sexta-feira, 22 de junho de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs June 21-22, 2012

** ANTARCTICA [non]. As I expected, hardly any signal making it way out here from the UK or Ascension for the BAS annual special June 21 at 2130-2200, but we were glad to give it wide advance publicity for a few more listeners besides the 44 Antarcticans.
At 2130, JBA carrier on 9850 UK, nothing on 7360 ASC; by 2145, 7360 had also acquired a JBA carrier, and of course never anything on 5950. But it was widely heard further east in North America, and no doubt very well in Eurafrica, South America, and perhaps Antarctica. Anyhow, this and previous years` programmes may now be heard easily via:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2012/06/120620_antarctic_midwinter_broadcast_2012.shtml
with the new one autolaunching if you are plugged in correctly. I`ve just enjoyed listening to it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARMENIA. 18121-USB, June 21 at 2137, ham EK6TA was 5&9 giving his call several times fonetikally. I never can remember these CIS E-prefixes, so pleased to look him up later in QRZ.com as:
EK6TA Armenia, Hovik Tarzyan, Artik, QSL direct via DJ0MCZ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 9625, June 22 at 1329, CBC NQ in English with interview, but hard to copy with somewhat muffled usual undermodulation, despite only slight CCI from occasional fast SAH; 1330 CBC regional news, from where?
HFCC listings for RCI at
http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A12&broadc=RCI
now show all its transmissions terminating June 24 (except for its relays via South Korea, surely an oversight), but CBCNQ on 9625 is still shown lasting until Oct 28. We hope so, but don`t read too much into this, since Oct 28 is the default end-of-season A-12 date in HFCC listings, also shown for many stations which have no real intention of using a frequency until then. And all the Sackville relays of CRI at
http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A12&broadc=CRI
are still shown in effect thru Oct 28, FWIW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHILE. 11880, June 21 at 2144, NHK in Portuguese, fair signal signing off? No, just concluding a program before usual dekasecond break in automation, which at 2145 would start `Enfoque de Rádio Japão`. This is 100 kW, 60 degrees from Calera de Tango near Santiago at 2130-2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake June 22, after 1300:
15555, fair until 1317* cutting off just as I tuned in; none lower
16100, very good at 1318; none higher. Poor propagation today
Before 1400:
15490, very poor at 1351, het on lo side; none lower
16100, good at 1352; none higher
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 14950.68
** ECUADOR [non]. 12025, June 21 at 2143, Arabish announcement about Facebook, poor signal from Woofferton UK about to sign off, service starting at 2100 in Tachelhit from HCJB, except there are no such letters in Arabic. They`ll have to find some other solution in the B-season, than switching same frequency to Sackville as they have done for years, making for much better signal back here and supposedly in NW African target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, June 21 at 1938, nothing heard from R. Africa, nor for the past few days at this or morning times. Are they gone again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 15540, June 21 at 1937, R. Kuwait in English today, YL probably concluding `This Day in History` feature, into music, poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MAURITANIA. 7245, UT Friday June 22 at 0532, IGIM is on with lively W African music, poor signal but much better than presumed Vatican on adjacent 7250, solstitially too far into the dayside now. Another instance of on-early (or all-night) for the Fribbath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Signs of NTSC video on channel A2 fade in from south at 1430 UT June 22, but nothing develops by 1500. But 1515 video plus Spanish audio start infading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESTE)
** MOROCCO [and non]. 15349, June 21 at 2140, no signal from IMM. I haven`t been paying much attention since it`s been keeping to itself on this off-frequency, but apparently signing off circa 2100 now with DST in effect from April 29* to Sept 30*, per timeanddate.com which does not explain what their a*terisks mean; during standard time it`s on until 2200. Resultantly, RAE on 15345 escaped any 4 kHz het; very weak but maybe French? No, listed German this hour weekdays. IMM is still operational, tho, this off-frequency carrier confirmed at 1450 UT June 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9385, June 22 at 0534, WWRB has once again failed to switch to night frequency 3185 for the Brother Scare End-of-World Service, VG S9+25 signal and nothing on 3185. Seems to happen about once a month. As often noted recently, TOM feed has a slight echo self-imposed upon it, certainly not long/short path. Compensating for this intrusion, 9330 WBCQ was missing, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330, June 22 at 0535, no signal from WBCQ which is summerly very good even in the nightmiddle; compensates for WWRB, q.v., using up 9385 when it`s supposed to be on 3185. Next check at 1247, WBCQ reduced carrier is on but no mod; then cuts on for a few words two or three times, and right back off. 1252 stays on with `Unshackled` closing plus organ music fill, 1254 plug for Quick Study Ministry, but with some breaks; 1310 still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Missing stations department: 11715v, no signal at all from KJES, June 22 at 1312, 1410, 1450 chex, including the hour when they have supposedly rotated the LP to send max signal right across Oklahoma, 70 degrees at 13-14. Nor has it been heard lately on 15385v during the 18-20 UT broadcast. Need to check the third scheduled frequency, 7555 at 0100-0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15610, June 21 at 1938, WEWN is back on the air, morning English frequency 15615 having been missing earlier today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1622 monitoring: Thursday June 21 at 2100, 9479 WTWW goes from SFAW feed to local ID, but WOR playback must have started at same time, as upcut to my opening already in progress after the ID. O, well. Puts in terrific uninterrupted signal for the rest of the show.
Next airing confirmed on 5050 WWRB, first checking convenient webcast, to hear again a healthy sesquiminute of respectful dead air after the SC preacher until 0329, WOR starting about 0330.5 UT Friday June 22. And well heard on 5050 itself at 0350 check.
After that: UT Sat 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; UT Sun 0400 on WTWW 5755; on WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Sun 0500, 1130. On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 14950.68 as measured by Brian Alexander, PA, tnx for this tip: ``0015-0025+, June 22, I'm hearing this unidentified station again with Spanish music. Very weak in noisy conditions at this time.`` He also heard it later past 0105.
So I tuned in at 0046 UT June 22 to find a weak signal with deep fades, but a few words readable occasionally at peaks. It`s carrier plus USB (less modulation but some also on LSB), but soon found it was really more readable in the AM mode on the DX-398. Immediately heard ``hoy ha venido la salvación``, and it`s definitely a religious station. 0049 hymnic harmonies; 0051 mentioned ``la luz``, more music. 0055 announcements past hourtop, but too weak to make anything out.
Unfortunately I had a date with the lawnmower, so had to suspend monitoring, but at 0137 brief recheck, it was in Spanish preaching, well worth more mowing. When I had finished the lawn at 0214, praise-music was playing, sounded like a child singing. A couple times including 0220 sounded like an automated timecheck by a YL, but couldn`t read it for a very good clue. Assertive OM informing us about pecados (sins). 0222 an even weaker het started, probably trace of Firedrake and/or Sound of Hope, on a typical frequency and start-time for them, 14950 even. 0226 Bible lesson.
I was torn between keeping listening or heading for the shower, escaping the mosquitos on the porch where I was monitoring to minimize household computer/TV noise, and/or getting POV on PBS taped, when the station solved that problem by cutting off the air abruptly at 0229:10*. It might have come back on, but I didn`t give it a chance. Toward the end the signal was a bit stronger than at first. For the record, I also checked semi-frequency 7475 around 0055 and it was definitely not // the music from Greece.
Surely from somewhere in Latin America. Perú has a history of unofficial out-of-band stations; remember there was one above 10 MHz several years ago. This is no hobby pirate, but a professional-sounding gospel huxter. I`m sure some IDs must have gone by during fades or while I was not monitoring. Next time!
Note: this religious format is at variance with the ``Mexican music`` several NASWA listeners reported the last time it was heard, UT June 17. This increases the possibility that it`s some pirate picking up and relaying different local stations. Should also look for it in our mornings, if Firedrake isn`t on the frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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