giovedì 16 maggio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs May 16, 2013

** CHINA. 17520, May 16 at 1305, no signal at all where CNR1 was heard 23 hours earlier, and which Ivo Ivanov concluded was a new frequency for the earthquake-provoked National Emergency broadcast, but which has just been relaying CNR1 much of the time. Is it gone again? 16m propagation is quite poor today, however, even from Cuba.

Then at 1402, 24 hours later than yesterday, still no 17520 but I do find a CNR1 on 17530, synchronized with the jammer on 11990.

Rather than Emergency service, 17530 could be jamming VOA Tibetan, but this is Thursday and latest Aoki shows that scheduled on Tuesdays only during this hour from Lampertheim, Germany, inaudible. But that hardly fits with VOA English via Botswana supposedly daily 1400-1500 on 17530. And the Tibetan schedules are highly volatile.

12000, May 16 at 1407, reconfirmed that the National Emergency service, is carrying CNR1, and is two seconds behind 11990 CNR1 jammer, which I have been using as a reference // checker.

12040, May 16 at 1406, CNR1 poor signal with CCI: in this case it`s jamming VOA Chinese via Philippines this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Non-Firedrake jamming with CNR1 audio, in addition to the separate logs which don`t correlate with former Firedrake channels:

May 16 after 1300:
17450, JBA at 1309, (and no ute whine as sometimes audible now)
15970, JBA at 1315; none in the 18s or 16s
15900, very poor at 1315
13970, poor at 1318; none in the 14s or 12s except as noted

** CUBA. 11930, May 16 at 0520, multiple tone & pulse jamming against nothing (never R. Martí, anyway at night, but blocking any possibility of Belarus); then similar weaker jamming circa 11879 where there is even less to target, probably a spur of this tho no match on the hi side. At 0531, same jamming just about synchronized on another non-Martí daytime-only frequency, 13820 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 660, May 16 at 0502 UT, haven`t looked for the hummer lately, but there it is, mixed with `The Answer` = KSKY The Metroplex; previously tracked to XEFZ Monterrey NL, which leaves a hummy carrier on after NA, sign-off circa 0500; Optimod presumably maxing out on the `silent` STL feed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 1000, May 16 at 0540 UT, ``La Rancherita Mil AM, Ciudad Juárez``, i.e. XEFV. No problem from KTOK OKC, which was on low power and/or not modulating, as I first noted a few minutes earlier on the bathroom radio when I could not hear it, despite WKY 930 loud as usual. XEFV can normally be heard at night with KTOK nulled on the DX-398 close to 90 degrees away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 16 at 0059, R. Chaski carrier detectable until cut off the air at 0100:02*, which is 5 seconds later than yesterday. At this rate it will take roughly 70 days to reach 0106 and another timer reset (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 9746, May 16 at 1250, not much modulation audible, but fair carrier, plenty to make annoying 4-kHz het with NHK 9750, which is all-Japanese, all the time from 0755 to 1700 per Aoki. This has already been IDed May 15 by Ron Howard as Voice of Han, ex-9745. It was on exactly 9746.00 so obviously an intentional shift rather than a drift, but why? Helps BBC Singapore a little by moving 1 kHz further away, but now a problem for NHK listeners. Maybe it`s catching, as another Taiwan station, Fu Hsing, has been on 9774 for a long time. At least there is nothing else on 9745 at the moment to make a 1 kHz het --- except Bahrain supposedly 24 hours, but which we never hear here.

Today`s Aoki already has 9746 as effective May 14, but calling the station Voice of Guanghua, 250 kW, 300 degrees from Kuanyin at 1040-2400. Yet another version in WRTH 2013: Kuanghua Chih Sheng (Voice of Kuanghua) with SW schedule as 0755-0005.

BTW, only RTI is in the International Section of WRTH; all the other Taiwan SW stations including this denoted ``Broadcasts to Mainland``, are in the National section, page 367 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Information at
VOH website at
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, dxldyg via WORLD OF RADIO 1669, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7275, May 16 at 0524, IWT is still here with fair signal in Arabic. Perhaps they are limping along with only one operational SW transmitter now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1669 monitoring: confirmed first airing on WRMI webcast, UT Thursday May 16 at 0331; SW 9955 not checked this time. WRMI repeats are Sat 1500, Tue 1100. Next:

Thursday 2100 on WTWW-1 9479; UT Friday 0330v on WWRB 3195 (and/or we hope 5050); UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB (Europeans please confirm); Saturday 2329 on WTWW-2 9930; Sunday 0400 on WTWW-1 5820; Sunday 2329 on WTWW-2 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)