martedì 24 maggio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs May 24, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36, no carrier audible May 24 at 1247, several later chex including 1315, 1340. Yesterday it vanished sometime between 1319 and 1329; breakdown? It could be gone for months again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 24:
16100, JBA at 1258
15555, JBA at 1344, I think, under DTV cable converter bubble jammer
15545, very poor at 1315
15540, very poor at 1344
15430, very poor at 1345
14900, fair at 1251; very good with flutter at 1339; no other out-of-banders at this time, just the three 15s as above
13920, good at 1253
13850, good at 1253
12600, very good at 1255
12240, very good at 1255
10970, very poor at 1256

** CYPRUS. 15316-15341, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, May 24 at 0612; lots of broadcast signals from Eu/Af/ME/Asia on 15 and 17 MHz bands (but not 21), in N Hemisphere midnight-sun mode, but this range was free of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Tuesday May 24 at 1304, VOI S9+12 but very undermodulated, YL talking seems English, then nothing audible, music break? 1307 a bit more talk mentioning Indonesia. Useless.

9680+, checking reports that RRI is considerably off-frequency to the high side, May 24 at 1309, yes it is, comparing it with BFO to 13680 RHC, 17680 CVC and 11680 Korea North. Each had a different tone, and of course none of them can be relied upon to be precisely .000, especially Korea. In order of increasing separation: 17680, 13680, 9680, 11680 --- the latter probably on the low side. 9680 also had a double-tone caused by Taiwan/China on a slightly different frequency, perceived without BFO as a subaudible heterodyne, but not so much as to be an audible het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [and non]. 15150, May 24 at 1317, nice ME vocal music with minor harmonies, fair signal, announcements in Arabic between selexions; 1330 three chimes, Iran ID, news theme and headlines. Unless V of Indonesia axually starts using 15150 at 02-04, V. of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the only station on 15150 at any time, per HFCC, Arabic all the way from 0530 to 1630, 500 kW, 295 degrees via Sirjan, plus Russian at 0500-0530, 40 degrees.

Meanwhile there was intermittent ACI from a much stronger open carrier on 15155, 1320-1321, 1322-1323, 1327-1328 approx. I expected someone to be starting at 1330, but no more of it then, and nothing scheduled for the next four hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, May 24 at 0617, RNZI news about a suit against Twitter, back in AM mode, whilst 11675 was back in DRM. Adrian Sainsbury confirms yesterday`s reversal was a ``programming error`` due to a ``dyslexic operator`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 14471 approx., extremely distorted FMing spurblob, with no specific carrier, May 24 at 1248, but could recognize the talk as Korean, so compared it to VOA Tinang 7225, whose VG signal I had tuned across a few minutes earlier. Yes, it matches, and synchronized! Trouble is, the second harmonic of 7225 should be on 14450; nevertheless, obviously related from out-of-whack transmitter. Gone at 1302 recheck, so suspected a site switch, but that`s not scheduled until 1400 when Tinang goes to Tinian. Somebody must have kicked the transmitter. 7225 itself continued to sound OK, marred by some ham using it as BFO for his SSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 13695 // 13800, May 24 at 1253, WYFR with dramatic cinema-music, apocalyptic? morphing into hymn. 13695 was unusually distorted, but carrier stable. Expect WYFR programming to be transformed post-May 21?

Terry Wilson, dxldyg, found the May 23 `Open Forum` on Youtube:
All 83 minutes of it, audio only with a still of a meteor/asteroid crashing into the ocean? Harold Camping making his excuses, and it seems he will resume regular OFs henceforth. Bottom line: the real doomsday will be 21 October 2011, so we`re in for another pentamonth of this total nonsense. Milk it, Harold, milk it!! There are still plenty of fools with money out there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15795, May 24 at 1313, WWRB Brother Scare service, but Alex Scourby pontificating at the moment, not yet up to full strength and suffering from co-channel AIR/ChiCom jamming. Then BS proclaims he is the Voice of the Last-Day Prophet of God (VOLDPOG) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###