sabato 21 agosto 2010

Glenn Hauser logs August 21, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake Aug 21:
8400, poor at 1250
None others heard up to 18 MHz before 1300 or after 1308, but search less thorough than usual as I was concentrating on the 1580 Spanish unID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 13740, CRIEnglish via CUBA, Aug 21 at 1407 is interviewing Tavi (sp?) from Radio 86 in Estonia about a singing festival there and Estonian music in general. Radio 86 is their `partner` (front?) station in Nordic area thru which CRI broadcasts via 963 kHz Pori, Finland, starting last year. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 7225, VOA Korean via Tinang, Aug 21 at 1245 was putting out wide spurs from modulation spikes, covering approx. 7275-7295, 7155-7175, and 7095-7120, i.e. centered plus/minus 60 and 120 kHz; altho could not hear them around 7345, perhaps masked by other signals in the area. This transmitter is on the air 1200-1400, 250 kW, 21 degrees, same azimuth as a number of other broadcasts carrying on well to NAm, such as 9760 English at 12/15; and // Korean on 11935 at 13-15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297.1, SASASAM, already on the air when I tuned in, 0558 Aug 21, music mixed with talk; 0600 3-pip timesignal 38 seconds late, anthem on tinny band, dead air, 0602 YL announcement and into OM chanting. Wonder how much before 0558 they were on? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 1580, KOKB Blackwell OK, still in weekend open-carrier mode Sat Aug 21 at 1240, facilitating monitoring of what else is on frequency by suppressing noise level with no annoying modulation of its own. Several stations in English mixing before 1300 UT.

1302 I hear the first traces of Spanish too, on the E-W 110-foot longwire. 1305 I switch to the longer NW/SE wire which picks up less local noise, and favors KREL in CO, soon mentioning Longmont studios. But no more Spanish made out on either antenna in next semihour.

At 1333 I try the DX-398 in the yard, and now I hear Spanish, OM interviewing YL; this is best in the KOKB null, but I cannot get a definite DF on the SS station. 1340 I am back on the E/W antenna as the Spanish host announces a `pausa` followed by screaming ad or promo. Briefly better on the NW/SE antenna but so is KREL with the Home (based) Business Radio Show, mention Radio Colorado network. 1345 losing Spanish; 1348 back briefly; 1349+ no further Spanish heard. Just before 1359 KREL ID but it`s losing out too, 1400 USA Radio News. So much for the 1580 Spanish mystery this week. I hope someone else gets something more definite (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###