martedì 26 novembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs November 25, 2013 [more]

** CHINA. 6145, Nov 25 at 1501, Firedrake still running here to block RTI, fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11945, Nov 25 at 1529, Firedrake with fair signal. Aoki and HFCC show target as RFA in Chinese, 15-17 via Tajikistan. Is this usually CNR1 jamming? Not heard FD here recently.

No other FD or OOB CNR1s found in quick scan 12-18 MHz around 1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Nov 25 at 0630, RHC is still very undermodulated on this frequency, almost 5 hours after first noticed. Noticeably louder on // 5040, 6000, 6060, and even 6125. What explains this: someone not paying attention to the input modulation level from the studio? Ailing old transmitter needs or is only capable of reduced modulation (but not all the time)? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 13580, Nov 25 at 1533, humbuzz with occasional bursts of unreadable distorted talk modulation. Natch, it`s R. Cairo`s Albanian service which has been like this for years at 15-16; Aoki says Abu Zabaal site, and as usual HFCC is in disagreement with Abis. EiBi goes with a for Abis, rather than z for Abu Zabaal. It`s safe to say that both sites suffer from such monstrosities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5855, Nov 25 at 1522 very poor talk but keyword ``imnida`` caught, so it`s Korean, i.e. RFA, 250 kW, 333 degrees via TINIAN at 15-19. Guess what: per Aoki on 5858 is HLL, Seoul Meteorological Radio, 24 hours, 3 kW in H3E mode which means SSB with full carrier (like CHU, e.g.). Did IBB frequency management not realize that? Poor HLL must be getting creamed; or is it really not on air after midnite? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. 13800, Nov 25 at 1532, good signal level but just barely modulated, and with whine. Thought it might be Cairo, but Aoki shows R. Dabanga via Madagascar. WORSE:

14990-15010, approx., Nov 25 at 1534, extremely distorted modulation carrier is oscillating back and forth across WWV/WWVH, totally obliterating the timesignals, eventually mentions ``Dabanga`` and cuts off suddenly at 1537*.

15535, meanwhile at 1535 has only the tone jammer from SUDAN, but after 15000v cuts off, I go back to 15535, and so has R. Dabanga, same programming, but now normal modulation, not varying, and atop the jamming. It seems the Talata transmitters are having big problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MONACO [non]. 6105, Nov 25 at 0832, fair signal with gospel huxter in English, US station? No, HFCC shows TWR, 100 kW, 285 degrees via Nauen, GERMANY at 0800-0850. (I file it under MONACO [non] only for historical, sentimental reasons.) Propagating this late from 9:30 am in Nauen, but still mostly darkness path. As usual, HFCC registration covers the total extent without daily variation details. For that, Aoki shows really 0800-0850 M-F, 0800-0820 Sat & Sun; and this is Monday. OTOH, don`t you believe next entry in Aoki, that XEQM Yucatán still exist on 6105, 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 21505, Nov 25 at 1406, BSKSA is on and audible, but very poorly, unlike absence yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 6080, since I was unfortunately awake around 0830 Nov 25, made quick check for SIBC, but not audible here tho Ron Howard, California, was hearing it again during this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND [and non]. 7120-, Nov 25 at 1456, JBA AM carrier is back on from R. Hargeisa, as usual slightly on the low side, handily modulating a CW CQ from KA9PQB, who is novice FROEMMING, DANIEL L, in EDGAR, WI 54426; among others at slightly different pitches (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15385, Monday Nov 25 at 1426, REE weekly Emisión Sefarad is reconfirmed still here for the 1425-1455 oddly-timed transmission, fair but with long/short path echo. I`ve yet to check which frequencies they are really using in B13 for repeats to the Americas at 0115 & 0415 UT Tuesdays, so have set alarums (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 21630, Monday Nov 25 at 1407, sure enough as I predicted yesterday, REE again this week has resumed colliding with BBC Hausa via ASCENSION and is now underneath it, despite having managed to occupy 21640 instead on Saturday and Sunday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6135, Nov 25 at 1458 open carrier --- could be something interesting, like Yemen, or Madagascar? NO, it`s just VOA at 1459 signing-on from ``Washington, DC``, 1500 news in English, 1506 New Dynamic English. Very poor but mostly readable, no QRM. Must be very recent change as not in latest HFCC as of Nov 23. But Aoki is right on the ball showing since Nov 20 it`s been 250 kW, 18 degrees also USward from Udon Thani, THAILAND at 1500-1600 only.

So what about Radio Madagasikara? Aoki shows it at 0500-1500 only, while EiBi lists 0300-1700, irregularly to 1800. And what about Yemen? Not in HFCC or Aoki, but EiBi: at 1300-1500 & 0500-0800. Perhaps both are currently inactive. I expect Ron Howard further west is familiar with their status. At 1500 he`s usually listening to longpath from 6055 RRR Rwanda, which I could not hear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1726 UT November 25