martedì 23 dicembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs December 22-23, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Dec 22 at 0619, RNA 11780.1 distorted spurs are still audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming, lots showing up morning of Dec 22 in 11-14 MHz range, as a propagational window coöperates, but not 14-19 MHz:

11605, Dec 22 at 1501, CNR1 jammer has just started against Taiwan in Cantonese; carrier from one of them was already on at 1421

12560, Dec 22 at 1424, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter
10960, Dec 22 at 1425, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter
11430, Dec 22 at 1425, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter
11500, Dec 22 at 1426, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter
10870, Dec 22 at 1427, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter
12910, Dec 22 at 1427, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter
12870, Dec 22 at 1427, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter
13130, Dec 22 at 1428, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter
13530, Dec 22 at 1428, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter; none higher

** CUBA. 15230, Dec 22 at 0622, RHC Spanish is still on here and propagating fairly. After two weeks, we still get the ICRT intercept when trying to reach --- yet by Google searching, and then employing Google translate, we get to the frequency schedule page,
which I assume is from an earlier cache (whatever happened to easy access to caches in Google searches??). Anyhow, this indeed shows 15230 (only) on the air in Spanish until 0700. But it still does NOT show 11950 on the expanded schedule we`ve been hearing, past 1400, and around 2100 --- just 12-14 & Mesa Redonda at 00-01 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965.35, approx., Dec 23 at 0112, R. Cairo, good signal with music, Arabic service

9860, Dec 23 at 0117, R. Cairo in Spanish, hum, suppressed muffled mod

12035, Dec 23 at 0128, R. Cairo Spanish, extremely distorted but good signal level, // 9860

13620, Dec 23 at 0128, two stations, maybe one Firedrake, and neither seems // 12035. This might be the current third frequency for Cairo`s Spanish service, as listed in Conexión Digital at 0045-0200; but at 0100-0200 IBB Kuwait in Tibetan is also on 13620, thus surely jammed. Other Cairo possibilities HFCC listed: 11670, 11710, 12080. They did start the B-14 season on 12080 instead of 11710, but not heard for several weeks (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, Dec 23 at 0117, with BFO, carrier is detectable in huge sidebland splash of 9930 WTWW Xmas music, so must be ERTOpen. At 0201, WTWW is off, and now I can clearly hear the motorboating atop the ERT IS // clear 9420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1170, Dec 23 at 0136 UT, hoarse Spanish gospel huxter conversing with a better-voiced one, surprisingly dominant N/S with KFAQ Tulsa E/W easily nulled, except for a SAH of 112/minute = 1.87 Hz. Must be XERT Reynosa, Tamaulipas, supposedly a 5 kW daytimer. I am also getting Spanish on 1190, and from the San Juan/McAllen station on 1210. Conditions rather auroral.

At 0142, 1170 talkers say they are ``ubicado a 1868 Norte Raúl Longoria, aquí en San Juan, Texas`` [not Tejas, where there are no 1170s at all]. San Juan is the closest trans-riverian town to Reynosa. Plug special Wed service at 7 pm (Xmas eve), more info from 956-702-3211 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. UNIDENTIFIED, 1190, Dec 23 at 0144, Spanish discussion of navidad and niños, while I am getting 1170 XERT and 1210 KUBR; dominant N/S but with fast SAH. Could be Contacto 1190, Monterrey, previously logged, or XEWK Guadalajara; Tampico, or Orizaba, but my first choice would be cultural XEXQ San Luis Potosí which once upon a time was on SW 6045 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1220, Dec 23 at 0146, Spanish from N/S, YL chatter mentions Antena Radio, i.e. an IMER station so I check 1570 XERF for //, and so it is, except XERF is running about a semisecond behind, satellite feed delay. So 1220 of course is XEB in the DF, allegedly 100 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Dec 23 at 0109, XEPPM is JBM in Spanish; what a pity when they have a clear frequency and Brasil is no longer blasting on 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Dec 22 at 0619, no signal from RNZI as I tune in, then it cuts on a few seconds later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 6090-, on the lo side, Dec 22 at 0620, ANGUILLA is off again, and now I am hearing some very distorted talk, language uncertain. Also some pulse jamming from Cuba, worse on the lo side. Presumed FRCN Kaduna, which has been reported by others in DXLD 14-51 with such modulation: Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal, 6089.9 at 2218 13 Dec, ``soremodulada, áudio de má qualidade``; and Wolfgang Büschel, Germany, 6089.858 circa 0600 Dec 15. And which WRTH 2015 lists as the only remaining Nigerian regional still active on SW (7275 Abuja is irregular/inactive, not reported in ages; it used to be JBM anyway). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Dec 23 at 0103, JBA carrier until cutoff at 0104:28*, so now I`m sure it`s R. Chaski rather than CCI from BBC/UAE which is on until 0200. Tnx to Daniel Wyllyans, Nova Xavantina, Mato Grosso, who checked Dec 14 and found it went off around 0103. Now we may expect the cutoff time to continue precessing at the previous rate of approx. 5.83 seconds later per 24 hours; until reset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 11605, Dec 22 at 1421, open carrier past 1431, 1458; finally at 1501 in Chinesish with CCI. Must have been CBS Cantonese service from 1500 and jammed, 250 kW, 205 degrees from Tainan, but carrier on the air much earlier. Or could have been the CNR1 carrier? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1752 monitoring: confirmed on webcast of Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110- CUSB, UT Monday Dec 22 at 0401. Also confirmed Monday Dec 22 at 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395. Next:
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, Monday Dec 22 at 1504, Global 24 again misses `Democracy Now`, instead playing a song, fill music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730, Dec 23 at 0107, WRMI with gospel huxter in English, much stronger than // 9955, and with no jamming. R. Slovakia International, English follows at 0130, sports fragment at 0159, and `Historias de Radio` at 0200, by when 9955 is a total loss to jamming despite lack of exile programming.

WRMI`s latest schedule shuffle put two hours, at least, of the RMI 9955 programming, also on 7730, at 0100-0300. Besides RSI at 0130-0159 Tue-Sat, I`ll pick out the non-religious programming included:

UT Mon 0145 Viva Miami, 0200 Blues R Int`l; 0230 Rock Radio Revival
UT Tue 0200 Historias de Radio, 0230 Frecuencia al Día
UT Wed 0200 Trova Libre, 0245 Viva Miami
UT Thu 0200 Wavescan
UT Fri 0100 Acontecer Venezolano, 0200 Antena DX, 0230 Blues R Int`l
UT Sat 0115 Echo of Europe; 0230 Wavescan

Altho aimed 222 degrees from Okee, which is close to off-the-side from here, 7730 is markedly better than 9955, altho not a bigsig like 7570, 7455 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5109.76 approx., CUSB, UT Tue Dec 23 at 0110, I find that WBCQ is active with some dense instrumental rock music; not // 7490 and 9330 is off. 0114 announced as ``the first broadcast of Electro Space``, to be monthly; write radio @

Says will continue to broadcast monthly as long as there is an interested audience. Only fair signal and hard to copy the music announcement details or enjoy the music which I would have with a better signal. Rechecked periodically on the PL-880 while I am bandscanning on the DX-398:

0121 some synthetic voices, ``Electro Space`` and 5 tones repeated several times, then adding more tonal variations. 0141 back-announce music, asking for reports again if listening on SW or internet. Next: All I Need, by a French(?) group, Wicked Eyes by ---; Electro Space with --- (DJ name, but can`t copy), on WBCQ. 0151, another ID, address, this time plus postal to Nelson Abby(?), P O Box 225, East Jordan MI 49727; 0158 Jingle Bells; 0159 AW`s promo for airtime on WBCQ and 0200 sign-off with classical music.

A few weeks ago we heard Allan promoting cheap airtime on 50 kW 5110 for pirates to broadcast safely and legally, so this may be one of them. But I found him only by chance, and it`ll be a long 31-day wait until the next appearance (maybe). It`s not on the 5110 schedule at
nor is anything at all from Mon thru Thu. Better keep an ear on 5110 every evening for whatever else may show up without notice.

Aha, trying we get forwarded to
So there`s the DJ, Nelson Ogden, and he says there will be another 5110 broadcast Thu Dec 25 at 11 pm Eastern = 0400-0500 UT Fri Dec 26.

Reports wanted but he does not QSL; no podcasts, but streaming only during the SW broadcast (not working tonight, however). Is also on Facebook and a few reports already there; where also says:

``We don't have podcasting rights for the music on this show, but I'll post a link to a recording of the show for those that couldn't hear us on the radio:``
So I do start listening to Electro Space there. Tnx for the show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0443 UT December 23