sabato 29 maggio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs May 29, 2010

** CHINA [non]. Firedrake May 29: not found anywhere 8-18 MHz in bandscan around 1315-1320 UT, with especial attention to the frequencies where it has appeared before. Propagation from E Asia very poor today, unlike S Asia (see INDIA). In fact, not much beyond single-hop audible on any band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Geophysical Alert Message
# Solar-terrestrial indices for 28 May follow.
Solar flux 73 and mid-latitude A-index 8.
The mid-latitude K-index at 1500 UTC on 29 May was 5 (72 nT). ****
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is expected to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are expected (SWPC)

DX Sherlock says hams were working auroral DX as far down as 44 degrees north latitude (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. Surprised to find DentroCuban Jamming Command pulsing on 9880, May 29 at 1438, rather than on 9885, which is the VOA Spanish frequency jammed earlier in the mornings, and evenings. And there is something underneath it, sounds SE Asian.

Per Aoki the collateral victim is CRI`s Cambodian service via Nanning; altho also on 9880 during this hour is DW`s Amharic service via Rwanda. The Ethiopians surely jam that, but the noise I hear is typically Cuban, and much more likely here propagationally.

11600, have not noticed the Cuban jamming against nothing here for some weeks; used to start a minute before 1600 and last 5 hours or so, believed to have been against a R. República low-power transmission from Central America which was never confirmed. Yes, May 29 at 1550 nothing on 11600, and at 1605 still nothing, tho DCJC was audible under Radio Martí on 11845, 11930, and RHC audible on 11690, 11730, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690 broadcast of AIR GOS at 1330-1500 has not been audible lately, but it`s back May 29 at 1332 amid news by YL, 1335 mid-news ID; music later. Recheck at 1430 still audible but less readable as OM was talking. Always with some hum. We gained India but lost China, q.v., tsk2, propagationally this morning. K index 5 at 1500.

But AIR VBS still not audible on 9870. From Bengaluru like 9690, and used to provide superior signals, unheard in weeks. Is it still on as usual? Aoki shows the hours, 500 kW at 174 degrees as 0025-0435, 0900-1200, 1245-1740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LAOS [non]. 11785, Hmong World Christian Radio via WHRI, May 29 at 1323 with traditional Hmong song; 1325 to announcement mentioning kHz thrice; 1326 to a more modern Hmong song. 1329 cut to WHR promo for ``The Harvest Show`` but gave no times! 1330 continued in English with ``Call to Worship`` from ``Zion Chapel in Holland`` (Michigan, that is), opening with ``Gott sei die Ehre`` hymn tune. No CCI from the China radio war as FE propagation was very degraded this Saturday, K=5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Some WORLD OF RADIO 1514 monitoring chex: 3185 via WWRB confirmed during the 0330 UT Friday semihour May 28 on webcast. 15825 via WWCR Friday 2030 just barely audible, but I always hope it is much better beyond the skip zone east- and westward. 9955 via WRMI Saturday May 29 at 1333, fair mostly exceeding the Cuban jamming pulses.

Next airings on WWCR are Sat 1630 on 12160 [which was inbooming in previous semihour along with 13 and 15 MHz, must be sporadic E], UT Sun 0230 on 4840, 0630 on 3215, 2330 on 9980, UT Mon 0330 on 5890 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###