martedì 13 settembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 11-13, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.97, Sept 13 at 0126, R. Tirana IS can be detected amid the self-imposed humroar, S5 signal (while CRI relay 9570 attains S9+25 and clearly modulated). At 0135 YL can be heard talking but useless under humroar level. This defect has now been going on for about three months! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 2325 & 2485 & 4835, Sept 13 at 1207, the Northern Territory VL8 Shower Stations are indeed back on the air, as had been promised for 2330 UT Sept 12 (Rob Wagner says they were back earlier than that). 2325 is S9+, 2485 is S6, and 4835 is S9+10, seems all playing same song. At 1245, 2325 is in talk, 2485 is JBA but unseems // with music? And 4835 is S9+10 talk // 2325. 4835 is still audible at 1323, S8. My sunrise today: 1213 UT. Now the ABC will be deciding whether enough Northern Territorians missed them during the deliberate outage to justify continuing them long-term (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9964.88, Sept 13 at 0116, R. Cairo is JBM Arabic with whine, S9 and also irrelevant Cuban pulse jamming; while 9315 is usual mess of garblenoise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** GUINEA. 9650, Sept 12 at 0624, S7 music, presumed Conakry, which I don`t often hear after its *0600v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9380, Sept 13 at 0105, Hindi pop music at S8, much better than usual, from Vividh Bharati, 250 kW Aligarh scheduled 0100-0435 per
while // 9870 seems same music, but very weak, despite 500 kW from Bengaluru at 0025-0440 (in the absence of TURKEY, q.v.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Re: ``700, Sept 8 at 1153, Radio Red ID, presumed XEDKR Guadalajara, which relays XERED 1110 México DF; thought I heard an FM 92.1 mentioned, but not listed as such in Jalisco, and in the DF it`s on 88.1. 700 listed as 10000/150 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

XHRED and XHFO swapped formats in June, so you heard 92.1. I suspect Red FM is not much longer for this world (Raymie Humbert, AZ, Sept 8, WTFDA Forum via DXLD)

** RUSSIA. 7295, Sept 12 at 1245, song at poor S9 signal, fluttering but clear, while 7345 covered by Chinese; i.e. R. Sakha, Yakutsk; 7295 goes off a few seconds after a 5-pip timesignal ends late at 1300:07.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 13 at 0114, SLBC carrier is VP S2, but enough to recognize the music prélude from 0114:44, and the 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:09.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9870 & 9770 & 9830, Sept 13 at 0112, Voz de Turquía is missing from both nominal frequencies and even the frequently used mistaken one! Can`t be propagation, as e.g. 9964.88 Cairo is S9.

5960, Sept 13 at 0130, as I continue bandscanning, eventually find S9+5 Spanish here and it is VOT! 5960 is normally employed only in the B-seasons for English to North America at 2300-2350v, so have they made unexpected S-season changes, also affecting other broadcasts? Or is this a double whammy, not only wrong frequency for 0100 Spanish, but wrong season? Out of the transmitter memory bank, perhaps. 

Ending feature `Costumbres de los Turcos` with music theme bit identical to opening of program as they always duplicate intros and outros, saving a lot of produxion work. I can`t be sure it`s starting or ending until the next item at 0132: `Pregunta del Mes`, which I can`t copy fully, but something about someone who `falleció`, and multiple-choice answers, A, B, and C. (So with three separate entries during a month, no way not to win, if you can only understand the choices --- but you still have to win a draw after that.) 0134 on to vocal music. TRT lux out as 5960 is not otherwise occupied in this A-season, so in the clear. Now where is the second one? Never find it, but at 0152, 5960 is already off. 

Now I recheck the 31m channels, and in the meantime they have come back after some op woke up: at 0152, 9770 is poor at S7, and // 9870 is even poorer at S6, in sign-off mentioning Spanish schedule but I bet not 5960! Then into IS playing past 0153 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1842 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Sept 11 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.047v-CUSB, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+30. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 12 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0327 check via WBCQ 5129.848-AM, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 12 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20. Also confirmed Monday Sept 12 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.059v-CUSB. Also confirmed the Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955, awake by 1127 Sept 13 when it`s VG, S9+20, no jamming audible. Next:
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. 9330+, Sept 13 until 0101.5*, WBCQ signs off after Blalock the blaster, instead of an AWWW replay. On UT Wed at this hour, should be Amateur Radio Roundtable.

7490.028, Sept 13 at 0625! Presumed WBCQ is on, a guy certain that the New World Order is imminent allowing the Soviet Union to send troops into the USA to put down insurrexions`` --- what nonsense --- being interviewed on phone by YL, sounds sorta like Joyce Riley, but not? Tomorrow`s topic: Kennedy assassination. This must be old stuff. 3-minute commercial breaks are introduced but edited out; phone 522-5008 but no area code? 

Finally mentions guest name: Bill Cooper! Long deceased, but one of Allan Weiner`s old buddies. Note I had heard 7490 unID carrier on Sept 6 at 0523. Yes, WBCQ schedule for 7490 now shows 7 days a week: 
0400 0700 UTC The Hour Of The Time / The Road To Paradise
Apparently Cooper has been resurrected by this ``Church of Paradise``: where a site search on WBCQ gets zero hits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Sept 13 at 0100 and further chex for an hour, WRNO is OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Sept 13 at 0123, no signal from WTWW-3, while 9475 WTWW-1 and 5085 WTWW-2 are inblasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1170, Sept 13 at 0150 UT, gospel huxter still QRMing underneath KFAQ Tulsa, i.e. WWVA OH as already identified; ``Jesus is coming back on such & such a date``, still failing to null toward KFAQ and me, presumably 50 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [non]. Re: ``810, Sept 6 at 0230 starts 615 (but not an AC which would be E Tennessee)". 

And so it is: WMGC in Murfreesboro ('burb of Nashville), sporting a SS: MEX format, and known by some to cheat with day power at night. I'd bet six months pay on this. I had access to a mid-Tennessee remote receiver a few months ago; WMGC had an inordinantly loud night signal on most tries (GREG HARDISON, CA, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1480.83 & 1499.17, Sept 13 at 0144 UT, approx. spots for JBA carriers hetting 1480 and 1500 stations, presumed parasitic spurs out of some 1490 station, still detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325.0, Sept 13 at 1211, good S8-S9 carrier, but too bad it`s not modulated. At 1217 maybe a trace of JBM, either from this or an understation. Both Bougainville PNG, and Palangkaraya INDONESIA are right on frequency, so no het to separate them, nor even subaudible het. Most likely the carrier atop is NBC and the other one RRI. At 1244, still S5 carrier about level with the noise. 1323 down to a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9533.30-USB, Sept 13 at 0108, weak 2-way intruders in colloquial Spanish, ``cambios``, intermittent with Cuban pulse jamming bleed all the way from 9565 where it`s completely unneeded. Seems I am the only one ever reporting these SS intruders inside the SWBC bands --- no one else cares? Sure, we can`t identify them, but should be documented! Native speakers/professional monitors might be able to extract clues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9787-9811, Sept 13 at 0122, OTH radar pulses; typical ~25 kHz bandwidth associated with CYPRUS? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1708 UT September 13