giovedì 5 aprile 2012

Glenn Hauser logs April 4-5, 2012; March 31

** CHINA. Firedrake April 5:
11500, good with flutter at 1239
12600, poor at 1241
13970, poor at 1241

** CUBA [and non]. Dentro-Cuban Jamming Command is still off the mark April 5, at 1245: VOA Spanish has heavy jamming over it on 15590 and 13750, lighter pulse jamming about equal to VOA on 9885, while there is NO jamming audible on 9805 R. Martí with very good signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15630, April 4 at 1801, ``IFTH`` ID in Greek with frequencies, 1805 playing jazz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 13640, April 4 at 1742, something in Russian atop CCI, i.e. per HFCC: CRI Russian 308 degrees via Urumchi, EAST TURKISTAN, and AIR Arabic, 300 degrees via Bangalore, colliding between 1730 and 1800.

13695, April 4 at 1743, AIR IS over CCI talk. 1745 mixed talk from both. HFCC has nothing but RFI in French here, tho AIR uses 13695 much earlier. Aoki, however does show AIR GOS starting 1745 on 13695 via Bangaluru; why isn`t that in HFCC like the earlier AIRs on 13695?

BTW, Google refuses to accept the spelling ``Bangaluru``, instead displaying 238,000,000 hits for ``Bangalore``. That of course is the passé spelling, so how about the now preferred ``Bengaluru``? That does work with 32,000,000 hits, so Aoki has apparently merged the old way with the new way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL. 15785, April 4 at 1754, very poor signal with music in AM mode; or at least there was a carrier and sounded the same on LSB and USB tuning. Galei Tzahal had been using USB here; or was that also with reduced carrier? Mauno Ritola, Finland, also noticed it`s back in AM. At 1800 timesignal and talk in presumed Hebrew. If they ever move off 15785 to avoid China in the mornings, maybe back on 15850 thruout? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1611, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, April 4 at 1759, 1805 no signal from R. Kuwait. Should have been audible if on since other ME signals were propagating, even Israel 15785; Greece good on 15630. Recheck 1950, and now 15540 is on with good signal, rap music straight thru hourtop 2000+; I preferred the music on 15630, or VOA Africa 15580 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, April 5 at 0532, IGIM on with ululating music, string instrument, Arabish talkover. Fell asleep to this with my phones on, and roused exactly three hours later to hear it still incoming at 0832 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, April 5 at 1252 UT, WKY Oklahoma City, ``La Indomable`` is just barely modulated in music; 1256 talk approaches normal level, but is quite distorted, rather like in a permanent selective-fade. Very unusual for this one to display any such technical problems (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, April 4 at 1759, BSKSA VG strength in Arabic, but with continuous crackling superimposed on the audio (i.e. not the audio itself breaking up), as heard many times before on this transmitter, not // the much weaker Qur`an frequencies 15225 and 15205, but correlating with the unID `big buzz` I was hearing earlier at 1346 by itself on 15435, before scheduled *1500. By 1802 check, all three were off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 17595, April 4 at 1756, REE is now on with VG signal, having been absent earlier at 1311. Altho HFCC has this over-registered as daily all the way from 11 to 22 on overlapping transmissions involving 4 different azimuths, REE`s own schedule
shows only: M-F 13-15 to NAm in Spanish, M-F 21-22 to SAm Portuguese
So why is it on now? HFCC has it 12-22, 248 degrees to CIRAF 10-14

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1611: first airing Thursday April 5 at 2100 on WTWW 9479; then 0330v UT Friday on WWRB 5050; 0100v-0130v UT Saturday on WBCQ Area 51 5110v-CUSB/LSB. On WRMI 9955: Saturday 0800, 1500, 1730; Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730; Monday 0500, 1130. Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120, Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830. Full schedule including many more webcasts at

UNIDENTIFIED. Date and time both missing from my original report of this item, but no one noticed before I did: it was 1341 UT March 31:

15425-15445, peaking circa 15432, weak propeller noise, and same pitch heard at 15540-15550. That points to spurs equally emanating from a frequency at the midpoint, circa 15490, but blocked by Firedrake on 15485. So my theory is that the spurs are from V. of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN which Aoki has on 15487 at this hour, amid many other split spots for their jammer-evading jumparounds. Or even from the 15485 Firedrake transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15467.7-USB, April 4 at 1750, intruding Spanish 2-way, the first word heard being ``coño``, soon followed by ``puta``. Only one side heard at first, or else very long pause; 1757 heard ``engine noise`` in background, and mentioned ``cambiar de batería``, poaching or narco-smuggling vessel, I assume (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)