lunedì 28 ottobre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs October 27-28, 2019

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 28 at 1413, YAY! CHR Trenton Military has finally been fixed, reports really received! from Halifax, Shearwater, Greenwood, Gander, Halifax again in this cycle. Modulation distortion has also been repaired. It had been totally out of order since at least Oct 4, when I first noted it and on frequent chex ever since then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 15700, Oct 28 at 1405, CRI English relay back up here for B-19, ex-11880. They`re right on the ball with QSY --- but *still* totally useless, S9+30 but severely suppressed/distorted (suptorted) modulation, and still so at 1454 recheck. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Oct 27 at 2304, S9+10 of dead air except maybe a trace of modulation and some humbuzz, i.e. CRI relay. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CHINA [non]

** CUBA. 13571, 13636, 13764, 13829, 13898 approx., Oct 28 at 1403, RHC spurblobs out of 13700-AM transmitter. I can no longer call them FM, since they are much more readable in AM mode, but just grumble in SSB trying to pinpoint them. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. As usual, the DentroCuban Jamming Command is lax to catch up with totally predictable and public Radio-TV Martí seasonal frequency changes: giving inside Cubans a twice-yearly chance to hear RM without interference by their dictatorial mind-controlling government.

13820, Oct 27 at 1947, RM VG in clear here, no jamming audible, while jamming-only is heard on ex-13605. Still Oct 28 at 1406 same situation during `Radio Revoltillo`:

``El Revoltillo, programa matutino conducido por Gilberto Reyes, donde compartimos sus correos, con anécdotas y simpáticas ocurrencias. De lunes a viernes de 10:00 AM a 11:00 AM hora de Cuba.``

Note that as a running dog of Yanqui Imperialism (unlike Mexico beyond the border), Cuba stays on EDT another week to match the gusanos in Miami; which will lead to program times one UT hour later from Nov 3, but no? changes in frequency usage.

7355 & 7435, Oct 28 at 0515, RM VG on both with no jamming, which remains on ex-frequencies 7365 & 7335.

Here is the B19 USAGM schedule in HFCC for ``Greenville`` in Spanish: Arnie, please pass on to your henchmen, so they don`t waste jamming on wrong frequencies, innocent by-stations! Like AIR Bengaluru on 13605 at 1500-1730.

00-01  7435
00-04  6125 Tue-Sat [TV Martí]
00-06  7355
00-12  6030
01-02  7365
02-07  7435
06-13  5980
07-14  7355
12-14  7435
13-22 11930
14-20 13820
14-22 11860
20-24  9565
22-23  7375
22-24  7355
23-24  6125 M-F [TV Martí]
23-24  7435

6125 ex-5980 for TVM soundtrack indeed had not started Sunday Oct 27 at 2302 check, and still jamming against nothing (but a JBA carrier, Chaski, Perú?) on 5980. When it does, expect jam bleedpast 0400 to bother Turkey 6125 English to North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 28 at 1416, JBA carrier here and on none of the other Dengê Welat/Turkish jamming channels, so maybe this is it, with degraded propagation? But India is OK on 11560. Nothing on 9525 yet, which per Ivo yesterday would take over later: ``1600-2000 on 9525 Issoudun and 2000-2200 on 9525 Grigoriopol`` -- and as long as it stayed stuck in their mornings 9525 had been jammed by an off-frequency Emirler only. 

Earlier today there were also reports by Ivo Ivanov and Wolfgang Bueschel of various other jumparounds in the 11.5 MHz area, including newly some frequencies ending in -5: 11515, 11525, 11535, but Ivo reported ``From 1330 UT October 28, BRB Denge Welat is on new 11540.0 Grigoriopol, ex 11510 October 27. TRT Radio Recep Erdogan is on 11540.0 Emirler EVEN`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 570, Oct 28 at 0556, caught last part of ID for ``92.1, regional mexicana`` looping SSW. Certainly XEBJB Monterrey NL, which IRCA Log shows as 5000/500 watts, ``BJB Regional Mexicana, Música Regiomontana`, 24 h, // XHGBO 92.1 FM General Bravo. Regiomontana is the classier adjectival form instead of ``Monterreyana``. BTW, in NRC IDXD someone reported 570 Monty as XEMON, which is really the one on 1370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 690, Oct 28 at 0558-0602+, choral adult Mexican NA from S/SSW with heavy CCI from KGGF et al. There are only three XEs on 690, most likely XEN, CDMX, 100/5 kW, rather than Fresnillo or  Monterrey. Per the anthem appendix about XEN at ``Fast adult choral version (2 verses about 2 minutes) at Midnight. ID before and after anthem``, while XEMA has children`s version, and XERG none? 

NOTE: the Log at the bottom also provides hotlinx to station websites, live audio, and when available, disgraced FB. Note that 0600 UT is now midnight in central Mexico back on CST ex-CDT, except for border towns wedded to US timeshifting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Oct 28 circa 0545, XEPPM still on the air an extra real hour, now that DST is over in CDMX, unlike here. Nominal closing should be 0600, but opening, when?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. More about Enid`s now reactivated beacon, EI on 341 kHz: 

Rick Barton, AZ, replied earlier on the ABDX yg: ``The beacon EI at Enid would have been a Location Outer Marker for (and south of) Woodring airport. Has it been destroyed yet? I show its location here: 36.2750331 , -97.7907633

I see that both Vance and Woodring still have the VHF band omni  range navigation beacons at the field. Woodring has a VOR-DME on  109.0 MHz with the ID ODG, and the VORTAC at Vance AFB is END on  115.4 MHz. The reference name for the Enid NDB "EI" was "GARFY"  NDB. It is no longer depicted on aviation charts. 

re: the comment about GPS: It is ironic that little puddle jumpers  in the wilds of Alaska use hi-tech GPS, but large commercial  aircraft still rely much on older technologies. 73 from the desert southwest - rb`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. Oct 28 at 2130, I`m checking the four new frequencies of RRI English for B-19, ex 2030 in A-19, when we had fairly reliable reception on 13650, if not 11850 which had been missing for weeks. But all four are JBA carriers at best; propagation is somewhat degraded, but what a drastic descent from 13 and 11 MHz bands, to 7 and 6 for the winter; maybe should improve as the season progresses. 

The two for CIRAF 8, eastern NAm are 6170 and 7310, 300 kW, 307 degrees from Tsiganeshti; for CIRAF 27N, British Isles, are 7375 and 6030 from Galbeni, but the latter is only 90 kW at 300 degrees, therefore must be the DRM one; while the former is 300 kW at 290 degrees. Since the same pair of bands are used for near and far targets, I wonder if the European frequencies are at a higher takeoff angle best for shorter paths? 

I`ve yet to check the further one-hour Englishes toward us:
2300 on 6040 & 7220 designated for Eu only; 6090 & 7325 to E Asia
0100 on 6090, 7325 to ENAm
0400 on 6020, 7410 to WNAm; 9820-DRM, 11790 to S Asia

** TURKEY. 5960, Oct 27 at 2301, tune-in to VOT English to North America, S8-S9 on reactivated B-19 frequency, ex-9830 at 2200 in A-19. Amid sign-on with English schedule and still making a mess of it: claims a later repeat is still at 0300 on 9515! And another repeat at 0600 UTC! on 6165 --- there has *never* been such a broadcast, rather a mistake giving local summer time, as it was really also at 0300 UT! Somebody messed up the script at start of A-19 season and announcer has been reading it that way ever since (or recorded). Top news headline about ISIS guy killed and Turkey coordinated in the event; but more time to the next one about some student protest (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2005 monitoring: confirmed Sunday October 27 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, poor S4-S5.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 at 0130 on 9395, S9/+10 and 7780 JBA. As usual, ID at 0129 on 9395 is for `Son-Power Radio from WRMI Studios in Okeechobee on 5850, 7455, 9395``. 

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 at 0230 on WMI 7780, VP S4-S7.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 at 0230 on WRN stream to North America, ex-0130 even tho we are on DST another week; with Slovakia now at 0130. Ditto for the simulcasts on the Af/As/Pac stream. So the Saturday 1600 on WRN should already be shifted to 1700 too.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 from 0259.5 on Area 51 webcast; and on WBCQ 5130-, S7-S9 noisy at 0318 check.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 28 at 0330 on WRMI webcast; and JBA on 9955 at 0340 check.

IRRS ``MILano`` is still registered B-19 for 7290 at 18-19 UT, so I was hoping for no change to the Monday 1816 UT airing of WOR --- but Oct 28 via UTwente SDR, NO signal, just huge splash from Chinese on 7285, listed as 500 kW, 317 degrees from Xian. Europeans would be advised to catch the secret new Sat 1300 UT airing from WRMI 15770.

0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday   Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [still suspended?]
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. 13685-13690-13695, Oct 28 at 1404, WINB hybrid DRM is back here as expected for B-19, M-F at 12-17, 50 kW at 62 degrees; ex 15115-15120-15125: the lower half secret digital data, the upper half ordinary DRM noise; and is it too close for comfort to 13700 RHC-AM?

HFCC shows this as D = NOT DRM, instead of N = Numérique, as it does for all WINB entries, including 7315 M-F at 07-10 which we know should be DRM, at same parameters; and several overlapping entries for wobbly 9265 covering the entire 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775-, Oct 28 at 1452, NO signal from KVOH; could just be propagation but not this time, per Ray Robinson, Oct 28 at 1327, to the WOR iog: 

``With a strong area of high pressure to the north of us, Southern California is bracing for another high wind event today. Southern California Edison (SCE) has enacted several preventative fire-related power outages, including one that covers the KVOH mountain-top transmitter site at Chatsworth Peak. 17775 kHz is therefore off the air currently, and will have to remain so until the power returns.
Ray Robinson
Strategic Communications Group
Voice of Hope World Radio Network``

Let`s hope the fires themselves spare KVOH. This leaves a trace of Sa`udi on 17895 as the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1857 UT October 28