lunedì 21 dicembre 2009

Glenn Hauser logs December 21, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake Dec 21 at 1440: fair on 8400, nothing audible on 9000,
10210 or 11300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. DentroCuban Jamming Command against WRMI, 9955: Dec 21 at
0658 some WRMI music mixed with roaring, whines, rather than bubbles, but
WRMI losing out. Before 1500 the usual wall of noise, no WRMI audible, but
at 1504 jamming abated to pulsing; WRMI still stuck on SSE antenna, too weak
to read R. Prague during Sunday mailbag segment.

UT Monday Dec 21 RHC observations: at 0706, 6010 still on the air with
English. Normally closes circa 0700, and now there is QRMexico --- way to
go, XEOI! RHC English was much stronger and louder on 6060, and much weaker
and softer on 6140. As I was listening to 6140 at 0708 it abruptly converted
to Spanish, becoming // 6120 and 6150; and 6010 English still on (Glenn

** INDONESIA [and non]. VOI was missing on Sunday Dec 20, but it`s back
Monday Dec 21 on 9525.95 approx., at 1444 with soft song, Malay
announcement; by 1500 the CRI/Kashgar het bothered from 9525.0 until VOI cut
off the air for a few sex; 1501 VOI ID in English, ``sound of dignity``
restarting English but off for good at 1502* uncovering CRI (Glenn Hauser,

** LIBYA. 17725, Voice of Africa at 1529 Dec 21 in English with long list of
ambassadors from various African countries, // much weaker 21695 (Glenn

** MEXICO. 6104.8, XEQM, Dec 21 at 0704 with live DJ offering felicidades,
fading in and out but no significant QRM. This is a good hour for hearing
this weak station, as previously accomplished several times here (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA [and non]

** SPAIN. 15385, REE Emisión Sefarad, Monday Dec 21 at 1450 with lovely
music. But I knew something was wrong since at 1453 the YL announcer started
a new segment ``España Hoy`` when it was time to wrap. The semihour
recording playback must have started well after 1425, and the transmitter
site was not about to compensate for that, cutting to open carrier at 1455
and off at 1456*. At least this saved her from another embarrassing
reiteration of the wrong frequency 15325 she gives in the schedule at
sign-off. 15385 back on with REE IS from *1456:30, weaker after antenna
change for next transmission in Castilian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** U S A. 9370, WTJC, still putting out noisy spiky spurs above and below,
centered approximately 9395 and 9345 but bothering plus and minus five from
those, Dec 22 at 0657 during music. Why do I keep reporting these? Because
FBN keeps transmitting them, which they have no business doing (Glenn

** U S A. 15550-USB, checking for WJHR, nothing audible around 1500 Dec 21,
but at 1520 check, F&B preacher fading in weakly and out (Glenn Hauser, OK,

** U S A. Tho it was way too late for them to be on if reactivated, 0714 UT
Dec 21, I checked 4052.5 anyway for R. Verdad, Guatemala, and instead heard
a weak US station on 4050, axually slightly on the lo side toward 4049.9. YL
announcer, then to long adstring including for computers, 1-800-971-1857;
fading in and out. More ads with 800 numbers, no help in local IDing; 0717
call 800-584-1018. 0719 some C&W music; 0726 YL mentioning ugly holiday
sweater parties (the latest fad), then OM partial ID as ``1350 KWM-`` and
more C&W.

With BFO on I could detect QRM from a two-letter HIFER beacon at 0718,
sounded like WP but very weak and tough copy despite the repetitions, not
sure about the W. Or maybe it was just P. Don`t find any listed with that
call or any around 4050, tho I thought there were in the past.

The broadcaster is KWMO, Washington MO, a bit west of St. Louis, third
harmonic reported by others previously. I`ve often tuned around 4052.5
checking for Truth, and this is the first time lately I`ve heard KWMO.

NRC AM Log shows it 500 watts day, 84 watts night. It was also still audible
weakly well after sunrise thru daylight at 1432. I suspect that when heard
on 4050, it is on day power, which explains why it is not always audible at
night. It will be a QRM problem for TGAV.

FCC shows the day pattern (on 1350) with a big lobe toward the SW, OKward, a
minor one to the NE, and nulls to the NW and E, meaning it doesn`t really
get into the big city, right?
The night pattern is really the same, tho separately shown:

** U S A. 1610, the only `open` MW channel in the USA, often has an
annoyingly high noise level. This is partly due to the lack of any strong
signals to muscle aside splash from 1600 and 1620, as well as whatever local
noise sources may be radiating. Forget Anguilla, Mexico, or Canada. At 0733
Dec 21, I decided it was IBOC noise since that was also audible on 1590
despite the pileup of AM signals there. And what was on 1600? Black gospel
music, no doubt the dominatrix KATZ St Louis, which runs 5 kW day and night.
And yes, NRC AM Log 2009 does show it running IBOC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

UNIDENTIFIED. 6002 approx., as I was checking out the latest RHC anomalies,
noticed some CW being sent circa here, Dec 21 at 0710; very weak, a real
message, not a marker, ending in K, an intruder resuming a few sex later

UNIDENTIFIED. 11700 with continuous tone test slightly more than 1000 Hz,
Dec 21 at 1522. Not a het since BFO revealed the `carrier peaks` not only on
11700 but on 11699 as well as 11701. Nothing scheduled during this hour
between Bulgaria and France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###