giovedì 10 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 9-10, 2017

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Aug 10 at 1355, JBA carrier already on, presumed BB prior to 1400 Urdu. I strain to hear any audio by 1400, but just too weak for the IS; can almost imagine a timesignal circa 1359. Would those who hear it well (not via web receivers) please provide the precise time the pips end (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [non]. 6180, Aug 10 at 0045, nothing here; by 0130 a JJBBA carrier, surely CRI East Turkistan. I`m trying to confirm Anker Petersen`s reports of RNA on the air at this hour. What I am getting on 6180 is even weaker than the JBA carrier on the low side of 6025, i.e. Bolivia. Nothing on 11780 either, of course (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 6230, Aug 10 at 0608, very poor mixture of something in English and intermittent 2-way on this maritime comms channel – i.e., leapfrog mixing product of RHC 6060 over 6145 another 85 kHz above. 6230 is also the home of VMW Wiluna, the Western Australia marine weather station, but not until 1000 per EiBi; and Sound of Hope, Taiwan at many hours plus ChiCom jamming; and like every frequency above 6200, Europirates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9610, August 10 at 1216, ``Onward Christian Soldiers`` hymn in Korean by YL soprano with piano, more than one verse, S9-S9 with flutter; 1218 announcement in Korean by OM. So it`s KSDA as scheduled this hour at 330 degrees. Sure to heighten tensions around North Korea and make Guam even more of a nuclear target, hi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9945, Aug 10, 2017 at 1210 rapid CW; no sign of a DE or ID in the next few minutes. 9945 happens to be a frequency currently unoccupied by broadcasters and this may be why. Searching the UDXF io group on frequency gets ONE hit from 8.5 years ago when it was a yg:

``9945, 7CJ: Navy Belawan INDONESIA, 1420z CW Morse plain txt in Indonesian, QSA 1, 6.Feb (FN) 2/6/09``. Wouldn`t it be nice if VOI could achieve such a signal level on 9525v- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, Aug 10 at 1201, RNZI back to poor signal, must really be on the 325 degree antenna only. This also means that except at 11-13 UT, all the AM frequencies are back to only 50 kW ourway instead of 100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 8880, Aug 10 at 1223, MyPillow ad, fading up and down like a real signal, but this is an R75 receiver overload mixture of 7490 WWCR plus local 1390 KCRC, unheard since they are currently transmitting dead air instead of stupid sports talk! Goes away if I switch to Preamp 1 or Preamp off. I also get 1390 + mixtures with other bigsigs on 7 MHz such as 7570, 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15528, August 10 at 1357, JBA carrier, surely V of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN as scheduled 1230-1300 & 1330-1400 in EiBi; and an equally weak JBAC on 15525, the ChiCom jammer, which I was getting 25 hours ago in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 9 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v-AM, very poor S5 to S3. Also confirmed Wed Aug 9 after 2330 on WBCQ 9331.487v-CUSB, fair (at this time I also measure 7489.917 during `Radio Alexandria`; usually it`s been on the plus side). Next:
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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. 9455, Wed Aug 9 at 2000, WRMI-5 cuts off Biermann canned ID before it finishes to join `Creciendo en Gracia` already in progress as on // WRMI-9 11580. It would be more alliterative in English, `Growing in Grace`. This hour only has 9455 // 11580, whatever the programming. At 21-22, 9455 duplicates 15770 instead  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, August 10 at 0042 check, WTWW-1 modulation is *still* totally broken up; see previous report. Includes brief bits of dead air. And WTWW-2 is already on 5085 with open carrier prior to 0100 ham show. By 0611 UT Aug 9, night frequency 5830 is back in whack, i.e. merely abnormal, suptorted but PPPP readable with some hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1717 UT August 10