lunedì 14 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 13-14, 2016

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6120.0, Nov 14 at 0333, poor signal in Farsi, i.e. AWR via AUSTRIA, this semi-hour only: and also a het on low side from SRDA. Per HFCC other competitors are CNR Urumqi in Uighur at 2330-0300, and TWR Swaziland at 0501-0700 in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [non]. 7570, Nov 13 at 2300, dead air for two minutes, then leisurely-paced interviews with people who worked for RCI Sackville, and residents who could hear it coming out of their faucets and other appliances. It`s the publicized audio track of ``Spectres of Shortwave`` the new film about the demise of RCI, a special on WRMI. One woman tells a story about her dreams of climbing an antenna tower and confronting a human-sized spider, and premonition of someone falling off. Lots of long pauses, presumably when the video is carrying the story; and the initial dead air may have been the opening titles. Never hear any music, nor even any clips of RCI to illustrate. Some participants speak French, of course, as NB is a bilingual province, but the subtitles if any are invisible. The sound stops at 0023 --- is the 2-hour film really over? Or another WRMI automation crash. Still dead air at 0040 Nov 14 when I quit. I do look forward to seeing as well as hearing all of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [and non]. Nov 14 around 0400, no signals from VOBME on 7146+, 7175/7185, and no jamming either, but Sudan carrier was making it on 7205 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 10000, Nov 14 at 0337, open carrier at S6, no timesignals from anywhere. Maybe WWVH lost modulation? WWV on 5000 is weakened in propagation disturbance, but we still have 2500. Then I check the others and also find carriers on 15000, 20000 at S9! And JBA on 25000. Obviously it`s the NRD-545 which I suppose is also doing this in the daytime when real SW signals override the internals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [and non]. 7315, Nov 14 at 0355, bad mixture at about equal levels between Overcomer via WHRI (// a few words behind 7570 WRMI), and Arabish music and talk, i.e. R. Tamazuj via VATICAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [non]. 6080, Nov 14 at 0403, ``VOA News`` at S7, and really can`t detect any VOT even as a SAH to São Tomé, on its so-called North American service with 500 kW from Emirler. Propagation is poor, but 300 kW from RRI Galbeni in English manages a readable S9 signal on 6020. As expected, nothing audible either on 7240, the VOT // for Asia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1851 monitoring: NOT confirmed UT Monday Nov 14 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, since there is no signal; maybe on at low power and/or not propagating. Both WOR and following The Full Gospel Hour at 01 remain on the schedule. 7490 WBCQ is weaker at S9. Confirmed UT Monday Nov 14 from 0402 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5130.06-AM but barely audible S7. Also confirmed after 0430 Monday Nov 14 on webcast of WRMI 9955. Next:
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW [transmitter has been down temporarily]
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE [or 1100?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE [or 1315.5?]
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5050, UT Monday Nov 14 at 0040, WWRB is off, on a night when it is normally on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, UT Nov 14, prompted by Ben Dangerfield in Wallingford PA who reported, ``Best TA night of this season with 42 signals so far. Lots of Spain, the
best being 585, 684 729, 774 and 855 but more in the 1100s. I've had a busy day so quitting at 2130 EST``

Scanning the entire MW band from bottom to top in offset 9 kHz steps on the DX-398, I get these carriers looping generally NE, or more like 50 degrees:

At 0321, 585 and 774
At 0324, 1044
At 0325, 1053+ --- definitely off to the plus-side compared to 1044, must be the widely reported Tripoli, Libya which Mark Connelly in MA put 22 Hz high on October 14, altho it sounds like more than that now. But in July, Wolfgang Büschel mentioned not hearing it on 1053.016

Then I try the NRD-545 and ALA-330S, without a complete bandscan:
At 0328, 1044, but not 1053
At 0329, 774
At 0407, 774 and 1044
At 0410, 783

UNIDENTIFIED 5858.0-USB, Nov 14 at 0335, Spanish 2 way with heavy splash from 5850 WRMI; deliberately so close to impede overhearing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.4, Nov 14 at 0042, big open carrier is here again, S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0601 UT November 14