quarta-feira, 4 de setembro de 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 4, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 2325, Sept 4 at 1206, VL8T weak music sounds the same as on 4835 VL8A but no time to check //. 2485 VL8K blocked by some ute or local device. Easy to check for carrier on 2325 after PNG/Indonesia on 3325 one MHz higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** AUSTRIA. 6155, Sept 4 at 0538, classical music, fair signal from ORF`s only token SW broadcast left, propagating again after a dry summer. It`s reported that this stays on the air only as a legal requirement to allow Moosbrunn site to do all its other business relaying several other stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake [non], CNR1 jammers Sept 4 after 1330:
15870, fair at 1331; none in the 18s, 17s, 16s, 14s
15565, 15550, very poor at 1337; also the usual lo-banders on 15115, 15195, 15265
13830, poor at 1338; none in the 12s; usual 11-MHz in-banders
** CUBA [and non]. 6085, Sept 4 at 0540, JBA RHC English with echo in sideband of Anguilla. That means it`s a mixing product between two RHC frequencies, and indeed there is the same echo when comparing 6165 and 6125, this being a leapfrog 40 kHz lower. I was also hearing traces of it on 6205, 40 kHz higher. If the echo-apart-audio means they are from two different sites, then this must be receiver-produced overload. 6125 is the only frequency out of synch, with 5040, 6000, 6060 and 6165 all matching.
6000, Sept 4 at 1230, RHC Spanish on new frequency, fair with het on hi side, DRM on lo side. Ex-6150, after five months colliding with R. Australia. Way to go, Arnie, you`re really on the ball. I had been complaining about this ever since. I had happened to hear the last few minutes of `DXers Unlimited` at 0548 Sept 4 when Arnie announced the new frequency replacing 6150 at 11-13, due to ``antipodal interference``. He claims it`s the same 250 kW transmitter and antenna with gain producing 1 megawatt ERP. Crummy signal here. Aoki thought it was 100 kW on 6150 at 160 degrees. Now it`s squeezed between R. Australia 5990-5995-6000 DRM from Brandon at 12-14 (plus AM at 11-12), and 6003 with North Korean jamming vs Echo of Hope thruout. Really a throwaway frequency as always much better reception on 9, 11, 13, 15 if not 17 MHz channels. (However, 13780 is off at 1339 so 13785, Kamalabad, Iran is unimpeded; BTW, it`s missing from Aoki but in HFCC at 0530-1430.)
At 1235 on 6000, timecheck for 8:31, and hot news from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 5765, Sept 4 at 1229, AFN is still AWOL, but now there is fast RTTY on channel! Suspect same USN transmitter repurposed. When AFN was active, there was never any such QRM. Nothing audible on 13362-USB, but can`t depend on it propagating night-path if day frequency really be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA [and non]. 4870, Sept 4 at 1155 music vs bonker on lo side; 1207 Indonesian talk seems // 4750; still in at 1227 with music not // 4750. 4870 is RRI Wamena, 4750 RRI Makassar. Latter had usual mix with another slightly offset carrier, Bangladesh or China, obvious with BFO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** MEXICO. 660, Sept 4 at 0511, break in Mexican music for ID mentioning FM 102.9. Best place to look up AM/FM parallels is
where we find: 
``660 XEEY La Kaliente + FM 102.9 Aguascalientes, Ags. 50,000 10,000``
so if the powers are to believed it`s also the most potent XE at night on 660. Monterrey and Delicias are more common here. This was dominating for a while, then over to KSKY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 990, Sept 4 at 1212 UT, fast SAH from Spanish heading E/W rather than N/S, talking about the ``Valle de Mexicali`` and earthquakes; 1215 into song. Must be per Cantú:
``990 XECL La Rocola Mexicali, B.C. 1,400 3,000``
A few minutes earlier, shortly after sunrise here, the usual NW Mexicans were still in weakly on 650, 710, 730, 870 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1050, Sept 4 at 1216 UT, mentions California, Spanish timecheck for 6:16 plus some seconds, music. At first I thought it was XED Mexicali, like on 990, but it`s only 5:16 there, so must be per Cantú the other 10 kW ``daytimer``:
``1050 XEBCS La Radio de Sudcalifornia La Paz, B.C.S. 10,000 D``
There are no other XEs in the UT-6 zone now. Followed at 1218 a federal PSA mentioning Chilpancingo, Guerrero, which of course is no clue to the origin of this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Sept 4 at 1220 UT, KEOR Catoosa/Tulsa/Sperry with praise music in Spanish, 1221 Radio Victoria program promo for some domingo shows; 1222 another such non-ID, music. KMOX had to be nulled at first, vs SAH of 270/minute = 4.5 Hz. Someone suggested previous late sign-on of KEOR would be in keeping with Critical Hours licensing, but not now. Its official September sunrise is 1200 UT and sunset 0030 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Super-signals from WWCR and WTWW and my strongest local 1390 KCRC with ESPN are conspiring to wreak havoc on my FRG-7 and its usual longwire antenna. Can`t be sure if something is amiss at KCRC or merely overload here.
9908-SSB, Sept 4 at 1254 I am surprised to hear a net here, could it be MARS? No, regular hams ragchewing, a K8, a WA5, a K7, and N4ZZ. I am not hearing this on the DX-398, so I tune it looking for a match, and find it on: 7128-LSB (did not notice which SB on 9908). Possibly one ham could be radiating a spur, but not a whole net of them! Seemed like real signals rather than image/spurs.
Guess what: 9908 minus 7128 = 2780 which is the second harmonic of 1390. Just before that, I was also hearing KCRC mixing in the BS audio on 9980 WWCR. After 1300 there is QRM from the other BS on 9930 WTWW. Then 9908 is gone while the QSOs on 7128 continue. One of them was talking about Davidson County (Nashville), and I-40 to Jackson (TN). 
18120, Sept 4 at 1333 as I am looking for CNR1 jammers, here`s KCRC again. This happens to be 2780 kHz from another very strong signal, 15340 RHC, which however is not to be heard on 18120.
And another: 12760, KCRC mixing with BS on 9980 plus 2780; 12710 same but weaker, i.e. 9930 plus 2780. 
I am sure these are not real transmissions anyone else could hear, but I report them as an example of similar problems one may confront (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, Sept 4 at 1153, NBC Madang is the best PNG channel as I awaken a bit before sunrise here and hasten to 90 meters; choir is singing. (3385 and 3205 are off, carriers on 3365, 3345, stronger 3325). Back to 3260, at 1156 group talking after group singing, 1159 harmonious song thru hourtop, 1202 announcement seems TokPisin, believe kHz mentioned. Clip of speaker in echoey venue, 1204 YL in English news, ``scientists believe they have discovered a new`` something. Cut off the air rudely and abruptly at 1205:05*. Aoki shows the languages as Pidgin/Graged.
Then checking others at 1205: 3325, 3345 and 3365 are still on, the last one with some audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6823-USB, Wednesday Sept 4 at 1347, Army MARS net with ``TTX`` the NCS;  still 1358 discussing computer training, reports and exercises, with ``6KF``, ``6QE``, 1400 about formatting messages on Wordpad. One of them likes this frequency instead of ``M146`` (real kHz must never be spoken for security!). These are abbr`d calls; as previously logged April 18, 2013 at 1343, in DXLD 13-17, full call AAM6TTX being Scott Hamende of Texas Army MARS, and followed up in 13-33 on another frequency, 5205, both on Thursdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. 830, Sept 4 at 0602 UT, ``La Caliente 830`` ID by super-hype voice actor (SHVA); no legal ID heard in break from non-soporific Mexican music. NRC AM Log 2012 shows WFNO, Norco LA, ``La Raza 830 AM``. Could be ``Kaliente``, favorite but proprietary(?) misspelling of the word, another hot one in addition to the real Mexican I got the hour before on 660. No, per
``On March 11, 2013, WFNO changed moniker to "La Caliente 830am."
WFNO is rather regular with WCCO nulled. Don`t you believe their 750-watt night pattern
supposed to be a circle tangent to the SSE with the null meward to the NNW (And you`d think there would be a nominal notch north toward WCCO) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

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