domenica 2 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 1-2, 2012

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15340, Sept 2 at 1305, HCJB is so strong with dense S Asian music, that the sideband envelope is annoying if you off-tune slightly. Reception from this has been quite reliable lately; is it just seasonal, or is there something about their new transmitter site antennas near Kununurra? 1314 switched to English devotional for a minute, 1315 back to S Asian language, mentioned Punjabi. However, EiBi shows Punjabi on Fridays, Malayalam on Sundays, after 1300 Nepali daily. Aoki has quite a different lineup: Sundays at 1315 going from Punjabi to Bhojpuri. That matches the ultimate(?) source,
but labeled as ``version 1.0`` implying there should be a newer one by now.

Once again no sign of RHC --- until it cut on 15340, overriding HCJB for less than a minute at 1326, long enough to get in some tiresome complaints about, what else? Los 5. Recheck 1359, still no RHC, as HCJB has unison prayer, ``amen``, going from Hindi to Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 2 at 1331, no BB signal audible here nor on 15505; ditto at 1409. Art Delibert in Massachusetts also says the 1230-1300 English segment was missing from both frequencies on Aug 31 and Sept 1. Has anyone been hearing them in last few days? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11780, Sept 2 at 0442, RNA is on with music, distorted modulation; seems less so on // 6180. Previous night Sept 1 at 01-02+, Grayson Watson in TX was unable to hear 11780, apparently off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 2 before 1400, incomplete scans, just noted:
15490, good at 1358 with flutter, het on lo side, ex-15495
15495, fair at 1330 with flutter, noise jamming added
15565, good at 1330 with flutter

** COLOMBIA. 14950.72, Sept 2 at 0125, checking Salem Stereo with the DX-398 on the porch during hymnsong, I measure frequency by the 40-Hz- per-click method on the DX-398 compared to WWVH 15000.000, but consider the last digit approximate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, Sept 2 at 0507, over-assertive gospel huxter in English; good signal, and much clearer than Nigeria 15120. R. Africa must have just come on in last few minutes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15630, Sept 1 at 1918, ERT with ``Zorba the Greek`` theme, second time recently I have run across them playing this warhorse, strange. But they do play a lot of other music too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 9955, Sept 2 at 1408, Chinesish on weak signal, listed KTWR in Yui on Sundays; no jamming, and no WRMI, unless it caused a JBA SAH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185, Sept 2 at 0442, XEPPM is just barely modulated, a bad idea especially with Brazil blasting away on 6180. Same old story (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, Sept 2 at 0445, VON has VG S9+18 signal tonight, tone ends and starting percussive IS plus humwhine; way over CRI CCI barely audible. At 0456 program summary, rather muffled modulation and still humwhine bothering (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, Sunday Sept 2 at 1206 UT, WKY OKC is still condescending to broadcast in perfect English for this semihour only, pubaffs interview show mentioning and other health matters, OU Medical Center; by 1229 it was back to Spanish music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 15365, Sept 2 at 0446, poor signal with heavy flutter discussing falling asleep at the wheel. HFCC shows it`s BBCWS at 03-06, 250 kW, 20 degrees from OMAN, not usually audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [non]. 15760, Sept 2 at 0451 country music fair with flutter, English announcement, ``Goin` Out of Town``; then I realize it`s the only other VOR frequency besides VG 13775 to North America which is //. HFCC shows 04-06, 500 kW, 267 degrees from TAJIKISTAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TATARSTAN [non]. 15110, Sept 2 at 0457, bouncy Russish song, good with flutter; 0459 announcement mentions Tatarstan, stops just before 0500 and off. Is Tatarstan Wave, 250 kW, 60 degrees from Samara. EiBi shows language is Tatar, not Russian; need to listen to this more from 0410 start for the music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9515, UT Sunday Sept 2 at 0314 I don`t even attempt to hear V. of Turkey to NAm, since it`s more convenient to listen online. Except playing today`s archived broadcast was easier than finding and getting the live stream to work. I wanted to hear how the fortnightly `DX Corner` is doing, and would have missed the first part anyway, since on the file it started at :11 minutes in, and lasted all the way to :28 including a lengthy music break. The theme music has changed, and the accented host is now Omar, who opened by crediting Alokesh Gupta`s blog from which he drew the first items, apparently read in full: R. Free Asia`s new QSL; community radio somewhere (in India?); English programming on FM from Oman. After the music, mentioned and an e-book; job opening for a female somewhere, impossible to understand the URL given which he did not spell out. I`m afraid there was nothing amounting to genuine DX news on the show!
 Followed by a brand-new `Question of the Month`, which I successfully answered after a bit of googling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 15185, Sept 1 at 2046, surprised to hear a fair signal here, and in English; deliberate talk about teaching comparative religion, as opposed to teaching a particular religion. Soon into French translation, so it`s a language lesson; 2049, ``goodbye`` and 2051 ID as ``La Voix de l`Amérique``, giving transmission times. This frequency is on only one hour a week extending the daily broadcast beyond 2030, Sat & Sun 2030-2100, 100 kW, 10 degrees from BOTSWANA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Sept 2 at 0125, WRNO still absent. Richard Lewis sees the power back on in the area, so should be back on tonight, unless there was damage to transmitter and/or antenna (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9860, Sunday Sept 2 at 0126, another check for WHRI which had been radiating nasty parasitic spurs on both sides during this hour, but not on the air. Must be because the only paid programming, `TruNews`, is M-F only (UT Tue-Sat). Don`t you believe the Angel 6 schedule
or any other one from WHR, which claims 9860 is carrying `DXing With Cumbre` UT Sun & Mon at 0100. This uncovered a very weak signal from something else on 9860; HFCC shows Iran in Spanish at 0030-0330.

However there was a no doubt unrelated big uteblob intruder covering 9872-9877 approx. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6935-SSB, Sept 2 at 0513-0519+ very poor signal with music not recognized, some pirate (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11995, the open carrier with hum I have been hearing every night before and after 0500: finally on Sept 2 I resolve to catch it signing on, tuned in at 0441, but tonight it never showed up by my QRT at 0524! Maybe the source finally realized they were burning megawatts for nothing. Maybe2 at the HFCC just concluded in Paris, someone clued in TDF about it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)