mercoledì 15 settembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs September 15, 2010

** ALBANIA. 13755, Sept 15 at 1429, R. Tirana IS, 1430 opening English with schedule, 1432 news. Signal adequate at S9+12 to protect it from much stronger Cubans on 13740 and 13780, but still too undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 11775, TUN/DGS/PMS/CB missing again, Sept 15 at 1413 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, Sept 15 at 1252, music S4-S7 peaks, but JBA, initially stronger than Rampisham hetting from 15480. By 1303, 15480 stronger in White Russian from Poland; 1420 typical Antarctic music still audible, about equal to 15480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ASIA [non]. 9335, R. Free Asia via TINIAN at 1230 Sept 15, ID in English, introducing Burmese, blessedly free during the first semihour of Juche QRM, as VOK does not start 9335 until 1300 in English; it was audible poorly on 9345 in Korean. But at 1323 recheck, 9335 with usual heavy CCI, fast SAH between RFA and VOK. Does IBB really find this no problem in Myanmar? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 15:
 8400, poor with flutter at 1229
 9380, good at 1233 // 8400
10970, poor with flutter at 1244
11500, poor with flutter at 1245
No others found up to 19 MHz before or after 1300, and none of the above heard after 1300 either.

 9845, CNR1 jamming against VOA Chinese, Sept 15 at 1408 again joined by additional distorted modulation jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9965, DentroCuban Jamming Command, still grinding against nothing known or detectable, Sept 15 at 1410.

12000, RHC at 1412 Sept 15, apparently spur from // fundamental 12030 as also heard a few weeks ago; at 1216 could also detect RHC on much weaker +30 match 12060, while 12000 was only slightly weaker than 12030. Another possibility: RHC intentionally on 12000 sporadically, a frequency previously used, thus producing leapfrog on 12060, tho unheard on 11970.

No sign of RCI ID and IS which had occupied 12000 the previous two mornings, in a fine example of accidental coördination (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI mostly modulating Sept 15: 1235 disco-beat music, occasional audio dropouts during Japanese hour. 1314 English VG signal but also occasional audio dropouts [OAD`s], about Indonesian navy. Then audio lost completely for most of a minute whilst hum continued unabated. 1315 Today in History about the landing and battle of Inchon, Korea from Sept 15, 1950; and about a German artist born in Moscow, Sept 15, 1895, who met Rachmaninov and Scriabin when a child, lived years in Indonesia: sounded like Walter Spass but Google doesn`t find him. 1319 Focus, on prevention of deforestation by reducing emissions 26% by 2020. Still audio dropouts. Next chex 1407 and 1437 remaining on air in Indonesian, about equal level to CRI Russian 9525.0 causing big het.

Starting monitoring Sept 15 from 1215, far too much storm noise from eastern Kansas on 120, 105, 90, 75 and 60 m bands to hear any DX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Re previous report, I mixed up my Alices as pointed out by Eric Reed: 99.9, GCN pirate in Enid again on air with Alex Jones (not North!), as previously logged (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, VOT, Wednesday Sept 15 at 1256 opening Letterbox with its addresses, never spelling Yenishehir --- what is that, anyway, a district of Ankara? Non-Sheref English Desk announcer read mail from Mohammed --- Ismail in Pakistan, who has a 20-member VOT listeners` club. Can`t imagine such a thing in a Western country. Mentioned upcoming EDXC Conference in Ankara, hoping to meet some listener. Also from Ian Morrison in Beijing; Dario Gabrielli in Italy. Our SWL community is so compact, that it`s a rare mailbag program without any recognizable names, and this was no exception. Wrapped up at 1309, on to Question of the Month. Fair signal today; and 13635 Turkish music at 1240 was even better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI with this week`s first broadcast of WORLD OF RADIO, 1530 Wed Sept 15, at 1535 check, JBA but no jamming except for a bit o` bleed from 9965, see CUBA. WOR loud & clear on the WRMI webcast.

Next WOR SW airings should be Wed 1900 WBCQ 7415, Thu 1500 WRMI 9955, Thu 1900 WBCQ 7415, Thu 2100 WRMI 9955, Fri 0330 WWRB 3185, Fri 1430 WRMI 9955, Fri 2030 WWCR 15825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. After missing almost a week, WTJC reactivated on 9370-, Sept 15 at 1231, S9+20, very undermodulated, but not distorted or spurring at the moment. Still slightly off-frequency to low side, 9369.9 or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715, KJES Vado NM, Sept 15 at 1413 with catechisms in English, called by adult OM, repeated robotically by kidgroups; from Paul, such as ``let us put aside the deeds of darkness, and put on the armor of light``, also anti-sex exhortations, which one wonders if the kids are precocious enough even to understand. Within a couple minutes the same phrases rerepeated already.

S9+22 but undermodulated. Yesterday morning was not hearing it at all, but from less than one megameter away (928.6 km per coördinates in Aoki) was it off, or just not propagating without a bit of short-skip boost from HF sporadic E? A sesquihour later, mod was a bit better during music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENNG DIGEST)

** U S A. 6501-USB, at 1221 Sept 15, marine weather from NWS Honolulu, by OM robot voice, referring to numerous Pacific geo coordinates, somewhat halting; distorted sound, maladjusted transmitter, which I concluded in DXLD 10-07 was coming from USCG New Orleans NMG, based on schedule at the time I heard that, of four CG stations at

But now, it shows 6501 with NMG at 1115, and NMO Honolulu at 1200, so I would conclude it`s really NMO; or more than one of them has bad sound? Also with CW QRM from within 1 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, WJHR another one not audible every day, but Sept 15 at 1421, F&B gospel huxter, and now the audio is a bit raspy, not as bad as NMO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17680, CVC La Voz, SSOB as usual via CHILE, Sept 15 at 1426 gave me pause since rather than gospel rock, they were playing an operatic march? No, it`s somebody`s national anthem, by concert band, with fanfares, Latin American, somewhat familiar but I couldn`t place it, and was it back-announced? Of course not! 1428 segué to other music, ID.

Later listened to a bunch of NAs at and finally concluded it was El Salvador, with lots of fanfares in it, this being independence day for Central Americans.

Program schedule for current day displays immediately at but titles are so generic they are no help. Timezone on schedule not specified, altho next to it, current time matches UT, but probably only because my computer is on UT (a.k.a. Azores Daylight Time!) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** WESTERN SAHARA [non]. 6297, SASASAM carrier on at 0557 Sept 15, a few sex before 0600 anthem by military band, YL ID/sign-on in Arabic, 0601 OM chanting. Evidently on one morning only, Sept 12, this was on 6248.3 instead, despite Equatorial Guinea on 6250.0, caught by Manuel Méndez and Brian Alexander, but missed by me; it could happen again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15555 and 15556 carriers causing weak het, noticed Sept 15 at 1423 as I was checking WJHR 15550. Typical behavior of ChiCom jamming vs V. of Tibet which have been tracked on numerous frequencies in the 15.5-15.6 MHz range, altho current Aoki does not show them near 15555 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###