venerdì 29 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 28-29, 2019

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 15640, Nov 29 at 1427, good signal sounds like Farsi, cut off at 1430*. Aoki shows it`s Dari from Radio Axadi via VATICAN at 1400-1430. Same service a.k.a. Radio Free Afghanistan at 0630-1400 alternating Dari and Pashto is via Kuwait, unlikely to serve us so well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ALGERIA. 576, Nov 29 at 0445, JBA carrier with 1 kHz tone, also detected as separate carriers on 575 and 577, presumed Béchar testing. Have any Europeans triangulated this yet to be sure? Not specifically, but just posted to bdxc-news iogroup at 1750 Nov 29:

``New Algerian MW Station on 576 kHz --- Hi, The tone tester heard these latest days on 576 has become a new broadcasting service from RTA (Algeria). Broadcasting started today 29th in the afternoon from Kenadsa (Béchar) according to MW List details. The power listed is 400 kW. They were airing Radio Bechar program (not // with Chaîne 1), but probably they will connect to RTA-Ch1, as other stations do with R. Coran, R. Culture and so on.

According to some listeners in Murcia (Spanish southeastern coast), is causing interferences to RNE-R5 Murcia on 567, from this evening. Perhaps it will affect this station during the night and maybe also 576 kHz RNE-R5 Canaries (CNR). The station reaches now, here in Northern Spain a 54444/5 SINPO. 73! -- Jorge Garzón. EB7EFA - EA-0080URE SWL QTH 43º15' N · 03º56' W / IN83ag · Cantabria (España - Spain)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Nov 29 at 0745 UT, roboYL with weather in English, ``storm warning`` time and again for different areas, S5-S6. EiBi shows at 0740-0800 it`s VCO Sydney NS via pc site = Port Caledonia NS.

2598-USB, Nov 29 at 0749 UT, YL with forecasts in English for various coasts as far ahead as Tuesday, mentions Newfoundland Standard Time. S7 and unusually stronger than 2749 despite further. EiBi shows at 0737-0805 it`s VCP Placentia NL via site sl = St Lawrence NL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 401 kHz, Nov 29 at 0758 UT, dash and YHD, 500-watt NDB in Peawanuck, Ontario. See also CAYMAN.

396 kHz, Nov 29 at 0759 UT, dash and YPH, 500 watt NDB at Inukjuak, Quebec; a new one for me, so look up that place: it`s on the east shore of Hudson Bay, 2845 km = 1768 statute miles from me. ``Inukjuak is a northern village located on Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Innuksuak River in Nunavik, in the Nord-du-Québec region of northern Quebec, Canada. Its population is 1,757 as of the 2016 Canadian Census. An older spelling is Inoucdjouac; its former name was Port Harrison. Wikipedia`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 29 at 1330, CHU is re-re-reactivated, but for how long? Not very. Gone again at 1829 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAYMAN ISLANDS [and non]. 415 kHz, Nov 29 at 0758 UT, ND beacon CBC from Cayman Brac, best way to hear this country rather than random hams. 600 watts and I was tuned to 414-USB. Right next door to 413 dash and YHD, 250 watts in Dryden, Ontario, which are 3537 km apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 5040, Nov 29 at 0035, no signal from RHC but a JBA carrier, presumably the only other known 5040, All India Radio, Jeypore from 0025. Even weaker than the JBA carrier on 5060 from presumed Xinjiang. 5040 RHC still off at 0521. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Nov 29 at 0743, S9+10 open carrier with hum, surely TGAV Radio Verdad has failed to turn off its transmitter after 0610v closing, wasting watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Nov 28 at 2355:23* UT, carrier cut by Radio Chaski under wall-of-noise Cuban jamming despite no OCB. Previous two nights this happened 2 or 2.5 seconds later each, so a trend is developing of slightly earlier cutoffs per 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 2010, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9335, Nov 29 at 1513, clip of Drumpf pardoning turkey, back to Myanmarianese once this vital news has been imparted, i.e. VOA via Tinang at 1430-1630; no QRM from 9330 WBCQ Superstation which is off again; in fact VOA is splattering down to 9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST

** PHILIPPINES. 9345, Nov 29 at 1515, S8-S9 some Bach causes me pause, 1517 Chinese from FEBC Iba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 684, Nov 29 at 0447, among all the JBA 9-kHz TA carriers, some Castilian-sounding audio here from RNE Sevilla; and at 0448 also on weaker 774 RNE synchros music, then talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 6125, Nov 29 circa 0454 tuneby, no TRT after English but lite Cuban pulse jamming now audible almost an hour after OCB finished, so must have QRMed VOT. But tuning back across at 0456, VOT is back on! with IS, 0458:15 & 0459:15 interspersed IDs as ``Suara Radio Turki``. 0500 timesignal 3 seconds late! and opening Malay service mentioning ``gelombang`` = wavelength. 

Trouble is, the 0500 Malay service is supposed to be on 17530! which might propagate over a day path unlike 6125 to W North America. How lucky we are to hear this, if not the Malays. Recheck at 0512, 0525 still on 6125; frequent IDs as above, and at 0514 during the mandatory multi-lingual ID reel. Something`s always wrong at Emirler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 395 kHz, Nov 29 at 0800 UT, ND beacon ULS --- I bet it`s Ulysses, Kansas. Yes; 25 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also CANADA; CAYMAN

** U S A. 15740, Nov 28 at 1923, S9+20 open carrier; no doubt Grimesland B warming up for *1930 start on 15730, in order not to clash with Botswana site occupying 15730 until 1930* as VOA French continues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2010 contents: Albania non, Algeria, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia and non, Canada, Cuba, East Turkistan, Eritrea, France, Iran and non, Japan, Korea South, Mongolia, Perú, Sarawak non, Sweden, USA, Vietnam; WRC-19; unidentified; and the propagation outlook

WOR 2010 is available as of 0626 UT Friday November 29
(mp3 stream)
(mp3 download)

Or via
Also linx to podcast services.

The shortwave broadcasts should be:

2300 UT Friday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0130 UT Saturday  WRMI 7780 to NE, 5850 to NW, 5010 to S
1300 UT Saturday  WRMI 15770 to NE
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
1900vUT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania? to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday   WRMI 7780 to NE
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 29 at 1512, WBCQ-6 is off again, despite nominal 23 hpd sked except 22-23 UT. Earlier I had tuned across poor signal southward in Spanish but unlogged, circa 1330? Anyhow it`s back on at 1828 poor during WLC German (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Nov 29 at 0753, S9+10/20 of dead air except for some hum and squeal from WWCR-1, much more pleasant listening than Brother HyStairical. Does he get a refund? Is it Stair`s fault or theirs? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1520, Nov 28 at 2230 UT as I am chasing the Sa`udi het from 1521 vs KOKC, other skywave QRM with partial ID mentioning two FM frequencies, 92.3 and another in the 100s. Nonesuch listed at 1520 in the NRC AM Log, but in the WTFDA FM Database, among all the USA 92.3 listings, searching on 1520 there is one hit which is quite reasonable:

``W222BG, WHOW-1520, 92.3, CLINTON IL, 0.25, 62.0, 40-05-43 88-57-51, NEWS/TALK/FARM NEWS RADIO 1520 //W293DJ 106.5``

Back to the NRC AM Log which does match WHOW with 106.5 but not 92.3, and there is no Group cross-ref. WHOW is a D3 direxional daytimer of 5000 watts, rather only 1000 during Critical Hours: ``The Big 1520 AM and 106.5 FM``.

But FCC AM Query shows it non-direxional both daytime and CH; and Nov sunset is 2245 UT (Dec: 2230 UT). Thus the synergy of these three major references (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3344.92, Nov 29 at 0750, no signal today unlike ante-yesterday. Ron Howard replied: ``Hi Glenn, Your 3344.92 was a utility, which just happened to be on the former Ternate and PNG (NBC Northern, the Voice of Oro) frequency. On Nov 26, utility still being heard with a good level carrier 1506+. Ron, California``. BTW, Ternate is on the west coast of Sulawesi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4966.75-USB approx., Nov 29 at 0520, 2-way in tonal language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9130, Nov 29 at 1310, low audible het between two stations talking. Not an active frequency for SOH or anything in latest Aoki, but could well be a new one already CNR1 jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15202.17-USB, Nov 29 at 1511, 2-way in Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1853 UT November 29