sexta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2013

Glenn Hauser logs January 31 - February

** ALBANIA. 5985, Feb 1 at 0616, fair signal in Arabic, not noticed before. HFCC shows it`s CRI via Cërrik, at 05-07, 240 degrees. I thought this was on 7210, and I think it has been earlier in B-12, both listed as 240 degrees so perhaps they are alternates, along with 9590 at 140 degrees? No, WRTH shows all three at once, and after all they have six x 150 kW transmitters available until 2018y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** AUSTRALIA. 2325 & 2485, Feb 1 at 1242, JBA carriers are all that the VL8s manage today while I am concentrating on MW harmonix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOLIVIA. 4717, Feb 1 at 0102, R. Yatun Ayllu Yura, Yura, is consistently the best and clearest evening signal from Bolivo-Peruvians on 60m, but it`s still tough copy; some talk audible, with ACI from vestiges of Andrews crypto messages in SSB on 4724.5. Not that I`ve ever heard that RYAY ID as listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6120, Feb 1 at 0624, despite very poor signal, unmistakable wacky wailing of Davi Miranda, easier to hear thanks to Cuban absence from 6125 (and RHC Spanish on 6120 is not overtime either this late tonight). It`s Super Rádio Deus é Amor, São Paulo, shown in Aoki as 10 kW at 320 degrees USward.
BTW, the accent on the é is essential as it means ``is``, = God is Love, and without the accent it means ``and``. If you need to make it easy, writing it e’ is acceptable. It seems that accenting Súper, however is not necessary according to a native speaker, altho Rádio is necessary, as without it, the -i- is stressed, meaning ``I radiate``. DXers dealing with Portuguese and Spanish names should learn and employ basic proper orthography. It`s not that hard. Or copy sources that are correctly spelt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 6165 & 6125, Feb 1 at 0620, RHC English is missing from both frequencies, but still on 6060 & 6010, 5040, surely sufficient. Also unavoidably silenced the usual 6270 spur of 6060 leapfrogging over 6165, and 6205 of 6125 over 6165. Could not make out Chad or anything else on 6165, but audiblized the CBC vs CBC het on 6160/6160.9. And absence of 6125 facilitated BRAZIL q.v. on 6120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUIANA FRENCH. Montsinéry spurs from 9490 R. República for the third night in a row I have checked, Feb 1 at 0127: 9606 and 9374 are obviously there, and 9454, 9526. Don`t hear the others around 9490 at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** HAWAII. 2863-USB, Feb 1 at 1237, weak SSB signal noticed as I was tuning for harmonix on AM: very repetitive message says ``no reports to --- [something]`` after each location: Ontario, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle-Tacoma, then repeating them all, stops at 1238. Presumed KVM70, Honolulu, the VOLMET listed here for H+25 and H+55, which must make way for JIA Tokyo at H+40 and H+10 on same frequency, per
Sounds like VOLMET automated info completely crashed; what happened? Is this unusual? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 4820, Feb 1 at 1332, YL talk sounds S Asian, and fast SAH, or possibly flutter. The two stations here are AIR Kolkata and Xizang PBS, Lhasa, TIBET. What is the Hz separation between these two normally? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH. 2850, Feb 1 at 1155, KCBS is audible along with all the much closer MW harmonix, and generally stronger than them, especially peaking near sunrise here at 1329 with triumphal band music, S9+18; 3480 also audible with usual het, jamming vs V. of the People from KOREA SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 2910, Feb 1 at 1155, the best signal on the harmonic band is still XEVT, Villahermosa, Tabasco, as previously IDed. By 1245 it`s declined to JBA. Meanwhile I am chasing others on 2240, 2250, 2660; see UNIDENTIFIED and USA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 4835.03, Feb 1 at 0053, looking for R. Ondas del Suroriente, Quillabamba, on its new frequency: I can tell there are two very weak carriers, one of which is slightly on the hi side, matching Pedro F. Arrunátegui`s measurement. Could the other be AIR Gangtok, SIKKIM, the only other 4835 listed, and scheduled to open at 0100? That would be nice too! Surely no VL8A at this hour, 10:30 am in the NT. Straining to hear something near hourtop, but tonight WWCR has cut 4840 on before 0059, steel drum sidebands a minute earlier than last night, totally overcoming the adjacent carrier pair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Feb 1 at 0100 the ChiCom jammer cuts off, opening frequency for R. Chaski, but it`s very poor tonight, and further bothered by splat from 5990 CRI Cuba relay which erroneously stays on until 0100:20* for the opening of `Beyond Beijing` in English. At 0101:15 the usual muffled non-Spanish(?) announcement, but so bad I instead switch on the BFO to time the exact second the transmission will be cut: 0105:01*, a few sex later than last three nights.
I wonder where reports are from other Latin American DX hunters about 5980 --- and 4835? Maybe they`ll show up eventually.
See two letters from Baptist missionary Bruce Maddux on his website about what`s going on there, the first from Nov 25, 2012:
And the second from January 26, 2013:
mentioning they have had a DX report from Chicago, and he will be away in Lima from Feb 1 to 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PRIDNESTROVYE. 7290, Thursday Jan 31 at 2147, I notice that Radio PMR is in French, not English as scheduled for both 2100-2115 & 2145-2200. So they are still mixing up the language rotation with only one hour a weekday left on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, Feb 1 at 1530, BSKSA has Arabic program modulation today, atop the humbuzz; at 1546 a whine has been added to R. Riyadh, 500 kW, 310 degrees USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120, Feb 1 at 0435 check, weak signal talk in presumed Somali from R. Hargeisa, still audible. A year ago we could only dream of this becoming rather routine. Better time is circa 0330 sign-on, and for those much further east, Kouji Hashimoto, Japan sends another report of sign-off times, most days during January varying only from 1859* to 1903* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN [non]. 9625-9630-9635, Jan 31 at 2358, DRM noise is already on for the REE`s only acknowledged Spanish transmission left for North America at 00-02. Need to reconfirm 11810-11815-11820 too for South America, only one hour at 00-01; someone recently reported this on 11810, instead of 11815 as center frequency.
I`m glad I tuned to the only remaining English broadcast to NAm, on 6055 at 00-01 UT Feb 1, in plain old AM, because after the news, at 0010-0034 there was an excellent program on Philip Glass` latest opera ``The Perfect American`` about Walt Disney, which has just premiered at the Teatro Real in Madrid. This radio show was equally about Disney, Glass and his music, and author of the novel on which it`s based, Peter Stephan Jungk.
Retrieve the Jan 31 broadcast via this archive:
or specifically:
Here`s a review just published by the NY Times:
MADRID — Peter Stephan Jungk’s novel "The Perfect American" is a surreal, meditative, episodic account of the last days of Walt Disney. . .
From 0034, next program on REE was ``Three Cornered Hat`` an informal conversation among the English staff, first about the monarchy, prompted by Beatrix` abdication, later about fish.
Kudos to REE for keeping on the shortwave air this top-notch hour in English; but it`s supposedly on borrowed time, as it was briefly canceled last fall but resumed after listener (and staff!) protests.
21610, and // 11815 via COSTA RICA, Feb 1 at 1336, Chinese instrumental music --- oh2, is REE for at least the third time lately relaying CRI by mistake? No, I am faked out. Soon follows discussion in Castilian about Ai Wei Wei, so that was just an illustration. 21610 for a change without any echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 15535, Feb 1 at 1531, VG signal as usual, but open carrier/dead air instead from R. Dabanga, via SMG VATICAN site scheduled 1529-1627. Keep monitoring and finally at 1543 one fragment of R. Dabanga singing ID, more dead air; 1544 SID again and now programming follows in Arabish. Hard to tell where the fault was: studio, link, or transmitter site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 15485, Feb 1 at 1547, fair signal from presumed V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR as scheduled from 1530; but when I looked for it around 1535, nothing audible. Did it just fade in or come on late? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TUNISIA [and non]. 7275, Feb 1 at 0626 tune-in, IWT has already stopped modulating, and timer cuts transmitter off at 0626:48*, uncovering NIGERIA which tonight is JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1654 monitoring: first SW broadcast confirmed on WTWW-1 9479, Thursday Jan 31: must have started at 2159:19, since after I say ``Mexico`` in the intro at :41, cut to top-of-hour WTWW ID, then rejoin as I am already in first item, also skipping ``standard disclaimer``. Repeat: UT Sunday 0500 (or 0459) on 5830.
Also confirmed UT Friday Feb 1 at 0428 on WWRB 3195, with 5050 still off the air this week. I was monitoring webcast at first where fill music, ``Over the Rainbow`` was playing, then Dave ID, and WOR starting early with no problems.
Next: UT Saturday 0230v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB. It`s become the rule rather than the exception lately for live `Allan Weiner Worldwide` to run several minutes past 0230, so stay tuned. When he renders a prayer to Jesus, you know it`s about over.
On WRMI 9955: Sat 0900, 1600, 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, Mon 0530, Tue 1200
On Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB: Sat & Wed 0630 & 1630.
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat 1830
** U S A. 2660, Feb 1 pre-sunrise I am tracking this and other MW harmonics: presumed KGLD, Tyler TX as per previous reports, but I would still like to catch an ID: at 1155, JBA talk audible, with the noise level alone registering S9+8 on the FRG-7 meter. At 1242 a bit better with music; at 1255 as I am listening, the carrier strength steps up, so suspect they just made the February ``1300`` local sunrise change from 500 to 1000 watts on fundamental 1330; but there is not much modulation. At 1257 it just seems to be open carrier; 1258 gospel solo starts, no ID heard at 1300, just music continuing at S9+12 vs noise level; 1308 music is a bit stronger. 1312 surprise, an announcement by some guy asking ``prayer warriors`` to check out his Facebook wall; 1314 produced PSA with woman narrating, child voice and then man voice mixed with music, seems anti-crime, 1315 back to music. 1326 another anti-crime PSA from the USDOJ, National Crime Prevention Center,
and more gospel music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific MW carrier search Feb 1 at 1319-1323 UT finds: 594, 693, 747, 774, 882 and 1566, with 774 strongest but still JBA. Today`s Enid sunrise is 1333 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 2240 kHz, further chex for the harmonic first heard around sunrise: Nothing audible in the evening, UT Feb 1 at 0000 or 0053.
2240, resumed monitoring at 1157 UT when there is a JBA carrier in the S9+5 noise level; but a stronger one on 2250 I stay with for a while, see separate log. Recheck 2240 at 1215, no improvement, but re-recheck at 1220, now a much stronger signal than 2250 or than 2240 was earlier, with vocal music; did it just sign on or step up power? 1223 announcement; 1230 signal surges a bit; 1235 another announcement. At 1239, 2240 is JBA but stronger than 2250; at 1245, 2240 is gone. Looks like 1215 is the best time to catch it. Probably 2 x 1120 or 4 x 560 from Mexico, as previously heard in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 2250 kHz, Feb 1 at 1157 as I start my pre-sunrise harmonic search, a JBA carrier here, and stronger than the one on 2240. The only MW frequency which would harmonicize on 2250 is 750. (It would be ironic of this turn out to be KSEO in Durant, SE Oklahoma, which I have yet to hear on its fundamental, day or night, and wonder if it`s really on the air.) 1215 still JBA carrier; 1239 weaker than 2240, but at 1245 and 1256, 2250 is still audible while 2240 is gone. Yet I have not been able to pull any audio on 2250. (With only two nearby AM stations, 960 and 1390, I am pretty familiar with where their harmonix and mixtures land, e.g. 2350, not 2250) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 5660-, Feb 1 at 1248 weak talk in English found here on AM as I am tuning 3 MHz up from the harmonic on 2660; 5660 is slightly on the low side. This does not work out to be any harmonic from a MW channel; maybe a shortwave leapfrog or difference product I have yet to figure out. First suspect should be WWCR, some combination of 15825, 9980, 5935, 4840 on the air at this hour along with MW 1300 WNQM at same site, which BTW I see has had an STA for low power due to repairs. 5660 has some QRM from ute bursts on the hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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