mercoledì 24 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 23-24, 2016

** CUBA. 1620, Feb 24 at 0701:11.5, two-tone timesignal 71.5 seconds late, and R. Rebelde ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, UT Wed Feb 24 at 0644, RHC DXers Unlimited is just barely modulated here; // 5040 and 6100 OK, weakest 6060 middling, 6000 somewhat suptorted.

11840, Feb 24 at 1414, strong open carrier/dead air from RHC, which manages to modulate on 11760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9934.951, Feb 23 at 2052, ERT whine is very poor centered here, and suffering from 9930 WTWW splatter.

9934.94, Feb 24 at 0625, ERT whine at S5, trace of program modulation --- and WTWW is STILL on 9930, but too weak to splatter now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA [and non]. 11665, Feb 24 at 1419, CCI between two equal stations, one music, one talk, Asian? One is certainly MALAYSIA, which failed to register with the HFCC, which shows the other is: CRI English, due west via Urumqi, East Turkistan during this hour only. Egypt and Japan also use 11665 at other hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Wed Feb 24 at 0655, RNZI is AWOL again from AM frequency, but blasting S9+20 DRM noise from 11685 to 11695 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15550, Feb 24 at 1530, JBA carrier here, much weaker than 15545 R. Dabanga via VATICAN. Evidently the Sudanese jammer *still* hasn`t caught on that Dabanga shifted to 15545 weeks ago (and which still hasn`t got around to registering that change with HFCC), with nothing else listed on 15550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1813 monitoring: confirmed UT Wed Feb 24 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB after 0029 IS & ID runup, now back to full strength at S9+10, equivalent to 9265 WINB. Also confirmed Wed Feb 24 at 1415.6 on WRMI 9955, fair signal, no jamming (following a new FG Radio mentioning UK possibly quitting the EU). Next:
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9275, Feb 23 at 2045, no signal from WMLK carrier test, unlike yesterday. Couldn`t monitor continually between 17 and 22 authorized hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Feb 24 at 0625, WTWW-2 day frequency is on here in the nightmiddle! With `Midnight [sic] in the Desert` YL going to a break; poor at S8, and nothing on 5085; topic wormholes to be resumed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, Feb 24 at 1345, WWRBS is still on air, its JBA carrier thru the daypath; Dave had indicated this would be closing at midnight = 0500 UT. Apparently frequencies above the 3 MHz band are no longer in use at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1080+, Feb 24 at 0713, country music is ripping up KRLD Dallas talk, loops NW/SE, and only by nulling this can I get KRLD more or less clear from the SSE. Can`t be anything but KSLL Price UT, 10 kW daytimer! once again on air at night. Listed as Rock/OLD, so maybe crossing over a bit. It`s also slightly off frequency to the hi side making fast SAH with KRLD (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1370, after rehearing 1380 KRCM on day power, I find something else interesting a channel below (other than nearest KGNO Dodge City KS, which I NEVER hear, day or night --- is it really active?) --- Feb 24 at 0706 UT, ID for KCRV and, country music on ``AM 1370 KCRV``, loops east-west. It`s Caruthersville MO, right on the Mississippi River across from TN in the extreme SE corner, address in Kennett further west, 1000/63 watts U1 = always non-direxional, per NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1380, Feb 24 at 0658 UT, same Spanish ad for Iglesia del Pueblo on Pasadena Blvd., as I have heard before from KRCM Shenandoah TX, so I keep tuned to hear if they will finally legally ID? NO, at 0659 UT, ID ONLY for KMIC 1590; 0700 UT into Spanish hymn. I check 1590 a minute later, and nothing directly from that. KRCM is still dominating 1380 here, enough to squeeze past local 1390 KCRC.

KRCM emitting new 22 kW day power toward the northeast at night allowed David Hamilton, UK, to DX it Feb 22 at 0710, as he inquired of RealDX, hoping it wasn`t merely the Peruvian again (I would settle for that!). Rodney Johnson, NV, points out:

``I too have been noticing that the "Electric Field Strength pattern plot PDF"
from the main Query Result page is almost always 404. However when you click the "Pattern Data for KRCM" link 
and go to the bottom of the data table you will see an "Electric Field Strength pattern plot (PDF)" [identical] link that usually works!
Only for directional arrays of course. It appears they have a big wide lobe centering on 30° in daytime and a single tower omnidirectional at night --- supposedly! 73s --Rodney`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5030-, Feb 24 at 1350, JBA carrier slightly on lo side. Some exotic Asian/Pacifican, or just another All Indian off-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5959.957 approx., Feb 24 at 1354, JBA carrier, another mystery from PacificAsia? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Another batch of Indonesish QSO-pirates, intermittent in USB, Feb 24 at 1424-1430: 11455 (soft-spoken), 11450 (whistling), 11440 (strongest), 11420, 11410 (JBA), 11405 (YL?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1702 UT February 24