domenica 10 marzo 2013

Glenn Hauser logs March 9-10, 2013

** CHINA. Firedrake, UT March 10:
13820, poor at 0022, mixing with leftover Cuban pulse jamming against R. Martí; per Aoki, 13820 is only another of countless 100-watt SOH nuisance frequencies from Taiwan
13850, very poor at 0022 with ACI from strong 13845 WWCR
13970, very poor at 0022 with flutter
14750, poor at 0024; none higher

** COSTA RICA. 11715-11915, March 10 at 0015, extent of big buzz most audible closer to 11815 and in clear spots, such as 11805, 11825, 11860, depending on relative strength with AM signals which deserve no such competition. Could be mistaken for local source, but only in this 200 kHz range, and centered on the REE DRM transmitter?! I think not. Ban DRM to the wide open spaces of the fixed utility bands! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Stray DentroCuban noise jamming: 11970, March 10 at 0020, rapid pulsing; nothing on 12000 where it usually opposes VOA whether it`s on at the moment or not.

13820, March 10 at 0022, long after R. Martí is off, instead pulse-jamming to Firedrake! See CHINA. See also PERU [non] 5980!

15330, March 10 at 0028, rapid pulse jamming ``better`` than usual also against non-Martí at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6010v, March 10 at 0012 check, XEOI may be back on, but useless vs heap of QRM and hets, presumably LV de tu Conciencia, Colombia, and R. Inconfidência, Brasil [much better here again on 15191.5v], as Iran doesn`t pile on until 0030. Another Aoki listee, R. Parinacota in Chile, hasn`t been reported in a long time even from S America. In our mornings pre-sunrise, the major obstacle to Mil (which is not only 1000 kHz on MW, but also only 1000 watts on SW) should be CNR11 Tibetan service from Baoji (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7375, March 10 at 0001, The Mighty KBC is not on late this week, but already on, playing ``Falling in Love Again``. Good signal from Nauen; should be no problem getting the radiograms thru later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 780, March 10 at 0258 UT on caradio, big rippling SAH caused by daytimer KSPI Stillwater 250-watt carrier still on the air by groundwave, still tearing up WBBM by skywave.

1120, KEOR reactivated in daytime but not noted at night vs KMOX; perhaps this incarnation they will be playing by rules? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Wide RF range on SW, March 10 at 0035.5 UT, my nearest streetlight fires and then gradually glows more and more as the RF noise of the starter recedes. Probably a bit earlier than nominal due to clouds in the west which made a gorgeous sunset, but obscured the comet (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 5980, March 9 at 2357, I start checking this an hour earlier than usual for R. Chaski, but only hear nonsensical DentroCuban pulse jamming against no R. Martí which doesn`t start 5980 until 0700. Fortunately this jamming is not on every night.

By 0011 March 10, however, with BFO can detect a JBA carrier under the jamnoise; is it Chaski? ChiCom CNR1 jamming against VOA Tibetan via Sri Lanka is no doubt still in effect during this hour altho the Sun is rising earlier in Tibet and SL, setting later and later here.

At 0032, the JBA carrier has improved to BA; at 0037 now it does sound like Chinese vs DentroCuban Jamming Command. Unfortunately, tonight I will not be able to check for Chaski at 0100-0108*, which was missing last night, but there`s something even better from Perú:

Hank Fincken is playing Pizarro at Enid`s Winter Chautauqua starting at 0100. Here`s a story about that:

And here`s Hank`s YouTube sample of that performance:
He also presented two excellent workshops earlier in the day about the Incas and Peru. Search on his name for more about his characters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15600, March 10 at 0029, very poor signal with S Asian song. Aoki shows it must be FEBC Bocaue, going from Burmese to Chin Mro (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15205, March 10 at 0027, hi-pitched tone test; 0030 music and talk, but very poor signal, seems English? Yes, must be, in fact Special, per Aoki VOA via Tinang, PHILIPPINES at 0030-0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, March 9 at 2355, WTWW-2 is on here again, this time with some preacher other than BS rather than a Ted Randall show, extremely strong signal and excessive modulation, also putting a whine out to about +/- 17 kHz on the DX-398, and at 2358 I find some spur peaks around 9917 and 9943 = +/- 13 kHz.

At 2359 canned ID talking over preacher, and also QSY announcement to 5085, which came up at *0000:11 March 10, same sermon continuing. Once off 9930, nothing else was audible on that frequency. At 0037 with BFO I noticed that the 5085 carrier was wobbling a bit, and still so when I disconnected the external antenna. Checked before 2400, the other two WTWWs were also on, 9479 with SFAW, and 12105 with Bible in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1659 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW, 5830, UT Sunday March 10 at 0500-0530. Reminder that due to the imposition of DST, effective immediately, all further airings of WOR from US stations and most webcasts will be one UT hour earlier. WOR website schedule, and also DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS will be updated ASAP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, UT Sunday March 10 at 0002, WBCQ with Rod Hembree preaching about the Antichrist about to surprise the Jewish people (?), instead of `I Sing` which continues to be shown as the only Saturday-UT Sunday program on the 7490 program schedule. Sounds like the same stuff we get on 9330v-CUSB, and indeed it is, except 7490 is 5 seconds behind 9330, so once again WBCQ is running the two (almost) // for some reason. And so much for the separate secular programming which was supposedly returning to 7490 on Saturday evenings. I also check the `anomaly` page on the WBCQ website and do find some earlier news about program changes we might have overlooked:

``Pirate Joe's Extravaganzo [sic] comes to WBCQ --- Starting on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. US eastern time [2000 UT, but henceforth 1900 UT], WBCQ presents the Pirate Joe Extravaganzo live from WHVW on WBCQ 7.490 MHz. Pirate Joe presents a unique music show exploring the best in country, blues and Americana.
22 February 2013 by cosmikdebris Categories: Programming | Tags: 7490, pirate-joe, schedule, whvw | Comments Off``  and :

``Weekly Jewish News starts January 3 on 7490 --- Rabbi Spivak is back. World Jewish News with Rabbi Yaakov Spivak starts this Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 7 p.m. US eastern time (0000 UT Friday [but henceforth with DST, 2300 UT Thursday]) on WBCQ 7.490 MHz.
29 December 2012 by cosmikdebris Categories: Programming | Tags: rabbi-spivak, schedule | Comments Off`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [and non]. 15170, March 9 at 2356 siren jamming and weak Vietnamese with flutter, short/long path echo. It`s RFA at 2330-0030, 205 kW, 279 degrees from TINIAN per Aoki, which does not register Vietnamese jamming, that appears to be on the increase (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4985, March 10 at 0006, some music is detectable under RTTY and carrier seems to be right on 4985.0, so unlikely Voz Cristiana, Perú, which is reported well to the lo side, e.g. 4984.14 by Dave Valko the morning of Feb 19. So that leaves R. Brasil Central, if it be active. Not much else making it from S America here this early on 60m. And later on, the RTTY is even worse by comparison. BTW, Aoki does not list Voz Cristiana at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)