martedì 7 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 6-7, 2017





** ALBANIA. 7475, Feb 7 at 0229, NO signal from R. Tirana; propagation remains degraded, but Romania is audible on 40m. Expect English to North America in A-17 at 0130 to resume 9855 or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 11710.6v, Feb 7 at 0220, NO signal from RAE; it`s never strong but usually detectable on weeknights; and ought to be, compared to Brazil 11780 propagating at S9+25, and the other much weaker 25m ZYs. I also have not heard anything recently on 15345v in the afternoons. So is RAE off completely, Arnaldo? But see my 6060 log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, Feb 7 at 0255, CHU is AWOL again, and maybe from 7850, or is that a JBA carrier from it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 4900, Feb 6 at 1400, 5+1 timesignal about a sesquisecond late, S6-S8, and not // 4940. At 1503, still VP carriers detectable on both, 4940 slightly stronger. These are Voice of Strait, Fuzhou, 4900 being a new frequency, cf. my previous report. The referenced Japanese forum has had further info about this, unclear about total schedule, languages:

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 7 at 0240, NO RHC, only weak S8-S6 carrier. Yet 5025, R. Rebelde is active again in evening, at S9+40 with music. I can`t see how 5040 could be anything but RHC transmitter, perhaps on exciter only, as it never has any CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Feb 6 at 1425, no signal from Denge Kurdistane during the segment allegedly via PRIDNESTROVYE, so off the air? We`ll see what happen when FRANCE is supposed to start at 1500. Already at 1454 recheck I do get a JBA carrier on 11600; then *1459:55 cut on a strong open carrier at S9-S7. Not until 1502:02.5 is presumed Kurdish talk faded up, JIP (joined in progress). As per previous logs, when KCH is on, the transition at 1500 is virtually seamless (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, Feb 7 at 0226, here`s Station YHWH on another new frequency, at S9-S7; still at 0246 but fading down past 0255+. Bob LaRose, San Diego had also discovered this, and also heard by Walt Salmaniw, BC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1863 monitoring: confirmed UT Tue Feb 7 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+40; also on WBCQ 9329.9v-CUSB, poor. Next:
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
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. (7490.1), UT Tue Feb 7 at 0100-0200, since I`m at the computer, listen to WBCQ online for `From the Isle of Music`. 

Bill Tilford is adding another program come March 3, UT Fridays 0000-0030 on 7490, `Uncle Bill`s Melting Pot` of American musical variety, he tells the MARE Tipsheet; and of course shifting an hour earlier one biweek later due to DST, Thursdays at 2300. I think I have converted the times correctly, unlike MARE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.01, Feb 7 at 0228, WRNO with YL huxtress, seems unreasonably steady rather than wandering as I listen, so impatiently move on and don`t get back to recheck it in the next semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 14770, Feb 7 at 0231, no signal from WHRI second harmonic, while 7385 is S9+50. Harold Sellers, BC had heard 14770 Feb 5 at 0210, almost as strong as 7385. Nor could I hear 14770 when checked 24 hours after that. I`d not expect much signal if any at this distance from SC at that hour, but maybe BC would get longer skip from it, altho I wonder if he really had receiver overload. Can anyone else hear 14770 anywhen? If it`s very strong, see if it remain with attenuation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 5059.1, Feb 7 at 0241, approx. center of second-order spurious hash out of 5085 WTWW, i.e. 2 x 12.95 kHz away, along with the much stronger with some modulation even audible first-order on 5072.05; matched on hi side by 5097.95 and 5110.9. Ted is playing music on one of his sporadic broadcasts, and this time 5085 is about the strongest signal I have ever had on SW, almost pinning the NRD-545 meter at S9+65! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3195, Feb 7 at 0246, WWRB is still on with usual paranoid politico-gospel huxters, and usual lo-fi audio, hum and breakup. It`s UT Tuesday, so should soon be off completely until UT Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 5915, Feb 7 at 0237, 1 kHz tone at S8-S5, must be ZNBC Radio 1 about to sign on. By 0242, Fish Eagle interval signal is playing and continues until 0251; nice to hear, but can`t get rid of splash from 5910 Romania and 5920 WHRI, equally on both sides even tho they are only slightly stronger. 0251 choral NA, 0253 non-English announcement, drumming and chanting. 

This morning transmission is often cut off early in an hour or so (WRTH shows continuous until 2205), due to power outages. This ``load shedding`` problem is discussed in detail by Ray Robinson and Bill Bingham in DXLD 17-04. Electricity rates are also higher in the mornings, which caused VOH Africa to drop its morning broadcasts completely in favor of evenings. And more in 17-05 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.34, Feb 7 at 0257, JBA CW beacon sending ZN over and over slowly. Previously logged Feb 4 a 0448 as on 4070.36; maybe my estimates are varying rather than the transmission. So where is it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.4, Feb 7 at 0227, open carrier at S9+25; as I previously reported twice: ``7597.4, Dec 8 at 0532, S9+30 open carrier, equal to my previous log Nov 14 at 0042; utility accomplishing nothing other than occupying frequency?`` Perhaps it`s on once a month, but I missed it in January? This time, also heard by Bob LaRose, San Diego, and Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, measured it on 7597.425 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11739.15, Feb 7 at 0219, JBA carrier. Seems stable unlike the slightly wandering birdies the NRD-545 produces, so maybe really there. Certainly not a spur out of weak Cuba. No Brazilians on 11740v; maybe missing ARGENTINA, q.v.? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0449 UT February 7