lunedì 8 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 7-8, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 12065, Aug 7 at 1343, no signal from RA, but OK on 12085. Tho always weaker, beamed away from us, 12065 should be detectable if on. 9580 nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11866 approx., Aug 7 at 0432, extremely distorted spurblob of RNA 11780 // with music, with an S3 match about 11694, i.e. 86 kHz above and below fundamental. So next I look for 2 x 86 = 172 kHz above and below: yes, S1 trace of one about 11608 and matching around 11952.

11541, Aug 8 at 0147, tuning up the 25m band, first spurblob encountered around here, probably from S9+15 11780 RNA, 239 kHz away, so I look for another 239 kHz above but hear none around 12019. These would be second order, so how about halfway between? 11900 and 11660 but none there; however I do hear suspicious blobs around 11865, 11875, and by 0150 11553 instead of 11541, and then circa 11556, so they are moving around. However, this time I can`t be sure of parallel audio on 11780 so maybe somethings else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Aug 7 at 0447, YL with marine weather in English, really under the noise level, but pleased to hear her at all under such conditions. How much power? Last logged June 30 at 0443, as in DXLD 16-27; per CCG website:

``MCTS Les Escoumins / VCF - Broadcasts 04:37 Natashquan 2749J3E Radiotelephony --- Technical marine synopsis and forecasts for marine areas: 215 to 221 and 301 to 302. Wave height forecasts for marine areas: 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, 301 and 302. Notices to Fish Harvesters (when available).`` And // on La Vernière 2598J3E, unheard.

My previous log of this was as in DXLD 16-03: Jan 17 also at 0443 --- CCG is not pointing out that this place is in les Îles de la Madeleine = Magdalen Islands`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO. 6115, Aug 7 at 0547, JBA talk, presumed R. Congo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Correlates with EQUATORIAL GUINEA, q.v.

** CUBA. 5024.91, Aug 7 at 0134, R. Rebelde is noticeably off-frequency, and wobbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 9535, Aug 8 at 0141, S6 open carrier dead air from RHC Spanish, while 9710 is OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Aug 7 at 1340, no signal at all from this RHC morning frequency, while 15370 is VG during `En Contacto` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, Aug 8 at 0142, R. Cairo motorboating roar with unreadable modulation at S6; similar much weaker pulsing at S1 heard in the 9341-9347 range peaking about 9344, so sporadic and wandering spur from that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, Aug 7 at 0539, JBA carrier, presumed R. Bata (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Correlates with CONGO, q.v.

** IRELAND NORTHERN [non]. 9955, UT Monday Aug 8 at 0137, WRMI with Radio Northern Ireland; talk has beeps underneath it in groups of 3, pitch changing from one group to the next. It`s reminiscent of the jammers on 11930 playing around as logged before, but RNI could also being doing it just for fun. The beeps pause as a Phil Collins song is starting, but then resume during the music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 12015, UT Sunday August 7 at 0427, NHK Spanish via WHRI in last minute of `Espacio DX-ista`, acknowledging reception reports, and I think never any DX news. Then R. Japón schedule for this 0400 and the only other Spanish broadcast, at 0930 (what if you are in a timezone, like UT-3, UT-4 or UT-5 in South America when you`re likely to be asleep during both?); off at 0430* with no WHR advertising, unlike they append to Vietnam relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Aug 7 at 0442, dead air from XEPPM at S9+20, 0443 eerie choral music. Probably just a pause or low passage in classical music, but overall Radio Educación is undermodulated, a shame but we`re glad it still exist as Mexico`s final SW station (Glenn hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.971, Aug 7 at 1807, WWRB in presumed Luganda at S9+10 with Radio Munansi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1837 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday August 7 at 0345 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM: JBA gh voice under noise level, so started later than nominal 0315. Also confirmed Sunday August 7 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.793-CUSB, S9. Also confirmed UT Monday August 8 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+20. Also confirmed UT Monday August 8 at 0304 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5129.87-AM, despite nearby storm noise; also confirmed UT Monday August 8 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9+10 even on indoor longwire. Next:
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

UNIDENTIFIED. 6947.40, August 7 at 0426, open carrier has shifted to here, the one which occasionally erupts into RTTY; ditto at 0144 UT Aug 8, S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0438 UT August 8