mercoledì 31 agosto 2016

Glenn Hauser logs August 30-31, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Aug 31 at 0128, same old story from R. Tirana, S6 with IS vs hum, but programming unreadable next semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 4796.01, Aug 31 at 0123, JBA carrier, probably R. Lípez, Uyuni, reactivated. First reported by Eduard Korsakov, Moskva, to the DXLD yg, Aug 30 at 0245-0302 as unID, possibly Peruvian. Not in WRTH 2016. R. Lípez per the DSWCI TBS 2016 was last reported three years ago in August 2013 (and was formerly known as R. Mallku, as still listed in Aoki!). All this is based primarily on the odd frequency, so if anyone can pull a definite ID, that would be nice. It might even have a third name by now. Recheck at 0205, no signal detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Aug 31 at 0055, RNA is still off; and 11780, Aug 31 at 0112, RNA is still on. 6180 still missing at 0402 Aug 31, so VOA French may have another clear shot at 0530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5909.95, Aug 31 at 0125, music at S8 and occasional Spanish announcements, such as 0127 automated timecheck, typical of Alcaraván Radio, which this surely is, at last reactivated. 0159 announcement about ``tema de la independencia colombiana``. Previously was on hi side of 5910.0. So of course I look for its sibling:

6010.17, Aug 31 at 0130, music at S6, not // 5909.95, but surely La Voz de tu Conciencia has also been reactivated. At 0149 it`s S9 while 5910 is up to S9+15, i.e. consistently weaker than 5910v, which is to be expected since its direxional antenna was installed to minimize QRM to XEOI 6010 México DF, but which no longer matters as a defunct station. Hard to copy but 0202 YL announcement mentions Colombia. 

In the old days, the pair at the same Puerto Lleras site would produce a mixing product around 5810. If these exact frequencies persist, that would land on 5809.73 --- look for a carrier there and maybe some audio from one or the other, if both are still on when WEWN finishes with 5810 around 0500. 

(NHK France of course blox 5910 at 03-05; nothing much else on 6010 except erratic Inconfidência, Brasil, which is also off-frequency, and maybe Bahrain after 0300?). Reverse leapfrog would land on 6110.39 --- watch out for R. Fana, Ethiopia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Aug 31 at 0103, R. Cairo is now humroaring on this frequency which is normally relatively quiet if undermodulated; with useless Cuban pulse jamming underneath. At 0208, only motorboating at S9.

9315, Aug 31 at 0208, R. Cairo in horrible distortion of scheduled English, S8 but at least no spurs!

12085, Aug 31 at 0208, R. Cairo is S1, JBM, seems with Qur`an. Too weak to evaluate modulation quality.

BTW, Richard Langley discovered there is *another* Radio Cairo with much better audio and reception, web relay of the 95.4 FM European service, also in French, via
Details in the next DXLD 16-35 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 6190, Aug 31 at 0206, no signal from La Voz Alegre, Spanish service of MWV. Was also missing earlier from 17640 after 1800 Aug 30, so are both transmitters down now? 6150 also AWOL at 0351 during consecutive Spanish hour. 9480 also missing at 0402 during other hour of African Pathways Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 31 at 0056, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, but already off at 0104 retune in preparation for cutoff which if had not been reset earlier, would have happened about 0105:53.5* per standard slippage rate. Or it could be an anomaly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND. 13729.94, Aug 31 at 0116, JBA carrier off-frequency. It`s VOA Radio Ashna, at 0030-0230 alternating Pashto and Dari, 250 kW, 300 degrees from Udorn where they aren`t too careful about frequency accuracy. 15590, R. Thailand`s so-called North American service arrives no better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, Aug 31 at 0102, S5 La Voz de Turquía is once again on wrong frequency instead of 9770, // stronger correct frequency 9870. Still on 9830 at 0129 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, UT Wed Aug 31 at 0105, WBCQ stays on to carry the weekly `Amateur Radio Roundtable`, first with big band music, then Tom and Kathy (sp?) seemingly behind the scenes discussing how the video web streaming is not working via so everyone should watch on YouTube. (Meanwhile if this were primarily a radio show, already on shortwave, that would be irrelevant.) 0110 finally ready to open the show, mentions is on WBCQ 9330 new frequency as of two weeks ago and now with much better coverage. She interviews someone from ARRL about National Parks on the Air, over 400 entities eligible. Very good, still going at 0207 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475-, Aug 31 at 0058, WTWW-1 is S9+50 of dead air; 0000 alive with canned ID and back to SFAW. At 0207, 9475 is off and 5830 is not on, yet?

5085, Aug 31 at 0058, WTWW-2 is on with S9+50 of C&W music and into QSO show replay, still going at 0207.

12105, Aug 31 at 0058, WTWW-3 is S9 but poorly audible with end of Russian Bibling hour. At 0106 now it`s dead air as usually the case for an hour until 0200* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1380, Aug 31 at 0142 UT, ``Una señal llena de vida, Vida 13-80`` ID at tune-in, then `Concepto Financiero` -- for Christians, natch. KRCM Shenandoah TX is *still* obviously running 22 kW day power and pattern at night, dominating frequency here, with local KCRC 1390 easily minimized by LSB tuning. (Can you think of a less Hispanic CoL name than Shenandoah?? But address in Pasadena can be taken as Spanish) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 12005, Aug 31 0110 at first thought VOV was gone, but then a JBA carrier, still from Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1349.2, Aug 31 at 0144 UT, JBA carrier, hetting 1350 stations; some station off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1499.17, Aug 31 at 0139 UT, JBA carrier, hetting KSTP 1500. This is not the same as the wobbly spurs about 0.5 kHz above and below 1500 which are also occasionally heard. Logged on the NRD-545, but also had a JBA carrier on about 1499.2, via the R75, Aug 30 at 0600 UT. Which North American station is off-frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0418 UT August 31