giovedì 20 agosto 2015

Glenn Hauser logs August 19-20, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Aug 20 at 1307, R. Australia is squeal-less during talk opening of `The Daily Planet`. // 12085 ranges from poor before 1300 to absent to a JBA carrier at 1311 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9797.3 & 9782.6 approx., Aug 20 at 0324, spur carriers out of the 9790 China relay transmitter; seem always to be there, and have also been caught at other times on RHC frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA. 7175, Aug 20 at 0331, very poor AM signal with talk, and LSB QRhaM, presumably VOBME, a perpetual hamband intruder; much weaker than Sudan 7205; nothing on 7235v Ethiopia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6770-AM, Aug 20 at 0336, oldtimeradio pirate better than usual at S5 with comedy dialog, studio audience laughter/track, but can`t recognize which show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 29, Aug 19 at 2155 UT, Estrella TV subchannel of KTUZ, OKC market, virtual 48-1 is black and silent, but still transmitting with PSIP as KUOK-CD; its other channels 36-1 and 30-1 are nominal. Next check about an hour later, Estrella back in biz too (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA [and non]. 5980, Thu Aug 20 at 0308, Channel Africa in English, poor signal with CCI from Brother Scare audio detectable under --- i.e., the WWCR leapfrog mixing product of 5890 over 5935 another 45 kHz higher. And seems to make a SAH of about 2 Hz, but hard to tell mixed with propagational fading. ChAf would be free of this only on UT Sundays when 5890 does not upcome until 0400, except ChAf operates weekdays only; as we all know, nothing ever happens on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370, Aug 20 at 0316 and 0514, WWRB BS is still on day frequency but much weaker than // 3185 (and not on 5050 which is normally heard earlier in evenings, but on what schedule? Only two of five transmitters seem funxional).

At 0327, I hear them both with double-audio, exactly the same situation as previous log during same minute in another hour, as BS is obviously playing back exactly the same defective announcement. Quick check of // but unsynchronized TOM via WRMI 7570 and WWCR 5890 finds the same mix there, confirmed as a studio source foulup; all cleared up at 0328. See also USA: WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, Aug 19 at 2200, REE is signing off again in Spanish rather than extending an hour for Arabic & English as happened Aug 17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1787, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN. 7205, Aug 20 at 0332, Arabic music, good signal from Omdurman; by 0348 it`s dead air at S9+20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7325, Aug 20 at 0329, ``Voice of America, Washington DC, signing off`` with Yankee Doodle Dandy, fair signal, site? At 0349, something is in African language, now what? HFCC & Aoki reveal:

0230-0330 is BBC Farsi, northeastward from UAE; 0330-0400 daily is VOA in Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, 100 degrees from SÃO TOMÉ plus another semihour on weekends. VOA must have been signing *on*, not off, so maybe I misheard the critical word (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1786 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday Aug 19 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast; on 7490 itself, JBA in noise level.

WORLD OF RADIO 1787 monitoring, ready for first broadcast Thu Aug 20 at 1130 on WRMI 9955, surely so, but I don`t awaken till after 1200.

1130 UT Thursday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Thursday WRMI 7570
2130 UT Friday WRMI 15770
2130 UT Friday WRMI 7570
2330 UT Friday WRMI 5850
0630 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1430 UT Saturday HLR 7265-CUSB
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0315vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2300 UT Sunday WRMI 11580
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5110v Area 51
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. 5895.20, Aug 20 at 0310, carrier detected here in the sideband splash of 5890 WWCR BS, and with some BS modulation too upon this spur. None found on the opposite side. See also SOUTH AFRICA 5980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I was tuning around between 03 and 04 UT tonight, and [at 0320 Aug 20] came upon a big distorted blob centered about 9946, modulation matching 9975. Then found a match around 10004; barely missing WWV, also a much weaker one at 9917, but couldn`t hear one at 10033. 29-kHz intervals. S-readings:
 9917 S1
 9946 S7
 9975 S8-9
10004 S3
73, (Glenn Hauser, 0417 UT Aug 20, to Ray Robinson, KVOH, via DXLD)

Ray replied promptly at 0422: ``Thanks, Glenn. We already received another similar report about an hour ago. We're investigating, and have several good scopes that should be able to show what's going on. We're investigating. Ray.`` --- and again at 1358 UT Aug 20:

``Hi, Glenn. The source of the problem with the KVOH 9975 tx was identified and fixed last night. Thank you for your help in reporting this to us! We would appreciate a confirmation tonight, propagation conditions permitting, that the spurs are no longer present. Ray``

Would that other US SW stations were so diligent and attentive to problems and welcomed our help (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1330, Aug 20 at 1241 UT, KNSS Wichita mentions that this is National Radio Day! All about it here:
Let us celebrate; not least, SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3200, Aug 20 at 0316, JBA carrier with trace of audio; suspect a 2 x 1600 harmonic (or 4 x 800, or 5 x 640). 3215 WWCR has been known to put out spurs but unseems // and would not likely be on exactly 3200.00 like this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7777-USB, Aug 20 at 0352, multiple voices at different levels, poor signals, maybe Slavic, or maybe Arabish? Found in a UDXF yg search on frequency were some cut numbers on CW; maybe some Mexican military (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12150-SSB, Aug 20 at 1312, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, one with ``engine noise``, aircraft, narco or poachers? Vs CODAR swishes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1538 UT August 20