venerdì 9 dicembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs December 8-9, 2016

** CHINA. 5979.0, Dec 9 at 0015 and 0042, JBA carrier definitely here, i.e. surely PBS Gannan, Hezuo, which Ron Howard has been hearing in our mornings on 5979 ex-5970. It seemed to me like a mispunch on a keypad, but if so, it has lasted several days now. Aoki shows it`s only 15 kW, ND, alternates Chinese and Tibetan, this segment until 0100 in Chinese. Hezuo is between Xining and Baoji in north central China. (I was of course checking for 5980, R. Chaski, Perú, but no signal from it tonight. In my years of tracing that, never had anything on 5979 before!) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 2859.82, Dec 9 at 0019, JBA carrier. Suspected to be R. San Carlos, 2 x 1430v, as tipped by Tim Tromp in MI the night before:

``For those interested in DXing medium wave harmonics, we have one right now on 2859.8 kHz: Spanish language with a *very* tentative ID caught at 2300 UT TOH that sounded like "Radio San Carlos" (Costa Rica), which would be 1430 x 2. Fair and steady carrier but weak modulation that seems to come and go. Still there at 0017. A quick search of Glenn Hauser posts reveals Radio San Carlos has been reported on 2859.8 in past years. 73, (Tim Tromp, West Michigan, Perseus + D-KAZ aimed due South, Dec 7-8, IRCA via DXLD)``

I had several logs of it in 2009-2010y but not since! At that time it was signing off circa 0200. I scan the 2 MHz band almost every night for harmonix, but none heard in a long time now. Where has this been, and why is it back now? WRTH 2016 shows 3 kW on 1430 from Ciudad Quesada, TIRVDC, at 11-03 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 5060, 4980, 4850, 4500, Dec 9 at 0024, JBA carriers from the Urumqi Four, except 5060 has a little audio, probably Chinese. Also Sino-Tibetan carriers on 4905, 4800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2598-USB, Dec 9 at 0021, YL voice in English with marine weather, S9 peaks, but noise level is S8. CCG schedule shows starting at 0007 is VCP Placentia, via St John`s transmitter site. Nothing now on 2749-USB from NS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1855 monitoring: confirmed Thu Dec 8 at 2130 on WRMI 13695, excellent. Also confirmed UT Fri Dec 9 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330.08v-CUSB, VP. Next:
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [experimental]
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
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE [NEW]
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490.02, UT Fri Dec 9 at 0016, WBCQ is again filling with Ramsey`s `Furthermore 29-54` show, mentioning only his original time, Monday 7 pm east-coast-time, and plugging for more time sales on WBCQ. S9+15 on meter but sounds poor and noisy, weakening. 

0031, now it`s James Branum on `Broad Spectrum Radio` talking about his plans for 2017y. Consistency has been a problem, and a big load financially for an individual. Gets some free time on Channel 292 and Unique Radio; says will suspend WINB, but continue with 15 minutes a week on KTLR 890 OKC, which costs $25 each (Fridays 1700 UT); also still on WBCQ for 30 minutes a week, around $20. Will change to approx. monthly hour-long shows on Channel 292, which has been drawing good response from Europe; and Unique Radio, ``best of`` several segments each month. More content is coming, all of which will be online, with selected parts put on air. Total cost per year is about $4K, so needs sponsors, donors, or will have to pare back further. More about this currently on homepage:

He is also developing a mobile app (which I don`t see mentioned on website), shortwave all wave radio tool with lots of features and more being added, branded by his ham call KG5JST, upon which search. Free and pay versions, but those sending reception reports for QSL will get the ad-free pay version. Also plans a special app for BSR itself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Thisi report dispatched at 0553 UT December 9