mercoledì 8 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 7-8, 2010

** ANTARCTICA [and non]. 15476, still no trace of LRA36, Dec 8 at 1437; around the neighborhood: 15410 Farda, 15435 Vatican Urdu, 15450 something weak, 15495 no BS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12040, open carrier, Dec 8 at 1446, presumably RHC, while 11760 and 11730 were modulating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. INTRUDERS: 11970-11995, OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, Dec 8 at 1446-1447*. Same type of pulsing also heard at 1454 on 9705-9730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, Dec 8 at 1452, pop vocal music, VG signal again but frequent IADs, a big turn-off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL [non]. 9955, Kol [NOT CAPITALIZED] Israel, usually inaudible on WRN via WRMI relay, but 31m is hopping Dec 8 instead of pre-mortem, 0608 with news about Turkey. Arnie is still allowing the DentroCuban Jamming Command to attack WRMI even during off-topic broadcasts, and the pulsing is about equal to WRMI, but 95% readable if you put up with the crap from Cuba. 0615 KI is wrapping up with weather and a bit weaker; 0615:30 WRMI ID and then into CDHD Brigade 2506 in English, again discussing Thanksgiving, old rerun? WYFR was also inbooming on 9985, more so on 9715, 9680, while last several nights had been very poor to nil on 31m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. 17725, V. of Africa is back on its original frequency Dec 8 after 15 days colliding with DW on 17800, as first heard Nov 23. 1431 concluding English news by YL, Beethoven`s Ninth riff, MAQ`s Green Book, part 1, description of the problem of democracy (What problem??); DW is indeed in the clear again on 17800, and VOA is still // 21695. Also the modulation is OK again on both altho always a bit muffled, and no self-QRM from double-speed spurious tape playback of something else at the moment. So resolving this took two weeks; would be interesting to know what was going on behind the scenes from DW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 9690, Dec 7 at 2215, strong signal with continuous African music, drumming and vocal, electronically enhanced; 2234 brief announcement, breaking up, French? Should be Hausa. And more music. It`s Voice of Nigeria, now here ex-7255, vacant.

Per Aoki, sked on 7255 was: 19 English, 20 French, 21 Fulfulde, 22-23 Hausa. John Figliozzi, NY, was also hearing VON on 9690 at 2103 Dec 7, in English. Harold Frodge logged 9690 Dec 4 at 1704 in language. Seems this frequency is gaining priority for VON.

No QRM noted when I was listening, but there are other claimants of 9690 per HFCC (in which Nigeria does not participate):
15-16 CRI Bengali via Kunming
17-18 RRI French via Tiganeshti
19-22 REE French (et al.? Wooden?)
20-21 DW English via Woofferton
2145- WYFR Portuguese

** NIGERIA [non]. 17485, finally a log of Hamada Radio International here, in the clear Wednesday Dec 8 at 1422 tune-in, during presumably Hausa music, fair with slow fades, peaking S9+12; 1423 YL announcement, music with drumming; 1426 ID in passing by YL. I notice that the talk has a pronounced echo which I don`t hear during the music --- self-imposed to sound cool and decrease readability, rather than long path, I think. Final music is axually a singing ID/jingle with many mentions of ``Hamada . . . International . . . Hamada Radio . . . Hamada``. 1428 drumming without IDs, 1429 brief announcement without music, 1429:20 dead air, until a puny tone before 1430*. This is the M/W/F 1400-1430 broadcast via RMI via M&B due south from Wertachtal, GERMANY. I suspect the Hausa are not hurting for plenty of music on local radio, so why bother to shortwave it via this circuitous route? Where does this service originate, anyway? I assume the first part of the
 broadcast was more substantial with news, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15140, Dec 8 at 1439 R. Sultanate of Oman barely audible tho S9+10, undermodulated or intermittent? Maybe in Arabic; 1441 music, overloading from WYFR 15130 a problem. 1443 sounds like YL in English. Other reports indicate RSO English is rather sporadic, sometimes appearing partly after 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 15495, Brother Scare gone again from this frequency, where had been a regular since mid-November at 13-15 UT. Dec 8 at 1436 and later chex, absent. Not sure this one ever made it into the online frequency schedules. At 1452, he`s still on another Wertachtal frequency, 9460; while at 1451, 9385 is weak and unmodulated, WWRB; inbooming on WWCR 9980 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH, Dec 7 at 2152, S9+22+ vocal music, modulation much more distorted than usual, and with BFO on, the carrier is wobbling, very unstable. Spur on 17920v also audible, but not 17630v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###