lunedì 15 agosto 2011

Glenn Hauser logs August 15, 2011

** ALBANIA. 13625, Monday Aug 15 at 1430, R. Tirana still missing, one transmitter down all month (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 15, before 1300, generally poor conditions:
10300, very good at 1237
12980, good at 1241
13920, fair at 1243
14700, very poor at 1243; none higher

After 1330:
15280, poor at 1341; none higher up to 19 MHz
14950, good at 1342
13920, fair at 1342
12270, good at 1342
12025, very poor at 1342 under CNR1 jammer; none lower

Before 1430:
15720, very poor at 1424. Nothing in Aoki, EiBi or HFCC to account for this, so probably Sound of Hope or maybe Voice of Tibet landed here
15280, fair at 1427, also with grind jammer; no others

** LIBYA. 17725, Aug 15 at 1428, no signal. Chris Greenway pointed out that fighting was getting near to the Sabrata shortwave site yesterday; but V. of Africa has been quite sporadic anyway. Wolfgang Büschel says Sabrata is 38 km from Al Zawiyah, but 17725 had been on and off earlier Aug 15, 1313-1316*, *1318- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.1, UT Monday August 15 at 0515, Harry Shearer`s `Le Show` is in progress via KWOU Woodward, interview about Pfizer avoiding taxes. That makes a semi-convenient time for us to hear it on the KGOU network, 0500 UT Mondays. I see on their schedule they also have `Joe Frank` 24 hours earlier at 0500 UT Sundays, before going to BBC overnight relays at 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7520, Aug 15 at 0159*, WWCR-1 QSY announcement to 3215, which did come up within a minute, instead of 7465 where they were by mistake(?) the night before.

9980, Aug 15 at 1419, WWCR-4 with Brother Scare, extremely strong, and clearly audible in the background other audio which we found // 13845 WWCR-3. WWCR fails to isolate one transmitter/antenna from another sufficiently, a longstanding defect. Or the mix could be getting into the audio chain before transmission.

15825, August 15 at 1423, WWCR-1 is extremely strong too, must be aided by sporadic E not reaching VHF, with squeal as bad as ever on this transmitter, splashing out to 15810 and 15840, where the much weaker but detectable spurs are with same modulation; and furthermore once again putting wideband modulation spikes roughly covering 15620-15710, and a weaker range from 15500 to 15560, QRMing numerous other stations in these ranges. Longstanding problems that WWCR has failed to solve (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###