venerdì 11 ottobre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs October 10-11, 2013

** CHAD [and non]. 6165-, Oct 11 at 0059, poor carrier in noise level, but characteristic RNT offset to lo side; RHC not yet on, and still not at 0105 tho 6000 has started English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] Oct 11 before 1300:
13970, very poor at 1256
No others heard 12-18 MHz except for traces on the usual 15 MHz inband spots and their hets from V. of Tibet, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6150, Oct 11 at 0517, RHC English is here instead of 6125! 6150 had been a morning frequency until changed to 6000; apparently still on the roster. Arnie is delivering the first of today`s editorials. // frequencies are normal: 6165, 6060, 6000, 5040.

Ivo Ivanov, still monitoring SW in Bulgaria, also noticed this and assumes 6150 was on from 0500 to 0700. On Oct 10, he also found 6000 and 6165 stayed on the air from 07 to 10 in English and Spanish respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHAD

** CUBA [and non]. 9390-9540, Oct 11 at 0108, approximate varying extent of irregular pulse jamming bleeding from the wall of noise on 9490 against R. República, which itself is somewhat readable, matching the jamming level at peaks, from site in FRANCE; it`s been mostly inaudible here for months (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Oct 10 at 2024 check, R. Africa is on with a screamer who is fortunately undermodulated, and not Tony Alámo. 2117 recheck, still on and JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGSET)

** FRANCE. 21690, Oct 11 at 1300, 1319, RFI in French, poor signal. I`m thinking that this isn`t usually heard after 1300, altho Aoki & EiBI & HFCC show it all the way from 12 to 20 in three segments: 12-13, 13-17, 17-20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 21600, Oct 11 at 1259 past 1300, no signal from GFA in Nepali unlike heard a few days ago. Once again today, Europe is finally propagating on 13m from Spain, France, so it further looks like that was an anomaly, now probably back on scheduled 15350 which is not propagating today as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, Oct 11 at 0055, AIR Sinhala service from Delhi-Khampur site is instead open carrier/dead air with flutter but fair signal; 0056 a hi-pitched tone starts and falls gradually, then rises. Meanwhile, 11740 via GOA is in talk programming, poor signal and noticeably weaker than 11985 but trumps it by modulating properly, and with about same amount of flutter. 0103 recheck, 11985 still OC/DA, but 0104 cuts on music so I then switch to 11740 and find it has been silent, but soon brings up the same music. Why is it so difficult for AIR to run these two reliably?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, Oct 11 at 1203 UT ``Sabinas al Día`` morning news, ``aquí en la región carbonita`` (coal-mining area), mixing more with KCSP Kansas City than with XEGS in Guasave, Sinaloa, which usually dominates a bit later. Cantú:
610 XEBX La Primera Sabinas, Coah. 5,000 500
Have not yet heard ``La Primera`` slogan as also in WRTH, IRCA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Oct 11 at 1224 UT, ``La Poderosa`` ID and romantic song; earlier there was some hum, but no big deadair pause today from:
700 XEGD La Poderosa + FM 90.3 Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 5,000 1,000

** MEXICO [and non]. 720, Oct 11 at 1209 UT, studio talk show pauses for Grupo Radio Centro plug, romantic song in English, loops WSW, so no doubt the only Mexican in the northwest, per Cantú:
720 XEJCC Extremo 7-20 Cd. Juárez, Chih. 1,000 1,0000 [sic]
then mixing with another Spanish station much further east which I can still hear by nulling the first one, but that`s not XEDE in Saltillo now, instead KSAH Universal City TX, since San Antonio mentioned, and 1216 UT ad in Spanish for A-1 Car Stereo, on I-10, and also has 877- toll-free number. KSAH is listed with ESPN Deportes, but this may have been a local show as well as local ads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-AM, Oct 10 at 2313, pirate with music, including whistling, detectable in noise level. Must be R. Casablanca per direct tip from Rick who said he would be on starting at 2300. Next check at 0053 Oct 11, I can tell it`s still on, but storm noise level is very heavy from the line along the Kansas/Colorado border extending into the OK and TX Panhandles. 0106 I can tell the music is small-band from the era of the `40s, but way too much noise.

6925, Oct 11 at 0107, AM carrier here, maybe another pirate tuning up but not modulating yet, vs SSB on the sides (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 9775, Oct 11 at 0057 looking for Radio YHWH again, but only a JBA carrier, no ACI yet; at 0102 the ACI is on from both sides, and not even the JBA carrier now. Perhaps Friday night = Sabbath will bring it back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Oct 11 at 0055, JBA carrier in noise level from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0100:46*, six seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 5940, Oct 11 at 1240, R. Rossii, Magadan, poorly audible with jazz // much stronger 5930 Petropavlovsk/Kamchatsky. 24 hours earlier, Magadan was inaudible, but higher-latitude paths are now recovering somewhat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1690 monitoring: confirmed first airing on WTWW-1, 9479, Thursday Oct 10 starting at 2101:45. Confirmed second airing on WWRB, first on webcast UT Friday Oct 11 starting at 0328, in abrupt cut from preacher to WOR opening in progress. Also on 5050 at 0348 check, when WWRB signal is almost as strong as 5085 WTWW, and stronger than Cuba 5040 (dead air), and 5025.

Next: UT Sat 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Sat 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; Sat 1500 on WRMI 9955; Sat 2329v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sun 0401v on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Oct 11 at 0058 check, WTWW-2 is off, no BS. WTWW-1, 5830 is on; and WTWW-3, 12105 is probably off or not propagating. 0348 recheck, now 5085 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110-CUSB, UT Fri Oct 11 at 0100, WBCQ poor in hi noise level, but speaker seems to have a Brit or Oz accent, something about Christian media, so we are not missing anything with this particular filler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1543 UT Oct 11