martedì 3 aprile 2012

Glenn Hauser logs April 3, 2012

** CANADA. 6160, April 3 at 0547, Marc and someone else mentioning so presumably `The Link` in overnight CBC domestic relay, which at this hour would be from CKZN Newfoundland, not yet CKZU Vancouver with same programming delayed 4 hours, presumably the understation with some music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 3, noticed without thorough scans:
11500, fair with flutter at 1253, SAH and CCI
12300, fair at 1256
12980, fair at 1256
13970, poor at 1256
15870, fair at 1443
16100, poor at 1259; none in the 14s, 15s

** CUBA. 6050, April 3 at 0538, RHC English is here, along with // 6060, 6125, all rather poor, but loud and clear on 6010. 6050 had been absent 23.5 hours earlier, but all four are still on A-12 schedule in the 05-07 period (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9805, April 3 at 1248, R. Martí in `Tempranito y de Mañana` show (``a bit early in the morning``), loud and clear with no jamming audible. RM now scheduled here at 09-13; also on 6030 with no jamming either, which RM now occupies 22-13 (except the 03-09 Monday break). 7405 jammed but RM atop it.

Instead, already heavily jammed at 1255 were 11845, 11930 and 13820, which per HFCC do not start RM until 13, 14, and 13 respectively!

However, VOA Spanish on 9885 was over heavy jamming, 15590 way over audible jamming, and WRMI 9955 inaudible under very heavy jamming, vs R. Libertad at 12-13; WRMI also carries `Tempranito` at 10-11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 13575, April 3 at 1409, very poor signal in Chinese, vs CODAR. Scheduled is KSDA, 14-15 daily, 100 kW, 300 degrees. Since it`s a weekday, no WINB to cope with this early from 13570 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 15620

** MAURITANIA [and non]. 7245, tho this was still on at 0021 April 3, answering my previous question, no, it is not on at 0536 check, an hour when unpredictably it can be on the air too. Vatican in French on 7250 had no ACI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 7280-7285-7290, April 3 at 1240, DRM noise again vs the Region 2 hamband, but gone at 1300 recheck; no doubt RNZI which per today`s HFCC is supposed to be on air at 08-12 only; and per its own website as of UT April 3 is still supposed to be on only at 0759-1058 & 1551-1650, with no DRM anywhere betwixt (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES. 15620, April 3 at 1444, piano sounds hymnic, fair signal, better than the AWR UNIDENTIFIED [q.v.] a bihour earlier on same; 1445 FEBC ID with `warta berita`, i.e. news in Indonesian. Aoki shows 1400-1430 Javanese, 1430-1530 Indonesian, both 100 kW, 200 degrees from Bocaue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6075, April 3 at 1229, Moscow ID in Chinese. With R. Rossii gone from 6075, now can be occupied by VOR, per HFCC, 100 kW due west from Vladivostok at 10-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 9675, April 3 at 0532, REE Costa Rica`s bigsig tonight is here instead of usual 9630, so far in A-12. Goodbye, Brasil! They keep registering both frequencies, but can use only one. Was this a mistake, an experiment, or a permanent change? Who knows, besides finding what happen 24 hours later. Program was dramatic narration featuring birdchirps (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7811-USB, April 3 at 0544-0546, AFN with Jim Hightower commentary for the second night in a row, about data mining vs privacy; see website of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, URL I could not copy as signal only poor tonight, but better than 5446.5 and not propagating on 12133.5. Googling leads right to (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17530, April 3 at 1404, VOA news, 1405 into `Music Mix`, poor signal // and synchro much stronger 15580. Yes, during this hour only, both are via São Tomé. I thought MM would run for the rest of the hour, but recheck 1442, 17530 now built up to a good signal in news, with DXer Dan Robinson reporting urgently from the White House on Mr. Obama and Pres. Calderón. 17530 is used a lot by VOA in later hours from various sites, but no more in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15620, April 3 at 1250-1259* unknown language mentioning more than once which implies there is a site --- and so there is, but most of the internal linx don`t work since they have both a forward slant and a backslant after .org! Remove the backslant and some of them do work, but nothing found about SW broadcasts. Benjamin Sim didn`t do a very good job of coding! It`s in English, and nothing about what other languages they might operate in. WRTH is not at all helpful about the languages of Sarawak, ``12 local languages and dialects in Sabah and Sarawak``, but I think the main one in Sarawak is Iban.

I assume this is KSDA? But not scheduled on 15620 at all in latest Aoki or HFCC. However, Aoki says BVBN just started 15620 April 1 in Japanese at 1230-1300 Sunday only, via Tashkent. Nothing on 15620 at this time in today`s HFCC or EiBi A-12.

No 15620 in this complete (?) schedule either, earlier A-12 version:
It shows the only AWR languages in use at 1230-1300 on any frequency from any site are Mandarin, Korean, and Bangla. And no Iban anytime.

What I heard was not in Japanese, and why would they be talking about AWR Sarawak?? Maybe it`s one of those Sri Lanka substitutes during KSDA downtime (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also PHILIPPINES 15620