giovedì 19 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 18, 2013

** ANGUILLA. 11775, Sept 18 at 1321, Caribbean Beacon is missing again, uncovering nothing but weak Asian CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 12065, Sept 18 at 1400, RA still on today toward Pacific, // much weaker 12085 toward Asia, and no strong tone/IS test on 12080 unlike yesterday when 12065 was demoted to weak, why?

1405 after news, announcement that ABC is looking for four new members of its Advisory Council; call 1-800-628-250. Hmmm, do you have to be in Australia, or even Australian? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 18 at 1349 I tune in early with offset BFO pre-set tnx to weak Saudi signal on 21505, to catch when Bangladesh Betar come on today, and am soon rewarded by carrier at *1350:08 but it`s off again within 17 seconds. For real: *1358:12, add tone at 1358:05, IS at 1358:35, timesignal ending at 1359:45.5, fair signal with flutter, enough to tell that today there is considerable distortion on the Urdu modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD. 6165-, Sept 18 at 0055, no signal from RNT, after several nights of extended schedule heard around this time before Cuba comes on (and was detectable even afterwards) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming September 18 before 1300:
11500, poor at 1248 with CCI
12980, good at 1248 with flutter
13830, poor at 1248; none in the 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 18 at 0516, RHC English is missing again, leaving 6005 clear for BBC Ascension.

11845, Sept 18 at 1321, lite pulse jamming against long-abandoned R. Martí channel.

Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria just reported 11960 as a new frequency for RHC at 11-15 UT, ex-17730, as first heard Sept 17 on a remote receiver in Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA.

11960 NOT heard here at first deliberate chance to check. 1458 UT Sept 18 --- 11760 and 11860 are still on the air; 11960 could be just a leapfrog mixing product of those two, and would be very weak by comparison. I am sure I tuned past 11960 several times in the 12-14 UT period on Sept 17 and 18 and never found RHC there. 17730 has not been heard at all for several weeks, even when 17580 is propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also JAPAN 5975; UNIDENTIFIED 9540

** GREECE. 7475 // stronger 9420, Sept 18 at 0102, the traditional Voice of Greece IS is playing, then downbeat from Beethoven`s Ninth, (shades of Keith Olbermann), and ID in Greek for Third Program, followed by more classical music, piano et al. ERA3 is in fact the ``classical music, arts & drama`` service, per WRTH. Sometimes in our evenings, 7450 is employed instead. By next check 0510, 9420 is playing a rock song in English, so presumably no longer on the ERA3 net.

There have been reports that the 39 antenna towers as Avlis are being evaluated for scrapping! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Sept 18 at 1128, AFN is JBA, on again today after missing yesterday; main problem now is overload from the Tennesseans on 5830, 5890, 5935 so I have to attenuate the 5765 signal for any chance to hear it. 1242 recheck without them, now much better readability (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, Sept 18 at 0059, AIR IS is playing on poor signal during what should be the middle of the Sinhala transmission; so is it really the start of the Sindhi transmission supposed to be on other frequencies including 5990 from the same Delhi/Khampur site? Also tried to hear 5990 but not making it even tho CRI via CUBA is off by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 5975, Sept 18 at 0516, NHK World Radio Japan in English with feature on ballet, sufficient signal as this 250 kW, 126 degree 0500-0530 relay via Woofferton UK is back in season again for North American reception undesired by R. Japan. A bit of bleed, however, from Cuba`s jamming against nothing on 5980 encourages side- tuning lower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 18 at 0058, JBA carrier from R. Chaski vs Cuban pulse jamming and other band noise; until cutoff at 0104:28.5* which amounts to six seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9479, Sept 18 at 1313, WTWW-1 is missing, audiblizing 9475 R. Australia; not on night frequency 5830 either where it was audible earlier. WTWW-2 is going on 9930 with BS; not sure about WTWW-3 on 12105, maybe on but not propagating yet. 9479 still absent at 1343, 1405 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 17530, Sept 18 at 1345, VOA Somali with long/short path echo, unusual on this band at this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 6175, Sept 18 at 0515, VOV with really nice traditional Vietnamese music, but then into talk segment. Tune in a little earlier nightly for this, on 250 kW WHRI relay, always excellent signal, the final hour from 0430, at 260 degrees; I am seldom listening for the earlier languages, 0300 Spanish, 0330 English, 0400 Spanish, which are on 173 degrees and still plenty powerful to bother Brasil on 6180, and eclipsing the earlier ``N American`` service on 12005 via Woofferton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9540, Sept 18 at 0511-0511:35* steady open carrier of fair strength abutting 9535 Spain. Possible RHC setting up for the *1100 broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1600 UT Sept 18