venerdì 29 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 27-29, 2011

** ANGUILLA. 11775, July 29 at 1219, Caribbean Beacon still absent. Apparently has been off both 11775 and 6090 for a few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, another week past, and Friday July 29 at 1304 check, still no LRA36 carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. I e-mailed this report to MBC, heard July 27 on CJLR3, 88.1 Prince Albert:

MBC heard directly in Oklahoma

``Harry and Abel, On July 27 at 1:12-1:25 pm CST I heard your show on Prince Albert 88.1, 1220 miles away in Enid, Oklahoma, via sporadic-E ionospheric propagation.

I thought you might like to know you were getting out this far without
benefit of the internet, altho I brought up your stream later to match to the content. Of course I don`t speak Cree, but I found what you were talking about interesting, with English words here and there.

Recording of parts of my reception for 7 minutes is at:

You can tell by the fading and imperfect reception that it came off the radio, not the internet.

This was on a portable DX-398 AM/FM/SW receiver, using only the built-in whip antenna. Not bad for 250 watts, right?

I also pick up lots of Canadian TV stations. Channels 2-6 from Sask, Alta and Manitoba were coming in before this, leading me to check the low end of the FM band.

I have also posted a full report of this event in my DX Listening Digest, under CANADA at

If you are familiar with QSLing, verification, I would appreciate a reply confirming that I heard MBC via CJLR-FM-3, either by e-mail or postal, to P O Box 1684, Enid OK, 73702 USA.

Thanks, Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO``

And got these replies from the two Cree hosts:

Wow, this is harry of mbc, that is cool. Not familiar QSLing, but I will notify. Thank u Glen. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld (Harry Opikokew, July 28, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Thanks Glen, we get a few people that come from Oklahoma to fish in northern Saskatchewan, I have had the chance to guide some of them. It's my understanding that we are currently doing some testing with our Prince Albert transmitter. I believe the watts have been increased so our signal can go out further. (The technical is not my area of expertise). In my younger days when I used to live out on the trapline around the 70's, we would put up an Ariel for our transistor radio, and we could reach stations from the states on the AM band, including Baton Rouge Louisiana, good country stations some of them (Abel Charles, July 29, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 21580, July 29 at 0545, pays to check 13m even in the nightmiddle: Chinese here peaking at S9+8 along with SAH from a second signal. Altho R. Free Asia from Pacific islands sometimes makes it, this time the CNR1 jamming is dominant. Victim is via TINIAN at 03-06. Same thing // on 17855 where RFA via SAIPAN at 03-07 normally is atop, and here RFA has more of a signal under CNR1. The CNR1 hype-style is pretty easy to recognize now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 29, after 1200:
10300, good at 1217
11500, not on at 1219, but fair at 1249
12900, good at 1221
13920, good at 1221
14950, good at 1221
15670 and 15795, at 1225 CNR1 jamming, but can`t make out any FD mix
16100, poor at 1229
16980, poor at 1229

After 1300:
11500, good at 1333, none in the 10`s
12025, very poor at 1332 mixing with CNR1(?)
12900, good at 1333
14700, good at 1330 with flutter, slightly better than 14950
14950, good at 1330
15445, no show today 1304-1325 vs Turkey 15450; good!
16100, fair at 1330
16980, fair at 1330, slightly better than 16100

** COLOMBIA. 5910, July 29 at 0530, typical HJDH music with poor signal. I don`t always hear this and wonder if it`s irregular or just depends on favorable propagation. The other HJDH on 6010 was presumably part of the weak mix with XEOI in the absence of CUBA, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6010, July 29 at 0532, no RHC English; at 0534 found on 11760 instead, failed to make change at 0500. Only fair signal there squeezed between BBC 11755 and wacky wailing gospel huxter from Brasil on 11765 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15530, July 29 at 0539, fair signal with YL in Spanish news about Irán, strange accent but comprehensible. This is VIRI, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Kamalabad to Spain and N Africa at 0530-0630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, July 29 at 0550 I start monitoring whether I can catch IGIM coming on the air. At 0554, carrier cuts on and off about three times, no modulation. Back on for good and stays on from 0556.5 in Arabic, unseems chanting yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Some Es analog TVDX UT July 29:

0240 on 2, with antenna south, fades in Toyota ad in English, so is it XHRIO or Canada? Rotate to N and don`t get it but may have faded during those few sex. Back to south and now I hear something else in Spanish.

0359 on 2, signals come back with much more strength, CCI
0359 on 5, novela from net-5
0403 on 5, 10 kHz CCI with above; 0404 Bancómer ad; these peak SSW
0407 on 2, net-13 news mentions Juárez, but probably not XEPM
0410 on 4, different national news than on 2, CCI
0419 on 2, ``aquí en Chihuahua``, meaning state or city? XEPM or XHCH
0430 on 2, still some CCI
0432 on 2, net-13 bug; opening gone by 0445

** OKLAHOMA. 87.9, approx., July 28 at 1810, a distorted signal here with gospel-rock music, seemingly mixed with another one, first heard on caradio and perhaps coming from some other car`s RF feeder? Except it`s constant as I drive away from other cars on the main drag, and also audible on portable around home QTH. Could not make it // to any local station. Manoeuvering whip antenna got best signal from N/S, horizontal. Never heard this before in frequent DX searches including 87.7, 87.9.

Finally at 2201 UT made out ID as KYLV, 88.9 in Oklahoma City. That station is not normally audible due to ACI from 88.7 and 89.1 local translator. Apparently KYLV is putting out a spur or mixing product. I was lucky to get a local ID as it`s on the excessive ``K-love`` network. Might also come from some translator relaying KYLV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1575 monitoring: Thursday July 28 at 21-22 UT: Confirmed at 2100 on WTWW 9479, and the WTWW-1 webcast is also working now; JBA on 9955 WRMI even tho no jamming; JBA on 7415 WBCQ at 2155. [The Wed 2130 on WBCQ 7415 was replaced July 27 by an unknown amateur hymn-singing show, apparently]. 0331 UT Friday on WWRB 5051 and webcast; 5051 is rather weak and hetted.

Next airings on WRMI 9955: Fri 1430, Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730. On WTWW 5755: UT Sun 0400. On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9330-CUSB, July 29 at 1217, WBCQ is dead air, or maybe just barely modulated? Still silent carrier at 1259, no ID inserted either. At 1300 flanked by VOK IS on both 9325 and 9335 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, July 29 at 1252, WTWW-3 is on in Arabic, but only fair signal with degraded propagation, not up to usual daytime level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###