sábado, 23 de janeiro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs January 23, 2016

** ALBANIA [and non]. 7465, Jan 23 at *0220, R. Tirana IS starts, only S6; while Tirana`s ex-frequency, 7470, has only a JBA carrier from Kuwait. Tirana`s ex-ex-frequency, 7425, has an S3 carrier from that Greenville leapfrog mixing product 7305/7365 (so GB is still operational despite widespread blizzard power outages in NC) (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6870-AM, Jan 23 at 0105, JBA carrier, less than the S7 noise level. Presumably the semi-harmonic of 13740 RHC, but with the DX-398 tuned to a better RHC frequency, 11670, I can`t make a // match as the 6870 signal is just too weak. No luck at more chex the following hour. At 0122, 13740 reads S6-8, poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2598-USB, Jan 23 at 0101, YL in English with weather, S8-S9. Canadian CG site shows starting at 0048 is MCTS Placentia / VCP, with ``Radiotelephony --- Technical marine synopsis, forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 238. Weather and Wave height forecasts for marine area 213``. In a few minutes at 0107 it must cede the frequency to VOK Labrador via St Anthony.
2598-USB, Jan 23 at 0218 UT, barely audible broadcast mostly under line noise level, 0219 I can tell it`s French, probably by YL. CG schedule shows it`s one I haven`t logged before: ``MCTS Port aux Basques / VOJ - Broadcasts, 0207, Stephenville site, 2598J3E, Radiotelephony (English followed by French). Technical marine synopsis forecasts and wave height forecasts for marine areas 220, 221, 222 and 231. Weather forecast and wave height forecast for marine areas 215, 217 and 219`` -- Stephenville is on the southwest side, south of Corner Brook; Port aux Basques is at the SW corner, the ferry terminal from Sydney NS, which is how I once got to Nfld without flying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.0-USB, Jan 23 at 0102, ``M-F`` song at tune-in, and I don`t mean Medium Frequency or Monday-Friday. Then I log some other pirates, and licensed pirate station WBCQ where Allan Weiner is urging pirates now to use AM, NOT SSB (see WBCQ log for more); back to here at 0120 when blues plays, 0123 ``X-L-R-8`` ID and more music. 0157 check, this one is off. Many other logs here:
** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-AM, Jan 23 at 0103, JBA carrier, jumps around slightly; At 0117 it`s on 6925.00-AM with music. At 0200, on 6925.07 variable with announcement, unreadable. Maybe more than one station involved over this period. These unID logs suggest Liquid Radio and Radio Gaga:
Channel Z was on frequency later before 0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, Jan 23 at 0118, tune-in to someone saying he is ``firing things up, hope someone is hearing me`` despite ``crappy conditions``. If so, post on HF Underground. It`s ``Doctor Benway, Undercover Radio, broadcasting from the Middle of Nowhere``. Says he has a complete new setup; does it sound OK? No way to patch in music right now, but will in very near future. 0120 says he`s going to tune back up to XLR8, address undercoverradio@gmail.com, and apparently off for the time being, so I also tune up to 6950 for now.
6960-USB, Jan 23 at 0202, someone is glad to be heard tonight, and now with music. Sounds like Benway again on a new frequency; 0206 something about ``A-OK in the mid-Atlantic area`` (presumably referring to blizzard warnings). Now he`s S7. Refers to heavy-metal songs; 0211 thanks for checking in to Skipmuck (an HFU regular), John Poet, et al. (I would do so in real time, except for me, DXing and Computing are mutually exclusive.) Full ID again as above and address; then ``We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions``. At HF Underground, he got two posts under 6940
and fifteen under 6960
** NORTH AMERICA. 6935.32-AM, Jan 23 at 0158, very poor S7 pirate signal with music, announcement. Can`t make out anything further. No logs of this on HFU or Free Radio Cafà (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 7530, Jan 23 at 0142, very poor S6 signal with a conversation; 0214 still there but JBA. HFCC shows IBB Iranawila, 250 kW, 334 degrees so also USward, 01-04 in Pashto (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAJIKISTAN [and non]. 7480, Jan 23 at 0143, weak talking vs a whine, bad transmitter or jammed? Evidently the latter, as 01-02 on 7480 is IBB in Uighur via DushanbÃ, irking the ChiCom who think East Turkistan is theirs. At other times we often hear different jamming here, stray Cuban-type pulsing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7489.9-AM, UT Sat Jan 23 at 0103, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` live from Deland, Florida. Launches right into rant about jamming by North Korea, Cuba. Last Sunday he was trying to hear WBCQ on 7490 when there was jamming against Radio Martà splattering 20 kc across the band from 7485 [no, but there is spurious jamming around 7480, not strong here]. Can`t understand why Cuba is still jamming when now has relations with the USA. Says the State Department and other USG agencies listen to WBCQ. Hates public radio because it means the government is involved in broadcasting, including NPR, CPB and VOA (later his girlfriend calls that CPB gets only 5% of funding from federal government; but he dismisses this; don`t be naÃve --- later warns about socialism leading to the total control of communism.)
At 0112 he thinx he`s also on 5110 --- but NOT: see separate log. Whoever wins the next elexion, he`s going to make a serious effort to be appointed to the Federal Communications Commission, where he will try to make the 6.9-7.0 MHz area a recognized ``amateur broadcast band``, promote AM band, and OTA TV. Pirates should ``cut the SSB stuff for AM; WBCQ is the only licensed pirate station on the air``. [This is on the PL-880; meanwhile I am logging unlicensed pirates on the 6.9 MHz band via the NRD-545; see NORTH AMERICA logs].
From then on it`s mostly reminiscing about tubes and various equipment, his pirate activities of a semicentury ago, with J. P. on the phone as usually the case. 0226, says the date is January 22, the year of our lord 2014 (oops, one is supposed to say ``2015``). 0233 finishes reading some logs from Free Radio Weekly, which has evidently just arrived. 0235 he`s reading e-mail prompted earlier in the sesquihour, and someone refers to Glenn Hauser`s critique of jamming, that the expense ought to be spent on feeding the Cuban people (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5109.7-CUSB, WBCQ, UT Sat Jan 23 at 0112, someone talking about AMTOR, plugs `Danny Mac Rant` (?) UT Wednesdays at 00 on RFD. So it`s Ray Mahorney on Radio Free Dishnuts, which tested here 3 weeks ago. Is this a rerun or is this now a regular with new episodes? I did not hear enough of the original 3 hours to know now. Nor does Allan Weiner, at the same time live on 7489.9 who thinx he is also on 5110, prompting me to check this. Well, not on the 5110 schedule
but it`s often incomplete. At 0124, comments on the campaign with clips from some other show, and claiming that Wall Street gives more money to Democrats than Republicans. At 0156, hard rock music; at 0226, a national anthem is playing, outroed as (not?) Australia`s, then explaining the jargon in `Waltzing Matilda` and playing a version of it with accordion. After 0200 I am not sure if this is still RFD, or as still on the above schedule, `Grogcast` at 02-03 UT Sats.
As for 9330v-CUSB, that had Terry Blalock screaming at 01-02, then off rather than joining AWWW for the rest of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 3185, 3195, 3215, 5050, 9370, Jan 23 at 0125 check and ditto at 0216 check (when 3215 is overtaken by WWCR), WWRB is missing from all frequencies. Maybe due to winter storm/power outage? Other middle-Tennessee stations WWCR and WTWW are still on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, Jan 23 at 0148, WTWW-1 is JBA on day frequency, fine with me, rather than on night frequency 5830, which has come up by next check 0220, now blasting in (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1020, Jan 23 at 0135 UT, I am checking for 50 kW KCKN Roswell NM, which I have heard has got its act together, i.e. restoring its null/protexion toward Pittsburgh (and Perry, almost, and me). I`m afraid not. Maybe it`s a little better as now it`s not overriding my semi-local KOKP, but with KOKP nulled, a Spanish station with religious music is clearly audible, making a SAH of approx. 4 Hz. 0151 UT, ``para la familia de hoy`` and Spanish hymn; 0158 UT I`m standing by for an ID, but need nothing more than a mention of something going on in Hackensack, Nueva Jersey, 201 area code, i.e. source station being (100%?) relayed, WWRV 1330, RadiovisiÃn Cristiana, Nueva York (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. 1050, Jan 23 at 0133 UT, dominant signal on ALA-330S antenna oriented E/W has a New Mexico health PSA, Blue Emu ad; no XEG, and even when switching to N/S antenna, very little from it, maybe just caught in a fade, but hardly the 100 kW ND you would expect from Monterrey. So this is KTBL Los Ranchos NM (Albuquerque), 1/1 kW U3 substation of KKOB 770, with pattern going all direxions except the southern half of the compass (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6220-USB, Jan 23 at 0111, Spanish 2-way with pauses, sounds like YL, vs JBA AM carrier, the latter being QRM from the WWCR 7520 minus WNQM 1300 spur carrying WMDB 880 programming. The distressed 2-way could be a legal op, Mexican maritime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0553 UT January 23
Glenn Hauser

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