mercoledì 24 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 24, 2011

** ALBANIA. 13625, Aug 24 at 1430, still no signal from R. Tirana. We wonder how much longer only one Shijak transmitter will be in use? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Aug 24 at 1317, CB is gone again. Maybe stuck on inaudible daytime frequency 6090 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BULGARIA [and non]. 11600, for some reason, R. Bulgaria runs open carrier here during most of the semihour preceding 0530 German, as often noted. Just to be sure of the source, we kept listening Aug 24 from 0523, and also // 9600, which by then was also OC. 9600 started IS at 0529, but 11600 did not, just cold start of German opening at 0630 becoming // 9600. Wastes 300 kW with all that open carriering.

Then 11800, Aug 24 at 0534, S9+22 open carrier with flutter, atop a much weaker station which was modulating, heard BBC mentioned. This must be another case of R. Bulgaria, but here wasting only 170 kW from Plovdiv, prior to the Spanish broadcast at 0600, and covering up BBC Hausa, 250 kW, 160 degrees from Woofferton at 0530-0600.

At first I thought it was one station just barely modulated, but became obvious it was a big carrier atop a different station, since when the carrier faded in strongest, the modulation was suppressed, and when it faded down, the audio loudened. Must be zero-beat as there was no regular SAH, which would also have made it obvious there were two (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 24, before 1300:
10300, very good at 1230
12980, very good at 1233
13130, poor at 1234
13920, very good at 1234
13970, very good at 1235; none in the 14`s
15900, very poor at 1237
16980, poor at 1237
17170, poor at 1238

Before 1330:
16980, fair at 1322
15290, poor at 1322
14720, very good at 1324
13920, good at 1324
12980, good at 1324
12025, very poor at 1324 with CCI from presumed CNR1 jammer
10300, fair at 1323

Before 1400, only had time to find this:
15280, poor at 1359 mixing with buzz/noise jamming, ex-15290

** CYPRUS. 12778-12803, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Aug 24 at 0522 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1040, Aug 24 at 1203 UT, no XE legal ID amid two songs, the first refraining ``no quiero perderte``, so must be romántica, just ``La Once[?], FM 90.1, La Primera, Número Uno``, which is enough to ID it as XEGYS, Guaymas, Sonora, as also heard four days earlier. Not much else was showing from Mexico around sunrise today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9385, Aug 24 at 1327 tuning past Brother Scare on WWRB, he is mentioning several frequencies, 15610, 7290, 5890, 13810, 17485, 9655, 9385, wanting phone calls or e-mail reports, as he is ``contemplating covering the entire earth`` well on the way to doing so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9535, surprised to hear English instead of Spanish here, Aug 24 at 0146. Has REE resumed the 01-02 English hour it deleted from us years ago? No! This is an interview with some musician about upcoming concert appearances in July. He speaks for about a minute in English, then not voiceovers but consecutive translation by YL. She must have a great memory or note-taking ability; this lasted until 0153 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Aug 24 at 1246, VOT fair concluding very brief `Review of Foreign Press`, one of two Wednesday features, into `Letterbox`. Sorry, MEGO during programs reading routine reception reports, but they do encourage writers to say something significant making them more likely to be quoted. It`s over by 1301, `Question of the Month` (is it a trick?), 1302 music fill for the rest of the broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15580, Aug 24 at 1400 // stronger 17545, VOA News repeatedly refers to ``Mister Gadhafi (sp?)``, apparently having stripped him of his self-assigned rank of Colonel. Axually, ``Mister`` is a sign of respect, no doubt a VOA policy, which no domestic US broadcaster accords him, but they don`t like to bother with ``Mister Obama`` either, how quaint. Hmmm; what does BBC call MAQ?

15580 and 17545 were about one second apart, lost track of which was ahead, despite latest HFCC showing both via São Tomé; Aoki, however, shows 17545 as Botswana. If both be really from same site, that would be another case of deliberately offsetting to even out power consumption peaks, like they do at Bonaire, Tinian/Saipan et al. IBB keeps swapping sites around for no particular reason (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 7385, one WHRI broadcast which is not imaginary lasts until 1300, but Aug 24 at 1255, the gospel huxter has heavy double-CCI from two stations in Chinese, one being the CNR1 kidshow often heard during the 8 pm ChiCom hour, // 7365, and the other no doubt RTI being jammed. BTW, PBS Xizang, Lhasa, TIBET is also listed on 7385 until 1300; not a chance to hear it here, or in Asia either, no doubt. 7365 CNR1 does not become a jammer until Taiwan starts there too at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15750, Aug 24 at 1251, discussion in English of Genesis I, 1255 outro as `Voice of Bible Study` with the late [somebody], from Family Radio, off after 1300. Had not been hearing this before, must be new relay from somewhere; not yet in HFCC or Aoki tho YFR does use Wertachtal on 15750 at 16-17 in Amharic. Has audio processing boost atypical of WYFR itself. The latest YFR HFCC sked at
does not show 15750 before 1300 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1460, Aug 24 at 1211 UT, plugging something coming up at 8:10, ads for Dairy Queen in Cleburne, Hawaiian Falls, Family Medicine. Cleburne is pronounced with a long E. This has to be KCLE in Texas, despite its city of license really being Burleson! Cleburne is S of Fort Worth on I-35W, while Burleson is halfway to Fort Worth from there. Studio and postal addresses are in Cleburne. This was atop our OK 1460, KZUE El Reno in Spanish. Reno is also pronounced with a long E in English, and I suspect even in Spanish the pressure is heavy to do so, if I could ever catch an ID. Now how do you pronounce Burleson? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15585, Aug 24 at 0131, open carrier with heavy flutter, then 1000 Hz tone comes on, steps down to lower tones, resumes 1000 Hz, off again to OC; S9+18 peaks. Uplooked later, the only thing scheduled here in HFCC is VOR, Pet/Kam, 200 kW, 245 degrees at 01-05. Aoki shows this is supposed to be VOR in Russian at 01-03, English at 03-05 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###