lunedì 25 luglio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs July 24-25, 2011

** CANADA [and non]. 6030, UT Monday July 25 at 0548, DentroCuban pulse jamming is still going despite R. Martí silent period, but not being wall-of-noise, another broadcaster is audible underneath. It and jam fade independently, so I can tell the station is in an English adstring, with that faux-sense of urgency we also hear on CFRX 6070, as if vital info were being conveyed, so out-of-place on SW. Must be 100-watt CFVP Calgary here; 0551 mentions rodeo, I think. Also has splash from 6020-CRI via Sackville. Canadians should protect their private low-power stations much better from ACI and CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 25:
11500, good at 1313
12900, very good at 1315
14700, JBA at 1319
15565, fair at 1323
None higher or lower heard in full scan from below 8 MHz to above 17. S. Handler also reports 12900 as a new frequency today, altho I also had it on July 7 and 24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. One RHC transmitter must be down: July 25 at 0547, 6010 English is missing, and not on 11760 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CANADA [and non]

** GERMANY. 17755, July 25 at 1328, rock music on defective transmitter, pumping as carrier level also seems to shift, in very deep fades not correlating with modulation peaks. 1330 3+1 timesignal, ID, YL talking with presumed news in Persian, during which the pumping is less noticeable. 1340 definite R. Farda ID and back to music, still breaking up. HFCC says it`s 100 kW, 77 degrees from Lampertheim at 12-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Some more sporadic-E analog TV DX, July 24, UT:

1832 on 4, fades in with soccer from SW, 10 kHz CCI; net-2. Also weak signals on 2, 3, 5

1837 on 5, net-2 with soccer // 4

1912 on 2, scenes from a rodeo, I think, rather than a bullfight, with soft-spoken narration; shortly see oval-2 bug UR with XHI-TV calls beneath. Plus a streamer across screentop, maybe additional relay IDs? Only a glimpse before faded. Ciudad Obregón, Sonora

1929 on 4, soccer from SSW, net-13. So two nets are running fútbol on a Sunday afternoon, but the big one is on net-2. 4 still in at 1949

1949 on 6, béisbol, reminding me how seldom we see BB any more on the air in USA rather than cable. Has an unfamiliar circular bug in UR; still at 2002

2001 on 4, the net-2 fútbol is Copa América from Argentina, with Uruguay one of the teams

2024 on 2, net-2 fútbol is dominating the QRM

2045 on 2, only this is left, net-2 FB from SW

2225 on 2-6, weak signals, mostly FB

2234 on 4, fútbol here much stronger than the other channels, indicating there is not a 2 at same location

2242 on 4, some non-football, think I see an f bug = net-4

2354 on 3, game show, carrying people around studio; still at 2359 with round bug UR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 17640, July 25 at 1343, BBCWS much better than usual and sufficiently listenable with report on opposition to wind power in NIMBY Wales. S9+15 signal, and occasional quick lite echo during deep fades, presumably long-path from Ascension if Seychelles stopped at 1300 as scheduled. Also has lite generator(?) hum so typical of ASCENSION. 1350 goes from `One Planet` to `From Our Own Correspondent`, fascinating report about Berlin by Steve Evans. Listened until 1430 with `World Briefing`.

Latest HFCC shows this BBCWS usage of 17640, all in English:
05-07, 300 kW, 135 degrees from Woofferton UK since 12 July
07-08, 300 kW, 177 degrees from Cyprus since 19 July
07-13, 250 kW, 270 degrees from Seychelles (note overlap if correct)
13-17, 250 kW, 114 degrees from Ascension (no second site overlap)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1574 monitoring: UT Monday July 25 at 0300, Area 51 on WBCQ 5110v-CUSB and webcast, RNI gives way to Radio Jennifer, not on schedule for this date, so WOR starts late about 0309. Please stay tuned if you don`t hear WOR at the scheduled time! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###