sabato 12 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 10-11, 2017

** GERMANY [non]. 21780, Aug 11 at 1646, weak English talk at S3, SSOB on 13m, compared to only other one, JBA 21525 WRMI Radio Africa. Might be taken for BBC, but it`s really Deutsche Welle`s only remaining English hour, from 1600, and probably our best frequency for it, 250 kW at 65 degrees from ASCENSION per Aoki; by comparison //s per EiBi: to east Africa, 9670 from South Africa, 15290 from France, 17800 from UAE; and to west Africa, 15315 from France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 17 DTV, August 11 at 1435 UT and the following two sesquihours at least, K17JN-D, Enid`s only local TV station unknown to most inhabitants, had been six subchannels headed by 3ABN, but now, nothing but 17-6 with a total green screen and silence, PSIP now reading ``test``. About to switch to other inputs?? ``No signal`` says my Sanyo screen except when directly tuned to 17-6, but the Zenith box confirms the usual signal level for -1 thru -6 even tho ``no signal`` too and all PSIPs 1-5 blank, not even the callsign on 17-1 as originally. I believe K17JN-D had suffered some breakup during recent storms so maybe they got hit, or their satellite downlink reception interrupted (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15235, Aug 11 at 1654, undermodulated percussion at S5, 1655 dead air, 1658 African language, 1659 drumming and ``Africa``, 1700 pleasantly into English from Channel Africa without specific ID but ``This is Africa Digest``, from Johannesburg on 15235 to west Africa, into news about Zuma`s elexion. Aoki shows only French weekdays until 1655 at 250 kW, and English M-F from 1700 with 500 kW, both 328 degrees from Meyerton. I could not tell that power had doubled; latest HFCC of today shows both only 250. And WRTH shows only ChAf African languages are Nyanja, Lozi and Swahili earlier on other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENKING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 10 at 2330 on WBCQ, still off-frequency at 9331.50-CUSB, S5-S7, poor. Nothing ever on 9335, so a sesquikHz here or there is not really a problem. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
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

** U S A. 17777.0-AM! August 11 at 1650, KVOH is here with Spanish preacher, S3-S4 but with heavy modulation just below the distortion level, and carrier remains wobbly. Still 17777 at 1728 check. Must be a punch-up error, but why would there be any frequency-re-entering? This old transmitter is used only on ``17775`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15555-AM, August 11 at 1404, JBA S1 signal not WJHR, M&W talking and some music. Nothing but WJHR is listed on 15555 in latest HFCC, Aoki and Eibi. Next check at 1426, it`s gone, and now WJHR is audible on USB only. 

Checking the neighborhood, most likely this is Voice of Tibet, via Madagascar, which has a history of jumping frequencies to thwart ChiCom jamming. It`s supposed to be on 15565 at 1400-1430, per EiBi:
15565 1400-1430 CLA Voice of Tibet TB Tib /MDG

But suppressed from HFCC: no such MDG = MDC anywhere near in HFCC!

Aoki shows [sic]: 
15565*VOICE OF TIBET 1400-1405 1234567 Tibetan 
15565*VOICE OF TIBET 1400-1407 1234567 Tibetan 
15565*VOICE OF TIBET 1410-1428 1234567 Tibetan 
all: 250  45 Talata-Volonondry 2 MDG 1843S 04737E VOTi a17

As I tuned up to 15575 to check KBS, did not notice any signal on 15565, but did not know at the time that was where VOT should have been. I did notice nothing on 15525/15528 where VOT via Tajikistan and CNR1 jamming were heard yesterday, before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, August 11 at 1053-1055: 774 and 882 from WSW, presumably Australia/New Zealand. Another on 1098 has no null, so likely local birdie rather than Marshalls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1801 UT August 11