sabato 29 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 29, 2013

** BRAZIL. 4863.9, June 29 at 0100, talk and music here, stronger than another carrier on 4865.0, hetting it, also with stronger TADIL-A bonker QRM. There are two Brazilians nominal 4865, so which is which? On June 22-23, Thomas Nilsson in Sweden, SW Bulletin, also had unID from 4863.93 to 4863.98. In the condiglista, Arnaldo Slaen in Argentina and Rodolfo Tizzi in Uruguay say the 4864 one is R. Alvorada de Londrina, Paraná. And on June 25 at 0052, Claudio Galaz in Chile IDed R. Verdes Florestas on 4865 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4915, June 29 at 0101, no signal from R. Daqui, not even a carrier, while as I reported 48 hours earlier, this was a standout signal compared to all the other Brazilian carriers on 60m. Nor the other 4915 station audible either. Altho Brazil is a very large country and could be selective propagation, I suspect that R. Daqui is really off the air tonight. There are still weak signals on 4864, 4885, 4905, 4925, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 29 at 0057, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0103:53* which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 5995, June 29 at 0520, REE on wrong frequency again via COSTA RICA, nothing on 5965, where it is supposed to switch at 0400. Per HFCC, there is also an antenna shift from 110 to 150 degrees, so which was this on? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, June 29 at 0137, toward the end of `AWWW`, Allan Weiner says something about a new WBCQ program from July; lots of noise made copy difficult, so not sure of the details, but I think he said it would be M-F at 9-10 pm [01-02 UT Tue-Sat] on 5110, so the last part of AWWW after 9 pm would be cut off that frequency. If correct, that also means WORLD OF RADIO could no longer be heard after 0130, which did air this week starting at 0142:17. An inquiry is out to Area 51 about this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1675 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB, from 0142:17 UT Saturday June 29; next: Sat 1500 & 1730 on WRMI 9955; Sat & Sun 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sun 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830; also any time, any day between 17 and 21 on 9930 (tho seemed to be off Friday afternoon); Sun 0630, 1030, 1430 & 1830 on Hamburger Lokalradio, Germany, test with 1 kW, on 15785-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11635, UT Saturday June 29 at 0524, gospel huxter on WHRI has squealing imposed upon him by defective modulator. I think this frequency is active only on Saturdays, tho HFCC registrations show it every day except Fridays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

It`s been hard to come up with anything worth logging lately, due to terrible propagation, such as in the 12-13 UT period June 29.
WWV reports:
``Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 28 June follow.
Solar flux 101 and estimated planetary A-index 22.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1200 UTC on 29 June was 6.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level occurred.`` (gh, DXLD)