sexta-feira, 15 de novembro de 2013

Glenn Hauser logs November 14-15 , 2013

** CHINA [and non]. 7310, Nov 15 at 1348, CCCCCCI, making low rumble as something is slightly off-frequency. At 13-14 per Aoki, we have a 300 kW transmission from Tamsui District, Taiwan, of Sound of Hope, which requires heavy jamming; but also in Aoki are R. Rossii from Moskva, and PBS Xinjiang from Urumqi, not to mention 1 kW from Kall, Germany. There is another 300 kW SOH hour at 23-24, following exactly the same parameters relaying RFI Chinese at 22-23 --- wonder if the ChiCom suffer that to be audible, avoid jamming it? 
Search for Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming 12-18 MHz, at 1444-1448 Nov 15 finds none at all; E Asian signals are still very good only up to 12 MHz.
9495, Nov 15 at 1510, CCCCCCI, at least two talkers in Chinese making fast SAH, i.e. RFA in Chinese via SAIPAN and CNR1 jammer(s).
9790, Nov 15 at 1512, Firedrake music mixing with Chinese talk, very good signals, i.e. RFA in Chinese also via SAIPAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 15160, Nov 15 at 0106 vocal music in Chinese. I was expecting to hear Spain and Australia colliding during this hour as usual, but current skeds show Spain is no longer on 15160. RA still starts at 0100, but all I am hearing now is CRI, 500 kW, 59 degrees USward from Jinhua 831 site per Aoki with EiBi and HFCC agreeing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11880, Nov 14 at 257, RHC in French, wrong language; per own schedule is supposed to be Portuguese at 2130-2200; 2200 into correct English.
11840, Nov 14 at 2158, RHC IS is very undermodulated, before Spanish.
6070, Nov 15 at 0100, tune in to last part of RHC Spanish frequency announcement just in time to hear ``6010, 6060, 6070 y desde las 01 a 05 en 5040``. 6010?! fortunately NOT on the air now or anywhen, AFAIK. And 5040 now lasts until 0600 before English. Yet this can`t be an outdated canned announcement since it does include correctly the new 6070. It`s just plain wrong about the others.
11840, Nov 15 at 1352, no RHC unlike 24 hours ago; at that time 11750 was not on either, and is not supposed to start until 1400; but today, 11750 is already on at 1352, so that could indeed have been the transmitter on wrong 11840 yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CYPRUS. 9709-9732, Nov 15 at 0053, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, main victim being the open carrier from Cairo on 9720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9965, Nov 15 at 0054, no signal from Cairo, which is normally quite strong and totally worthless with little or distorted Arabic modulation. Weaker dead carrier on 9720 is still there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Nov 15 at 1339, it`s Friday, so Shiokaze is in English: concluding ``flash news`` segment with sounders, quick item from Daily NK; ``This is Sea Breeze, Shiokaze, from Tokyo, Japan``; only fair signal and readability 3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, Nov 15 at 1349, good open carrier before R. Free Chosun, at 14-16, which Aoki and EiBi still put in TAJIKISTAN [and HFCC puts nowhere], tho my doubts continue to lead to a much further east place such as Philippines, Palau, Tinian or Taiwan. Still good in Korean at 1443 check with some flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 750, Nov 15 at 0117, convenient pause in Mexican music for ID ``La Huasteca, 90.5 y 750 AM``. WSB could be completely nulled, and this is the usual occupant, of the nine XEs on 750 per IRCA 2012 log: XETI, 10000/250 watts, Tempoal, Veracruz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1090, Nov 15 at 1331, Milenio ID, federal PSAs for Senado, Suprema Corte, 1333 ``Escucha XEAU, Milenio Radio, 1,090 AM, desde Monterrey, Nuevo León, México``. 5000/250 watts per IRCA.
The Aug-Oct ``season`` of NW Mexicans pounding in for sunrise skip seems over, as weak or no signals on 650, 710, 730, etc., etc. during the previous quarter-hour; or maybe my own waking schedule is out of synch with it? Today`s Enid sunrise was 1309 UT, but will laten to 1343 in a bimonth, per I suspect the shifting angle of the terminator has something to do with it, not merely sunrise times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, Nov 15 at 1344, island music --- oh oh, RNZI is on wrong frequency *again*, nothing on 5950 where it`s supposed to reside in B-13. Fair signal. 1359 in Maori mentioning Aotearoa a few times, timesignal to 1400 and then news in English. Now after 1400 it should be colliding with N Korea in Russian, but not hearing that here; RNZI fading way down by 1410, which it would also do marginally earlier on lower 5950. Guess what: the last time I caught them on 6170 instead of 5950 was exactly one week ago on Friday: perhaps their weekly computer-controlled schedule is set up that way. Is no one paying attention at HQ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** PERU. 5980, Nov 15 at 0059, usual weak carrier from presumed R. Chaski, but already off at 0102 as I prepare to time the cutoff. Have they reset timer already long before it precess to circa 0106*? Or is it just missing tonight? The carrier before 0100 could have been the VOA/Chicom radio war. We`ll see next time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120-, Nov 15 at 1345, JBA AM carrier from presumed R. Hargeisa is a little stronger than usual, vs CW QRhaM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 21630, Friday Nov 15 at 1355, yet another check of the REE announcement about a frequency change from this to 21640: finally, today after IS and ID, they give the effective date: tomorrow, Nov 16. Wait a minute: this transmission at 13-17 had been announced as M-F only, so do they really mean starting Nov 18?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN [and non]. 9625, Nov 15 at 1349, big steady open carrier; stronger than the OC on 9775 prior to R. Free Chosun, from??? At 1358, 9775 already in Vietnamese, so per Aoki, it`s RTI, 14-15, 300 kW, 250 degrees from Paochung, that site still in business. Other E Asian signals are also VG today but only below 12 MHz; such as Taiwan in Japanese on 9735; Japan in Japanese on 9750 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1695 monitoring: confirmed first airing on WTWW-1, 9475, Thursday Nov 14 starting at 2201:35.
Second airing confirmed on WWRB webcast, UT Friday Nov 15 at 0430; first, Dave cuts off the preacher in progress to announce that WOR can also be heard on 5050-USB. Circa 0447, both that and AM 3195 checked here, both good but 3195 stronger. Earlier at 0057 I noticed that 5050 was on again tonight and in USB playing ``American Patrol`` jazzy version.
Further WOR airings: UT Saturday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB; Saturday 1600 on WRMI 9955; UT Sunday 0030 on WTWW-2 5085; UT Sunday 0501 on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Nov 15 at 1339, WTWW-1 is off and not on 9475 either; 5085 is on; by next check 1441, all three are on and modulating: 9475, 9930, 12105 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1100, Nov 15 at 1329 UT, 210-area code ad, ``AM 1100 KDRY, K-dry, 50 years of broadcasting``. Next program sponsored by Living on the Edge; 1330 only a rumbling noise, maybe else during fade, as 1331 back up citing Philippians I: 27-30 which somehow leads to a football analogy. 
KDRY is 11000/1000 U2 in Alamo Heights (San Antonio) TX. Thought there might have been a break for switch from night to day power and pattern, but official November sunrise was already at 1300 UT. New NRC Pattern Book 2013 shows non-direxional circular day and night, but FCC AM Query shows night pattern is cardioid with deep null to the NE and very little northward toward me; anyhow it would be on ND day by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Nov 15 finds JBA carriers: 774 at 1321; 882 at 1322; 1053 at 1323 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Olá, Brasileiros, acham que este sinal venha do Brasil? 1200 kHz, e qual é?
This evening I had some (Brazilian) Portuguese on 1200 at 0124 UT November 15; with WOAI nulled, which must have been in a fade as it gradually took over again. It`s all talk, first a man mentioning ``espiritual`` and then a woman talking as the QRM grows. 
The first Brazilian I think of is R. Cultura, São Paulo, or rather Cultura Brasil as it is now known, but it should be mostly music. It`s 100 kW but only 20 kW at night; and there are five others of lower powers.
CJRJ in Vancouver is multi-cultural, but mostly Punjabi and apparently no Portuguese per their schedule. A few Spanish in the US such as WJUA (ex-WINK) in Florida, Mexican music, and WRTO in Chicago, Univisión, but hard to imagine them slipping into Portuguese.
This was not ``Portunhol`` -- the Davi Miranda wacko preaching which is a mixture of languages, heard on many SW stations. 
There are several Mexicans on 1200, but again why would they have anything in Portuguese, or why would anything outside of Brasil?
Could there be some other ethnic and/or religious station in the USA?
Here`s my clip; please listen and offer any suggestions. It`s best at the first but after two minutes, can only be heard under WOAI.
You`ll note a subaudible heterodyne of almost 4 Hz against WOAI in case that helps to ID it. Surprised to see WOAI at 36 Hz hi as of September 15, 2013 in mwoffsets. Only Brazilian listed there is Fortaleza, 7 Hz lo. Please copy directly to me as well as list reply. Tnx. 73, (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, USA, to several MW lists, via DXLD)
Only replies so far are these, via the radioescutas yg:
``Hello Glen[n], the radio that you received is from Brazil, the accent of the speaker is in northeastern Brazil, I think it is the radio club Fortaleza Ceará 1200 kHz
73's Fran - São Paulo - Brasil``
``Glenn, Something makes me think this is not from Brazil. The "sound" and kind of fading takes more to a middle range signal. I think the man talking is a Brazilian, yes, but sounds as he is trying to talk to a Spanish language audience (final Ls in espiritual, "de la noche" etc.). I agree with you this is not the Davi Miranda "portunhol``, but is something similar. Hope you can find the solution. Rocco Cotroneo, Rio de Janeiro`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1200, Nov 15 at 0650 UT, another check with WOAI nulled, after hearing Portuguese earlier: now it`s a YL jazz singer in English, making SAH of 150/minute = 2.5 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. TA carrier search Nov 15 finds JBA carriers or making hets: 1521 at 0110; 1215 at 0111; 945 at 0113; 774 at 0114 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1830 UT November 15

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