giovedì 17 novembre 2011

Glenn Hauser logs November 17, 2011

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Nov 17 is another Thursday, so another serious search for LRA36 is in order during reported 13-15 UT schedule: at 1337 I get a JBA carrier not on 15476 but on approx. 15474.2 and wobbling slightly, due to Doppler or instability? 1340 bothered by `Amazing Grace` on bagpipes from 15480! Still JBA at 1346, 1356. On a previous Thursday we had another JBA carrier around 15475 instead of 15476, so suspect LRA36 is drifting --- if that`s what it is. It would be nice to have some confirmation from S American monitors. Have checked other weekdays and not heard any such carriers between 15470 and 15480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1591, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Nov 17, before 1400:
 9200, poor at 1330; replaced maybe 10300, no longer heard?
 9350, good at 1330; vs IBB Tibetan via Tajikistan at 11-14
16700, good at 1355; none in the 17s, 15s, 14s, 13s, 12s, 11s, 10s, 8s or 7s before 1400
18180, poor at 1352, with colloquial Spanish 2-way QRM from 18182-USB

** CUBA [and non]. 5980, Nov 17 at 0705, R. Martí overnight frequency has just started, now in a drama, and no jamming! Well, barely bubbling underneath if I strain to hear it in pauses; totally unlike 6030 RM which has wall-of-noise jamming.

5955, Nov 17 at 0706, moderate jamming is still running here, despite R. República/ELCOR long gone, and instead interfering with something in Dutch, what else but RNW, which at 0700 had moved from Vatican to Nauen, GERMANY site.

9955, might as well check for jamming here too: at 0708, no, not at the moment, WRMI poor but clear with R. Prague in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 7220, Nov 17 at 0702, some national anthem, 0703 Korean; nothing in HFCC at this time, but I bet it`s V. of Korea, an outlaw nation which refuses to cooperate in HFCC --- Aoki shows really R. P`yongyang service opening at 0700, 200 kW non-direxional.

9975, Nov 17 at 0707, choral music of the NK ilk: sure enough, Aoki shows V. of Korea Russian service, 200 kW, 28 degrees also USward.

7580, Nov 17 at 0721, militaristic choral music also NK ilk, 0722 YL narrating in slow Japanese, poor signal. 200 kW, 109 from Kujang; another one opening at 0700 I normally miss (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 21540, Nov 17 at 1350, R. Kuwait is still here instead of registered 21520, and still colliding with Spain on 21540, i.e. in Basque vs Arabic. Maybe I`ll only report this once a week as B-11 progresses (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, Nov 17 at 0715, VON in French with hum, peaking S9+8, during interview, with more distortion on the studio mike than someone on the phone.

I wish I weren`t awake this late, but since I am, might as well check WWV 2500 at 0718: SF 142, A 4, K at 06 was 1; no; no (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 9445-9450-9455, Nov 17 at 0710 DRM noise; the odds are that it is another half-hour broadcast from RRI, which they spread all over the spectrum: yes, HFCC shows 0700-0730 in German, 300 kW (really, in DRM??), 307 degrees to northwestern CIRAF 28 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 7320, Nov 17 at 0700, timesignal is 3 seconds late compared to WWV at 0701! Can`t blame RWM either since previously we have found it tightly synchronized, i.e. accurate, with WWV 4 kHz away. Then R. Rossii ID. Good signal but some hum; is regular now from Magadan in eastern Siberia already audible here hours earlier in winter. HFCC shows it on the air 17-13, 100 kW 45 degrees from `Okhotsk`, but it`s much closer to Magadan at a place really called Arman. (Just in case someone will be fooled into sending Cold War bombers to the wrong place.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9370, Nov 17 at 1332, WTJC is very undermodulated, lo het since it`s off-frequency vs Asian, but thankfully, no spurs returning yet. FBN says they will start `Cantatas` after Black Friday:

``Dear Listening Friend, With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to let you know that FBN will start our Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving and keep it going throughout the Christmas season. We will also start airing our Christmas cantatas and musicals on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Saturday programs will begin at 10:05 am, Eastern, and weekday programs will start at 7:05 pm, Eastern. We will also carry a Christmas musical on Sundays at 9:05 pm Eastern``

UTs = 1505, 0005, 0205 respectively; lengths not specified, but each day has a different subject/title. These will be no pleasure to listen to pro-arte with submodulation like that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1591: first SW airings from Nov 17 are:
Thu 2200 on WTWW 9479
Thu 2200 on WRMI 9955
Thu 2230 on WBCQ 7490
Fri 0430 on WWRB 3195, 5051
Fri 0600 on WRMI 9955
Fri 1530 on WRMI 9955
Sat 0900 on WRMI 9955
Sat 1600 on WRMI 9955
Sat 1830 on WRMI 9955
Sun 0500 on WTWW 5755
Sun 0900 on WRMI 9955
Sun 1630 on WRMI 9955
Sun 1830 on WRMI 9955
Mon 0400 on WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51

UNIDENTIFIED. 7270, Nov 18 at 0728 fluttery open carrier has appeared, with occasional tones on and off, mostly off; OC continued past 0730.

HFCC and Aoki show PBS Nei Menggu amid a long Mongolian broadcast at this time on 7270, also listing Sarawak which is kaput on SW. But the tones hint at a Russian, two of which are not scheduled until much later; so, what? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7275, Nov 18 at 0731, open carrier with less flutter than the one on 7270; HFCC might make you think it was Tunisia just after sign-off at 0730, except we know it goes off at 0627*. In progress supposedly on 7275 are KBS non-direxional, and Wulumuchi in Uighur also non-direxional. How about North American hams messing around? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)