domenica 18 settembre 2011

Glenn Hauser logs September 18, 2011

** BULGARIA. Sept 18 around 0515 I start monitoring 11600 to find out when R. Bulgaria carrier would come on before the 0530 German service: with BFO on 11599, the het starts at *0521:20. Then I tune to 9599, and the 9600 carrier does not come on until *0527:30. Since the warmup lasts less than 10 minutes on each, they have my blessing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 18:
10300, fair with flutter at 1241; very poor at 1323
11500, poor at 1244 underneath vocal music, presumably Tajikistan modulating VOR relay for a change
12270, fair-good at 1245 with flutter
13130, fair at 1245 with flutter; last logged here on Sept 3
14900, poor at 1247; not logged here since June 4
15900, very poor at 1248; none higher

** CUBA. 13820, Sept 18 at 0523, DentroCuban Jamming Command pulsing against nothing, this being a daytime-only frequency of R. Martí. A few minutes later, heard the same on 11930, ditto. Standard remark about Cubans going hungry to pay for this wastage, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [non]. 17500, Sept 18 at 1535, poor signal with sillyballgame play-by-play, even worse on // 17880, but at least there`s no QRDRM this time on the latter. This is the second of RTÉ`s two annual sporting specials on SW, via SOUTH AFRICA, scheduled 1300-1700 this time for a football final (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Sunrise MW DX Sept 18:
620, Sept 18 at 1205, orchestral NA ends and XEBU sign-on from Chihuahua. Per Cantú:
620 XEBU La Norteñita Chihuahua, Chih. 5,000 1,000

730, Sept 18 at 1209, XEHB ID with 50,000 watts from Parral, also street address by super-hype locutor. Cantú:
730 XEHB Radio Viva Villa Hidalgo del Parral, Chih. 50,000 1,000

760, Sept 18 at 1210, martial tune, maybe an unknown state song, 1213 lo-key sign-on sounds like XENG, then announcer plugs the saint for tomorrow; 1215 `Domingo [illegible] del Recuerdo` show. Closest match fonetically in Cantú is:
760 XENY Radio Geny Nogales, Son. 5,000 100
Tried to check the website linked from Fred`s by-state page,
but it`s ``temporarily unavailable, cannot link to server``
At least we know the derivation of the callsign

** SUDAN [non]. 13620, Sept 18 at 0525, the 1000-Hz tone jammer is weakly audible again, and so is R. Dabanga, unlike its usual good signal via MADAGASCAR. Only standout signals on 22m were Australia on 13630, weaker 13690, with silly ballgame (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1582 monitoring: UT Sunday Sept 18 after 0400 confirmed on WTWW-1 webcast, presumably also 5755. Next airings are: Sunday 1530 [confirmed with my voice recognizable at peaks], 1730 on WRMI 9955; UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 WBCQ 5110v-CUSB, all webcast too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12100, Sept 18 at 0522, nothing audible from WTWW, unlike 24 hours earlier, and also unlike 47 hours earlier when it was JBA. Wildly varying propagation and/or operation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)