giovedì 28 novembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs November 27-28, 2013

** ALBANIA. 7425, Nov 28 at 0257, R. Tirana closing English broadcast playing theme, good signal with lite hum; was checking for QRM from 7430, which is apparently a problem for a listener in the UAE. Only a JBA carrier here from India (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BURMA [non]. 6225, Nov 27 at 1425, JBA carrier; 1431 Democratic Voice of Burma via TAJIKISTAN has presumably started, but there is SSB QRM from 6224. Wolfgang Büschel was hearing it better from 1429, but the carrier was on as early as 1406 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6020, Nov 27 at 1346, announcement in presumed Mongolian with music background mentions; good signal, off at 1359. The CNR8 service from Beijing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 5945, Nov 27 at 1342, between Australia and New Zealand is not the Tasman, but CNR1 in Chinese. How many channels do they really need, anyway, for saturation coverage? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 6075, Nov 27 at 1405, Firedrake jamming better here than on 6145, which has more of the victim, RTI, Audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9820-9830, Nov 28 at 0310, buzz field which I think comes from the RHC 9810 transmitter, which is weak, and/or the CRI 9790 Cuban relay which is extremely strong (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. Even tho I don`t start till after sunrise, Nov 27 proves to be hot morning for signals from here; first noticed Korean on:

3250, at 1339, which uplooked later turns out to be something strange: Aoki shows VOK except in a break at 1250-1400. Maybe they are really filling it with Pyongyang BS or KCBS?

3320, at 1340, very low modulation if not open carrier, stronger than 3325 NBC or RRI; must be Pyongyang BS which is on here 22 hours per day.

3480, at 1341, mainly het between the jammer and SK`s V. of the People

2850, at 1342, music. Best yet this season, and almost only, from the sole occupant of the 105-meter-band, KCBS Pyongyang. I always like this, since it qualifies as mediumwave below 3 MHz.

3912, 3985, 4450, 4557, 6518, 6500, at 1343, mainly noise jamming against V. of the People, with varying amounts of the target audible. Also 6003, 6015 against Echo of Hope, KBS.

6100, Nov 27 at 1350, triumphal music, with fast SAH from CCI; 1352 into choral; 1400 3+1 accurate timesignal, Korean announcement and now the CCI is off. So mainly KCBS Pyongyang, but CRI Mongolian is also scheduled this hour from Urumqi; that`s plenty without assuming as some optimist may, that it`s the 500-watt R. Rossii in Kyzyl, Tannu Tuva which if really active, is a glutton for punishment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF32, Nov 27 at 1632 UT, only a `bad` undecoding signal, presumably something other than the KXOK intercity relay duplicator, still off the air. RF31, however, has Azteca América back on 31-3, while 31-2 is still constant color bars instead of Mundo Fox. AztAm is liable to go black again at any moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [and non]. 6055, Nov 28 at 0302, good signal, music and talk by YL in non-Castilian language with low audible heterodyne, presumed RRR atop SPAIN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RWANDA [non]. 17540, Nov 27 at 1706, R. Mara, new clandestine for Rwanda, via MADAGASCAR, good with hilife music, 1712 announcements in presumed Kinyarwanda. Ivo Ivanov reported this just started, but nothing yet known about its politix. Maybe something other than monarchist like the last one. 1755 still good with vocal music to abrupt off at 1757:05* without any announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 6155, Nov 28 at 0304, intermittent tone; 0315 ``Africa Rise & Shine``, poor with flutter, the Channel Africa show. I guess they were late getting started. Per Aoki the only other signal on 6155 at that time could be AIR in Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN. 7205, Nov 28 at 0305, good signal with Qur`an, i.e. R. Omdurman; better here than when same transmitter is on 9505 at other times for external services including English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Nov 27 at 0642, WTWW-2 is back on after missing three sesquihours earlier; also 5830, WTWW-1 but it`s very poor with het. We are getting into deep winter propagation when the night MUFs over short paths can fall very low. Both still on at 1348, with 5085 now the lesser, fading into the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1697 completed in time for first airing on WRMI, UT Thursday Nov 28 at 0430: but the stream isn`t working to confirm, and only a JBA carrier is audible on 9955.

From next week I plan to try harder always to have a new WOR ready for this broadcast, which then will be only one of two left on WRMI (the other: following Tuesday at 1200), but via the new Okeechobee facility, still on 9955 and still aimed SSE. We hope more of that signal than Hialeah`s will make it northward, altho winter night propagation is getting worse and worse.

Brother Scare will be replacing the Sat 1600 WOR time on WRMI from December, so our last broadcast then will be November 30 on 9955. To commemorate that, and the final day on the air of the old ex-Radio Clarín Wilkinson transmitter, Jeff White has agreed to endorse QSLs as such for correct reports of *that* WOR broadcast only (no fudging, please!) using the special WORLD OF RADIO QSL available only thru WRMI, not from gh. Use the report from via or report to or P O Box 526852, Miami FL 33152. Seems the website does not mention the P O Box address but a street address.

Further WORLD OF RADIO 1697 airings:
Thursday 2201 on WTWW-1 9475
UT Friday 0429v on WWRB 3195 and 5050-USB
UT Saturday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0029 on WTWW-2 5085
UT Sunday 0501 on WTWW-1 5830
Tuesday 1200 on WRMI 9955

** U S A. 7506+, Nov 28 at 0306, must be WRNO on this off-channel, tho a very poor signal unlike sometimes when it inbooms; at that awkward propagational distance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9738, Nov 28 at 0309, approx. peak of weak distorted spurblob; can`t find a match above or below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)