domenica 22 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 21-22, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Jan 22 at 0133, Oh oh, so-called Caribbean Beacon is reactivated after absence since at least Jan 8, both from 6090 and day frequency 11775. DGS is just as distorted as ever, if not worse! So they didn`t take the opportunity to fix the transmitter. // non-distorted 5935 WWCR fed from same satellite. Engineering there leaves a bit to be desired, but if it drive away listeners to this nonsense, some purpose is served. However, back to blocking the other innocent occupants of these frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Jan 21 at 1508, Trenton Military robot is stuck in loops, over and over and over: ``Break, Halifax, Halifax, no report received. Break, Shearwater, Shearwater, no report received. Break, Greenwood, Greenwood, no report received. Break, Gander, Gander, no report received.`` At 1525 retune, another pair from another quartet of NRR`s, Winnipeg, Edmonton. 

At 1526 UT: ``Time: 1425 zulu``, so they are STILL announcing time 61 minutes slow. They must not be reading my previous reports, risky business not to do so. At 1527 the aviation non-weather moves on to NRR`s in same format from Comox, Victoria, Vancouver, Abbotsford. At 1537: Prestwick, Keflavik, Lajes, Shannon. At 1559, back to Abbotsford, Comox, Victoria, Vancouver. Breather for me. 1811: Gander, Halifax, Shearwater, Greenwood. 2112: still/again same quartet. 2214 ditto. 

CHR transmissions have been totally useless all day! And no one at station notices to fix it. Pity the poor Canadian taxpayer, let alone flights in urgent need of VOLMET! Or maybe there really aren`t any?

6754-USB, Jan 22 at 0130, yup, CHR night frequency, poor S7, is also still ``no report received`` from Lajes, Shannon, Prestwick, Keflavik (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

** CUBA. 6000, Jan 22 at 0135, RHC English is JBM, much softer than // 6165, both with same strength of S9+25, the latter being much louder but more fadey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 22 at 0142, TGAV is OFF! Had been reliable for quite a while. 0202 recheck, now carrier is on at S9+20 (vs storm crashes to S9+30), but dead air. Maybe they`ll be back in business in time for another late start of an `Antena DX` rerun circa 0215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Jan 21 at 1814, MWV English is on today, but only fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Jan 22 at 0127, soul music at S9+25 (which is louder and stronger than the ``Mighty`` KBC via Germany on 6145), must be Wolverine Radio. Yes, 0133 echoing ID as such, and into SSTV for 3 or 4 minutes, after which at 0137 frequency change announcement repeated, to ``4020, let people know on chat groups, see you there in a couple of minutes``, and off 6940.

4020-USB, Jan 22 from *0140, Wolverine Radio just moved from 6940; about same S9+25 level, but more storm noise down here, so no improvement for us (nearest lightning storms are in SW and S Arkansas/N Louisiana). ID comes after a bit of music first, then some big band music. One song had mentioned pants; was that the theme tonight? 0146 ID, ``Baby, It`s Cold Outside``, another ID at 0155, and still going past 0210+. Fortunately there was no MARS net on 4018, but one on 4041, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7405-AM, Jan 22 at 0150, [Station YHWH] is already on with usual stuff, citing Jeremiah XXII:5, S6-S7 and partially readable past 0210. 7405 was one of the first frequencies I discovered upon his 2015 reactivation, Dec 2 at 0447 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035, Jan 21 at 1426, VOT English hour is still on with IS alternating with language IDs, presumably Kazakh, which is scheduled to start at 1430 on 9785 (a frequency I can`t remember to check for presence when this happen time and again). 12035 is marred by splatter 12030-12115 from that horrible mess on 12050 which is WEWN. 12035 is still on for the 1430 precise timesignal and opening in presumed Kazakh. I wasn`t attentive exactly when 12035 finally went off, but it was circa 1442 after which 9785 presumably came up very late. Way to go, incompetents at Emirler! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Jan 21 at 1741, WWRB with good signal but dead air instead of R. Munansi clandestine. 1814 recheck, now poor carrier, but some modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4041.0-USB, Jan 22 at 0203, Army MARS net with YL NCS AAA7RD, call copied fonetikaly, vs storm noise level, check-ins not readable. This page says that call applies to the unnamed Region 7 Director, i.e. IA/KS/MO/NE. However a 2012 World Radio Online article photo caption identified that call with one John Halladay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1861 monitoring: I missed it on UTwente, but Nino Marabello, Italy, confirms at 1531 Sat Jan 21, WOR 1861 audible for a few minutes vs Hindi from China on 7265-CUSB. I do confirm the next SW airing, Sat Jan 21 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.125v-CUSB, S9+10. Next:
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, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2300   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7730, Jan 21 at 0656, this WRMI is unusually absent, while BS on 7780 is VP, 7570 is VG, and 6855 is P with music, 5850 G with World Music. For the record, 7730 is back on Jan 22 at 0146 check, along with 7780, 7570 all BSing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Jan 21 at 1741, poor signal but dead air instead of Brother HyStairical from WBCQ, now allegedly 24 hours. And to think, we could have been hearing Damascus, if Assad had kept his SW service going on 9330.

With 5130 also on air 12 hours each night, BS except when other stuff such as Area 51 is already scheduled, that appears to end Allan`s ``Radio Jennifer International`` service, active only briefly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat Jan 21 at 1941, WTWW-2 is just now ending `Theater Organ of the Ozarx` and on to `Amateur Radio Newsline #2047 for Jan 20``. Hummy distorted signal. 

5085, UT Sun Jan 22 at 0205, repeat of TOOTO is also airing, with cabaret conversations in the background, S9+50 but some storm noise from Arkansas still audible, as well as the spurs circa 5072.1 and 5097.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, Jan 22 at 0150, 0210, no show from WRNO tonight, but a JBA carrier, presumably INDIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7676.50-USB, Jan 22 at 0147, non-intruding 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15436-USB, Jan 21 at 1508, INTRUDER, 2-way in Spanish, too close to 15435 BSKSA`s 500 kW aimed 320 degrees right at us. Spanish also has music in background sounding like off-tuned, as if bleed from Saudi, but it`s talking. Then music from Riyadh adds to the mess. Still going at 1528.

I continue to be amazed that no other SWBC monitors ever report these in-band, usually Spanish, intruders. They may not be identifiable, but at least one of us is documenting them. Log editors are no help either, by not publishing them, as if off-topic? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0402 UT January 22