martedì 22 ottobre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21, 2019

** ANGUILLA. 18121-USB, Oct 20 at 2132, CQ DX from VP2E#H; can`t copy the middle letter on two or three utterations. On lookup went thru entire alfabet and found four fitters: VP2EEH, EIH, EMH and EQH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476-, Oct 20 after 2300, no signal from LRA36 for final repeat of anniversary special, via the S American remote which did forward it as late as 1930. Not too surprising as post-sunset down there, a good reason not to regularly broadcast evenings if nothing but such a high frequency be available (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ARMENIA. 9300, Oct 21 at 1313, TWR music box IS, S4-S6 with flutter; preceding the TWR Indian broadcast at 1315, which on Monday and Tuesday is in the MUNdari language spoken by 1.1 million in Jharkhand, Odisha, per EiBi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** BRAZIL. 9818.483, Oct 21 at 0621, JBA signal with some modulation, no doubt R. 9 de Julho with R. Aparecida programming. What else? Own Aparecida appears to lack an apparition on 9630+, but there is a much stronger:

9664.859, Oct 21 at 0623, Brazuguese conversation at S9-S7, from Voz Missionária well heard overnight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 9180, 9215, 10960, 11440, 11460, 12880, Oct 21 at 1312-1321, only WOOB CNR1 jammer/carriers found in a sweep from 9 to 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 774 & 828, Oct 21 at 1225, JBA YL talk, no doubt the superpower NHKs in Akita and Osaka, tho can`t be sure of language and not necessarily Japanese during language lessons. I also have no doubt I`m getting same stations when they are JBA carriers looping NW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also UNIDENTIFIED

** KOREA SOUTH. 3480, 3910, 3984, 4450, 4880, 5995, 6515, 6600, 9095, Oct 2 at 1256, quick survey of EOH/VOH/VOP clandestine frequencies find some have shifted a further 5 kHz than before, some back on originals; also Japan 3925 seems to have CCI SAH and nothing on 3930! Can`t tell if on 6250 due to uteblob. Some also have jamming noise, some not, or JBA carriers, but presumed since nothing 5 kHz away where previously landed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, Oct 20 at 1715, S9+20 of Cuban spy numbers and diginoise overrides any possible Turkish clandestine here.  11540, Oct 20 at 1715 has some weak talk presumably Dengê Welat. Above should have preceded my subsequent obs at 1940 as in last report.

11540, Oct 21 at 1316, Kurdish? talk presumed from Dengê Welat, maybe jamming but nothing on 11530 from new Turkish counterpart.

Other reports about these today; from Ivo Ivanov, Observer, Bulgaria:
``TURKEY/KURDISTAN Pro Erdogan Radio Recep & Denge Welat, October 21:
from 1500 NF 11540.0*EMR 500 kW/105 deg Turkish, good+STANAG ex 11530
* co-ch same 11540.0 KCH 300 kW/130 deg Kurdish BRB Denge Welat -weak
from 1600 on 11540.0#ISS 250 kW/090 deg Kurdish BRB Denge Welat-trong
# co-ch same 11540.0 EMR 500 kW/105 deg Turkish Pro Erdogan TRT- weak ``

Kai Ludwig, Germany: ``Earlier in the evening, before everything faded out, clearly two different signals, with carriers hetting against each other, could be noted on 11540 while no trace of any carrier was on 11530 anymore. So indeed Emirler followed Denge Welat, thus their intention is not to take over the established frequency and its Kurdish audience but merely to jam Denge Welat.

Meanwhile also routing for this "special broadcast" has been found:

The ID of this channel indicates that it was the feed for the Arabic broadcasts on 630 and 1062 kHz, which apparently have been discontinued recently. So TRT is really deeply involved in this jamming operation. Kai`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15090, Oct 21 at 1409, JBA carrier. EiBi shows R. Liberty all the way from 0430 to 1430 alternating Dari and Pashto for IRAN --- shouldn`t that be AFGHANISTAN? With inband 19m SWBC so little-used, there is no reason for a major broadcaster to intrude into the aero band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 21 at 0559, YL promo for `Milenio Diario` newscast at L-V times, 0600 into infomercial. Still no ID, but another match for XEAU, Monterrey, since searching immediately finds:

``XEAU-AM is a radio station on 1090 AM in Monterrey, Nuevo León. It is owned by Multimedios Radio and carries Milenio Radio along with sister station XHFMTU-FM 103.7 HD3. Wikipedia``. Of course that does not prove that no other 1090 station airs M.D., but surely XEAU, our closest 1090 anyway is the one I have been hearing. As usual, KAAY from the east can be nulled, but not the annoying 1089 het from the 700+ kW of UK synchros (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Re my ID of the 1130 station as XEYZ Aguascalientes2, still on the AM air, Tim Hall, editor of the IRCA Mexican Log, replies, first on  the ABDX yg: 

``Thanks for the update. This is very odd. I can't imagine what they would be doing back on the air. They surrendered their AM license almost a year and a half ago (see URL below for a copy of the self-cancellation letter). I haven't heard anything about them being forced to turn the AM back on (a "continuity obligation" can be invoked if the Mexican government determines that the AM shutdown leaves even a few people with no remaining radio or TV coverage). The AM license was not restored as of the August 2019 IFT list. Maybe it will show up on the next list?
73 Tim``

And directly Oct 21: ``For now I've added the note to the Mex list database. I'll see if I can re-log XEYZ from the Border Inn next weekend. Hopefully I'll catch XECHAP too, if they made their projected on-air date of Oct 4th.

XEYZ-1130 is still including AM 1130 in their ID: 1 File 381.6 kB
....despite surrendering the AM license almost a year and a half ago. The attached ID was taken from their web stream a few minutes ago. 73 Tim`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 341 kHz, EI, Enid`s only NDB, 25 watts at Woodring Airport, has not been heard since Sept 7 when it was audible along with YYU in Kapuskasing, the latter scheduled for decommissioning Oct 10. That leaves on 341 OIN, Oberlin KS and many others listed.

It appears EI has also been. I finally visited Woodring the afternoon of Oct 21 and asked their new diector, Deirdre Gurry, about it:

It`s the FAA`s responsibility and I should seek out a NOTAM notice about it, but she thinx it used to be on the south side of the runway, and that such LW beacons are being phased out as who needs them with GPS? Maybe it failed naturally and will not be fixed.

Here it is, as if still extant, but as of 12 September 2019:
which was linked from everything else you need to know about KWDG:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1580, Oct 21 at 1304 UT, KOKB Blackwell is still AWOL after sunrise, leaving us to hear mariachi borracha music from the NW = KFCS Colorado Springs, which is not supposed to go from 140 watts night to 10000 day until 1315 UT in October (1345: November), but soon fading while KHGG AR talk ascends. By 1900 UT check, however, KOKB is back on alone (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.2V, Oct 21 at 1335 UT, big hum and carrier around 88.3, very intermittent, blocking KWOU 88.1 during `Stardate` at 1342.5; not my transmitter and heard on at least 3 radios, again suspected to be the rotten K202BY Family Radio translator for Enid, otherwise AWOL. There it is again, Oct 21 at 2351 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7293.9-AM, Oct 20 at 2143, weak VP hAM S7-S3 helped by ECSS, says he is using a 160-m dipole now; sure sounds like TimTron altho belchless, known to hang out around here; indeed 2144 ID as WA1HLR. His contact is much stronger S8-S9, and asks him about his WBCQ work (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Oct 21 at 1323, K6FRC HIFER beacon from Patterson CA; seems I usually hear it around this time rather than later in the day when MUF should be higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring. Confirmed Sunday Oct 20 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, S8-S6.

Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 21 at 0130 on WRMI 9395 VP; 7780 JBA.

Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 21 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, VP.

Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 21 from 0301:40 on Area 51 webcast (after a flurry of F-words; standard disclaimer); and at 0314, S9+10 on WBCQ 5130- but considerable storm noise from the other side of OKC

Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 21 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9 but noisy.

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:

NEW TIME FOR WORLD OF RADIO ON WRMI: Saturday 1300 on 15770 to the NE. Tnx to Ivo Ivanov who noticed this on Oct 19. I had asked Jeff for some time, any time on Saturday since all the previous ones had gone away. No reply, and skedgrid still shows blank spaces for System D 15770 at 1300-1400 on Sat & Sun; on weekdays that hour has variety programming, unlike TOMBS before 1300 and Supreme Master TV after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Sunday Oct 20 at 2127, I notice that WBCQ-6 is on with preaching in English about Yahweh (sp?); only S9+15/20 so probably still on the 60 degree beam awayward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12070, Oct 21 at 1318, spurblob from WEWN which on fundamental 12050 is distorted with hum and crackling carrier, S9+20, much stronger than usual, Radio Católica Mundial ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 910, Oct 21 at 1243 UT, Iowa Public Radio is seeking a professional engineer, i.e. WSUI Iowa City, onetime WORLD OF RADIO affiliate; soon losing out to an iHeart station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, Oct 21 at 1239 UT, KEXB Dallas is still running the Spanish/English loop about KTNO moved to 620; now with growing CCI probably Topeka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1700, Oct 21 at 1302 UT, open carrier/dead air from KKLF Richardson TX, as confirmed by DF; KBGG Des Moines modulation also audible by rotation of the DX-398 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, presunrise 1244 UT Oct 21 at 1230-1237; on the R75 with E-W longwire this time, so no DFing to separate the NW from the WSW: 567, 594, 693, 702, 729, 747, 756, 774, 828, 837, 873, 882, 891, 918, 972, 1008, 1017, 1035, 1053, 1107, 1512, 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1059.95 approx., Oct 21 at 1248 UT, something in Spanish making a LAH against 1060 stations; suspect KIJN Farwell TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1490, Oct 21 at 1308 UT, ``APR Network News`` plug, perhaps outro of `cast, loops E-W, briefly atop jungle. Figure it must something from Arkansas, of which there are 3, but no connexion to any such network in the NRC AM Log or by searching; closest is KWXT Dardanelle; more easterly but further, KDRS Paragould; and more to the SE, KXAR Hope. Alabama Public Radio calls itself APR, but all on FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 6841-USB, Oct 21 at 2103, ``Mister Rock, this is Mountain Radio, I hear you loud and clear``; 2105 ``How copy: loud & clear, split operations working OK. Standing by on this frequency``. So his contact was on some other frequency; nothing else heard here. What`s this, military? UDXF iog searches on frequency, calls unproductive (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9630.0, Oct 21 at 0627, JBA 1 kHz tone, like carriers on 9629 & 9631, in the absence of R. Aparecida unlike two other ZYs just measured on 31m. Only thing scheduled is CNR1, besides an alternate channel for RNZI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 12665, Oct 21 at 1321, JBA CW, unusual in marine band; UDXF iog search comes up with a 5-year-old log of 12665, FUG La Regine/Saissac, France? but as STANAG, not straight CW. EiBi has Meteo Fax from Rio, PWZ33 but not at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)  

UNIDENTIFIED. 15490, Oct 21 at 1411, S9 dead air and right off. Maybe Nauen or Ascension testing for later use of this channel; or Greenville which likes to test on frequencies not otherwhen active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17765, Oct 21 at 1412, S7 open carrier and right off, like what I had just heard on 15490. Only thing sked on 17765 is BBC Ascension at 1200-1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0032 UT October 22