martedì 23 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 22-23, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, July 23 at 1358, BB very poor with IS, 5+1 timesignal ending 1359:40 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, July 23 at 0522, RNA DJ conversing with someone on phone, and continuous big hum, also thus on // 6180 past 0530. Wiggle that patchcord! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 15390, July 23 at 1325 SE Asian song, 1326 Burmese-like announcement but not exactly, soon mentions Agaña (with the ny sound this time) and KTWR, P O box address somewhere, jingle to 1328*. Aoki shows KTWR is in Sgaw Karen daily at 1300-1330, preceded by real Burmese; and after 1330, Gospel For Asia takes over 15390 via Nauen with lots of much more obscure languages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 23 at 0055, R. Chaski carrier is audible, until cutoff at 0059:23.5*, which is about six seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 9685, July 23 at 0058, IRS is absent. Another holiday hiatus, or energy/transmitter problem? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17530, July 23 at 1358, fair signal with ululations, off at 1400*. It`s the VOA Somali hour, via VATICAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. After hearing WWCR on 6115 for the first time early UT July 22, I check what frequencies the four transmitters are on at 2115, as 6115 has been registered to start as early as 2100. 6875 is audible in Spanish but buried in the noise level, too low; 13845 is audible but poorly, skipping over, too high; 9980 and 9350 are just right, with bigsigs.

6115 checked again UT July 23 at 0056, not on but 6875 is as WWCR-1; at 0100, it`s changed to 3215, still no 6115, so that must have been a test. What next? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, July 23 at 0533, WRMI is absent, so its new silent period of daily 05-10 UT has begun, to the detriment of RFI and all the other WRN programs which lose their SW outlet, but continue on WRMI webcast as well as WRN`s. Blame it on Brother Scare gobbling up oodles of other airtime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11550, 12050 and 15610, July 23 at 1322, all three WEWN transmitters are off, correlating nicely with red blobs right over Birmingham on the lightning map at:
which is of use not only to golfers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN [non]. CHINA. 17510, July 23 at 1329, CNR1 jammer with good signal, time-signal and off at 1330*. In this case it`s jamming BBC`s daily 1300-1330 Uzbek via Oman, unheard; how lucky the Uzzie dictator since 1989, Islam Karimov is to have a friend like China to jam his language broadcasts from abroad. Wait a minute; he`s supposed to be an ally of the US, at least, but has a few problems with the UK. This is enlightening:
CNR1 is also blocking a // BBC Uzbek frequency, 15330, and presumably also the third, 17735, tho not noticed there lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5985, July 23 at 0058, JBA carrier in sideband of 5990 CRI/Cuba, and much weaker than Chaski 5980. In my daily Chaski-chex, I think I would have noticed this previously if it were there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11979, July 23 at *0520:17, intruding single-number CW sender presents us with a new one: 8, ---.. again in groups of three, beating against weak 11980 Turkey (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)