domenica 12 settembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs Sept 12, 2010

** AUSTRALIA. VL8 check Sept 12 at 1220: YL Oz talk best on 2310, then 2325, and worst on 2485 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 8176-USB, Sept 12 at 1241 marine weather forecasts up to Wednesday, including seas in metres, winds in knots, gale warnings, naming coastal areas I do not recognize. OM robot voice but more human than US stations. I wonder if downunderites could distinguish its accent NZ vs Oz. I at first thought this was NZ, but 8176 is VMC Charleville in south-central Qsld as per And one might match some coastal names heard on this map:

** BRAZIL. RNA was recently reported from Brasil on 6180 instead of 6185, and it has jumped to this frequency in the past. If only would stay there, away from XEPPM México, Radio Educación. But at 0525 check Sept 12, RNA was on 6185 as usual with music // 11780, in UT-Sunday-only overnight broadcast, atop and causing fast SAH with somewhat off-frequency XEPPM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6175, Sept 12 at 0527-0529* with VTC, oops Babcock, fill-music loop, as also played during transmission break two sesquihours earlier when there is no programming from Voice of Vietnam via Sackville (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD [and non]. Once 6165 is clear of Bonaire, Sept 12 at 0530, het of less than 1 kHz between two weak signals, presumably RNT Chad and HR Croatia. Did not try to measure them, but Rumen Pankov in Bulgaria has reported these at 1830 on approximately 6164.5 and 6165.5 respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non?]. Over-the-horizon radar pulsing Sept 12 at 1231-1236, approx. ranges:
5765-5825 vs AFN just on the edge of it; then hear it down to 5735
6865-6920 same sound as 5765-5825
6800-6865 different lower pitch than 6865-6920
6520-6580 same pitch at 6800+
6460-6505 ditto (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 12:
 8400, good at 1244, but nothing on 10500 or higher found until:
13680, fair at 1252 with flutter; no others up to 18 MHz, except:
16100, poor at 1256 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC anomaly Sept 12: at 0521, 6150 with open carrier only, while English nominal on 5970, 6010, and 6060 under splash from Spain 6055 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 15795, AIR 1145-1315 Mandarin service, Sept 12 at 1255 with Bollywood vocal music atop echo jamming. Such a threat is Bollywood to traditional ChiCom culture!

They hardly need to jam // 17705, but probably do so anyway, Sept 12 at 1257, because of CCI between the Indian music and Arabic talk, both continuing past 1300, collision with BSKSA at 12-15, 500 kW, 310 degrees Euro/USward from Riyadh, so only the first quarter of hour of AIR here is Saudiless, but is it ChiComless?

AIR both 15795 and 17705 are Bengaluru, 35 and 58 degrees respectively, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 3325, RRI Palangkaraya, would have been readable Sept 12 at 1215 except for much stronger three-per-second ute pulsing centered on 3320 but extending 3305-3335. The intervals were slightly variable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI still absent before and after 1300 Sept 12; we miss it, despite the flaws! Checked at 1247 and 1346 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 2850, KCBS, Sept 12 at 1222, M&W talk in Korean at S9+15. Also traces of NK on 3320 under the ute beeper; VOK Japanese on 3250 at 1225; 3481 as jamming het under other audio on 3480 at 1223, which Aoki unravels as:
3480 VOICE OF THE PEOPLE, from S to N Korea and
3481 Anti-Imperialist NAT. DEM. FRONT relaying PBS from N to S Korea

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3385, R. East New Britain, Rabaul, Sept 12 at 1225 talk in English, or Tok Pisin, poor signal, cut off abruptly at 1226* as Ron Howard has been observing. Must be on clock timer, and who cares about the SW audience? How rude (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 6019.3, R. Victoria on again with het to CRI Sackville 6020.0 at 0527 Sept 12 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11830, 11865 and 11910 WYFR all in open carrier Sept 12 at 1250, as Harold Camping & ilk were catching their breaths for apocalyptic nonsense to follow at 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9830, have been wanting to reconfirm whether VR via Sackville is still in Spanish instead of scheduled English at 1200-1215: yes, finally tuned in early enough Sept 12, at 1210 papal news in Spanish, closing announcement claiming to be only on 7305, 9610 and 11910, i.e. a playback of the unmentioned 0100, and/or 0145 and/or 0320 broadcasts when, BTW, 11910 is not shown on VR`s printed schedule, tho it is A-10 registered direct at 0100-0230; is it really on then? Then VR IS for another few minutes from 1211 or 1212.

VR printed sked claims English daily at 1200, but EiBi says it`s Mon-Sat only with Spanish extended on Sundays only. Seems I have heard Spanish 1200+ any day of the week, but need to recheck non-Sundays now too.

9830 had some weak broadcast CCI under, but no RTTY at the moment. CNR1 listed, and one reference also has Vietnam on 9830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 7220, Sept 12 at 1237, YL in Russian, with QRhaM and in skirt of VOA Korean 7225. As scheduled, VOV per Aoki with alternating semi-hours in Russian at 1130, 1230; Chinese at 1100, 1200, 1300. 100 kW, 27 degrees USward from Hanoi-Sontay site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###