martedì 14 settembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs September 13-14, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36 back on air Tuesday Sept 14 after missing Sept 13. 1301 vocal music audible, het 15480 Rampisham; 1413 still but weaker than 15480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non?]. 9625, CBC NQ transmitter again on air after sign-off, with tone test, Sept 14 at 0525-0526, continuing with open carrier. Why?

12000, RCI IS & IDs heard again today, Sept 14 at 1255, 1315 but gone at next check 1410. Why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 14:
9380, poor with flutter at 1252
No others found in bandscans 8-18 MHz before and after 1300.

9845, at 1405 Sept 14 not only CNR1 jamming // 15285 against VOA Chinese but also distorted audio from something else, not sure if in Chinese or maybe Vietnamese, as if a spur but probably intentional additional jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Yet another example of RHC failing to get its act together: Sept 13 at 2004, opening Revista Informativa de la Tarde, 20-23 UT, with frequency list, not including 11760, the one I was listening to! Instead on 25m, only said 11730 y 12030. Then tried 12030 and not on there, but I don`t take 11760 to be a replacement. 2036 recheck, now 12030 is also on, plus 11760 and weaker 11730.

Schedule shows 11760 is supposed to be in English at 20-21, but that yankee-imperialist lingo often gets lost in the shuffle.

While I`m there, check for 11690, which used to be on quite a lot in the daytime, but now it shows only for Aló Presidente on Sunday mornings, and we know that has been suspended until October, and even when on is highly irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non?]. 17620, Sept 14 at 1415 French talk about Africa, with hum, good signal I don`t usually hear, and accent is non-Parisian, so really RFI? Yes, 1430 RFI ID and sounder. 17620 is registered for both Issoudun and Montsinéry, so perhaps axual usage has changed: 08-16 Issoudun at 185 degrees, 10-16 Montsinéry at 75 degrees. The typical hum and good signal now make me favor GUF as source (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also GUIANA FRENCH

** GUIANA FRENCH. 9735, open carrier with hum, Sept 14 at 0528; presumably TDF V of Russia Spanish 500 kW relay was not turned off at 0500*. Wake up in Montsinéry! This has happened before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9425, Bengaluru with AIR National Channel, Sept 14 at 1402 vocal music, fair with heavy flutter, but better than other channels from same site, 9690 GOS and 9870 VBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. Following all the disruptions the past week to VOI 9526- transmissions, I was fearful that Tuesday`s Exotic Indonesia with RRI Banjarmasin would not air intact on Sept 14. And so it did not:

1252 tune-in, traditional music with audio dropouts; 1302, still with monkey-chatter-music, dropouts; 1303 YL announcement in Japanese running late, 1304 percussion. 1310 still music, Japanese, gamelan; 1315 open carrier with hum. 1329 finally joining in progress (JIP) VOI English with Today in History segment, 1331 we finally hear Mr. Banjarmasin, then Focus segment from Jak about Lebanon and security of Indonesians living there. 1342 pre-produced talk by Banj guy about traditional remedies there, such as smearing the body with cumin to make it yellowish. Still some audio dropouts but they are less frequent and quicker, so problem dimimished.

*1357:20 CRI 9525.0 het starts but VOI remains atop with music; 1402 canned 3-frequency ID in English refuses to die, Sound of Dignity. 1403 into Indonesian news starting with Afghanistan, but quickly cut modulation. 1414 open carrier still on hetting CRI Russian. 1420 now modulating again with music, 1430 Indonesian talk.

And so it goes. Would Exotic Indonesia have been unmarred if I were listening on 95.2 in Banjarmasin to Pro2, or to webcast from Jakarta? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT [and non]. 15540, R. Kuwait, presumed? Just barely audible carrier Sept 13 at 1937, and overwhelmed by much stronger and readable 15535, R. Netherlands, 150 degrees from Wertachtal, GERMANY, reporting on tuna.

When Kuwait first appeared with English on 15540, I mused that it would block RN, and so it has, until now. Suspect something`s amiss at Kabd, especially since Greece along the same lines was sufficient on 15630.

Also checked Kuwait`s Arabic channel to CNAm, 17550, at 2030 after VOA Bonaire was off, and could not hear it at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Emmanuel Christian School, Enid has finally resumed part 15 FM 97.7 loops by kids for fall session, as ``WECS``. Within a few blox where I could hear it on Sept 13 around 1856 UT, still playing last week`s, dated Sept 6-10, with usual format, two very young kids IDing themselves, birthday greetings to a few others, Bible quotation, historical note, words in their mouths as I seriously doubt they researched all this themselves.

 99.9, GCN pirate in Enid again on air with Alex North.

104.7, KEIF-LP The Rocket, Enid, sanxioned but still on air with rock.

1120, KEOR Sperry on the air weakly.
A thread discussing what`s happening with this and KJMU 1340 is at:
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1580, KOKB Blackwell, modulating on a Monday.

One anomaly, however: no signal on 1500 where we can normally barely hear KPGM Pawhuska/Bartlesville, 500 watt daytimer. To be rechecked. And so we did at 1534 Sept 14: still absent (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9355, WINB with Brother Scare, Monday Sept 13 at 1934 check; nothing audible on 18710, its second harmonic, like has happened previously with 18530, = 2 x 9265, WINB`s other frequency. Keep an ear on 18710, M-F 15-16 and 18-20, used only for BS on weekdays, in deference to the quasi-defunct WMLK not really using 9265 or any frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, WTJC still absent at 1934 check Sept 13, and circa 1250 Sept 14. If only there were some other fundamentalist station to fulfill our desperate needs! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13835, at 1258 Sept 14, WEWN carrier is on, but no intentional modulation yet, just squeals coming and going, as if they are fiddling with the squeal-producing module. That`ll be the day, when they finally rid themselves of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17865, wide distorted FMy spur with music, Sept 14 at 1306. Quickly searched for a match on 16m, such as strong signal from WYFR 17795, but spur quit just as WYFR went from music to talk, possibly below threshold (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###