martedì 20 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 17-19, 2013

** BANGLADESH [non]. 15505, August 19 at 1358-1401, not even a carrier from BB, tho some other Asian signals are inbooming such as KBS on 15575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 650, August 19 at 0558 UT, I null WSM as something else is usually audible, like XETNT or KGAB, but now it`s a calendar into October of various music festivals in Saskatoon, plugging ticket sales now, ergo: CKAM, 10/10 kW. Night pattern is supposed to employ a deep null toward the south, everything going northward; unbelievable. Apparently I have not logged this one before. Countless Canadians ignore night pattern requirements: good for south-of-border DXers, bad for US stations entitled to protexion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non], August 19 before 1330:
14980, poor at 1325; none in the 12s, 13s
15940, fair at 1328; none in the 16s
17300, good at 1329, while CRI EAST TURKISTAN is even better on 17560, 17630, 17650
17900, fair at 1330; none in the 18s, 19s

** CUBA. 6000, August 19 at 0550 RHC mailbag in English, still here ex-6010, not only before 0500 but now until 0700. Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK, heard Arnie say the change is permanent, to avoid the het from Colombia, off-frequency from 6010. Congrats to Russ Stendahl for finally driving RHC off the HJDH frequency by this tactic! As if it were deliberate, rather than incapable of accurate frequencying, nor on 5910v. RHC modulation OK on 6000, 6165 and 5040, while 6060 is undermodulated, 6125 undermodulated plus distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15620, August 19 at 1401, fair signal with nice gamelan music, but then incongruous talk about ``Iesus Christus`` in sorta but not really Indonesian: that`s because per Aoki, it`s Javanese from FEBC Bocaue, 1400-1430 daily at 200 degrees with 100 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESTS)

** TUNISIA. 7275, Aug 19 at 0551, IWT is back with Arab music, fair signal, tho missing 24 hours earlier; whew (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11980, Aug 19 at 0554, TRT with its new IS briefly, then Turkish announcement prior to closing this frequency; fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1682 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday August 17 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB, did not start until 0211 as heard on webcast. Missed checking here both Sat & Sun 2330v on 9930 WTWW-2; was it on either time this week? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, August 18 at 2100+, WBCQ just barely audible, but at least detectable unlike previous Sundays during `Marion`s Attic`. Then hearing her well on webcast, which was also missing previously. Larry Will says there were some computer problems the last week or two at WBCQ, now fixed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, August 19 at 0547, WWCR in open carrier/dead air. Too late for me to keep on it for a comeback (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7225, Monday August 19 at 0544, TWR ID opening Polish, into hymn, good signal; HFCC also shows 5910 at 0544-0559 via Moosbrunn, Austria, but NO signal there, just COLOMBIAn music. So are the two axually considered alternates? But 7225 is listed as 300 degrees, while 5910 would be 30 degrees, the latter really toward Poland, while 300 degrees is way off, but USward, why? WRTH 2013 for the B-12 season showed 5910 was via WERtachtal, now defunct, with 7225 MOS also listed. I recall that 5910 was offset one-minute later, starting at 0645, than 7225 from 0644 in winter. Or was it vice versa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 690, UT Mon Aug 19 at 0501, finding the usual stuff during the 960 KGWA Fox-hole, I punch in 690 for KGGF Coffeyville KS closing: no Taps is playing but instead soul version of ``America the Beautiful``; then, just before 0504, sign-off message, followed by Taps a bit later than usual. Perhaps a Sunday-night variation? Carrier still on at 0556 check, presumably all-night.

Could have been the famous version by Ray Charles, but when I go to one clip with his name on it, instead well sung by Army Staff Sergeant Randall Wright in Ray Charles` style:
Evidently a military Xmas concert sponsored by WRMB

UNIDENTIFIED. 7548, August 19 at 1241, DRM-like noise centred about here; no broadcasters at all scheduled on 7545 or 7550 at this time, tho 7550 is an AIR frequency elsewhen, so subject to DRM conversion or tests. Rather narrow-band so maybe not really DRM, but some ute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)