sabato 21 agosto 2010

Glenn Hauser logs August 20-21, 2010

** ANGUILLA [and non]. This could be a good evening for hearing something else on 6090: at 0052 UT past 0100 Aug 21, no Anguilla; instead, DGS still on day frequency 11775, in huge collision with DentroCuban Jamming Command and Radio Martí, making SAH of about 5 Hz too. Rather self-defeating; but then, he`s dead. // 5935 via WWCR, shortly with PMS instead; she`s alive. Still same clash at 0146.

After 0300, RM and (most of?) the jamming are gone from 11775, and Caribbean Beacon is still on 11775 at 0312 with DGS; rather weak and now the problem is Brasília, still going on 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA [and non]. 5954, 0139 Aug 21, carrier is still on this off-frequency, but cannot make out any modulation vs WYFR on 5950, apparent jamming on hi side. Presumably the ELCOR test-transmission from Guápiles, Costa Rica, but are they still carrying Radio República? That had been running since 2300 on 9490 via Sackville, with heavy jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 9495, Aug 21 at 0206, speaker in American accent fooled me at first, a VOA service? Hardly: VIRI likes to put such accents on the air from dissidents; some propaganda about US intelligence, with poor studio miking, or boomy room, plus music bed to make it that much harder to follow thru the ionosphere.

0211 ID as ``Voice of Justice, Live from Tehran``, so these poor announcers really have to work from 5 to 6 am local?? ``Coming up next: The Collapse of Global Imperialism``, quoting someone from the New School in New York. At least we still have regional imperialism. This and other logs 0200-0300+ on indoor longwire due to T-storm nearby (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 4845, something there Aug 21 at 0141, presumably ORTM on extended 24h? Ramadan schedule, but too much WWCR from 4840 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, at 0134 Aug 21, no Portuguese, just Spanish, so XEPPM, apparently remote report about Huapango, M&W conversing in the open, but audio cutting off and on, mostly off. There have been reports of RNA back on 6185, but not now, it seems, tho certainly there on 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 9665, VOR English via Pridnestrovye, poor Aug 21 at 0205 with het, probably from off-frequency Brasilian rather than North Korean at this hour. 7440 via Ukraine not any better. 15425 via DVR not propagating. Meanwhile, VOR Spanish on 9735 is loud and clear, since this favored service gets to use the Guiana French relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11520, WEWN English transmitter is still putting out swishy spurs plus and minus 10 kHz. Aug 21 at 0146 I am hearing one QRMing WYFR 11530 in Portuguese, but WYFR has a // free of it right up the dial at 11550. WEWN spur also audible with BFO on 11510 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. UT August 21 compared the VR relays to North America, going from French to English at 0250 on 7305 and 9610.

7305 Santa Maria di Galeria cut off the air at 0249:03 while French was still speaking; back on with better signal via Sackville about a semiminute later with IS briefly, 0250 opening English show about Pius X.

9610 Bonaire, au contraire, had an overlap of a few sex before 0250 with ripple SAH, then clear via Sackville only and // synchronized 7305 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###