martedì 29 ottobre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs October 29, 2013

** ALBANIA. 7425, Oct 29 at 0245, R. Tirana confirmed here midway thru English broadcast, fair and in the clear for 0230 UT Tue-Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALBANIA [and non]. 7220, Oct 29 at 0546, this time I can make out some weak CCI under ROMANIA, confirming the collision of CRI English relay during the entire 05-06 hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Oct 29 at 1254, Bangladesh Betar poor with flutter, S-Asian accented English mentioning tubal ligation and Bangladesh; ionosonde sweeps by. March music theme, 1256 YL addresses Dear Listeners, fills with rap; 1259 sign-off announcement with mailing address, brief tone, OC and off shortly after 1300* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming Oct 29 before 1400:
15375, good with echo. Target here is IBB Tibetan ``Bod`` dialect at 12-14 via Tajikistan, unheard; also 11-12 via UAE.
15550 & 15570, poor at 1352 with sidehets de V. of Tibet, TAJIKISTAN
15970, very good at 1353 with flutter; none in 14s, 16s, 17s, 18s

** CUBA [and non]. 11812.5, Oct 29 at 0141, filthy blob with squeal, traces of distorted modulation, making het against 11815-Brasil. Then I search the 25mb for more of them and find: 11707.5. That nails the source as 11760 RHC, halfway between them at 52.5 kHz separations. 11760 itself sounds OK except for some hum and weak SAH from CCI.

How about second- and third-order spurs at further multiples of 52.5 away? There they are, progressively weakening but same blobsound:
11655 & 11865, plus and minus 105 kHz
11602.5 & 11917.5, plus and minus 157.5 kHz, QRM PAKISTAN Qur`an 11600
11550 weakest & not audible on 11970, plus and minus 210 kHz

17580, after yesterday morning`s mixture of RHC and R. Progreso, I`m checking again Oct 29 from 1219: too weak JBA carrier this early, altho 17595 Spain is already making it. At 1251, 17580 has improved enough to tell it`s // 9850 RHC, and no second signal heard.

At 1355, now RHC about Alicia Alonso, an echo apart from // 13780 via the other site, has fast SAH and non-Spanish CCI from algo on 17580, i.e. per HFCC, IBB Biblis, GERMANY in Pashto/Dari at 1330-1530; same at 1427; at 1430 a brief break in the CCI, maybe switching antenna or transmitter? Tho no difference shown in HFCC, just a language change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 17500, Oct 29 at 1427, Qur`an on poor signal, 1430 seems Arabic talk, very poor. HFCC shows this is new for IRIB, 500 kW, 259 degrees from Kamalabad, Arabic at 1020-1620 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Oct 29 at 0547 classical guitar, fair signal from XEPPM, sufficient modulation but ACI from 6180 Brasil. Now that DF is off DST, R. Educación stays on a real hour later until 0600v* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Oct 29 at 0138, Qur`an on poor-fair signal, presumed RSO as now scheduled ex-9760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 17530, Oct 29 at 1253, RRI English is fair with deep fades, while it was not making it a semihour earlier. Now it`s the sports segment of absolutely no interest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 21505, Oct 29 at 1356 good signal from the Buzzing Service of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; still so at 1432 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. REE`s frequency mismanagement makes it collide with not one but two other stations on the 13m band, which is replete with open channels. There is NO excuse for this!

21630, Oct 29 at 1257, REE IS is not // with 21610 which is in programming. By 1300 they are //. At 1357, now 21630 has CCI from tone, 1359 BBC Hausa signing on. Still colliding at 1424 check; 21630 is clear again at 1433 after BBC Ascension is finished, and now can hear a long/short path echo from Spain here and also 21610. By 1614 recheck, WHRI is bigsig ending Midnight Cry, and can`t hear any Spain underneath, maybe really off by 1600, but WHRI allegedly starts at 1500 on weekends.

21540, Oct 29 at 1357, REE is also back on this frequency! Despite KUWAIT; hear REE underneath Qur`an, making fast SAH with it and // 21610, the only clear frequency. Same at 1424, but only Kuwait at 1614. You may recall that REE collided for several seasons with Kuwait on 21540, before finally moving to 21515, which has now been abandoned. Old habits die very hard, resuming previous B-season usage regardless of the consequences (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Oct 29 at 0140, open carrier/dead air with flutter, so SLBC is vying with AIR on how much to mess up their own morning broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, Oct 29 at 0545, IWT is missing. Ivo Ivanov just reported that the 7275 broadcast time had changed slightly from 0457-0556 to: 0502-0602; but not today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9800, Oct 29 at 1309, VOA Korean via Tinang, PHILIPPINES is now here in B-13, ex-15775 in A-13; VG signal but modulation is somewhat suppressed and distorted. OK modulation on // 7235 and synchronized despite being from other site TINIAN, NMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 860, Oct 29 at 1229 UT, country song, not daily polka which I must have just missed, from KKOW Pittsburg KS; 1230 break of about a semiminute interrupting song before comes back on, slightly stronger. Must be official sunrise time for night/day change, from 5 kW direxional SW including plenty toward Enid, to 10 kW ND daytime. Yes, per FCC:
Oct 1230-2345
Nov 1300-2315

** U S A. 920, Oct 29 at 1233 UT, `Huckaby Report` ending, as wacko far-right extremist appears on lots of stations at 1230; is it KVEL, Vernal, Utah again? No, Lamar mentioned, so it`s just KLMR in SE CO. Local announcer exhibits excessive expressiveness about weather and farm conditions; KYFR Iowa nulled, where Harold Camping can still be heard, but often with serious sacred music (as opposed to gospel rock, soul) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, Oct 29 at 1239 UT, `Scott Luther`s Gold and Silver Express`, infomercial pushing coin purchases (if such a hedge against paper-money, why doesn`t he hoard instead of sell them, amassing paper or imaginary money instead?). Dominant signal from NW/SE which means either WLNO or KRCN. This matches the Radio Colorado Network schedule for 6 am weekdays at
which is a neat homepage with an old console radio design, complete with stuck toggle switches.

KRCN Longmont CO is 50000/111 watts, with PSRA of 500. Certainly sounds to me like 50 kW already, long before sunrise. At this time, hardly anything from 10 kW daytime 1060 cheater KIJN Farwell TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic carriers, Oct 29: on caradio hearing strong 1-kHz het on 910, at 0120, so as soon as I am back on the porch with DX-398, full scan finds all these past 0130, not necessarily in this order: 531, 585, 603, 693, 774, 783, 873, 882, 909, 954, 1044, 1053, 1089[off-frequency, birdie?], 1151, 1215, 1377, 1494, 1521.

Another check inside with the DX-398 at 0554-0600: 549, 684[vs WSCR IBOC], 693, 774, 882, 891, 909, 954, 1044, 1053, 1152, 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 21500-USB, Oct 29 at 1424, intruders, colloquial Spanish 2-way, not errant hams (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1637 UT Oct 29