martedì 10 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 9-10, 2014

** BRAZIL. 4915+, June 10 at 0119, the two strongest Brazilians on band (SBOB) are both on (almost) the same frequency! One with music, the other talk in Brazuguese, and strength about equal, making a mess and a barely perceptible low audible heterodyne; and both slightly on the hi side. CODAR QRM is on the lo side only, eliminated by listening in USB. They are: ZYF360, 25 kW, R. Dif. Macapá in Amapá; and ZYF691, 10 kW, R. Daqui, Goiânia, Goiás, per WRTH. Yet, several other 60m channels go unoccupied by Brazilians, or anything, such as 4945; one of them moving there would make far too much sense, but at least no ACI for Angola on 4950- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also PERU [and non]

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, morning of June 10:
15575, June 10 at 1244, CNR1 jammer, fair, making fast SAH with KBS World Radio open carrier already on. CNR1 quits at 1245:10* leaving only KBS. There was no sign of V. of Tibet target above or below.

16100, June 10 at 1255-1300*, CNR1 jammer good signal cutting off after timesignal at ToH; none in the 17s

15585, June 10 at 1313, CNR1 jammer, poor

15550, June 10 at 1313, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair; still at 1352, very poor, now with VOT het perceptible on lo side. Guess this will all be gone in time for WJHR after 1400

15580, June 10 at 1352, CNR1 jammer, very poor; none in the 16s, 17s

18980, June 10 at 1356, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter, vs RFA Tibetan via Kuwait, unheard but on this frequency at 13-14 (& 11-12) on Tuesdays like this, and Fridays, per Aoki. Meanwhile, there is very little to be heard from the CRI East Turkistanis on 17560, 17630, 17650, which sometimes are good, obviously far separated from 18980

15115, 15195, 15265, June 10 at 1352-1400*, CNR1 jammers as always on these inbanders, and all cut off at 1400; had been some of the better signals on band, except for RHC. None in the 12s, 13s, 14s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 12035-AM, June 10 at 1314, Station YHWH on yet another new frequency, fair-good; anticipates that one-world government will level Israel; cites Ezekiel 38:14 at 1316; Zachariah 12:3 at 1319. Still going at 1329, but off at 1350 check. Fair signal and 100% copy, always with punchy audio processing, which a lot of legit SW stations lack. This catch another benefit of thoro bandscanning. Presuming western USA location, I wanted to compare with 11715 KJES NM, but no signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980+, June 10 at 0110-0113:44.5* JBA carrier from R. Chaski, Urubamba, chopping itself off 12 seconds later than a biday ago. Seems they have totally forgotten to reset their autotimer; previous cycles would jump back to circa 0100* after reaching 0105* or so. At this rate should reach 0115* by June 23.

Remains very slightly on the hi side (compared to WWV and tighter stations like 6000 RHC, 6020 CRI/Albania), so don`t you believe alleged precise measurements on the lo side. Coincidentally, it`s now exactly the same offset as R. Itatiaia is above 5970, judging by the identically pitched het on offset BFO when stepping 5-10 kHz on the DX-398 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, June 10 at 0115, tuned up from Chaski just in time to hear SLBC opening music, and its mistimesignal ending at 0115:20, very poor. If they ever set their clock, I will be happy to report an accurate timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6823-USB, June 10 at 0125, ``six-oscar-delta, this is mike romeo tango``, the latter stronger in some military net. Not pursued further now, but I had two logs of a Texas Army MARS net in April and September 2013, both in the morning 13+ UT hour, as in DXLDs 13-17 and 13-36. These are abbr`d calls, suffixes only, but strange that one has a number in it and the other not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1090, June 9 at 1927 UT on caradio at a quiet spot in a strip mall parking lot along West Garriott in Enid, I have been hearing a very weak talk signal, slowly fading up and down. Unsure of subject, but now an ESPN? ID. NO, it`s ``EWTN Radio`` so obviously my closest 1090, east of Kansas City, KEXS in Excelsior Springs MO, 8 kW D4. It`s not at all unusual around SRS or SSS, but here it is midday, less than an hour after local mean noon, so at the limit of its groundwave. Day pattern is broad to the west. I never get any higher frequency KC market stations on groundwave, e.g. 1250 KYYS, 25 kW. Enid-Excelsior city-to-city distance is 285 miles.

The fades presumably caused by another even weaker 1090 less than 1 Hz away: that could be 50 kW KAAY Little Rock AR, if really on full power and on non-direxional day pattern; however, ground conductivity in that direxion is very poor and I don`t normally hear it at all in the daytime. It`s only slightly further than KEXS. One more possibility: KVOP in Plainview (panhandle) TX, which is 5 kW direxional with a deep null toward us and KEXS, but over a good conductivity path. None of these are on the MWoffset list (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1558 UT June 10