giovedì 29 ottobre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs October 28-29, 2015

** ALASKA [and non]. 9680, Oct 29 at 1305, pileup of CCI on the KNLS Chinese frequency, maybe in the mix, as RTI Chinese and ChiCom jamming are certainly on, and NHK Japanese is also scheduled now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9665, Oct 29 at 0621, LAH mixing Brazuguese from Voz Missionária, and sweet singing from the paradise of North Korea (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** CUBA. 6055, Oct 29 at 0636, new Cuban pulse jamming is centered around here now instead of 6050, which will be somewhat helpful to HCJB and ELWA, but not to R. Nikkei, not yet audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 29 at 0634, this RHC English frequency is missing, while 6000, 6060 and 6165 remain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT [and non]. 9745, Oct 29 at 0617, S9+30, Arabic, undermodulated with some hum but not very distorted; maybe a bit of reverb on the audio, i.e. R. Cairo`s new frequency to N America at 02-07, blasting away any trace of Bahrain which has been on 9745 as its only SW frequency. 

In case there be any doubt about which is which, see if there is any LSB, because 10 kW ND from Abu Hayan, Bahrain is carrier + USB only, and should remain audible at other dayparts, further CCI permitting. 

Discounting two imaginary Indonesians in HFCC, the only other occupant of 9745 is CRI in Esperanto via Urumqi, East Turkistan at 1930-2030, but Abis, Egypt is also listed at 17-19 in Turkish, which may or may not be active here. Fortunately, R. Free Asia, and Firedrake/CNR1 jamming are no longer on 9745 at 17-21 in B-15; and Taiwan`s Guanghua zhi Sheng at 0755-2400 is x-inactive, per Aoki and Ron Howard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. Re this log: altho I did write down 13848.98 and put it twice in the report, I have a feeling I meant to make it 13849.98. Too late to recheck now as the frequency is no longer in use, moved to 9745.0 --- 

``13848.98, Oct 24 at 0243, R. Cairo Arabic, with sufficient Qur`an, slightly on lo side; while the other secular Arabic service is on 9965.10, suptorted and whining. S6 and S7 respectively, while 13848.98 has more fading. Zilch on the three possible 0200-0330 English to North America frequencies, 9315, 9720 and 9860`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 7220, Oct 29 at 0627, bit of music on VG signal, then R. Mondiale Adventiste, La Voix de l`Espérance, signing off in French, postal address in Abidjan, Côte d`Ivoire, presumably studio originating this service, also numerous social media linx. HFCC shows 0600-0630, 250 kW, 200 degrees from Issoudun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 9675, Oct 29 at 0620, RFI`s sole English hour direct from Issoudun is audible, fair signal and lite CCI. What else is there? HFCC B-15 shows 500 kW from Saudi Arabia at 03-15, but suspect it`s wooden. Aoki A-15 reminds us of non-HFCC users which may continue in B-15: R. Canção Nova, Brasil; R. del Pacífico, Perú, both 24 hours but probably not, or inactive; and also had CNR1 from 23 to 09 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** INDIA [and non]. 9620, Oct 29 at 1303, S Asian music mixing with Chinese, flutter. HFCC B-15 shows from 1215 to 1600 both AIR Aligarh and CNR Beijing. Aoki A15 showed AIR in Sindhi, and CNR2 until 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 9710, Oct 29 at 0358, RHC with SAH presumably from Voice of Justice on reactivated B-15 frequency for English to N America, foolishly chosen to collide again with Cuba. At 0400 RHC plays short version of NA at local midnite, but does not go off; instead a couple minutes of news until 0403* after which Iran is weakly audible in the clear. // 7325 for it is inaudible, really on the air? Cuba plans to move from 9710 to 6075 but not until Nov 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 3985 & 3912, Oct 29 at 1220, AM carriers with bits of modulation but heavy QRhaM, the S Korean clandestines, and/or N Korean jammers. Wolfgang Büschel heard more near 4058, Oct 14 at 1235 via SDR in Japan, which could be a leapfrog mixing product of these another 73 kHz higher --- if they are at the same transmitter site, despite Aoki listing different ones: Kyonggi-do Koyang for V. of the People on 3912; Hwaseong for Echo of Hope on 3985; while the jamming is all from Kujang site in the North (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MEXICO. 710.0, Oct 29 at 1245 UT, `Cuestión de Minuto` seems to be title of a news segment, ID for La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc, XEDP, 710 y 89.7 FM. Using its on-frequency transmitter site at the moment, but not at all unusual to hear the low-het at night from the other site. Efemérides items, text number, weather, Chihuahua news. Believe I also heard a UT -6 TC go by, tho I would have expected UT -7 already from deep Chihuahua beyond the frontera (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, Oct 29 at 0623, RNZI is VG tonight interviewing a rugby player; in fact sounds louder than 11780 Brasil. 9700, Oct 29 after 1300, RNZI also good here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [and non]. 9690, Oct 29 at 0620, NO signal from VON in Hausa; must be off, as RFI English on 9675 via FRANCE [q.v.] is fairly audible over a higher, more difficult path.

7255-, Oct 29 at 0625, VON in Hausa is active on this frequency, good signal and with low audible het, indicating it is much closer to nominal 7255.00 than before. The CCI is presumably Minsk, Belarus, registered 05-08, altho I am not certain how precise its frequencies are, as they are known to put out spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 7345, Oct 29 at 0630, RRI VG signing on in English, for ``Western Europe, SE Asia and the Pacific area``, 0631 `Radio Newsreel`. This frequency is for CIRAF 27N = British Isles, but at 307 degrees from Tsiganeshti carries on perfectly well to North America for anyone who may be awake (and more of us will be from November 1) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9610, Oct 29 at 1302, poor-fair signal with ``Radio Svoboda; Novosti``, i.e. R Liberty in Russian with news. HFCC shows this hour only is 250 kW, 329 degrees via TINIAN to CIRAF 30-33 = the southern half of Siberia from the Urals to the Pacific. So far Putin is not jamming this; just wait? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [and non]. 7325, Oct 29 at 0629, BBC in French is just closing via Woofferton, and // 7305 which is ASCENSION, but the latter continues in Hausa after a beamswitch from 27 to 55 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 17530-17540, Oct 29 at 1349, loud DRM noise, 1350 switches to AM carrier, off, back on with DRM; 1423 still DRM. Some testing, but nothing registered in HFCC. Just yesterday around 1400 on 17535 I was getting BaBcoCk in AM only with music loop and test announcements, presumed from Woofferton. Nothing in drmna yg or about any such DRM on 17535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9610, Oct 29 at 1217, Greenville carrier is already on, prior to 1230 Vatican Spanish relay, violating Separation of Church & State --- does it really need to warm up that long? Same goes prior to the 0200 relay on 7305, 7425. Might as well modulate it with something useful, like VOA, God forbid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6080, Oct 29 at 0634, VOA news, about Republican debate, VG over Cuban pulse jamming which is presumably spurious here, also audible when VOA is off. In B-15, VOA English morning usage of 6080 is: 03-04 via Vatican; 04-07 via SÃO TOMÉ, with a radical azimuth switch at 0500 from 138 to 20 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1796 monitoring: confirmed Wed Oct 28 at 2100 on webcast of WBCQ 7490.

WORLD OF RADIO 1797 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing at 1145 check Thursday Oct 29 on WRMI 9955, good signal but some pulse jamming audible underneath: tnx a lot, Arnie! From next week this Thursday 1130 broadcast unshifts to 1230 UT. Next for this week:
Thu 2100   WRMI 7570 to NW
Fri 0100   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 7570 to NW
Fri 2330   WRMI 5850 to NW
Sat 0730   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW [DST unshift now]
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW [DST unshift now]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE

Remainder are [DST unshift now]:
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5110v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

** U S A. 770, Oct 29 at 0640 UT, `Red Eye Radio` is a full 30 seconds ahead of flagship 820 WBAP which delays it for some reason (plenty of time to hit the kill button for sensitive Metroplexians?). 770 being KKOB and/or KKOB. 

(I notice some editors delete my comments about KKOB and KKOB. Let me remind you that there are TWO KKOBs on 770, one in Albuquerque and at night one in Santa Fe, and from this angle it`s not possible to be sure which is being heard, or both. KKOB itself is no help, without any individual IDs) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Oct 29 at 1258 UT, I am paying more attention than usual to the gospel huxter here in English, since the AM Switch column in the latest NRC DX News Nov 2 refers to the St Louis market 1010 station, twice as ``KXFN`` -- surely a typo? Altho stranger things have happened in swapping calls around, a.k.a. trafficking:

1010 KXFN MO St. Louis – Station was placed into receivership, FCC granted receiver permission to take control of station, and receiver discovered station is not operating properly at night; applies for STA to stop night broadcasting for now.``

``Stations informing the FCC that they are silent: 590 KFNS IL Wood River – Silent Nov. 12, 2014; station was placed into receivership, FCC granted receiver permission to take control of station, and silent notice has now finally given. (See co-owned KXFN-1010 above.)``

I thought the g.h. was male, but outro show as [sp?], 1259 UT ad for St Louis New Testament Church, weather, and finally at 1301 ID as KXEN (NOT KXFN). Of course a spoken ID even at hourtop does not necessarily mean it is correct; witness 1120 KETU/KEOR, and 1650 KFSW/KYHN! So I consult FCC AM Query:

Yes, as far as FCC is concerned, 1010 is still KXEN, while the real KXFN is also in St Louis, but on 1380, and they are separately owned, KXEN by BOJ Radio Enterprises LLC and KXFN by Grand Slam Sports LLC, holding that callsign on 1380 since 6/20/2012 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1060, Oct 29 at 0659 UT sounds like M. Angelica, soon plug EWTN, insert ID for ``KRCN 1060 AM, Longmont-Boulder-Denver``. Good dominant signal which we should not be getting in the nightmiddle, 50000/111 watts U1 – guess which? Does Angelica condone such violations, in the name of God? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1080, Oct 29 at 1205 UT, talk in non-Russian Slavic QRMing KRLD about 6-7 Hz away. Must be the Polish ethnic station in Chicago market, address in Riverdale, WNWI Oak Lawn IL, 3/2.6 kW U2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1120, Oct 29 at 1207 UT, gospel huxter in English with KMOX mutually nullable, but in between seems zero-beat until I detect a very slow SAH of 15/minute = 0.25 Hz, no doubt KTXW Manor TX (Austin), 5600/155 watts U4; no KEOR/KETU yet from OK. KTXW official sunrise is not until 1230 UT; November: 1300 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1360, Oct 29 at 1232 UT, Spanish plugging Nueva Vida church in Dallas, i.e. KMNY in its ex-Money format, 50000/890 watts U4, CoL Hurst TX. Sun just rose officially at 1230 UT; November: 1300 UT.

Since keeping call despite getting religion, can we come up with a new slogan to fit? Well, evangelism is still all about money to do it; or MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING LICENSEE, LLC could be interpreting KMNY as ``many``.  ``May Not Yell`` would be helpful too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Oct 29 I awaken at 1145 UT, so right to the DX-398 for a Trans-Pacific carrier search, starting as always with 774 which is memorized in USB offset mode --- there it is, a JBA carrier from the NW, and stronger than all the others I detect in the next few minutes: 747, 702, 693, 594, 873, 972, 1053, 1125, 1143. Back to 774 at 1159 straining to hear a trace of the NHK timesignal at 1200, but cannot. Sunrise here not until 1252 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 800, Oct 29 at 1239 UT, weak Spanish with KQCV OKC nulled as much as possible, but never completely. Suspect XEROK Juárez on greatly reduced power from 50 kW, as we know by previous webcast check it continues to be an ``800`` station altho mostly inaudible. UT -6 timecheck at 1242 UT fitting for a border city still on MDT; W&M low-key conversing but can`t pull anything locally identifiable; much weaker than 720 presumed another Juárez but fading by 1243 UT; 1249 UT brief musical segment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 870, Oct 29 at 1157 UT, guy speaking English with Britishish accent, loops roughly east-west --- certainly not WWL, XETAR or KFJZ, but what? Could be a preacher. Nothing listed seems to fit. Fades before 1200 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 980, Oct 29 at 1253 UT, romantic music in Spanish, good signal looping WSW; 1254 UT non-ID like ``980, a la torre``(?), more music; fading by 1256 UT. Probably usual XEFQ, Cananea, Sonora (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9940, Oct 29 at 1214 tone test, 1215 talk in Burmese? poor signal with CCI. Does not fit B-15 HFCC which has 11-14 IBB in Bod (Tibetan) via Tajikistan; and FEBC Bocaue, Philippines only at 1430-1500 in Uighur; suspect FEBC may have expanded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1818 UT October 29