mercoledì 11 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 11, 2014

** BOLIVIA. 6155+, June 11 at 0146, finally a log of R. Fides with more than a carrier, 24342: must be in mailbag segment, ``gracias por escribirnos``, 0147 music, 0149 promo mentions Fides a few times, pop song. Best on LSB to avoid splash from 6165 RHC, not much weaker 6160 CBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, June 11 at 1252, CHR, Trenton VOLMET for Abottsford, later Vancouver; modulation is rough, slightly warbling, and the SSB doesn`t sound normal when tuned in AM mode either; same situation at 1354 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 1520, June 11 at 1203 UT, mixing with CBS news via attenuated to 20 kW KOKC, are the intonations of CRI`s English newscaster, as relayed by KYND Cypress (Houston) TX, presumably now on 25 kW day power instead of 3; nearly zero-beat, via residual skywave. More than half a sesquihour after LSR here, which was 1113 UT, the earliest of the year (latest sunset not for another two or three weeks at 0153 UT) (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake jamming, morning of June 11:

18990, June 11 at 1340, Firedrake jamming, poor-fair; no CNR1 or target audible with it, but 18990 is the Wed & Sat 13-14 frequency for RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, per Aoki (before 1300 could not hear anything but should have been on 19000).

CNR1 jamming, morning of June 11:

15535, June 11 at 1222, CNR1 jammer is very good here, childish voice mixed with music // much weaker 15195, 15250. This must be vs V. of Tibet via Tajikistan on 15537 at 1215-1230 per Aoki, unheard here. 15535 is off at 1230 check

14600, June 11 at 1226, CNR1 jammer, fair // 15535; no 16s, 17s, 18s
13830, June 11 at 1226, CNR1 jammer, very poor, echo apart from 14600
15585, June 11 at 1250, CNR1 jammer, poor with het on lo side
15590, June 11 at 1338, CNR1 jammer, poor with no het, ex-15585
16100, June 11 at 1339, CNR1 jammer, fair-good
15580, June 11 at 1352, CNR1 jammer, poor with het on hi side

** CUBA [and non]. 15400, June 11 at 1259, RHC IS vs HCJB English sign-off as Kununurra overlaps with the leapfrog mixing product from 15340 over 15370, making a fast SAH until HCJB off at 1300*. RHC is just announcing at 1300 that 9850 is closing down.

BTW, we have detailed explanations from two experts of exactly how such intermodulation happens, in the next DX LISTENING DIGEST and maybe WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12020-12040, 12045-12060, approx. ranges of rapidly pulsing spurblobs out of the 12070 R. Cairo transmitter, where the same sound is much worse, totally unreadable, spreading 12065-12075. The lower ones peak circa 12030, 12052 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 13710, June 11 at 1334, AIR GOS news in English, fair and sufficient, better than // 9690 which grows weaker before 1400; while third listed frequency 11620 is totally inaudible, making us wonder if it`s really on the air. Aoki shows both 9690 and 11620 via Delhi-Khampur, 13710 via Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Channel 2, very weak sporadic E opening from 0257 UT June 11 for about an hour, occasional fade-ins of unID video and Spanish from the south, initially with fútbol.

Likewise ch 2 situation June 11 from 1512, 1545; G7IZU map shows Es from the NW more likely, but still seems weakly southward. 1625 CCI on 2 including f bug in LR from Televisa 4 net, and now video also poking up to channel 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980+, June 11 tuned in just in time to hear R. Chaski cutoff at 0113:50* which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 15410, June 11 at 1221, conversation in presumed Iban, fair; assumed R. Free Sarawak, as nothing on its alternates 15420, 15430, 15460. (Probably jumped from some of those earlier in the sesquihour.) 1229 a bit of music with a percussive but melodic gamelan instrument until 1230, open carrier to 1230:22*. I have no reason to assume this is from Taiwan rather than Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020-, June 11 at 1157, very poor signal from SIBC, waiting for autocutoff which occurs at 1158:58*. Meanwhile I confirm it`s on lo side compared to something on 6020 (probably China rather than Vietnam or India, all scheduled). 5015 WRMI and 5025 Radio Rebelde both quite weak by now and no problem for SI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. Three TOM anomalies pile up June 11, or are any of these intentional changes?

9370, June 11 at 0533, WWRB is running BS day frequency at night again as occasionally happens, this time // much weaker 3185. 9370 still on at 1237, BS complaining about lack of financial support ``due to your homosexual attitudes`` on some presumably MW station with a 50-60 mile radius from some ``center of apostasy``, but it`s a short-term agreement which may be canceled at any time. Whew

9930, June 11 at 0535, WTWW-2 is still on day frequency, with BS, and not on 5085; VG with no propagational attenuation, much stronger than // not synchronized 9955 WRMI. (WTWW-1 however is on night frequency 5830). Recheck at 1157, 9930 is still on with VG signal, presumably so all-night.

11835, June 11 at 1235, the new 24-hour BS frequency from WRMI is missing, uncovering the China radio war at 1247; 11825 still off after 1400. Transmitter #12 down temporarily? Still going on 15770 after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WRMI

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1724 monitoring: confirmed at 1329 June 11 amid the Wednesday 1315-1345 airing on 9955, WRMI-10; no jamming or het now, but fair signal without much modulation punch, a whisper compared to the blather spewing (BS) out of 9930 and 9980, which at least remain at a respectful 25 kHz distance from us. Next: Wednesday 2100 on 7490, WBCQ. Expect to have #1725 ready for first airing UT Thursday 0330 on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Wednesday June 11 at 1243, Jeff White in `Wavescan` about Amelia Earhart and Hawaiian stations; now there`s a LAH (low audible heterodyne) on WRMI. Aoki now shows no other stations at all on 9955 except for France via Taiwan at 23-24. EiBi has that plus 15-16 ChiCom jamming plus RFA Tibetan via Tinian. No noise or pulse jamming from Cuba at the moment, but possibly the LAH is from one of their transmitters standing by (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non]

** U S A. 5085, June 11 at 0118, WTWW-2 is not on here, but still on 9930 with BS; had been making the switch at 0000 but not tonight; when it really matters is on UT Sundays with The Mighty KBC on 9925. WTWW-1 still on 9475, and WTWW-3 still on 12105 at 0120. In fact 9930 apparently stayed all night; see SOUTH CAROLINA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1500, June 11 at 1203 UT, CBS news, way out of synch with 1520 KOKC. Can`t be KSTP, and loops more from the NW/SE. Mostly dominant, but with deep fades out and back. 1204 UT promo for CBS Radio News app, and a PSA so unsold local ad time; 1205 UT more CBS news, but now KOKC has dumped out of it for some talkshow.

1208 UT, 1500 kHz CBS with a generic timecheck, i.e. cue for another optional cutaway, story about frequent flying, which turns out to be `The Osgood File`; 1211 UT Wall Street report; 1212 UT finally local segment from AM 1500, re solar power, 1213 UT local weather, 62 degrees, finally ``AM-1500 K-Jim``, then relay lo-fi NOAA weather radio. So it`s 1 kW daytimer KJIM, Shermon-Denison TX, which are SSE from here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520: CRI relay from Texas: see CHINA [non]

UNIDENTIFIED. 17432.5-USB, June 11 at 0136, YL voice probably human but with strict military discipline, and a strange noise burst at the start of each syllable with coded character string in ICAO fonetix, ending with ``message group of 30 characters; this is kilo zero yankee, more to follow, stand by.`` Only partial copy at tune-in, but part of string I did copy is completely different from the next ones.

Then header repeated a few times: 6HTYMC, and:
Note the paucity of numbers mixed in; same K0Y ID and repeat protocol but with different header, 6HTYJC, and from 0140 to 0142:
Note that there are (only) two characters which do not match in the two. But what is it? Likely some US military; of the 57422 posts in the UDXF yg, not a single hit on K0Y nor on frequency as 17432.5 or 17.4325. However, 17432 gets some hits, such as STANAG 4285, probably from Akrotiri, Cyprus, unlikely for this. No hits on 17432 at

I assume the tactical call K0Y is only coincidentally the same as a real ham call for The Kansas QSO Party in Kansas City KS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17762-USB, June 11 at 0132, intruders, 2-way in colloquial Luso Portuguese, mentioned ``gerador``, generator so probably aboardship (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1638 UT June 11