martedì 9 luglio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs July 8-9, 2013

** BOLIVIA. 5952.44, July 9 at 0056, R. Pio Doce is quite audible in dialog, probably Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA. 6154.9, July 9 at 0100, YL talk seems Spanish, from Radio Fides, much weaker than 6134.8, R. Santa Cruz. I see reports of both as on 6155.000 and 6135.000, trailing or defaulting zeroes being allowed to misimply that they are really on exact frequencies, never the case. Study the concept of ``significant digits`` and override your logging program or imprecise frequency display (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4915, July 9 at 0055, R. Daqui is gone early again, and still nothing on alleged // 11835v either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6070, July 9 at 0049, still no signal from CFRX; will it ever come back this time? Despite someone having reported it 48 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6060, July 9 at 0003, still at 0058, 0107, RHC Spanish audio is continuously breaking up severely, altho stronger than // 6100 which is OK, as are all the others I check: 9810, 11680, 11760, 11840, 15230. Wiggle that patchcord!

As usual ragged start to English: at 0103, 6000 is going late, but 6165 is still off; its carrier on by 0105, and modulating before 0106 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, July 8 at 2045, nice to hear R. Kuwait`s C&W NAm service in Arabic music with fair signal, in fact somewhat better than English with rock music on 15540. News at 2051; 2058 sign-off by announcer still blithely asserting that 15540 is in the ``25-meter band``, quick military band anthem, accurate 5+1 timesignal to 2100, switch to fanfare introducing Arabic news which no doubt will be cut off in a few minutes after paralleling 17550 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 6159.96 approx., July 9 at 0050, poor signal in English, surely CKZN back on (near) frequency after months circa 6160.8 producing a big het with CKZU and anyone else. Before sunset here, and way before sunset in Vancouver, surely this one is CKZN, as first noted by Thomas Nilsson, Sweden, July 7 at 0232 and July 8 at 0300 with CBC IDs and news on 6159.966 both times, but ``a little unstable and trembling``. I needed to get this before 0100-0700 when bigsig from Cuba blox on 6165 (unless it fails). Best time to get local info on CBC is the weather about :05 after the news, but altho RHC was late tonight, still off at 0103, it was on by 0105 and modulating before 0106.

CKZU had also stayed slightly on the lo side of 6160, so when both are mixing later in the night, it will be interesting to compare how far apart they be now. SAH sure beats an AH (Glenn Hauser, OK< DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, July 9 at 0058, R. Chaski as usual barely audible with talk in hash/splash/noise level, until carrier cut at 0104:45.75 or so = 5.25 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)