giovedì 25 novembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs November 25, 2010

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, still no trace of LRA36, Nov 25 at 1414 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 25:
8400, JBA at 1345. After 1400 not heard here or anywhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Over-the-horizon radar pulsing, presumed from here, Nov 25 at 1342 intruding into 40m hamband, 7060-7115 peaking around 7095; same sound at 6850-6900, and a smaller segment at 7575-7590 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, Nov 25 at 0729 tuneby I notice some Spanish, so check 5025 for //. Yes, it`s one of the R. Rebelde outlets to block WDHP USVI which is not doing exile programming anyway at this hour, if ever any more. First time I`ve noticed this; soon fades down as WTAW resumes dominance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. RHC check Nov 25 at 0724: no English, but Spanish on 6050, 6060, 6120, 6150. 6050 best by far, stronger than 6060; 6120 also strong but with the usual degraded audio; 6150 undermodulated. 6010 was off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 14685-14710, OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, Nov 25 at 1410 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Nov 25 at 1602, very poor signal but sounds like the mumbling of Tony Alamo, who is also a regular on R. Africa at 2200. How from federal prison in Tucson does he manage to remain on the air here, and on European Gospel Radio? Tape library, and dedicated followers who still have money to spend, rather than compensating his underage ``wives`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ETHIOPIA [and non]. 9555.6: VOA Korean 9555 via Tinang, Nov 25 at 1355 has a severe het on the hi side. Jamming from Korea North? Despite current tension, doubtful, as VOK inaudible at 1425 on 9335 (or is it off?). There is under-modulation on the upper carrier, but can`t make anything out vs fully modulated VOA. The SW-07 with sync detexion and LSB suppression doesn`t help since it`s on a lesser antenna, Sony loop in the window.

I do notice that there is no het close to R. Australia on 9560, so likely the Ethiopian transmitter has varied further down than usual. The DXLD archive finds a mention of it in 9-004 down to 9556, per Chris Greenway, late Dec 2008, monitoring from Kenya.

Back before 1500 I am waiting for a clearer shot at it after VOA closes, but at *1455 QRM from the other side, 9560 with soft jazz prelude, which turns out to be NHK, 1459 announcement in Japanese and into Chinese.

VOA does go off 9555 shortly after 1459, so I listen to 9555.6 in the clear tho weakening. Sounds like HOA music, 1500 YL talking for 10 minutes, news? 1510 back to music. Aoki shows at 15-16, 9560 with V. of Democratic Alliance clandestine in various languages, Tigrinya on Thursday, from the R. Ethiopia transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, nothing detectable from AFN, Nov 25 at 1340 altho it has some DTV cable converter QRM to contend with here. Ron Howard who has no such problem, was not hearing it either today at 1414 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 4920, Nov 25 at 1335 very weak signal sounds like intonation of English news from AIR Chennai, 1336 into music. So back in business after strike, which was to end at 0330 Nov 25? Only this and 5030 Malaysia making some audio from Asia on 60m. Several 90m PNG frequencies were also attempting to be heard.

External service unseems back to normal yet: GOS 9690 at 1356 Nov 25 hum with S Asian vocal music like VBS 9870 but not // the same. 1401 and later chex such as 1435 when there should be talk, found nothing but music on 9690. 9425, not sure if on the air, weak something between Greece and FEBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA [and non]. 17800, V. of Africa still here despite collision with Deutsche Welle: Nov 25 at 1416 VOA hilife music is atop the German, and clear with good signal on // 21695; but at 1420 DW is atop 17800 with report on Mozambique. At 1517 the two are about equal. At 1557 DW is off and Libya is now in French past 1600, so apparently continues for another two hours, but 21695 no longer audible, moved? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, once Cuba has quit, open for V. of Nigeria: Nov 25 at 1520 English items about Nigeria, South Africa, poor audio in axualities, but adequate from the studio; fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6075, R. Rossii, Pet/Kam, motorboating is building up again, but not yet atop the Russian modulation, Nov 25 at 1340 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17595, REE`s quadrilingual quarter-hour, weekdays at 1530-1545, monitored again Thursday Nov 25: 1530 after standard news sounder, starting in Portuguese with nasal YL accented more Brasilian than Iberian; 1533:42 into French; 1537:02 English by Justin Coe who did not give his name today: items about prince visiting Perú; status of Gibraltar should be like Andorra; S vs N Korea; Ireland`s economic problems, Eurozone, Portugal next? 1540:32 Arabic; 1544:42 outro in Spanish; 1545 habla la profesora de lenguas. Once again no Russian in the mix. There are brief bits of music between the langs, and the times I give are when the talking starts. Portuguese introduced French, but French did not introduce English; English introduced Arabic.

M-F 1537-1540 should be added to all comprehensive schedules of broadcasts in English, on 17595 plus all the other REE frequencies in use at this hour. EiBi has it, but not yet Aoki or primetimeshortwave or TAFIE from WDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. While on Nov 24 WTWW did not ascend from 5755 to 9479 until around 1400, on Nov 25, 9479 was already on at 1339, so apparently still switching at 1300. Yesterday must have been a mistake, anomaly, or test (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WWRB missing from 3185 around 1330 Nov 25, so assumed it was already on 9385, but not there either at 1346, until after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGN DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 11850, Nov 25 at 1440 S Asian language, 1443 mentioning Bangladesh several times, ACI de WYFR 11855. This segment is listed as Vatican Radio in Hindi direct from SMG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 3945, surprised to find YL in pop song at 1328 Nov 25, stronger than and not // JOZ R. Nikkei 1 on 3925. Could it possibly be Vanuatu with such a signal? Some SSB ham QRM, but modulation stops at 1329, S9+20 carrier stays on conveniently for N0ERG to open the daily 6:30 am Colorado Amateur Radio Weather Net with boilerplate, no BFO needed for him and checkins, some with temps in the single digits, and Arizona not excluded. 1332 one of them remarx on the previous QRM, ``singing about the cherry blossom festival`` so he thinx it`s Japan.

Aoki shows JOZ5, 14013E 3528N b10:
3945 RADIO NIKKEI 2 0000-0605 .23456. Japanese 10  ND Chiba-Nagara
3945 RADIO NIKKEI 2 2300-0900 1.....7 Japanese 10  ND Chiba-Nagara
3945 RADIO NIKKEI 2 2300-2400 12345.. Japanese 10  ND Chiba-Nagara

So 3945 should have been off since 0605! Maybe on late for Thanksgiving? Ha. At 1333 we found 3925 also in open carrier, after its regular Thursday sign-off. Anyhow, the behaviour points to JOZ for both (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1540 first airing confirmed on WRMI webcast, Thursday Nov 25 at 1600. Next chances should be Thu 2000 on WBCQ 7415, Thu 2200 on WRMI 9955, Fri 0430 on WWRB 3185, Fri 1530 on WRMI 9955, Fri 2130 on WWCR 7465 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. VOA seems to be devoting more and more airtime to English learning: Nov 25 at 1514, 9760 via Philippines is in New Dynamic English; whatever became of Border Crossings, world music request show during this hour?

Also, 15460, poor-fair at 1603 English news with clip of President Obama`s media address for Thanksgiving Day, but for more real news go to 1605 opening Spe-cial Eng-lish teaching, first New Dynamic English, then at half-past (unless you are in several Asian countries where it`s hour-top!), news in SE and The Education Report to follow. 15460 is in use by IBB during this hour only, 1600-1700, 100 kW, 132 degrees via Lampertheim, GERMANY (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6074, 8GAL with standard V/CQ marker at 1400-1401 in the wake of R. Rossii, 6075 motorboating carrier, offgoing and overturning frequency to Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###