lunedì 9 luglio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs July 8-9, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake July 9; hardly anything propagating on higher bands:
14700, JBA at 1257
14700, JBA at 1336

WWV reported: ``Geophysical Alert Message
Solar-terrestrial indices for 08 July follow.
Solar flux 178 and estimated planetary A-index 13.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 09 July was 5.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.

Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are likely.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level are likely.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are expected.``

Yet there is another probably unrelated huge summer sporadic-E opening all morning on TV ch 2-6, and  into the VHF FM band, also boosting HF signals, only that are nearby (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 14950.75, further chex for Salem Stereo: July 8 at 1553, JBA carrier.

July 9 at 0358 quite fair signal with music; 0507 still peaking at S9. Keyboard comparison of het with BFO on 14950.0 now registers G-natural, i.e. 14950.78 or so. 0511 between gospel songs quotes Mateo XXII:29, more Mexican-sounding music. One versículo at a time, they have an endless supply of programming. Still audible at 0621, but not in the 12-13 period when higher bands were barely open after blackouts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR [non]. 11920, another check Sunday July 8 for HCJB Portuguese opening at 2300 (after the traditional Kulina chanting at 2259): they are *still* claiming it`s via ``Alemanha``, i.e. Wertachtal, GERMANY, altho the test via MBR was supposed to end after yesterday and resume original CVC CHILE site for rest of July, according to their own publicity. Usual poor-fair signal, seems unchanged, but you can`t trust them to announce site correctly as they incorrectly claimed it was ``Guiana Francesa`` for most of first week in July. Only one thing is certain: it can`t be directly from Ecuador (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Lots more sporadic-E TV and some FM DX on July 8, 9, which will take a while to compile and the opening is still in progress past 1700 UT July 9 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, Sunday July 8 at 1952, DRM noise clearly audible here even without BFO, so VON is also active today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15725, July 9 at 0512, V. of South Sudan Revolutionary Radio, in Arabic, mentioning Sudan; recheck 0533, now it in English, but weakening, and could only catch a few mentions: ``President Obama``; 0541 ``Palestinian people`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1624 monitoring: Sunday July 8 at 1553, the 1530 broadcast on WRMI 9955 is JBA despite absence of jamming, CCI. How was it in the target area of Caribbean, S America? I never hear from listeners there.

UT July 9 at 0505, the Monday 0500 WOR broadcast on WRMI is audible but with difficulty due to stronger pulse jamming. Tnx a lot, Arnie! Whose own 10-minute DX program gets thru unscathed on four powerful 6 MHz frequencies during the same semihour, as well as numerous prepeats and repeat. I`d still rather be the nice guy representing the nice country in this vicious radio war, going far beyond blocking Spanish from fellow Cubans who are exiles. If anyone would care to comment to Arnie about jamming my broadcasts, he announced his address as But don`t expect him ever to deal candidly with the touchy jamming issue on the air except perhaps to condemn me as a ``self-styled expert`` --- which I am not --- and detractor of RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 9 at 1514 and still at 1554, WTWW-3 is missing, while nearby 12160 WWCR-2 is inbooming with sporadic-E boost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)