mercoledì 9 agosto 2017

Glenn Hauser logs August 8, 2017

** CHINA. 15570, Aug 8 at 2315, very poor in Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jammer, typical pushy programming, probably propaganda, against VOA Mandarin via Tinian, this hour only per Aoki. Nothing else extra-continental audible on 19mb (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. A festival of `frogs on the 25m band tnx to RHC`s piling up high-power transmitters here, Aug 8 at 2307-2320 as I unravel these leapfrog mixing products:

11810, noted first with Spanish // 6000, the `Mesa Redonda` TV simulcast which this hour only is separate from the other RHC Spanish frequencies. 11810 is S5-S2 and quite readable, mixing with English underneath, i.e. 11950, the other M.R. channel, leaping over 11880 another 70 kHz lower. 11950 is S9+40, 11880 is S9+45 and somewhat distorted. Subject of M.R. is climate change, loss of species. 11810 is quite stronger than the 11840 parasites on 11830 & 11850.

12000, has a very poor weak mix of two programs. It might have been 2 x 6000 but not in this case, rather 11760 Spanish leaping over 11880 English another 120 kHz beyond. I should have checked for the reverse on 11640.

12019.95, at 2318 mainly English audio S3-S1 from 11880, leaping over 11950 to 70 kHz beyond, or almost. 11950 is axually a bit on the low side about 11949.97. There`s always something wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 7750, August 8 at 2158, JBA carrier, tnx to tip from Wolfgang Büschel that today AIR Bengaluru punched the wrong frequency, instead of 7550 for the GOS, first caught by Patrick Robich, Austria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 6224-USB, August 8 at 0603, marine weather in English, very poor, mostly numbers copiable, knots, barometer. It`s ZLM, Taupo Maritime Radio, in between scheduled broadcasts per EiBi, at 0533-0553 & 0803-0823. Last logged this in December of 2015 with similar observations when I also added: ``Taupo is in the middle of North Island, at the NE corner of lake of same name, as far from a coast as you can get, but at a good skip distance, and not far from RNZI`s Rangitaiki site, I think`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-USB, August 8 at 2300, pirate with rap at S8, and annoying screaming over background music past 2303. These logs, with the wrong date on thread header as Aug 9 instead of really Aug 8
say it was Clever Name Radio intermittently between 2152 and 0017 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1889 monitoring: last repeat of this edition reported by Rick Barton, AZ: ``7730 UNITED STATES WRMI at 0030. Confirming GH`s W o R on the channel with armchair reception. August 8 most with R.S. SW-2000629 or Grundig Satellit 750 and indoor antennas``

WORLD OF RADIO 1890 contents: Australia, Biafra non, Bougainville, Bulgaria, Canal Zone, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Fiji, Germany, Guam, India, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Korea South, Kuwait, New Zealand, North America, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Perú, Spain, USA, Yemen non

WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: first airing less than an hour after completed, confirmed Tuesday August 8 at 2130 on WRMI, fair on 9455, very poor on 15770. Also confirmed Tue Aug 8, the 2330 on WBCQ, now drifted up to 9331.526v-CUSB, fair at 2353, just as I am mentioning the shift. Next:
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Aug 8 at 2258, both with WRMI Oldies, except at this moment wrapping up a VOA newscast relay insert.

7570 & 7730, Aug 8 at 2304, no signals from WRMIBS, but weakest 7780 is on. As I listen, 7730 at least cuts on about *2304:40, still no 7570. 7570 & 7730 are scheduled to start at 2300, 7780 from 2200. Currently none of them are switching immediately from a higher frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6180, August 8 at 0636, very weak signal from algo, which at 0607 would have been VOA French via São Tomé, but supposed to end at 0630 weekdays. Anker Petersen, Denmark, has twice reported RN Amazônia recently on 6180 around 0130 with no interference from CRI in English via Kashgar, which is all I`ve heard that early. So is RNA on, perhaps with low power and/or sporadically? No, 6180 does not work out to be a possible Cuban leapfrog on 49m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7520-USB, August 8 at 2305, 2-way in Spanish before becomes occupied by WWCR at 0000 or India at 0015, and after RFA Tibetan via Kuwait uses it twice a week until 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0413 UT August 9