domenica 14 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 12-13, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake August 13, before 1300:
 7970, very poor at 1245
10300, very good at 1253
12270, very good at 1255
12980, very good at 1255
13130, very good at 1256
13830, good at 1256
13920, very good at 1255
13970, very good at 1255
14700, very good at 1256
14950, good at 1256
15545, fair at 1257
15900, very good at 1257
16100, good at 1257
16980, very good at 1257
That makes 14 at once, assuming the lowest one was still on when I got to the highest one; and they all go off at 1300 for a few minute break

Before 1400:
16980, fair with flutter at 1338
16100, good at 1338
15900, good at 1338
15280, poor at 1341 vs het on 15278
14950, very good at 1342
14700, very good at 1342
13970, good at 1342
13920, very good at 1342
13830, fair at 1342
13130, very good at 1343
12025, poor at 1341 under CNR1 jammer, // 13130
10300, fair at 1345

After 1400:
17560, fair at 1412 over V. of Tibet via Madagascar
15790, good at 1419 // 17560
15285, poor at 1416 with het on hi side
14700, good at 1420; none in the 13`s, 12`s, 11`s
10300, poor at 1423

Also had CNR1 with echo on 15180 at 1415 // 11990, 12040, vs what? Not in Aoki, nor anything listed at this time to account for it. However, EiBi does have CNR1 jammer on 15180 at 14-15, but also without any target known. Nothing in HFCC either. When any log of your programming is first assumed to be a jammer, as the odds dictate, you should know you have a P.R. problem, not only public relations but ``People`s Republic`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, August 13 at 1413, the intermittent VOAFTGJ was on today, hilife music, fair signal; also heard before 1400 in presumed Swahili (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic-E TVDX: Turning on at 1502 UT August 13, I find Spanish from the south in progress on channel 2 analog. In and out, with CCI, one station at 1508 with much louder audio than the other; 1510 Azteca-7 net promo at normal audio level, back to `Los Hechiceros de Waverly Place` dubbed US sitcom, and the announcer also speaks the translated program title as is customary in México. 1522 a glimpse of a local ID in small white letters upper-left corner, but could not make it out, and soon removed and faded. These appear at roughly 30-minute intervals automatically, but you never know just when to expect them. Seems same sitcom still fading up occasionally to 1555. Az-7 on 2 is usually XHTAU Tampico, but this one seemed to peak more to the SSW, so maybe XHDRG Durango or XHCSA in Chihuahua with almost ten times the power of DRG.

At 1602 UT, ch 2 had very rapid flutter fading for several seconds from signal at same antenna heading, probably Perseid meteor scatter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 102.3, August 12 around 2000 UT as I was in NW OKC, could hear intermittently Alex Jones, and hourtop ID a minute late only as GCN radio network; some co-channel QRM, since this pirate has been tracked to the SE side of the city. Same far-right wingnuts used to appear on 107.1 from the central part of OKC with better coverage to the NW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Sat Aug 13 at 1302, `DX Corner` was ending after reading a reception report from Japan, with poor signal; so this date confirmed as an on-week for the fortnightly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, Sat Aug 13 at 1256 tuning by WWCR, heard horribly distorted audio from program in progress, listed as `Church of Apostolic Faith of Columbia`; I believe that is one of those insane screaming gospel huxters. At 1259 clear audio as `Musical Memories with Martha Garvin` was starting a bit early (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15592, Aug 13 at 1417, squishy -18 kHz spur from WEWN 15610 is audible, and also on +18 kHz, 15628 where it bothered a weak V. of Greece. Mother Angelica does not make a good neighbor; cares nothing about such unnecessary interference from her defective transmitter, which is only getting worse beyond its primary parasites at plus and minus 9 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Sat Aug 13 at 1500, WORLD OF RADIO 1577 barely audible on WRMI, atop CCI/SAH from presumed Taiwan; no jamming. Remaining WRMI airings are: Sat 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 1130, 1530, 2130, Tue 1530, Wed 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###