venerdì 30 luglio 2010

Glenn Hauser logs July 29-30, 2010

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, LRA36, Friday July 30: 1223 carrier, weaker than Chinese on 15480, but substantial het between them. (At this hour, 15480 is CNR1, Beijing 572 site, 222 degrees, per Aoki, and not a jammer!) By 1251, 15476 about equal level to 15480 and can make out YL speaking Spanish, 1301 mentions ``Base Esperanza fue denominada``.

Now Beijing is off 15480 leaving only a very weak carrier from something else: Poland in Russian via Woofferton. LRA36 is peaking at S9+8 with deep fades to S3; 1305 into music. 1330 it has weakened to S3-S5, music JBA; 1331 Spanish announcement, het with 15480 now listed as Poland in Belarussian via Woof UK. 1345-1400, LRA36 still barely audible with music. So long until Monday, we hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake July 30: nothing found between 8 and 16 MHz before 1230. Nor 17-8 MHz between 1305 and 1313. Finally at 1343 there is weak FD on 15570, ergo the frequency of the moment for V. of Tibet via Tajikistan.

The 30 July 1200 UT edition of Aoki, so the situation as of no later than 29 July, shows all this for VOT in the area, but cannot be assumed to apply identically to any subsequent specific date. The odd times for frequency jumps resemble my previous monitoring:

15521 1330-1342 Chinese VOTi a10=15527
15522 1200-1208 Chinese VOTi a10=15526
15526 1208-1230 Chinese VOTi a10
15527 1342-1400 Chinese VOTi a10=SOH

15547 1230-1235 Tibetan VOTi a10=15557
15557 1235-1307 Tibetan VOTi a10=15562
15562 1307-1337 Tibetan VOTi a10=15571
15571 1337-1419 Tibetan VOTi a10=15582
15582 1419-1430 Tibetan VOTi a10

in all cases this info also applies, * meaning jammed:
*VOICE OF TIBET 1234567 100 131 Dushanbe-Yangiyul TJK 06848E 3829N

Meanwhile, CNR1 jamming observation:
15255, July 30 at 1224 with echo against VOA Chinese via Tinang; nothing on 15265 vs Taiwan or 15285 vs BBC at this hour, neither of which starts until 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC 49m lineup was nominal around 0530 July 30: English on 5970, 6010, 6060, 6150; Spanish on 6120; 5040.

13680 and 13780, RHC Spanish extremely strong July 30 at 1308 during `news` and synchronized, but 13680 has a big hum on it. Wiggle that patchcord! These two are an echo apart from 12030 from other site, and no spurs or buzz audible at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, VG in English July 30 at 1315 ending Editorial on National Family Day, ``Sound of Dignity`` slogan ID, into Today in History, including National Awakening Day, the 2006 Lebanon war, something about Vanuatu/New Hebrides. 1320 Focus, on direct gubernatorial elexions (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. Another frequency change from V. of Africa: July 30 at 0529 I am getting Arabic music well on 11850 where nothing used to reside; hunchly, I check 9880 and sure enough, it is //, with 9870 missing. Swiftly also heard Jamahiriyah ID and into reverent talk.

9880 and 9870 I discovered a couple weeks ago with new VOA morning transmission. In this and several other cases they were operating their two transmitters // on nearby frequencies, even 5 kHz apart --- now maybe someone has clued them in on the advantages of frequency diversity. 11850 was already in use in the evenings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sporadic E from the south was poking above 55 MHz occasionally between 2137 and 2337 UT July 29 --- weak analog video and some bits of Spanish, audio loudly modulated from one of the stations. At 2328 ad mentioned Tampico, so XHTAU, and at 2336 promo for Azteca 7 network, also XHTAU. At 2344 there was a meteor burst in Spanish too. Opening correlated with a bit Es on 6m between TX and Mexico per DX Sherlock (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1580, KOKB Blackwell, open carrier at 1207 July 30, atop some skywave; by 1331 had resumed overmodulating with sportstalk format, Stillwater ads. Around 0530 I also suspect the carrier is on and open, but harder to tell vs all the other signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. Cf previous report about Live from Turkey on VOT: once the Thursday July 29 audio file was available, I checked it: at outset did not preview any programming after Question of the Month, and spot checks during the second half confirmed no Live from Turkey, just music. So is it gone forever? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. After dispatching previous report, checked WINB to find which frequency they are really on in the M-F 18-20 break between Brother Scare segments on new 9335, not 9355: Yes, on 13570 at 1620 check with androgynous anapaestic preacher/ess from Fence Lake NM.

BTW, 9335 at 15-16 and 16-18 means the harmonic lands on 18670, so look for it especially if sporadic E is assisting. Have not heard the 18530 harmonic of 9265 for a long time, however. Since 9265 has already been in use thru midday on Saturdays only, will WINB be back on that with BS Sabbath marathon July 31, or stick to 9335 now?

Lacking an accurate frequency sked from WINB itself, I construct this Alamoless tentative lineup applicable to weekdays, but presumably not Saturday, and maybe Sunday:

1045-1500 9265, including Spanish from YFR, Brother Scare
1500-1600 9335, BS
1600-1800 13570, Fence Lake
1800-2000 9335, BS
2000-2100 13570, Fence Lake
2100-0300 9265, including Brother Scare, Spanish from YFR

The current sign-on/off times have certainly not been reconfirmed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9370-, WTJC is usually audible in the nightmiddle, but nothing there amid WYFR 9355 and 9385, July 30 around 0530. Propagation? No, really missing and still absent at 1229 when I hear instead the KTWR GUAM IS and opening Chinese, not even a het from WTJC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###