venerdì 27 maggio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs May 25-26, 2016

** CHINA [and non]. 15530, May 26 at 1342, open carrier at S9-S5, dead air, but shortly CNR1 cuts on in Chinese // echoey 13690, as if it`s jamming something. Like Voice of Tibet, but the closest match on Aoki today is 
15528 1315-1340 TJK * VOICE OF TIBET Chi Dushanbe-Ya 1-7
but no carrier audible now on 15528, as it would have jumped at 1340 to 15522 per Aoki, but not noted or checked.

15558.0, May 26 at 1404, JBA carrier here and also on 15555 (along with USB WJHR), and 15560. 15558 would be Voice of Tibet in Tibetan via Tajikistan; 15555 a CNR1 jammer; 15560 another CNR1 jammer.

15565, May 26 at 1405, JBA carrier, i.e. V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR, until cut off at 1407*, time for it to jump to 15560 where there is already a CNR1 jammer against 15558 VOT Tajikistan as above (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 19070, May 26 at 1400, JBA carrier, i.e. 2 x 9535 RHC; nothing audible on 19280 or 19420, altho on fundamentals, 9640 and 9710 are much stronger than 9535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12085.065, May 26 at 0555, R. Cairo in suptorted Arabic at S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, May 25 at 1314, KBS World Radio is somewhat listenable now that darkness on the high-latitude path is minimized, the only time of year when we can really hear it – yet still tough copy with heavy flutter S9 to S6, which will surely vary from day to day. Talking about increasing internet usage, of which ROK is already a leader. Believe it or not, this ``North American`` service in English stays on this same frequency all year, a total loss for about 75% of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. This log a week ago was typoed on the wrong frequency, 9400, yet I did not notice it before nor did anyone else bring it to my attention. Any editors who published it must also publish this correxion to 9480:

9480, May 19 at 0427, MWV at S9+25 with `this day in history` excuse for a Bible lesson, ID as ``African Pathways Radio on 94-80 at 4 am UTC, and 176-40 [sic] at 6 pm UTC``. Oh, yeah? The 18 UT repeat has been AWOL for weeks, as this brand-new station still can`t get both its Continental transmitters operational.

17640, May 26 at 1800+ check, *still* no signal from African Pathways` other English broadcast via MWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9389.985, May 26 at 1223 no signal on R. Thailand frequency --- but that`s correct as there is a 1215-1230 break between 1200 Malay and 1230 English (was there originally some other language in there, deleted?). 1228 recheck, now there`s an open carrier at S7-S9, so promising for the English service which is seldom listenable here, as it`s for SE Asia/Australia. However, the dead air keeps on going during the entire English semihour, isn`t anyone paying attention at Udon Thani? Or maybe it`s just barely modulated, until cut off at 1259:39*; back on at *1259:57 slightly stronger after beam change from 132 to 54 degrees in Japanese. Only by 1302 can I detect some definite modulation, but the signal has declined to S4-S7 and always with ACI from 9395 [Un]TruNews on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9885, May 26 at 0601, VOA French with an echo a syllable or two apart, adding up to S9+10. 0600 is the supposed switchover time during the one-hour M-F broadcast, from São Tomé site to Greenville (why bother?), but ST is late to turn off, not until 0602:40* after which GB is in the clear.

6080, May 26 at 0635, JBA carrier, so only VOA São Tomé as scheduled in English until 0700. Persistently during B-15, Greenville bigsig had been overriding it after 0630 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1826 monitoring: confirmed Wed May 25 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 very good; slight ACI from algo on 9950. Also confirmed Wed May 25 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast, after usual clipped-off ID, but JBA on 7490 at 2127 check. Also confirmed Wed May 25 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.9-CUSB, sufficient.

WORLD OF RADIO 1827 ready for first airings Thu May 26:
Thu 1130   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2100   WRMI 13695 to NW [confirmed]
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 0830   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sat 1400   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 0830   Unique Radio 3210 NSW low-power
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [apparently canceled; not last week]
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, May 26 at 0600, WRMI is playing The Overcomer theme music, instead of another hour of World Music as is often the case (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9970.110, May 26 at 1215, JBA carrier, with ACI from 9965 T8WH Brother Scare. Nothing ever in HFCC on 9970, but Aoki has, without a known offset, * meaning also jammed:
9970 2240-1646 TWN * SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng Chi ? 1-7
It could have been a local device, except not there when checked an hour or two later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. NTSC Channel A2, 55.25/59.75 MHz, +/- 10 kHz, May 25 at 1613 UT, fades in a video signal after countless hours of snowstorm monitoring of the analog TV by my long hours at the computer --- there is a circular design with the word DEPORTIVO around it --- Spanish for sporting, fades right out; at 1614 another surge up to the audio channel, confirming a few words of over-enthusiastic Spanish. Gone again, and the only sign of DX between 1400 and 1830+ UT today. At least I now know my antenna is really connected.

The 6m DXMap as of 1610 UT was showing an MUF of 105 MHz over grid square EL89. Now that ALL Mexican analog TV stations are gone from channel 2, and there is only one DTV station on 2, from Oaxaca, I know this has to be extra-Mexican, which is great from a DX standpoint, if only I could ID it. 

Only western Cuba is within single-hop range of ~2 megameters. Beyond that could be Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, or maybe somewhere in Central America, but the map at the moment does not show any openings that further. I devoutly hope for some such double-hop this summer Es season, now that there`s no single-hop from Mexico in the way. To that end, I have repositioned my C-490 antenna toward approx. 140 degrees, rather than 170 degrees which was a compromise between Oklahoma City and central Mexico; but it`s only 21 feet (6.4 meters) above ground level, which is way below the trees to the east and south of here, but those are more of an obstacle to UHF than low-VHF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2225 UT May 26