domenica 31 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 30-31, 2016

** ALBANIA. Correxion: in previous report I should have written 9855- as usual instead of ``9854-``: 9855-, July 29 at 0138, R. Tirana is just humroar at S7.

9855-, July 31 at 0129, R. Tirana IS is perceptible atop the humroar, but only S4 and too much self-QRM to try to listen to the programming after 0130 sign-on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, July 31 at 0059, RNA 6180 is still off like last night, and also checked an hour later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, July 31 at 0110, R. Brasil Central playing Lara`s Theme, one of my favorites, a hopeless romantic. Only S3, 0111 interjecting ID and into a vocal song (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 15190.05, July 31 at 0155, JBA carrier, presumably R. Inconfidência as usual off plus; checking since Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal said he had not been hearing it July 21-27, nor had I noticed it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9530, July 31 at 0123, pulse jamming against JBA carrier. Another theory of why this is being jammed: the DentroCuban Jamming Command detected some station talking about Cuba on 9530, and figured it must be opposition, rather than second harmonic of their own Radio Progreso, which indeed is now active on 4765 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, July 31 at 0140, RHC English is S9+30 but just barely modulated, while // 6000 is S9+40 with good modulation for a change, finishing some Tracy Chapman music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9319 approx., July 31 at 0105, spurblob from R. Cairo centred about here, distinct from fundamental spurblob on 9315 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 9575, July 31 at 0122, JBA carrier, presumed Médi 1. Checking this since Ivo Ivanov reported it was missing July 25 at 0900, but this hour squeezed between CRI Albania and CRI Cuba is about the worst time to hear Nador. Aoki shows the only other 9575 stations anywhen are Chi*Com jamming AIR Tibetan at 1215-1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, July 31 at 0105, no signal from The Mighty KBC --- I think I ran across it before 0100 and was planning on coming back, but they must have resumed a one-hour broadcast via Germany, at least this week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930.0-USB, July 31 at 0135, S9+20, song ``I`m Free``; probably Wolverine Radio, confirmed as such at 0201 ID, ``Wolverine Radio-radio-radio-radio`` and into SSTV warbleeps, presumably about to close down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 31 at 0058, JBA carrier from R. Chaski. Standing by for autocutoff as it occurs about when expected: 0102:32*, or 33 seconds later than 0101:59* on July 26, averaging 6.6 later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 31 at 0115, JBA carrier from SLBC, enough to detect the mis-timesignal ending right on mis-time at 0115:17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sat July 30 at 1712 tune-in to good signal, WWRB carriage of Radio Munansi, it`s in English! YL with news about Uganda, until 1717 to African music. Next check at 1826, English again, American rather than African accented, editorial about how Rwanda and Uganda have been looting mineral resources of eastern Congo (DR); and how the Rwandan genocide of 1994 was inferior to that in the Congo, yet we don`t hear about that. Outro as ``for Black Agenda Radio, I`m Glen(n?) Ford``; 1835 back to Luganda(?) announcement (one also interrupted the editorial), and music, more Luganda talk. Off after 1900 as usual. Here`s about B.A.R. = Glen [sic] Ford:

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1836 monitoring: confirmed at 2252 the 2230 UT Saturday July 30 broadcast on WBCQ, 9330.0-CUSB, fair-good. Not confirmed UT Sunday July 31 at 0330 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO --- no carrier detected, suspected unusually off, as even with hi summer storm noise level I can normally at least tell it`s there. Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
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. 3247.6v, July 31 at 0101, JBA carrier varying slightly, and nothing closer to 3250, so maybe it`s WBCQ if 90m transmitter is on this Saturday night. Recheck at 0146, now it`s 3249.1v --- I fear it`s a birdie in the NRD-545. 

Next event is my streetlite auto-sign-on at *0148 with an RF burst but not enough to be heard vs the storm noise; clear sky at sunset 0138* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, UT Sunday July 31 at 11580, this 44 degree beam manages an S9+15 here, sufficient but not super. A lady is singing a hymn about ``I`m praying for you`` accompanying self on piano --- sure sounds like Martha Garvin of `Musical Memories` as heard on WWCR et al., (WINB 9265 sked: UT Monday 0030) but didn`t think she`s on WRMI. Instead of chatter and another such tune, no announcements and following hymns are by an OM, a duet, and no outro before 0129:30 WRMI ID. Later checking WRMI sked, it`s merely `Hymns` for that quarter-hour, followed by `Wavescan`, but really at 0130 we hear:

Radio Northern Ireland, as I believe has been publicized elsewhere. Starts with `Lincolnshire Poacher` theme, very informal talk by host about enjoying Radio Amigo International special via Armenia on 11850; surprised to get a QSL from Radio Tirana, as the ``Internationale` is playing in background. Says he will do more talking than usual tonight, but then plays hard rock music; 0139 pretend ``QRM`` from a Spanish number station recording, more rock until 0152 another pretend QRM problem, recording of a woman screaming and 8-note chime IS repeated, from some other spy station? 0154 SSTV, and a bit more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 31 at 0059, WTWW-3 is wrapping up Wrussian, but at 0106 recheck merely dead air at S9+40, so I take the opportunity to measure it like 12104.97 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, July 31 at 0100 sharp, WRNO is not on, but next check at 0126, it is at S9+40 during Mawire sermon. Frequency keeps fluxuating upward as I try to measure it, 7504.86 to 7504.88 to 7504.93 to 7504.95 to 7504.97 within the next couple minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1330.25 & 1350.15, July 31 at 0055 UT, JBA carriers hetting 1330 & 1350 stations, approx. measurements implying the center fundamental frequency would be 1340.20, but I don`t hear anything there separable from the 1340.0 pileup. This early, almost an hour before sunset, implies it`s east of here rather than west, axis already DF`ed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6946.6, July 31 at 0134, the open carrier has now come to life sending fast RTTY. Would someone with RTTY capability copy and ID it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0427 UT July 31