domenica 26 giugno 2011

Glenn Hauser logs June 25, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake June 25:
12270, good at 1334
12600, fair-good at 1256; none lower before 1300
13830, fair at 1306 under CNR1 jamming // 11990; no FD on 15670 now; 13830 also at 1335 with same mix
14400, good at 1335
14700, good at 1258, 1335
15430, very poor at 1343
15515, fair at 1342; could not make out a <5 kHz het on either side
15670, fair at 1258 mixing as usual with CNR1 jamming
15970, good at 1258, 1336
16100, fair at 1259, fair-good at 1337
17170, fair at 1337, fair-good at 1250

** CUBA. 13670, June 25 at 0227, RHC has good signal but just barely modulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 11775, June 25 at 0224, gospel music made me think it was DGS/Anguilla again running day frequency at night as happens periodically, but no --- soon into Spanish `Sólo para Mujeres` and now DentroCuban jamming is audible under, so it`s the correct R. Martí via Sackville, CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 17800, June 25 at 1345, DW VG at S9+20 with jazzy music, 1347 Hausa ID, more music. As if this 250 kW, 310 degree signal from RWANDA, also USward, weren`t enough, same programming a slight reverb apart is on much weaker 17820, which is 250 kW, 145 degrees from PORTUGAL. And // 15410 synchro with 17800 since that is also RWANDA but 295 degrees. Fourth channel for this is 21780 Rwanda, often audible when nothing else is on 13m, but not today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 15075, June 25 at 0229, poor signal in unID language talk, then S Asian music. It`s the AIR Kannada hour via Bengaluru, 500 kW, 300 degrees to CIRAF 39 (everything from Turkey to Yemen and Oman) at 02-03, followed by Hindi and Gujarati until 0530 per HFCC. WRTH A-11 Update2 shows Kannada is really only half a sesquihour at 0215-0300. BTW, the latest Adobe pdf reader makes one use the internal binocular-find funxion only, inconvenient (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650 via CANADA, KBS World Radio feed not lost today, so we could hear `Worldwide Friendship`, Saturday June 25 at 1245 replying to request from Kevin O`Donovan, NM, that they availablize entire broadcasts daily by podcast. No can do, since have no rights for music on web unlike broadcast, and would have to remove it all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR [and non]. Strangeness in switching errors here, or maybe at program feed central, Hilversum? 13620, June 25 at 0527 R. Dabanga ends as usual, but then for a semiminute some YL in English is heard until carrier off at 0527:30; meanwhile the tone-jammer continues until 0530 with its weaker carrier.

13840, then I tune here at 0528 and hear YL in English for another minute, sounds like same one as on 13620. 0529-0530 dead air, 0530 starting R. Japon in French, ``un service de NHK-World``. Maybe the English was R. Netherlands programming if default on 24-hour satellite channel, never intentionally on SW at this hour? And seems all R. Japan languages are forced to use the English-language name. // 11730 via Issoudun, France, running about one second ahead of 13840. Also in French, NHK announces the relay sites, as every station should, but few do (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7415, UT Saturday June 25 at 0522, open carrier. Must be WBCQ, past nominal 0400*. On UT Sundays only, they stay on way later than that, modulating Ted Randall`s QSO.

A reminder to look for WORLD OF RADIO UT Monday at 0300 on Area 51, 5110v-CUSB, instead of Piratesweek; Ragnar says his show is in hiatus because of tendonitis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15825, June 25 at 1338, WWCR is S9+20 with sporadic-E boost (not reaching VHF), preacher over-modulated and distorted, but still no scratchy spur field circa 15670. However, closer in, there is splatter at least to 15810 and 15840, and with BFO can still detect the standard spur carriers from WWCR-1, near 15809.4 and 15840.6.

12160, `Ask WWCR` now occupying part of ex-WORLD OF RADIO time per updated schedule backdated June 9, posted contrary to asserted policy of only updating once a month, 1615 Saturdays, not monitored June 25, but I heard it earlier on demand: starts with ``elephant in the room``, cancellation of WORLD OF RADIO. Said they had been talking about that for a week before doing so June 10. It`s a for-profit operation, and the time is for sale. Brady and Jerry agreed ``that`s all there is to it``. Axually, there is a bit more to it; see their correspondence and my reply in DX Listening Digest 11-25,

Another item quoted `Lou in Atlanta` that RN previously ran a full a megawatt on 9590 from Bonaire: not true (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11520, June 25 at 1311-1316+ very poor signal, but unmistakable drone of Harold Camping; has anyone measured his predominant pitch? Soon to be a past-thing, as Family Radio has announced that he will no longer be heard at all after June 30, allegedly because of his stroke causing speech problems; until then they are rerunning a few more Open Fora, post-Rapture[non]. Aoki shows 11520 is via Paochung, TAIWAN, English at 13-14 flanked by Indonesian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###