mercoledì 25 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 25, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 25 at *1355:25 with carrier, 1356:00 tone, 1357:47 IS, 1359:55 sign-on in Urdu from Bangladesh Betar, and skipping an off-timesignal again! Maybe my critiques have got thru to them, that any station which can`t consistently broadcast an accurate timesignal should not even try to. Better reception than usual today, S9+12 and not too fluttery (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12120, Sept 25 at 0243, RHC Spanish VG here and missing from 6060, so once again RadioCuba has mistuned this transmitter to its second harmonic; this is not just an additional leakage on 2x, but a replacement! Tnx to inquiry from Rafael Rodríguez in Colombia, who was hearing this from 0030, underneath strong RTTY. 12120 almost always is dominated by RTTY, but here it`s underneath RHC. Will RHC still be on 12120 after 0500 in English? No, back to 6060 at 0523 check. Last time this happened was June 1 as discussed in DXLD 13-23:

** GUAM. 5765-USB, Sept 25 at 1248, nothing detectable from AFN, nor for the past few days; seems gone again. If no one hears it in another few days, perhaps further inquiries should be made (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11740 & 11985, Sept 25 at 0059 check past 0100, AIR is in // this time during music, presumably the correct Sinhala service, rather than totally separate 24 hours earlier, as I reported (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9950, Sept 25 at 1253 open carrier, good signal, much stronger than 9955 traces of WRMI. 1300 finally music and opening Japanese, I thought, but should have been Korean first, maybe with initial Japanese ID? Anyhow, it`s the pair as in Aoki, 100 kW, 2 degrees from Tamsui District, TAIWAN: 1300-1330 Nippon no kaze, in Korean a.k.a. Ilbon-e Baram, and 1330-1400 Furusato no kaze, really in Japanese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 4810-, Sept 25 at 1047, Andean music with yipping, 1050 YL announcement unseems Spanish, 1058 music. Very poor signal but better than anything else on 60m from S America, just some carriers. 1101 still music but fading into noise level. Otherwise in clear, only slight occasional ute QRM, maybe a trace of CODAR swishes.

Long after the demise of XERTA, surely this is the only American on 4810, R. Logos, in Chazuta, the new missionary station inaugurated a little over a year ago (and not to be confused with the previous R. Logos in Bolivia on 4865). WRTH 2013 strangely does not show the R. Logos name under Perú 4810, but instead ``Iglesia Evangélica Central de Chazuta``.

I can usually hear the 4810 carrier in my evening monitoring around 0100, but the ute QRM on the hi side is heavy then, and I can never log anything from Chazuta. This time I awoke myself with a sneeze, so decided to make the best of it by tuning around 60m before resleeping. The pre-sunrise LA window many DXers inhabit, I normally miss; got to sleep sometime.

This is very slightly on the lo side, compared to something on 810, probably WHB, which matches measurements the past few months by Chuck Bolland in Florida as 4809.975, .993, .976. Everyone else the past year seems to have rounded it off to 4810. However, an early log 13 months ago by David Sharp in NSW put it on 4810.03 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 25 at 0100, R. Chaski audible with some modulation, until cutoff at 0105:06*, which is 5.5 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALIA. 7120, Sept 25 at 1331, JBA AM carrier, still at 1348, with almost constant CW QRM on the hi side from an N4- ham, surely no hand keyer, who doesn`t defer to intruders. R. Hargeisa is back! Per Kouji Hashimoto, Japan, who chex every night for the 1900v sign-off, it was last heard Sept 5, and resumed Sept 24. Ron Howard also heard it again Sept 24 at 1337-1359*, seemingly in English at first, scheduled 1320-1340. We still need to check for resumption of *0330v, by far the best time for it here. Around 1330 by longpath, it`s a balancing game between signal increasing from the source as sundown approaches there, and diminishing at this end as the sun rises further (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15525, Sept 25 at 1401, V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR in the clear, fair signal. Around *1404, CNR1 jammer cuts on 15525, but somewhat weaker here. What will happen next? Ivo Ivanov in his penultimate DX Re Mix News, dated Sept 20 and covering monitoring Sept 13-15, issued a new schedule for VoT, showing 1415 as the time for it to jump from 15525 to 15520, but today it still happens at the previous time 1408, leaving the CNR1 jammer behind. Did not get back before 1430 to see whether the jammer ever followed it, but previously it did not, making this an effective countermeasure. Ivo does add, ``Changes between frequencies vary from 3 to 5 minutes`` --- but this is 7 minutes earlier than he now shows.

This also applies to the many other frequencies via Tajikistan, at 1200-1430, all offset ending in -2, -3, -7 or -8 between 15537 and 15563, some in Chinese, some in Tibetan, all of which nominally change in quarter-hour segments, per Ivo. The CNR1 jammers can only operate on even -5 or -0 channels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)