domenica 8 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 7-8, 2014

** AUSTRALIA. 19000, June 8 at 0055, R. Australia is good, stronger here than on // 17860, so LUHF/MUF trumps azimuth, as 17860 is right on us at 70 degrees from Shepparton while 19000 is 5 degrees off at 65 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6155+, June 8 at 0049, JBA carrier slightly on the hi side, bits of modulation, presumably R. Fides active again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11915.0, June 8 at 0056, music with tango beat but lyrix in Brazuguese, no doubt R. Gaúcha, Porto Alegre, RGS, too close to Argentina. 3+1 mistimesignal ends at 0100:03.5, into news by YL, first about Goiânia.

Then I check the other 25m ZY frequencies to compare: 11925 at 0104 is very poor, no het and not // 9645, so R. Bandeirantes must be off again, clearing for VOA R. Ashna via KUWAIT.

11915 strength about equal to 11765, weaker than 11815, much weaker than 11855 and of course incomparably weaker than 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 15190.08 approx., June 8 at 0054, very poor signal from presumed R. Inconfidência, slightly on the hi side (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9550 & 9850, June 8 at 1254, RHC has already cut these frequencies off, tho `Cuba Campesina` hasn`t finished yet on 11760, 11860, etc.; I enjoy the rustic music on this show. I suppose the two 9 MHz transmitters are being retuned to 15340 and 15370 which haven`t cut on quite yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9820

** MALAYSIA. 7295, June 8 at 1233 pop music, very poor but presumed Traxx FM, the English service of RTM, which is never any better than this here. Nothing else listed at this time; HFCC has CNR Kirgiz from Urumqi until 1230, but not in EiBi or Aoki. On this frequency one must beware of North American hams who like to transmit in AM, but should not be with any music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 8 at 0048, barely audible carrier from R. Chaski, with splash from 5990 and T-storm noise; until cutoff at 0113:32.5* which is 6 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, June 8 at 0456, JBA carrier until cutoff at 0501:04.5*, no doubt SIBC [not SIBS]: tnx to tip from Craig Seager et al., in Australian DX News that this transmitter is now on air from 23 to 05 UT only; too bad for us as it used to fade in stronger after that. I guess they have one transmitter operational, and this is when they switch it to 5020- = 1600 local time; likewise, all we can hear from that is a carrier until cutoff circa 1159*. Per Aoki there are no other stations anywhen on 9545, still listed as 19-12 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 13720, Sunday June 8 at 1250, weak DRM mixing with unreadable weak AM signal, presumably REE SPAIN, and PCJ Radio via SRI LANKA respectively. I guess the DRM noise is not a problem in SE Asia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1724 monitoring: missing from 9930, Sat June 7 at 2330; but confirmed an hour later on 9495, WRMI-9, from 0030 UT Sun June 8, this time with the new show instead of last week`s. 1724 also confirmed from 0400:30 on 5830, WTWW-1.

Next: UT Monday 0300 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5109v-CUSB; Tue 1100 & Wed 1315 on WRMI-10, 9955; Wed 0630 & 1430 on HLR, 7265-CUSB; Wed 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, June 7 at 2113, WTWW-3 is carrying Brother Stair instead of Bible Worldwide; presumably because the BS transmitter, WTWW-2 is down from 9930. 9475, WTWW-1, is also off the air at the moment. Further anomalies:

9930, June 7 at 2340-2400*, WTWW-2 is playing gospel music instead of WORLD OF RADIO; QSY announcement and from *0001, 5085 with BS instead of QSO ham radio programming. Now 12105 is back to Bibling, in Russian as usual now during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, June 8 around 0100, WBCQ is missing; 5109v at same time is JBA carrier, but 7490v is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, June 8 at 0510, WRMI is back with BS here unlike last night, // and synch much stronger 7570.

9955, Sunday June 8 circa 1237, I think (recalling, not logged), Jeff White talking about numbers stations, so no doubt `Wavescan` which however has not been scheduled on Sunday mornings and still is not on their program grid, instead `Family of Christ` starting at 1200 --- but there`s a blank block in the grid below it until 1245, so apparently WS is filling at 1215-1245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, June 8 at 0511, notice that WEWN Spanish is absent; also missing from 12050 at 1230 check, while 11550 remains (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, June 8 at 0517-0519+, WWCR with open carrier/dead air except for some hum; recheck at 0544 now modulating. 3215 is on the air tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6779.44 approx., AM carrier here at 0109 June 8; can`t make out any modulation, but nothing around 6772v, so probably the variable old time radio station, finally on a frequency which would match 13560v as second harmonic where I was hearing it weeks ago several times (but not now). Also for the first time I see someone else identifying the OTR programming source heard on 6780vv as the 1920s Radio Network --- Chris Lobdell in his new CIDX pirate column --- which is what I heard on 13560v. Recheck at 1227 June 8, there is still a JBA carrier slightly on the low side of 6780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9820, June 8 at 0504 open carrier hetting Brasil, until cutoff about 0504:50*. Nothing listed immediately before 0500 on 9820 in EiBi, HFCC or Aoki. Possibly Cuba setting up for their *1100 broadcast on 9820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1616 UT June 8