mercoledì 7 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 5-7, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake July 7:
10500, poor at 1334
14700, good at 1338
15265, at 1343 CNR1 jamming mainly against RTI, but I think I hear Firedrake too mixed in underneath; het from carrier on the hi side less than 1 kHz. Is that RTI, or additional jamming?
15570, fair at 1346-1400* // 14700. Seems there is still a carrier after 1400 but uncertain if that is FD or target. Per Aoki, 15570 is another V. of Tibet channel, 1330-1430 via Tajikistan
17920, fair at 1349, with flutter unlike the lowers
None others found between 8 and 22 MHz

** CUBA. 12030, RHC, July 5 at 2201 with another hour of Revista Iberoamericana de la Tarde, and also audible on plus and minus 30 spurs 12000, 12060, none further. Same deal July 6 at 2058 check; and July 7 at 1335, poor signals.

RHC July 7 at 0631: English on 5970 and 6060; Spanish instead of English on 6010; Spanish on 6120, 6150. 5040 missing. DXUL started at 0635 UT Wednesday on 5970 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. 17550, R. Kuwait, Arabic direct to C&W NAm, underneath VOA French via Bonaire co-channel, July 5 at 2029, the latter cutting off at 2030 leaving RK in clear; still a fair signal at 2120 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBERIA. 4025-, July 7 at 0633 around sunrise in Monrovia, presumed Star Radio JBA carrier a tad lower than Cuba 5025 by BFO comparison tuning 1 MHz lower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. RNW VG in Dutch conversation on special frequencies 11905 at 2056 July 6, and 13640 at 2059 concluding frequency list with this one for US & Canada, // and synchro 11905. Probably Bonaire but could be Guiana French or something else, as I think two Bonaire transmitters are accounted for elsewhere. At 2100, 2+1 timesignal, truncated? Pause, then two more pips, another pause, and joining news in progress.

Both these are on the list without sites provided by Media Network blog for WC coverage and I suppose we shall have to put up with one more RNW broadcast of this SBG nonsense, as if any nation`s players` success in manipulating chequered balls had anything whatsoever to do with any significant contribution to humanity. Furthermore, 13640 must have blocked R. Tirana, duly registered and active on 13640 to North America at 1845-1900 and 2000-2030! R. Tirana has complained to RNW.

Full list without sites:
And 13640 collision likely to recur if final match is in same time period, unless averted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, KOKB, still not recovering modulation, open carrier only at 2125 check July 5. But back on at 2147 July 6. No doubt it will be silent again in a few days (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. With antenna due west, July 7 at 0508 UT, KUOK-35, 35-1 is decoding OK with Univisión from Woodward. This is the full-power station ``relayed`` on analog LPTV 38, 48 into the somewhat larger OKC market. It`s only SD, unlike Univisi in Wichita KDCU-31 which promotes Mundial availability in HD.

But I am also getting Woodward`s own LPTV, KOMI on RF 34, at 0510 UT with a golf game sponsored by DeutscheBank of all things. PSIP reads DTV 24-1 KOMI-SD. W9WI lists this as 15 kW ERP, independent. Yet it has an equal or better signal than megawatt KUOK! Stays in, fully decoding with no breakup past 0600 when changes to caracing from Anderson IN.

Found website but no program sked! Seems they do live streaming of city commission meetings, anyway and simulcast morning radio show on KWOX-101.1. Still visible but starting to lose signal at 1430 UT. DTV converter does not want to give me KOMI by entering channel 34, but instead KOCB OKC 33-1, so I have to get it by manual tuning.

At 0510+ also getting OETA-HD on RF 30, which is K30AE-D in Alva, 15 kW. Some other weak signals from that direxion could be other Alva/Cherokee translators (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 12055, July 5 at 2128, open carrier vs stronger WEWN 12050, still at 2131, or is there low modulation? At 2136 S9+12 and I can make out some mod, giving zip code 96241, which identifies it as a WYFR relay. Then some choral music, and ID in French. Nothing new, really scheduled 65 degrees from Ascension at 21-22; however, had been English as in May WRTH Update (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15244.5, the SSB intruder still here July 7 at 1340, but too weak vs 15245 Korea North without notch to be certain of language (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###