domenica 23 febbraio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs February 22-23, 2014

** BRAZIL. 4885, Feb 23 at 0643, music in Portuguese, fair signal and better than usual, no doubt from the 24h station, R. Clube do Pará, Belém, and not Acreana. Only other detectable ZY 60m signals are making low audible heterodyne on 4915 from Macapá and Goiânia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 28486-USB, Feb 22 at 2134, ZZ80SP with quick contacts in English and QRZs --- sounds like a special-event station, with those two digits in the middle, and I bet the SP stands for São Paulo. All about it here, which may require login:

It`s the 80th anniversary of LABRE, the Brasilian ARRL, and they have ZZ80## stations in each state, callsign suffix being the standard two-letter abbrs. for them. Only one central address for diploma or QSLs in Brasília, so no info on exactly where this and the other stations are located! The event lasts thru Feb (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9425-9440, Feb 23 at 1405, CNR1 distorted blob around here today rather than hi side of 9450; victimizing now FEBC Chinese on 9430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Feb 23 at 0640, R. Rebelde hasn`t turned off the carrier like most nights lately, but has turned off the modulation --- except for a lite whine. This means that RHC modulation still appears on 5010, as 5040 leaps over the 5025 carrier fulcrum. And likewise there is still a very weak carrier but no Rebelde modulation, on 5055 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Feb 23 at 0650, operatic tenor solo from Avlis, not the usual Byzantine chant on Sunday mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11720, Feb 23 at 1409, VIRI in Urdu, fair signal with flutter, so I check the // 11675: much lower modulation level and a reverb apart, but then improves somewhat. Both are listed as Kamalabad, on different azimuths toward Pakistan and UAE. Suspect that 11675 may have been suppressed by open carrier from next VIRI site on that frequency, Sirjan, for Russian to start USward at 1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** MEXICO. 1300, Feb 23 at 1354 UT, música and ``Radio Trece, La Más Grande``, from XEP Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Sunday Feb 23 at 1349 UT check, KZLS Enid is playing music suitable for True Oldies format; haven`t checked it till now over the weekend, but total conversion to talk format is obviously not yet complete, just gabbing weekdays except 0200-0600 UT, I think (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1709 monitoring: another missed airtime: UT Sunday Feb 23 at 0030, when WTWW-2 5085 keeps on playing gospel music, and 0057 switches to Brother Scare. So none of Ted Randall`s ham radio programming either, such as Amateur Radio Newsline which normally follows WOR. However, WOR 1709 is appearing at same time on WRMI-14, 9495 with fair signal, fading. And at 0501:05 UT Sun Feb 23 on WTWW-1, 5830 with VG signal. Next: UT Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Tue 1200 & Wed 1400 on WRMI 9955; Wed 0730 & 1530 on HLR 7265-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, Feb 23 at 0704 UT, ``11-90 AM, NBC News and your classic country favorites`` non-ID, dominant signal roughly east/west. No clear match in the 2013 NRC AM Log, but I`m 99% sure it`s KQQZ St Louis MO market, cheating: 10000/22 watts U4, De Soto MO/Belleville IL, with day pattern at night to the SW. It is C&W, and with NBC News, a.k.a. ``Hot talk and kool killer country``,
The classic country angle is more obvious here:
Previously heard mostly around sunrise. More about KQQZ (and KZQZ 1430) in DXLDs 13-36, 13-44 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1655 UT February 23