giovedì 11 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 9-10-11, 2014

** ARGENTINA. 11711-, Sept 10 at 0045, RAE poor signal with tango during Portuguese hour, but no het from anything on 11710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, Sept 10 at 0034, RNA in Portuguese with LAH CCI. RNA is still underpowered, surely not the full 250. Only other schedulee is CRI English via Kashgar, but unexpected for one of them to be off-frequency that much (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 10000, Sept 10 at 1228, once again I am hearing second-pips in between those from WWVH, i.e. some station is way off-time. At 1229, same pitch CW IDs from: BPM, undermixing with WWVH voice full ID minute (WWV JBA at this time). I am almost forced to conclude the ChiCom can`t tell time accurately and broadcast that failure to the world. Be more careful in navigating to the Moon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non. CNR1 jammers, Sept 10:
18990, Sept 10 at 1318, fair with flutter against RFA Tibetan via Kuwait; none in the 17s
16160, Sept 10 at 1318, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter, echo apart from 18990
15540, Sept 10 at 1321, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter, het on hi side, from V. of Tibet via Tajikistan as in Aoki at 1315-1340; also the usual inbanders on 15265, 15195, 15115; none in the 14s
13830 & 13795, Sept 10 at 1322, CNR1 jammers, very poor with flutter and //; none in the 12s, and only usual in banders in the 11s

19000, Sept 11 at 1354, het with the FRG-7 even-MHz birdie, chex as the Thursday-only RFA Tibetan via Kuwait frequency which must be jammed during this hour. No other CNR1 jammers 12-19 MHz except the 15 MHz inbanders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13740, Sept 10 at 0041, RHC is again off this frequency, but on 11760.

5040, Sept 11 at 0248, RHC in wrong language, English instead of Spanish, so // 6000 & 6165. Others really are in Spanish: 6060, 6070, 9810, 11670, [11760 off again], 11840, 13740.

6000, Sept 11 at 0547, RHC English is off again from this channel, but 0556 recheck carrier back on, and by 0603 rerecheck remodulating; see also MALI.

15370, Sept 11 at 1356, RHC AWOL from its normal 19m bigsig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Sept 10 at 0030, R. Cairo good with ME music, whine. Must have just missed the English sesquihour from 2300: that is the time to listen, rather than next broadcast at 0200 on 9315, which is barely/rarely modulated. Old program schedules showed different content rather than a total repeats, also the 2115 sesquihour to Europe differing. Is this still the case, if anyone could tell?

9315, Sept 10 at 0034, R. Cairo in Arabic suffering poor, distorted, undermodulation. ?? This frequency not supposed to open until 0045 in Spanish, per Aoki and HFCC. 

12070, Sept 10 at 0042, R. Cairo with extreme crackle and rumble, scheduled Arabic to Spanish at 0045

9965, Sept 11 at 0249, R. Cairo, Arabic music and whine

9315, Sept 11 at 0251, R. Cairo, fair signal but with distorted suppressed music modulation during scheduled English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420 & 9935, Sept 10 at 0110, no signals from ERTOpen; but both back on with Greek music, Sept 11 at 0249 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. Lots of weak carriers on 60m mostly matching the AIR spectrum, Sept 11 at 1246: 4750, 4760 [no 4763 today], 4800, 4810, 4820 (2), 4840, 4880, 4895, 5010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 5995.0, Sept 11 at 0547, carrier is on, presumably ORTM about to sign on, reception facilitated by absence of 6000 Cuba, but it`s spoiling again by 0556. Mali frequency matches 5980 Vatican, 6005 BBC, 6030 Martí, not offset + like the weak carrier I was getting earlier around 0100, so maybe that is yet something else altho nothing scheduled; such as a mixing product (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Channel A2 analog video, 55.25 MHz give or take, Sept 9 at 2058 UT, some weak signal fades in and out, as I keep the snow blowing in hopes of some random meteor scatter DX; better luck at 2133 UT, when a signal is in for a couple seconds, long enough to recognize the italic-2-in-oval Grupo Pacífico bug upper-right with XHI-TV below it, i.e. Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Since there is another XHI-TV on channel 2, note this from

``NEW TIP FROM MIKE PERRON: Mike's research indicates that most-likely XHI Los Mochis has "XHI-TV" below the "2" logo, whereas XHI Cd Obregón does not have the calls below the "2" logo. Unfortunately, during the time Los Mochis relays Cd Obregón, neither station has the calls below the "2" logo. Thanks, Mike.

XHI-2 Los Mochis is not a full-time relayer of XHI-2 Cd Obregón, Sonora, in spite of what other sources say. Therefore, check the program schedules and live video streams on the Pacifico site.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1738, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 9605-AM, Sept 11 at 0301, Station YHWH, anti-Christ, pro-Yahweh pirate is on, fair with fading, usual punchy but lo-fi speech audio. Had not been on a few minutes earlier. This seems to be a regular frequency and time for it now, judging from other reports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Sept 9 at 2010 UT tune-in to KOSU for NPR All Things Considered, open carrier/dead air! Finally cuts on without apology at 2018 UT. Losing modulation is one problem: another is no one at the station paying attention to the output to bring it right back. Such outages happen periodically at KOSU. Crazy/smart, indeed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 9500, Sept 10 at 0032, RSO is on proper frequency tonight, Qur`anish music, fair-good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980+, Sept 10 at 0025 tune-in, JBA carrier slightly on the hi side, just like R. Chaski used to be; it`s further above 5980 than CRI/CUBA 5990, but less above 5980 than Itatiaia is above 5970, i.e. 3 different het pitches on BFO at 10 kHz steps. Lately others have been reporting it on the air again at other dayparts, so I am tracking it too. As I bandscan elsewhere on the DX-398, I keep 5980 on the PL-880 with sufficient reelout antenna aclipped, just in case it dump off at an unexpected time.

By 0056 there is some music audible vs the storm noise level, keeps going past 0100+. Finally cuts off at 0110:39*, so looks like the previous precession progression before the hiatus has resumed rather than a reset. Last time I heard it was Aug 19 until cutoff at 0108:28.5, which was 131.5 seconds earlier, 22 days ago, so that = 5.98 seconds later per day; I would have expected closer to 5.83 as in previous long-term averages (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1738, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


** U S A. 13558-CW approx., Sept 10 at 0041, AJO and long dash from HIFER beacon in Ajo, Arizona, JBA, but no doubt about ID copy. Do the Anglocals pronounce the town as in Spanish, meaning garlic, or AY-JOE? Such questions hardly arise in the CW world (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1738, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 14265-USB, Sept 11 at 1359, W6B in Los Ángeles making quick but not totally pointless contacts with KK4PIB and other US stations, no doubt working for certificates, as it`s the annual ``Route 66 On the Air`` Special Event thru Sept 14, involving 20 other stations from Santa Mónica to Chicago, all with 1x1 calls like this thru W6U. W6B is bigsig but off-frequency! Supposed to be on 14266, get it? Like on all other bands except 18 MHz. Details at
Yes, this info is really from last year; their website is incompletely updated, but maybe it`s all the same. Nothing on 7266 around 1400 Sept 11, but algo JBA on 21266 (or 21265?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1737 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI, 9955, starting at 1315.5 UT Wednesday Sept 10 after a gh ID at 1315.0. By the end at 1344 there is some pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie!

Also confirmed amid 1737 at 2115 check on WBCQ 7490 webcast. Presumably played one more time on 9955, UT Thursday Sept 11 0330, as 1738 was not quite ready by then.

WORLD OF RADIO 1738 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI, 9955, Thursday Sept 11 after 1230 mostly atop the France-via-Taiwan CCCCI, but no het and no jamming; just some hum out of Okee itself. Next:

Thursday 2330 on WRMI, 11580, NEW; may not be latest edition
UT Friday 0326v on WWRB, 3185
Friday 2130 on WRMI, 7570 & 15770; may not be latest
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0100 on WRMI, 5950, if repaired; may not be latest edition
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH, 9975
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5109v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI, 9955
Wednesday 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1315 on WRMI, 9955
Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ, 7490
Podcasts and on-demand also available via:
and full schedule including webcasts, satellite, AM & FM:

** U S A. 5950, Sept 10 at 0027, WRMI is still silent on this frequency; hope it`s back by Sept 14 for WOR at 0100 Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Sept 11 at 0251, no signal from WBCQ. Larry Will explains that Good Friends Radio Network quit WBCQ as of Sept 6, formerly on 9330, 5110, and 7490 during limited hours. That also explains why 5110 was off when last I checked. Also says no more Allan Weiner Worldwide reruns on 5110 weeknights at 0000 (weren`t those at 0100? But not shown on previous schedule). See revised schedule via
which however still shows WORLD OF RADIO Thursdays at 2100 as well as Wednesdays.

Larry also says that from Oct 1, Brother Stair is totally off WBCQ 7490 and 15420! What happened? But already removed from above schedule. Opens up a lot of available airtime on all those frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Sept 9 at 2002, WTWW-3 is back to Bibling in Portuguese, with Brother Scare back on WTWW-2, 9930 only. If they had any loyal listeners in Portuguese, those must have been wondering what the inferno is going on with Brother Scare in his fraxured English appearing unpredictably instead. Furthermore, 9475, WTWW-1 is off, so no SFAW on any transmitter despite being the #1 priority?

12105, Sept 10 at 0028, BWW in Russian for the Muscovite insomniax; 5085 with BS, and WTWW-1 is still off 9475, not on 5830 either; however at 0033, 9475 is back on with PPP. May be intermittent.

12105, Sept 10 at 0531, poor signal now but still on with TOM, non-BS, then BS himself and // 5085 and not synch 11825 WRMI.

12105, Sept 11 at 0552, I can recognize the dulcet tones of Brother Scare, despite signal now down to very poor level from WTWW-3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505+, Sept 10 at 0106, WRNO back on with usual nasty buzz, after AWOL 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, Sept 10 at 0107, KJES is on tonight, responsive catechisms in English. Aoki continues to list this hour erroneously as Spanish, with English not until 0200-0230* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 880, Sept 11 at 0246 UT, gospel huxter from E/W making SAH of 260/minute = 4.33+ Hz against KRVN to the north. I`m rechecking this since 48 hours earlier I assumed this was KLRG in Arkansas, but Todd Skaine in MN, 47 hours earlier was getting KHAC in AZ, also a known cheater. It also has the distinxion, as KAZ points out, of modulating on upper sideband only, and sure `nuff the signal I am getting now has no LSB component; good at peaks, 0253 UT outroing Luís Palau program in English with 1-800-ASKLUIS phone; 0255-0259 SRN ``news``; 0259 ID as KHAC Window Rock, weather for there, Gallup NM (low: 40) and the Navajo Res out to Tuba City; ``thank you for listening to KHAC ---`` into hymn in English; now I can detect a bit of that, much weaker on LSB than USB, but may be the DX-398`s doing. We are wondering if lacking LSB is a defect or deliberate employment of the Kahn Powerside System; there is nothing on 870 nearby needing protexion. But here
 it should give WCBS a better chance on 880-LSB. While KHAC has more punch on USB than with plain old DSB AM.

Recheck at 0559 UT Sept 11, same weather minute repeats and KHAC ID adds ``part of the Western Indian Network, the Voice of Hope``. Anyhow, this surely sounds like 10 kW day power rather than licensed 430 watts night, both non-direxional. Supposed to be on night power in Sept between 0115 and 1245 UT. COL: Tse Bonito NM, and the site is barely in NM. Dennis Gibson, ABDX, looked into KHAC`s history of several frequency changes: originally in 1961y applied for 630, but came on in 1967y on 1300, in 1979y to 1110, and since 1989y on present 880 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 900, Sept 10 circa 1915 UT check on caradio, KSGL Wichita KS is still inaudible instead of customary 250-watt daytime groundwave. Terry at KSGL replied Sept 8, ``thanks for the update [as of Sept 5]. Our engineer is going to see what he can find out`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1120, Sept 10 at 0054 UT, KMOX mixed with another station in English, preacher?, making slow SAH of 26/minute = 0.43+ Hz; 0104 UT recheck, only KMOX. Don`t see how it could be anything but KTXW Manor TX, yet still haven`t got an ID. Its September sunset is supposed to be 0030 UT for pattern switch and power reduxion from 5600 to 155 watts; only in April is 0100 UT the proper time. No sign of KEOR Tulsa Spanish now; only other nearby 1120 is KLIM in Limón, Colorado, but listed in last year`s NRC AM Log as silent since 2002! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1580, Sept 10 at 0548 UT, ID immediately upon tune-in as ``KREL, Colorado Springs, all sports all the time``, and back into Fox Sports One. It`s ND day and night, but night power supposed to be only 140 watts instead of 10 kW day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 9670, Sept 10 at 1232, ``The Voice Asia`` IDs in English repeated several times amid Hindi, poor signal, confirming that this 11-14 UT service has moved from 9660, where it`s still listed in Aoki, altho I first reported it on 9670 August 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search, Sept 10 at 1155 UT: JBAs on 774 and 828, i.e. surely the NHK Japans. My neighbor near Perry OK, Richard Allen also had 774 at 1051-1059 same date, poor to fair, on his ultralight Tecsun radios, but with souped-up ferrite antennas. He did not say he got any audio, but FSL promoter Gary DeBock congratulated him on ``his first TP audio of the new season`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 900, Sept 11 at 0558 UT, beeswarm-noise looping WSW/ENE; probably a Mexican just signed off but open STL still being relayed. XEDT in Chihuahua the prime and only suspect in that direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4763.0, Sept 10 at 1158-1203+, open carrier but no modulation audible, still there at 1223; wonder if one of the peripheral Indians off-frequency from 4760? Ron Howard says he did not notice it. I also have weaker carriers on 4760 and 4750 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15757-USB, Sept 10 at 0049, fair 2-way signals in colloquial Spanish, laughing, cambios, discussing putas, as often the case with these intruders; presumably symptoms of extreme machismo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1723 UT September 11