domenica 29 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 27-28, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 28 at 1358 BB IS on very poor signal; off-timesignal ends at 1359:43.5, into Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming, Sept 28 before 1400:
none in the 17s, 16s at 1347
15115, good at 1348 with usual CCI
14980, very poor at 1351
14750, very poor at 1350
14700, JBA at 1350
13920, poor at 1351
13830, very poor at 1351
11990, poor at 1354 with flutter
11805, good at 1355 with CCI
11785, fair at 1355 with CCI
11640, fair at 1355 with CCI
11605, poor at 1355; none in the 10s

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 28 at 0540, RHC VG signal but very undermodulated compared to other English channels 6060, 6125, 6165.

11845, Sept 28 at 1355, lite pulse jamming against nothing, just keeping the transmitter active to remind us of long-gone R. Martí.

15340, Sept 28 at 1402, RHC theme atop HCJB, so I stand by for another way-off timecheck, and am not disappointed. At 1402:30, YL claims it is ``exactamente las 10, 1 minuto``, i.e. a full sesquiminute slow. But at least RHC never attempts to broadcast an axual timesignal! All they need to do is tune in another Castro & Castro outlet, Reloj Nacional, which is accurate to within a few seconds (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 28 at 1304, a song is playing, uncertain language, 1306 English finally opens late, with standard sign-on by YL as RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia, on three imaginary frequencies, which has three missions, two of which are informing and dignifying; missed the middle one. Still sufficient signal and modulation, which I hope keeps up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13650, Sept 28 at 0328 the IRIB IS, 0330 NA, 0331 sign-on V. of Justice in English alleging the two frequencies are 9710 and 11770 on the 31 and 25 m bands!! OMA, have they been announcing the wrong frequencies all A-13 season?? Those were the B-12 frequencies per WRTH 2013. If they can`t even get this right, have we nothing to worry about enriching Uranium? Usual procedure: s/on followed at 0332 by Qur`an, 0336 program summary, 0337 news theme, top stories with musical sounders, finally news, starting with Rouhani at the UN and Historic Phone Call from President Obama. Not often monitoring their inconveniently-timed only English broadcast to North America, I was thinking the // frequency was on 25m but could not find it. Finally uplooked in handy BDXC-UK Broadcasts in English booklet, it`s 15470 --- there I do find it but very poor. (At 0333 I had concluded q.v. Rwanda 15365 was the OSOB)(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 15680, Friday Sept 27 at *1629:27 carrier on, 1630:10 choral anthem, 1631 YL announcement mentions Iran, 1632 music and a long speech. This is the new clandestine, Radio Mehr, altho I never can make out such an ID in the all-Persian talk, scheduled Mon & Fri only at 1630-1700, from the Iranian National Council in Paris headed by Reza Pahlavi, maybe the speaker. Fair peaks to 5 bars on the DX-398, deep fades, so SINPO 35433.

1642 jamming(??) starts, rapid warbling tones which could be one of Kim`s digital modes; I find it is on LSB only and can be totally eliminated by tuning USB only. But I go back to AM in order to tell if and when it stops, which it does at 1646, so maybe coincidental mere ute QRM rather than jamming.

Meanwhile 1643 into music, 1647 another ``Seda-ye --- Iran`` ID mentioning kHz; 1649 long song with guitar; 1650 VFO swishes by, maybe unrelated ionosonde rather than a jammer zeroing in. This sad ballad occupies the rest of the transmission, interrupted at 1656 for YL sign-off announcement; 1700 fades down to open carrier, and 1700:08* carrier off with no clues as to transmitter site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

One sesquihour earlier, I gave advance warning of this new service:

``Here`s background on the INC, a ``nascent democracy group`` headed by the son of the ex-shah, so he`s not a monarchist?
Please monitor noting language (anything but Persian?), content and speculate on transmitter site``

So several others in the DXLD yg also monitored, or researched it.

David Kernick of Interval Signals Online: ``They have a Facebook page (in Persian) at --- The 'About' section cites a website URL which doesn't work, nor does the Soundcloud URL given on the main page banner. The banner does however show "SW", "19" and what appears to be a Hotbird satellite frequency``

Bill Bingham, Johannesburg, RSA: ``Heard signing on at 1630, s4-s5, with somewhat martial-sounding music, made me think of North Korea. Brief intro by YL, then brief orchestral music and talk by OM. Sounded like a web address at 1638. Talk sounded Persian, but the music was, to my ear, not particularly so. Not really readable in Jo'burg, atmospheric QRN too severe, not helped by stormy weather brewing around here``

Jari Savolainen in Finland: ``A random check around 1640. Good signal here and noted also that digi-like sound with LSB. I guess after the ID around 1647, sounds like "Sedaye Radio-ye Mehr Iran" they also give telephone number. Had to go away, so nothing else to tell``

Ron Howard: ``Youtube -
provided by Hiroshi Inoue``

Andy Lawendel: ``R. Mehr's first broadcast can be heard on Soundcloud:

It sounds to me like "Dushanbe" is mentioned in the initial announcement, which clearly indicates a frequency in kHz. Google translates comments on Soundcloud as:

"Iran's first radio program of September, you can hear and download.

Note that the start time of winter in Europe and America, October radio programs of Iran, Tehran time every Monday and Friday from 8 pm to 11:30 pm every night through shortwave, and via Bird satellite aired. With the change of time in Europe, on Monday the sixth of December, hour-long broadcast will be this week.

Seal of radio every Friday night from 9:00 to 9:30 pm Tehran time half a meter via shortwave radio frequencies 15680 kHz is 19. This program every Monday at the same time on the same wave repeats.

Broadcasts every night from 12:30 pm the night of October through Hotbird Satellite radio channel Radio Tehran time World repeats.

The following radio channels:
Radio Jahani
Radio, every Friday, 21:00 to 21:30 Tehran time"``

David Kernick: ``Not sure if this means the SW broadcast is on Friday, repeated the following Monday, so Monday/Friday rather than Monday-Friday. Also confused by some of the timings given; Iran has been on UT +3.30 since 22 September. "Dushanbe" is Persian for Monday.``

Not to be confused with an admission of transmitter site, which could be Tajikistan, but I would guess Bulgaria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Sept 28 at 0335, presumed Kurdish music is fair-good, as per Aoki, Denge Kurdistani is the only station any time on 11510, 0300-1500 100 kW, 100 degrees via Kishinev-Grigoriopol, Moldova, [a.k.a. PRIDNESTROVYE], then 1500-1900, 50 kW, 195 degrees from Kostinbrod (Sofia), Bulgaria. More strum-music during the hour I usually hear it, 1356 UT with fair reception (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA. 15365, Sept 28 at 0333, English discussion about sports and conflicting claims by Romania and Hungary over Transylvania, made me assume it was RRI, but it was really BBCWS this hour only via Kigali, and until I found q.v. Iran weakly on 15470, the OSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. Just a reminder to those reading this in time that another weekly Saturday-only broadcast of the new monarchist clandestine, Radio Inyabutatu, is due at 1700-1800 Sept 28 on 17870 via uncertain site, tho Aoki puts it in Bulgaria. What does Ivo think before he retires?? He previously went with Issoudun, France. If it were Kostinbrod, he should be able to hear it and its 35740 harmonic on groundwave (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120-AM, Sept 28 at 0329 open carrier, 0331 martial NA presumed, fair signal as R. Hargeisa remains reactivated, not much QRhaM at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Sept 28 at 1326, VOT IS with fair signal, still on air after the English broadcast until finally cut off at 1327:48*. Seems like it may have been sufficient during the fortnightly DX program a semihour earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1688 monitoring: confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB, in progress at 0202 UT Saturday Sept 28. It was JBA on the portable DX-398 in downtown Enid with whip antenna only, but I could recognize the voice. Also confirmed on WRMI webcast UT Saturday until 1531:45. Next: Sat 2330v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sun 0400v on WTWW-1 5830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)