lunedì 6 febbraio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs February 5-6, 2012

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Feb 6 at 1446:40, ID twice for Trenton Military, time as 1450Z! and flight weather for Calgary, Cold Lake, etc. I hope CHR`s other figures are more accurate than the time. Sounds like real human being and I wonder how automated this be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Today`s RHC anomaly: 13670, Feb 6 at 1434 is missing, and also after 1500, so no het upon CRI Sackville 13675 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11700, Feb 6 at 1430, poor signal with NA, 1431 Qur`an, i.e. VIRI`s Hindi service via Kamalabad; no longer any concern about colliding with Bulgaria, which had been scheduled 14-15 (Glenn Hasuer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 15205, Feb 6 at 1453, good reception with great Persian pop music, occasional Farda mentions, 1500 4-pip timesignal about a semisecond late, and YL talk, presumed news. New frequency? Not noticed here before. Yes, not even in latest HFCC, so what`s the site? Uplooked later, EiBi shows Farda scheduled before and after 1500 on: 11750 Biblis, 13615 Lampertheim, 13680 Wertachtal, 15410 Woofferton, so maybe one of those has moved, and in a few weeks IBB will get around to telling HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 6055, Feb 6 at 1413, R. Nikkei`s eclectic music mix today presents: electronic music with stream-train sound effects; 1420 adding some vocal. Fair signal, also audible on // 9595 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Feb 6 at 0649, IGIM is on in Arabic, unlike 24 hours earlier. You never know when or if they will flip on this transmitter. See also VATICAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 87.7-88.1, Feb 5 around 21 UT I notice awful noise infesting this area of the FM band, crackling, occasional chirps, no recognizable modulation. Also audible on open spots further up. 87.9 and 88.1 are where I normally run RF feeders for convenient listening to internet or SW programming on other FM receivers. The signals have some dead spots as I walk around the property but no change in overall level. So I get in the car and drive in various direxions to get an idea of the source:

Peaks in downtown Enid, obviously coming from the multi-station transmitter site Broadway Tower. Furthermore, everywhere I hear the same crackling underneath the 93.3 translator of KIMY 93.9 Watonga, K227AT, which is on the Bway Tower; therefore that is the out-of-whack source. At weaker areas the peak of the spurs seems to be 88.1, so this might have something to do with mixing from another translator at same location, 98.5 K253BC, of KLVV 88.7, altho by itself sounds OK: 5.2 MHz separations. Next day around 1530 UT still some of it but not so strong, and still audible on 93.3 itself. This POS has acted up before in different ways (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11790, Feb 6 at 1543, fair signal with ME?-sounding music, but 1546 announcement is sorta Indonesian. That fits for the only thing listed, FEBC, 100 kW, 200 degrees from Bocaue in Banjar, 1530-1600 daily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7465, Feb 6 just as I tune in at 0653, song in English cuts off the air; was only fair signal. Over-registered on 7465 is WHRI, 05-06 daily, 06-07 M-F, 07-10 daily, all at 47 degrees to E Canada and W Europe, but activated for only a fraxion of that; WWCR also uses 7465 at other dayparts and might have tested it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Feb 6 at 1510, extremely strong signal with black gospel music, sounds like `Inspirations Across America`, which is on WWCR 15825 during the previous hour weekdays. 1516 program ID as such and panty-liner ad; have they no shame? So WWCR-4 is again running this frequency during otherwise hiatus until 1700 weekdays. At split-second pauses in frantic loud programming could detect crosstalk still infesting this transmitter from another WWCR or WNQM service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 13570, Feb 6 at 1506, ``Monday, Monday`` by Mamas & Papas playing vs CODAR, one of my favorite songs; 1508 Larry London outroing it on VOA`s `Border Crossings`. Fortunately, 13570 is not in use by WINB weekday mornings, tho they are entitled to it, and `BC` is weekdays only. Site is Lampertheim, GERMANY, 100 kW, 108 degrees. We don`t have any really good frequencies for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 7250, Feb 6 at 0649, VR is missing, when Latin/Eurolang mass is normally airing, so no ACI to Mauritania 7245. Not due to propagation, since Vatican still heard on weaker 7360 in English to Africa; and TWR 7225 via AUSTRIA was inbooming, during the M-F 0644-0659 Polish, 100 kW at 300 degrees USward rather than Polandward. So what became of VR? Absences are just as important as appearances, but some editors will pass over a non-log like this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)