lunedì 22 marzo 2010

Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22, 2010

** CHINA. 5075, going from music to Chinese talk, March 22 at 1246, vs ute beeps from 5078. Must be V. of Pujiang, Shanghai, supposedly only 15 kW southward, partly in Amoy per Aoki. At 1252 also had Chinese on 4940, i.e. V. of Strait, Fuzhou.

And WWRB 5050 had considerable CCI and SAH at 1250 March 22, where there are two Chinese stations until 1300, V. of Beibu Bay, and China Huayi.

7220, at 1400 March 21, still barely audible the REE IS by mistake, morphing into the CRI IS, via Kunming. This anomaly will probably go away in A-10, or show up on some other frequency.

9380, Firedrake with flutter, March 22 at 1311; 11500 at 1333, VG Firedrake during drumming, and still at 1432 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAHAN. 15660, March 22 at 1337 YL with S Asian accent in English telling morality story for children, mentioning baseball instead of cricket, so must have been written by a North American. Ended at 1341 with ID as Voice of Hope, from Pune, India. Good signal, and really from KSDA, which at 1330-1400 is scheduled in English daily except Sundays and Wednesdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, March 22 at 1312 soft-spoken OM in unID language. Supposed to be English during this hour, but could not make out a word due to his accent. Must have been English, because switch to YL at 1315 for Today in History suddenly became understandable. Modulation level sufficient tho hum on carrier, but ACI from 9530, and flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ITALY. 21320-USB, March 22 at 1417, IZ4DLR in contact with a KG4 (or KC4?). Did not give call fonetically so not 100% sure, but shows: Ivan Costantini, (Longara) Calderara di Reno, BO 40012. This was the best of only three signals audible on ``15m`` at the time. On 13m, Saudi signals were much better than Spain (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, March 21 at 0534, a fast SAH between XEPPM and reactivated RNA Brasília, the latter dominant with music // 11780, and also atop Vatican on 6185. As UT Sunday, RNA runs all-night, but other nights off the air until sometime between 0730 and 0800; March 22 at 0703, XEPPM was still in the clear with ID. It still has plenty of CCI from Vatican until 0619.

In A-10 shortly, Vatican finishes with 6185 at 0500, so that will help. Unfortunately, CRI via Sackville will still be on 6190 at 05-06 but no longer at 03-05 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 18057.9, R. Victoria, March 22 at 1411, music and talk just barely audible on 3 x 6019.3 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9900, March 22 at 1321 nice Persian-like music on piano, then at 1323 adding singer. 1325 VOR sounders and talk in Persian about Iran, 1330 no break or ID. Lite long/short path echo. Must have really been Dari, listed as VOR in Pashto/Dari, 250 kW, 140 degrees from Samara (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. I had thought SIBC 5020 was no longer leaving the carrier on all night, but March 22 at 1245 I could detect one with BFO, and don`t know what else it could be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15385, Monday March 22 at 1425, REE opening Emisión Sefarad with schedule: Mon 1425 on 15385, Tue 0115 on 11795, Tue 0415 on 9650. We know that 15385 is correct, but 9650 is really 9690, and have been unable to confirm 11795. Wish others, especially in S America, would check for it there or on 11780 vs Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI in French to Haiti, March 22 at 1322, and not jammed. Maybe the DCJC is catching on to the new schedule (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, WWCR Joyce Riley obliterated by big mushy spur from 13835 WEWN, March 22 at 1334. At this time the fundamental of WEWN was much stronger than WWCR, so it all depends on their relative levels. One wonders if WWCR is really running full power, but even if it is, surely less than WEWN even at reduced power for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 18530, WINB, March 22 at 1410, Brother Scare on 2 x 9265, registering S6 vs the background noise level of S5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715-, KJES, March 22 at 1427, S9+20 signal but just barely modulated with hum, detectable singing and verse-reading. Could also tell it was on before 1400 with much weaker signal; now timeshifted to 13-16 UT, when it`s on, but pointless with such modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9385, March 22 at 1428, Brother Scare on WWRB, splattering with sizzling sound as low as 9360 and as hi as 9405, especially bothering another defective signal, WTJC 9370, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17680, CVC La Voz, March 22 at 1250 big signal but modulation somewhat distorted, mentioning program is from Studio 4, and plugs for something in Miami, so doubt this originates in Santiago de CHILE.

Manuel Méndez, Spain, had heard the Sunday morning program 24 hours earlier, ``Primera Luz`` with local weather info, seeming to originate from Santiago but maybe only pretending to do so. Contact info on the CVC website still leads only to Miami (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Did not look for Aló, Presidente on Sunday March 14, tho Wolfgang Büschel heard something on 17750, so I made sure to check on March 21, at 1710: Yes, El Hugazo is back via CUBA, on 17750, 13750, 12010 and 11690; something too weak to ID on the listed fifth frequency, 13680, which could be RHC mainstream instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 21690, March 22 at 1422-1428* big steady open carrier overpowering Libya 21695. Presumably TDF GUIANA FRENCH tuning up for much later broadcast on 21690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###