domenica 31 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 30-31, 2014

** EGYPT. 9965, Aug 31 at 0110, R. Cairo Arabic, VG signal but just barely modulated, whine-buzz

12070, Aug 31 at 0116, R. Cairo Spanish, good level but breaking up, whine-hum

11710, Aug 31 at 0119, R. Cairo Spanish, no signal

9315, missed checking this one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Aug 31 at 0113, ERTOpen is on, VG with Greek music, and no QRM from Iran, q.v., which has moved to 9510; but not on 9935 for a change; not heard on 15630, 15650 tho one could have been on air and not propagating. Not on 7450 or 7475 which would have been heard if on; last frequency checked, 11645, finds ERTOpen // on this one, oddly for this daypart, fair but with very heavy flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9510, Aug 31 at 0112, something new here, sounds Arabic, very poor. Not in Aoki, but HFCC shows IRIB just started an Arabic broadcast from Aug 30 at 0030-0230, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan. This replaces the last two hours of the 9420 transmission which remains at 1630-0030 --- escaping some of the GreeQRM, so that`s now in the clear when on; and 9510 is also much weaker than 9500 OMAN, q.v.

12025, Aug 31 at 0117, VRII Spanish, music, // 9860; modulation sounds quite different on these two, tho both listed as Kamalabad; fair signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, Aug 31 at 0145, Mighty KBC via GERMANY with ``Come Monday`` from 1974 by Jimmy Buffett, Kraig Krist`s Forgotten Song for this week, and it happens to mention Labor Day Weekend. 0156, Uncle Eric lists a bunch of faithful listeners, some with familiar names, and signing off announces that from next week, Sept 7, will be on 7375 instead. Plenty big sig so far on 9925. Too bad KBC has to compete with Wolverine Radio`s music programming on a theme; see NORTH AMERICA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Aug 31 at 0139, big pirate signal with ``Great Balls of Fire``, and 0143, ``Don`t Play with Me, `Cause You`re Playin` with Fire``; 0151 ``I`ve Seen Fire and I`ve Seen Rain`` --- must be Wolverine Radio with tunes on a theme, fire tonight, tho never caught an ID. Yup, numerous logs at and Joe Farley caught this fiery SSTV image at 0218:

** OMAN. Correxion: 9500, Aug 30 at 0129, no signal from RSO nor on 15355, but algo on 15140 {not ``also`` --- I like ``algo`` because it is only 44.44% as long as ``something`` tho it has just as many syllables}.

9500 heard again Aug 31 at 0113, good with Qur`an (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 5980, Aug 31 at 0106, still no Chaski, but at least the DentroCuban Jamming Command provides some weak pulses against nothing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5050, Aug 31 at 0108, Brother Scare is breaking up badly with extraneous noises on WWRB; but it`s a BS problem as the same thing is happening on 7570 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 31 at 0114, SLBC carrier is on; music prélude starts at 0114:45.5, timesignal ends at 0115:18, sign-on; fair with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1735 monitoring: one more repeat confirmed, UT Sunday August 31 after 0100 on WRMI 5950, with het from 5952.4, Bolivia`s Twelfth Pius from its Twentieth Century.

KVOH 9975: not on the air by 0126, nor at 0132, 0144, 0153 chex; just very weak signal from Uzbekistan. More transmitter problems, no doubt. However at 0325 recheck it`s on with jazz, so another WOR airing missed, scheduled for 0130 Sundays. Next:

UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 & Wednesday 1315 on WRMI, 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v-CUSB

** U S A [and non]. 11825, Aug 30 at 2006, WRMI BS is off the air; but back on at 2009 check; meanwhile, 11820 Saudi Arabia is uncovered; 320 degrees USward at 500 kW is no match for WRMI, 315 degrees at 100 kW. Then checked some other WRMI frequencies: no signal on 9955 (tho it`s quite weak in the daytime anyway, unlike blasting BSing companions 9930 & 9980); at 2014, all on: 7570, 11580, 15770, 17790 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Aug 31 at 0113, WTWW-1 presents open carrier/dead air, with some noise. Still dead at 0115; guess Ted is too busy doing his own music show on 5085 to notice that 9475 has crashed. As for 12105, very poor signal here, presumably WTWW barely propagating due to too-high frequency for night MUF, since nothing else is scheduled. 0152 check, 9475 now with music, from SFAW? Not // 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 850, Aug 31 at 0130 UT choral music, and 0146 UT, with KOA nulled; own DF fits for KFUO Clayton MO, tho no ID heard. Tnx to Todd Skaine for reminding me of that: KFUO has special dispensation to stay on until 9 pm = 0200 UT, so withdraw my earlier assumption that KJON was on late past 0130 UT cheating. These two are making slow 0.5 Hz SAH with each other, i.e. 30 fades per minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7000-USB, Aug 31 at 0128, 0148, bits of music mixed with CW QRM from hams. More USB than LSB; seems like real music instead of radiograms. I habitually start my pirate-band scans downward from 7000, and got one tonight: see NORTH AMERICA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0433 UT August 31