lunedì 26 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 25-26, 2014

** CANADA [and non]. Big FM & TV Sporadic E DX opening from 1949 UT May 25 until 0430 UT May 26, from CO, SD, MN, WI, MB, ON (at least) is still being compiled and researched (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers May 26:

15115, May 26 at 1325, CNR1 jammer, good but heavy CCI from victim, VOA Chinese via THAILAND (yet CRI English to us is unimpeded via ALBANIA, CUBA, SPAIN: the ChiCom have no shame)

15195, May 26 at 1250, CNR1 jammer, poor

15250, May 26 at 1250, CNR1 jammer, fair

15555, May 26 at 1249, CNR1 jammer, poor, echo apart from // 16250

16250, May 26 at 1247, CNR1 jammer, fair-good; none in the 17s altho the CRI East Turkistanis are in well on 17560, 17630, 17650

18930, May 26 at 1324 & 1356, CNR1 jammer, fair, on the Monday-only 13-14 frequency of RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, per Aoki. No others now in the 12s, 13s, 14s, 16s, 17s, 19s

18980, May 26 at 1245, JBA signal with SAH, no doubt CNR1 jammer vs RFA Tibetan via KUWAIT on its Monday (and Thursday) 12-13 frequency

** GREECE. 9420 // 7455 // 15630, May 26 at 0123, all three Avlis are on with Greek music, in that descending order of strength. Is NERIT in charge of these yet? Or still the ERT ``rebels`` as wb calls them. Seems to have been no change in, programming, irregular operation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. More about JFP, Gyogyo fishery station I heard on 8785-USB:

``Hello, Glenn. Last week, I sent you some information regarding the Japanese fisheries network on 8785 kHz, including a link to a PDF where one can find a complete directory to these stations, with callsigns, locations, wattage, and agencies responsible. Unfortunately, you may not have received it, so I'm sending it again.
The entire Gyogyo Musen network is listed in several pages at:

In that document, there are five listings for 8785 kHz, all USB (J3E):
JFR and JFR2, Institute of Fisheries, Nagasaki, each with 250 W
JFP, Fisheries Cooperative Federation, Miyazaki, 500 W
JFX, Radio Fisheries Cooperative, Kagoshima, 500 W
JFE, Fisheries Institute, Okinawa, 400 W
These listings are valid through December 31, 2014.

One can translate the entire PDF automatically using Google, but the resulting HTML output renders columns and headings out of line, and basically illegible. Therefore, it would be better to submit to Google directly from the PDF, place by place or station by station.

I've also logged 8761, which is also listed for these four locations, though much weaker than 8785, transmitting different material, not in parallel. I'll try to dedicate some time to DXing the entire network using that PDF, and I'll let you know what I hear. My QTH is Seoul.

As an aside to you, Glenn, I remember waiting eagerly each to hear your reports on RCI when I was in my teens, and I remember World of Radio in its early years, so it is very interesting to finally have something to contribute to your years of effort! Best regards and 73,
John Grimmett``

Thanks, John! Lots and lots of frequencies from <2 to 27 MHz bands. In order to sort out which is which on 8785, there needs to be a time rotation schedule somewhere in the 59-page pdf and maybe there is. JFP is only on page 3 per search (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E TV DX opening from 1615 UT May 26, channels 2-5 at least; details to come. BTW in previous report for May 25, it was still going at 1615 UT, not typoed 1715 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 26 until 0112:20.5*, R. Chaski, Urubamba, cutting off, which is 9 seconds later than yesterday. Did I miscalculate or did they? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15430, May 26 at 1226, VP signal with YL in presumed Iban from R. Free Sarawak via RVA Palauig, 1229-1230* music.

15470, May 26 at *1228 open carrier, musical prélude to Vatican relay in Chinese via RVA Palauig. I suspected this would be the same transmitter as for RFS 15430 until 1230, but not, as they overlapped.

WRTH shows Radio Veritas Asia has 2 x 250 kW and 1 x 50 kW. At 1230 there is only one broadcast of their own, Kachin on 15225. Aoki does not show any 50 kW broadcasts from Palauig, all 250 except for 100 kW on 15620 for R. Free Chosun at 1300-1500. However this has no signal here, and our info is that for the A-14 season, that broadcast has moved to Uzbekistan. When it was via Palauig, aimed at North Korea, it carried on well toward North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 26 at 0114, SLBC carrier is on, 0114:46.5 music starts, but no timesignal heard during pause before sign-on announcement from 0115:23.5; very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1722 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday May 26 after 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB and webcast. Next: Tue 1100 & Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, May 25 at 1741, open carrier/dead air from WTWW-1; comes to life at 1800. 12105, WTWW-3, has preacher in English; 9930, WTWW-2, BS.

9475 & 12105, May 26 at 0122, two sermons not //, both SFAW?

** U S A. Ray Robinson, KVOH - Los Ángeles, explains why I was hearing 9975 on way late past 0600 UT May 25: ``Hi, Glenn. We were working at the transmitter site on Saturday evening, and left the tx on for an extra few hours. The automation did not "get stuck"! We were simply transmitting the playout that feeds the web stream in English daily from 2300 to 0700 UT. The programs you heard were, at 0549, a repeat (in progress) of the previous Saturday Night's Jazz Session, and at 0600 a repeat of last night's show, which had been broadcast earlier in the evening during our regular timeslot at 0300. The tone interruptions were due to work on the audio chain. We are aware of the hum, and will be tracking it down this week`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17610, May 25 at 1741, this turns out to be the Indianapolis 500 frequency from WHRI. Taken away from Brother Scare who is normally on here from 1600; it`s a toss-up which is more pointless, a greater waste of wattage. 17610 is available until 2400 but normally off by 1900; the ``Angel 6`` transmitter which is on 7385 at night. A quick scan of other bands finds no // varooming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1733 UT May 26