lunedì 16 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 15-16, 2014

** BOLIVIA. 4716.64 approx., June 16 at 0103, R. Yura with better signal than usual in music. The DX-398 on the porch pulls it better than the PL-880, but I`m using a longer antenna too on the `398. USB mode improves readability. 0129 with nice Andean music; 0133 some yelling; 0134 DJ in Spanish with timecheck, more music; 0135 more DJ, seems a bit overmodulated on mike, mixing with song by YL; 0136 mentions ``hasta las 10 de la noche``. Retune at 0200, sign-off ID including frequency starting with ``47--`` but can`t tell if announcing ``17`` after that. 0201 a bit of music and modulation stops, but carrier stays on past 0205. Had been QRM free but now some lite 2-way mixing in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6134.8, June 16 at 0105, R. Santa Cruz about the best I`ve heard them, rating a good signal, pop music with only lite het from Aparecida. Recheck 0200, music playing right thru ToH, 0203 ``Radio Santa Cruz`` ID and more music. Probably to sign off a few minutes later.

This was a VG Bolivian night; see also R. Yura. However, no signal at 0129 from 5952.4 R. Pio Doce nor from 6155+, R. Fides, apparently already off by 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9645.24 approx., June 16 at 0145:03, happened to tune across talk in Brazuguese from R. Bandeirantes when they emitted another automatic timesignal on the quarter-hour, but about 3 seconds late; why? To impress those without accurate chronometers or even access to WWV, PPE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. Sporadic E analog TV DX June 15, UT:
1802 on ch 2, letterboxed drama fades in from the northeast, in English; it`s a movie with Mel Gibson, Alan Alda and Helen Hunt, which means ``What Women Want``, including a rather graphic sex scene seen. Signal is fairly steady with ghosting, but not snow-free, and the bug in lower right, if any, is hard to discern most of the time, so suspected Global, but at 1806 I can see it is CTV, and that matches the programming on CHBX, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., as listed via which I`ve found the most convenient way to look up on-air Canadian TV programming for any locality. 1810 clinched with a promo for local news covering Timmins, North Bay, etc., tho did not hear SSM mentioned. Does this really originate in one of those other cities? Just in case, I also monitored for DTV on 3 but nothing; nor any Es on FM, starting with 88.1 from SSM. CHBX fading out around 1835, and nothing more today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, June 16 at 0142, pirate music which was not on earlier in the hour: sirens and screaming; finally caught ID at 0159:45, XLR8 in a stage whisper, more music; fairly good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, KUCO, dead air for long periods I have been hearing: Staff explain that the broadcast PC mutes itself unpredictably, so someone has to rush in to reset it. They are trying to resolve this problem just as frustrating for them as for listeners (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980.0, June 16 at 0101, R. Chaski has enough signal to audiblize some music, but it`s all talk soon until cutoff at 0114:19* which is 12 seconds later than last check 48 hours ago. Comparing frequency offset to some neighbors with 5 kHz BFO steps on the DX-398: tonight, Chaski closely matches 5950 WRMI, 5935 WWCR, 6000 RHC, while 5970+ Itatiaia is pitched just a bit higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, June 16 at 0114:31 tune-in, SLBC carrier is on (Chaski hasn`t quite precessed late enough to present a monitoring conflict); very poor carrier with flutter, music added about 15 seconds later, and 2+1 timesignal ends at 0115:18 as expected (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770 & 9870, June 16 at 0112, both Spanish frequencies from Voice of Turkey are missing: nothing on 9770, weak signal on 9870, probably India. Yet neighbors on 30m are propagating well: Romania, Egypt. Still nothing at several more chex, until at 0151, now they are both on as the Spanish hour is almost over! Both good with music, 0154 sign-off in non-stilted Spanish as La Voz de Turquía, 0155 ``volveremos mañana a la misma hora en la misma frecuencia``, brief IS to 0156*. Would that be 0151 or 0100? Power failures at Emirler? Operators fall asleep? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1725 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 webcast UT Monday June 16 starting 2 minutes early at 0258. OMG! I said ``recorded May 12`` in the intro instead of June 12. But soon obviously with the latest info, not month-old. (I also caught myself writing May -- on some of my recent logs instead of June --; hope I got those corrected before publication.) Also audible poorly on 5109v-CUSB.
Ivo Ivanov confirms that the source of the off-frequency Chinese het QRM to 9955 WRMI at +1230-1300* I have been hearing for the past week, is indeed TAIWAN, but it`s the 250 kW Paochung site relaying Radio France Internationale, 352 degree beam. This replaces 23-24 UT, which had been the less troublesome collision with WRMI. So it`s QRMing WOR not only Thursdays at 1230 but Tuesdays at 1100 before I awaken (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.1, June 16 at 0119, WBCQ has varied to about here, during BS, while much stronger WRNO is still steady on 7505.2; preacher sounds like Billy Graham, but I don`t think he would have been talking about global warming, casting doubt. Maybe it`s Franklin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9905, June 16 at 0111, very weak talk, LAH; mixing product? Nothing listed on 9905 in Aoki except for half an hour per week from T8WH and this isn`t it (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0357 UT June 16