venerdì 12 maggio 2017

Glenn Hauser logs May 12, 2017

** ALASKA [and non]. 11765, May 12 at 1359, CNR1 jammer against Taiwan, to timesignal 1400 and off, then KNLS sign-on in English immediately audible, but still some weaker CCI, which is CRI English via Urumqi on a 212 degree azimuth per Aoki. KNLS aims due west, so hearing it at all down here is difficult. Not really strong enough for listenability, and also has some splash from 11760 RHC especially during music, even with USB tuning. 

Where is the other KNLS transmitter at 1400? 7355 in Chinese. Other English broadcasts are all on 11870 at 08-09, 10-11 and 12-13, the last also // 7355. I recently remarked that the KNLS English hour was easier to hear via MADAGASCAR, but really now unseems so: 02-03 on 9600, 03-04 on 15515, both aimed at India (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 15040, May 12 at 1257, CNR1 with good signal, no trace of jamming target AIR in Chinese; usual format with 6-pip timesignal at 1300 and continuing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 11580, Friday May 12 at 1300, WRMI with IBC Radio on new schedule, an old-fashioned DX program now in English. First segment is ``Italian Shortwave Panorama`` reading a bunch of logs in upward frequency order attributed to DX Fanzine, ``from the studios of Marconi Radio International``. The logs all date from late April/early May. As one-liners, program content is irrelevant beyond language and SINPO --- nor do I hear any individual reporters credited, but most of them probably from editor Antonello Napolitano. ISWP #55 ends at 1311, spoken by Mario Candelli; IBC jingle, English ID and Spanish ID sounds like Dino; a bit of music, address and a website I don`t copy. 1314 on to next segment ``DX-Italia`` from I2MQP with a heavier accent, all ham DX news, mostly concerning DX-peditions, or rather dates of visits by individual hams to countries other than their own, starting with Mauritania, Uganda; outro at 1324 as having been spoken by Gabriele, bit of music, and starting just before 1325 the final digital segment in MFSK32, content unknown; 1329:30 over to WRMI WNYW-style ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, May 12 at 0535, now there is a JBA carrier from presumed Station YHWH, much later than before. Rick Barton in AZ has heard him starting at 0300. On May 2, Walt Salmaniw heard him until 0520:30*. Note: my previous report of no reception yet at 0230-0237, I wrote 7515 & 7510 by mistake, but 7615 & 7610 were the frequencies really checked. Tnx to Ron Howard for catching this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6905-LSB, May 12 at 1249, ham-like ragchew QSO in Spanish between Raúl and weaker Arnaldo (or Armando?) who obviously know each other well, until 1257* with no callsigns. Probably Mexicans who don`t bother to get a license to operate inside 40 meters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0342 UT May 12