mercoledì 1 agosto 2012

Glenn Hauser logs August 1, 2012

** ANGUILLA. 11775, August 1 at 1400, no signal from DGS, tho it was there during the 1300 hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake August 1, before 1400:
15490, good at 1358 with het on lo side; no more on 15500
15500, very poor at 1338 with additional noise jamming
15605, poor at 1358 with QRM from the WEWN 15615 squishy spur 9 kHz below circa 15606
No others before 1400 in the 17s, 16s, 14s, 13s, 12s, 11s

** CUBA [and non]. 15340, August 1 at 1316, RHC with heavy CCI from HCJB Australia south Asian music, still at 1354 check. Another major failure of RHC frequency manager Prof. Arnaldo de Jesús Coro Antich, CO2KK, since there are plenty of open frequencies on 19m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15650, August 1 at 1356, nice to hear the ERA IS and ``Edho Athinai`` IDs, on very poor signal as the curtailed daily transmission is about to start (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 17550, August 1 at 1340, qontinuous Qur`an past 1350, a bit muffled and with some reverb imposed for effect. It`s VIRI`s 11-hour Arabic service at 0530-1627, 500 kW, 259 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 21540, August 1 at 1352, Arabic discussion, poor signal from R. Kuwait, still here instead of registered 21520 for A-12; atop slight SAH from co-channel Spain. For months there has been very little signal from this, but maybe conditions are slightly improving now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, August 1 at 0528, IGIM is on with chanting, tnx to Ramadan? (Glenn Hauser, OKI, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Monitoring ch 2 with antenna S for signs of skip, brief fade-in August 1 at 1532 UT during ``Salud es Belleza`` commercial. We no longer have to contend with all that QRM from Canada as CBC just closed down all its analog TV transmitters; I wonder how many remain with other networks? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 11840, August 1 at 1402, poor signal in English news, ending already at 1403.5 with outro, V of Russia ID. I thought they said Moe Udall had died, but it must have been Gore Vidal. Scheduled 14-16, 250 kW, 265 degrees from Pet/Kam, DVR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15470, August 1 at 1315 for at least a few minutes, a steady open carrier with slight hum, no doubt Greenville-B tuneup for much later VOA broadcast, as often happens around this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, August 1 at 1257 and still at 1407, open carrier/dead air from WBCQ; signal seems generally weaker than usual too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [non]. 11890, August 1 at 1312, VR IS, poor signal and shortly off. Per Aoki this was the end of the 1230 broadcast in Chinese via Palauig-Zambales = RVA, PHILIPPINES. I did not keep tuned to 11890 or I might have heard the next broadcast, 1315-1400 in Vietnamese via Tinian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9634.012, August 1 at 1305, the mystery carrier is back making B5-note het against a stronger signal on 9635.0, only the latter with some modulation making it, no doubt CRI Hindi via Kashgar. No het was being heard before 1300, altho 9634 may have been there, as it could still be detected at 1405 when again there was no 9635 to het against it.

Two years ago I got definite R. Australia audio on 9634+, which could have come from any of four 31m RA frequencies at the 12+ UT hour. Now 9560 and 9590 are no longer in use, 9475 is in Chinese, and there is only 9580 still on the air in English during the 13 hour. Of course, 9580 fundamental is much stronger here than 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)