lunedì 22 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 22, 2016

** BRAZIL. 4885.03, Feb 22 at 0704 check, R. Clube do Pará is gone again! After big show last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Sunday Feb 21 at 2132, RHC with smooth transition from French to opening Esperanto, theme song and sign-on. La elsendoj estas: Sun 1600 on 11760; Sun 2230 on 17730; 0700 on 6000. I think they said 6000 instead of correct 6100 as just reconfirmed, and the 0700 should be mentioned first as it is the first, not last broadcast, on UT Sunday, not UT Monday. But the Esperantists in the studio are also clueless that they have another outsending, as I first noted last Sunday, 2130 on 11880 instead of Portuguese. This week I also check 17730 at 2230 and reconfirm it still exists too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** GOA. 15175, Feb 22 at 1526, open carrier, dead air with flutter, S8
past 1531 when maybe it`s just barely modulated, still on past 1559. Only thing listed in HFCC is AIR Panaji, 15-16 in Gujrati, 250 kW, 205 degrees; Aoki refines it not really to start until 1515. WRTH 2016 shows same to East Africa, and it looks like it`s time again to turn this over to some other site such as Bengaluru, as on // 11620, 13640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15420.064, Feb 22 at 1524, S7 station in English, presumed BBCWS via UAE, a site known for its off-frequenciness – but no! Registered as Meyerton, 15-18, 100 kW at 20 degrees. You`d think BaBcoCk would insist on better treatment. At least there is nothing on 15420.000 to het it except my BFO. 1600 all I can copy is a BBC-style timesignal. Remember that WBCQ is still registered for 15420 any time between 15 and 23 but hasn`t tried to use it for a couple years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. Michael, We have been monitoring the very interesting Ugandan Diaspora P10 Radio and wonder if this is being transmitted by MBR? If so, could you tell us which site(s) on which frequencies at which times, and how much longer this is expected to continue?
9685? 15405, 15680, 17840
Thanks, (Glenn Hauser, World of Radio, Feb 20, via DXLD)

Dear Glenn, thank you for your mail and question regarding our new broadcast for the Uganda Diaspora P10.
Please find attached their latest transmissions:

15405 1630 1700 48SW HR 4/4/0.8 140 217 1234567 130216 260316 ISS 250 UDP F MBR
 9685 0300 0600 48SW HR 4/2/0.5 140 206     5   180216 180216 ISS 250 UDP F MBR
17840 0900 1100 48SW 330200     155 218     5   180216 180216 NAU 250 UDP D MBR
17840 1300 1600 48SW 330200     155 218     5   180216 180216 NAU 250 UDP D MBR
15680 1600 1900 48SW 330200     155 218     5   180216 180216 NAU 250 UDP D MBR
15680 1700 1900 48SW 340200     155 218      6  190216 190216 NAU 250 UDP D MBR
Best regards,

(Michael Puetz
Sales Consultant, Business Unit Radio
Erna-Scheffler-Straße 1
51103 Cologne, Germany

So only the 1630 broadcast on 15405 is potentially continuing thru the end of the B-15 season 26 March. It and 9685 via France, the others via Germany.

Checked at 1640 Feb 22, I have a JBA carrier on 15405 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1813 monitoring: 9329.96-CUSB, UT Monday Feb 22 at 0029, S9+10 signal so WBCQ is way up from JBA, but after a few words, back to dead air, still so at 0032 when another bit of talk (not me) breaks thru, 0035 bit of music, still no WOR, and signal is fading down. Meanwhile WINB 9265 is below S9. Maybe these anomalies have something to do with concentrating on getting the new 3250 operational? Not audible now. 5107.9-CUSB also seems to be on with dead air, but 7490- is nominal with `Le Show` by Harry Shearer. 0037 I give up, intending to check again before 0100. 

WOR 1813 confirmed UT Monday Feb 22 from 0401 on Area 51 webcast and presumably on WBCQ 5109.7-CUSB, which was confirmed on with the Tassie show after 0430. WOR also confirmed UT Monday Feb 22 after 0430 on WRMI 9955 with poor signal, but a bihour later it was very good. Next:
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

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Rep. of Yemen Radio, Feb 22 at 1430, usual very good signal with Arabic music and talk. I should add that it normally has considerable heavy fading, as if it`s coming a long way, and/or over a dynamic path. 

As a last resort, we sometimes check the ITU monitoring files, in case they can shed any light, in frequency order. They are accessible from here:

And the latest one for early this year is a 65 page pdf:

But the only entries for 11860 are PBS Xizang (Tibet) at 0414, 0617 and different date at 0430, 0635. ITU Monitoring is very hit-and-miss, in this case, totally missed Yemenism.

HFCC doesn`t have Xizang on 11860, but Aoki shows it at 0300-0858 (except Tuesday siesta -0600*) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

RE: "UNIDENTIFIED. 4888.0, Feb 18 at 1324, JBA carrier, between 4885 South Korea and 4895 India, so I wonder what? Maybe Ron Howard will find it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Hi Glenn - Yes, heard a strong signal; seemed to be OM saying something, but unable to turn it into a readable signal; tried USB, then LSB, then carrier, but nothing worked to make it readable. Military or some type of utility? Ron [Feb 18]"

Sorry Glenn, I was completely wrong. Turns out that it was India (AIR Lucknow) off frequency from 4880. This from Hiroshi -
with the correct explanation. I should have checked my own archive, as I heard Lucknow on 4888 back in 2010 (Ron Howard, San Francisco at Ocean Beach, CA, Feb 21, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11825, Feb 22 at 0645, JBA carrier. If WRMI is no longer 24h on this frequency, what could it be? Nothing listed at this time. I couldn`t remember which night frequency 11825 is paired with to check: 5765 at 355 degrees. I know I had heard it sometime that evening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1800 UT February 22