domenica 9 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 7-8, 2017

** ALGERIA [non]. 13820, April 8 at 1821, ME Music, maybe Qur`an on S4 signal; some burbling, but unseems jamming, as RTA via FRANCE at 18-20 does not expect the Cubans to keep jamming Radio Martí here for old times` sake, that having moved to 13605 for the A-season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, April 8 at 0559, still no signal from RNA, but I check for the weakling ZYs on 25m. Not all of them are on either. Only carriers are: 11935-, 11815 which is S7 with Brazilian music from RBC, 11765-. The others which might have been on but are not: 11925+, 11895, 11856+, 11735-. Then 31m at 0604: 9630, 9665-, 9675-, 9819- have signals; 9725-, 9645+, 9565 do not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9955, April 7 at 0544, WRMI is JBA along with pulse jamming, at the rate of 4 times per second, which does match the pulsing I was hearing on 7852 next to CHU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Friday April 7 at 0540, no signal from RNZI, which is supposed to start at 0459. Maybe it`s a maintenance break. 11725 back in biz when next checked Saturday April 8 at 0559, VG S9+10 as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. 15420, Saturday April 8 at 1812, very poor signal with some talk modulation, weekly hour broadcast of R. Itahuka via MADAGASCAR still scheduled here in A-17. Ivo is still showing the language as Kirundi instead of Kinyarwanda (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830+, April 7 at 2233, no RTTY, but JBA carrier offset, compared to nearby stations, slightly to the hi side, which is typical of TRT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15620, April 8 at 1815, African? language, poor S6, but stronger than 15610 WEWN, 15580 VOA Botswana. HFCC shows 15620 at 1800-1830 is IBB in Arabic via Vatican.

15630, April 8 at 1815, another African language, poor S7. This one is VOA Amharic via Woofferton UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 17530, April 8 at 1814, poor S3 signal in English, must be VOA Greenville to Africa at 1700-1830 in A17. VOA is on 17530 from 1300 to 2030 with Somali, Kirundi, English, Swahili and French, via sites Vatican, Botswana, São Tomé, Greenville. Aoki shows the English segments (also 1500-1600 via Botswana) are *jammed by the ChiCom, but not likely to be bothered by that back here. If the MUF improve a bit (a lot?), the Greenville segment could inboom here off the back. This sesquihour is now the ONLY English from Greenville, except for Radiograms (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1872 monitoring: confirmed Friday April 7 at 2230 on WRMI 11580, good, // 5950 barely audible; 6855 is a JBA carrier and presumably still with something else. WOR also confirmed Friday April 7 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.02v-CUSB. Not confirmed Saturday April 8 at 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB via UTwente --- nothing audible but noise, no CRI either past 1500 (but HLR may have been on anyway). Also confirmed Saturday April 8 at 2230 on WBCQ 9329.2v-CUSB, fair. Next:

Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   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
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9930, Sat April 8 at 1823, WTWW-2 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx``, ``Only Have Eyes for You``, Bob Heil then introducing showpiece ``What Are You Waiting for, Mary?``. Huge S9+40 signal and no complaints about the modulation/distortion this time, nor hardly any selective fading, so I can receive in AMS wideband mode on the NRD-545, something rarely appropriate for any SW signal. 1831, `Misty`; 1838 outro theme, 1839 finally ends with canned ID, into Amateur Radio Newsline #2056. So did TOFTO start way late at 1810 or was it an extended show? Still accompanied by parasitic spurs on 9942.9 & 9917.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 2312 UT April 8