giovedì 22 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 20-21, 2010

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. Still no trace of even a carrier on 15476 from
LRA36, July 21 at 1237 and 1336. At the earlier hour, something detectable
on 15480, and Turkey was poorly audible on 15450 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake July 21:
15545, poor at 1235; a bit earlier I was just hearing a tone/het. The 20
July Aoki shows ``15547*VOICE OF TIBET 1230-1330 1234567 Tibetan 100 131
Dushanbe-Yangiyul TJK 06848E 3829N VOTi a10``
No others found down to 8 MHz by 1300.

CNR1 jamming, in time order, no doubt also against V. of Tibet:

1334 on 15530, CNR1 + motorboating noise. Aoki has VOT in Chinese, not
Tibetan at 1330-1400 via Tajikistan on 15530, but it`s a real jumper

1335 on 15520, Chinese not // 15530, het but no further jamming. I guess
this was V. of Tibet via Tajikistan, momentarily escaping the jamming which
was on 15530, but not for long

1336 on 15430, CNR1 // 15285 mix. VOT in Tibetan via UAE is on 15430 per
Aoki, at 1330-1400. UAE site may not be as adept at jumping around but I
think this one has also done that in past

1338 on 15560, CNR1 + motorboating has jumped here from 15530, but cuts off
at 1340*

*1340 back to 15530 the CNR1 + motorboating but only until 1341:30*

*1342 now on 15570, CNR1 + mb + het. This time it seems to stay put past
1400 when the het is still heard but VOT should be finished (Glenn Hauser,

** CUBA. RHC, is it SNAFU or FUBAR? SNAFUBAR covers it. 12030 which
supposedly is Spanish-only, after excursions into Portuguese and Arabic at
20-21, July 20 at 2014 check was back to Spanish. And also July 21 at 2035.
But now 12030 is // 11760, which means the latter/lower is in Spanish
instead of English. By 2124, 11760 had resumed is nominal schedule, an hour
of French. And at 2035, only 15370 was in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

** CUBA [non]. 9490-, July 21 at 2300, R. República signing on with program
summary for 21 de julio. Definitely on the low side, tho unseems as much as
80 Hz, where Wolfgang Büschel measured it 23 hours earlier, 9489.92, leading
him to think it might be from somewhere other than Sackville as overtly
scheduled. But the big signal here must be from a major site such as SAC,
well atop the jamming at the outset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 15170 via COSTA RICA, REE reconfirmed with Co-Official
Language token newscasts on weekdays, July 21 at 1240 starting Catalan from
Barcelona a bit late, 1246 Gallego, 1253 Castilian in progress subbing for
nominal Basque. These all go lickety-split, with only 5 minutes a day to
convey the major news from their regions. Catalan especially deserves a lot
more airtime than this on the national external service (Glenn Hauser, OK,

UNIDENTIFIED. 12080, VOA English at 1252 July 21, poor. I first reported
this almost two months ago, May 27, but none of the online lists yet show it
at this time to determine the site, just Botswana until 0700, and São Tomé
starting at 1400.

Does VOA at least have the frequency, if not the site, on its schedule for
English by now? O no, the page I have bookmarked for this,
now produces a 404, page cannot be found (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING

UNIDENTIFIED. 15760, July 21 at 1233, poor signal with tone test, I think,
rather than a heterodyne. Nothing definite is known active here, but 15760
was one of the frequencies RNW used from Bonaire for World Cup specials, and
a TDP analog special earlier. And it was used by that strange Sunday
special, ``UK Rock`s The World``, a couple times from the UKOGBANI, both at
somewhat later hours. 15760 is also a wooden registration for SLBC Sri Lanka
Hindi service, should they ever really have one in the local evening. And
Sound of Hope, consequently ChiCom jamming could land anywhere (Glenn