domenica 31 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 31, 2014

** AUSTRALIA. 2325, Aug 31 at 1215, VL8T is audible with talk, // much stronger 4835, VL8A, but not synchronized, 4835 slightly ahead. Then at 1217 Aug 31, also find 2485, VL8K poorly audible and it`s slightly ahead of 4835. Enid sunrise 1202 UT today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9810, Aug 31 at 1315, fair with flutter, triumphal choral music seemed Soviet style, but it`s really CNR1 as // 11785. But, get this, unlike 11785, 9810 is a legit non-jamming frequency! Per Aoki, 150 kW, 155 degrees from Nanning 954 site at 1300-1805 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4870-, Aug 31 at 1202, presumed RRI Wamena with talk, lower modulation level than 4755 PMA, but roughly equal signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Aug 31 at 0603 UT Sunday, techno music from N/S, announcement in Spanish about this being overnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Probably XEWA SLP with W Radio; program grid for network is not that specific:

** MICRONESIA. 4755.54 approx., Aug 31 at 1156, PMA The Cross, poor signal but better than usual, and much stronger than algo on 4750, with ``inspirational`` music; some lite almost co-channel SSB QRM, probably MARS. No DTMF tones heard and stays on the air, 1200 with English devotional announcement including a .org reference; 1222 still with music, 1225 English announcement, 1228 still there. Stepping 1 kHz back and forth on the zeroed BFO of the YB-400, I can tell that V6MP is slightly closer to 4756 than 4755 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [and non]. 3385, Aug 31 at 1149, no signal from RENB, Rabaul, normally the strongest NBC station here, so ``Maus Bilong Tavurvur`` knocked off by its namesake`s eruption Aug 29? Is anyone hearing it at any time? Of course, NBC stations come and go with much less impetus than that. I had heard 3385 last on August 25. Ron Howard reported 3385 went off at 1232* August 20.

3260 with talk, and 3275 carrier at least are audible at 1149 Aug 31 both gone by 1213; while no signals earlier on 3205, 3905 or any other PNG spots. 3320 has presumed Korea North and 3325 presumed Indonesia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020.0, Aug 31 at 1153, SIBC with some talk modulation audible, and frequency matching something on 6020, slightly off 1020 KOKP, but in this case I assume KOKP is the one off-frequency. After our last reports on 5020-, Wolfgang Büschel found SIBC back on 5020.0 again. Today I stick with MICRONESIA`s better signal past 1200 rather than timing the SI cutoff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Aug 31 at 1235, WTWW-1 is off, and not on 9475 either, so Australia is still audible. 5085, WTWW-2 is still on with BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 960, Aug 31 at 0503 UT during local KGWA Fox-hole, thought I heard callsign like ``KOAB`` mentioned in passing. Checking last year`s NRC AM Log 960 listings, closest fuzzy match would be KLAD 5 kW in Klamath Falls OR --- remotely possible only if on ND day pattern instead of night into the Pacific (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1630 UT August 31