lunedì 14 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 13-14, 2011

** ARGENTINA [and non]. 15344.7v, Feb 13 at 2201 wavering het between R. Nacional and Morocco, which had not yet closed down. Kept listening until it did at 2204.5*. General Pacheco improved a bit by 2215, play-by-play SBG, with flutter. Traces of the 13363 feeder; see GUAM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15525, HCJB, as noted in last report is supposed to be in English at 2200-2230 --- Feb 13 at 2206, sort of, YL spelling English words contract, covenant, then explaining them in Chinese; 2207 ``welcome, our listener friends`` as OM starts preaching in English, but alternates with consecutive translation. Somewhat better signal than RA on 15515.

That English block is according to HFCC, where language details are often inaccurate, but who puts them in? Own schedule at
shows 2200-2230 is in Mandarin 7 days a week, but on Sat & Sun, presumably meaning UT Fri & Sat, it comes from CVC! Maybe that was part of the deal to inherit some equipment from Cox Peninsula (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 11775, Feb 14 at 1506 exotic music overriding PMS ANGUILLA; it`s AWR Turkish via Moosbrunn during this semihour only. Soon into talk which was at a more equal level. One splinter Christian faxion vs another (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 17865, Feb 13 at 2118, bubble jamming against nothing here, since it`s the third harmonic of 5955 against R. República, stronger here at this early hour than on 5955; not audible on x 2 = 11910, and the other third harmonic 18090 against 6030 not yet on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 17850, Feb 14 at 1610, RFI in French, frenetic African music, good signal but wobble on carrier presumably caused by Doppler. Is 500 kW, 170 degrees from Issoudun. I see in HFCC that REE via COSTA RICA is also on 17850 this early on Sat and Sun, really colliding? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 13362-USB, Feb 13 at 2219 headlines during NPR All Things Considered, seven sex ahead of much closer KOSU-91.7; slight QRM from other sideband audio, which must be LTA Argentina on 13663.5-LSB, tho I could never get it tuned in under the Guam signal. 2225 story on ATC was about Gbagbo`s control of the media in Ivory Coast; 5-minute clip and transcript:

** JAPAN [non]. 9780, Feb 14 at 1605, good with children`s song, 1607 Japanese talk, from Furusato no Kaze, 250 kW, 45 degrees via Tainan, TAIWAN, so also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9570, R. Blagovest via RVA still absent, Feb 14 at 1502. Wonder what the story is, if this service for Catholic Russians has been terminated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15805-USB, Feb 13 at 2123, 2-way in Spanish, the stronger signal also with engine noise background. I was looking for Argentine feeder possibly on 15820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###