giovedì 29 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 28-29, 2012

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, March 29 at 1322, just for old times` sake I check the LRA36 frequency on another once-active Thursday and still find it missing. At least no other broadcaster has moved in on 15475, lucky icies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 29:
12230, good at 1334 just as the music broke a second for a bad edit
13130, good at 1334
15500, good with flutter at 1322
15550, good with flutter at 1322
16100, very good at 1332; none in the 14s, 17s, 18s

** INDONESIA. 9526-, March 29 at 1312, VOI has improved today from `just barely modulated` to `barely modulated`, so much so that I can detect it`s really in English! (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1610, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15150, March 29 at 1326, nice chanting, not exactly Qur`anic, from VIRI`s lengthy Arabic service, per Aoki 0530-1427, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 6080 via Bonaire in Spanish, 6110 via Canada in English, NHK relays with same feature programming from 0515 UT March 29: about a Japanese expert who helped make some rocky land in Nepal arable. Switching back and forth, the same text in each language was running within the same minute. Also on 6250 leapfrog in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6020, Thursday March 29 at 1330, Shiokaze piano music and YL announcements in uncertain language barely audible starting under R. Australia in English. Ron Howard says Sea Breeze moved here March 27, after only two weeks on 5910, and 6020 was already being jammed by N Korea when heard after 1415. Presumably will remain in English on Fridays, one 30-minute program repeated after 1400, when however, we are now too far east into the dayside even with Australia off after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. The sporadic-E analog TV DX opening in my last report March 28 continued a bit longer:

1956 UT on ch 3, fade in with soccer, one of the teams Barcelona (as in from Spain?); bits of brief fade-ins later for an hour or two on 2, 3

UT March 29 at 0052, ch 2 fade-in at odd time with opening madness of a Simpson episode from SSW, video only at first, 0059 MUF up enough to confirm it dubbed in Spanish, with some similar-sounding voices to the English actors.

0120 on ch 2, CCI to above, audio mentions Tamaulipas

** PHILIPPINES. 9430, March 29 at 1311, strong Chinese from FEBC is distorted again, but carrier seems to be OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 11500, March 29 at 1335 poor talk with hum, flutter, instead of Firedrake often found here. HFCC A-12 shows V of Russia is now registered via Dushanbe at 10-15, 500 kW, 155 degrees to S Asia. Aoki shows it at 12-15 only, English-Hindi-English, while Sound of Hope 100-watt nuisance transmitter in Taiwan could be here at any hour; maybe VOR will dissuade them from a few (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1610: not uploaded until 2010 UT March 29, but in time for first SW airing: Thursday 2100 on WTWW 9479; then UT Friday 0330v on WWRB 5050, ex-3195. UT Saturday 0100v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB/LSB (last week did not start until 0135); UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5755. And on WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. On HLR 5980 Germany: Tuesday 0930.
Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830.