venerdì 19 febbraio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs February 18, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake Feb 18 at 1406: 8400, very poor with flutter. At 1507
had improved considerably, as found // on new 7560 with poor signal. No
target audible under, and none listed, tho Aoki Shows VOA Tibetan starting
at 1600 via Thailand. So we can only make the usual guess that the
peripatetic Sound of Hope drew ChiCom jamming to 7560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** COSTA RICA. Missing yesterday from 15170, REE relay is back Feb 18 at
1418 check, well atop Romania (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 12035, Feb 18 at 1521 with preacher in English referring to
Romans X:2, poor signal. Aoki shows Bible Voice Broadcasting, but on
Thursdays at this time it is supposed to be in Urdu, English from 1530, 100
kW, 90 degrees via Wertachtal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See
also USA [non] YFR

** INDONESIA. VOI, 9526-, still sticking to this off-frequency, and instead
of taking a break 15-16 UT, still on the air at 1516 Feb 18 playing songs,
undermodulated, but signal over the het from EAST TURKISTAN 9525.0. Atsunori
Ishida monitored VOI on the air during this hour with Indonesian, several
recent dates in February (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. VIRI Arabic service, 15545, Feb 18 at 1420 bothering WJHR
15550-USB, q.v. With BFO on for that at 1434, tuned down to 15545 and
noticed the Iranian carrier from Sirjan is a bit unstable. 1530 (top of hour
to them) played distinctive news theme (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

** MOROCCO. Missing from 15341 and 15345 Feb 18 at various chex between 1440
and 1530; but no sign of HCJB Australia 15340, just not propagating here.

If this keeps up, should be a good day to hear RAE`s external service to
Europe on 15345v in English, Italian, French, German 18-22 without QRMorocco

** SAUDI ARABIA. BSKSA, 15435, Feb 18 from *1457 and no 20-minute delay
today in adding the modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non?]. Very surprised to hear the REE IS, no doubt about it, at
1359 Feb 18 on 7220, followed by 4-pip timesignal; quite weak signal and
soon lost to QRhaM. In fact, I did not have a chance to pin down the
frequency vs parallax on the FRG-7 dial, so could have been 7215 or 7225.
I`ll just look it up later. Direct from Spain would be unlikely at this hour
on 41m.

Guess what: no REE listed anywhere on any of those frequencies. May have
been a misfeed or a new frequency at a relay station. It so happens that REE
Spanish to Philippines is supposed to be on 11910 via Xi`an site, CHINA at

And furthermore, Xi`an is listed on 7215 with CRI in Japanese at 1300-1357,
then nothing. So most likely Xi`an got their feeds mixed. Should look for it
other days in case it still happen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15480, something new here, Feb 18 at 1428 long conversation in
Turkish including M&W speakers, mentioning democracy, Alexander Pope. S9+18
signal but quite undermodulated with some hum. Still going past 1430 and
1454. Finally at 1459 a bit of music, 4-pip timesignal only about a
semisecond late, but could not hear any `Burasi` ID, then presumably news.
1503 mentioned Ankara, and music program.

Little doubt it`s TRT, confirmed by // 11815. Next check at 1531, 15480 was
off. This is `new` because TRT is scheduled on 15480 via Çakirlar only until
1400, 500 kW, 152 degrees, per HFCC, tho WRTH shows Emirler. So were they a
sesquihour late offturning it, or a deliberate schedule change? (Glenn

** U S A. 15550-USB, WJHR on the air much earlier than usual with annoying
preacher one would never listen to for content, at 1420 Feb 18, but bothered
by Iran in Arabic 15545. By 1500, WJHR was much louder and Iran softer. But
by 1530, WJHR had weakened a lot; in fact, I first thought it was off till I
fished with the BFO. Attributable to propagation or fiddling with the power
output, antenna? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. We finally know that YFR relay at 15-16 on 11985 is via
Rampisham, UK, but now Harold Camping has yet another new frequency during
that hour, 13790, at 1526 Feb 18, running 28 seconds behind 11985, so surely
elsewhence. 13790 had been registered as DTK Wertachtal, and probably still

Both of these had long/short path echoes, and one might have guessed from
same site were it not for the long offset between them. Like the BVBN
preacher on 12035, Camping was referring to Romans X on an Open Forum
question from a listener, who apparently believes Camping is a biblical

BTW, WYFR Okeechobee has just replaced 6915 with 6875 at 03-12, 355 degrees;
pirates take note (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###