martedì 18 settembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs September 17-18, 2018

** CUBA. 13780, Sept 17 at 1347, RHC at S3-S5, leapfrog of 13700 over 13740 another 40 kHz higher. Nothing on 13660, the reverse, where previously heard [and DW in Dari/Pashto is also sked on 13660 at 1330-1430 via UAE]. By 1415, 13780 is gone, as 13740 has switched to another transmitter/site for the CRI English relay. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. Al contrario, Sept 18 at 1321, 13660 is audible with RHC at S5 = noise level, and there is JBA carrier on 13780 when nothing else is listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11860, Sept 18 at 1359, noise jamming over JBA carrier, presumably Yemen [non]; *1400:52 GB open carrier on (after a false ping 6.5 seconds earlier); finally at 1401:20.5 brings up R. Marti modulation in progress; S9+20/10 well atop the jamming. Seems Greenville has not been affected by Florence (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13730, Sept 17 at 1416, S9 signal but just barely modulated = JBM. Aoki/NDXC shows it must be VIRI in Russian, 500 kW at 336 degrees USward from Sirjan at 1320-1420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15376 & 15384, Sept 17 at 1340, BSKSA Holy Qur`an is flanked by noisy spurs plus and minus approx. 4 kHz. Maybe related to the pitch of the singing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1948 contents: Australia, Canada, Cuba and non, Europe, France, India, Indonesia, International Waters and non, Isle of Man and non, Korea South & North, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, USA, Vatican, Vietnam non; NRC Pattern Book; and the propagation outlook

WOR 1948 ready for first airing shortly after completion on one of our best frequencies, 7730 WRMI at 0030 UT Tuesday September 18, confirmed very good (heard intact, tho some downloaders report problems with cutting/repeating. As far as I can tell, my audiofiles are OK, so try a different player if this happen). Next:

2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 to NE [& 5950 to WNW? Unconfirmed]
2130 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 & 5950 [scheduled, NOT aired last week]
2330 UT Tuesday   WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI   5950 to WNW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ   7490v to WSE
2100.5  Wednesday WRMI   9955 to SSE
2330 UT Wednesday WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
2330 UT Thursday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
2330 UT Friday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0629 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1230 UT Saturday  WINB   9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
2130 UT Saturday  WBCQ   9330v [maybe, or 2330?] to WSW
0310vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
1030 UT Sunday    HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE
2330 UT Sunday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
2330 UT Monday    WBCQ   9330v [maybe] to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7730 [or 1949?] to WNW
2030 UT Tuesday   WRMI   7780 5950 [or 1949?]

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, updated Sept 18:

** U S A. 15770, WRMI: my previous report mentioning that Richard Langley had heard it was incorrect: it was Andy Robins [and not Robinson, as I misspoke on WOR 1948 --- sorry!]:

``15770 USA WRMI, Okeechobee, Florida; 15 September 2018; 1905 UTC reactivated frequency with English ID by Jeff White dropped into a Russian religious (Protestant) program that consisted of a long monologue by a woman followed by several choral hymns in English; very good level (-80 dbm with -130 dbm noise floor). WRMI's webpage shows this as Transmitter 10 beaming 87° to Africa but there is no programming listed for it. Carrier dropped 1930 UTC. Test? (Andy Robins, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Airspy HF+ with SDR Console v.3 and a 45' PAR EF-SWL end-fed wire at 20', WOR iog via DXLD)``

And Paul Walker, PA, also replied: ``Glen[n], I heard 15770 WRMI on Saturday afternoon [Sept 15]. I scan the SW Dials almost hourly every day and I hadn't noticed till then. An email to Jeff White revealed the following, "Yes, we are using 15770khz on Transmitter 9 at 44 degrees from 1700-1945 UTC daily. But it may only be until October 12"Paul``

Here is his original report from the NASWA yg: ``It appears this signal is back on the air as of September 15th, a year or two after a storm damaged the antenna this east coast daytime frequency uses. Here in PA I had a SINPO 45554 signal from 15770 with religion in Italian and German around 1740 UTC. I scan SW every day now and this is thefirst I've heard 15770 back on, today. Paul``

15770, it was Sunday Sept 16, not 17, when I could not hear it at 1701 & 1756, possibly on vs. pitiful propagation, only a JBA carrier from 15825 WWCR. I do hear 15770, Monday Sept 17 at 1715, fair in French only S8 here to the side, vying with the noise level; 1812 sounds Italian; 1848 unRussian Slavic. So what are these programs? Probably religious (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1948, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carrier search, Sept 17 at 0629+: 801, 621, 936, 1413 --- and 846 which I assume is TP Kiritimati.

And Sept 18 at 0615-0621 UT: 846 TP; 882, 936, 837, 621, 531, 1044, 1098, 1269, 1413, 1503. 

I do believe that 936 is the strongest of them, in keeping with my Agadir, Morocco assumptions. Does anyone have official info about the current power level? (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1606 UT September 18