sabato 27 giugno 2015

Glenn Hauser logs June 24-25, 2015

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11730-11755 approx., June 25 at 0541, RNA/RNB crackling spur from 11780.0 is worse and wider than usual spreading across this range; also audible around 11710, 11815.

6180, June 25 at 0547, poor signal in French, i.e. VOA via SAO TOMÉ, 0530-0630 M-F, and no trace of RNA/RNB, which I do occasionally hear at other nighttimes, weakly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, June 24 at 0540, CFRX in clear during M&W talk about treating dogs as if they were human children, and no CCI from VATICAN. Here at midsummer, maybe it`s finally too far into the dayside, and perhaps assisted by major geomagnetic storm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. As expected in my previous log, 12365-USB is on the air again with someone very excited about something, presumably the silly football game of Chile vs alguien, scheduled to have started at 2330 UT, and heard at 0046 UT June 25 with a poor signal; I think these things last a bit more than two hours each (Glenn Hauser, OK, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS [non]. 9955, Wed June 24 at 1304, FG Radio via WRMI reading a story set in London, but not the same Robert Louis Stevenson as last week; anyhow, if there was any European news, it`s already done with (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 11580, June 24 at 0105 check, WRMI has resumed relaying RFI in English rather than fill music 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1779, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255, June 25 at 0602, VON poor in Hausa, but no echo heard this time, and // synchro with 9690- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 24 at 0104, carrier with some music modulation until autocutoff at 0104:25.5* which is 50 seconds later than last log 8 days earlier at 0103:35.5 on June 16; averaging 6.25 seconds later per, right on track. I`m taking a quick break from the FM DX pouring in all day from Mexico, from Arizona and soon, Ohio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PUNTLAND. 13800, June 24 at 1305, looking for R. Puntland, reported reactivated yesterday by Antonello Napolitano, Italy, but no signal. Propagation unfavorable. Wolfgang Büschel would get an open carrier here an hour later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 13800, June 25 at 0538, R. Dabanga stingers, poor, no jamming; 11645, June 25 at 0540, also poor, with tone jamming JBA still on 11650. Same situation as for several weeks now on 11645/11650, but you never know whether there will be jamming on 13800. By this final semihour, both frequencies are via VATICAN instead of Madagascar. While ironically, Vatican gets to use MADADASCAR, with much better signal in Portuguese on 13765, likewise NHK in French on 13840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1778 monitoring: confirmed Wed June 24 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, sufficient, no jamming. Also confirmed Wed June 24 at 2100 on webcast of WBCQ 7490.

WORLD OF RADIO 1779 monitoring: confirmed Thu June 25 at 2100 on WRMI, 7570; presumably first airing was earlier at 1130 on 9955. Next:
2130 UT Friday WRMI 15770
2130+UT Friday WRMI 7570
0630 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1430 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0315vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Sunday WRMI 15770
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 11580
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5110v Area 51 [last week only until 0304 on SW]
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
1100 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955
0630 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
1315 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
1430 UT Wednesday HLR 7265-CUSB
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v

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** U S A. 15660, June 24 at 1309, WWCR wide distorted spur from 15825 centered about here, as fundamental is getting a sporadic E boost; by 1331 I find that TV channels 2-5 are full of CCI, presumably Mexican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1280, June 25 at 1248 UT, KSOK, Ark City KS is back on the air, ad for an arborist in its Cowley County, Davis Tree Service, 316 area code. Might have been back the day before when I was tied up with Mexican FMDX; had been off since at least June 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1600, June 25 at 1251 UT, some Vietnamese is about to fade out, i.e. skywave from KRVA The Metroplex TX, a sesquihour after sunrise; only other remnant is Spanish on 1440, KTNO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 21540, June 25 at 0543, only signal on band is very poor with continuous jazz piano music, fading in and out. Could it be RRI? No, same music continues past 0555 when RRI would be signing off. Only thing in Aoki on 21540 is Kuwait starting at 1000; in HFCC starting at 1215. At 0600 there is a pause during which I can`t hear any announcement, but it`s very weak; 0600.8 the same music resumes. 0603 it seems to have gone off, but now I have a JBA carrier on 21550, talk? 0604, 21540 is back on, 0605 music, same piano jazz. So someone must be testing. 21550 is scheduled for IBB Tinang in Tibetan from 0600, so either that or CNR1 jamming. Meanwhile I was not getting anything on 21690, the usual only nightmiddle signal on 13m, RFA Tibetan/Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Note: I am still working on compiling my huge mostly Mexican FM/TV DX logs of June 23-24, which is taking as long as the Es DX opening itself; and will be posted separately ASAP (gh)

This report dispatched at 0107 UT June 26