venerdì 16 settembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 15-16, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.95, Sept 16 at 0151, R. Tirana is mostly humroar, but some music detectable under it. At 0157 I notice some crackle circa 9827, suspect it`s out of same transmitter, and it goes off at 0158 just about when 9854.95 does (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 16 at 1359, Bangladesh Betar is very weak, but can hear the IS, and the 5+1 mis-timesignal ending at 1359:52, Urdu service opening theme. If timesignal hits 1400:00 it will only be a coincidence as in past it could be several seconds either side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9320-9330, Sept 16 at 0207, big S8 blob of R. Cairo peaking at 9325 with peaks sounding like talk modulation, but totally incomprehensible. This is obviously coming out of the main blob 9310-9320, peaking at 9315, same S8 but lacking any talkish sounds, just the roar where English to North America is scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9525.895, Sept 16 at 1305, VOI is S5-S8 and can tell there`s some talk, in presumed English, yet readability is still R=0, and there seems to be some pulsating hum along with the modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 11405, 11410, 11425, 11435, 11440, Sept 16 at 1318, all USB, presumed QSO pirates from here. 11435 is best, 11440 has a pileup, and 11425 includes some singing. Ironically, these can come in better than VOI on 9526-v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9550, Sept 16 at 0201, YL & YL with news in Spanish, mostly about the Islamic Republic of Iran, implying it is really VIRI as scheduled 0020-0320 via Sirjan to South America. Surprised they would be doing news at the top of real hours rather than the top of askew Iranian hours. S9-S7 fading and undermodulated. // 12025 is but a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, Sept 16 at 0220, 8 y 19 minutos timecheck, from ``Radio Mexicana, la música ---``. XEP, Juárez as usual dominant signal at night, but plenty QRM too. Impossible to believe it`s 200 watts at night rather than 38,000 watts day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 5900, Sept 16 at 1252, JBA carrier, presumed R. Rossii, Vladivostok; the other reactivated Russian SW station, R. Sakha, 7295, Sept 16 at 1252, JBA carrier is even weaker (or could be an ham); not a good propagation day for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9465, Sept 16 at 0205, Qur`an at S4. Only thing scheduled is TRT in Uyghur this hour, but Voice of Turkey is not known for Qur`aning, being a secular state/station, altho the Islamists seem to be in ascendancy. During long pauses, sounds like an understation talking, at first thought maybe Iran Spanish // 9550 which I had just heard? But too weak to tell. Instead, the understation could be Turkey and the overstation something new and unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5810, Sept 16 at 1249, S6-S8 poor signal, talk with accent but seems English. See UNID log of yesterday. On theory that it is BBCWS, I check 6195 which is certainly BBCWS via Singapore --- or as HFCC still labels it, `Kranji (Merlin)`! And it matches, furthermore, just about synchronized, but 5810 could still be a different site, such as Nakhon Sawan, Thailand. The current HFCC page for BBCWS still does not show any entry for 5810! What do they know?
So it`s on 5810 for at least two days in a row, rather than jumping around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1843 monitoring: confirmed Thursday Sept 15 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, excellent; also confirmed Thu Sept 15 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.040v-CUSB, fair S9. Next:
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
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
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. 7504.995, Sept 16 at 0154, WRNO is on tonight with gospel music, S9+30 but considerably undermodulated. Probably a fluke it`s so close to 7505.000 at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1170, Sept 16 at 0221 UT, KFAQ Tulsa with talk, and can`t detect any gospel huxter understation, so seems as if WWVA Wheeling has finally fixed its night pattern to protect us from it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9275, Sept 16 at 1300, open carrier at S6, plus some intermittent non-English, non-Spanish, Asian? language very weak 2-way USB demodulated by it; still the same at 1320. The only known broadcaster on 9275 anywhen is WMLK, Pennsylvania, which has been struggling to keep its `new` transmitter operational, has been off for a few weeks but will presumably come back eventually; normally operates only in local afternoons altho Aoki shows a possible span of 1400-2100 (never on Sabbaths! So be sure to check on Friday). Not as strong as 125 kW should be, but stronger and steadier than one would expect from E Asia, yet could also pertain to the China radio war, which could show up anywhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1532 UT September 16