lunedì 29 giugno 2015

Glenn Hauser logs June 26-27-28, 2015

** BRAZIL. 11600, June 27 at 0540, crackling spur // 11780, RNA/RNB is weak but audible way down here. Also: 11636, CCI to WHRI; 11672 some JBA crackle, in addition to the usual closer spots approx. 11708, 11744, 11816, while 11780 itself is distorted. This makes them approx. 36 kHz apart. No such panoply matching on the higher side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, June 27 at 0544, RHC is unEnglish since it`s open carrier/dead air while the remainder of The Cuban Five overkill, 5040, 6000, 6060 and 6165 are nominally modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 13850, June 27 at 0539, R. Cairo, good signal in un-Arabic since it`s open carrier, dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. NTSC Analog channel A2, 54-60 MHz, i.e. 55.25 MHz video carrier plus/minus 10 kHz, June 27 at 1425 turn-on finds novela with Televisa-2 net star bug in lower-right; wasn`t expecting it since no sign of Es on HF, such as boosting 15825 WWCR. Tho sporadic E areas are broader at HF than at VHF, that is of course 90 degrees off the direxion of Mexico, more or less. A bit more CCI during the next hour but nothing significant develops in TV DX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, June 28 at 0140, poor signal with music, only sign of activity on the pirate band this Saturday night. Numerous logs here, all from east of the Mississippi except one in Minnesota, say it was Radio Free, Whatever, from 0047 to 0215:,22329.0.html
I do sometimes detect a carrier on 6770 from oldtime radio pirate

** OKLAHOMA. Earthquake report: June 27 at 1633:02 UT, brief shaking of my chair and the floor under it. But this did not reach the 2.5 threshold set for my USGS quake roster; come on, frackers, you can do better than that! However, there was one earlier quite close which I did not feel:
3.0 19km NE of Enid, Oklahoma 2015-06-27 13:03:03 UTC 5.0 km deep
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, June 28 at 0144 UT I am remonitoring KETU/KEOR to hear what they do tonight: nothing but regional Mexican vocal music past 0145 UT until chopped of the air at 0148.36.5* UT, only a sesquisecond later than 24 hours ago and probably within the margin of error. Still no announcements heard from it whatsoever at random chex mostly on caradio during daytime June 26-27 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1530, June 28 at 0155 UT, norteña music loops E/W, 0156 UT SHVA exclaims ``Qué Buena, Tulsa``; 5 kW daytimer cuts off air unceremoniously at 0202* UT, well after LSS in Wagoner COL which is 0145 UT in June and July (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, June 27 at 0538, R. Dabanga poor via VATICAN and with heavy double-het tone jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564 approx., June 28 at 0139, JBA CW – I think I copy a 6 and a C, so presumably K6FRC in California. Haven`t heard any of the semidozen other HIFER beacons on the 13550-13570 band for a few weeks, and wonder if they are all off for the summer? Nor have seen any reports of them by Harold Frodge (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1779 monitoring: confirmed Friday June 26 at 2130 on WRMI 15770 and at 2130.6 on WRMI 7570. Also confirmed at midpoint UT Sunday June 28 at 0334 on 1860-AM, so started about 0320 on WA0RCR who had just inserted his own ID. Next:
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

** U S A. 9330, June 28 at 0120, WBCQ is off for another night. Is the Good Friends deal over already?

5110 seems off at 0117 June 28, or just too weak to make it thru the summer noise? But I can detect it at 0149 with non-BS. Better copy on AM than either SSB mode, but still very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, June 28 at 0116, WWRB with Brother Scare, while 3185 is non-BS, the Turret-Syndrome exploding gospel huxter. WRTH tried again to get this right in a new update:
``Overcomer 00-12 daily 3185 ex-5050;
and merely WWRB: 00-04 5050 daily ex-3195/3215``
Nope; but TOM will no doubt be on 3185 after 0400 if not earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday June 28 at 0117, WTWW-2 is off when it is usually on with ham stuff; however, earlier afternoon of Sat June 27, I noticed 9930 was on with ham stuff, for Field Day? 9930 is also off at 0117, fortunately for Uncle Eric, but at 0149, now 5085 is on with ham stuff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1530, June 28 at 0202, ``KVDW 1530 & 100.9`` YL ID comes thru right after KXTD OK cuts off late, so England AR 2.5 kW daytimer will no doubt continue to run all-night as usual; however, something else soon overcomes, probably WCKY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1590, June 28 at 0154 UT, gospel huxter in English about holy spirit, loops about east-west like the Spanish I was getting almost 24 hours earlier. Greg Hardison reminds me that 1590 in Houston is now Spanish religion. Could be my DFing is getting skewed again. If it were Houston, they would have had to be on ND day pattern after sunset instead of night out into the Gulf. At 0200, UT missed full ID (and could be a different station; meanwhile there was some sports talk at 0158 UT) but at 9 pm they do refer in English to 103.7 FM. I don`t find any 1590/103.7 combo in the 2014 NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0451 UT June 28