venerdì 19 febbraio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs February 18-19, 2016

** BRAZIL. Never mind the report I mentioned that RNA had reactivated 6180, but which I haven`t heard. That was a mistake for 11780+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, Feb 19 at 0137, Spanish pop music. Must be Rebelde FM, since not // 1180 or 5025 which are in béisbol. Well, their top players defecting to MLB still have their choice of Rebeldes in América! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9580, Feb 19 at 0123, CRI English relay is OFF, no signal, but formerly redundant neighbor 9570 via ALBANIA remains at S7. Other Cuban transmitters are propagating on 31m: 9490 and 9565 jamming, 9535 RHC Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9590, Feb 19 at 0124, pop music at S7, from CRI Spanish via Kashgar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9930, Feb 19 at 0121, ERT whine centered here, NOT on 9935; have they decided directly to take on T8WH and WTWW? 9420 with Greek music is S4 at 0127 Feb 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9445.6, Feb 19 at 0125, very poor signal in Spanish, weird: must be VIRI, 500 kW, 310 degrees from Kamalabad, supposed to be on 9445.0 at 0020-0220. Listed // is 7225 in the Western Hemisphere hamband, also Kamalabad. I wonder if it`s off-frequency too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1020, Feb 19 at 0141 UT, praise music in Spanish owns frequency, i.e. 50 kW KCKN Roswell NM still not nulling toward KDKA; but there is also a heavy SAH of 2.5 Hz, with DF fitting for my semi-local KOKP Perry OK. I conclude that KOKP is in dead air instead of Triple-Play Sports.

Listening further, I hear a weak country(?) music station which seems to be close to the KOKP direxion. Not that many 1020s in the USA, and format unmatches any of them, near or far, in NRC AM Log. DF is no good for Mexico either. Maybe it was really one of the three Cubans in WRTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 19 at 0105, two very poor carriers from R. Chaski and BBC/UAE, amid the splash from 5985 WRMIBS. I detect the stronger carrier going off at 0106:58*, which is 45 seconds later than 0106:13* on Feb 12, last catch seven nights ago, averaging 6.4 seconds later per, still on track (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. Re Ugandan Diaspora P10 Radio: Harald Kuhl reports that they plan to continue at least until Feb 20, on the 18 and 31 m bands. ? Unclear whether they mean 16 or 19m instead of 18, and people aren`t hearing the morning broadcast supposedly on 9685. So try 17840 before 1600, 15680 until 1900; or original 15405 at 1630-1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1813 monitoring: confirmed Thu Feb 18 at 2100 on new 13695 from WRMI. Very good! I`ve added 13695 to BST-1 caradio memory. On 315-degree beam right at us (and I hope good elsewhere in N America). The 0030 UT Friday Feb 19 airing on 9330v-CUSB WBCQ can`t be confirmed; not sure there is even a JBA carrier tonight. At 0102 try again, now maybe a JBAC around 9329.9, and a stronger but still very weak signal on 9331.15-USB, 2-way perhaps in Spanish. Meanwhile, 9265 WINB is S9+35. Next:
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 [NEW] to NW
Fri 2330   WRMI 5950 to S [heard last week; unreconfirmed]
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE 
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 3215, Feb 19 at 0109, Dave is live(?) on WWRB, advocating the advantages of ham radio especially for doom-and-gloomers, one of which Dave says he is not; can`t call this a rant. WWRBS is also on 3185 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9975, Feb 19 at 0119, no signal from KVOH, but there is some video(?) buzz probably from a nearby device; yet, Cairo attains S5 on 9965.21 at 0120 Feb 19 with open carrier/dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Re: ``4888.0, Feb 18 at 1324, JBA carrier, between 4885 South Korea and 4895 India, so I wonder what? Maybe Ron Howard will find it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

Ron Howard does reply: ``Hi Glenn - Yes, heard a strong signal; seemed to be OM saying something, but unable to turn it into a readable signal; tried USB, then LSB, then carrier, but nothing worked to make it readable. Military or some type of utility?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0536 UT February 19