mercoledì 28 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 27, 2012

** ALASKA. 9655, March 27 at 1329, slowly-spoken English lesson about how Christians c-a-r-e, back into Chinese. KNLS lux into a clear frequency, one hour sandwiched between NZ and Kunming before and after, not to mention Brother Scare via Germany supposedly on 9655 from 1400. Is 300 degree azimuth, so directly off the back would be 120, rather OKward. Does suffer from CRI/Sackville 9650 ACI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, March 27 at 1355, R. Australia with a segment from ABC Local Radio about sponge cakes, rudely cut off incomplete at 1358*, the mandatory QSY time for this transmitter, no courtesy announcement, no nothing, forcing us to hustle to retune to 9590 for the conclusion. RA studio ought to wrap up its programming by 1358 if it had any finesse (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 27:
13850, very poor at 1342
13970, poor with CCI at 1342
15550, good at 1346; none in the 11s, 12s, 14s
15565, fair at 1347
15900, fair at 1347
16100, poor at 1348
17570, fair with flutter at 1413. Yesterday this was on 17560, as V. of Tibet apparently jumps back and forth via Madagascar, making the evil SARFT jammonitors earn their pay. HFCC has VOT only on 17560, and Aoki doesn`t show 17570 as alternate either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9760, March 27 at 1335, CRI English is back on this ``VOA`` frequency, // 15260 unsynchronized via Sackville. In B-11, VOA had it during this hour, the only days of the week it wanted, Sat & Sun for `Jazz America`, but latest HFCC A-12 as of March 27 shows:

CRI English on 9760 at 12-14, 500 kW, 135 degrees from Kunming daily, vs IBB at 13-14 Sat & Sun only, 250 kW, 305 degrees from Tinian [not Tinang any more], so this means they will be colliding again. What`s the point of ``coördinating`` at HFCC, if allowing this to rehappen?

BTW, total IBB usage of 9760 is now registered as, daily u.o.s.:
0100-0200 Tajik from Biblis
0230-0530 Persian from Lampertheim (R. Farda)
1300-1400 English from Tinian Sat & Sun
1500-1600 English from Thailand
1600-1700 Uzbek from Lampertheim
1700-1800 Turkmen from Lampertheim

** INDONESIA. 9526-, March 27 at 1332, good signal from VOI, but just barely modulated, can`t tell if RRI Banjarmasin is involved this Tuesday. Yet another total-loss broadcast.

How can this go on for years and years from some stations? They keep turning on the transmitters, but fail to modulate or modulation is horribly defective. Total incompetents must be in charge at the management and/or engineering level. Maybe total lack of internal communication, no one willing to tell it like it is to those who need to know, who obviously don`t ever turn on a radio. Hmm, what is the purpose of broadcasting, anyway? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO [and non]. 15341.17, March 27 at 1345, as closely as I can measure it with the keyboard, off-frequency of IMM making big het against HCJB Australia which is stronger. By 1520, Morocco has shifted to 15345.17. Based on A-11, Aoki A-12 shows 1410 as the changeover time. It`s not hetting anything yet, but Cairo English southwards may be on 15345 at 16-18, and Argentina starts at 17 weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA. 17820, March 27 at 0609, news in English, VP signal, but OSOB, so now something is arriving on 16m in the nightmiddle as we get into the A-season, but it`s not from a hi-latitude path like Europe or China where the terminator is heading north, but from the equator, still over a mostly-darkness path: DW at 0600-0700, 250 kW, 295 degrees also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11890, March 27 at 1337, fair signal with discussion in Italian about immigration, ``molto vivace``, not referring to music. The major Italian-language broadcaster since Rai totally abandoned SW is Vatican Radio, but this was quite secular. However, HFCC shows VR is indeed scheduled on 11890 at 1315-1400, but supposed to be in Vietnamese, 250 kW, 280 degrees from TINIAN!

Apparently got their feeds upmixed. Lots of relay sites just plug into the listed program feed line and don`t pay any attention to whether it be in the right language. Not their job! Aoki lists this too for A-12, plus REE in Spanish via Beijing, China now on 11890 at 1200-1357, unheard, while HFCC still has that on 11910 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)