martedì 23 novembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs November 22-23, 2010

** BRAZIL [and non]. 15190, another check Nov 22 for the collision between R. Africa, Equatorial Guinea, and R. Inconfidência, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais: at 2239 convicted child-molesting evangelist Tony Alamo is on top from EqG, maybe a hint of ZYE522 under, but there is lots of flutter and with BFO, the frequency is extremely unstable, apparently due to Doppler effects in the equatorial ionosphere, as previously R. Africa was quite stable.

At 2256 still Doppler, but only hearing Portuguese vs the EqG carrier. 2259 that carrier goes off leaving Brasil clearly in Portuguese, but also with unstable carrier. With BFO off, the modulation sounds OK. 2300 mentions Inconfidência, then full ID for MW, SW and FM with callsigns for each frequency. There is so much instability on the carrier that it cannot be zero-beat.

The only other signal anywhere close on 19m is RAE on 15345v. Its carrier is somewhat wobbly, but much less so than 15190. It`s really difficult to sort out what is propagational and what is real transmitter instability, so it could be 15190 is unstable as it goes out from the antenna; or both that and Doppler, and making EqG seem worse than it really is until closing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1670, talking houses of Greg Winkeljohn continue to be missing from the Enid X-band, but now there`s a new one from someone else, on 1690:

Nov 22 at 1921 UT in central Enid I hear a YL voice loop on 1690. She speaks slowly and clearly with some long pauses. Spends as much time promoting the TH concept as about the axual house broadcasting on this frequency. Details: Samantha Sabedra of Smith Real Estate, claims to be the only realtor (here) offering this service, plus a free video about TH.

Now she`s pushing 3509 McClaflin Drive, which is in the Pioneer school district (rural SE of Enid), on a school bus route. Phone 580-354-7279. I had never heard of this street but found it on a city map and got correct spelling. It`s in a development at the SE corner of Enid, S of Owen K. Garriott = US 412, and east of 30th Street.

No website announced, but I found her here, so also spell her name right:
The address above is not among the 13 Featured Homes linked therefrom. Nor is there anything about TH on the website.

I vaguely recall hearing her a couple years ago in a previous talking house spate. Yes, in DXLD 8-095, ``1570 kHz, around 2000 Aug 28, 2008, found new talking house at 1330 West Elm`` voiced by the same Sam.

Altho it is not on the way to anywhere I normally go, no doubt eventually I will get out to 3509 McClaflin and make the usual inspexion for antennas, evaluate Part 15 strength. Since it has a good signal halfway across town, I suspect it is excessive. OTOH, on the west side of Enid it is losing out, and once skywave is starting to kick in by 2112 UT, Denver and Chicago are atop 1690. Heard alone, the signal seemed clean, on BFO-less caradio, but as QRM to broadcasters it sounds a bit mushy like Winkeljohn`s 1670 transmitters (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 7590, Nov 22 at 2230 I am standing by for R. Free Sarawak (Percuma), but there is only an extremely weak signal, and it gets no better past 2300 or at 2325, hardly any modulation detectable, presumably Tajikistan site. The other airing, 1000-1100 on 15680 via Palau is a bit inconvenient for those who sleep (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. Emisión Sefarad from REE, 15385 as usual on Mondays, fair signal at 1425-1455 Nov 22 for ME; could not reconfirm the repeat to SAm at 0115-0145 Nov 23 UT Tuesday on 11780, as too much Brasília, and Europe not really propagating on 25m. Nothing audible on 11795 either, its former and should be future frequency in the clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7385, BBCWS, poor but audible at 2326 Nov 22 via THAILAND. Heard 48 hours earlier, without QRM de scheduled WHRI, which I assumed would be weekdays only, but not there on Monday either --- more wooden registrations from LeSEA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560, Nov 22 at 2159 UT on caradio, dominant signal is from Family Radio, then quick and clear ID ``KKAA, Aberdeen``, i.e., South Dakota. At 10 kW day and night, hi-band, this is the best MW DX bet for many from this state, unless there is some other transmitter with a COL across the state line. There is only one SD station on a higher frequency, but with much lower power: 1570, KVTK Vermillion, 500/71 watts.

Too bad it`s the same apocalyptic nonsense one can already get on dozens of SW frequencies and hundreds of FM translators and relays. I assume from May 21, 2011, KKAA will self-destruct or suddenly become for sale. One might also want to stand by to scoop up all the empty piles of clothes on the ground; full wallets too, I suppose, if anything is left after The Foolish Faithful have given countless millions to keep Harold Camping`s monomania going (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297.1, SASASAM, Nov 22 at 2251 emphatic speech, into soft music and talk in presumed Hassania Arabic.

Harold Frodge in MI had been hearing R. Bulgaria on 6300 at 2215 in English // 7400, but I am sure I would have noticed it if still there at 2251; must have been a punch-up error, supposed to be on 6200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 21664.5-SSB, approx., no broadcasters audible on 13m, Nov 22 at 2244, but found someone calling ``ola, ola`` a few times around this frequency. 15m was open at least from a CO in Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###