giovedì 28 ottobre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs October 28, 2010

** CHINA. Firedrake Oct 28:
10500, fair with flutter at 1314
No others found 8-15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 6250+, RNGE audible at 0545 check Oct 28, and slightly on the hi side, per YB-400 with BFO just zero-beat to WWV 5000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4052.4, R. Verdad, Oct 28 at 0544 with music; 0601 announcement maybe in English but can`t make it out despite improved signal with reactivated main transmitter, a bit more music; 0603 YL in Spanish sign-off, 0604 NA starts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI absent again from the 13 UT English hour, Oct 28 at 1312 check: no signal, just like Oct 25 and 26. The one day I did not check, Oct 27, Atsunori Ishida reports they were on the air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, have been looking for ORTM as early as 0600 since first heard there Oct 23, but no show until Oct 28 at 0604, usual morning chanting. Was not on a few minutes earlier before 0600, and now has ACI from Portugal 7240. RDPI is on this frequency M-F only, so if ORTM does this on Sat or Sun, no problem. What`s the matter with 4845, normally used until 0800 or so? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7350, Oct 28 at 0619, poor with M&W alternating in apparent news in English, from R. Nigeria, Abuja (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. REE, Oct 28 at 0035 check in English on usual 6055. Two days earlier, Mark Coady found them in Spanish, but this must have been an anomaly. However, REE`s B-10 schedule shows them moving this broadcast to NAm from 6055 to 5970, yet remaining on 6055 for French until 0000, and Spanish after 0100. This really doesn`t make sense, especially with RHC currently occupying 5970 during the 0000 hour in Spanish! We shall see what happen Oct 31 or Nov 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA. 7335, RTT carrier already on at tune-in 0554:30 Oct 28, and musical modulation // 7275 applied at 0557:20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 580, in WIBW null, Oct 28 at 1240 UT, political ad for some Colorado issue about electrification, ergo KUBC Montrose on the Western Slope. Should be on 500 watt PSRA at this hour well before sunrise.

720, KDWN Las Vegas NV once again cuts on non-direxional day pattern an hour too early, 1244:40 UT Oct 28 amid Heidi Harris, cheerleader and apologist for farrightwingnut Sharron Angle, soon into traffic report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, WRMI, Thursday Oct 28 at 1500 with first airing of WORLD OF RADIO 1536, poor signal about equal with QRM from YFR Taiwan; next will be Thu 2100, Fri 1430, Sat 0800, 1400, 1730; also on WBCQ, Thu 1900 7415; WWRB, UT Fri 0330 3185; WWCR Fri 2030 15825 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP MW carrier search Oct 28, USB setting on DX-398 at 1246, found bits on 1116, 1134; and using LSB at 1250 on 828, 774, 747 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7415, Oct 28 at 0553-0610+, open carrier. Presumably WBCQ which is authorized on this frequency 24 hours and has been known to program as late as 0600 upon occasion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###