giovedì 12 agosto 2010

Glenn Hauser logs August 12, 2010

** ANGUILLA. 6090, open carrier with some hum, August 12 at 0630 and for several minutes, longer than DGS` sometimes pregnant pauses. He was pontificating as usual on 5935 WWCR (not // 5890 now), so Caribbean Beacon really lost the feed. Very weak understation on 6090, Brasil or Nigeria? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Aug 12:
 8400, nothing at 1325; could well be on but just not propagating
10500, fair at 1331
14400, very poor at 1337
14700, very poor at 1337 but slightly better than 14400

** GERMANY [non]. 15460, Aug 12 at 1420, poor with talk in Amharic, some reverb but no jamming audible. It`s DW via RWANDA, 1400-1457, 250 kW non-direxional. Don`t usually hear this, but only thing in the area, with no reception from Antarctica today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15150, Aug 12 at 1422, poor signal in Qur`an. It`s VIRI`s Arabic service, 500 kW, 295 degrees from Sirjan, in its 11-hour-per-day schedule of 0530-1630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Not to be outdone by 6090 ANGUILLA [q.v.], WTWW 5755 also broadcasting unmodulated carrier, Aug 12 at 0633 instead of PPPP (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370-9410, WWRB BS from 9385, Aug 12 at 1422, extending to this range with frying sound, impeding WTJC 9370 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. 11705, strong and steady open carrier, Aug 12 at 1337; surely Cuban transmitter relaying RNV failed to turn off at 1300. Still at 1351, with trace of an understation, no doubt NHK Indonesian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297.1, on Aug 12 not checked until 0627 when music was playing, so still signing on before 0700. We are tempted to refer to this station by its Spanish name, Radio Nacional de la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática, since we understand Spanish much better than the Hassania Arabic dialect, but only one hour a day is in Spanish, at most, so we really ought to use the other ID, quoting from WRTH 2010: Sowt al-sha`ab a-Sahraui al-mukafa --- SSSM for short; or SASASAM? Yeah, that`s cool (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###