martedì 30 giugno 2015

Glenn Hauser logs June 29-30, 2015

** ALBANIA. 9849.9 approx., June 30 at 0128, R. Tirana IS, definitely off-frequency to low side compared to other 31mb signals; later during talk programming in English, the perpetual self-imposed Shijak low heterodyne is still audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15550, June 29 [not 28 as typo in original report] at 1242, very poor signal with gospel huxter on AM, seemingly English with consecutive translation into algo, 1243 hymn, 1245 ``Reach Beyond Australia, life-changing radio`` ID and off. HFCC shows 340 degrees from KNX in Mandarin. Interesting to hear some g.h. other than WJHR here, which doesn`t start until 1400v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHILE. 12365-USB, June 29 at 2356 and June 30 at 0127 chex, no signal from CBV with Copa América fútbol game involving Chile, as we had expected, nor have I seen any other logs of it. Could be just pitiful propagation; previously is was very weak, anyway. Per
Chile beat Perú 2-1 in this semi-final, so the big Final game will be Sat July 4 but at a much earlier hour, 2000 UT when 12 MHz will be even less likely to propagate here. There will be other games Tue and Fri at 2330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9315+, June 30 at 0136, R. Cairo Spanish, undermodulated with whine, slightly on hi side

9965+, June 30 at 0140, R. Cairo, Arabic music, just-barely modulated, whine. At least there is no het from two unmatched transmitters now

12070+, June 30 at 0141, R. Cairo, VG signal but suptorted Spanish

11935, June 30 at 0143, R. Cairo, suptorted Spanish, weaker than 12070 but louder (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [non]. 17790, June 30 at 1356, WRMI is on with prélude to R. Africa Network consisting of rap, presumably Christian; poor-fair, and is the SSOB, with little else except a very poor 17630 CRI English via East Turkistan. Propagation conditions have been quite depressed for about a week now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 9690-, June 30 at 0619, VON Hausa is on with good signal but no signal on 7255 or 7255 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. 13775, June 30 from *0600 carrier on a few seconds early, then cacophony of crowd noise and drumming, fair signal, OM English announcement ``This is the Nigerian Armed Forces Radio, on 11625, 25 meter band, and 13775, 21 meter band`` and then something about news, but all we hear is music interspersed with IDs. 0601 yelling and drums, song; 0606 YL ID with meter bands only, more song, ``stay with us``; 0608:20 OM ID, ``This is the Nigerian Armed Forces Radio``, different music; dozing off, I quit at 0617 when signal is still fair.

Tnx to tip from Jeff White, this is a test via Issoudun, FRANCE, first airing this date, for seven days? It`s brokered by Radio Miami International, which does other Nigerian SW business, but no mention of RMI heard. From WRMI Facebook June 26:

``Radio Miami has arranged for a one-week test transmission of the Armed Forces Radio of Nigeria from the Issoudun, France relay site beginning Tuesday, June 30. The transmission, which will be directed to West Africa, will be from 0600 to 0700 UT on two frequencies. 11825 kHz will carry a Hausa-language program, and 13775 kHz will carry an English-language program``

On 11825, there was only a much weaker JBA signal, presumably that, but Bill Bingham in RSA says it was in fact English // 13775, fading out before the hour was over. They were certainly confused about being on 11625, where I continued to hear Vatican in French. Or did he really say 11825? I don`t think so, but no further frequency mentions heard. 

Meanwhile, RFI`s sole English broadcast on 13725 cut on in progress at *0559 with a somewhat stronger signal from same site.

It seems the Nigerian Armed Forces have caught the shortwave bug. See also this story about cooperating with Voice of Nigeria, seemingly more about programming, without any time or frequency details and not referring to the RMI deal, which José Miguel Romero2 sent to the DXLD yg on June 27:

By Michael Oche, — Jun 22, 2015 3:41 am | 0 Comments

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, June 29 around 1830-2030 UT at least, no signal from KEOR/KETU Catoosa/Tulsa/Sperry, which had been fairly reliable for several days with nothing but regional Mexican music, never any announcements. I think I had heard it earlier around sunrise today. Also checked before sunset at 0144 UT June 30 and no signal then either with KMOX baseball already dominant, rather than KEOR cutoff as observed twice after 0148* (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A [and non]. A reminder that a rare leap-second will be inserted at 2359 UT June 30, for a total of 61 before July begins, on WWV and WWVH as announced at :04 past the hours. It might be interesting to ascertain which other time signal stations really do the same, or will some be one second off from the US stations for a while? Or whether BBC time signals shift. So many other SW station timesignals are so inaccurate in the first place that one could hardly tell (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, June 29 at 2356, WBCQ is on with ``The Planet`` ID and IS loop, VG signal, so back on for the 00-05 UT religion block; After missing a couple nights, I think it was also back on Sunday evening = UT June 29, but not logged (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 5935, June 30 at 0134, open carrier/dead air from WWCR instead of The University Network, while DGS is scolding his psychophants on 6090 Anguilla; 0137 WWCR comes to life with ID, rejoining TUN during music break, and proves to be about 14 seconds behind Anguilla; normally they would be synched off same satellite feed, so I surmise WWCR had to switch to some backup such as internet feed. DGS = Dead Gene the Scolder? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, June 30 at 1400, WTWW-1 is still on night frequency introducing yet another hour of racist boredom from SFAW, PPPP, until cut off at 1401:50* for QSY to 9475, which cut on, JIP at *1402:40 after a 50-second break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1140, June 30 at 0156 UT, baseball in English from N/S, mentioning players by name, Schumacher (sp?), Presley, Robinson; score Reds 10, Twins 8 on Twins Baseball, and 0157 ID ``1140 KSOO`` so that`s Sioux Falls, my third SD station, in a few minutes after sunset (see 1270, 1560) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1270, June 30 at 0153 UT, prayer in English; recently discovered KFLC Fort Worth in English, but Univisión América would not be religious; instead it`s certainly KNWC in Sioux Falls SD, ``Faith 12-70``, at SSS as I just got KKAA SD too; and this was N/S, vs KTUZ Mexican music from E/W (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 1300, June 30 at 0151 UT, Royals baseball, announcer interrupting a story to call pitches; already having to null XEP Juárez Spanish on day power, so uncertain whether this is from north or northeast --- Royals roster at
shows both KBRL McCook NE and KMMO Marshall MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1560 // 920, June 30 at 0148 UT, thank God for Family Radio stations on MW, which in the post-WYFR era still allow us to hear the dullest tones of Harold Camping. This gives me a chance to compare KKAA in Aberdeen SD to KYFR in Shenandoah IA and find them just a reverb apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. I still run an analog TV on channel 2 most of the day for signs of Es DX; not much lately, but June 29 from 2220 UT for about a semihour, there is some weak CCI, never enough to nail language on audio or video as Spanish or English; however, 6m Es map again shows center of activity around northern IL, so that points to Ontario rather than Mexico; but we know Mexican info is insufficient. MUF even reaches into 2 meters in eastern USA, but not even any FM DX here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 1632 UT June 30