giovedì 15 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 14-15, 2014

** CHINA [and non]. CNR1 or Firedrake jammer search, May 15 at 1235-1240 finds none 12-19 MHz except:

18980, May 15 at 1242, CNR1 jammer, poor mixing with RFA Tibetan via KUWAIT, which is the Thursday (& Monday) 12-13 frequency for this per Aoki.

19000 has replaced 18980, May 15 at 1323 and 1356 chex, CCI between RFA and CNR1. 19000 is the Thursday-only frequency at 13-14.

More CNR1 jammers found May 15 before 1330:
17480, May 15 at 1324, CNR1 jammer, fair-good, echo apart from 19000
17300, May 15 at 1324, CNR1 jammer, very good; none in the 16s, but the usual inbanders on 15115, 15195, 15265
14920, May 15 at 1327, CNR1 jammer, poor
13830, May 15 at 1327, CNR1 jammer, poor with SAH
13795, May 15 at 1327, CNR1 jammer, poor with SAH, CCI; none in 12s

** INDIA. 13710, May 15 at 1328, pop music rather than AIR IS, 1329 presumably closing Tibetan service which is not supposed to be on this frequency, 1330 opening AIR GOS in English; fair signal but not enough for easy copy of the news which followed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 9575, May 15 at 0531, dirty blob, might have been from a local device, but it`s fading somewhat, so wonder if the only Moroccan SW transmitter is out of order (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, KEOR: See UNIDENTIFIED [and non]

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9955, May 15 at 0529 via WRMI-10, Brother Stair recorded generic contact announcement, which is about all we hear from himself any more. 12105, fair May 15 at 0558 via WTWW-3, ditto. (Ivo Ivanov reports that 12105 switched to 5085 between 0605 and 0610 this date; so same transmitter?)

5085, May 15 at 1222, TOM is back on here from WTWW, playing hymn ``The Sweet Bye-and-Bye``; 1225 generic announcement from BS even spelling out O-V-E-R-C-O-M-E-R, M-I-N-I-S-T-R-Y, for his perceived woefully ignorant but not totally illiterate audience.

I force myself to listen to the substitute huxter whose name is never given, this time on 9980 WWCR at 1250 May 15 when he mentions someone having a heart attack, and his wife taking care of the burial. This is just before I am speculating on BS` fate on WOR 1721 via WRMI 9955. At 1256, 9980 inserts another recorded generic contact announcement by BS himself. This seems to happen at least twice an hour. At 1308 the other guy is mentioning how God has ``magnified`` Brother Stair like few other prophets, such as Solomon; ``pray that God gives strength to Brother Stair`` to continue, presumably as a live person, but maybe he is ailing.

Searching on Stair, and Overcomer, plus obituaries in the local newspaper, which previously published stories about Stair`s jailing for sexual offenses, is completely unproductive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. See CHINA [and non], Jamming of RFA on 18980, 19000

** TURKEY. 15450, May 15 at 1227, Voice of Turkey IS with fair signal, best heard yet on A-14 channel before English, but by the news or press at 1239, it`s too poor to copy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1721 monitoring: not ready for first airing at 0330 UT Thursday May 15 on WRMI 9955, so 1720 replayed.

First 1721 SW airing confirmed at 1230 UT Thursday May 15 on WRMI 9955, somewhat above the pulse jamming level; tnx a lot, Arnie! By 1255 stronger signal, presumably having already switched from 160 to 315 degree antenna and from transmitter 10 to 11. Wish they would just do it at 1230 on Thursdays. Next:

Thu 2101 on WTWW 9475
UT Fri 0327v on WWRB 5050
Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Sat 2330 on WTWW 9930 (if back on; also try 12105, 5085)
UT Sun 0030 on WRMI 9495 (may be previous edition)
UT Sun 0401 on WTWW 5830
UT Mon 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB

** U S A [and non]. 9475, May 14 at 1918 check, WTWW-1 is off, 9930 WTWW-2 is still off, but 12105, WTWW-3 is on with TOM.

5085 & 5830 are still on May 15 at 1321, very poor and fair-good respectively; nothing yet on 9475, 9930 or 12105. By 1401, 12105 has come on with BS, and 9475 with SFAW but Australia audible underneath, which is unusual; 9930 still absent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 1120, May 15 at 0605 UT, romantic music in Spanish with KMOX easily nulled, otherwise making SAH of 5 Hz. Seems to alternate slow tunes with upbeat banda ones, segués, and fades during announcements. 0613 UT, ``La Nueva 11-20 AM``; next break a partial phone number (for requests?) -5100. I could not detect any certain religious overtones, tho some romantic-sounding tunes have lyrix that are axually lovesongs to Jesus.

So is it KEOR Catoosa/Tulsa (site really Sperry where we visited it), a.k.a. Radio Victoria, daytimer at night? The KMOX null to the SE is best for this, which is slightly south of east.

Or is it KTXW, Manor/Austin TX, new station from the south with 155 watts at night, which had been Spanish, but per a report in was to change format May 12 to English religion, formerly on KLGO 1490? Is this confirmed around Austin?

Or neither? Anything happening with the ``silent as of Oct 2002`` (per NRC AM Log 2013) 250-watt daytimer, KLIM in Limón CO? Unlikely it`s a Mexican, as there are none in the north/east.

May 15 from 1650 to 1702 UT, I monitor by groundwave KEOR; for enough signal I have to use the caradio and drive around the block to find a quiet enough spot amid the neighborhood noise level. Mostly music which may be partly secular, one song about ``ruiseñor`` = nightingale, or were they saying ``Jesú-señor``? But after a 1656 UT ID as ``Radio Victoria, 11-20 --- esperanza``, definitely praise music with those key-shifts upward; 1701 UT ToH ID as ``Radio Victoria, KEOR, 11-20 AM, Tulsa, Oclajoma`` --- everything including the call letters pronounced only in Spanish; ads, and into talk show `Conflictos del Corazón` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 18575-AM, May 15 at 1243, 6-note ``interval signal`` playing 18 times per minute, poor signal. Notes are: low-high-low-high-low-higher.

Searching hfundergrounnd on 18575 and 18.575 gets zero hits; searching the UDXF yg gets two:

``Hi All, As follows:
10405.0 Mazielka sequence 162543 07:20z
16190.0 Mazielka sequence 123456 07:35z
18575.0 Mazielka Sequence 352416 12:30z
19405.0 Mazielka Sequence 352416 12:42z
Regards Paul H S UK``

That`s a log from April 3, 2014. He doesn`t bother to explain what a Mazielka Sequence is. And the other:

``18575.0Khz am AM, Mazielka tone sequence 880, 954, 849, 914, 816, 995 Hz Russian MFA, Moscow 12:54:19UTC (2013-11-21) (mco in Portland, ME USA on StarChat#wunclub)``

Those Hz don`t match the tones I heard, as #1, 3 and 5 were the same; 2 and 4 were the same, but #6 was indeed higher.

Searching on Mazielka leads back to HF Underground,
including a large frequency list, but not 18575. Explains:

``The Enigma designator for the Mazielka series is X06. Mazielka is thought to be a selcall system used by the Russian MFA to alert out-stations, in advance of forthcoming messages to be sent in Crowd 36 or similar. [MFA = Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or what? Surely not Ministry of Fine Arts --- gh]

Up to 99% of these signals are sent out at random times on up to 350 different frequencies. These signals take the form of a repeated series of 6 tones (at 840, 870, 900, 930, 970, 1015 hertz) sent in 2 seconds, and in any sequence of 1-6, producing 720 variants.

These signals are largely transmitted in AM but are, generally, easier to receive in USB. Each transmission usually lasts for around 4/5 minutes. Apart from the 720 variants there are other Mazielka tone combinations of simple 2, 3 4 and 5 tones which you may hear and, of course, the frequency list covers only those frequencies where we have already logged signals.

You can expect to find Mazielka signals all the way from around 4 MHz up to 25 MHz but their random nature makes them difficult to pinpoint.

Identifying a Mazielka signal is simply a matter of reading the tones in order. For example 840 Hz (lowest tone) is designated as "1", 870 Hz as "2", 900 Hz as "3", 930 Hz as" 4", 970 Hz as "5" and 1015 Hz (the highest) as "6".
A sound file of 164532 can be found at File:164532.mp3
and a Spectral Image is available to the right on this page. 164532.jpg

X06 signals are widely heard in Europe and the Mediterranean area, and also regularly reach Argentina and occasionally Australia.``

So what does Mazielka mean? Google translate gets no closer than mazilka which means dauber (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 21324-USB, May 14 at 1920-1950 approx., intermittent ham with British regional accent discussing auto repair with inaudible contact. Never heard any ID. Hardly anything else making it on 15m band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1745 UT May 15