sábado, 6 de outubro de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs October 6, 2012

** ALBANIA. 9590, Oct 6 at 0527, CRI Arabic relay remains distorted, unlike // 9515 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ALGERIA [non]. 9535 at 0527 and 7295 at 0534, RTA relays via FRANCE are both on and modulating tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15105, BB English before 1300 unchecked Oct 6, but nothing for Nepali after 1315.
15505, Oct 6 at 1358 carrier on with tone, then BB IS at 1358:30, very poor with flutter, but cut off the air at 1359:50 before I could criticize their timesignal, and still off at 1404. So much for Urdu today, depriving tens of millions of Pakistanis from contact with the East Wing; and one Oklahoman (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6180, Oct 6 at 0535, RNA now with VG signal // 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 6175, Oct 6 at 0525, relay of VOV is back on wrong frequency tonight instead of 9555, with Vietnamese music. NHK English relay was however funxioning properly on 6110 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake Oct 6, circa 1330:
12670, poor at 1326; none in the 13s, 14s, with degraded propagation
15490, poor at 1335; none in the 16s, 17s
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6116 approx., Oct 6 at 0537, huge noise blob with traces of modulation, so with another receiver I search for matchups elsewhere on 49m: soon obvious that it`s RHC English like on 6010, 6050, 6060, 6125, but unseems out of 6125 transmitter, as no match on the hi side. I keep tuning thru entire band and finally find a match around 5904, barely far enough away from Colombia if one tunes to its upper side from 5910.
Bingo, these are spurs out of the 6010 transmitter at plus/minus 106 kHz. Listening closely to 6010 itself, it also has a bit of whine at same pitch as the spurs, and is somewhat undermodulated. Could the spurs axually be multiples of 53 kHz? No, none heard around 6063 or 5957. What about further multiples of 106? Yes, detectable but weak around 5798, 6222, 6328, 6434.
This behavior is suspiciously similar to what 17580 does in the mornings, altho at very different multiples; same transmitter? Oct 6 that was already off before I fired up after 1300.
17730, Oct 6 at 1446, RHC in English! Playing a knockoff of Procol Harum song, sounds like, during Spanish service switching to news sounder at 1447.5. Did I say news? I mean, propaganda. Seems this is international anti-terrorism day, or some such, with the US being the culprit against Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Oct 6 at 0549, English talk about Jesus Christ, poor signal. R. Africa must have come on in the last few minutes as not heard in previous tuneby. Nor have I heard it lately in our afternoons, tho maybe not checking early enough before irregular sign-off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, Oct 6 at 0528, V of Greece remains reactive for a second day, very good signal. I`m looking forward to 24 hours later on UT Sunday when they traditionally aired a Greek Orthodox service, violating separation of church and state, but oh, the music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUIANA FRENCH [and non]. 11995, Oct 6 at 0529, no signal from open carrier with hum, as occasionally happens, but it has always come back. Turkey 11980 managed a poor signal tonight. However, at 0530 I notice a similar-pitch hum on 12045 instead, S9+5 mixing with some broadcast modulation, i.e. DW Portuguese via Rwanda. 12045 is not a GUF frequency at any time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Oct 6 at 1339, seemed Chinese, but at 1348 Japanese, no giveaway sad piano music here, but presumed Shiokaze, from Japan, which Ron Howard reported just moved again yesterday from 6135 back to 5985, English on Fridays. Also barely audible het from Myanmar on hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Oct 6 at 1355, Kurdish music, ululations, fair signal with flutter, continuing past 1400 from Denge Kurdistan. HFCC claims site is `SMF`, UKRAINE, since 1 September, 300 kW, 129 degrees all the way from 0300 to 1900. However, HFCC participants are allowed to post disinformation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MAURITANIA. 7245, Oct 6 at 0534, still no signal from IGIM, if they are ever on the air at all. Seems most other monitors are reluctant to report non-logs like this, which are necessary to establish what is really going on at a station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 620, Oct 6 at 0604, Mexican NA segué to Chihuahua SA, i.e. XEBU Chihuahua city (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 710, Oct 6 at 0554 UT, Chihuahua state anthem is already playing, mixing with KCMO, i.e. XEDP Cuauhtémoc (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MOROCCO [and non]. 9579+, Oct 6 at 0527, Médi Un off-frequency hetting 9580.0 Africa No. Un, GABON, with only music modulation from the latter audible. This time het continued way past 0530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15120, Oct 6 at 0520, VON good but some hum, interviewing author; by 0550 with music it`s the SSOB. Most other signals on 19m are from Africa and E Asia, not Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 960, Oct 6 at 0500 UT, KGWA Enid continues with modulation instead of a 5-minute hole; this was UT Saturday as I am trying to establish a pattern (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [non]. 9630, Oct 6 at 0529 via COSTA RICA, REE with electronic music theme closing `Amigos de la Onda Corta`. Missed it, but at least I have confirmed it`s still on air at 0505 UT Sats, unlike 1230 Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 15400, Oct 6 at 0548, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR with fair signal; it`s no longer so reliable as in summer here/winter there, and // 11650 via VATICAN is better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 15265, Sat Oct 6 at 1410, sufficient signal from VOA with `On the Line` discussion, interviewing Reuters` Pentagon correspondent about betrayals by murderous Afghan trainees; 1415 on to another guest. And still more talk rather than vapid music fill after 1430, discussing presidential debate. HFCC shows 14-15 daily is 100 kW, 100 degrees from São Tomé, but also lists MBR Issoudun during this hour on weekends, which must be wooden, fortunately. Then found stronger // VOA on 17530 but a few words behind 15265. HFCC says this one is also Pinheira, at 124 degrees, but why aren`t they synchronized if really same site? Some sites deliberately de-synchronize in order to even out power consumption (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Oct 6 at 0528, open carrier/dead air from Radio 2:11 = Good Friends Radio Network = TV soundtrack via WCBQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15615, Oct 6 at 1335, WEWN English, poor signal with co-channel fax QRM, presumed Australia but at least no Firedrake on, above or below 15615 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. If anyone missed the first three airings of WORLD OF RADIO 1637 on WTWW, WWRB or WBCQ, there`s one more good chance on SW tonight: UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5745. Also on WRMI 9955: Sat 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 730, Oct 6 at 0516 UT tuneby, ``KKDA, Soul 73`` and music. Surprised to hear this Grand Prairie TX (DFW) 500-watter instead of XEX or some other Mexican, but none of them at least for the moment. KKDA pattern does have a main lobe northward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1030, Oct 6 at 0500 UT, open carrier with hum N/S from presumed KCTA Corpus Christi TX 50 kW daytimer is still going; nulling it, at 0503 I hear SRN News, seems like the start of the cast, delayed, instead of mid-break. NRC AM Log 2012 shows KVOI Cortaro AZ (Tucson) is on that net, 1 kW at night, most likely the one, close to right angle from CC. But also SRN on WCTS in MN, and if the 50 kW daytimer in NC happens to be on overnight, WDRU. Earl Higgins in St Louis says the OC was covering WBZ at 0300 Oct 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 55.25 MHz, Oct 6 at 1532 UT a split-second burst of NTSC video on channel A2 thanks to a meteor, antenna aimed south and surely from Mexico. I still run my old 12-inch analog Zenith TV set several hours a day in mostly vain hope of seeing some sporadic-E DX, no doubt shortening its lifespan by an equivalent amount as it`s otherwise nothing but snow. So this was a treat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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