domenica 7 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 7, 2011

** CUBA [and non]. More incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command activity against nothing, wasting precious electricity and regardless of the collateral damage to innocent bystanders:

5890, August 7 at 1131, curtailed WWCR-4 schedule means no Brother Scare, uncovering pulse jamming which is `needed` only 12 hours a week at 23-01 when VOA is on 5890.

9490, August 7 at 1220, residual pulse jamming under something in Korean (VOA at 12-13 via TINIAN per HFCC; Thailand per Aoki); jamming is `needed` only 6 hours a week when R. República via Sackville is on 9490 weekends 23-02.

12000, August 7 at 1227, lite pulse jamming vs weak signal, Vietnam and/or DW/Sri Lanka. Jamming is `needed` only 5 hours a week when VOA Spanish is on 12000 at 00-01 Tue-Sat.

Rather than let Cuba jam VOA and get away with it, why doesn`t the USG employ spare transmitter capacity to jam RHC in English, solely as retaliation? Americans entitled to freedom of the press, so repressed in Cuba, would still not be prevented from hearing it at all, but it would teach Arnie & friends a lesson (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Propagation still hasn`t recovered from geomag storms, so not much Firedrake to report August 7:

7-18 MHz, nothing found at 1143; Cuba had VG signals on four 11-12 MHz frequencies, and not much else above 10 MHz

Before 1230:
12270, fair-good with flutter at 1228
12980, very poor at 1228; none higher up to 18 MHz by 1232

After 1400:
14720, good at 1412
13970, fair at 1412
10300, fair at 1415; no others found

** INDONESIA. 9525-, VOI after months on 9526-, has switched to the other transmitter, as first noted Aug 6 by Ron Howard, 40 Hz below 9525. Aug 7 at 1216 in Special Japanese giving URL in English, good modulation, xylophone(?) music. 1310 in English, but as usual faded down and tough copy. 1416 the dominant CRI Russian now has a SAH instead of an AH from Cimanggis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA [and non]. 6050.0, Asyik FM on this transmitter today instead of 6049.6v, since at 1130 August 7, HCJB with timesignal is mixed with music and SAH, no AH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. I am starting to hunt for XEs on MW around sunrise again; Aug 7 the storm noise level had abated unlike evenings. Besides, SW conditions are still depressed.

1570, August 7 at 1154 UT, XERF is running its `missing-persons` PSAs, hoping the missees will be listening and contact their friends and relatives in Acuña and many other places on both sides of la frontera, giving phone numbers, even a PO Box in Wáshington, Misisipí (which is just east of Natchez). Between items exclaimed ``RF`` with a faux-Morse-code sounder.

Other Mexicanish signals, mostly music, before 1200 were found on 650, 680, 990, 1010, 1020, 1040, probably IDed last fall; I had hi hopes for

1160, Aug 7 at 1158 with corrido, but no ID at hourtop, just a segué to another in KSL null, still at 1202 as fading out. Intriguing, as none of the 1160s in WRTH 2011 are in border states. Last year`s NRC AM Log does not show any US SS closer than PR and FL, too late for them, and FL is a talker, anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1020, Sunday August 7 at 1146 UT, strong open carrier from semi-local KOKP Perry, atop XE music; still the same at 1210, what a waste. In August, KOKP is entitled to start day power of 400 watts at 1145, ex-250 watts at night, plenty to mess up KDKA reception here (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1270, Aug 7 at 1208, several IDs as ``12-70 AM, La Voz del Pueblo``, and plug Univisión 23 noticias in DFW, apparently simulcast on the radio? Is KFLC Fort Worth, on day power of 50 kW by now, with skywave still funxioning less than a semihour after sunrise here (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630, Aug 7 at 1205, sounds like Ray of Bob & Ray doing old-lady voice, but with organ music, hokey scripted drama, so really `Unshackled`? No, KKGM Fort Worth program schedule shows `Stories of Great Christians` for 7 am Sunday; post-sunrise skywave has kept it in vs adjacent local KFXY 1640 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###