lunedì 9 aprile 2012

Glenn Hauser logs April 9, 2012

** BRAZIL. 9819.7, April 9 at 0547, music, very poor signal with fading, but presumed R. 9 de Julho on its characteristic off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake April 9, after 1300:
15485, fair at 1304 with het on hi side from VOT
15540, fair from *1305 with het on lo side from VOT

Before 1400:
17450, good at 1341
16100, JBA at 1343
15940, very good at 1344
15560, good at 1345
15490, good at 1345, het on hi side from VOT
14700, good at 1348
13970, good at 1349
13920, poor at 1349 with ute QRM as often on this channel
12500, good at 1351

After 1400:
15615, very good at 1406, reliably at this time

** EAST TURKISTAN [and non]. 13670, April 9 at 1350 Chinese opera with music, then spoken-only drama, fair signal with flutter. Certainly not CNR1, audible on countless jamming frequencies; eventually found equally fair // on 9855 at 1354. Both are in Aoki as CRI Chinese service, 13670 from Kashgar, and 9855 from Beijing site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 7580, April 9 at 1247, humbuzz upon choral music, poor signal, 1250 only the humbuzz. This fits for VOK Japanese service at 1200-1250, presumably defective transmitter, or insufficiently isolated from nearby jammers on other frequencies. Aoki also shows that Xing-Xing (Chinese numbers from Taiwan) takes over 7580 from 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, April 9 at 0600, IGIM is on and chanting, but only a poor signal this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 6135, April 9 at 0551, fair signal with talk about Nigeria in presumed Hausa, mentioned BBC at 0558. HFCC shows ASCENSION at 0529-0600, sandwiched between two French semihours, each at a different northeastward azimuth. There was also a JBA lo het on the lo side: could that be R. Santa Cruz, Bolivia, running late as recently reported by Bryan Clark, NZ? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15590, April 9 at 1305 open carrier still on from VOA Greenville after Spanish until 1300; also for good measure, still audible Cuban pulse jamming underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15670, April 9 at 1407, S Asian language, also with noise, jamming? audible 15665-15675. By 1414 less jamming, or is it a defective transmitter? After 1400, YFR in Hindi via Nauen, GERMANY is scheduled, but Aoki and EiBi show before 1400 on 15670 it`s RFA in Tibetan via Tajikistan, so suspect it was leftover ChiCom jamming. However, latest HFCC April 9 does not include the RFA broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15360, April 9 at 1307, American preacher about biblical archaeology circa Turkey, Hittites, fair signal. I was axually mildly interested, but cut off the air abruptly at 1314. Fair signal but with some splatter from the Cuban emisucia on 15340. Only thing scheduled on 15360 this hour is R. Liberty Kazakh via Thailand, unheard. However, in subsequent hours, 15360 is used by TWR Swaziland and KSDA Guam. Maybe it`s another AWR anomaly from the latter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)