sabato 26 maggio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs May 25-26, 2012

** ALASKA. 9610, May 26 at 1127, YL solo in Chinese, 1129 OM with English lesson repeating words and phrases: ``Fruit``, ``I have three fruit trees in my yard, peach, pear and apple``, ``A vacation in Florida was the fruit of a year of hard work``. Good signal, wasn`t sure whence, until uplooked as: KNLS. Rather unpatriotic: How about a vacation in Alaska?? Well, teacher is probably really in Nashville.

BTW, KNLS English is now scheduled: 10-11 9655, 12-13 7355, 15-16 9655. Still only one transmitter operational per
If you hear English at 11-13 on 9655, it`s New Zealand

** CHINA. Firedrake May 26, before 0500:
17170, very poor at 0451
16980, JBA at 0454
16100, JBA at 0454

Before 1200:
 9970, poor at 1138 with flutter, confirmed // 14700. No major target on 9970, just another 100-watt Sound of Hope, Taiwan nuisance per Aoki
11500, poor at 1138
14700, fair at 1138
14800, fair at 1144
15970, very poor at 1152
16100, very poor at 1152
16980, very poor at 1152
17450, JBA at 1153

Before 1300:
11500, fair at 1242
13970, good at 1235
14700, very good at 1235
15545, fair at 1237-1238*. No area replacement immediately found
15940, fair at 1235
15970, fair at 1235
16100, poor at 1239
16980, fair at 1239
17450, poor at 1239

After 1300, still one short of a dozen at a time:
11500, fair at 1318; none in the 12s, 13s, 14s
15500, good at 1322, het on lo side, i.e. V. of Tibet, Tajikistan
15570, good at 1323, het on lo side, i.e. V. of Tibet, Tajikistan
15900, fair at 1323
15940, good at 1323
15970, very good at 1323
16100, fair at 1324
16700, very good at 1324
16920, fair at 1324
16980, very good at 1324
17450, very good at 1325

** CHINA [and non]. 21480, May 26 at 0448, two Chinese stations mixing; the one atop sounds like CNR1, i.e. jammer. Conversely, on weaker 21580, a non-// signal is on top. Both are R Free Asia, Chinese via TINIAN channels, which Must Be Jammed by the paranoid ChiCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15100, May 26 at 1522, very good signal from CNR1 jammer, no doubt vs VOA Uzbek via Kuwait at 1500-1530 only, inaudible. Nothing heard at 1531. I was checking for V. of South Sudan Revolutionary Radio, new frequency just reported by Mark Davies with Noel Green in England, at 1355 in English today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, May 26 at 0455 tune-in to open carrier --- will I catch a formal sign-on from R. Africa? Of course not! Soon starting music, ``Your Radio Pastor broadcast, half an hour of music and inspiration``. Fair signal, on earlier than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Continued Es opening of May 25, in UT:

after 1700, respite, not much happening past 1800.

1821 on 2 and 3, signs of activity again

1824 on 2, fade in film featuring lucha libre, bug +tv in UR, i.e. másTV, XEWO, Guadalajara. There was a word below the bug, looked too short to be Guadalajara.

1831 on 2, adstring including Razón 12; XEW-TV news promo

1854 on 2, algo fades in again

1854 on 3, drama, with audio. Finally something on this channel

1857 on 4, dubbed movie in Spanish, // 3 and stronger than 3 before fade. Opening may have continued but not monitored after that (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9980, Sabbath May 26 at 1502, Overcomer Ministry via WWCR, and four seconds later on 9385, WWRB, non-Brother Scare preacher, black accented. As others have noticed, B.S. himself is not heard (much) lately. Has there been a coup? If he were indisposed or dead, there would still be plenty of recordings of him to keep playing eternally, as indeed were normally played to fill much of the 24/7 broadcasts.

Maybe someone should drop in on the Tabernacle near Walterboro to find out what`s up. Driving direxions are here,
And also contact info for two others, in Henrietta OK, and Mackville KY. Nothing on homepage about BS being MIA, and his name still appears at the top (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA [non?]. 12225, May 26 at 1500 again a JBA carrier is all I can get from Naatham. At 1522 and 1532, marginally better, traces of modulation. After more than a week of nothing but western music, instead of pro-Tamil, anti-Sri Lanka clandestine broadcasts, this May 25 report from Sei-ichi Hasegawa, Japan to the DXLD yg:

``Mystery or Joke on 12225 kHz Tamil R. --- Hiroshi and Nakanaka received misfeeding of approx. one minute from 1514 of May 25. English service of SLBC was received on 12225 for this one minute. You should have inferred this how.
by Hiroshi in Nagoya
by Nakanaka in Hokkaido

Hiroshi Log on 12225:
1500 Nonstop music
1511 Single tone (1 kHz)
1512 Open carrier
1514 English SLBC program
1515 Open Carrier
1528 Nonstop music
1600 s/off
Will this service be sent out by Trincomalee? S. Hasegawa``

** TUNISIA. 17735, May 26 at 0453, IWT with Arabic music, VG signal now, the SSOB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, very good again May 26 at 1501 in Arabible. George McClintock fills us in on the WTWW situation as of May 25: WTWW-3 was off the air for a couple of weeks because of a cascading series of tech problems. First the blower to the RF driver froze up, as the leaf sensor froze in the on position, allowing the tube socket to be destroyed, and the tube itself was black. It seems there had been mis-wiring on the blower. Then that was repaired. There was also arcing elsewhere in the unit, fixed. Then the circuit breaker went out; had to order and wait for a new one, which were fortunately still available. Once installed, back on the air May 25.

WTWW-2: still awaiting a deal with a full-time client. 9990 is suitable for day, but not sure of 5085 at night. Another test may be required. Cannot run full 100 kW power on 5 MHz, only about half power. Temporary activation for Dayton Hamvention coverage on 9990 was curtailed due to a computer problem on May 20 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330, May 26 at 1125, and still at 1328, 1344, open carrier/dead air from WBCQ instead of Radio 2:11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, May 26 at 1501, WJHR is back with usual gospel huxter. First noticed it absent on May 19 a week ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1420, monitoring again May 26 at 1144, following strange unID May 24 sounding like KCKM/KCKN, again a country music station looping WSW/ENE, but heavy QRM with sunrise skip still vigent. 1200, heard ``Neosho, AM 1420``, not necessarily the same station, but now ergo KBTN Neosho MO, 1000/500 watts, and NRC AM Log shows C&W there too. Neosho is in the SW corner, close enough to have a slight skip advantage (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1440, May 26 at 0502-0515 UT, tried for the off-season DX test from WFNY in Gloversville NY, which included Morse code, but nothing audible amid the graveyard-like signal pileup. It was confirmed on the air and widely reported further east past 0600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1540, May 26 at 0516 UT, open carrier over the CCI. Suspect KXEL in IA or one of the Texans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6071, May 26 at 1117, het upon CFRX of approx. but not exactly 1000 Hz, heard again here, without any modulation detectable. Is anyone else hearing this? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)