mercoledì 21 novembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs November 20-21, 2018

** ALGERIA. 531, Nov 21 at 0300, considerable het to Cubans on 530, as I am starting a TA JBA carrier bandscan [see UNIDENTIFIED], and this turns out to be the strongest, with some music separable from 530, as always presumed to be the 600 kW Jil FM [sic], youth channel at F`Kirina, which is near the Tunisian border, 8899 km or 5529 statute miles from here. Nothing much on its 600 kW // 549 however, 551 km closer near the Moroccan border at Sidi Hamadouche (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180.03, Nov 20 at 2249, RNA in enthusiastic Brazuguese, S9+30 here instead of 11780. Still on at 0150 recheck Nov 21, now making a fast SAH atop heavy CCI from CRI English via CUBA on its new frequency, 6180.00 (in such a clash it`s hard to nail either down to the Hz). 

At 0204, RNB with a multi-station ID, AM & FM in several cities, and does mention 6180 on 49m. After a few vocalizations, cut off the air at 0205:30*. So they are signing off circa local midnite during DST, despite 19-03 UT sked in latest Aoki/NDXC. 

This uncovers weak Chinese as the CRI Habana relay goes on another hour, but its signal seems insufficient to have been causing all the QRM to Brasil. Evidently RNA is now running 6180 instead of 11780 even earlier in the daytime, reported but only weakly in Bahia by Jorge Freitas, Nov 19 at 1838.

The collision between Brasil and China/Cuba on 6180 at 00-02 is a prime example why stations/countries need to coördinate by participating in HFCC. China does, but Brasil and Cuba do not. Of course Brasil might have owned 6180 if it had kept using it instead of just resuming it lately; but refusing HFCC, how are China or Cuba supposed to know about it?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 382 kHz, Nov 21 at 0252, NDB ID dash and YPL, which is 1000 watts at Pickle Lake, Ontario; tuned to 383-USB. Really a regular, but I love to rewrite ``Pickle Lake``.

413 kHz, Nov 21 at 0255, NDB ID dash and YHD, which is 250 watts at Dryden, Ontario; tuned to 414-USB. Also got three closer Unitedstatesians, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 530, Nov 21 at 0259, silly ballgame in Spanish // 5025 Rebelde, mixing with the EZL music from Enciclopedia. Two Rebeldes are listed, Guantánamo and Caribe, Isla Juventud, and I`ll settle for the closer. Also considerable het from 531: see ALGERIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9720, Nov 20 at 2245, RHC is on at S9+35, just barely modulated and suptorted, playing their IS at a very odd time; then I can recognize the voice, but not understand it, of Arnie Coro, so we are amid the mitweek edition of `DXers Unlimited`. Wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Nov 21 at 0145 & 0413 chex, RHC`s tropical band transmitter is still off as it has been for a few nights now. 5025 & 4765 remain with domestic relays. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Whatever became of the 90m plan Arnie forecast several times? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165 // 6000, Nov 21 at 0151, RHC English is already on! Winter start is supposed to be 0200; are the sloppyrators at RadioCuba still confused about the timechange, or what? At least it sort of compensates for missing 5040. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5010v, Nov 21 at 0155, I`m standing (well, lying) by to try to catch the cut-on of Radio Madagasikara, as presumably heard last night after 0200 on 5009.931 --- and there it is! Nothing from India, but at *0158 JJBBA carrier amid some hash probably from local device this time. It`s so weak I can`t be sure of my measurement, about 5009.943. By 0217 it`s surged to JBA, so I try again: 5009.936. Of course it could have really varied 7 Hz in 17 minutes of warmup (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 21 at 0326, JBA carrier from presumed R. Hargeisa, which others have reported reactivated lately, but nowhere near the signal this INTRUDER used to attain; nominal *0330. In fact, I have a stronger carrier on 7119.67, probably a local device (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 7496, Nov 20 at 2254, JBA carrier, signature one-kHz-off-frequency of presumed Voice of Tibet via Dushanbe, scheduled here at 2300-2330 per Observer, Bulgaria Nov 6, (and 7484 at 2330-2400), both 100 kW, 131 degrees in Tibetan. Notice how these flank WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Nov 20 at 2251, Voice of Turkey is on early before 2300 English to North America, S9+10, music and then contact info in what language? Italian! Italian? That`s only scheduled at 1500-1530 on 6185. What does the website say? NOTHING, about any SW broadcasts or how to find anything not in English. Even by searching on Italiano! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. A bit of NDB DXing during quiet atmospheric conditions, but between local computer birdies all over:

356 kHz, Nov 21 at 0247, ODX, which is 25 watts at Ord, Nebraska. Has CCI from another at same pitch difficultizing copy

379 kHz, Nov 21 at 0251, RUE, 25 watts at Russelville, Arkansas; tuned 
to 380-USB.
410 kHz, Nov 21 at 0254, EGQ, 25 watts at Emmetsburg, Iowa; tuned to 411-USB. Also got two Canadians, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Tue Nov 20 at 2246, finally a new `Viva Miami`, this time Jeff doing a WRMI mailbag in English, acknowledging many reports by name, location and frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.471, Nov 21 at 0146, JBA carrier from presumed WBCQ backup, further off-frequency than usual; it should be on tonight for the weekly UT Wednesday `Amateur Radio Roundtable` from 0200. I daresay the program would have better coverage via a ham transmitter on ``60`` or ``80`` meters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5920, Nov 21 at 0210, song with heavy Doppler flutter on poor signal, very unusual for WHRI usually bigsig. Must be a propagation disturbance, auroral bounce? But at 0300 WWV reports K=1 and no space weather storms. By 0600 K=3 but still unstormy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA carrier search, Nov 21 from 0301: 531 [see ALGERIA], 557(2), 621, 639, 693, 747, 774, 819, 837, 855, 909, 936(2), 999, 1026(2), 1089, 1134, 1152, 1215, 1575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0634 UT November 21