domenica 25 ottobre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs October 25, 2015

** ALBANIA. 7425, Oct 25 at 0232, R. Tirana has come on late on new frequency. Since 0220 I was checking this, and the ones I recommended, 7465 or first choice 7470 (as well as 9850, the A-15 frequency in case it should appear one hour later this night only). Nothing on them until now. English news is already in progress, and just as I feared, with co-channel interference from Vatican Radio and Radio Martí which are mixing 7305 and 7365 to put out this spurious signal on 7425, another 60 kHz higher. 

Radio Tirana is S9+10, but that`s not enough to overcome the co-channel interference which is not on exactly the same frequency, introducing a subaudible heterodyne to go with the two other audio sources in Spanish. I was hearing this on 7425 at S7 level as early as 0145 when the 7305 S9+15 carrier was already on the air, to go with 7365 at S9+40. 

By UT Tuesday Oct 27 at 0230, the next English broadcast to North America from Radio Tirana needs to switch to 7470 which remains totally clear, and stay there until further notice in the B-15 season! 

May I point out that such problems can be discovered only by monitoring ``on the ground and in the air``, not by consulting HFCC registrations. Wolfgang Bueschel has also now heard the Greenville mixture using remote receiver (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BONAIRE. 800, Oct 25 at 0051, I`m hearing weak Spanish under KQCV OKC preaching in English: seems to be drama; 0053 closing program with Apartado 47, Maracay, Venezuela address; also so it`s certainly PJB. Sked shows program was `Pedrito el Pulpo` (Octopus). No XEROK or anything else is audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 15190.1, Oct 25 at 0130, music at very poor S2 level, but surely R. Inconfidência, finally escaping creaming by WRMI/BS, which altho still registered B-15 at 23-03, has cancelled this transmission, per Jeff White. So the Belo Horizonte station should be in the clear our afternoons and evenings! Brazil`s highest frequency SW station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Oct 25 at 0104 UT, YL in French with marine weather, sounds non-native but also non-robot. CCG website shows the closest broadcast starting before this minute is VCO Sydney NS via Port Caledonia site from 0040, but nothing about it being partly in French.

2749-USB, Oct 25 at 0151 UT, French again, now approaching Parisian standard. From 0140 it`s listed as VCS Halifax via Chebogue site. Nor French listed for this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11810, Oct 25 at 0121, S2 song, presumably CNR Mongolian service now scheduled 2055-0600, 100 kW, 15 degrees from Beijing site and thus also favoring North America beyond. BTW, Brasil is missing from 11815 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965.2, Oct 25 at 0117, R. Cairo, JBM presumed Arabic, with whine.

12070, Oct 25 at 0125, R. Cairo presumed Spanish is suptorted, S4 but at least it`s propagating. 

Still no signal on 9315, the one which had been switching to English at 0200 earlier in the A-15 season (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9380, Oct 25 at 0110, South Asian songs at S7, i.e. Vividh Bharati service of AIR, southward from Aligarh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7395, Oct 25 at 0142, The Mighty KBC, Uncle Eric thanking David Potter in UK for sending him a full version of ``My Boomerang Won`t Come Back`` which he then plays. VG signal this week. 

Recheck at 0201, still very good with folk music --- rather that`s RRI now, as then announcement in French mentioning Cluj. B-15 has it on 7395 from Galbeni at 02-03, so I wonder if there was an overlap before 0200? 

7395 for KBC was a late change not in earlier HFCC versions, but 0100-0130 on 7395 was BBC Hindi via Oman (like 5980 UAE), so I wonder if that`s still there colliding? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.2-USB, Oct 25 at 0155, pirate music; 

6925.0-USB, so maybe different station/transmitter, Oct 25 at 0212, ballad and unreadable quickened announcement by a chipmunk-voice, another novelty song at S7; 0216 started with counting 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4. 0226 another chipmunk. Maybe he doesn`t want to be IDed? DXLD yg members were also hearing this:

``Very strong here in San Diego at roughly 0215 tune-in. Seems to be Spanish language versions of standard American pop songs. IDs (or announcements) between songs at Mickey Mouse-type double (triple?) speed Spanish that I could not copy. By about 0225 had faded down into the mud. Bob LaRose, W6ACU``

``Bob, I'm hearing him quite strong here as well, in Victoria, BC playing a lot of Spanish music, but not exclusively. HF Underground thinks it might be called "Peskie Party Halloween", but the little chipmunk IDs are impossible to decipher. 73, Walt Salmaniw, Victoria, BC``

Was the only pirate active this evening. Further chex of HFU find reports from all over North America, including a `definite` ID:

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, Oct 25 at 0059 UT, promo for `Hook & Hunt Show` Saturday morning at 5-7 am CT, but runs over and overridden by bong and CBS News at 0100 UT; no ID hearable. Try again at 0204 after another newscast: promo for another show on ``Big AM 1650 KYHN``, a.k.a., at least to the FCC, as KFSW. Still as KYHN all over the website too, (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Oct 25 at 0107, two JBA carriers on slightly different frequencies a few Hz apart, until one of them goes off roughly at 0108:40, while the other remains. So now with B-15 underway, we are back to the B-14 situation with BBC Hindi via UAE at 0100-0130 only, trying to ruin our Chaski-chasing fun. This just makes it harder to pinpoint when Urubamba goes off. At the latest slippage rate observed 48 hours ago, the cutoff should have been at 0108:38.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 6145, Oct 25 at 0135, RRI in English interviewing a novelist, S9+15, and // 7325 at 0140 with language lesson, S9+20. Has promptly made the B-15 changes to one hour later and on lower frequencies than in A-15. 

7340 // 5910, Oct 25 at 0141, the other two RRI transmitters relaying the domestic service in Romanian are now here with pop music; and at 0227 recheck during the classical music hour shifted to now on UT Sundays, but unlike earlier, 5910 has a LAH as HJDH Colombia must be on 5910.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1796 monitoring, confirmed UT Sunday Oct 25 at 0338 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Missouri, about 18 minutes into show, so it started 0320. Next:
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

** U S A. 5109.7-CUSB, Area 51 via WBCQ, UT Sunday Oct 25 at 0108, `Lumpy Gravy` show with Cosmik Debris and Jane; good signal. I suppose in a biweek it will shift a unihour later by UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Oct 25 at 0147, WRNO is gone again --- for days, weeks, or months? Logged 24 hours earlier with distorted and suppressed modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, Oct 25 from 0102 UT, I`m running the DX-398 on the continuous Mexican music station, while bandscanning SW on the NRD-545. It`s still looping east/west, with good peaks but occasional fadedowns. Finally at 0124 UT there is an announcement! Only part of which I catch, introducing a corrido to follow, ``Los Pérez``(?). From then on it`s AMATT (all music all the time) including no break at 0200 UT hourtop, 0204 UT a good dominant peak; like the previous nights still going past 0231 UT but fading out by 0236 UT; as I continue to presume it has to be KXPL El Paso TX, but please, an ID?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 6175, Oct 25 at 0124, VOV music is S9+20 via Woofferton UK, ex-12005, having promptly made the B-15 QSY for English at 0100-0130 & 0230-0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 730, Oct 25 at 0055 UT, instrumental jazz music, CCI from silly football game in English at second quarter; 0057 UT Korean talk. We know the last one is 500-watt KKDA Grand Prairie (Metroplex) TX; the FB could be KQPN West Memphis AR. An interesting frequency tnx to no bigsig from 100 kW XEX in the DF. NRC AM Log has none with a jazz format per se. It seems two of the three Canadians on 730 specialize in traffic reports, French and English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1360, Oct 25 at 0210 UT, screaming pentecostal gospel huxters, loops ESE/WNW, dominating and with a LAH; seems out of the ordinary. I`ll bet it`s WMOB Mobile AL, 9000/200 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7481.1-USB, Oct 25 at 0230, very weak Spanish 2-way with cambios. But beware broadcasters who might want 7480: also vs the RTTY around 7477 no-gooding 7475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0508 UT October 25