martedì 10 aprile 2012

Glenn Hauser logs April 9-10, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake April 10, before 1300:
12230, very poor at 1240; none in the 14s
12980, very good at 1239
13680, very good at 1238
13850, very good at 1238
13920, very good at 1238 but with ute QRM
13970, very good at 1239
15445, good at 1240 with VOT het on hi side, and QRMing Turkey 15450

Before 1400:
13920, very good at 1358; none in the 12s
13970, very good at 1358
15490, good at 1353
15560, good at 1353
15970, very good at 1354
16100, very poor at 1354; none in the 17s

After 1400:
17570, fair at 1429-1430* off with a tone; vs V. of Tibet, Madagascar

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15445 strong // weaker 15665, April 10 at 0454, with CRI Russian, both off before 0500. Unlike many nightmiddles recently, 19m was hopping with signals from Asia, Pacific, Africa at least. Since K index at 03 was 3, and solar flux only 95, I was not expected anything. By 0600, K was down to 2. Both of these were, you guessed it, 308 degrees from Kashgar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, April 9 at 1938, DRM noise is on from VON Abuja.

15120.0, April 10 at 0456, VON is on and propagating, hum and undermodulated, better but still humming at 0508 with news about cholesterol, carnival in Lagos. Since it`s on-frequency and hummy, still using the old Ikorodu site for this broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 13775, April 10 at 0405-0420, VOR with `your program, Moscow Mailbag`, on its only remaining audible frequency, fair reception from Pet/Kam. I had just perused VOR`s new program schedule, tnx to Juan Franco Crespo. Searching for Moscow Mailbag, found only four times for it! all during the North American hours: UT Sat & Wed 0030+, Tue & Thu 0400+. Since there are not so many times and frequencies to keep up with anymore, I`m re-adding it to my DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS schedule.

Hosted by Max Gorbachov [sic], and Tata or Tatya – somebody. Topix included longest word in the Russian language; science fixion authors; oldest street and square in Moscow. First questioner was Carl Zimmerman in New Jersey. Followed 0420 by `Travel Russia`, not on the schedule grid, about Smolensk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SAUDI ARABIA. 15170, April 10 at 0457 Qur`an from BSKSA, good but fluttery; 0507 has some CCI. Riyadh is A-12 scheduled at 03-06, and CRI at 04-07 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 11690, April 10 at 0459-0501*, BaBcoCk IS. HFCC shows BAB 0400-0500 in French via Meyerton. Of course it`s really R. Okapi, for the Congo DR, but SENTECH in no hurry to apply this transmitter to another frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA [non]. 9955, April 10 at 0511, Channel Africa with news about South Africa, via WRN via  WRMI; with Cuban pulse jamming. Latest WRMI schedule grid has WRN at 0500-0530 Tue-Fri, still with other programs other days: Monday WORLD OF RADIO, Sat Radio Vaticano in Spanish, Sun Studio DX in Italian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13845, April 9 at 1941, no signal from WWCR, tho 13830 WEWN and 13820 DentroCuban Jamming Command have very good signals, as does WWCR on 12160, and fair on 15825. Therefore 13845 must be off the air; it`s back with PMS at 2003 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 17520, April 10 at 1430, poor signal with S Asian music, flutter, announcements. EiBi shows R. Vaticana in Hindi via Madagascar.

I was trying to decide if there were CCI, or just RV mixing music and talk, but EiBi also lists on 17520, R. Pakistan in Urdu to ME at 1330-1530. This is also in HFCC as 250 kW, 282 degrees from Islamabad in Urdu and English, but PBC makes a lot of wooden registrations. Aoki also has it as API6 in Urdu for A12, but at 312 degrees. So is Pakistan really colliding with Vatican? EiBi shows VR is also on until 1550 in Tamil, Malayalam and 1530 English, and adds Urdu from 1415 on Wed & Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15470, April 10 at 1352-1353* big steady open carrier; nothing scheduled at this hour, but BBC Cyprus and VOA Botswana use 15470 later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESTS)