giovedì 19 gennaio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs January 18-19, 2012

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, Jan 19 at 1332, still no signal from LRA36. I missed checking the previous Thursday. Previous years they have shown up again in Februaries after summer vacation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Jan 19: 11500, JBA with flutter at 1327; no others found 9-15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Jan 19 at 1312, some music is JBA, rather late for R. Verdad to be heard, but no doubt that is the source; sunrise there was 1228, sunrise here 1341 UT (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 3925, Jan 19 at 1304, R. Nikkei 1, JOZ is in French lesson on this Thursday; better signal than the Koreans on 75m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 3912, Jan 19 at 1304, YL talk in Korean; no jamming audible, but some zero-beat SSB QRhaM; 3985, Jan 19 at 1304, OM talk in Korean, no jamming either. 3912 is V. of the People, 3985 is Echo of Hope, both clandestines from S to N Korea. Lacking Indonesians any more, it`s nice to hear something on 75m besides JAPAN, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Jan 18 at 0624, IGIM is on and chanting. (In my reports you don`t have to hunt around in the middle or at the end for the date of reception: I normally put it at the top right next to the time, and am baffled why others think it should be anywhere else.) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5950, Jan 18 at 1353, poor signal from RNZI, distinctive voice and tagline of Garrison Keillor. Suspect this is not `World in Sport` as in RNZI`s own program grid for Wednesday 1330-1400
I`ll bet they are instead relaying RNZ National: yep, that schedule
for Thursday Jan 19 at 2:05-3 am local shows ``Garrison Keillor's Radio Show (PHP)``, i.e. 1305-1400 UT Wednesdays during DST of UT +13. It`s a one-hour version of `Prairie Home Companion` for syndication abroad. I`m sure many other RNZI schedule entries are also wrong, replaced by DS relays during summer holidays --- but why didn`t RNZI put up an accurate program grid for Dec & Jan? `Mailbox` is admittedly on vacation until resuming fortnightly from next Monday Jan 23 at 1330v, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also VATICAN [non]

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 7325-, Jan 19 at 1357 as huge CRI Japanese signal cuts off, I detect a JBA carrier here, presumably Wantok Radio Light. It may be tough to equal or exceed my slightly better reception of Jan 16, during this 1357-1429 UT window. BTW, someone else heard them on Jan 15, so the Aoki schedule showing WRL closing earlier on Sundays is not correct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1600: the forty-squared edition airs first on SW from WTWW, Thursday Jan 19 at 2200 on 9479; then on WBCQ at 2230 on 7490; on WWRB, UT Friday Jan 20 at 0430v on 3195. On WRMI 9955: Saturday 0900, 1600, 1830, Sunday 0900, 1630, 1830, Monday 1230. Also on WTWW, UT Sunday 0500 on 5755. BTW, the Radio Free Sarawak item on 15420 was thought to be via Tajikistan, but HFCC shows Palau (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Others have noted IBOC noise missing from WHO and KFAB the last few days, and so do I, Jan 19 at 1340 UT. That opens up some adjacent frequencies for better reception, 1030, 1050, 1100, 1120. But still IBOC from 1170 KFAQ, 1160 KSL, 1120 KMOX, 1080 KRLD, 850 KOA. 1200 WOAI also seemed to be IBOC-free at the moment, where it comes and goes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 9865, Jan 18 at 1153 check, VG signal in Spanish, something about ``el reino de dios según el burro`` ?? --- so this confirms the 1130-1200 Spanish from R. Vaticano is still being relayed by Sackville, CANADA, as in latest HFCC, despite missing from WRTH 2012, and even from VR`s own schedule
which shows it only on 21680 direct to region R = eastern S America (and locally on MW 1260).

During slight fades could hear QRDRM noise from New Zealand on 9865-9870-9875, which was a bigger problem when last logged in December. I notified RNZI they were causing this QRM to analog VR in its own target area (well, almost: 227 degrees to CIRAF 8, 10 and 11). HFCC says this is in Spanish plus English, but the English used to be tacked on at 1200-1215 --- or not, as they were playing back the 45-minute Spanish broadcast of the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)