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Glenn Hauser logs October 20, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

Just to clarify, my latest report just sent should have been labeled Oct 20 (only), so as not to be confused with the previous one which really covered Oct 19-20. Glenn


On Sunday, October 20, 2019, 8:57:25 PM GMT+1, Glenn Hauser <wghauser@...> wrote:


** ANTARCTICA. So did anyone hear directly or indirectly, the
publicized LRA36 anniversary special today? I did get the JBA 15476-
carrier at 1400. Altho scheduled to be 3 hours long from 1200,
including multi-lingual segments, 2-hour repeats are scheduled for
18-20 and 23-01 UT, with music in between (Glenn Hauser, 1615 UT Oct
20, WOR iog via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

No positive replies to that. Around 1830 Oct 20, I start trying to
hear it via remote KiwiSDRs --- most in S America either busy or no
signal. By 1842 I get one outside Brasil with a very weak S2v signal
on 15475.93-USB as tuned. Immediately hear ``Arcángel San Gabriel``
mentioned and an occasional copiable word later or by a man, a break
for a song, and more conversation past 1930 but just about gone. With
my paltry further details I may yet try for a QSL (Glenn Hauser, OK,
DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, Oct 20 at 1435, for the record, Trenton Military
is still distorted and ``no report received`` from anywhere
(presumably, altho I do not listen to entire cycles, but always such
at random chex) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9659.95, Oct 20 at 1439, some off-frequency talk
vs weaker 9660.0. CNR1 jammers are usually on-frequency, but this
makes it a bit worse, vs RTI, both 1000-1600 per Aoki and nothing else
on 9660 during this span (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11540, Oct 20 at 1530, VP S2-S3 signal, and a
noisy weaker one on 11530.

11540 is much better at 1940 but still poor S5-S7 talk, sounds like
Türkish, no QRM audible; and 11530 is a JBA carrier. Best I can do,
but there has been heavy discussion on the WOR iog by those further
east:

Dengê Welat, the PKK clandestine transmitted from France or
Pridnestrovye, has shifted from 11530 to 11540, after Turkey usurped
11530 with some kind of anti-PKK clandestine, while also jamming
11540. Note that DW is not all-Kurdish language, has long been partly
in Turkish.

Roger provides TDOA map showing 11540 coming from eastern Romania:
11540 kHz Radyo ya Dengê Welat so ca. östliches Rumänien:

And roger provides TDOA map showing 11530 site now surely Emirler:

Similar thing happening to other DW frequency 9525. Wolfgang Bueschel
reported: ``9525even kHz Dengê Welat {ex 'Radyoya Dengê Kurdistane'}
program regularly from Radiotelecentr (PRTC) transmitter Grigoriopol
Maiac in Moldova Pridnestrovie, now jammed by Turkish station on odd

9525.782 kHz and result accordingly as 800 Hertz whistle BUZZ tone.

7350 / or 9525 kHz at 0330-0500 UT
11530 kHz at 0500-2100 UT or
11530 / or 9525 kHz at 1330-2100 UT. 73 wolfie df5sx``

On Oct 20, Kai Ludwig, Germany, tells me: ``Yes, Dengê Welat from
Grigoriopol is now on 11540 kHz while some other transmission is on
11530 kHz. The audio of this other transmission sounds like Emirler
transmissions typically do (no high-pass filtering, no hard multiband
compression), and the frequency deviations are typical as well. Thus
there should be little doubt about Emirler being the origin of this RF
signal.

Next question is, of course, about the program audio TRT puts on these
war transmissions. A quick, first impression is that it is indeed
heavy war propaganda. So the next steps would be, of course, to work
out the ID this program uses (do they operate it in "clandestine
station" style?) and to determine if it goes out anywhere else, too
(like on Turksat satellites).

[later:] The Emirler transmission on 11530 kHz is a loop of 30 minutes
and a few seconds, with no obvious station/program name being noted so
far. A detailed monitoring report is here [in German]:

So in all likelihood no other distribution platforms are in use for
this, ahem, audio product. Still it could be worth to check if this
program audio is on Türksat, which could be the case if TRT has
terminated the terrestrial circuits to Emirler and this loop is not
played out locally.

The evening transmission of Dengê Welat via Issoudun has been moved to
11540 kHz, too. So what remains to be determined is what they do with
the 31 metres morning slot. Kai`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, Oct 20 at 0622, Spanish from the south finally with a
non-mattress infomercial, instead sounds like ``Derma-Wand`` some
product for women`s anti-aging skin care. Yes, there is such a thing,
with very mixed reviews in English. XEAU Monterrey still suspected but
no ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1130, I am still trying to ID the Spanish here, which has
seemed like it must be the newly activated XECHAP, Chapingo, EdoMex,
educational station in the new IRCA Mexican Log as Radio Chapingo,
10/5 kW, ex-1610 XEUACH, projected to start 10/4/2019.

However: October 20 at 0631, amid tunes I hear a non-ID as ``El Poder
de --?-- siete, La Poderosa``. No such slogan for any of the possible
four in the current Log --- but checking the previous one on paper,
2018 edition #21, there was a Poderosa on 1130:

``XEYZ, Aguascalientes2, 10/2.5 kW, La Poderosa 107.7; La Más Famosa,
24h, //107.7 FM XHYZ. Still active on AM 10/17`` --- So now we may
extend that to 10/19! And put it back into the Log. Approx. from SSW,
making medium SAH with KWKH to the SE nulled as much as possible
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2004 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov,
Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2004 via Hamburger
Lokalradio, October 19
1431-1500 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat CUSB, good
QRM same time 9490 GAL 300 kW / 285 deg WeEu Romanian R.Romania Int.
Again wrong frequency announcement: HLR on 7265, instead of 9485``

Not confirmed here, UT Sunday Oct 20 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, checked at
0338 and 0401 during ham news, S9+10/20. I hope WOR already ran
earlier than variable 0315 start, or much later.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, also reports: ``GERMANY, World of Radio#2004 via
Hamburger Lokalradio, October 20
1032-1101 7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun CUSB, fair``

Next:
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0130 UT Monday    WRMI 9395 to NNW, 7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI 7780 to NE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ 5130v Area 51 6160v? to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI 9955 to SSE
0930 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1130 UT Monday    Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW
1816 UT Monday    IRRS 7290 Romania to WNW
0100 UT Tuesday  WRMI 7780 to NE
0800 UT Tuesday  Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0830 UT Tuesday  Unique Radio 3210-USB NSW [another episode]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0100 UT Thursday  WRMI 7780 to NE

Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Oct 20 at 1448 UT, some tropo DTV DX as we are on the edge
of level-1 per Hepburn predixions, extending as far as DFW, KC and St
Louis, with higher levels. Bandscan finds Bad signals on many
channels: 8, 10, 11, 12, 21, 26, 28, 31, 35, 36, 45. And also some OKC
channels are Bad, blocked by DX: 7, 13, 18, 23, 33. I wonder what`s on
RF 13. There are a bunch of further full-power if not super-power
Texans, but in Dallas only a 3 kW CP for KHFD-LD.

Besides RF 20, 19-1 KQCW-HD in Tulsa market, two decodes from The
Metroplex:

RF 30, DTV 29-1 KMPX, 1448 UT Oct 20, infomercials in Spanish, 1459 ad
for Luna 98.3 FM Solo Exitos, and Estrella TV logo; 29-2 a different
Spanish infomercial, 1500 one in English. W9WI.com shows 29.1 only, a
megawatt in Decatur TX with a 900 kW backup. Decatur is NW of Dallas,
almost halfway to Wichita Falls.

RF 14, KERA-HD 13-1, with PBS; 13-2 kids, 13-3 Create (like KETA but
its 13-2 is World, and kids is on 13-4). Contrary to W9WI.com which
shows KERA with PBS World on -2. KERA Dallas runs 975 kW ERP.
Rabbitears.info matches the channeling I have monitored (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 810, Oct 20 at 0050 UT, I am hearing rapid SBG coverage
in Spanish, employing pelotas, mentions Atlanta. Are The Braves
playing right now, and where would they be broadcast in Spanish?

The only Mexican in the NW is XERSV, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, 5 kW
daytimer (until 0200?) with news format. KSWV Santa Fe? It`s not
Spanish any more, or even Spanglish with CLR FM 99.9 simulcast and
more westerly than my DF of WSW/ENE. By language, proximity, direxion
and legal night operation, the best US fit is KXOI Crane (Odessa
market) TX, U4 1000/500 --- except it`s SS:REL. Other SS of some sort
are in FL, IN, MI, TN, mostly daytimers or negligible night power and
none with sports format, tho SBGs often preëmpt a station`s nominal
prime format. By 0055 losing out to WHB, KC MO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1120, Sunday October 20 at 0605 UT, during ``Duffy`s
Tavern`` on `When Radio Was` from KMOX, heavy fast SAH from talk in
English with KMOX nulled, i.e. NW/SE, not noticed earlier. The CCI
soon fades. Suspect KCRN 50 kW daytimer Limon, Colorado again on air
at night; if not, maybe KANN Roy Utah 10/1.1 kW; or KTXW Manor TX
5.6/0.155 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1957 UT October 20