sabato 27 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 26-27, 2014

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 9695, Sept 27 at 1319, ``VOA Deewa Radio`` mentioning Pakistan a few times, in Pashto, good with flutter. Per Aoki this is 1300-1500, 250 kW, 311 degrees via Udon Thani, THAILAND. I expect this provides ACI in Asia to AIR GOS on 9690 at 1330-1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Sept 27 at 0110, still no sign of RNA on what used to be a strong service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, Sept 27 at 0531, no signal from CFRX, even tho CUBA is finished here by 0400. CFRX return is allegedly imminent:

``Now for some good news for a change! Steve Canney, who is the QSL manager for CFRX, tells us that the transmitter, which had been off the air for quite a while, has been repaired and is running into a dummy load to make sure everything is working properly. The plan is to switch it over to the antenna next week. Hopefully, it will be heard despite RHC having recently taken over its 6070 frequency. Now, wouldn't it be a show of good faith on the part of RHC to move to another frequency? (Mark Coady, Sept 22, ODXA YRX via WORLD OF RADIO 1740, DXLD)``

[and non]. RHC is scheduled 23-04 UT. Other main 6070 clash is V. of Korear in Japanese, 0900-1250 (maybe with breaks before hourtops). Aoki also shows R. Capital, Rio, Brasil, 24h but I don`t think it`s active. And VOA São Tomé at 2000-2030 only, not a problem over here (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1740, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 27 at 0532, RHC English AWOL again from this frequency, still on overkill 5040, 6060, 6100, 6165 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA [and non]

** EGYPT. 11710, Sept 27 at 0106, R. Cairo fair signal and extremely distorted Spanish // stronger 12070 with about the same defect plus hum. 11710 had been missing for a few weeks, but when on was barely modulated or not at all. Too bad it`s now back like this, and worse for poor RAE --- except for the second night, no signal at all from it on 11711-; Argentina must be totally off.

9315, Sept 27 at 0107, third R. Cairo Spanish frequency is best by default tho with some distortion. At least it`s modulating this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, Sept 27 at 0108, another off-night for ERTOpen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 17495, Sept 27 at 1530, fair signal with RTE special broadcast of hurling replay, the Sept 7 match having been a draw. High level of background noise, sounds more like a carace; is that just the crowd? Also JBA on 11980. WRN provided the frequencies for this in advance via the DXLD yg:

15-17 7300, 11980, 17495;
17-19 6040, 11980, 17490

The 17s are presumably Woofferton UK; the 6s & 7s presumably Meyerton, South Africa; not sure about 11980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, Sept 27 at 0535-0537, three full IDs within two minutes from ``XETX y XHTX, ¡¡La Ranchera de Paquimé!!``, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. Listed by IRCA as 5/1 kW, dominant signal altho when nulled, pop music is probably XEWA SLP, allegedly 150 kW ND. IRCA Mexican Log also shows XETX closing at 0400, but not so. Such frequent canned IDs are great for DXers but must be rather tiresome for local listeners (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN [and non]. 15140, Sept 27 at 0105, Qur`an barely audible undermixing with Chinese music and talk, i.e. CRI via Xi`an during this hour only. 15140 is supposed to be used by RSO at 14-22 only, but they keep forgetting(?) to change to 15355 at 2200, and to 9500 at 0000, where nothing is heard tonight. When 9500 is really on, that signal is good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, R. Chaski having been off by 0105 UT Sept 26, on Sept 27 I am monitoring from 0059, JBA carrier, and it goes off circa 0102* but I am not watching my watch at the moment for an exact timing; to be refined following another reset, as the ~6-second later precession must begin again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: confirmed another replay of last week`s #1739, Friday Sept 26 at 2130.5 on WRMI 15770 and much weaker 7570; instead of a double-ID before, there was fill music at 2130.0-2130.5. Next:

UT Sunday 0100 on WRMI, 5950 [could be 1739 or 1740]
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH, 9975 [1740 henceforth:]
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB; etc.

** U S A. 5950, UT Sat Sept 27, WRMI but `Radio Enlace` from Radio Nederland is opening, feature about Isla de Pascua; must be the scheduled `Antena DX` program with an archival replay. Only poor signal as it`s WRMI-14 aimed 181 degrees. Expect WORLD OF RADIO, 24 hours later.

11825, 11580, 9955, 7730, 7570, 7455, 5850, Sept 27 at 0527 check, I notice that all these WRMI frequencies are off (altho the other two, 15190 and 15770 could have been on and as usual not propagating at this hour). 11 MHz should have been OK with WEWN audible on 11870, 11520. Wonder what happened? This cleared 9955 for pulse jamming only and 7455 for RTTY only. By next check at 1257, 9955 is back on with `Viva Miami` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, 7490v, and 9330v-CUSB, UT Sat Sept 27 at 0103, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` as he`s discussing challenges facing small businesses such as his, and none of these are in synch with the others, why? 9330 has an especially good signal. Nothing on 15420 in case fourth transmitter were added (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505+, Sept 27 at 0109, WRNO with music, very distorted, worse than usual. What a sorry excuse for a radio station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1636 UT September 27