venerdì 13 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 12-13, 2014

** ARGENTINA. 11711-, June 13 at 0122, pleased to hear RAE in presumed Japanese, only poor signal, but no het from Egypt, q.v., missing from 11710v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6135-, June 13 at 0105, Radio Santa Cruz full ID with SW and FM frequencies, 0106 banco ad; good, way over the het from Aparecida, Brasil tonight. 6155+ Fides carrier detectable too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6754-USB, June 13 at 0110, Trenton VOLMET with same warble on modulation as heard recently on 15034-USB. Strange that both transmitters are doing this; problem must be upline (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, June 13 at 0101, RHC English is missing, and still off at 0118 and 0140 rechex; 6000 is on at 0101, but it too is gone at 0147, leaving RHC English with zero frequencies, tsk2. Not checked again until 0441, when 6000 is on; 6165 is on with bigsig but no modulation. Just another SNAFU night at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 11710v, June 13 at 0122, R. Cairo missing from this frequency tonight, clearing it for Argentina, q.v. on 11711-. So I check the other channels:

12070, June 13 at 0123, R. Cairo, huge distorted signal but modulation level suppressed, plus humbuzz, not much pulsing spurring above/below this, but see 9965!

9315, June 13 at 0124, R. Cairo, music and Spanish, fair signal, undermodulated but not too distorted, best of the lot

9965, June 13 at 0123, R. Cairo, Arabic, distorted but readable, good signal. Tuning thru the entire range at 0129, however, I find multiple filthy extremely distorted spurs from 9965, matching modulation, peaking very approximately, and constantly shifting:

9920, 9960, 9977, 9988, 10010, 10032, 10066. At 0135, I attempt to locate the ranges around each of them, also approx and fluxuating: 9915-9926, 9940-9948, 9973-9995, 10005-10015, 10024-10037, 10060-10070, 10082-10086. By sheer luck WRMI 9955 and WWV 10000 are avoiding most of this mess (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Not much Es around here June 12 after the big opening yesterday; recuperating and giving me time to compile the report. Finally, UT June 13 at 0017, some video appears on 2 while I`m aimed northeast, where 6m maps show all the axion is, but I suspect it`s Mexican and rotating south by 0025 that`s evident as the Simpsons are in Spanish. Back to nothing, but rechecking after my SW DX session, at 0209 there is again something on 2 from the south, developing nowhere. 0445 again some weak CCI on 2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 13 at 0112, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until cutoff at 0114:01.5* which is 11.5 seconds later than two nights ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 6173.9, June 13 at 0102, JBA carrier in heavy splash from huge 6180 Brasil where they are excited about winning some SBG; anyhow, there is nothing on 6170 or 6165 to bother it from the other side. Off-frequency makes 6173.9 certainly R. Tawantinsuyo, as measured by others, but it will take a lot more than this for me to log any programming, let alone any modulation. Chaski 5980 also JBA tonight, but Bolivia [q.v.] 6135- with a much better signal. Lost it right after 0102, off? But rechecking at 0141 it`s JBA again and remeasured on 6173.9, with 6165 Cuba still off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1725 monitoring: confirmed on WBCQ 7490 webcast, Thursday June 12 at 2100, but inaudible here on 7490v itself; how is it further east, even in Europe off the back? Simultaneously confirmed on WTWW-1 9475: good signal but noticeably weaker than WTWW-2 9930 with BS; must not be running full power on #1.

Also confirmed on WWRB, 5050, UT Friday June 13 at 0329:28 after a respectful pause of 78 seconds from the interruption of the previous g.h. Unfortunately, once again this week, the SW transmission is overmodulated, distorted. Have asked Dave to turn down the volume. OTOH, the webcast this week altho running, is totally silent, rather than very soft requiring turning up the volume. Next:

Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB. How is reception this summer in Europe?
Sat 2330 on WTWW, 9930
UT Sun 0030 on WRMI, 9495
UT Sun 0400 on WTWW, 5830
UT Mon 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5109v-CUSB; etc.
Full schedule including many more webcasts, AM, FM and satellite:

** U S A. 5830 & 9475, June 13 at 0059, both WTWW-1 frequencies are off, but WTWW-2 on 9930 and WTWW-3 on 12105 are on with usual programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5109v-CUSB, June 13 at 0107, as best I can tell, WBCQ is not on here tonight for another AWWW oldie, but operational on better 7490 and best 9330-CUSB at 0126 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0453 UT June 13