venerdì 17 marzo 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 16-17, 2017

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 17 at 1358, finally! A JBA carrier from Bangladesh Betar, a few days before equinox managing to propagate transpolarly. I have frequently sought this all winter. Then I strain to hear any modulation: yes, recognizable BB interval signal once at 1359:27.5, and JBA mis-timesignal I think ending at 1359:48.5 --- so they are *still* off-time, out of whack. And into Urdu.

I also frequently check for Sri Lanka`s mis-timesignal opening 11905 circa 0115, but still not making it at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, March 17 at 0544, not even a carrier from CFRX, while it is normally always there; must be off. K index only 2 and no storms as of 0600. Whew, March 17 at 1327, very poor signal but recognizably CFRX in English. BTW, in A-17 6070 will be hit by CCI from MWV Madagascar in Spanish at 0200-0300; CFRX gets no protexion from Canadian authorities at HFCC. Vatican, Austria, Germany will also continue on 6070 at other times, as well as not registered North Korea; but not the imaginary Jayapura, Indonesia which continues in HFCC. 6070 also an option for JIC, i.e. Sea Breeze at 13-15 UT but I think they have not used it yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850, March 17 at 0549, no signal from CHU, but maybe just not propagating, as 7490 WBCQBS is uncharacteristically JBA.

7850-CUSB & 14670-CUSB, March 17 at 1404, both are in well.

3330-CUSB, CHU was still off early March 17. Attention Comoro Islands, please reactivate your 3331 transmitter for a special DX test while this is possible. FM scheduled from *0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910+, March 17 at 0546, Alcaraván Radio is off now when it has been reliable lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, March 17 at 0548, RHC is still on, but 5025 Rebelde is off; contrarily, 5025 had been on earlier tonight circa 0200. You never know what`s next with these.

17580, March 17 at 1417, RHC is S9+20 of dead air except for some hum; while 17730 is off and 17750 is a JBA carrier. Suggestion: since 17580 is on, modulate at least it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11560, March 17 at 1415, music and ``Salaam Aleikum`` at S3-S5. It`s AIR going from Dari to Pashto, listed as 500 kW, 280 degrees from GOA, but maybe moved elsewhere like Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5995, March 17 at 1323, RNZI still audible fairly on a Friday, in Dateline Pacific item about TONGA – possible closure or privatization of state broadcaster TBC. Then I find the whole story:
24 hours later, on Saturdays only, RNZI is scheduled to be back on 7355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, March 17 circa 1345 UT, KGOU via KWOU Woodward with a report about International Crystal in OKC going out of business; location is valuable historic property on Film Row:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, March 17 at 1418, K6FRC CW beacon ID is JBA vs CODAR. What about all the other beacons listed on the 13550-13570 band; are they really ever active??
Apparently yes, as all seem to have logs for 2016 or 2017. The only ones I ever hear are GNK, MTI and K6FRC.

The only 13 MHz one on this long list (sort by frequency):

``KV4QT 2011-02-14 15:30:00 13557.540 HiFER Beacon; 5wpm CW ID=MTI @ 4.30mw into indoor folded dipole. (OldRef ID#397,KI4MTI-AB3MM)``

KV4QT is not in the USVI! But per ARRL lookup:
2161 Colonial Oak Way
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

I do hear MTI from time to time, but not right now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1869 monitoring: confirmed Thursday March 16 at 2130 on WRMI 11580, fair and improving. Missed checking 2330 Mar 16 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB. Next:
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 15770, March 17 at 1403, no signal from WRMI. #3 transmitter is now supposed to run 12-22 UT, nothing but BS except other programming for final hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 700, March 17 at 1257 UT with WLW still in but nulled, Texas ads including one in Sugarland, mentions an FM ID in passing, and ``Voice of Texas``. Therefore it is not my closer one, KHSE in The Metroplex, which is Spanish religion, but the farther one from Houston market, KSEV Tomball, 15/1 kW U4, with such a slogan in NRC AM Log. Day pattern has less of a null toward us than KHSE. Can`t find any FM for it listed, not even mentioned on own website, but clearly a far-right extremist outlet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 740, March 17 at 1258 UT, KTRH Houston with TX ads, I-45 mentions, is making 72/min SAH with KRMG Tulsa = 1.2 Hz; even tho 50 kW, day and night patterns are supposed to have deep nulls toward OK, so I again suspect they are out of whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 910, March 17 at 1301 UT, NPR News from Culver City, California, so has to be WSUI Iowa City IA --- a public radio station the Trumpsters would love to do away with (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, March 17 at 1303 UT, Mexmx, ``La Estación de la Raza`` by SHVA, i.e. KMMQ Plattsmouth NE (Omaha market), not to be construed as racist? What if Anglos were to slogan that way? With nearby KOKP OK nulled as much as possible, and no sign of KCKN Roswell now Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1260, March 17 at 1307 UT, ``Radio de la comunidad latina de Iowa``, many ads mentioning Des Moines, 515 area codes, ``La Reina, y nada más``, música. 5 kW KDLF Boone IA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 15755, March 17 at 1402, S Asian music, presumed TWR Tashkent at 131 degrees as in HFCC --- as I previously logged Feb 19, but STILL no listing in EiBi or Aoki; wonder if they read my reports? As I researched previously, seems to be replacement for 7505 scheduled in Hindi at this time. How about own website of TWR India? Would you believe that they are still linking to 3.4 years out-of-date pdf sked?
I was about to complain that it shows no frequencies, just meter bands! Another sked version says I am not authorized to see it on google drive with my only gmail ID!
``You need permission to access this published document``
Was this in the WRTH Feb pdf updater? NO! 7505 not audible now, but inconclusive; or is it? Weak S6-S7 talk on 7600, listed as BBC Tashkent in Hindi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4739.0, March 17 at 0213, open carrier showing up here again, S9 vs CODAR swishes peaking S9+10. Maybe idling RTTY transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5125.0, March 17 at 0212, big AM open carrier again here, S9+20; and still at 0547 recheck. Slight propagational fading so not something local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search March 17: finally I awaken two minutes before sunrise here so check it out at 1237-1239:
774, 693 and 594 from NW, presumably Japan; and 702 from WSW, presumably Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1711 UT March 17 === resent to DXLD yg at 1831