martedì 10 novembre 2009

Glenn Hauser logs November 10, 2009 part 2

** BRAZIL [and non]. RNA sign-on observations Nov 10. Or I should say cut-on, since programming is already in progress when they turn on the SW transmitters. 6185 XEPPM blessedly clear at 0625, so I kept listening apprehensively for the blastaway. RNA carrier and modulation on at *0638, Brazilian song. Then checked 11780 and found open carrier but no modulation until that cut on at 0640:20 becoming // 6185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 10 at 1438: 8400 and 9000 poor, 10210 very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 9450, good signal in Russian from CRI, Nov 10 at 1435, atop something co-channel. O, this hour at 37 degrees from SZG site is also USward, and it conveniently blox Sound of Hope, 100 kW, 335 degrees from Yunlin, Taiwan, per Aoki. Or is there formal jamming as well underneath there? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. There`s at least one anomaly every day from RHC, an unfailing source of DX news: Nov 10 at 0625, 6140 was off the air, so no way to know whether it would have been in English or Spanish. English was on 6060 and 6010, Spanish on 6120 and 6150.

And the 11760 transmitter is now in its seventh day of not producing two dozen spurs, Nov 10 at 0639 and 1526 chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 15710, R. Cairo Indonesian service back to self-inflicted wound but still not mortal: Nov 10 at 1345, distorted modulation cutting in only at peaks as YL tried to talk to listeners (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 15205, at 0642 Nov 10, African language mentioning Niger and Nigeria. I bet it`s Hausa. Yes, DW Rwanda scheduled during this semihour, unusual opening from Africa, while RA was even better on 15240 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. AIR 9470 Aligarh distortion blob centered on 9465 Nov 10 at 1320 introducing Vande Mataram, // clear Bengaluru 9425. RA 9475 is on the edge of the noise this time and one needs to offtune to evade it. Same situation at 1436 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 9525.9, VOI, Nov 10 at 1319 mentioning Exotic Indonesia so it`s another Tuesday excursion to Banjarmasin. Others find the modulation adequate but I do not, especially with QRM from stronger 9530 stations, CNR1 ChiCom jamming and/or VOA Chinese via Philippines. That`s off at 1400, and at 1433 VOI Malay hour had better modulation and no QRM, so no-strain copy if only one understood Malay; there were intermittent long tones in the background, suspected to be on the audio feed from Jakarta rather than QRM. RRI 9680 was also in before 1400 with better modulation than 9525.9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 17735, fair with deep fades, Nov 10 at 1511 music, into Japanese announcement, so suspect NHKWNRJ, but surely not direct at this hour. Yes, it is // Yamata 9535 which is about two words ahead. 17735 is via Issoudun [note spelling], FRANCE 15-17, 500 kW, 152 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 2850, P`yongyang, fair S9+10 with choral music, Nov 10 at 1335. Also NK signals on 3320, 3480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. Happened upon RTVM, Nov 10 at 1459 on 15341, so observed the QSY. 15341 off at 1500 sharp, 15345 on a semiminute later. Arabic programming in progress had been interrupted; no announcement, I am sure, such as ``Please retune your radios 4 kHz higher in the next half-minute`` but as one who is inclued, I did so anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. RNZI`s appearance on AM 7440 in addition to AM 6170 Nov 9 in the 13-15+ UT period must have been only a test, as no sign of 7440 on Nov 10 at 1325, but 6170 was atop VOR and readable in report about Tonga ferry sinking: crew finally realized something was amiss when water was up to car handle level in the cargo deck! Het from 6170.4 DZRM also audible. By 1428 still no 7440, and 6170 was losing ground to VOR at almost equal level now, het gone. What next? Still nothing about this on the RNZI website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WTJC 9370v spur report Nov 10 at 0635: noisy blob covering 9275-9330, but no match on the hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 2750.0, sweep tones upward followed by a short low tone and a short high tone, repeating exactly same pattern 16 times a minute, good signal, Nov 10 at 0633, Halloweeny. Ideas? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11494, SSB contact with engine whine at 1518 Nov 10, said ``turning back to Elizabeth City``, i.e. a flight out of northeastern North Carolina. May have been more like 11493.5 but no more transmissions in next few minutes to downpin it. I hope they arrived safely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. As I was tuned to Israel 11590, Nov 10 at 1522, noticed another carrier sweeping slowly downward across it with continuously varying het, but the carrier is wobbly. Could be an ionosonde, tho these usually run faster. It had reached 11570 two minutes later, and then was gone. Could also be some ailing broadcast transmitter/spur upwarming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###