martedì 7 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 6-7, 2010

** CUBA. 11520, Dec 7 at 1402, lite jamming pulsing, but gone a minute later before I could nail the exact frequency. Probably a spur from the major blob on 11930 against R. Martí.

13880, continuous clix at 1408 Dec 7, mixing with RHC leapfrog spur, 13680 over 13780. The clix are typical +60 kHz spurs from jammer pileup on 13820 against Martí, coinciding with RHC leapfrog, Commies vs Commies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, perfunctory check Dec 7 at 1351 long enough to confirm that the RRI Banjarmasin guy is on again this Tuesday, and the IADs are still occurring. Toward the end of the hour, he and the Jakarta announcer converse and introduce pop music selexions. Subnormal reception today with weaker signal and ACI encroachments = adjacent channel interference from 9520, 9530 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 21695, VOA, Dec 7 at 1458 with frequency announcement as to Africa at ``2-4 pm GMT`` on 21695, and 178--; faded at wrong moment, so not sure the last digits given were 00, where the // really has been and still is contra DW in German. Next noticed at 1510, 21695 seems unmodulated, and not hearing CCI to DW either on 17800 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. Trying to monitor the new commercial service in Hausa to Nigeria via Wertachtal, GERMANY, Hamada Radio International, as IDed by James MacDonell: Monday Dec 6 at 1928, tune-in 9840 to find that WHRI is axually on the air! During a portion of their mostly-wooden registered schedule. Current online WHR sked shows M-F 1900-2000 on Angel 2 is ``Shepherd`s Chapel``, 25 degrees to eastern ``Canada``. At 1930 a SAH starts at about 3.5 Hz, and traces of audio under, which must be the new Nigerian service at 1930-2000 M-F, but quite blocked here. I wonder if WHRI is a problem in Nigeria? Its beam carries on considerably eastward of there. Jeff White says reception seems to be OK in Nigeria.

The morning transmission M-F 0530-0600 on 7350 is not making it here either, but judging from bits of Brother Scare on 17485 after 1500, same azimuth, the middle one of HRI, a.k.a. R. Hamada, at 1400-1430 on 17485 would have the best chance, M/W/F only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PORTUGAL [and non]. 12040, RDPI in heavy collision with RHC, Monday Dec 6 at 1931. There must be a clearer frequency on 25m for one or the other; Cuba`s ex-12030 would have been OK, except Spain is on it at 19-21 in Arabic, French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 17705, BSKSA, as I bytuned Dec 7 at 1412 was playing an instrumental bit of ``Bésame Mucho``, which I found incongruous, on into Arabic talk. Perhaps programmers were unaware of its lascivious significance (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, Dec 7, 2010 at 1512, WJHR is audible with usual preacher, poor signal, S9 peaks, fading. We first discovered it on the air Dec 8, 2009 as in

UNIDENTIFIED. 3575 approx., Dec 6 at 0612, musical tones again presumably from some ham, but what is this mode, and what intelligence is being conveyed? Sounds one way on AM, another on BFO: the carrier is continuous during tones, but shifts so you get different pitches depending on where you tune. Occasional breaks in transmission, still past 0615. How about including an ID in plain voice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###