martedì 30 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 29-30, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Aug 30 at 0127, R. Tirana is S4 with humroar, but not as loud as usual; unfortunately the IS cannot be heard at all until barely at 0129 under the hum. Usually if anything is audible, it`s the IS. Still no program, just humroar at 0156 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Aug 30 at 0144, no signal from RNA, but 11780 was active a few minutes earlier as I 25m bandscanned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9580, Aug 30 at 0131, CRI English relay achieves only bits of distorted audio breaking thru the dead air. Wiggle that patchcord! No such problem on 9570 Albanian relay which is S9+20, huge compared to R. Tirana at the other site, S4.

6165, Aug 30 at 0145, RHC English is suptorted, while the only //, 6000 is OK; WTP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9339-9350, Aug 30 at 0134, weak pulsing probably from the 9315.0 R. Cairo transmitter which upon its own frequency is S5, much louder motorboating humroar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 680, Aug 29 at 1207, ``información de Sinaloa``, 6:07 timecheck, opening newscast, i.e. XEORO, Guasave, 1000/500 watts per IRCA Mexican Log 2015 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 515 kHz LSB, Aug 29 at 1156 UT, I`m getting a ham mixing with PN beacon from Ponca City --- but I hear the ham only on the R75 preamp 2, i.e. max gain where I normally run it, but known to be risking overload especially on this part of the band. Goes away at preamp 1 or no preamp. Then at 1209 UT I tune thru the 160m band and find the fundamental for the same ham is 1905-LSB, an N5 discussing lawnmowers. Guess what the difference between 1905 and 515 is? 1390! I.e. my strongest local KCRC, but NO modulation from it whatsoever is audible on 515. Yet must be some kind of internal mixing involving KCRC (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTEING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1840 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 29 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.045v-CUSB, fair. Next:
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE [pre-empted last two weeks]
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. 7570, Aug 29 at 0542, WRMI is not BSing, but instead World Music, songs in Portuguese, Spanish, Middle Eastern, French, and not // music on 7730 & 7780 which are presumably still TOM, but why not on 7570? Not until 0600 sharp does 7570 switch to Brother Hystairical (Glenn Hauser, KO, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Aug 30 at 0137, WTWW-3 is S9+35 of dead air! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7520, Aug 30 at 0139, three ``shit``s in a row, unbleeped so it`s OK to swear like that on WWCR-4, during `A Call to Decision` with Butch Paugh per sked; then a bunch of Trump clips seemingly to demonstrate his contradicting himself. Gee, I would have guessed the ``decision`` would be about salvation, rather than politix. O yeah, for the far-right religionists, there is no difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, Aug 29 at 1141 UT, Spanish call-in classifieds, for sale items with an AC 830 phone, i.e. the region around San Antonio, so this is KSAH Universal City, which per new NRC AM Log is 10000/890 watts U4, 24 h // KSAH-FM 104.1, ``Ranchero 104.1``. But official sunrise in Aug is not until 1200 UT (September: 1215 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, Aug 30 at 0158 UT, dominant signal is talk about football, drops off at 0200 UT before any ID, or ``good night to our listeners to the east``, no doubt KKOB Albuquerque NM, as 0200 UT is official FCC sunset in August (September: 0115 UT). KKOB is reliable in switching night/day antennas of 50/50 kW North Valley transmitter and balloon snatcher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1360, Aug 30 at 0153 UT, YL opening `Messianic Perspective` program with Dr Gary Hedrick; odd time, but maybe it`s only a 5-minuter. I think we can rule out Amarillo or El Dorado KS, as EWTN would not be running such an unCatholic program. No 1360 stations in OK, adjacent, or second-adjacent states on program website listings, so I look for likelies in the NRC Pattern Book and AM Log: A good prospect is KHNC, Johnstown CO, 10/1 kW U4, talk/religion. State-by-state search on program site for affiliates doesn`t find any 1360s
and in Colorado, KRKS 990 is the only one listed.

However, program guide of KHNC
6:00pm mst Ahavat Torah (R)
7:00pm mst Alex Jones (R)
So they do run Messianic stuff, and this one could have been crammed into an end-of-hour break during Alex. 10 kW ND day pattern lasts in August until 0200 UT (September: -0115 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search August 29 at 1140 UT: JBA on 774 from NW, so NHK; very weak on 882; at 1146 west on 702 so Australia or NZ, and 666. But something on 594 seems to peak N/S --- that can`t be right. Those were on the DX-398. Then at 1151 I find whether I can hear any of them on the R75 with E-W longwire: yes on 774, 702. Today`s Enid sunrise: 1201 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0350 UT August 30