domenica 24 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 23-24, 2014

** BRAZIL. 9819v, Aug 24 at 0110, no sign of R. Nove de Julho for some weeks now, at least not in this time period (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315, Aug 24 at 0106, R. Cairo fair signal with suppressed Spanish modulation

9965, Aug 24 at 0106, R. Cairo, VG level, whine, Arabic undermodulated

11710, Aug 24 at 0107, this R. Cairo Spanish frequency still off, but a JBA carrier from something

12070, Aug 24 at 0107, R. Cairo Spanish, VG signal, but extremely distorted with humroar, unreadable but // 9315, splashing 12060-12080 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935 // slightly stronger 9420, Aug 24 at 0109, and JBA on 15630, Greek Music from ERTOpen on tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Aug 24 at 0113, RSO with Qur`an, fair signal with moderate fading, so no need to check 19m for it erroneously (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 24 at 0058, no signal from R. Chaski, presumed still off; is anyone hearing them before 2400 or in the mornings? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 24 at *0114:13 carrier on from SLBC, fair with flutter, 0114:48 music starts, 0115:18 mistimesignal ends, sign-on announcement; song in S Asian language at 0117 has Christian hymn sound to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN. 9295-USB, Aug 24 at 0102, very poor signal with music, USB only, no LSB and can`t detect a reduced carrier either. 0102:45 announcement. The DX-398 magically displays ``SCHWEDEN`` in the RDS window, but that`s only because I had just tried 6065, an ancient Swedish frequency, and the DX-398 storehouse switched to German years ago when I dropped the receiver, suffering no other damage. Still there at 0134, very poor with talk, maybe English, 0135 vocal music, sad C&W song by M; occasional running-water ute QRM; 0138 another song and brief announcement talkover. I posted this on their blog

``9295 USB only, no carrier detectable, barely audible here in Oklahoma at 0102-0138+ UT Aug 24. Music and announcements, some sound English intonation, some Swedish, but too weak to copy, SINPO 15221. 6065 would be no good here also due to Cuba on both sides. Anyone hearing further west?`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. As you may have heard, I am now doing a propagation report for `Media Network Plus`. The first edition for me is August 23. This and many preceding episodes may be accessed here:
Aug 23 features an interview with Dan Robinson about how inept the VOA is in covering major news, like Ferguson; and about how ept ISIS is in its media output; with my minute+ item at the end. I assume this will also appear sometime during the one-hour PCJ block on WRMI, Tuesdays at 21-22 on 7570, 15770. Also on WRN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1734 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday August 24 at 0100 on WRMI, 5950, following ID in Spanish; very poor signal this time, but can tell it`s last week`s show, and presumably booming into target Cuba.

WORLD OF RADIO 1735 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday August 24 at 0131 (or a few seconds earlier) on KVOH, 9975, and still going past 0145. VG signal level, with some hum and undermodulation but readable. Earlier at *0120:44, KVOH carrier overcame the JBA one from Uzbekistan, with tone test; 0125 noticed soft music playing; 0130 ID, sign on, program summary and introducing WOR. Next:
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5109v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 & Wednesday 1315 on WRMI, 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB (Brock Whaley says it`s well heard in Ireland at 1430)
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v

** U S A. 12105, Aug 23 at 1817 check, and after 0100 UT Aug 24, WTWW-3 is still off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505+, Aug 23 at 0132, WRNO gospel-huxter marring himself with big humbuzz, even worse on the sidebands when stepping to 7500, 7510 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 630, Aug 23 at 1837 UT on caradio, weak almost readable talk signal, in the absence of IBOC from 640 KWPN Moore, but in the presence of some AM splatter. Surely KHOW Denver at the edge of its 5 kW groundwave while in a quiet spot, 5 minutes after local mean noon. Could not hear it an hour later driving elsewhere in Enid. Per sked at
it`s `America`s Wealth Management Show` during this hour only on Saturdays.

Comparable signal to 50 kW KLTT, 670, which is more commonly heard here in daytime, noise level permitting. On 630, day lobe favors SSW from Denver, but not a complete null toward us, while at nite we have a lobe right at us; on 670, daytime lobe is mostly to the WSW, also unfavorable; per the NRC AM Pattern Book (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0338 UT August 24