giovedì 10 dicembre 2009

Glenn Hauser logs December 9-10, 2009

** CHINA. Firedrake Dec 10 at 1353: 8400 poor with flutter, nothing audible on 9000, 10210 or 11300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC still running English overtime at 0715 December 10 on 6060 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 13710, AIR GOS for SE Asia, Dec 10 at 1456 with final news summary by YL, not hard to understand; with some flutter, better than // 9690 and inaudible 11620; axually atop the Cuban leapfrog producing a SAH, from RHC Spanish 13770 over CRI English 13740. Mentioned that today is Human Rights Day; sign off gave frequencies for next broadcast to SE Asia from 2045. Off at 1500 clearing frequency for Cuba, as I could hear both RHC IS and CRI English mixing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 15410-15460, noise blob centered around 15435, Dec 10 at 1416, half a sesquihour before the BSKSA 15435 blob comes on, different sound, and gradually tapering off to spikes at edges, such as 15410 against R. Farda. Suspected of local origin, especially after I find similar slightly weaker blob 15145-15190 and traces of a third at 15680, roughly equal intervals. What appliances are running now? Oil heater, halfway on. Turn it off, noise goes away! Turn it fully on, noise much reduced. Kinda need it with temps in the lo F teens. It`s a DeLonghi, made in Italy, Type 2507, which has two 750 watt units. I hereby absolve all editors of any expectation of publishing this as a genuine log, altho I was capturing it some 10 meters away, and would be justified in issuing myself a proxy QSL (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5985, Sea Breeze, in English Wednesday Dec 9, YL telling story of an abductee in the 1970s. Via JSR, JAPAN. As always, no QRM audible here, fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) Glen[n]. What time did you hear Sea Breeze? (Alex Wellner, Australia) Oops. It was 1417 UT. The transmission on 5985 is always 1400-1430 (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST) And everyone, please do not hesitate to ask if you spot a mistake or omission in my reports!

** RUSSIA. 6075 via Petropavlovsk/Kamchatskiy, Dec 10 at 1359 with music and final announcement this time, IDing as R. Rossii, before 4-second late timesignal at 1400*. No 8GAL audible then on 6074, nor anything from Taiwan or China on 6075. RR transmitter slightly unstable, but the rumble much reduced (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, WRMI relaying R. Prague, good signal vs DentroCuban jamming pulses at 0710 Dec 10. Per Jeff White, WRMI will only be using the SSE antenna a while longer until the NW antenna can be repaired by mid-December. Unlike some other recent nights, propagation from FL very good this time with WYFR inbooming on its four 31m channels.

Assuming WRMI would be inaudible anyway, did not check 9955 before 0700 for WORLD OF RADIO, UT Thu, but did confirm via webcast the first broadcast anywhere of new #1490 from 0630. So it was probably audible too on 9955 along with the totally uncalled-for jamming. Please direct complaints to Arnie Coro, whose DX program is never jammed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. While I could not hear WJHR between 1430 and 1530 UT Dec 9, it was weakly audible on 15550-incompatible USB at 1745 check with same F&B preacher as the day before. Inaudible at next check 2045, altho WWCR inbooming on 15825 so suspect WJHR was then really off.

Five-degree azimuth puts maximum signal toward Lansing, Sault Ste. Marie, Fort Albany, Thule and Franz Josef Land, tho it`s quite broad.

15550-USB, WJHR, Milton FL, not heard Dec 10 at 1414 at 1455 checks. But audible at 1602 with revival music, preacher. Quite weak signal. FCC tells me WJHR is authorized to conduct equipment tests on 15550 kHz 1400-2200 UT; that`s all. A clip of the ID I recorded Dec 8 is on WORLD OF RADIO 1490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297, LV de la RASD via ALGERIA, lively chanting and percussing, quite good reception Dec 10 at 0720 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###