venerdì 27 luglio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 26-27, 2012

** CHINA. 15600, July 27 at 1326, Firedrake-like music until 1327* but really CRI Malaysian service via Kunming as scheduled from 1230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake July 27, circa 1230:
11500, very poor at 1242 mixing with VOR producing fast SAH
12670, very good at 1230
12980, very good at 1230
13530, very good at 1230
13920, very good at 1231
14870, very good at 1233
14980, very good at 1232
15555, very good at 1235
16100, good at 1235
16980, poor at 1235; none in the 17s

Circa 1330:
15560, good at 1326; none higher
15500, good at 1328; none lower

** CUBA [and non]. 11775, July 27 at 1245, DGS ANGUILLA is marred by at least two lite pulse jammers, when there should be none, far beyond the R. Martí usage of this frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6070.325, July 27 at 1210, slightly wavering het circa F-sharp upon CFRX indicates VOK Japanese service is off-frequency again, after a while being close enough to 6070.0 to heterodyne it subaudibly (SAH). I haven`t measured CFRX directly, but Wolfgang Büschel just had it July 23 at 45 Hz low on 6069.955, so 370 Hz up from that would be 6070.325.

11710, July 27 at 1312, VOK in pompous English about Kim blessing The People`s Ice Rink, apparently a new development. Clearly audible underneath is programming in Chinese, which on // 11735 is unimpeded. So VOK is again unable to keep its programming feeds separate. Weaker // 9335 for English also exhibits this, plus further CCI, i.e. IBB Burmese via TINIAN at 1230-1430. If the English on 11710 would pause, could easily copy the Chinese crosstalk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E analog TV DX erupted again just as I was sending my last report, July 26, UT:
1540 on 2, Televisa Deportes, Olympix promo [tho full coverage will be on the rival Azteca networks]; Could be XEW DF itself. Also algo on 4
1541 on 5, looks like major Televisa bug in UR
1544 on 2, net-5 toons, CCI
1545 on 4, f bug LR, net 4 with cooking segment captioned as queso de cabra (goat cheese). Could be XHTV DF itself
1549 on 5, toons, net-5. Could be XHGC DF itself
Occasional signs of video on ch 2 during following hours

** PERU. 4810, I have been checking periodically evenings and before sunrise, but no sign here yet of the new 1 kW R. Logos, Chazuta, OAW9A, news about which we broke first, in the dxldyg, DXLD and WORLD OF RADIO. There is always a big ute blob on the hi side. Schedule appears to be approx. 0900-0300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, July 27, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17625, July 27 at 1323, poor signal from BSKSA, but enough to tell it`s buzzy, and carrier unstable, unlike better // 17615 Arabic. Neither is USward; HFCC shows 17625 12-14, 500 kW, 100 degrees from Riyadh; 17615 13-16, 500 kW, 190 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SINGAPORE [and non]. 11965, July 27 at 1310, station in Chinese has distorted modulation, plus variable-pitch squeal depending on the modulation. During pauses, it stays at one pitch. Carrier itself is OK per BFO check. At 1332 this has cleared up.

HFCC shows DW has two separate transmissions in Chinese at 1300-1330 & 1330-1400 altho with identical parameters, 250 kW, 13 degrees also USward from Singapore. BTW, Turkey in Russian is also registered this hour on 11965 from Emirler, unheard (nor any trace of 15450 English around 1235 today) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15550, July 27 at 0526, no R. Dabanga blob tonight, unlike 24 hours earlier; in fact no signal audible at all, if the UAE relay is really on, while 15400 via Madagascar is back to usual sufficiency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1627 monitoring: Thu July 26 2100 airing on WTWW 9479 confirmed around 2125 check, inbooming. Next airing, 0330v on WWRB 5050: tuned in around 0324 and only heard dead air. Finally at 0333, WOR could barely be heard, undermodulated, and seemingly with another carrier interfering.
Next: 0130v UT Saturday on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
0400 UT Sunday on WTWW 5755
On WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130.
On Hamburger Lokalradio, low power in Germany: Sat 0630 7265, Tue 0930 5980.
Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830. Full sked:

** U S A. WTWW update from George McClintock July 27: #3 transmitter has been down because of shorted insulators on the feedline, one and then another. Not sure why, but more likely to happen when powered up higher than 50 kW. He is going out again today to replace it and should be back on 12105 shortly.

This transmitter is breaking even, but most of the revenue comes from the 24/7 SFAW on #1, 9479/5755. Still waiting to conclude another full-time contract for #2, 9990/5085. Once that`s on, will start working on acquiring and installing #4 transmitter. That could be either another fulltime client or selling individual time blocks.

Says he has spare parts on hand for just about everything in the three transmitters, including the SW-100; Harris is no longer making any, but he bought up what supply was left. This reliability is a good selling point, able to make repairs quickly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)