mercoledì 18 febbraio 2015

Glenn Hauser logs February 17-18, 2015

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Feb 17 at 1359:10, BB IS starts; timesignal ends at 1359:49.5 so steadily drawing closer to 1400:00, which maybe it will hit in a few days by chance. Very poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 11580.0, Feb 17 at 1349, CNR1 jammer today is underneath Brother Scare on WRMI; no het. Ivo has been reporting Radio Free Asia on 11580.2, probably Sound of Hope Taiwan transmitter unheard here on that offset. At 1449 recheck, only BS is audible.

9155, Feb 17 at 1453, CNR1 jammer, fair; none higher noted in the OOB ranges from cursory rather than complete scan, but suspect the FE MUF is down today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15370, Feb 17 at 1410, no signal from RHC which is supposed to start at 1400; while 15230 is undermodulated and breaking up audio.

15700, Feb 17 at 1456, CRI English via Habana with usual bigsig, but undermodulated with hum. Here in the boresight, certainly not a `weak` signal as Ivo Ivanov had reported Feb 12, presumably monitored from Blgaria itself rather than remotely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, Feb 17 at 0542, Avlis transmitter whine is louder than the Greek musical modulation, // 9420 which is very good (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Feb 17 at 1448, VOI carrier detectable again, totally useless, and Atsunori Ishida agrees it`s back today after taking Feb 15 and 16 off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 9400, Feb 17 at 1400, Denge Kurdistane in the clear after FEBC Philippines quits hetting from 9400.39 or so; Kurdish talk as I await a mistimesignal, which finally comes, but I only detect 3 pips, at 1401:31.5, more than a sesquiminute late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. 9400.39 approx., Feb 17 at 1345 FEBC Chinese is making het with presumed Denge Kurdistane, presumed close to 9400.0, close to G4 on my keyboard or slightly down toward F#4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1760 monitoring: confirmed Wed Feb 18 at 0401 on Global 24 via WRMI. Next:
Wed 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB
Wed 1415 on WRMI 9955
Wed 2200 on WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2201 on Global 24 via WRMI 9395

** U S A. 9975, Feb 17 at 0542, KVOH extended transmission another hour this week, with what? Discussion of hazardous methanol in Aspertame (??); sounds somewhat familiar, and yes, it`s // 7455, i.e. WRMI with `TruNews`. So KVOH has T.N. weeknights both at 00-01 and now 05-06 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, Feb 17 at 1407, WWCR with VG signal, still modulation distortion today, and with spurfield matching modulation peaks from 15555 to 15650, peaking circa 15630; lesser spur field 16020-16050, and second-order below circa 15420. At 1437 recheck, fundamental signal has faded way down (after an apparent sporadic-E boost earlier), and the spurs are below threshold. It may well be the spurs are there all the time, and it just takes sufficient field strength to audiblize them here. 1454, stronger again on 15825 with some distortion, but no spur audible around 15630. At 1501, I can hear // spikes circa 15410, 15630, 16030. One more check today at 2134: modulation still distorted but without the spurs. Ivo Ivanov in Blgaria also noted the distortion on 15825 from 1400 Feb 17 but no mention of spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 15400, Feb 17 at 1459, R. Tamazuj clandestine to Sudan opening via SMG site, with long/short path echo. Normally we only get short path off the back but today that is a bit weaker than usual. // 15550 with too much WJHR USB QRM to evaluate an echo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 12050, Feb 17 at 1442, RV relay in Spanish via WEWN about station getting an award from the Real Academia Española, something to do with World Radio Day? Fr. Lombardi, Popal spoxecelibate and longtime head of VR, drops Marconi name as founder as he accepts award in Spanish, but not Castilian, and with an Italian accent lilt, like the accompanying announcer too. Lombardi calls it Radio Vaticano, while announcer says Radio Vaticana, i.e. Italian usage vs Spanish. WEWN adds squeal from this transmitter and the China radio war adds ACI from 12045 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0412 UT February 18