domenica 5 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 5, 2017

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Feb 5 at 1410, CHU is nominal, trace on 14670-CUSB, and inaudible but presumably active on 3330-CUSB. 7850 and 3330 had been missing Feb 4 at 0435/0452 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 4900, Feb 5 at 1405, music at S4 vs CODAR peaking S7, talk unseems Mandarin. Similar but not // programming and signal to 4940, V. of Strait, Fuzhou. Ron Howard replies to my previous unID 4900:

``FYI - UNID 4900 kHz.

Note; MAUNO(Finland), Thanks very much for examining it together!

 6115 kHz  Voice of Strait(tent.), fair to good signal
 9505 kHz  Voice of Strait(tent.), // 6115 kHz same program
 same program "News station" and "Minnan station".

Special schedule for Chinese New Year's Spring Festival ??
-1145- still no-signal both 4900 and 4940 kHz ...

 1200- QSY both frequency;
  4900 <--- 6115="" div="">
  4940 <--- 9505="" div="">

It is not the same program but a separate program. Expected schedule:
 *1000(?)- 1200  6115, 9505
  1200   - 1600* 4900, Minnan program
  1200   - 1600* 4940, News program

RE: Chinese New Year's Spring Festival/Holiday: Most employees in China have at least seven days off work, while students take one month absence from school. It's the longest Chinese holiday! Chinese New year was on January 28. Ron, San Francisco`` 

Well, Feb 5 is nine days after January 28, so is 4900 here to stay? Notably it`s in the local different language, Amoy, than 4940. And what does Minnan mean? It`s now in Aoki of Feb 5:

``4900 VOICE OF STRAIT 1200-1600 1234567 Amoy 50 140 Fuzhou CHN 2606N 11924E VOS Amoy b16 

Meanwhile, the old frequency is listed as, from same coördinates:
4940 VOICE OF STRAIT 1200-1600 1234567 Chinese 50 140 Fuzhou CHN 
4940 VOICE OF STRAIT 1500-1530 ......7 English "Focus on China" 
4940 VOICE OF STRAIT 2230-0400 1234567 Chinese 50 140 Fuzhou`` 

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 5 at 0711, RHC only frequency still on, for weekly Esperanto, during song, S9+40. BTW, Claudio Galaz has confirmed by monitoring that the third airing on Sundays has been shifted an hour earlier to 2130 on 15370. Perhaps the French department complained about getting preëmpted at 2230? This makes sense as there had been a one-hour break on 15370 between 21 and 22.

17580, Sunday Feb 5 at 1446, RHC is S9+20 of dead air; 17730 overmodulates Arnie at S9+20, while 17750 has lighter more pleasant modulation at S9+10. This is during `En Contacto` at 1435-1449. I`ve noticed that Arnie is speaking Spanish extremely rapidly now, altho I can still understand him, evidently hustling to cram as much info as possible into the 2 minutes or whatever allotted to him, a bit of this, a bit of that, propagation info (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9900, Feb 5 at 1427, weak Qur`an and then talk at S5. Thought it might be Cairo, but at this hour it`s VIRI in Hindi, 1420-1520, 500 kW due east from Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 42, 20, 11, Feb 5 at 1702 UT, with fog this morning not yet burnt off, check for locally-enhanced tropo. Full UHF/VHF DTV bandscan finds Bad signals on these channels, all of which correlate with Tulsa/Muskogee, altho at least one other OK station is on each of them, mostly translators or LD. 

FCC`s repacking will soon shake up the entire TV bands, eliminating everything above 36. Hedging bets, e.g. KWTV OKC ``9`` on RF 39 already owns KSBI RF 23, which is where I bet KWTV will wind up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA [and non]. 9775, Feb 5 at 1422, hymn by choir, unknown language but recognizable as ``Wonderful Words of Life``. Surely a missionary station, BUT per Aoki --- only thing on 9775 at any time, is CNR2, China Business Radio, at 0900-1605 & 2055-0200, 150 kW at 270 degrees from Beijing 491 site. A.k.a. Voice of the Economy, per WRTH 2017.

In this case, better info in HFCC: 9775 at 1330-1430, SLBC, Trincomalee, SRI LANKA, 125 kW at 345 degrees in Hindi. Must be one of their gospel-huxter clients, never such detail with HFCC. Let`s try EiBi: 

Here we go: it`s FEBA India at 1400-1430 daily in a variety of languages, NOT including Hindi! Only English being Mondays 1415-1430.

Also with weak USB 2-way QRM at 9775.5. I`m always looking for a carrier on 9774, which if I ever hear it, will be Fu Hsing BS, Taiwan, per Aoki only 10 kW ND from Kuanyin, in Chinese at 04-06, 08-10, 11-13 and 23-01 --- but I believe Ron Howard has been reporting it inactive, and hardly active on its other frequency, 9410 at same hours, which clashes with China, and several other stations; and per Aoki from same transmitter also Chinese numbers at 0400-0430 daily, XingXing GBD2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9785+, Feb 5 at 1425, VOT IS, poor at S3-S5, so today TRT has failed to prolong wrong frequency 12035, which is off as it should be by now after English. Also a second 9785 signal slightly different frequency with SAH, double het with BFO. It could be triple: HFCC and Aoki show CRI Thai until 1427 from Kunming site; and also CNR8 in Korean until 1500 from Beijing site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1863 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday February 5 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.84v-CUSB, very poor. Also confirmed Sun Feb 5 starting at 0428:10 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM: Vern introduces, WOR opening edited out the country list allowing as little music as possible. Good S9+30! And no CWQRM this week. Next:
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

UNIDENTIFIED. 15670, Sunday Feb 5 at 1411, S4-S2 open carrier. KSDA Guam finishes at 1400 daily, maybe that; OR VOA Greenville testing 62-kW transmitter in preparation for Radiogram, Sunday only at 1930. Such tests are often suspected after 14 UT, probably when day shift starts at GB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1746 UT February 5