domenica 12 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 12, 2010

** CHINA. 6030, Dec 12 at 1309 Firedrake is atop Ming Hui Radio, and other ChiCom jamming, and FD found nowhere else, such as the formerly active 8400, 9000, 10500. However at next check 1347, 6030 is  Firedrakeless, just mix of at least three other signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. Appears that RHC swapped transmitters, as the squealer was on 6150 English instead of 5040 Spanish, Dec 12 at 0606. Trouble is, 6150 ``Ed Newman`` so undermodulated that the squeal was louder than he.

11760, RHC ``En Contacto`` underway Sunday Dec 12 at 1438 in opening birthday segment for R. Caribe, Isla de la Juventud, and some other station. Did not end until 1452 so maybe started at 1437 this week. After a promo minute, ``En Compañía del Doctor`` started late at 1453.

Meanwhile, I scanned for all the frequencies really in use during ``En Contacto``, besides 11760:

11730 and 11690, fair, the latter with RTTY QRM.

13750, big signal as usual here on Sundays only instead of 13680, because of ``Aló Presidente``, whether it really comes later or not.

13780, equally big signal to 13750.

13810, can barely hear RHC under Brother Scare via GERMANY: the leapfrog lands here from 13750 over 13780, instead of 13880 when it`s 13680 over 13780.

13680, JBA with weaker transmitter in use Sundays only; ACI de CRI Sackville 13675 and CCI de R. Farda via Wertachtal, GERMANY, 13680.

15120, good.

15230, JBA under CRI Sackvlle.

15360, JBA with ACI WYFR 15355.

15370, undermodulated.

 6140, poor by now on day path.

17750, at 1445 just S9+22 open carrier; 1453 now some undermodulation.

I also noted which frequencies were synchronized with 11760: all of the above, EXCEPT:

These from other site were an echo apart: 11690, 11730, 13680, 15230.

Giving El Hugazo plenty of chance to show up for ``Aló, Presidente``, I check all the channels again at 1710: No, they are all // 11760 with RHC mainstream programming: 17750, still just barely modulated; 15370 poor; 13750 VG; 13680 echo, bad mod; 11730 echo, low mod; 11690 echo, bad mod like 13680. Never on 12040 or any other 12000+ frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, AFN detectable at 1312 Dec 12 in talk, presumably NPR ``Weekend Edition Sunday`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6600, since V. of the People heard at 0633 last night, checked earlier Dec 12, and already poorly audible at 0603 in Korean talk. Much better S9+8 at next check 1337, Korean YL assertive but never reaching the barely-controlled fake rage of the Juche jills. No jamming audible on 6600, but // 6518 had an oscillator upon it.

The Chosun radio war was raging the morning of Dec 12, the main Asian signals on lower bands coming from there:

4450-, at 1318, poor with YL Korean talk. Slightly on lo side of channel compared to MW 1450. Probably V. of the People, rather than the KNDF/PBS jammer; only hearing one of them, anyway.

3912, at 1320, poor with talk, no noise jamming detectable; another V. of the People frequency. Did not try to // them because too weak.

3985, at 1320, mainly noise jamming, against Echo of Hope.

3480, at 1321 with het, V. of the People, vs KNDF/PBS as in Aoki 3481.

2850, at 1332, KCBS with usual choral music, S9+18.

6348, at 1338, S9+18 signal in Korean, but undermodulated, Echo of Hope; no jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Dec 12 at 1333 music, conveniently IDing immediately, ``This is Radio Ga Ga``; but too weak to recognize the next music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6075, after a few days of motorboating drowning out its own program modulation, R. Rossii, Petropavlovsk/Kamchatskiy, Dec 12 at 1340 the music level now rivals the rumble, sounds like ``Ventura Hiway``, by Seals & Croft; 1341 brief announcement, more romantic pop music in English with guitar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 7335, for the second night in a row, VOR relay via GUIANA FRENCH is not running past 0600* --- Dec 12 it goes off at proper time, uncovering TUNISIA in Arabic vs VATICAN IS making a SAH of approx. 148/minute = 2.47 Hz, but rate is varying slightly so at least one of those transmitters must be unstable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 7205, Dec 12 at 1344, B-B-C- chimes, opening Burmese, with intermittent QRhaM carriers. Is 250 kW, 340 degrees from Kranji, SINGAPORE, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4840, WWCR`s DX Block was back this week, after having been replaced by a preacher last week without explanation (a make-good?). 0330 UT Sunday Dec 12 transitioning from ``DX Partyline`` to WORLD OF RADIO 1542 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 3395 approx., beacon? Maybe negative keying as I can`t make any sense of it no matter how I adjust the BFO, Dec 12 at 1323. Could be an harmonic from longwave (like LSA 2366 = 7 x 338 we haven`t yet heard this winter), or a hifer? At this time, not hearing OK on 3450 or the ditter on 3322 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15434, weak carrier causing het to Vatican Urdu service 15435, around 1440, 1455 Dec 12. I wonder if this means V. of Tibet is back on the 15 MHz band? Scheduling via latest Aoki shows them using split-frequencies on 7, 11 and 13 MHz, plus Madagascar 17560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###