mercoledì 10 novembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs November 10, 2010

** ALASKA. 2750, presumed HAARP: Walt Salmaniw in Victoria, BC: ``Glenn, thanks for the 2750 tip. I'm listening to it right now at 0416 UT [Nov 10]. Very unusual for sure. About every 6 seconds there is a signal that emanates from the carrier and extends out 10 kHz on each side with a rising pitch. On the Perseus waterfall, it looks like an arrowhead. The signal then repeats itself. The carrier never changes, bang on 2750 kHz``.

That`s exactly one of several formats I was hearing the night before around 0700. So I make another quick check on the portable at 0429 Nov 10, and there is a carrier, then off. No time to follow up until 0645, when it was not to be heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, LRA36 carrier detected Nov 10 at 1342, aside much stronger Turkey 15480 // 15350 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOTSWANA [and non]. 19m is usually dead now in the nightmiddle, but I keep checking it: 15580, Nov 10 at 0654 poor signal from VOA in English, scheduled 03-07, 100 kW, 350 degrees from Botswana. Only other possible signal from Africa, 15120 poor at 0655, presumably Nigeria (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, RNA is on the air as early as 0651 Nov 10, good signal; is it also on 6185? No, XEPPM has no // interference, but something else: see MEXICO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 10: none heard in incomplete bandscan 8-14 MHz 1300-1345, especially checking the last ones found a few mornings ago, 8400, 10500, 11100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non]. 9905, Nov 10 at 1454 good steady open carrier; 1459 music, opening R. Free Asia in Chinese. Aoki shows PALAU site and surely jammed, but none heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC continues on 6050, blasting HCJB into oblivion, Nov 10 at 0034 check in English, just finishing a frequency announcement for their entire new English schedule, only hearing 6150 mentioned after 0500.

UT Wed, it was almost time for DXers Unlimited, repeated hourly, and caught Arnie`s mid-program music break at 0639 on 6010, 6050, both much stronger than 6060 and 6150, the last undermodulated as usual. Nothing on 6000 or 6140, and Spanish on 6120, 5040.

6095, new RHC frequency in the 11-13 period confirmed Nov 10 at 1253 check // 6140, 6150 and 6000. Still missing: 15390 around 1430, while 15360 was on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 17620, RFI at 1350 Nov 10 humans imitating animal sounds, quite a culture clash, as flanked on 17615 and 17625 by the Word of God from Sa`udi Arabia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, Wednesday Nov 10 at 1332 check, Indonesian lesson, a conversation in a cemetery, but spoken far too fast, annoying music background, and intermittent audio dropouts (IADs) made it a loss. Various Indonesian words were translated to English. They need a few lessons on how to teach language effectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6600, Nov 10 at 0657 music mixing with noise blob, presumably V. of the People, clandestine from South to North plus jamming; 0701 sounded like Korean. However, the mate on 6518 was not to be heard. Both start at 0500 per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6185, XEPPM, Nov 10 at 0652 with classical music; no RNA Brasil QRM, as that transmitter has been ailing, despite already on 11780 at this hour. But 6185 has a tone test QRM and fast SAH. 0703 recheck, now in the clear, XEEP AM 1060 promo for ``Historias y Memorias``, dramatizations, miércoles a las 23 horas [= UT Thursdays 0500], another ID as 1060 AM, Radio Educación.

Where could the TT and SAH before 0700 be coming from? Maybe Brasília, but they are not known for doing that. HFCC and Aoki show nothing besides XE on 6185 after Vatican finishes at 0620: possibly testing later. But EiBi also has China Huayi at 0400-0800 Thursday to Tuesday, but this was Wednesday, and 0700 UT = 15 local in China, a bit early but possibly propagable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO [and non]. 15341v, Nov 10 at 1348 Arabic talk putting big het on 15340, HCJB Australia in S Asian language; meanwhile HCJB Chinese on 15400 in the clear. Any seeming improvement such as Morocco using 15345 sometimes instead turns out to be nothing but random variation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 5790, Nov 10 at 0637, fair signal in Russian, BBCWS, 500 kW, 47 degrees from Rampisham at 05-07 but M-F only as in HFCC. Much weaker than BBCWS English inbooming on 5875. Other usage of 5790, all daily in AM, not DRM: 03-05 and 17-21 BBC Arabic via Skelton, 2230-2330 IBB Khmere via Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4435, the noisy blob continues to be heard constantly at night, and Nov 10 at 0641 I find the modulation on it matches WYFR Polish on 7730 which is S9+18 but not overpowering. I still suspect the blob is of local origin, but how is modulation from various SW transmitters getting onto it?

BTW, don`t you believe languages in HFCC listings for WYFR, e.g. showing this in French. See for Wolfgang Büschel`s comprehensive YFR schedule including relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1250, Nov 10 at 1305 UT, ``La Súper Equis, una emisora de Ramírez Spanish Radio``. Here`s an article about it, confirming that identity for KYYS Kansas City KS; where do they get the X? No X in the callsign:
It`s the successor to the late lamented WREN 1250 Topeka. Of course it`s not unusual here, sometimes JBA in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP MW carrier search Nov 10, DX-398 in USB mode from 1310 UT: 747, 828, 945, 972, 1035, 1053, 1134, and at 1316, 1566. The last seems almost strong enough for some audio from FEBC S Korea, but not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11532, VG open carrier Nov 10 at 0656 putting big het on WYFR English 11530, as noted a number of times before, when protracted monitoring revealed occasional data bursts on the carrier, probably Cuba`s spy service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###