sabato 26 dicembre 2015

Glenn Hauser logs December 26, 2015

** CHINA [and non]. 9690, Dec 26 at 0122, two carriers slightly apart, one playing CNR sounder, so it`s likely a jamming situation: yes: Aoki shows RFA Uyghur via UAE this hour only is * (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12070.0, Dec 26 at 0113, S4 very poor carrier, evidence that R. Cairo is still trying to transmit here.

9965.3, Dec 26 at 0119, open carrier, dead air except some whine, S8

9745.0, Dec 26 at 0208, S8 in Arabic? Distorted, just barely modulated

9315, still nothing whatsoever after 0200 for the scheduled English to North America. WRTH 2016 says it`s on 9860 in B-15, which is one of the registered alternative frequencies, but never heard there either, yet. Must still keep an ear out for that one. 

However, Clara Listensprechen sends me an mp3 file of the live-stream transmission of R. Cairo in English, starting with a timesignal, and timecheck as 01:15 local, 2315 GMT. There is lots of extraneous sound in the background, such as a dog barking right on cue after the timesignal! People yelling back and forth, doors slamming. Sounds like it`s recorded in a home with no soundproofing, not a professional studio; and a continuous humbuzz, but quite tolerable compared to what they put on shortwave. Then news theme and news read by Mayar Adel. After 10 minutes, ``stay tuned for political commentary coming to you live from Studio 7``. Different YL speaker/reader, but same background distraxions. I`ve yet to listen to all of it, but quite an improvement over Cairo shortwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. A bit more from the sporadic E opening in last report, crossing into next UT day, Dec 26:

0001 on 2, dubbed animated movie, dog looks like ``Lady & the Tramp``; believe there`s an Azteca 7 bug in UR

0025 on 4, novela, Televisa 2 star bug in LR, definitely at 0031

0045 just about all gone, conveniently for me to switch to Friday evening SW monitoring session (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6951.0-AM, Dec 26 at 0107, pirate music at S8; next check 0132, announcement, ad? and into CW message, copied last part of it, -- CHER``, back to music; 0133 plays Lincolnshire Poacher IS and nothing more. Must be Bangalore Poacher as on this frequency last week. HF Undergrounders agree, 
and myteaquinn copied probably the same code message 10 minutes earlier, apparently with some errors, as:

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Dec 26 at 0145, ``Today`s Best Country, 12-10 KGYN``, into Xmas music. Guymon 10 kW station is back to old trix, failing to protect Philadelphia at night as has been the case for a few nights now. They still have a CP for 50/39/10 kW, which if it ever happen, will give them the option of cheating with 50 kW non-direxional night as well as day. Why not? Other stations get away with it, like KNZZ 1100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Dec 26 at 0059, only one JBA carrier, R. Chaski; a second one cuts on at 0100:10, i.e. BBC Hindi via UAE is late, about the same weakness. Then I keep listening attentively to the two beating against each other, slightly different frequencies obviously, by off-tuning to 5979.6 USB. Back to only one carrier as one cuts off at 0104:46.5*, so now we have the new base datum of R. Chaski autocutoffs to precess by 6 to 8 seconds later per night for months to come before another reset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Dec 26 at 0114, JBA carrier from China, as I await a slightly stronger one to cut on from SLBC, which it does at *0114:25.5, rating S3. Music prélude starts at 0114:46.5 as usual, and 2+1 mis-timesignal ends at 0115:17.5, sign-on in Hindi(?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7489.90, Dec 26 at 0127, `Allan Weiner Worldwide` starts some WBCQ ``operational notes`` --- 5110 will be on until midnight (ET) tonight -0500* UT, with `Tom Cole Theater` at 10 pm = 0300 UT. No Grog show this week. Fred Flintstone has three new shows (so I guess his cancer treatment is going well, presumably UT Sats 00-01 on 7490); David Medrick has a show ``I Love Zoey Deschanel``, whoever that is, time not given. Allan mentions his girlfriend in DeLand of Fla, Pam, cooked a great meal for them. Then J. P. Ferraro on the phone. 

Retune at 0210 finds some more program previews: next Friday evening, Jan 1 at 7-10 pm ET [00-03 UT Sat], a live New Year show with Ray of Radio Free Dishnuts, ``I guess on 5110``; At 0213, when I am listening to the delayed feed on 5109.7-CUSB, Allan reads a bit from Free Radio Weekly including a log of Bangalore Poacher by gh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185, Dec 26 at 0110, WWRB is already on with BS, while last night did not move from 3215 to 3185 until 0158. Nothing on 3215 yet tonight, as WWCR is not so flexible and will not come up until 0158 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 830, Dec 26 at 0158 UT, ``La Fabulosa 8-30`` ID goes by, so WFNO Norco LA retains such a monicker. I am also trying to split off the het I`m getting on 830.5 or so without success (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1330, Dec 26 at 0143 UT, ads for something in Vegas(?), so I perk up in case this is all the way from Nevada --- no, next ad is for Monahans, so KCKM must have been referring to Pecos (pay-kuss), next town down I-20 (and not Vega TX either, which is too far away, west of Amarillo) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0447 UT December 26