giovedì 22 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 21-22, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 22 at 1357, tone from BB; 1358.5 starts IS, timesignal ends only 0.5 second early before 1400, opening theme and Urdu, all very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6160-, August 22 at 1230, JBA carrier slightly on the lo side compared to 1160. Suspected Asian remnant since should be getting more from CKZU, now closed down? But Walt Salmaniw, Victoria says it was still on nine hours earlier: ``Excellent reception except for 6165 [Cuba] splatter, from Vancouver // CBU 690 at 0333 22Aug2013``. And it so happens that Aoki lists no Asians on 6160 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming August 22, before 1300:
12870, poor at 1248
13530, good at 1248 vs CODAR
13830, poor at 1249
13970, fair at 1251
14700, poor at 1251 with hets
14980, good at 1251
15195, poor-fair at 1253 with echo and noise jamming too
15555, fair at 1252, het on hi side; no 16s, 17s or 18s

Before 1400 August 22:
13920, fair at 1339; none in the 12s, 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s, 18s

** CHINA. 9410, August 22 at 1308, weak Chinese, but no noisy blob, so the CNR5 Beijing 491 transmitter must be back in whack today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, August 22 at 0534, VON is on the air again tonight! Fair signal in English but undermodulated, muffled, and some hum; meanwhile, another African signal, DW RWANDA 15275 in English, is inbooming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 10051-USB, August 22 at 0530, New York Radio is on the air, but like yesterday, VOLMET is ``missing`` for Chicago-O`Hare, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Boston, as robo-announced over and over. At 1337 check, no signals at all on 10051-USB or 13270-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1683 monitoring: confirmed first airing after 0330 UT Thursday August 22 on WRMI webcast; inaudible on 9955. Next:
Thursday 2100.5 on WTWW-1 9479
UT Friday 0326v on WWRB 5050
UT Saturday 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB (? Not on air last week)
Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955
UT Sunday 0400.5 on WTWW-1 5830

** U S A. 5085, August 22 at 0523, WTWW-2 is on, very strong with Brother Scare, perhaps signifying that the 24-hour service has begun about when George McClintock was expecting it to; with 9930 daytimes. However that was absent the previous afternoon. Meanwhile at 0523, BS is also on 3185 WWRB and 5890 WWCR; just can`t get enough of The Last Days Prophet of God (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, August 22 from *0101:53.5, WRNO cuts on with gospel huxter in progress. Another station which sees no need for a formal sign-on. Since I couldn`t get a carrier from Chaski 5980 in the current noise level, I decided to check when WRNO would appear, as on some nites I`ve noticed it already running a few minutes before 0100, tho I think the nominal schedule is 0100-0400 UT (only). Quite a poor signal this time, tho on occasion it is very strong; due to propagation or running low power? Meanwhile, super-signal on 7520 from WWCR with another g.h. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA. 21295-USB, Aug 22 at 1257, YW5X calling CQDX and mostly working K-stations at 5&9, quick contest-like contacts. Barely audible here. Call seems familiar but I do not find a log of it before. reveals:

YW5X, DX Expedición Isla la Orchila
IOTA (SA 054) ARLHS (VEN 049) WLOTA (3044)
Grupo DX Caracas (20 to 26 August 2013)

La Orchila is about halfway between Bonaire and Nueva Esparta. Virtually the OSOB, and little but Rwanda on 21 MHz broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)