lunedì 22 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 20-21, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.97, Aug 21 at 0125, R. Tirana IS at S6 atop the humroar, but 0130 sign-on modulation level descends as usual below the humroar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 12065, Aug 20 at 1319, one third of Radio Australia is OFF again, fortunately for us the frequency beamed NNW to PNG (and, shhh! Europe). Still good on 12085 toward Alaska and very good on 9580 toward Oklahoma. The corresponding day frequency to 12065, 15415 is also off after 2100, Wolfgang Büschel notes: ``At 2115 UT Aug 20 and 0300 UT on Aug 21 15415 kHz channel TX is OFF AIR in this Australian morning. Only Radio Australia Shepparton 15240 and 17840 kHz on air, as usual.`` 

I haven`t bothered with 15415 monitoring here since it is always much weaker than 15240, altho often detectable when on. Until now: August 21 at 0544, no signal while 15240 and 17840 are both S7-S9 discussing LSD and other drugs.

12065, Aug 21 at 1319, now all three are on, this weakest one and // 9580, 12085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15320, Aug 21 at 1322, YL intros ``God Bless the USA`` song at S9+10 fading to S8, so a US station? No! It`s Reach Beyond, Australia, i.e. HQ in Colorado Springs. 1325 program was `Sounds of Hope with Samantha Landy` (sp?), address St George, Utah. 1328 Oz accents take over, `Our Daily Bread` bit somehow connecting Disneyland with their religion. NO ID, and 1330 into another Oz preacher. This is RBA`s main English broadcast, a sesquihour from 1300, 100 kW at 310 degrees, longpath? Much better than RA does here at similar angle on 12065, but from opposite side of continent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** BRAZIL. 9819.01, Aug 21 at 0121, JBA carrier measured here, i.e. Rádio Nove de Julho, which relays R. Aparecida most/all of the time. It`s been drifting way below 9820 for months, and has almost reached 9819. Until 0121 was covered up by Japan via Uzbekistan, q.v. All Brazilians are weaker than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Aug 21 at 1320, this RHC frequency is still AWOL in the mornings, while 15370 is inbooming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9307-9320, 9337-9346, approx. ranges of R. Cairo 9315 blobmitter, August 21 at 0055, straddling S8-S9 9330+ WBCQ which lux out in the clear for extended UT Monday broadcast with YL gospel huxter after 0100, same at 0143 check. Approx. peaks and levels: 9315 at S9+10, 9343 at S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUYANA. 3290-, Aug 21 at 0152 and 0545 chex, for the record, NO signal from Voice of Guyana. It`s been off for several weeks, and may be another ex-SWBC country, unless they bring Jamie Labadia back to fix the transmitter again. Robert Wilkner in FL last logged it 2 July, and noted it missing since at least 14 July (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. UNIDENTIFIED. 10000, Aug 21 at 0110, S6 carrier with no modulation, but 0111 WWV tone JBA same as on 5000. No 10-second pips or Portuguese which would be Brazil. Unless a total intruder, I suspect WWVH had lost modulation. 0607 recheck, now WWV and WWVH are at equal levels on 10000, adding up to S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11670, Aug 21 at 0552, JBA carrier, possibly the AIR special Hajj service in Urdu, but nothing audible on // 15210, 15770. Why do I bother with such JBA logs? To spread the word in case others can hear them better. Jose Jacob tells us that this is in effect: ``from 13 Aug 2016 to 11 Oct 2016 0530-0600 UTC on 11670 Bengaluru, 15210 Panaji, 15770 Delhi``. But CNR2 from Beijing site is also on 11670, before, during, and after this semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, UT Sunday Aug 21 at 0136 I pause to listen to KBS World Radio Spanish hour via WHRI (which I normally avoid in protest to KBS` refusal to audiblize itself for us in English), as fan listener greetings by phone are being aired; must be mailbag show. Seems this is station`s 54th anniversary. Hugo Longhi in Rosario, Argentina; 0138 Juan Carlos Buscaglia also in Argentina; 0140 someone in Logroña, España who just got out of jail. Then Roberto in Miami. Show is hosted by 2 YLs, but one of them has to leave for an appointment. Then brings in three new program hostesses as of this year to introduce themselves, more YLs only, giving ages in late 20`s. Here`s more about this momentous occasion: 

** MADAGASCAR. 13840v, Aug 21 at 0556, popmusic averaging S8, i.e. NHK in French as scheduled, but carrier is wobbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, Aug 21 at 0132 immediately following Kim`s radiogramette, a 2-hour The Mighty KBC this week presents Doctor Eric with a lexure with SFX about farts, which he finds endlessly amusing. Such company Kim keeps! The Farty KBC? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Aug 21 at 0101, big S9+30 signal with blues music, surely Wolverine Radio – yes, as per quick ID at 0104, more music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, Aug 21 at 1200 UT, ID in Spanish from WKY, as a Cumulus station, pronouncing the call letters in English, and introducing the following ``programa pagado``, `Sunday Morning Magazine`, in English, YL interviewing YL about American Cancer Society, some fund-raising event involving dogs, relay-for-life. Also on 640 KWPN Moore, same show running about 10 seconds ahead. I thought this was a ``public service`` program, not a paid one, as they have lots of different guests from the community, not an infomercial (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 21 at 0105, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until autocutoff at 0104:48.5*, which is 12.5 seconds later than two nights ago, Aug 19 until 0104:36*, averaging 6.25 seconds later per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 7295, Aug 20 at 1259, weak signal from R. Sakha, some music and talk, timesignal about 5 seconds late at 1300, and carrier goes off at 1302*. Other frequency 7345 at 1259 is blocked by Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 11945.045, Aug 21 at 0559, BBCWS promo at S4, 0601 news, but chopped off air at 0602:25* during Olympic news in English. Such time and frequency sloppiness smax of SENTECH or maybe UAE. Yes, HFCC shows it`s Meyerton at 0500-0600, 250 kW at 19 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 21 at 0115, S3 music, and 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:07, which is 10-11 seconds earlier than usual, and has sometimes happened before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770, Aug 21 at 0123, TRT Spanish music is ruined by rapid IADs at the rate of 5 times per second. But // 9870 is OK altho as always weaker, S6. One would have thought a same defective audio feed would have gone into both Emirler transmitters. 0131 recheck, 9770 is off the air, and then back on at S9 in pop music without the IADs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** UGANDA [non]. 15239.974, Sat Aug 20 at 1645 tune-in, WWRB is already radiating Radio Munansi, and in English! And modulation is OK! No dropouts. Interview of man by woman, both American accented, about people in northern Uganda, something like Ocholiland? (maybe Kotido in the NE corner?) being exterminated by Pres. Muséveni who is waging war on that area. 1659 to hilife music running thru hourtop, 1706 starts lo-fi audio of news in English about Uganda; 1711 ``thank you for listening`` but goes into a fade, music. 1728 recheck, now in Luganda(?) mentioning ``shortwave``. 1805 is still weak; 1901 this week WWRB canned ID and off. To resume Sunday 1600-1900v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN GDIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1839 monitoring: checking HLR 7265-CUSB between 1425 and 1450 UT Sat Aug 20 via UTwente SDR: no signal from this, China, or anything. Could anyone in Europe confirm whether it was on or not? Confirmed the Aug 20 Sat 2230 broadcast on WBCQ, checked at 2253 on 9330.021-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Sun Aug 21 at 0306 having just started a minute or two before, earlier than usual, on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO. Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
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 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
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. 1110, Sunday Aug 21 at 1207 UT, Qur`an vs KFAB, SAH of 48/minute [0.8 Hz] and another SAH depending on DX-398 orientation of 216/minute [3.6 Hz] involving a third station (New Mexico?). Qur`an is of course 50 kW KVTT Mineral Wells/Plano/Cleburne/The Metroplex TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Aug 21 at 1237 UT, KQAM Wichita talk has 156/minute [2.6 Hz] SAH from weaker S Asian music, so KBXD Dallas must still be stunting with that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 9820.0, Aug 21 at 0116, weak station, making me wonder if R. Nove de Julho, Brasil, has suddenly normalized its frequency? ZY signals are much weaker than usual on 9 and 11 MHz, so can`t make any // to 11935v or 9725v, other relayers of R. Aparecida or the latter itself on 11855v. Music into M&W conversation as I try to decide if it`s in Brazuguese. But off at 0121! Now uncovering much weaker R9J on 9819, see BRAZIL. HFCC shows I was really listening to NHK World Radio Japan in Hindi via Tashkent, here at 0059-0120 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Aug 21 at 0120, VOV is still here, not 6175 as they believe in Hanoi, Vietnamese music as S9 via Woofferton UK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 774, Aug 21 at 1150 UT, JBA carrier looping WSW, not NW. I woke up around 1100 UT, finally gave up trying to resleep and checked prime Trans-Pacific DX pilot frequency just before 1155 UT sunrise here. So 3LO Melbourne very likely rather than NHK this time. Quickly stepping 9-kHz downwards, also found JBA carriers: 702 at 1155 UT from WSW, i.e. 2BL Sydney; 657 and 594 at 1156 UT which could also be Australia or NZ but not DFed. Too much 1550 splash on 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 820, Aug 21 at 1152 UT, romantic music in Spanish, 1154 segué, 1157 fade-out before any ID; has same slow SAH as in earlier log, which was 0.367 Hz, Aug 19 at 0535 UT. Per 2015 NRC AM Log, no US stations in Spanish, and hardly any stations at all, west of Fort Worth until WA and OR. So what Mexicans? Per IRCA Mexican Log 2015, geographically and formatically, this one would be XEDRD, Durango2, 10/0.5 kW. Only others in N/W Mexico are in Sinaloa and BCN. Parameters may have changed as any XE QRM to WBAP is unusual here. Durango sunrise not until 1236 UT, while in Enid it`s 1155 UT.

I was discounting XEABCA in Mexicali, which used to be news format, but what I heard jibes with this new log from John Wilkins, CO, in NRC IDXD: ``820 MEXICO XEABCA Mexicali, BC JUL 26 1135 - Segued vocals, occasional "Canal 820 ABC Radio" slogans; no ads or live announcements noted in about 30 minutes of monitoring. Good signal, always surprising for just 3500 watts. Alone on the frequency after WBAP fades away``. Too bad he didn`t clock the SAH with WBAP. Now I still need to catch such a slogan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 7297-USB, Aug 20 at 1303, after Sakha is off 7295, I notice a bunch of weak American hams rag-chewing in USB, not LSB, about gardening? Several interchanges with no calls given (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11738.13, Aug 21 at 0604, fast RTTY, unusual intruder, off at 0605* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17520.042, Aug 21 at 0550 barely audible talk. RFA Chinese via SAIPAN is at 03-07 plus CNR1 jamming, so which one would be this far off-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1713 UT August 21