domenica 22 dicembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs December 21, 2013

** ARGENTINA. 11711-, UT Saturday Dec 21 at 0050, RAE is back after missing last night; now in Brazuguese but with porteño accent, fair signal, 0051 into tango. Also was heard by Wolfgang Büschel earlier Dec 20 on 15345v European service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 12910, Dec 21 at 1344, CNR1 jamming, fair with flutter; not in synch with 9530, and no other OOBs found in the 8s, 10s, 13s or 14s. 12910 is of course one of countless 100-watt Sound of Hope nuisance transmitters on Taiwan, per Aoki, doing its job of tying up a jammer where no one would really hear SOH anyway. Yet someone will list-log this as really SOH, ignoring the mandatory jamming.

9400-9425 approx., Dec 21 at 1405, extremely distorted CNR1 FM blob centered roughly 9415.

6075, Dec 21 at 1409, CNR1 jammer is on top, but Firedrake also audible, vs RTI; on 6145, only Firedrake, VG.

7255, Dec 21 at 1443, Firedrake with SAH and CCI from talk, i.e. target VOA Tibetan via KUWAIT, longpath? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9670

** CUBA. 5040, Dec 21 at 0643, RHC English on defective transmitter, audibly rumbling in the AM mode, and with BFO on, unstable carrier wobbling. I assume same is the case with 5025 for Rebelde after 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. DentroCuban Jamming Command stupidly keeps running pulses on long-abandoned frequencies of former targets, Dec 21 at 0055 on 5955 and 5890. 5954+ was once the tiny transmitter of R. República in Costa Rica, not heard in ages, but now jam bothers innocent bystander collaterally, 5952+, R. Pio Doce, Bolivia. 5890 was once a VOA Spanish frequency, a horrible threat to the Revolution.

Jamming real stations is bad enough, but the incompetent Cubans are polluting the airwaves even more by all this nonsensical jamming. Don`t ever forget that, if you hear anything seemingly positive, or innocuous, or ``friendly`` on RHC.

15230, Dec 21 at 1504, RHC is just barely modulated here, but // 15340 plenty modulated; still unable to give correct timechex, claiming at 1504 it`s ``exactamente las 10 con 3 minutos`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 9690, AIR GOS in English to SE Asia at 1330-1500, but audible in NAm on a good day, continues to be blocked by WRMI which started using 9690 Dec 1 for Brother Scare; however, helps a little Dec 21 until 1400 that WRMI lacks modulation, allowing trace of AIR to be detected. WRMI, please move!

13710, Dec 21 at 1348, heavy CCI between S Asian song and unID language talk. EiBi shows it`s another AIR GOS in English channel at 1330-1500, overlapping until 1420 with Iran in Dari, via Ahwaz site. The collision must be even worse in Asia. It`s the Bharatians` fault, since Iran does participate in HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13750, Dec 21 at 1348, Quran, fair with flutter. EiBi shows IRIB, nearing end of its 6-hour Arabic service via Kamalabad starting at 0820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also INDIA [and non]

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9775, Dec 21 at *1351, carrier on until 1353.4*, back on in time to start musical prélude at 1354.6, same YL in English with obscure Xmas song, pause and then another before 1400 switch to to R. Free Chosun theme and usual hyper Korean opening. Still good signal, comparable to 9800 VOA Korean via Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 700, Dec 21 at 1325 UT, rustic banda music, fair and dominant first, fading by 1330 YL announcement, but I think I hear an expected XEETCH ID as WLW resurges with I-75 traffic report, ID.
700 XEETCH La Voz de los Tres Rios Navojoa, Son. 5,000 D, per Cantú.

The callsign alludes instead to Etchojoa as in WRTH, IRCA. Navojoa is a larger town about 25 km NE of Etchojoa, with Huatabampo on the other side. All are not far from the Gulf of California in SW Sonora, between Ciudad Obregón and Los Mochis, Sinaloa. So what are the three rivers? Google maps prefer to show roads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Dec 21 from 1435 past 1610 UT, KOSU during NPR programming has lots of IADs, at first lasting several minutes, then cutting on and off intermittently. Unlistenable; maybe something to do with ice storm in OKC area. Transmission itself is not interrupted. Not much icing on the lines in Enid yet by 1900 UT, having been on the edge, but now it`s building up. Stepping outside is too slippery. Enid was the first city to lose power last night, to some 2 kilocustomers, not including us. Happy Solstice! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 21 at 0052, carrier detectable and no jamming here tonight; may or may not be Chaski, instead of VOA Tibetan/Chicom jamming, but after 0100 it`s certainly Chaski as it cuts off at 0102:26.5*; last heard Dec 17 until 0102:02.5*, i.e. now averaging 6.0 seconds later per night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9455, Dec 21 at 1336, 1 kHz continuous tone, fair with flutter; gone at 1352 recheck. HFCC shows what it`s supposed to be: VOR in Russian, 12-14, 250 kW, 152 degrees from Irkutsk. So program feed from Moskva gone, but not yet the transmitter off? Re previous reports and unID 9670 below, we are hearing a lot of these tones lately, both in- and out-of-band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9840, Dec 21 at 0640, WRMI with Brother Scare, ex-9355, but it`s 3 or 4 words behind WRMI on 9955. That`s because as we discovered at a TOH ID previously, this is really the Radio Africa service which is now carrying Brother Scare too. Still nothing resembling program schedules for this or any Panam services at

The WRMI Graphic Schedule of transmissions
has now been updated to show 9840 instead of 9355 at 04-08, but designated as TOM rather than RA!

Brother Scare shows nothing about being on 9840, let alone any Panam frequency; for starters, don`t you believe WTWW is on 5985, or WBCQ on 7590!

9840 is clear and better than 9955, the latter with pulse jamming. They are the SSOB, and virtually the OSOB, with BBC Ascension JBA on 9410, 9460, and more Cuban jamming weakly on 9565 at a time far removed from when R. Martí ever uses it.

At this hour, 0640+, Brother Scare is also overkilling on 3185, 3215, 5085, 5890, as US SW stations are all too eager to relieve his psychophants of their money. BTW, BS was heard asserting that he doesn`t own anything, not even the ministry, so the feds can`t take anything away from him. One might still assume that TOM is all about R. G. and his boundless super-human ego.

WRMI sked shows #10 transmitter now in use for the 9955 service on 160 degree antenna at 22-14 UT, and #11 on 9955, 315 degrees at 14-22, all but the first hour of which is more BS; as well as 06-11 on 160.

9690, Dec 21 at 1335, open carrier/dead air from WRMI`s Brother Scare frequency; allowing traces of All India [q.v.] Radio GOS in English to be detected; no BS modulation until after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1700 monitoring. Confirmed UT Saturday Dec 21 from 0303 on webcast of Area 51 --- after cosmikdebris announced at 0302 that this would be the final Friday-night A51 broadcast, but WOR would be stuck in at an as yet undetermined new day and time. Keep an eye into
where there is nothing about this yet, nor on the 5110 schedule at
At 0324 also confirmed on weak 5110v-CUSB.

Next this weekend for WOR 1700:
UT Sun 0029v on WTWW-2, 5085
UT Sun 0501v on WTWW-1, 5830

** U S A. 9955, Sat Dec 21 at 1350, WRMI program `Viva Miami`, the one in Spanish this week with Jeff & Thaïs again talking about ice sculptures in Orlando; atop Cuban pulse jamming.

I`ve urged Jeff to move non-exile programming off 9955; what better time for a new beginning, with 13 new transmitters available? Pick an entirely new frequency for WRMI`s own programming, segregate it from exile shows on some other frequency so the DentroCubans would have no excuse or historical reason, to jam RMI, especially when in, or mostly in, English. For starters, RMI should be on a lower band at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** U S A. 15825, Sat Dec 21 at 1530, WWCR starting `The Talking Machine Show`, Phil Patton`s ancient-recording program, axually singing rather than merely talking. Starts with a 1914 cylinder of ``Hark, the Herald Angels Sing`` and more carols the rest of the semihour from as late as 1917y, all with horrible lo fidelity, but no doubt a treat for the connoisseur/connoisseuse of such things. 1600 into gospel huxter introducing with hymn on decent audio, `Fountain of Truth` (debatable). Signal ranged from VG to merely G with some fading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 13570, Sat Dec 21 at 1603, collision with fast SAH between WINB and VOA news in English. Why don`t IBB and FCC get their acts together, or rather separate? Aoki shows VOA daily at 16-17 via São Tomé; and WINB starting at 1300 on Sunday, 1630 on Saturday, but here it is already. WINB`s own schedule effective Nov. 17 shows from 1500 Sat, and also from 1545 M-F, so it will collide every day with the VOA hour. Yes, VOA is aimed 126 degrees, away from us, but guess what, the signal still comes to North America off the back, if not long-path.

13755, Sat Dec 21 at 1604, pop music with fair-good signal, slow fades, strikes me as something R. Farda would play, and even thought I heard such an ID, but Aoki shows this is a Saturday-only broadcast of VOA in Kinyarwanda at 1600-1630, 100 kW, 100 degrees from Pinheira, São Tomé (which is also propagating on 13570, supra). (After 1630 daily on 13755, VOA Swahili is via Botswana instead) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search: NONE heard Dec 21 around 1320 UT, stepping-up at 9-kHz intervals from 531 to 972 kHz. Haven`t heard any since Dec 6; mid-winter anomaly? Not sought every morning, but often and have not reported no results since then. I only make one check a bit before sunrise, rather than keeping at it if no results at first; too much else to monitor on MW and SW with real signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9670, Dec 21 1357 past 1400, 1 kHz tone instead of VOA Tibetan via Lampertheim as scheduled, nor Firedrake as heard recently. HFCC also shows Pakistan`s Chinese until 1400 on 9670, presumably imaginary as not in Aoki or EiBi. The question is whether the ChiCom would jam that like they do Chinese from India (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15540, Dec 21 at 1449, fair signal but just barely modulated past 1500, when ACI from 15535 R. Tamazuj starts via Vatican. Nothing in schedules on 15540 until 1600 (or 1550), Kuwait in Urdu. EiBi does show V. of Tibet on 15542 or 15543 via Tajikistan at 1200-1430, while Aoki ends those at 1230. If really on 15542 this late, VOT would attract ChiCom jamming on 15540, but unseemed like CNR1 which is normally well-modulated whether jamming or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report disptached at 1943 UT December 21