mercoledì 14 dicembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs December 13-14, 2016

** ALBANIA. 6020, Dec 14 at 0105 on BST-1 caradio, and 0110 on the R-75, CRI English with big echo, about equal level, about a semisecond apart. No sign of two transmitters here, so apparently Cërrik relay has double audio input, perhaps two different satellite circuits --- and nobody notices at station. // 9570 other Cërrik relay just too weak to tell if same there.

Checking HFCC, I see that CRI deliberately doubles up on 6020: 00-02 English & 02-04 Chinese via Albania; but also 01-03 Urdu via Kashgar (East Turkistan). Even if the latter were in English by mistake, just too strong to be thence, and normally no problem in North America (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 9580, Dec 14 before and after 1430, RA with discussion of several topix from indigenous POV, mid-program ID as `Speaking Out` from ABC Local Radio, Radio Australia and podcast. About crime problem among ab youth, but Trump keeps coming up as if he had some impact on the Outback. We must make a point of listening more to RA while we still can, before it self-destruct in a sesquimonth.

Once again, the RA online program sked is deficient with no entry for the Tue 1400 UT hour! So we have to go to the A-Z program list, (not in alfabetical order within each letter), to find it here:

This was evidently their year-in-review show (nothing is going to happen in the next triweek???), originally aired Sunday Dec 11 at ``9 pm``. More, and audio linx, also for segments:
BTW, I can`t help but notice that none of the guests (nor hostess) portrayed are anywhere near jet-black (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 11980, Dec 13 at 1355, weak signal marred by humwhine and pulse jamming, presumably the only listee, CRI English southward from Kunming before 1400. Same pulsing also on 11990, presumably Cuban strays, out of the 11930 wall of noise vs Radio Martí. See also ALBANIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [and non]. 7175, Dec 13 at 1416, HOA music, then talk, fair S4 with QRhaM, so VOBME2. But nothing circa 7146+ from VOBME1. 7205 carrier audible from presumed Sudan; long path (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526.055, Dec 14 at 1438, JBA carrier from VOI, so again all I can do is pin down the exact frequency, after applying correxion factor to slightly-off R-75 readout (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140.505, Dec 13 at 1423, S7 signal but JBM with music, R. Sultanate of Oman during alleged English hour, still off-frequency. 

15140.504, Dec 14 at 1517, JBA carrier, RSO still2 off-frequency, give or take a Hz or two. Makes *almost* same-pitch het, BFO stepping between 15140 and 15141 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 9695.037, Dec 14 at 1409, weak talk, off-frequency typical of Turkey, but HFCC shows this is BSKSA, 500 kW, 55 degrees from Riyadh in Pashto at 1400-1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 11810, Tue Dec 13 at 2106-2130, BBCWS in English, all about the situation in Turkey; do they still want to join the EU? [Spoiler alert!] Answer: no, not now. Here it is, `The Inquiry`, 23 minutes, post-dated Dec 17!
But further info shows 9 broadcasts on Dec 13, all annoyingly in ``local time`` for different target areas (most of which have more than one zone!). And one final repeat on Dec 17 at ``2206 LT``.

Only fair signal but better than nothing. 11810 is Ascension, 250 kW at 65 degrees, 21-22 M-F only per HFCC, while at 18-21 daily it`s same at semi-power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1855 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday December 13 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, poor here but presumably much better aimed NE toward Europe. Also confirmed NEW time of Tue Dec 13 at 2300 on WRMI 9955. Previous hour wall-of-noise jammed vs Radio Libertad prepeat and does not stop at 2300. Tnx a lot, Arnie. I hope it tapered off by 2330! Also confirmed Wed Dec 14 at 1415.5 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10, no jamming. Next:
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Thu 0030   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5085, Dec 13 at 0717, Xmasmx from WTWW-2. ~23 hours later circa 06 UT Dec 14: off the air. You never know whether this will be on the air or not. All depends on Tedwhims (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Dec 13 at 1521, JBA carrier, presumed KVOH, barely propagating. Today`s sunrise at Simi Valley was 1453 UT, and the first refraxion point to the east much further into daytime, but MUF still struggles to attain a frequency this high (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

UNIDENTIFIED. 11670, Dec 14 at 1512, VG S9+20 signal in Arabic, equivalent to 11860 Yemen [non] via SAUDI ARABIA? NOTHING listed this hour on 11670 in latest HFCC, Aoki or EiBi! Nor anything reported lately into my inbox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1719 UT December 14