sabato 28 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 27, 2013

** AUSTRIA. 21270-USB, Sept 27 at 1354, OE2GEN, quick contacts with US stations, including a WD8 he looks up immediately as last worked in 1992y. shows:
WALS A-5071
Only a few other weak signals audible on 15m; he`s avoiding the OTH radar just above; see CYPRUS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 27 at 1357 BB with tone, 1358:13 starts IS; timesignal ends within one second of 1400, congrats! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming Sept 27 before 1400, today including all CNR1s heard, possibly a few not jammers. One may look up the targets in Aoki on frequencies with an *.
17900, very poor at 1334; none in the 18s, 19s
17170, poor at 1335
16100, JBA at 1336
15575, poor at 1337 atop KOREA SOUTH q.v.
15545, poor at 1338, het on lo side; none in the 14s
15265, poor at 1336 with het due to off-frequency Taiwan
15195, very poor at 1336 also with noise jamming
15115, very good at 1336, heavy CCI with victim
13830, fair at 1340; none in the 12s
11990, fair at 1341
11805, good at 1342; I`m using this one to // others
11785, fair at 1342
11640, fair at 1342
11605, poor at 1342
9810, very poor at 1346; none in the 8s
9680, good at 1344 with heavy CCI including Indonesia
9660, fair at 1344
9355, very poor at 1344
7445, fair at 1347 with CCI and SAH
7385, poor at 1347 with CCI and SAH
7365, poor at 1347 with CCI
7310, very poor at 1347 with CCI
7305, very poor at 1347
None in the 6s, too late to propagate now

After 1400, incomplete search:
15570, poor at 1407 altho no VOT het, just 5 kHz from 15575 KBS
15570, still on at 1428, very poor
15525, poor at 1405 vs V of Tibet; 1428 still on 15525 after VOT went to 15520, but which is already gone now

** CYPRUS. 21275-21305, Sept 27 at 1351, OTH radar pulses presumed from here proving the 15m band is open tho with little activity beyond Austria, q.v. OTHR is off at 1356 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 27 at 1344, VOI again good signal and modulation with music, flutter, during English hour but whose earlier non-music I missed during breakfast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 15680, Mon & Fri 1630-1700, shortly after dispatching this log report I shall be attempting to hear a new clandestine, Radio Mehr, site unknown, on behalf of the Iranian National Council in Paris, headed by Reza Pahlavi, the Shah`s son who is apparently pro-democracy rather than a monarchist; you may want to try it too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 15575, Sept 27 at 1331, KBS World Radio English to ``North America`` is very poor with flutter, and het from V. of Tibet on 15573; I fear 15575 itself will be hit by CNR1 jammer as a consequence, but not yet. At 1337 *now* there is CNR1 stop KBS, // the many other CNR1 jammers. See also CHINA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Sept 27 at 1201 UT, federal PSAs including from an agency I hadn`t heard before, Secretaría de la Marina about an essay contest(?), ``la juventud y la mar``; soon full AM & FM ID for La Ranchera de Paquimé, which it does very frequently as a boon to DX listeners, i.e. in Cantú:
540 XETX La Ranchera de Paquimé + FM 90.5 Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih. 1,000 250
which continues to be the dominant XE on 540 around here despite its puny parameters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** MEXICO. 700, Sept 27 at 1200 UT, hoping to catch a definite hourtop local ID, probably XEGD in Chihuahua, but only says ``Noticias MVS`` as I have been hearing fed out of the DF, and immediately into today-in-history feature (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, Sept 27 at 1228 UT, KOKP Perry with more problems: local morning talkshow out of Stillwater is burping, audio cutting off and on at the rate of about 144 times a minute = 2.4 times per second. Also seems weaker than it should be, making KMMQ Spanish Omaha market easier to hear in null. // 1580 KOKB Blackwell has no such problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Sept 27 at 1400 no signal from R. Sultanate of Oman here nor on other possibilities 15560 or 15355, so looks like English will be missing again as noted last two days by Derek Lynch, Ireland. But it`s just late coming on today, as there it is at 1403 recheck, poor-very poor signal, seems with watery SFX; 1404 English announcement, ``Dear listeners ---``; 1410 pop music; 1430 recheck a fanfare, announcement and a different fanfare introducing news; first minute of headlines at least punxuated by dramatic music bits, but the news is only semi-readable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 5930 & 5940, Sept 27 at 1235, R. Rossii // but unsynchronized twins from Pet/Kam and Magadan are presenting some avant-garde music, but after announcement, atone with synthetic Bach for rest of semihour. 5940 is a bit stronger than 5930, reverse of usual case. But at 1256, CCI starts on 5940, presumably Australia, then silent until official start at 1300 as the Russians are closing down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15520, Sept 27 at 1410, V of Tibet via MADAGASCAR has made its usual jump from initial ``fooled-ya`` channel of 15525, while CNR1 jammer stays on 15525. See also CHINA jamming log where off-channel hets mentioned imply other VOT transmissions via Tajikistan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1688 monitoring: confirmed on WWRB webcast UT Friday Sept 27 from 0329, and later also on 5050 which continues to arrive much weaker than other 5 MHz signals. Next:

UT Sat 0200v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Sat 1500 on WRMI 9955; Sat 2330 on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sun 0400 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 870, Sept 27 at 1222 UT, XETAR in Chihuahua which earlier has the channel to itself, now suffers from other Spanish CCI, from further north/west making SAH of about 5 Hz; 1224 ID as ``870, La ----?, Univisión América, Las Vegas`` with norteña. This is really KLSQ, COL Whitney, Nevada, 5000/430 watts. Its FCC September sunrise is not until 1315 (Oct: 1345 UT), so should have been on 430 watt night power direxional rather than 5 kW day power non-direxional. No PSRA is in the FCC correspondence folder. Night pattern throws a huge lobe to the NW, with three bitty lobes to the SSW, SE and E:

** U S A. 1440, Sept 27 at 1212 UT mentions an address in Wray, 6:12 TC, morning show, plays ``Can`t Help Falling in Love with You`` but with a (reggae?) beat. Blasted away by Spanish at *1215, as KTNO The Metroplex TX goes to 50 kW day pattern. I had been listening to:
KRDZ Wray CO, 5000/212 watts U1, but with a PSRA of up to 500 watts from Sept thru April, unneeded in summer. It`s in northeast CO right next to NE and KS, a tri-state area (Glenn Hauser, OK,, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 27 at 1205-1208 UT. JBAs on 594 --- this one seemingly westward rather than NW --- while there are several superpowers in Asia, there`s only a 50 kW in Victoria. Also from NW on 774, 972, 1053, usual Japanese, S Korean presumables (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)