sábado, 17 de setembro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 16-17, 2016

** BOLIVIA. 5952.48, Sept 17 at 0057, JBA carrier, so R. Pio Doce is there, having been missing for a while (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 17640, Sept 16 at 1818, no signal from MWV/APR. However, I finally got a report of both this and 9570 Russian service being on air at same time, Sept 9 at 1830, per Thorsten Hallmann, Germany. But it must still be quite sporadic.
9600, Sept 17 at 0046, no signal from the `KNLS` English hour via MWV. BTW, Carl Mann tells me about the DX talks he produced for KNLS years ago, and maybe appearing sporadically via MWV, in forthcoming DXLD 16-37 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 594, that mystery carrier around here, masquerading as the megawatt from Kolkata, I am continuing my search for its source. Sept 16 after 19 UT, since it seems to DF from the south rather than the north, I drive to the south side of Enid, and take Southgate Blvd eastward. I stop every mile to take a DF on the DX-398 --- at intersexions with Streets 30, 42, 54, 66, 78 --- and each time I can tell it`s getting closer to N/S from the original NNW/SSE I had been getting in central and northern Enid. This confirms it is indeed from the south side. Finally at 1942 UT, past Woodring Airport and Koch Nitrogen, when I reach 90th Street, it`s just about due south. That`s enough for today; unfortunately 90 is a dirt road I prefer to avoid, but maybe back when it`s not too dry and not too wet, or approach it from the other side, and/or get some more fixes on it from other angles to triangulate. I`m still getting no signals on 297 or 198 kHz, whence beacons might have been producing harmonic. 594 so far is perhaps only slightly stronger than I am getting it further north (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Sept 17 at 0058, JBA carrier from R. Chaski as I wait for its auto-cutoff, which happens at 0058:28*. First chance I`ve had to compare it to its latest reset, which was a fortnight ago, Sept 3 until 0058:38*, 10 seconds later than today, so the expected ~6.5 second recession per noctem has not occurred! It should have reached 0100:00* by now. Need to check more often to divine what`s happening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 17 at 0115:17, 2+1 mis-timesignal ends from SLBC after prÃlude music, opening Hindi or Bengali, only S2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** THAILAND. Re my BBC on new 5810, Wolfgang BÃschel points out that altho HFCC doesn`t show it, latest Aoki does as having started Sept 9:
``5810* BBC 1200-1400 1234567 English 250 25 Nakhon Sawan THA a16``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) * means jammed by the ChiCom
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1843 monitoring: confirmed Friday September 16 at 2130.5 on WRMI, 13695, excellent. Also confirmed Fri Sept 16 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.0-CUSB, good S9+10. Next:
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0700 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1400 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 7490, Sept 17 at 0004, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide`. Politix right away: Allan thinx Democrats are Communists bent on imposing a New World Order, and wants to vote for Trump, hoping his girlfriend isn`t listening and won`t leave him. Says he`s trimulcasting, also on 5130 and 3250. I don`t measure the 7, but the others at 0038: 3250.005 which is synchro with 7490, and 5129.85 which is half a sesquiminute delayed. 3250 is poor in noise level, but stronger than before.
Program news from Robert at 0111: New `Mitch & Cathy (sp?) Show`, starts Sept 24, Saturdays 8-9 pm EDT [UT Sundays 00-01], on 7490, taking away one of J.P.`s three hours of `Shortwave Saturday Night`, unfortunately: maybe will put him on 3250 instead. At 0102 I note that 9330 is off after Blalock, rather than joining AWWW or playing back a previous one. The `Reverb Madness` show has stopped, as the producer was not getting any response, was Thursdays 8-9 pm on 7490 [UT Fridays 00-01]. Allan`s benedixion at 0117, and ending at 0123, back to BS on 7490. Then I check 3250v again and there seem to be two carriers, around 3250.02 and 3250.75 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9275, Sept 16 at 1818, there it is, WMLK indeed back on the air, poor signal checked only on the PL-880, but sure sounds like EJOM, deceased. (Neighbor 9265 WINB is not on air this early: 9265 is still shown on WMLK webpage as its frequency!) So that explains the unID open carrier I was getting as early as 1300 today. They have been posting on their Facebook about repair progress, but now it is inaccessible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505v, Sept 17 at 0055, WRNO not only is on tonight, but on earlier than nominal 0100, gospel huxter at S9+25 but undermodulated. Another check at 0112, g.h. is saying ``we`re in a brand new year, 2,014``; with BFO engaged, I discover at 0113 it suddenly starting to take off, driftin downward to about 7504.90 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11521.10-USB, Sept 17 at 0050, weak 2-way colloquial Spanish INTRUDERS, way too close to 11520-AM WEWN English --- unless they are trying to hide in its splash, yet able to hear each other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0315 UT September 17
Glenn Hauser


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sexta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 15-16, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.95, Sept 16 at 0151, R. Tirana is mostly humroar, but some music detectable under it. At 0157 I notice some crackle circa 9827, suspect it`s out of same transmitter, and it goes off at 0158 just about when 9854.95 does (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 16 at 1359, Bangladesh Betar is very weak, but can hear the IS, and the 5+1 mis-timesignal ending at 1359:52, Urdu service opening theme. If timesignal hits 1400:00 it will only be a coincidence as in past it could be several seconds either side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9320-9330, Sept 16 at 0207, big S8 blob of R. Cairo peaking at 9325 with peaks sounding like talk modulation, but totally incomprehensible. This is obviously coming out of the main blob 9310-9320, peaking at 9315, same S8 but lacking any talkish sounds, just the roar where English to North America is scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9525.895, Sept 16 at 1305, VOI is S5-S8 and can tell there`s some talk, in presumed English, yet readability is still R=0, and there seems to be some pulsating hum along with the modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 11405, 11410, 11425, 11435, 11440, Sept 16 at 1318, all USB, presumed QSO pirates from here. 11435 is best, 11440 has a pileup, and 11425 includes some singing. Ironically, these can come in better than VOI on 9526-v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 9550, Sept 16 at 0201, YL & YL with news in Spanish, mostly about the Islamic Republic of Iran, implying it is really VIRI as scheduled 0020-0320 via Sirjan to South America. Surprised they would be doing news at the top of real hours rather than the top of askew Iranian hours. S9-S7 fading and undermodulated. // 12025 is but a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1300, Sept 16 at 0220, 8 y 19 minutos timecheck, from ``Radio Mexicana, la mÃsica ---``. XEP, JuÃrez as usual dominant signal at night, but plenty QRM too. Impossible to believe it`s 200 watts at night rather than 38,000 watts day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA. 5900, Sept 16 at 1252, JBA carrier, presumed R. Rossii, Vladivostok; the other reactivated Russian SW station, R. Sakha, 7295, Sept 16 at 1252, JBA carrier is even weaker (or could be an ham); not a good propagation day for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY [and non]. 9465, Sept 16 at 0205, Qur`an at S4. Only thing scheduled is TRT in Uyghur this hour, but Voice of Turkey is not known for Qur`aning, being a secular state/station, altho the Islamists seem to be in ascendancy. During long pauses, sounds like an understation talking, at first thought maybe Iran Spanish // 9550 which I had just heard? But too weak to tell. Instead, the understation could be Turkey and the overstation something new and unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 5810, Sept 16 at 1249, S6-S8 poor signal, talk with accent but seems English. See UNID log of yesterday. On theory that it is BBCWS, I check 6195 which is certainly BBCWS via Singapore --- or as HFCC still labels it, `Kranji (Merlin)`! And it matches, furthermore, just about synchronized, but 5810 could still be a different site, such as Nakhon Sawan, Thailand. The current HFCC page for BBCWS still does not show any entry for 5810! What do they know?
So it`s on 5810 for at least two days in a row, rather than jumping around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1843 monitoring: confirmed Thursday Sept 15 at 2100 on WRMI 13695, excellent; also confirmed Thu Sept 15 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.040v-CUSB, fair S9. Next:
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0700 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1400 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 7504.995, Sept 16 at 0154, WRNO is on tonight with gospel music, S9+30 but considerably undermodulated. Probably a fluke it`s so close to 7505.000 at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1170, Sept 16 at 0221 UT, KFAQ Tulsa with talk, and can`t detect any gospel huxter understation, so seems as if WWVA Wheeling has finally fixed its night pattern to protect us from it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9275, Sept 16 at 1300, open carrier at S6, plus some intermittent non-English, non-Spanish, Asian? language very weak 2-way USB demodulated by it; still the same at 1320. The only known broadcaster on 9275 anywhen is WMLK, Pennsylvania, which has been struggling to keep its `new` transmitter operational, has been off for a few weeks but will presumably come back eventually; normally operates only in local afternoons altho Aoki shows a possible span of 1400-2100 (never on Sabbaths! So be sure to check on Friday). Not as strong as 125 kW should be, but stronger and steadier than one would expect from E Asia, yet could also pertain to the China radio war, which could show up anywhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1532 UT September 16
Glenn Hauser

DX News from the ARRL

DX News from the ARRL

16 September, 2016
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NI1L, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.
MAURITIUS, 3B8. Bernie, ZS4TX is QRV as 3B8TX until September 19. Activity is primarily on 6 meters EME. QSL direct to home call.
UGANDA, 5X. Andy, DL3YM will be QRV as 5X8B from Entebbe from September 20 to October 1 while on a work assignment. Activity will be in his spare time from the campus of the Nkumba University in Entebbe on the HF bands using mostly CW with some SSB occasionally for demonstration purposes. QSL to home call.
CUBA, CO. Gab, HA3JB will be QRV as T42CH from Havana from September 20 to 25. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
CAPE VERDE, D4. Ralf, DK8FA is QRV as D44TUJ from Boa Vista, IOTA AF-086, until September 28 while on holiday. Activity is mainly on 20 and 17 meters using digital modes. QSL to home call.
COMOROS, D6. A group of operators will be QRV as D66D from September 18 to 30. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via OK6DJ.
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, E7. Special event station E703QLA is QRV until November 15 to draw attention to the 3rd Quarry Life Award, an international research contest concerning the biodiversity in quarries. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via bureau.
ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON, FP. Freddy, F4HEC, Nicolas, F1RAF, Michel, FK8IK and Laurent, F5TMJ are QRV as TO5FP until September 20. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via operators instructions.
ISLE OF MAN, GD. John, GW4SKA is QRV as GD4SKA until September 21. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly RTTY. This includes being active as GD0A in the BARTG Sprint 75 contest. QSL via M0OXO.
OGASAWARA ISLANDS, JD1. Take, JA1UII will be QRV as JD1BON from September 22 to October 1. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide RTTY contest. QSL via operator's instructions.
SVALBARD, JW. Helge, LB5WB is QRV as JW/LB5WB from Spitsbergen Island, IOTA EU-026, until September 19. This includes an entry in the Scandinavian Activity CW Contest. QSL to home call.
BELGIUM, ON. Lions Clubs International Belgian Amateur Radio operators are QRV as OR100LCI until March 2017 to mark its 100th anniversary. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via ON8ZL.
FAROE ISLANDS, OY. A group of operators are QRV as OY/ON6NB until September 21. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, RTTY and PSK.
QSL via M0URX.
GREECE, SV. Mek, SQ3RX will be QRV as SV8/SQ3RX from Corfu, IOTA EU-052, from September 17 to 19. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.
SAN MARINO, T7. Stations T71A, T71B and T71C will be QRV from September 17 and 18 from San Marino's Three Towers. Activity will be on 40, 20 and 15 meters. QSL via T70A.
MICRONESIA, V6. Susumu, JA6REX and Toshiya, JH6HZH will be QRV as V633KS and V633ZH, respectively, from Chuuk Island, IOTA OC-011, from September 19 to 25. Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.
LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Les, NI1L will be QRV as VK9LN from September 20 to 27. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW with some RTTY and PSK. QSL to home call.
LAOS, XW. Bruce, 3W3B will be QRV as XW4XR from Vientiane from September 19 to 30. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, RTTY and JT65. QSL via E21EIC.
ALBANIA, ZA. After his Corfu activity, Mek, SQ3RX will be QRV as ZA/SQ3RX from Sarande and Tirana from September 19 to 25. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using mostly CW, with some SSB and RTTY.
QSL to home call.
ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, All Africa International DX Contest, North American RTTY Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, AGB NEMIGA 80-Meter Contest, SARL VHF/UHF Analogue/Digital Contest, Scandinavian Activity CW Contest, New Hampshire QSO Party, New Jersey QSO Party, Washington State Salmon Run, QRP Afield, Feld Hell Sprint and the BARTG Sprint 75 will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest and 144 MHz Fall Sprint are scheduled for September 19.
The Phone Fray and CWops Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for September 21.
The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Please see September QST, page 92 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

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quinta-feira, 15 de setembro de 2016

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

15 September, 2016 Island activities:
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
EU-002; OH0, Aland Islands: Rainer/DL1ZBO, Wolf/DK2DO, and
Peter/DL5FF will be active as OH0JWL from Aland (WLOTA 1373) between Sept. 14 and 25. QRV on HF (CW, RTTY), also during the CQ WW RTTY Contest. QSL via DL5FF (d/B).
EU-018; OY, Faroe Islands: Ops Philippe/ON4ACP, Erik/ON4ANN,
Erik/ON4CCV, Cedric/ ON4CKM, Andre/ON4DTO, Paul/ON5PDV,
Etienne/ONL, and Rudi/ON6MI are going to operate as OY/ON6NB from
the 15th to 21st. QRV on 80-6m on SSB, PSK, and RTTY. QSL via M0URX
(OQRS), LoTW, ClubLog OQRS. http://users.telenet.be/on4ann/OY/
EU-024, I*0, Sardinia Island: Alex/SQ9UM remains active as
IS0/SQ9UM until the 18th on 40-6m on CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK. QSL
via h/c.
EU-026; JW, Spitsbergen Island: Helge/LB5WB operates from
Spitsbergen (WLOTA 0125) between Sept. 16 and 19. QRV as JW/LB5WB
on CW (also during the SAC Contest). QSL via LB5WB (d/B).
EU-057, DL, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State group: Klaus/DL7UXG will
be on holiday on Ruegen Island from the 18th to 30th. QRV holiday-style as DL7UXG/p on HF (CW, SSB, digital modes). He also plans to activate WCA and WWFF references. QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
EU-062; LA, Nordland/ Nord-Trondelag County group: Trond/LA3ENA,
Frank/DH0JAE, Tom/LA1PHA, and Leif/LA3DNA are going to Vandve
Island together from Sept. 16 to 21. QRV as LA2S with two or three
station on 160-10m (CW, SSB, PSK31, RTTY). QSL via LA3DNA (d/B),
ClubLog OQRS.
EU-071; TF, Vestmannaeyjar: A team of the Cambridge University
Wireless Society (M0INN, G3ZAY, M0BLF, M0VFC, M0WUT, und M0ZXA) are currently active from the Westman Islands until Sept. 16, signing
TF/homecalls on 40-15m (SSB, CW). QSL via ClubLog OQRS, LoTW;
please refrain from sending your card via the bureau or direct.
EU-116; GD/MD, Isle of Man: John/GW4SKA will be active again as
GD4SKA from the 14th to 21st. QRV mostly on RTTY; during the BARTG
Sprint 75 Contest as GD0A. QSL via M0OXO.
EU-128; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State East group: Stefan/DF8HS will
be active from Marienleuchte on Fehmarn between Sept. 9 and Oct.
10. QSL via h/c (d/B).
NA-144; W6, California State South (Santa Barbara to Los Angeles
County) group: Wyatt/AC0RA and Dave/KG5CCI are going to activate
Santa Rosa Island (USi CA-011S, WW Loc. CM93) via satellites
between Sept. 16 and 18 as K6R. Their focus is on VHF/UHF, but they
are also taking a QRP rig for HF along. QSL via KG5CCI (d), LoTW.

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quarta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 11-13, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.97, Sept 13 at 0126, R. Tirana IS can be detected amid the self-imposed humroar, S5 signal (while CRI relay 9570 attains S9+25 and clearly modulated). At 0135 YL can be heard talking but useless under humroar level. This defect has now been going on for about three months! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 2325 & 2485 & 4835, Sept 13 at 1207, the Northern Territory VL8 Shower Stations are indeed back on the air, as had been promised for 2330 UT Sept 12 (Rob Wagner says they were back earlier than that). 2325 is S9+, 2485 is S6, and 4835 is S9+10, seems all playing same song. At 1245, 2325 is in talk, 2485 is JBA but unseems // with music? And 4835 is S9+10 talk // 2325. 4835 is still audible at 1323, S8. My sunrise today: 1213 UT. Now the ABC will be deciding whether enough Northern Territorians missed them during the deliberate outage to justify continuing them long-term (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9964.88, Sept 13 at 0116, R. Cairo is JBM Arabic with whine, S9 and also irrelevant Cuban pulse jamming; while 9315 is usual mess of garblenoise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUINEA. 9650, Sept 12 at 0624, S7 music, presumed Conakry, which I don`t often hear after its *0600v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9380, Sept 13 at 0105, Hindi pop music at S8, much better than usual, from Vividh Bharati, 250 kW Aligarh scheduled 0100-0435 per http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm
while // 9870 seems same music, but very weak, despite 500 kW from Bengaluru at 0025-0440 (in the absence of TURKEY, q.v.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Re: ``700, Sept 8 at 1153, Radio Red ID, presumed XEDKR Guadalajara, which relays XERED 1110 MÃxico DF; thought I heard an FM 92.1 mentioned, but not listed as such in Jalisco, and in the DF it`s on 88.1. 700 listed as 10000/150 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``
XHRED and XHFO swapped formats in June, so you heard 92.1. I suspect Red FM is not much longer for this world (Raymie Humbert, AZ, Sept 8, WTFDA Forum via DXLD)
** RUSSIA. 7295, Sept 12 at 1245, song at poor S9 signal, fluttering but clear, while 7345 covered by Chinese; i.e. R. Sakha, Yakutsk; 7295 goes off a few seconds after a 5-pip timesignal ends late at 1300:07.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 13 at 0114, SLBC carrier is VP S2, but enough to recognize the music prÃlude from 0114:44, and the 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:09.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9870 & 9770 & 9830, Sept 13 at 0112, Voz de TurquÃa is missing from both nominal frequencies and even the frequently used mistaken one! Can`t be propagation, as e.g. 9964.88 Cairo is S9.
5960, Sept 13 at 0130, as I continue bandscanning, eventually find S9+5 Spanish here and it is VOT! 5960 is normally employed only in the B-seasons for English to North America at 2300-2350v, so have they made unexpected S-season changes, also affecting other broadcasts? Or is this a double whammy, not only wrong frequency for 0100 Spanish, but wrong season? Out of the transmitter memory bank, perhaps.
Ending feature `Costumbres de los Turcos` with music theme bit identical to opening of program as they always duplicate intros and outros, saving a lot of produxion work. I can`t be sure it`s starting or ending until the next item at 0132: `Pregunta del Mes`, which I can`t copy fully, but something about someone who `falleciÃ`, and multiple-choice answers, A, B, and C. (So with three separate entries during a month, no way not to win, if you can only understand the choices --- but you still have to win a draw after that.) 0134 on to vocal music. TRT lux out as 5960 is not otherwise occupied in this A-season, so in the clear. Now where is the second one? Never find it, but at 0152, 5960 is already off.
Now I recheck the 31m channels, and in the meantime they have come back after some op woke up: at 0152, 9770 is poor at S7, and // 9870 is even poorer at S6, in sign-off mentioning Spanish schedule but I bet not 5960! Then into IS playing past 0153 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1842 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Sept 11 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.047v-CUSB, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 12 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, S9+30. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 12 at 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0327 check via WBCQ 5129.848-AM, S9+10. Also confirmed UT Monday Sept 12 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, VG S9+20. Also confirmed Monday Sept 12 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.059v-CUSB. Also confirmed the Tue 1100 on WRMI 9955, awake by 1127 Sept 13 when it`s VG, S9+20, no jamming audible. Next:
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 9330+, Sept 13 until 0101.5*, WBCQ signs off after Blalock the blaster, instead of an AWWW replay. On UT Wed at this hour, should be Amateur Radio Roundtable.
7490.028, Sept 13 at 0625! Presumed WBCQ is on, a guy certain that the New World Order is imminent allowing the Soviet Union to send troops into the USA to put down insurrexions`` --- what nonsense --- being interviewed on phone by YL, sounds sorta like Joyce Riley, but not? Tomorrow`s topic: Kennedy assassination. This must be old stuff. 3-minute commercial breaks are introduced but edited out; phone 522-5008 but no area code?
Finally mentions guest name: Bill Cooper! Long deceased, but one of Allan Weiner`s old buddies. Note I had heard 7490 unID carrier on Sept 6 at 0523. Yes, WBCQ schedule for 7490 now shows 7 days a week:
0400 0700 UTC The Hour Of The Time / The Road To Paradise
Apparently Cooper has been resurrected by this ``Church of Paradise``:
http://www.churchofparadise.net/ where a site search on WBCQ gets zero hits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505v, Sept 13 at 0100 and further chex for an hour, WRNO is OFF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Sept 13 at 0123, no signal from WTWW-3, while 9475 WTWW-1 and 5085 WTWW-2 are inblasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1170, Sept 13 at 0150 UT, gospel huxter still QRMing underneath KFAQ Tulsa, i.e. WWVA OH as already identified; ``Jesus is coming back on such & such a date``, still failing to null toward KFAQ and me, presumably 50 kW ND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED [non]. Re: ``810, Sept 6 at 0230 UT...phone starts 615 (but not an AC which would be E Tennessee)".
And so it is: WMGC in Murfreesboro ('burb of Nashville), sporting a SS: MEX format, and known by some to cheat with day power at night. I'd bet six months pay on this. I had access to a mid-Tennessee remote receiver a few months ago; WMGC had an inordinantly loud night signal on most tries (GREG HARDISON, CA, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1480.83 & 1499.17, Sept 13 at 0144 UT, approx. spots for JBA carriers hetting 1480 and 1500 stations, presumed parasitic spurs out of some 1490 station, still detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 3325.0, Sept 13 at 1211, good S8-S9 carrier, but too bad it`s not modulated. At 1217 maybe a trace of JBM, either from this or an understation. Both Bougainville PNG, and Palangkaraya INDONESIA are right on frequency, so no het to separate them, nor even subaudible het. Most likely the carrier atop is NBC and the other one RRI. At 1244, still S5 carrier about level with the noise. 1323 down to a JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9533.30-USB, Sept 13 at 0108, weak 2-way intruders in colloquial Spanish, ``cambios``, intermittent with Cuban pulse jamming bleed all the way from 9565 where it`s completely unneeded. Seems I am the only one ever reporting these SS intruders inside the SWBC bands --- no one else cares? Sure, we can`t identify them, but should be documented! Native speakers/professional monitors might be able to extract clues (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9787-9811, Sept 13 at 0122, OTH radar pulses; typical ~25 kHz bandwidth associated with CYPRUS? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1708 UT September 13
Glenn Hauser

terça-feira, 13 de setembro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 9-11, 2016

This report, with one exception, covers what I heard on the way to, during, and way back from The Gathering, joint convention of IRCA, NRC, WTFDA and Decalcomania in Kansas City MO, Sept 9-11:

** MEXICO. 710-, Sept 11 at 0138, DKAZ antenna nulling the east is sufficient to audiblize the tell-tale het from XEDP Ciudad CuauhtÃmoc, Chihuahua, while using their off-frequency transmitter site, as frequently noted back in OK --- despite local KCMO on 710.0!
720, Sept 11 at 0140, Spanish music, likely XEJCC Ciudad JuÃrez, Chihuahua, rather than anything from WGN Chicago, tnx to the DKAZ antenna aimed west (Glenn Hauser, Kansas City MO, DX-398, DX LISTENING DIGEST) see also UNIDENTIFIED far below for Trans-Pacific carriers
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6145, UT Sunday Sept 11 at 0057, no signal from The Mighty Farty KBC, new frequency via GERMANY, but there it is, good signal with rock music at recheck 0110; and off the air at re-recheck 0209. Did it not start until 0100 instead of 0000? No, Kraig Krist says it was on for the entire bihour. Maybe a monetary transmission break during my brief first check? Or did I mispunch frequency? This was on the whip into PL-880 outside the KC Airport Hyatt, whence it was impossible to listen to MW or SW inside with large-screen TVs, etc., all over the place (Glenn Hauser, MO, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SLOVAKIA [non]. 13695, Sunday Sept 11 at 2109, RSI with two YLs conversing, about a radio exhibit in lobby of their Bratislava building, more about radio history. Evidently their mailbag program, as relayed by WRMI, so VG signal, better than it ever was direct.
15770, meanwhile, was WRMI carrying Hobart Radio International, Sunday Sept 11 until 2130. See also USA (Glenn Hauser, KS, BST-1 caradio, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sunday Sept 11 at 1630 check, weak language talk, presumed R. Munansi still active via WWRB TN (Glenn Hauser, Kansas City MO, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Another check on the road at 1830: trace on 15240. Next check at 1903-1905+, should be off, but still hearing some VP talk, running over? Nothing scheduled until Australia at *2100 (Glenn Hauser, KS, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1842 monitoring: confirmed Thursday Sept 8 at 2100 on WRMI, 13695, VG. Also confirmed Thu Sept 8 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9329.97-CUSB, good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
WOR 1842 also confirmed Friday Sept 9 at 2130 on WRMI, 13695 as I demonstrated briefly during my Q&A session at The Gathering of DXers in Kansas City MO --- strong enough to penetrate the hotel meeting room on the ground floor, north side, with a bit of help from a reel-out antenna into the PL-880.
I really enjoyed attending my first DX convention in many years, renewing old acquaintances, matching faces to names I knew but never had met. Tnx to Ernie Wesolowski and crew for organizing it all!
WOR 1842 also confirmed Saturday September 10 at 2230 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Sunday Sept 11 at 0324 on WA0RCR, Wentzville on the other side of MO from Kansas City (altho at earlier check 0136 there was dead air). (Glenn Hauser, MO, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5130-, UT Sunday Sept 11 at 0315, I notice that WBCQ Area 51 is running `Jean Shepherd`. It seems that the 02-04 UT Sunday slot presents rotating programs, including episodes of `Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack`, according to John Carver in IN (Glenn Hauser, MO, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13695, Sunday Sept 11 at 1707, WRMI has once again bumped Brother Scare during this hour only for a very enjoyable hour of `World Music`, and on a bigsig aimed NW across North America. We hear the same tunes over and over, but most of them hold up well, not so much the one on now, ``Up2 and Away in your Beautiful Balloon``. 1742, `Chariots of Fire`. I listened to the rest of the hour, and the Council of Europe/Ode to Joy/rap did not appear this time. I renew my plea for someone with a music-ID app to try it on WRMI World Music, which never announces or identifies the tunes in any way..
15770, meanwhile continued carrying Brother HyStairical this hour, and with a much better signal than I get in OK: perhaps in an antenna null there, less so here, but still way off-beam from 44 degrees toward Europe (Glenn Hauser, KS, BST-1 caradio on the I-35 road from KC back to OK, Sept 11, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 530, Sept 9 morning on my way to The Gathering in Kansas City, the Kansas Turnpike Authority HAR, somewhere around Wichita or south of there, is 100% relaying NOAA Weather Radio, Wichita (as usual, JBA in Enid), during flood warnings in the Winfield KS area, after very heavy rains. The Turnpike is elevated enough not to be inundated unlike some hiways, such as US 77, but large lakes of water were right alongside the right-of-way. Never heard a KTA ID or a NOAA ID during this. Nothing about any radio, let alone 530 at
https://www.ksturnpike.com/ Get your weather info some other way.
Two days later, Sept 11, on the way back along the same route, back to more normal weather radio, but still including flood warnings, as rivers are above flood stage for at least another day or two, e.g. at 29 feet, flood stage being only 18 feet. Guess what, this list
does not include a single Kansas 530 among the hundreds of HAR/TIS on it. I also checked 1610 frequently along the Turnpike, but no other HARs heard (Glenn Hauser, KS, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 570, Sept 11 at 1930 UT, ``KFAN Minnesota Vikings Radio Network``, so it`s really WNAX Yankton SD, still making it easily as far as El Dorado area of southern KS, and atop anything from KLIF, unlike in Enid (Glenn Hauser, Kansas Turnpike, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 640, Sept 11 at 1912 UT, 5 kW KWPN Moore OK is dominant with stupid sports talk, but fast SAH from understation, which must be 5 kW WOI, public radio in Ames IA. Wish I had thought to check for it while in Kansas City, where presumably WOI would be audible at least weakly, the ONLY public radio left on AM anywhere around here, since Kansas State saw fit to sell out share-timer KSAC>KKSU 580 to WIBW so it could be full-time (Glenn Hauser, KS, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 920, Sept 11 at 1937 UT, religious music as KYFR Shenandoah IA is still making it as far as mile 64 of the Kansas Turnpike between El Dorado and Andover (Glenn Hauser, KS, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, Sept 11 at 1923 UT, open carrier/dead air, still at 1939, but music modulation at 2010 check. It`s KLEY Wellington KS, which I also get at home in Enid, sibling station to KKLE 1550, both of them horribly managed/operated (Glenn Hauser, KS Turnpike, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1550, Sept 11 at 1842 UT, overmodulation/distortion, program cut off for a Wounded Warrior/USO PSA. At 1927 UT, still O/D in talk show. It`s KKLE, Winfield KS, which I also get on groundwave at home, sibling station to KLEY 1130, both of them horribly operated/managed (Glenn Hauser, along the Kansas Turnpike = I-35, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1610, Sept 9-10-11, at the Kansas City Airport Hyatt, so not far from KCI, continuous TIS from with IDs as WQI284, info on parking, etc. But also audible on the freeways at considerable distance.
1690, Sept 9-10-11, signs along the KC freeways say ``tune 1690 for traffic info when flashing`` --- but never active when I check. There are also lots of electronic signs along the way with info on lane closures, how many minutes to this and that exit, etc. I haven`t seen anything like that in Tulsa or OKC (Glenn Hauser, Kansas City MO & KS, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1630, Sept 11 at 1943 UT unexpected station here, surely not KCJJ from Iowa in early afternoon. It`s a mixture, the dominant audio being a talk show, soon found matching 1330 KNSS Wichita, so this is a leapfrog mixing product over another Wichitan, 1480 KQAM, another 150 kHz higher! Audible only between miles 54 and 50 on the Turnpike, near Andover on E side of Wichita; presumably closest to shared(?) transmitter site? No, sites and ownership are different, per FCC:
KNSS: 37-42-47 N, 97-14-51 W, Entercom
KQAM: 37-44-21 N, 97-16-14 W, Steckline
(Glenn Hauser, KS, Nissan caradio, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1680, Sept 11 at 1824 UT, I find two signals on the X-band at mile 107-106 on the Kansas Turnpike, where I finally find a place to pull off with undivided attention to the Nissan caradio. Historical lecture by non-professional announcer about Chase county history: ``welcome to Chase County --- long and illustrious railroad history``, a onetime cattle-shipping location. Then also about Tallgrass Prairie, National Scenic Byway.
No call letter ID heard on the first one, but says there are three transmitters on 1680, in Council Grove, Cottonwood Falls and Cassoday (from north to south along state hwy 177, not hearing the first one). The other two are making a SAH with each other of 110/minute or 1.83 Hz, and are programmed completely separately, self-QRM.
At 1831 UT, I can hear the understation with a YL ID. I drive on a bit further and by mile 99-100, the Cassoday station is overtaking Cottonwood Falls. Talking about walking tours along the Flint Hills Scenic Byway; several different amateur voices, some lo-fi with clix as if recorded off a phone; and not the same ones heard on C.F. The YL ID is better produced, appearing every few minutes: ``You are listening to Flint Hills Scenic Byway Radio Broadcasting System at 1680 AM on your radio dial. The callsign is WQC-W625`` [the - indicating a pause in the wrong place].
At 1848 UT, I stop at the Kansas Turnpike service area a few miles north of Cassoday, where of course, the Cassoday transmitter rules. One of the repeated spiels begins, ``Here it is, spring of 2007, wild flowers in bloom ---``. This thing hasn`t been updated in almost a decade! But I am not complaining; it`s new to me, and kudos for keeping the transmitters operational all this time.
They must have been operative two days earlier on my way up to KC, but I must not have been X-bandscanning at the right time. There is NO sign notifying us of these along the I-35/Kansas Turnpike. Sounds like an interesting side trip, but I allowed no time for such, coming or going. Maybe next time.
BTW, I have never heard any trace of these back in Enid, at least 213 km or 133 miles away. Has anyone ever reported them as DX or as travel catches? No hits on the call in the IRCA mail archive. I Google search on the call WQCW625 and find them in mwlist.org, each with a different call (not always the case with TIS), and 10 watts:
WQCU480 Council Grove KS near girl scout building @ 23 River Walk
WQCU481 Cottonwood Falls KS 322 S. Walnut
WQCW625 Cassoday KS 610 S. Washington
** U S A. 89.3, Sept 9 at 1658 UT, a CSN station with a FULL COMMERCIAL lasting about a minute for Trinity Debt Management, complete with testimonials, urges to action; followed by various Calvary Satellite Network promos. I`m on I-35 near Emporia KS on the way to Kansas City, and this lasts a considerable distance northeast, blocking what should be a growing signal from KC public radio, KCUR 89.3. WTFDA Database shows it is:
K207EI // KAWZ 89.9, 89.3 EMPORIA KS 0.0 0.25 0.0 55.7 38-31-47 96-05-09 CSN INTERNATIONAL RELIGION, i.e. 250-watt vertical-only translator with antenna up at 55.7 meters above average terrain.
These things infest the entire country even tho they violate non-commercial licensing (Glenn Hauser, KS, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 93.9, Sept 11 at 1817 UT, as I am FM bandscanning on the Nissan caradio, sore thumb stands out as it is just barely modulated, altho fully quieting. Turning volume all the way up: PSAs including DHS on diabetes, Meryl Streep(?) on colorectal cancer; 1819 UT back to American Indian Horizons(?) program, ``divine outreach``. From mile 113 of the Kansas Turnpike, just SW of Emporia, so of the four Kansans on 93.9, this one must be KOTE in Eureka, south of there, which is due east of El Dorado on US 54; 3 kW at 98 meters, ``Coyote Radio`` with country format per WTFDA FM database. This sparse website I googled, however, http://www.kotefm.com/ says it is `Christian`, currently. This one,https://www.facebook.com/kotefm/ however, says it`s ``Flint Hills Country`` but no activity there since last January. Radio-locator also still thinx it is Coyote Radio.
This story from almost two years ago may explain the confusion:
``Eureka FM headed for new owner
By admin on Oct, 31 2014 with Comments 0 image:
Sold --- A contract and application has been filed for the sale of KOTE-FM Eureka KS. The station is in the process of moving to a new spot on the dial as well as to a new owner.
The dial move will take it from 93.5 MHz to 93.9 MHz. The seller is David E. Niemeyerâs Niemeyer Communications LLC. The buyer is Business Services Management LLC, headed by Larry J. Cook. The price is not going to be one of those that causes major ripples on Wall Street. The deal is valued at a modest $ 37,500 cash.
KOTE-FM is a Class A on 93.5 MHz with 3 kW @ 322â. It has a CP to slide a little ways up the dial to 93.9 MHz at the same power. The station is still licensed to broadcast on 93.5 per the FCC database, but testing of the new facilities must be under way, since the stationâs database says itâs already using its new 93.9 dial position.
The station calls itself Coyote Radio, and under the seller it plays Country spiced with agricultural news, general news and information and Christian programming at various times, particularly on Sunday``
UNIDENTIFIED. Pre-sunrise bandscan for TP carriers, Sunday Sept 11 at 1147-1159 UT on the DKAZ antenna into DX-398: 765, 774, 828, 837, 882, 1035, 1098, 1548. Intriguing 765 still in at 1207. No DFing with this, to distinguish between DU and FE, but I suppose DU more likely now? But generally much higher powers from Asia.
1098 is of particular interest, likely V7AB Marshall Islands, with new 25 kW Nautel transmitter as reported by Brian Clark, NZ; he says it signs off circa 1130 but leaves carrier on. Neil Kazaross, DXing at the same time from his DX truck was getting more of these with his SDR. The DKAZ had three hookups available simultaneously. Nick Hall-Patch from BC was on the other one. And I am indebted to Mark Durenberger who came up with a proper adapter so I could use it. That antenna really too much for the DX-398, but at least it has an RF gain control to minimize the overload, including SW signals such as CW from WLO (Glenn Hauser, at The Gathering, Kansas City MO, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1230, Sept 11 at 0127 UT, enumerating roster of tall sports players, but surely not BKB, mentions New Mexico, making me wonder if it`s KFUN Las Vegas? But then also mentions Nebraska. Probably the closest 1230, KTNC Falls City in the SE corner, altho format listed as OLD.
BTW, as revealed in the Sunday morning quiz at The Gathering, 1230 is the one graveyard frequency lacking any Kansans, tho there are such right across the borders, e.g. WBBZ Ponca City OK (Glenn Hauser, Kansas City MO, DKAZ antenna aimed west into DX-398, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 27025, Sept 11 at 2024, CBer with heavy accent as ``number one in Jamaica``. Along the KS Turnpike, I assumed it was one of the heavy trux, but lotsa hets and did not go away, so either going in same direxion as I, or really skip from Jamaica the island. 27025 is a frequency originally programmed into the BST-1 caradio memory, which I probably would not have chosen, but have not deleted, in case CB ever provide anything useful rather than manic wackos on ego trips (Glenn Hauser, KS, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
My only diversion from The Gathering was a couple hours at the great Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which I last visited many years ago:
I also noticed a TV newscaster (KCTV?) pronounced Santa Fe, as a name around KC, as ``Santa Fee`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0435 UT September 13
Glenn Hauser

segunda-feira, 12 de setembro de 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1282 September 12, 2016

OPDX Bulletin 1282 September 12, 2016
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1282
BID: $OPDX.1282
September 12, 2016
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NI1L, NJ1Q & W1AW, K2HVN, K3IRV, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4SV, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX,?, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, JA1UII, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3EY and VHF-DX-Portal (MMM- onVHF) for the following DX information.
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th/September, through Sunday, 11th/September there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
  more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
  First Worry Later".

8Q, MALDIVES. Andre, IZ1MHY, will be active as 8Q7MD from the Alimatha
Resort, Felidhoo Atoll (AS-013), between October 2-12th. Activity will
be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB, JT-65, SIM31, RTTY and possibly
other Digital modes. QSL via 9A8ARS by the Bureau, LoTW, eQSL or direct
to IZ1MHY.

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Nick, VE3EY, will once again be active as
9Y4/VE3EY from Trinidad and Tobago between November 23-28th. This will
be a (Field Day) suitcase operation on 160-10 meters using a K3 and
KPA500 amp into two verticals. His activity will include the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
Focus prior to the contest will be on Low Bands/WARC. QSL via VE3EY.

AFRICAN TOUR. By the time you read this, Herb, N4RG, is expected to be
active from Namibia and/or Ascension Island between September 11-29th.
His callsign for Namibia was not announced as of press time, but his
Ascension Island callsign is ZD8RG. Activity will be limited do to his
work duties and will take place during his spare-time on 160-10 meters
using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign. 

CE0X, SAN FELIX (Update/2017 DXpedition Declared False). The following
(translated) appears on the Radio Club de Chile (CE3AA) Web page at:
  "On September 6, 2016, Radio Club of Chile, represented by its President
Dr. Galdino Besomi, Vice President and Don Jose Tijoux, have held a meeting
with Admiral Don Arturo Undurraga Contra Chief of the First Naval Zone,
whose outcome can inform the Chilean amateur radio community and interested
foreigners in the expedition to Isla San Felix that has been advertised in
various DX news sites and and led by Mr. Felipe Gutierrez, CE5WQO, for
which would have been extended authorization of landing on the island
showing off documents that accredits:

  1) That the Navy of Chile considers that such documents are false.
  2) The Navy has initiated legal action in this regard.

  It is therefore evident that the advertised DXpediton is false and that
besides the alleged widespread authorization by SUBTEL for this purpose
and circulating in different media it would also be false."

CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND (Update). Operators Mario/LU7VB, Alejandro/LU8YD
and Alex/LU9VEA will be active as CE0Y/LU7VB, CE0Y/LU8YD and CE0Y/LU9VEA,
respectively, from Easter Island (SA-001) between September 26-30th.
Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters (possibly 160m) using SSB.
Equipment will be a TS-480SAT w/500 watt amp, IC-7000 and FT-897 with
100 watts. They will have a variety of antennas. QSL CE0Y/LU9VEA via
IK2DUW. QSL the other operators via their home callsigns. Logs may be
posted to LoTW and ClubLog. Listen for details.

CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as CE0Y/JA0JHQ from
Otai Hotel on Easter Island (SA-001) between October 14-17th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters (depending on conditions) using CW, possibly
some SSB. Suggested activities is as follows:
           October 14th - 30m CW (10111-10112 kHz) and 40m CW (7005-7015)
           October 15-16th - 160/80/20/17/15/12/10m
Radio is a TS-480HZ into a Micro-vertical. QSL via his home callsign,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW (preferred). For more details and updates,
see:                http://pandasan.jimdo.com/ce0y-ja0jhq

COWS OVER THE WORLD (Update/Disappointment). Tom, KC0W, and his all-CW
"Cows Over the World" DXpeditions have come to a halt at the moment. He
reports on QRZ.com, September 10th: "My proposed 'Top 25 Most Wanted' DX-
pedition is not going to happen. Sorry for getting anyone's hopes up.
Never trust anyone who claims to be 'military' and who also claims to
have the authority to allow people to visit KHx land. I was hoodwinked
by the promise of tinsel & shiny lights by a purveyor of lies & mis-
truths...........It's now time to crawl under a rock here in Fiji until
I start the T30COW  DXpedition. I have been issued 3D2KOW for a 2017
Fiji DXpedition. Nothing new to report regarding permission to visit
Tokelau for the ZK3COW DXpedition. If anyone is interested in DXing from
Tokelau submit all of your paperwork for visitation approval 10+ months
in advance due to new tourist regulations on ZK3 land."
  As this was being written, we have not seen any spots from Tom on
Fiji, so we are not sure if he will operate from there before he goes
to Western Kiribati (T30). If he does, activity will be CW only on 160-6
meters using a K3 with a KPA500 amp (500 watts) into vertical antennas
over salt water. He will be in all major CW contests. He updates his
activities on his upcoming operations on QRZ.com. His updated tentative
schedule is as follows:
     Western Kiribati (T30COW): September 24th-October 24th
     Solomon Islands  (H44COW): October 25th-November 26th
     Tokelau (ZK3)            : (still awaiting visitation approval)
     Nauru                    : (depends on Tokelau)
     Fiji                     : 3D2KOW (sometime in 2017)
     Temotu Province (H40)    : ???
     Bangladesh (S2)          : Exact dates unknown.
     Nepal (9N)               : Exact dates unknown.
     Bhutan (A5)              : Exact dates unknown.

  QSL via KC0W direct only. A log search will be available
on ClubLog. He does not use LoTW. See QRZ.com for more details
and updates. ADDED NOTE: Don't be BLACKLISTED! Read details under
YJ0COW on QRZ.com.

E703, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club
Kakanj (E73EKK) and Cement factory Kakanj will activate the special event
callsign, E703QLA, in what is called "Third Ecological Project in organi-
zation of Heidelberg Cement Group" between September 15th and November 15th.
Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
All QSL cards will be sent via the E7 Bureau. All incoming QSLs (DIRECT
and Bureau) are via the QSL Manager E71CQ. Please send IRC or 2 USDs with
a SAE (Self Addressed Envelope) for direct QSL, if not, the QSL will be
answered via the Bureau. An Award is available, see QRZ.com for details.

Yuris/YL7A will be active as EA8DED from Tenerife Island (AF-004, DIE
S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September
24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via OH2BP only direct. After the
contest look for them on the WARC bands using CW, SSB and PSK31.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Frank, PH2M, will be active as EA8/homecall from
Lazarote Island (AF-004) between September 25th and October 6th. Activity
will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB only. QSL via his home
callsign by the Bureau.

FO/A, AUSTRAL ISLANDS. Al, K7AR, will be active as FO/K7AR from Raivavae
Island (OC-114), Austral Islands, between November 21-28th. Activity will
be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He plans to be in the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog or LoTW.

FR, REUNION ISLAND. Jean, F6BVV, is now active as FR/homecall from Reunion
(AF-016) until September 23rd. Activity will be limited to his spare time
because of his work, but look for him on 14045 and 21045 kHz. Listen for
QSL info.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AF-018.  Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria
           Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy,
           during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-
           Op entry. QSL via eQSL.

  NA-122.  Members of the Ham Radio Union of the Dominican Republic (UDRA)
           are happy to announce their next DXpedition will be to Beata
           Island between January 25th and February 1st, 2017. The callsign
           will be HI1UD. Activity will be on all bands all modes. This
           island has been inactive for 28 years. Operators mentioned
           are Alfredo/HI8K (Co-Leader), Tino/HI3CC (Co-Leader), Julio/AD4Z
           (CW Leader), Ismael/XE1AY, Prado/NK4DX, Franky/HI3TT (SSB
           Leader), Edwin/HI3K, Efrain/HI8EES, Elio/HI8EFS, Josemi/HI8C,
           Marcos/ HI3MRV, Mike/HI3MPC, Rod/HI3RWP, Rigo/HI8RD, Sergio/
           HI8AR, William/N2WB, and Miguel/HI7MC. QSL via W2CCW or via
           ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see:

  OC-139.  Grant, VK5GR, will be active as VK5GR/P from Kangaroo Island
           (OC-139) between October 10-16th. Activity will be on 80-10
           meters using SSB, RTTY, PSK, MFSK, Feld Helschreiber and SSTV.
           QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.

  OC-228.  Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/P from Granite Island
           on Tuesday, September 13th, between 0400-0730z, on 20 meters
           SSB. The focus will be looking for North America stations
           between the 0400-0500z period, and hopefully the long path
           opening to Europe during 0400-0730z period. Also, he will be
           on starting 2300z Sunday, September 18th, through 0300z Monday,
           September 19th, on 15 meters SSB (for the Japanese stations
           during their public holiday on Monday). For more details and
           updates, see:          http://oc228.blogspot.com.au

JD1, OGASAWARA. Takeshi "Take", JA1UII, will once again be active as
JD1BON from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between September 22nd and October
1st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Take states
that he will participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 24-25th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via JA1UII, by the Bureau or
direct to: Takeshi Ono, 3-33-11 Hachiouji, Cyuo-ku Saitama-City, Saitama
338-0006 JAPAN (w/SASE, 2 USDs or 1 IRC[New]). He states, "Your card is
not required. All of the cards are sent to the person from Bureau. But,
if you are not a member of the Bureau, please request by SASE."

K2, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Hamilton County ARC
will be operating K2H between September 23rd and October 3rd, with their
primary operation being on Saturday, September 24th, from the Apple Fest
in Speculator NY. Activity will be on CW, SSB, and the Digital modes.
See Web site  for frequencies and other details. Additional
operational periods and other quick updates may also be posted on the
Northern New York Amateur Radio Association  Facebook
page at:              http://facebook.com/NNYARAhams

K4, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Observances of National POW MIA Rec-
ognition Day are held across the USA on the third Friday in September
each year. This year it will be on September 16th. The day was established
to honor our prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.
K4MIA will be in operation between September 9-18th, to recognize our
POWs and MIAs. Operation on/or around 21300, 18150, 14265 and 7185 kHz
with some CW in the general portion of the band. There will be several
sister stations: K4MIA/1 Don in VT, K4MIA/5 Steve (Museum Of The American
GI) and John in TX, K4MIA/7 Lee in UT, and K4MIA/8 Metro in OH. For a
QSL (card can be seen on QRZ) please send your QSL and SASE to address
on QRZ.com. Working any of the K4MIA stations, you will receive the SAME
QSL card. Because of volume of requests, you MUST send SASE to get a
returned QSL. Mike, K4MIA, states, "Please take time to remember our
POW's and MIA's as well as their families. I would like to include KIA's
and all veterans (past and present) that have given so much for this

PJ4, BONAIRE. Members of the "PJ4 Contest Club" will once again be active
as PJ4X from Kralendijk, Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279), during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned
are John/K1QX, Noah/K2NG, Ray/K9RS, Davud/NA2AA, Hans/PJ4LS, Martin/W1MD
and John/W2ID. Look for operators to be active before and after the contest
signing PJ4/homecall. QSL PJ4X via LoTW or direct to W1MD.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Scott/W4PA, Steve/PJ4DX, Peter/PJ4NX and possibly
others will be active as PJ4Q from Kralendijk, Bonaire Island (SA-006)
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry.
Operators will be on the island between October 24th and November 1st,
except PJ4DX and PJ4NX. Outside of the contest, operators will be signing
PJ4/homecall and will be active on 160-10 meters with a focus on 160/30/
17/12 meters using CW and SSB. QSL PJ4Q via W4PA. QSL all others via
their home callsign.
  Also, operators Scott/W4PA, Norman/WF7T, Kirk/K4RO and Peter/PJ4NX
will be active as PJ4Q from Kralendijk, Bonaire Island (SA-006) during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
will be on the island between November 21-30th, except PJ4NX. Outside of
the contest, operators will be signing PJ4/homecall and will be active on
160-10 meters with a focus on 160/30/17/12 meters using CW and SSB. PJ4/WF7T
will be active on the Digital modes on all bands prior to contest. QSL
PJ4Q via W4PA. QSL all others via their home callsign.

PJ6, SABA ISLAND (Also FJ/TO2). Bill, K2HVN, will be active as PJ6/K2HVN
(unless he receives his long awaited callsign PJ6M) from Saba Island
(NA-145) between November 11-18th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using
mainly CW, but some SSB. He will try to spot himself on DX Summit. After
his PJ6 operation, he will be active as TO2EE from St. Barthelemy Island
(NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) between November 18-25th. See QRZ.com
for QSL information. Both operations he will be running 100 watts into
a Buddipole vertical.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 12-18th).......
 Sep/12th AN      Sep/15th  AN     Sep/17th  AN
 Sep/13th AN      Sep/16th  AN     Sep/18th  AN
 Sep/14th AN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF...(September 9th) 
  4C15C via XE3N           EH6SDC via EA1AUM       OZ/DJ3XD via DJ3XD
  5B4AIF via EB7DX (d)     EH7SDC via EA1AUM       PH100SPL via PA3CAL
  A31YM via EA5GL (d)      EH8SDC via EA1AUM       R280A via R9AE
  A41OO via A61BK (d)      EH9SDC via EA1AUM       R333S via RA4HL
  A65DC via IZ8CLM & (L)   EM25M via UX2MF         RA/EA5KA via EA5KA
  AH0J via JA1NVF          FK8CE via NI5DX (d)     SY9BUD via SY9BUD (d)
  C81AK via WB6OJB (d)     II5VV via IZ5JLW        TM44CCR via F6KJS
  DF50MUC via DL8FA        IY9GM via IW3RUA (d/L)  TM87OSG via F4HRA
  EH1SDC via EA1AUM        LZ/US0VA via US0VA      W3B via W3LIF
  EH2SDC via EA1AUM        LZ304MED via LZ1KCP     ZA/OH1MA via OH1MA (L)
  EH3SDC via EA1AUM        MS0UKI via M0OXO        ZG2TT via M0URX (O)
  EH4SDC via EA1AUM        OA7/DL1CW via DL1CW
  EH5SDC via EA1AUM        OV3T via OZ4XL
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only
  ** PLEASE NOTE: No QSL-Informations next week **

  NO LONGER QSL MANAGER. Irv, K3IRV, informs that he is no longer the
  QSL Manager of NE3H. All cards should be sent to him (NE3H).

  VK0EK QSOS FOUNDED (Log Reconciliation). KY6R reports: As promised,
  once we received the laptops back from Heard Island, we would reconcile
  all laptops with the master N1MM+ log, and more than 100 QSO's have
  been recovered. We hope you were the lucky one - and if you have any
  questions - please contact our QSL Manager, Tim, M0URX:
  We would like to thank Pete, W6OP, and Mike, KJ4Z for their most excellent
  efforts finding and recovering these QSO's. The majority were recovered
  from a failed laptop that did not sync with the N1MM+ Master log.
  ADDED NOTE (VK0EK Featured on Cover of October 2016 QST!): Rich, KY6R,
  also reports, "We are so very proud and thankful for this cover and
  very well written article by Leader Bob, KK6EK. Please consider voting
  for it for the October 2016 QST Cover Award:
                       http://www.arrl.org/cover-plaque-poll   "

  WA2NYC via LoTW or see QRZ.com. Special event station to commemorate the
  15th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.
  and ZS2EZ
  V85TL, VR2USJ and ZS1RBN (AF-064)

SILENT KEY. OPDX was informed that Albert, FO5JR, became a Silent Key (SK).
He was F2DA, CN8MQ, FA2DA (1957-1962), FG7AH (1972-1977), FO8JR (1982-1987)
and FO5JR. He was  born in 1928 and had gotten the medal of Merit from the
Clipperton DX Club in 2014. OPDX and its readers would like to send out
our sympathy to the family and friends of FO5JR.

SPECIAL EVENT (Highway to a DX Party!). The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio
Club of San Bernardino, California, is once again hosting (probably one
of the most fun special event activities) the 17th annual "Route 66 On
The Air" special event between September 10-18th. The purpose of this event
is to offer amateur radio operators a fun way to "Relive the Ride" of their
own memories of Route 66, and to celebrate the highway's 85th anniversary.
The U.S. Highway 66 established in 1926, was the first major improved
highway to link the west coast with the nations heartland. Through stories,
songs, and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the spirit of the
freedom of the open road, inspiring many to see America. Look for the
following 21 stations (two are rovers) operating in or around the major
cities along the old "Route 66" from Santa Monica, California, to Chicago,
   Stations       City                   Clubs/Individuals
   --------      --------------------   -------------------------
     W6A         Santa Monica, CA       Westside Amateur Radio Club
     W6B         Los Angeles, CA        Westside Amateur Radio Club
     W6C         San Bernardino, CA     Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club
     W6D         Victorville, CA        Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club
     W6E         Barstow, CA            Barstow Amateur Radio Club
     W6F         Kingman, AZ            Mojave Amateur Radio Club
     W6G         Flagstaff, AZ          Northern Arizona DX Association
     W6H         Albuquerque, NM        Albuquerque DX Association
     W6I         Amarillo, TX           Chapter 141, QCWA
     W6J         Elk City, OK           Marvin Gorden, KC9VF
     W6K         Oklahoma City, OK      W6K Oklahoma City
     W6L         Tulsa, OK              Tulsa Amateur Radio Club
     W6M         Riverton, KS           Jim Cochran, K0RH
     W6N         Joplin, MO             Joplin Amateur Radio Club
     W6O         Lebanon, MO            Lebanon Amateur Radio Club
     W6P         St. Louis, MO          St. Louis Amateur Radio Club
     W6Q         Chicago, IL            Six Meter Club of Chicago
     W6R         Springfield, MO        Southwest Missouri Amateur RC
     W6U         Wilmington, IL         Illinois Radio League

     W6S         ROVER 1                Northern Arizona DX Association
     W6T         ROVER 2                Northern Arizona DX Association
   Special event stations are expected to be found in the vicinity of the
following frequencies. (Look for digital modes in the standard band segments
for such mode) All frequencies +/- QRM:
  CW  - 3533, 7033, 10110, 14033, 18080, 21033, 24900, 28033 and 50033 kHz
  SSB - 3866, 7266, 14266, 18164, 21366, 24966, 28466 and 50166 kHz
  Digi - 3580, 7070, 10140, 14070, 18100, 21070, 24920 and 28120 kHz
  R66 MOBILE Operations - Any amateurs operating while actually driving
        along Route 66 during the special event period are encouraged to
        take part in "Route 66 On The Air", by using the designation
        "mobile 66" for SSB or "/m66" for CW after their callsigns. All
        other amateur radio operators are welcome to contact these mobile
  REPEATERS - Some of the participating clubs will also be operating this
        event from their local VHF/UHF repeaters. Check the ARRL repeater
        guide for possible repeater frequencies, if your in the local area.
   Each participating club will issue their own QSL card commemorating
this event. QSL information is available on the Web at:
   For more details about the event and the certificate that is available,
please visit the "Route 66 OTA Site" at:

T8, PALAU. Takeo, JR1GSE, will be active as T8TH from VIP Guest Hotel
(Free Radio Room) on Koror Islands (OC-009) between October 28-31st.
Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. He also plans to be an
entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL via his home
callsign. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room),
see:                      http://www.palau-radio.com

TO5, ST. PIERREAND MIQUELON (Update/Reminder). Operators Nicolas/F1RAF,
Freddy/F4HEC, Lee/F5MUX and Mic/FK8IK will be active TO5FP from Ile Aux
Marins, Saint Pierre and Miquelon Islands (NA-032) between September
11-20th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL
only via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. Do not send QSL via Bureau. To check
QSO(s) [real time log]:       http://www.a6dx.com/QSO/to5fp
Check QSO(s) on ClubLog (updated once a day): 

V3, BELIZE. Randy, K5TTE, will be active as V31TT from Belize between
October 9-16th. Activity will be holiday style in the late afternoons
on 40 and 20 meters using an Elecraft K1 into end-fed wire. Listen for
QSL info.

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operators Jean/VE2VIA and Jean-Pierre/VA2SG will
be active as VE2SSS from Zone 2 during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
26-27th) as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. QSL is direct via VE2TLH. For
more details and updates, see:

W4DXCC CONVENTION (Press Release dated September 6th/Reminder). The W4DXCC
DX and Contest Convention is just around the corner. Located at the Main-
Stay Suites in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, September 23-24th, 2016. We are
15 days away from the convention but it is not too late for you to attend
this year. The convention is within driving distance from 2/3rds of the
country. Load up your ham friends and come down for the convention. There
is plenty of hotel rooms at the SEDCO rate.
  We have a day long Ham Radio Bootcamp to Elmer New hams has caused quite
a stir. We have had an overwhelming response to the Bootcamp. Finally, an
Elmering session for the new ham is available to all W4DXCC attendees
included in the convention registration fee. Please pass the word to the
New hams in your area about the Bootcamp, it's a 'Must See' event.  
  We have three QSL card checkers who can check all bands, bring your
QSL cards! CWOPs sponsored CW Contest; FCC License Testing and Ham Shack
with Latest Gear.
  A full range of shopping for the family is located nearby along with
water parks, go cart tracks and Dollywood for the kids. Bring the family
for a wonderful weekend full of Fun.
  Check out the WEB site for more details, filling fast, book early at:

XW, LAOS. Bruce, 3W3B (HS0ZCY/XU7ADF/XW1B/AA4XR), who lives in Da Nang,
will once again be active as XW4XR from Vientiane between September
19-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, RTTY and JT65. QSL
via E21EIC and LoTW.

YN, NICARAGUA. Scott, K7ZO, will once again be active from here during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-
Power entry. He will again use his smaller callsign YN5Z for the contest
instead of his usual YN5ZO callsign. He usually operates "Field Day Style"
using a 5 band Spiderbeam and a 160-40m vertical. The radio is a TS-590
driving a KPA-500 amp. QSL via LoTW and K7ZO, direct or by the Bureau.
Very little operation is expected outside the contest period (a couple
of days before the contest -- none after).

ZA, ALBANIA. Members of the True DXing Group are now active as ZA/ZA1P
from Karpen until September 18th. Operators mentioned are Janusz/SP9FIH,
Bogdan/SP2FUD, Leszek/SP6CIK, Franek/SP6JZL, Jarek/SP6OJK and Jurek/SP9TCE.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. The QSL
route posted on their Web page states, "QSL route is via home callsign
of the operator. We ask you to hand write following sentence on QSL cards
or with PayPal payment: 'I did not use remote during our QSOs'.." For
more details and updates, see:       http://za.dxpeditions.org

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sexta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 6-7-8, 2016

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 5005, Sept 8 at 0440, JBA carrier, signifying that RNGE Bata is opening earlier lately, as reported by Manuel MÃndez, Spain also at 0440/0441 Sept 1 & 2 but very weak even there. Ron Howard in California had it Aug 31 as early as 0431, better than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 9480, Sept 7 at 0440 check, MWV is still off; ditto Sept 8 at 0415; and from all transmissions? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 540, Sept 8 at 0545 UT, ID for BM Radio, Chihuahua, La Ranchera de PaquimÃ, and FM I thought as 99.5, but listed as 90.5. This Nuevo Casas Grandes station, XETX, continues to put out much more signal than you would expect from listed 250 watts night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 660, Sept 8 at 0542 UT, ID mentioning 102.9, first noted with KSKY nulled, leaving a slow SAH, but it`s really from the south, XEEY, 50/10 kW, Aguascalientes2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 700, Sept 8 at 1153, Radio Red ID, presumed XEDKR Guadalajara, which relays XERED 1110 MÃxico DF; thought I heard an FM 92.1 mentioned, but not listed as such in Jalisco, and in the DF it`s on 88.1. 700 listed as 10000/150 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 15720, Sept 7 at 0440 check, RNZI is on tonight, having been AWOL the previous two nights at somewhat earlier hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1842, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Sept 7 at 0542 UT, ``Que Buena`` ID and 918 area code ad, making SAH of 2 Hz against WCKY Brother Scare. So it`s KXTD Wagoner (Tulsa market), 5 kW direxional DAYTIMER in the middle of the night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 91.7, another foulup at KOSU because no one at station is paying attention, even at midday: Sept 6 at approx. 1620 UT I tune in and hear the ``test is concluded`` outro of an EAS, and that awful racket they impose on innocent bylisteners. But, but, programming does not resume. I leave the radio on and almost forget about it until finally at 1630 KOSU comes back amid `Here & Now`, at first with audio breakup. OETA OKLA was also interrupted but briefly for such a test during NHK News circa 1614. There is NO excuse for
1, not making these test announcements listener-friendly
2, not scheduling them into normal breaks (especially on non-commercial stations) rather than interrupting programming, unless it really IS an emergency [and can`t even an Amber alert wait a bit?]
3, not paying attention and getting back to programming ASAP.
TINY TRAP: Opening `The Takeaway`, Sept 6 at 1807 via KOSU, John Hockenberry refers to LAOS as a ``tiny southeast Asian nation`` which would make its absorption of all that US bombing even more remarkable (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. KWTV, RF 39, Sept 7 circa 0418 UT, had an outage of 5+ minutes during The Late Show with Steven Colbert --- first noticed on cable, but then also same off the antenna --- just black, no audio on 9.1, while their locally-originated stale-news-subchannel, 9.2 continued unabated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA. 5900, Sept 7 at 1300, JBA carrier, timesignal ending late about 1300:08. This reactivated R. Rossii frequency has now been traced by Russian, Japanese and North American DXers to Vladivostok, since it carries local programming from there at 1210-1300; MW 810 has also been revived, along with three other SW frequencies depending on time of day. May be only temporary due to typhoon and elexions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 7245-LSB, Wed Sept 7 at 1303, US Navy ham net is relinquishing frequency to the Tin Can Sailors net on Wed only, but nothing much heard other than a weak AM signal in Chinese, which is CNR2 from *1300, Beijing 491 site, 150 kW non-direxional per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1841 monitoring: NOT confirmed Tue Sept 6 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, which is replaying their digital special for the fourth week. However, Jeff White says WOR will be back here from next week. Confirmed Tue Sept 6 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed Wed Sept 7 at 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, good. Also confirmed Wed Sept 7 at 2100 on WBCQ, 7490, with a poor signal audible at 2110. Also confirmed Wed Sept 7 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.0v-CUSB.
WORLD OF RADIO 1842 ready for first airings Thu Sept 8. Confirmed at 1130 on WRMI 9955, poor at first but fading up to S9+10 by 1138. Next:
Thu 2100 WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to SW
Sat 0700 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1400 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB to SW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 0830 Unique Radio NSW 3210 ND
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
** U S A. 13695, Sept 7 from 1702 tune-in, WRMI is playing a `World Music` hour instead of scheduled and expected Brother Scare, who is rejoined at 1800 sharp without any ID. Included at 1711-1721 the European `Ode to Joy` morphing into rap, with some spoken paeans in English, French and German. Have heard this before until 1800, and wonder if it`s only one hour doing this? Yes, Sept 8 at 1619 check, 13695 is still with BS. Bigsig makes a nice lunchtime companion on the G8 here, e.g. at Octavio`s TaquerÃa, downtown Enid in an old brick building rather than a Faraday cage like the new Pizza Inn, metal prefab? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1590, Sept 8 at 0532 UT, Mexican music from SSE/NNW, presumably KMIC Houston, 5/5 kW U2, R. Aleluya; couldn`t tell if the lyrix were evangelical, but likely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 774 & 702, in TP carrier search, Sept 8 at 1143, JBA ones looping W rather than NW, so likely the Australians, not Japanese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1480.83 & 1499.17, Sept 8 at 0448, matching same-pitch very weak hets against 1480 and 1500 stations, surely signifying parasitic spur carriers out of one of the hundreds of 1490.0 stations --- or only dozens if we narrow it down to the ESE/WNW bearing previously obtained (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1734 UT September 8
Glenn Hauser