sabato 3 settembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 1-2, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Sept 2 at 0127, R. Tirana is JBA with IS? and hum? at S1-S2, too weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 11710.7, Sept 2 at 0125, RAE with tango song, S1-S3 but modulation no longer distorted like last time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOUGAINVILLE. 3325, Sept 2 at 1137, presumed NBC with poor signal, but enough to convey some  music, still there at 1231. Going by Ron Howard`s obs; but beware: RRI Palangkaraya is also active from before 1000 until 1700v*, per Atsunori Ishida (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 2325 & 2485 & 4835, Sept 2 at 1130 check, all three VL8s are still OFF (one should try for Sikkim 4835, but would be tough beyond the west coast; and WWCR still big on 4840 until 1159 as the sun is rising here --- I think, as website sked not updated since Aug 31).

9580, RA is on and VG as usual, while 12065 & 12085 are JBA with low MUF. After 1500, 9580 is still in well with music on the BST-1 caradio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 6010+, Sept 2 at 0016, two signals, very poor both on hi side of frequency, slightly apart, making a beat, surely LV de tu Conciencia, and R. Inconfidência, Brasil. Same at 0138 check.

5909.975, Sept 2 at 0017, S6 music much stronger than 6010, from Alcaraván Radio, and the frequency is wavering slightly. (Wolfgang Büschel was also monitoring this in Germany a semihour earlier at 5909.973). Another remeasure check at 0523 after NHK/France is off: 5909.984 up to S9; and 6009.949, as the upper HJDH twin does vary more, both sides of nominal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 7735, Sept 2 at 0103, some pulse jamming can be heard on the hi side of 7730 WRMIBS, but not on the lo side circa 7725. Another stray, or a feeble attempt to QRM deliberately? 7405 has similar stronger pulse jamming against no Radio Martí (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11830 & 11850, Sept 2 at 0123, S1 signals in JBA Spanish, enough to // on another receiver to 11840 RHC, the parasites always attached to it. Fundamentals 11670 and 11760 also // but not as strong as usual.

6000, Sept 2 at 0527, RHC English with distorted modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [non]. 9350, Sept 2 at 0111, two weak signals slightly offset, i.e. ChiCom jamming and RFA Uyghur via TAJIKISTAN during this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12005, Sept 1 at 2348, VP weak blob from R. Cairo, which runs for another hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 6145, Sept 2 at 0136, JBA carrier, below the noise level, presumably AIR as scheduled, on the frequency The Farty KBC will be overtaking from Sept 11, UT Sundays at 00-02 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3344.865, Sept 2 at 1234, JBA carrier carefully measured again, the signature of RRI Ternate; I`d say accurate to within 2 Hz. Atsunori Ishida does not deal in precise frequencies, but careful observations of activity times: it`s being heard from around 1000 until 1500v*, ``often low modulation`` per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Sept 1 at 2058, nice chanty music, good signal until cutoff without announcement at 2100*. It`s Denge Kurdistanye, via PRIDNESTROVYE, per Aoki during its final segment. Haven`t heard it this well in months, no good in our summer mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 820, Sept 2 at 1155, Spanish romantic music pauses for a YL non-ID, ``Canal 800-20`` (meaning ``ochocientos veinte`` not just ocho-veinte). Good with WBAP nulled making slow SAH of 32/minute = 0.533 Hz; 1159 segué instead of any ID or anthem; strong enough to get a good DF on it as slightly CCW of west-east, which fits for Mexicali BCN; and finally at 1202 a more complete non-ID, ``Canal 800-20, ABC Radio``, more songs. Gone by 1220. So it really is XEABCA as suspected, obscuring its grandiose 6-letter legal call. Getting a SRS boost, LSR here being 1204, but still hard to believe it`s only 500 watts night as in IRCA, Cantú and WRTH, or even 3500 watts day from a kilomile away, overcoming 50,000 watt WBAP lately; seemingly a boost from previous nonentity (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 2 at 0015, JBA carrier, so R. Chaski is back on, and enough S6 signal at 0057 to hear some music modulation, but after a quick check of VOV/WHRI, 5980 is already off circa 0059! So their slippery autotimer has indeed been reset way earlier; and now will resume sliding about 6.5 seconds later per 24 hours until another reset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 6173.9, Sept 2 at 0100, JBA carrier is surely R. Tawantinsuyo on its signature off-frequency, in the absence of anything on 6175 such as Woofferton, WHRI or VOV as it claims (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 2 at 0114, open carrier then JBA music prélude, 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:10, SLBC opening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9480.09, Sept 2 at 0112, JBA carrier, off-frequency; nothing listed. Wolfgang Büschel also heard this at 0100 with BBCWS (English?), same S9+20 strength as 9410 Oman and 15310 Thailand, maybe Singapore testing? Unusually, he doesn`t specify exact frequency or whether it was ``even``. Since I found it askew, I`d vote for UAE or South Africa site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1841 monitoring: confirmed Thursday Sept 1 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, VG. Also confirmed after 2330 Thu Sept 1 on WBCQ, 9330.033-CUSB, good S9+20. Also confirmed Friday Sept 2 at 2130.5 on WRMI, 13695, very good. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0700   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND 
Sat 1400   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
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 NSW 3210 ND
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 [we hope resumed after 3 weeks]
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. 9330-CUSB, UT Fri Sept 2 at 0109, WBCQ is playing back last Friday night`s `Allan Weiner Worldwide` when he was talking about the 500 K$ fund-raising project, WBCQ ``at a crossroads``. Normally would go off at 0100 after Blalock the blaster, but why not do this? Open ended, after all, so can play the full AWWW which keeps going past 0200 as Pam is in concert from at least 0156; with ``99 Years``, 0201 ``Turn Your Radio On`` as AW joins in.

My photocell-controlled streetlite had just fired up with an RF noise burst at *0108, finally able to time it with a clear sky at sunset, which was 0059 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Friday Sept 2 at 2108, glad to hear WRMI with ME World Music instead of Brother HyStairical who is supposedly scheduled until 2200 M-F, -2100 Sat/Sun; and is still blathering away on 11565, 11580, 11825, 15440 and no doubt some others less audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Sept 2 at 0020, WTWW-3 is VP S6, music underlying talk, probably Russian Bibling but too poor to be certain. Sometimes 12105 is blasting in evenings, other times like this --- on the edge of propagation/skip zone if not wide variations in transmitter power. At 0120 check, it`s down to S1 and seemingly dead air as usual during the final hour. By then, 9475, WTWW-1 can only achieve a poor S6 signal, yet SFAW modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 7315, Sept 1 at 2359, I`m ready for another monitorage of the new VOV relays setup to see if it`s any different from inaugural night. WHRI ID; 0000 UT Sept 2 joining VOV theme after a pause, sign-on in English. It`s S9 but fadey like last night, on an unfavorable beam for us from SC, presumably 173 degrees. After news, 0014 Economy Report; 0023 song about Vietnam. 0028 dead air, 0028.5 WHR invites us to write to program and tell them ``it`s a blessing`` (not exactly what they were gunning for from Hanoi, but in bed with the super-Christians, what else?). 0029.5 WorldVision anti-hunger PSA. 0030 open VOV in Spanish. 0058 retune to hear WHR announcing that it is changing from 7315 to 9605, and OCS war-mongering crusader theme, but at 0059, 9605 is already on from other transmitter playing OCS too but separately, not synch! WHRI self-coördination is totally upscrewed. Before 0100 on 7315, he says ``now on 9605``! As before, 7315 really remains on the air at 0100 with VOV in English again, while 9605 starts up long-running KBS WR relay in Spanish. A third WHRI transmitter is doing its own thing on much stronger S9+40 7385 with USA radio network ``news`` toward us at 315 degrees. 

WHR continues to insert its own propaganda during VOV breaks on 7315. At 0129 Sept 2: Voice of the Martyrs, 800-75-VOICE about blasphemy in Tanzania, and WorldVision anti-AIDS. (How amusing it would be if one of these happened to deal with human rights violations, Christian missionary persecution in Vietnam!)

There is a pause of about 9 seconds before VOV comes up at 0130+, like other breaks. Spanish again. At 0159, WHR ID and OCS, no frequency announcement, 0200.5 into USA `news` now // 9605 which is still running another hour.

Meanwhile neither 12005 nor 6175 is on at 0100 check from Woofferton, WHRI, or anywhere. Nor at 0121 nor at 0201. However, see PERU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 594 kHz. Since it`s not INDIA, trying to locate the source of the carrier heard here even in the daytime: September 1 between 19 and 20 UT, I park a block away from 960 KGWA 4-tower transmitter site in NW Enid, but too much noise, probably overload, to hear it at all. Due east of KGWA, I can hear 594 and the DF is still about the same from NNW, so that rules out a KGWA spur. Also about the same DF from downtown Enid. This indicates it is some distance away, and could also be SSE rather than NNW, with this bi-direxional ferrite DFing on the portable DX-398. Will check further from other areas (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1309.70, Sept 2 at 0148 UT, JBA carrier hetting 1310 stations; another possible off-frequency to be pursued (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, Sept 2 at 0142 UT, KOKC`s stupid Savage talk show is getting heavy QRM from honky-tonk piano music, then C&W song. KOKC`s biggest rival at night is normally out-of-whack KOLM, Rochester, Minnesota, sportstalk, still such per its website. Could this be KYND, Cypress TX, which we normally hear around sunrise? Sked page is now here:
showing `Urban Music on Air` from 6 pm to 6 am [23-05 UT] weekdays (lots but different hours on weekends) so that doesn`t fit either, unless they are talking about Urban Cowboys --- Houston market, after all. They have quite a mix of various talk shows and different kynds of music. BTW, it`s licensed as a 25 kW  direxional daytimer only (18 kW Critical Hours), but no doubt the webcast runs all-night. There is no longer a misleading coverage map linked from the homepage. KYND, last logged here June 16 at 1150 UT, had a slow SAH against KOKC, but this one makes a fast SAH. Hard to DF accurately vs KOKC, but seems about ESE/WNW. By 0209 UT, KOKC, which is 10 kW ND on STA (forever?) is in another offensive talkshow, Herman Cain, and dominating, but C&W music still audible under. NRC AM Log 2016-2017 shows several little mostly daytimers with C&W formats, in AL, IL, IN, MI, MI, MO, TX, WA. By DF the only one fitting would be WTLM Opelika AL, D1 1000/CH 650 watts. If the DF was way off, it could be KQQB Stockdale TX (just SE of San Antonio), D3 2500, but application for D3 25000/CH 23000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9515-USB, Sept 2 at 0114, weak 2-way intruder seems in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2316 UT September 2