venerdì 31 luglio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs July 30-31, 2015

** ARGENTINA. 11710.36 approx., July 31 at 0058, presumed RAE descended from usual 11710.7 area, but dead air or JBM, vs crackling spur from Brasil 11780 circa 11712. 0129, 11710.36 is still JBM during scheduled Japanese hour. If it weren`t for the spur, the lack of modulation and the language, it would have been at sufficient listening level, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 17840 & 15240, July 31 at 0049, NO signals from RA, off the air again. Yet RNZI is making it at 0052 on 15720-AM, P-F S4, and 17670-17675-17680-DRM S3. Recheck at 0131, now 17840 is ON with VG S9+ signal, squeal audible, and // VP 15240; in `Radiotonic` from RN about an ``Up Late`` 100-word essay contest. Another observation replying to my previous report:

``I usually hear Radio Australia on 17840 very reliably in the late afternoon and evening here in the Dallas, TX area, but noticed it was missing yesterday evening. It was back this afternoon [July 30] when I checked at around 2200. However, when I checked again at 2321 it was gone. No trace of a signal on my IC-7600. I found no trace of them on 15415 and 15240, either, though I very rarely hear them on either of those frequencies. RA has apparently made a change of some sort, but I couldn't find anything about it on their website. Their shortwave frequency guide shows the last change was in April. Curious if anyone has any further info. 73, Jim K5JG, Carrollton, TX`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non?]. 17560, July 31 at 0052, one weak S3 station in Chinese --- probably CNR1 jamming rather than target VOA Chinese this daily hour only, 349 degrees via Tinang, Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12070, July 31 at 0055, R. Cairo, Spanish, distorted, S9

11935, July 31 at 0055, R. Cairo, open carrier/dead air, S5

9315, July 31 at 0129, R. Cairo, suptorted JBM presumably Spanish, S9+20

9965, July 31 at 0128, R. Cairo, Arabic, JBM with whine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E NTSC TVDX July 30, continued from last report, UT:

1630 on 2, still CCI

1658 on 4, Spanish audio more than video

1701 on 4, promo for `La Isla de las Almas Perdidas``, viernes en Canal 5

1732 on 2 and 4, still signals 

1750 on 2, heavy CCI, overcome by Azteca-7 promo; algo on 4

1754 on 4, close to same offset (zero?) CCI with KFOR analog cable radiation; f bug in LR: Televisa 4; stronger at 1758

1800 on 4, promo for = Azteca 13 net; CCI; 1801 Diputados PSA

1808 on 2, novela, Televisa 2 star bug LR, CCI

1811 on 2, novela, TeleVer script bug in LR = XHFM Veracruz

1817 on 2, animation audio echoing, probably net 5, other CCI

1824 on 5, Televisa 2 star bug in LR, novela; all stronger now

1824 on 3, Televisa 5 bug LR in animation

1825 on 4, ghosty kid show, primary colors seem out of phase, offset horizontally: odd effect; other CCI

1826 on 5, Televisa 2 novela, snow-free 

1843 on 4, Trece bug in UR, YL hostesses about adopting animals? One YL in shorts, ``tutorial`` about Misoterapia for different groups, Trolls, Haters, etc.

1846, 6m Es map shows 58 MHz MUF over DM46, ignoring real MUF; a few contacts across Texas. I need to go out while opening continues? By the time I get back, it`s over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-USB, July 31 at 0116, pirate music cuts on and off, S7, 0121 YL Irish(?) song, 0123 quick ID XLR8 and silence past 0131. Tuned first on the NRD-545, then on the PL-880 with reelout. Numerous other logs of this, 2355-0123*, almost all from east of here:
but he was on again at 0209-0241*:

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, July 31 at 0143 UT, regional Mexican music from KETU/KEOR Sperry/Catoosa/Tulsa, never any announcements, cut off the air mid-tune at 0150:11.5* UT, as I was watching my watch to estimate the SAH rate against KMOX which was then uncovered: ~6 Hz (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, July 31 at 0050, RSO back to its old trix with Qur`an, reverb-enhanced, about S4; running way late past nominal 2200* on this frequency, down to VP by 0126 and thus missing from scheduled 9500 after 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 31 at 0100, JBA carrier detectable on the NRD-545, but when I get back to it just before 0105, R. Chaski is already gone: must have reset the autocutoff timer again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA [non]. 11920, July 31 at 0057, surprised to hear R. Slovakia International wrapping up English service, better than // 11580 which also had some CCI, and than // 5850. WRMI must have brought up the 11920 transmitter early before the 0100 Fámily Radio relay in Spanish, and modulated it with what was supposed to be on 5850 and 11580 only. After 0100 they are all separated: 11580 with RFI in English, 5850 with TruNews (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 31 missed timing the SLBC *carrier/on but prélude starts at 0114:47.5; 2+1 mistimesignal ends at 0115:18.5; very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1784 monitoring: slept thru the first airing at 1130 UT Thursday July 30 on WRMI 9955; but confirmed next one, 2100 July 30 on WRMI 7570. Since I know better than anyone what`s on WOR, I usually don`t listen to playbacks complete, but do this time. Fair reception in noise level improves slightly during the semihour, and is even better for the music at 2130, `Blues Radio International`. This transmission should keep improving on average, with shortening daytime. 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
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. 5109.71 approx., July 31 at 0106, BS on WBCQ CUSB. Then I find the NRD-545 calibration is very slightly off compared to WWV. This resource gets to that issue right at the top immediately; recommended by Jim Ronda, and Dave Zantow himself:

** U S A. 92.7, July 30 at 1900 UT, SRN News, 1905 weather forecast starting with the day before so a bit stale in the automation, ``Oldies, KWME``. So 14 kW Wellington KS, not far just across the frontier, but needs some tropo help to get past KOMA 92.5, still causing ACI to this steady signal often not audible; on caradio as I am bandscanning in case of any Mexican Es (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4824.45 approx., July 31 at 0110, JBA carrier. Maybe R. Canção Nova, Brasil, which Carlos Gonçalves and Bob Wilkner have both reported on 4824.9 recently. 4915 Brasil was in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0354 UT July 31