Hard-Core-DX.com: 2-12 January 2018 Loggings

2-12 January 2018 Loggings

Friday, January 12 2018


Tnx. Interesting stuff.

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On Friday, January 12, 2018 Robert Wilkner <rlcw@earthlink.net> wrote:
Hi Dave,
Such excellent logs.
Best 73
Bob


Dave Valko wrote:
> 6940U PIRATE (NA) An Unidentified Radio 0007 Pop song this
> time, then same robo voice ID as hrd earlier âWelcome to An
> Unidentified Radio, which is a clever name for an unknown radio
> stationâ, Rock song. Weaker and poor at this time. (Valko 2 Jan.)
>
> 6185 UNID. Just as I tuned in at 1311, someone w/fairly
> strong signal playing Classical mx suddenly went off. R. Educacion??
> (Valko 2 Jan.)
>
> 11828.3v INDIA AIR Panaji Already on at 1326 w/what sounded
> like northern India mx. Deadair 1329, M anncr (too weak to copy),
> then into subcont. mx. Drifting up faster than usual today, abt 100
> hz per min. crossing RFE/RL on 11830 at 1336. Was a faulty xmtr of
> 11620 but has since been fixed. (Valko 2 Jan.)
>
> 7181.56 ERITREA V.O. Broad Masses 2 Signal w/1 kHz tone at
> 0258. Switched from the tone to HoA mx at 0301:24. W anncr mixing
> w/the mx. Then into HoA song at 0302. Poor signal w/Ham QRM.
> Unusual to find this at 0300 now. (Valko 4 Jan.)
>
> 5025.02 PERU R. Quillabamba Rebelde off and this hrd weakly at
> 1122 w/M anncr in SP. OA flute mx at 1123 briefly and diff. M anncr.
> Got to the freq too late. Wonder if Rebelde was off at 1000 sign on
> time. (Valko 6 Jan.)
>
> 9645 VATICAN Vatican R. 0940-1030* special pgm for
> Orthodox Christmas w/MOR rel.-sounding mx and M w/short anmnts in
> Ukrainian after abt every third song, once at 1006. Went off at 1030
> w/out any anmnts. Thought it might be Bandeirantes returning at
> first. Tnx Wolfgang Bueschel and Ivo Ivanov. (Valko 7 Jan.)
>
> 7200 MYANMAR Myanmar R. (pres.) Surprised to find a
> signal here at 1140 w/pgm of Asian Pops and M anncr hosting.
> 1153-1158 familiar-sounding W anncr perhaps a nx bulletin. M anncr
> again and back to mx. Came back at 1227 and found improved signal
> w/more mx, M and W anncrs at 1229, brief mx intro 1230 then W
> w/apparent nx going all the way to 1259. Peaking around our sunrise
> at 1240 but then a lot of Ham QRM after that. (Valko 10 Jan.)
>
> 6035 BHUTAN BBS Surprised to find it on this morning
> mixing w/Yunnan at 1200 (Yunnan in usual mx and BBS w/tlk by M), then
> clear of Yunnan once it went off at 1201:43. 1202 indigenous mx
> briefly, then soft-spoken M w/apparent nx. More lcl mx on stringed
> instru. at 1213, M once again, and lcl string mx cont. at 1216 for abt
> 45 sec. then diff. deep-voice M anncr to 1218. Mx briefly again then
> canned anmnt by alternating M and W followed by the same deep-voiced
> M, and more lcl mx w/M subtle M vcl until suddenly going off at
> 1224:51. The incessant Cuban jammer on 6030 always causes slop QRM
> for 6035. (Valko 10 Jan.)
>
> 11 JANUARY 2018 Micro-DXpedition
>
> No luck with the Aussies 5045 Ozy R. or 5055 4ZK. They were both
> there, just not strong enough to get any audio. Had a very weak
> signal on 3260, but what was most likely Palangkaraya on 3325. (Valko
> 11 Jan.)
>
> 2850 NORTH KOREA KCBS Pyongyang Fair signal at 1058
> w/end of the usual opera-like mx. Filler mx to 1100, then M in KR,
> cont. mx, and more tlk. Voice audio muffled. More opera-like mx at
> 1315. Was still able to get audio on this w/M anncr in KR at 1330.
> Almost an hour after sunrise. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 6060 COLOMBIA LV de tu Conciencia 1118 lively Tropical
> mx, then what sounded like a Johnny Cash song, 1123 canned ID by W,
> and back to mx. Whenever the signal is up in this area, itâs
> horrendously distorted. Had to use FM mode to get any kind of
> readable audio. Nothing else worked. And even with the FM mode, it
> was unusable most of the time. At 1125:38, it suddenly jumped back
> down to 6009.90 and the audio was perfectly fine. End of song then
> another canned anmnt by W, but the signal there went off at 1126:24
> while the W was speaking. (Valko 11 January)
>
> 7200 MYANMAR Myanmar R. Poor signal at 1134 w/Asian
> Pop-like mx, before changing the BOG antenna direction, then better at
> 1143 w/tlk by W. Decent signal at 1200 w/M and W pgm hosts. Still
> going w/mx at 1228, then same M and W again. Both in unison briefly
> at 1229. 1230 soft mx and diff. W host w/ment of Myanmar and then bit
> of EG words counting off apparent important points once mentioning
> âThree, historicallyâabnormal behaviorââ. Really tough to copy due to
> signal and anncrs accent. Tnx to Ron Howard, he states this was the
> Distance Learning Service. Signal gone by 1342 check, and indeed
> Ronâs said they went off at 1332. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 4760 ANDAMAN ISLANDS AIR Port Blair?? Just a carrier here
> at 1155. Getting blasted by a UTE on the low side and strong CODAR on
> top. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 4750 BANGLADESH Bangladesh Betar Nice subcont. mx at
> 1153. W anncr at 1155, followed by more subcont. mx. On top of China
> which was on 4749.99. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 6035 no sign of Bhutan. Only Yunnan here today going off at 1200:56.
> (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 7530 CLANDESTINE (TAJIKISTAN) National Unity R. (via
> Dushanbe) OC already on at 1156. Fanfare and W w/apparent opening
> anmnts in KR at 1200, and cont. fanfare mx. 1201 mx and anmnt by W,
> then alternating tlk by same W and M. Fair signal. Still readable at
> 1310 but not quite as strong. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 7906U VIETNAM Was able to get varying strengths of audible
> signals from Hai Phong R. at 1213, Vung Tau R. at 1225, Da Nang R. at
> 1235, Ben Thuy R. at 1250, Ho Chi Minh R. at 1305, but none of the
> subsequent others past 1400. Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh were about
> equal and the best. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 4790 CHINA Already had an OC here at 1240, presumably
> getting the CNR1 jammer ready for BBCâs transmission at 1300. (Valko
> 11 Jan.)
>
> 4765 TAJIKISTAN R. Tajikistan Did a quick check and found
> W speaking in the apparent Tajik lang. at 1256. Wouldnât have been
> that bad of a signal if not for the awful CODAR. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 4790 TAJIKISTAN BBC Signal already on at 1256. 1258 M
> w/EG w/short 20 second ID and website anmnt over mx, and repeated
> about every 35 seconds. Apparent Uzbek pgm start at 1300. Didnât
> seem jammed by 1303 t/out. But just getting hammered by CODAR.
> (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 6085 JAPAN Shiokaze Sea Breeze Signal on at 1259, then
> usual soft piano mx and opening anmnt by M, but it sounded like JP.
> When hrd in the past on Thursdays, they signed on w/W anncr in EG.
> Poor signal. Tnx Ron Howard, says this was a repeat of the special 7
> Jan. joint broadcast between Shiokaze and Furusato no Kaze in JP.
> (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 7560 ALASKA (USA) KNLS Huge signal at 1307 w/rel. Pop
> song going on and on and on. Closing w/M in CH at 1358, then theme
> mx. Dead air, IS start at 1400, and CH opening ID at 1401. (Valko 11
> Jan.)
>
> 9743.62 UNID. Found a fairly strong OC here at 1323 w/QRM from a
> strong TWR India. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 9749.81 KUWAIT R. Kuwait AR Pop-like mx w/M vcl 1324.
> Suddenly went off abt 1326 and didnât return. Good signal. (Valko 11
> Jan.)
>
> 5985 MYNAMAR Myanmar R. Burmese tlk by W anncr
> 1331-1333+. Came back later at 1402 and hrd M anncr still audible but
> getting some slop QRM from a huge 5970 WEWN. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 7120 SOMALILAND R. Hargeisa M anncr here very weakly at
> 1342. HoA mx briefly and cont. tlk. Some CW QRM on the high side.
> Checked at 1325 for EG nx but it was too weak and severe Ham QRM.
> (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 7625 UZBEKISTAN V.O. the Wilderness Easy mx on a wind
> instru. and KR tlk by W over the mx at 1357 continuing to 1401 t/out.
> (Valko 11 Jan)
>
> 6045 CLANDESTINE (SOUTH KOREA) V.O. Freedom Came here at
> 1402 and found CNR1 off and this in the clear with a KR version of the
> Kenny Rogers song âCoward of the Countyâ. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 4885 CLANDESTINE (SOUTH KOREA) Echo of Hope Still barely
> getting just a bit of audio w/tlk by W at 1405. The last thing
> audible on the band. (Valko 11 Jan.)
>
> 5915 ZAMBIA ZNBC/R. One Per Ron Howards tip, found back
> on w/OC at 0238, then start of Fish Eagle cry IS past 0245. Very poor
> and had to tune in LSB to avoid tremendous slop QRM from 5920 WHRI.
> Will have to try later when WHRI is off. Tnx Ron, and Eike Bierwirth,
> Richard Langley and Bill Bingham in DXLD. (Valko 12 Jan.)
>
> Perseus SDR with Wellbrook ALA1530S loop antenna.
> On the micro-DXpedition, used a 315 foot BOG at 320 degrees, changed
> to 20 degrees.
>
>
> 73
>
> Dave Valko
> Dunlo, PA, USA
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