lunedì 20 aprile 2009

Glenn Hauser logs April 19-20, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake observations: April 19 at 1312 on 9000, and at 1316 just barely audible on 8400. April 20 at 1227, good on both 9000 and 8400; at 1325 gone from 9000 but still on 8400; ditto at 1346 and 1424 rechex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. RHC, 11760 still on the air altho 9550 has been moved to 6010, April 19 at 0533 tuned in just as Arnie Coro was ending his reminiscences about repelling the invaders at the Bay of Pigs. Probably the same as last year when we captured the story and preserved it in the dxldyg audio files.

13580, RHC leapfrog mixing with R. Prague IS, just as it was concluding English to NAm at 1328 April 20. 1329 RHC alone as Prague was switching to another antenna. RHC also audible on 13880, once again with crackly audio as on 13680, unlike 13780, the two of which jump over each other to produce these spurs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9525, Sunday April 19 at 1317 with News Across the Country, but not very far afield from Jakarta, about the new terminal 3 opening at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport; 1321 Today in History about the Monaco marriage in 1956y. Usual good signal but with persistent humming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** POLAND [non]. PRES English hour at 1200 I don`t expect to hear from European midday to bright spring mornings in NAm, but April 20 at 1220 could make out YL speaking English on 7330, splatter from RCI and CRI mix on 7325; also 9525 VOI Malay had some CCI sounding the same. Now if PRES had a clear channel in either case, we could hear it understandably, but they care only about Europe. 7330 is 100 kW, 5 degrees from Nauen, while 9525 is 100 kW, 300 degrees from Wertachtal, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. REE, via Costa Rica, 9630, VG signal and the modulation seemed less muffled than before, so I did not feel compelled to switch to Noblejas 6055, April 19 at 0540 discussing the future of the Spanish language, lack of standardization from country to country, 0545 especially on the danger of Spanglish in the USA; program is Futuro Abierto, scheduled UT Sundays 0500-0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. RTI, 9735, Japanese service at 1353 April 20 putting out unstable matching spurs slightly above 9740 and slightly below 9730, making almost the same pitch noise but not a pure tone het, against adjacent victims, in this case CRI Beijing English on 9730 and BBCWS Singapore English on 9740. I noted a similar case months ago. BTW, you won`t find any RTI listings in HFCC, no doubt a ChiCom requirement as long as they participate with their non-jamming transmissions only; consult Aoki instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. No chance yet to check new 12010 ex-11875 for the Aló, Presidente service via Cuba, as Sunday April 19 none of the frequencies were active at 1436 check, and regular RHC was still running on 13680. Hugo was off to Trinidad and/or a counter-summit in Cumaná (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###