giovedì 24 marzo 2016

Glenn Hauser logs March 22-23-24, 2016

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 23 at 0251, PMS modulation is *******still******* very distorted, 5+ days after first noted, 122 hours and counting. 

11775, March 23 at 2157 check just before day frequency closing, PMS is ********still******** breaking up. 

6090, March 24 at 0519, DGS *********still********* distorted, and crackling out to plus/minus 8 kHz, starting to QRM the jamming on 6080, tsk2.

11775, March 24 at 1815, PMS **********still********** distorted but more or less readable if you can stand it. 161 hours and counting, almost a full week since this was first noted (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1818, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 23 at 0248, YL voice with marine weather in English, poor in noise level. Canadian Coast Guard website shows VCS Halifax NS starts at 0240 via Sambro site with ``Radiotelephony, Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas: 201 to 214. Notices to Shipping in South Coast Nova Scotia area. Notices to Shipping revising the position of every reported offshore exploration and exploitation vessel`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD. 6165-, March 23 at 0539, a roar and LAH against RHC with Arnie Coro, i.e. RNT. 24 hours later, March 24 at 0522 check, the usual LAH again audible --- but not a semihour later; did it go off? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1818, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CONGO [and non]. 6115.0, March 23 at 0540, JBA carrier, could be Brazzaville or Tokyo; right on frequency like 9760.0 equally weak, the other RN2 frequency. March 24 at 0600, JBA carrier again on 6115. Ron Howard in California confirms that on March 24, 6115 was nothing but Japan 0520-0600. We wonder if Congo is finished with its elexion-inspired extended schedule? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1818, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, March 24 at 0524, RHC tho S9+30, modulation level is much lower than on other English frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965.332, March 23 at 0239, R. Cairo is open carrier/dead air, at least no spur field surrounding (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9934.943, March 23 at 0240, ERT whiner is centered here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 4810.266, March 23 at 1302, JBA carrier vs CODAR, presumed AIR Bhopal still off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 3325, March 24 at 1146 weak station talking; I can`t tell if there is more than one; by 1200 it`s a JBA carrier. Leave it to Ron Howard in California to unravel this on same date: ``NBC Bougainville (3325) suddenly signed off today at 1152*, leaving RRI in the clear; at 1148 talking about a "NBC Bougainville program . . ".`` It seems these two are virtually zero-beat on 3325.0 so can`t differentiate them by frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Guys: Pirate WJD will be testing tonight 3495 LSB at 11 PM EST [sic; EDT? = 0300 UT]. Please pass this on to your DX friends. 73, (Joe Talbot, Alberta, 0053 UT March 23, via gh, 0216 UT March 23, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

3495-LSB, March 23 at 0256 I start monitoring and hear some wideband noise bursts which may be unrelated. At 0257.5 some rap music starts up, maybe `novelty` music later, but quite poor and never make out any announcements by 0312; recheck 0319 it`s off, but still noise bursts.

Despite the advance publicity, only one other log of this found, at:

** SUDAN [and non]. 7315, March 24 at 0536, via VATICAN, Radio Dabanga jingle ID, with jamming by a carrier on 7316.3 (not a DSB tone). In A-16 the 0430-0600 broadcast will be on 11650 via Vatican; 0430-0600 on 13800, switching from Madagascar site to Vatican at 0530. 

Thorsten Hallmann has correlated the carrier/tone jamming for the other broadcast at 1530-1630 [15545] with the absence or presence of the overt 7205 Sudan transmitter. Last we heard it, the tone jamming was stuck on ex-Dabanga frequency 15550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1818, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND [and non]. 6120v, March 24 at 0520, two JBA carriers slightly apart making double-het with BFO. Aoki shows the two stations on air at this time are: TWR, Manzini, Swaziland, and SRDA São Paulo, BRAZIL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15573, March 23 at 1327, JBA carrier, presumed V. of Tibet as latest scheduled via TAJIKISTAN at 1308-1330 per Aoki. No jammer carrier audible on 15575, let alone KBS World Radio`s so-called North American Service in English. There is something on 15570, which cannot be explained as anything but a jammer even tho it`s 3 rather than 2 kHz het away. Maybe deferring to inaudible KBS on the other side? Or if the KBS signal exist and be any good in Asia, it does the job of jamming VOT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.028, March 23 at 1402, very poor signal from VOT English to Europe, carrying on weakly to North America. Consistently off-frequency to the hi side. In A-16 this will move an hour earlier to 1230-1325, and up to the usual A-frequency, 15450, which I doubt will propagate much better. Will it also be off-plus? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1817 monitoring: confirmed Tue March 22 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.67-CUSB (recheck around 0100 March 23, it`s about 9329.75). Also confirmed Wed March 23 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, sufficient with no jamming (but at 1355 heard lite jamming vs Viva Miami). Also confirmed Wed March 23 at 2100 on WBCQ webcast; this time the extraneous syllables a couple seconds after the automated WBCQ ID and before WOR starts, sound like ``day to it``. Checking 7490 itself at 2121, audible fairly but sinking into storm noise level and increasing daytime absorption this far from Maine. Also confirmed Wed March 23 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.955-CUSB.

WORLD OF RADIO 1818 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast of Thu March 24 at 1130 on WRMI 9955: tune-in at 1140, it`s very good at S9+10, no jamming (quite a contrast to a week ago when it was very poor). Next:
Thu 2100   WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5765, March 23 at 0234 check, one WRMI frequency AWOL (need to start/end ``49m`` bandscanning as low as 5745), yet plenty of BS on 5850, 5950, 5985, 5015, 6915, 7570, 7730, 7780. 5765 is WRMI-8 at 355 degrees, scheduled 00-13 UT, paired with 11825 the rest of the 24 hours, all-BS-all-the-time. Recheck at 0525 March 24, 5765 is on.

WRMI eclectic music concerts seem rather reliable now during the 14-15 UT hour in two different playouts on 9955 and 11580, as noted March 23 and 24. Here`s another: music, no BS on 9955, March 24 at 0541 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, March 23 at 2010 check, no WMLK, tho neighbor 9265 WINB is audible. So is WMLK going to stay on with a regular schedule or not? It`s all old EJOM recordings from years ago, hardly worth the trouble to rebroadcast. I guess Jacob O. Meyer outranx Ralph G. Stair, as aside from being dead already, he`s an Elder, not a mere Brother. Hey, I could call myself either one of those or an even more exalted title, and who could contradict it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA [and non]. 9680, March 23 at 1250 I check for Voice of Hope reported by Bill Bingham, RSA, to be testing daytimes circa 06-14 UT on this frequency, which is no good in North America at 11-14 due to RTI and ChiCom jamming (not to mention KNLS Alaska foolishly scheduled on same at 13-14!). Yes, at this time I am hearing CNR1 jammer // 6125 et al. I do recheck at 1356, seems only one Chinese signal, and at 1358 mixing in is a tone of slightly more than 1 kHz. Maybe that is Zambia! Everything goes off after CNR1 timesignal at 1400*. Same check March 24 at 1358 finds no tone.

6065 is the other VOH frequency, at least for tests, circa 06-08 & 14-16. March 24 at 0559 but not much earlier, I have a JBA carrier. Ron Howard was also getting a carrier maybe with tone at 0554-0614+. Nothing else is known to be on 6065 at this time.

6065, March 24 at 1323, algo S6 and flutter, presumably CNR2 Beijing site as scheduled 1200-1605 per Aoki; not that I was expecting to hear VOH at this hour from Zambia, but watch out for it closer to 1600 where it`s not on the dayside.

Has VOH started testing planned night frequency 4965 yet? Aoki has nothing but Brasil and Perú on it, of questionable activity (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1818, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1030, March 23 at 0229 UT check, still open carrier/dead air, presumed KCTA Corpus Christi TX, 50 kW non-direxional daytimer. March 24 at 0519 UT, still OC, plus big hum, and now I get a DF befitting Corpus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 4766.0, March 24 at 1145, S8 carrier. Still a JBA carrier at 1320 recheck. Ron Howard agrees: ``UNID on 4766 returned again! Well heard open carrier March 24, checked at 1142 and subsequent checking till 1444; some QRM from 4765.0. Never any audio on 4766. Ron California`` He had last heard it on March 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1827 UT March 24