domingo, 10 de janeiro de 2016

Glenn Hauser logs January 8-9-10, 2016

** ALBANIA [and non]. 7470, Jan 10 at 0149, very poor S4 carrier, no doubt the usurping IBB Kuwait transmitter. How will it compare to R. Tirana when it comes on? Recheck 0216, RT IS is already on, S5 with fast SAH from Kuwait since Shijak is always slightly off-frequency to the low side. Over here, Tirana can overcome it, but not completely, while 7465 is wide open, so Tirana should go back there, altho there is something on 7460 which is S4. That would be PRIDNESTROVYE to Iran, supposedly not starting until 0230. Then I check 7470 on UTwente SDR at 0251, and find an almost equal mix, with IBB talk somewhat atop the Tirana music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11854.99, Jan 10 at 0142, oops, R. Aparecida, weak in Brazuguese, overshot its downward drift toward nominal 11850.000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 2748.98-USB, Jan 10 at 0156, YL in French, not synthetic? S5 with marine weather. Nominal 2749, but sounds better slightly off-tuned. VCS Halifax starts at 0140 in English to be followed by French, via Chebogue, Nova Scotia site. Nothing on 2598-USB now, nor 2514 or 2582 after 0200, when far-north stations are scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 17750, Jan 9 at 1518, RHC is S9+10, while 17730 is S9+20, but the synchronized Spanish modulation on 17750 is *much* weaker (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9490, Jan 10 at 0122, R. RepÃblica is remarkably strong, for a signal from Europe such as FRANCE, S9+45 way over the DentroCuban Jamming Command (9570 CRI Albania is only S9+20). Since RMI brokered this, we`ve wondered if WRMI site Okeechobee would ever start broadcasting this instead of Issoudun, but no listing as such yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 9964.56, Jan 10 at 0118, R. Cairo Arabic service is an S9+20 open carrier, dead air except for humwhine (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, Jan 9 at 0701, ERT is still whining away; not on air circa 0130 check Jan 10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 10 at 0211, R. Verdad with discussion about Venezuela, very poor S8, tough copy. Unseems religious, maybe Antena DX program? This has never appeared on RV`s own program schedule, apparently not updated in years, but appears every week in publicity for `Antena DX`, originating in PanamÃ, as on R. Verdad Saturdays at 8 pm = UT Sundays 0200.
Of course, still no sign of clone Verdades around this frequency. Dr Madrid says the tests have been only brief, and the entity supposedly carrying them out has kept delaying; maybe not until February, since he will be away in Perà the rest of January. He also told Tomoaki Wagai, who reported to DSWCI:
"I have some good news about Radio Verdad for you. We are starting a new system by which we are going to transmit to the whole world with a strong signal. I have spent very much money on that, and I just paid some money yesterday for our strong transmissions to Japan with Radio Verdad's signal. I hope everything comes out alright. If so, we may be transmitting with a strong signal by the month of February 2016."
"We are almost ready for the short wave transmissions, but our Government said to wait until January, but in January I am going to travel to PerÃ. So, I hope we may transmit in February. I hope everything comes out alright. We are going to transmit through Short Wave Alliance Euro-USA. May God bless you. Dr. Ãdgar AmÃlcar Madrid, Radio Verdad and Radio Verdad TV" (Tomoaki Wagai, Wakayama, Japan, DSWCI DX Window Jan 6 via DXLD)
We have never heard of this Short Wave Alliance Euro-USA and it has no web presence that I can find. I fear Dr Madrid has been scammed. I already advised him not to pay up front for this, but it`s too late. He has told me he doesn`t fully understand how this is supposed to work, but apparently picking up internet feeds and transmitting them on frequencies close to 4055 from various sites. For starters, how about info on licensing these in each country? Or from satellites? Sure seems fishy to me. Here`s more from Dr Madrid to me on Jan 3, excerpts:
``Dear Glenn: I don`t have all information about Short Wave Alliance, except for my technician. I have not received any report either yet, neither from Ralph Borthwick. According to their information, there are different percentages of transmissions in different countries, for example, Japan has only 10%, United States and Canada have 45%. They are making only test transmissions for making necessary adjustments.
It is a Mexican Engineer the expert who is working on it. It could be that your geographic area might not be covered yet; I don't know. I hope everything comes out alright. The tests are being done as close as they can to our 4055 frequency. The frequency and power adjustments are automatically made on computers and satellites.
I don't fully understand all the system yet, but I think they are not using any SW transmitters, but many computers in different countries, which are sending the signal to SW Antennas. It is a modern technology, and, right now, it is only on trial. As I said, I don't fully understand the system yet. I will appreciate if you keep on track of this situation, for me to know about the results. If this system works alright, it is going to be marvelous. We`ll be in contact. May God bless you. Dr. Ãdgar AmÃlcar Madrid, Radio Verdad`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NETHERLANDS [non]. 6040, Jan 10 at 0000, The Mighty KBC is just signing on in Dutch, new frequency and new start time, replacing 7395, via Nauen, GERMANY. Just as I expected, there is a constant het on the hi side from RÃdio RB2, Curitiba, Brasil, which we knew has been off-frequency for ages, about 6040.4. KBC is a lot stronger at S9+25, but why pick a frequency like this with the annoying sidetone? Even on the NRD-545 I can`t seem to notch it, altho LSB and tighter passband can minimize it. Seems that `The Giant Jukebox` occupies the last two hours at 01-03. Happened to catch new time (permanent?) for Kim Elliott`s Radiogram, 0220, this time greeting the Venezuelan DX meeting as he revealed in the spoken intro. Maybe RB2 would sign off before 0300? Apparently not. I also check on the UTwente SDR at 0253, and find about the same proportion of KBC signal to heterodyne there!
Meanwhile, other DXLD yg members noted the het: 370 Hz in New Brunswick by Richard Langley, 380 in Alberta by Don Moman, but they didn`t find it bothersome, while in British Columbia, Walt Salmaniw was hearing only the Brazilian carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. Not much pirate activity lately on 42m, that I have caught, anyway. Saturday night, UT Sunday Jan 10 the only one I can find is that JBA carrier with some talk at 0112 on 6925.16-AM, and at 0206 with music, S4. I remember that exact frequency as carrying Liquid Radio before, but as 6925 it`s also unID in HF Underground:,25637.0.html
** PERU [non]. 5980, Jan 10 at 0106, it`s been quite a while, a biweek in fact, since I have done a Chaski-check, but I hear only one JBA carrier which continues past 0109, i.e. BBC/UAE. On Dec 27, Chaski went off at 0106:23.5*, and figuring an average of 6 seconds later per 24 hours, it would now be some 84 seconds later, circa 0107:47.5; so have they reset it earlier already again, or just off, or just not propagating? Now there`s also splash from 5985 since WRMI extended that frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 7325, UT Sun Jan 10 at 0145, RRI reading reception report from NY state, and one more from November, before ending `DX Mailbag`, 0147 on to `New Names on the Cover` about a graphic artist. I suppose I should add the former to DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS, if I could find out its exact times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 1521.0, Jan 10 at 0136, definite carrier here hetting KOKC OKC, surely the usual 2-megawatt BSKSA beast at Duba in the NW corner (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1807 monitoring: 7290, Friday Jan 8 at 1928-1945, monitored for WORLD OF RADIO, as reported by Ivo a biweek earlier between 1939 and 1959 Dec 25 on the IRRS relay via BULGARIA ---
Now not directly of course, but via UTwente SDR --- there is a JBA signal with bits of music, not WOR, overshadowed by huge splash from Arabic station on 7285, i.e. Kamalabad, IRAN, 500 kW at 178 degrees but plenty toward W Europe. It seems IRRS continues to drop in pieces of WOR to fill time but on no reliable and complete schedule.
WOR 1807 confirmed Friday Jan 8 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, despite missing a week before with a Brother Scare overrun(?); also 2130.6 on WRMI 7570. Also confirmed UT Sunday Jan 10 from 0426 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, with most of the musical opening theme removed. Next:
Sun 0900 WRMI 5850 to NW
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.6 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
** U S A. 5015, Jan 9 at 0640, WRMIBS is S9+10 to S9+20, much stronger than it was originally, especially while on wrong frequency 5956.2. Taking another look at the current WRMI transmission schedule, I see that #5 transmitter was not necessarily fixed, but instead swapped with #1, so now #5 is the backup standby, and #1 is in use on 5015, and at a different CCW azimuth, 222 degrees which is less favorable for us than 285 was, yet with a better signal. Another check Jan 10 at 0111, 5015 is S9+20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Jan 9 at 0655, Rick Wiles is explaining that he dropped the other two WRMI frequencies (5850 & 7730); that he`s also glad to be off SiriusXM, which required strict formatting, i.e. segments of certain lengths, commercial breaks, and this 5 minutes is filler being heard on AM & FM (and SW), but not SXM. This happens Monday, presumably meaning Jan 11. Says will be adding video (not TV) to webcasts this spring. 0700 ID as ``Sonpower Radio World Radio``, and into `Your Weekend Show`. Another example why Sonpower should be the name of this service on WRMI schedules, not TruNews, which is only a part of that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12105, Jan 9 at 2037, WTWW-3 is OFF, no Bibling Worldwide. 5085, Jan 10 at 0128, WTWW-2 is off; 9475, WTWW-1 is on but very poor instead of night frequency 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Jan 9 at 1447, checking R. Sana`a for today`s sunset call to prayer, which happens at 1448:15 interrupting dialog this time instead of music. But it`s 20 seconds earlier than yesterday, while the real sun is surely setting later and later now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4599.99, Jan 9 at 0643, JBA carrier. No broadcasters listed here except R. Perla del Acre, Bolivia, in Aoki, another long-gone legacy entry, but never flagged as such. More likely it`s a MW harmonic from 1150- or 920- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7630-USB, Jan 10 at 0151, 2-way in Spanish discussing Apolo XX ship on la Luna, and quantities of dÃlares (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0457 UT January 10
Glenn Hauser

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