lunedì 15 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 15, 2014

** CUBA. 11860, Sept 15 at 1339, RHC modulation is breaking up severely; wiggle that patchcord! Also doing this is 15230 at 1343 check; others OK: 17730, 17580, 15370, 12010, 11760, 9820, 9550. By 1411 recheck, 11860 has recovered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11760, Sept 15 at 0343, VIRI good signal with flutter, clear with RHC absent, listed as Azeri at 0320-0520, 500 kW, 336 degrees from Sirjan, which is also toward North America.

On the contrary, the intentional N American service in English at 0320-0420 is on 11780, buried by RNA Brasil, a prime example of clueless frequency management; it`s 500 kW, 315 degrees from Kamalabad. South Americans at least complain of the QRM to Brasil.

13650, Sept 15 at 0347, the other VIRI NAm frequency, 500 kW, 330 degrees from Sirjan, is loud & clear, going from News Magazine about beheadings, to a report from France about helping Iraqi Christians. Under the circumstances, VIRI during the few minutes I listen does not seem anti-American, and some of the voices even have American accents (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Sept 15 at 0344, Radyoya Denge Kurdistane, as spelt by Aoki, (in WRTH under Target: Turkey, add ^ over the final e`s) is good with the Kurdish ululating vocal music we enjoy; also good at 1335 (but probably not so good in between). Entire span 0300-1500 is 100 kW, 116 degrees via Kishinev-Grigoriopol, Moldova-Pridnestrovye; plus another 4 hours via France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1420, Sept 15 at 0553 UT tuneby, Mexican federal PSA, then autotimecheck in Spanish for 8:53!! But that would be in the UT-9 zone where there`s little but Alaska, certainly no part of México. Somestation`s clock is upscrewed. Possibilities: XEF in Juárez, XEH in Monterrey. XEEW in Matamoros; furthest out but only UT-7 is XEXX Tijuana. Then I have doubts: did they say ``once`` instead of ``ocho`` which I thought I clearly heard? That would be in the UT-6 zone, i.e. XEF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 9605, Sept 15 at 0333, Station YHWH is underway on one of its favorite frequencies, fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Did it again: in last report about KSBI-TV, now on RF 23, not being translated on K45EJ in Enid, I referred to its previous RF channel in OKC as 50 --- but it was 51, while KOPX Ion remains on RF 50. BTW, FCC TV Query shows KOPX still has no CP for a lower channel; better get with it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120.0, Sept 15 at 0327, R. Hargeisa carrier is right on-frequency, but with more or less continuous LSB QRhaM in Spanish, also right on 7120.0 with RH as BFO; as amateurs are totally entitled to do not only in the Western Hemisphere, but everywhere now with RH the intruder. 0329 add some CW QRhaM, from CO8RR calling CQ a few times; OC lasts until 0331:30 NA starts; 0332:30 Somali sign-on; 0333 Qur`an; 0337 talk; initially fair signal gradually fades, but still in, to very poor level at 0355. Not really rare with 100 kW, but still exotic, and I haven`t heard it in a long time since I habitually seldom monitor at this hour. Too bad there`s no English now, but presumably still at 1320-1340v, when only in deep winter do we have a remote chance of hearing that in deep North America.

BTW, the times are wrong for this in WRTH 2014: says signs on at 0300, but it`s been 0330v as long as I can remember; says SW sign-off is at 1830, but Kouji Hashimoto in Japan has tracked it almost daily for many months varying slightly around 1900* except later in Ramadan. Also claims English news is at 1300, and 1930 (after SW closes, MW and FM only then) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 11980, Sept 15 at 0520, VOT with Turkish pop music we like, now good with flutter, improving signal we hope after summer doldrums, on air here only until 0555 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Monday Sept 15 at 0340, still no BS from WTWW-2, pre-empted Sunday nights by Ted for music show he calls `The Nightwatch on WTWW`, now Those Florida Boys; until when back to BS? 12105, Sept 15 at 0341 very poor signal seems // 5085 under CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490v, UT Monday Sept 15 at 0353, gospel huxter not // BS elsewhere; on sked as `Herald of Truth`, the white-supremacist Kingdom of Truth ministry from Arkansas, a longtime programmer on WBCQ; now isolated at 0300-0400 with nothing before or after (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1818 UT September 15