giovedì 13 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser log October 12-13, 2016

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. Checking VOA Amharic frequencies for reception and DRM jamming, Oct 13 at 1813-1820:
15785, JBA carrier and JBA jamming [Woofferton]
15700, missed checking this one [Lampertheim]
15630, S4 Amharic and DRM jamming [Woofferton]
13860, JBA carrier and DRM jamming [Woofferton]
12140, JBA carrier [Udorn]
12110, nothing [Kuwait]
11720, JBA carrier [Lampertheim]
Sites per Wolfgang Büschel research as of October 12, but who knows, they could have been jumbled around the next day or shifted during the hour.

Thorsten Hallmann, Germany, was monitoring the previous broadcast today: ``1730 VoA Oromo begins. Tonight six frequencies were jammed, one is clear: Jamming to VoA on 11720 12110 12140 13860 15630 15785; 
15700 is clear`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Oct 13 at 1256, Denge Kurdistane with heavy flutter and slight echo, as two transmitter sites are simultaneous. At 1300:05* one of them goes off, no more echo and what`s left is weaker, then Denge Kurdistane ID and timesignal about 39 seconds late compared to WWV. EiBi shows 1300 is the time to switch from PRIDNESTROVYE to BULGARIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [non]. 17640, Oct 13 at 1811, Madagascar World Voice is still AWOL. Andy Baker of World Christian Broadcasting has now put up a ``Fourth Quarter Update`` pretending the station is really on the air with full schedule and asking for more money!

At least a BST-1 caradio memory on 17640 to check for it came in handy for BBC via ASCENSION at 1650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 580, Oct 13 at 1221, lots of addresses and phone numbers ``en esta ciudad Chihuahua`` so it`s XEFI, listed by IRCA as Estéreo Mexicana (referring only to FM XHFI 98.5?) AM is 5000/700 watts. Surpassing Lubbock and surprisingly little from WIBW Topeka with direxional pattern SW. Was really expecting XEMU Piedras Negras, and wonder if it`s still on AM. But this 580 is much weaker than fellow Chihuahua2 620 station, XEBU 5000/250, so common I seldom log it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 820, Oct 13 at 1227 immediately upon tune-in, canned YL ID ``Canal 800-20, ABC Radio``, song from Mexicali BCN. At least as weak as WBAP, easily separable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1030, Oct 13 at 1230, travelog about Puebla, then ``Radio Fórmula Ciudad Juárez``. Nice to get a local ID from XEYC, 1/1 kW. Just before it`s hit by C&W CCI from US station NE/SW, presumably KCWJ Blue Springs MO flipping to day power; yes, its official October sunrise being 1230 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.940, Oct 13 at 0614, VON Hausa service at S9+10, always off-frequency-low, and sometimes missing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Oct 13 at 1302, music at S9-S7, no doubt SIBC with another extended broadcast relaying its Wantok FM 96.3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11720 & 15220, Oct 12 at 1955, VOA GB carriers are on, and Kriyol after 2000. Also still doing it Oct 13 at 2015 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1847, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ETHIOPIA [non]

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1846 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday October 12 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast, and 7490 was on and audible with else a few minutes earlier. WOR 1846 also confirmed Wed Oct 12 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.079v-CUSB.

WORLD OF RADIO 1847 ready for first airings Oct 13: confirmed the first SW broadcast, Thursday 1130 on WRMI 9955 when checked at 1142, S9+20, no jamming audible. Also confirmed Thu Oct 13 at 2130 on WRMI, 13695, excellent. Next:
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 0800   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1300   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. 11580, Oct 12 at 2001, WRMI replaying `Viva Miami` with mailbag for reception reports on multiple frequencies. So this occupies the first quarter of the blank hour on the Wednesday schedule. Not rechecked until 2048 when Brazilian music is playing, so back to World Music by then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Oct 12 at 1917, KVOH is still on with gospel music in Spanish; off at recheck 1955, with 17775 occupied by super-splatter from 17765 WHRIBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1470, Oct 13 at 1240 UT, classic rock looping ESE/WNW, 1242 UT ``Knock Three Times``, good signal, presumed KSMM Liberal KS, NRC AM Log listed as OLD format, ``Super Hits``, // KODC-LP 102.1. Not that far but doesn`t quite make it on daytime groundwave, 1000/170/500 watts U1. 

Wait a minute, how can a commercial AM station be // an LPFM, by definition non-commercial?? FCC AM Query shows 1470 licensed to Rocking M Media; nothing about being non-commercial, nor any FM connexion. October sunrise not until 1245 UT (November 1315 UT), but could be on 500 watt PSRA.

FCC FM Query shows ``KODC-LP: KS DODGE CITY, Licensee: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH``, quite a mismatch, so are these stations really related?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search October 13, all looping roughly northeast on the DX-398:
From 0601 UT: 612, 729, 747, 774, 837, 873, 882, 909, 999, 1044
From 0604 UT: 1053, 1098, 1179, 1215, 1224
Might have found more hiband, but increasing local noise level. Yes, I need to do this a few hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search October 13:
From 1213 UT: 774-WSW, 657-WSW, 612-WSW, 585-WSW
From 1217 UT: 882-WSW
From 1234 UT: 702-WSW, two carriers beating. Not during a 9-kHz scan, but noticed +2 kHz het on 700. Enid sunrise today: 1237 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2144 UT October 13