lunedì 8 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 8, 2014

** EGYPT. 13850, Sept 8 at 0230, R. Cairo, fair with flutter, open carrier/dead air in multi-hour Arabic to North America.

9315, Sept 8 at 0233, R. Cairo open carrier/dead air, sôle frequency scheduled for this English sesquihour to North America, a bust

9965, Sept 8 at 0233, R. Cairo Arabic is undermodulated but not distorted, with ever-present whine; sked until 0400 for North America

** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, Sept 8 at 0243, ERTOpen is closed tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 12070, Sept 8 at 0231, poor signal with distortion, sounding rather like Cairo does before 0200 but weaker and supposed to be off after 0200; nor sure of language, not // 9965. Aoki shows at 0200-0230 is BBC Burmese via THAILAND at 355 degrees for northern Myanmar, but this isn`t that:

11880, Sept 8 at 0235, fair signal with flutter, YL talk in uncertain language; sounds like what I was just hearing on 12070, but not // --- or rather not synchronized but is same program with 12070 running about 1 second behind 11880 which is much better, mentions Iran. HFCC reveals 11880 is VIRI in Uzbek at 0220-0250 only, 500 kW, 18 degrees from Sirjan, but --- 12070 is not supposed to come on until 0250, VIRI in ``PRS``, lasting until 0620, 250 kW, 85 degrees from Kamalabad. Aoki clarifies it`s really Dari, not exactly Persian. So the 12070 transmitter was on way early carrying feed of previous service to Sirjan. Checking HFCC later, I see Uzbek 0220-0250 is also supposed to be on 7400 via Kamalabad. Maybe, altho I did not notice it when scanning across 7 MHz band circa 0244.

Further note: 12070 is supposed to be one of two revived Voice of Russia frequencies in English to North America, at 0200-0600, allegedly starting October 1, via Pet/Kam, so this stuff would be CCI. // 12010 will be crossed with Tinang during the first sesquihour. Maybe if reality, this would get sorted out better come B-14 four weeks later when Russia might go to a lower band for winter.

11660, Sept 8 at 0237, Qur`an, fair with flutter. HFCC shows VIRI Arabic at 0230-0530 (no `20s here), 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 540, UT Monday Sept 8 at 0258, odd language catches my ear, neither Spanish nor English but soon rather certain it`s Low German; signal dominating from WSW, and 0300 into Spanish ``La Ranchera de Paquimé`` XETX ID from Chihuahua, 5 kW, Grupo BM, and joining La Hora Nacional a bit late, I think. Often heard before but probably first time in LG; Nuevo Casas Grandes is near the US border beyond what I thought was the Mennonite area further south in Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6770-AM, Sept 8 at 0227, very poor signal but some broadcast intoned talk, presumably the old-time-radio pirate. I`m deliberately monitoring an hour later than habitual, to encourage more variety in my logs, and this is one I have not been hearing earlier lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9520 // much stronger 11955, UT Monday Sept 8 at 0240, RRI in Spanish with DX program, along with ``Popcorn`` theme music; mobile devices and social media info, contact addresses. 11955 is 307 degrees USward while 9520 is 245 to South America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA. 9500, Sept 8 at 0242, good signal in Farsi, listed as BBC via Kigali at 0230-0330; succeeding Oman sometimes here until 0200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15170, Sept 8 at 0253, Qur`an, fair with flutter, from BSKSA, supposedly not starting until 0300, 500 kW, 355 degrees from Riyadh but for closer targets than North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7455, Sept 8 at 0245, surprised to find Brother Scare on here instead of TruNews (which continues non // on 5850), and 7455 is now // 7570 et al. WRMI; feed mixup or change? 7455 with constant co-channel RTTY from wherever, which evidently has never played the NIB card against WRMI, nor does WRMI care about the QRM. Maybe Wiles did? The WRMI signal on 7455 is splashing out plus/minus 10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1737 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ, measured 5109.76-CUSB, starting a bit late from 0303.4 UT Monday Sept 8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Sept 8 at 0231, country hymn, good but fading now // solid 5085, so Ted Randall show has WTWW duplicating itself and keeping 12105 on beyond nominal 0200*; 5830, WTWW-1 is SFAW as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1690, Sept 8 at 0257 UT, Radio Disney ID and music, fading in and out, at the moment not much from WVON Chicago. Disney is Denver`s KDDZ Arvada CO, presumably only a few days left before divestiture. Will there be an hiatus, or immediate takeover by someone else? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0530 UT September 8