mercoledì 25 maggio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs May 24-25, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36 missing for another day, May 25 at 1232, 1307, 1331 chex. Ahá, per
May 25 is National Day in Argentina, and we know they take holidays off, but why was it also missing May 24 and part of May 23? Anyhow, maybe will be back May 26 unless they take the rest of the week off too. Further holidays are 15 June, 9 July and 17 August (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ASIA [and non]. 17615, May 25 at 0525, two or three syllables by OM, Chinese? Cutting on and off, then at 0528 YL announcement without interruptions, and now // 17855 which is a few words ahead of 17615; 0530 `diamond` theme R. Free Asia frequently plays around this time; both over SAHs, no doubt ChiCom jamming underneath. 0535 a signal JBA on 21580, but could not make it // for sure. 0533, 15615 has echo-jamming of CNR1 atop. Per HFCC, the RFA frequencies are:
21580, 250 kW, 313 degrees from Tinian
17855, 100 kW, 310 degrees from Saipan
17615, 250 kW, 295 degrees from Tinian
15615, 125 kW, 295 degrees from Tinian

** CHINA. Firedrake May 25:
16980, good at 1337
16100, very good at 1337
15970, good at 1337
15545, very poor at 1308 vs het from 15548, V. of Tibet variable
14700, poor at first check 1246, none higher, and gone at 1310; again audible very poor at 1338 when there were none in the 13s, 12s or 11s
10970, good at 1249; poor at 1339
 7970, very poor at 1250, easy to check 3.000 MHz down from 10970

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 15245, May 25 at 0535, weak station in
German, which must be CRI, 500 kW, 308 degrees from Wulumuchi; also with wavering het. I thought it would be V. of Korea, but Aoki shows that not starting 15245 until 0700, while R. Taiwan International is on there at 04-06, so ChiCom jamming vs ChiCom broadcasting! And/or RTI is off-frequency, not unlikely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 15160, R. Australia normally loud and clear here on 65 degree azimuth for Pacific and also USward, but May 25 at 0536 there is CCI underneath, not sure of language. HFCC shows RFI in English at 05-06, 500 kW, 135 degrees from Issoudun. Apparently it`s been there all-season, but now starting to propagate. Since the two have different CIRAF targets, the coördinators did not think there would be a problem. Unfortunately, this is the only frequency for the 05-06 English hour from RFI! At least it`s not used for any of the other remaining English hours 04-08 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 14471, no sign of the filthy spur from 7225 VOA Korean via Tinang, 24 hours after first heard, May 25 at 1231 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 13610, May 25 at 1313, poor signal with rock song, non-English; 1315 Chinese announcement. Therefore it`s VOR via Vladivostok during this hour, rather than CRI via Kashgar, East Turkistan, also scheduled on 13610 in English, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 13620, R. Dabanga via MADAGASCAR, May 25 at 0527 has just ended but jammer still on now with lower-pitched tone than the 1000 Hz we had been hearing previously. No jammer or Dabanga on 13730 now; that`s supposed to be replaced by 15550 via UAE, only a JBA carrier. Of course, we need to check earlier in the 0430 hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 9665, May 25 at 1255 nice music but with het; 1257 RTI ID in Chinese website announcement. Per Aoki, RTI is on 9665 only at 12-13 in Chinese, from Paochung site; and the het is surely the always off-frequency P`yongyang KCBS, and apparently not jammed by the ChiCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, KVOH still missing this week when it was normally on, Tuesday May 24 at 1805 check. And not there May 25 at 1514 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###