sabato 12 ottobre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs October 11-12, 2013

** ALASKA. 21305-USB, Oct 11 at 1959 after getting Guyana on 21320, here`s a better signal, George in Wasilla, Alaska, where it`s 42 degrees and no hurry to move on from a conversation with a station in Queens NY. George has a greenhouse, and is a competitive pistol-shooter, finally ID as KL7GS.
5935 E. Tex-Al Drive
Say hello to Sarah (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. 9850, Oct 12 at 0125, R. Tirana IS again has QRM from noisy spur out of 9860 WHRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARGENTINA. 28497-USB, Oct 11 at 2011, LU6HK calling CQ in English.
Eduardo Jorge Areal
Av. Nores Martínez 3045
5016 Córdoba

** BRAZIL. 10000, Oct 12 at 0103, pips every 10 seconds and continuous talk between them, I can`t make out under WWV/WWVH, but surely the MO of PPE in Rio de Janeiro; no music so not ``Italcable`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Oct 11 at 1948, open carrier, good steady signal, surely RHC turning on the transmitter way ahead of scheduled 2200 in Portuguese (I can`t believe how often I see this misspelt ``Portugese``), or maybe they never turned it off after Spanish finished at 1500? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, Oct 11 at 1947, R. Africa is on, very poor in English with gospel huxter (what else?); (meanwhile Nigeria DRM is blasting around 15120). Still very poor at 2014 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KUWAIT

** GREECE. 9420 // 7475, good and fair, Oct 12 at 0113 classical music as Ellenike Radiophonia as usual relays the Third Program during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUYANA. 21320-USB, Oct 11 at 1955, pileups of US stations indicate some hot DX is here. He`s relatively weak and the call-attempts never mention his call, just their own, so I have to keep listening for a while to copy the DX giving his own call; from Georgetown, Guyana, finally at 1959: 8R1Z.

I had first scanned the ``13m`` broadcast band, to find absolutely nothing. Obviously it could have been put to good use if any stations with more than 100 times the power of hams cared to, or still existed, like Bonaire and French Guiana. Or KNLS: see ALASKA. Then I found 12 and 10m also open (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985 // 11740, Oct 12 at 0056, AIR Sinhala service is really parallel on both at the moment tonight, both poor with flutter, but a bit of echo on 11985 from Khampur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12081.5 approx., Oct 11 at 2017, poor signal in Arabic, and wavering a bit as I listen with BFO. It`s IRIB`s 13-hour transmission, now starting at 1623 per Aoki, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan --- likely the same transmitter Dave Valko had on 15151.35, 7 Oct at 1146; and Wolfgang Büschel had on 15151.349, Oct 9 at 0825 – so maybe it was really closer to 12081.35.

7295, Oct 12 at 0114, Turkic language on poor signal, main QRM being an AM ham on 7291 rather than SSB. Aoki shows it must be VIRI in Tajik, 0053-0220, 500 kW, 46 degrees from Sirjan (followed by 0223-0247 Uzbek via Kamalabad) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. 15540, Oct 12 at 1949, R. Kuwait has very good signal with rock music! Yesterday and most days recently it was inaudible. The MUF must have got a bump today. So keep checking.

I compare to some other signals: 15140 Oman is a JBA carrier, less than something on 15130 = R Japan oppositeward from FRANCE. 15115-15125, DRM from NIGERIA is very strong; 15580 VOA BOTSWANA is good [before switch to Greenville at 20-21]; WEWN 15610 is blasting in with spurs, q.v.

15540 at 2013 has one of their Islamic-history shows with W&M narrators about Arafat, pilgrims, still good signal. By now 17550 in Arabic to C&W NAm has started up, but it is much weaker, with deep fades from fair to very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA [and non]. 783, Oct 12 at 0053, one of only two JBA TA carriers below 1200 is here, loops ENE, which fits for the 50 kW IGIM, rather than other 783s: The Great Circle Distance Calculator for Enid to Nouakchott shows: 8128 km at 80 degrees. Those with fancy fixed antennas can`t get an idea of the bearing like I can with the hand-held DX-398 on the porch.

882 is the other one, maybe the 20 kW COPE in the Canary Islands, if active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 9775, Oct 12 at 0101 and a few later chex, it`s the Sabbath and still no repeat appearance of Radio YHWH, between 9770 Turkey and 9780 Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, Oct 12 at 0118, YL black torch singer tunes, must have just come on, or was in a pause a minute earlier when I tuned across. Good signal and modulation, and fortunately hits very close to one of the 40-Hz steps on the DX-398 BFO. ``Nobody Knows You When You`re Down and Out`` is playing; 0120 segue to ``Write Myself a Letter``; 0124 another; 0126 quick ID ``Wolverine Radio`` and more music, ``When my Sugar Walks Down the Street``. Recheck 0217, still going with more music of that genre. Very enjoyable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Oct 12 at 0056, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, bad splash from China/Cuba 5990. Clear cutoff at 0100:51* which is 5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAINT HELENA. 24943-USB, Oct 11 at 2004, pileups trying to contact weak station. I have to listen to call after call from USA, till finally at 2009 I make out Peter, ZD6FT, I thought, but it must have been ZD7FT, as in
Peter Constantine
PO. Box 33
Jamestown, St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean, STHL 1ZZ
St Helena Island

** TAIWAN [non]. 9265, Oct 12 at 0200, WINB ID and starting another gospel-huxter, from Denver, Pennsylvania, instead of new experimental broadcast to N America publicized by PCJ Radio, Taiwan on UT Saturdays at 02-03. Denver PA correlates with the program originally and still on the Sept 22 WINB schedule for 10 pm EDT Friday: `Reality in Jesus, with James McCoy``. Kept an ear on it the following hour, and still no-show PCJ; 0230 went to a screaming gospel-huxter, presumably ``Resurrected Church of Jesus Christ Int.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WINB: see TAIWAN [non]

** U S A [and non]. 15628, Oct 11 at 1950, squishy second-order spurblob out of 15610 WEWN is QRMing weak signal from GREECE on 15630. This becomes audible whenever the fundamental is inblasting, and along with it the first-order spurs at half the displacement, approx. plus and minus 9 kHz, on 15601 and 15619 which are much stronger and would ruin anything attempting to use 15600 or 15620, but nothing scheduled on them at the moment per Aoki. WEWN has been doing this for years and years, and nobody cares (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Oct 12 at 0112, `The Haven` with local mention of being on and on SW ``7505``, not only Fridays 8 pm, but now repeated Saturdays at 10 am [CDT; then surely not on SW], and also plugging an app for it. Then M&W converse about healing, which some people believe in, and some do not. I guess they mean faith-healing, and guess which side they are on? WRNO SW now attains very good signal and modulation if not frequency accuracy and rationality (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1690 monitoring. Confirmed on Area 51 webcast, UT Saturday Oct 12 at 0201; and also heard on 5110v-CUSB at 0217 check. Next: Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB (Europeans, please confirm; back on main antenna?); Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955; Saturday 2329v on WTWW-2 9930 (tune in early! Last week started at 2313); UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 11600, Oct 12 at 0106, no signal from TWR India via Tashkent, which per Aoki is scheduled 0030-0115 daily, extended to 0130 on Sun-Mon-Tue-Wed for Dzonka to Bhutan; otherwise Bengali, Hindi, Bhojpuri, and on Saturdays only at 0045-0115, Nepali. But must not be on the air now, since I am still getting on neighbor 11590, NHK Hindi via Tashkent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Oct 11 at 2016, poor signal with music, must be ZBC. Maybe it will improve as we move later into fall and/or the hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 541.2, Oct 12 at 0051, carrier hetting 540 stations. I am still not quite certain whether this is a local device, or perhaps a real station, off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)