giovedì 30 maggio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs May 29, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 6150, May 29 at 1208, only RHC is audible here, no R. Australia (unless it`s an open carrier mixing, virtually zero-beat as normally the case); following yesterday`s spur-spewing plus and minus 18 kHz: maybe under repair. RA still audible weakly on 6140 via Singapore, and on 5995-AM, not DRM via Brandon. Also before 1200 heard it on 9560, a former frequency, but that must have been a leapfrog in the receiver due to overload, 9580 over CRI/Cuba 9570.

At 1230-1300 Wednesday May 29, on VG 12065 and 9580, listened to RA with `Law Report`, interesting discussion about class-actions against airlines following crashes, e.g. Myanmar, with a London lawyer specializing in those. Bottom line: buy your tickets in a first-world country where you have better settlement rights in the fine print, but it`s all very complex and murky (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, May 29 at 1358, BB IS on VP signal, but enough today to detect the timesignal ending at 1359:33, a bit earlier than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 4451.1, May 29 at 0055, JBA carrier on this WOOB off-frequency, following tip from Bob Wilkner, FL, i.e. ``Radio Santa Ana, Santa Ana de Yacuma, 2355 to 0025 fair to sometimes good``. Really too early here in Enid, sunset not until 0141.

BTW, it`s ``del Yacuma``, must be named for the understood river (masculine) rather than the province (feminine) in Beni Dept. The name Yacuma also Googles to an Ecolodge in Tena, Ecuador (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, May 29 at 0510 and 0533, RHC Spanish is still on with music, VG and not // all the English frequencies. No Spanish is supposed to surpass 0500; forgot to turn off transmitter? Sometimes the extension is in English.

6060, once again tonight, May 29 at 0514, RHC English with bigsig here equivalent to 6010 level, and better than 6165 & 6125. Wolfgang Büschel in Germany also noted at 0534 that 6010 was much stronger than 6060, as we think they have swapped azimuths around, perhaps by mistake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MICRONESIA. 4755.5, May 29 at 1158, having acquired a JBA carrier here no doubt from PMA The Cross, I am watching my watch to time exactly when the autoclock cuts it off: 1159:00* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 29 at 0100, CRI/Cuba is already off 5990; R. Chaski carrier with music audible until its cutoff at 0101:10*, five seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 9740, May 29 at 1215, BBCWS via SINGAPORE has fair but sufficient signal despite best efforts to cut North Americans off from SW: live-sounding town-hall with SOS Kerry; moderatress keeps referring obliquely to what is being said on ``social media``; and  strangely prompts questions from three audience members at a time, where? Kerry defends drones, much less collateral damage than wanton bombings by terrorists against own people. Closing at 1229 reveals whence: University of Addis Ababa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)