domingo, 8 de fevereiro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs February 4-5-6-7-8 , 2015

** BRAZIL. 4885, Feb 8 at 0313, just as I tune by, ``Belém, Pará``, easiest log ever, from ZY`s #1 signal on 60m, but only fair at best (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Feb 7 at 0646, crackling spurs from 11780.1v, RNA/RNB; circa 11713 also an occasional modulation spike spur; these being only approx. peaks with no carriers to pin.
11747 & 11813, Feb 8 at 03027, crackling spurs, but none heard circa 11714 (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9455, Feb 7 at 2034, Firedragon, poor with heavy flutter
9355, Feb 7 at 2034, Firedragon, JBA, but // 9355. 
These now seem to be our best chance to hear this kind of jamming rather than CNR1 programming; both vs. Radio Free Asia, Saipan, unheard.
Firedragon? Yes, as David Kernick has suggested, this is more culturally apt than Firedrake (Peking Duck?), so I`m going to start calling it that now. I doubt that either would mean anything to the ChiCom, if they have any name at all for this particular raucous jammusic. There could however be a play on ideographs we would not get unless it were explained. How about it, native Chinese? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9905, Feb 7 at 2032, very poor with humbuzz, distorted talk, unknown language, signatures of R. Cairo. At this hour it`s supposed to be French on 315 degree beam to Europe, also North America beyond 
9860, Feb 8 at 0324, R. Cairo, suppressed/distorted modulation seems English, closing headlines? They had such a good deal going to get a decent transmitter on 9395, WRMI, Global 24, Sunday 1300-1420, but it`s been missing for a few weeks, failing to send G24 a file; and now? 
9905, Feb 8 at 0324, R. Cairo, good with flutter, Qur`an
9965, Feb 8 at 0325, R. Cairo, ME music, undermodulated but not distorted, yay; Arabic service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUYANA. 3290-, Feb 7 at 0651, Voice of Guyana with BBCWS relay in English, SINPO 25432. Feb 8 at 0310, only a JBA carrier; wonder if the power level has dropped from 1 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA. 9380, Feb 7 at 1353, open carrier/dead air, fair with flutter, then 1357 a trace of music, so AIR National Channel is not a total total loss. Same situation a few days ago. Can`t they tell at Aligarh that modulation is missing?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** IRAN [and non]. 9710, Feb 8 at 0324, Iran NA attempting to introduce the so-called Voice of Justice = English to North America, at only slightly louder level than collision with Cuba in Spanish, which looks like it will last the rest of B-14 season due to mutually incompetent frequency management (and don`t they get reception reports from real listeners complaining about it??). 
In A-15 VIRI plans to resume last A-14`s collision on 11780 with Brazil!!!! (not in HFCC, so that 250 kW does not exist). And // 13650 which maybe will clash with Egypt`s Swahili service from 0400 if it isn`t imaginary. Geez. 13650 is also a well-known (to listeners) North Korean frequency, currently in use at that very hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** KUWAIT. 17550, Feb 7 at 2022, JBA carrier with Doppler flutter; and at 2023, 15540, very poor with music, can`t be sure it`s Western, but probably; so R. Kuwait`s 500 kW each at 310 degrees, Arabic and English respectively, are starting to propagate to North America, after wasting their watts all winter, hardly even reaching Europe for ignorance of Propagation 101. My eyebrows remain raised at their frequency mis-management (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NAVASSA. 28305-USB, Feb 7 at 2019, K1N calling QRZ, with ACI and CCI; pileups circa 28330, 28345, 28350, 28355 presumably all for him. A few minutes earlier, nothing on 21205 where last I heard K1N, but pileups on ``15`` m ranged from 21280 to 21300, so presumably he too was higher. Instead I bagged St. Martin, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Earth tremors detected in our second-floor radio room: UT Feb 7 at 0047:10 and another at 0049:35. These don`t show on the USGS roster, I suppose under 2.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Feb 7 at 2057 UT, KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa is still open carrier dead air. How long has it been? Latest spate I first noted January 19, so that makes 19 days at least so far (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1360v & 1420v, Feb 7 at 2038 UT, spurhets are back from strongest local, 1390 KCRC. This time I`m on the porch, nice sunny afternoon, DFing with the DX-398, and they do point to KCRC. Stronger het is on 1360, since victim KPHN El Dorado KS, EWTN has more of a signal than 1420, KTJS Hobart OK. The pitches are slightly different, estimated per my keyboard which doesn`t go that low, but trying to match an octave higher: approx. 170 Hz on 1360, 155 Hz on 1420. (At night on 1420 there is a much bigger rumble, some other station way off.) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 90.1, Sat Feb 7 circa 2000 UT, I notice that the stream from KUCO Edmond is silent instead of Metropolitan Opera; and 90.1 on the air is also silent at 2006! Remodulating by next check 2033 UT. I suppose their computer automation failed again and a staffer such as Kimberley Powell had to rush into the studio to reset it on a day off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 7325-, Feb 7 at 1357, JBA carrier once CRI is off, again suspected Wantok Radio Light. Now we`ve heard from Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, California, who confirms he has been hearing it Feb 2 thru 6, but not always with audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAINT MARTIN. 21260-USB, Feb 7 at 2009, FS5PL is making simplex contacts with lots of US stations, French accent, some contacts in Spanish, en français disant, ``sur les Antilles``, finally mentions Saint-Martin, and name Lionel, as per QRZ.com:
FS5PL France 
PHALIER LIONEL
241 PARC DE LA BAIE ORIENTALE
97150 ST MARTIN
France
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 11685, Feb 7 at 2030, no carrier at all detectable from REE; altho this is always the weakest, suspect only three are on air today, as rest with good signals: 12030, 11940, 9620, Spanish sports (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13564 approx., Feb 7 at 2027, GNK, HIFER beacon in Madison WI, very poor but readable. MARE ranged it from 13562 to 13564 last year. I am still trying to break 5 or 6 total HIFER beacons logged over and over on this band. I wonder how many others are active at all, let alone 24/7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13557 approx., Feb 7 at 2025, MTI, HIFER beacon in Stone Mountain GA is very poor but enough to copy, vs pipper on the hi side, and 13560 hash from ISM devices, local? Harold Frodge reported MTI Feb 1 on 13556.3, which I will accept tho it may vary; MARE summary ranges it from 13555 to 13557 last year (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 28300-CW, Feb 7 at 2018, beacon sending callsign only slowly with long pauses: K6FRC/B --- same one I have heard on the 13-MHz HIFER band. QRZ.com reminds us he is:
Paul Shinn
P.O. Box 175
Valley Springs, CA 95252.
He will QSL in kind via P-mail
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1759 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday Feb 8 at 0231 on KVOH, 9975. Very good signal, usual audio not crisp, which we can hope will improve once the replacement transmitter is in use. How much longer to wait? Next:
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Sat Feb 7 at 1352, Global 24 via WRMI, Keith Perron wrapping up a PCJ show with final music piece; per G24 sked it`s `Happy Station`. 1405 now classical music, not filler, but `Classics & Beyond` also adhering to schedule; fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5109.96-AM approx., Feb 8 at 0316, WBCQ with music, almost on-frequency rather than 5111+ last night. 7490 is Brother-Scaring, and 9330 remains off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11870, Feb 7 at 0645, WEWN, R. Católica Mundial, now has big humwhine atop ``por su dolorosa pasión``, the catch-phrase constantly repeated on ``by the light of the moon`` show. Carrier also wobbles with BFO. English on 11520 is OK. Haven`t noticed this latest defect on one of the daytime Spanish frequencies, but not seeking it.
11870, Feb 8 at 0331, still big humwhine over Spanish, but talk understandable if you can put up with it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505.38 approx., Feb 8 at 0318, WRNO preacher on VG signal, but accompanied by hi-pitched whistling sound varying a bit and also intermittent, and quite evident by side-tuning. Also was hearing same sound on unrelated stations such as CFRX perhaps due to receiver overload (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1290, Feb 8 at 0705 UT, ID only for ``102.7 WIRL``, and classic rock, loops NE/SW. Search leads right to Peoria IL, and 102.7 isn`t WIRL at all but another FM translator, W274BM, wagging this dog of an AM station, which is really WIRL on 1290, 5/5 kW U4, officially ``Good Time Oldies``. Night pattern has major lobe to NNE, somewhat lesser lobe to the SSW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1490, Feb 7 at 0702 UT, CBS Sports Radio, briefly atop the graveyard, roughly ENE/WSW I thought, but http://radio.cbssports.com/stations/
which has a good quick search funxion on the frequency or whatever, immediately comes up with the station I feared, KTOP, Topeka KS, which at 200+ miles to the NE is my most usual nighter on 1490. Other six are in CO, IA, MS, OR, VA, WI. Dubuque`s WDBQ would be second choice from here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Feb 7 at 2029, ZBC no doubt with ME music, poor with heavy Doppler flutter. Anticipating springtime improvement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4990+, Feb 8 at 0314, JBA carrier, a tad above channel compared to WWV. Could it be SURINAME? Last log from Dave Valko had it 10 Hz below 4990 on Feb 2 about this same hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11821, Feb 8 at 0328, 2-way conversation on NBFM, 11820 being off-tuned, and 11822 not at all. No // found on CB 27 MHz. Always a hum when keyed on, steady, so suspect image of a local ham repeater probably 2 meters, something to do with DX-398 IF? Never heard anything like this on 11821 before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0605 UT February 8 
** AUSTRALIA. 17840, Feb 6 at 0258, R. Australia still good signal wrapping up `World Today`, // 15240 only fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [and non]. 11712, Feb 6 at 0310, second-order extremely distorted crackling spur from RNA 11780.1v is centered about here, QRMing neighbour Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior during presumed English broadcast, but too poor to tell, with this added to the 11710 het against RAE always off-frequency closer to 11711. As always, the first-order RNB/RNA spurs are even stronger, now centered approx. 11747 and 11813 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9790, Feb 6 at 0306, CRI English relay with usual bigsig but modulation is quite low with hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9965, Feb 6 at 0304, R. Cairo mainly whine, JBM but signal level is good with flutter, in Arabic service.
9860, Feb 6 at 0305, R. Cairo, JBM with low hum, supposedly English service, fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO [and non]. 620, Feb 6 at 0332, full ID for XEBU in Chihuahua, 10,000 watts, also on FM, temp 13 C. WRTH lists as 5/1 kW, NRC as non-direxional always, so maybe the 10 kW applies to FM. Not so dominant a signal as it used to be and I feared it might have closed AM already. 
Somewhat separable from KMKI Plano TX, still on with Disney (which I read has an STA to run night facility also in daytime --- that means 4.5 instead of 5 kW, and major lobes to the NW and SW, rather than a broad lobe from SW to NW to NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 770, Feb 6 at 0328, political ad for Partido del Trabajo, then full ID from Radio Fórmula Monterrey, XEACH, 770, 25,000 watts, street address, phone numbers. ``Siempre Viva Voz`` slogan, then feature/promo with marimba for San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas as a great place to visit; pause at 0330, then resuming program `Fórmula Financiera` with YL hostess. Dominant signal on 770, but best with WBBM 767 IBOC nulled, which is pretty far off the angle from Monterrey. Supposedly cuts to only 1 kW at night, per WRTH.
We hear and see a lot of political advertising in Mexico, so when is the elexion? Timeanddate.com says there will not be a general elexion until July 1, 2018 (6-yearly). What we have this year per Wikipedia means four more months of campaigning: ``Legislative elections are scheduled to be held in Mexico on June 7, 2015. Voters will elect 500 deputies (300 by their respective constituencies, 200 by proportional representation) to sit in the Chamber of Deputies for the 63rd Congress`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, slightly on hi side, Feb 6 at 0259, poor signal with pirate music, seemed to quit at 0309. No announcements heard. Several logs from 0150 to 0247 say it was Liquid Radio then:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,20554.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, Feb 5 at 2157, RSO with ME music, good signal, much better than they manage in the mornings for the English hour at 14. Wonder if they have boosted their signal in honor of the A-15 HFCC Conference which is just wrapping up in Muscat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5890, Feb 6 at 0301, WWCR with non-BS; that hour is sold to E. C. Fulcher of Truth House Ministries, who used to run his own SW club; meanwhile, BS is back on 7570 WRMI, and a couple seconds behind on 5050 WWRB. About the anomalies earlier on Feb 5, Jeff White would have to check with Okeechobee since he was in Muscat for the A-15 HFCC Conference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 12030 good, 11940 fair with flutter, 11685 just barely audible, 9620 very good, REE is back on all four frequencies Feb 5 at 2150 check. Ivo Ivanov had noted that 11685 and 12030 were missing on Jan 31 and Feb 3 as I mention on WORLD OF RADIO 1759. Responding to complaints from faraway mariners, REE was going to ``optimize`` its frequency usage, but not until A-15. They wanted REE back on 15, 17 and 21 MHz bands, and so do we (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1759 monitoring: for the second week, no show at 2201 UT Thursday, Feb 5 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395. Instead, `Dialogos Greece` keeps playing past 2200 during a commentary, at least until 2206. Recheck at 2228, European News Network, News Review is wrapping up, so apparently that filled from about 2215. Is D.G. habitually running more than 60 minutes, or does it start later than scheduled 2100? Anyhow, WOR continues to appear at 2200 Thursdays on the Global 24 schedule grid, but lacking any definite info from G24, we have to conclude WOR is no longer really on the schedule at that time, only two hours before the next airing at 0001 UT Fridays which is maintained and confirmed Feb 6. Next:
Fri 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Hi, Glenn: I got frustrated with the two so-called podcast links that you have listed at WOR. The fist link has been broken for some months now and the second one seldom is timely. So, I wrote a script that will auto-generate a dynamic podcast feed whenever you add a new mp3 to your site. This will have the latest 5-6 episodes and functions like a podcast. It's also using Feedburner's user-friendly interface. Feel free to add a link to it on your site. URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlennHausersWorldOfRadio
BTW, I'm now hosting a one-hour adult alternative music show on Global 24, called The Mix. Best, -- (Keith Weston http://keithweston.com http://www.facebook.com/keithweston UT Feb 6, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. 9395, Feb 6 at 0307, Global 24 via WRMI playing `1812 Overture` as fill music for the n-th time. `Jazz from the Left` is scheduled from 01 to 04 UT Fridays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, Feb 6 at 0301, WWRB has electronic on-line sound of phone ringing, then off-the-hook loud pulsing at the rate of approx. 336 per minute or 5.6 per second, 0302 stops and dead air for a while. This happens periodically on WWRB, a crude form of automation failing, I suppose (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Some more midday skywave MW DX on Feb 5, on caradio inside Enid, not the powerless field nor the Carrier site, so I am either driving or parking in store lots which are not completely noiseless. Local mean noon remains 1832 UT so this starts 43 minutes after the zenith. Pertinent groundwave notes also included.
720, Feb 5 at 1915 UT, WGN Chicago is in, not hard to recognize with English talk
1360 & 1420, Feb 5 at 1916 UT I check the two spur frequencies from local 1390 KCRC --- no more audible hets against weak 1360 KPHN KS, or 1420 KTJS OK. However, I suspect the spurs are still radiating, just `adjusted` to be closer to 1360 and 1420, because listening closely on 1360 there is now a sudaudible heterodyne --- that could be KPHN vs KDJW in Amarillo, but now I have my doubts. 
At 1916 UT I hear no SAH on 1420, presumed KTJS Hobart OK. But over a minute`s time at 2024 UT, the SAH rate on 1420 varies from fast to medium back to fast, meaning one of the carriers is unstable. It`s more than an hour later, however, and there could be skywave from some otherstation to confuse matters. Also at 2024, 1360 now has a fast SAH verging on an audible rumble. Still suspect both these are coming out of KCRC, just less obviously.
1200, Feb 5 at 1923 UT, weak station in English must be WOAI San Antonio
1120, Feb 5 at 1923 UT, KEOR Catoosa etc. OK is still open carrier/dead air; no KMOX audible under it this time
850, Feb 5 at 1923 UT, only Spanish audible, so Metroplex TX not KOA
840, Feb 5 at 1923 UT, SAH of about 6 Hz between presumed KTIC West Point NE, and: Rush going into a break, then ID for WHAS, Louisville KY
830, Feb 5 at 1924 UT, ID right away for WCCO, Minneapolis MN. These are weak but steady skywave signals
700, Feb 5 at 1924 UT, Spanish from the Metroplex, but under it is a station in English, surely WLW Cincinnati
Scanned the entire band, but nothing unusual in the 1500s or 1600s (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 92.3, Feb 5 at 2022 UT, Newton KS station is edging in between 92.1 KAMG-LP Enid and 92.5 KOMA OKC, with ID as ``Wichita`s all-new Q92 The Beat``; 2029 UT promo for a birthday contest at 8:05 am with a $15,000 prize. Details scroll by as well as other info at http://q92wichita.com where we see their subslogan is ``Best Mix 90s to Now``, presumably referring to music. Heavily promoted are their new morning DJs, Brett & Tracy, who apparently have a history in the market. Real call is KKGQ, newly owned by a non-profit for the blind, Envision, but otherwise appearing to be totally commercial and visually unimpaired (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VATICAN [non]. 11625, Feb 6 at 0308, Vatican Radio, very good in English about kidnapping and mutilation, some two words behind // 9660 which is also good. These amount to defacto North American service, thanks to the broad coverage of VR beams. However, content is Afro-centric and accentic. 9660 is from SMG allegedly at 150 degrees, so we get plenty off the back; 11625 is from MADAGASCAR at 305 degrees, carrying on far beyond its east African target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM [non]. 6175, Feb 6 at 0457, no signal from V. of Vietnam, since the 0430-0528 Vietnamese hour via WHRI has been canceled, as Ivo Ivanov reports (but the other 6175 relays have not, including English earlier). We used to enjoy the music especially on the Vietnamese hour. All direct 7285 transmissions have also gone off, including English at 11 and 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0541 UT February 6

* AUSTRALIA. 15240, Feb 5 at 0647, fair signal from RA, but this semihour M-F is in Tok Pisin; we can hope this become more reliable as we get into Equinox, on the air from 21 to 09 UT on 30 degree antenna toward Alaska.
12085, 12065 and 9580 are all audible Feb 5 at 1516, with 12065 weakest as befits the 355 degree azimuth, and atop some CCI or flutter. Ivo Ivanov points out that BBC Urdu via Singapore is already on 12065 at 1500-1600. It must be awful in Asia.
This kind of collision is unforgivable --- obviously some bureaucrat at ABC who knows nothing about SW picked some existing frequencies and ordered them expanded to 12 hours a day each, no matter who else may already be using them. I suppose they disposed of Bernd Friedewald`s outsourced frequency management some time ago.
At 1803 check Feb 6, 12085 & 12065 are JBA carriers, and 9580, if any, is at imagination level (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1759, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, Feb 5 at 1358, Bangladesh Betar IS, very poor with flutter, and 5+1 mistimesignal ends at 1359:31, 29 seconds fast! Opening Urdu service with theme (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11710, Feb 4 at 0606, crackling spur from RNA/RNB 11780.1v is audible again on second order along with first-order 11815 & 11745 spurs really bad.
11745 & 11815, Feb 5 at 0645, spurs are audible here despite hi local noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 9230, Feb 5 at 1349, CNR1 jammer fair, and 9200 very poor. No time for full band search up to 19 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUYANA. 3290-, Feb 4 at 0615, Voice of Guiana is better, now that Jamie has upped the power from 400 to 1000 watts, and it is // 9460 BBCWS but about half a second ahead of Ascension. No QRM now from the ute on the lo side, or anything, but still tough copy. Earlier that evening we heard from Jamie Labadia:
``Hi Glenn, Thank you and your members very much. I appreciate you pulling us out through all the noise. I will work on some form of QSL method for everyone.
I now have the transmitter running at 1,000 watts. It's the best I can do with what parts were on hand.
Here are some pictures for you. The one accompanying this E-mail is the Broadband Dipole for the shortwave. (Kind of hard to see, due to the background light.)
This is a picture of all three transmitters:
Transmitter Left - 20 Kilowatt Medium-wave on 560 K.C.
Transmitter Center- 5 Kilowatt Medium-wave on 560 K.C. (Back-up)
Transmitter Right- 10 Kilowatt Shortwave on 3.290 MHz. Currently only at 1 kW.
That is me behind the transmitter, working on one of the amplifiers.
The second picture is the single amplifier you guys did/barely/or didn't hear the past few nights. Now there are two. (Wooooohoooo!!)
Thanks`` Pictures were attached to my DXLD yg posts about this (gh)
My next check at 0640 Feb 5: hi local noise level here prevented anything but detecting the 3290- carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1759, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** HUNGARY. Correxion: 24940-USB not 25940 originally typoed; fixed:
24940-USB, Jan 31 at 1502, HA3NU making quick contacts with US stations; is there a contest? QRZ.com shows:
HA3NU 
LASZLO WEISZ
ZRINYI U. 99.
SZEKSZARD H-7100
Hungary
And refers to his own homepage:
http://radioamator.honlapepites.hu/?p=365
headed by an impressive photo of the town viewed thru his quad antenna, altho all antennas were destroyed in a storm.
Turn radio back on at 1645, and HA3NU is still going, cleaning up on US contacts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, Feb 5 at 1459, poor signal with flutter during KBSWR theme music and off, i.e. conclusion of Korean hour to North America, doggedly stuck here on too high a frequency for winter night path, but should gradually improve. See also UNIDENTIFIED 15573 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. NTSC channel A2, Feb 5 at 0230 UT, some winter sporadic E persists attaining 60 MHz, antenna south, Spanish and CCI; 0233 Azteca 7 net bug visible in upper right, likely the usual XHTAU in Tampico; 0240 somestation with a PRD political ad; some signals last past 0300 UT. Momentarily some video on 4 appeared, 67.25 MHz.
Also on ch A2 analog had an unID meteor scatter burst at 1639 UT February 4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NAVASSA [and non]. 21205-USB, Feb 5 at 1504, K1N DX-pedition continues here with occasional carrier jammers, and clueless KV4KVK calling him on same frequency (or something similar; nothing in ARRL or QRZ.com for that call or permutations with B instead of V). 
VA2BYO courteously inquires twice with Québecois accent ``is this frequency in use?`` and stops after someone tells him it is. You bet it is! At 1506 and again at 1507, NC8N also tries to reach K1N on simplex, between which I at least hear a definite kilo-one-november ID. The pileups continue on some higher frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 9700, Feb 5 at 1515, RNZI good with coastal weather including Chatham Islands; while RA is wasting its watts with Triple J music on 9580, 12065, 12085, all audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 12065, Feb 5 at 1802 UT, nothing but a JBA carrier here which could be R. Australia and/or Dandal Kura, the new US AID service via Ascension. Chris Greenway confirms my suspicion about the reason for this: ``Hi Glenn, Kanuri is the native language of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau``. Let`s hope he listens to reason, or rather this supports his potential further victims (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1640, Feb 4 at 0627 UT, KZLS Enid is open carrier/dead air, so when nulled, WTNI Biloxi sportstalk is as usual dominant, along with unID CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 578-584 MHz, channel 32 in Enid, circa 1530 UT Feb 5, still has a mostly `bad` signal level, with occasional tiling from something: not sure if that`s just an artifact of the converter, from KXOK-LD 31`s intercity relay duplicating transmitter WQOS306, while main channel RF31 remains vanished. There are several RF32s in KS and OK, all LD or translators, unlikely without some tropo boost. However, 780 kW KDAF in Dallas is on 32, and my antenna is aimed at it, but not getting it now: By 1820 UT, 31-1 is black, while 31-2 is color bars with PSIP M-FOX. There is also a signal on RF 31 too bad to decode at all, maybe OKC or Wichita (but no RF 45 which would match Wichita) (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15770, Feb 5 at 1345, WRMI is dead air instead of Brother Scare. So is 11825, and at 1352 check, 11580. 
3185, at 1352 Feb 5, WWRB is still on and audible, but dead air here too. So it`s not just a WRMI problem. Feed from Walterboro is down.
9980, WWCR however is modulating presumed Overcomer Ministry with speaker other than BS, still getting fed, or a local backup playing? 
WRMI silence continues past 1400 so I leave a receiver on 11580. BTW, 11825 has a big hum on it while 11580 & 15770 are clean. Finally at 1420 on 11580 and the other WRMIs, clarion call and opening of a TOM broadcast, rather than joining one in progress, which makes me wonder if this is now a backup being played from Okeechobee. 
At 1510, all three stations are modulating, but none in parallel. Neither 9980 nor 9370 has BS himself but some other speakers. At 1514 I listen to each for a minute, but can`t find any duplication, i.e. out-of-synch but otherwise //. At 1514, WWRB and WRMI are both BS, but different. Then 9370 goes into music while WRMI keeps talking. 9980 still with a non-BS but presumably TOM huxter. So I ask Jeff White:
``Jeff, TOM was dead air this morning on 15770, 11825, 11580 from tune-in at 1345 until 1420 started up with clarion call, rather than joined in progress. 9980 WWCR was running TOM meanwhile, but 3185/9370 WWRB was also dead. So I`m just wondering if you started playing a backup recording there at 1420 or the webfeed (still no satellite possible?) came alive? After 1420, there was different TOM programming on all 3 stations, at least no match within a minute which should have been sufficient for out-of-synch feeds. Glenn`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9700, Feb 4 at 0604, VOT with Turkish music, good // much weaker 9820. Reception is improving as spring approaches, during the final hour of this transmission, mostly music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1758 monitoring: confirmed on Global 24, UT Wednesday Feb 4 at 0401 on webcast, and at 0428, fair on 9395. Also confirmed at 1415 Wednesday Feb 4 on WRMI 9955, good; 2200 Wed Feb 4 on WBCQ webcast and later on 7490v; and 2201 Wed Feb 4 on Global 24 webcast and later 9395.
WORLD OF RADIO 1759 monitoring: confirmed first airing on WRMI 9955, UT Thursday Feb 5 at 0431, and also 1330, fair with no jamming. Next:
Thu 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395 [no show last week but still sked]
Fri 0001 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Fri 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770
Sat 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Sat 1000 on WRMI 5850
Sun 0231 on KVOH 9975
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330, Feb 5 at 2300 check, WBCQ is off. 23-24 UT M-F had been the only scheduled time for this frequency with `Money Talx`, which I guess is still running on 7490 despite death of instigator. It appears that the improved signal on 7490 results from retuning the 9330 transmitter to 7490. 9330 was also missing last UT Sat 0100+ when it was normally // 7490 and 5110 for `Allan Weiner Worldwide` so is 9330 ever on the air any more? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Feb 4 at 0613, WTWW-2 is on again after missing a few days, now playing rock music, so Ted is still spinning his wheels, or records. After surprise testing with Melissa Scott I caught, still no takers for this unreliable transmitter fulltime, or anytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1280, Feb 4 at 1347 UT, after our sunrise 1331 UT, I manage to null semi-local KSOK Ark City KS music enough to hear a Fox Sports Radio ID. None likely in the NRC AM Log, but FSR affiliate list includes WODT New Orleans, which the log has as ESPND = Spanish ESPN. 
Wikipedia confirms the change: ``On September 4, 2012, the station flipped to the syndicated ESPN Deportes format. On September 15, 2014 WODT switched from ESPN Deportes Spanish sports to sports with programming from Fox Sports Radio``. The other FSR 1280 stations are in IL, MA, NY, OH, PA, SC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. 1300+, Feb 4 at 1349 UT, looping N/S, song by kids, 1351 ID as ``96.1 KICA``, more music. Makes fast SAH since it`s slightly on the hi side of 1300. Can`t be KICA which is in Clovis NM, so what sounds like it? This must be it: KBRL, McCook NE, with sibling station KICX 96.1. KBRL is still ``The Big Talker`` per website and FB, 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/1300-KBRL-The-Big-Talker/113386725518970
but apparently at this particular time was simulcasting 96.1 KICX. Group site is http://www.highplainsradio.net/ where there is no link to a KBRL page except FB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1680, Feb 4 at 0625 UT, weak talk station is making fast SAH with KRJO Monroe LA in music. The unID loops further north, or counterclockwise. Likely either WOKB in FL or WPRR in MI, rather than WTTM in NJ, KNTS in WA or KGED in CA, altho I have pulled KGED before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15573-USB, Feb 5 at 1340, 2-way in colloquial Spanish really stands out since both of them suffer from hi background noise level (engine?) which keeps the vox engaged; expletive ``puta madre`` soon heard as befits low-class poachers or narcotraffickers. Also with weak het from 15575-AM which must be KBS World Radio, still a total loss in its so-called North American service in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1847 UT February 15

Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com
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