venerdì 10 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 8-9-10, 2017

** ASCENSION. 11810, Feb 8 at 2102, BBCWS news in English, poor signal but enough to hear that tell-tale hum, just like on 6005 at night, but not on all ASC transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA. 11850, Feb 8 at 2058, VOA Hausa, fair, 2059 sign-off in English, 2100 YDD and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Feb 8 at 0705, RHC carrier is still on late, presumably after a previous hour of English; so the leapfrogs with 5025 upon 5010 and 5055 are also on, but only 5025 is left at 0708 recheck once 5040 has gone off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Feb 9 at 1459, Denge Kurdistane is playing The Internationale, choral version, not sure what language but mentioned Russia just before it; so are the PKK Commies? I was checking for site switch, but song continues with some talkovers until 1501.5 cut to Kurdish music. S9-S7 and could not detect any break or site switch but still may have been a smoothie (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1600, Feb 8 at 2110 UT, KUSH Cushing with several classic country and classic rock tunes; 2116 UT ad string including promo for News9 (KWTV)`s latest weather gadget coming soon; 2118 UT ``Oklahoma`s Americana Station KUSH 1600 and, The Kush``. No longer with talkshows in afternoon, such as the sparsely-affiliated Marilu Henner show.

Upgrade from 1 to 5 kW ND daytime was completed some time ago, resulting in slightly better groundwave signal here; with 70 watts at night, we`d never know it exists vs the skywave from Denver, St Louis, Dallas, etc. In fact, during above log occasional fades produced SAH of 5 or 6 Hz, probably from Vietnamese Metroplexer KRVA, which is its major nemesis once skywave starts to kick in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 11685, Feb 8 at 2103, REE audible poorly talking about a pelota, on the frequency for West Africa, but no signal on 9690 for North America. A17 plans to resume 17855 for us, if and when on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1863 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday February 8 at 2200 on WBCQ; 7490`s webcast only checked amid my recording 1864. Missed checking the next one, UT Thu Feb 9 at 0030 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB, but probably as it`s confirmed on later at 0105.

WORLD OF RADIO 1864 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday February 9 at 1230 on WRMI, 9955, S9+10 over pulse jamming; much louder than // 6855 at only S9. Also confirmed Thu Feb 9 at 2130 on WRMI, 11580, fair with fades. Also confirmed UT Fri Feb 10 after 0030 on WBCQ, 9329.85v-VUSB, poor-fair. Next:

Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
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, 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. 11825, Feb 8 at 2100 I notice that this WRMIBS transmitter is off. Back on the next day sometime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.396, Feb 9 at 0656, beacon ZN is in again, sending ID about 15x per minute, and peaking CW at S8. Chris Smolinski, Maryland, replied to my previous logs on the group:

``Hi Glenn, There’s been a burst of new activity with respect to the unlicensed hobbyist beacons often found around 4 and 8 MHz. There is also a dasher that I have heard mornings around 4111 kHz, although I don’t think anyone else has reported it. From what I understand, these beacons are typically very low power, often in the 100 mW range. So they often require very good conditions to hear them, and I have noticed that there are very narrow windows of time when a particular beacon will be heard at my QTH. You might also want to try for the A beacon on 2097 kHz, apparently it runs significantly more power. I can hear it almost every morning``

Tnx, Chris. I hear beacon A on 2097.3 just about any time at night I check it (Quartzsite AZ). {listen at least 10 seconds for a repetition} Do none of the thousands of UDXFers know about ZN and GT? I`ve already tried searching the archives on calls and frequencies. 73, (Glenn Hauser, ibid.) No further replies there

This report dispatched at 0444 UT February 10