lunedì 24 maggio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs May 24, 2010

** ALASKA. 7355, the only English hour from crippled KNLS, poor May 24 at 1238 with gospel rock; 1241 American Highway feature about the National Religious Broadcasters convention (KNLS is after all, Nashville`s *other* SW station), interviewing Rev. Mike Huckabee of Fox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. I continue to fear LRA36 has gone silent again; can anyone confirm still hearing it? Once again on Monday May 24, 15476 without even a carrier at 1225, 1338 tho the 15480 stations were detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 24:
 8400, fair at 1334 // 13320 and 10440; not heard at earlier check
 9360, fair at 1253, gone at 1257
10420, just barely audible at 1255
10440, fair-good at 1331, 1421, fair at 1422
11410, JBA at 1256
12980, good at 1256, not // 10420; 1300 to open carrier, 1305 resuming, gone at next check 1327
13300, VG at 1259, // 12980 but not the others; 1300 OC, 1305 resuming, gone at next check 1327
13320, VG at 1328, moved from 13300? G-VG at 1423

More jamming: 15330, May 24 at 1303, noise/buzz plus CNR1 audio // 15285 and 15265. This is contra BBC Uzbek via Thailand at 1300-1330, and all gone after 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also EAST TURKISTAN

** COSTA RICA. 15170, REE relay, again overmodulated and splattering spikes roughly between 15000 and 15300, May 24 at 1228; but at 1304 they must have tweaked something as the spikes were gone, also at 1325.

This may well be the new DRM/AM transmitter, now scheduled with DRM only at 00-02 on 9625-9630-9635, and confirmed by Rafael Rodríguez, Colombia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. Several CRI morning language services to Europe audible on 16m at para-solstitial nightmiddle, May 24 at 0605-0611; figured they would all be transpolar via Kashgar, and Aoki confirms that:

17865, at 0605 French ID, contact info, intro economic news with Pink Floyd, 308 degrees
17720, at 0611 in German, 308 degrees
17680, at 0607, Spanish news by YL, 294 degrees
17650, at 0608 in Chinese, 308 degrees
17540, at 0610, English discussion of China/US relations, 173 degrees
17515, at 0609, Italian news, strange accent, 298 degrees
17485, at 0609, too weak to tell but listed as Arabic, 269 degrees

R. Free Asia via NMI in Mandarin was also in on 17880 and 17615, and did not notice any jamming, strangely enough. 21 MHz not making it this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6045, XEXQ-OC, SLP, still missing for the third morning in a row, not even a carrier May 24 at 1230. Julián Santiago Díez de Bonilla in the DF agrees it`s off and is trying to find out why (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. Another error in the WRTH A-10 update: Emisión Sefarad from REE, Monday 1425-1455 on ``15325``. That`s what comes from believing station info rather than real monitoring, as I have reported again and again, it`s on 15385, reconfirmed May 24 at *1425 after IS, fanfare opening, and at the moment correctly announcing 15385 while she too used to believe 15325 was right.

Still claims to be on 11795 for the S American repeat at 0115 UT Tuesdays, yet to be confirmed by anyone`s monitoring whether there or buried by Brasil on 11780; and 0415 Tuesdays to North America on 9650, as we confirmed already March 30 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###