mercoledì 24 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 24, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, July 24 at 1357, BB IS is JBA, cannot make out any timesignal, but opening Urdu theme is underway before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming July 24:
12370, very poor at 1433
12040, poor at 1433
No others 12-19 MHz, except:

17810, I was first hearing Chinese here, July 24 at 1429, and quick timesignal at 1430, so took it to be CNR1 against something, but only scheduled is AWR Chinese via GERMANY which would not expect to be jammed; and could not make it match 12040. Further chex of this one needed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 17630, July 24 at 1428, CRI English fair signal, one of the best on 16m where little else besides Cuba is propagating under depressed conditions. It`s a few seconds ahead of 13740 via CUBA. I still think the site is Urumqi, EAST TURKISTAN on the ubiquitous 500 kW, 308-azimuth intended for Europe, rather than the duplicate HFCC registration for Bamako, MALI, 100 kW at 85 degrees for Africa. A little bit of propagation from Africa, however, next on 17640, much weaker signal which is DW in Hausa via Rwanda, 250 kW at 310 degrees USward until 1430 (the other E.T. site, Kashgar, finishes CRI 308-degree French at 1400 on 17560, 17650) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, July 24 at 0522, open carrier no doubt R. Verdad. They had just got some very good news:

``Dear Glenn: I am happy to inform you that I went to Guatemala [City] today, and the government granted me 20 more years for my short wave frequency of Radio Truth. I need this news to be spread out. Thank you (Édgar Madrid, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, July 23, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

``Édgar, Very good! I will certainly spread the news. I was about to ask you if there had been any resolution (Glenn, via DXLD)``

``Thank you, Glenn. I was surprised when they told me that it was for 20 years, because they were granting only for 15 years. Praise God! (Édgar Madrid, Radio Verdad, ibid.)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, Wednesday July 24 at 1338, KBSWR with quarterly questions for July-August-September, responders to which will be entered in a draw for some prizes. Need to check the website for what the exact questions are. This really amounts to audience research, so the more replies the better if SW usage is to be prolonged. Propagation is poor today, few signals on 19m but at least in the summer this one holds up, and I continue to wonder if it`s really still on the registered 81 degree antenna to southern South America. 1340 on to `Sounds of Korea`, traditional music show this time on the subject of tobacco which was once considered great for everyone to smoke, even children. (I looked it up: as of 2007y, the smoking rate in Korea South was twice that of the US, ranking 13th and 51st respectively, roughly 2000 vs 1000 fags per year --- of course, that`s per capita adult, meaning those who do smoke inhale a LOT more poison gas) (Glenn Hauser,

** MALI. 5995, July 24 at 0509, poor undermodulated signal with African chanting music. I guess it`s Bamako on the air earlier than usual *0600 for Ramadan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 24 at 0059, waiting for R. Chaski carrier to cutoff as expected around 0059:29, following 5-6 seconds later each night, but it keeps going! Until finally 0100:46.5*! This is most unusual. Perhaps they gave the timer a further nudge, impatient to get it past top of the hour. We`ll hear whether it resume the usual precession rate hereafter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 24 at 1433, WTWW-3 in AraBible, back on the air again, and also an hour before in Russian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11979, July 24 at 0520, again tonight the number is 8 from the single-digit CW intruder, beating against 11980 Turkey.

I just spotted another log of this in the UDXF yg:

``11979.0, 8 repeated in CW. Fairly strong signal, but nearly buried by RTTY on 11980.0. had to use a 800 Hz CW filter to dig it out. I had another CW beacon repeating "5" a few days ago on 11623.0, but I can't
find my notes on it, maybe later: 2057 CW (23/JULY/2013)
(Jack L. Metcalfe - Stanford, KY,
Software Radio Laboratory QS1R SDR
Icom IC-R75 (x2) & Icom IC-R8500
Icom IC-R5, Uniden BCD996T, BCD996XT & AOR AR8200
355' Longwire & 155' Inverted L Sloper Antennas
Diamond D-130J Discone & SAMCO UHF Yagi``

``So this was at 2057 UT? I have been hearing this for several nights now at *0520-0535*. Here are all my reports on 11979: --- Glenn``

``Yes, 2057 UT. The signal was very strong at times (didn't check the S-meter, though) and I was using my 355' longwire at the time. It's oriented NE/SW with the feed point on the SW end. I'm just glad somebody else heard it! I still haven't found the complete details on the "5" beacon on 11623.0, but I suspect it was around the same time (Jack L. Metcalfe, UDXF yg via DXLD)``

``FYI - The RTTY mentioned on 11980 kHz is a US Navy transmission from NAU, Isabela PR. —mco (Mike Chace Ortiz, UDXF yg via DXLD)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)