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Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 30 2017

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Hauser via Hard-Core-DX" Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 5:57 AM


Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2017


EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, July 30 at 0005 check, no signal from RNRGE,
Malabo, so apparently done with the all-night testing. We should still be
able to hear them from sign-on which used to be 0530, but will they stay
on later than the old sign-off of 1830?
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

No signal noted on 6250 at 0530 UT this July 30.



U S A. 5097.9, July 30 at 0059, parasitic weak spur from WTWW-2 which has
just signed on 5085 with music, 0101 Ted offers QSLs for e-mail; ham ads;
0106 `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` finally starts. If Arecibo had been on
5095 tonight, there could be a problem, but not on 5125 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Despite even 5085 kHz of WTWW, nothing spur peak special occured around
0437 UT on 5097v kHz,
except a digital STANAG signal covers 5095.2 to 5098.6 kHz range,
powerful S=9+30dB heard in Alberta, MI, FL and southern Germany
remote SDR posts.

5829.986 WTWW S=9+20dB signal heard at 0438 UT here in southern Germany,
and also in Rochester NY. Bible reading about Kingdom Abraham. Distorted
audio, sound like 2.5 to 3 kHz small audio signal, not easy to understand
the content. July 30.



This report despatched at 0358 UT July 30
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Morning log at 0415 to 0530 UT on July 30 in southern Germany:

4885.019 BRA R Clube do ParÃ, Belem PA, S=6 at 0420 UT. Brazilian fast pop
dance mx.
4949.733 AGL Surprisingly powerful signal from Mulenvos at this 0428 UT
time slot here in Europe, fast dance mx, S=6-7 signal strength,
and next door adjacent
4959.996 (also compared measured to WWV Colorado US 5 MHz) VoA Sao Tome En,
stronger S=9+20dB, and latter had accompanied two x 100 Hertz strings buzzy
audio too, either sideband.
Two Bauta Cubans in 60mb at 0433 UT July 30
5025 S=9+5dB and stronger S=9+20dB signal on 5040 kHz, latter also wideband
20 kHz broad signal.
5910.351 CLM Nice fair signal from Alcaravan in Colombia this 0440 UT,
S=8-9 here across Atlantic into southern Germany. Enjoyed nice Latin
American music selection, fast mx speed.
5939.830 BRA R. Voz Missionaria, Camboriu SC at 0443 UT www.gideoes.com.br
6090 two signals noted here now:
6090 nearly even fq or +1 Hz from Anguilla, prayer every Sunday, femaly
prayer sermon at 0459 UT, S=9+5dB here in southern Germany,
and also 6 Hertz lower sideband
6089.994v Port., tent BRA regist. ZYE956 R. Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo SP
<http://radiobandeirantes.band.uol.com.br/radioam.asp> weak and tiny
signal.
6184.995 MEX XEPPM Radio Educacion Mexico City DF, poor S=5-6 signal
across the Atlantic Ocean into southern Germany.
At 0455 UT some heavy SYMPHONIC classic music program heard.
6000v CUB Quivican TITAN San Felipe is always now 4 Hertz odd
on lower sideband, seldom odd appeared on China made TX units.
S=9+25dB at 0508 UT July 30.
ALL! RHC English outlets suffer by distorted audio now --
from the studio feed to the bcast centers?,
also bad audio on 6060, 6100, and 6145 kHz channels.
Talk on crime and unsafty matter in Mexico.
5999.996 CUB hit badly by adjacent powerhouse BBC Ascension of S=9+35dB
this July 30 propagation.
6060 CUB S=9+25dB into Germany.
6100 CUB S=9+10dB
6144.997var CUB poor S=6, azimuth is Western California / Vancouver though

NEW ZEALAND New UT morning channel of R NZi moved from 9700 to 9630 kHz
from July 28, 0459-0658 UT noted S=6 at 0530 UT July 30, fluttery signal,
S=8 in CAN/USA SDR remotes.
In Europe hit heavily by adjacent 9620 kHz French sce from RRI Galbeni-ROU
site, latter S=9+30dB.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)


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Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 30 2017

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** ALBANIA [non]. 5850, July 29 at 2258, WRMI is on with IS & ID runup to hourtop, 2300 R. Tirana IS and sign-on not mentioning any SW frequency, just ``from now on`` at the web address. Suspect this SW arrangement I proposed is somewhat extra-official, with shortwaveservice in Germany as intermediary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, July 30 at 0005 check, no signal from RNRGE, Malabo, so apparently done with the all-night testing. We should still be able to hear them from sign-on which used to be 0530, but will they stay on later than the old sign-off of 1830? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950-USB, July 30 at 0111, rockmusic at S8-S9, no doubt Wolverine Radio, as confirmed by ID at 0115. Tonight`s key word is ``help`` per numerous logs from 0033 to 0146 at
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,36415.0.html
I didn`t listen long with all the other stuff going on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PUERTO RICO. 5125.00, July 30 at 0006, extremely strong S9+15 to S9+30 open carrier, something new. I`m checking since this news emerged via roger on the DXLD yg:
http://bit.ly/2eNEhME
about ionospheric heating experiments from the Arecibo, Puerto Rico, radio telescope, on behalf of the same guy who brought us HAARP last winter from Gakona, Alaska.

``Arecibo ionosphere HF radio modification campaign!

[Excerpts:] 23 July: If you are reading this, then another radio event of possible interest is the upcoming Arecibo ionosphere HF heating campaign during 24 to 31 July 2017. The new Arecibo ionosphere HF heater nominally transmits 600 kilowatts net power (100 to 200 megawatts effective radiated power) and has a unique Cassegrain dual-array antenna design that increases gain of three crossed dipoles for each band using the signature 1000 ft spherical dish reflector.

During the upcoming campaign, the Arecibo HF transmitter is limited to two frequencies, 5.125 and 8.175 MHz. Campaign HF transmissions will start at approximately 1600 hours UTC and be active approximately 24 hours per day, with some occasional downtime for maintenance and other activities lasting one or more hours. Generally, the 8.175 MHz transmissions will occur in the daytime when foF2 is expected to exceed that value, between approximately 1830 and 2230 hours UTC. Otherwise the HF transmissions will occur at 5.125 MHz. These transmissions will be in the vertical direction so this is an excellent opportunity to observe NVIS from a powerful transmitter in Puerto Rico.

24 July: Did you copy Arecibo during the 24-31 July 2017 HF campaign? Get your QSL card! This morning I received the following information by email from Ãngel VÃsquez, Head of Telescope Operations and Spectrum Manager at Arecibo:

Iâm Ãngel WP3R, president and trustee of KP4AO, the Arecibo Amateur Radio Club. KP4AO has QSL cards that have been made because of our Special Event Runs and the MoonBounce we did. My personal QSL manager, W3HNK does the QSLâing also for KP4AO. I can give him a call and have him send SWL QSLâs to the interested parties. All that is needed is a SASE to W3HNK. His Address can be found on QRZ.com or WM7D.net.

25 July 2017: I originally reported the Arecibo high-power HF operations to be transmitted at either 5.125 or 8.175 MHz, depending on local foF2. Note that these are just estimates and the actual transmitted frequency may be adjusted slightly from those values for various reasons. Arecibo is currently transmitting 5095 kHz at 0000 hours 25 July 2017 (UTC).``

So here`s what I hear: first at 0007, I compare the 5125 signal to nearby 5 MHz transmitters:
5129.8, WBCQ, JBA carrier --- will get blown away by this thing
5085, WTWW not on yet [see separate log later]
5050, WWRB, S9+15
5040, RHC Creole, S9 to S9+25
5025, Rebelde, S7-S9, undermodulated
[see also USA: 6993]

Assuming 5125 will continue to be unmodulated, I tune around elsewhere, but at 0031 I notice that different ascending tones are now being transmitted in steps. This is not unlike some proof-of-performance runs by AM broadcast stations, but why would they be doing this? The huge ERP carrier alone is all that`s needed to heat the ionosphere. And if they can transmit these tones, they could also easily include some kind of ID! So I am not positive all this is really Arecibo. If not, quite a spoiler!

The tone sequences start over from low to high about every two minutes, at 0034, 0036, 0038. The higher-pitched ones being pure tones, produce what amount to distinct carriers on corresponding frequencies apart from 5125.00, in fact landing far beyond poor WBCQ circa 5130.

At 0040 I start to follow the sequence with the NRD-545 on 0.1 kHz step tuning. Each lasts just a few seconds. I suppose the same thing is happening on the lower side but not listening there. 5133.2, 5133.6, 5134.0, 5134.4, 5134.8 --- so these are 400 Hz apart.

Next run at 0043 I catch starting at 5126.1, then 5126.5, 5126.7, 5126.9, 5127.1, 5127.3, 5127.5, 5127.7, 5127.9, 5128.1, 5128.3, 5128.5, 5128.7, 5128.9 (and now traces of WBCQ at different pitches underneath), 5129.1, 5129.3, 5129.5, 5129.7, 5129.9 where it stops, so these were 200 Hz apart; and back down to start up again:

5125.9, 5126.1, 5126.3, 5126.5, 5126.7, also at 200 Hz --- and I tune up above to find some much higher ones going at same time far beyond the WBCQ frequency:

5135.9, 5137.4, 5138.3, 5132.2, 5143.1, 5143.8, 5144.6 where it stops. I may have missed some digits trying to keep up with them, as these were mostly, but not all, 900 Hz apart. More of same I do not track.

At 0100* carrier goes off, back on circa *0102 with dead air; 0104 more tone test but this time steady at high pitch. 0108 dead air; 0110 high tones.

At 0114 yet another variation: the carrier cuts off and on between tones, something it was not doing earlier. There was never anything on 5095 or other frequencies between. And so it went.

0330 recheck, nothing on 5125 or 5095, but a big S9+20 OC on 5100, where we have heard such before. Could that be Arecibo all along? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7445, July 30 at 0054, nice ME song at S8, adding to all the music stations on 6, 7 and 9 MHz this evening. 0056 talk sounds Farsi but must be Dari, mottoes(?) with music interludes, and one ID-like in passing, sounds like ``Sedoye SamÃ``, 0059 mentions Afghanistan and off at 0059.5*. HFCC shows BBCWS via Woofferton, but the Afghan service alternating Pashto & Dari is to continue from Oman on 7445 until 0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring: confirmed Saturday July 29 at 2254, the 2230 airing on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed Sat July 29 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, good, after at least 5 minutes of music fill. Also confirmed UT Sunday July 30 at 0200 on WRMI, 11580, good. Also confirmed from 0345 UT Sunday July 30 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, later than usual. (Schedule here http://wa0rcr.com/sched.html does not include WOR at non-exact times)
Next:
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5097.9, July 30 at 0059, parasitic weak spur from WTWW-2 which has just signed on 5085 with music, 0101 Ted offers QSLs for e-mail; ham ads; 0106 `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` finally starts. If Arecibo had been on 5095 tonight, there could be a problem, but not on 5125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6993, July 30 at 0110, very poor carrier, which is often detectable, and as previously logged, in DXLD 16-16 and 16-46, it`s WH2XWF, an experimental 164-watt transmitter with several locations in Florida, to study ionospheric disturbances; re-logged in honor of Arecibo 5125, which ought to have some such callsign (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0358 UT July 30
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JRX Logs: Sat, July 29, 2017.  View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 29 2017

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JRX Logs: Sat, July 29, 2017.
Receivers: Degen DE1103 & Tecsun S-2000.
Transmitter Site Country Logs: Angola/ Brazil/ Equatorial Guinea/ Guinea/ Korea North/ Romania/ .

ANGOLA.Â
** 4950. Sat, July 29 at 0156-0206, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos-AGL, in Portuguese. Man announcer talks and songs. Awfull signal and modulation..

BRAZIL.
** 4875. Sat, July 29 at 0207-0220, Radio Difusora de Roraima, Boa Vista-RR. A musical programming; Man announcer talks. Awfull broadcasting with moderate fades.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA.
** 6250. Sat, July 29 at 0023-0155, Radio Malabo, Malabo-GNE. A musical program with variety songs and rhythms: Local songs, english (including M. Jackson), french and spanish songs - All songs, only songs in this transmission - no announcer talks. Broadcasting evaluation this night, 35433.

GUINEA.
** 9650. Sat, July 29 at 0843-0855, Radio Guinea, Conakri-GUI, in French & Vernacular. Local songs; Man talks. Station with fair signal and moderate interference by Voice of Korea, 33432 (sometimes 33433).
** 9650. Sat, July 29 at 2015-2030, Radio Guinea, Conakri-GUI, in French. Man announcer talks, preaching ? Local songs. Station with fair signal, poor modulation, fades and spur interference by China Radio International on 9645kHz, in French, 33432. Note: R. Guinea better after 2026 after CRI ends programming, 35433.

KOREA NORTH.
** 9425. Sat, July 29 at 2032-2045, Voice of Korea-KCBS, Kujang-KRE, in Korean. Female announcer talks and talks, with enthusiasm, very exciting; 2040 Abrupt interruption; 2042 Returns programming, now with korean song. VOK with fair signal and poor modulation, 35332.

ROMANIA.
** 9730. Sat, July 29 at 0225-0240, Radio Romania International, Tiganesti-ROU, in Spanish. Woman announcer presents "Horizonte Cultural Rumano"; A song; ID. Station with fair signal and modulation, 35433.


DXer: Jose Ronaldo Xavier
Location: Cabedelo-PB, Brazil (UTC-3)
RX (s): Degen DE1103 & Tecsun S-2000
Antenna: Longwire
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Glenn Hauser logs July 28-29, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 29 2017

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** ANGUILLA. 6090, July 29 at 0607 check, CB is on tonight with PMS; 11775 day frequency is off at 1331 check, but on by 1923 fair at S9-S7. I had just heard the expletive ``by cracky`` from DGS on // 13845 WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11935, July 28 at 1237, pop music and talk in Russian with strange accent about football; 1241 mentions ``kitaysky``, 1243 to Firedragon-like music. Must be MPK == CRI in Russian as scheduled 10-13, 500 kW, 37 degrees from SZG site i.e. toward DBP and onward to Severnaya Amerika (per HFCC, at 1200-1227 there would have been a collision with RVA westward from Palauig in Hmong). (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, July 29 at 1930, RHC English is S9+10 of extreme distortion: I have to listen a while to decide it`s really English; first seemed Italian, but guess it was the Spanish accent. When will RHC ever put its weblang Italian on SW? Carrier is OK, so it`s entirely a modulation problem, perhaps originating in the studio or link. At least someone eventually noticed, since transmitter is off at 1952 check; while 15370 in Spanish song remains strong. Something is always wrong at RHC. Patria o suerte, Âpensaremos! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, July 29 at 0605, RNRGE, Malabo poor with M&W in Spanish. Wolfgang Bueschel and Patrick Robich think the reactivation is thanks to an Afrika-tour by Chinese techs from BEFF transmitter factory (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re my log of KAKO 91.3 ``Ada`` -- Looking again at FCC coverage map, the transmitter site is axually near Shawnee, not Ada, and Shawnee is much closer to OKC, in fact about halfway there. Community of license, Ada, is barely within the same contour! Ada 2010y population was only 16.8 kilopersons, so who cares? KAKO again inaudible here under dead conditions (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1888 monitoring: confirmed Friday July 28 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed via UTwente SDR, Saturday July 29 from 1431 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB. This week it`s good and steady, no QRM, but not enough to suppress noise level, 100% copy except for skipping in the webcast. Right up to 1500* when as usual at end of WOR, just stops, no sign-off or HLR ID; and nothing further to be heard either from China. Other weeks, HLR/WOR not audible at all: is solely due to propagational variations? Next:
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Saturday July 29 at 1333, WRMI is on and // 9395, 9455 so on weekends `Oldies` gets not one, not two, but three frequencies, none outstanding. 7780 had been expanded weekdays to carry `The Power Hour` after 1200. Still something there on 7780 at 1412.

`Oldies` program really needs to be on higher frequency in daytime. July 29 at 1930 check, 9395 & 9455 are detectable but far too weak to enjoy the music. Why not 13695, a former WRMI daytime frequency on the NW antenna? Perhaps the 9ers are good enough at half the distance from Okeechobee to Oklahoma, but hardly diverse in frequency. Likewise, needs to be on a lower frequency overnight to escape plunging MUFs, to 7 or even 5 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9930, Sat July 29 at 1924, WTWW-2 is off, so probably missed TOITO an hour earlier. 9475, WTWW-1 is on with suptorted QSO show, so 9930 with another ham show is hardly necessary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Friday July 28 at 2010, KVOH is still on with sermon in English, but big wobble on carrier, worse than usual, such that even in AM mode it`s making a hum and distortion on S7-S9+20 signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2053 UT July 29
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Re: Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2017  View Printable Version 
Saturday, July 29 2017

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11775 kHz noted in Michigan and Alberta remotes at S=6-8 level,
2050 UT, nice audio quality,

like same 25 mb strength of
11580 11825 RMI, 11760 RHC Bauta, 11930 IBB GB Marti, 12050 EWTN.
73 wb


----- Original Message -----
From: "lang@unb.ca [dxld]" <dxld@yahoogroups.com>


Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:55 PM
Subject: [dxld] Re: Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2017


"Caribbean Beacon is still off day frequency"
It's on this afternoon (at 19:55 UTC).
-- Richard Langley

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