sabato 17 maggio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs May 16-17, 2014

** ARGENTINA. 11710.7, May 17 at 0113, RAE fair and in the clear with music, talk in Japanese, as Cairo [see EGYPT] is inexplicably missing from 11710v. Later RAE is spelling out website in English, music in Spanish. There is still a very weak het from some other signal on 11710.0, but nothing else listed in HFCC, EiBi or Aoki. Or maybe that`s a remnant from Cairo QRP? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 4775, May 17 at 0051, usual low rumbling het/fast SAH between Perú and Brasil listening in AM, but with USB mode, I`m only hearing Brazuguese, YL speaking/preaching with reverb, soon mentioning Congonhas a few times, 0053 hymn, fair signal.

4815, May 17 at 0054, encouraged by 4775, I find an even stronger Brazilian here, no doubt Londrina, preacher in Brazuguese, fair vs CODAR. 4885 presumably Pará also in not quite as well, so skip to:

4915, May 17 at 0055, ``Aparecida de Goiânia`` mentioned and then ``Rádio Daqui`` several times. These four were the best on 60m, but by 0125 recheck, all of them had weakened; probably coincidentally a cold front blew thru here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, May 17 at 0101, no signal from RHC, as another ragged start to the 6-hour English broadcast; while // 6165 is on but dead air until modulation comes up at 0105.

6000 is on at 0102 in English --- but it`s CRI by mistake! // tho out of synch with 6020 Albania; as I am checking 9580 to match CRI/Cuba, 6000 switches to RHC English at 0103.

Also, the 6270 leapfrog bears poor but readable Spanish audio at 0102 already, 6060 having saulted over the 6165 carrier, another 105 kHz higher (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DIEGO GARCIA. 12759-USB, May 17 at 0119, JBA music, a sure sign of AFN; first trace of it since April 5 & 8 logs as in DXLD 14-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 11710, May 17 at 0113, *no* signal from Cairo to het Argentina [q.v.]; then I check other Cairo frequencies: 12070, 9965, 9315, and they are ALL off! Big problem at the sites? Still nothing at 0128 recheck.

Egypt just started DST of UT+3 on May 16 (more light for evening demonstrations?) but only until Ramadan *June 29 (maybe will resume a lunar month later when there will still be plenty of summer?). This could have confused studios and transmitter operators, but some frequencies should still be on air even if programming one real hour earlier by mistake (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 7475 fair // 9420 very good // 15630 poor, Avlis on all three, May 17 at 0104 with Greek music. An even weaker signal from something else on 15650; see UNID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11620, May 17 at 0112, S Asian songs, in AIR Urdu service, still/again here; Bruce Fisher in New York had found it apparently on 11650 instead, May 14 at 0025.

11985, May 17 at 0115, AIR Sinhala service from Delhi/Khampur, fair signal with big hum, program modulation over; earlier heard same music on 11740 GOA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, May 16 at 2050, R. Kuwait Arabic service is fairly audible, partly music, and accurate timesignal at 2100, news; while 15540 English until 2100 was inaudible, presumably below the LUHF now, unless off the air. The 2 MHz separating these always makes a big difference in propagation, reception (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. A bit of sporadic E TVDX May 16, not above channel 2, UT:
1630 on 2, first sign of some weak video, in and out
1850 on 2, retune to find CCI poor with antenna SSW, music
1853 on 2, novela, Azteca-13 bug in UR
1900 on 2, building stronger
1901 on 2, recheck, now a studio show with a bunch of icons for social media across the bottom; maybe different station, or program change
1905 on 2, fading out; nothing at 2045 recheck, or later today

** PERU. 5025, May 17 at 0057, R. Rebelde is off, but there is a JBA carrier, presumably Quillabamba, but not enough to audiblize (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 17 at 0059, R. Chaski carrier still suffering from 5990 CRI/Cuba splash. Then some modulation making it, but I`m just listening to carrier with BFO to time its cutoff tonight: 0111:25.5* which is 6 seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, May 17 at 0115, no signal from SLBC, tho India and Diego Garcia [qq.vv.] are making it. Finally poor carrier on a few seconds before *0120; by 0124 just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U A E. 11640, May 17 at 0113, SW Asian language, poor with flutter; Aoki shows RFA Uighur service northeastward from UAE; so jamming is not audible here for a change (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085 is off and 9930 is still on, from WTWW-2, May 17 at 0057, and also after 0100; likewise 5830 off and 9475 still on; plus 12105 still on at 0119 May 17 with TOM // 9930. Apparently 0200 UT is still the night QSY time, altho this morning the QSY shifted back from 1400 to 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.2, May 17 at 0106, WBCQ with `AWWW` trying to reach Mal; 5-stepping the offset BFO on DX-398, I notice exactly the same het on WRNO, which happens to match on 7505.2. Previously, `BCQ had been considerably on the low side, so maybe will drift downward again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555.04 approx, May 17 at 0107, KJES with Spanish catechisms is somewhat off-frequency, obviously as compared to on-frequency 7570 WRMI et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15650, May 17 at 0104, weak broadcast signal noticed here as I was checking Greece on 15630; I would have paid more attention had I known that nothing else at all is listed on 15650 except as an alternate Grecian frequency, but all three of its transmitters are accounted for (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0416 UT May 17