sábado, 9 de agosto de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 8-9 , 2014

** AUSTRALIA. 15450, Aug 8 at 1416, English narration with S Asian accent, background of chirps, fair with flutter. It`s the current all-English sesquihour starting 1400 from RBA at 310 degree azimuth from Kununurra (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11716, 11748, 11812, 11844, Aug 8 at 0553, distorted spurs from 11780 RNA are audible centered about here at 32 kHz intervals, but none further.
Next check Aug 9 at 0103 tuning across the 25m band --- no spurs! But that`s because 11780 itself is off. Aha, working on repairing it? 0132 recheck, 11780 is back on, and again spurs audible circa 11750 and 11810, but none further and these not too strong. Still, *any* spurs at all from this are unacceptable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 16100, Aug 8 at 1319, open carrier/dead air with flutter, still the same at 1340. Got to be a CNR1/Firedrake jammer as often heard here, minus any modulation. I figure it will cut off at 1400 sharp, but it keeps on going past 1404, 1414. No funxional jammers heard anywhere else 12-19 MHz, except the perpetual 19m inband trio, 15115, 15195, 15265 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, Aug 9 at 0119, RHC is missing from here, so can`t tell whether it would be in wrong language, while 5025 Rebelde is on.
For those who might think I never have anything good to say about RHC:
9810, Aug 9 at 0138, is *not* producing the usual buzz-field above and below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also IRAN [and non]
** CYPRUS. 11558-11578, Aug 9 at 0105, strong OTH radar pulsing, possibly from here, but can`t hear any broadcasts underneath.
9595-9625, Aug 9 at 0125, strong OTH radar pulsing, possibly from here, main victim being 9605 KBSWR Spanish via WHRI; while Spain, q.v., is absent from 9620: just as well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9170
** EGYPT [and non]. 12070, Aug 9 at 0101, R. Cairo with extreme distortion, audible out to 12055-12085.
11710, Aug 9 at 0104, R. Cairo is dead air, or maybe JBM; the het it makes with Argentina on hi side is louder than it or the RAE modulation, but which might suffice without the heavy QRM.
9315, Aug 9 at 0122, third R. Cairo Spanish frequency has VG signal level, but just-barely modulation level --- can`t have one without the other!
9965, Aug 9 at 0122 and still at 0137, R. Cairo Arabic channel is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9170
** GREECE. 9420, 9935 and 15630, ERTOpen are all missing Aug 9 in the 01-02 hour; at 0139 I can hear a very poor signal from Iran on 9420 as a result (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** INDONESIA. 9525.9, Aug 8 at 1301, VOI with fair carrier, flutter, no QRM, but just barely modulated with presumed English, useless (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN [and non]. 13785, Aug 8 at 1419, VIRI Arabic service, VP with flutter, but NO het on the hi side. Hmmm, router in another room is unplugged due to earlier lightning, and sure `nuff when I plug it in, the 13786 `carrier` comes back, grrr.
11760, Aug 9 at 0103, CCI detectable under RHC, and still no 12025, so VIRI continues to collide with Cuba; at 0132, RHC has faded a bit on 11760, so the QRM is audibler, and // 9860.
9790, Aug 9 at 0124, Iran NA finishes, opening Kazakh service via Sirjan, fair with flutter. Comparing to 9860 Spanish via Kamalabad, 9860 is stronger and steadier, but lower modulation and hum.
11820, Aug 9 at 0134, the other Kazakh frequency via Sirjan, has good signal and would be listenable for nice music later were it not for the heavy splash from 11825 Brother Scare WRMI, aimed right down our throats (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also GREECE
** OKLAHOMA. Area tropo August 8 from turn-on at 1430 UT finds lots of bad signals on UHF channels; mainly Tulsa stations, even when antenna aimed away from there.
RF 30, Aug 8 at 1430 UT, from NW I am getting OETA on its four channels, which has to be K30AE-D, Alva, and wonderfully, none of the channels are breaking up as they do constantly even under dead conditions from parent KETA-13 OKC. K30AE-D is 15 kW, and there are five others in the Alva-Cherokee/Cherokee-Alva ``market``, on 15, 17, 20, 22, 28, all of which are only 500 watts, one-thirtieth the power of OETA. 15 is blocked by OKC, 22 by Tulsa, but I do have bad signals on 17 and 20, which could also be from bigger sigs elsewhere. 
Aiming west, I have a couple of bad signals on 43 and 49 which could be two of the six Seiling OK translators, also 500-watt range. No point in speculating further.
RF 45, KOTV ``6`` x 3, Tulsa holds up almost until ``noon``, 17 UT, which is really 10:30 am by sun time (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 9500, Aug 9 at 0056, RSO on proper frequency for a change, Qur`an with reverb, fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, Aug 9 at 0057, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0107:31* which is six seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 15385, Aug 9 at 0106, very surprised to find REE with a very good signal on this unlisted frequency, altho they do use it earlier in the day; forgot to change it after 2300 to 9620, which is missing? But this is much better than 9620 ever is, listed 230 degrees. 15385 could easily be on an abandoned North American azimuth, test? (6055 in French and English at 2300-0055 is no further north than 290 degrees.) 15385 is synchronized with 9535, otherwise the best signal for us, and with 15160, which is ordinary audible fairly, but colliding with Australia during this hour. 
Program is an historical narrative about Spain in the 19th century, with classical music background, occasional clips by some author with a heavy gringo accent; one book mentioned is ``El Labarinto Español``. I`m tempted to drop DXing and listen to this for content, but compromise by putting it on the backup PL-880 receiver and taking the phone from the DX398 off one ear. 15385 keeps going past 0130, and will be surprised if it recur 24 hours later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 9 after 0114, SLBC carrier is on, poor with flutter, 0114:46 music starts (like joined in progress), mistimesignal ends at 0115:17.5 --- they`re slipping, and sign on in Aoki-listed Bengali, since this is Saturday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, UT Sat Aug 9 at 0123, in accordance with WRMI`s new program grid, no more `PCJ Radio International` (which had been repeating for a few? weeks), but instead a preacher; at least half the old hour remains DXy, with another `Wavescan` repeat now from 0130; Ray Robinson reading a feature at 0137 check. Moderate jamming level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1680, Aug 8 at 0606 UT, ``16-80, KGED`` ID audible amid storm crashes, but fades in stronger at 0607 UT resuming financial advice show. Fresno CA, with nothing to impede it between here and there. Opposite direxion and slightly closer however, is station with equal 1 kW ND, WOKB Winter Garden FL, which I`ve yet to hear, also with nothing in between. Maybe it`s the fast SAH sometimes against KGED, if not WPRR MI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9170, Aug 9 at 0127, find open carrier/dead air, and guess it might be the missing 9965 Cairo transmitter far astray; but immediately blown away by ute blaats, unlike the OTH radars heard earlier (under CYPRUS) but possibly another kind of radar, spreading 9160-9185, and still going at 0140. Meanwhile with BFO on at 0128, I can hear some very weak Spanish 2-way in the middle of it on 9170: they must be having a very hard time hearing each other, and raising their voices doesn`t help much (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0426 UT August 9
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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