martedì 29 settembre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs September 27-29, 2015

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 29 at 1359, JBA carrier, but with BFO and headphones I strain to hear a mis-timesignal from Bangladesh Betar --- and do, the final chime at 1400:19.5, into Urdu service theme (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also INDONESIA

** CANADA. 740, Sept 28 at 0546 UT, nostalgic song, 0549 UT ``Zoomer Radio`` ID, ``Natural Woman``. Overcomes KRMG Tulsa at one tenth the distance and one half the power, especially when angling away from it, tho still picking up some LAH from Mexico off the back. CFZM Toronto, via CBL (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 7200, Sept 29 at 1240, soft song and Chinese talk, over CCI, and also an LSB ham who is oblivious to such broadcast QRM. Aoki shows jamming and RTI at 10-13; blowing away Myanmar if it`s really on too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 17630, Sept 29 at 1420, CRI English is fair with flutter, no echo. Ivo Ivanov recently recorded, presumably in Bulgaria, an echo here during this hour, confirming that CRI is really also eastward via Bamako, Mali at the same time on same frequency:
So far in North America, we only hear Urumqi. After 1500, when I seldom monitor, but instead write these reports, another CRI English hour on 17630 is supposed to be via Mali only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Sept 29 at 0557, Greek music, fair with flutter. Has been a while since both VOG and I were `on the air` at the same time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4750-, Sept 28 at 1245, RRI Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesian songs, 1252 mentions warta berita, news promo; LAH from a 4750.0 station is there thruout, but quite weaker.

4750-, Sept 29 at 1235, RRI Makassar, YL Indonesian talk with LAH from 4750.0 but soon in the clear mostly with songs; *1258:32.5 the het cuts back on, too much to keep listening to either. Is that the behaviour of Bangladesh or China? 

At first at 1235 Sept 29, I also have carriers on 3325, 3905, 4870, which could also be RRIs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11730, Sept 29 at 1322, VIRI is good with lite flutter, 1323 sign-on in Chinese, NA. Don`t recall hearing this before, and here`s why: per Aoki, 11730 is only at 1220-1320 in Pashto, due east from Sirjan, so they didn`t get it turned off in time. BUT --- the trouble is, the VIRI Chinese broadcast is scheduled at 1150-1250! via Sirjan on 17700 and 21455. The next broadcast from Sirjan is supposed to be Japanese on 13660 from 1323. 

Had I known this was so anomalous, would have kept listening or rechecked later. Per, DST in Iran ended Tuesday Sept 22, so have they been confused for a week in the studio, broadcasting languages an hour off the proper UT scheduled times?! And/or further mixup between Chinese and Japanese? I, for one, have no trouble telling those quite different spoken languages apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Sept 29 at 1325, another great Kurdish music concert from Denge Kurdistane, including a cappella chanting, orchestral segments past 1359. Good signal via PRIDNESTROVYE. 1417 recheck, however, 11600 is weaker and open carrier/dead air. Has there been a too-rough transmitter-site swap in the meantime? Yes, supposedly goes at 1400 from Prid. To B`lgariya, where Ivo Ivanov has often noted the transition is anything but smooth (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 980, Sept 29 at 1220, talk sounds like style of Antena Radio on IMER stations, as also on 1570 but not enough signal from both to make a // match with XERF. The IMER station on 980 is XEFQ, 2500/500 watts, La Voz de la Ciudad del Cobre, Cananea, Sonora, which I have logged before. At 1235 seems both are singing, now that 980 is under KMBZ. NW Mexican SRS conditions were quite inferior this morning, not getting much at this hour on lower channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 9690-, Sept 29 at 0558, open carrier/dead air on good signal from VON; same at 0559 on 7255-. At least they are on the air unlike 24 hours earlier. Normally by now they are drumming and chanting. Good night, so over to Wolfgang Büschel for Hausa details at 0615 UT Sept 29: ``9689.896 kHz heard on fair level in Germany, S=7-8, fluttery signal. Nothing on 7255v despite Belarus Radio. BUT heard in US eastern coast remote net units 7254.935 S=8-9 in NJ-US remote unit`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 21530-21650 approx., Sept 18 at 1404, extremely distorted wideband FM modulation, but with pauses I can match to the chat on KTST 101.9 OKC, instead of Twister music, peaking about 21580, i.e. the second harmonic of the ~10.7 MHz IF of some neighbor`s FM receiver becoming a relay transmitter. Heard several times, always tuned to KTST. 13m pretty much useless lately, but can also make out 21630 Ascension and a bit of 21505 Riyadh (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 21505, Sept 29 at 1419, poor signal but the SSOB from BSKSA in Arabic, and would be the OSOB if it were not for even less from 21630 Ascension. These days, any propagation on 13m is noteworthy. Maybe we are getting into the ``fall peak`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370, Sept 28 at 1311, open carrier/dead air from WWRBS with some hum; always much more hum on 9980 WWCR BS even while modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5004.5-USB, Sept 29 at 1302, Navy MARS net, too close for comfort to WWV on the FRG-7, but no problem on the DX-398 altho with lesser indoor random wire antenna clipped on. Several stations implying a note of finality, as if Navy MARS is about to go away. They muse about joining AF or Army MARS instead, or setting up a ham net of their own. At 1318, NNN0YGW says, ``dedicated to Navy MARS until it drops under the water``. 1319, he closes the net for today. 

Maybe imminent end of USG fiscal year tomorrow is the deadline? Other calls heard include NNN0AEV, NNN0AWG, NNN0FLN (in Missouri, real foggy, 58 degrees). `YGW has been logged as NCS for Iowa, Navy MARS Region 7; `AWG in Ames IA; `AEV in Missouri; `FLN a.k.a. N0INF = Danny E. Mann, Sr., Elkland MO. Logged this net previously until 1417* last Dec 5 as in DXLD 14-50 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17895, Sept 28 at 1403, open carrier from VOA Greenville test at S9+20, SSOB, off and back on for a bit; daily checkout a few hours before the midday broadcast to Africa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1792 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Sept 27 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, sufficient. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 28 from 0303 on Area 51 webcast, JL, running only slightly over; ``he`s gotta go``; and confirmed UT Monday Sept 28 on WRMI 9955, sufficient. Next:
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Full schedule:

** U S A. 1140, Sept 28 at 1309 UT, Spanish ad from AC 479, easily over groundwave KRMP OKC, but starting to fade half a sesquihour after sunrise here, i.e. KLTK Centerton AR, address in Rogers, 5 kW ND daytimer, the station named after a supermarket, ``Radio Las Américas`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1260, Sept 28 at 1255 UT, ID for 104.1 KSGF, Springfield`s News-Talk, from MO; 5/5 kW, day pattern is ND, but at night it`s all to the south. What do you know, this FM is not a mere translator but a genuine 19 kW station, however, licensed to Ash Grove, which is about 15 miles to the WNW, an afterthought? Official FCC September sunrise is 1200 UT; October, 1215 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. RF 45, Sept 29 at 1435 UT, tropo is up from KSNW 3.1 Wichita KS, NBC, even tho antenna remains stuck toward OKC; so I try 3.2 and there is ``Telemun`` as that`s how it gets into the Wichita market, piggybacking on KSNW, but with breakup. Hepburn`s tropo maps do not show any enhancement around here, and just marginal in eastern OK. Nor does Mountainlake, just Colorado/New Mexico. 

``Univisi`` is also decoding without breakup on RF 31 = 31-1 (kaput KXOK Enid no longer a blocker). That`s really KDCU-DT, a megawatt pretending to be in Derby KS, and shows as 46.1 Univision, 46.2 Unimas --- no, displays as 31-1 with no further subchannels. No other Wichita signals are Good enough to decode under these circumstances (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1625 UT September 29