sabato 8 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 7, 2012

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 7, before 1400:
13850, poor at 1335
14700, fair at 1335
14980, very poor at 1335
15605, poor at 1339 with noise
15900, good at 1340 with flutter
15940, good at 1340 with flutter = 15900
16600, fair at 1340 with flutter
16980, poor at 1340 with flutter

** CUBA [and non]. 6050, Sept 7 at 0621, RHC in Spanish instead of English which remained on 75% of the scheduled frequencies, best 6010, poor 6060, JBM 6125. Our day would not be complete without another entry from Anomaly Central. 6050 also sounded rather distorted but it might be due to the CCI from Brasil(?) and ACI from stronger KBSWR Spanish via Sackville at 06-07, still existing on 6045, tho there are no known plans to continue it from somewhere else in B-12, unlike the Korean at 07-08 via Woofferton on 6045 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sept 7 at 1330, only a poor carrier can be detected from VOI on its characteristic off-frequency, no modulation in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Sept 7 at 0617, no signal from IGIM nor in the previous hour. Mauritanians depending on the soporific wake-up chanting session are out of luck (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15120, Sept 7 at 0502, VON is S9+12 with deep-voiced announcer delivering world news; still some humwhine but less than usual. Signal is much stronger than e.g. poor 15400 Dabanga via Madagascar which seems to have gone into seasonal decline.

At 0510-0512 a VON item caught my ear, about the dedication of a new R. Nigeria MW station in Enugu [Biafra]. It was built with Japanese government assistance as have some others. It`s just being commissioned. Too much accent from the reporter on the scene to copy much, but I think he said the Japanese ambassador was present; and WTFK? Probably replaces an existing unit on 828 kHz which was rated 25 kW. Recheck at 0614, 15120 reception remains the same and still no Africa on 15190. K-index at 06 was 3, said roboyl on WWV at 0618 as I QRT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 13775, UT Friday Sept 7 at 0535, VOR presents a M&W reminiscing about the good old days back in the USSR when it was Radio Moscow, in the 1980s. Seems they had two or three good restaurants in their then building, including one for special diets; no food shortages for them! Thanks to the worker`s union at the station, they also enjoyed cut rates at a resort hotel in the Latvian SSR. `From Russia with Love` is the program per grid at
which BTW has now appended a separate grid for VOR Washington (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1633 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast Thursday Sept 6 at 2100 on WTWW 9479. This time I had just given the number when ID interrupted, back to me before the country listing. You know what I always say then, anyway.

Also confirmed on WWRB, monitored first on the #1 webcast. A very respectful 1:56 pause after ``Amen & amen``, which itself ran over a biminute late, then a bit of hum is added and only 10 sex later, WOR playback starts. Modulation has been improved, with little hum, as well as on 5050. As usual, the #1 webcast automatically cuts off at 0400+ sharp, becoming // the #2 webcast dedicated to KJV Bible recitation, and that means WOR is also cut off before it`s finished, having started at almost 0334. Recheck 5050 finds WOR does continue past 0400 there, we hope and assume to its conclusion.

Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB. And UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5755. On WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. On HLR: Sat 0630 on 7265, Tue 0930 on 5980.

Also on WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11995, Sept 7 at 0508, usual mystery open carrier and hum; this time, neighbor TRT 11980 has a more than sufficient signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)