domenica 16 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 15-16, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 6130 & 6170, June 16 at 1234, the #1 transmitter at Shepparton now on 6150 is putting out extremely distorted spurblobs again, this time peaking plus/minus 20 kHz rather than 17-18 kHz away. Barely able to match modulation with RA clear on 9580, while 6150 is as always mixing with Cuba before 1300. Wolfgang Büschel previously found same spurs surrounding 5995 where the same transmitter moves to at 14-18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, standing by for BB June 16 from 1357, but no signal at all detectable past 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake June 16:
13795, fair at 1245 and still at 1331

Non-Firedrake CNR1 jamming June 16:
14700, very good at 1246 but none in the 12s, 13s or 15s. Off at 1331
16920, fair at 1251
17080, very poor at 1253 with flutter, // 14700
17450, very poor at 1253 with flutter; none in the 18s

** CUBA. 11840, June 16 at 0010, RHC Spanish is very undermodulated and somewhat distorted, but OK on 11760, 11680.

6165, June 16 at 0510, RHC English is wobbling & rumbling again.

And so is 9850, June 16 at 1237, during `Cuba Campesina` music, obviously same defective transmitter.

11760, June 16 at 1338, RHC DX program `En Contacto` is underway, finishing the birthday notices. Pedro Martínez, Director-General of RHC is then interviewed about the 28th anniversary of the #3 transmitter site, Titán, inaugurated 23 May 1985, which was only three days after the evil R. Martí was started by the US government (dentro-Cubans always ignore the fact that it`s run by fuera-Cubans who have fled the repressive regime; and also strangely, said nothing about setting up all the SW jammers against it!).

For RHC, first site was Bauta in 1961; second was Bejucal in 1965. He gave some technical details about the transmitters` provenance, Russian or Chinese, and how they had been modified over the years, so might be worth going back and listening to this show once the June 16 edition be uploaded at
Or catch the broadcast repeats at 2240v Sunday, 0135 UT Monday.
He misidentified ``régimen dinámico de portadora`` as ``DRM``!

At 1345 on to Pedro Sedano`s monthly DX report from Spain, about the WRTH pdf update; Voz de Grecia, giving its postal address but not spelling it, as no one but a Greek who already knew it could have copied it correctly; also Spanish schedule for Voz de Vietnam, which he says is not a good QSLer but P- and E-mail addresses to try anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, June 16 at 0512, noisy band but fair signal from VOG, seemingly back to normal with Byzantine chanting as usual on Sunday mornings. Philip Hiscock, Newfoundland, has observed that the SW frequencies are lagging behind the replacement webcasts, implying that the Avlis transmitters are getting their program feed that way, the usual STLs from Athens being removed. Normally a webcast will run behind a direct broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 16 at 0101, R. Chaski carrier with some modulation audible, until 0102:44.5* cutoff, so six seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: another chance to hear last week`s 1672 was Saturday June 15 circa 1830 as found 1843 at mid-break on 9930, WTWW-2. Time not necessarily repeatable as these air any day, any time after 1800 in rotation with QSO, Amateur Radio Newsline, etc. Thanks, Ted Randall.

WOR 1673: confirmed Saturday June 15 starting at 2329:11 on WTWW-2 9930; also 0400.5 UT Sunday June 16 on WTWW-1 5830. Next: 2330v UT Sunday also on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, WTWW-3 Bible Worldwide service continues to rotate languages unpredictably, a way I suppose to capture new Biblophile listeners in different locales? But they probably won`t find their language if they try at the same time tomorrow. UT Sunday June 16 at 0011 check it`s in Arabic; back on the air sometime after 13 UT, at 1332 it`s in French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)