domenica 27 ottobre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2013

** ALBANIA. 7425, Oct 27 at 0327, R. Tirana IS and 0330 sign-on giving new B-13 schedule, which unfortunately involves a last-minute change for reasons unknown from 0230 to 0330 for the only English broadcast to North America. Unfortunate, since 7425 is also occupied by DW Swahili via RWANDA during this hour, there is severe co-channel QRM, and a fast SAH, the two at about equal level here. I am strongly recommending that if R. Tirana has to be at 0330, it should switch immediately to 7465, a well-known frequency and which is clear of co- or adjacent-channel interference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DIEGO GARCIA. 12759-USB, Oct 27 at 0112, AFN weak talk and music, mentions ESPN, ``game this Friday night, BYU vs ---``, so must be playback or review since this is Saturday night = Sunday morning in the BIOT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, Oct 27 at 0052, AIR this time has a fair-good signal, but open carrier/dead air with some flutter, instead of scheduled Sinhala service; while 11740 via GOA is poor with flutter, CCI. Hoping for that 36-37 note IS on 11985 I heard once, but not even a tone test today, and goes off the air sometime between 0059 and 0100. There is some new ACI from 11980 China in B-13, i.e. +01-02 via Kunming. Nothing on 9910 tonight nor in B-13 schedule, altho AIR was on there last night.

It seems there are NO AIR registrations yet in HFCC B-13, so we have no idea what their plans are, if any. They have been tardy or absent before.

Guess what: HFCC B-13 is full of listings for the defunct WYFR. Didn`t Family Radio tell their frequency manager or FCC not to bother? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Oct 27 at 0118, only pirate signal around 42m is some very weak talk here. A minute later, Joe Farley captured two SSTV IDs as Radio Ga-Ga:,13436.0.html

** PERU. 5980, Oct 27 at 0055, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, and cutoff comes at 0101:14.5*, or 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1692 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-2, 9930, Saturday Oct 26 starting at 2327:19. Next: 0401v on WTWW-1, 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Oct 27 at 0054, WTWW-2 is missing, while usually on UT Sundays with QSO show; after WOR circa 2356 Oct 26 there was the QSY announcement to 5085, but unchecked whether it really came up by 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Oct 27 at 0116, WBCQ is off, unlike last Saturday night when an old RNI tape was being played during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Oct 27 at 0117, WRNO is off tho certainly still registered in B-13 from 22 to 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, Oct 27 at 0117, KJES is off, as happens unpredictably, still scheduled 0200-0330 in HFCC B-13 --- but time change from 0100-0230 should not happen here for one more week (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 9640, Oct 27 at 0059 and 0108, no sign of VOV English to NAm via Woofferton, as in previous tentative B-13 schedule, despite confirmed deletion of DRM from 9630 Costa Rica. Nor on ex-A-13 channel 12005. Maybe they saw my comment that 9 MHz would be too high for winter, should be on 7 MHz.

Looking up latest HFCC B-13 of Oct 26, I see that they went to 6 MHz instead, in fact their established 6175 channel, which continues via WHRI in English at 0330 --- but now the Woofferton relay in English is also on 6175 at 0100 & 0230, when I did not monitor yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Right after local mean noon, always 1832 UT, on Oct 26 I venture to the low-noise hot-spot parking lot in an Enid mall to do an AM bandscan on the caradio for weakest detectable signals; however there are storms in southern Oklahoma making lightning crashes, the only such area on the continent now:

1220, Oct 26 at 1835 UT, KTLV Midwest City OK, ``clap yo hands`` pentecostal service, then a soul hymn. Tho no ID, I have no doubt it is my closest 1220, very weak, quite on the edge of its range. Adjacent splash from much stronger 1230 WBBZ Ponca City is reduced a bit by a football game instead of mostly music. KTLV is no longer un-reported to NRC DX News.

1200, Oct 26 at 1836 UT, very weak talkshow about cars, 31 mpg. No doubt it`s WOAI San Antonio on groundwave. However, their Saturday schedule shows this should not be on until after 1900 = 2pm:
10AM-2PM The Mutual Fund Show
 2PM-3PM Belden Automotive's Under the Hood Show
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I mustn`t forget that there is a 1 kW daytimer in Bolivar, SW Missouri, which could possibly make it here, KYOO, ``Today`s Best Country``.

1110, Oct 26 at 1839 UT, mainly KFAB in English with a Nebraska ad; SAH of 3.4 Hz, presumably KVTT Mineral Wells TX.

870, Oct 26 at 1830, English station in a game is atop with a SAH of 3.5 Hz. May we assume that KFJZ Fort Worth is 100% Vietnamese? WWL is scheduled for `Tiger Tailgating`, I assume sports-talk. The little 870 daytimers in CO and MO are both listed as Oldies. Of course even music stations are quick to pre-empt it for silly ballgames. WWL or either of those would be a good daytime groundwave catch; need to try again.

720, Oct 26 at 1842 UT, football vs Iowa. Chex with WGN schedule for today, Northwestern vs Iowa. Also SAH of 2.07 Hz, KSAH Universal City TX (San Antonio)? It`s really the only station close enough, 10 kW day power, altho even in the daytime allegedly with a null toward Chicago and mostly toward us.

At 1843 UT, I find *no* skywave activity on the X-band, not even 1700 KKLF Richardson TX --- so surely none of above signals lower in the band are skywave either (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9765, Oct 27 at 0055 and continuing past 0103, roaring motorboating blob of noise, with occasional bursts of modulation which must originally have been speech, totally unreadable. AND accompanied by pairs of weaker spurs at multiples of intervals of close to plus and minus 22.5 kHz, easily detected on:
plus & minus 22.5: 9742.5 & 9787.5, strongest
plus & minus 45.0: 9810 atop weak Cuba; 9720 however is only a clear weak carrier, presumed still Cairo`s totally dysfunxional NAm service

Further pairs are progressively weaker, but same noise detectable:
plus & minus  67.5: 9697.5 & 9832.5
plus & minus  90.0: 9675 & 9855
plus & minus 112.5: 9652.5 & not 9877.5
plus & minus 135.0: finally unheard or too weak (9630 & 9900)

The only thing in HFCC B-13 at this time on 9765 is RRI Pontianak, Indonesia, surely imaginary and no way that is the source. This mess is similar to what was observed one night recently coming from the 9770 Turkey transmitter, Spanish at 0100, but this is no longer the time or frequency for it.

Lack of a blob on 9720 but the Cairo carrier implies that could be involved in this. The other Cairo mess is still on 9965 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0354 UT Oct 27