giovedì 9 giugno 2011

Glenn Hauser logs June 7-9, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, no LRA36 carrier June 8 at 1231, 1309 chex. Nor June 9 at 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11925+, June 9 at 0503 noticed Brazilian accent, must be R. Bandeirantes, but vanished at 0504* just as I was trying to estimate the frequency offset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake June 8:
 7970, poor at 1158
10970, fair at 1158; poor at 1244
13500, very poor at 1259; none in the 12`s; fair at 1236
14700, very poor at 1159; no time for thoro scan before 1200; poor at 1234 and now definitely none heard higher in subnormal conditions.

Firedrake June 9:
12600, poor at 1133; none lower
13500, fair at 1133
13850, fair at 1134
13920, fair at 1135, and 1258
14700, very poor at 1136; none higher

15670, CNR1 echo-jamming fair June 9 at 1137. This is here every morning, whether I bother to log it or not; vs R. Free Asia in Tibetan via Tajikistan at 11-14, evidently never attempting to dodge it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11930, June 9 at 0505 lo-pitched continuous tone with noise, presumed leftover DentroCuban jamming against Martí altho not its usual sound (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. A bit more TVDX from June 7: at 1801 UT, channel 5 had two YLs with tabloid talk, briefly; at 2116, channel 2 displayed +VISION and MAS VISION, probably commercial for glasses?

Sporadic E was making 6 meters, and briefly faded in on channel 2, June 8 at 1515 UT with net-7 bug in upper right along with 27 degrees, 10:16 clock. Two YLs chatting; low-contrast but large bug in lower right DIMELO, show name? = ``Tell me about it``. Lower left explained current tema: Violencia Intrafamiliar. Did not reach audio 4.5 MHz higher, and soon faded; nothing much further into mid-afternoon. Likely XHTAU Tampico or XHCAM Campeche (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. Jamming vs R. Dabanga back to `normal`: 13620, June 8 at 0522 atop continuous tone jamming; 13730, oscillating noise jamming vs nothing audible, nor on 15550 where 13730 supposedly moved (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, checking WWV for propagation info, June 9 at 1118, the announcement about cancelling the prop minute in September has itself been canceled, or at least nothing heard until 1119 when the prop info ran at its now-usual time, having been displaced by the warning. A fluke, or will they move it back to :18 past the hours for the duration?

Anyhow, SF was 90, A-11, K at 09 was 3. ``Space weather`` has been and will be minor. (I continue to cringe at ``weather`` being applied to a near-vacuum.) For the rest I copy from the tri-hourly WWV e-mail at 0907: ``Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are likely. Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level are likely.`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, WTWW-3 back on the air June 8 at 2116 after missing a few days, Spanish Bible readings. George McClintock explains what happened: a storm with strong straight winds of 60 mph knocked over a tree Sunday afternoon around 2:30, which in turn broke rhombic antenna wire. Got it restrung today, altho two of the wires are still twisted, but operable. On the air with Spanish at 2115 UT June 8, half power of 50 kW, to be increased. Unrelated to the wind, also lost a driver tube and a power supply, probably due to jostling in shipping it all the way from Guam.

Fund-raising for Bible readings is already more than enough to pay for everything; except Russian is not ready yet. He`s dissatisfied with the quality of the Spanish files.

As for WTWW-2 transmitter, the one from Seychelles, it`s 90% ready. Is almost identical to WTWW-1. Waiting on parts from Continental, and technician to work on it, who is sick. Had been modified for only two frequencies instead of ten, needs to undo that. Fortunately, has contact with consultant while it was in Seychelles, providing documentation.

12100 also logged: June 9 at 0506, poor in Portuguese; circa 1130 JBA if that`s what it was --- Hiroshi in Japan via S. Hasegawa logged the mystery tone test on 12100 today at 1230-1324*, but on 11950 at 1125.
By 1305, WTWW has built up to good signal in Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1568, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, WBCQ missing June 9 at 1125 and still missing at 1321 when it would certainly be propagating if on; normally runs 24/7 with `Good Friends Radio Network/Radio 2:11`, except on weekdays 23/5, with `Money Talk` at 22-23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1568 monitoring: first airing confirmed on WRMI webcast, UT Thursday June 9 at 0330 --- nothing but wall of noise jamming audible on 9955 at 0355; tnx a lot, Arnie! Next airings on WRMI: Thu 1500, 2100, Fri 1430, Sat 0800, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730. On WWRB: UT Fri 0330 on 5050. On WWCR: Fri 2030 on 15825, Sat 1600 on 12160, Sun 0230 on 4840 (maybe starting this week??), Sun 0630 on 3215. On IPAR, Sat 1800 on 7290 via ?? supposed to resume this week after missing last week. On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9865, June 9 at 1317 going from a violin/piano hymn to vocal hymn in English, // 9280 which was a few sex ahead of it as best I could tell. 9865 is YFR via Petropavlovsk/Kamchatskiy, RUSSIA. 9280 via Paochung, TAIWAN site, per Aoki, both scheduled originally as in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM. 12000, June 8 at 1238 checking for the RHC spur heard yesterday, instead there is Russian YL, altho maybe RHC underneath. HFCC shows DW via Sri Lanka, and VOR does not start until 1300 via Khabarovsk; also V of Vietnam at 1100-1300, 100 kW, 27 degrees from VN1 site USward. Aoki refines this: VOV is in fact in Russian at 1230-1300, alternating half-hours with Chinese; DW is in German, and VOR not listed. VOV heard again June 9 at 1326, very poor, near the end of Chinese broadcast, no RHC audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###