venerdì 29 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 27-28, 2014

** ALBANIA. 9845, Aug 28 at 0130, R. Tirana poor with flutter in degraded propagation, but apparently without the modulation problems of last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Aug 28 at 0125, RNA is back here after missing for two nights, very excited announcer, maybe ballgame (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 14295, Aug 28 at 0128, R. Progreso, poor signal // 4765 of which this is the third harmonic. Tnx to tip from John Carson who was also hearing this in OK. Quite a bit weaker later. Only on circa 0030-0400 UT

12140, Aug 28 at 0130, JBA carrier from RHC 2 x 6070, vs CODAR. Propagation is generally degraded tonight

6000, Aug 28 at 0525 check, RHC English is AWOL again from this frequency only, but audiblizing 6005 BBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, August 28 at 0131, R. Cairo, Arabic music, fair with flutter, and constant whine

9315, August 28 at 0131, R. Cairo Spanish service, but open carrier, no modulation audible, poor signal level with flutter

11710, August 28 at 0132, R. Cairo Spanish is on making het with but much weaker than 11711- Argentina

12070, August 28 at 0133, R. Cairo Spanish, very poor signal for a change, with flutter, only humroar audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Aug 28 at 1025, R. Verdad fair signal going from Swedish to Japanese IDs; a little station which really appreciates the reach of shortwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9680, Aug 28 at 1033, Indonesian songs, VG with no QRM. Nice to hear RRI before the China radio war ruins the frequency after 1100. Much better than the so-called external service VOI on 9525.9, much weaker signal and very undermodulated during its supposed English hour. At 1107, RRI is still atop the CCCCCCI making only a SAH, but that`s built up to the usual horrible collision by 1300. Which domestic program is it on 9680? WRTH says Pro 4 (Proempat), educational and cultural (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 970, Aug 28 at 1103 UT, Mexican NA to full ID by XEJ, Juárez, ``La Jota Mexicana``, so they are antheming at 5 am local instead of 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NICARAGUA [and non]. 720, Aug 28 at 1042 UT, more than one Spanish station with WGN nulled as much as possible. One requests, ``oremos, oremos`` (let us pray x 2), so I suspect it`s R. Católica in Managua; 1046 a mention of ``fútbol mexicano``, so is that an XE or non? Then a Radio Católica ID in passing. Listed as 25 kW, YNA3RC. It`s rare here to hear any LA on MW beyond Mexico and Cuba.

Meanwhile the inimitable Órion Samuelson is on WGN talking with morning YL host, about going to some farm event in Decatur. She calls him twice ``Big O`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1270, Aug 28 at 0509 UT, Mexican music dominating and SHVA ID at 0510 UT as ``La Zeta 12-70 AM``, loops E/W while another with Spanish talk is in its null N/S. Same canned ID heard when I was awake at 1054 UT Aug 28. Zeta is of course KRVT Claremore OK (Tulsa market), not to be confused with ``La Que Buena`` format which moved to 1530 KXTD Wagoner, a daytimer cheating for a week all-night. 1270 is 5/1 kW U4, so legally on air at night, lobe to the WSW, but not a null toward Enid and Liberal like in the daytime. The other SS is KFLC Fort Worth, 50/5 kW U4. Zeta has rather negative connotations in the drug and gang world, but station must consider it positive? Googling on Zeta 1270 finds two others, WMIZ in Vineland NJ, and XEAZ in Tijuana (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, August 28 at 0147, very poor signal with music but presumed RSO`s frequency tonight, as not audible on 9500 or 15355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9870, Aug 28 at 0131, VOT Spanish // stronger 9770, and 9870 without the rapid cutouts of yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12788-USB, Aug 28 at 1015, tropical weather info including Hurricane Cristóbal [note accent!]; 1019 lists a bunch of frequencies but I`m not ready to copy; concerning some operational change? Then ID as NMN, Chesapeake, phone for comments 1-800-742-8519, out at 1021. However, this frequency is listed for NMG New Orleans, apparently simulcasting NMN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7457-USB, Aug 28 at 1318, AFF4NC is calling stations in Florida, vs VOA Korean 7460-AM. AFF4NC is: Howard Estes, State MARS Director North Carolina (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565 approx., Aug 28 at 0135-0141, JBA CW beacon K6FRC vs CODAR, DX-398 tuned to 13564-USB or 13566-LSB. So weak that I had to listen for 6 minutes to be fairly sure of all the characters, and fortunately find the K6FRC beacon was reported by someone in Arizona in April and May this year,16742.0.html

If this call correlate with a licensed ham, he is per ARRL lookup:
Shinn, Paul, K6FRC, Valley Springs, CA 95252 --- he does acknowledge it at offering QSLs by p-mail only. And refers to for info about and views of his beacons:

``K6FRC HiFer:
Patterson, CA
Power (E.R.P.)- 0.001 watts
Frequency- 13.565 MHz.``

That`s ONE MILLIWATT --- may well be the lowest-power station I have knowingly logged.
Thumbnail shows the antenna, but click on it and you see the transmitter box instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1735 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 27 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast.

WORLD OF RADIO 1736 monitoring: confirmed first airing UT Thursday August 28 at 0331 on WRMI webcast, and presumably 9955; also confirmed next airing at 1230 UT Thu Aug 28 on 9955 --- almost without CCI from France in Chinese via Taiwan, but that`s only because propagation is degraded; can still hear the SAH from it during brief WRMI fades from otherwise good level. However, from *1254.5 Taiwan carrier squeezes from 9950; and at 1255 an unknown strong carrier comes on 9954, also with some intermittent noise bursts, utility?

Awake earlier at 1109 Aug 28, I check 9955 and find it`s very poor, barely able to discern it`s `Frecuencia al Día` as scheduled on Thursdays. Same could happen to WOR on Tuesdays during same semihour when I usually sleep. Next WORs:

UT Friday 0326v on WWRB 3185 (we hope; off air last week but webcast)
Friday 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770 (so far repeating previous edition)
Sat 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
UT Sun 0100 on WRMI 5950 (maybe repeating previous 1735)
UT Sun 0131 on KVOH 9975
UT Mon 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 & 1430 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v

** U S A. 5850, Aug 28 at 1026, WRMI extra transmission tacked on to TruNews multi-hour broadcast, now with `European News Net`, good signal. Sked now shows for 5850 at 1015-1030: `EuNews Net` on Tue & Thu (Tue being a repeat of last week?); `Viva Miami` (or Okeechobee) M/W/F. Also Sat 1000-1030 `Wavescan` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 28 at 0133, can barely tell that WTWW-3 is on with very poor English signal in propagation disturbance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, Aug 28 at 0507 UT, open carrier/dead air from KIJN Farwell TX on the NM border, making usual fast SAH with on-frequency stations. Same at 1052 UT recheck. So KIJN thinx it`s more compliant with its daytime-only license, no longer modulating all-night? Not good enough (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1310, Aug 28 at 0525 UT, promo/ad for a local event in Madisonville, Hopkins County, area code 270- --- Therefore it is WTTL in western Kentucky, 1500/500 watts U2, dominating frequency at the moment. Night pattern major lobe is SSW, with a null toward us, so may have been on ND day pattern (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1722 UT August 28