mercoledì 9 febbraio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs February 9, 2011

** BURMA [non]. 7245, Feb 9 at 1334 kid and adult conversing in Burmese, i.e. RFA, 250 kW, 278 degrees via TINIAN at 1230-1400, at first atop QRhaM SSB, but then stronger signals from a net including W5EAK, not to be construed as `weak`, Rex King who wears a beard and an oxygen tube: (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 3280, amid all the Koreans [q.v.], Feb 9 at 1324, poor signal with M&W in a Chinese, so presumably V. of Pujiang, 15 kW, 182 degrees from Shanghai, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COSTA RICA. 5936+, at 0644 Feb 9, bothersome het upon WWCR`s Dead Gene Scott 5935, i.e. the spur from R. República, 5954.24v via ELCOR, Guápiles, which itself was buried in DentroCuban jamming. Seldom can make out any audio on the spur, but previously traced to that, and a match on the hi side which has nothing to het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 1620, Feb 9 at 0652, music // 5025, so R. Rebelde, making fast SAH with US stations. BTW, I recently referred to WTAW as being in Waco while it`s really nearby College Station (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15120, RHC noted several times off the air well before scheduled 1500*; Feb 9 it`s gone already at 1404, but was on a few minutes earlier, so I figure it`s really closing at 1400. No, next tuneby at 1440, 15120 is back on, still at 1454 until 1456 cut to open carrier, 1457* off; while all the other frequencies now continue to 1600, then siesta time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CZECHIA [non]. 9955, WRMI relay of Radio Prague in French continues weekdays at 1430, heard opening on Feb 9; altho this language not mentioned in Jeff White`s press release about continuing Prague on SW in Spanish and English, it remains on the schedule for the time being. Pulse jamming disrupts, after YL preacher in English until 1430. 1455 check, 9955 is playing steel drums, unlike WWCR, so Prague must have come up short (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE. 5925, Feb 9 at 0643, song in English, ``Standing in the Corner``, so what`s this? Not ``on the corner``. RFI in French, daily 06-07, 500 kW, 204 degrees via Issoudun.

Later I hear from Mike Cooper: ``Another strike at RFI, on Wednesday and Thursday until 0600 UT. English-language broadcasts at 12 and 14 ran as usual, but 17 [or 16?] was replaced by RFI Musique`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 7125, Feb 9 at 0628, S9+12 signal with undermodulated West-African sounding vocal and instrumental music, initially with SSB QRhaM in Spanish, precisely with this as BFO.

Must be RTG reactivated after several months and they still haven`t organized a new frequency outside the hamband in the meantime! Still there at 0704, poor signal with vocal music; and het on the hi side, perhaps a hamjammer. Go get `em, Intruder-Busters! Perhaps someone could helpfully suggest a proper new 7 MHz band SWBC frequency for Guinea that would be clear at least 18 hours a day? Good luck.

I often tuned past 7125 just in case, but first to report this was Jari Savolainen, Finland Feb 6 at 1755. Also heard a bit after my log by Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, SP, Brasil until abruptly off at 0855* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HONDURAS. 3340-, Feb 9 at 0649, just barely modulated music on signal almost as strong as CHU 3330. HRMI often stays on late, but don`t they realize their modulation is shot? Slightly on low side compared to 1340 jumble 2 MHz below (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Feb 9 at 1325, poor with talk in Indonesian, RRI Palangkaraya. Nothing making it on 4750 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI missing yesterday Tuesday, but back today Wednesday Feb 9, as soon as I tune in at 1340, hear an IAD and more to come, but good signal, during `Let`s Learn Bahasa Indonesia`, expressions on the subject of learning to drive, but presented far too swiftly by YL, and with no visuals to reinforce. Plus, distracting music bed. This is not the way to teach your language.

Without measuring, I assumed it was still 9525, but on next check at 1502, signal is now VG and yes, it`s back on 9526-, with news in English, this time rudely cut off already at 1503:10* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Sea Breeze via JSR JAPAN, another Wednesday in English, Feb 9 at 1408, good signal with details about Miyoshi Yamaguchi, who disappeared from Ohsaka on March 3, 1965; musical stingers between each abductee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [and non]. Feb 9 was an especially calm morning for reception from the Koreas, temperature here +5 F with snowdrifts:

4450-, at 1315 Korean talk, poor but outstanding as nothing much from Asia was making it on 60m, i.e. V. of the People from S to N.

3480, Feb 9 at 1326, Korean talk best of all, good with het de 3481, V. of the People, but should have tried to // 4450.

3320, Feb 9 at 1324, undermodulated carrier, presumably P`yongyang BS.

3250, Feb 9 at 1322, triumphal choral music, S9+10, then M&W in Korean talk; P`yongyang BS.

3220-, Feb 9 at 1321, very weak carrier, slightly on lo side compared to 1220, 2 MHz below. Could be the 5 kW KCBS Hamnung, altho I would also settle for 10 kW R. Morobe, PNG. I was first seeking Australia on 3210, but no carrier there.

2850, Feb 9 at 1327, KCBS with soprano, chorus, fair (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1140, Feb 9 at 0655 UT, Spanish dominating with M&W forwarding personalized prayers from listeners to a god DXing 1140; as for me, I wondered if it was a USSS station, such as the Arkansawyer, rather than XEMR, and there was Latin music underneath it, but at 0700, this cut to full canned ID including M-R, 11-40, 24 horas, 365 días, 50,000 vatios, street address in Monterrey, and into music of its own.

Neither this nor the praying jibes with ``MR Deportes`` sports format + Notiradio news, as in 2010 IRCA Mexican Log; could be just late-night deviation from main format. It may be 50 kW NSP, but NRC Pattern Book shows at night it`s supposedly a circle tangent to Monterrey with lobe to the SW, and hardly anything toward the USA, especially WRVA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 9570, R. Veritas Asia missing again during R. Blagovest Russian service, Feb 9 at 1502 and further chex to 1516. Not due to propagation, as VOA Tinang was VG on 9760, fading up news modulation late at 1501. I will not jump to a conclusion that Blagovest has finally been canceled, and merely assume for now that transmissions are irregular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAIPAN. 11650, Feb 9 at 1346 M&W in language hard to place, ``central Asian``? And nice music bits, unusually as strong as adjacent NHK/Sackville 11655. No wonder I couldn`t savvy the lingo, as Aoki shows KFBS in Osetian during this quarter-hour on Wednesdays; other days: Uzbek, Karakalpak, Tatar or Chuvash; 100 kW, 323 degrees from Marpi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 15170, REE via COSTA RICA, Feb 9 at 1438 discussion of pirates hijacking oil tankers near Socotra. Mentions ``el mar`` twice, but title of this hour as soon heard too is strictly `Españoles en la Mar`. That`s because the Latin root mare is neuter and its bipolar descendants never can decide whether to make it masculine or feminine, so why not both? Same goes for French (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K. 5790, Feb 9 at 0640, poor signal in Russian, i.e. BBCWS, 500 kW, 47 degrees from Rampisham at 05-07 M-F. Elsewhen BBC uses this frequency for Arabic at 03-05, 17-21 daily from Skelton (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1510+, KCTE Independence MO is still off-frequency producing audible het against weaker stations, Feb 9 at 1416; ID at 1417. Taped the day before and then checked against a keyboard, close to F# below middle C, i.e. circa 185 Hz above 1510 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9405, Feb 9 at 0634, JBA carrier, presumably WINB; also JBA were 9370 WTJC, 9355 WYFR, but BA on 9680, 9715.

13570, Good Friends Radio Network via unstable-carrier WINB, Feb 9 at 1509, found to be running 5 sex ahead of WBCQ 9330; furthermore, WBCQ 15420-CUSB was already on at 1511, good and steady signal with better audio than // 9330.

Preacher was discussing reservations about The Apostles` Creed, the stuff about ``the holy catholic church`` and ``descended into hell``; see I Peter 3: 18-22 which he referred to as ``a difficult and naughty sexion of scripture``. [?]

Us revisionist Methodists skipped ``descended into hell`` but were always assured `catholic` here meant `universal`, not Roman, whew! Compare the various versions at
with the %27 replacing the computer-confusing original apostrophe

** U S A. 17740, VG open carrier Feb 9 at 1500, no doubt IBB Greenville tuning up again for the 1700 VOA Portuguese broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###