sabato 17 ottobre 2009

Glenn Hauser logs October 16, 2009

** ANGUILLA. 6090 missing again Oct 16 at 0536 tuneby, but nothing else audible, squeezed by 6085 and 6095 transmissions. Assuming it was off all evening, should have been another opportunity for Ethiopia, etc. two hours earlier. The odds are fairly good that Caribbean Beacon will be missing, so keep checking (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. Lots of axion on 31m Oct 16 after 0600, when 25m was closed:

At 0603 on 9565, listing SW frequencies and asking for reception reports to a phone number. This is Súper Rádio Deus é Amor, Curitiba. At 0618 wacky wailing preacher David Miranda, who occupies most of the SRDA airtime on more and more SW frequencies, spreading like a cancer. He was also on 9665 at this time but not //.

At 0604 a Brazilian on 9819.9, must be Rádio Nove de Julho, São Paulo. Poor signal tho registering S9+10 on the generous FRG-7, but with deep fades. I have had little luck hearing this in the afternoon or evening, and don`t recall it being reported in the nightmiddle before, so now it`s 24 hours? Aoki shows it 24h, anyway. 0605 to a song, seems EZ listening music preferred, 0612 announcement, 0615 mention radio, Estado do Espírito Santo, 0616 mention Aparecida, Nossa Senhora, none of which refer directly to the 9820v station, where I have yet to hear its own ID.

At 0618 heard wacky wailing preacher David Miranda on 9665, but not // 9565. 9665 is R. Marumby, per Carlos Gonçalves` recent log; R. Voz Missionária per Aoki and WRTH. The latter agree that schedule is supposedly 0900-0100. Once the Mirandistas take over a station, they may expand its schedule. Note that from Sunday Oct 18, most of the E & S states go on DST of UT-2, so stations which are not 24h should be signing on and off one UT hour earlier.

At 0618, Brazilian talk on 9645v, i.e. Radio Bandeirantes, with a slightly-varying het, as it`s always off-frequency beating against whatever is really on 9645.0 such as the WYFR 9715/9680 mixing product.

At 0618, also Brazilian on 9675 and close enough to produce a subaudible heterodyne with some other station; R. Canção Nova (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BURMA [non]. 9320 with music at 1331 Oct 16, good steady signal, uncertain origin, but 1336 into Burmese announcement, mentioned ``Farewell, My Concubine`` twice in as many minutes. This is scheduled as R. Free Asia; Aoki says 49 degrees from Sri Lanka, but this does not sound like a transpolar signal; instead, I believe the site is now Tinian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR-1 evidently covering some live patriotic event as heard // on many frequencies, some of them legal, others as jammers, Oct 16 at 1242 on 7365, 7420 with ChiCom anthem, speaker resonating before a crowd. More of same chauvinistic music at 1353 on 6030, 6085, 6095, 6110, 6150, 6180, 7420.

Firedrake, Oct 16: at 1245 poor on 8400, fair on 9000; at 1253 poor on 10210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC anomaly report Oct 16: there was NO telephone-ringing audible on any of the frequencies! At 0535 on 6060, outro by announcer Alex (or is it Oleg?) Silva, over to the YL announcer with a very heavy accent; she gave her name too, but I couldn`t understand it due to mumbling and heavy accent.

At 0540, found 6140 in English this time; 6120 in Spanish with hum.

At 1254, the 11760 transmitter`s spurs were audible at least with matching tone, and most of them also with RHC modulation: as low as 11452.8 and as high as 12374.4, which is one step above previous accomplishment; and every 51.2 kHz in between. At this hour the strong 11708.8 one is QRMing another RHC transmitter, relaying Venezuela in Spanish on 11705.0. Way to go! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. On Oct 16 I was standing by for the Aligarh aberration to cut its extremely distorted blob on the air, but never found it, so off the air today? Have AIR finally realized this should be closed down until repaired? Don`t bet on it. Could be off for any other reason, or spread out to even wider bandwidth and less distinguishable from general noise level.

So I listened to National Channel on 9425 Bengaluru instead with its healthy signal, altho weaker than usual today: 1316 tone test underway; 1318 IS starts but with split-second audio dropouts, so this one has problems too but relatively minor. 1320 Vande Mataram introduced and played, still with dropouts. 1321 Hindi sign-on mentioned kHz thrice, so what`s the third frequency? Then musical break/prélude. 1329 mentioned several kHz, so a MW frequency listing now? 1430 2+1 timesignal and into news in Hindi. Meanwhile I had been scanning frequently between 9.2 and 9.6 MHz, but no sign of the blob, and no normal signal on 9470 either. And still not at final check 1448 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4750 with poor signal Oct 16 at 1315, presumably RRI. When I first started checking at 1225, nothing extracontinental making it on 120, 90, 75 or 60 meter bands, contrary to my early-rising expectations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. If anything makes it on 25m these nites, it`s RNZI in AM on 11725, DRM buzz on 11670-11680, but nothing to be heard around 0550 Oct 16. Has propagation totally dropped out, even from DU? No, all the RNZI frequencies were back strong at next check 0623. Must have been down for maintenance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 5920 with nice easy listening music // weaker 5940, and 5920 for once without all that WBOH QRM which was absent, Oct 16 at 1230. 5920 is R. Rossii, Pet/Kam, 5940 Magadan, but in B-seasons, 5920 moves to 6075, maybe accompanied by the mystery CW marker at 1400* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWEDEN. R. Sweden, 15735 in Swedish at 1304 Oct 16 but with heavy RTTY QRM. Fortunately, RTTY was gone during English broadcast at 1342 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5920 lacking WBOH so clear for RUSSIA, q.v., Oct 16 at 1230. There have been unconfirmed reports that WBOH would be closing down permanently at end of A-09, so gunjumping, or just another breakdown? WTJC, anyway, on 9370v as usual at 1247 check, lofi hymns by choir with amateur piano accompaniment. Still no WBOH at 1350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WRMI, 9955 back on the air Oct 16 at 1448, VG signal on NW antenna with WORLD OF RADIO. Trouble is, it was edition 1465 from a third of a year ago, not current 1482; as also heard me introducing it on webstream check at 1430 Friday. This has happened before, as automation is reluctant to let go of the old stuff even when new stuff has been uploaded; I hope not thus on other scheduled repeat times (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. You can be a convicted child molester, and still be welcome to broadcast on WINB as long as you pay up and pretend to be an evangelist: Oct 16 at 1246, Tony Alámo on 9265 informing us all about confession. But he denied the charges against him, since it`s Biblical to ``marry`` plenty girls past puberty (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6930-usb, Oct 16 at 1233, rap? music, distorted audio and unstable reduced carrier, presumably a N American pirate at unusual time of day. Gone at 1350 recheck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. OTH radar pulses, presumed, the ChiCom kind roughly 50 kHz wide: Oct 16 at 1244, 7460-7510, and astonishingly, this was strong enough to be heard QRMing WWCR`s super signal on 7490, at the moment with the paranoid YL reading article about HAARP. I bet some of her gullible listeners figured this was HAARP trying to jam her! And still going at 1446. Also at 1246 on 8100-8150 not bothering much of anything (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. OTH radar pulsing, the British Cyprus kind presumed, roughly 25 kHz wide: Oct 16 at 1300 on 14590-14615 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###