martedì 10 agosto 2010

Glenn Hauser logs August 10, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, Aug 10 at 1237 music hetting Chinese on 15480. About the same very weak signal in some later chex before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, Aug 10 at 0540 familiar song but in Portuguese, deep fades, must be R. Brasil Central, inaudible on // 4985. 0544 live DJ, jingles, timecheck as 15 para as 3. Only other possible Brazilian on 25m was 11750, very weak but seems Portuguese. No sign of 11925v Bandeirantes or any others. Oops, I did not check 12175v.

Better luck on 31m: at 0548, 9675, 9665 and 9645.3 could be heard; 9665 had a YL caller on phone (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 10:
 8400, fair at 1220; maybe a trace at 1420 when 11500 still in
11500, good at 1232 and // 8400. Still good at 1420, but poor by 1434

CNR1 jamming:
15795, Aug 10 at 1235, an echo apart from 11805. 15795 is of course blocking All India Radio`s only Chinese service, 1145-1315. The other frequencies, uplooked later, are 11840 and 17705, which I expect are also jammed.

15600, Aug 10 at 1242, fair signal in Indonesian, conveniently mentioning China, and ```CRI Beijing``. Oops, it not Indonesian, but ``Malaysian``, per Aoki at 1230-1327, 100 kW, 175 degrees from Kunming-Anning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, missed more than the first half of this Tuesday`s ``Exotic Indonesia`` co-produxion with RRI Banjarmasin, but Aug 10 from 1335, VG signal, no Music Corner, but continuous discussion between the mystery announcer and someone about Ramadan, puberty vs fasting, and the Ramadan Cake Fair in Banj which is about to kick off the month. Still talking at 1357:15 when CRI Russian carrier comes on 9525.0, shortly adding musical prélude, roughly equal levels so a huge collision. 1400 brief English ID, 1401 into warta berita (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7435-7440-7445, DRM noise, Aug 8 around 1205 and still at 1412. RNZI supposedly takes a DRM break after 1158, on no frequency at all, but must have left it on today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297.1, surprisingly strong S9+20 open carrier at 0555 Aug 10, or rather not totally open as accompanied by a roaring sound. On exactly the same off-frequency as before, must be Radio Nacional de la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática, the Polisario Front clandestine from just across the border in Tindouf, ALGERIA. It`s been missing for months, as seems to happen every year, but eventually revives. Last report of it in DXLD was March 13 in issue 10-11.

At 0600:50 military band plays anthem for almost a minute, then YL announcement, language uncertain but unseems Spanish, then OM chanting until 0613 more melodic music mixed with talk. Unfortunately, a spur from one of Suddenlink`s cable DTV converters lands right on same frequency, impeding copy!

Reactivation was first reported by Mike Barraclough, UK, Aug 7 past 2303. Previous sign-on time per Aoki and WRTH was 0700, a bit late for me, so I`m glad it`s now 0600. Because Morocco was observing DST of UT +1? Per
that just ended Aug 8, in time for Ramadan, and there is no DST in Algeria. The final hour at 23-24 should be in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15390, Aug 10 at 1238-1240* fair open carrier with intermittent tone tests. Typical VOA Greenville behavior, tho this frequency is no longer on the schedule at all since banning Creole from SW in April; was from 1630. Maybe now one of their frequencies used only for tune-ups. Next scheduled 15390 occupant now is Gospel for Asia via Nauen, Germany from 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###