domenica 5 agosto 2012

Glenn Hauser logs August 4-5, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake August 5, after 1300:
15500, fair at 1316 with het on lo side, just up from 15485?
15570, fair at 1316 with noise added, just going off. None in the 16s, 17s, nor before 1400 in the 14s, 13s or 12s (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also CUBA

** COSTA RICA. 17475-18095, August 4 at 1907, the spikefest range coming out of the overdriven REE Cariari 17850 transmitter. The overmodulation spurs gradually diminished from each side of 17850, but could be detected out that far, i.e. interfering with every other station on the 16 m band, and also into the so-called 17 m hamband, not to mention the aero band above 17900 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also SPAIN [and non]

** CUBA. 9570, August 5 at 1329, CRI English via Habana is open carrier/deadair, except for some hum, leaving us with no alternative since Sackville has been deleted, tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. OTH radar pulsing, presumed from here, with same pitch:
17838-17863, August 5 at 0319
15798-15827, August 5 at 0316
15052-15079, August 5 at 0457

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, August 4 at 2033, R. Africa is still on with gospel huxter, as if to contradict my recent remark that they go off around 2000; het de ZY? And after 2000 there is also ACI from stronger YFR Ascension (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9680, August 5 at 1404, Qur`an, no doubt RRI, and nice for a change without any CCI from the China radio war, which per Aoki supposedly lasts from 1100 to 1700/1705 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 11920, August 5 at 0327, VIRI musical prélude/IS, fair signal and nothing on 13 MHz yet; 0330 three chimes and V. of Justice ID, opening to NAm, now also on // 13650 as announced, unheard on 99.5 MHz for Tehran, online or satellite. 0332.5 into Qur`an for three minutes --- do they really think this is the best way to greet a non-Islamic audience?

After that, announcer rather muffled and hard to understand. By 0408, 13650 is stronger than 11920 interviewing someone with American accent, but 13650 now also has CCI making copy even harder, presumably R. Cairo in Swahili as scheduled from 0400. VIRI still hasn`t managed to find two clear frequency-hours a day for its only North American service in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ISRAEL. 15850, August 5 at 0315, Galei Tsahal unusually good at S9+15 in Hebrew narration with music. But by 0458 had become JBA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11655, August 5 at 1324, NHK via CANADA with ``We Got the Beat``, by The Go-Go`s, girl-group from the 1980s; 1326 segué to song in Japanese.

NHK has no plans to continue this 13-15 UT broadcast to North America via another site once Sackville is kaput, but does plan to move most of the others to Guiana French; English at 0500 and 1200 will have to move to higher bands than 49m (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, August 4 at 2057 starts ``King of the Road``, only to be faded out at 2058.4 for sign-off announcement, which has FINALLY after years and years, been corrected to remove the imaginary 0500 English broadcast on 15110, and give the correct frequency for this broadcast at 18-21 instead of ``11990``.

Unfortunately, the real red-letter day in the history of international broadcasting was yesterday when I was not listening, but Alan Roe, England heard the new announcement. Stayed on a few sex past 2100 timesignal and opening Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, August 5 at 0345, IGIM is on with Qur`an for sleepy fasters, SSB QRhaM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEWFOUNDLAND [and non]. 6160.9, August 5 at 0455, now the het between wanderer CKZN and CKZU is somewhere between A6 and Bb6, i.e. 880 and 932 Hz, slightly higher than before. Audio clash from both of them requiring more selectivity than at my disposal on the FRG-7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11795 // 9645, August 5 at 0325, RRI in English much stronger on WNAm frequencies than // 11895 and DRM noise on 15340 for Asia. This broadcast continues past 0330, on UT Sunday with multi-station produxion dubbed `Euranet Special` during the second half (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [and non]. 9535 better than // 9620 but lesser than // 9630 via COSTA RICA, REE in non-Castilian, UT Sunday August 5 at 0450 W&M conversation soon recognized as Catalan, as we rediscover the weekly program `Vida Verda`, which is obviously in Catalan if you listen or look at
but no online schedules bother to break this away from Spanish, Sundays only at 04-05, originally at another time on domestic Radio 4. Program site has audio of 194 previous shows, tho running more than a month behind.

Program schedule grid
shows another interesting show UT Saturdays at 04-05, `Españoles en el Exterior` of whom there are a sesquimillion, somewhat more comprehensibly in Castilian (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [non]. 7570, August 5 at 0453, RTI via WYFR is finally in correct language again, Spanish instead of English, altho mostly Chinese at the moment in language lesson. In the previous hour at 0341, 5985 was correctly in Mandarin, 5950 much stronger in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also INDONESIA

** TATARSTAN [non]. 15110, August 5 at 0411, Tatarstan Wave is underway as EiBi denotes it; had open carrier as early as 0350 before 0410 opening. Recheck at 0458 singing, 0459 closing in Russish as ``Programa Tatarstana``. Is really 60 degrees from Samara, RUSSIA site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [and non]. 6195, August 5 at 0344, avant-garde music, must be BBCWS, listed during this hour from both Skelton and Cyprus, but no echo. Much stronger on // 9410 which is Woofferton. It`s amazing to hear serious music any more on dumbed-down newstalk station BBCWS; 0358 outro as something from a Prom Concert, so it`s only temporary. Must have been `The Strand` weekend edition, on Euro stream, altho I find no mention of such content on website for this programme. BTW, I am enjoying listening to almost every Prom Concert as soon as they are ondemand from BBC Radio 3.

9565, August 5 at 0403, collision of two signals making low het, one in Farsi. It`s BBC Persian via Cyprus at 0230-0430, and other must be SRDA Curitiba, BRASIL. No Cuban or Iranian jamming audible now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9740, August 5 at 0350, Farsish talk and music, but not // 9760 R. Farda. 9740 is IBB really in Tajik via Biblis, GERMANY, gone after 0400.

9610, August 5 at 1330 amid `Jazz America` announcement from VOA, very poor signal but in the clear. Is 305 degrees from TINIAN during this hour weekends only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 9505, August 5 at 0352 good signal with instrumental inspirational music, 0358 talk past 0400. HFCC shows AWR in Farsi at 0330-0430, 300 kW, 100 degrees from Moosbrunn, AUSTRIA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1628 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW 5755, UT Sunday August 5 at 0400 with usual upcut/join in progress billboard after canned ID insert. Remaining airings on WRMI 9955: Sun 1730, Mon 0500, 1130; on HLR 5980: Tue 0930. On SiriusXM 120: Sun 1730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, August 4 at 1914, WTWW-3 is missing again; more feedline shorts? 9479 WTWW-1 was on as usual with ham show breakaway from PPP SFAW. Monitored on the porch at only 107.8 degrees F. No, the horrible wildfires in OK yesterday and today were not in the Enid area.

12105, August 5 at 0324, back on in Portuguese, only poor signal with propagation uncoöperative this late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160, August 4 at 1915, WWCR ``please stand by as we investigate a few technical difficulties`` loop with jazzy music. Must refer to lost program source, as modulation and signal OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, August 5 at 0347 check, WRNO is JBM. They just can`t get their act together (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9367.8, WTJC remains absent August 5 at 0348, 1327 chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 6175, August 5 at 0343 a bit surprised to hear Japanese, until soon voiced-over in English, discussing Vietnamese tourism, from VOV via CANADA. Once Sackville is closed down, in B-12 (or earlier?) VOV plans to move this frequency to GUIANA FRENCH except for Spanish segments at 03 and 04 via WHRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11830, August 5 at 0336, open carrier, slightly unstable with a whine. Nothing listed at this hour; maybe R. Daqui, Brasil, supposedly closing at 0300 per Aoki, but 2400 per EiBi. HFCC shows only an AIR internal service from Delhi, probably wooden (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)