venerdì 17 settembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs September 16-17, 2010

** ALBANIA [and non]. 9860, R. Tirana, Sept 16 at 0028 IS preceding English 0030-0045, poor, surpassed by neighbor 9855 which had more modulation but Shijak with less flutter; 9855 listed as VOA Sri Lanka in Tibetan, 250 kW, 20 degrees, and I think it was that rather than mandatory ChiCom jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, LRA36, Sept 16 at 1308 and 1332 music weaker than Rampisham Belarussian 15480; At 1431, 15476 JBA carrier, vs stronger 15480 which is now Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway, via WRN, via ARMENIA. Friday Sept 17 at 1410, 15476 very poor in music, talk? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 6507-USB, coastal weather by automated M voice, good at 1245 Sept 16; includes Tasman Islands, Cape Broome(?), Neptune Island, ergo VMC Charleville Qsld as scheduled. Some of the condition reports are incomplete, e.g. giving winds only. 1246 double-tone and S. Australia weather; also audible on weaker // 8176 until both quit at 1254.

Going to the map website I cited a few days ago,
we now get:
``Australia Marine Forecast Zones Map
This page has been updated and renamed.
Please update your bookmark to -
This redirection advisory file which will be removed at the end of Dec 2010.``

Even on the more detailed Tasmania map
of the three locations heard above I only find Tasman Is. Nor do I find Neptune Island in Vic or SA, but Googling on Neptune Island do find it ``70 km south of port Lincoln``, yet it does not show on the corresponding detailed SA map! No Cape Broome, but Broome is in WA, seemingly outside the area covered (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 16:
8400, fair with flutter at 1225, 1252. Did not do full bandscan today.

Firedrake Sept 17:
8400, poor at 1353. BTW, I never hear CW QRM on this frequency which you might expect in the marine band, nor on others in marine bands, so it seems the Sound of Hope frequencies are well-chosen. Did not do full bandscan 8-18 MHz today either.

9845, ChiCom jamming against VOA Mandarin at 1402 Sept 17, not only CNR1 but still adding extremely distorted modulation of something else atop all, maybe in Vietnamese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 15205, Thu Sept 16 at 1333 expansive movie music, 1335 ``4, 3, 2, 1, ignition`` in English, but then French announcement, pop music, strong but heavy flutter. 1339-1339 talking about Maurice Jarre, [not Jarré, as I sometimes hear uneducated US announcers say] ``A Walk in the Clouds``. 1342 heard again ``4, 3, 2, 1, ignition`` and blast-off roar. What in the world? O, at 1344 we find out it is Radio Chine Internationale, and into chinois leçon; off at 1357*. Is via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, one of numerous services aimed thence toward Europe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Anomalies Sept 16: at 0512, English on 5970 and 6150, but on neither 6000 nor 6010; Spanish on 6060, 6120, 5040. If one or two transmitters were still on 9525 or 11760, inaudible there. By 0530, 6010 English was finally on, very undermodulated, and 6060 was still in Spanish instead of English.

5025, R. Rebelde absent at same check 0513 Sept 16, but they were making radio again at 1233. Leider, nothing else to be heard around 5025 while RR was off.

12000, 12030 and 12060 RHC Spanish all audible at 1300 Sept 16, presumably 12030 and matching spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 5865, RTA relay from Algeria, Sept 16 at 0514 Arabic talk with echo, and at 0516 // 7295 without the echo. This has happened before with Issoudun transmissions, altho it was 7 MHz doing it previously. At this time of night, long/short path highly unlikely, making us suspect TDF is running two non-synchronized transmitters on 5865, OR: a double-audio feed is getting into one transmitter somehow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15595, Sept 16 at 1329, intermittent tone test denoting a CIS site, 1330 Farsi, poor. No, it`s Dari from DW via Armavir/Krasnodar, RUSSIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM [and non]. Hoping to catch AFN off-frequency again, but Sept 16 at 1238 is on correct 5765-USB with string of mini-features AFN so conveniently strings together for us, altho mixed with PSAs such as one about managing credit. Feature now is The Lohdown on Science, a sesquiminute talk by Sandra Tsing Loh from KPCC.

I have also caught KOSU 91.7 running her at 1505:07-1506:37 UT on a weekday, presumably M-F. See While any effort to popularize Science is laudable, these are so brief that not much can really be conveyed; but there is a huge potential audience with severely debilitated attention spans, evidently including the military.

``She also does a weekly commentary, The Loh Life, that has aired in Southern California on KPCC 89.3 FM since 2004.`` And on KCRW previously before a schism. We corrected URL: with plenty of audio linx (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9425, AIR NC, Sept 16 at 1320, Vande Mataram, poor with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 9526-, VOI still suffering from OADs, but at least is on the air: Sept 16 at 1317, new(?) slogan, ``Voice of Indonesia: let`s make the world dream`` (I think, rather than green.) Today In History segment: PNG independence, 1975y.

9526-, VOI same Sept 17, pop music fill at 1356 with OADs, and atop CRI 9525 het from following minute. 1441 still on with Indo (?) music much more frenetic than VOA`s weekend Indonesian on 9945 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, RNZI AM normally inbooms after 0500, but JBA Sept 16 at 0516 and at first thought it absent, not found on 7440 either, but then detectable on 11725, as 25m almost dead.

7440, Sept 17 at 1355 DRM again, whence? Previous report during this time period was denied by RNZI, but nothing else is listed in DRM at any time on this frequency, and they do use it before 1158 and after 1551 per (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 99.7, KZLS, IDing As ``True Oldies, Mustang-Oklahoma City``, Sept 16 at 1701. And promptly responding to a listener in Tampa. Obviously a satellite-fed format, from:
with affiliate list here:
99.7 Mustang is the frequency hijacked from Alva/Enid, formerly KNID, KXLS, as Chisholm Trail Broadcasting attempts to get another signal into a much bigger market.

But it`s not full power and tower, from a site near Tuttle, SW of OKC.
and we normally don`t hear it in Enid. Applies to move a little closer, to a site between El Reno and Piedmont, W of OKC:
also increasing power and tower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PRIDNESTROVYE. 6240, Radio PMR, UT Thu Sept 16 at 0045 check in English with T-storm QRN; 0153 in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15195, Sept 16 at 1350, Nirvana`s ``Smells Like Teen Spirit``, from, where else, RRI Romanian service, but 1351 mentioned ``România Actualitatsi``, so a relay of the home service first program, as are a lot of RRI transmissions, but unclear which ones or which parts. Then W&M chatting about TV until 1356* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, WRMI with WORLD OF RADIO 1530, Friday Sept 17 at 1442, JBA fading in and out, weaker than Japanese on 9960, which is Furusato no Kaze via PALAU toward Korea North.

Next WOR SW airings: Fri 2030 WWCR 15825; Sat & Sun 0800 & 1730 WRMI 9955; Sat 1600 WWCR 12160; Sun 0230 WWCR 4840, Sun 0630 3215; Sun 1515 WRMI 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 6175, VOV English via CANADA, UT Thursday Sept 16 at 0343 starting mailbag/letterbox show. Presumably on all UT Thursday broadcasts, or is it Wednesdays carrying over to Thu via this relay for target still in local Wednesday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15679-, Sept 16 at 1433, 2-way Spanish SSB again heard on this frequency, mentioning camaroncitos (shrimp), so probably fishing poachers, discussing what time they awaken in the morning, mother being whore, etc. Slightly on low side, judging from BFO het against weak 15680 AM signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###