domingo, 16 de fevereiro de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs February 15-16 , 2014

** ARGENTINA. 15345v, Feb 16 at 0129, silly ballgame pauses a moment for R. Nacional ID; fair with flutter, and no attempt to pinpoint the frequency, but with BFO it`s fluxuating by Doppler, I think, rather than transmitted that way, like WINB. No sign of an LTA feeder with a game on 13363.5-LSB, nor 15820-LSB; nor Chile 12365-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BOLIVIA. 6134.8, Feb 16 at 0123, jazz and soon Radio Santa Cruz ID, no het now, as R. Aparecida has departed since last check at 0110; see BRAZIL. I was expecting RSC to go off first (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 4985, Feb 16 at 0101 finds few signals from S America, and the only readable Portuguese here, i.e. R. Brasil Central, with the usual heavy RTTY taking Saturday night off. Nothing audible on 11815, RBC //, not propagating or off? Lots of flutter on all Brazilian signals including RNA on 6180 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6135.85 approx., Feb 16 at 0110, big het and some Portuguese audible tuning USB, so R. Aparecida. Nothing audible on 11855, off or not propagating? The other signal being of course BOLIVIA, q.v. 
R. Aparecida`s new (?) transmitter has been wandering a lot but is stronger now, unfortunately for R. Santa Cruz. Other reports of it recently: Bryan Clark, NZ: 6134.90 at 0824 Jan 19; 6135.77 at 0708 Feb 6; only carrier 6135.85 at 0829-0917+ Feb 5. Dave Valko, PA: 6136.68, at 2335 Feb 7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11765, Feb 16 at 0131, SRDA Miranda poorly audible aside 11760 RHC, the only ZY to be heard on 25m besides 11780 RNA. No sign of 11735, 11815, 11855, 11915-algo, or 11925-Chinese. Are they all off by now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANARY ISLANDS [non?]. 5780, Feb 16 at 0237, no signal from Horizon FM, following tip from Norbert Reiner, Germany, via Dario Monferini, that this Tenerife station had been heard with a SW relay! And they mention it on their website 
Appears to be an all-English station with British connexions; for expats, tourists? Is this a local low-power transmitter or hired time somewhere else, to be heard ``all over Europe``? Hours? On AM? Further pursuit mandatory! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9790-9802 & 9819-9831 approx., ever-fluxuating range of buzz field surrounding 9810 RHC transmitter in Spanish, Feb 16 at 0118, which is never especially strong on fundamental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7375, Feb 16 at 0116, as I tune in Nauen, GERMANY carrying The Mighty KBC, a radio ad in Dutch is airing, fair with flutter. Conditions are subnormal from Europe tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6933.9-USB, Feb 16 at 0103, the only pirate audible at tune-in has very informal guy swearing a lot, saying he`s running 400 watts, or is it 315? Has to switch some cables around before playing Metallica`s ``Seek & Destroy`` at 0105. That`s a good fit for SSB, as offtuning may axually improve it. 0114 recheck music stops, and says he is going out to tune the antenna, needs a bit of tweaking, back in about 5 minutes. Finally ID as ``WRR, Whisky Redneck Radio``, more swearing; 0128 and later, C&W music instead. 0136 playing `Ramblin` Man`, and I find the signal is sufficient to hear on the DX-398 whip as I disconnect the reelout and head back inside from the porch. 0146 ``Mountain Dew`` song. Still audible but not well enough once I turn the computer noise back on. 0237 recheck outside, still on, altho by then some other station may have taken over. Several corroborating logs here, but allegedly started out on 6933.3:,15387.0.html
** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Feb 15 at 1952 UT, open carrier/dead air from KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa. It`s been rather reliable lately, still IDing as Radio Victoria with praise music, preaching in Spanish (Glenn hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 4775, Feb 16 at 0109, mix of two weak English signals, so this can`t be Perú or Brasil! Suspicious, I check closest local KCRC 1390, and it`s the same with SBG, while the other one is soon recognizable as RHC. The two combine here in the DX-398 receiver or maybe some kind of external mixing at the KCRC site: 6165 minus 1390 = 4775. KCRC harmonix have also been worse than usual lately: 2780, 4170, 6950, 9730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1640, Feb 15 at 1954 UT, and still past 2011 UT, KZLS Enid is incomprehensible; sounds like an extremely garbled lo-bit-rate internet feed, and maybe mixing with second audio. Neither sounds like True Oldies or a stupid ballgame. Such a mess has happened before with KZLS or antecedents. No one paying attention (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, Feb 15 at 2006 UT check, local Family Radio translator in Enid, K202BY, is off the air again; may it ever be so for a much needed almost-open frequency to DX, but nothing happening now, not even KOSR Stillwater (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Feb 16 at 0059, R. Chaski carrier quite detectable, until cutoff at 0102:49.5* which amounts to 12 seconds later than last catch 48 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Feb 16 at 0130 ToH, tune-in just in time to hear another off-timesignal, 3 pips ending 10.5 seconds late, just like at sign-on 0115, and Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation ID in English during Hindi service. Good strength but heavy flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1708 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-2, 5085, UT Sunday Feb 16 from about 0029. At same time on WRMI-14, 9495, but not checked until 0057 when I mentioned KRFP, so it must have been last week`s 1707. Surprised this happened, as I thought WRMI only had the latest show on file ready to air. By then, jamming bleed from 9490 was ramping up. 
Jeff White explains, ``Items played on 7730 and 9495 are not necessarily the same as on 9955. They come from a different audio source which is manually updated irregularly at this point. Those sources can't play files from the FTP server. Jeff``
Next: UT Sunday 0501 on WTWW-1 5830; UT Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, UT Sunday Feb 16 at 0132, WRMI with `Viva Miami`, this week in English as Jeff White acknowledges more reception reports, starting with Andy Robins, Kalamazoo MI, who is news director of public radio WMUK 102.1 (say, how about a WMUK relay??? American shortwave is in desperate, dire need of rational programming); Ross Comeau in MA; more from Samara, Osaka. Good jamming-free signal at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Feb 15 at 2048 check, WTWW-1 is off, while the other two are on, 9930 with BS and 12105 with Arabible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13570, Feb 15 at 2054, ``O, Little Town of Bethlehem`` sounds OK in AM, but switching on the BFO, find the WINB carrier extremely wobbly. The only other frequency, but certainly the same transmitter, 9265, is stable when checked at 0121 February 16. This could be the reason they are abandoning 13570 come March 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 670, Feb 15 at 1956 UT, ad for Hyatt Regency O`Hare, i.e. WSCR, instead of usual daytime grooundwave occupant, KLTT Denver. 720 has not enough signal to read WGN, but a SAH between two very weak ones (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 770, Feb 15 at 1958 UT in KSPI 780 Stillwater OK splash, I am getting the usual remnant signal of KAAM Garland (The Metroplex) TX, which with 10 kW day would be easy were it not for their direxional pattern pushing southwest, mostly null toward here. BUT, there is a second even weaker signal making a SAH of 2.2 Hz. I stick here for possible ID at 2000 UT, but can`t make any out. 
By power, pattern and ~500 mile distance, 50 kW ND KKOB Albuquerque might be it, but I`ve yet to pull anything on daytime groundwave from NM, not even 540. Then there`s WEW St Louis, slightly closer, but bad conductivity, only 1 kW ND (but with CP for 10 kW). KJCB Lafayette LA another possibility, slightly further than Albuquerque, 1 kW ND. 5 kW ND KUOM Minneapolis MN might make it too as WCCO has. WVNN Athens AL is 7 kW, but that is not a good ground conductivity direxion, not even from Arkansas (Glenn Hauser, caradio at a quiet parking lot in mid-Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 840, Feb 15 at 2002 UT, two very weak signals making SAH of about 8 Hz, initially both talk, then one goes to music. KTIC in West Point NE is the closest and usual marginal groundwave signal. What else? Little but WHAS in Louisville KY, except KWDF, 8 kW ND in Ball LA. 
I would really like to log any LA station on daytime groundwave. 1130 KWKH Shreveport might make it with 50 kW ND, if it were not for nearby 250 watt KLEY in KS. I never hear any sign of 50 kW KEEL Shreveport on 710, unfavorable direxionality, just KGNC Amarillo or KCMO Kansas City (Glenn Hauser, caradio at a quiet parking lot in mid-Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 870, Feb 15 at 1950 UT, very weak SAH of about 7 Hz countable, main signal surely the closest and regular groundwave, 1 kW KFJZ Fort Worth, Vietnamese; beyond that, possibly WWL New Orleans at some 600 miles, but second closest is 1 kW KAAN in Bethany, northwest MO. The 40 kW power of KPRM Park Rapids MN (application for 50) might also make it (Glenn Hauser, caradio at a quiet parking lot in mid-Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ZANZIBAR. 11735, Feb 15, ZBC with nice Ungujan music, fair with flutter, cut off air abruptly at 2059:10* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0520 UT February 16

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