domenica 2 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs April 2, 2017

** CUBA. 11760, April 2 at 1643, poor S8 signal in Spanish must be RHC, the only frequency scheduled at this time of day; degraded propagation. Arnie`s A-17 changes don`t go into effect for another week until April 9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17855, Sunday April 2 at 1354, carrier already on from REE at S5, 1355 starts IS prior to 14-22 UT North American service on revived summer frequency. Tune away from IS before the earworm starts repeating. REE is the SSOB, with very little from Cuba on 16m. 15520 aimed oppositely is almost as good. 1638 recheck with, what else? a silly ballgame; what a waste. Not only is it the SSOB, but the OSOB under degraded propagation elsewhence. WWV reported at 1500:

``Solar-terrestrial indices for 01 April follow.
Solar flux 101 and estimated planetary A-index 16.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 02 April was 3.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are likely.`` 

** SRI LANKA. 15360, Sunday April 2 at 1637, YL in S Asian language is one of few signals on band. HFCC shows it`s AWR, 125 kW, 335 degrees from Trincomalee at 1630-1700 in Sindhi on Sun/Tue/Fri/Sat, but English on M/W/F. Aoki agrees; A17 skeds are now available zipped via:

UNIDENTIFIED. 6930, re my unID and others`, R. Piraña Internacional replies: ``Hi! Thank you for your mail. The music by Cream was not us. Thank you for posting to the DXLD! An aclaration, as I wrote wrong. We will broadcast to Tuesday 4th April, 14 UT. Jorge`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11435-USB, April 2 at 1336-1341+, presumed Indonesian QSO pirates singing and talking over each other; some of the singing keeps repeating the same few syllables, and also trying to duet, from different transmitters? Strongest around S5. No others found in the 11.4`s this time. If these signals are really low-powered from Indonesia, hint hint, Voice of Indonesia could reach us better on 25m than 9524.9v, this hour in English; but 11785, old VOI frequency, is occupied by CNR1 jamming with serious Chinese opera (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 1757 UT April 2