lunedì 24 novembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs November 23-24, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, Nov 24 at 0648, no spurs detectable from RNA which remains VG on 11780.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA. 21800, Nov 24 at 1406, Brother Scare on VP signal, as I had also heard Nov 21 after 1500, but not on Nov 22. Ivo Ivanov says ``Frequency change of Brother Stair via SPL Bulgaria: 1400-1653 NF 21800 SOF 050 kW / 306 deg to WeEu English, ex 9400.2, probably from the same very old Soviet transmitter from 1957 year, which aired test of Global 24 on November 22 0000-2400 on 9465 kHz`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers morning of Nov 24, 1445-1450: none in the 17s, 16s, 15s, 14s, 13s, 12s, 11s, so MUF must be suppressed, until:

10960, Nov 24 at 1449, CNR1 jammer, poor with heavy flutter, // 9825, 9680 & 9530, mixed with victims; none in the lo 9`s. 10960 cuts off at 1400:05.5*

7445, Nov 24 at 1456, CNR1 jammer, not synch with 9680, none in the 8s

7385, Nov 24 at 1456, CNR1 jammer, also running behind 9680 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11760, Nov 24 at 1350, open carrier/dead air from RHC, with CRI English audible underneath. That`s SE from Kunming at 12-14. 11860 is modulating RHC but with other CCI (V. of Wilderness, Korean via RVA Palauig, Philippines, 250 kW at 10 degrees) which Arnie has failed to evade; but 11950 is modulating RHC and clear. Still OC/DA on 11760 at 1403, 1448, but now there is something else JBA underneath. That would be ESE from Kamalabad, IRAN at 1420-1617 in Bengali, then English.

13740, Nov 24 at 1400, no signal from CRI English relay via Cuba; *1401 on with RHC in Spanish, 1402 switching to CRI English in progress; typical slopperation of RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 9395, Monday Nov 24 at 0643, RFI relay via Global 24 via WRMI, with report from Sierra Leone on school programs via radio (WTFK?), a variety of stations, apparently, established to compensate for schools being closed due to Ebola, and which are also reaching audiences beyond the children. G24 current sked shows RFI on Mondays at 06-07 UT only; other days of week sometimes additional hours. I think this is going to be standardized to one hour across the board. At this hour of night, G24 attains very good signal here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) More Global 24: USA

** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, Sunday Nov 23 a few minutes after 1900 UT, KOSU dumps off the air, during their `Sunday special` hour --- something different every week, and it`s still off three hours later. Back on at next check after 2300. Wonder what happened? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1748 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI 11580, Sunday Nov 23 at 2300. Also confirmed on Area 51 webcast and WBCQ 5109v-CUSB, UT Monday Nov 24 at 0401. Next:

Monday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
UT Wednesday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB (these might be audible in N America under wintry low-sun-angle conditions; hams please QRX)
Wednesday 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2200 on WBCQ 7490v-CUSB
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395

** U S A. 9395, Nov 24 at 1300 tune-in, Global 24 via WRMI with several requests for reports, 1301 Raoul introduces jazz, Ray Charles with ``Let`s Go Get Stoned``. BTW, Raoul is also the voice on the IDs. G24 was going to try a more westerly azimuth than 355 degrees today starting at this hour, hopefully to improve reception in the Great Center of North America. Unfortunately I did not wake up early enough to hear an antenna/transmitter switch, if there was one, at 1300 for comparison.

Now it`s possibly marginally, but not much, better than usual in the daytime, still with ACI from 9390 and 9400. At 1350 it`s still markedly weaker than the BS from Okeechobee on 7570 & 11825. At 1409 still jazz, but at 1450 talk, 1454 Universal Radio ad. Today`s schedule for Monday shows `Jazz from the Left` at 11-14, `Old Time Radio Drama at 14-15.

Next check at 1735, 9395 is only a JBA carrier, certainly no better than usual. Checking other WRMI frequencies: 9955 is only slightly stronger and unusable; 7570 with BS is poor but better than those; 11580 BS is fair; 11825 BS is good but not blasting. WWV says as of 1500 UT, K-index was 2, SF for yesterday was 178, and there have been and will be no storms. Yet propagation seems degraded at the moment.

I wonder if due to the 24/7 expense, G24 is running on half-power of 50 kW, which the WRMI transmitters can do if needed. Another drawback is lack of audio processing, boosting the modulation on some of the BS frequencies but not on most of the other transmitters. As the #1 client of WRMI, only the best for Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also FRANCE [non]

** U S A. 15610, Nov 24 at 1445, open carrier/dead air from WEWN. Almost --- still hear a weak tone of about 2 kHz, at first suspected to be het from off-channel V. of Tibet via Tajikistan, but none listed around here currently in Aoki and really seems to be on both sides of carrier, so something emitted by WEWN itself; 1447.6 program modulation cuts on during announcement about `Catholic Connexion` show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Nov 24 at 0705 UT, KRJO Monroe LA is playing Xmas music already, country-accented; and another one later. Not sure if it`s all-Xmas music. It`s before Thanksgiving yet, but in some other markets the radioed Xmas music started after Hallowe`en. Enough! Already (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9930, Nov 24 at 1453, fair signal with open carrier/dead air. Too weak to be WTWW-2 which is still mostly silent, unless maybe it`s the exciter only?

I would normally guess it`s T8WH PALAU, but supposedly active only on weekends and this is Monday. HFCC B14, however, shows HBN registered 24/7 in two segments: 1300-1430 at 345 degrees, 1430-1300 [sic] on 318 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1757 UT November 24