domenica 13 ottobre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs October 12-13, 2019

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 12 at 2118, CHR **still** ``no report received`` from anywhere, and still somewhat distorted modulation; add another anomaly: ``Trenton Military``, now giving the ``time: 2115``, ``repeating aviation weather`` consisting of more no-reports-received, even from Trenton --- hey, they could have a courier hand-deliver it! Let`s hope Canadian Forces be epter in axual aviation, or godforbid, combat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 12 at 0610, RHC English, normally best frequency, now is S9+30 of dead air! 6165 is only S9 but also DA. 6000 and 6040 are off. Strikeout! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13570, Oct 12 at 1411, RHC-FM spur with F# tone is just far enough from 13565 not to impact q.v. USA K6FRC beacon; where else out of 13700-AM? 13635, 13765, 13832, 13897, 13961, 13503; closer ones broad, outer ones JBA at approx 66 kHz interval multiples. They were all late coming on, still nothing several minutes after 1300. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760 & 11850, Oct 12 at 2113, RHC Spanish is JBM on both, making it even harder to hear anything but a JBA carrier on spur 11840, and no threat at all to the jamming or RM on 11860. Something`s always wrong at RHC. At the sites, don`t they ever check the incoming programming feedline STL for anyaudio? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** CUBA [non]. Oct 12 at 1257, Radio Martí plugging program `La Habana - Miami`, lunes a viernes 9 AM = 1300, soon 1400 UT, evidently rubbing in how great the gusanos have made Miami in contrast to decaying Havana; and in next hour add 13605 (which in B-19 will revert to 13820; why?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 13730, Oct 12 at *1459 carrier, 1500 music with drumming, 1501 French announcement, as the marine weather special continues for the Mini-Transat yacht racers; best I`ve heard this yet, but still unreadable. Supposed to be mixed with English. Richard Langley heard it better today via UTwente SDR despite proximity to Issoudun: ``First yachts expected to complete the first leg of the race tomorrow morning``; i.e. Tenerife, Gran Canaria. Second leg on to Caribbean is not until November? So they have to kill time in the Islas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 4890, Oct 12 at 1252, Korean VP vs building local noise level of S9+10, not on 4885; at 1308 a quick check of other EOH=VOH/VOP frequencies finds carriers or modulation, some noise-jammed, some not, on: 9105, 6600, 6350, 6250, 5995, 4450, i.e. some back on original frequencies, some not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Oct 13 at 0026, S9 of classic rock --- Ibet it`s Wolverine Radio. After ``True to Myself`` song, 0040 yes, IDWolverine Radio with echoechoecho--- and SSTV during which I hear some JBA talk under, another pirate? Or more likely fifth harmonic of my strongest local 1390 KCRC, which can sometimes be detected in absence of pirates. 0042 ID once, more music; 0047 ``White Sports Coat``, 0049 ID, 0054 `White Shade of Pale`, so the keyword must be white; 0058 ID, 0103 QRM de VFO sweeping, 0107 ID, 0112 clicking QRM, 0113 ID. Recheck at 0133 is already off. Many other logs here including good captures of the SSTV:,59072.0.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SURINAME. 4990, Oct 12 at 0613, not even a JBA carrier from Radio Apintie, nor have I noticed one in quite some time in nightmiddle nor earlier. Suspect they are OFF, another SWBC country gone. The latest logs I can find were 2.5 months ago: 4990 2147-2157, 25/7. Música pop'; 24331 (Carlos Gonçalves, Portugal) 4990, Radio Apintie, Paramaribo, 0530-0540, 26-07, pop songs. 15321 (Manuel Méndez, Spain, WOR iog via DXLD) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 12 at 1410, HIFER beacon K6FRC is on a roll, audible again today. Whew, Cuban FM spur is just far enough away around 13570. This happens to be right at its local sunrise time, but of course refraxion patch halfway to here has been insolated for an hour or so. Patterson, 2010y population 20K, is still too insignificant to make it on`s long list of CA localities; closest bigger city is Modesto; now how about all those other HIFERs east or north of here which I never detect anymore? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17016.8-CW, Oct 12 at 2122, marker repeating loud & clear, or RST 599, starting: ``VVV VVV VVV DE KPH KPH KPH QSX ---``, but I`m in no position to QSX. Presumed regular weekend-only activity from the Marine Radio Historical Society in Point Reyes CA. Other listed frequencies which I did not remember: 12808.5 and 8642, Such markers really stand out these days with so few maritime CW stations still in service rather than historical legacies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2003 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports our first two airings via HLR; he seldom monitors the 1430:

``GERMANY, World of Radio#2003 via Hamburger Lokalradio, October 12
0630-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CeEu English Sat CUSB, good

World of Radio#2003 via Hamburger Lokalradio, October 12
1431-1500  on 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg CEu English Sat CUSB, fair, QRM same time 9490 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg WEu Romanian R.Romania Int.``

I don`t get the computer on in time to check UTwente, but own SW gets a JBA carrier on 9490, so presumed RRI blasting into Europe unlike missing last week. Shortly Alan Gale reports from England:

``Hi Glenn, Very strange conditions on 9485 kHz today. HLR was a very good signal and no sign of splatter from 1300 to around 1432 UT, but then the signal went right down just after your segment started. I could tell you were there right up to the sign off at 1500, but the signal wasn't strong enough to read anything other than the opening part with the details of it being programme 2003. So it's back to the usually very strong IRRS broadcast on 7290 kHz [1816.5 UT] on Monday for me again then. Alan``

WOR remains WRMI-less and WBCQ-less on Saturdays but not WA0RCR-less:

0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315]
1030 UT Sunday    HLR 7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 1680, Oct 12 at 1235 and still at 1249 UT, dead air looping SE/NW, surely KRJO Monroe LA, the usual dominator. Initially atop some other weak modulator(s), likely remnant of WPRR MI, maybe KGED CA. The only other three 1680 Unitedstatesians never heard here, from WA, FL, NJ.

BTW a DXer in Bâton Rouge told me Oct 7 that his local pirate, Radio Retén Lo Que Tienes has reactivated but on 1690 instead of 1710; which will make it much tougher to DX. Maybe nulling WVON early evening before KDMT fade-in. See:  Pretty snazzy website. One of the slides in their show mentions 1690 AM, but I don`t see an FM frequency anywhere, ``Radio`` is 24/7 but not clear if that means 1690 and/or websteam audio/video (gh) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17850, Oct 12 at 2127, JBA carrier which I again suspect be the third harmonic of 5950 WRMI. For the next 5+ minutes I struggle to match traces of audio with 5950 on another receiver, and am almost certain that`s it: music going to Brother Scare talk. 17850 registers just S1 on the NRD-545 meter, better than the ambient noise level of S-0.5. If #5 transmitter were better modulated, that could make the difference on X3. 5950 is now TOMBS at 11-24 UT, 285 degrees, second most favorable azimuth for here at 315. Sporadic E responsible, as 15770 WRMI-9 is much stronger than usual, offside of its alleged 44 degree beam; meant to check 6m DXMap ASAP, but still at 2318 there`s one 31 MHz MUF blob over Biloxi, just about right for a skip from Okeechobee. Normally JBA 13845 & 15825 WWCR also getting a big boost from Es at 2120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, a good idea as Jim Renfrew, NY has been reporting lots of stuff now and recently: this on the handheld DX-398 to be sure they DF approx. NE if not SW, but facing lots of splatter from those pesky North Americans on even frequencies:

612, 621, 693, 774, 783, 837, 855, 882, 936(2), 999, 1017, 1053, 1062,
1089, 1125, 1179, 1215, 1296(2), 1305, 1413, 1422, 1502, 1512. 

(I also have off-frequency-minus hets below 774 and 1548, but as previously divined, those two are harmonically related to each other and to 387-, so something local; never mind) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9557.0-USB, Oct 12 at 2109, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS, far enough from the Cuban radiowar on 9565. I think at yearend I may compile all these I have monitored, a lot, vs deafening lack of interest elsewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17388.1-USB, Oct 12 at 2125, 2-way in Spanish, somewhat noisy background. Possibly legit ship contacts in marine band altho off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0225 UT October 13