lunedì 29 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 28-29, 2016

** JAPAN. 11790, Feb 29 at 0655, NHK IS on poor signal. This is a strange broadcast, 07-08 in Japanese, 300 kW, 330 degrees from Yamata for CIRAF 23, 24, 33. Looks like it`s meant for Manchuria --- are there still ethnic Japanese-speakers there? Plus Siberian regions north and northeast of it. 330 would also carry on right across western Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Mon Feb 29 until 0653*, RNZI cuts off the air, but DRM is blasting on 11685-11690-11695. Seems like a single transmitter is having to quit AM during the priority DRM segments for Pacific relay stations.

9700, Feb 29 at 1400, RNZI timesignal is *3* seconds late as compared to WWVH 10000 two minutes later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9929.928, Feb 28 at 1415, gospel huxter explaining exactly how the death of Jesus happened, did not descend into hell, etc. Now we know! S9 T8WH is *way* off-frequency from 9930.000. But in use only on Sundays, altho HFCC registered as available 24/7! 

Aoki Feb 29 shows details taken from WHR schedules: at 08-10 daily; 10-14 UT only on Sat/Sun with one exception for the Vietnamese clandestine Fri 1200-1230; 1400-1430* only on Sunday, for Loren Davis Ministries. Azimuths switch between 318 and 345 depending on the customer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** UGANDA [non]. 15405, Feb 28 at 1650, very poor with Doppler flutter, presumed Uganda Diaspora P10 radio continuing its daily 1630-1700 via FRANCE.

BTW, another Ugandan clandestine was discovered over the weekend on 9430, correlating with a `new organization` registered from SOUTH AFRICA at 19-21 UT Sat/Sun, among others, and also 5910 at 03-04 on UT Mon & Tue, so check for that March 1. Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK has identified it from
with a similar schedule:

``Radio Lead Africa Media --- Direct Radio test transmissions continue on, Tuesday 01/03/2016 from 6.00am to 7.00am, Uganda time. Tune in on this frequency: 5910 kHz (AM/SW) on your ordinary radio sets. Let us know the quality and clarity of transmission - we need a feedback before we start regular live transmissions. This is one of the ways to dislodge dictator Museveni --- Museveni MUST go!``

Looking further down their FB, this has been testing since at least January 17 on several frequencies. 0300-0400 on 5910 matches an unID by Mike Nikolich, IL, on UT Friday Jan 15 discussing Ugandan politix, but which at the time was thought to have been Channel Africa, as SENTECH was already registered then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1814 monitoring: Sat Feb 27 at 0730 on Hamburger Lokalradio 6190 confirmed by Nino Marabello, Italy. I confirm UT Monday Feb 29 at 0030, good on WBCQ 9429.93-CUSB. Also UT Monday Feb 29 at 0401, S9+25 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109.715-CUSB (NOTE: henceforth by next weekend will move to 5130v! Random chex so far find the frequency clear). JBA but sounds like me, UT Monday Feb 29 at 0430, S5 on WRMI 9955 (at 0319 and 0622, 9955 was S9+20!). 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

** U S A. 9955, Feb 29 at 0319, S9+20 WRMI, song in Slavic language with heavy drumming, fill music? No, per announcement following in Spanish for `El Domingo Musical` it`s Czecho/Slovakia, in this case scheduled R. Praga daily 0300-0327 (English is Tue-Sat 0130, Sun/Mon 0400).

5985, Feb 29 at 0440, WRMI is S9+10, again with fill music loop instead of scheduled `Blues Radio International` UT Mon 0430. More anomalies:

11580, Feb 29 at 1514, WRMI fill music loop, at the EU anthem including announcement in French, instead of BS. Then I check all the other frequencies:

9955, Feb 29 at 1514 is also in fill-music, but different playout not // 11580, instead of BS. In fact, it`s the song about Allah!

All these are on BS, but with some IADs noted at least on the stronger ones: 17790, 15770, 15440, 13695, 11825, 11565, 9455. 5015 scheduled 24 hours is presumably on, but not audible. 

That makes 10 transmitters accounted for. One more BS is 24h, but not checked, 6915. That makes 11. Add two more confirmed with other programming, 9395 and 21695. That makes 13, and at this hour only one is scheduled to be off, #2 which runs limited hours on 5985 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1100, Feb 29 at 1322 UT, gospel huxter in English, not Joplin since it`s north/south, which means it has to be KDRY Alamo Heights (San Antonio) TX, 11/1 kW U2; gone by 1327 UT. It February sunrise was 1315 UT; March: 1245 UT. The only other N/S 1100 is a news/talk in Minnesota (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Feb 29 at 1415, Republic of Yemen Radio is as usual S9+20, with motivational music, brief speeches in Arabic, still S9+10 at 1512. For months now, this has attained such remarkable levels here, far removed from the target area, with very little change. The signal does have heavy fading as via a very dynamic route, but not enough for me to call it flutter. Nothing else from the Mideast is comparable on 25m, with Turkey 12035 remaining quite weak even tho aimed USward, Iran 11730 too altho aimed ESE toward IndoPak. Thus my continuing suspicion that 11860 is coming longpath from a site on the other side of Yemen from here. Don Moman, Alberta has been monitoring more of this at various times, results reported in the DXLD yg (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5030-, Feb 29 at 1337, once again a JBA carrier slightly on the lo side, equivalent to known Indian frequencies 5010, 5040, 5050. Does Ron Howard hear anything, or must it be something local around here? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7030 & 7120, Feb 29 at 1344, JBA carriers from the INTRUDERS, presumed Kashmir clandestine and Somaliland longpath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9750-USB, Feb 28 at 0612, INTRUDERS, 2-way in Asian? tonal language, not Spanish. (9760 Japan is in already) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9877.30-USB, very poor 2-way in Spanish, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1747 UT February 29