sabato 3 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 2, 2012

** AUSTRALIA. 15340, March 2 at 1354, good S9+15 signal from HCJB with S Asian song, announcement. Sounds more like Hindi than Rawang to me, as both are shown in Aoki during this semihour; WRTH shows Rawang at 1230-1300 instead, except Saturdays. Not often audible, maybe long path; signal really dropped off after 1400 tho no change in parameters, 100 kW, 300 degrees in Urdu from Kununurra. Other frequency 15400 is already off after 1230-1300 English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. Firedrake March 2: none heard 7-18 MHz before 1400, altho some weakies may have been obscured by the hi local line noise level which continues to infest most of the HF band in the neighborhood despite complaints to OG&E. A couple days ago one of their trux pulled briefly into our driveway but departed before I could talk to them. This morning there were also lightning crashes on the lower bands, the closest storm being a spot in central Missouri (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 11815.0, March 2 at 1348, REE Cariari is back on frequency, in Basque atop NHK, making no het other than possibly subaudibly, ex-11815.247 as tuned 23.7 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13890, March 2 at 1353, RHC mix quite sufficient, R5, S9+8, of 13670 leaping another 110 kHz over 13780; but nothing audible the other way on 13560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6135, March 2 at 1340, Sea Breeze still here in English on Friday, from JSR, Tokyo/Yamata, JAPAN. Before long we will be losing access to this for a semiyear due to increasing daytime absorption and noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 15580, March 2 at 1356, BaBcoCk IS; recheck 1401 in VOA News in English. This time it`s not colliding/overlapping with another VOA relay site, since the afternoon starts at 1400 with Meyerton during the first hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9990, March 2 at 1437, WTWW-2 is not on the air, but it is at 1520 recheck, still with Brother Scare in a new month, as was the case circa 0645 on 5085. Will he be staying on this transmitter more or less fulltime? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1606 monitoring: confirmed Thu March 1 at 2200 inbooming on 9479 WTWW; also at 0430 UT Friday March 2 on 3195 WWRB, after a respectful 30-second pause. Remember, new time on WBCQ is UT Saturday 0215v on 5110v-CUSB. Also on 5755 WTWW, UT Sunday 0500. On 9955 WRMI: Sat 0900, 1600, 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, 1830, Mon 0600, 1230. And on WRN via SiriusXM 120, Sat & Sun 1830, Sun 0930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)