venerdì 26 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 25-26, 2014

** BRAZIL [non]. 6180, Sept 26 at 0053, CRI English, poor signal via EAST TURKISTAN, and no signal at all from RNA, despite 11780 inbooming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815+, Sept 26 at 0051, Portuguese on fair signal, no doubt R. Brasil Central, but heavily splattered by 11825 WRMI BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 15190.08 approx., Sept 26 at 0046, very poor carrier, presumably R. Inconfidência, always off-frequency. Wolfgang Büschel had it Sept 23 at 2020 on 15190.124. Try before and after WRMI/Radio Africa currently sked 21-23 and 04-08 BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, UT Friday Sept 26 at 0057, outro in English mentions ``8-9 pm on Thursday evenings``, snippet of ``Battle Hymn of the Republic``, phone and e-mail contacts for advertising, on CHHA Toronto. Very poor signal but audible most of the time with nothing in between except some QRP TIS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sept 25 at 0511 check, this RHC transmitter is still with wobbling carrier, also audible without BFO, now amid English.

18210 // weaker 12140, Sept 26 at 0052, // 6070 as third and second harmonix of that, still without CFRX, but when it come back shortly, we may have to hear Habana on the QRMless harmonix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Sept 26 at 0038, R. Cairo, good with flutter, whine and then Qur`an.

12070, Sept 26 at 0038, R. Cairo, fair signal, extremely distorted music

9315, Sept 26 at 0039, R. Cairo, open carrier/dead air, fair signal

11710, Sept 26 at 0040, very poor carrier, dead air? No het from Argentina, which must be off 11711-, as Brazilians are in well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 650, Sept 25 at 0512 UT, Los Mochis ads, mentioning Grupo Chávez, Radio Viva, but this is Radio 65, XETNT in Sinaloa. Mutually nullable with talk station in English, no doubt KGAB in WY --- and hardly any sign of WSM Nashville, unusual as it`s usually dominant (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6876-AM, Sept 25 at 0030, rock music, fair signal, checked following tip from John Poet that a TCS relay would be on tonight, starting between 2330 and 0000. After, ``Sugar, Sugar``, 0036 ``You`re riding The Crystal Ship Bubblegum Express on the TCS Relay Network``; 0037 ``I`m a Believer``; 0047 weakening a bit, announcement with ID as above, website; 0110 still going with contact info, Tarzan yodel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Sept 26 at 0044, no signal from RSO; nor on 15355, but a JBA carrier on 15140 which could be this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 26 at 0038, JBA carrier from presumed R. Chaski but recheck at 0105 no carrier, so may have reset timer instead of cutting off after 0112 which it would have reached by now. 5970 Brasil carrier still audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Sept 25 at 2330.5, RUI IS and English half-hour, first edition of new relay via WRMI. After the news, at 2336 `Ukrainian Perspective` mostly about the conflict with Russia; 2347 `Reading Lounge` introducing Uke lit, the Thursday feature. Sounded like titled ``St John`s Eve`` by the author a.k.a. by his Russian name, Nikolai Gogol. Closing cut short at 2359.5 for ID, and back to Brother Scare. Good signal even here tho aimed NE from Okeechobee; replaces WORLD OF RADIO on Thu and a bunch of other place-holders on other days of week. Jeff White probably made this deal at last month`s HFCC in Sofia. Great to have RUI back on SW, tho it was their own fault for abolishing it previously (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1740 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing UT Thursday Sept 25 at 0330 on WRMI, 9955; fair-good signal, one of best on band; yet pales by comparison to 9790 CRI via CUBA blasting in, even desensitizing 9765-9815 or so on the FRG-7.

WOR 1740 also confirmed until 1259 UT Thursday Sept 25 on WRMI, 9955. CCI from France in Chinese via TAIWAN audible underneath. ACI from persistent 9960 RTTY also annoying.

The Thursday 2330 on 11580 has been canceled due to the new strip of UKRAINE relays daily, q.v. Next:

UT Friday 0330v on WWRB, 3185
Friday 2130 on WRMI, 7570 & 15770 [maybe 1739]
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0100 on WRMI, 5950 [may be 1739]
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH, 9975
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI, 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI, 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ, 7490v

** U S A. 9955, Thu Sept 25 at 1300, following WORLD OF RADIO and WRMI ID, fill music, starting with nice Mideast vocal. Instead of scheduled `Sound Doctrine` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See UKRAINE

** U S A. 1070, Sept 25 at 0518 UT, YL says ``KNX News Radio time, 8:18`` --- except it`s 10:18 pm PDT. Maybe she slips, inside a 24-hour studio; or maybe KNX repeats news segment from 2 hours ago and fails to clip out the timecheck? KNX is easily heard here at night, close to right angle from annoying KLIO Wichita, always off-frequency producing fast SAH, with sportstalk in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1520, Sept 25 at 0522 UT, fast rippling SAH tearing up KOKC OKC, but no modulation audible from the offender. It`s like this most of the time at night here now. Assuming it`s a daytimer leaving its carrier on at night, several possibilities in mid-America, from IL, IA, ND, SD, TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15151-USB, Sept 26 at 0045, colloquial Spanish 2-way, poor at best, with ``engine noise``, poachers or narcotraffickers intruding. I had three previous logs on these on 15151: at 1519 UT October 23, 2006; at 1458 UT Oct 19, 2009; and at 1426 UT Oct 30, 2013 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0312 UT September 26