venerdì 15 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 14-15, 2014

** BRAZIL. 5990, Aug 15 at 0108, RNA is still active on this frequency weaker than // 6180, and, yes, 11780 is still spurless (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9664.78 approx., Aug 15 at 0119, Voz Missionária with Brazuguese talk and hymn, poor signal but back on air tonight after missing last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Aug 15 at 0103, RHC English is AWOL until *0106 which is handy for a bit of CKZN in the clear, on 6160: See NEWFOUNDLAND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Aug 15 at 0117, R. Cairo with good signal but open carrier/dead air instead of Arabic
 9315, Aug 15 at 0123, R. Cairo fair signal but also OC/DA not Spanish
12070, Aug 15 at 0124, R. Cairo in extremely distorted Spanish, spreading only 12060-12080 at most, vs Cuban jam harmonic on low side
11710, Aug 15 did not get around to checking this until 0153, but now it`s off and probably was earlier, leaving weak RAE 11711- unscathed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Jose Jacob & Alokesh Gupta previewed plans for AIR`s annual Independence Day special coverage of the Flag Hoisting and Prime Minister`s speech at Red Fort, New Delhi the morning of August 15. Several regional stations were to sign on their 7-MHz-band daytime frequencies earlier than usual in order not to interrupt the ceremony which lasts from 0135 until 0240 UT. This should make them more audible to the west, but nothing much expected here, and I am correct: no signals from 0130, JBA carriers maybe, or totally blocked by CCI or ACI on: 7210, 7290, 7335, 7380, 7390, 7420, 7430 (and on 49m, 6020).

Special AIR external service frequencies in Hindi: 6155, 9595, 11620; English: 9425, 11985, 15050. Somewhat better luck here:

11620, August 15 at 0128, music, fair with flutter (this one is normally in Urdu service and commonly heard here); 0133 Hindi coverage begins. Surely better than 9595 or 6155, not checked.

15050, August 15 at 0128, open carrier, poor with flutter; 0135:25 starts modulating presumed English but hard to tell. Sounds the same as better 11620, i.e. same background, but not // speech. 0136 do make out mention of ``Independence Day`` and ``every citizen ---``. Nothing audible on listed // 9425 except a possible JBA carrier. 11985 carrier is better but unusable. At 0150 I hear trumpets on both 11620 and 15050. I assume reception was much better in the Eastern Hemisphere, which is all AIR cares about (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11760, Aug 15 at 0116, VRII Spanish audio is JBA under RHC, but //able to 9860 and to 12025. So with plenty of transmitters, IRIB now manages to penetrate on two clear frequencies, while still performing the service of clashing with RHC Spanish; it must even be even around South America.

9420, Aug 15 at 0123, IRIB Arabic music and talk, poor but in the clear as Greece is off again, nor on 9935 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 13650, Aug 14 at 2000, R. Kuwait going from Arabic music to ID, dramatic music intro and news, must be only headlines since by 2002:15 it`s on to another program with musical introduxion --- but cut off at 2002:53*. It takes only 22 seconds to change frequency to 17550, cut on at *2003:15, and today it`s weaker than 13650 had been; meanwhile English service with western pop music is better continuing on 15540 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6160-, Aug 15 at 0103 CBC News via CKZN, fair signal and quite readable, a tad on the lo side, in the clear since RHC is late coming up on 6165; no echo either as it`s too early for CKZU to propagate. 0104:30 Newfoundland forecast from Environment Canada, for a full minute (the best time of hour to get local info on CBC stations if not straight IDs), 0105:30 promo for a Newfoundland show about classic cars, then blasted away by 6165 ACI from *0106 RHC, just as the next CBC show is starting, Q? It`s certainly not Ideas, which must have been on an hour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6946-USB, Aug 15 at 0125, ``haunting`` music loop, continuous with no announcements past 0212. No carrier, so hard to pinpoint the right pitch but sounds best to me on 6946.0; recorded a one-minute example at 0211:
Good signal, sufficient on the PL-880 with whip only whence I made the recording. Many more logs of pirate here, all as unID:,18116.0.html

Barry Williams in Auburn AL says, ``The signal is better on 6945.2 USB. Got it 55555 and no noise tonight. It's Halloween spooky music. Seemingly endless too. I'm trying out a new Ameco PT-3 preamp, but I don't need it for this``. Skipmuck in Springfield MA says, ``strange Sci-Fi noises on USB, but all I get on LSB is crackling noise. Took me a while to figure it out, but the USB component is on 6945 and the LSB component is on about 6948? Weird``. I did not notice anything like that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, Aug 15 at 0154 UT, no signal from KIEL Loyal OK, the new station which came on a few months ago. For quite some time I`ve not noticed it, tuning around on caradio, and now on PL-880 deliberately seeking it at elevation and various antenna positions, unfulfilled. What happened? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Aug 15 at 0121, no signal from RSO, so must be stuck on 15 MHz; however, I have weak carriers on both 15355 and 15140, stronger one on 15355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 15 at 0102, R. Chaski carrier on till chopoff at 0108:05.5* which is 6 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** QATAR [non]. 7300, Aug 15 at 0110, Arabic talk on fair signal; seems almost all-talk by variety of voices.

Certainly anything in Arabic on 7300 at this hour is new as I bandscan almost every night (HFCC registered CRI in Chinese southward via Kashgar at 01-02, but not heard now). I keep checking periodically; 0130 some musical fanfares and more talk (just as my streetlight ignites with an RF burst – earlier than usual since it`s cloudy. Official sunset here is 0123 UT). 7300 is still going past 0200, now with ACI from Vatican via Greenville, violating Separation of Church and State.

Presumably this is the surprise new SW service of the Al Jazeera Arabic TV news channel, first reported Aug 14 by Ivo Ivanov on 15760 at 1100 to 1555, 7305 at 1600-1755, 7310 from 1800, and 7305 again from 2000. Probably via the Spaceline, Kostinbrod, BULGARIA site. Stephen Cooper in UK was still hearing 7305 at 2138 and matched it to the online AlJaz TV channel. So it`s a good thing they shifted from 7305 sometime after that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 15 at 0114, SLBC carrier is on with poor signal; 0114:46 bringing up the intro music, and mistimesignal ending at 0115:18.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1734 monitoring: confirmed on WWRB webcast and 3185, UT Friday Aug 15 from about 0331. Again blasts on at first very overmodulated and distorted, then turned down, but not quite enough. Good signal on 3185, anyway. Next:

Please check out and report our new airings on WRMI, Friday at 2130 on 7570 to the northwest and 15770 to the northeast. The 7570 broadcast is the only WOR airing on WRMI inward across North America. Then:

Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
UT Sun 0100 on WRMI, 5950 [NEW]
UT Sun 0131 on KVOH, 9975
UT Mon 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; etc.

** U S A. 7555, Aug 15 at 0113, KJES is missing, as happens frequently; I do recall hearing it on 11715 around 14 UT Aug 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 15 at 0157, WTWW-3 open carrier/dead air. What else is new? Only fair signal with fading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7455, Aug 15 at 0144 as I tune across WRMI with so-called TruNews, the host and caller are talking about Oklahoma City, so I listen for a while: seems a Satanic Black Mass has been booked at the Civic Center, along with a procession thru the streets on Sept 21 --- first I have heard of it and I`m here in Oklahoma! Thank you, TruNews.

The broadcasters are appalled that something mocking Catholic Christianity would be allowed, in OK of all places! There is outside agitation from New York City, so that explains it. They also allege that the leader of the group is a registered sex offender. But the Civic Center is not backing down, despite being flooded with protests.

Google black mass oklahoma city civic center and you`ll find plenty about it starting with the CC itself:

``Black Mass of Oklahoma September 21
Black Mass of Oklahoma (get tickets) [$15]

OKC Civic Center Music Hall
CitySpace Theatre
Presented by Dakhma of Angra Mainyu
Musical Guest: Kali-Ra
Sunday, September 21st, 2014 - 7pm [CDT = 0000 UT Sept 22]

The Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it's being brought into the light. This will be not only be enlightening but educational as well. This Black Mass will be conducted for the public to attend with certain adaptations to allow for a legal celebration. Age Restriction: To attend the Black Mass event you must be at least 16 years of age.``

As usual, Gov. Fallin, whose bulb is really pretty dim, makes a mess of things:

This report despatched at 0448 UT August 15