lunedì 8 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 6-7, 2014

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, Sept 7 at 0128, RNA only fair signal and with considerable CCI, quite unusual; would be CRI English southward from Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN at 00-02. Is RNA running way underpowered from 250 kW? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1010, Sept 7 at 0559 UT, ``Newstalk 10-10`` ID in passing, mentions 11 o`clock --- so is it something from UT -7 zone? Must have been referring to when previous program started, as soon obvious it`s CFRB Toronto, from ENE, into local news, 0604 UT outro as Bill somebody from Canadian Press, then YL with Toronto weather, hi today to be 24. Not often heard here, but now without much competition. No sign of Amarillo or Festus. NRC Pattern Book shows 50 kW CFRB has a night notch toward us; could it be on day pattern instead which does not, minor lobe this way, major away? I get CHHA, CJBC and CFZM more easily from the GTA. Nice to hear CFRB as they still haven`t got around to fixing CFRX 6070, and may never (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9675, Sept 7 at 0114, CRI English with heavy flutter via Kashgar a bit behind 9570 Albania. No sign of R. Pacífico, Perú following an unconfirmed report that it had been reactivated heard around 1500. At that time there would also be ChiCom blockage in Laotian until 1530; CRI Russian at 1300-1357 is also regular here. Assuming Brazil is still inactive, open times for possible Perú, if on, would be 1357-1430, 1527-1800, 2100-2127 Sat & Sun (but M-F VOA), 2130-2200, 1000-1200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7445, 7385, 7365, 7345, 7305, 7280, Sept 7 at 1247, Chinese opera // on CNR1`s Sunday-evening cultural show, most of these jammers, and 7280 by far strongest; more of same in next hour, 1317 on 11785, 11805, exaggerated falsetto/childish voices speaking rather than singing; 1318 announcement. Chinese is hard enough to understand spoken with normal voice! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9350, Sept 7 at 0117, talk on VP signal with flutter, must be CNR1 jammer and/or RFA Uighur via Tajikistan as scheduled this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9810, Sept 7 at 0534, Spanish not recognizable immediately as Cuban accent, but 0534 RHC theme music and ID. Very poor signal now, and at best elsewhen is only fair, so hard to believe it`s on 340-degree antenna USward as in Aoki; failed to turn off tonight at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Sept 7 at 0110, R. Cairo Arabic not distorted, good but with constant whine

9315, Sept 7 at 0115, R. Cairo Spanish is JBM music at peaks

11710, Sept 7 at 0115, R. Cairo Spanish remains absent here

12070, Sept 7 at 0116, R. Cairo Spanish, good signal, extremely distorted with rhumble, ``Radio Cairo presenta [with tango theme] Voces de la América Latina``. What a way to drive away listeners (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, Sept 7 at 0111, ERTOpen on with Greek music, good // 9420, also poor on 15630 which seems undermodulated. Next check at 0535 Sept 7: 9935 is poor with rhumble defect which happens occasionally on this transmitter only, // 9430 OK and merely poor signal, Greek music, what else? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9380, Sept 7 at 0116, Indian vocal music, poor, barely // 9870 audible under Turkey when it pauses, i.e. AIR VBS on new 9380 in the daytime, while National Channel is on same overnight. Gone at 0200 check. Aoki claims it`s NC at 0100-0435 and // 9870, but the ultimate source of current Indian info, confirms it`s VBS on both during these hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 7 at 1251 songs from VOI, fair signal and even fair modulation! But still can`t tell whether lyrix in Indonesian or Japanese, nominal language during this hour. Seems second half or third third of most VOI external language hours are mostly-music. 1303 news in English, but too weak to follow now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9860, Sept 7 at 0112, VRII Spanish is undermodulated but quite an improvement over JBM 24 hours earlier; // 12025 is OK but more fluttery (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Sept 7 at 1200 UT, big buzz on carrier, with SAH of 38/minute = 0.63 Hz. Such behavior previously traced to XEGD in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, I thought, but then XE NA and sign-on for ``La Podorosa`` (not very), 90.3 and 700, which is XEGD, seems to be the understation beneath hum. The only other N/W Mexican on 700 is XEETCH, Navojoa, Sonora which we have also heard. Perhaps we should also suspect KHSE, TX Metroplex, the only nearby US station, otherwise unheard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710-, Sept 7 at 0150 UT, big het to 710.0 stations from the southwest, i.e. the usual sometimes-off-sometimes-on XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 790, Sept 7 at 1216 UT, mentions Radio Fórmula, presumably XENT in La Paz BCS, on 10 kW day power already (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 850, Sept 7 at 0145 UT, after rock in English, Spanish TC for 7:44, 21 grados C; then this-day-in-rock-history mentioning Pink Floyd et al. 0146 PSA for Chihuahua, ``más grande estado del país``, 0147 federal promo for `La Hora Nacional` Sunday at 10 pm; mentions Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin, FM 103.7 --- which chex as XHHEM, // 850 XEM Chihuahua city. Not much signal from KOA needing nulling, and oppositely, nothing at all heard from KFUO MO which in August was on until 0200 UT with organ music, etc. Now closing earlier? Official Denver sunset has advanced from 0200 UT in August to 0115 UT in September. KOA, of course, stays 50 kW ND day and night, for all the good that does them vs QRMexico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 870, Sept 7 at 1205 UT, XETAR, Guachochi, Chihuahua has just opened, M&W sharing sign-on duties in Spanish and Tarahumara, for 12-hour daytime; 1206 UT announcement with added echo effect; date as 7 de septiembre, 6:07 am, temp 14C. Always fun to hear this indigenous 10 kW daytime station which can get out well at SRS. Our sunrise today: 1208 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7375, Sept 7 at 0120, The Mighty KBC is back on Sept-May frequency ex-9925 via Nauen, GERMANY. Good but fluttery; 9925 was better last UT Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, Sept 7 at 0121, pirate narrative, good but some SSB ACI at first; talking about alarm clock, folded umbrella, driving me crazy, adventures on a date to a romantic restaurant, movie, rummaging in her purse for keys, mentions his companion has a WHYP verie letter; first-person-present stream of consciousness goes on and on past 0201 with occasional brief musical interludes, such as 0132 and 0140.

Is it a KIPM relay? Yes! Per numerous logs here until 0211* with ``KPIM`` typo as subject which kept repeating:,18405.0.html
Skipmuck says ``This would be a relay of Alan Maxwell's "The Saga of Wally Hyman" I believe!`` Or is it Hymen? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1170, Sept 7 at 1152 UT, KFAQ Tulsa is dozing on Sunday morning, dead air. Nulling carrier at 1153 UT, I can hear an XE with a federal PSA, but by 1158 KFAQ is remodulating. XERT in Reynosa, or XEMDA Monclova most likely; at least we know it`s not Colorado, USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Sept 7 at 1220 UT, dead air dominating from KGYN Guymon; another Sunday morning dozer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 3450, Sept 7 at 0201, very weak mix, but I hear an ESPN Radio, Enid ID, so it`s another external mixture involving my strongest local, KCRC 1390 --- with bigsig 4840 WWCR, which is 1390 kHz above 3450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Sept 7 at 0115, algo JBA, presumed RSO since it`s missing tonight from 9500. Or maybe not: during this hour CRI Chinese via Xian is also scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU. 9930, Sept 7 at 1227, gospel huxter in English, VG signal, but not WTWW --- it`s T8WH despite NW beam. Good thing WTWW BS is still on nite frequency 5085 until circa 1400; however on Sundays, T8WH runs until 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Sept 6 at 1245, V. of Turkey in English is very poor but audible, unlike usually; at 1303 `DX Corner` is mentioned in the combined opening & closing music, then multi-lingual ID filler for some 3 minutes; 1306 `Question of the Month` with its theme, but also unreadable. Anyhow confirms that this is an on-week for the fortnightly `DX Corner` which alternates with `Letter Box`, contrary to projexions in our DX/SWL/Media programs listing, now corrected, so there must have been a 1- or 3-week anomaly at some point (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U K [non]. 6135, Sept 7 at 0545, BBC Hausa via ASCENSION has het on lo side. Maybe BOLIVIA or BRAZIL is still on at least with carrier. R. Santa Cruz normally off just after 0200, but on 25 Aug, Claudio Galaz in Chile reported them at 0645 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13554-CW, Sept 7 at 0138, AZ beacon is barely readable, vs CODAR, from Oro Valley AZ. In this ``part 15 band`` avoid the center hash circa 13560 from industrial, scientific, medical, devices.

13565-CW, Sept 7 at 0139, K6FRC beacon is also barely readable, vs CODAR, from Patterson CA with one milliwatt as in my Aug 28 log with more info about it. Patterson is S of Modesto, E of San José (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7289.7, Sept 7 at 0154, CQ 40m AM from N7JW repeated a few times without answers. He`s James W Wilson in St George UT. There is usually some other hAM on 7295 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1737 monitoring: 5950 still off, so no WRMI airing at 0100 Sept 7. UT Sunday Sept 7 at 0125, KVOH is on 9975 with musical prélude, VG signal but some hum and undermodulation; usual opening procedure with program summary and WOR 1737 starting at 0130:50. Next: UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5109v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Sept 7 at 0108, WRMI is still off this frequency, waiting for repairs, so now remains the time to hear Bolivia on 5952.4 without ACI.

9955, Sept 7 at 1230, `Viva Okeechobee` has just started on WRMI; Jeff is reading items from the local newspaper about an ostrich farm which operates in NW Okeechobee county; frogs everywhere, little green ones; manufacture of tropical popsicles optionally alcoholic. 1138 on to mailbag: listener in California wonders why he`s hearing WRMI on 10925 and CRI on 8790. Jeff thinx it`s receiver spurs. Make those 2 x 450 kHz receiver IF mages below 11825, and 9690 CRI via Spain. Good signal on 9955 now but with some CCCCI from France via Taiwan, lite pulse jamming from Cuba, and some hum self-imposed as seems always to be on this and certain other WRMI transmitters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9840, Sept 6 at 1326, poor signal on WHRI, ``from the United States of America . . . to the entire world``, with usual annoying heavy het on lo side from always off-frequency Vietnam, measured by Wolfgang Büschel recently as 9839.848, listed as Indonesian currently, // 12019-, even more off-frequency --- it`s been this way forever, but WHRI blithely goes on despite it. Ditto 24 hours later; but at least this usage is Sat & Sun only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, Saturday Sept 6 at 1359, WINB is signing on, playing `Star Spangled Banner`, so kudos to the one US SW station which does this (altho we have caught them before talking over or cutting it short). This confirms WINB is still on 9265, despite mentioning defunct 13570 on their website which is never quite right and up-to-date. Also heard on 9265 Sunday Sept 7 at 1228 check; only on weekends starting this early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Sept 7 at 0109, WTWW still has BS on #3 transmitter here while #2 on 5085 is down. Meanwhile, WTWW-1, 9475 also has problems: cutting off and on the air, mostly off, Sept 7 at 0109-0111; still off at 0116 check; but at 0131 carrier on and stays on, now with modulation breakup during `Peace in the Valley` hymn in `Scriptures for America Music Showcase #79``, same at 0142.

5085, Sept 7 at 0546, BS is back on here with crackle, after WTWW-2 missing for several days; could it be the #3 transmitter on new frequency? Not on 12105 now, but #1 is on 5830 nominal. At 1636 Sept 7, 9930 BS is also reactivated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 12000.0, Sept 6 at 1324, VOV in Chinese is fair, and on-frequency unlike the Indonesian service consistently more than a kHz below nominal 12020 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also USA: WHRI

UNIDENTIFIED. 1521, Sept 7 at 0152, JBA het upon far-right talk from 1520 KOKC, surely the 2000 kW Sa`udi, so should I even pretend it`s unID? WRTH listings make it easy with *nothing* else on 1521 region 1 except: a 10 kW in Bahrain (whew, at least Duba is direxional away from there); a 5 kW in Spain (asking for trouble), and 70 watts in Great Britain (expecting coverage within a few feet only anyway) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)