domenica 10 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 9-10, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, July 9 at 2255, R. Tirana humroar carrier is already on prior to the daily Albanian hour. So not fixed yet.

Wolfgang Büschel was also monitoring during the following hour: ``9854.968, Radio Tirana Albanian service to North America, daily 23-24 UT, logged tonight in 2325 to 2345 UT range on July-9-UT, on remote SDR units in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, England, and at SDR unit in Detroit, Michigan. Usual distorted audio quality out of Shijak site shortwave transmitter via one of their two modern 100 kW transmitters, Made in BBEF Beijing China in 2006 year. Poor S=4-5 or -93dBm signal, on Perseus software screen some 10 x 50 Hertz distance apart powerful tone strings visible`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 15343.92, Sat July 9 at 1823, JBA carrier from LRA, measured at 1830, far too weak to tell if it`s Radio Nacional in Spanish, or RAE in English, now extended to weekends on European service only. Manfred Reiff in Germany confirms it was in English until 1855, back to Spanish (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6170-6190, July 10 at 0036, RNA is overmodulated and splattering plus/minus 10 kHz, much like 11780 out to 11769/11791 at 0020, vying with the RHC 11760 splatter out to 11773 for dominance of the 11769-11773 splatterband (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11635-11705, July 10 at 0019, RHC is splattering 35 kHz up and down from very strong 11670, which itself is overmodulated/distorted during talk; could be even worse during music.

11747-11773 approx., July 10 at 0020, this RHC frequency, 11760, is splattering only 13 kHz out, but on the hi side it merges with the splatter out to 11 kHz from BRAZIL`s RNA 11780.

13728-13752 approx., July 10 at 0032, this RHC Spanish is also overmodulated/distorted, splattering plus/minus 12 kHz or so.

6050-6070, July 10 at 0037, RHC 6060 is also splattering at least plus/minus 10, QRMing 6050 HCJB and 6070 CFRX. Tnx a lot, Arnie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 9510, July 10 at 0014, VP S3 whistling music. Uplooked later in HFCC, it`s MBR in multiple languages from Nauen, 250 kW, 85 degrees at 2330-2430 daily. Aoki of July 8 details the Sunday languages, going at 0015 from Mis to Ben out of Athmeeya Yatra R., a.k.a. Gospel for Asia. Ben may be safely guessed as Bengali (Bangla), but Mis? EiBi`s readme.txt shows MIS = Mising: India-Assam, Arunachal Pradesh (0.5 Megaspeakers), but the SIL language code for same in brackets is [mrg], while [ben] is Bengali, but plain BE without the brackets. Anyhow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.780, Sat July 9 at 1823 check, WWRB is still clandestining with presumed Radio Munansi, speaker in Luganda(?) at S9 but some fading. I challenge anyone in Uganda to pick this up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6993.0, July 10 at 0007, two very weak carriers a few Hz apart, making double-pitch het with BFO. Any evening I can hear at least one of these, discussed in DXLD 16-16 as WH2XWF, ASTRA (experimental class Traveling Ionospheric Disturbance Stations), 164 watts ERP from four or five different sites in Florida: Hawthorne, Inverness, Homosassa and/or Keystone, Cross City. And as of April, ``less than one-year license expires July 1, 2016. You may be able to find this on the FCC website by callsign or File number 0388-EX-PL-2015`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1833 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 9 at 2250 on the 2230 broadcast via WBCQ, 9329.897-CUSB, fair S8. Also confirmed UT Sunday July 10 at 0340 check on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, but too much storm noise to copy or figure out the start time. 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. 9329.897-CUSB, Saturday July 9 at 2301, WBCQ starting playback of last night`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, so it`s filling in for something else missing? Maybe originally, but now AWWW is on the 9330 schedule. After 0000 UT Sunday July 10, I`ve switched from the R-75 to the NRD-545 and remeasure this at 0005 during Blalock the Tourette blaster: 9329.78.

(7489.9-AM), UT Sunday July 10 at 0455, `Open Your Eyes [,] People`, YL gospel huxter on worldwide ego-trip before the imminent apocalypse. I could hear WBCQ on SW, but more convenient now on webcast prior to new show `Dead Frog Radio` Allan has been publicizing for 04-05 UT Sundays. Starts with parody of kids Pledging Allegiance to kill all the other kids in the world; `Dead Puppies` song; some homosexual songs including `God Hates Fags`. DJ says, ``I sing in a prison a cappella group``, and more frenetic off-the-wall stuff, call-ins. It`s considerably raunchier than `Weekend Radio` I heard just before it on WCLV, KUCO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11870 & 5810, July 10 at 0023, NO signals from WEWN Spanish, both supposed to start at 0000. Should have checked 11520 for English, probably off too. No severe weather around Irondale/Vandiver/Birmingham tonight, so it`s something else. At 0455, 5810 is anyway on with Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 9 at 1824, WTWW-3 is on with preaching in English; while 9475, WTWW-1 is QSOing, and 9930, WTWW-2 if off. Recheck at 0028 UT July 10, 12104.98 is Bibling in Russian, only S3, and doubtless a lot less than that in Russia if anyone is 1) awake, 2) tuning SW, and 3) axually wants to be evangelized by American Protestants (?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11994.98, July 10 at 0026, weak W&M conversation sounds like French; a little stronger at 0051, S3, and definitely in French. So what`s it? ``Chine`` mentioned at one point, possibly CRI? But they don`t have French on sked this hour, any frequency. In fact, nothing in any language scheduled in HFCC, Aoki or EiBi; however, 11995 is an RFI frequency at 18-22 UT. Not the first time something unaccounted for on 11995 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13561.95-CW, July 10 at 0029, bipper at the rate of 104/minute is heard again, as well as several unlogged times since my previous report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0448 UT July 10