sabato 31 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 31, 2014

** BRAZIL. 5999.6, May 31 at 0118, RNB/RNA is gone again since there is no het upon 6000.0 RHC.

11780, May 31 at 0135, RNB/RNA other frequency is out of whack tonight, splattering out to plus/minus 20 kHz, quite different from the spurblobs centered plus and minus 30 kHz earlier this week. The mess gets stronger and worse the closer to the fundamental. Only the bigsig from Cuba on 11760 can combat it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6135.26 approx., May 31 at 0122, R. Aparecida has varied up to here in order to put a very audible heterodyne upon R. Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA, which has a stronger signal, at 6134.82 approx., which means the het would = 440 Hz but not measured independently. Most of the non-het audio heard is musical, and not // Aparecida talk on 9630v and 11855v. The het and Aparecida disappear about 0158* as my streetlite is *igniting: looks like that will surpass 0200 UT before receding. There is still too much storm noise to get anything out of RSC even tho dehetted, and by next check at 0209 it too is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9663.74 approx., May 31 at 0216, music from the variable ZY, Voz Missionária, poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, May 31 at 0141, very poor signal vs noise level with English broadcast, no doubt VAR-3 again as scheduled from ``Fundy``, Nova Scotia, wherever that really is. I keep tuning in at the time this one is on rather than one of the three other Canadian CG marine weather stations sharing the frequency. Nothing Canadian on the 54-94 MHz band today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11760, May 31 at 0206, I notice that RHC Spanish tho VG signal capable of muscling aside the Brazilian splatter from 11780, the modulating now is just barely, softer even than // 11840 which is usually undermodulated. RHC`s own schedule does not show 11760 at all in the evenings now, but Aoki does as 21-05 UT. At 0207 Cuba goes off 11760, uncovering another station in Spanish: see IRAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also BRAZIL

** IRAN [and non]. 11760, May 31 at 0207, RHC has cut off way early, audiblizing another station in Spanish, good but fluttery signal, music theme and opening ``Entrevistas sobre la actualidad política``. One Sra. Rivera, I think from Spain, with opinions about the Siria conflict, refugees. Recheck at 0224, this one is off too.

It`s IRIB, 500 kW, 274 degrees from Kamalabad at 0020-0220, for CIRAF Zones 11-15, which of course is a total collision with RHC on its #1 frequency, which however, is not on its own current schedule at all in the evenings:
Perhaps RHC is undecided whether to confront Iran or not, which often here is severely QRMing RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, May 31 at 0128, fair signal, hard rock from the only pirate on the band; 0130 ID as ``X L R 8 --- Accelerate!``. But it stays on the same frequency in kilocycles per second. If it were drifting upward it would be accelerating in units of kilocycles per second per second (or kHz/sec). Off at 0151 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 31 at 0112, R. Chaski carrier barely audible thru totally uncalled-for pulse jamming by Cuba, until cutoff at 0112:46* which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11945, May 31 at 0205, RRI in Spanish, an echo apart from much stronger // 11955, so must be from the two different sites and azimuths: HFCC shows 11945 is 245 degrees from Galbeni, and 11955 is 307 from Tiganeshti. Also on 9645 at 0218 with RRI ID and lite het from R. Bandeirantes; 9645 is not synchro with 11945, so must also be Tiganeshti: yes, and also 307 degrees. RRI music is great, whatever the language service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770, May 31 at 0117, this is supposed to be the Spanish service of La Voz de Turquía // 9870 --- but stilted Spanish is only on 9870, while 9770 is stronger with mostly music. 0118 brief announcement sounds Turkish or Tukishish, such as a Central Asian Turkic language, so Emirler must have put the wrong program feed into 9770! The only other broadcast scheduled this hour is Turkish at 0000-0200, eastward on 7260, unchecked since not looked up until later. Retune toward hourend at 0152 finds 9770 still in good music, not // 9870 still in Spanish. 0154, 9870 is playing the TRT IS and off by 0155, by when 9770 is also off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, May 31 at 0125, Brother Scare with canned generic contact announcement via WTWW-2, already on nite frequency, while WTWW-1 is still on day frequency 9475 with SFAW, and WTWW-3, 12105 as usual now during this hour presents Pastor Pete Peters separately in English. By 0201, 9475 is off but 12105 open carrier is still on past 0203 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, May 31 at 0126, WWRB is in open carrier/dead air. Finally at 0130 Dave comes on with an apparently live announcement, saying that ``one of the transmitters is down, so will have to use this one on 3185; please retune your shortwave radio to 3185; thank you``. However 5050 stayed on with Pastor Paul J. something from Texas but now in Philadelphia instructing us about Yahweh, and at 0140 how the name really is pronounceable since Y is a vowel. I keep checking for 3185, but 5050 stays on for the entire semihour, until at 0159 Dave makes another announcement, part of which I miss, something about expecting a call any time now; apparently a live program feed via phoneline. 0200 organ music starts but that may be fill. At 0203 I find that 5050 is finally off, but 3185 does not come on until *0212 joining Brother Scare in progress (how else?). Meanwhile 9370 was not on either, so apparently WWRB is making do with only one operational transmitter

** U S A. 7490.12 approx., May 31 at 0220, WBCQ with BS has varied to here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505.20 approx., May 31 at 0221, WRNO stays fairly stable on this offset, a little higher up than much weaker WBCQ is above 7490; humbuzz and Pastor Ray Bentley of Maranatha Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, May 31 at 0145 UT, with a Heat/Pacers game nulled, presumably WCKY still on day pattern since it`s only sunset here, far from Sacramento, gospel music from NW/SE making fast SAH, and presumably from KLBW New Boston TX, the cheater I have been hearing later in the night. 0150 UT ad for (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4755-USB, May 31 at 0213, 2-way in Spanish as I tune across; an hour earlier, the usual US Navy MARS net was here (in English) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)