domenica 19 settembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19, 2010

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 9570, weak RA English at 1120 Sept 19, with discussion // 9560, 9580, 9590. After CRI/Cuba comes on 9570 at 1200, I never notice this, perhaps a leapfrog of 9590 over 9580 next to each other at Shepparton, if not receiver overload. By 1137, 9570 is blocked by a carrier with ``Far East flutter`` like many other frequencies 9-12 MHz this morning: probably KBS in one-hour break between Korean and Indonesian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 12175, Sept 18 at 2300 weak distorted music, presumably the spur from 11765 SRDA Curitiba, which at 2302 was also audible, poorly in Portuguese and not much better (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 9625-, Saturday Sept 18 at 2308, CBCNQ with Vinyl Tap, not too much CCI at this hour, but ACI: the het against 9620 Spain slightly lower-pitched than against something else weaker on 9630, evidence that 9625 is off-frequency to the low side, as becomes clear in the mornings when the 9625 het is almost audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13820, DentroCuban Jamming Command, Sept 18 at 2258 with tone pulses against nothing, since R. Martí finishes at 2200.

12000, RHC Spanish Sept 18 at 2304 // 12030 from which 12000 must be a spur, and at this hour also // another transmitter on 12020.

6150, RHC English, Sept 19 at 0508, S9+22 but just barely modulated; 6060 under Spain 6055 skirt seemed somewhat undermodulated, while // 6010 and 5970 were fully modulated. 6010 also with het, lower pitched than Perú vs China/Sackville 6020, so 6010 het from Colombia or Mexico is less than 700 Hz.

9955, two-tone jamming vs nothing at 0510 Sept 19, WRMI inaudible but presumably on the air. Next check at 1143, WRMI is audible giving e-mail address in Spanish, but with some intermittent chirping jamming. See also U S A: WRMI; U S A: R. Martí.

Altho ``Aló, Presidente`` is suspended at least until October 3, RHC turns on those frequencies another Sunday, Sept 19 at 1425 check: 13750, 12010, 11690-distorted, 17750 in decreasing order of strength, but // normal RHC Spanish channels including 11760, 13780, no 13680 or 12030. 1625 recheck, 17750, 13750, 12010 and 11690 still on with RHC, and now 13680 also weakly audible.

RHC is doing this to maintain its claim to the channels otherwise unused, since as an outlaw station, it does not register them with HFCC, and legitimate outlets could justifiably assume that the frequencies are open for them to glom onto. They might anyway, relying on incomplete registrations rather than reality (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ECUADOR. 6050, HCJB, Pichincha, Sept 19 at 1130 in Spanish opening show ``Penseros con el Doctor ---`` alguien. At 1125 when I was comparing frequency to 4050 KWMO, HCJB had been in Quichua. Quite sufficient signal gradually faded to near nothing by 1200, and meanwhile, did not hear any het from off-frequency Malaysia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055-, trying to hear reactivated R. Verdad on its second night, UT Sept 19: still too much storm and line noise for 50 watts to penetrate, but with BFO I could detect carrier, again slightly to the lo side compared to Spain 6055, around 0200 and occasional chex past 0400, always the same and not varying 2-3 kHz as someone alleged the night before. Tonight Brandon Jordan, TN, measured TGAV on 4054.98, i.e. 20 Hz low. I was monitoring again as early as 1120, but nothing there as Sunday sign-on is later, scheduled *1255 vs *1100-0605* on weekdays per website tho WRTH shows 1130-0500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7285, R. Sonder Grense coming in quite well at S9+18 and no QRhaM, Sept 19 at 0506 with ads in Afrikaans, mentioning Bloemfontein, which from its name alone one might assume is an Afrikaner hotbed, but it is not mentioned once in the Wikipedia article Afrikaner (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. US government broadcasting continues to violate separation of church and state: Sept 19 at 1139 on 9805 I hear Catholic mass in Spanish. A new frequency for WEWN? No! Not // 7555, and 9805 with jamming under, // 5980 and 6030 which are barely audible with jamming atop.

Radio Martí is still at it, giving preferential treatment to one particular religion, which operates openly in Cuba anyway! The program schedule showing for 1100-1200 UT Sunday Sept 26, at

``La Santa Misa, en la Iglesia católica, en el acto litúrgico dentro del cual se ofrece el sacrificio eucarístico. La misa se instituyó en la Última Cena de Jesús con sus Doce Apóstoles. En la misa se renueva el sacrificio del calvario al celebrar el sacramento de la eucaristía.``

But ended early, so 1152 fill feature about pre-Columbian exploration of América, really ``discovered`` by a Chinese 70 years earlier?

Yes, Sept 26, as the sked which automatically displays specific dates has already moved beyond today Sept 19, to the following week. All other religions, especially the ones persecuted in Cuba, such as Testigos de Jehová, should demand equal time, which could easily fill up 168 hours per week --- or better yet, in fairness, all sectarian religious services should be banned from Radio Martí (and ALL US government-sponsored broadcasting)! I will try to bring this to the attention of the new BBG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI, Sept 19 at 1145 promo by Jeff White in Spanish for La Voz del Foro Revolucionario Democrático for a full hour starting Nov. 1 (2009??) at 4:30-5:30 pm Sundays. Only intermittent chirp jamming at the moment (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. Checking for the Route 66 ham special events stations this week, on nominal frequencies ending in –66: tried 7266-LSB, Sept 18 at 2311, and only heard CQs from W6R, Harry in Franklin Park IL, which is just south of O`Hare and too far north to have been right on the historic Route 66, but close enough? His signal was much weaker than all the stations he was working in the next few minutes. Also had ACI from the South Carolina QSO Party on the lo side; and a broadcast on the hi side, 7270, presumably VOR via ARMENIA.

At 2315, W6R contact with KI4TYK, Dan; 2317 with KD4QMY, George; 2318 with KA0UNB in Omaha where W6R was 5x5. At 2321 I tried 14266 and only heard CQ from K7GJX in AZ, apparently unrelated to the Route 66 event. There were many other W6+ one letter stations along the Route 66 path participating, but not at the moment.

BTW, the RTÉ Ireland via South Africa sports special at 13-17 on 7265, Sept 19 only, probably disrupted Route 66 by long path in western North America, but I did not think to check for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4050-, Sept 19 at 1125 talk show, weak with intermittent ute QRM, slightly on the lo side compared to HCJB 6050. Of course, I was checking for Guatemala on 4055. 4050 presumably as before 3 x 1350 from KWMO, The Mouth, Washington MO. Since it`s after 6 am local, probably day power 500 watts on fundamental instead of nite power 84 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###