sábado, 27 de outubro de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs October 26-27, 2012

** ALBANIA. 7425, Oct 27 at 0129, R. Tirana IS about to open the only remaining English to North America. Note that for B-12, it changes to 0230-0300 on 6100, except UT Mondays, so might start UT Oct 28 or 30. The only other English, to Europe and onward to E NAm will be at 2100 except Sundays on 7465 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15105, Oct 27 at 1258, BB in English with a song in Bangla for Dear Listeners, but soon fade it out for sign-off, also addressed to Dear Listeners, with p- and e-mail addresses, 1300 tone test still on past 1301.
15505, Oct 27 at 1357, BB open carrier with flutter, 1358 IS starts, timesignal ends at 1359:47. At least their wrong-time has been fairly consistent lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BONAIRE. Check 15265 Oct 27 at 22-24, for NHK in Japanese. If it`s still on, that may well be the final broadcast via Bonaire in the last hours of A-12. Nothing is scheduled to replace this transmission on any frequency from any other relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [and non]. 11655, Oct 27 at 1308, NHK R. Japan relay via Sackville for the last time at this hour, 13-15, with nothing scheduled to replace it tomorrow from B-12.
The final NHK relays via Sackville may already have happened as it`ll officially be Oct 28 = B-12 when the 02-05 Japanese on 5960 or the 0500-0530 English on 6110 would occur. It may not be easy to tell whether Guiana French has taken over 5960, except the new schedule will be 02-04 only, // 11935 also GUF ex-Bonaire; and English at 0500-0530 moves to 11740 from Guiana French. We are eager to find out how well the replacement for Sackville 6120 in English at 1200-1230 works from Oct 28: 15190 and/or 6120 via GUF.
9625, Oct 27 at 1405, lo het as evidence that CBCNQ is still there underneath RTI in Vietnamese this hour only. 0505* UT Sunday Oct 28 could be the final QRT, or unlike the external relays, might keep on until monthend as some reports have it. See also KOREA SOUTH [and non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake, Oct 26 before 2400:
15390, poor at 2357; Aoki and HFCC have no possible target, except CNR13 service in Uighur from Lingshi is supposed to start at 2355
15585, poor at 2354 mixing with Chinese, i.e. RFA Mandarin via TINIAN
16980, poor at 2354 with heavy flutter // 15585
Oct 27, after 1400:
9680, mixed Chinese, either CNR1 jamming or Taiwan or both, not RRI?
** CUBA [and non]. 15140, Oct 26 at 2352, music from RHC on the `Mesa Redonda` TV talkshow simulcast frequency, and guess what, it is not separate from all the other frequencies checked, but // 17705, 15230, 11840, 11680, 6000, 5040. 6000 is also supposed to be on M.R. breakaway. 23-24 is apparently the fill-music hour which Grayson Watson, Dallas, enjoys so much.
BTW, DISREGARD RHC`s own website schedule in Spanish, which is way out of date:
Looks like they never changed it from last winter! In fact some of the frequencies on it are hoarier than that, like 12020. Maybe some of those will come back this winter. Look for Arnie to juggle the RHC schedule around November 5, once everyone else has settled into B-12 a week earlier. However, timeanddate.com says DST in Cuba ends November 11, a week later than the USA & Canada, which could complicate things.
15200-15260, Oct 27 at 1258, RHC`s usually innocuous and not very strong 15230 transmitter is again surrounded by a buzzfield out to 30 kHz either side. 15205, CRI French via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN can overcome it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CYPRUS. 21180-21205, Oct 27 at 1407, OTH radar pulsing presumed from here, invading the 15m hamband; 40, 17, 15, 12 and 10 m are full of SSB contesters and probably 20m too, unchecked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 17725, Oct 27 at 1304, buzzing transmitter with no intelligible audio, and this is not coming from adjacent RHC 17730. HFCC shows R. Cairo, Dari, 250 kW, 70 degrees from Abu Zabaal at 13-14; the world champion of totally useless and clueless broadcasting. If it were before 1300, it could be a nearly equivalent mess from Islamabad, Pakistan in Chinese on 17725 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, once I have recorded WOR 1640 saying R. Africa has been missing, we get a report from Brian Alexander that it was on again as of Oct 25. Also heard here Oct 26 at 1928 with lo-key but non-Alamo preacher in English, 1930 hymn, 1933 `Let the Bible Speak` show with Northern Ireland address, sounds like closing, but then ``What a Friend`` hymn, seems same preacher, 1936 about Adam & Eve. Fair signal with more fading than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUIANA FRENCH. 11995, Oct 27 at 0438, JBA carrier presumed from Montsinéry. Weaker lately, maybe propagation, or could they have reduced power to waste less than 500 kW? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 11710-11715-11720, Oct 27 at 0132, DRM noise from AIR Nepali service is blasting in, should decode way over here amid the opposite worldside, and QRMs RAE Argentina 11711 analog in Japanese. They should vary to 11709 instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAMAICA. 7029-LSB, Oct 27 at 0525, 6Y9X making rapid contest contacts including an HB9, mentions ``this frequency and 234`` meaning he (or cohort?) is also monitoring 7234. Jamaica was originally 6Y5 only; does the -9- signify something in particular? QRZ.com says he`s Paul J. Young, K1XM who uses 6Y9X during contests, but no specific location on the island given. At 0530 working VP5T in Turks & Caicos, also heard but 6Y9X had a hard time copying his call (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. See CANADA [and non]
** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 9650, Oct 27 at 1405, KBS World Radio in Korean via Sackville for the last time at this hour. And true to form, to the very end, they have done nothing to get rid of the constant clacking noise as fed from Seoul.
Just in time, the KBSWR B-12 schedule has emerged, via Alokesh Gupta, showing both 9650 Sackville North American transmissions, Korean at 14-15 and English at 12-13 are being replaced by 15575 direct! Lots of luck, propagating that across the winter darkside. KBS is still boycotting HFCC, so who cares if both these collide with others in B-12? 15575, 10-14, BBC English east from Cyprus; and 14-16, BSKSA Pashto NE from Riyadh. We might have better luck with KBS English to SE Asia off the back, on 9640 at 14, 16 and even 02, QRM permitting. At least we can expect the direct broadcasts to abolish the clacking once and for all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 720, Oct 27 at 1250 UT, discussing and playing music of Guadalajara. Altho there are 2 or 3 other XEs I`ve heard on 720, I am tempted to pick this one from Cantú which is in Jalisco, and obviously musical: 720 XEQZ Ritmo 720 San Juan de los Lagos, Jal. 1,000 400.
Guadalajara sunrise 1254, Enid SR right now, 1250 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 880, Oct 27 at 0513 UT from southwest, Spanish educational or at least so during PSAs about patriomonio cultural, hidografía, on to music, dominating frequency but SAH. It`s likely one of these three as heard before, per Cantú:
880 XEV Radio Fórmula + FM 101.7 Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 250
880 XETC Kiuu + FM 91.1 Torreón, Coah. 10,000 1,000
880 XEPNK Milenio Radio + FM 103.5 Los Mochis, Sin. 10,000 2,000
880, Oct 27 at 1225 UT, discussion about la guerra para la paz, Albert Einstein revealed he didn`t believe in god; mentions Coahuila, Torreón. Not necessarily the same one heard earlier, but now it`s surely XETC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MYANMAR [and non]. 7110, as I mentioned in my yesterday`s report about SOMALILAND 7120, no signal from Thazin Radio, and still nothing Oct 27 around 1329. Ron Howard, California confirms it was off the air Oct 26. He and Victor Goonetilleke, Sri Lanka, also confirm this and other Pyin U Lwin frequencies were still missing today, perhaps due to power problems, which have been reported around the new capital.
5985.8, Oct 27 at 1334, G5-note het upon JSR Tokyo, Shiokaze in Korean this Saturday, which is presumably very close to proper 5985.00. It`s not exactly G5 = 784 Hz, but closer than Gb or G#, and so closer to its usual offset than yesterday from Yangon, still powered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 960, UT Sat Oct 27 at 0500-0505, tonight`s KGWA Fox-hole jumble is mainly occupied by a Mexican song; one ear on this and the other on 6899.4 pirate, see UNIDENTIFIED (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1120, KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa observations: on the air Oct 26 at 1857 UT with banda music, 1900 segué with no ID. We have never heard them ID in latest reactivation. 1917 recheck off the air, or maybe carrier is still on; hard to tell on caradio. 1939 on receiver with BFO, carrier is definitely off. Nothing heard around 1300 or 1700 UT Oct 27.
This correlates with Bruce Winkelman`s notes at local range in Tulsa:
``Just tuned past 1120 and there is Spanish language vocal music from presumed KEOR-1120! 1247Z 26OCT12. 1305-1335Z 26OCT12 Spanish language vocal music, with no announcements or other identifying "talk" between selections. Quick check of 1120 this morning 1232-1240Z 27OCT12 shows no OC from presumed KEOR, only a faint KMOX`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PHILIPPINES. 7105-LSB, Oct 27 at 1330, DU1UG with quick contest contacts. QRZ.com gets no results for this call, but I`m sure I copied it correctly from fonetix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SERBIA. 28923-USB, Oct 27 at 1408, YT7AW working contest. That`s what it takes to force 10m hams to venture above 28.6, but there were still none to be heard above 29.0 MHz. QRZ.com shows:
YT7AW, GORAN HAJOSEVIC, Focanska 133, Smederevo, Serbia
** SOMALILAND. 7120, looking for R. Hargeisa longpath, as barely heard yesterday: Oct 27 at 1336 a carrier begins to be JBA; strengthens to BA at 1356 and gone at 1402. All the contest-enhanced QRhaM did not help. Ron Howard says it went off at 1401* Oct 26, and unlike Oct 25 he could not be sure there was English at 1320-1340 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN. 9505, Oct 27 at 0442, Hornish of Africa music, fair signal, presumed R. Omdurman, a.k.a. La Voix du Soudan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 6040, Oct 27 at 0448, music sounds like TRT, and by golly it is // 11980: the latter is commonly audible, but haven`t had VOT on 6040 before. On last day of A-12, HFCC shows 6040 is 500 kW, 138 degrees from Emirler at 04-06; 11980 is 500 kW, 310 degrees USward during same hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9479, Oct 26 at 1950, WTWW-1 has a considerable het from some station on 9480. Most of the time, in North America with its super-signal, WTWW gets away with this deliberate off-frequency operation which was authorized in order to move a high-order harmonic of 9480 off a nearby VHF 2-way frequency for school bus communications. But HFCC A-12 shows at 18-20, CRI French via Albania is on 9480 beaming 310 degrees also USward. Other clashes registered: 1330-1700 R. Rossii, 200 kW, 260 from Moskva; 2000-2100, IBB English via Thailand; 2155-0100 CNR Tibetan from Beijing. Not to mention the 1 kW German registered 0800-1600.
Initial B-12 HFCC shows following conflicts:
WTWW (as ``9480``), 11-01 at 50 degrees vs:
0800-1400 GOH, Germany, 1 kW
0800-1605 CNR Tibetan via Beijing site, 100 kW
1500-1800 VOR from Moskva
2000-2100 IBB from Lampertheim in English, 120 degrees opposite
2100-2400 GOH, Germany, 1 kW, tentative
2155-0100 CNR Tibetan via Beijing
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1640 monitoring: 5109.8-CUSB, UT Sat Oct 27 starting at 0131:51 on Area 51 via WBCQ. Had some lite SSB 2-way QRM on one side or the other.
Remaining repeats: UT Sun 0130 or 0200 or ???? IF WTWW-2 is on 5085.
UT Sun 0400 on WTWW-1 5745.
Sun 1730 (for the last time) on WRMI 9955. Mon 0500, Tue 1100.
WRN via Sirius XM 120: Sun 0830 & 1730 (for the last time, then from Nov 4 only at 1830 Saturdays, Nov 3 still 1730 UT) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7506.4, Oct 27 at 0133 check, WRNO is on, very good signal and distorted modulation. By 0338 recheck, there is only a very poor signal with flutter, undermodulated. At first I figured it was something else until matched the off-frequency. Propagation had dropped out. Wolfgang Büschel, Germany, measured this on 7506.379, Oct 26 at 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 940, Sat Oct 27 at 1236 UT from SW/NE, ``Band of Gold`` nostalgia song, then ``Tnx for the Memories`` but not by Bob Hope, plug 515-964-8947 to order CDs, ``Music & Memories show on your favorite radio station`` from the 1940s. This leads to only one:
Praise 940 in Des Moines IA, Saturdays at 7-8 am [CT], which fits, i.e. KPSZ, which NRC AM Log classifies as REL:AC but at the moment is really NOS if not REL:NOS. Apparently it`s the ONLY station carrying this show, as also seems local with 515 AC.
Remember when 940 Des Moines was KIOA? That perfect call ended 11/18/1996 when it became KTXK; and then from 09/03/2002 KPSZ. 10 kW day pattern from 1230 UT in Oct has a broad major lobe centered on 260 degrees, but still plenty toward Enid, all per FCC AM Query (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1430, Oct 27 at 1256 UT, full ID for KZQZ St Louis, NBC News Radio 2-minute capsule with optional cutaway in the middle for stations which find two minutes too much. This IDs my unID of Oct 15 at same time. Network info that it`s funxional M-F only obviously outdated, as this was Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6899.4, Oct 27 at 0454, pirate on AM is occasionally fading up vs utehash on lo side with music, 0458 announcement, 0502 fade-in better with narrative story with SFX about Gregory Peccary; 0506 jazz/big band music; 0508 resumes story; 0519 music. Never got ID. Googling reveals that, preferably spelt ``Greggery Peccary``, it`s a Frank Zappa thing:
But whence on this frequency? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-SSB, Oct 27 at 0533, stream-of-consciousness tale, Dr Benway? 0535 mentions Palomar Observatory, 0539 Dr Peters and a strange glowing polyhedron; dozzzed off until 0619 when it sounded like Chris Lobdell with reception reports, mentioning Winterfest, Pirate Radio Boston. So is that the proper ID for this transmission, or a vintage/relay? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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