venerdì 25 luglio 2014

Glenn Hauser logs July 25, 2014

** BRAZIL. 11690, 11720, 11750, 11810, 11840, July 25 at 0557, RNA 11780 transmitter is putting out spurs at these multiples of plus/minus 30 kHz, but none further detectable. There could also be one on 11870 obscured by WEWN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jamming, July 25:
15550, July 25 at 1356, CNR1 jammer, poor, het from VOT on lo side
15265, July 25 at 1356, CNR1 jammer, very good, no het
15195, July 25 at 1356, CNR1 jammer, good, cuts off at 1358* [BTW, a previous report listed 15195 twice; one should have read 15115]
15115, July 25 at 1358, CNR1 jammer, VG with CCI
13830, July 25 at 1359, CNR1 jammer, VP
None in the 12s, 14s, 16s, 17s or 18s, but:

16500, July 25 at 1357, finally hear the non-Firedrake but all-traditional instrumental music concert again. Only fair signal, but I start recording it for posterity at 1405, all the way until cutoff at 1501:45*, altho by then it has faded down to very poor level. Previous log was on Thursday July 17 until 1500*, but this is Friday, so that`s no clue as to when it may show up next. 16500 is still not in the July 25 edition of Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 670, July 25 at 0601:50, 2+1 chime timesignal just as I have nulled WSCR to check for KHGZ, so R. Rebelde proves that Cuba is way behind the times in more ways than one. Isn`t anyone paying attention to Radio Reloj? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15340, July 25 at 1356, is today`s missing frequency from RHC, while nominal on 15370; but consequently the 15310 and 15400 mixes are also AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 710, July 25 at 0603, Mexican NA is playing underneath US station, making only a SAH, not a LAH, so XEDP is not off-frequency tonight. US station mentions an AC 913, something in Overland Park, so it`s KCMO. (KGNC Amarillo TX is not really a factor here at night; NRC Pattern Book shows day and night patterns are almost the same favoring SW to S to SE with little signal ENE toward us; yet KGNC is audible on daytime groundwave, with an edge over KCMO, whose day and night figure-8 patterns are slightly clockwise from N/S. KGNC also makes it better into OKC daytimes, contrary to pattern expectations) (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7285, July 25 at 0546, Radio Sonder Grense is in English! W&M are speaking, apparently about Hollywood matters, alternating with announcer in Afrikaans, but unseems just a translation, no voice-overing, but narration furthering the story. She apparently assumes listeners can understand the intervening foreign language anyway. Fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 9535, July 25 at 0552, REE is still breaking up but not as bad as in my earlier report; now mixing as always during this final hour with Algeria via FRANCE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 4930, July 25 at 0540, VOA English, very poor; and on 4960, VOA French, VP, both vs storm noise level. But I seldom hear these even this well in my 05-06 UT bandscanning. Per latest HFCC, 4930 is Botswana, 100 kW at 20 degrees, daily 03-06, all English; while 4960 is São Tomé, 0400-0730, 100 kW at 30 degrees, consisting of 04-05 English, 0500-0530 & 0700-0730 Hausa, 0530-0630 French on M-F only (and a break at 0630-0700). 4930 BOT is also on air local evenings, when we will never hear them, while SAO uses 4940 instead but only at 2030-2100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Friday July 25 at 1117 check, WRMI with good signal during a Spanish DX program, and cannot hear the CCI from Taiwan if still on. Updated program grid as of July 15 shows it`s `Historias de Radio`. It also shows a new program Jeff White has notified us about:

``FMWL Returns to SW --- From our Facebook page === "From Moscow With Love" will return to shortwave beginning next Monday night, July 28, in the Americas at 0300-0330 UT (that's UT Tuesdays) on 9955 kHz via WRMI. This is a very different kind of program from the Voice of Russia hosted by Vasily Strelnikov and Natalia Stefanova -- an informal show about all sorts of aspects of life in Russia. If you've never heard it before, check it out. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Let us know what you think. Jeff`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, July 25 at 1359, WTWW-3 is on with Brother Scare, substituting for WTWW-2 on 9930, still down. This may mean 12105 runs 24 hours for the duration, altho I did not notice it circa 0600, when it may not have been propagating. FCC A14 schedule shows WTWW is entitled to use 12105 only between 14 and 06 UT (no version 2 of that schedule yet loaded) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 750, July 25 at 0606 UT, Spanish news from KAMA El Paso TX is atop WSB again, out of whack (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also MEXICO [and non] concerning 710, KCMO and KGNC

This report dispatched at 1643 UT July 25