domenica 11 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 10-11, 2014

** BRAZIL. 6010+, May 11 at 0103, Brazuguese mentioning saudade, até méia-noite. Poor signal but in the clear, no hets and no carriers from Colombia or México. So it`s R. Inconfidência, while their // achieves only a JBA carrier on 15190+, both slightly on the hi side. At 0133 however, there is enough signal on 15190.1 or so to make a // modulation match, not that there was any doubt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6090-, May 11 at 0106, it`s my lucky night for Brazilians, as Anguilla is off again; jazzed up ``Workin` on the Railroad`` tune, 0106 full ID for R. Bandeirantes, São Paulo, with all their ZY- calls and frequencies. Slightly on the lo side. 11925 is also audible at 0144 but with the usual big het, presumably IBB Kuwait to Afghanistan at 0030-0230, because Brasil is off-frequency, just like it also is on the third SW channel, 9645.3v, not checked tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11915.0, May 11 at 0143, fair signal, no het from Brazilian in the clear, unexpected timesignal to 0145:05, torch song by YL in Brazuguese tho it could have been in English. So R. Gaúcha, Porto Alegre, one of the more unusual ones here on 25m. Also audible: 11925v stronger with het; 11855v, 11765v, and of course 11780. 11815 RBC has not been heard for several weeks, nor the other ones listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. 21290-USB, May 10 at 2045, CE2MVF calling CQ Contest. Per,
P.O.BOX. 147 CP. 2290000
More including antenna shots:

** CUBA [and non]. 11670, May 10 at 2102, AIR is weakly audible, presumably news in English, as RHC hasn`t come on yet; tho on 13740, sign on from *2100 with frequency list including 11670; among the others, RHC 11840 is muffled and distorted. Not until 2106 do I notice that RHC has come up on 11670, with AIR suppressed underneath it. Tnx a lot, Arnie!

12165, May 11 at 0123, poor talk in English vs double or triple CODAR swiping; fades in and out. O yeah, yet another extra frequency from RHC, matching modulation on soft 6000 plus loud 6165. I can hear 12165 on both the PL-880 and DX-398, and I think this is transmitted sum rather than receiver overload but not positive. My streetlight ignites with a burst of RF as I am rechecking 12165 at *0142 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 24891-CW, May 10 at 2113, CQDX HI3LFE HI3LFE over and over, too perfect to be hand-keyed, and omits the ``DE``:
P.O. Box 173
Dominican Republic
Lots of photos and QSL instruxions at

** EGYPT. 11710+, May 11 at 0119, R. Cairo with VG signal level, but distorted and suppressed modulation; ``Radio Cairo presenta --- [algo] América Latina`` with tango theme; slightly on the hi side and without any Argentina het on weekend, which tangos a lot better. This time 11710 sounds about as awful as // 12070; // 9315 is much weaker but clearer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 24950-USB, May 10 at 2042, TG9NX calling QRZ, making quick contacts in English. Seems to be the OSOB, or at least the SSB SSOB, while I didn`t find any activity on 28 MHz, but some on 27 MHz. Still going at 2112, QRZ Caribbean.
Franco Capuano
16 AVE 17-20 Zona 10
Guatemala city 01010
Geez, he has horror stories about QSLing, and very strict rules:
including ``no duplicate QSOs`` --- meaning he never wants to talk to you again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, May 11 at 0101, no signal from AIR Sinhala service, via Delhi-Khampur, not even a carrier, while // 11740 via GOA is poorly audible, so suspect 11985 is really off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IVORY COAST [non]. 15155, May 10 at 2054, nice classical music with flutes, but just filler until 2055, Radio Mondiale Adventiste, La Voix de l`Espérance outro in French, with address in Côte d`Ivoire; fair with flutter. HFCC shows 2030-2100 daily, 300 kW, 210 degrees via Moosbrunn, AUSTRIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11950, May 10 at 2059, French announcement with frequencies, including 11950, but no ID caught, poor with flutter, OC a bit past 2100 until off*. HFCC shows it`s NHK at 2030-2100, 250 kW, 305 degrees from MADAGASCAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, May 11 at 0131, Mighty KBC with Radiogram from VOA`s Kim Elliott; heavy selective fading here, so wonder if that detracts from the images. 0132 back to Uncle Eric for more of his music and DJ style until 0148-0152, Kraig Krist`s ``Forgotten Song``, this week ``Sunrise`` from November 2003 by group Simply Red (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 7391-USB, May 10 at 2105, Oklahoma Navy MARS net, NNN0YCJ and NNN0AZO discussing weather, etc. AZO has rough modulation. Previously heard `YCJ on 5004.5-USB, Nov 21, 2013 at 0103. `AZO is Billy and `YCJ is Mike P. Baker (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, May 11 at 0131, ME music, good signal from R. Sultanate of Oman on the frequency supposed to stop at 2200, and nothing on 9500; did they ever go to 15355 in the 22-24 interim? Probably not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 11 at 0102, R. Chaski with some talk modulation making it, until cutoff at 0110:50.5* which is 5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 11 at 0114, SLBC carrier, 0114:46 music starts with drumming; 0115:17.5 offtimesignal ends, very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770 May 11 at 0109, no signal from Voz de Turquía, while // 9870 is audible in stilted Spanish. 9770 still off at 0117, but finally on at another check 0147, with about equally poor signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 21320-USB, May 10 at 2044, ``CQ 15 from W8PW in the State of New Mexico`` despite the -8- call area, ex-Ohio. Per
with photos of his shack in the desert, CV, and proud of his Four-Square Antenna. This log is short/sporadic E skip, about a megameter, and one of the SSOB. Es was very active further east, FM band wide open from Dominican Republic to South Carolina; earlier in the day I was getting Mexico up to 66 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7305, May 11 at 0140, good open carrier, must be Greenville warming up for the papists at 0200 to violate Separation of Church & State; didn`t keep on it to see whether stayed on or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1720 monitoring: as feared since WTWW-2 had been off all day, and for several days, no signal on 9930 (or 5085) for the Saturday May 10 2330 UT airing.

Confirmed UT Sunday May 11 after 0030 on WRMI-14, but as often happens it`s a replay of the previous week`s 1719. After intermittence on 9475 and staying on as late as 0141, WTWW-1 is back on 5830 with VG signal for confirmed airing of WOR 1720, UT Sunday May 11 from 0400:53; and no breaks in transmission heard to 0430. Next: UT Monday 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, May 11 at 0035, the WTWW-3 frequency is back on, now with Brother Scare, formerly on WTWW-2, 9930/5085, which has been missing all day and for several days. 12105 had also been off for quite a while until now.

Now WTWW-1 is also missing from 9475/5830. But at 0115, I find 9475 back on, day frequency at night, with SFAW music, and still at 0141 as well as 12105 BS, VG signals so far. By 0358, 12105 is still on but faded to poor level; while sometime in the interim, 9475 has moved to 5830, very good for WORLD OF RADIO, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11985, May 10 at 2058, surprise bigsig with car race coverage form Indy Motor Speedway --- but it`s weeks from the 500! ID as ``Indy Car Radio`` on the Indy Radio Network or something like that, pausing 10 seconds for station identification, successfully accomplished by WHRI Cypress Creek as roars continue in the background. Latest HFCC as of May 8 does NOT have HRI registered on this frequency! Nor does the FCC A-14 schedule. Nor is it here: so apparently a last minute booking for this very special event, and probably a dry run for the big one on May 25. Some preliminaries are already underway but nothing on the 500`s own schedule for May 10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.2, May 11 at 0136, can`t make out even an exciter carrier from WRNO vs the noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490 // 5110-CUSB, UT Sunday May 11 at 0137, Area 51 is almost synchronized on the two, a split-second apart with a Broadway tune. Channel Z notified us that these would be carrying a ``Before they were Famous`` feature at 0300-0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 27019, May 10 at 2117, big local AM carrier from some CBer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0438 UT May 11