mercoledì 30 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 29-30, 2017

** AUSTRALIA. 5045.00, Aug 29 at 1209, JBA carrier, presumed Ozy Radio, new station at Mount Razorback NSW, first reported Aug 28 at 0552 as unID by Bryan Clark, NZ, and then by several Aussie DXers and remote monitors; ``more music, less talk`` not even IDs until one finally caught at 1149 by David Kernick. David Sharp, NSW got an E-QSL: ``Ozy music radio Razorback near Camden 25 NM SW of Sydney, 2nd day of transmission. eQSL. 500 watts 5045 kHz. So you have heard them! So here is your confirmation! Regards John``. They also play the Kookaburra in tribute(?) to defunct Radio Australia! Ron Howard, who hastened to the beach in California, was also hearing Waltzing Matilda at 1334 and 1419.

At tune-in I had a second carrier on the side at 5045.8, maybe ute which then went off. However, Brian Powell tells us there are three other licensees for 5045 in Australia: NSW, Queensland, and Western Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Aug 29 at 1355, BB open carrier at S3-S4; IS audible by 1358:50, and tentative mistimesignal until 1359:32 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11810 & 12000, Aug 29 at 2323 are the only RHC spurs detectable during today`s 23-24 UT hour, piling up the kilowatts on 25m. Fundamentals active are 11760, 11840, 11880 and 11950, not 11670. Plus the always plus/minus 10 spurs out of 11840 on 11830 & 11850. 11810 computes to be leapfrog of 11950 over 11880; 12000 as 11760 over 11880 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Aug 29 at 1153, soft vocal music at S7-S5, only one station audible, RRI Palangkaraya; 1200 Indonesian announcement, with a feeble timesignal a few seconds late, ``Jakarta`` mentioned, presumed news, audible past 1209; sunrise here 1201. Bougainville must have closed earlier today. Wolfgang Büschel via a remote in Japan was still hearing a mixture on 3324.999 at 1124 with RRI atop (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Aug 29 at 1213, an easy 1 MHz flip up to Voice of Freedom, from 5045 Australia, to hear S8-S6 song, 1214 YL in conversational Korean, 1217 another song. Not // 4885, and no noise jamming, which remains on ex-6135 (Glen Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, Aug 29 at 1132, choral NA, ID mentioning 106.1 FM, Sinaloa song, so it`s usual XEGS Guasave. Another one antheming on the semihour. Not // yet to 650 XETNT which is already programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 700, Aug 29 at 1143, open carrier with hum, about WSW/ENE, mixing with weaker stations in Spanish, English. Presumed XEGD, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, based on my previous logs from 2015y:

``700, June 6 at 1105 UT, timecheck for 6:05 on 88.1 FM, just as it`s hit by low rumbling het from another station cutting on the air, presumably XEGD Chihuahua. No 700s are listed with an FM 88.1, but must be XEDKR in Guadalajara, relaying Radio Red out of México DF which *is* also on 88.1 there`` 

``700, Feb 19 at 1259, big hum looping NE/SW on open carrier, 1300 Spanish news starts without any ID. Possibly two different stations, but I doubt it: hummer would be XEGD, La Poderosa, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, 5/1 kW per IRCA & Cantú, 5/0.25 kW per WRTH`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 720, Aug 29 at 1158, Spanish has overcome KDWN, 1201 choral NA, into Chihuahua state song, 1203 music and sign-on but unreadable now. So XEJCC Ciudad Juárez (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 29 at 2328, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until autocutoff at 2332:23*. Slightly better signal today than yesterday for a sharper edge, vs 2332:12 obscured by that other carrier. So 2332:23 is the new starting point for the 6.7 seconds per diem slippage recession expected for weeks to come (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1893 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast less than one semi-hour after completed, Tuesday August 29 at 2130 on WRMI 9455, fair, 15770 poor aimed NE from FL (but Jon Collins, Birmingham UK, says: ``Hi! World of Radio 1893 heard Tuesday via WRMI from 2130 on 15770 at a solid S9 on my Tecsun PL-660 with the radio`s whip``). Also confirmed here Tue Aug 29 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.08v-CUSB. Next:

Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v-AM to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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. 5129.82-AM, UT Wed Aug 30 at 0115, WBCQ is JBA but back on lo side of 5130, so were they trying another transmitter last time? Presumably during `Amateur Radio Roundtable` which should have been on 9330 during the summer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Aug 30 at 0114, WTWW-2 is S9+30 of dead air instead of some ham show to compete with WBCQ; 9475, WTWW-1 is also S9+30 of SFAW programming, usual hum and suptorted modulation; sounds like half their modulation modules are kaput. You`d think #1 frequencies would be higher priority for the single transmitter which still worx properly; but #2 is Ted`s own public service plaything of less offensive programming, when it`s modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 720, Aug 29 at 1136 UT, news in English by M&W looping E/W, weak and steady, only station on frequency, no sign of WGN (which would loop NE), fading down around 1145 UT, resurges a bit, but 1158 UT check, blocked by Spanish, XEJCC Juárez just signing on. Got to be 50 kW KDWN Las Vegas NV, there are so few USA 720 stations, either on ND day pattern way early, or fraxion of signal leaking out around the cardioid null toward Chicago, a few degrees off from here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search August 29 at 1124-1128 UT, presunrise here of 1201: only found from WSW on 701, 828; from west on 1098 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0147 UT August 30