giovedì 22 dicembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs December 20-21-22, 2016

** BIAFRA [non]. 15325, Dec 21 at 1508, poor S4-S6 carrier, presumably R. Biafra`s latest channel, as now scheduled approx. 15-16 and 18-20 via BULGARIA but Ivo Ivanov says there was nothing but music fill on Dec 7 and 10. Now I do hear some talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 9490, Dec 21 at 0450, wall of noise jamming at S9+5 is still running, altho R. República via France must be off by now, no carrier amid the noise. 9565 also has pulse jamming at S8, long after R. Martí is finished with this frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Dec 20 at 0458, RHC open carrier at S9+35, while English on 6165 is OK; shortly 6100 starts modulating in Spanish, not English but before 0500 has switched to English (0500 is the start time for 6100). 6060, meanwhile, at 0459 is S9+30 but JBM in English.

6060, Dec 21 0538, RHC English is S9+40 of dead air, or straining, just barely modulated.

6000, Dec 22 at 0258, RHC English is suptorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [non]. 5950, Dec 20 at 0501, WRMIBS has some CCI weaker talk underneath. Must be V of Tigray Revolution, from ETHIOPIA, in Aoki until 0530 (but not in HFCC) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5935, Dec 21 at 1427, music and YL talk in Japanese, S5-S9 until 1435*, new frequency for Shiokaze, ex-5910 where I found nothing, and QSY confirmed by Ivo Ivanov. Chris Greenway forwards a Japan Times story that the government will be increasing funding for Furusato no Kaze in order to add more frequencies next fiscal year (from April 1, presumably), no details yet. This 1405-1435 daily broadcast of Shiokaze is believed to be a relay of FnK, in addition to its original broadcasts (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1857, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** KOREA SOUTH. 1566 kHz, Dec 20 at 1339 I`m chasing again FEBC, HLAZ Jeju Island, and there it is looping NW, 1342 music, and I am listening with offset BFO for a carrier break, which happens for a few seconds at 1344:34 as the beam is being changed from Japan to China. Distance from the 250 kW station is 10995 km or 6832 statute miles (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1857, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5007.952vv, Dec 21 at 0250, S6 RNM is varying audibly as I tune it with BFO, 0257 a song, gradually weakening as sun rises down there, to a JBA carrier by 0324. Best on LSB tuning to avoid 5015 WRMIBSplatter; maybe that`s why RNM is varying lower and lower from nominal 5010, hi, as it used to be up as high as 5013. Tnx to tip from Stephen Wood in MA who was hearing it tonight as early as 0210 varying 5007.98-5007.87. Also reported in this area last few days by Ron Howard in CA, Art Delibert in MD, Wolfgang Büschel & Thorsten Hallmann in Germany. On much earlier than 0300 sign-on as in WRTH 2017 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, Dec 21 at 0328, XEPPM music mixing with VATICAN. Clear at 0339 and sometimes the music modulation surges above usual low level. Checking because Terry Krueger, Clearwater FL, had asked me at 0029 UT, ``What`s with 6185? Blowing in with real modulation? Nice ancient Mexi-folk tunes`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5792.00, Dec 21 at 0503, [Station YHWH] is here instead of 5790, S9 vs Xmas noise level of S8. Off at 0535 recheck.

5792.00, again Dec 22 at 0325, 0337, YHWH guy is JBA, at S9 = same level as noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1857, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Dec 22 at 0331, no signal yet from R. Hargeisa, but on at 0338 recheck, S6-S8 talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Dec 20 at 1409, VOT English service is not in English, but Turkic language with stingers as if amid headlines, S4-S9; 1413 music, 1418 losing to 12050 WEWN splatter. Maybe discombobulated in aftermath of assassination right there in Ankara? Assuming crossed feeds, only other languages scheduled this hour in WRTH 2017 are Russian on 9410, Turkish on 11815, and Uighur on 13685.

12035.02, S3-S8, Dec 21 at 1405, Turkish songs so can`t tell yet if English, Uighur, Turkish or Russian service. Finally at 1423, news headlines indeed in English, less than one play of IS and off at 1425*.

11815.039, Dec 21 at 1530, Turkish talk at S9, as this is really TRT at 14-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7457-USB, Tue Dec 20 at 1406, AFA4LH calling Florida stations, lots of replies and relays, ``closing time 1445Z``.

I last logged this AF MARS frequency Tue Jan 12, 2016 at 1405, also involving Florida. Also 10 previous logs of 7457 going back to 2008. 
Believe it or not, the only Google hit on call AFA4LH MARS is in the March 1993 issue of PopComm (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1856 monitoring: confirmed UT Tuesday December 20 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+30; not confirmed at same time on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, no signal (while 9265 WINB is a JBA carrier). Also confirmed Tue Dec 21 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, good; also confirmed Tue Dec 20 at 2300 on WRMI 9955, fair more or less over jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Not confirmed UT Wed Dec 21 at 0030 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, no signal, (while 9265 WINB is JBA carrier; 7490 WBCQ is audible, and 9955 WRMI is now VP). Also confirmed Wed Dec 21 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955, S9+10, no jamming. Also confirmed Wed Dec 21 at 2200 on WBCQ 7490 and webcast. 

WORLD OF RADIO 1857 ready for first airings December 22:
Thu 1230   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Thu 2130   WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 2030v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0410v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 1130   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Mon 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0400v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Tue 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, Dec 21 at 2136, WRMI World Music hour is now confronting moderately heavy Cuban jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Wed Dec 21 at 1505, KVOH is still missing. 9975 evening English has been gone since last spring, so now KVOH is totally off the air. Maybe they are in final stages of activating long-delayed replacement transmitter? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Dec 21 at 2114, WTWW-2 again with distorted S9+30 Xmasmx instead of Dave Ramsey show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275.049, Dec 21 at 2114, WMLK is still on with DEJOM intoning, P-F S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1020, Dec 21 at 0528 UT, Spanish pentecostal gospel huxter overcoming KOKP Perry OK, especially if I null it, typical of what KCKN Roswell NM used to accomplish before it crashed. Making 3.5 Hz SAH = 210/minute. At 0531 UT, KDKA makes it thru with ID and CBS News Update. AM Switch in NRC DX News post-dated Dec 26 reports:  

``STAs granted: 1020, KCKN NM Roswell – Granted STA with U4(?) 1000/1000; bad tubes in main transmitter`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1857, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1130, Dec 21 at 0524 UT, S9+40 signal in silly sports talk, overcoming KMOX IBOC circa 1133. Playing ``Spanish Flea`` song in background. Must be KWKH Shreveport LA on 50 kW ND day pattern, much more signal than we normally get at night when it`s supposed to be a wide blob centered on SSW, essentially nothing to the north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1250, Dec 21 at 0519 UT, strange rappish song of syllables, including ``konichiwa`` a couple times, but not sure rest is Japanese; then songs in Spanish and English, but more than one station mixing. 0521 UT fades in strange language again, 0522 UT Spanish announcement re navidad, and English ad for tickets at Little Rock Center, a venue? Or Little Rock Central, referring to the notorious historic high school? So I will tentatively ID this one as KPZK, 2000/1200 watts U4, UC:AC format from Little Rock AR, per NRC AM Log (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, Dec 20 at 1355 UT, KBXD Dallas, Radio Salam Namaste W&M chattering in Hinglish, something about banana chips (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1590, Dec 20 at 0513 UT, HPRN Sports report, including a Nazarene girls` team, forecast hi today 56, lo 29 (obviously stale from previous morning hours), fishing license PSA, 0515 UT High Plains Radio Network, AM 1590. Therefore it is KDAV Lubbock TX, 1000/1000 watts U4. Some QRM from S Asian music, KMIC Houston or WCGO Evanston IL? Also a low audible het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 91.7, Dec 19 at 1428 UT on KOSU, Caught most of a report about a tiny diamond radio, on NPR Morning Edition, viz.:

This Christmas Song Brought To You By The World's Tiniest Radio Receiver  2:35 [with audio]

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search Dec 20, UT:
1098-west at 1336, presumed V7AB Marshall Islands; only other is 1566, see KOREA SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4863.97, Dec 20 at 0645, JBA carrier; Brasil? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4960, Dec 20 at 0643, open carrier at S5-S7. I guess it must be VOA SAO TOME, again failing to modulate. Sunrise there is circa 0530 UT, almost on the Equator, so could still be propagating, and nothing else audible on frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0639 UT December 22