martedì 24 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 23 at 1229, very pleased to hear the BB IS, as I`ve not been able to get their English broadcast in months; usually band is still dead this early. Maybe the due north/south equinox terminator is helping. But it`s only very poor, heavy flutter but good modulation. Will they open with an off-time signal on the half hour too? Yes! Ends at 1229:54; sign-on with same theme as for 1400 Urdu; 1239-1243 ``news commentary`` about taxes and reluctance to pay them, 1243 ``This is the external service of Bangladesh Betar``, vocal music; 1250 talk punxuated by same music bits, unsure topic but mentions Supreme Court; 1253 mentions ``something special`` but what? 1257 suggests washing hands with soap & water. 1258 song; 1259 YL sign-off with P O Box until next English transmission on 7250; brief tone, open carrier and off 1300*.

Today I should have a chance to compare the off-timesignal for the 1400 broadcast; will it match? 15505, on at 1356 with VP signal worse than 15105 was today, then tone; 1357:43.5 starts IS; but NO timesignal, opening Urdu at 1359:47.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAMBODIA [non]. 13850, Sept 23 at 1307, Cambodian here with fair signal, apparently RFA ex-13845, so now it causes ACI instead of CCI to weaker 13845 WWCR. I was checking 13845 earlier at 1231, finding it clear of QRM, but not yet noticing any 13850; yet there were several good signals from China on 22m. 13850 presumably still via SRI LANKA. Perhaps someone at WWCR and/or IBB noticed my several reports last week of the collision, tho no one will ever acknowledge this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD [non]. 6165, Sept 23 at 0050, no RNT tonite, but a JBA carrier: Aoki shows on the air at this time: CNR6 Beijing (too late), Myanmar (maybe), R. Logos, Bolivia (not believed active on this frequency) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 23, before 1300:
7470, poor at 1247 with CCI; the best bet for it now; rest CNR1 jam:

13830, fair at 1235 with CCI; none in the 12s, 13s, 15s, 16s, 17s, 18s

** CUBA. 15230, Sept 23 at 1228, RHC with big buzz atop Spanish audio which also seems to be breaking up, hard to tell. Same if not worse at 1327, 1352 chex; hasn`t anyone at the station noticed they have a slight problem with this transmitter? Of course not!

11760, Sept 23 at 1249, RHC back in Spanish today instead of English yesterday.

Still nothing on 11960, and now Wolfgang Büschel has followed up:

``RHC La Habana log of Sept 23 at 1145-1205 UT: 11960 kHz, no new frequency, NO REAL TX broadcasting channel today! Only tiny spurious program 'fog' on S=2-3 -115dB level, spur of 11860/11760 fundamentals, visible on Perseus remote screen in NY / MA / Toronto target.``

And he also refers to my previous logs of RHC around 9500: ``Very tiny little SCRATCHY spur on 9497 to 9502 kHz, maybe some intermodulation of 9540/9550 kHz channels at the TXion site``.

No, if those two were intermodulating there would be an echo on the spur; presumably from separate sites so IM not possible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Sept 23 at 0101, traditional ERA IS lives on, but ID as ``Ellenikí Radiophonía``, Beethoven`s Ninth downbeat and ID as Trita Programma, then classical piano music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11740 & 11985, Sept 23 at 0055, I am all set again with both the DX-398 and DX-375 on the porch with separate random wires, to compare the two frequencies of the AIR Sinhala service. Indeed they are not synchronized: 11985 is a couple words behind 11740 and 11985 also has hum. This time, instead of cutting off at 0100 sharp, 11740 continues along with 11985 during music. 11740 is GOA and 11985 Delhi-Khampur. So why is the program feed from Delhi studio getting to Goa first? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15240, Sept 23 at 1228, VIRI IS, very poor, weaker than e.g. Turkey 15450 with its own IS. 15240 had just completed the 1200 Hebrew broadcast, 500 kW, 259 degrees from Kamalabad. That should have been interesting: someone in Iran can speak Hebrew yet toe the anti-Israel line of the regime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15515, Sunday Sept 22 at 2004, western pop/rock music, just like R. Kuwait ordinarily plays on 15540 during the English bisesquihour, but which is missing today! Little doubt this is RK on wrong frequency, but which is on their schedule at 05-10 in Arabic. R. Australia also starts 15515 at 2000, 50 degrees from Shep, but no CCI noted, and RA would not be playing music at TOH. As in DXLD 13-37, Manikant Lodaya, Karnataka, South India, also heard RK English on 15515 instead of 15540, Sept 6 at 1800. Kuwait`s correct Arabic frequency 17550 also audible poorly with ME Music now at 2005 Sept 22 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 17530, Sept 23 at 1352, VOA Somali again with short / longpath echo. Route of long path: skirts the Red Sea thru Port Sudan, exits Africa at Meregh, Somalia, all-water across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, near Macquarie Island south of New Zealand. We must be close to the boresight from SMG, maximizing the echo, yet more signal directly off the back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 23 at 1158-1200 UT: JBA on 594, 693, 747, 774, 972, 1053: usual Japanese, Korean suspects. 774 was noticeably strongest but still not enough for audio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1549 UT Sept 23