sabato 20 dicembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs December 19-20, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Dec 20 at 0632, distorted music spurs from 11780.1 RNA/RNB are still audible. Finally we have reports of these from two others:

Wolfgang Büschel: ``And for the first time noted some spurious outlet of 11780 kHz RNA Brasília unit, as reported often by Glenn Hauser before. See \\

11780.172 kHz not real carrier visible on screen, somewhat scrambling
signals 'seen'. S=9+10dB or -65dBm via SDR installation in northern Alberta Canada. Singer about alegria and corazon [sic]. Two small spurs with scratching audio of RNA 11780 seen in 11741-11749 and 11811-11819 kHz range``. Date and time not given, but seemingly circa 0645 UT Dec 20.

Daniel Wyllyans, Nova Xavantina MT, Brasil, HCDX: ``11745 e 11815 kHz, 13/12 2045, Rádio Nacional da Amazônia com espúrios fora de faixa, já em 11780, Om cxs 45444 DW, Tecsun PL 660 Antena Long wire letra T insolada, somente nas pontas 20 M por 10 M de altura`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9200, Dec 19 at 1435, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter. No others now in the low-9`s.

9495, Dec 20 at 1459, good open carrier/dead air, then a few seconds before 1500, both CNR1 jammer and IBB Mandarin via SAIPAN cut on at exactly the same time making the usual mess (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910, Fri Dec 19 at 0543, HJDH music is atop the TWR music-box IS via AUSTRIA, about to start its Polish broadcast toward Poland; making fast SAH. After this, will not have to contend with such CCI again until Monday Dec 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Dec 20 at 0635, RHC is OFF! Obviously the station has no further raison d`être now that all of Los Cinco have been repatriated! Oh, shux, the other four English frequencies are still on as usual, 6100, 6060, 6000, 5040. What are they going to fill 95% of the programming with now?? See also UNIDENTIFIED 6161 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISLE OF MAN. 24981-USB, Dec 20 at 1536, Alex, GD6IA making numerous contacts with US stations. All about him, his strict QSL policy and the IOM here [NOT IN THE UK!!!]:

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1520, Dec 19 at 0645 UT, KOKC OKC is still OFF, as noted earlier at 0224 UT. Uncovers only very weak unknown signals, one of which sounds like Spanish music looping NW/SE. I instantly think of Barranquilla, Colombia, HJLQ, R. Minuto, but I suppose it would be more like a clock now.

Would you believe WRTH 2015 lists *14* Colombians on 1520? Only two of which, this and Bogotá, are as powerful as 5 kW. This rare situation is one where I do wish I had more antenna gain. Besides the usual hand-held DX-398 for MW DXing, I also try the FRG-7 with its E-W longwire at the bottom of the SW range.

As I doze past 0700 UT, KOKC cuts back on at *0703 UT amid ad in CBS News, 0705 UT KOKC ID with 103.1 FM (250 watts on FM, so who cares about a measly 50,000, or rather 12,500 watts on AM?), weather, rejoin `Red Eye`, 0706 UT cuts off again, and I QRT. Next check at 1358 UT, KOKC is back on 1520 when it may matter a bit more in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15550, Dec 20 at 1522, heavy CCI among WJHR USB gospel huxter, R. Tamazuj Arabish talk via VATICAN, and tone jammer from SUDAN itself; 1530 on to R. Dabanga. 48 hours earlier, WJHR was alone.

Dan Sheedy, CA, agrees, ``Tamazuj-15550 started at 1530 today (18 Dec.) and way out of synch with 13800 as well`` and ``SUDAN [non] 15550 R. Tamazuj (via SMG) *1500+ 19 Dec. Back on at regular time after goofing off on 18 Dec. until 1528 (Dan Sheedy, Moonlight Beach, CA PL606 'barefoot')`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1752 monitoring: confirmed Friday Dec 19 at 2130.5 on WRMI 7570 & 15770, good on both. Next:
Sun 0200 on WH2XDE-1 Victor NY 1750 kHz
Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395

** U S A. 9395, Fri Dec 19 at 1505, Global 24 via WRMI again misses `Democracy Now`, instead Bach fill music. Signal is again generally fair in the daytime, very good late at night.

9395, Sat Dec 20 at 1456, outro Wanda Landowská performance on `Classical & Beyond` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555, Dec 19 at 0641, NO signal from WEWN Spanish, as one of their three transmitters is again down. Still weakly audible on 11520 & 11870. Almost 24 hours later, Dec 20 at 0634, 7555 is back on with VG signal about what else? misericordia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15150, Dec 20 at 1525, wild S Asian music, alternating vocal and flutish; 1528 ID in unknown language as Adventist World Radio, so it`s the scheduled Punjabi via Nauen, GERMANY until 1529* We are indeed indebted to AWR for preserving music of countless cultures while going about converting targets to their particular Christian sect (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Dec 20 at 0707 UT I rouse from dozing since my final bandscan has stopped here for some nice steady Spanish music, unfamiliar but probably religious. Break mentions ``Centro Sana``?? or something like that, says Spanish programming is from 6 de la tarde hasta 6 de la mañana ``en esta estación``.

It loops WSW/ENE, and is a very steady signal, really no fading propagationally or from SAHs; yet copy is not easy as the modulation is rather muddy with cutouts in the produxion, bad mixing of music beds.

After a bit more music, piece is cut off for adstring starting at 0710 UT. This goes on and on and on and on, as I vainly keep listening for music to resume. Clues soon pile up that this is the station in the Phœnix AZ market: Numerous ads with 602-AC phone numbers, food priced in libras, La Fiesta Restaurante y Tortellería en Avondale AZ; 0716 UT something in Mesa with a 480-AC phone; 0719 UT Frank`s Barber Shop (but still in Spanish); 0720 UT maybe canned ID, plugging J.C., postal address in Phoenix. 0722 UT repeat announcement about Spanish hours en esta estación de lunes a viernes [but this is now sábado]. 0723 UT ad with echo SFX mentioning pecados, vida eterna, etc. 0727 oración from; 0728 FINALLY a song, or rather hymn after 18 MINUTES OF ADS. Good night!

At some point I did hear some call letters go by, which match the listing of: KXXT, Tolleson AZ, U5, 15000/250 watts, Family Values Radio. Day pattern is circular, tangent eastward, no doubt also day power now in the nightmiddle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6161-SSB, Dec 20 at 0636, weak 2-way in colloquial Spanish, wasting no time occupying bandwidth of silent RHC 6165, but now with a het from the 6160 CKZ`s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15573-SSB, approx., Dec 19 at 1420, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, one stronger than the other and with lots of background `engine` noise. KBSWR ``North American`` service on 15575 is a joke, not even enough carrier to het this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 29620-NFM, Dec 20 at 1547, some repeater has strong rock steady signal but rather useless. I hear 2-tones hi/lo periodically, occasional distorted Spanish breaking thru, ``ola prueba``, but mostly fragmentary and distorted; hums. Carrier occasionally drops off. A weak Morse ID goes by once and I miss it. This list
has 42 North American repeaters on this frequency; however, considering the skip distance I`d guess the most distant, W1OJ in Boston MA. This older list has countless more around the world:

This report dispatched at 1853 UT December 20