mercoledì 19 maggio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs May 18-19, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake May 19:
 8400, poor at 1319; first time heard here in some weeks
10300, fair at 1326
12980, poor at 1432, not on 13000 now
13000, good at 1329
14940, poor with flutter at 1331 but not at 1432
15140, fair at 1432

** CUBA. RHC 15370 transmitter again putting out whiny spurs, May 18 at 2103 around 15410, etc.; did not try to pin them all down again this time. See 15360 below.

Lots of English frequencies from RHC, UT Wednesday May 19 at 0604 as Ed Newman was starting his weekly African music show, with drumming: not only 6010 and 6060 which are the only ones scheduled after 0500 as in
but also on 5970, 5040, and 5880, the latter being the leapfrog mixing product of 6060 over 5970. There could be a match on 6150, except that is an intentional frequency of another transmitter in Spanish, which however was very undermodulated compared to the only other Spanish, // 6120 with usual loud but clipped audio.

BTW, just as I expected, if you go to the Frequencies page of the RHC English website, even tho it autodisplays the current date, it still has not been updated, showing long abandoned 13790, 6140, not 5040 or 5970:

15360 putting out same spur pattern in the morning as 15370 in the afternoon, no doubt same transmitter, landing them about 10 kHz lower: May 19 at 1334 strongest with // modulation mushily centered on 15400.4 so the displacement now is 40.4 kHz; also could hear at least the whine around 15440, 15320, and at 1431 on 15280. Another one could be on 15480, uncomfortably close to LRA36, especially if the offset declines to ~38 kHz. Fortunately, 15360 fundamental was not very strong or many more 40-kHz-multiples would have been audiblized (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 17630, RFI Spanish via GUIANA FRENCH, May 18 at 2126 with a Laurie Anderson minimalist performance of ``Only an expert can solve this problem``. Will she be cut off rudely as usually happens? Yes! At 2129:20* despite nothing else pressing to do with this transmitter at 2130, as the next broadcasts from Montsinéry on any frequencies do not start until 2200. But the timer-clock rules! Expertise is obviously lacking at TDF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, R. Kuwait, May 18 at 2058 just caught sign-off announcement for ``11990``, timesignal 2100 and a bit of Arabic news before cutoff. Poor signal today, while 17750 Arabic to NAm was JBA and still so at 2134 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. KEOR, 1120, Sperry-Catoosa-Tulsa, has been reliable for many weeks, but missing again May 18 at 1954 UT. Seems still off at 1545 May 19 tho heavy T-storms impede reception (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. I have now located the CB operator who is splattering all over shortwave far beyond 27 MHz --- a block away from me. 27185, May 18 at 2135 all excited about working skip, whistling into mike a few notes of Beethoven, ludicrous since he speaks with exaggerated redneck accent, which all CBers are required to employ in order to be cool. Then he QSYed to 27025 at 2145.

Even 6 meters was open over much of the USA, and sporadic E into VHF during the next hour; on analog channel 2, Spanish occasionally broke thru at 2228, 2240 during novela, bug in upper right looked like the star of Canal de las Estrellas, MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 15110, REE Castilian on proper frequency May 18 at 2105, instead of 15385 where it was yesterday around this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17721 approx., at first seems like CW, May 18 at 2136 on the lo side of WYFR 17725, but doesn`t make sense, so apparently some transmitter/spur carrier cutting on and off irregularly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###