venerdì 17 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 17, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 3210, Feb 17 at 1225, all set for the Unique Radio test publicized to start at 1259 and run about 6 hours, upon which the fate of it will be decided by Tim Gaynor --- and there is already a JBA carrier. I resume at 1256 past 1303 and the JBA carrier continues with no change at 1259, S4 level including noisy band. Tim could tell us if he had it on as early as 1225, but I doubt this was it. The R75 also gets JBA carriers on many other `even` 90mb frequencies, maybe receiver artifacts or traces of MW harmonix. I really didn`t expect to hear this low power over here, as I never have before. Note Aoki still lists Vintage FM on 3210, 24h with 100 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.155, Feb 17 at 0659, HJDH is indeed still on late into the night after reactivating, first heard about 6 hours earlier, but frequency has drifted way up from 5910.06. Just music, including Mexican at 0702, no Alcaraván Radio ID or timecheck heard circa 0700. S8 including the rather high QRN level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5129.863, Feb 17 at 1318, about sunrise here, JBA carrier on frequency typical of WBCQ, presumably remnant of that still on, altho supposedly stopping at 1100 after a night of BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6855, Feb 17 at 1225, WRMI-5 is still off. I don`t think to tune around for a replacement until 1424 when I do find a JBA carrier on 6870, where IIRC WRMI started off, before being required to QSY, so back there now? I struggle to match traces of 6870 modulation with 9955, unseems so but it`s really too late into the dayside to be certain. If it has moved to 6870, this will affect several WORLD OF RADIO airings, starting with Friday 2230 // 11580 & 5950.

6870 could have been the RHC semiharmonic from 13740, except that fundamental is not on at this hour. If WRMI does run 24/7 on 6870, it will encounter some QRM from that when 13740 is on. I`ve asked Jeff White about this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Feb 17 circa 1300, hardly any signal from Republic of Yemen Radio, via SAUDI ARABIA? Recheck at 1505, very poor S5-S3 with Qur`an, interrupted by some brief non-musical Arabic announcements a few times at 1508, 1510, 1513. Has it resumed marking vespers at Sana`a? Current sunset is 1508, creeping a sesquiminute later per week. Or maybe it`s just because the Fribbath is about to finish. Seldom is any Qur`aning to be heard from this at random chex elsewhen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3325, Feb 17 at 1305, carrier at S5-S8 level but can`t detect any modulation. I suppose RRI Palangkaraya more likely at this hour than NBC Bougainville. Anyhow, best signal on band when I was also seeking Unique Radio, NSW on 3210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNIG DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4750, Feb 17 at 1313, YL talking at S7-S9 level vs CODAR, but unsure of language. Most likely is CNR1, Hailar, with Bangladesh Betar also listed, while RRI Makassar has been inactive for a long time now, last reported June 8, 2016 by Atsunori Ishida. At this time a few minutes before sunrise here, many carriers, mostly JBA on 60m from Tibetan, Indian, Chinese frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1636 UT February 17