mercoledì 7 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 7, 2012

** CUBA. 530, March 7 at 0641 UT, zero signal here from R. Enciclopedia or anything else. With auroral conditions, should have been enhanced if anything, and Cuba was quite audible on 670, 710, so CMBQ must have been off the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11730, March 7 at 1458, RRI IS, poor with heavy flutter, the OSOB from outside Cuba/N America during disturbed conditions. I normally don`t hear this at all; about to open Arabic, 300 kW, 140 degrees from Galbeni (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. On March 7 I can listen to the March 6 podcast of REE`s `Españoles en la Mar` to confirm the PSA I heard about 3 minutes into the program about calling ``pan, pan, pan`` for urgent medical help on uVHF channel 16, or on 2182 kHz, and see for more

** U S A [and non]. Conditions are awful following geomag storms, but 12105 WTWW is certainly missing March 7 at 1420, long after usual 1400 start. 9479 and 9990 are on with super signals as usual, altho neighboring WWCR 13845 and 15825 are weak. Lower Tennesseans on 7490 and 9385 are inbooming. A JBA carrier on 12105 is presumably IBB SRI LANKA, normally smothered by WTWW. While having breakfast of red grapes from Chile, left a receiver with BFO on 12106, and heard WTWW carrier come on at *1453. Probably just cut on with Arabible in progress, as I`ve never heard any formal sign-on or sign-off from WTWW; intention is to operate 24 hours, altho WTWW-3 only has been curtailed to 14-06 approx. after a brief 24-hour usage of 12105, which in winter at least tends to not propagate thru the nightmiddle. In A-12 also plans to stay on 12105 24h via 40-degree rhombic, and 5765 is no longer registered for night, good news for Guam. From March 11 with imposition of
 DST, expect 12105 nominal span to shift to 13-05 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. March 7 circa 0630 UT, geomag storms have severely disrupted reception. Some North American signals (including Cuba) unusually have flutter on them, some do not, depending on distance and azimuth. 9 MHz is almost dead except for a bit of WWV on 10000, so I check the 3-4-5-6-7 MHz bands to make comparisons:

Fluttery signals, mostly weakened but some still sufficient: 3215 WWCR, 5000 WWV, 5025 Cuba, 5890 & 5935 WWCR, 6050 Cuba, 6060 Cuba-(more so than 6050), 6115-Canada/CRI, 6125-Cuba, 6165 Bonaire!, 6185 Mexico, 7275 & 7335 Tunisia, 7390 France, 7555 WEWN.

Non-fluttery: 3185 WWRB, 4840 WWCR, 5085 & 5755 WTWW, 5965 Costa Rica, 6010 Cuba, 6070 CFRX, 6090 Anguilla, 6875 WYFR/RTI, 7245 Mauritania, 7405 Cuba/Martí (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)