domenica 27 gennaio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs January 26-27, 2019

** CUBA. 15197.2, Jan 27 at 1542, cursory check for spurs from RHC 15140 finds this one with enough squishy music sound to match, i.e. 2 x 28.6 kHz above, and signs of others above and below at those multiples. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


** NORTH AMERICA. 4085-AM, Jan 27 at 0250, DJ and rock music S9 but noisy, by 0256 JBA carrier. Must be an unidentified pirate,50482.0.html

** TURKEY [and non]. 5960, Jan 26 at 2331, VOT English to N America is certainly on the air today, unlike yesterday, as I tune in first via UTwente SDR; very strong signal but with some humbuzz, and very little CCI from slightly off-frequency station; more of a problem is splash from 5970 China unless narrowed to considerably less than default 9 kHz AM bandwidth. 

The now-Saturday `Letterbox` is in progress, very informal replies to mail, ending at 2336 to be back ``in two weeks` time``. Does this mean none at all next Saturday, or playback this one, and a new one in two weeks? During music interval, checking 5960 direct, sufficient tho more fadey signal and no QRM problems, at 2339 good S9/+10.

Back on UTw: After music break, `Turkish Cuisine` recipe for bugur (sp?) pilaf, and CCI with LAH is worsening. 2350 sign-off with totally mixed-up English schedule for A-season but some wrong times even then: 1830 9785 Europe, 2030 9620 SAsia/Australia; 2200 9830 Europe/USA/Canada, 1930 15520 to Afghanistan/Pakistan/India/Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan; 0300 9515 Europe/USA/E Canada/Cuba; 06-07 UT on 6165 Europe/Syria/Jordan/Arabian PeninSUla. (And the 1230 broadcast not even mentioned). Adds, ``Note that at 23-24 and 04-05 the broadcasts are prerecorded``. Interesting the targets they specify, many of them non-English-speaking. Besides completely wrong A-season times and frequencies, there never is a broadcast at 06-07; 6165 was the // for the 03 UT summer transmission. Yet they specify the correct winter times for the repeat notice. Dear announcer: please engage brain before reading copy. 2352 IS fragment is cut off before even one play is complete (Alan Roe had noticed a new orchestration); and off uncovering the CCCCCCI talk.

Fortunately, this week TRT does not stay on another hour with the unscheduled German service, off in plenty of time for The Mighty KBC.

By 2359 the Nauen carrier is on causing quite a LAH with the Chinese. At least in Europe the QRM is pretty bad. But no doubt little problem back in N America. By 0130 recheck during Kim`s beepery, heavy QRM/het should make decoding that quite a challenge over there.

What is the 5960 QRM? Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, East Turkistan, listed in HFCC as 100 kW ND starting at 2330. However Aoki/NDXC says it start at 2310 with 50 kW ND; and EiBi agrees *2310. It`s significantly off-frequency causing LAH to VOT and KBC, but I don`t get it measured vs all the QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 9775, Jan 27 at 1447, F-G, ``You are listening to a test transmission`` and music medley (a few seconds each) of S Asian, Portuguese? and off in less than a minute at 1448*. AFAIK, such tests come only from the Encompass Woofferton site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1966 monitoring: 1860-AM, Sat Jan 26 at 2030, WA0RCR MO is JBA propagating this early by daytime skywave, enough to tell it`s a YL talking, so already running late past nominal WORLD OF RADIO time. Check at 0257 finds heavy CWQRM on both sides, so another contest must be running. No CW above 1881 or so, so it might be prudent for WA0RCR to QSY to 1885+. OTOH, then its AM signal might confront LSB hams instead when there is no contest. WOR confirmed at 0427 UT Jan 27 at CIAO item, about 7 minutes in, so started circa 0420.

Also confirmed Sat Jan 26 at 2200-2229 on WRMI 9955, good S9+20 with no jamming. Next:

2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
2330 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:

** U S A. (5085), UT Sun. Jan 27 at 0045 I remember to tune in WTWW-2 webcast for `Theater Organ in the Ozarx`, as I had found it before to be in stereo, and less distortion than on SW. But tonight as heard on headphones, it`s all in mono, with scratches and pops, so Bob is playing old vinyl by George Wright, and the distortion level even thus is at times extreme. Keeps going past 0100 so must have started late as usual; at 0106 self-QRM from a cue-up saying, ``This is the best ---``. Something`s always wrong at WTWW. Closing at 0107 Bob expects to *see* us again next week, which would be quite a trick, as AFAIK this is one-way AF sound via RF in the opposite direxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1660, Sunday Jan 27 at 1455 UT, church service in English concluding with standard benedixion; got to be KWOD Kansas City KS, straying from sports format as The Score; missed ToH ID, but by 1501 it`s back to sports scores. Has ~4 Hz SAH, from KQWB ND or KRZI TX, all of which are disportive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12000, Jan 27 at 1435, mystery open carrier at S8-S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1748 UT January 27