding to the mess on 12070, while the third Spanish frequency, 9315 is much better but still defective.

13850, July 27 at 0538, R. Cairo with fair signal level, but extremely distorted, unusable. This Arabic service at 02-07 is probably the same Abis transmitter as on 12070 or 11710, both of which close at 02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [non]. All ERT Open frequencies missing, but allowing a weak Iran to come thru on 9420, July 26 at 0120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 17675, July 26 at 0123, unscheduled DRM from RNZI is off contrary to last few nights around this hour, perhaps because it`s Saturday there. 15720-AM is good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9996, July 26 at 0116, as I am synchronizing watch with WWV 10000, hear higher-pitched pips mixing from lo side. CW pinpointed on 9996, it`s obviously RWM Taldom; makes big tone marker at 0117 sharp; then some of the seconds-pips are significantly doubled like we hear on CHU too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020.0, July 26 until 1200:21.5* carrier-cut, i.e. SIBC, as reported by Ron Howard now on-frequency, so switched to new transmitter? BFO matches whatever signal is on 6020, China, Vietnam and India all scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9535, July 26 at 0119, REE remains back in whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 26 tune in just before 0115, musical prélude is going until mistimesignal ending at 0115:11 which seems to be the new default instead of 0115:18; ID in S Asian language pronounces Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in English, ``shortwave``. Very poor with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7355, July 27 at 0541, BBCWS is up to good level again, about Israel & Palestine; stronger than South Africa on 7285. Is it a propagational fluke, or some change at Ascension back to previous parameters which until some weeks ago, made this a VG BBC frequency for us during this hour only? 7305, BBC Ascension in Hausa during this semihour only, is also good, stronger than 7295 Algeria via France. The night before, 7355 was at usual poor level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1730 monitoring: confirmed after 0030 UT Sunday July 27 on WRMI, 9495.

WORLD OF RADIO 1731 monitoring: confirmed after 0130 UT Sunday July 27 on KVOH, 9975. Next: UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB; Monday 2100v on WRMI 15770; Tuesday 1100 & Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955; Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 11810, July 26 at 0113, splatter spur here is from 11825 WRMI BS rather than 11780 RNA for a change!

9955, July 26 at 0120, PCJ via WRMI, Keith interviewing someone with an LPFM station in upstate NY; I`ve heard this before, so another repeat.

15770, July 26 at 1250, WRMI is already on with BS instead of *1300. #9 transmitter has been idle anyway since closing 9495 at 0100*.

Propagation very degraded: no signal from 15780 VOA Korean via Philippines, which starts at 1200 and is normally much stronger than 15770; little else on 19m but 15610 WEWN, 15230 Habana; and 16m bears RHC only. By 1337, 15780 VOA Korea has appeared very poorly; still only Cuba on 16m, 17580 & 17730.

9955, July 26 at 1255, WRMI still has CCCCI, i.e. France in Chinese via Taiwan which could be on 9945 or 9965 with no collisions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15420-, CUSB, July 26 at 0124, WBCQ is also running this frequency into Friday evening/UT Saturday for `Allan Weiner Worldwide` which starts at 0000 (was 15420 also on between 21 and 24?); as I tune in, playing a clip of ``Radio Sarah``. Also on // 7490 and 5110; at 0139 now he`s saying g`nite all, and into dead air for a while on 15420, but 5110 continues with WBCQ jingles (modulation seems suppressed), and 7490 defaults back to Brother Scare. By 0141, 15420 has been turned off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 25 at 2150 check, WTWW-3 is still overcome by Brother Scare instead of Bibling Worldwide, as WTWW-2 is still down, missing from 9930. Next check, 0114 UT July 26, BS is still on 12105, but not strong enough to overcome the CODAR.

12105, July 27 at 0537, WTWW-3 still BS with no WTWW-2; and signal is holding up at very good level, still on past 0602 when WTWW-3 is no longer authorized on 12105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5984-CW, July 26 at 0107, very weak CW intruding into the SWBC band, not hand-keyed, can`t copy any VVV, CQ or DE to confirm it`s a marker, but one transmission does end with K. Reminds me of 4XZ, Haifa, Israel, which has been reported on nearby 49mb SW frequencies. Are there any 5984 logs in the UDXF yg? Almost: 5984 was a QSX (reply frequency) in a message from the Russian Navy on 8345 CW logged by Tony Roper at 0232 UT on July 4, 2013y. That`s the only significant hit on 5984 in over 50 kiloposts. Various callsigns in the net start with R- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15565, July 26 at 0124, 1 kHz tone on fair signal. Closest thing listed in HFCC is IBB Chinese via Thailand at 00-01. Aoki specifies it`s VOA, and of course, *jammed. So it could be either or neither. At 0138 carrier is still on but no modulation. It`s slightly stronger than HSK9 on 15590 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Turning on channel A2, July 27 at 1402 UT, with antenna south, I find some sporadic E, and also a bit on channel 4, but fading out before I can determine language or direxion when rotating NE; 6m Es map shows all the activity from the NE, but we know how unreliable that is. Nothing further in the next bihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1558 UT July 27