venerdì 17 luglio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs July 16-17, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 17840, July 17 at 0210, RA remains the OSOB, or at least the SSOB most of the evening; now I pause for some classical music, but it`s just an illustrative excerpt from Rachmaninoff`s Piano Concerto No. 2, second movement, back to interview with the artist by Margaret (Throsby) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11710, 11745, 11815, July 17 at 0526, big crackling spurs are back from 11780 RNA/RNB, after a couple nights of almost totally suppressing them. I *knew* that couldn`t last (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 840, July 17 at 0538 UT, WHAS can be nulled to hear Spanish, bio of Wilfrido Vargas, the Dominican merengue master. Presumably 10 kW Radio CMHW Santa Clara, rather than a Mexican. I seldom hear any XE here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, July 17 at 0533, this is the missing RHC English frequency tonight, the other four of The Cuban Five nominal altho with usual defects.

9850, July 17 at 1236, RHC Spanish missing from this one, still nominal on 9550, 9640, 9820, et al. higher.

Are these the same transmitter? No, 6100 is Bauta-2 supposed to start at 0500; 9850 is Bauta-4 supposed to end at 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 13850, July 17 at 0213, R. Cairo Arabic to N America is open carrier, or rather just barely modulated, distorted

9965, July 17 at 0218, R. Cairo, other Arabic service with music, good strength but JBM with whine; unseems distorted, anyway

9315, July 17 at 0220, R. Cairo good signal, but English modulation to N America is suptorted (suppressed + distorted), and hummy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, July 17 at 0218, big whine from V of Greece atop music, which is clear on good 9420. At least no more double audio echoing. Neither heard after 0500 when Wolfgang Büschel says they went off today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15120, July 17 at 0212, 1 kHz tone, poor signal, 0213 wonderful AIR IS, 0215 opening a language listed as Kannada. It`s 0215-0300, 500 kW, 300 degrees from Bengaluru; to be followed by Hindi, Gujarati and Hindi until 0530 on 240 degrees per Aoki.

13695, July 17 at 0214, ~1 kHz tone test, but no AIR IS here, 0215 very poor into language talk, also listed as Kannada, 500 kW, 300 degrees from Bengaluru. I didn`t try to // with 15120, as assumed something different since one had the IS and the other not; why? 13695 is followed by Hindi until 0415, also 300 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 13560, July 16 circa 1600 UT, I am waiting in a medical office near one of Enid`s hospitals, with the G8 to entertain me; most signals are severely attenuated inside the building, so I check the Industrial/Scientific/Medical part 15(?) frequency, and behold, there are hefty pulses much like CODAR, but these extend way beyond on either side, thru most of the 22m broadcast band. Not the kind of `hash` I hear at home impeding HIFER beacons (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, July 17 at 1559 UT, ID only for KEAR, 88.1, Sacramento, which is the feeder for Fámily Radio translators around the country. So now the one in Enid, K202BY, has been reactivated. It had been missing since at least Feb 15, opening up a good sporadic-E DX frequency, and I hoped it was gone for good. Now repaired, with stereo signal and usual FR programming. Fortunately it`s weak enough not to impede 88.1 KWOU Woodward`s attempts to fringereach Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Fri July 17 at 0535, WTWW-2 is unusually on with rock music, soon Ted with shoutouts to alleged listeners, first names only, and all in the USA, then playing an alleged request. Is it really live? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, July 17 at 0222, no signal from WINB, already off, despite latest schedule on website
dated July 5 for Thursday evening in ET/UT:
09:00P / Fri-0200...Faith Holiness Church
09:30P / Fri-0230...NeUventureon Wallstreet [sic]
WINB *still* hasn`t figured out that ET is currently EDT which is 4 hours, not 5 hours behind UT!! So maybe they really went off at 0200 UT with Wallstreet show starting at 0130 UT? Schedule is headed in general ``0730-2200 EST`` [sic] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, July 17 at 0156 UT, I`m deliberately checking for KIJN Farwell TX, 10 kW daytimer which if on the air should be about to sign off at legal sunset --- but no trace of it. No het against anything from its perpetually off-frequency transmitter --- but if I aim N/S, I do get a het, obviously from XERDO Matamoros etc.

1060, July 17 at 0158 UT, EWTN fades in, i.e. KRCN Colorado, which has another half hour to legally run 50 kW day power (August: until 0200 UT); it has also sometimes run day power into the night instead of 111 watts, but not noticed lately. And still no sign of KIJN; see previous report about its difficulties with the FCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1190, July 17 at 0200 UT, singing ID for ``All American Radio, KQQZ``, then ``Jimmy Brown``. Oh2, official July sunset is 0130 UT (August: 0100 UT). FCC shows 10 kW daytime, 22 watts night from Desoto MO; but has CP to change COL to Fairview Heights IL, where it can run 650 watts at night (or hey, why not just keep on 10 kW??). (St Louis MO market). Multiple slogans from website
Hot Talk / Kool Killer Kountry / ``The 1st Amendment and All American Station`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7205, July 17 at 0222, very poor AM signal with singing, presumed Sudan Radio on earlier than Aoki-listed *0245 for what`s left of Ramadan --- but then it disappears, so maybe instead a spoiled ham (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1818 UT July 17