sábado, 23 de agosto de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 22 - 23 , 2014

** BURMA [non]. 12115, Aug 23 at 0106, poor signal in apparent Burmese, since Radio Free Asia is scheduled here via KUWAIT at 0030-0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13740, Aug 23 at 0123, RHC Spanish missing frequency, supposed to be on until 0400. At least we can barely hear the 12140 harmonic of 6070, and it`s certainly not due to propagation as jamming pulses against nothing on 13605 are audible, and RHC fundamental 15230 is quite stronger than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 12070, Aug 23 at 0107, R. Cairo back to abnormal, VG signal level but very distorted Spanish with rumble and crackle, spreading only out to 12060-12080
11710, Aug 23 at 0109, R. Cairo is off, leaving 11711- to Argentina
9965, Aug 23 at 0110, R. Cairo Arabic good signal but just barely modulated, less than or equal to the whine level
9315, Aug 23 at 0113, R. Cairo good signal level in presumed Spanish but just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE [non]. 9935 & 9420, Aug 23 at 0112, ERTOpen is not tonight, so Iran`s ME music in Arabic service makes it poorly on open 9420 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, Aug 22 at 2053 UT on caradio I find that KIEL, Loyal OK is back on the air after missing for a week or more: playing `Ode to Joy` on piano as part of a medley; 2100 UT ID. At sweet spots in Enid, KIEL makes it OK past our translator back on 89.1 instead of 88.9, so never mind my theory that these stations were avoiding each other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 9500, Aug 23 at 0112, RSO is missing from scheduled bihour frequency, so figure I will find them when I get around to bandscanning 19m: at 0119, very poor ME music on 15140, nothing on 15355 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 7445, Aug 23 at 0125, S Asian music, poor with flutter; also storm noise on lower bands. Aoki shows it`s BBC Pashto via OMAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Aug 23 at 0103, no signal from R. Chaski, presumed off again, or possibly reset to earlier cutoff (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 23 at 0114:50, SLBC music starts, and 2+1 mistimesignal ends at 0115:18; fair signal with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1734 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI, 7570 & 15770, Friday Aug 22 at 2130:30, like last week playing the previous show and also repeating the double WRMI IDs, first at 2129:30 by Rudy Espinal and then at 2130:00 by Ian McFarland. Even tho 7570 is beamed toward us and 15770 is off the side, much better signal here on 15770 as the higher band is propagating much better and less absorbed over a full-daylight path. Stephen Cooper in England says 15770 was also well-heard there.
(I have no trouble hearing 15770 on the portable I`m checking, as I`m not home yet after witnessing new movie ``The Giver`` at Enid`s only cinema (recommended). Must have been their smallest auditorium, #1, with only 4 or 5 rows of seats, so back row center was plenty close. On this Friday matinée première, we were the only customers, best time to see movies without distraxion from any other audience.)
WORLD OF RADIO 1735: Sat 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB; UT Sun 0100 on WRMI 5950 (last week was new show but could repeat previous); UT Sun 0131 on KVOH 9975; UT Mon 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15420-CUSB, UT Sat Aug 23 at 0113, TimTron is wrapping up `Allan Weiner Worldwide,` so substituted this week? Figuring out how to get back to Brother Stair. So the #4 transmitter is again in service, much later than usual 2100* for the flagship live show of WBCQ. May have been sufficient from 0000, but by now it`s only poor, and found to be // VG 9330, poor 7490, and very poor 5110, all synchronized for a change. 15420 goes to dead air for a while but I can still detect the reduced carrier, 0116 back with WBCQ ID and jingle, a bit of music, and then really off. By now 9330 is back to regular programming, 7490 to BS (confirmed by // 7570 WRMI only an echo apart with non-BS psychophant), and 5110 some other music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Aug 23 at 0106, WTWW is still off. Looks like #3 transmitter is totally down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, Aug 23 at 0126, WWRB is off for a second night, while still on 5050 with BS, so only one transmitter can be used (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1010-, Aug 23 at 0139 UT, big het on low side loops east-west; keyboard not handy, but estimated pitch a little below Middle C. Something new, and already IDed a sesquihour earlier tnx to tip from Brandon Jordan near Memphis: 
``1009.772, WHIN, Gallatin, TN, 23 Aug 0010 - WHIN with a significant offset with Beech Buccaneers vs Station Camp Bison's high school football, local spots. Fair in LSB but causing a major het on 1010 kHz. 73, Brandon Jordan, Fayette County, TN``
That makes 228 Hz off any 1010.000 stations, or between A and B-flat below Cm. I really can`t isolate its modulation among the QRM, but something sounds like a baseball game, and also a preacher, probably KXEN. Then I am also hearing:
1010, Aug 23 at 0143 UT, mention of Colorado and area code 719 --- presumably KSIR in Brush (Fort Morgan) (former WORLD OF RADIO affiliate), still on 25 kW day power until 0200 UT in Aug (0100 UT in Sept), pattern a tight figure-8 slightly CCW from east-west, so some but not much signal hereward. It`s in AC 970, but close to 719 which encompasses more than the SE quadrant of spherical rectangle CO (except for a bit of jog along the Utah border, bad surveying?) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1590, Aug 23 at 0129 UT, lucky catch just as I tune across, ``right here on KELP``, and then singing ID. 5 kW day pattern from El Paso TX is very favorable for us with broad lobe centered northeast. Its day ends at 0145 UT in Aug (0115 UT in Sept). Last year`s NRC AM Log shows religious format, partly in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1510-, Aug 23 at 0132 UT, Mexican music vs WLAC, making low rumble SAH, very slightly on the lo side. 0133 UT, SHVA (super-hype voice actor) in what sounds like a full ID with slogans, but too much QRM and fade to make anything out. Rough DF for it maybe NE/SW, and best with WLAC nulled, which means aiming N/S. 
So what is it not? KNNS in Larned KS which flipped off Spanish in March. Last year`s NRC AM Log shows three of the 1510 Texans in Spanish, but as daytimers should be off by 0100 or 0115 UT in August per FCC AM Query (admittedly an often unwarranted assumption). 
IRCA Mexican Log shows a good possibility, a new radio station I was unaware of, XEQI, La Nueva Radio in Monterrey NL, listed as 50 kW day power, cutting to 250 watts at night. Need to keep after this one! BTW, no higher het, lower below 1510 at this time from KCTE, Independence MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0402 UT August 23

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, 12065 et al., Saturday August 23 at 1359, `Saturday Night Country` closing first hour to resume after news and so it does at 1405. Mentions Local [sic] Radio, its originating network? So RA has preserved at least one of its allegedly most popular shows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 13635, Aug 23 at 1423, CNR1 jamming, poor signal and target also audible. Per Aoki, a lucky catch as RFA Cantonese via TINIAN at 14-15 is on this frequency only on Saturdays. Per Aoki the others are: 13585 M/W/F; 13595 Tue/Thu. Obviously the SARFT jamming command is on top of them, so why bother to jumparound in this and many other cases, merely confusing casual listeners who don`t have the full schedules? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Aug 23 at 0543, this RHC English frequency is off again, while the others are nominal.
13740, Aug 23 at 1401, open carrier/dead air when relay of CRI English should have started; it`s going at next check 1423 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 17630, Aug 23 at 1403, CRI English with good signal, modulating unlike via Cuba 13740; as the Urumqi relay has resumed after a (maintenance?) break. During which there was no and still is no sign of the alleged co-channel CRI French ex-English relay via Mali during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 13850, Aug 23 at 0537, R. Cairo with Arab music, fair signal and modulation not too bad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, Aug 23 at 0539, fair signal with Greek music. ERTOpen had not been on at previous check circa 0100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MOROCCO. 9575, Aug 23 at 0539, Médi-1 with good signal better than usual, making it more obvious that it`s undermodulated with French talk. Stronger than 9700 Romania and weaker than 9535 Spain/Algeria/France, which would be hard to beat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SINGAPORE. 11890, Aug 23 at 1425, excited commentary in English, sports show? Poor signal, shown in Aoki as BBCWS via Kranji: 14-15 100 kW 320 degrees, morphing at 15-17 to 250 kW, 315 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 15795, Aug 23 at 1401, preacher in English and nothing on 15825, so WWCR has failed to change frequency at 1200 --- or a deliberate extension? Still there at 1421, 1533, 1709. Sked at
still shows *1200* change effective till Aug 31 (and modified sked after that not yet up). It really doesn`t matter as nothing else is scheduled on either frequency 24h except: 15795, 1145-1315 AIR in Chinese: HFCC says analog, Aoki & EiBi say DRM. Really? How is that faring against ChiCom CNR1/Firedrake jamming, as in EiBi but not Aoki? Anyhow, WWCR would already be conflicting with that. 
WWCR is really registered for 15795 until 1300, but no more. Moving 30 kHz down permanently would slightly increase their potential audience via multi-band but not general coverage receivers which don`t go all the way up to 15825. Original decision to go to the far right of the 15 MHz band did avoid interference problems as a trade-off, but no longer really necessary. And does anyone recall where the 15 MHz broadcast band officially ends per ITU allocations? I don`t (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17790, Aug 23 at 1402, open carrier/dead air from WRMI with R. Africa Network, like CRI via Cuba 13740, slow starts on a Saturday morning. 17790 is modulating by next check 1421, probably much earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 930, Aug 23 at 0549 UT, Coast to Coast AM affiliate // countless others, audible with WKY OKC nulled. Searching 930 at http://www.coasttocoastam.com/stations
goes to NY, SD, MD, KY, IL and WY. Of those, most likely would be WTAD in Quincy IL as logged a number of times here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1724 UT August 23

Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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