domenica 29 gennaio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs January 28-29, 2017

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 9580, Jan 29 at 1405, R. Australia on its third-to-last day, and with rapid regular fading as if a second carrier is on, itching to take its place; but no other modulation audible. It could be as per Aoki, starting Jan 11, BBC in Dari and Pashto via UAE at 1330-1430, not usually noticeable here. RA remains inaudible on 12085, and JBA carrier on 12065. 4835 VL8A still audible past 1400 not // RA but maybe 30 or 90 minutes offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Jan 29 at 1432, CHR Trenton Military with a different quartet of aerodromes than I`ve heard before in random chex, Zagreb, Split, Ancona-Falconara [Italy], Thule. No report received from some of them. Some have altimeters specified in kilopascals, while Thule is in inches of mercury, unspecified. Then terminal forecasts for all four: NRR. 1436 ID, mis-timecheck for 1335z, and on to Shannon etc. group. This site has detailed schedules for this and many/all? other VOLMET stations; 5-minute segments on CHR except a break at :00 to :10 for possible live broadcasts:

** CUBA. 5890, Jan 29 at 0153, lite pulse jamming in the absence of WWCR on UT Sun --- IIRC, 5890 used to be a VOA Spanish and maybe Martí frequency years ago, requiring jamming, and once that happen, the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command will show up again and again ad infinitum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5025, Jan 29 at 0119 check, R. Rebelde is still off and there is a JBA signal about 5024.9, presumably R. Quillabamba, Perú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, UT Sun Jan 29 at 0145, The Mighty KBC via GERMANY, as Kraig Krist is introducing Conway Twitty on this week`s Forgotten Song, ``It`s Only Make-Believe`` from Sept 1958. Sounds a bit like Elvis, until 0148 back to Uncle Eric. Wish I kould katch Kraig more often but the time is not fixed, and during Saturday night DX sessions there is too much else going on (pirates, etc.) to keep listening to one frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 5790.0-AM, Jan 29 at 0154, Station YHWH is on at S9-S7, suptorted modulation, about an ``infamous homosexual in the Catholic whore Church``. Nasty stuff Martin K. Elliott purveys from his trailer transmitter somewhere out West (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6930-USB, Jan 29 at 0129 tune-in to rude noises and sound FX, ID twice first sounding like Radio El Mundo? And then Radio Garbunzo. Numerous logs here say it`s Radio Garbanzo until 0129*

** PERU. 5980, Jan 29 at 0103, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 0106:38.5*. Last previous check was 11 days ago, Jan 18 until 0105:25.5*, i.e. 75 seconds earlier, so keeping close to the average slippage of 6.8 seconds later per noctem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** UGANDA [and non]. 15240, Sunday January 29 at 1733, big whine on fair signal from WWRB, instead of R. Munansi; presumably, modulation input problem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1862 monitoring: confirmed Sat Jan 28 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, good (remember, one hour earlier than 6 other days of week). Also confirmed UT Sunday January 29 at 0431 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, about 5 minutes in during CHR item, so started late circa 0426. Heavy CW QRM on both sides due to some 160m contest; it`s amazing how many signals pile up on this band only when there is a contest. Checked earlier at 0122 UT during ARRL News on WA0RCR, the CW continued up to 1880, then phone, mostly SSB. Next:
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. 9329.635v-CUSB, Jan 29 at 1415, WBCQ BS has drifted much lower than usual; in fact quite listenable on 9329.666 where I tuned it first, ha3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Jan 29 at 0126, WWRB is still purveying wacko gospel huxters, two or three guys in a lather about the imminent New World Order, economic collapse, blasting Pope Francis, mobile phones, etc., etc., justified by prophetic Biblical citations. Modulation and hum are awful too as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UGANDA [non]

** U S A. 660, Jan 28 at 2330 UT, I turn on the PL-880 still tuned to 660, and there`s Navajo talk from KTNN AZ, as heard four hours earlier already, but nothing unusual now, just before sunset here, and while still on their ND 50 kW day power (sometimes, extending past their own sunset) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 840, Jan 29 at 1402 UT, WHAS still dominant with news, ID, but nulled, a gospel huxter in English, and in third place some Spanish music, presumably praise from suspected KVJY Pharr TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2130 kHz, Jan 29 at 0121, JBA carrier, presumably a 3 x 710 harmonic, as first reported the previous morning Jan 28 by Tim Tromp, MI, to the harmonics yg:

``2130 kHz at 1222 UT and there's a decent carrier with threshold music being heard but too weak to identify a language or other useful details. Loops towards the South from West Michigan. Anyone else?``

And an update from UT Jan 29, about the same time I heard the carrier:

``Checked 2130 kHz again this evening and found a signal there, presumably the same one I heard this morning but slightly stronger now at 0100 UT. Music now being heard from Madonna and Fleetwood Mac and some older hits from the 50s or 60s. Now at 0127 UT (8:27 pm EST) and the carrier drops and it's gone suggesting a 710 daytimer has just ended its broadcast day. No clear ID heard. Maybe WTPR? 73, Tim Tromp, West Michigan``

If a daytimer going off, 0130 UT would have to be the west coast. Official Jan sunset even for KSPN LA is 0100 UT. NRC AM Log says WTPR Paris TN operates according to WOR/NYC SR/SS times, which would be even much earlier. ``Greatest Hits of All Time`` format seems to fit, tho. 73, (Glenn Hauser, OK, harmonics yg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11472-11502, Jan 29 at 1428, OTH radar pulsing at a low pitch (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1759 UT January 29