mercoledì 8 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 7-8, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Feb 8 at 0426, CB/TUN/PMS/DGS is unusable, extremely suptorted, yet S9+45 of signal, and splatter bothering 6080 Turkey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Feb 7 at 0715, CHU is on and audible now at S9+10, unlike at previous check 0255.

3330, Feb 8 at 0416, CHU is on and audible here but not on 7850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5055 & 5010, Feb 8 at 0431, R. Rebelde audio is dominant on both leapfrog mixing products over 5040 RHC from same site, as well as 5025 Rebelde fundamental. (One would expect 5010 modulation to favor 5040 from the opposite side.) 4765 Progreso is also on now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 7234.56v, Feb 8 at 0421, R. Ethiopia presumed in variable split-frequency range, S9 with suptorted modulation. 

7236.366v, Feb 8 at 1406, weak carrier now here by longpath. So it varies almost 2 kHz? Thorsten Hallmann says it varies from 7234 to 7237 during the day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, Feb 8 at 1358, Shiokaze music as about to close, and with pulsing het from 5936, jamming? (Glenn Hauser, OK,  DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Feb 7 at 1452, Denge Kurdistane is VP at S3-S5 during presumed PRIDNESTROVYE site segment; 1500 to dead air when presumed FRANCE site takes over, slightly weaker S2-S4 until resuming modulation at 1501.7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Feb 8 at 1328, Indian drumming and fluting vs WLW. Presumed the indigenous station often audible around sunrise here, XEETCH, Etchojoa, Sonora, 5 kW daytimer, La Voz de los Tres Rios (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SIKKIM. 4835, Feb 8 at 1357, JBA carrier, presumed AIR Gangtok in lieu of VL8A; what else could it be? Also lots of carriers on 60m AIR and other Asian frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9690, Feb 7 at 2134, NO signal from REE to North America, which ought to be well audible by this hour in winter; yet 15390 & 15500 beamed elsewhere are fairly audible. It`s not unusual for at least one transmitter to be down, as 9690 was for a week recently (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1863 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday February 7 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, and also confirmed on new // 6855, but both JBA here --- one too high, one too low and neither aimed this way. Also confirmed Tue Feb 7 at 2300 on WRMI 9955 (no //), vs wall-of-noise jamming left over from R. Libertad; by 2318 recheck jamming has diminished to light pulsing underneath; tnx a lot, Arnie? Also confirmed UT Wed Feb 8 at 0030 on WBCQ 9329.8v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed Wed Feb 8 at 1415, gh WRMI ID and from 1415.5 WOR 1863, good but with some pulse jamming, still so at 1442; and // 6855 detectable at start with no jamming. Next:
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 17775, Feb 8 at 1504, no signal from KVOH. Hard to know whether off or just not propagating yet an hour after listed sign-on. Recheck at 1758, now at least S9 with Spanish ID, modulation somewhat muffled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Feb 7 at 2033 check, WTWW-3 is off, no Bibling Worldwide; still blasting on WTWW-2 9930, WTWW-1 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Feb 8 at 1334 UT, extended weather forecast, ``Newstalk 770 and 92.5, WVNN, where Alabama talks, depend on it``, 1335 UT on to `live & local Dale? Dave? Jackson Show. I was expecting to hear bleed from KKOB/KKOB already, 8 minutes after sunrise here, but WVNN is in full daytime, not faded out yet, 7000/250 watts U2, Athens AL. 92.5 is not a mere translator, but 3.1 kW WVNN-FM licensed to Trinity AL, which is way down the other side of Decatur. 

Too bad Athenians can`t listen to WABC at night. NRC Pattern Book indicates WVNN is the closest non-daytimer 770 to WABC, i.e. 817 statute miles by air, per --- that`s enough for no ``clear channel` protexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880-CUSB, Feb 8 at 0455 UT, KHAC Tse Bonito NM is dominant with no LSB, as always running 10 kW day power at night, and at :55 past most hours for about 2 minutes, interrupting programming for `American Family News` which is anything but, pushing far-right agenda, pro-Gorsuch & pro-DeVos (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060+, Feb 8 at 1338 UT, KIJN Farwell TX, Spanish ad with heavy gringo accent for a pro-beef cattle-feeder in nearby Hereford TX, back to praise music; off-frequency on hi side making usual fast SAH with anything else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1590, Feb 8 at 1352 UT, KVGB Great Bend KS with `News from the Oil Patch` by guy with non-radio voice; ads for petroleum businesses such as fishing lost equipment out of wells (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. Hi Glenn, RE: Your comment that "This morning transmission is often cut off early in an hour or so (WRTH shows [ZNBC1] 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)``

I haven't lived in Zambia for many years, so can't be sure. But I don't think Ray was suggesting that electricity from ZESCO is more expensive in the morning hence the move to evenings. I think he was suggesting that Voice of Hope had to use their own diesel generator to stay on air during load shedding, and running one's own diesel generator is extremely expensive, hence the move to evenings. I may be wrong about this, perhaps Ray will contact you himself to confirm.
Regards, (Bill Bingham, RSA, Feb 6, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Exactly right, Bill (Ray, Sent from my HTC One max on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, ibid.)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search February 8, UT, all looping WSW from down-under, except 1566-NW, surely Korea:

At 1317, 774, 702
At 1318, 684, 657
At 1320, 702, 792, 828
At 1322, 837, 882
At 1325, 1566-NW

Local sunrise here: 1326 UT, now earlying 1 minute per day. I`m not always awake in time to check for these, but my neighbor Richard Allen near Perry always seems to be, and reported today to IRCA:

``Pre-sunrise carrier signals heard on 612 and 702 kHz from DU direction, both strong at times. What's going on? There appears to be no correlation between solar activity and propagation!`` WWV had reported at 1200: solar flux 72, K-index 1, no storms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7597.4, Feb 8 at 0418, the mystery open carrier is here again around S8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1814 UT February 8