giovedì 12 maggio 2011

Glenn Hauser logs May 9-10, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, May 10 at 1252, LRA36 with music to S9+10 level, and YL quickly mentions LRA36 as in their e-mail address. (I don`t like to convey Spanish fonetically, as everyone should at least learn its simple pronunciation scheme and numbers, but just once I will do so to assist some others in copying the ID: EH-leh, EH-reh, AH, TRAYN-tah__ee SAY-ees). 1300 strengthened noticeably during music; 1303 local weather conditions including temp way below zero, wind velocity, sky cover -- nublado = cloudy; soon started fading down after this peak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake May 10, with very subjective ratings:
10300, fair-good at 10300; poor at 1351
10965, fair-good at 1240; poor at 1351
11500, fair with CCI, het at 1241; only open carrier at 1350, maybe trace of FD
12240, good at 1244
12980, fair at 1244
13060, good at 1245 // others, but with ute QRM
13130, poor at 1348
13920, fair at 1348
14900, poor at 1246
15430, poor with CCI, flutter at 1346
15550, poor at 1249 vs het from 15552
15900, good at 1247; poor at 1347
16100, poor at 1345
16980, fair at 1345 with flutter (like most of them)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, May 10 at 1310, VOI, very poor signal and seems barely modulated too, so no way to tell if they are doing an `Exotic Indonesia` excursion to Banjarmasin or Bali this Tuesday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 15530, May 10 at 0535-0538 in Spanish with lengthy transmission schedule, poor signal, website; 0538 on to other talk by YL. It`s Voz de la República Islámica de Irán, and I must have just missed the opening Corán, shux. Too poor to copy details, but the revised sked from DX Mix News in DXLD 11-15 shows:

0030-0227 on  9905 11760
0230-0327 on  9905
0530-0627 on 15530 17530
2030-2127 on  6055  7300  9780

Somehow they managed to stretch that to fill three minutes. 15530 is 500 kW, 289 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN [non]. 17755, fair May 10 at 1325 mentions R. Farda, sounders, more in Persian. HFCC shows 100 kW, 85 degrees from Biblis, GERMANY at 12-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 17550, R. Kuwait, Arabic to C&W NAm, signal is improving with latening spring sunsets; May 9 at 2030 good signal even rivalling RHC 17560, nice ME music but interrupted too frequently for talk. Much of the time there is too much talk for my taste.

Meanwhile, the English frequency 15540 rarely plays any music but Western pop, yecch. May 9 at 2050 news headlines about Libya, Egypt, Pakistan; 2053 music; 2055 again reading the residency and immigration law, as the MOI must mandate it to do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LIBYA. Reports of strikes on Tripoli broadcast installations keep on coming, but Voice of Africa from the Great Jamahiriya survives so far: 17725 inaudible yesterday, but May 10 at 1251 poor carrier in presumed Kiswahili; 1344 better with hilife music during presumed English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA [non]. Re previous report of no Hamada Radio International on 21480 at 1400-1430: Jeff White says: ``Glenn: Since May 1 Hamada is on 7 days a week at 0530-0600 on 9610 and 1930-2000 on 11945. It has never been on 21810`` [as someone in Europe had logged it] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15655-15680, May 9 at 2015, WWCR modulation spike spurs scratch thru this range, from S9+18 // 15825 fundamental; looked for a match around 16000, but none there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, May 9 at 2023 open carrier, quickly off; 2043 back on and off briefly: no doubt WTWW testing second/third transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, May 10 at 0547, dead air from Rod Hembree`s network, the programming I find most satisfying, while the hard-sell pseudo-hip presentation of Radio 2:11 is annoying, even if I were interested in the content (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, WTJC remains out of whack for more than a week, polluting the 31m band with filthy distorted spurs. Rather like squeezing a pastry with cream filling, more of it comes out around the edges than is left in the center. May 10 at 0547 the usual peaks circa 9320, 9345, 9395, 9420, with 9395 worst. Also at 1238 same setup. Dear Jesus, please make them work to fix their transmitter once and for all, and not wait till You come. Amen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###