domenica 6 novembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs November 5-6, 2016

** ALBANIA. 7475, Nov 6 at 0023, no trace of R. Tirana, Albanian hour to North America, vs. S3 noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7580, Nov 6 at 0022, fair S8 signal in Chinese: must be CNR1 jammer against IBB Tibetan via Kuwait, this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11780, Nov 6 at 0042, Chinese is atop RNA Brasília yet only S3, very unusual. HFCC shows it`s CRI, 500 kW, 59 degrees from Jinhua site. Can make the understation // good 6180. Quite a few weak FE signals are on the 9 & 11 MHz bands, more so than Western Hemispherians, and also on 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 5959.93, Nov 6 at 0010, JBA carrier, traces of talk. As long suspected, this correlates with Anker Petersen`s log from Denmark of Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, Oct 27 at 2307-2315 on exactly the same frequency. I also hear this off-channel carrier around sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17720, Nov 5 at 1727, AWR Africa, closing mentioning Tanzania,, and chopped off at 1728* before she finishes. 1728 is indeed the registered end of the 1700 Swahili broadcast, 250 kW, at 310 degrees and producing a very good signal way over here. Better tell the studio to keep it under 28 minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 730, Nov 6 at 0108, heavy promotion for Grupo Radiorama, Estéreo Viva, 107.1, `Qué Buena Mañana` show, i.e. XEHB, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua. I caution against assuming a Mexican on 730 is XEX, as XEHB really gets out, better to here as a rule, in fact (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Nov 6 at 0015, R. Educación with a song including parlato in English, ``I love jazz music``, undermodulated S9+15. Just an eclectic happenstance, as no way they will dedicate a regular segment in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Nov 6 at 0044, S6 pirate with rock music; 0045 start another tune but cut off. 0048 retune, familiar extreme voice is talking about dying of something, doesn`t know what; plenty of F-bombs, echoey studio; says he missed broadcasting on Hallowe`en. It`s Dick Weed on Radio Free, Whatever, per detailed log here:
Still going at 0131 music, 0133 announcement. Nothing else this sesquihour on the pirate band, except a JBA AM carrier on 6949.95 at 0052 unreported in HFU. Could be 5 x 1390- KCRC local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 6 at 0018, JBA carrier from R. Chaski barely detectable against heavy Cuban jamming against nothing else. 0057 still the same, but I do manage to hear the Chaski autocutoff at 0105:58.5*, which is 47.5 seconds later than last check one week ago, Oct 30 until 0105:21*, or averaging 6.8 seconds per, right on the mark (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 7315, Nov 6 at 0026 via WHRI, Voice of Vietnam with rock song in English, and sign-off, well atop RRI in Spanish. There is also a JBA carrier on 7335, where RRI is supposed to be --- HFCC shows that could be CNR Beijing site in Chinese, which may be why RRI avoids 7335, but colliding with WHRI is far worse in the Americas. During 0028 break, WHRI pushes a ``special edition`` of the Bible before going back to Commie VOV for 0030+ Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17755, Nov 5 at 1727, REE is fair here on the 161-degree trans-Africa beam, yet inaudible on 9690, the 290-degree beam to North America, but petering out into the Atlantic. Obviously it would be fine here if still on the A-16 frequency 17855. But at 1853, 17755 is down to a JBA carrier, while 15390 is good and also audible on 15500, nothing yet on 11685, which is supposed to succeed 17755 at 1900. Looks like from 1900, REE needs to be on 15 MHz band to North America. 9690 does improve by 2000 or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Nov 5 at 1709, very poor carrier, must be R. Munansi, via WWRB. At 1726, now up to poor and African music audible. At 1733, talk in presumed Luganda; still poor at 1850. Wonder if this will timeshift from tomorrow due to clock change in Manchester but not Kampala. That would make it 17-20 UT instead of 16-19. 15240 is B-16 registered available for WWRB from 15 to 21 UT, 45 degrees which is way off for Uganda (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1850 monitoring. Brought up UTwente Sat Nov 5 at 1420 for HLR on 7265, myself forgetting that it`s already shifted one hour later, but hearing something in Spanish! Didn`t stay with it, but uplooked later, nothing in that language listed in HFCC, just Sinhala from CRI Kashgar. Now I am doubting my ears/eyes, as sometimes UTwente display lags behind the frequency it is audiblizing. 

At 1500 I do hear the CRI theme, as the Hindi hour is starting, which every B-season is the nemesis of HLR and WOR on 7265. But now there is a second station. From 1520 I strain to hear any trace of HLR with Media Network Plus, and the gh Propagation Outlook, but cannot. One is in Hindi, and the other unknown language, but not Chinese, the only other HFCC listing, CNR from Beijing site. No B-16 Aoki yet, but checking A-16, it`s CNR-2, and ahá, Azad Kashmir Radio from Islamabad, PAKISTAN is also on 7265 which Craig Seager, NSW recently logged active at 1216. Nothing audible at UTwente after 1531 from WOR/HLR. 

Missed checking WOR on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB at 2230 which from next Saturday will be at 2330 UT. Also confirmed UT Sunday Nov 6 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, fair, at 6 minutes into show so started about 0322. From next week, nominal start will be 0415 UT Sundays. Next this week, with North American standard time shifts now in vigor:

Sun 0830   Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7780, Nov 6 at 0021 and after 0100, this WRMI is AWOL, but plenty BS on 7570 and lots of others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15610, Nov 5 at 1729, WEWN is back on air, poor here in English, much weaker than 12050, also back on air in Spanish --- which is extremely distorted and splattering out to 12010-12195!! QRMing even the strong signals on 12105 from WTWW and 12160 WWCR. Turn it back off!!! Nothing on 13830 or 11550, so still only two transmitters accounted for and one of those is way out of whack. 1850 recheck, still the same except 12105 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Nov 5 at 1729, WTWW-3 in SFAW English is amid the huge splatterzone out of 12050 WEWN up to 12195. 1850 recheck, 12105 is off. 

9930, Sat Nov 5 at 1850, WTWW-2 is off, so I wonder if it was on during first half of hour for `Theatre Organ of the Ozarx`? Heil still thinx it`s on twice, as heard near the end of the 0100+ UT Sun Nov 6 emission on 5085, after playing ``Under Paris Skies``, another show from the Lincoln Theatre in Belleville IL, where they perform every Friday evening. Again does not finish until 0134.5, so presumably not started until 0105. 

This time I copy his address as in Pleasant Hope MO 65725 --- so disregard my previous inoperative comment about Pleasant Hill not being in the Ozarx! P. Hope is in fact just north of Springfield MO. I find it in my large-scale atlas, as with pop. 614, it did not make the index of the regular Rand McNally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 810, Nov 6 at 0110 UT, robotic weather voice catches my ear, with conditions for Memphis, Union City, Dyersburg, and mid-South synopsis before cutting back to music. Has to be the only 810 station in the western end of TN, 250-watt daytimer WCTA, Alamo, which is between Dyersburg and Jackson: 2 hours and 25 minutes past official FCC sunset for Nov & Dec, earliest of the year, at 2245 UT; direxional emphasizing the southwest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11880, Nov 5 at 0613, S5 open carrier/dead air, whence? HFCC shows two Arabic services! AWR, 300 kW, 175 degrees from AUSTRIA; and BSKSA, 250 kW, 310 degrees from Riyadh. But no collision of faiths audible; inadvisable for both to be on. I suppose RIY more likely to be wooden (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0442 UT November 6