sabato 15 marzo 2014

Glenn Hauser logs March 14-15, 2014

** BANGLADESH [and non]. 13860, March 13 [not 14 as mistakenly in my original report!] at 1742, JBA carrier with tone, presumed BB on new frequency for English service; 1743.5 trace of IS, no timesignal audible circa 1745. This is ex-7250, altho on March 9 it started on 13580 for one day, found March 11 by Alan Roe on 13860; so it has stayed there for at least a few more days. [but on March 14, Alan says it was back on 13580] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4815.0, March 15 at 0050, Rdif. Londrina presumed, Brazuguese preacher vs some CODAR, but PL-880 in USB mode, narrow BW, gets rid of the big ute on 4812; I still have no luck with its opposite neighbor, 4810 R. Logos, Perú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6134.8, March 15 at 0055, R. Aparecida is just far enough away from R. Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA, to produce a LAH - low audible heterodyne; previously I could always hear a SAH - subaudible het between them, indicating a few Hz apart. Attention Aparecida: please move to 6140 for both your sakes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANARY ISLANDS. 24955-USB, March 14 at 2120, Juan in contact with WP4OUH in Puerto Rico; first signal I run across on 12m with the new PL-880. Not clear if there is a contest in progress, but Juan makes it only a perfunctory contact before ending it. lookup shows:
EA8YB, Juan A. Rodríguez García
CL Guillermo Camacho y P.G. 15-A
38412 Los Realejos - Tenerife CANARY ISLANDS Spain

** CHINA [and non]. 13865, March 15 at 1325, CNR1 jammer, poor; Aoki shows vs BBC Uzbek via Oman; stronger non // Chinese on 13855 must be CRI Kashgar

14920, March 15 at 1322, CNR1 jammer, fair-good vs SOH

14980, March 15 at 1322, CNR1 jammer, very good vs SOH

15510, March 15 at 1320, CNR1 jammer, good vs BBC Uzbek via Thailand, signs of which also audible underneath

15555, March 15 at 1320, CNR1 jammer, good; per Aoki vs V. of Tibet 15552 via Tajikistan, but no het from it audible

15745, March 15 at 1407, CNR1 jammer, VG with flutter and CCI, since this is the Saturday-only frequency of VOA Tibetan hour via Thailand

15970, March 15 at 1321, CNR1 jammer, fair-good, vs Sound of Hope

16100, March 15 at 1322, CNR1 jammer, very good

16920, March 15 at 1321, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair

17780, March 15 at 1313, Firedrake and CNR1 jammer mixed, good signals (plus something else?). Target is daily BBC Uzbek semihour via UAE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also TIBET [non]; CUBA [and non]

** CUBA. 4765, March 14 [not 13 as in my original report] at 0047, R. Progreso is on already with music, presumably DST schedule resumed of 0030-0400v instead of one UT hour later. Arnie was advocating starting it as early as 2300. And also active UT March 15 circa 0050; I`ve yet to catch an opening or closing at shifted times presumed above.

5025, March 15 at 0549 check, R. Rebelde is off already before 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11880, March 14 at 2222, RHC is off when I expect to hear the French service, which I did another date recently, so anomalous?

5980, March 15 at 1230, the DentroCuban Jamming Command has extended past 1200 to cover the final hour on this frequency of R. Martí, but here, at least, RM is still atop it.

11760, March 15 at 1412, RHC is definitely on and audible // clear 11750, but on 11760 beneath the China radio war; Commies vs Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 11775, March 15 at 1412, no signal from DGS/PMS on CB, uncovering something very poor: AIR Nepali service via GOA until 1430 per Aoki; unless SOH is also on, provoking CNR1 jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, March 15 at 1352, now usual ``I believe in you`` love song, and by 1354 the duet in English prior to R. Free Chosun at 1400 in Korean. Still with continuous humbuzz on the RVA Palaugi, PHILIPPINES, carrier, seems a little lower level now than previously; or am I just getting accustomed to it? Still unacceptable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, March 15 at 0551, XEPPM with ME/Israeli/Klezmer music, somewhat undermodulated but less so than usual, coupled with 6180 Brasil weaker than usual, make R. Educación listenable for a change --- until switch to dead air circa 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 15 at 0057, R. Chaski very poor with some Spanish talk and music vs maybe trace of Cuban jamming; by 0100 adding the VP signal from BBC UAE, making double-pitch hets with SSB side-tuning, one of which goes off at 0105:23.5*, fitting R. Chaski`s latening autotimer, plus 5 seconds from yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15530, March 15 at 0547, 1 kHz tone audible and nothing else; must be usual jammer, while R. Dabanga is not making it here from UAE site. Nigeria 15120 also propagating poorly but JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15515, March 15 at 1408 tune-in, V. of Tibet is already here via MADAGASCAR, probably just jumped from 15520; while 15520 still provides the much weaker CNR1 jammer which has not followed it; unlike yesterday when they both stayed on 15520 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, March 14 at 2219, WRMI is once again playing (fill?) music, lacking Brother Scare contrary to schedule, tho he spouts out of 9930 WTWW and 9980 WWCR, never synchronized.

7570, March 15 at 0200-0300, bigsig WRMI breaks away from Brother Scare for special live broadcast from the Shortwave Shindig at the  Winter SWL Fest in Pennsylvania; enjoyable hour with lots of vintage clips, opening with faux-ID spiel. The entire Shindig was on the fest schedule for 0100-0500 UT; nice we could hear 25% of it, but hope the Fest and/or David Goren will availablize the whole thing online; not to mention ex-VOA correspondent Dan Robinson`s banquet speech which will be at 2200 UT March 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 5085 and 9930 are both off, March 15 at 0051, thus so is WTWW-2, while 5830 WTWW-1 night frequency is already on. By 0549 recheck, 5085 is back on.

Remember to check 9930 at 2300 and 2330 Saturday for WORLD OF RADIO a real hour earlier than on ex-5085, as expected; plus 0030 UT Sunday on WRMI 9495; 0401 UT Sunday on WTWW-1 5830.

12105, March 15 at 1327, WTWW-3 not on yet, so we can hear instead RFA Burmese via SAIPAN; by next check 1338, WTWW-3 has been turned on, in Russian; at 1327, the other two still on night channels 5085 and 5830, but by 1338, they too have switched to day channels 9930 and 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, March 15 at 0103, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` remarking that he will be at some fest May 2-3; // 9330 and 7490 but the three are not synched: 7490 about a semiminute ahead of 5110.

What about the Winter SWL Fest in PA which is underway right now? He and WBCQ used to participate and even broadcast live from there, but not lately – so WRMI has taken over, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, Friday March 14 at 2110, WWCR is still on, in Spanish, but very poor. Must be DX program `Frecuencia al Día` as now timeshifted to 2100 UT Fri & Mon. For DST era, 15825 stays on a real UT hour later until 2200 before switching way down to 6115, as confirmed back in English at 2225. Before March 9, 6115 was funxioning quite well to here as early as 2100, but that early will be no good as summer oncomes; WWCR-1 really needs a transition frequency, say 9 MHz band, for an hour or three between 15825 and 6115, but they don`t want or deserve frequency advice from me; so, never mind. Three different sets of schedules are now displayed at
showing they plan to continue abutting 15825 with 6115 at 2200 at least thru May (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [and non]. 15310, March 15 at 1409, Vietnamese from RFA which is scheduled daily via TINIAN during this hour only; but accompanied by whoop-whoop jamming, and a constant het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1705 UT March 15