giovedì 20 maggio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs May 20, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake May 20, all in parallel:
 8400, fair at 1241
10300, fair at 1248, not audible at 1311, but just barely audible 1333
11100, very poor at 1249, and at 1307
11500, very poor at 1249, and at 1307; JBA at 1333
13680, poor at 1256
13870, fair at 1256
The last two are unusual, in-band. Nothing listed to target on 13680; VOR in Russian via St. Pete on 13870, but the 20 May edition of Aoki does also show 13870 as one of many 24-hour, 100-watt Sound of Hope frequencies requiring jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. I have just realized that REE`s relay on 15170 has been missing for some time. Nothing but Russian heard on 15170, May 20 at 1336, i.e. BBCWS, 70 degrees from Woofferton all the way from 1300 to 1730, per HFCC. So are ANY of the Cariari frequencies on the air now?

REE registrations in HFCC are useless, since they embrace total possible usage spans for each frequency, not real usage, which also varies depending on day of week, another minor point REE does not bother to break down in its HFCC registrations.

Yet, it seems no two REE schedules are in agreement either. Here`s the latest in the WRTH A-10 update for Cariari, to be checked for activity:

Spanish   Days    Area kHz
0000-0400 daily   SAm  6020cri
0200-0600 daily   CAm  3350cri
0200-0600 daily   NAm  9630cri
0400-0800 daily   SAm  5965cri
1200-1500 mtwtf.. CAm  5970cri
1200-1500 mtwtf.. SAm  5930cri
1200-1500 mtwtf.s NAm 15170cri
1200-2300 ......s CAm  9765cri
1200-2300 ......s SAm 11815cri
1500-2300 ......s NAm 17850cri
1600-2300 .....s. LAm 11815cri
1600-2300 .....s. NAm 17850cri
1800-2000 mtwtf.. SAm 11815cri
1800-2000 mtwtf.. CAm  9765cri
1800-2000 mtwtf.. NAm 17850cri

Note that the 12-15 broadcasts on M-F include news in ``co-official languages`` Catalan, Galician and Basque [not really except for open and close, rest in Castilian] at 1240-1255.

I waited until after 1800 to post this report, so I could check the next weekday transmissions scheduled: At 1802, 17850 blank next to 17845 WYFR; 11815 Spanish audible weakly, and 9765 with carrier detectable, but what else could it be? So it seems only one of the CRI transmitters is down. Last year it was reported that a new DRM-capable transmitter would be installed here; or was it two? During previous outages I have speculated that could be the cause (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9750, DentroCuban jamming pulses vs NHK in Japanese, May 20 at 1318. I assume this is a spur, perhaps from the 9805 wall of noise against R. Martí (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, KEOR, Sperry-Catoosa-Tulsa, still missing May 20 at 1545 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9385, WWRB, May 20 at 1348, instead of Brother Scare I hear that wacko Glenn Beck, barf. I assume The Overcomer was just running a clip of him to reinforce some view of that wacko R. G. Stair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, fair signal from VOT, Thursday May 20 at 1300, tuned in just as Live from Turkey was starting with ``Hello, hello, hello``. This supposedly listener-participation show has degenerated into vapid conversations, mainly Seref Isler tweeting about what he is doing right now, such as should he get a leather jacket? With occasional comments from some YL announcers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###