sabato 23 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 22-23, 2014

** BURMA [non]. 12115, Aug 23 at 0106, poor signal in apparent Burmese, since Radio Free Asia is scheduled here via KUWAIT at 0030-0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Aug 23 at 0123, RHC Spanish missing frequency, supposed to be on until 0400. At least we can barely hear the 12140 harmonic of 6070, and it`s certainly not due to propagation as jamming pulses against nothing on 13605 are audible, and RHC fundamental 15230 is quite stronger than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12070, Aug 23 at 0107, R. Cairo back to abnormal, VG signal level but very distorted Spanish with rumble and crackle, spreading only out to 12060-12080

11710, Aug 23 at 0109, R. Cairo is off, leaving 11711- to Argentina

9965, Aug 23 at 0110, R. Cairo Arabic good signal but just barely modulated, less than or equal to the whine level

9315, Aug 23 at 0113, R. Cairo good signal level in presumed Spanish but just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [non]. 9935 & 9420, Aug 23 at 0112, ERTOpen is not tonight, so Iran`s ME music in Arabic service makes it poorly on open 9420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, Aug 22 at 2053 UT on caradio I find that KIEL, Loyal OK is back on the air after missing for a week or more: playing `Ode to Joy` on piano as part of a medley; 2100 UT ID. At sweet spots in Enid, KIEL makes it OK past our translator back on 89.1 instead of 88.9, so never mind my theory that these stations were avoiding each other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Aug 23 at 0112, RSO is missing from scheduled bihour frequency, so figure I will find them when I get around to bandscanning 19m: at 0119, very poor ME music on 15140, nothing on 15355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 7445, Aug 23 at 0125, S Asian music, poor with flutter; also storm noise on lower bands. Aoki shows it`s BBC Pashto via OMAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 23 at 0103, no signal from R. Chaski, presumed off again, or possibly reset to earlier cutoff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 23 at 0114:50, SLBC music starts, and 2+1 mistimesignal ends at 0115:18; fair signal with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1734 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI, 7570 & 15770, Friday Aug 22 at 2130:30, like last week playing the previous show and also repeating the double WRMI IDs, first at 2129:30 by Rudy Espinal and then at 2130:00 by Ian McFarland. Even tho 7570 is beamed toward us and 15770 is off the side, much better signal here on 15770 as the higher band is propagating much better and less absorbed over a full-daylight path. Stephen Cooper in England says 15770 was also well-heard there.

(I have no trouble hearing 15770 on the portable I`m checking, as I`m not home yet after witnessing new movie ``The Giver`` at Enid`s only cinema (recommended). Must have been their smallest auditorium, #1, with only 4 or 5 rows of seats, so back row center was plenty close. On this Friday matinée première, we were the only customers, best time to see movies without distraxion from any other audience.)

WORLD OF RADIO 1735: Sat 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; UT Sun 0100 on WRMI 5950 (last week was new show but could repeat previous); UT Sun 0131 on KVOH 9975; UT Mon 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15420-CUSB, UT Sat Aug 23 at 0113, TimTron is wrapping up `Allan Weiner Worldwide,` so substituted this week? Figuring out how to get back to Brother Stair. So the #4 transmitter is again in service, much later than usual 2100* for the flagship live show of WBCQ. May have been sufficient from 0000, but by now it`s only poor, and found to be // VG 9330, poor 7490, and very poor 5110, all synchronized for a change. 15420 goes to dead air for a while but I can still detect the reduced carrier, 0116 back with WBCQ ID and jingle, a bit of music, and then really off. By now 9330 is back to regular programming, 7490 to BS (confirmed by // 7570 WRMI only an echo apart with non-BS psychophant), and 5110 some other music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 23 at 0106, WTWW is still off. Looks like #3 transmitter is totally down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, Aug 23 at 0126, WWRB is off for a second night, while still on 5050 with BS, so only one transmitter can be used (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010-, Aug 23 at 0139 UT, big het on low side loops east-west; keyboard not handy, but estimated pitch a little below Middle C. Something new, and already IDed a sesquihour earlier tnx to tip from Brandon Jordan near Memphis:

``1009.772, WHIN, Gallatin, TN, 23 Aug 0010 - WHIN with a significant offset with Beech Buccaneers vs Station Camp Bison's high school football, local spots. Fair in LSB but causing a major het on 1010 kHz. 73, Brandon Jordan, Fayette County, TN``

That makes 228 Hz off any 1010.000 stations, or between A and B-flat below Cm. I really can`t isolate its modulation among the QRM, but something sounds like a baseball game, and also a preacher, probably KXEN. Then I am also hearing:

1010, Aug 23 at 0143 UT, mention of Colorado and area code 719 --- presumably KSIR in Brush (Fort Morgan) (former WORLD OF RADIO affiliate), still on 25 kW day power until 0200 UT in Aug (0100 UT in Sept), pattern a tight figure-8 slightly CCW from east-west, so some but not much signal hereward. It`s in AC 970, but close to 719 which encompasses more than the SE quadrant of spherical rectangle CO (except for a bit of jog along the Utah border, bad surveying?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1590, Aug 23 at 0129 UT, lucky catch just as I tune across, ``right here on KELP``, and then singing ID. 5 kW day pattern from El Paso TX is very favorable for us with broad lobe centered northeast. Its day ends at 0145 UT in Aug (0115 UT in Sept). Last year`s NRC AM Log shows religious format, partly in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1510-, Aug 23 at 0132 UT, Mexican music vs WLAC, making low rumble SAH, very slightly on the lo side. 0133 UT, SHVA (super-hype voice actor) in what sounds like a full ID with slogans, but too much QRM and fade to make anything out. Rough DF for it maybe NE/SW, and best with WLAC nulled, which means aiming N/S.

So what is it not? KNNS in Larned KS which flipped off Spanish in March. Last year`s NRC AM Log shows three of the 1510 Texans in Spanish, but as daytimers should be off by 0100 or 0115 UT in August per FCC AM Query (admittedly an often unwarranted assumption).

IRCA Mexican Log shows a good possibility, a new radio station I was unaware of, XEQI, La Nueva Radio in Monterrey NL, listed as 50 kW day power, cutting to 250 watts at night. Need to keep after this one! BTW, no higher het, lower below 1510 at this time from KCTE, Independence MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0402 UT August 23