mercoledì 16 ottobre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs October 14-15-16, 2019

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Oct 15 at 1410, JBA carrier from LRA36, so on the air this Tuesday; also reported later from Spain by Manuel Méndez at 1601 past 1835; and also Wed Oct 16 when I did not get a carrier, at *1307-1414* per MM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 15 at 1413, Trenton Military, ``time 1410 zulu``, ``no report received`` from everywhere; still distorted. So clock is also 3 minutes slow. This thing has been on autopilot for over a week; obviously no human is paying any attention to what is going into or outof it. Have they not received any complaints from genuine pilots needing to hear it?

Also Oct 16 at 1402, more NRRs, and 1403 ``Trenton Military, Out`` so maybe 1400 is a scheduled break time in its scheduling. BTW they never utter the listed CHR callsign (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6100, Oct 15 at 0609, RHC English is S9+20 but wasting all that power to be just barely modulated; 6165 is JBA; 6000 & 5040 are off. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040.051, Oct 16 at 0209, this RHC is still off-frequency, suptorted and squealing, yet S9+10/20. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1090, Oct 16 at 0604 UT, colchón (mattress) ad in Spanish, but keeps going past 0609, an infomercial and mentions being a TV offer. Roughly south with KAAY nulled at first during its dead air. Anyhow, no sign of KEXS 10 kW MO daytimer which had been all-nightly for quite a while. The SS is most likely XEAU Monterrey NL, or maybe XEWL Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., but neither is supposed to be on now per sked in IRCA Mexican Log: XEAU until 0600, XEWL until 0200; even allowing for DST, Mex skeds are notoriously unreliable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 1130

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17895, Oct 15 at 1437, Qur`an here but no signals on 17705, 17615+. However, Chris Krug, Tulsa, was hearing all three two days and an hour earlier:

``Hi Glenn, I copied Saudi Arabia on 17615, 17705 and 17895 (1340- 1352) on Oct 13, 17615 was weakest, followed by 17705 with 17895  being the best. Interesting that 17705 carried different programing than 17615 (the FT-1000mp Mk5 has 2 separate receivers making it handy to check such things). 73 Chris KC5IIE``

17895v, Oct 16 at 1404, Qur`an is JBA and today also stronger 17615+, always off-frequency+plus, but nothing on 17705. Seems sporadic operation/closing times on different frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 356 kHz, Oct 16 at 0555, ND beacon ODX, which is 25 watts from Ord, Nebraska. 293, FBY Fairbury NE also in at 0549 with 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Last scheduled SW airings of WORLD OF RADIO 2003: Wed Oct 16 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v; UT Thu Oct 17 at 0100 on WRMI 7780 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Oct 15 at 1953, no signal from WBCQ-6, despite AW`s twit today that it would test again from 1930. However, retune 2000 now WLC is opening but only S7-S4, must be on 60 degree antenna. Retune at 2200 is off, but *2200:50 VG S9+30 another hour of Miles & Dave conversing as if they weren`t crazy. Must have just rotated antenna thisaway, not a time previewed to change it. By 2250 already playing interval vamp music of doomsday orchestral tune over and over, heavy on the `celli, straight thru with no break until 2300, another WLC hour in English, this one with preaching. 2357 vamp music again; 0001 UT Oct 16 Miles & Dave with a different hour. Not checked again until 0202 when 9330 is dead air of S9+10/S9 burning 500 kW for nothing; unknown when offturned or outfaded but inaudible by 0229.

Latest twit today Oct 16 says again will be testing from 1930; yesterday he said, ``Transmitter on and off. Zapping bugs?``. Where`s the Arabic? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1010, Oct 15 at 1330 UT, detailed ag report, cattle auxions, Fargo mentioned? 1337 switch to another market report by same speaker, 1338 ad for something in Sterling-Brush-Fort Morgan, so this is KSIR, licensed to Brush, address in Ft Morgan CO, U4 25000/280 watts. Now day since 1300 UT (Nov: 1345). Day and night patterns from NE CO are figure-8 E/WSW, not good for here to the SE. Some 20+ years ago, KSIR was a WORLD OF RADIO affiliate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1150, Oct 16 at 1247 UT, Spanish looping slightly CCW from E/W; Ad with 623-area code, ``Radio [two syllables]``; fast SAH with KSAL? at right angle, romantic song. 623 is one of the *five* ACs in central Arizona, so this is KCKY Coolidge, in NRC AM Log as SS:REL, Radio Casa, U4 5/1 kW. Both day and night patterns are sort of figure-8 with the side notches toward me! This is just after sunrise here so obviously well before SR there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1490, Oct 15 at 1322 UT, weather, ``Fabulous KDMO Morning Show``, ``Red Sails in the Sunset``, i.e. Carthage MO in the SW corner, briefly dominating the jungle around sunrise with NOS format (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1550, Oct 15 at 1315 UT, NPR Morning Edition // but not synch with delayed for IBOC 91.7 KOSU. Has to be KUAZ Tucson, 50 kW ND daytimer. Oh2, official FCC October sunrise is not until 1330 (November: 1400). Anyhow, always great to hear a public radio station on AM, of which there are vanishingly few especially around here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Awake by 1215 UT October 16 presunrise 1239, I might as well do a Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier scan, on the DX-398 for DFing, and wow, are there lots of them. Those with no direxion are too weak or more likely both NW and WSW. If a beat is detectable, (2). 

774 and 747 are strong enough to detect some talk by W voice, but will not assume Japanese, since could be during NHK language lesson.

774-NW, 765(2), 756-NW, 747-NW, 738-NW, 729-NW, 711-NW, 702-NW (2), 693-NW, 675-NW, 666-NW, 657-NW>WSW (2), 621-NW, 612-NW, 603-NW, 594-NW, 585-WSW, 567(2), 558-NW.

Now from 1226, upward from 774: 792-NW, 828-NW, 837, 846, 864-NW, 873-NW, 882-NW, 891, 918-NW, 972-NW, 981-NW, 1017-WSW, 1035-WSW&NW, 1044-NW, 1053, 1098-W&NW, 1134-NW, 1143-NW, 1197-NW, 1206-NW, 1287-NW, 1296, 1331-NW, 1413-NW, 1422, 1476, 1503-WSW, 1548-WSW, 1566-NW, until 1241.

1206 was noticeably off-frequency-minus. MWoffsets suggests:
1205.96 CHN Yanbian RGD Korean News General (Yanji/Longjing) 2000-1600
2016-08-09`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1130, Oct 16 at 0556 UT, Spanish past 0600, nulling KWKH favors SW, but now peaking this signal at SSW rather than SW, further pointing to the new XECHAP, Chapingo EdoMex; see report of Oct 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6120-USB, Oct 15 at 0608, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15182-USB, Oct 15 at 1400, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS despite 15180-AM signal which is getting more QRM from 15182-U than vice versa, i.e. R. Liberty, Uzbek via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1713 UT Oct 16