domenica 18 dicembre 2011

Glenn Hauser logs December 18, 2011

** ALBANIA. 7420, Dec 18 at 0235, no signal from R. Tirana (nor alt. 7425), yet with lots of other European signals making it on 7 MHz, so must really be off the air; why? Haven`t checked the 00-01 Albanian broadcast lately, whether still on 7425 mixing with China or on clear 7420 as I have recommended repeatedly, but no word received of any change. Inertia is a powerful force (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ANGUILLA. 6090, Dec 18 at 0603, shux, PMS is back on after several nights missing while 11775 remained on at day. AFAIK, no one reported Uruguay or Chile in the meantime, if they were ever even on the air, let alone Liberia listed as inactive in last year`s WRTH. At least we heard Ethiopia, Nigeria and Brasil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6150, Dec 18 at 1305, RHC is still on with heavy CCCCI instead of closing at 1300. I wondered if it was delaying moving to 9540 where on Sundays only, WHRI blox it until 1400; could not hear any RHC underneath WHRI, but 6150 did not stay on the full hour. Also looked for 13690 which appeared a few weeks ago on a Sunday morning before 1400, since they could hardly use 13750, occupied by jamming and VOA, but no 13690 this week. 13750 was on after 1400 instead of 9850, as well as on 13670 and 13780, including `En Contacto` at 1435. There would be no need for such complexity and uncertainty if Arnie chose frequencies which are clear 7 days a week, but that would require coördination in HFCC or at least astute monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Dec 18 at 0621, IGIM is still not on the air. If they had a consistent sign-on time, there would be no need to log notes of this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 17530 and 15460, Dec 18 at 1340, the RRI German hour is still marred by strange ringing artifacts on the sidebands of each, but inescapable by center-tuning either, as earlier noted on Dec 15, and some weeks before that. Something wrong with their program feed in this service, presumably also affecting English at 12-13 on same, which the Tiganeshti transmitters are not filtering out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6074, Dec 18 after R. Rossii closed with late timesignal at 1300*, kept tuned with BFO and could barely hear the start of a CQ at 1301, from 2MTL or 8GAL, no doubt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, Dec 18 at 1308, `Glad Tidings to Zion` passage from Handel`s Messiah by a great singer, but GFRN via WBCQ doles out only small doses of great music, segué to some more modern hymn, both marred by IADs, and it`s just as well not to subject Handel to those or SSB any longer than that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7275+, Dec 18 at 0552, Tunisia has a very weak het of less than 1 kHz on the hi side, not noticed before. AM ham always possible, but could it be a broadcaster, such as Nigeria? When IWT cut off at 0630*, could no longer hear anything else (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)