lunedì 5 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 4-5, 2012

** BRAZIL. 15190-, March 4 at 2252, R. Inconfidência signal has built up to poor level with flutter, definitely Brazilian talk, phone numbers mentioned. As usual this is on the low side of the frequency, and nothing else there, while R. Africa used to be spot on. Harold Frodge, MI, recently reported the ZY on 15189.90 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 5: none found 7-20 MHz, 1450-1455; propagation subnormal today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9655, March 5 at 1357, good with flutter, pop song, language uncertain, but 1358 Russian announcement. At first thought it might be KNLS with similar format, on one of their frequencies, but currently used only later for Chinese. Gave address in Moskva, and .ru website or e-mail, but finally a few notes of giveaway AWR theme music before cut off at 1359*. So it`s KSDA as scheduled, 1330-1400, 100 kW, 345 degrees from Agat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, March 4 at 1758, JBA carrier as R. Kuwait is presumably about to switch from Urdu prélude to English, by playing the national anthem twice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 11815.247, March 5 at 1414, REE COSTA RICA relay is off-frequency again making B-below-middle-C het with much weaker NHK on 11815.0, mentioning enlamar address. I first heard this March 1, but March 2 it was back on frequency; unsure about March 3 or 4 but did not run across the het when bandscanning. By 1448, NHK signal has built up to make het stronger and audiblize its musical modulation // 11655 Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 17735, March 4 at 1758, Arabic, very poor with flutter, from IWT. Ivo Ivanov, DX Re Mix News, Bulgaria, says on March 1 they were back on 9725, but March 2 resumed 17735; so it comes and goes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15420-CUSB, Sunday March 4 at 1756, WBCQ loop of IDs and IS of band music fanfare. Don`t think I have ever heard this on any of their other frequencies. Usually, but not always, it appears before 1500 on Saturdays when Brother Scare`s Sabbath service starts, but now the Sunday-Friday sign-on is at 1800, until 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, March 4 at 2114, piano music from WEWN, very distorted; carrier is wobbling and accompanied by usual spur field out to 25 kHz or so each side. Usually they manage to maintain adequate modulation quality if tuned to the center frequency, but woe betide any other station foolish enough to enter that area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1606 monitoring: caught the end of the 0600 UT Monday on WRMI 9955: at 0628 March 5, sufficient vs lite jamming level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17680, March 5 at 1443, CVC La Voz, Miami via Calera de Tango, CHILE, very poor audio like a lo-fi internet connexion, also cutting out, guy speaking Spanish about homosexuality (what do you bet he was anti-?), and seems like he has a slight Brazilian accent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6100, March 5 at 1346, intruder, very poor 2-way SSB in Spanish demodulated by weak broadcast carrier, probably KCBS in Korean altho Aoki also lists CRI in Mongolian via Urumqi, EAST TURKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9324, March 5 at 1351, slow hand-keyed CW is beating against 9325 in Cambodian, i.e. VOA via Tinang, PHILIPPINES; no sign of R. Pyongyang also listed here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)