lunedì 23 novembre 2009

Glenn Hauser logs November 22-23, 2009

** ALBANIA. R. Tirana, Nov 23 at 1531 on 13640, fair signal, opening English with updated transmission schedule including new 7430 at 2100, 6130 at 0130, 0245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 23 at 1405 cutting back on after open carrier hourtop monitoring pause: about equal fair levels for a change on 10210, 9000, 8400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 15250-15275, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, Nov 23 at 1425. No broadcasters bothered except at the very edges, well-selected segment? But should not be in the SWBC band at all! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 10320-USB, AFN has been missing for about a week now, at various chex, such as Nov 23 at 1406. Hope it`s not gone for good as 6350 appears to be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Checking for AIR Aligarh blob Nov 23 at 1340: not found. A weak signal on 9470 but could not make it // 9425. At 1350, 9470 had Russian tune-up tones atop anything else. At 1404 I could barely make some normally modulated music on 9470 // but not synchronized with 9425, which is the nominal situation. Both poor, with adjacent QRM stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4750, RRI Makassar, presumed, Nov 23 at 1429 YL talk in Indonesian over slight SAH, China? Then long period of mostly slow romantic music, still 1440; 1454 weaker but still audible with YL announcements. The other station on 4750, Bangladesh, is reported to close around 1400; it might make it here if and when RRI be missing, but still has to contend with China.

Then I tuned to 9680 for RRI Jakarta, much better signal at 1459 with Indonesian music continuing past hourtop and 1506.

VOI is still on 9525.9 for 1300 English, 1400 Malay, but weaker or softer than neighbors on 9520, 9530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530, V. of Mesopotamia, Nov 23 at 1410, good but with flutter, so enjoyed the Kurdish music, and they do play a lot of it. Via UKRAINE. I wonder if the source of this is common knowledge in Kurdistan? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Since my last observation Oct 16 as in DXLD 9-077 that KGYN Guymon was very weak to inaudible in the daytime here in Enid, contrary to usual adequate groundwave signal on non-direxional 10 kW pattern, I have continued to check 1210, mainly on the caradio when aroundriving, especially in western Enid, and it had remained the same.

But Nov 22 at 2045 UT it was back to its old self, with country music and 2053 ID as ``serving five states … US Country, KGYN 1210``. So I am even more convinced that in the interim they had been stuck on the direxional night pattern westward, null eastward, even in the daytime, and/or at much reduced power. Signal quite steady and I don`t think skywave had kicked in yet, nor on other frequencies north/eastward, tho it would also have been weaker that way while direxional-daytime.

BTW, from the middle of No Man`s Land, it would be hard *not* to serve five states (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 11785, BSKSA buzzer stronger than usual Nov 23 at 1407 over anything else; remained audible, weaker at 1529. Still not heard on 21505 before 1500 but not sure if gone or due to propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA. Tnx to tip from Ivanildo Gonçalves Dantas, Brasil in dxclubepr yg, RSI heard on new 6040, fair signal UT Nov 23 at 0123 check in mailbag with Slavic accent, and references to RSI, finished at 0126, then into IS and IDs but no frequency announcement heard.

Already scheduled on 6040 is RCI in English via Skelton at 0100-0200, but could not hear RCI underneath here; they may be colliding in Europe and eastward. RSI started the B-09 season on 7230, where I had heard it. Have RSI finally got religion and evacuated from the 40m Region 2 hamband, or is this just for better propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWCR back on 3240, Nov 22 at 2345 check, while 24 hours earlier they were testing transmitter-1 on 4775. Have not tried to outfigure it, but test hours are probably during unsold time, or at least with the approval or even urging of certain clients (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 6074, no trace of 8GAL at 1400-1402 check Nov 23; instead noted the motorboating Pet/Kam transmitter on 6075 concluding with timesignal which was about 2 seconds offset from the China/Taiwan radio war timesignal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15382, the center of some rapid clicking bothering Spain 15385, Nov 23 at 1537. I think this is spur from DentroCuban Jamming Command against Radio Martí on 15330, same 52-kHz displacement as heard around 6082 when jamming 6030 at night. But neither has a match on the lo side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###