venerdì 3 agosto 2012

Glenn Hauser logs August 2-3, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake August 3, after 1300:
15485, poor at 1305 with het on hi side; another one circa 15565 just cut off before I could pin the frequency

Before 1400:
15490, fair at 1342 with het on lo side; no 17s, 14s, 13s, 12s, 11s
15605, very poor at 1343, vs squishy WEWN 15606 spur
16100, poor at 1340
16980, poor at 1340

** COSTA RICA [and non]. 17775-17970, August 2 at 1947, approx. range of modulation spike spurs from REE Cariari 17850. Bothers 17885 BBC Hausa via ASCENSION, in the absence of QRDRM from GUF 17875 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 15340, Aug 3 at 1302, RHC is on but you can barely tell it`s there under HCJB AUSTRALIA in S Asian language, longpath? By 1343 they are about equal, big collision mess, a fast SAH apart; tnx a lot, Arnie! HCJB`s Friday-only language at 1300-1315 is Dzongkha, i.e. Bhutanese.

11760, Aug 3 at 1311, RHC, Antonio Gómez has a ``pequeña problemita`` in contacting a correspondent. Language note: problema is one of those Greek-root words that are masculine in Spanish; but it seems once diminished it is transgendered into femininity (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA [and non]. 15190, August 2 at 1950, non-Alamo gospel huxter from R. Africa. I gather from other reports it goes off around 2000 these days. Had het on hi side at G6 = 1568 Hz, off my keyboard, but matched an octave lower, either R. Inconfidência or computer spur (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 17875 DRM, August 2 at 1946, following yesterday`s mystery DRM transmission just after 19 UT, checking today but not on; could have been a mere tuneup for the upcoming 2000 broadcast --- can`t be done unobtrusively like an AM open carrier --- it`s all or nothing with DRM, full noise level even if no modulation contained (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11655, Aug 3 at 1312-1325, NHK via CANADA with nice short Bach piano pieces; 1325 on to something else with jazzy theme, mentioned Olympix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, August 3 at 0533, IGIM is on and chanting. Theo Donnelly, BC, says he hears it as early as 0300, so presumably all-night for Ramadan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 6160.9v, Aug 3 at 0532, audibly wavering het from off-frequency CKZN is now a semitone higher than before, not A5 = 880 Hz, but Bb5 = 932 Hz approx., so CKZN is a tad higher vs CKZU and/or CKZU is a tad lower to make up the difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13830, August 2 at 1951, WEWN Spanish with distorted modulation, wobbling carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1628 monitoring: I myself missed confirming the Thursday Aug 2 2100 broadcast on 9479 WTWW --- It`s been very reliable, but if any one heard or tried and did not hear it, please inform me.

Next airing on WWRB, 0330v UT Friday August 3: brought up webcast first before 0330, but KJV Bible readings instead // other WWRB stream. Sometimes this happens; both are linked at
So I have to check 5050 itself at 0334, where WOR 1628 is well underway, with some fading.

Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB. Advance skeds of the somewhat variable Area 51 content, which is now on every night, are at For some time, following us at 0200 UT Saturdays has been `Voice of the Dead`, rather than Jean Shepherd, who is also dead.

Then: UT Saturday 0630 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 1 kW on 7265
And: UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5755.

Plus on WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830

** VATICAN. 9645, Aug 3 at 0540, VR in Latin with motorboating-rumble, presumably transmitter defect, tsk2. BTW, have not been hearing usual het from R. Bandeirantes, Brasil lately; is it off? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15748 approx., Aug 3 at 1308, big noise roar around here, jamming? weak AM carrier detectable on 15745 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)