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Glenn Hauser logs October 20, 2019

** 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“

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:

** 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. 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 which shows KERA with PBS World on -2. KERA Dallas runs 975 kW ERP. 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

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