domingo, 17 de maio de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs May 14-15-16 , 2015

** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, May 16 at 0157, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB; no trace of RBC under it on 11815 now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9315, May 16 at 0217, R. Cairo ID in English, chanting and drumming, 4+1 timesignal ending at 0218:17! Obviously just a sound-effect, not possibly intended to be accurate, to introduce the ``0215`` newscast after well-worn news theme.
BTW: ``Radio Cairo on --- News from a friend at Radio Cairo, Mayar Adel. Prepare to login or get your own account or
(Clara Listensprechen, May 14, WORLD OF RADIO 1773, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``
Not really live, but apparently a daily upload of the 2300-2430 UT English broadcast to North America, which is also on SW 9965; unofficial, on her own initiative? (Glenn Hauser, WORLD OF RADIO 1773, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
9965, May 16 at 0217, R. Cairo in Arabic, not // 9315 this time, stronger and less distorted than 9315.
13850, May 16 at 0220, R. Cairo fair-good signal with open carrier plus some crackling and hum, unreadable. 13850 at 0525 recheck now the modulation is motorboating, suptorted Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, May 16 at 0154, Greek music and talk, fair with flutter, so Avlis is on tonight. I suppose it`s no longer called ERTOpen with ERT itself officially reëstablished as of May 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO [and non]. 6185-, May 16 at 0222, XEPPM with low-modulated music suffering QRM from SAH and presumed Armenian talk, as this is currently the only conflict in our evenings, Vatican Radio at 0210-0230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Sporadic E TV DX with several stations competing on channel A2 --- and still in analog, for a little while longer from deep inside Mexico. My antenna remains stuck almost southward so good for part of Mexico. All times UT on May 16:
1433 on 2, turn on to find opening in progress with lucha libre, among other CCI; there is a bug in upper right, looks like one or two words of text on one line. Very likely TELEACTIVA which means XEFB-TV Monterrey NL is still on. Reference:
Beware however that Azteca 13 net bug is now the word TRECE
1453 on 2, retune just in time to catch tail of promo with big 55, and audio mentioning 55 aniversario de Telecentro de Guadalajara, so XEWO-TV is still on too! Back to lucha libre, with Huracán Ramírez, apparently post-produced rather than live. (This station a.k.a. MASVISION, +v as bug but unconfirmed this time.)
1504 on 2, net 5 Televisa bug in LR, animation, but which transmitter?
1506 on 2, different bug in LR, small circular --- yes, it`s the Televisa net-2 star, but which transmitter? XEW-TV DF itself?
1510 on 2, ``Las 7 de la Mañana`` visual promo, play on numbers as net/program name, and/or the time it is on; if so, a very long program as now it`s after 10 am CDT. Usual assumption for Azteca net-7 from the south is XHTAU in Tampico, so still on? If we had definite info about which low-band stations are gone to DTV on UHF as of any given date, we could eliminate some possibilities.
1521 I check the 6m Es map, and as usual, shows hardly any ham contacts to Mexico, just a single one in the NE corner. Most of the Es is over central US centered over Memphis TN.
1524 on 2, movie? with definite Televisa-2 star bug in LR
1528 on 2, Info 7 promo mixing with music from net-2 (?)
1533 on 2, 7 bug in LR dominates briefly
1545 on 2, Televisa net-5 bug in LR, not much left by 1600
1629 on 2, animated 7 logo fades in briefly, nothing more by 1745. Second set with antenna split on ch 3 and 4 never got anything (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MICRONESIA [non]. 4755.5+, May 16 at 1153, no signal from PMA The Cross. Still powerless? Ron Howard says they had been off for three days as of May 12, when Sylvia Kalau at station told him Typhoon Dolphin caused power outage, tho building and tower were OK, unlike their church with roof blown off. She was waiting for power lines to be fixed; still not done? Other 60m signals at this time included JBA carrier on 4750, which I will not assume was Makassar; better one on 4870- with music at 1155, which I will assume was Wamena; and 5020 Solomon Islands, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7255 & 9690, May 16 at 0628 check, no signals from VON, so either not on for 0600 Hausa this date, or I tuned in too late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-AM, UT Sat May 16 at 0535, narrative in English with deep fades but fair peaks when a few words are copied: arms business, organized crime in America, cold dead hands. Voice synthetic? Not sure. 0539, ``Radio Garbanzo --- Gary, shut the *uc*ing door`` with ecstatic feminine SFX, Garbanzo mentioned again, novelty song. 0547 another polemic about the US Constitution and right to weapons. Haven`t heard any pirates lately earlier in the evening, so surprised to find one on so late, and then another on 6875.
It seems the mostly-eastern pirate monitoring crew were not expecting anything this late either, as the only log at hfunderground is unID:
``UNID 6950 / 6875 AM 0516 UTC 16 May 2015 « on: Today at 15:15 » SDR recording catch. Sign on seemed to be 0516, weak carrier noted, with some music. Off at 0601? Back on 6875 AM at 0602? About the same signal strength. Off a minute or two later. Back on 6875 at 0607. Off at 0645? Chris Smolinski Westminster, MD``
6875-, AM, May 16 at 0610, found a second pirate on way late (assuming it`s from eastern North America), slightly on the lo side, poor-fair with hard rock music, then ```` address; 0614 another brief announcement, ID? and more hard rock; still on at 0626 when I quit. Not the same as the 6950 station.
Several reports earlier in evening of Shortwave Ghost, 6875 or 6872.8:,21762.0.html
** OKLAHOMA. 2899.75 approx., further chex of the KWHW Altus second harmonic:
0112 UT May 16, there it is with YL talk, phone-in, vs heavy storm noise from TX panhandle area.
0128 UT May 16, I try to hear any trace of a LAH below 1450, but cannot. Really not transmitting on the fundamental??
How about higher harmonix? I check 4350 and 5800, May 16 at 1137 UT, but nothing. There`s a big ute circa 4345.
1142 UT, 2900- is still audible with narrative, western accent, and may well be that syndicated cowboy show with Red whatshisname, then C&W song.
KWHW has an active website, but apparently with no plain old program schedule, a defect of so many stations. What are they thinking???
Has a variety of rotating slogans. Shown on the website logo are PURE COUNTRY and Love Our Country. Positioning implies they apply respectively to AM and FM, so not duplicating? I hear dual IDs as if they are. Separate streams are also offered. The K of the callsign is a boot with a notch at the top.
At 1238 UT, a bit stronger with C&W music. Still audible at 1408 UT, but weaker. 1411 canned YL ID as ``The home of the ----, KWHW``, probably referring some local SBG team, sounded like with E`s in it. Website mentions Lady Bulldogs for BKB, out of season but with a camp pending. Then into a `honky-tonk` tune. 1418 UT, ``KWHW AM & FM ---- ` another slogan I can`t copy. 1423 UT some ads; 1430 UT ``KWHW 93.5 and AM 1450`` by same YL. Time to turn off and tune in Mexican TVDX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PUNTLAND. 13800, May 16 at 1240, JBA carrier, presumed R. Puntland active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020.0, May 16 at 1151, SIBC with better poor signal than usual, so I can axually copy some of the YL talk which seems like it`s in plain English; not much problem with QubaRM 5025 still there but weakening. At 1156 she says ``thank you so much for your company`` and turns it over to an over-assertive OM gospel huxter for presumed closing devotional, violating Separation of Church and State: mentions people of Israel, Jesus, Solomon Islands, Satan, judgment, runs past 1200. 1201.4 back to YL for sign-off, maybe mentions 9 MHz? 1203 NA until 1204.3, carrier off at 1204.6* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, May 16 at 0526, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, good signal with tone jamming, and not synchronized with // 11645 via VATICAN. Mod stops at 0527:14 and carrier off at 0527:34*. Instead of a ragged overlap as previously logged, the VATICAN carrier on 13800 does not come on until *0527:56 and now its immediate modulation is syncro with 11645. 13800 now has a stronger signal than from MAD had, unusual, but still suffering from tone jammers/hets on the hi side. 11645 signal is weaker but still good, and the tone jammers for it are still weakly up on ex-11650 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1773 monitoring: confirmed Friday May 15 at 2153 check on WRMI 15770; and also on 7570, but not synchronized, so separate playouts from System D and System F, respectively, now scheduled on both. 7570 is about 38 seconds later than 15770. The usual start time had really been 2130.5. Next:
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM [no Gateway 160 this week due to Dayton]
Sun 2100 WRMI 15770 [scheduled, but not last week, nor on 7570]
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
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** U S A. 11920, May 16 at 0153, WRMI still playing fill music instead of Fámily Radio in Spanish. Likewise 7730, May 16 after 0200. However,
7570, May 16 at 1148, VG signal in Chinese mentioning Shanghai, so that FSI service remains, 11-12 UT via #11 transmitter on 315-degree antenna (there`s also Japanese scheduled 10-11, it too still on?). A 355-degree antenna would be closer to crossing China, but maybe unavailable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, May 16 at 1137, no signal from WTWW-1, nor on 9475. Of course, nothing from WTWW-2 either, 5085. By 1406, 9475 is on with SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, May 16 at 1140, no signal from WWRB/BS. Normally it`s still audible well past 1200 over day path. Not on 5050 either. No signal (no loss) on day frequency either, 9370 at 1406 May 16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1340, May 16 at 0206 UT, dominant signal atop graveyard jumble is country music; loops NNW/SSE like OKC, but that`s a sports station. Likely KAND Corsicana TX, next station beyond in same direxion. 0208 UT tune ends and awaiting ID, announcement, or segué, but nothing, as if signed off, which a graveyarder would not need to do. Probably just an automation SNAFU (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1830 UT May 16
** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Friday May 15 at 1343, R. Australia, `Keys to Music` about Mozart`s Last Year, recognized as same episode aired May 8. Then I was surprised to hear it, as website claimed it was to be following week, so May 8 airing must have been a mistake. Original airdate on ABC Classic FM was to be Sunday May 10, so appearing on RA May 8 must have jumped the gun, losing the previous episode, ``There`s Something About Carmen``. However we may still listen to both of them for 4 or 3 weeks via
** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, morning of May 15:
17170, May 15 at 1340, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter; none in 18s
16100, May 15 at 1340, CNR1 jammer, JBA
15970, May 15 at 1341, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter
14920, May 15 at 1348, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter
13980, May 15 at 1350, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter; no 12s, 11s
10960, May 15 at 1352, CNR1 jammer, fair with flutter, // but a few seconds behind 15970; so not Sound of Hope, the target (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, May 15 at 0516, strong open carrier/dead air, obviously RHC having failed to turn it off at 0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 2899.76 approx., May 15 at 0839 UT brief awakening, C&W music is audible despite heavy storm noise over OK/TX. Lacking the QRN, should be easily copiable. Up at 1323 UT, it`s the first thing I try again, and there it is on the FRG-7 with E/W longwire (and Altus is SSW), quite readable steady signal with good modulation in M&M sports discussion about football, hockey, MLB.
Recorded three excerpts and put into one file:
1329 UT ``Country KWHW``, humidity 81%, dewpoint 60, 1330 UT join Oklahoma News Network, first item about listeria at the Blue Bell plant;
1335 UT, ``Smiley`s, one half block south of Walmart in Altus``, into Daily Dose with Dr Oz, about Lyme Disease; then promo ``Original Swap Shop Monday-Saturday on KWHW 93.5 and AM 1450``, 1337 UT C&W music.
1359 UT, still in, C&W, ID and into ABC News.
I measured the frequency at 1400 UT when there was still enough signal to do so on the DX-398 compared to WWV 2500.000, using only interior random wire. By now it`s weakening a bit, but the signal has been quite steady and I wouldn`t be surprised if, local noise level permitting, it`s audible all day here. The city-to-city distance Altus to Enid is 236 km = 147 statute miles. Today`s Enid SR/SS = 1125 UT/0131 UT. Have yet to check for it in the evenings.
Neither in the night nor the day have I yet been able to detect any carrier on the lo side of 1450, leading me to suspect that KWHW is so out of order that most (all?) of its 668 watts are mistuned, going out on the second harmonic! However, KWHW never makes it here on daytime groundwave, 1450 instead a tossup between the two other OK stations, KSIW Woodward and KGFF Shawnee. It seems I have never made a definite log of KWHW 1450 altho maybe as a SAH against the others.
As with all harmonix, as long as they are not doing damage to a legit occupant of the frequency, and none are known on 2900, I urge DXers to let them be, do not complain, do not contact the station for a QSL lest they be led to fix the problem before more of us can hear it.
Tnx to Dave Valko`s tip, who first heard it in PA May 14 at 0946 past 1000 UT, measured on 2899.753, and wondered if I could hear the fundamental on 1449.877 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PUNTLAND. 13800, May 15 at 1327, no signal from R. Puntland, (nor from 13798-USB intruder), while 13795 Iran weakly audible. Off again? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 18146-USB, May 14 at 2106, AO150H calling CQ17 in English, hampered by much stronger rag-chewer on 18145.35-USB. lookup shows this is one of a ``dream team`` of Spanish hams in the URE organization with a special trophy to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the ITU, in operation May 1-30. But no info on their locations. I first checked 12 and 15 m, deads (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN [and non]. 11645, May 15 at 0515, R. Dabanga via VATICAN remains here ex-11650, poor signal, while the tone jamming remains JBA on 11650-11651. // 13800 via MADAGASCAR, May 15 at 0518, is fair signal and no jamming audible for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1773 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday May 14 at 2100 on 7570, WRMI (and something else on 15770). Better signal than usual, but here still much inferior to 15770. But nearby in FL, Dino Bloise says ``Confirmed! WOR en WRMI [First Airing]. Heard Thursday on 7570 kHz with S9+20 very good signal. May 14, 2100 UTC``. Next:
Fri 2130 WRMI 15770
Sat 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB
Sat 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM [no Gateway 160 this week due to Dayton]
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM [no Gateway 160 this week due to Dayton]
Sun 2100 WRMI 15770 [scheduled, but not last week, nor on 7570]
Sun 2300 WRMI 11580
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5110v Area 51
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
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** U S A. 7730, May 15 at 0220, WRMI still playing fill music, rock at the moment, instead of Fámily Radio in Spanish as scheduled during this hour. Seems it`s been this way for at least a biweek, and also the previous hour 01-02 on 11920, not checked there the last few days (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1723 UT May 15
Enviado por: Glenn Hauser -

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