mercoledì 20 febbraio 2019

Glenn Hauser logs February 19-20, 2019

** CUBA. 6100, Feb 20 at 0648, RHC English continues reactive here, but distorted; undermodulated on 6000 & 6165, and just right on 6060. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13671.713, Feb 20 at 1437, JBA music, first suspect being RHC 13700 spur, 28.3 kHz away, but not //. Is there one on the opposite side? 13728.294, also close to 28.3 with no modulation audible. Can such a spur contain different audio from source? Or maybe on a single receiver, music stopped as I retuned. These are not the huge FM spurs which are sporadically provided by 13700. Nearest fundamental is 13670 CRI French via Albania, but not much heard of that. At 1514 I check again, finding JBA carriers on 13671.7 and 13727.7, not matching (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA. 13779.289, Feb 20 at 1445, RHC S9+10 knocked way off-frequency again today. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Feb 20 at 0656, S9+10 open carrier/dead air as TGAV must not have turned off transmitter after normal sign-off circa 0612 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9485-9490-9495, Feb 19 at 2245, DRM noise, scheduled 22-23 as RRI in Spanish, 90 kW at 247 degrees from Tsiganeshti site to CIRAF 14 = northern Argentina & Chile, southern Bolivia. I never see DX reports from anyone in the Southern Cone listening in DRM, so how many listeners can RRI possibly count on? Not to be confused with Cuban jamming often extending beyond the later Radio República hours via France on 9490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 12035.0, Feb 20 at 1428, VOT not very off-frequency, but still on air following English, with IS and ID break in presumed Kazakh. Keeps going past 1430 timesignal, opening presumed Kazakh, finally cut off circa 1431. I then swoop to 9785 where Kazakh should have been already and do hear a JBA carrier there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 3950-3955-3960, Feb 20 at 0658, DRM noise at S9+10 usurping a stretch of our ``80 meter`` hamband, which is of course BBCWS in English, scheduled 0559-0700 only, 100 kW, 114 degrees from Woofferton for Western Europe, but plenty signal back this way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Feb 20 at 1433, K6FRC beacon, Patterson CA, is JBA, but quite stronger at 1515. I patrol the 13550-13570 ISM/HIFER band almost every day, but K6FRC not heard since Dec 19; even longer since I`ve heard any others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1970 monitoring: barely confirmed first SW broadcast, Tuesday February 19 at 2033 on WRMI 7780, JBA via PL-880 portable. Slept thru as usual the Wed 0930 & 1030 airings. Next:

2200 UT Wednesday WRMI   *9955 to SSE 
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ   *7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI    7780 to NE
0930 UT Friday    Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND
0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique  5045-LSB NSW ND [alt weeks: March 2]
1230 UT Saturday  WRMI   *9955 to SSE
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
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
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** U S A. 13685-13690-13695, Wed Feb 20 at 1430, no WINB DRM today, missing again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15555-USB, Feb 20 at 1445, WJHR manages S8 signal of gospel huxter, best heard in a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Feb 20 at 1507 & 1545, still no signal from KVOH, at midweek. (Nor any from 17780 BBC Ascension) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, KCRO Omaha: Paul Walker explains why I did not hear them mentioning 106.5 translator: ``They are moving the fm translator on 106.5 for KCRO to 106.7 in Lincoln as K294DJ where it’ll still rebroadcast KCRO`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1120, Feb 20 at 0027 UT, I`m seeking the new 50 kW daytimer in Limon CO, KCRN, ex-KLIM, which Paul Walker in Laramie reported finally activating CP a few days ago at quarter-power for starters. Official FCC sunset for Feb is 0030 UT, so this should be my best chance for it, after the 10 kW Okie KETU is off; and it`s close to a right angle from KMOX for easy nulling. However, KCRN pattern is broad to the west, null to the east; and there is another 1120 normally audible here around SR/SS, KTXW Manor TX (Austin). 

In fact that`s what I mainly hear with KMOX nulled, ``Austin`s Christian talk, The Bridge`` --- alluding to the one that`s batty?? By 0029 underneath I hear a song, maybe hymn, so quickly compare on same DX-398 to 1060 where there is KRCN Longmont (Denver), 50 kW daytimer, another Catholic station, but will they really be simulcasting? Could be // in brief bit. And nothing more from it after 0030.

KCRN is also designed to reach Denver past sparsely-populated eastern CO plains. I will have an even worse chance at KCRN sunrise *1345 vs KETU, KMOX et al. In March, KRCN span will be 1315-0100 UT (which of course must stay the same UT after DST start already March 10). KRCN & KCRN are in fact sibling stations, as the related calls imply, both licensed to Catholic Radio Network --- so why do they need two 50 kW Denver-market stations?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2394-, Feb 20 at 0703 UT, sounds like CW negative keying in repeating pattern, but I can`t invert my brain to copy it. I.e., tone during pauses, no tone during dits or dahs. Or possibly a local device cycling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2940.14, Feb 20 at 0700 UT, JBA carrier seems to be real rather than receiver overload. Merits further pursuit, possibly second harmonic from an off-frequency MW 1470+ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5010-USB, Feb 20 at 0654, very poor 2-way in French, certainly an unusual language for such (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13618-13640, Feb 20 at 1435, rapid over-the-horizon radar clicking, wonder from where? Seldom hear these any more, probably primarily due to pitiful propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1742 UT February 20