mercoledì 24 febbraio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs February 24, 2010

** CHINA. 9365, Firedrake good against nothing perceptible, Feb 24 at 1343, audible tnx to the absence of WTJC [q.v.] from 9340-9370-9420. Aoki has nothing on 9365 at this hour, but WRN is registered for Tajikistan at 13-15, so maybe something new? Or just another SOH landing spot.

9380 also with Firedrake vs something at 1347, i.e. Sound of Hope, besides DW in Dari via Tajikistan or Armenia. At 1453 recheck, no Firedrake heard on 9365 or 9380 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 18760

** CHINA. 7220, presumed Kunming site, still nonsensically playing Spain`s IS until 1400 timesignal, then switching to CRI opening in Chinese, Feb 24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 19138-19166, OTH radar pulses presumed from here, Feb 24 at 1503. Hardly anything else audible between 19 and 21 MHz, so at least serves as propagation beacon, and 13m was open from the usual spots, Spain, Libya and Saudi Arabia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. Long gone are the days when something on 12095 had to be BBCWS and had to be in English. Feb 24 at 1411, G but fluttery signal in Pashto; recheck at 1447 in another language but with DW sounders and ID. Per Aoki, BBC takes a sesquihour break at 1330-1500, neatly filled by DW via SRI LANKA in Dari, Pashto and Urdu, 250 kW, 345 degrees, also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAHAN. 9345, TWR IS at 1343 Feb 24, good signal, 1345 opening with ``Namaskar``, ID as ``Yi KTWR, Agaña, Guam``, I think she still said, rather than Guahan, and into kid choir. No listings in FCC or Aoki for KTWR on this frequency, just a wooden registration for WWCR at 12-24! But EiBi and WRTH 2010 print do show KTWR on 9345 with Santhali daily from 1345 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HONDURAS. ? The extremely distorted Spanish signal heard a few nights ago around 3290 is back, at 0300+ UT Feb 24. Now centered about 3287, spreading 3282-3292. Bob Wilkner, FL, also had an unID on 3290 at 1100 this morning. Can someone try tuning it on NBFM or any other tricks to make it intelligible enough for an ID? I think it is probably Radio MI, HREZ, Honduras, missing from 3340. Kept listening but could not make anything out of it. Modulation stopped at 0354, and carrier off at 0355* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 13645, gearing up to look for V. of Southern Azerbaijan, possible ID of something heard from Brasil between 16 and 17, I check the frequency at 1506 Wednesday Feb 24 and there is open carrier, but it`s AIR, and at 1512 going from tone to IS prior to Gujurati service via Bengaluru at 1515-1600. Recheck at 1600 just as it goes off and nothing further heard on frequency.

VOSA, if really back after last report in 2003, was then supposedly Thu and Fri only, tho Fabricio Andrade Silva in Santa Catarina was hearing something strong on 13645 last Friday and Saturday between +1615 and 1659*, so we need to look for this the next three days. VOSA was a clandestine for a breakaway part of Iran, not Azerbaijan proper. Nothing is currently listed on 13645 at 16-17 between India and China (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALI. 17630, CRI English, Feb 24 at 1420, just barely modulated compared to fair signal level, which is aimed 85 degrees from Bamako. I was wondering if instead, this was being suppressed by a co-channel open carrier, e.g. from Gabon, but no SAH, unless a very slow one, and the audio level did not go up as the signal faded, which happens when there are really two of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 18057.9, R. Victoria, 3 x 6019.3 audible for the third morning in a row, Feb 24 at 1450 with Spanish announcement, hymn by soprano, S6 to peaks S9; 1505 recheck wacky wailer David Miranda was underway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Missing 24 hours earlier, both 5960 LVA and 7340 A Fondo are back at 0113 check UT Feb 24. Must be some transmitter problems at Greenville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9340-9420, WTJC spurs missing, and so is its fundamental 9369v, Feb 24 at 1343. No doubt because it was way out of whack the day before, as in our last report. This audiblized Firedrake on 9365; see CHINA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9265, WINB at 1348 Feb 24 with convicted, sentenced, and imprisoned for 175 years child-sex evangelist Tony Alámo, mumbling about why try to hide your sins? And interfering with CODAR 9245-9275. I am beginning to wonder if the judicial process overlooked his continuing radio ``ministry`` where menstruation is the key (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11725, Spanish sermon in calm tones badly breaking up at 1409 Feb 24, but at least this one has a definite carrier; quickly IDed as WYFR by // clear 11740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Glen Tapley of WEWN tells me they are working on eliminating the spurs from one of their transmitters, the one carrying English, and have even taken one of its frequencies off the air, 9390 at 09-13 which was 335 degrees for China. But when on 13835 at 1414 Feb 24 it`s still wiping out PMS on WWCR 13845 with hash (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 6150 a mix of at least three stations at 1357 Feb 24: Russian tune-up tones, kid song, hymn? And Chinese. 1400 into YFR Open Forum translated into some language. KBS is on until 1400, then YFR via ``Armavir``, Russia site, 300 kW, 110 degrees. Aoki says it`s Punjabi via ``Krasnodar``. And before 1400, ChiCom jamming and Taiwan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 18760, very weak and fluttery station at 1452 Feb 24 with talk, sounds like a broadcaster and therefore a second harmonic from 9380. After hearing Perú again on 18057.9, I was carefully searching up the band for more harmonix. Still at 1457 slightly past 1500 but not audible by 1501.

Coincidentally I had been monitoring 9380 earlier with Firedrake, presumably vs Sound of Hope, but that was off when checked at 1453. The only other station scheduled on 9380 at 14-15 per Aoki is: DW via Pridnestrovye, 300 kW, 105 degrees in Pashto and Urdu, so likely its leftover on 18760. WWRB, 18770, was inaudible today as we were getting long F2 skip, not short sporadic E (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###