mercoledì 23 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 23, 2014

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming July 23:
13795, July 23 at 1341, CNR1 jammer, poor
13830, July 23 at 1341, CNR1 jammer, very poor; none in the 12s, 14s
15195, July 23 at 1344, CNR1 jammer, good with target CCI
15195, July 23 at 1344, CNR1 jammer, fair, no Firedrake today
15265, July 23 at 1343, CNR1 jammer, good, and no het for a change
15540, July 23 at 1343, CNR1 jammer, very poor
16100, July 23 at 1345, CNR1 jammer, good but none in the 17s, 18s, 19s, except:
18990, July 23 at 1347, CNR1 jammer, very poor, echo apart from 16100

I continue to wonder if the typhoon thru Hainan last week blew down any of the antennas at one of the PRC`s main jamming sites; no one is saying (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710.0, July 23 at 0557 check, no het but some Spanish in the mix, so XEDP Chihuahua is not off-frequency tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, July 23 at 1240, WRMI with AWR Wavescan, this week a talk at NASB Greenville in May by someone from WCBC about Madagascar World Voice. Missed part of it, and vs the Taiwan QRM and jamming, but gist is that he`s optimistic now that there is a new Minister of Communications who apparently is more amenable to OKing the long-delayed project. In fact their Mad-man was scheduled to meet with him the next day, his first day on the job. Now looking toward getting the transmitters there by end of October, testing by Xmas, and on the air by early 2015. (The key event will be departure of the transmitters from Houston dock storage, once they are certain of a ``go``. Everything else has been built and ready for a long time.) Part of the deal is promoting tourism to Madagascar on the air, that having been ``destroyed``.

Meanwhile there has still been no `Update` since first quarter 2014:

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1730 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI 9955, Wednesday July 23 from 1315, now in the clear from collision with Taiwan before 1300. Next: Wednesday 2100 on WBCQ 7490v. Hope to have new 1731 ready for first airing UT Thursday 0330 on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9475, July 23 at 0547, WTWW-1 has failed to switch to night frequency 5830 - nothing there. By now 9475 is no longer solid, but fair-good with fades. I figure it will stay on all night, and apparently so as it`s still there at wakeup check, 1215, obliterating a trace maybe of R. Australia; instead of normal 9475 start for WTWW circa 1400. Meanwhile, WTWW-2 is really on its night frequency 5085, still audible poorly in noise with BS at 1348 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, July 23 at 0600 UT, Univisión América Radio in Spanish over WSB, so KAMA El Paso Tejas is again/still out of whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1502 UT July 23