domingo, 4 de outubro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs October 2-3-4, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 12085, Oct 3 at 1300, RA reactivated frequency absent 24 hours earlier, and also on the other two, weaker 12065 and stronger 9580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA [and non]. 5910.05, Oct 3 at 0110, Alcaraván Radio is on again tonite, in Spanish, S9+15 but poor; same rating for 6010.10 music and LVC ID, but that has splatter from 6000 and/or 6020.
Not rechecked until 0459, when now (like the past bihour, no doubt) there is huge collision with NHK Japanese via FRANCE. NHK is atop, but suffers severe CCI from tango on HJDH. NHK timesignal at hourtop, dead air until off at 0500.4* leaving 5910 now clear for more HJDH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9315, 9965, 11935, 12070, Oct 3 at 0119 check, all four R. Cairo frequencies are AWOL; propagation OK with Greece in on 9420. I re-inquire: are any/all other R. Cairo transmissions missing? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 9355, Sat Oct 3 at 1342, good signal in Korean, no jamming, at first not obviously Protestant, but an hymn plays thru houtop 1400, after which there is flutter and fading. HFCC shows it`s KTWR, M-F at 1345-1500, Sat 1345-1415, Sun 1345-1445.
After 1500 until 2100, it`s all IBB on 9355 from Tajikistan and Saipan in Tibetan, Uyghur, Mandarin, all subject to CNR1 or Firedragon jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 9511.00, Oct 3 at 0121, very poor carrier with music, and frequency wavers slightly. Presumably VIRI Zahedan off-frequency again from 9510, but what`s wrong? It`s usually closer to 9511.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 800, Oct 3 at 0510, with KQCV OKC nulled, some weak music, not the bigsig we normally get from 50 kW XEROK Ciudad Juárez, still seemingly off the air or maybe QRP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925.16, Oct 3 at 0109, very poor AM carrier, presumably Liquid Radio as usual, and logged as such by a few here between 0016 and 0137:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,23714.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6955-USB, Oct 3 at 0108, S9 pirate music, yet poor vs noise level, soft rock, basically two notes looping, vamping. Periodic rechex such as 0125 find more music, reggae with lyrix vamping. 0145 now better signal peaking at S9+20; 0154, ``ambient`` music, finally quick ID at 0159, XLR-8, more music. Many more logs:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,23715.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Oct 3 until 0106:18.5*, tuned in just in time to catch R. Chaski carrier cutoff, which is 6.5 seconds later than last night, 0106:12* (could be 6.3; I don`t split seconds into less than halves, unless averaging over several nights) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13565, Oct 3 at 1340, K6FRC, HIFER Part 15 beacon repeating callsign only; frequency not pinned on the FRG-7 before it faded/quit, but previous logs were on 13565, such as July 30 also in the morning at 1305. That references the LWCA list, which in the callsign column merely shows FRC; anyhow it is from a real ham in Patterson CA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 15580, Oct 2 after 2000 UT, VOA to Africa (via BOTSWANA) with regular musical programming. Thus the one US SW station you might think had a responsibility to broadcast live one of Pres. Obama`s rare news conferences called on short notice, fails to do so.
First I had scanned the entire AM and FM dials and found not a single audible station carrying him --- pop music, anti-American politix or sports talk are *so* much more important. But this *is* Oklahoma, where Obama doesn`t have a chance.
Not even KOSU 91.7 --- stix with NPR ATC, tho NPR is probably providing the P.O.P.C. on an alternate live feed. He is, however, on several cable TV channels and the big 3 OKC network TV stations. Radio in general leaves it to TV; why? It`s just talking heads, ideal for an audio-only medium (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1793 monitoring: confirmed Friday Oct 2 after 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770; sufficient. Also after 2330 on WRMI 5850. Next:
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND?
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490 & 5109.7-CUSB, UT Sat Oct 3 at 0122, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` live, again running way over one hour from 0000. He`s talking about current bargain deal of $ 25 per hour for airtime on 9330 or 5110, ``The Radio Effect``. He wants to see 9330 filled up with programming. And some more is already imminent: from next Wednesday at 9-10 pm ET [UT Thursday Oct 8 at 01-02 UT] two programs from ``James in Oklahoma``, half an hour each, `Broad Spectrum Radio` and `Mennonite Radio`. As on website, http://www.wbcq.com/?p=902
``Free radio fall special --- Now is the time to get on the air and make a difference. For $ 25 the hour get on our 5110 or 9330 kHz transmitters. Buy as much time as you like at this low rate. Minimum $ 50 (two shows) monthly. Now is the time to do real radio. Call us today for this great deal. 207-538-9180 or email wbcq@wbcq.com``
Simultaneously on 7490, starting UT Oct 8 at 0100 will see the return of Hal Turner to the air after about 10 years (he was away in prison for threatening federal judges), but he`s welcome back on free-speech WBCQ.
Allan says he`s not dressed formally, still in workclothes after patching roof, as one can see via the studiocam webvideo feed available. Keeps going thru e-mail with mostly quick replies and acknowledgments, not always clear what the mailer said; 0153:15 brief benedictive prayer to Jesus but more comments until 0157:15 switch to BS on 7490, and also on 5109.7-CUSB until it cuts off at 0159*. This AWWW has been almost two hours long (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Sat Oct 3 at 1402, WINB is on with soul music, but wobbly carrier resulting in rough modulation. We used to hear it like that sometimes on 13570, now abandoned. A warm-up problem? as transmission has just started: online program schedule now dated Sept 6, *still* shows wrong UT with Eastern time as EST, 5 hours behind UT, instead of EDT, 4 hours behind:
http://www.winb.com/schedule.htm
Now starting Saturdays at ``1500`` = 1400 UT, with `Voice of Wisdom Broadcast`. Largely because of the departure yet again of the peripat[h]etic Brother Scare, the weekday WINB schedule has been reduced to start at ``3:45/2045`` which really means *1945 UT; Sundays only, a day sacred to certain religionists, it starts at ``7:30/1230`` which means really *1130 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1020, Oct 3 at 0520 UT, nulling nearby KOKP Perry OK, I hear something in English, probably KDKA, rather than Spanish, KCKN Roswell NM, so has it finally gone direxional as required? No, Spanish soon fades back up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, Oct 3 at 1256 UT, open carrier/dead air again from KLEY Wellington KS, SAH of about 10 Hz presumably with remnant of KWKH LA. By 1300 UT, modulating with CBS News until cutaway at 1303 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1510.00, Oct 3 at 1251 UT, ad for Hep-C survey at St. Luke`s hospital in Kansas City, and ID for ``99.3 and 1510, ESPN Kansas City``. So daytimer KCTE, CoL Independence MO, has not only achieved frequency accuracy (for now?) but has demoted its 10,000-watt AM to an appendage of a mere FM translator, not mentioned in the 2015 NRC AM Log.
FCC FM Query shows 99.3 in KC, MO, is K257DZ, 99-watt translator licensed to Alpine Broadcasting. FCC correspondence shows that Entercom objected to Alpine`s application to move K257DZ for a *fourth* time, finally into the Big City, having started out in Butler MO, 93 km away! But FCC granted it anyway, since it would have been ``unduly harsh and unfair`` to stop them after granting the first three stealthy move-ins. Radio-locator confirms that K257DZ = ``ESPN 1510`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 2339 UT October 3
Alan Roe`s Hitlist of SW stations:
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm
** ALBANIA. 9849.95, Oct 4 at 0134, R. Tirana is very weak, S6 but clear in English, so I take the opportunity for a precise frequency estimate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11934.94, Oct 4 at 0031 music, 0032 Brazuguese announcement, S4, no QahiraRM; is RB2 but mentions Aparecida which itself is absent from 11856.3! Still on and in are ZYs 11815, 11764.65, 11780 of course. On 9724.23, RB2 also there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910.05, Oct 4 at 0054, music at S9+5 from Alcaraván Radio, still reactivated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 11840, 11760, 11670, Oct 4 at 0038, RHC signals on 25m are very poor! Strange propagation, yet longer skips are still in, e.g. Brasil. RHC is better on 9710 now; but by 0111 that too is very weakened as are WRMI 9955, 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9315 & 9965, Oct 4 at 0044, JBA carriers from R. Cairo so at least it`s on tonight; no carriers making it on 11935 or 12070, but they could be on too, not propagating. If they were inbooming, we still couldn`t listen to Spanish or English with atrocious modulation or lack of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7375, UT Sun Oct 4 at 0045, The Mighty KBC, via Nauen, GERMANY, is fair at only S8, while WHRI 7385 is 55 over 9!! Cuban jamming + Radio Martí on 7365 add up to only 35 over 9. So KBC is getting mighty squeezed. This explains the test last week on 7395, as Richard Langley, NB, got a reply from Uncle Eric about it:
"The reason that we were testing is that on 7375 we have neighbours on 7365 & 7385, in some parts there is some interference, that's what several listeners are complaining about, if we move to 7395, we only have one station on 7385 and we probably will use 2300-0200 UT[.]"
Well, WHRI is much worse here, so 10 kHz on the other side of it will not help with that. In fact, by 0116, KBC is weaker and WHRI is splattering upon 7375. And happened to notice some intermittent utility pulsing on 7395 at 0045. 7400 is open now, but maybe not for a trihour in B-15? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, Oct 4 at 0026, gospel singer at S9+35, what a signal for a pirate; 0029 cowboy song; 0034 Wolverine Radio ID, and continues for some time but I have to keep bandscanning. Many more logs here from 0017 to 0145 showing Trains the topic, SSTV captures:
http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,23737.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1530, Oct 4 at 0100 UT, Mexican music with some dropouts, so I figure it may be R. Mujer from Austin; but 0101 ID by SHVA is partially readable mentioning Oclajoma, and 103 FM, vs CCI from WCKY with a KY SBG. So it`s KXTD Wagoner (Tulsa market), supposed to be a 5 kW daytimer. Or it could have been 106 FM, which sounds almost the same in Spanish. A look thru Tulsa and then entire OK listings in the WTFDA Database don`t find any KXTD relays in the 102s, 103s, 105s or 106s, translator or otherwise, but maybe some such station is now doing it.
Ajá, here it is on own website:
http://www.quebuenatulsa.com/
Not 103, but 100.3 FM (cien punto tres), which is KCXR, licensed to Taft with 3.9 kW per WTFDA which does not make any connexion with KXTD either. Radio-locator still has KCXR as ``Today`s Christian Radio`` en Muskogee. Site is SW of Wagoner, halfway between Bixby and Muskogee, i.e. just about as far outside Tulsa to the SE as Wagoner is to the E. Taft is a very little town west of Muskogee on the other side of the Arkansas River from the transmitter site north of it (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980.005 approx., Oct 4 at 0050, JBA carrier from R. Chaski; cutoff at 0106:24* which is 5.5 seconds later than last night until 0106:18.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521.0, Oct 4 at 0059, BSKSA Duba 2-megawatt is making a JBA het against Kim Kommando on KOKC OKC 1520.0; het a bit stronger at 0139, but nothing on 1503 and figured not enough to justify a full 9-kHz MW TA bandscan rather than more SW and 10-kHz MW tuning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Oct 4 at 0114:47, SLBC music prélude starts on very weak signal, just enough to audiblize the 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:17.5 before opening Hindi or Bengali. RHC isn`t much stronger, much degraded on its three 25m frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 4018-USB, Oct 4 at 0125, ARMY MARS net, fonetikaly mentioning a bunch of abbr`d calls, 7OV, 7RX, 7OC, 7OX, IAX, 7FD; finally a full call starting with AAR7--- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7455, Oct 4 at 0111, WRMI TruNews service is in secular program, two DJs from the 60s and 70s reminiscing about how rock radio used to be in several major US markets. One is named Bob, but never heard full names of either; among many stations mentioned is WOSN (which is 97.1 in Indian River Shores FL, ``The Ocean [Osean?]`` with adult standards, per WTFDA). Before a break at 0130, program ID as ``Your Weekend Show``, then Rick Wiles plugging nonsense. More here:
http://www.yourweekendshow.com
with Bob Biermann, a primarily shortwave program which I had never run across before, so put off am I by the anti-American politix and gospel huxterism of TruNews. Archive goes back to March 7-8, 2015. Sked on WRMI is: Sat 06, Sun 01, 06, Mon 01 UT on 5850, 7455, 9395. TruNews is a ``partner`` and Bob is ``in the ministry`` tho you`d never know it from the few minutes I heard, whew. While WRMI 11580, 9955, and 9395 were barely audible in poor propagation, 7455 inbooming to the extent that I could almost ignore the RTTY QRM under.
BTW, looking over the WRMI program schedules, I see GLOBAL 24 is back on one of the grids, UT Wednesdays 0100-0200 on 11580, instead of Radio France International! I`ve asked Jeff White what`s up, as G24 petered out in March, nothing on its Facebook since April, and its own website expired in September. I wouldn`t have been able to hear it on 11580 tonight anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9974.93, Oct 4 at 0110, KVOH is on new frequency, ex-9975.10; could this mean a new transmitter in use? Good signal with drama, i.e. `CBS Radio Mystery Theatre` this hour UT Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7504.705, Oct 4 at 0133 check, WRNO with usual gospel huxter, poor at only S8 in `long` propagation beyond mere Metairie. Since the NRD-545 seems to be right-on calibration vs WWV, I am daring to interpolate some more precise frequencies, but caution the final digit may still be approximate. How can I be more accurate with my little old receiver than a station with its big old transmitter? Easily (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1700, Oct 4 at 0148 UT, Tejano music from KKLF Richardson TX, so I stay with it almost until hourtop to confirm someone`s ID of it based on a ``Super Estelar`` slogan. After several segués, I barely make out that slogan at 0157 UT, ``Super Estelar, 1700 AM``. Don`t know if they ever gave legal CL ID. Copy is very tough with two stupid sports stations on 1700 almost collinear with KKLF and me, from south Texas and Iowa, i.e. can`t really null any of them out. But there`s less of them if I employ the E-W oriented ALA-330S, than the N-S not very longwire, even tho that is unfavorable for KKLF too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 530, Oct 4 at 0144 UT, surprised to hear some talk in English and it`s not the HAR/NWS from KS, rather than EZL music from the Cuban Encyclopedia, tho a slow SAH develops of 1.6 Hz. I suppose it`s the only licensed 530 broadcaster in North America, CIAO, Brampton, Ont, 1000/250 watts with an ETHnic format, i.e. probably not much English either. Program sked over a Tronno skyline,
http://www.am530.ca/programschedule.htm
shows the only English on Sat and some other nights is at 8-9 pm [EDT = 00-01 UT Sunday] Polish/English. T-storm noise is affecting bottom end of the band, not top.
Then there`s the 530 on the north end of South Caicos --- WRTH 2015 said it was lp = low power? and Unconfirmed, relaying WWRV 1330 NYC (Spanish, like KCKN 1020 Roswell). I recently heard from freelance engineer Jerry Kiefer in FL and asked him for an update; he replied Oct 1:
``Glenn, Like they say in the islands, "Soon come". Actually the game plan is to rebuild the 530 tower to about 360' with top loading and use the new Nautel 100 kW box that was shipped down about 8 years ago and never installed. They have the Nautel 50 that will become a standby. It might be after the end of the year but things are falling in place.``
Well, I recently heard WWRV via KCKN multi-station ID include Caicos, FWIW, probably not much (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0513 UT October 4
Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com
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