** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, Dec 1 at 0635, distorted spurs from 11780.1, RNA/RNB, peak around here at plus/minus 33 kHz, rather than 35 kHz; a carrier on 11750 suffers from one. This despite hi local noise level, but with BFO the scratchy spurs are obvious; no precise carriers to pinpoint (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910-, Dec 1 at 0634, ballad, YL ID as La Voz de tu Conciencia, like last night, rather than Alcaraván Radio, tropical music; while the other HJDH, 6010v, is also on with different music, het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN [non]. 15690, Dec 1 at 1427, poor signal with Farsi pop music, 1430, 3+1 timesignal, R. Farda ID and news. During the 1400 sesquihour only, site is Biblis, GERMANY per HFCC. 15690 is in use long before that: 0430-1400 via Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 15705.0-AM, Dec 1 at 1513, in a bandscan encounter Station YHWH, good signal with some deep fades, but always punchy modulation unlike a number of legit US SW stations which keep running old transmitters way below 100% modulation. He sounds louder than alleged low power would account for.
See DXLD 14-45 for discussion of his power and location:
Token, in the Mojave Desert says it`s only ``between 200 and 600 watts PEP and about 200 watts of carrier``. Of course PEP doesn`t apply when he is in AM, which is most of the time. Tim Tromp overheard a QSO with Dr Benway saying he was running 375 W PEP from the Mojave Desert. I still find it hard to believe he`s less than 10 kW on AM. Signal now is better than a lot of other 19m signals, roughly equal to Vatican + Milton on 15550.
Anyhow, I listen longer than usual to this emission. ID at 1513, recommends the Jerusalem Bible which includes Apocrypha. 1522 another ID, ``subtitled misleading Satanic data in the Old Testament``; ``anti-Christianity cult``. 1531 another ID in passing and a few seconds of strong running-water ute QRM on hi side. Not paying further attention but do catch signing off at 1557 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 12095, Dec 1 at 1509, BBCWS with fair readable signal, about Ebola in Sierra Leone. HFCC shows at 15-17 the site is MADAGASCAR at 315 degrees, so also USward. Other BBCWS English usage of 12095: 00-02 Singapore, 02-03 Oman, 04-05 UAE, 05-07 South Africa, 07-08 Ascension, 20-21 Ascension, 21-24 Ascension M-F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1749 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday December 1 at 0400+ on Area 51 webcast, and WBCQ 5109v-CUSB. Next:
Monday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395 [if back on schedule]
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955
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 7489v
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, altho Global 24 via WRMI seemed to be back on schedule yesterday, Monday Dec 1 before 1500 it`s jazz music, presumably `Jazz from the Left` listed for 11-14 UT, then Old Time Radio. At 1500 it`s back to other fill music we have heard again and again: ``Horse with No Name``; 1505 Bach; 1510 `1812 Overture` by Tschaikowski (I try to spell him a different way each time). This hour is when we had hoped to hear the scheduled `Democracy Now`; not rechecked until 1533 when 1812 is playing yet again. So the snowstorm/power outages in New England are still messing up G24.
Fair signal, but still less than we would expect from the 315 antenna right at us like on 7570 & 11825 blasting Brother Scare. The WRMI transmission schedule has always shown 355 degrees, 24 hours on 9395 for ``System E`` = Global 24. A week ago they said they were trying a more westerly beam at 12-21 UT, which I took to be 315, since that`s the next one beyond 355. The following would explain a lot, if G24 has really been on a 44 degree antenna, right at Europe so about 90 degrees off from us, accounting for the poor-fair signals here but good reports from Europe until daytime fadeouts.
Peter W Hansen tells the DXLD yg at 2220 UT November 30: ``Just got back from the Open House at WRMI. First visit to a transmitter site for me. Very interesting! Got a tour of the facilities. Global 24 is now being transmitted at 355 degrees 1200-2100 UT and at 44 degrees 2100-1200 UT. All the transmitters seem to be operated at about 50 kW power level``
So if that`s the case, the daytime more westerly signal is now really at 355 degrees, toward Cleveland, still not so great for here at 315 degrees, but certainly better than 44. Running everything at half-power should be generally sufficient at least for closer targets, and a big savings in the electricity bill (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, Dec 1 at 1440 past 1500, two very poor signals making fast SAH, maybe 10-12 Hz, with no modulation detectable, nor jamming, possibilities being Yemen, Madagascar and Korea South. Was anything further audible on the west coast? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1753 UT December 1
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org