giovedì 18 novembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs November 18, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36 still undetected this week, again no carrier found Nov 18 at 1426 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15230, SAC out of whack, with CRI English relay, Nov 18 at 1423, extremely overmodulated and distorted in talk, and also splashing beyond normal bandwidth during music. The better to QRM co-channel and co-Commie RHC which succeeded in making a SAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Today`s anomaly from RHC, Nov 18: the 15360 transmitter is upacting again putting out multiple spurs. First noted at 1236 on 15465 with Despertar con Cuba mention, FMy quality, carrier cuts off for a split second every 2 or 3 seconds. While it`s readable in AM mode, no words can be made out with BFO on. I then look for others, all frequencies approximate: 15412, 15307, 15257, 15205, 15148, so they are at approximate 52-53 kHz intervals, and as before more of them on the lo side than the hi side. Meanwhile, other // transmitters on 15230 and strongest 15120 were nominal, without any such problems.

13580, the leapfrog of 13780 over 13680, Nov 18 at 1431 RHC IS and ID, was atop weak intentional 13580 station (listed RFA Vietnamese via Sri Lanka) making SAH; this is unusual, plus lack of much signal on the other leapfrog 13880 which is normally far stronger (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HONDURAS [and non]. 3250, HRPC, Nov 18 at 1156, usual M preacher in English, consecutively translated by W into Spanish, with het, but it went off in a minute clearing channel for HRPC only, no pause or ID at hourtop, but faded out by next check 1230. Het off at 1157 fits exactly for schedule of VOK`s Japanese service, per Aoki, but it`s supposed to resume at 1200, and one might expect them not to break transmission anyway (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. Re my previous remark about lack of accurate schedules from All India Radio: Alokesh Gupta refers us to this, where schedules are organized by target area, but no transmitter sites, powers or azimuths given:

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, Indonesian vocal music processed with AutoTune but quite a different sound then the usual Western result, 1450-1505* Nov 18, VG signal, IADs, occasional English IDs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. Besides the het on Honduras 3250 until 1157, some other lowband signals were making it but only poorly Nov 18, better a semihour later: 2850 with soprano sing, 3480 with het vs the counter-revolutionaries (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15495, Brother Scare again via GERMANY, Nov 18 good signal in the 1400 hour, aimed USward? Typo yesterday about the presumed closure, should have read 1457, not 1357.

Dave Kenny, UK has been monitoring this more extensively Nov 18:
``Overcomer Ministry heard here today:
1300-1400 on 11680 15495 17765
1400-1500 on  9460 13810 15495
1500-1600 on  9460 13810 17485

15320 is listed at 1200-1400 in the Media Broadcast schedule but was
untraced and appears not to be in use. Anyone know what the sites are for 11680, 15495 or 17765? These frequencies are not listed in the Media Broadcast schedule. 73s Dave Kenny, UK`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15710, Miraya FM via IRRS via SLOVAKIA, Nov 18 at 1420, HOA? music, Arabic dialect, fair signal, have not heard in some time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. First airing of WORLD OF RADIO 1539 was ready in time for WRMI, UT Thursday Nov 18 at 0430. Unfortunately, the frequency was jammed to smithereens so undetectable; tnx a lot, Arnie! It was confirmed on webcast. Next airing at 1600 had little if any jamming, but some other CCI.

Next scheduled times are: Thursday 2000 WBCQ 7415 (if they get it in time, unlike last week); Thursday 2200 WRMI 9955, likely jammed again; Friday 0430 WWRB 3185 (so far have not been able to upload the new show); Friday 1530 WRMI 9955; Friday 2130 WWCR 7465 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715, KJES during the Oklahoma service, Nov 18 at 1438 yelling catechisms and responses in English, but barely audible despite super signal; occasional bits stronger, in attempt to break the modulation barrier. Could be out of phase stereo cancellation somewhere in their audio chain; wiggle that patchcord, or reverse it? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3160, WPJK, Orangeburg SC is still signing on half an hour later than necessary in November: official FCC sunrise is at 1200 UT, but nothing there Nov 18. Carrier on from *1229:49, but no sign-on until 1232:20, 1233 right into usual Gospel Train music, S9+15 on 2 x 1580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15706, approx., Nov 18 at 1419 I hear 2-way SSB scratching between Bulgaria 15700 and Miraya FM via Slovakia 15710, and briefly confirm it is in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###