lunedì 19 dicembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs December 18-19, 2016

** AUSTRALIA. 2485 & 2325, Dec 19 at 1349, S9 Oz talk from doomed VL8 Shower Service stations, and natch 4835. 

9580 > 12085 >> 12065, Dec 19 at 1405, RA is back on all three doomed frequencies after AWOL last two days. 9580 is S9+10/20 with discussion of women and food, gingerbread, condiments. By 1420 it`s reminiscences of watching movies in the 1940s on shipboard, with lots of background noise. RA online program schedule continues to show nothing during the 14 UT hour, on Mondays (unless `Conversations with Richard Fidler` from 1300 is now two hours long). But that show has just gone into summer repeats until January 23.

Jerry Lenamon, Waco, calculates based on Victorian electricity documents, that power costs at Shepparton would have increased about 71% from 2006 to 2013, even more now, a possible factor in deciding to close it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 9645.3, Dec 19 at 0614, no signal from R. Bandeirantes. This has been off for some weeks, but I may not have noted it. Meanwhile, numerous other off-frequency ZYs provide carriers at least now starting with 11925+ Bandeirantes; 11935+, 11855-, 11765-, 9819-, 9725-, 9665+, 9630, 9565, 5940- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 5939.83, Dec 19 at 0627, Portuguese talk and music, from R. Voz Missionária, usually blasted away by 5935 WWCR but which is weakened at the moment, tho resurging later in the hour. BTW, this is the only ZY SW frequency in WRTH 2016 with a blank in the callsign column; why, and what is it, really? Maybe 2017 shows it. Reliable // 9665v is ZYE890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Dec 19 at 1529, no signal from Trenton Military (nor did I hear it last night on 6754-USB). Must be off for repairs. Don Moman, Alberta, already replied Dec 18 to my original report:

``15034 was still very distorted at 1952 but seems back to normal at 2040 UT. I did send off a quick note at that time to our CFARS group (our equivalent to MARS) in case someone there might know someone in charge of that [to] forward it, but I suspect it was just coincidence that it was cleared up. Don VE6JY``

15034, Dec 19 at 1835, CHR, Trenton Military is back with good modulation, but as too often happens, defaulting to ``no report received`` from places like Thule. At 1836 UT gives own time as 1735 zulu! So still not fully funxional (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, Dec 19 at 0253, RHC Spanish is S9 of open carrier/dead air! Just like it was last night, Dec 18 at 0655 check. So always? Yes, still OC/DA tonight Dec 19 at 0623 check just as `DXers Unlimited` is ending on all the other English frequencies; shux, missed it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 1566, Dec 19 at 1339, carrier looping NW on the DX-398 with internal antenna only, and at last I can pull some audio: talk, maybe Korean? and piano music. Could also get the carrier at 1343 but no audio on the R-75 with E-W longwire. At 1345 weaker, no audio audible. It`s FEBC, HLAZ from Jeju (Cheju) Island, 250 kW. WRTH 2016 shows 1345 is the time it transitions from Japanese to Chinese, no doubt also antenna change correlating with signal drop here, altho it`s already just after sunrise. Aoki also shows those times but no azimuth info. A few minutes earlier, I had sought TP carriers on lowband, 774 etc., but none audible. Then checked NK MW/low SW frequencies and found 2850 to be S7 at 1347, 3250 also audible, but nothing unusual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, Dec 19 at 1404, Denge Kurdistane is S7-S9 with Kurdish talk (steadier than 11860 Yemen [non] ranging S5-S9). At 1411 recheck, there is an echo, caused by 3 possibilities: 1) long/short path from one site; 2) two sites overlapping with slightly different satellite feeds; 3) deliberately imposed effect on original modulation. Ivo Ivanov continues to update the schedule, showing 11600 at 06-15 is all via PRIDNESTROVYE. At 15-16 he hears second harmonic on 23200, so concludes that hour is from his nearby BULGARIA site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Dec 19 at 1837, MWV is on but only poor carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Dec 19 at 1404, no signal from VOT English to Europe and USward, but 1408 recheck, it`s on, at S4-S6 with Turkish music. A very late switch from preceding German until 1325 on 15270? Or just being intermittent. 1418 modulation cuts off and on, dead air, then carrier off. 1422 it`s back on with closing IS, off again at 1426 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1856 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday December 19 from 0403 on Area 51 webcast, and also on WBCQ, 5130.079-AM as measured an hour earlier. Also confirmed Mon Dec 19 from 0430 on WRMI webcast, JBA carrier on 9955. Next:
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. 5130.055-AM, UT Mon Dec 19 at 0632, Area 51 is still on! I often check frequency in case this happen, yet Dec 18 sked at 
shows nothing after 0500 as usual. Really off-the-wall scatter-brained stuff, like a pirate gone wild; talk mixed with music, mentions KPFA, Jeffrey Dahmer story, Bob, standing in line, hamburger. 0647 song ``Roll Out the Pork Barrel``, 0648 mentions WCSB(?) Cleveland, still going past 0700. A P O Box address I can`t copy at 0703. Confirmed not a pirate, by AW quick WBCQ ID inserted at 0705, still going at 0720 when I can`t stay awake any longer. Ad-hoc Hours of Slack? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7730 // 5850, December 19 at 0708, WRMI in church service with choir and organ. Scheduled on 7730 at least on Mondays is `Your Weekend Show`, squeezed out of the TruNews disservice, but unseems to be that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, Dec 19 at 0645, WWCR is S9+40 of dead air, still at 0658. Can`t let WTWW and RHC get all the dead-air attention! 3215 is nominal with WWCRBS. Mon program missed at this hour is `Inspirations Across America`. Refund? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17775, Dec 19 at 1526 and 1854, KVOH is still AWOL when it should be back on a weekday. Did however note without logging, VOH-Africa, ZAMBIA on 11680, poor circa 0630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, Dec 19 at 0255, JBA carrier from WTWW-1, not yet switched to 5830 night frequency, but which has happened  by 0302 recheck; yet propagation is such that even 5830 is very poor (like 5890 neighbor WWCR). website says transition time is 9 pm CDT on one page, merely 9 pm Central on another.

9475, Dec 19 at 1424, WTWW with frequent IADs during harangue by a pre-deceased Pastor Pete Peters, who is in no position to complain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9275, Dec 19 at 1837, WMLK is on with a very poor carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2520, Dec 19 at 1348 UT, S6 carrier with some fading to S5, no modulation audible which ought to be, if there be any; 1355-1402 UT monitored continuously in case about to sign-on. Likely a second harmonic, and Tim Tromp in West Michigan had just reported yesterday to the harmonics yg: ``WOCO on 2520 (2 x 1260), Strong signal right now on 2520 // to 1260 kHz (also heard here) and confirmed with a clear TOH ID at 1300 UT with local talk and Christmas music``. WOCO of course is close to him in Oconto, Wisconsin, 1000/29 watts U1 plus 500-watt PSRA. WOCO official sunrise is 1315 UT in Dec, 1330 in Jan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4864+, Dec 19 at 0645, open carrier at S4-S6, also past 0710. Slightly on the hi side but not measured. Maybe Brasil? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4940-USB, Dec 19 at 0643, intermittent 2-way, very poor in French? Maybe Canadian; only one side of contact audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 4960, Dec 19 at 0642, open carrier ranging S5-S7, still past 0700, when I am alert for something to start. Weakening a bit by 0710. Another of these 60m mysteries (which is really a fixed utility band around here). I think it`s a bit late for VOA São Tomé to be incoming, but it is indeed scheduled until 0730, switching from French to Hausa at 0700. There is certainly enough signal for modulation to be audible if there be any. 4960 is also a frequency used recently by [YHWH], but he would surely not leave transmitter on for no reason (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12182-12205, Dec 19 at 1415, approx. 23-kHz range of OTH radar clicking, with the upper boundary merging into CODAR swishes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1935 UT December 19