sabato 18 febbraio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs February 16, 2017

** BRAZIL. 11780, Feb 16 at 0706, NO signal from RNA/RNB. It`s normally one of the best on 25m at this hour, after RNZI 11725. Yet weakie Brazies` carriers are detectable on 11854.9+, 11764.62. Then I check RNA`s other frequency 6180 and find only a JBA carrier. Nothing else scheduled at this hour, so maybe it`s RNA on exciter only, drastically reduced power; 6180 normally blasts in as it is less subject to propagational variations than 11780.

11780 also checked at 1544 Feb 16, no signal either, altho at this time of day it`s normally weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17615.069v, Feb 16 at 1457, Qur`an from BSKSA, poor signal and off-frequency; recheck at 1523, now measured on 17615.005v, and audibly drifting as I listen with BFO. This one is 190 degrees from Riyadh, not good for us.

13710.015, Feb 16 at 1534, dead air; no, wait, there`s some Qur`aning, with very long pauses, BSKSA with flutter from S9 to S6. 295 degrees from Riyadh, better for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5129.840-AM, Feb 16 at 0712, Brother Scare is audible poorly on this WBCQ; and also on 7490.046-AM. Supposed to be on 9330 too, inaudible, maybe transmitting but totally unpropagating. No Cuban spy numbers now on 9330 but there should be, four other nights of the week circa 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 7157-LSB, Feb 16 at 0723, ZL1HX in contact with EA3BOX, calls copied at 0725. I had found 40m almost devoid of any ham signals so started hunting for anything. It is the middle of our night, but still, skip must be really long, so we don`t hear much from within North America if any be active. ZL1HX is Bowden Ashton (BOW), in Wellsford NZ per EA3BOX is a Catalonian separatist at least for DXCC purposes, Joan Solà Vilaseca, 17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols, Catalunya, Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 12035, Feb 16 at 1543, JBA talk with flutter. HFCC shows it`s AWR in Marathi via Trincomalee this semihour only; after a one-hour buffer following Turkey in case VOT runs over. 345-degree azimuth is favorable for us (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7730 > 5850 > 6855, Thursday Feb 16 at 0710, here`s Keith Perron from PCJ on three WRMI frequencies, once again appearing 24 hours before the Friday hour shown on the WRMI skedgrid (when we axually hear `Viva Miami` to start the hour, then `World Music`). The PCJ homepage still doesn`t show this regular broadcast of `Media Network Plus`; tho it may be an unofficial bonus, might as well publicize it. Another one is Wed at 22-23 on 5950 (and also 11580, 6855, still not displayed on the WRMI schedule --- better monitor for that to be sure). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 16 at 1537, beacon K6FRC from California is JBA between fades, and vs CODAR; call sent about 7 times per minute.

13564-CW, Feb 16 at 1538, beacon GNK from Madison WI is JBA vs CODAR, sent about 8 times per minute (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1865 monitoring: first SW broadcast confirmed Thursday February 16 at 1230 on WRMI 6855, good S9, and 9955, better S9+10 atop pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Next:
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Fri 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855 to WNW, 5950 to S
Sat 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
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, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
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

UNIDENTIFIED. 11560, Feb 16 at 1547, 1 kHz tone at S7-S5 with heavy flutter. HFCC shows Islamabad, Pakistan, and Panaji, Goa, India on 11560 but both only until 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11742, Feb 16 at 1546, bonker INTRUDER at S9 centred approximately here. No sign of a CNR transmitter on 11740 scheduled until 1605 per HFCC; Vatican is finished with 11740 at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12255, Feb 16 at 1542, JBA carrier here which instantly brings to mind this pirate in Aoki, but it`s supposedly Sundays only:
12255 ReflectionsEurope 1400-2230 1...... English 0.2 ND IRL //6295. And then it`s gone, so probably something else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1815 UT February 16