quinta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2013

Glenn Hauseer logs November 13-14 , 2013


** CANADA. 6160, Nov 14 at 0101, CBC news and CCI, unseems echoing as CKZU and CKZN apparently not // at this hour. Incomparably stronger 6165 Cuba has not yet started modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15230, Nov 13 at 1355-1358 as I tune across RHC, Arnie Coro is doing a non-DX spot within the morning magazine in Spanish, talking about their SW frequencies: still on 11760 where RHC has been since it started with 1 kW as ``Onda Corta Experimental Cubana`` in 1961. New in the evening to the Caribe is 6070, omni-direxional, right next to 6060 direxional to N America. Also he says 5040 works very well in the evenings with no QRM.
11840, Nov 14 at 1342, today`s RHC frequency screwup as Arnie is talking about the typhoon, weaker than // 11860; also on 11760 and 11690. Not sure what frequency is missing as a result; 11840 is supposed to run only at 00-06 UT for Chile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 12080, Nov 14 at 0108, fair signal with open-carrier/dead-air --- must be Cairo! Yes, B-13 scheduled 0045-0200, 250 kW, 241 degrees from Abis in Spanish. No more Iran on 12080v since A-13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 15395, Nov 13 at 1436, fair signal in Farsi. Only thing in HFCC B-13 on 15395 is 1530-1630 RFI Issoudun in Pst, meaning Pashto?
Ivo Ivanov just explained this in the Nov 9 issue of DX Re Mix News, which he has fortunately continued to publish rather than retiring:
1430-1500 15395 ISS 500 kW / 085 deg to WeAs Persian, not 1530 on same
1430-1500 17850 ISS 500 kW / 084 deg to WeAs Persian, wooden frequency
1430-1500 15360 ISS 500 kW / 085 deg to WeAs Persian, wooden frequency
These are among several other Russian and Persian broadcasts from RFI which are appearing an hour earlier than planned, apparently confusion about standard vs summer time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. Further correspondence with AFN HQ in LA regarding the missing USB transmissions from Guam on 5765 and 13362: while investigating the technical reasons for the program feed not being `decoded` for transmission, the question arose whether there should be any such emissions, since Guam is after all US territory and AFN must not compete with local stations. I tried to point out that HF is not intended nor suitable for local reception, and that Guam is merely a convenient base for reaching ships at sea and other remote outposts, but the impetus seems to be to let it stay off (Glenn Hauser, Nov 14, WORLD OF RADIO 1695, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 9650, Nov 13 at 1341, good signal from YL in Russian, with Bible lesson (urok); thought it might be KNLS, but 1346 IDs in passing as Golos Nadezhdiy, along with some hymn music mixing in now. It`s KSDA, scheduled here only at 1330-1400, 100 kW, 345 degrees from Agat in Russian, with the Adventist catch-slogan ``Voice of Hope``. (KNLS is listed on 9655 but not at this time nor in this language.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 11985, Nov 14 at 0056, very poor signal with talk, presumed Sinhala with AIR really running that language as scheduled, so no mystery IS tonight, now that I have my recorder handy. Nominal // 11740 is even worse with the CCCCCCI which goes off at 0100 after its timesignal; now the two seem // in music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, Nov 13 at 1336, R. Free Chosun carrier is once again on, way early before program at 1400; good with some flutter, Tajikistan or not? 
9775, Nov 14 at 1357 seems missing but there is a JBA carrier past 1400, while 9800 Tinang VOA Korean is still very good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Nov 14 at 0620 UT, open carrier/dead air from KZLS, so I can hear ``ESPN 98.7`` thru it, I think that being their New York frequency altho this is certainly WTNI in Biloxi MS. Unknown for how long dead, as it`s late, and leaving the volume up would be risky (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Nov 13 at 0057, R. Chaski carrier is very poor but some modulation detectable; cut off at 0103:53* which is 11.5 seconds later than two nights ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RUSSIA [and non]. 7320, Nov 13 at 0625, good carrier but very undermodulated music, some flutter, 0626 Russian announcement. It`s R. Rossii, Magadan, 100 kW due northeast and also toward us. 
5930, R. Rossii, Pet/Kam, Nov 13 at 0629 I check for // to 7320, but it`s not. At 0630, maybe it is, but not synchronized (which is the usual situation when both sites on same network feed 6 hours later on 5930, 5940). 
ACI to 7320 from 7325 increases circa 0629 as BBC switches from Woofferton to Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120-, Nov 14 at 1346 VP carrier maybe with some music; as an also very weak LSB ham is right on the same frequency. The AM carrier, presumed R. Hargeisa by long-path is slightly low compared to 1120 KMOX. Cuts off the air at 1359:50* as usual close to 1400 for a one-hour break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [and non]. 21630, Nov 13 at 1411, BBC Hausa via ASCENSION still has CCI from REE which stupidly moved onto this frequency for B-13, and despite announcement they have been running the last few days circa 1355 about an imminent switch to 21640 at 13-17. Still nothing there! And 21540 is still mixing with KUWAIT producing a SAH; while 21610 remains the only REE 13m channel in the clear.
Checked again Nov 14 at 1355, better heard on 17595: same canned announcement, says lunes a viernes para Centroamérica at 13-17 will be on new 21640 instead of 21630; more info at radioexterior.es --- Going there leads to an unfound but http://www.radioexterior.es forwards to http://www.rtve.es/radio/radio-exterior/
where there is a link to Nuevas Frecuencias para América y África:
http://www.rtve.es/radio/20131022/nuevas-frecuencias-para-america-africa/772240.shtml
but clicking on that also leads to ``not available``. Looks like REE`s web is just as screwed up as their broadcasting, as 21630 continues on air yet another day colliding with BBC Ascension from 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1695, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1695: ready for first airing Thursday Nov 14 at 2201 on WTWW-1 9475; then, UT Friday 0428v on WWRB 3195 (we hope; their internet was out last week; also check in case of // on 5050-USB); UT Saturday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1600 on WRMI 9955; UT Sunday 0030 on WTWW-2 5085; UT Sunday 0501 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1695, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Nov 14 at 1200, WTWW-1 in open carrier/dead air and again/still so at next check 1340 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 12050, Nov 13 at 1351, WEWN is still suffering co-channel interference from the China radio war, tnx to the USG`s IBB having chosen to broadcast Tibetan from TINIAN at 12-14 on a frequency long in use by a private US SW station. Probably mainly CNR1 jamming under WEWN but impossible to tell which is stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3885-AM, Nov 13 at 0636, the TimTron, WA1HLR immediately recognizable upon tune-in as he belches right away. Discussing some construxion project with another weaker AM ham. VG signal, as if using a WBCQ high-gain broadcast antenna, which is fine with the FCC, as long as his transmitter power is within proper limits (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050-USB, Nov 14 at 0059, WWRB again in pure USB, no carrier, // weaker AM on 3215 with preacher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search Nov 14 at 0117: none lower than 783, which is about ENE = Mauritania, and a weaker one on 882; nothing further up to 1215 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. I still check analog channel 2 TV frequently, often turning it on in the mid-mornings and evenings, in case there be an off-season sporadic E opening from Canada, Mexico or beyond. Finally, Nov 13 at 1611 UT, something shows up! It`s a large-font graphic saying 2344 KILLED --- not sure of the number, but probably refers to the Philippine typhoon death toll at the moment? Anyhow it`s in English, which makes Mexico unlikely. Antenna is southward in usual resting position; I rotate north and still see it, but no stronger than south --- of course the signal itself from wherever could have faded during those few seconds. There should be a few Canadian analog TVs left on channel 2, e.g. Ontario.
At 1612 there is also some video showing on channel 3. The first thing I do in such cases is compare to cable channels 2 and 3 here on another monitor, as cable radiation can be a problem, and they do NOT match cable, so real DX! Both are gone within a couple of minutes. Nothing significant showing on 50 MHz Es maps, and hardly anything on 28 MHz; altho there have been some recent reports of F2 propagation getting up to 35 or 40 MHz. It`s yet a big leap to 56 or 62 MHz, so I would still say a bit of sporadic E is more likely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 2107 UT November 14

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