sabato 16 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 16, 2019

** AUSTRALIA. 5055, Feb 16 at 1225, JBA carrier presumed 4KZ, but as usual nothing detectable on 5045-LSB, where WORLD OF RADIO should be running on Unique Radio this alternate Saturday; next: March 2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4885, Feb 16 at 0702, R. Clube do Pará is S9+10, as the best ZY signal on 60m is even better than usual; hyper DJ and music on ``Madrugada`` show, NOT for the dozing at 4+ am local. With BFO there always seems to be a second slightly offset undersignal, presumably the other ZY if not later Korea South.

DST in Brasil ends Feb 17; not including Pará which is on UT-3 yearound. Here`s a useful map showing DST/non-DST areas. DST observed roughly in the southern (not eastern) half: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5910, Feb 16 at 0357, Chinese/English les from CRI relay, S9+20 but suptorted. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 16 at 0700, S9+10/20 of dead air, implying that this frequency missing for a couple of weeks may have been back for the 05-07 English bihour. Maybe 6100 will also succeed for Esperanto 24 hours later? 6000 carrier also still on with samehum, while 6165 & 6060 are already off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Feb 16 at 1400, I copy the complete RHC frequency announcement: now closing 11950 and 6150 (but 11950 was already off as I tuned by it); continuing until 1600 on: 15140, 11760, 9535, 9640, 13700. In that disorder, and that`s all, NOT mentioning 13780 and 15230 where it is also still running past 1506! Nor mentioning the FM and non-FM spurs out of 13700 and 15140, but not much of them today, only traces circa 14969, 15168, 15311. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [non]. 9540, Sat Feb 16 at 0500, no signal in OK, from the new clandestine/target broadcast Radio Sinit for Eritrea, as first reported in WRTH Update, but I am getting it well via UTWente SDR, all talk so far at 0507; I remind WOR iog that it`s time for their only weekly broadcast, as first reported here:

Winter Schedule 2018-2019
Arabic Days Area kHz
0530-0600 .....s. ERI 9540iss
Tigrinya Days Area kHz
0500-0530 .....s. ERI 9540iss
(WRTH Update Feb 4 via WORLD OF RADIO 1969, DXLD) Sinit --- first news of this one (gh)

FRANCE, New clandestine via TDF Issoudun - Radio Sinit Eritrea
(Ivo Ivanov, SWLDXBulgaria News Feb.7, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Viz.:

0500-0600 on  9540 ISS 250 kW / 139 deg to EaAf Tigrinya/Arabic SatПубликувано от Observer в 4:26 PM (via DXLD)``

But no one replies as having monitored it directly or indirectly, just me for the rest of the hour:

0508 OM speech; 0511 mention al-Qa`ida; 0515 HOA music and YL talk; 0517 vocal HOA music; 0525 OM talk; 0527 instrumental music; 0529 YL announcement, music, mention of Eritrea; 0530 switch to Arabic, ID, long speech; 0545 mix including several long YL IDs, 0547 song, 0551 ID and more speech; 0556 mentions Phoenix, Arizona, and many mentions of Amerikiya; 0558* cuts off air incomplete.

I could not make out any ID during the Tigrinya half; more familiar Arabic, something like ``huna idhaat al watan eritrea`` which google approx. translates as ``Here are the sermons of the homeland of Eritrea``; and some longer YL IDs with more words in them.

Meanwhile I try to find out more about it. Google translate does not extend to Tigrinya or even Oromo, so in case it`s similar I try Amharic for Sinit. It comes up with some words similar to sinit, but probably misleading: meaning drunkenness, seduxion, or stingy. No hits for Sinit in Arabic.

Then to the website WRTH provided. It has some English, and audio going back to their first broadcast on Dec 1, 2018, but no leads as to who`s behind it or what their mission may be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [non]. 17545, Sat Feb 16 at 1509, JBA music, HOA? Except for JBA 17615+ Saudi Arabia, it`s the OSOB: station I discovered a few weeks ago and rendered thus in Feb 4 WRTH Update:

W: Audio files available at: 
(3rd party uploads.)
Revised complete schedule
Arabic Days Area kHz
1520-1600 .....s. ERI 17545iss
Tigrinya Days Area kHz
1500-1520 .....s. ERI 17545iss``

** MEXICO. 730, Feb 16 at 1342, amid Mexican music, ``La Mexicana, 107.1``. So this remnant 50 kW XEHB from Hidalgo del Parral, is not even worth mentioning; but AM is to stay per IFT in the IRCA Mexican Log. It`s the best/only lowband XE propagating this long after 1318 LSR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6184.992, Feb 16 at 0023, XEPPM is S8-S9 but as usual very undermodulated with music; 0029 Spanish announcement; 0040 PSAs including Secretaría de Salud, plug a concert at 5pm in the Palacio de Bellas Artes; then some jazz. I`m rechecking it following this news from Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla in Mexico City, Feb 15:

``Hola Glenn, A partir de hoy, XEPPM Radio Educación onda corta 6185 kHz está haciendo pruebas con su antiguo transmisor Elcom Bauer con capacidad de 5 kW. Al parecer su transmisor de 10 kW está averiado.La escucho en estos momentos con un SINPO de 5. Saludos, Julián Santiago, Enviado desde mi iPad``

Says starting today it`s testing with old 5 kW transmitter. Apparently their 10 kW is out of order. But I find that it`s no better here than it had been before.

I had not measured 6185 precisely lately, but a sesquimonth ago it was on the plus side per Wolfgang Bueschel: ``6185.011, upper side of the channel now, R Educacion Mexico D.F. fluttery S=8-9 signal at 0311 UT on Dec 29, logs from Cape Canaveral Florida state``

Unless one or both transmitters vary more than this difference of 19 Hz, that might be a way to differentiate them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7254.95, Feb 16 at 0657, S9+20, VON IS of fluting and drumming, normally heard one hour earlier prior to Hausa at 0600. Unknown if they start an hour late, or is really interval before switching to Fulfulde or something at 0700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 960, Sat Feb 16 at 1323 UT, local KGWA Enid found to be in dead air as I am doing JBA TP MW carrier bandscan, so no splatter on 954 or 963, but nil heard there. 

I also null 960 as much as possible, hearing only a trace of another station. By 1340, KGWA remodulates. O, how I long for the good ole days when KGWA often provided for months a ``Fox-hole``, 5 minutes of dead air at local midnight allowing me to accumulate a number of other 960 logs from as far away as Calgary straight thru KGWA (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125.0, Feb 16 at 0400, VOT timesignal and manages to modulate today! But opens with canned intro of WRONG English schedule for A-season, which even then was not entirely correct, as I previously noted. Poor S8-S6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 12035.0, Feb 16 at 1403, VOT is blasted away by rather heavy stray(?) Cuban pulse jamming during what may have been Letterbox; gaining a bit later when only filling with music. 11815.0 Turkish is also not +0.7 kHz off-frequency today.

13685.716, Feb 16 at 1423, instead the Emirler shifter is here today for the end of the VOT Uighur hour, JBA carrier vs no WINB QRDRM since it`s Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1969 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 kHz CUSB on Feb.16
0731-0800 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat, fair/good``

WOR 1969 confirmed Saturday February 16 from about 1229:53 on WRMI 9955, thus overlapping World Music fill and no ID, VG S9+10/20

Not confirmed the Sat Feb 16 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB: as usual inaudible here, nor at UTwente. Tried the Italy Kiwi SDR but it`s fully occupied by max 4 users at a time -- listening to me, I hope, hi. Next:

2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM MO non-direxional
2200 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW 
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
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 WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM, podcast:

** U S A. 3264.9, Feb 16 at 0020, JBA carrier from WBCQ-4? or -5?

5130.49, UT Sat Feb 16 at 0059, WBCQ concluding the ``Far Right Radio Show`` (or was it ``Alt-Right``?), no ID and 0100 into march theme of weapons show ``from bare hands to AR-15``, S9 and getting louder now, ``Weapons Wednesday`` is apparently the title regardless of current DOW, with Mark & Don. 

So `Allan Weiner Worldwide` will not be on here, despite being better received than weakening VP primary 7490.18, while 9330 is inaudible, off? and 3264.9 still JBA carrier. The latter is totally useless here even during primetime; must be very low-powered.

AWWW starts barely audible on 7490.18v, enough to hear his first exclamation ``No more hamburgers!`` before fadeout. Usually the last ~10 minutes contain some station info, reading and replying to e-mail, some pirate info from FRW, so I bring up the webcast about 0150, and glean one tidbit of use: says ``3265`` is 24/7 like 9330. What could John H Carver hear? He mailed already at 0154:

``5130 is back to the militia. 7490 is too noisy to copy. No signal on 9330 but I find them on 3265. Noisy but able to copy; however that quickly changes. Allan and a very animated Angela in the studio discussing different forms of energy besides oil. Compares Elon Musk to Thomas Edison. Sounds like Tom Barna is in the studio with them but it's difficult to tell. Difficult to copy but they seem to be on the same topic. Allan announces that 3265 is running 24/7 for awhile. I'm receiving the signal at almost S3. At 0141 show becomes very difficult to copy and I lose the signal at 0146. John, Mid-North Indiana`` 

Only other reports of 3265v:

``Hi Glenn, Feb 15, noted for the first time a new signal on 3264.9, during my local morning, at 1058 & 1120, with faint music, but extremely weak; by 1207, too weak for any audio (only carrier). Ron Howard, California``

``USA WBCQ Monticello Maine, near New Brunswick Canada border line. 3264.912 --- x.917 unstable wandered upwards signal around 1058--1110 UT on Feb 16. Guitar pop music traced at NJ-US remote installation.S=9+20dB at peak reception much better closer to Maine/New Brunswick-CANADA [selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Feb 16 at 1446, this WRMI-1 is unusually on, poor with music. Transmission sked grid shows SMTV from 1400 only on Sundays but this is Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265V, Feb 16 at 1435, WINB carrier is *really* wobbling during gospel huxter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Feb 16 at 1440, huge S9+40/50 WWCR signal overloads my poor R75 unless I turn off preamps: 8880, I expect usual mixture with strongest local KCRC (7490+1390), but I also have weak // 7490 WWCR audio on 8210, which is 720 kHz above, and there is certainly no local signal there to mix. Possibly it`s a leapfrog over 7850-CHU, which is halfway between, 360 kHz above and below, but not very strong and cannot hear any timesignals on 8210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, Sat Feb 16 at 1343 UT, ``Accentuate the Positive`` tune playing, 1345 Bible fund-raiser talk, 1346 ``Footsteps from TWR`` with Lauren Libby, president; says they use 230 languages, and shortwave listening is increasing, getting back in style (?); Xmas special on KTWR got good response from China, etc.; also plugs several-country coverage of hi-power AM without detailing Bonaire or Central Asia. Looping N/S, this is obviously via KMMJ Grand Island, Nebraska, 10.5 kW-limited sked. While now, and never do I hear one of my most-wanted Okies, 220-watt daytimer 750 KSEO Durant! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA. 13680, Sat Feb 16 at 1401, VOH Africa weekend-only transmission, `Your Weekend Show` with Bob Biermann musing about radio technology. (See also his comments in next DXLD about how there is no new crop of engineers coming along to replace those who know SW and AM). 13680 is good and fully readable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search Feb 16 from 1318: 747-NW, 702-WSW, 693-?, 594-?, 882-?, 972-NW, 1098-W, 1188-?, 1503-?; 1566-NW at 1327, the strongest and FEBC S Korea of course. Could not get DX-398 DF on some of the others, too weak and/or both FE and DU. 1566 seemed to have a second carrier causing very slow beat, maybe also WSW, but a 5 kW from Victoria would be unlikely; how about 200 watts from Norfolk Island? Hi. Enid LSR today: 1318 UT, just when I started (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9777.8-USB, Feb 16 at 1432, 2-way in Spanish, INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1927 UT February 16