sabato 24 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 22-23, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 23 at 1357, very poor signal from BB but tone test is audible, 1358:30 IS starts, 1400:11.5 timesignal concludes, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6160, August 23 at 0519, Public Radio International break ID in news-in-depth program, so it`s `The World` which is delayed a semi-day on CBC Radio One to 2:05 am local time, so this is CKZN Newfoundland (*2:35 NDT), not CKZU BC where it`s only 10+ pm PDT.

Has CKZU been turned off yet, as CBC has requested and been okayed by CRTC? I am only hearing one audio, but there is a fast SAH as if the CKZU carrier at least is still on, but much weaker; the two are never zero-beat. The night before, Wolfgang Büschel found them 13 Hz apart, both on low side. A Brazilian could also be the source, while 20 kW Monchegorsk, Russia is unlikely to propagate at this hour, tho it is aimed 335 degrees USward per Aoki. ACI from 6165 RHC is diminished during its talk rather than music segments. We`ll rely on Walt Salmaniw, Don Moman or others in the area to confirm when CKZU be really kaput (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jammers, August 23 before 1400:
15970, poor at 1355
15115, good at 1355 with usual CCI; only hets in the 15.5`s
14980, very poor at 1340; no others found 12-18 MHz
11500, poor at 1353; none in the 12s, 13s, 14s

** CUBA. 6000, August 23 at 0520, RHC English is loud & clear here, ex-6010, while the other four are all undermodulated: 5040, 6060, 6125, 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 15105, August 23 at 0524, poor signal with typical Juche-brainwashed choral music, sounds same as on stronger 15180 and also on 13760. Not often (ever?) heard here on 15105, but these are scheduled as separate languages, Spanish on 15180 and 13760, English on 15105. Probably coincidental programming and did not try to match audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, August 23 at 0555 UT, as I tune across and null KMOX, immediately get a Spanish ID starting with K-, and on to music, not definitely praiseworthy, and no re-ID at top of hour as it is losing out to KMOX, but still detectable past 0610. I can only conclude this is daytimer KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa cheating again, since it is also making typical SAH of a few Hz as heard on previous unpredictable occasions, and there are no other SS K-stations known, altho there are 3 or 4 in the W-zone on 1120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 9730, August 23 at 1253 UT, ESPN programming is cutting on and off, // 1390 KCRC, my closest local in Enid, of which this is the seventh harmonic. Lower harmonics are also audible occasionally, so there may be something intermittent in the transmitter, altho receiver overload may also be a factor. For the record here are the KCRC harmonic frequencies up to the sixteenth, and I hope there will be no need to compute higher ones: 2780, 4170, 5560, 6950, 8340, 9730, 11120, 12510, 13900, 15290, 16680, 18070, 19460, 20850, 22240. Strong local signal can also produce plus/minus mixes with extremely strong SW signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 17745, August 22 at 1715, poor signal in Arabic, i.e. Sudan Radio Service for Darfur, 1600-1730, 250 kW, 135 degrees from Woofferton UK, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 10051-USB, August 23 at 0531, NY Radio VOLMET, WSY70 is back in whack after several days of ``missing`` airports. Milwaukee conditions at the moment. At 0535 also audible on 3485-USB, but nothing on 2000-USB or 6604-USB.

13270-USB, August 23 at 1339, ditto with St. Louis VOLMET.

10051-USB, August 23 at 1348, very poor with 2-way/SELCALL ACI on the lo side. All are quite weak, maybe just poor propagation. At 1351, same frequency has been handed over to Gander with St. John`s weather, but hardly any stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17895, Aug 22 at 1757, VOA inbooming, obviously Greenville, 94 degrees to Africa but off-the-back here, African accent wrapping up `Reporters` Roundtable``, a weekly Thursday show presumably starting at 1730. 1800 news headlines by YL with American accent but notably all about Africa and Asia until the last semi-minute one story about NSA; 1805 into `Africa News Tonight` where I suppose there won`t be any news about USA at all. HFCC shows 17895 GB is currently 1730-1830 daily, preceded by Sri Lanka and before that Botswana at 15-16.

15720 is another GB frequency not quite as strong, 1757 in Portuguese, scheduled 17-18 daily, plus 1630-1700 on Fridays, plus another semihour via Sri Lanka until 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1683 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 9479, Thursday August 22 starting at 2101:10; it seems the automation has shifted the time slightly later than before. Also confirmed on WWRB 5050 and webcast, UT Friday August 23 from 0329 after a few seconds` pause but no announcement by Dave.

Next: UT Saturday 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB ? Ivo Ivanov says this was not on the air last week, and no confirmation of Wednesday August 21 either. Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955; UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1 5830. Overcomer on 9930/5085 WTWW-2 has expanded but remains intermittent, so we are not sure whether WOR could still appear at 2329v Saturday or Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, August 23 at 0521, WTWW-2 is on with expanded Brother Scare service, as also heard 24 hours earlier, despite Ivo Ivanov`s report that on August 22 and 23, 5085 stopped at 0200, and 9930 started at 1150. Maybe it`s intermittent. Ron Howard also found 5085 on with music at 1113 August 22, and BS at 1207. I find 9930 off again at 1256 check August 23, but on with BS at next check 1307 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 13570, August 22 at 1718, WINB carrier is unstable again, warbling with BFO, but also SAH and audio from something else: CRI English, northwestward from Xi`an during this hour only. Makes rumble when listening in AM mode. Maybe it`s a warmup factor; at 1808 now WINB is steady and with no CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7250, Aug 23 at 0513 I hear a weak signal in English, but it cuts off at 0514:10* as I am attempting to // it to 11625, where English is supposed to be (via Madagascar instead of SMG this semihour only, per Aoki), but inaudible there. VR is messing around again with the 7250 transmitter which is not scheduled to start until 0530 for the Latin/multilingual mass. Recheck at 0528, it`s still off, then pops on with piano music, 0529 bells. 72 hours earlier I caught 7250 on early at 0520 in Albanian instead of English instead of nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)