lunedì 9 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 8-9, 2017

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6090, Jan 8 at 2322, JBA carrier slightly on low side, likely R. Bandeirantes, Brasil, in the absence of the so-called Caribbean Beacon, which nominally starts here at 2200. Transmitter has been distorting the modulation constantly for many weeks now. Maybe it finally broke down completely and/or they are trying to fix it. 

11775, Jan 9 at 1556, C.B. day frequency is also off instead of distorting; good riddance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7237.111v, Jan 9 at 1405, JBA carrier from R. Ethiopia, constantly drifting downward as I try to measure it, but not getting back to the 7236+ range while I`m on it, just as well to avoid non-variants on 7235, 7240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGSET)

** IRAN [non]. 9990, Jan 9 at 1423, YL song at S4 from R. Farda, via KUWAIT scheduled at 0830-1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Jan 9 at 1457, Denge Kurdistane talk with music, S7-S9 and fluttery; 1500:01 stops modulating but carrier remains, weaker at S6-S8. No break in it, so must have been overlapping sites zero-beating. 1501:13 resumes modulation. Probably switching from PRIDNESTROVYE to FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Jan 9 at 0707, no signal from VON which is supposed to be, and usually is, in French at this hour. Is it just slipshod management, or some technical issue beyond their control? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 820, Jan 8 at 2344 UT, as I am trying to hear what else is on here besides WBAP at sunset, burst of wideband RF noise, as my nearest streetlight starts to ignite; almost clear sky in pink cirrus sunset, which was at 2333 UT, already 16 minutes later than earliest a month ago (while our latest sunrise has just passed at 1344) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND [and non]. 7120, Jan 9 at 1400, R. Hargeisa carrier until 1403*. Always fun to check what else is coming by long path from the Horn of Africa on 40m: Much weaker Eritrea carrier stays on 7175, but no 7146+, and even weaker Sudan 7205. See also ETHIOPIA (Glenn Hauser, OOK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1859 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday January 9 from 0402 on Area 51 webcast and presumably WBCQ 5129.82; also confirmed UT Mon Jan 9 at 0430 on RMI webcast, and presumably WRMI 9955. Next:
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW]
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
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

Also check WRMI airings, especially 9955, for possible // on 6855.

Also allegedly at random times on WBCQ 5130v-AM during Radio Jennifer service expanded hours, altho not noted lately. Updated full WOR sked:

** U S A. 6855, Jan 8 at 2325, Spanish music // 9955 from WRMI. Scheduled for Sunday 2230-2330 is `Foro Revolucionario` a weekly clandestine deserving of jamming which is applied only to 9955 so far. Alternatively spelt ``Forum Revolucionario Democrático Cubano`` on the WRMI Schedule page, with no further info except contact info only via WRMI`s own P O Box in Miami. During the hour do the speakers ever give their real names, or any names?

By 2337 it`s AWR Wavescan as scheduled on 9955, still jammed, while // 6855 is clear, as Jeff reads a script about Carib MW history, such as PWX Habana and WKAQ San Juan.

15770, Jan 8 at 2330, WRMIBS is still on and JB audible at S5-S6 with TOM // 7570; instead of switching to night frequency 7780 at 2200 as the skedgrid still claims. They could run 15770 all night and no one would hear it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Mon Jan 9 at 0654 and still at 0706, dead air from WWCR. Exactly the same thing happened exactly two weeks ago, Dec 19 at 0645 check, the listed program being `Inspirations Across America`. Others due a refund are at 0700 `Joni & Friends`, 0705 `Real Radio`. Apparently the automation is misprogrammed and there is no one in Nashville to notice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 7600, Jan 9 at 1420, weak presumed BBC Hindi via Tashkent this semihour only. My previous unID logs of 7635 and 7670, with the lower one identified by Wolfgang Büschel as same program and site, leads me to suspect that 7670 was a leapfrog mixing product of 7600 over 7635 another 35 kHz higher; neither heard any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1748 UT January 9