giovedì 22 ottobre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs October 22, 2015

** CANADA. 650, Oct 22 at 1219 UT, ``Sweet Caroline`` song in English, so unlikely the usual SRS occupant of 650, XETNT. No, ID as CKOM and  traffic report concerning Highway 11 from Saskatoon to Prince Albert; 21 after 6 TC in CST, warm hi today to be 13 degrees; 1226 UT ad for --- CKOM Saskatoon is dominating frequency with little else: Saskaktchewan rather than Sinaloa today! Yet, checked 540 at 1225 UT and no CBK. CKOM is 10/10 kW, U4: both day and night patterns are nominally northerly, but day pattern also has minor lobe to south. Announcer helpfully said their sunrise would be at 7:43 [1343 UT]. My last logs of CKOM were in Sept & Dec 2013 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. CNR1 jammers if still on have not been propagating for weeks in our mornings on the higher bands, but conditions are improving Oct 22. Still don`t hear any way-out-of-banders between 12 and 18 MHz around 1310 or 1355, just these:

15570, Oct 22 at 1311, CNR1 jammer, heavy flutter vs het from 15568, V. of Tibet via Tajikisitan which Aoki says runs only from 1306 to 1315.

17705 & 15795, Oct 22 at 1310, CNR1 jammers, vs AIR in Chinese, and on 17705 also QRMing Saudi Arabia which doggedly stix to same frequency, but it should be clear after 1315

15265 & 15115, Oct 22 at 1312, usual inband CNR1 jammers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TIBET [non]

** MEXICO. 900, Oct 22 at 1235, from WSW, ``música country en español`` is losing out to KSGL Wichita with nostalgia. Odd format for a Mexican leads to XEDT, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 4790, Oct 22 at 1300, BBCWS relay with timesignal ending one second late, into Uzbek. Grayline is about right: sunrise here in Enid *1245 UT, sunset in Dushanbe 1238* UT. CODAR QRM as always (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 19000, Oct 22 at 1308, weak talk but mostly het with FRG-7`s even-MHz birdie, denoting a signal here from RFA via Kuwait in Tibetan, on its Thursday-only frequency at 13-14 (and 11-12), and/or CNR1 jamming. First time in months I`ve heard any of these jumparound 18-19 MHz band frequencies. CRI EAST TURKISTAN, French on 17560 & 17650 is propagating fairly well with flutter at same time. See also CHINA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1796 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thu Oct 22 at 1130 on WRMI 9955 --- VG and no jamming audible. Next:
Thu 2100   WRMI 7570 to NW
Fri 0100   WBCQ 9330-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 7570 to NW
Fri 2330   WRMI 5850 to NW
Sat 0630   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1430   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5110v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

UNIDENTIFIED. 12105, Oct 22 at 1316, still at 1406, extremely distorted talk in indistinguishable language, like maladjusted transmitter mostly in FM mode. WTWW is never on this early, and the only other station scheduled in Aoki, HFCC is KSDA GUAM but at 1200-1300 only, in Mandarin Chinese, Amoy, or Cantonese, which might be subject to jamming, but what could this be after 1300 and 1400? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1540 UT October 22