domenica 27 ottobre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2019


Hi Glenn, my latest Hitlist update.

1) Australia - Unique R: Added livestream link (thanks to Tim Gaynor in WOR iog list)

2) Germany - Shortwave Radio for Eur: Updated links to new designed website.

3) Updated UTC offset notations (due to summer time changes) for Croatia, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Romania, & Spain

The next update will be early November for winter time changes in the Americas. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe)

** ALASKA [non]. 11760, Oct 27 at 1427, any trace of KNLS English under RHC Spanish? NO, despite tentative schedule quoted in DXLD 19-41 which came from the B-19 info on KNLS Russian website, 11760 for both the 1200 and 1400 English hours. Rechecking current HFCC info for KNLS, NOW it shows 11670! for both transmissions, unconfirmed yet but which should bear a bit less blockage (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BONAIRE. 7245.0-LSB, Oct 27 at 0031, PJ4K working contest. 
PJ4K  Bonaire
Rich Smith, N6KT
Bonaire Bonaire QSL: Via KU9C

** BRAZIL. 7092.6-LSB, Oct 27 at 0023, PR4T calling CQ Contest, working mostly US stations. This is my mini-dip into the madness of an annual event, packing 40m with signals on split frequencies rather than at least convenient 1 kHz intervals. shows: ``PR4T Brazil ARAUCÁRIA DX GROUP RIO DX GROUP BRAZIL Brazil`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11855.7, Oct 27 at 0042, JBA music, suspect R. Aparecida, which has been undetected here for some weeks, but typical offfrequenciness, altho sometimes above 11856. Now 11780 RNA is incredibly stronger, so RA must be very QRP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 1610, Oct 27 at 1255 UT, talk in English; after sunrise here and way after in Toronto, so could it be something else? No, pronounces about ``aboot`` twice, and 1258 ID ``CHHA 1610 AM``. So Voces Latinas also employs a minority language. TopEnd this time of year can keep skywaving quite a while, but fading out by 1310.

Stale 2015/2016 program grid at
does show ``English music`` Sat & Sun until 9 am ET. But this was
all-talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7103.8-LSB, Oct 27 at 0025, CF3M uttering nothing but own callsign over and over; soon shifts to 7104.8. shows:
CF3M  Canada
Ken Kovalenko
Richmond Hill, ON
QSL: LoTW or direct via VE3LA

Contesters like to get special 4- or even 3-character callsigns, since 5-character original calls would eat up too much time, reducing number of contacts and ultimate scores. Even better: as many single-syllable fonetix as possible. Every microsecond counts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 900, Oct 27 at 0613, Spanish song, XEW? NO, loops SE and quickly // much weaker 890 with WLS Jimbo nulled, therefore the two Radios Progreso. Yet WRTH shows 900 is 50 kW from far Holguín, while 890 is 200 kW from closer Ciego de Ávila. 

[and non]. Once mighty XEW, La Voz de la América Latina desde México, is seldom heard here; if I do get a 900 Mexican, it`s XEOK Monterrey, or used to be: IRCA Log thinx it may be off to FM. There was a 100:1 power disparity, 250 vs 2.5 kW night power! WRTH 2019 gave XEW only 100 kW, a 40:1 ratio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Sat Oct 26 at 1940, `The Jazz Place` on RHC, but somewhat overmodulated/distorted. I think this is on alternate weeks; better luck on some of the repeats? Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Oct 27 at 0040, RHC is splattering plus/minus 15, even 20 kHz; while // 11700 & 11670 are cleaner. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11980, Oct 27 at 0048, CRI relay at S3-S4, but hardly any modulation, i.e. second harmonic of 5990 then checked with same JBM and suptorted, yet S9+35. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Oct 27 at 0049, RHC English with jazz show, but JBM, hum and suptorted, so even worse than first hearing at 1940 on 15140. Something`s always wrong at RHC.

[and non] BTW, since 5990 useless CRI relay is also on now, they result in a very weak leapfrog mixing product on 6010, probably the stronger of hets vs BRAZIL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CURACAO. 7126.6-LSB, Oct 27 at 0027, PJ2T calling QRZ during contest. shows:
PJ2T  Curacao
Geoff Howard
#1 Groot Santa Marta

PJ2T, located at our club's permanent QTH called "Signal Point," is situated on half an acre of oceanfront property adjacent to what used to be called the Coral Cliff Hotel, formerly owned by PJ9EE, Mr. Chet Brandon. . .   with lots more info and fotos (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Oct 27 at 1342, Kurdish? music/chanting, S4-S6, the only active frequency of the bunch up to 11550, presumed Dengê Welat today; can`t hear a second signal if co-jammed by TRT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710.0, Oct 27 at 0603 UT tune-in, last few notes of orchestral Mexican NA and apparently off, no Spanish or music further. Must be XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, from the SW, the only one I ever hear. This and the other two actives in the IRCA Mexican Log are all shown as 24 hours. 

NB that at the bottom of the Log there is a new extensive survey of when and what version of national anthems are played, including XEDP, ``Adult choral at Midnight`` The morning/evening anthemings do not necessarily denote sign-ons/offs.

BTW, except for border towns, the rest of Mexico which had been on DST has now gone off it, a week before the United Statesian Hallowe`en extension, which Mexico never copied despite Dia de los Muertos (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1130, re XEYZ, Aguascalientes2 still/again on the air: On the WTFDA Forum, Raymie Humbert, AZ, also replied October 20: ``XEYZ still on air!? What necromancy is this? This is an AM that nearly 18 months ago told the IFT "you can have the AM back, thank you": [4 pp] What is going on?`` Pertinent paragraph among all the verbiage:

``Ahora bien, en términos de lo señalado en el último párrafo de la propia Condición Tercera de la citada Resolución, manifiesto la voluntad de la concesionaria para renunciar a la frecuencia 1130 KHz. originalmente asignada, a través de la estación de radio con distintivo de llamada XEYZ~AM; en ese sentido, es nuestra intención continuar la operación y explotación únicamente de la frecuencia 107.7 MHz, por medio de la radiodifusora con distintivo de llamada XHYZ~FM. Como consecuencia de lo anterior, solicitamos que los Títulos de Concesión correspondientes versen exclusivamente sobre la frecuencia que opera en la banda de Frecuencia Modulada y en su caso, se indiquen las condiciones y el momento en que deberá de suspenderse de manera definitiva la operación de la frecuencia de Amplitud Modulada y por tanto revertirse en favor del Estado.``

1130, Oct 27 at 0624, super-hype voice actor (SHVA) proclaims, ``La Poderosa, la más famosa`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1510, Oct 27 at 0629, classical music from SSW/NNE, no doubt XEQI Monterrey; there is *no* USA AM station with a classical format we hear. Brand is ``Opus 15-10 AM`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. Re ``Gran Sol`` target of REE on 12030 --- it`s surprising that it`s NW of Spain, since this is on a 110-degree azimuth, the other targets being the Indican Ocean and the Middle East --- disinformation, or deliberately counting on back-radiation coverage? This led us to assume Gran Sol would be somewhere around the other targets. In fact the CIRAF target zones registered, 38, 39, 47, 48 are the Arabian peninsula and the NE quadrant of Africa; not the Indican Ocean, either, except by extension. BTW, new query: how did that C get inserted into the SS version of Indian? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 12035, Oct 27 at 1339, JBA carrier from presumed VOT English to Europe and also USward, but no improvement over ex-A-19 15450 at 1230. The English hours explicitly for us are now 2300 on 5960; 0400 on 6125. Oh2, TV Martí audio is now sked on 6125 at 2300-0400, so once they catch up with it, Cuban jamming likely to impede Turkey too, as they are in no hurry to turn it off. I`ll bet at HFCC B-19 this was not recognized as a potential problem.

TV Marti, however, is ex-5980, with nothing registered there between 2200 and 0200, so should finally be a great reopened window for Radio Chaski, Perú, until whenever it close, 0000v? --- if and when the Cuban jammers get off it! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday October 27 starting at 0324 on WA0RCR, MO, 1860-AM with slight ACI from LSB ham; fair. Next:

[however, as of Oct 27, is marked:
``NB : Off the air for now till further notice.``]

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. 7490+, Sat Oct 26 at 2225, TOMBS, but not // at all to 9455 WRMI; what became of `Good Sounding Oldies` still on the sked at 2200-2340 [sic], following Brother Scare at 1600-2200? BS does appear M-F at 2200-2300, and everyday from 1600 until break for otherness from 19, 20 or 21, depending (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, UT Sun Oct 27 at 0014, awful audio of gospel huxter conversation, presumably WWRB which has swiftly made a B-19 shift from 5050 where nothing is now. HFCC shows the usual time-share arrangement with WWCR: during the Week of Confusion while DST remains regnant, WWRB turnover to WWCR at 0100 UT; then from Nov 4, 0200. But WWRB will presumably remain active only on weekends. WWRB may continue after leaving 3215, on 3195 which is also registered 100 kW non-direxional at 0100-0400 only, while 3185 is also registered available 24 hours, but at 45 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 660, Oct 27 at 1319 UT, Navajo talk, 1320 hymn in English, 1324 ``reflexions for the 30th Sunday of ordinary time`` and fade. I guess that`s Catholic calculation from Easter. KTNN Window Rock AZ, I had not heard in some time, so seems to be adhering to night direxionality west; Oct SR/SS times are 1315/0045 UT (Nov: 1345/0015 UT). checked here after KKOB 770 was in. KTNN reception improved by USB tuning since WSCR 670 Chicago IBOC noise is still a problem peaking lowside 657 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4102+, Oct 27 at 0018, JBA `W` on CW, the weather beacon somewhere in the USA Desert Southwest. Meanwhile I still hear not a bit of the `A` beacon on 2097.3 anywhere but Quartzsite AZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900, Oct 27 at 0021, Spanish QSO discussing propagation, equally audible in AM and LSB but no USB --- so CLSB mode? Rather, I think it`s LSB being demodulated by a separate AM carrier, perhaps a pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 10002-USB, Oct 27 at 1351, weak 2-way, unseems Spanish, maybe Indonesian, first noted as QRM to also weak 10000 WWV (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1832 UT October 27