domenica 11 dicembre 2011

Glenn Hauser logs December 10, 2011

** CHINA. Firedrake Dec 10, before 2400:
13920, JBA at 2331
16100, very poor at 2332
16980, very poor at 2332; none in the 12s, 14s, 15s, 17s, 18s

** CHINA [and non]. 7105, Dec 10 at 2205, poor signal in Chinese, with flutter, mixing with something else, and one of them an echo apart from // 7440 with presumed CNR-1. When it comes to jamming Sound of Hope, the ChiCom say to the ham Intruder-Busters, ``stick it!``. Aoki shows *jammed SOH on 7105 this one hour only, 2200-2300, 100 kW, 325 degrees from Tanshui, TAIWAN.

However, on 7440, Aoki does not show CNR1, but CRI at 22-23, not only in Chinese southward from Kunming, but also in Japanese eastward from Beijing! VOA Chinese via Thailand is also on 7440 during this hour, so jamming that with CNR1 takes precedence over mere CRI broadcasts. If all are really on the air at 22-23, there is a 4-way collision over E Asia on 7440 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13640 & 13690, Dec 10 at 2156 no signal from RHC on either, but both are on at equal level in Spanish at 2208. 13640 is supposedly for Europe in Spanish at 22-24, as well as French/Portuguese/Arabic at 1930-2100. Originally Spanish followed immediately at 21-23 but when DST ended in Cuba Nov 13, the Spanish block shifted one hour later, while the others stayed put.

As an outlaw station, RHC refuses to participate in HFCC, and does not publish azimuths on its own website, but Aoki purports to have them, showing at 20-21, 13640 is 100 kW at 53 degrees, while at 22-24 it`s 100 kW at 130 degrees, i.e. southeastward, NOT toward Europe --- and so is 13690, officially for S America --- with plenty of signal off the backs USward, 310 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 17605, UT Sat Dec 10 at 2317, NHK`s Sunday-morning classical-music-appreciation show with bits of Chopin, Japanese commentary, southward via Bonaire, and also audible on weaker // 11665 off the back (55 degrees) from Yamata aimed 235 degrees toward Asia. But that`s not all:

17810, during the very same hour, UT Saturday Dec 10, the NHK Indonesian service is also presenting western classical music, at 2319 a coloratura, announcement mentions Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony; 2321 `The Swan` and more classical music bits. 17810 is also Yamata, 240 degrees at 2310-2340 in Indonesian, plus a third of an hour in Chinese, so 60 degrees is directly off the back from that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 7250, Dec 10 at 2245, it`s ``London Calling``, but from V. of Russia, not BBC! Apparently a regular program segment now, this time discussing educating Russian children in Britain to be sure they speak proper English, not inferior American accent. Come to think of it, BBC doesn`t really say ``London Calling`` any more, how quaint, so why not Moscow? 7250 is 500 kW, 315 degrees from ``Armavir`` at 22-05 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960, Dec 10 at 2301, VOT good and clear saying after the news will be a special program for Human Rights Day; and so it came at 2312. This is an off-week for the fortnightly `DX Corner` anyway, so it should continue on Dec 17 and unless a further holiday interrupt, Dec 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 7545, Saturday Dec 10 at 2250, VOA Spe-cial Eng-lish talk about Ralph Waldo Emerson, including being unwelcome at Harvard Divinity School, suspected of not being a believer. 2257 outro as `People in America` series. HFCC shows this daily 2230-2300, 250 kW, 359 degrees from Udorn, THAILAND (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, WBCQ had been ``observing the Sabbath`` --- really off the air on Saturdays due to lack of business (and a few shows which had been on Saturday were shifted to Sunday months ago). But Dec 10 at 2201, 7490 is on with gospel rock, ripple QRM from BBCWS Thailand. 2202 ID as Radio, `I Sing Radio`, i.e. another Good Friends Radio Network program, but not // 9330-CUSB which is already bought out 23 hours a day (and lately not propagating overnight). Still such music at 2318. This has already been entered on the WBCQ online schedule for 7490, showing it runs all the way from 2000 Saturday to 0500 UT Sunday on 7490 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Dec 10 at 2200, no signal from WTWW-3, still missing at 2317. WTWW-1 on 9479 as usual, and WTWW-2 on 9990 still pending (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15385.4, Dec 10 at 1947 in usual mindless/mind-numbing programming, very good signal from KJES NM, pretty far off frequency, checked after hearing them within an amazing 0.1 kHz of 11715 earlier today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)