martedì 11 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 10-11, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.95, Oct 11 at 0128, R. Tirana IS and humroar are barely audible at S3. Other Albanian site with CRI English relay was good and clear even before 0100 on 9570. See also TIBET [non] for 9855 occupant then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 11710.59, UT Tue Oct 11 at 0043, RAE in Spanish, talking about Roma, Córdoba, 1914y, poor signal, language change for this hour. Recheck Oct 11 at 0349, now I measure it on 11710.614, still poor but can tell it`s in English, again talking about Córdoba.

Programming was confirmed to have started Thursday Oct 6, but explaining the no-shows over the weekend, Arnaldo eSlaen told the DXLD yg on October 6: ``Hi! I am Arnaldo Slaen, manager from "Actualidad", the new DX programme in Spanish with 45 minutes each Saturday. These days the station is transmitting only music and identifications. The new programmes from RAE begin next week. I am going to report the new sked this Saturday in all DX Lists. 73 Arnaldo``

So presumably from Oct 15 there finally will be Saturday and Sunday broadcasts, and may we expect a 45-minute English translation of the DX program during the UT Sunday 0300 hour? Arnaldo is already deeply involved by phone in the 53-minute weekly DX program `La Rosa de Tokio` via WRMI et al., so I assume this one on RAE ATTW will be different (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.01, Oct 11 at 0103, Spanish at S7 citing a capítulo, so another erratic appearance by Alcaraván Radio.

6010.145, Oct 11 at 0104, an even weaker signal here, presumably sibling station The Voice of Thy Conscience, and traces of another off-frequency slightly higher(?) which would be R. Inconfidência, Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11930, Oct 11 at 0039, post-Martí there is not much jamming noise needed, but again am hearing those curious strings of beeps, how many varying, and the pitch of each string varying (with BFO on, so rather their exact frequency offset is changing). Evidently some alternative application of the DentroCuban Jamming Command network, but why and what? To convey any intelligence, the only known factors are number of beeps, and exact frequency offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, as I am about to post this report, no time to turn on the radio, but just received from TGAV this notice dated 0407 UT Oct 11. It should normally be on air until about 0610*:

``We ask your pardon to all our listeners of Radio Truth short wave at 4055 kHz. Our signal is irregular right now due to the fact that it is raining, and there is nobody working at Mount Horeb, and we can't do anything to avoid it. There is nobody at Mount Horeb. Every time it rains, our link antenna fails, and there is nobody to correct the situation there. We have not found a person to work there. The situation will be corrected by itself when it stops raining. Our Internet system and Transworld Radio Truth are funtioning normally.
Dr. Édgar Amílcar Madrid, Manager and Director``

** OMAN. 11650, Oct 11 at 0046, S3-S5 signal with Qur`an by a tenor, surely not a soprano, so presumably R. Sultanate of Oman is again on this unscheduled frequency overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Oct 11 at 0059, JBA carrier with splash from 5985 WRMI adding up to S7, R. Chaski, Urubamba, until autocutoff at 0101:07*, which is exactly 1 minute later than last check 9 days ago, Oct 2 until 0100:07*, or 6.666+ seconds later per noctem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND [non?]. 15565, Oct 11 at 0034, S4 signal with heavy Doppler flutter. Scheduled this hour only is VOA Chinese at 30 degrees from Udorn, but I may well be hearing the CNR1 ChiCom jammer instead, as even this is a lot more signal than I am getting from R. Thailand`s so-called North American service on nearby 15590 at 38 degrees from same site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 9855.0, Oct 11 at 0048, very poor S4-S5 talk in Chinese? Scheduled this hour only is VOA Tibetan via KUWAIT, and could well be hearing the CNR1 ChiCom jammer instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9735, Oct 11 at 0050, very poor music with flutter, evident aside 9730 Romania which is not overpowering tonight. It`s Voice of Turkey in Turkish at 72 degrees. They no longer bother to broadcast any Turkish for North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** U S A. 15220, Oct 10 at 1948, S9+10, open carrier/dead air, typical warmup behavior of VOA, but nothing scheduled here. I stay with it and hear no modulation except some occasional crackles until: 1959, ``Voice of America, Washington DC, signing-on``, but modulation and/or carrier (partially?) keep cutting off and on, ruining Yankee Doodle; 2000 joining Kriyol language service, not mentioning any frequencies, but right into news/discussion about Syklon Mathieu. 

I quickly scan all other bands, 13, 11, 9, 7, 17, 18 and 21 MHz but the only // found is 11720 which is almost same level and synchronized. Keeps going past 2015 rather than cutting to irrelevant VOA One rock music filler as they were doing during the axual hurricane strike a week ago with 15-minute Kriyol hourtop new relays on SW, 7305 evenings and later 7405 (but missing any Kriyol?), plus 9565 in the mornings; but that all stopped October 5.

I wonder if these 15220/11720 broadcasts picked up immediately and we just now found them, or just now inaugurated? VOA website is of course no help, Lavwadlamerik, --- can`t find anything about a pwogram on any SW frequency, but lots about TV and podcasts. I suppose Haitians can only know about them by word of mouth, bandscanning themselves, or maybe mentions on FM or TV relays, in which case they don`t need SW. So how long will this go on? 

O, 2039 recheck, both these are gone again, so must have been for about one semihour. Back later, different frequencies lower for evening? Not back at 2120 rerecheck. Then I check all four frequencies sometime during each successive hour, 22, 23; Oct 11 after 00, and 01, and no show of any more VOA Creole or One filler music.

BTW, what timezone is Ayiti in? WRTH says UT -4 DST until Nov 6 like USA; but this says Haïti does not observe DST this year, i.e. UT -5:
This means altho it is well to the east by latitude of most of the USA, except New England, spanning 72 degrees W, and of course, also *east* of Sputnik Kyba, its local clock is one hour *behind*, not ahead of those countries! 

But it`s not Haiti which is out of step, rather those who impose daylight shifting upon themselves. Helloooo, way out there in the Caribbean, it`s the same clock time as in Enid, west of 97.5, so which ought to be on UT -7 yearound (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15630, Oct 10 at 1730, VOA opening Oromo presumably via Woofferton UK, clear of jamming --- but at 1731 I hear a carrier come on hetting it from lo side, approx. 15628.7, but before I can pin it down, at 1732 it switches to broadband DRM noise jamming, no doubt from ETHIOPIA, but at least over here, VOA is still readable if one understood the language. The brief AM carrier must be part of the set-up process for the DRM jamming transmission.

Then I look for the other frequencies: 13860, nothing audible, as to be expected if sites are correct as via Wolfgang Büschel in DXLD 16-29: Thailand until 1800, switch to UAE for the Amharic hour. 

``Oromo to East Africa
1730-1748 12040SAO   12080SAO  12110LAM  12140MEY  13860UDO  15630WOF
1749-1800 12040SAO   12080SAO  12110LAM  12140UDO  13860UDO  15630WOF
1730-1800 additional 15700LAM``

15700, Oct 10 at 1734, only a JBA carrier here, as before. In the 12`s, at 1735 I have JBA carriers on 12140+ off-frequency? And 12110 (12105 WTWW not on till circa 1800, maybe). DRM noise jamming is probably on these, but all too weak to propagate over here on the lower band. Nothing heard on 12080, 12040 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1846 monitoring: confirmed Monday October 10 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.069v-CUSB, back up to usual fair signal. Next:
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 10 at 2001 check, WRMI reconfirmed still with World Music starting this hour at least on Monday. Altho changes have been made all A-season, the WRMI transmission and non-9955 program schedules now have a new as-of date on them, October 6.
still showing blankblox Mon-Tue-Wed 20-21 on 11580. I don`t notice any significant changes since last I spied it a day or two ago.

7730, Oct 11 at 0058, S Asian song during WRMI World Music still running this hour on UT Tue but after 0100 it`s back to BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Oct 10 at 2004, KVOH in another expanded transmission beyond nominal 1900* --- Spanish from some iglesia. Perhaps staying on to demonstrate how victimized they are by co-religionists at LeSEA, major splatter from 17765 WHRI, Christians vs Christians! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Oct 10 at 2007, S9+20 open carrier except for big hum, from WTWW-2. So are they trying to bring Dave Ramsey back, or what? 9475 is nominal, and 12105 is AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9605, Oct 11 at 0126, S7 signal, but just barely modulated, presumably the WHRI relay of KBS World Radio in Spanish. Not the first time thus. In case it might be instead the RHC spur from 9535, I check that and no match now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Oct 11 at 0112 UT, ``One great song after another, only on 99.7 – MyFM``. I copied it as 93.7, but translator listed wagging this dog of KRJO Monroe LA, is on 99.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1500, Oct 11 at 0115 UT, really bad noise from east/west, QRMing KSTP sports from the NNE unless nulled. Different sound but presumably same spoiler mystery station we have been hearing for months making unstable hetties above and below 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11770.933, Oct 10 at 1737, S3 carrier, too weak to be sure if there`s some modulation or not. Cf previous report: 11770.921, Oct 10 at 0534 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, Oct 10 at 1736, about S6 open carrier, dead air again today as also heard Oct 5 at 0038. Maybe local, but I don`t hear it all the time, or other times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12281-USB, Oct 11 at 0038, weak 2-way in Japanese. Must be some maru as the 2002 SW Frequency Guide by Klingenfuss, which I have handy for quick reference, hoping ute info isn`t too outdated, shows this frequency is ship channel 1218, paired with QSX 13128 shore stations, including JBO Tokyo, but also others in Chile, Philippines, Cape Verde, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, which I`d think would lead to a lot of conflicts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0509 UT October 11