lunedì 7 ottobre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs October 6-7, 2019

** CANADA. 341 kHz, Oct 7 at 0628 UT, dash and YYU NDB ID, 500 watts from Kapuskasing, Ontario, may be the final time I log it since reminds us in red YYU is one of those TO BE DECOMMISSIONED 2019-10-10. I wonder how much the Kapuskasingers will miss it? No sign of Enid`s only beacon EI on 341, not that its weak 25 watts were an obstacle. See also USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 7 at 1439 and 1601 chex, no signal from CHR. Propagation is fine, with WINB-DRM on 15115-15125 and CHU on 14670. Either it broke down completely, or someone at Trenton Military finally noticed it was totally out of order with ``no report received`` from everywhere, and distorted modulation. EiBi shows sked as 1010-2400 on 15034 and 2310-1100 on 6754, which implies two transmitters but I was hearing exactly the same distortion on 6754; maybe the nominal overlap allowed for variability in QSY times. Presumably supposed to be continuous unlike civilian Gander Radio. Will CHR be repaired and resume receiving reports? For years it has been remarkably unreliable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, Oct 7 at 0614, no signal from Radio Rebelde which is normally 24h. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13632 & 13767 approx., Oct 7 at 1354, only traces of RHC spurblobs at first order from 13700; fortunately nothing on second order to QRM 13565 K6FRC, see USA. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Oct 7 at 1434, CRI Plus English relay is S9+10 but suptorted modulation. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 15715, Monday Oct 7 at 1357, music and Chinese talk, like CRI might do at this hourpart, VP S3-S6, but no, soon recognizable with gospel harmony, AWR English ID and theme, Voice of Hope, also IDs in French, German (? fade), Italian, English website, next program in Mandarin, and into that. First expected to be from KSDA or somewhere in Asia, yet zero signal from e.g. 15575 South Korea to North America. No, this is 250 kW, 75 degrees from Nauen at 1300-1330 only, in Cmn on weekdays, Uighur on weekends! Hmm, would the ChiCom be less likely to persecute and brainwash Adventist Uyghurs (how many?) than Moslem ones?? It might pay to pretend to be Christian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9105, Oct 7 at 1435, JBA carrier here instead of 9100 as I start my 9 MHz bandscan --- I bet it`s Echo of Hope in another 5-kHz shift. Yes, Ron Howard has just reported on this and all the others to the WOR iogroup:

``On Oct 7, with some changes in the clandestine frequencies.
Voice of the People, at 1044+:
3910 (ex 3905).
3480 (ex 3475).
New 3935 (ex 3930).
4450, no change.
New 6525 (ex 6520).
6600 (ex 6595).

Echo of Hope - VOH, at 1050+:
3985 (ex 3980).
New 4890 (ex 4885).
5995 (ex 5990).
New 6255 (ex 6250). My audio of the news, at 
6350 (ex 6348)
New 9105 (ex 9100).
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100' long wire, WOR iog via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Oct 6 at 1846-1852 UT at least, dead air from KUCO Edmond/OKC, vs occasional breakthrus of modulating KHCC Radio Kansas, Hutchinson (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 341 kHz, Oct 7 at 1323 UT almost an hour after 1232 sunrise, OIN is the only beacon audible on 341, no sign at this hour of YYU in Kapuskasing; see CANADA. OIN is 25 watts from Oberlin KS. 

No sign either of Enid`s only beacon EI on 341 from Woodring Airport (which has a brand-new manager, terminal building and runways being refurbished as Vance AFB also uses it), not that its weak 25 watts were an obstacle. There are plenty more 341s as yet unheard from Alaska, Greenland, Canada, Mexico and all over Lower 48.

I tend to check 341 first on ``LW`` beaconscans. Other regulars nearby are 350 RG from Will RoGers WA in OKC; 255 SW Stillwater; and 515 PN Ponca City which is strongest of all, tho listed only minimum power of 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 395 kHz, Oct 7 at 1324, ND beacon CA, which is 25 watts from Newton-Harvs KS. What is Harvs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565, Oct 7 at 1353, K6FRC beacon from CA audible again today after a long spell; sudden new spurt of activity, or suddenly favorable propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2002 monitoring: confirmed, Sunday October 6 at 2130 on WRMI 7780, S7-S9.

Also confirmed UT Monday October 7 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S7-S9, after usual Rudy Espinal ID, but then Bob Zanotti tried to ID again, but I cut him off; sorry, Bob! Much stronger S9+10/20 on // WRMI 9395.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 7 at 0230 on WRMI 7780, JBA here, better R4 on UTwente SDR in Holland (and by now 9395 not with WOR has faded out completely to here; SID?)

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 7 from 0301:03 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5129.977, noisy S8-S9; also JBA via UTwente SDR.

Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 7 at 0330 on WRMI webcast, but it`s horribly distorted! While 9955 is inaudible. Next:

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:

This report dispatched at 1626 UT Oct 7