venerdì 19 marzo 2010

Glenn Hauser logs March 19, 2010

** CHILE. 17680, CVC La Voz, usual big signal March 19 at 1412 but now it`s overmodulated and splattering, worst centered on 17650, also bothering BSKSA French on 17660; and more spikes matching 17680 modulation around 17480-17510. Not much on the hi side, however. Was interviewing someone about racism in Guatemala (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 19: not much found in upward bandscan until 13970 at 1401 with telltale open carrier, flutter, het, and 1405:12 resuming music.

At 1419 came to a JBA signal on 18100, in the hamband, and by now 13970 is gone, so cannot try to // but found another FD:

At 1421 on 10420 (instead of previous 10400), poor, but 18100 is too weak for a definite // (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3345, only Asian signal on 90 mb, nothing on usual 3325, March 19 at 1303 in talk, pretty sure it`s Indonesian, 1305 to music. Presumed RRI Ternate, Maluku. Are we confident that R. Northern, PNG is inactive on 3345? That`s not even listed in Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI still on this frequency March 19 at 1335 going from Miscellany to Music Corner with ``Sound of Dignity`` assertion in between. Said the music show covers both traditional and modern, but mostly the latter today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA/SARAWAK. 5030, RTM, 1253 March 19, fair with pop music, strong enough for Cuba 5025 not to be a problem; 1255 singing PSA or commercial mentioning Malaysia; 1300 2-pip timesignal at least 10 seconds late, then talk, news? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. Pirate, 6925-SSB, March 19 at 1307, dense music, seems polka with accordion when tuned in just right; 1312 Radio Gaga ID and more; 1319 ``¡No, Jorge!`` several times, ``This has been Radio Gaga`` and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** THAILAND [and non]. 7365, at 1330 March 19, the bells of HSK9 immediately identify it as R. Thailand, but mixing at equal level with Chinese, 1332 that IDs as CJKT; 1354 recheck seems it is echoing, a sign of jamming.

However, HSK9 at 1330 is going from Chinese to Thai, and CNR1 is scheduled 1200-1735 from Shijiazhuang site per Aoki, so apparently a horrible coincidence rather than overt jamming. IBB should never have chosen 7365. In A-10 the 13-14 hour from HSK9 via Udorn in Japanese, Chinese and Thai moves to 9575 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11640, very distorted spur centered here just as I tuned in at 1400, heard a snatch of the Radio Martí IS and off. Another Greenville transmitter out of order, but how did it get here, nowhere any known RM frequency? Which ones go off the air at 1400? 5745 and 7405, so must have been from one of those, but obviously not harmonic and can`t figure how they could mix with any other GB frequency to land on 11640.

15390, open carrier with hum at 1409 March 19, no doubt Greenville tuning up for 1630 Creole transmission, instead of 15370 a few days ago, which was probably a mistake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 5965, March 19 at 1250, noise jamming mixed with high-speed CW, and broadcast in Chinese(?) underneath. But only things listed are Malaysia`s Klasik FM, and CRI Korean service via Xi`an. Suspect it`s another out-of-order Xi`an transmitter, and/or Juche jamming? We know relations between PRC and DPRK are less than 100% friendly, but would they descend to the level of jamming? And is CRI`s Korean service aimed at the north or the south, or both?

1327 recheck, jamming and CW gone, but still Korean, over a weaker broadcast signal presumably Malaysia tho at 1300-1330 Vatican is also scheduled in Italian, not likely propagable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15450.0, intruders, 2-way SSB in Spanish, 1425 March 19, wished each other ``buen día`` and off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###