domenica 4 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 3-4, 2010

** CHINA [and non]. 17515, July 4 at 1305, CNR1 jammer was the SSOB at 1305 July 4, S9+10 about the same as WYFR 17795 but sounding louder; and // also big jamming signals on 15285 and 15265; while usually strong Spain 17595 and Chile 17680 were not up to par yet.

17515 is to block BBC Uzbek via Cyprus, at 1300-1330 only: as China butts into the affairs of a sovereign neighbor. Next check at 1348 nothing on 17515, no doubt both closing at 1330.

15330 at 1309 July 4, CNR1 jammer, plus motorboating noise, also against BBC Uzbek, this one via Thailand.

15285, CNR1 jammer against BBC Mandarin, still huge signal at 1432 July 4. Why does BBC take this lying down? Does it still manage to get into parts of China on this frequency atop the jamming?

15265, CNR1 jammer against Taiwan, July 4 at 1310 is so strong that it is splashing over weaker CRI English to NAm via Sackville 15260, ChiCom vs ChiCom! Furthermore, the other Sackville relay on 9650 has severe co-channel from RNW Dutch via IBB Tinang, PHILIPPINES at 1325, causing a low audible het, and yes, at 1327 into secret two-sesquiminute RN English transmission Tinang is programmed to relay as a bonus. I feel so sorry for poor CRI.

15430, yet another CNR1 jammer, July 4 at 1350, only fair signal here and // 15285, 15265. 15430 is to block V. of Tibet, 70 degrees via UAE at 1330-1400 only, per Aoki.

Firedrake July 4: from 1305 tuning down from 19 MHz, only found:
14700, very good at 1310; gone at 1432 check
10500, fair at 1322 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC anomalies July 4: at 1314 I notice weak RHC Spanish on 12000, an ex-frequency. Can they be back? It`s // 12030 and 13780. 2 x 6000? No, that is already off as it should be, but still audible on 6110. Then I find more weak RHC on 12060.0, so it`s the 12030 transmitter putting out spurs at plus and minus 30.0 kHz. Are there more? Can`t pull one on 12090 but QRM. I do hear RHC under the RTTY on 12120. Not audible on 11970 vs WYFR French or any lower, higher multiples of 30 kHz displacement. At 1353, 12060 is JBA and fundamental 12030 is quite weak and poor. If it were stronger, that would audiblize the spurs better, and more of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI English, July 4 at 1324 ending Hilite of the Week about the professionalism of the national police force, into headlines starting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at Medina making a private Hajj since he`s in the area anyway. Why does he have three names instead of one? Good signal and modulation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBERIA. 4025-, Star Radio presumed, JBA carrier, July 4 at 0614 is again just barely lower compared to Cuba 5025. Of course Cuba could also be varying that much, as I am not measuring absolute frequencies. See also UNIDENTIFIED 6025 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. 21550, R. Free Asia, Mandarin, July 4 at 0627, 304 degrees via TINIAN audible again in the nightmiddle, // 13760, 15120, 15615, 17615, and best as always SAIPAN 17880; no jamming audible.

21500, similar signal to 21550, but not // in tonal Asian language, M&W discussion, SE Asian-sounding music, July 4 at 0627. Per Aoki it`s RFA in Tibetan via TINIAN, 297 degrees at 06-07 only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non]. 1580, KOKB Blackwell still modulationless Sunday July 4 at 1331 UT, so I strain to hear the Spanish station below open carrier as on Saturday mornings: no, only English heard today, 1335 fading up with sermon; also at 1401 English. The local noise level here is extreme, and could not even hear this without the KOKB carrier to quieten the frequency. Certainly more than one understation could be involved, but still suspect an English station has Spanish only on Saturdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1520, KOKC, Sunday July 4 at 1339 UT during ``The Native American Speaks``, breaking for Worldvision/AIDS PSA, then resuming with host Michael Dotson interviewing a Citizen Pottawatomie (or Potawatomi) from Montana who had stopped off in Albuquerque on the way to OKC, and had an equally gringo name. This used to be at 1030-1100 UT Sundays, so I check the full schedule at

Besides this, weekend programming offers some other worthwhile stuff unlike the far-right talkshows on weekdays; all times UT!

1500-1530 Oklahoma Regents of Higher Education
1000-1100 ABC Perspectives [really 1006-, I assume]
1130-1200 ABC World News [not the same as  -- This Week at 1400??]
1330-1400 Native America [sic]
1400-1430 ABC World News This Week
1430-1500 Mayflower Congregation [OKC gay-friendly church; BION]
2200-0100 Kim Komando into UT Monday
0100-0130 Oklahoma Regents of Higher Education
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1500, July 4 at 1337, ID in passing as ``AM-1500, K-jim, the [something]``. It`s the nostalgia station in Sherman TX, KJIM, making SAH of 200/minute = three and a third Hz with KPGM Pawhuska OK, which has 1500 to itself once skywave dies out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1860, Sunday July 4 at 0611 UT nothing audible; high noise level but should be some sign of WA0RCR Gateway 160 ham news from St Louis MO area if it`s on the air. Per
Schedule is until 0700 UT Sundays. Maybe a holiday aberration? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring chex. Confirmed Sat July 3 before 1700 on WWCR-2 12160 webcast. Still has not put up a July program schedule. JBA Sun July 4 at 1330 on 9955 WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6025-, weak carrier again showing at 0616 July 4 and slightly on lo side compared to Cuba 5025 as I was also checking 4025 for LIBERIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###