mercoledì 6 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 5-6, 2016

** BRAZIL. 9565.057, July 6 at 0556, off-frequency Brazuguese, so SRDA Curitiba, no overtime jamming from Cuba for a change to block it; instead, still plugging away on 9490 against no República. Super-Radio God Is Love is same Curitiba station which is off-frequency from 6060, 11765 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11785, July 6 at 1248, CNR1 echo jamming against VOA Chinese, rather than Firedragon as employed yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15160.00, July 6 at 0225, pop music, ``la-la-la`` averaging S7, then YL vocal seems in Chinese; 0230 Chinese announcement mentioning ``Chung-kuo``, brief lapse into English, ``Literature of 2012, Chinese writer ---``. It`s merely a CRI Chinese hour via Jinhua site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, 6100, 6060, July 6 at 0559, three RHC English frequencies are OFF, leaving only undermodulated 6000; while 5040 is now in Spanish yelling toward a crowd, and 0601 opening the ``mañana`` broadcast as if it were already 1100! YL with frequency list in typical Soviet-style disorder: 17730, 13740, 11760, 11840, 9535, 9710, 5040, 102.5, 91.7 [sic], 103.1. I guess this was a playback from previous morning. Despite 6165 being off, no trace of Chad this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 11470.137, July 6 at 1243, music at S1, presumably Sound of Hope, which Aoki lists on 11470.088, and thus no ChiCom jamming. Also a JBA carrier near 11430, likewise in Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1832 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday July 5 after 2130 on WRMI 15770, very poor here; presumed good to its northeast where beamed. Also confirmed Tue July 5 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed Wed July 6 after 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, good S9 +10. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5129.9, July 6 at 0218, ``CQ Field Day`` at S9+20 vs S9 storm noise level. It`s really `Amateur Radio Roundtable` via WBCQ as scheduled from 0100 UT Wednesdays. W5KUB, Tom Medlin is no longer distributing advance publicity by e-mail; meanwhile Ted Randall has deliberately put a repeat of his `QSO` show on WTWW-2 5085 at the same time, which is S9+50, plus spurs circa 5072.1, 5097.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9350, July 5 at 2141, WWCR gospel huxter audio feed is cutting out, ringing.

5980, July 6 at 0215, JBA carrier vs S9 storm noise probably from Lubbock area; what`s this? Chaski is off more than an hour earlier, and nothing is scheduled, but WWCR starts 5890 at *0200 weeknights only, so it`s that, leapfrogging over 5935 another 45 kHz higher. Later at night, can sometimes make out Brother Scare audio on 5980 thus despite also being on 5985 WRMI fundamental, plus 5950, etc.

15816, 15820.5, 15829.5, 15834 approx., July 6 at 1341, the WWCR spurs are back thanks to fundamental 15825 getting a sporadic-E boost to S9+30, making it the SSOB. Some ham propagation authority claims that Es does not funxion down to the 14 MHz band, but I have correlated these super-strong WWCR 15825 signals numerous times with sporadic E openings displayed on the 6-meter map, as I do today (and likewise WWCR`s next frequency down, 13845). 15825, and somewhat less so 13845, are weakish here under normal non-Es conditions, too close for solid F2 propagation at one megameter distance; while 12160 is normally very strong, not requiring any sporadic ``short skip`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 5 at 2150, WTWW-3 in more jumbled scheduling: now with SFAW PPP but not // 9475 WTWW-1; still that English at 2228 check. At 21-22 it had been French, 22-23 Arabic. Later I heard Yoruba, but failed to note the hour, probably 23-24 UT as originally scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1500.5 & 1499.5 approx., July 6 at 0248 UT, the wavering spur carriers both sides of KSTP are still barely audible. We can rule out KDFN in Missouri as Tom Jasinski recently drove thru Poplar Bluff and found that station no longer exists (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13560.56, July 6 at 0233, regular beeps in CW amounting to 46 per minute, here in the ISM Part 15 band, so maybe a beacon or a nearby device (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1541 UT July 6