domenica 16 maggio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs May 16, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake May 16 was sparse: at 1307, good on 10300, but no other frequencies found 9-18 MHz, and this one was gone by 1345. CNR1 jammers were audible on 15265, 15285 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15360, Sunday May 16 at 1337, caught part of RHC`s DX program En Contacto, with Pedro Sedano`s monthly DX report, including: LRA36 on new schedule M/W/F 12-15; and XEXQ reactivated on 6045, 12-04 UT with 450 watts.

Trouble is, he spends gobs of time spelling out e- and postal mail addresses in languages such as Slovak, but won`t credit the sources of the items. For XEXQ, it was yours truly, and Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla; for LRA36 it was originally Manuel Méndez with the new schedule in early April, but as long ago as April 22 I found it also on the air Thursday, plus the following Tuesday, i.e. really M-F, but none of that made this report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 13820, R. Martí Sunday May 16 at 1310 W&M discussing Mark Twain, ``A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur`s Court``. ¿¿Yanqui?? Now we understand which Cuba is totally justified in jamming the ***** out of R. Martí, with such subversive material (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 15510, VOR Pashto service via ``Krasnodar`` is often well audible here way off-target, such as May 16 at 1326. Even the Russians speaking Pashto have to resort to English terms such as ``technology``, ``aerodynamix``, ``pilot``, heh heh. By 1336 was playing a song in Russian. Audio quality of this is seldom unmarred --- today it was not cutting out, but some hum continuously (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 15760, ``UK Rocks the World`` tested again Sunday May 16; did not check it here until near the end, 1555 with ID, more music; if there was any sign-off, I missed it since already gone at 1558 as I was comparing signal level to some other frequencies. 15760 was VG, somewhat stronger than Portugal 15560, about equal to Sackville/CRI 15220, and weaker than WHRI 15195.

The site continues to be confidential, why? Other reports of good but spotty reception in North America, Europe and South Asia, but Noel Green in NW England found it ``poor and fluttery``, i.e. in skip zone, make a UK site likely. And what`s the point? There is not enough rock music already everywhere, including from the UK? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. Sunday May 16 another El Hugazo no-show, nothing on ``Alo Presidente`` frequencies via Cuba at 1537 check, 17750, 13750, 12010, 11690. Something else on 13680. RHC itself only weak on 11730, 12030, 15380? And missing from 11760, maybe not reconfigured yet after Esperanto at 1500-1530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###