giovedì 31 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 30-31, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11720-11750-11810, July 30 at 0523, distorted spurs from 11780 RNA are still here, maybe not on 11840. Also 11750 & 11810 spurs audible at 0111 July 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming July 30:
18990, July 30 at 1347, CNR1 jammer is JBA, which chex in Aoki as the Wed & Sat RFA Tibetan via KUWAIT frequency during this hour

16100, July 30 at 1349, CNR1 jammer, fair; none in the 17s, 14s, 13s, 12s, 10s, just the usual inbanders 15265, 15195, 15115, 11805, 11785

** CHINA. 7325, July 30 circa 1240 check, CRI Japanese is back with good signal onward in the same direxion after a month or so of maintenance, so Wantok Radio Light, PNG is again blocked (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1732, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15600, July 30 at 1252, M&W conversation sounds Indonesish, keeps going past 1302, then rock music; poor signal at first better than 15610 WEWN, then reversed. It`s CRI really in Malay via Kunming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, July 30 at 1801, checking out the extended 15-19 UT transmission of RHC: introducing Arabic ``en FM e internet`` but not mentioning SW, and indeed into Arabic; 1829 Spanish music fill, 1831 Spanish introducing Creole en FM e internet, and into Creole, not Portuguese as Arnie imagines. [WORLD OF RADIO 1732]

11840, July 30 at 2014, however, really is in Brazuguese on RHC European service, undermodulated and hummy; wiggle that patchcord.

9810, July 31 at 0107, the not very strong 9810 RHC transmitter nevertheless puts out big buzzy spurfield hearable out to 9775-9845, worst from 9795 to 9825.

12140 and 18210, July 31 at 0116, RHC Spanish poor-fair, doing equally well on 2 and 3 x 6070, but no other harmonics audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 13850, July 30 at 0520, again open carrier/dead air, from R. Cairo, Arabic to N America; has it been thus since *0200? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9845, July 31 at 0107, no signal from VIRI, which was here for a month with special Ramadan service, now over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 13860, fair July 30 at 0519, English clip about the USA, into Farsi, Persian music; yes, it`s R. Farda, via Lampertheim, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15475, July 31 at 0114, fair signal with Arabic music: Kuwait has been here for a few days, believed by Ivo Ivanov to be 24 hours; if so, too bad for LRA36. But the first time I`ve heard it. Ivo says it replaced the Arabic to North America frequencies 13650 and 17550; the latter could produce a much better signal on a good day/night until 2400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1640, July 31 at 0128 UT, KZLS Enid/Hennessey/OKC is open carrier/dead air; meant to recheck it sooner, but at 0310 UT it`s again/still the case. We had a lot of rain today but no lightning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 6130, July 31 at 0128, external mixing product bears audio from 1390 KCRC Enid, and 7520 WWCR Nashville, as 7520 minus 1390 = 6130; note to self not to take it for DX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, July 31 at 0109, JBA carrier, presumably RSO on wrong frequency since totally absent from scheduled 9500 during this bihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 31 at 0053, no signal from R. Chaski nor at further chex 0103, 0106. Hope this does not interfere with orderly precession of their cutoffs when they are on. Maurits Van Driessche, Belgium, also found no sign of R. Chaski a few hours earlier at 2235 July 30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, very poor July 31 at 0114, OC from SLBC; music starts at 0114:46.5, mistimesignal ends at 0115:18.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7355, July 31 at 0530, BBCWS news headlines, good signal tonight, while Hausa on 7305 is fair. Wide variations from zero to good reception on 7355 during this hour, listed via ASCENSION, must be due to operation rather than propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1731 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday July 30 at 1316 on WRMI 9955, fair with hum but no QRM.

WORLD OF RADIO 1732 monitoring: ready for first airing at 0330 UT Thursday July 31 on WRMI 9955; next:

Thursday 1230 on WRMI 9955
Thursday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v
UT Friday 0327v on WWRB 3185
[BTW, Dave has been playing some classic SW interval signals after WOR before 0400*, so stay tuned, and send him a report]
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI 9495 [probably previous edition 1731]
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH 9975
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Monday 2100 on WRMI 15770 [? but missing last week]
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 0630 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 15770, Wednesday July 30 at 2100, EuroNet news from Cyprus, which fancies itself part of Europe, starts right on time on WRMI; also heard until 1315 July 30 just before WORLD OF RADIO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, July 30 at 1248, WTWW-2 is on with BS, but by 1345 has sunk to JBA, still not switched to 9930 day frequency; nor has WTWW-1 with SFAW, very poor on 5830 and apparently Ted failed to make the change at 1400, because at 1602 check, 9475 is missing but there is a JBA carrier on 5830. Nothing on 9930 either now, and suppose that -2 is still on 5085 at midday, totally unpropagating. By next check 1800, however, 9475 is on with ID, and so is 9930; at 1829, WTWW-3 12105 is also on in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5984, July 31 at 0103, very weak CW here, as I notice it in the absence of 5980 R. Chaski, thought to be Russian military intruder as in my previous report. Can someone copy it better and get any ID? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. After hearing AJO, I am paying more attention to the ``Part 15 band`` for CW beacons. They are so weak that I can hear them only at specific BFO settings on the DX-398, also hindered by the ISM noise centered on 13560, so it`s difficult to pinpoint their exact frequencies. Mark these approx.:

13558, July 31 at 0056, ``AJO`` and long dash, again; Ajo, Arizona?

13558, July 31 at 0100, ``AZ`` with no dash, slightly lower (?) frequency than AJO --- well, it goes with Arizona, right?

13562-13563, July 31 at 0102, also some unID CW beacon around here

13558, July 31 at 0118, beacon sending only MTI (hmm, Manti, Utah?)

13553, July 31 at 0123, I am also hearing AZ here, where CODAR QRMs

This report despatched at 0336 UT July 31