domenica 14 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2016

** INDONESIA. 9680, Feb 14 at 1426, absolutely no signal here, not even a JBA carrier, so no RRI Pro 4 reactivated. The other RRI/VOI frequency, 9525-, does have a JBA carrier, which is the best it ever does here. Also, the China/Taiwan radio war must be over at 1400; and KNLS, if foolish enough to collide with them earlier, is taking a break during this hour. I`m checking because of this recent report:

``9680.00, 1220-1235 30.1, RRI Jakarta 4, Cimanggis (tentative). Bahasa Indonesia talk, music, 42432, QRM R Taiwan Int. in Chinese on 9680. Best 73, (Anker Petersen, Denmark, heard on my AOR AR7030PLUS with 28 metres of longwire in Skovlunde, via Dario Monferini, playdx yg via WORLD OF RADIO 1811, DXLD)

9680 RRI was last reported exactly one year ago, as in

As of today Feb 14, 2016, still has 9680 on its Silent Stations list only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Feb 14 at 1427, VOT IS at S5-7, then periodic IDs in unknown language, presumably Kazakh which is next on the schedule after 1330 English, but not on this frequency. 12035 keeps going past 1430 accurate timesignal and opening Kazakh, until chopped off at 1430:33*. Meanwhile, the poor Kazakh audience is only hearing China on 9785, like I am; until VOT cuts on with stronger but still inadequate signal here, at *1432:43. It`s slightly offset from China, starting a double het against the BFO. The tardiness could be, and has been worse by the sloppyrators at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1812 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday Feb 14 starting at 0422 on Gateway 160 Meter Radio Newsletter, WA0RCR, 1860.01-AM, Wentzville MO, following ARRL News which ran a bit over. Good steady signal, better than usual, and no ham CW QRM all over the place this weekend. Next:
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490, Sat Feb 13 at 2225, just music on WBCQ, continues past 2230, so filler in place of Mennonite Radio and Broad Spectrum Radio? No, James Branum explains, 

``Glenn, This Saturday I aired the BSR Interfaith show. Schedule at 
a program that will air music and sometimes spoken word from a different faith/ethical/philosophical tradition each week. I was out and around town today but did confirm that it aired with my Yaesu ham radio in the car. Signal wasn't great in OKC but I was using a less than ideal antenna.

This week's episode was almost entirely music from the Jewish tradition. Next month's episode is likely going to be secular pop music from the Islamic world, including K'Naan (a Somali-Canadian hip hop artist) and Kareem Salaama, an Oklahoma Muslim who has made a name in country music - 

So need to check each week`s plans which are constantly differing, and also not the same as the UT Fri 00-01 block on 7490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5030-, Feb 14 at 1411, JBA carrier slightly on the lo side. Intriguing, as there are no known SWBC stations currently on this frequency. Checking Aoki finds yet another imaginary/long gone Latin American, R Virgen de la Alta, in Perú (which even if it existed, would not be propagating at this hour). We do, however, well remember that 5030 was once the frequency of Tonga and of Sarawak. The 1994 WRTH shows several others back then. At this time, half a sesquihour after sunrise here in 2016y, there are also remnants of several known Asian SWBC signals on 60m. Of course, 5030- may not be a broadcast carrier at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11455-USB, Feb 14 at 1440, soft slow talker, interrupted by harsh fast talker, i.e. QSO pirates, thought to come from Indonesia in the 11.4`s, so perhaps in Indonesian, Javanese or similar. At 1445 the first one hums a bit, but no full-blown singing yet as sometimes erupts from these guys (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1719 UT February 14