mercoledì 23 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 22-23, 2014

** ARGENTINA. 11710.24, July 23 at 0108, RAE has shifted down about 500 Hz, snuggling up to Cairo on 11710.02, making a lower-pitched het than before. Those frequencies estimated independently by the 40-Hz clicker method on the DX-398. I was going to get the relative pitch of the het on my keyboard, but too late --- Argentina left alone by 0153 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11750 & 11810, July 22 at 0537, the spurs from 11780 RNA are actually louder than the fundamental, during music, but much more distorted; 11780 sounds weaker but the signal is really stronger. At 0544, // 5990 is on and fair, 6180 on and good.

11750 & 11810, July 23 at 0145, RNA is putting out the distorted spurs from overmodulated 11780, which is also splashing 11765-11795 or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15310 & 15400, July 22 at 1314, RHC leapfrog mixing products between very strong 15340 and 15370 are themselves reaching S9+12, quite sufficient as Arnie Coro is talking about sugar cane; they are in fact comparable to the other // on 19m, but which is a fundamental but undermodulated, 15230. Yet at 1407 recheck, 15310 & 15400 are unheard while the other three sound the same; was something tweaked? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15445, July 22 at 0528 I am checking 24 hours after my unID in `French`. Now it`s certainly in Russian, and some Chinese style music, so CRI Russian as scheduled via Kashgar. A toss-up which would be less likely: that I mistook Russian (perhaps with a strange tonal accent) for French; or that CRI really had French on here last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. Following the R. Cairo feed mixup UT July 21, I`m out July 22 [see PERU], but eagerly checking July 23:

11710.02 or so, July 23 at 0108, still back here after jumping one night to 11715, so again colliding with Argentina, which however has slipped down closer to 11710, about 11710.24, making a lower-pitched het than before. Not much modulation on 11710, but it is Spanish distorted at peaks // and synchronized on 9315 with better modulation, while 12070 is loud, extremely distorted at 0119 and about 3 seconds behind the others. Meanwhile, the fourth Cairo transmitter, on 9965 is not //, apparently back in Arabic.

At 0146 I find dead air on 9315 and 11710, both Abis, while 12070, Abu Zaabal, is still putting out noise. I was getting out my keyboard to measure the het note on 11710 but by 0153 Cairo had already turned off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 9955, July 22 at 1257, RFI Chinese via TAIWAN is still here, making fast SAH under WRMI`s Anglo-Parade = rock music in English presented in Spanish (why?) as it wraps up. So it must have also bothered WORLD OF RADIO at 1100 Tuesday; while the 1315 Wednesday repeat should be clear, altho Zacharias Liangas thought he was hearing RFI Chinese during that semihour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 17670-17675-17680, July 23 at 0129, DRM noise is here again, no doubt RNZI, which is fair in AM on 15720; DRM contrary to own schedule showing large spans with it turned off. BTW, John Figliozzi says 15720-AM was off the air until 0400 UT Tuesday July 22, so the penultimate `Mailbox` could not be heard at 0330. It seems both their AM and DRM scheduling is quite flexible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, July 23 at 0135, pirate music, poor signal, 0138 lyric includes ``come out of the rain``; 0141 XLR8 ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 7325, July 23 at 0142, I`m getting an Enid baseball game from my strongest local, KCRC 1390, external or internal mixing with also very strong 5935 WWCR signal, which is 1390 kHz below it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [non]. 5980, July 22 I missed Chaski checking, pre-empted for a performance by Enid`s own fantastic fiddler, Kyle Dillingham, just back from a State-Department-sponsored tour of Liberia. Google his name or start with

5980, July 23 at 0108, NO SIGNAL here, nor later between 0117 and 0118 when it should have been chopping off. A fluke, or have Chaski finally reset their slipping autotimer, as of today or yesterday? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 15160, July 23 at 0131, REE with `Paisajes y Sabores` from REE, well atop music from continuing A-14 collision with R. Australia, and making SAH of about 7 Hz, while RA is in the clear on 15240. This is totally unnecessary with plenty of open frequencies around (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, July 23 at 0114:47, SLBC adds musical modulation to its carrier right on off-time, as is the 2+1 mis-timesignal ending at 0115:18.5. Otherwise too poor for listening (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, July 23 at 0125 on WTWW-1, it`s PPP vs PPP, as the main modulation has crosstalk from a very weak different sermon, bleedover from the 12105 WTWW-3 transmitter. Altho there seems to be a very slight delay between them, propagationally? The extremely strong 9475 signal is also splattering out plus/minus 13 or so kHz until PPP starts singing, then more like 25 kHz, altho obscured on the hi side by 9490 Cuban jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7555.0, July 23 at 0143, KJES is on tonight, VG signal with catechisms in English among adults (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7661-AM, July 22 at 0541, big open carrier, steady but with lite fading. Could be a broadcaster or a utility (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0353 UT July 23