sabato 29 ottobre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs October 29, 2016

** CUBA [and non]. 9955, Oct 29 at 0619, pulse jamming is running despite WRMI programming now nothing but BS; both weak at about equal levels (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 6190, Oct 29 at 0620, NO signal from Hamburger Lokalradio, or anything. Tho at 1 kW certainly intended only for Europe, I`ve long been desirous of picking up this longtime WORLD OF RADIO  affiliate directly. WOR coming up at 0630 after Switzerland in Sound. Today was my best chance propagationally before the time shift next week to one hour later, WOR at 0730. In B-16, co-channel QRM will also resume from BBC via South Africa until 0800, which we hope will have faded out in Europe by 0730.

7265, Oct 29 at 1414, via UTwente SDR, NO signal from HLR other frequency either, so suspected not on, during Media Network Plus, nor at further chex before 1500 for WORLD OF RADIO at 1431 (which from next week will be at 1531, and once again colliding with CRI English via Kashgar, East Turkistan at 1400-1600, 174 degrees for S Asia, but in winter also a blocker for HLR in Europe.) Now there is ACI from 7270 and also something on 7260 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** NEW ZEALAND. 6170, Oct 29 at 1358, RNZI is still on A-16 frequency, while its replacement from tomorrow, 9700 is vacant except for heavy splash from 9710 CUBA, which might then be a problem (Glenn  Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Sat Oct 29 at 1608, since I have UTwente SDR up, check for R. Munansi via WWRB: yes, hilife music but very poor. Then checking 15240 on my own receiver at 1609: same music and merely poor. Presumably will get down to anti-Muséveni business by 1700 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA [and non]. 13680, Saturday Oct 29 at 1356, stray Cuban pulse jammer at the rate of 80/minute, unlike the wall of noise against 13605 Radio Martí (which tomorrow at 14-20 makes usual B-season switch to 13820, why? How long will it take the DCJC to catch up with it?). 

I`m seeking Voice of Hope - Africa as scheduled weekends only at 12-17 UT, but which achieved a good signal here only once in early October, long-path? There is now a VP signal under the jamming, maybe this. Should be jazz or swing music show.

Since I have the UTwente SDR up to try to hear 7265 HLR with WOR (not), I then employ it on 13680. At 1415 Oct 29, yes, talk in English about missionaring in Africa. But at 1440 recheck strong signal in Farsi, which, as soon IDed, is NHK, listed as FRANCE relay at 1430-1500. Zambia can barely be heard underneath it. At 1500, ``Amazing Grace`` is mixing with NHK timesignal and CRI theme, which continues but much weaker than NHK was, allowing Voice of Hope ID also to be copied. By 1508, CRI in Chinese via Kashgar is about equal level to VOH-A. Also considerable ACI from 13675 which is ChiCom jamming vs RFA Chinese via Tajikistan at 15-17. 13685 is also listed for CRI English via Mali. 

What`s going to happen from tomorrow with B-16 schedules? I thought someone from Voice of Hope was at HFCC Miami in August, yet currently there are NO HFCC registrations from VOH Lusaka/Zambia! Just KVOH 17775 and imaginary 9975. If they do plan to keep on 13680, what will they encounter from stations which did register? Nothing on 13680 except 0450-0550 Iran in Swahili. Nothing on 13675 during VOH-A hours. On 13685 will still be CRI Mali, and at 1330-1430 Turkey in Uighur. Looks like it`s safe to keep 13680. And how about 11680 if they stay there for the 05-08 UT broadcast on weekdays? Nothing else listed, and adjacently, only 11685, CNR in Tibetan from Beijing, should not be a problem. How about 9680, the other VOH-A frequency? Only competing Christian broadcaster KNLS Alaska has registered it at 07-08 and three later hours. Of course anything concerning Taiwan and the consequent radio war with China is banned from HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1717 UT October 29