lunedì 26 ottobre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs October 25-26, 2015

** ALASKA. 9615, Oct 26 at 1406, just barely audible in English, so KNLS is here as scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11935, Oct 26 at 0516, Brazilian religious programming, i.e. Rádio RB2 relay of R. Aparecida, which is also audible on 11856+ and presumably //. 11750-, SRDA with wailing Miranda Jr., but 11735 is N Korea instead of Transmundial (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 13820, Oct 26 at 1359, no signal yet, until Greenville cuts on carrier at *1359:46, off once and back on, but no R. Martí modulation until it cuts on at *1401:46. Meanwhile, the DentroCuban Jamming Command retains its wall of noise instead on ex-13605 for the second day; ho, hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 9935-9955, Oct 26 at 0522, OTH radar pulsing, perhaps from here, abutting the BS on 9955 WRMI. Haven`t heard this particular noise in a long time on HF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9745, Oct 26 at 0520, suptorted Arabic(?), S9+20 with flutter, new frequency for Cairo, now registered 02-07, 250 kW, 315 degrees from Abis to W Europe and E North America, ex-13850 in A-15. 

Bad news for Bahrain! Which made no effort to protect its sole SW frequency by participating in HFCC. If they even considered it, probably concluded it was not worth the dues for this one transmitter. Thus the stations which need HFCC MOST are the ones most likely to opt out. And HFCC will not make an entry from non-members everyone should know exist. Now we await list-logs of this as Bahrain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4750-, Oct 26 at 1307, song with fair signal, presumed RRI Makassar, and also a much weaker carrier/SAH; also CODAR QRM. Wish I had tuned in earlier today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 9770, Monday Oct 26 at 0521, NHK English with Japanese lesson, fair, back on B-season frequency via FRANCE, probably our best chance now in North America. From HFCC the complete English schedule:
0500-0530  9770 FRANCE, 13640 UAE
1000-1030  9625 JAPAN
1100-1130  9760 UK Fridays only, Day-6 [really DRM, not specified]
1200-1230 11740 SINGAPORE
1400-1430 11685 UZBEKISTAN, 11925 PALAU
1800-1830 11800 SOUTH AFRICA

11705, Oct 26 at 1402 indeed gone from A-15 Palau, but I didn`t yet know to seek 11685 or 11925 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 11735, Oct 26 at 0515, typical Juche choral music, something new --- must be VOK, as now scheduled in English at 0430 on American beam; rather than Brasil which I am getting elsewhere on 25m. No one in HFCC has registered 11735, possibly aware of VOK (and Zanzibar? and Brasil?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Oct 26 at 1318, must be Denge Kurdistane causing the fast SAH and CCI to FEBC in Chinese, which has been on 9400 at this time forever; thus another reason BRB should never have put D.K. on 9400. HFCC shows FEBC: 0900-1400, 100 kW, 330 degrees from Iba, Philippines, which is certainly capable of QRMing D.K. in Turkish Kurdistan target too. Even if 9400 were clear for us, it would still be eclipsed by 9395 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. RNZI is still MIA! Oct 26 at 1310, no signal on 5950 or 9700 as both alternatively registered for B-15, nor on previous 6170 occupied by North Korea. Nor on 13840, the NF scheduled until 1258. Ditto at 1330, when NK is no longer audible either. Still no 9700 at 1406. I know the SW service still exists, since it was in as usual at 0515 on 11725. ANOTHER look at the RNZI website: still claims to be on 9700-AM from 1300 (and no DRM). I`m now asking Adrian Sainsbury directly about this, and he just replied at 1658 UT Oct 26:

``Glenn, Since Saturday NZ time we have had problems at the transmitter site and we only have a limited day and early evening service. Technical staff are working at Rangitaiki today and we should resume our normal schedule after repairs are carried out. Regards, Adrian`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1600, KUSH Cushing on random chex, I have yet to hear them utter ``Voice of the Cimarrón Valley``, but slogan does appear on a display ad I found in a shopper; also references SNN = and (Glenn Hauser, Enid, Oct 26, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 11750, Oct 26 at 1403, some song, poor with flutter, certainly not BBCWS. In fact, once a prime BBCWS frequency, this is no longer scheduled for them at any time. At 1400-1430, HFCC says it`s FEBC Bocaue in Lhu, which EiBi explains means Lahu, spoken by a few, totaling half a megaperson, in Myanmar and China; at least the Christians care about them as potential converts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also KURDISTAN [non]

** TURKEY. 17755, Oct 26 at 1321, Stimme der Türkei, good signal in German, cuts off at 1324* so unlike yesterday, the Emirler operator is not dozing/coffee/smoke-breaking. By 1329, I can tell that proper next frequency for English is on, 12035 with IS, but it`s JBA to VP, still useless altho slightly improved over yesterday when it did not come on until *1335:45.

15350, Oct 26 at 1355, Turkish music on fair signal until cutoff at 1358:18* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7445, Oct 26 at 0526, BBCWS in English, VG with discussion of a Wednesday NASA flyby of some moon suspected of harboring life due to thermal activity under an ocean. 

[Saturn`s Enceladus, and per
a preview teleconference is scheduled for 1800 UT Monday Oct 26]

Glad to find BBC continues here in B-15, our best frequency in abandoned North America. HFCC shows only one hour now via ASCENSION at 102 degrees to Africa, but lots off the back USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2660, Oct 26 at 0535 UT, very poor signal but some music audible, gospel? Continue to suspect 2 x 1330, KGLD, Tyler TX as IDed years ago. I can detect the 2660 carrier just about any time of night, but getting enough signal for definite ID is still challenging. AFAIK no one else has ever reported this, tho some others with more gain and a better location might succeed. Periodically I scan the entire 2 MHz band for more MW harmonix; you never know when a new one might erupt, like KWHW Altus 2900v last May (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564-CW, Oct 26 at 1359, GNK beacon from Madison WI, is quite readable; now how about all the other Part 15 HIFERS on the 13550-13570 band? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1796 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Oct 25 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, sufficient. Not checked UT Monday 0300 on 5110 or 0330 on 9955; if anyone can confirm or de-confirm those, please tell me. Next:
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. 21675, Oct 26 at 1352, WRMI is already on with Brother Scare, running 2 seconds ahead of 15770. WRMI transmission schedule grid is now updated for B-15:

As Jeff already told us, Radio Africa Network is now on 21675, ex-17790, 87 degree antenna from Transmitter #7 to Equatorial Guinea, at 1000-2300, so the BS on 21675 is via the RAN subcontractor, apparently shifted to 10-14 UT instead of 23-03 on 15190. At 1403, no more BS from BS, but some other RAN preacher.

21675 is the only totally new frequency on the WRMI sked, altho further study might find some adjustments elsewhere, and there may be more once we`re off DST Nov 1. Page down for the WRMI programming on non-9955 frequencies, which looks about the same so far, including WORLD OF RADIO times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 790, Oct 26 at 1242 UT, ``KNST, 790, Tucson`s most stimulating talk``, and warning against listening for more than 4 hours (tee, hee). It`s 5000/500/PSRA 500, broad cardioid day and night favoring the east (to protect KABC, no doubt), and this is before 6 am MST anyway, so should be on 500 watts only; but is it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1200, Oct 26 at 1249 UT, we have no WOAI but a choice of religion in English from N/S, i.e. KFNW North Dakota; and separable ranchera from further clockwise, WAMB Nashville? But it`s supposedly not Spanish now. 1250 UT live DJ with weather info info in Spanish, now 45 degrees, hi to be 62, CDT timecheck as 10:8. Checking NWS, forecast hi for Nashville is 67, and for Chicago 60, so it`s closer to the known big SS on 1200, WRTO Chicago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9695, Oct 26 at 1330, very poor signal mentioning ``Laudetur``, dead giveaway for nothing but Vatican Radio, from Latin into Russian, tho mentioning Ukraina. B-15 scheduled at 1330-1400, 250 kW, 332 degrees via IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES, violating Separation of Church & State (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific carrier search, Oct 26 at 1232-1235 UT, just before sunrise here at 1249 UT: JBA carriers: 774 from NW; 702 and 882 from west; 612 not sure which angle (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7561-SSB, Oct 26 at 0528, 2-way in Spanish, getting sploshed by the 7570 BigSig from the BS on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1714 UT October 26