mercoledì 30 gennaio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs January 26, 2013

** ANGUILLA [and non]. 6090, Jan 26 at 0706, Caribbean Beacon is missing uncovering the LAH between no doubt R. Bandeirantes, since it`s in Portuguese, and a weaker signal. An hour or two earlier we always assume it`s R. Nigeria, Kaduna, and if really running 250 kW, could still be; it too is always off-frequency, to the low side. Need to look for its weak spurs around 6077 and 6103 that James MacDonell and Thomas Nilsson have been reporting. It`s also a very good Brazilian night with supersigs on 11780 and 6180, and hardly anything on 31m except 9665. CB day frequency 11775 is on at 1445 with DGS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6125, Jan 26 at 0705, I find RHC is still on, strong signal with distorted Spanish, then cuts off. Supposed to end in English at 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Jan 26 at 1426, AFN is quite good today, but not // KOSU with NPR WESAT; instead, military news about Secretary Panetta, 1428 outro by Petty Officer Brandy Wills(?), female; 1430 news or feature about immigration reform, Obama clips (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11750, Jan 26 at 1446, subcontinental music, unusually stronger than RHC during its `Agenda 21` and making slow SAH; 1449 switch to talk, a bit overmodulated as is the song at 1455. 1500 RVA IS and sign-off in English until 2100 UT in Mandarin. HFCC and Aoki show it`s been Telugu, 250 kW, 280 degrees from Palauig-Zambales at 1430-1500. A favorite Filipino frequency is 11750, preceded by FEBC in Lahu at 1400-1430, and on weekends, VOA Tinang at 1300-1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Jan 26 at 1328, JBA carrier detectable vs. lots of CW QRhaM, so seems R. Hargeysa is still on and barely propagating longpath. I`ve yet to get enough signal during the reported 1320-1340v English segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2660, Jan 26 at 1330 UT I start monitoring the JBA harmonic with gospel music; little peak at 1337 when I understand a few words by YL singer, ``everything you do``. 1340 UT I check fundamental 1330 kHz, but can`t make out such programming in the QRM. Normally dominant here are KNSS Wichita and KCKM Monahans. More little peaks with music at 1352, 1356. 1400 a change in the music but no ID or announcement heard. 1424 still barely audible, no announcements or ads unless during fades.

One of these days, I will fire up computer early and see if I hear the same kind of stuff; Jan 26 I do so at 1538, and altho `listen live` at
first proclaims ``no connexion``, then oncomes more of that black gospel music just like I have been hearing on 2660, so that`s a very good sign. Also like 2660, there are no ads or other announcements among the music until 1600 UT, music interrupted abruptly for ``KGLD 1330 AM Tyler`` legal ID, and on to a local pastor joined in progress, off-mike in echoey sanxuary. Time to cut the stream.

The Saturday 10-10:30 am block is ``SHILOH HOLINESS CHURCH, PASTOR H. K. VEASEY``. Program schedule at is obviously incomplete, listing only times with gospel-huxters, starting weekdays at 10:45 am (1645 UT), so we may assume at other times they are just filling with the gospel music I have been hearing. Sundays, however, there are also church services at 7-8 am, so I should be able to note the difference then. KGLD website is also black-emphasis. Slogans ``The Light`` and ``East Texas Gospel Giant`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7618-SSB, Jan 26 at 1438, very formal military net, reading a notice about frequencies at dictation speed, just caught the end of it. Then various contacts, each concluding with a beep. Tactical IDs mention Star-something, NCS then says ``going ALE-2``, but silence for a couple minutes before I hear some of that ``running water``.

Searching UDXF yg, we find: ``7618.0 usb 141a/ALE snd 042 RMRCAP, Civil Air Patrol, Rocky Mountain Region. 05:04:38UTC (2011-09-20) (Jon-FL in Florida, USA on StarChat#wunclub) These are the loggings from the NSA logbot on several IRC channels. They are listed by Freq, Mode, Comment, UTC time, nickname, QTH and IRC channel``

This thread from May 31, 2009 lists both frequencies and tactical callsigns for CAP:

7618.0-USB is a nationwide ALE Net. The only state callsigns with a Star are: Starfish in Minnesota, and Star Garnet in Idaho, presumably the latter with the Rocky Mountain connexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5825, Jan 26 at 1429 open carrier, at the top edge of an OTH radar range. Only broadcast listed in Aoki is 15-16 RFA Tibetan via Tajikistan, so if not a ute, maybe either that or a ChiCom jammer warmin` up, a-rarin` to go. HFCC also has Vatican via Tashkent at 13-14 on 5825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)