venerdì 25 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 23-24-25, 2017

** BOUGAINVILLE [and non]. 3325, Aug 25 at 1153, almost equal S8-S6 mix of two stations, one talking, one musicking, i.e. NBC PNG and RRI Palangkaraya, INDONESIA. 1157 think I hear ``RRI`` [air-air-ee] mentioned. After 1200 seems one goes off which would be NBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13605, Aug 24 at 1429, R. Martí is very strong S9+30 and seems jam-free, so I check 13820, the B-only season frequency, and sure enough, wasted pulse jamming there. Back to 13605 now audibilized a bit of jamming. Other Cuban transmitter on 13740 relaying China is VG S9+30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5965, Aug 24 at 1311, S8-S6, very poor with YL talk, seems to be the Sea Breeze gal still here in English as usual Thursdays only, from JAPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6045, Aug 24 at 1315, JBA carrier, presumed Voice of Freedom, clandestine on latest new frequency discovered by Ron Howard Aug 21. Original 6135 also has an even weaker carrier and seems still to be noise-jammed.

6045 looks to be a good clear spot in Asia; HFCC shows Delhi starts at 1415, but not Aoki. IIRC long ago it was a Voice of Indonesia outlet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.1, Aug 25 at 0220, KAMG-LP Enid is back to its old situation: praise music in Spanish but very distorted modulation. What a mess. Should have license revoked also for *not* being local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 7, Aug 25 after 1400 UT, astounding that KOCO ``5`` is the only OKC station with continuous coverage of flash flooding in the City --- KFOR, KWTV, KOKH and KAUT remain with regular programming, tho there might have been cut-ins. KOCO already had local news hour, extended at least until 1555 UT. Heavy rain was provoked already by Harvey pushing precip this way even before eye hit Texas; Enid remained dry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 27, Wed Aug 23 at 1800 UT, KFOR-TV flashes its translator ID roster, again too swiftly to read or retain any of it. Maybe about 6 or 8 of them? Surely there are more. These could be only the O&Os? Someday I will manage to capture this on tape for leisurely legibility, but they don`t do it every day at this time (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Aug 25 at 0629, JBA carrier presumed SIBC starting from 0500 after 9545. 5020 JBAC still audible at 1153 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7457-USB, Aug 24 at 1318, AF MARS net with AFA4VO, calling stations in Mississippi, then North Carolina. Net callsign is 4TX2, all in fonetix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1892 monitoring:

5850, UNITED STATES, WRMI at 1030. Confirming World of Radio on with choppy propagation and fair amount of audio hum. Strong S-9 signal level. August 23 (Rick Barton, AZ, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

I also checked it briefly before 1100 Wednesday when it was VG here, no hum noticed, and this week I will not take responsibility for any hum on the original (gh)

Barely audible to confirm, the Wed 2100 on WBCQ 7490v-AM, at 2120. Confirmed Wed Aug 23 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0v-CUSB, fair.
Also confirmed Thu Aug 24 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.057v-CUSB, fair. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW

** U S A. 9455, Wed Aug 23 at 2018, WRMI playing filler World Music, that swing-with-sax tune again. During this hour, 9455 is normally // 11580 which I should have checked, where `Creciendo en Gracia` is on the schedule as the only Spanish/religion during this daily block (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Aug 25 at 0617, bandscan finds WWRBS still on day frequency! And not on 3185. Here it`s S9 fading to S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 740, Aug 25 at 1150 UT, looking for KTRH Houston on day pattern due to Hurricane Harvey, but can`t find it, even nulling KRMG. KTRH has sometimes come in before, without any hurricane. NRC Pattern Book reminds that day & night it`s nominally same direxional circle tangent toward SW down the coast; adding in nighttime a smaller lobe due east (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA carrier search, Aug 25 at 1135-1143, in the order detected, all looping WSW toward Au/NZ except 1098-W:
774, 702, 693, 603, 558 (Fiji?), 576, 594, 612, 621, 684, 756, 882, 891, 1098 (Marshalls), 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1737 UT August 25