segunda-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2014

Glenn Hauser logs November 29-30 , 2014

** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, Nov 30 at 0618, distorted spurs from 11780.1 RNA are weakly audible; no QRM from 11825 WRMI now, inaudible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA [non]. 7570, Nov 30 at 0459 tune-in, WRMI is off, but pops back on at *0459.5, so must have made an unexpected transmitter and/or antenna switch from that for Brother Scare. Continues with blasting VG signal as usual. It`s now time for the second special of the year from STF Radio International, as per its previous publicity. Much like the last one, with hard-driving electronic music, every so often beeping with radiograms to be decoded by those so inclined. ID as Super Time Force, which is a video game enterprise in Toronto, and only 7570 mentioned so like last time must have prepared separate playbacks for each transmitter. Also on WRMI 7730, much weaker here (and had a pre-show from 0400 on 7730 only); and WRMI 9955 which is merely good level and not synchronized. Also on WBCQ 9330, 7490 and 5110, but no need for them so I stay with 7570 thruout. Before 0600 signs off with Toronto address asking for reports. Voice is synthetic, mostly
femalish. WRMI ID and back to BS at 0600.
7490, then I tune down to WBCQ and find the STF closing beeps still going past 0600, so must have started late: 0604 finally sign-off by Allan Weiner. This one had some Cuban pulse jamming as usual from the lo side circa 7488.
7455, BTW, checking WRMI at 0605, find it is carrying BS instead of TruNews, which has another hour to run here, and is still on 5015 and 5850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 17585, Nov 30 at 1450, CNR1 jammer, fair with heavy flutter: here due to IBB Tibetan via Lampertheim during this hour only, per HFCC
15745, Nov 30 at 1453, CNR1 jammer, fair with heavy flutter, // 17585. This is to block IBB Tibetan via Thailand during this hour only. None in the 14s, 13s
12045, Nov 30 at 1453, CNR1 jammer, not // 15745 & 17585 but maybe just out of synch. This is vs IBB Chinese via TINIAN, an always audible heavy collision (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EAST TURKISTA
** COLOMBIA. 5910-, Nov 30 at 0607, HJDH is active again, song in the style of ``Guantanamera``, soon ID not as Alcaraván Radio but as La Voz de tu Conciencia; fair signal, slightly on the lo side and no QRM at this hour. The other HJDH is also on air, 6010v, at 0609 playing different less secular music, instrumental version of ``Amen, amen, amen``, with het presumed Brasil; at 0613 it too IDs, by OM as LV de tu Conciencia. Back to 5910 at 0614: another LV de tu C ID, by YL. Strange; mixed up their automation? Or is the Alcaraván Radio programming from 1530 no longer to be shortwaved? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9710, Nov 29 at 2249, this early, RHC with CCCCCCI (Chinese language Chinese Communist co-channel interference), which HFCC shows as CNR (not a jammer!) 2025-2330, 100 kW, 217 degrees from SZG site near Beijing. Later in evening it`ll be from Kashgar, and Iran: great coordination, Arnie, who refuses to participate in HFCC.
17730, Nov 30 at 1451, RHC back on frequency, with some hum, ex-yesterday on 17699.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EAST TURKISTAN. 17615, Nov 30 at 0622, very poor signal with flutter, nothing else on band.
15620, Nov 30 at 0622, something even weaker
15220, Nov 30 at 0623, French, very poor with flutter. Nothing much else audible on this band either. 
HFCC shows all these are CRI, 17615 being Urumqi in German; 15620 Kashgar in Italian; 15220 Kashgar in French, all for Europe, of course. What a novel idea: broadcasting to a target area for its morning listenership. No one does it anymore for us from outside North America. Except South Korea, which doesn`t know anything about propagation. Radio Australia, of course serves only the Pacific and we are just fortunate to lie right beyond it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ECUADOR. 6050.0, Nov 30 at 0239, open carrier/dead air, poor-fair signal. Nothing but HCJB is scheduled here and normally audible. Wake up! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT [and non]. 9860, Nov 30 at 0232, R. Cairo ``English`` is really open carrier/dead air on fair signal
9905, Nov 30 at 0232, R. Cairo, wailing with long pauses, good but with persistent RTTY QRM
9965, Nov 30 at 0242, R. Cairo with whine, JBM in Arabic
9395, Sunday Nov 30 at 1353, classic ME music, so Global 24 via WRMI must still be relaying Cairo at 1300, but only on Sundays; 1400 interrupt for Global 24 ID; 1401 R. Cairo opens `Modern Egypt` talk about investing and industry, with music bits interspersed, Kenya mentioned. 1407 on to next segment, unsure topic, with continuous music bed; 1409 music only; 1419 news headlines and sign-off North American service, including news tomorrow at 4:15 Cairo Local Time = 0215 UT. 
At 1421, G24 switches to its own music fill, `Horse with No Name` by Neil Young --- no it wasn`t, per Wikipedia: ``"A Horse with No Name" is a song written by Dewey Bunnell, and originally recorded by the band America. It was the band's first and most successful single, released in late 1971 in Europe and early 1972 in the US, and topping the charts in several countries.[1] It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.[2] Due to the song's resemblance to the work of Neil Young from the same time period, it is occasionally mistaken for being written and sung by Young``. 
1425 the usual Bach fill; 1430 starting `Switzerland in Sound`. Reception here was sufficient, especially after FEBC 9400 closed Chinese about 1402. No particular complaints about Cairo`s modulation here, incomparably better than on own transmitters; yet, one needs to pay rapt attention and still not follow all details. I hope G24 keeps this relay available (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY. 6105-6110-6115, Nov 30 at 0238, strong DRM from presumed Radio Andernach; missed checking circa 0300 whether it was still on to collide with R. Fana. Would serve Ethiopia right for employing DRM as jamming elsewhere (altho R. Fana is supposedly a private station, not governmental) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See unID 6190
** GREECE. 9935, Nov 29 at 2250, this poor Avlis transmitter is motorboating again, put-putting during ERTOpen music; carrier is also wobbling slightly, while // 9420 is stronger and OK.
9935, Nov 30 at 0232, now the motorboating is really bad, and sounds like two program feeds mixing, one music, one talk, but could be intentional, same on 9420 without the motorboating.
11645, Nov 30 at 0616, very poor signal here but I think it is wobbling, while 9420 is VG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, Nov 30 at 0612, XEPPM is on late again tonight, still going with song, very good clear signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Nov 30 at 0229, strong jazz music, likely Wolverine Radio; 0240.5 yes, 2-word ID as such; off at 0306 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. (88.7), KWTU Tulsa webcast, tune in just before 0200 UT Nov 30 for final repeat of KUCO`s `Performance Oklahoma` with Mozart`s ``Magic Flute`` from this year`s OK Mozart Festival --- but stream goes to dead air for 7 minutes before some piano music fill kicks in. A bust, and I missed the first part earlier on KUCO itself. Yet another station over-relying on automation with no human around to make sure programming happens (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 11650, Nov 29 at 2214, RSO VG in Arabic, apparently now on this channel starting at 2200, until 0200. Lecture on computers, mentioning English terms, ``Microsoft Security Essential``; still at 2247 mentioning ``Windows 10``, ``Samsung`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 11820, Nov 29 at 2216, Qur`an from BSKSA, // 11915 and 11930. 11820 is strongest and would be best, were it not for the BSplash from 11825 WRMI; 11930 mixed with Cuban jamming which should have stopped at 2200 with Radio Martí; tnx a lot, Arnie! 11915 is fair with lite het presumably from off-frequency Brazilian, R. Gaúcha. So 11915 comes out best under the circumstances. HFCC shows Riyadh:
11820, 18-23, 500 kW at 320 degrees USward, intended only for Europe
11915, 18-23, 500 kW at 295 degrees
11930, 18-23, 500 kW at 270 degrees
** TURKEY. 9410, Nov 30 at 0249, fair signal with SW Asian vocal music; must be Spanish service of VOT during this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1749 monitoring: confirmed on KVOH, 9975, UT Sunday Nov 30 at 0231, after usual musical prélude and sign-on. VG signal level, but hum and undermodulated. Next:
Sunday 1000 on WRMI 5850 
[at 1025 there was an earthquake here but I was too rattled to turn on the radio to confirm: USGS says: 4.2 magnitude, 27km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-11-30 10:24:44 4.5 km deep; = 19 mi NE of Enid, details:
NZ outdid us with some higher 4s]
Sunday 2300 on WRMI 11580
Monday 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Monday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tuesday 2300 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 7490v
Wednesday 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
** U S A. 9395, Nov 30 at 0233, Global 24 via WRMI, discussion of superheroes: must be `The Fringe Radio Show` special as promoted a week ago about ``Game Movie Empire``, mentioned at 0249 after IBM and Midas ads. TFRS runs from 01 to 05 UT Sundays. These long-form music/talk shows allow plenty of opportunities for adspots, unlike continuous foreign non-commercial relays. See also EGYPT [non]. 
9395, Nov 30 at 1504, Diana Ross discussed, her music. Is this `Sounds from the `Global Village` as on schedule grid now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, Nov 29 at 2255, WBCQ carrier is on prior to extended Saturday evening-only broadcast, with humwhine, wobble, VG level.
7490v-AM & 9330v-CUSB, Nov 30 at 0234, WBCQ // but out of synch, 9330 running 29 seconds behind 7490, discussion of tyranny & elexions; 5110v-CUSB in other programming, musical (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 960, Nov 30 at 0253 UT, in MW bandscan I try nulling local KGWA, and voilà, there`s another station I normally can`t hear even during Fox-holes: program is `CCM Magazine` pausing for ads, including 1-800-990-6976 to become debt-free; chia(?) seeds for Omega-3; 0255 UT back to the first of four Xmas editions of the CCM Radio Magazine, i.e. Christian, kid singing. Remains steadily audible as long as I keep KGWA tightly nulled, very little fading. 
0300 UT quick ID sounds like KTCS, into SRN ``news``. Uplooked later, it has to be KCGS in Marshall AR, 5 kW daytime, 44 watts at night, non-direxional; yeah, right. Finally fades out (or powers down?) at 0305 UT as I strain to hear another ID after news. Marshall is in north-central Arkansas on US 65 between Little Rock and Branson. NRC AM Log lists as merely talk format. Wiki claims KCGS has southern gospel format, more like this. Own website has expired. CCM is a Salem thing, standing for Christ, Community, Music: But no KCGS found searching there. Another night, another cheating razorback: 25 hours earlier, it was 1530 KVDW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1620, Nov 30 at 0630 UT, KOZN, ``The Zone`` with KETV-7 weatherperson on what`s ``coming up Friday afternoon in Omaha``!! But this is Sunday morning already. O well, blame the automation. Or rather the human supposed to be in charge of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
UNIDENTIFIED. 6190-DRM, Nov 30 at 0238, sounds like weak DRM noise here, not enough to bother 6185 XEPPM. Nonesuch in HFCC, but could it be the 5 kW reserve BELARUS transmitter registered as D=analog for 23 hours a day? Oops, 02-03 is the one hour it is not listed. Thought it might be an alternate for R. Andernach, but that`s strong on 6105-6115, see GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1915 UT November 30
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser -

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