domenica 25 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser log May 23-25, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11750 & 11810, May 24 at 0536, RNA 11780 is still putting out those filthy, distorted parasitic spurs. Next check at 0116 May 25, no spurs; they go and come (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers May 24; 11 and 15 MHz inbanders not checked:
14870, May 24 at 1253, CNR1 jammer, very poor; none in the 12s, 13s
16100, May 24 at 1255, CNR1 jammer, fair
16920, May 24 at 1255, CNR1 jammer, fair; none in the 17s, 18s
19000, May 24 at 1257, CNR1 jammer, very poor to 1300:07*

** CUBA [and non]. 15340 & 15370, May 24 at 1254, RHC is already on earlier than 1300, but the resultant leapfrog on 15400 not strong enough to bother HCJB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 9369-9392, May 25 at 0114, OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, fortunately encountering no broadcasters; WWRB already on 3185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12070, May 25 at 0118, R. Cairo Spanish service, presumably, awful distortion and buzz out to plus/minus 13 kHz or so; 11710 modulation is suppressed and distorted, only audible at peaks of spikes, but no het from Argentina on a UT Sunday; 9315 is distorted but relatively readable.

9965, May 25 at 0119, R. Cairo Arabic service with talk and music, whine but not too distorted. One could listen if sufficiently motivated.

On May 10 & 11, Kenneth Vito Zichi on a MARE DXpedition in Michigan, found 9965 with unscheduled English between 0340 and 0400, so weekends only? Not this weekend: May 25 at 0331, 9965 is in Arabic, but not // different Arabic on extremely distorted 13850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, May 24 at 2027, R. Kuwait Arabic service is in English as I tune in! Crossed feeds? No, it`s just a clip of dialogue from a movie (? with some music), ``I stopped caring --- we`re not causing cancer, ya know,`` etc. 2028 back to YL in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Another sporadic E TVDX opening May 24 into UT May 25, channels 2-6, including some Veracruz stations. Details in next report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, May 25 after 0000, The Mighty KBC weekly broadcast via Nauen, GERMANY, once again in the clear, as WTWW has resumed moving to 5085 at the same time instead of staying on 9930 two more hours. At 0121, KBC is very strong and splashing up to 10 kHz away, so a station on 9930 would also have suffered.

0149, Kraig Krist`s `Forgotten Song` segment, something from Duran2 in April 1993, but didn`t catch the title; given only once? 0153, Uncle Eric greeting a list of listeners, many familiar names, including Nick Rumple who seems to have quit posting his log reports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 94.1, May 24 at 1910 UT, I am trying to get an ID from the weak station fading in and out, when plugs for ``this afternoon at 5:20 from Radio Row, Rocklahoma``, and for Vapor-hut (sniff). That narrows it down; 1921 UT, PSA to ``Support Fort Sill families`` so that nails it: KZCD, ``Z-94`` Lawton, 35 kW at 178 meters. A bit surprising as where I am parked there is a large building in the way and this is a very marginal signal. City to city distance is 205 km, 127 statute miles, 111 nautical miles.

I came back, since I was getting something here 24 hours earlier from the same hotspot in a mall parking lot in western Enid, far enough away from the LPFM on 94.3 in northern Enid, but could not get a definite ID; there were some intriguing mentions of Fort Collins and Nebraska. At the time it looked like there could have been some tropo/scatter. Also some CCI but there are two other Okies, both closer, in Glenpool (Tulsa, 100 kW), and a translator of KTLR 890 in OKC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, May 25 at 0123, Arabic with fair signal and undermodulated, so RSO has managed to broadcast on the correct frequency tonight instead of 15355 or 15140 where, however, reception would probably have been better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 25 at 0106, R. Chaski carrier and along with it some talk modulation, until chopoff at 0112:11.5* which is 6 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 15430, May 24 at 1227, very poor signal in talk, presumed Iban, presumed R. Free Sarawak on today`s frequency, nothing on 15420 or 15460 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 25 at 0114, SLBC carrier is on, very poor signal; 0114:48 music starts, 0115:16.5 mistimesignal ends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 9390, May 24 at 1230, R. Thailand ``News-hour`` opening, but very poor as usual, and we know it will only be a semihour on SW. Other reports indicate they are carrying on as if everything is normal, including commercials, but one must be suspicious of their new military masters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1722 monitoring: confirmed Saturday May 24 at 2330 on WTWW-2, 9930, after missing a few weeks; excellent signal. Also confirmed UT Sunday May 25 at 0400:26 on WTWW-1, 5830. However, I missed confirming which edition was on WRMI-14, 9495, UT Sunday at 0030. Next: UT Monday 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Sat May 24 at 1914, WTWW-3 is again with Spanish this hour and at 1956 recheck, Portuguese at 2030. 9475 WTWW-1 is as usual dring this bihour on Saturday afternoons presenting Ted Randall`s `QSO`. Seems things are changing at WTWW:

12105, WTWW-3, UT Sun May 25 at 0109, long sermon sounds like Pastor Pete Peters, normally only on the #1 transmitter.

9475, WTWW-1 is still on but with a music show, a non-Ted announcer presenting ``our next song tonight``, one after another, including: 0115, one by The Boatwrights (sp?), 0119 ``Beyond the Cross`` by the Booth Brothers; 0122 ``Driving Nail`` by Connie Smith; 0126 ``Hallelujah`` by the Boatwrights again; 0131, ``Amazing Grace`` on bagpipes by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, ``will give you chills``. Even an atheist can love that tune, but can`t help but cringe at ``I once was blind, but now I see`` --- how insulting to the unsighted! Afterwards, ``The Scriptures for America Music Showcase #69`` and into Proverbial reading. I was suspecting it was other than SFA, since PPP was on 12105.

After a while with The Mighty KBC et al., recheck 12105 just in time at 0150 for Ted Randall outroing ``A special presentation of The Bible Worldwide`` --- yes, it was [deceased] Pastor Peter J. Peters, address for this given as bible @ and ``yes, we QSL``; some more music, but by 0155 it`s open carrier and presumably on the way off.

WTWW-2, 9930, meanwhile, after resuming WORLD OF RADIO until 2400, does QSY to 5085 and Ted Randall`s `QSO` show, so no more adjacent collision with The Mighty KBC on 9925, following a request from Kraig Krist --- see NETHERLANDS [non]. QSO still going at 0152 interviewing someham at Dayton.

BTW, for a change this Saturday night, these shows had no competition from any pirates, none heard on the 6.9 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1110, UT Sunday May 25 at 0140 UT, KFAB Omaha with Art Bell, and a caller discussing ``playing radio``, the FXwave (FM feeder) from C. Crane. Sounds a bit dated, as Art advises that web streaming is sufficient for voice, but marginal quality for music, as some guy is considering putting his show on the web. Aha, it seems ``Coast to Coast`` on UT Sundays at 0100-0500 UT is really from the archives:

``Art Bell: Somewhere in Time Sat 05-24: 6-10pm PT: Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returns to 2/1/96 for an evening of Open Lines, including such topics as disease, the demise of the human race, UFOs, and hauntings``

I was also hearing some S Asian music underneath presumably KVTT TX cheating again, but tonight much weaker than KFAB even with Omaha nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, May 24 at 0605 UT, ``KLBW, 1530, The Light and``, loud YL ID, preceded and followed by soft modulation if any. But not soft enough: this is a 2.5 kW ND daytimer ONLY, in New Boston TX, which is in the extreme NE corner, so far out, that if you head due north you`ll be in AR instead of OK; just west of Texarkana TX & AR. It is of course a religious station, which nullo modo keeps it from breaking the law (just ask Tony Alámo). Or was it an unpublicized DX test? Ha (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0503 UT May 25