terça-feira, 3 de março de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs March 1-2 , 2015

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 2 at 1359, Bangladesh Betar IS, mistimesignal ending at 1359:30, opening Urdu, very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11813 & 11747, March 2 at 0625, the 11780.1v RNA/RNB distorted, crackly spurs are very poorly audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [non]. 17790, March 2 at 1441 and 1528 chex, no signal from R. Africa Network via WRMI; next check at 1612, it is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 17850, Monday March 2 at 1615, Oromo Voice via FRANCE is opening weekly English segment; YL says ``every Monday at 7:15 pm [Ogaden?] time``; into talk by OM. LSB synch detexion on the PL-880 helps a little, but too much DRM noise jamming to understand anything further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 13820, March 2 at 0627, Qur`an, very poor, then talk mixed with overtime Cuban pulse jamming against Martí[non]. HFCC shows the Albanian hour of VIRI via Kamalabad has just opened. Overnight MUF is picking up with spring oncoming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 960, March 2 at 0601, XEK Nuevo Laredo with ID and choral NA, atop the QRM during the Fox-hole of no modulation from local KGWA, once it is carefully nulled. From March 9 due to the imposition of daylight shifting, the KGWA Fox-hole will move to 0500-0505 UT, but not every night. Being from a border city subject to American economic pressure, XEK should also move to CDT early, retaining the NA at local midnite (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15120, March 2 at 0630, good carrier, just barely modulated music, so VON has improved over 24 hours earlier when no modulation at all could be detected, but still useless (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PHILIPPINES. 15620, March 2 at 1401, good signal with gamelan bells, talk sounds Indonesian mentioning SMS number. This really stands out, while 15610 WEWN is JBA. HFCC shows it`s Javanese instead at 1400-1430, 100 kW, 200 degrees from FEBC Bocaue. I wonder how close Javanese is to Bahasa Indonesia, to what extent they are mutually understandable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RWANDA. 15700, March 2 at 0628 something with music, off at 0630 recheck. HFCC shows it was AWR in French via Kigali. This is a broadcast eligible for special QSL stamp, offered by Adrian Peterson:
At the beginning of this current Transmission Period B14 October 6, 
2014, Adventist World Radio began a relay service from the Deutsche 
Welle shortwave relay station near Kigali in Rwanda Africa. The AWR 
relay via DW Kigali is on the air for a total of 2½ transmitter hours 
daily in three languages, French, Amharic & Fulfulde. In one 
particular time block, two transmitters carry the programming in 
However, Deutsche Welle has subsequently announced that they plan to 
close their African relay station at the end of this current 
Transmission Period B14 March 28, 2015 and then dismantle the station. 
The last AWR broadcasts from DW Kigali will therefore also end at the 
same time.
For those who would like to receive a QSL card for these now short 
term broadcasts, AWR would welcome all reception reports from 
listeners in any part of the world. Each reception report will be 
verified with a QSL card (not an Email QSL), and the envelope will be 
affixed with genuine postage stamps, not postal labels. In addition, 
while supplies last, a special QSL stamp showing Kigali will be 
attached to the QSL card.
It is not necessary to send an off-air recording of your reception. We 
just need your honest reception report on paper. Where possible, 
please enclose return postage in the form of currency notes in any 
international currency, or mint postage stamps. Please note that IRC 
coupons are too expensive for you to buy, and they are no longer valid 
in the United States. Also please enclose your address label.
The only address for the special Kigali QSL stamp is the Indianapolis 
address at:-
Adventist World Radio, Box 29235, Indianapolis, Indiana 46229, USA.
All reception reports, including all that have already been received, 
will be QSLed in due course. However, please be patient with us as we 
already hold uncounted hundreds of reception reports still pending, 
and it may take us many months to process them all. 
The current AWR website shows the following scheduling for the daily 
Kigali transmissions:- 
0600 - 0630 15700 French
0600 - 0630 17800 French
1700 - 1730 9490 Amharic
1930 - 2000 17800 Fulfulde 
2000 - 2030 17800 French``
As in DXLD 15-08. The 17800 broadcasts also put good signals into North America. But will the real postage stamps on the mail be from real Rwanda? I suppose that would be too much to expect. It`s also not clear whether the ``special QSL stamp`` is rubber or paper (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 15550, March 2 at 1502, no signal from R. Tamazuj via VATICAN; // 15400 has an open carrier only, but it`s off by 1504. However, third //, 13800 via MADAGASCAR is on at 1505, good signal in Arabish, no jamming heard. It seems that Santa Maria di Galeria has a hard time getting the program feed reliably from Amsterdam(?). 
The other SMG relay, of RVA on 15100 is good as usual with some echo. Not checked again until 1611 during Dabanga, when 13800 has become a JBA carrier, and 15550 lacks Dabanga, just tone jamming and WJHR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 15525, March 2 at 1507, V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR is still jumping up 5 to 15530, vs ChiCom jamming which I can`t hear here before or after on either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 
** U S A. 13565.0, March 2 at 1506, JBA CW beacon K6FRC, frequency matched to a weak broadcaster on 9565. This is in Patterson CA, heard several times before. But gone at 1507. In regular chex of the 13550-13570 HIFER band, I have ever only heard this and five other stations, AJO, AZ, GNK, MTI and SZX. This listing, updated 24 Feb 2015, shows 13 others, mostly around 13555:
I wonder how many of those are really active, maybe only sporadically (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1762 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI 11580, Sunday March 1 at 2300. Also confirmed on webcast of Area 51, UT Monday March 2 at 0401, presumably also on WBCQ 5110v. Next:
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
** U S A. 1000, March 2 at 0606 UT, sports talk in English, basketball, ESPN maybe mentioned in passing, shortly confirmed same as local 1390 KCRC, but 1000 with quite a delay. This is overpowering KTOK OKC; in fact, I must null the ESPN to hear KTOK on groundwave. Therefore it`s 50 kW WMVP in Chicago, and must be on day pattern which has a lobe to the west (but more to the east), while night pattern has a deep cardioid null to the west. Usual occupant of KTOK when nulled is Juárez or when it`s cheating, Albuquerque (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1520, March 2 at 0624 UT with KOKC nulled, briefly hear ``on 105.7``. Normally the dominant would be KOLM Rochester MN; but its website makes no mention of an FM, which it surely would if one existed. There is a 105.7 translator in Rochester, K259BO, but WTFDA FM database says it relays KJCY, contemporary Christian. There might have been a flip, but FCC FM & AM Query show separate licensees.
So to the NRC AM Log for 1520 --- is a 105.7 // mentioned anywhere? Yes! WLGC Greenup KY, 5 kW daytimer, ID as ``Kool Hits 105.7 Newschannel``, address in Ashland. WLGC-FM is also the only 1520 // hit on 105.7 WTFDA FM database listings, but those don`t always show the AM frequency. So make it a tentative (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1739 UT March 2

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 1 at 1359, tune in very poor BB signal just in time to hear mistimesignal ending at 1359:30 today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11747 & 11813, March 1 at 0633, very poor but audible crackling from RNB/RNA 11780.1v; standard remarx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13740, March 1 at 0634, very big open carrier, obviously an RHC transmitter used earlier in evening; 13820 residual pulse jamming against Martí[non] is also well audible, so MUF is up. Furthermore, RHC is still audible but weaker on the only Spanish frequency intentionally scheduled until 0700, 15230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, March 1 at 0629, ERT good signal with a speech, might be political but there is no audience applause, so suspect it is a sermon, this being Sunday morning when ERT used to broadcast wonderful Orthodox singing/chanting. I hope that eventually come back under the new regime`s revived ERT. Still such talking at 0638. Lately have been hearing ERT on 9420 only, if at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. (4055-), March 1 circa 0130-0230, monitored R. Verdad conveniently on webcast in case their fifteenth anniversary celebration could be heard, but only normal programming of preaching while I suppose they were having a party at the station between 2300 and 0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9526-, March 1 at 1444, no signal detectable from VOI nor at 1504. Atsunori Ishida`s http://rri.jpn.org log for today so far indicates it`s been intermittent: ``9526 kHz 0945c/on-1200- (No signal at 1255), 0945-1000- ??, 1059 (CC), 1159 (JJ), *1305- (No signal at 1355)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [and non]. 15120-, March 1 at 0635, big open carrier with lite whine; off-frequency to the lo side, typical of V. of Nigeria which is supposed to have an English broadcast at +05-07, but not even a carrier heard in months, let alone modulation. Thorsten Hallmann and Alan Roe, who keep closer track of VON, say they have usually been playing filler programming, and often in the wrong language at the wrong time. Propagational coöperation may be a fluke, but bears further checking into spring; 15580 Botswana also audible, weaker, but has the advantage of modulating with VOA music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 15490, March 1 at 1457, REE IS on second day of new frequency; good strength but quite a short/long path echo. Quick check of 17 MHz finds nothing yet, and when I get back to 15490 have missed part of sign-on frequency announcement including 15490, 9620, 12030 plus irrelevant satellite frequencies. Then I can only detect JBA signals on 12030, 17755, but at least this one is now on, // 15490 at 1506. Running 9620 to North America across the noon meridian is madness, inaudible; maybe it reaches the first hop into the Atlantic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [non]. 15400 & 15550, March 1 at 1525, R. Tamazuj via VATICAN, no tone jamming yet. 13800 via MADAGASCAR checked at 1527 is way out of synch with the others and still so at 1554 during Dabanga; too weak to figure out how far off, or which comes first. At 1554, there is a fast SAH open carrier QRMing 13800, i.e. warmup for imminent site switch, then it`s off. 1556:54 the MAD transmitter cuts off and there is nothing for about 5 seconds until VAT comes up weaker, and now it`s synchro with 15550. So the changeover time of 1600 in Aoki, EiBi and HFCC are all incorrect instead of 1557. There is tremendous pressure to round things off, which databases need to confront and combat in the face of monitoring evidence, or even standard operational procedures (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1762 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday March 1 from 0230 on KVOH 9975, now following the 0130 sacred soccer show and starting at 0230 instead of 0231. 
WOR 1762 also confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, again this UT Sunday March 1 from 0424, 9 minutes after nominal 0415, which I suppose is the earliest it might start some weeks, depending on length of previous segments. Once you hear when the ARRL news starts, circa 0410 tonight, you know it`ll be another ~14 minutes before WOR. Vern has edited out the few seconds of WOR theme when I am not talking over it, to make the music ``incidental``. He also must interject WA0RCR IDs at 10-minute intervals, 0435 and 0445. 
LSB ham QRM is almost constant, due to a 160m contest underway which fills up the 200-kHz span; normally the other hams keep far enough away from this 375-watt AM signal. Once local noise sources are minimized, it`s quite listenable here with occasional fade-downs. Unlike almost every other MW broadcast frequency, there are no subaudible hets from other transmitters making a mess of non-propagational fading, altho at once point I had some weak co-channel, maybe Spanish SSB from Mexico? Next:
Sun 2300 on WRMI 11580
Mon 0400v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v
Mon 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Tue 1200 on WRMI 9955
Wed 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395
This report dispatched at 1707 UT March 1

Enviado por: Glenn Hauser - wghauser@yahoo.com

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