quinta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18-19-20 , 2014

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers morning of Nov 18:
15940, Nov 18 at 1331, JBA talk with flutter, probably this, and I am certainly not going to guess it`s Sound of Hope target instead
13530, Nov 18 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, very good with flutter, CODAR QRM; none in the 14s, 16s, 17s
12980, Nov 18 at 1346, CNR1 jammer, just like 13530
None in the 10s or low 11s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 11730, Nov 18 at 1404, good signal but mostly hum, suppressed modulation. Wiggle that patchcord! It`s VIRI Urdu service, 1250-1420, 500 kW, 118 degrees from Kamalabad. (Belarus is also scheduled to be on 11730 at 11-23, 150 kW, 246 degrees from Minsk, but no sign of it now nor hardly ever) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, Nov 18 at 1411, RSO English with interview about how to open up a business; where`s our rock music? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 21412-USB, Nov 17 at 2115, W1VDE in Oregon (not New England) with the ``Pacific Net``, calling for contacts. Quite a character; says ``We don`t care about your equipment, but your brain, eyes and ears``. First contact is with KK4SSH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 9370, Nov 18 at 1354, WWRB is not yet on so I hear something else: good signal but heavy flutter, about the Mideast situation; 1402 about Pakistan, Afghanistan, appropriately, since Aoki shows it`s VOA Deewa Radio at 13-19 in Pashto, 250 kW, 340 degrees from Iranawila, SRI LANKA, undeterred from the other worldside by the BS from Walterboro aimed 45 degrees from WWRB for ``eastern Canada``, but which also blasts in here due westward (nor VOA Korean via Thailand at 19-21 on 9370). WWRB is listed for 13-24 UT, but QSY times from and to 3185 or 5050 always vary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1747 monitoring: confirmed on Global 24 via WRMI 9395, Monday November 17 at 2201. 
After the ID there was only about half a minute of news headlines; I don`t quite see the point of that. A full service station ought to have regular newscasts of at least 5 minutes, but OTOH there is plenty of that on domestic radio, and various 29-minute programs plus full newscasts cannot be crammed into half an hour. Time is also needed for commercials. Instead of news-on-the-hour, maybe G24 could feature longer news in depth but less frequently.
Next WORLD OF RADIO chances:
UT Wednesday 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wednesday 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
UT Thursday 0430 on WRMI 9955 (unless new 1748 be ready)
** U S A [and non]. 9395, Nov 18 at 1333, Global 24 via WRMI is carrying KBS World Radio, going from one segment to another in their ``Tuesday Corner``, while 15575 direct has degraded to a JBA carrier. So that`s helpful altho 9395 is only fair with the usual ACI squeeze. 
At 1401 recheck, now 9395 is relaying NHK World Radio Japan, with `Insight` segment at 1406 when I also hear it on 11925 due west from PALAU, where it`s a bit better despite ACI from 11930 jamming and Martí. 9395 is running 33 seconds behind 11925. 
These two are contrary to G24`s full schedule as of Nov 14, which shows on Tuesdays at 13-14, Classical Worldwide; 14-15 Old Time Radio - drama. So plugged into WRN instead? WRN North American schedule does have KBS at 13-14, but not NHK at 1400-1430, instead Poland. Didn`t check what was on at 1430-1500.
Here`s a discussion of Global 24`s funding and programming plans:
After 1500, G24 is still carrying `Democracy Now`. It`s one of the programs they say ``needs sponsors. Consider sponsoring it here``:
At least that program now penetrates the borders of Oklahoma where it has no affiliate at all. (O, it does, too: per
noon CST M-F on KCCU HD2 out of Lawton, which is equivalent to none: plus some of its several repeaters which employ HD2. None of these in western, southern OK reach Enid with main channel, let alone IBOC. 
DN also on Part 15 outlet in Cowlington, eastern OK, Lazer 1610, a.k.a. `KKRP`. And at same place, `KHXI` on 99.9, another unreal station, and an unbelievable frequency with 100 kW KTCS in nearby Fort Smith AR on 99.9. Link to it does not work, but check out KKRP for webcasts at least) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Nov 18 at 0641, WTWW-2 is back on and // 5830 WTWW-1 with SFAW talking about sweating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1140, Nov 18 at 1318 UT, Spanish news about latest earthquakes in Kansas including one near Anthony which is right close to the OK border, but we didn`t feel that one. Nor did any Kansans make the latest USGS list which they admit is not complete:
1320 UT ``Ésta es Radio-Noticias 11-40``, then ad for Sears. With English pronunciation, while in México it`s ``Say-Arse``. (BTW, Enid`s Sears is Going Out of Business by January; everything must go at discounts. So our only mall loses another of its major anchor stores). 
So this 1140 is KCXL Independence MO (KC market) with its partial-Spanish schedule. Not to be confused with WQBA Miami, which per tunein.com also slogans ``Noticias 11-40``, but which is ``not available now`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1610, Nov 18 circa 0130 UT on caradio, I`m hearing IBOC-like noise, so has 1600 St Louis or Denver resumed it after months of respite? Can`t get any fix with ND antenna, and when I get home can`t hear it on the DX-398. Possibly could also come out of a 1620 station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1809 UT November 18

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 13590, Nov 19 at 1405, talk in Pashto about Pakistan, then suddenly all-English interviewing (ex?) Ambassador William somebody, good with flutter; 1410 interviewer briefly summarizes their conversation in Pashto, back to English to 1415 at least. It`s VOA Deewa Radio, via Nauen, GERMANY this hour only; preceded by Kuwait, followed by Sri Lanka. So why change sites every hour? Because they can? To even out daily propagation variations? But that would be helpful only if each hour is a repeat. One would think the two closer ones would be better any time than Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA. 11711-, Nov 19 at 0329, I`m checking RAE by tuning USB to minimize the 11710 het from presumed CRI Russian via Urumqi. Since hearing English instead of French during this hour last week, I`ve been intending to reconfirm it: yes, altho very poor, I can tell it is not French but English intonation; 0330 3-pip auto timesignal seems a few seconds late, then RAE ID in Spanish, back to English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9905, Nov 19 at 0644, R. Cairo signal is good with flutter, but now it`s just barely modulated and distorted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. es, 07390, Nov 19 at 0653, RFI in French, fair signal with fast SAH --- again making me suspect Issoudun is really running two transmitters here, even if only one is modulating. Aoki and HFCC show 7390 at 04-05 on 130 degre5-06 on 160 degrees, 06-07 on 185 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1510, Nov 19 at 0125, now I`m all set to record the regular half-hour break of the unID thought to be XEQI in Monterrey --- The Radio Shack Desk Top Digital Recorder patched into the DX-398. O, no! Just being turned on not yet recording, the device puts noise on this and other MW frequencies! No good for weak signals. I had used it before with no problem on SW, but it also messed up some FM DX recordings. Ain`t the digital world great? Anyhow at 0129 with WLAC nulled, the Spanish station is running a PSA or ad with a .mx website. So will have to keep trying or revert to an analog cassette tape recorder (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND [and non?]. 7120, Nov 20 at 0320-0332, no signal from R. Hargeisa, nor on 7130. Eurafrican monitors have been hearing something new on 7130 during their afternoon and evening, 1433-1831; at first assumed to be a move by Hargeisa, but the programming is in Arabic, clandestine directed at Bahrain, and originating in Iran, as identified by Tarek Zeidan in Cairo. Conceivably this could be employing the Hargeisa transmitter, if not coincidentally off the 7120 air, but why not direct from Iran? Precision frequency observations by Wolfgang Büschel and Mauno Ritola indicate the 7130 unit is not like Hargeisa, but Iran (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 9820, Nov 19 at 0643, big open carrier, lite het probably from off-frequency Brasilian. Scheduled here at 0450-0656 is V of Turkey in Turkish, 250 kW at 138 degrees, opposite from hereward. I would have suspected something closer, like a Greenville warmup. Nothing is scheduled to start at 0700. 9820 Turkey schedule is simultaneous with the listed 500 kW, 310 degree beam USward on 9700, and ordinarily audible, which I would have compared had I known (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1747 monitoring: confirmed at 0401 UT Wednesday Nov 19 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395, but only a poor signal. From the G24 program schedule it was unclear whether a previous special, `Shakespeare on Shortwave` would be pre-empting WOR or not. 
Also confirmed Wednesday Nov 19 at 1415 on WRMI 9955, fair signal but with pulse jamming: tnx a lot, Arnie! Also confirmed on WBCQ webcast at 2200 UT Wed Nov 19, and presumably 7490v; and less than a minute later starting on Global 24 via WRMI 9395. Also confirmed after 0430 UT Thursday Nov 20 on WRMI webcast. And another repeat of 1747 to be 1330 UT Thursday Nov 20, with #1748 ready in time for first broadcast at 2201 Thursday Nov 20 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395, and again at 0030 UT Friday Nov 21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Wednesday Nov 19 at 1350, Global 24 via WRMI, very poor signal with unknown program; 1359 mentioned Deutsche Welle but maybe just a promo; better at 1438 when a KBS World Radio ID goes by (yesterday KBS was on an hour earlier). Wednesday sked shows Jazz for the Asking before 1400, Old Time Radio Drama after 1400. I don`t think so. I know they have had a lot of problems getting the planned programs on the air thru internet access.
`The End of the Dial` was a special from CBC about shortwave radio stations closing with lots of classic clips and whether the medium itself is doomed vs podcasting, etc.: publicized for 0300 UT Thursday Nov 20. Listening on webcast, starts at 0305 after news, and as I suspected it`s from the archive of `Ideas`, great CBC series which airs at this very same time in the Central zone, but this show is from February. Meanwhile, 9395 is just barely audible! I found the show page with audio ready to launch:
BTW, Global 24 is carrying out a 24-hour test via BULGARIA, UT Saturday Nov 22 from 0000 on 9465, reports very much wanted. I`ve advised them that 9465 is not exactly clear according to HFCC:
1330-1400 FEBC Philippines
1600-1800 IBB Lampertheim = VOA English
1800-1900 RFI Issoudun 
2100-2300 Brother Scare via Nauen, Germany
Maybe some of these are not really on the air, or G24 will go with some other frequency instead. Eibi only has the 1330 and 1600 broadcasts; Aoki only has the 1330 and 2100 ones. 1800 RFI could really be Taiwan in disguise.
Global 24 will also be testing via Sri Lanka on Sunday, December 7 at 1500-1558 on 13720, says Keith Perron (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0552 UT November 20

Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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