mercoledì 24 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 24, 2014

** ARGENTINA. 11711-, Sept 24 at 0246, RAE in English, music, fair signal, steady with no flutter; 0253 already playing IS prior to 0300 French. Closer, non-trans-equatorial stations are disturbed or inaudible while this holds up nicely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sept 24 at 0547, RHC English still with wobbly carrier on this frequency (and some degradation of modulation), while the other four are OK (Glenn Hauer, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Sept 24 at 0238, R. Cairo, Arabic service, but only a whine to be heard, and signal only poor with flutter, due to propagation disturbance.

13850, Sept 24 at 0536, R. Cairo, distorted Arabic on poor signal with humwhine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA. 6110, Sept 24 at 0256, neat interval signal over and over prior to sign-on, from R. Fana with fair strength.

5950, Sept 24 at 0256, music, maybe another IS, on much weaker signal than 6110 Fana, i.e. Voice of Tigray Revolution, prior to its own opening at 0300. Both listed in Aoki as 100 kW ND from Addis Ababa but presumably different sites (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [and non]. 15630, Sept 24 at 1349, Greek music from ERTOpen, fair with CCI. They should stay on 15650 at all hours between 01 and 24 when there is no co-channel.

Now on 15630 at 13-15 is also R. Free Chosun via UZBEKISTAN. In B-14 this may move to Tajikistan on same, or to Uzbekistan on 7555 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13630, Sept 24 at 1322, VIRI IS, fair signal, 1323 opening Japanese hour, which is 500 kW, 60 degrees from Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564-CW, Sept 24 at 1358, Hifer beacon GNK with continuous Morse-code IDs from Madison WI is quite weak but copiable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7305, Sept 24 at 0245 tune-in just in time to hear last few notes of Vatican IS and off, conclusion of Spanish relay via IBB Greenville, violating Separation of Church and State. Official start at 0200, but I often find the carrier on as much as 10 minutes earlier. Normally a good signal, but with propagation disturbance tonight, heavy flutter, most unusual for GB to here. WWV reported at 0300 UT:

``Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 23 September follow.
Solar flux 138 and estimated planetary A-index 11.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0300 UTC on 24 September was 4.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.``

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1739 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday Sept 24 from 1315.5 on 9955, WRMI. Next: 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v. Hope to have #1740 ready to go by 0330 UT Thu Sept 25 on WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505+, Sept 24 at 0246, WRNO with very heavy flutter, most unusual, during propagation disturbance. Note that this signal is from south of here, not north. Yet the aurora, which visibly remains north of the Canadian border may be heavily affecting it. Not all US signals are subject to this. WRNO`s azimuth is 20 degrees toward the auroral zone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sept 24 at 0250, WWCR usual good signal but some flutter fading, unusual on this low a frequency, during propagation disturbance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Sept 24 at 0540, WRMI with good signal, even better than usual despite or because of propagation disturbance affecting others; but playing fill music instead of Eslovaquia. The MUF is circa 10-11 MHz over this path, since 11825 BS is JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, UT Wed Sept 24 at 0239, WINB with OM gospel huxter in English but his sermon consecutively translated by YL into Spanish. Consulting the online program schedule,
still dated August 17, and still erroneously showing 13570, finds:
``Tuesday ET 10:00P / Wed-0200...Avivamiento Hoy``
Since it`s the last program of the day, we have no idea how long it is, without any subsequent entry, but evidently a full hour. One other time for it: UT Thu 0200 = 24 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11550, Sept 24 at 1320, WEWN is open carrier/dead air, and then goes off the air at 1321*; meanwhile // Spanish on 12050 is OK. Recheck at 1353, now 11550 is too back on with Vatican Radio relay translating the Pope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11649.5-SSB, Sept 24 at 1324, very weak 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1833 UT September 24