martedì 30 ottobre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs October 29, 2012

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Oct 29 at 1259, S Asian music, hum, Bangladesh Betar sign-off in English; poor.

15505, Oct 29 at 1359, very poor with hum, 1400 music to open Urdu, but so poor I cannot detect an inaccurate timesignal today, shux (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [and non]. 6120, Oct 29 at 1227, NHK English relay continues, `R. Japan Focus` concludes, 1229 full English schedule announced not including 6120! Off at 1230* after some Sakura, but no RCI IS or ID. Was also audible on replacement 15190 via GUIANA FRENCH.

11655, Oct 29 at 1313 check, NHK Japanese Sackville relay is still going too.

9650, Oct 29 at 1240, KBS World relay transmission is still going, despite nothing but tone mixed with clacking, same as on 9560 at 0200.

9625, Oct 29 at 1240, CBCNQS very poor signal in apparent Inuktituk, much weaker than the pointless KBS relay on 9650.

As the Sackville deathwatch is prolonged. Doubt there has been a reprieve, but as Kai Ludwig speculates, the site is abandoned and the automation just keeps mindlessly running what had been scheduled whether there is any correct program input or not. At least on the weekend, but now it`s 9:40 am Monday in NB. Maybe it`s all destined to turn off Oct 31, end of month rather than Oct 27, end of A-12 season? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6010 and much weaker 6060, Oct 29 at 0544, incompetent RHC has their feeds mixed up again, as both these are in Spanish, leaving English only on 6050 and 6125. In fact, Spanish is supposed to be on zero frequencies after 0500.

15510 approx., Oct 29 at 1358 as I am tuning in Bangladesh on 15505, a distorted spur from RHC no doubt coming from very strong 15340 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9526-, Oct 29 at 1242, VOI missing for the second day, no carrier at all vs China radio war on 9530. Atsunori Ishida shows nothing heard today or since the start of the 1200 Japanese broadcast Oct 28 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** IRAN [and non]. 17650, Oct 29 at 1314, CRI French via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, again in huge collision with signal of equal level in Arabic, mentions Amerikiyah, M&W talking, not VOA format; 1319 music is considerably distorted and with BFO the carrier is even unstable.

Suspect IRIB, and searching for //s, none found on 19m, but bingo on 22m, 13750, except it`s running behind 17650 by about three seconds. I must have overlooked Iran line in HFCC B-12 for 17650, so certainly not VOA via Vatican, as speculated yesterday, but Zahedan, Kamalabad:
17650 0530 1430 38,39 ZAH 500 289 0 145 1234567 281012 300313 D ARABIC    
13750 0830 1430 39    KAM 500 178 0 146 1234567 281012 300313 D ARABIC    

** JAPAN [and non]. 6055, Oct 29 at 1231, formerly clear signal from R. Nikkei now has CCI! Despite being properly registered as 24 hours in HFCC by NHK on behalf of ``NSB``, the ChiCom have usurped the frequency 6055: 12-13, CNR Mongolian, 100 kW, 15 degrees from Beijing site; and also 14-15, CRI Khmer, 100 kW, 200 degrees from Nanning site. Take that, you island-grabbing enemy! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 5910, Oct 29 at 1330, piano theme and Shiokaze opening in Japanese, definitely here ex-5985 as presumed from yesterday; poor signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MALAYSIA. 5964.71, Oct 29 at 1234, het on lo side of CRI Korean on presumed 5965.00, at approximate D4-pitch note per my keyboard, which is 294 Hz. Yesterday was not hearing the het at all. Ron Howard says R. Klasik is normally on 5964.71 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Oct 29 at 0546, ``Take 5`` on piccolo! from XEPPM. Tnx to central Mexico`s slightly more sensible termination of DST a week earlier than along the border and El Norte, R. Educación is now on the air one UT hour longer until 0600, and in the clear with nothing on 6180 or 6190, which is helpful since their modulation is under. I suppose it is also starting one hour later, 00 instead of 23 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 5950, Monday Oct 29 at 1330, RNZI Mailbox is already underway with Bryan Clark`s DX report, his first since July; habitually starts two or three minutes early. Fair reception, but I recommend listening online to hear well his several clips of DX catches, including XEARZ 1650; R. Guaráni [sic], Argentina on 1650.13; Hargeisa 7120; Bangladesh 7250; Libya active on 11600 in Arabic at 2000, sometimes as late as 2100; Salem Stereo 14950.8, but not since Sept. 30. He also mentions R. Túvalù reactivated on 621 which he can hear on the coast under a co-channel NZer. Bryan will be back in two weeks. This time must have started up to 4 minutes early, as playback begins with some Marshallese music which was long over by 1330.

The latest RNZI Mailbox is always at this URL for a biweek:
then replaced by a new one, and the previous one moved to this URL:
EXCEPT: Oct 29 at 1620 when I play back the previous one, it`s the same as the new one! And in fact both are labeled as such.

Followed at 1341 by Mike Byrd propagation report, 1343.5 the real mailbox segment mainly about 11725 reception (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. Oct 29 at 1420 UT, a little area tropo from OKC visiblizes KOCY-LP ch 48 which is *still* in analog with Estrella TV, and signs of NTSC on ch 19, which is KUOT-CA. Soon fading out, much weaker 19 going first (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 9830, Oct 29 at 0540, VOR starting `This is Russia` show, very good new frequency, ex-13775, fine modulation unlike neighboring R. Rossii, 9840 buzzer from Taldom. 9830 is 250 kW, 64 degrees from Pet/Kam to WNAm including Alaska at 04-06. Last winter the two collided on 9840; they finally got the message and avoided that problem. I hope the RTTY infesting 9830 all day earlier will not be a hazard now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND [and non]. 7120, Oct 29 at 1354, presumed R. Hargeisa source of JBA carrier, eclipsed by a stronger carrier around 7119, presumably a ham which then went off, but then CW QRM mainly from hand-keyed AE0SL who per is Stanley D Leeson, 6337 152nd St, Hugo, MN 55038, USA and who, it is safe to say, is not interested in monitoring an AMBC from Hargeisa by long-path, but who includes family and wedding pictures on his site. But we digress (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non]. 9700, Oct 29 at 0539 Turkish music, ex-11980, and 9700 is ex-RRI, Romania which had similar good signals here all summer in morning Eurolangs including English. Now RRI has abandoned 9700 completely which it ``inherited`` from defunct neighbor R. Bulgaria. TRT now has 9700 at 0500-0700 in Turkish, 500 kW, 310 degrees from Emirler to W Europe and USward too. Interesting to contrast the always minor-key sad-sounding music from Turkey with the happy major-key music from Greece on 9420, which continues to be reactivated during this timespan, // 7475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 11890, Oct 29 at 1306, BBCWS starting `World Briefing` with reports from US about H. Sandy, initially how George Stephanololopolous alarmingly headlined it on GMA. Fair but sufficient signal, so note this for us Americans not supposed to hear BBC on SW: 13-15, 250 kW, 25 degrees from THAILAND for E Asia, but also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5745, which both WTWW and R. Martí planned to be using, is occupied by neither, Oct 29 at 1235 check, just OTH radar probably from China covering 5730-5770. But at 1351 I can barely hear R. Martí and make it // 11930 as the OTHR continues with added SSB QRM to one side, and apparently no jamming unlike 11930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)