venerdì 10 agosto 2012

Glenn Hauser logs August 9-10, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15520, new transmitter test of Bangladesh Betar external service is poorly audible Aug 10:

1322 tune-in to S Asian language, 1325 into singing, at first sounding Qur`anish, but probably not; tenor with lite drumming.

There is also continuous noise along with it, and with BFO the carrier seems slightly unstable. It also seems the noise is coming out of the same transmitter, not jamming or QRM.

1329, announcement and different S Asia music

1344, YL announcement, drumming? Or just noise

1344.6, het starts – no, it`s not, but rather intentional DSB tone test since peaks on both sides of carrier; pitch D#6 on my keyboard, circa 1245 Hz. Only the tone until:

1357.5, music starts, believe it is a 10-note IS, repeated, reminiscent of AIR`s instrumentation

1359.8, 5+1 timesignal ends early, announcement, and news? Some S Asian language, no doubt

1408, adds some ``frying`` buzz with bits of news

1412, to music again sounds Qur`anish at first; variety of music past 1425, always with the accompanying noise

1430, tone test again, and noise, altho the rumble could be taken for drumming

1454, some talk starts, uncertain source

1500, once again, just tone and noise on the carrier

1514, IS and another fast 5+1 timesignal to 1514:37; music and apparently opening another service

1530, talk and music continue, signal weakening

The continuous noise does not sound at all like DRM. There had been theories that 15520 was bothered by Ethiopian jamming against something else, but I doubt it. YFR via UAE supposedly uses 15520 from 14 to 16, but I never heard any sign of it here.

As for languages, old schedules and/or monitoring by Jose Jacob on the other test frequency, 7250, included 1315-1345 Nepali, 1400-1430 Urdu, 1515-1545 Hindi. Ron Howard et al. heard English yesterday on 15520 at 1745-1900. Beware of Turkey in English on 15520 at 1630-1725v.

As for the noise, Wolfgang Büschel suggests: ``Maybe the BBEF Made in China firm delivered that jamming audio option facility also on their modulator PC, but engineers at Dhaka Khabipur CAN't HANDLE that properly? 73 wb``

The 1245 Hz tone I independently measured on 15520 makes the following note from Eike Bierwirth yesterday pertinent: ``After 1600, 7250 had 1240 Hz tones which turned out to be AIR Panaji starting Farsi at 1615`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, August 10:
15500, fair open carrier at 1316 and I am paying more attention to the weaker het on 15502, when at 1317, FD music starts up on 15500, with noise added. 15485, which had been on a bit earlier, is now gone

15560, fair at 1317, het on hi side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11760, Aug 9 at 1957 check, RHC`s initial English hour of the day is at first dead air; then some JBM music. The signal here is never strong on this one.

6050, August 10 at 0519, RHC English is dead air instead, altho OK on 6010 and much weaker 6060, 6125 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LITHUANIA. My EDXC/RMRC pdf QSL for the June special via Sitkunai 11900 is now visible via the new last link at the bottom of:

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Aug 10 at 0521, IGIM is on and chanting. This sounds so much the same from one morning to the next that I suspect it`s a single recording played over and over. Indeed it sounds so much the same from one minute to the next, of limited tonality (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, Aug 10 at 0509, S9+12 signal well from VON atop the CCCCCCI, but undermodulated with own whine added; deep-voiced OM newscaster was more readable than axuality clip inserted. Then report from YL correspondent whose voice came thru much better until she inserted a clip. And so it goes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA [and non]. 7230, Aug 10 at 0521, very poor signal with music, talk in English, no doubt Channel Africa as scheduled, so I compare it to the relay via WRN via WRMI on 9955, also very poor with pulse jamming added. By noting transition from talk to music or vice versa, I compute the delay as: 9955 is 26 seconds behind 7230 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1629 monitoring: confirmed during the Thursday August 9 2100 broadcast on WTWW 9479; and on WWRB 5050 from 0331 UT or so Friday August 10 --- after the usual dead air for at least a minute; some seconds before WOR playback started, WWRB hum appeared on the signal and continued thruout WOR, also on the webcast.

Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB.
On Hamburger Lokalradio: Sat 0630 on 7265; Tue 0930 on 5980
On WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830

** U S A. 13830, Aug 9 at 1950 check, WEWN Spanish has poor signal, but no QRM from the big ute blob circa 13832 we have been hearing in the mornings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. The previously noted very weak carriers offset from standard frequency separations are again audible Aug 10 at 1302 on 11734, 11751.5, 11776, 11784. Is anyone else hearing them? They must have stronger signals somewhere else in the world (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15285 approx., Aug 10 at 1312, intruding ute with rapid chirps of varying quantities, estimated up to 20 at a time between pauses, and each time they grow more and more rapid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)