martedì 25 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 24-25, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9855-, Oct 25 at 0128 and 0134, no signal detectable from R. Tirana, turned off as it might as well be? Turkey, Egypt and Greece are not very strong on 31m, so maybe just too QRP by comparison? But the other Albanian, Cërrik with CRI English on 9570 at 0147 check is S9+20! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA. 11710.45, UT Tue Oct 25 at 0108, RAE ATTW is back on after a silent weekend, now in Chinese at S7, bits of music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Oct 25 at 0100, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0102:39.5*, which is 73 seconds later than last catch October 14 until 0101:26.5*, or averaging 6.4 seconds later each day, right on ``schedule``. So far in HFCC B-16 I don`t see any competitor for 5980 at this hour, unlike B-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9770, S7, and weaker 9870 with AIR CCI, Oct 25 at 0114, VOT Spanish is back in business after AWOL Oct 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1848 monitoring: confirmed Monday Oct 24 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.086v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed at new time of 0030 UT Tuesday Oct 25 on WRMI, 7730, S9+30. Next:
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. 11580, Monday Oct 24 at 2019, WRMI with music, during a blank grid on the program sked, formerly World Music, but now it seems to be anything but eclectic, rather praise songs in English including at 2033, a jazzed-up `Joy to the World`, a bimonth before Xmas Eve. God help us! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, Oct 25 at 0104, WWRB is on again this Monday night, slow-speaking gospel huxter referencing something important, Romans X: 14-17, S9+45 but accompanied by frying buzz sound, fault of the programmer or SW provider? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11870, Oct 25 at 0106, WEWN is still 33% silent, nothing here in Spanish, but still blasting on 5810, and English poor S5 on 11520 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 9515, Oct 25 at 0112, S Asian language and song, i.e. Vatican in Tamil, as I have heard before, now S4-S6. Rechecking now following an item in the latest NASWA Flashsheet putting this on 9680, which I think must be a mistake. I do hear a JBA carrier there, which Aoki shows would be CNR1 jamming and/or RFA Tibetan via Kuwait this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1521 kHz, Oct 25 at 0126 UT, in a TA JBA MW carrier bandscan I do detect one here, very weak against KOLM & KOKC 1520. By 0130 with extremely narrow bandwidth on the NRD-545, I think I am squeezing some audio thru, possibly Qur`an? So is the Saudi 2-megawatter at Duba back in business; or could it be CRI Urumqi, EAST TURKISTAN, reported testing last week after an absence, scheduled 00-02 in Russian? Aoki says 100 kW, WRTH says 500 kW, but it`s big in Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, October 25 at 0119-0125, looping roughly NE except 783-East as in Mauritania: 612, 774, 783, 837, 1017, 1053, 1152, 1215 --- and see separate 1521 entry. On the handheld DX-398, I also have one on 1125, but suspiciously + and it vanishes when I turn off the NRD-545 nearby. That also emits its own birdie carriers on a few other frequencies; beware (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3840-LSB, Oct 25 at 0143, raucous laughter and yelling, talkovers, a dependable ham frequency for such nonsense, along with 3843-LSB, not at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0304 UT October 25