giovedì 8 marzo 2012

Glenn Hauser logs March 8, 2012

** BRAZIL. 4885, March 8 at 0640, Brazilian music, presumed R. Clube do Pará, the only 60m ZY reliably making it here overnight, but noticed the carrier wobbles, compared with BFO to e.g. the pure tone from 4840 WWCR. Also with CODAR swishes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake March 8, all with flutter, some of it heavy:
11500, poor at 1319
12230, JBA at 1323
12300, good at 1323, quite a contrast to the previous one
12500, good at 1323
13970, fair at 1324; none in the 14s
15500, fair at 1327
15555, very poor at 1325
15900, good at 1325
16700, fair at 1328; none in the 17s, 18s
It`s been a long time since we have found a Firedrake which is not // the others, and they sound the same as we tune along, but this time on another receiver I checked the 15s to be sure, and yes, they were all // (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 710, March 8 at 0653, R. Rebelde plays a lot of music, but during announcement I can hear an echo, as WRTH 2012 shows there are at least seven CMBA transmitters here ranging from 200 to 1 kW, with four 50`s and a 25 included; the Cubans haven`t mastered how to truly synchronize all this (like from a common satellite feed, duh, even to HQ transmitter in Habana), but who cares since they are really jammers to block ``wacky`` WAQI Miami? The echo even makes the jamming more annoying, and there`s always another frequency if anyone really wants to listen to Rebelde in the clear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765-USB, March 8 at 1306, cannot detect AFN, altho it`s not a good propagation day, but haven`t heard it recently either, and hope it`s only another of their sporadic absences (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 6135, March 8 at 1334, can`t be sure Shiokaze is still here, via JSR Tokyo, but there are two weak signals hetting, plus stronger bonker on the lo side. It`s about time for Juche jamming to require a periodic jump to an alternate frequency, but nothing at all yet on 5910, 5985 or 6010, so absence probably just due to propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MYANMAR. 7110, March 8 at 1312, western song by YL, poor but better than usual, especially considering geomag storm is greatly attenuating Chinese transmitters on 7 MHz band, such as 7325 CRI Japanese service. By 1330 there is QRhaM both CW and SSB as YL is talking with Burmese intonation, news from and/or to Rakhine, or Thazin? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1607 monitoring: first airing confirmed on webcast of 9955 WRMI, UT Thursday March 8 after 0430. Other WRMI SW times: Sat 0900, 1600, 1830; then DST timeshifts start: Sunday March 11, 0800, 1530, 1730; Mon 0500, 1130. On WTWW, Thursday 2200 on 9479, UT Sunday 0500 on 5755. On WWRB, UT Friday 0430 on 3195. On WBCQ Area 51: UT Saturday 0200v on 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 770, March 8 at 1344 UT, KKOB Albuquerque NM is good and steady, already on non-direxional 50 kW day power, during promo for imminent Rush commentary plus his 3-hour diatribe from 10 am, as if they were proud of him! Yet another anti-government, yea, anti-American station. March official sunrise is 1315 UT, which will soon be called 7:15 am MDT instead of 6:15 am MST. Faded before 1400. Enid sunrise today was 1252 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 1300, March 8 at 1354 UT, XEP Juárez is still in, but close to a right angle and mutually nullable with equally strong KBRL McCook NE. Several ``Big Talker 1300`` IDs jointly with KICX which is 96.1 FM, evidently sharing the program, which was very strange, mixing music with sports talk, 1400 legal ID and Fox Sports News. In between nulls, the two produced a fast rippling SAH. XEP faded at 1352, resurged at 1358, an hour+ after sunrise here (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [and non]. 7480, March 8 at 1310, oscillating siren jamming atop something talking, no doubt against scheduled FEBC Manila 100 kW due west from Iba 13-14 hour in a variety of minority languages, lest those ethnicities be Christianized. Aoki shows the current victim language Thursdays at 1300-1330 is Jeh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15300-SSB, March 8 at 1431, intruders, colloquial Spanish 2-way, only an occasional word recognizable such as ``kilo``. One side had engine noise, from a loud cockpit? Presumed narcotraffickers. Whistled into mike but no ``puta madres`` heard past 1438. This is what happens when stations such as RFI drastically curtail their SWBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)