domenica 5 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 3-4, 2017

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6072-6108, Feb 4 at 0440, splash from still distorted University Network 6090 audible out this far, i.e., plus/minus 18 kHz, and really bothering 6080 V of Turkey attempting English to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Feb 4 at 0454, YL robotic English marine weather, VP S7 at same level as noise.

2598-USB, Feb 4 at 0455, sounds like same YL with robotic marine weather, gale warning, mentions times in EST, and then AST; slow fades past 0458. Surprised to find this stronger than 2749, not usually the case with NS vs NL distances. Don`t have two receivers at hand to match them, but at this hour may well be // and both from Québec as per Canadian CG listings, from most recent start times, and nothing further after these for a few hours:
0437, 2598, VCF Les Escoumins, site: Natashquan  QC 50 08 40 -61 48 00
0437, 2749, VCF Les Escoumins, site: La Vernière QC 47 21 26 -61 55 36

** CANADA [and non]. 6754-USB, Feb 4 at 0435, CHR with Thule aviation weather, VG at S9+30, surprising since I just noticed 7850 CHU inaudible. What a difference a MHz of MUF makes. Or rather, CHU seems to be OFF, as at 0452, nothing audible on 3330 either! Yet 3485-USB New York Radio is in well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Feb 4 at 0445, R. Rebelde is still off, while 5040 RHC is on and so is 4765 R. Progreso. 5025 is back on at 1349 check, per typical behavior lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Feb 4 at 0440, RHC Spanish is AWOL; and so is RHC English at 0644 check.

[and non] 6165, Feb 4 at 0443, RHC is very strong at S9+50, better than usual, so the undermodulation is not so much of a drawback. Also splashing plus/minus 14 kHz to 6151-6179, so forget about pulling 6160 CKZN past this as used to be possible. (BTW, CKZU is still off and inquiry by Colin Newell to someone at CBC Vancouver gets no definite word about its status) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 4 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski detectable despite pointless Cuban pulse jamming, on R. Mart? frequency which doesn`t come on for another six hours! Until Chaski autocutoff at 0107:18.5*, which is 40.0 seconds later than last catch 6 nights ago, Jan 29 until 0106:38.5*, or averaging 6-2/3 seconds later per, right on slippage schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [and non]. 7315, Feb 4 at 0640, S9+30 halting robotic voice about Israel, attributed to Breaking Israel News. Not hoarse, and not emotional, which is a pleasant respite from Brother HyStairical himself, as this is merely the TOM disservice via WHRI, and // not synchro with 7570 WRMI, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240-, Sat Feb 4 at 1752, JBA carrier, presumed R. Munansi via WWRB. Slightly on low side as measured previously but not now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 212 kHz, Feb 4 at 0521, NDB Morse ID repeating as CFV, which per 
is Coffeyville KS. (Seems to me to be on 213, but listed at 212).

521 kHz, Feb 4 at 0525, beacon INE. (Seems to be on 520 but listed as 521). Location: Kona AP near Missoula, Montana. Well, that`s not bad.

But I have had zero luck hearing any European LWBC, not even carriers, when others are reporting them from various parts of North America. I guess the NRD-545 plus Wellbrook ALA-330S antenna are inadequate for them. But at least I log a few beacons during such descents (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17895, Sat Feb 4 at 1745, VOA is good with discussion of early Mercury astronaut program; some deep fades, on BST-1 caradio. TG for SMG relaying VOA, violating Separation of Church & State. Sked 16-18 UT, 250 kW, 144 degrees toward ME/EAf, but plenty signal back to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1863 monitoring: confirmed Friday February 3 at 2230, on 3 x WRMI: 11580 VG, 6855 good, 5950 JBA. Not confirmed the Sat 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, but a JBA carrier at 0055 (while 9265 WINB and 7490 WBCQ are audible). Not confirmed Sat Feb 4 at 1531 on HLR 7265-CUSB: via UTwente SDR, I strain to hear even a snatch of the WOR theme, but two other weak stations only, CRI Hindi via East Turkistan, and Azad Kashmir Radio? BUT, let it play and at 1556 recheck, now WOR is in well atop the QRM! Did HLR come on late, or was there a drastic change in propagation the last few minutes? However, my audio is looping and skipping. I HOPE that`s the UTwente or internet connexion fault to here, rather than transmitted that way. Only a few seconds overlap with crash start of CRI Russian at *1600.
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
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, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 15770, Fri Feb 3 at 2132, WRMI is re-re-re-re-re-playing the CDXA special yet again, 6 months after original airing! In Spanish but English ID at the moment; marked different anniversaries of club, of Ecos del Torbes, Venezuela, ex-4980, and of `América en Antena` show. Guest English announcer manages to mispronounce Cristóbal and Táchira. This bumps `Studio DX` in Italian, scheduled for Fri 2130 on 15770.

6855, Feb 4 at 0432, WRMI in Spanish with a fin-de-año special, announcing it will also be repeated Jan 1 at 0500 on 9955, for ``Noche de San Silvestre``, música, S9+10, and // 5985 as usual at this hour, which is S9+35. Two guys in Colombia are hosting; 0439 the only ID they give is for Radio Miami Internacional. I had no advance notice of this whatsoever before NY Eve, but mitigates not hearing much of special interest at that time. Perhaps this too will keep repeating for six months? On the 5985 sked for Sat 0430 is Frecuencia al Día.

[and non] Speaking of COLOMBIA, I haven`t heard 5910 in several weeks of bandscanning past it at various evening hours, altho I`ve seen a few reports of Alcaraván Radio. The only B16 blockage times are 01-03 Romania, 0430-0500 Lithuania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, Feb 4 at 0501, WRMI with `TruNews` discussing a CFR article by Rose Brooks in Foreign Policy about ``3 ways to get rid of Trump before 2020``, culminating in a military coup as last resort (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1-AM, Feb 4 at 0428, WBCQ is VP at S6, and off-frequency to the high side recently rather than low. Should be `Financial Survival` [sic] at this time, but then more BS until 0800*. The WBCQ Program Guide *still* hasn`t been updated to show all the additional Overcomer hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7504.9, Feb 4 at 0428, WRNO is on at S7-S9, but just barely modulated. It`s often something (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.36, Feb 4 at 0448, slow JBA CW beacon repeating ID in Morse as ZN. I was checking for GT which I heard two nights ago on 4070.5, and surprised to hear this different one instead on slightly different frequency. Both remain unlisted here or anywhere at:
So something new? Whence? Second one I`ve heard in ages on this band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4739.0, Feb 4 at 0445, the strong open AM carrier heard several days and times is gone again. What was it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4900, Feb 4 at 1350, very poor signal with music vs CODAR swishes. 4900 strikes me as a non-reported broadcast frequency from Asia or anywhere. Also a carrier on 4895, so figure it`s not AIR off-frequency. 1358 intermittent interruptions by noise bursts sounding like DRM; definite 5- or 6-pip time signal to 1400. 

Uplooked later, indeed, no 4900 listings at all in Aoki or HFCC, but EiBi shows the V24 Korean Numbers Station, 1500-1510 UT only, from S Korean site g-Goyang, Gyeonggi-do / Kyonggi-do, 37N36-126E51, to Oceania (??). So could the S Korea numbers station be on at this hour playing music and timesignal, or what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1942 UT February 4