venerdì 14 maggio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs May 14, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, 1300 May 14, JBA carrier, but enough to het UK 15480. Did not improve during following hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 14: had a major set all // each other, except for a minor set (10420, 12960) not // the first set. Also signals were good, u.o.s. And audibly alone on all channels, u.o.s.

10300, at 1247, 1337. None heard at any hour lower than this
10420, at 1247 not // 10300 et al. Not heard at 1336
11100, at 1248, 1336, 1407
12960, at 1251 // 10420; still at 1407
13300, at 1252
14920, at 1252
15140, at 1332 fair, still at 1407, good. Aoki says 15140 is one of those 24-hour 100-watt Sound of Hope spoilers from Taiwan, most of which are out-of-band
15540, at 1331 mixed with noise jamming; 1341 also vs something in Chinese, presumably V. of Tibet via Tajikistan, which today`s Aoki puts on 15547 but variable 15520-15570 and supposed to be over at 1330
16100, at 1255, poor
16700, at 1255, very poor
17300, at 1256, JBA, not heard after 1300
17560, at 1327, fair; another V. of Tibet, 1330-1430 via Madagascar
17920, at 1327, still at 1407
18000, at 1258, trace, maybe imagination under receiver birdie carrier

** CUBA. 9780, DentroCuban Jamming Command grinding away against nothing, May 14 at 0530, as R. República is finished with this frequency at 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250, RNGE, May 14 at 0537 with report in Castilian, clipped audio. S9+15 mixed with Bronx cheers from utility. 0544 refers to ``Compañero Santiago``, and that seems to be the standard honorific, so are they Commies? 0548 switch to another announcer with very different audio from reverberating studio, thanking the other comrade who was probably on phone. So today they managed to stay on air more than a semiminute after I intuned (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, R. Educación, May 14 from 0550 with nice Brazilian songs, vs ACI from 6190 CRI Sackville, clear after 0600, and same continued as I dozed off until turnoff at 0650. Not of course to be confused with RNA Brasil which is not on during these hours except UT Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SWAZILAND. Could not check at 1419, but May 14 at 1400 there was no sign of TWR or anything else on 9635; see May 13 report. That was probably long-path, BTW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9760, open carrier May 14 at 1348. VOA via Tinang, PHILIPPINES is currently scheduled to take a one-hour break 13-14 except on weekends, so they leave the transmitter on anyway? What a waste.

Rather like RTI Japanese service which also leaves their 9735 carrier on the entire 12-13 hour between two transmissions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###