martedì 9 febbraio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs February 9, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake music-only ChiCom jamming is showing up less and less at the moment, as also noted by other monitors. Feb 9 at 1518 I was able to detect it only on 8400, very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15080, DentroCuban Jamming Command on yet another strange new frequency, Feb 9 at 1509, relatively lite level with pulsing atop what could only be Cairo which runs distorted Arabic at 13-16. Could make out a carrier and some mod underneath jamming, still at 1519, but not at next check 1548. Could it be that Radio República or some other counter-revolutionary put a peanut-whistle on 15080 provoking this? Or is DCJC totally out of its mind, jamming Cairo in Arabic?

From 1556 I monitored 11600 for another DCJC to turn on, and so it did at *1558:40, lite pulses at first, quickly building up from additional transmitters to S9+18 level, against presumed R. República which we have never been able to detect here, unlike those intrepid Habana monitors (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 13605, AIR IS very poor at 1514 Feb 9 interfering with CODAR; 1515 sign on with ``Hii ni``, an immediate confirmation that it`s in Swahili as scheduled until 1615, 150 kW, 280 degrees from Bangaluru per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY [non]. 5990, UT Tue Feb 9 at 0620 as I tuned across, heard the unmistakable voice of ``Tony Alamo``. Some adjacent QRM from Mali 5995. 5990 is IRRS via SLOVAKIA, a.k.a. European Gospel Radio, a.k.a. NEXUS-IBA, whose frequency schedule shows 5990 at 0530-0630 Mon-Thu, while the program schedules have been changed to show 5990 and Alamo starting instead at 0700 CET = 0600 UT Mon-Thu only; still until 0630, or 0700 now? Standard remarx about Alámo. The latest press reports on his unenviable situation: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11530 via UKRAINE, V. of Mesopotamia, Feb 9 at 1424 Kurdish rap with piano accompaniment, which must be heard to be believed; 1425 segué reverted to more traditional music, whew, for rest of hour until 1500* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 5030, RTM Sarawak, Feb 9 at 1359 fair playing Tom Jones` ``Lonely Is a Man Without Love``, accurate 2-pip timesignal at 1400, less modulated talk, presumed news in local language; SINPO 25433, i.e. Cuba 5025 too weak to bother now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9570, tuned in at 1554 Feb 9 just in time to hear closing bells, 1555 sign-off, different IS and off by 1556, i.e. R. Veritas Asia with the R. Blagovest ``bells`` service in Russian supposedly until 1557 per Aoki, 250 kW, 331 degrees from Palauig-Zambales site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11550, WEWN Spanish, Feb 9 at 1420, music and talk interrupted over and over for long periods of dead air. Why is it so hard to get reliable program feed from Irondale to Vandiver? Wiggle that patchcord? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###