sabato 29 settembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs September 28, 2012

** ANTARCTICA. 15476, LRA36: last apparent log was Oct 13, 2011 by Ron Howard. I kept looking for it for months, especially on allegedly most active Thursdays around 1400, and occasionally there was a weak carrier on 15475 instead, but never anything definite and finally gave up after 6+ months. However, almost every morning I tune across 15476 in bandscanning, but haven`t noticed anything, altho I have not been straining to hear a carrier there with BFO.

Now I`ve just heard from Jeff Heller, Katy TX: ``I was in São Paulo on Thursday Aug 30 traveling on business with my Sony ICF SW-100 and I had some free time in the 1400 UT hour. I picked up a very weak but distinctive signal on this frequency (locked on with the sync feature on the SW-100) and the language was Spanish. Talk or news program of some kind.``

So time to look for it more, especially since their 33rd anniversary will be October 20. No, nothing detectable this Friday Sept 28 at 1246, 1322, 1349. The Thursday deal could be a past-thing by now. We have been hoping for some word about this from Base Esperanza via their former contacts in Argentina, Italy, but nothing despite some prompting. Would Southern Cone DXers at least please be on the lookout for it again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15105, Sept 28 at 1248, very poor signal from BB in English mentioning Bengal; as usual lately, missing during the 1315 Nepali broadcast on 15105, unless a JBA carrier at 1320 was this.

15505, *1358:30 Sept 28 with carrier, soon tone test; IS starts at 1359:47 but cut off after a couple notes so we could hear timesignal which this time ended one sesquisecond earlier than 1400:00; then Urdu sign-on; mostly talk until nice Bengali (?) vocal music starts at 1412 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BELARUS. 11930, Walt Salmaniw in BC was hearing a mostly-music middle-eastern station from 0400 past 0439 Sept 28, while he was expecting to hear Belarussian Radio; nothing scheduled, maybe Iran?

I get his dxldyg note just in time to tune in at 0459, but what I hear sounds Russish, then accurate 5+1 timesignal at 0500, and continues with poor strength. TS all same pitch but last pip prolonged.

HFCC has Minsk not starting until 0500, 250 kW, 72 degrees, on until 0800, but timezone confusion this year could well have led to uncorrected entries one hour off, and in fact Aoki shows this as 04-07. Iran is on 11930 earlier at 0130-0227 in Urdu, so they could possibly have failed to turn off after that. HQS Saudi Arabia is also listed on 11930 at 1755-2257 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 7310, Sept 28 at 1314, Chinese with heavy CCI and rumble from slightly off-frequency carrier. Aoki shows Sound of Hope from a 300 kW transmitter in Tanshui, TAIWAN at 13-14 (also 23-24), requiring such heavy jamming, partly CNR1 // 9845 jammer (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also GERMANY [non]

** CHINA. 11702, 11718, Sept 28 at 1237, CNR1 modulation audible on spurs // source 11710 jammer which is much stronger but underneath Korea North. Talking about Bo Xilai, no doubt about just being expelled from the CP. Also carriers at further 8 kHz multiples, 11726, and 11734 hetting another Korean (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 28, before 1300:
15550, very good at 1246
15900, good at 1246
15970, very good at 1246
16600, very good at 1249
16920, very good at 1249
16980, very good at 1249
17370, very good at 1251
18200, poor at 1251 with flutter; none in the 19s, 20s, 14s, 13s, 12s

After 1300:
 7445, poor at 1312 mixed with CNR1 Chinese echo jamming, RTI
15485, fair at 1323, het on hi side
15610, poor at 1323, badly squeezed between 15615 WEWN, 15606 WEWN squishy spur, 15605 approx. RTTY; none in the 16s 17s, 18s

Before 1400:
 9680, poor at 1317 under mix of RRI, CNR1 jamming, RTI
15565, good at 1347
15615, poor at 1347 under WEWN; none in the 16s, 17s, 14s, 13s, 12s

After 1400:
17560, presumed V. of Tibet via Madagascar, very poor at 1402, and not on 17565 or 17570; 17560 hit by FD covering at *1402:46

** GERMANY [non]. 9850-, Sept 28 at 0522, DW RWANDA in English has a het on the lo side, F#4 = 370 Hz, i.e. 9849.63; haven`t noticed this before. Most likely source in Aoki is Voice of Vietnam 4, 50 kW ND from Hanoi-Xuan Mai, 04-05 in Dao, 0500-0530 in Hmong. However, the het was still there at 0545. Just in case, I checked 9820- and found weak carrier still on 9819.4 from Brasil at 0523.

9890, Sept 28 at 1308, DW ID in  Chinese, ``Journal``, good signal and no jamming! This is 100 kW, 13 degrees from SINGAPORE at 1300-1330 only since July 9.

Dear DW: how do you avoid being jammed? You are a well-respected source of objective news and thus presumably a threat to the ChiCom, unless you are cutting them slack in coverage, or have some secret deal with them. The situation is such that being jammed is a badge of honor, almost a requirement to be taken seriously (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 11995, Sept 28 at 0516, open carrier with hum still burning away (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MAURITANIA. 7245, Sept 28 at 0526, despite the Fribbath, IGIM is absent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1550, Sept 28 at 0530 UT after Mexican music, announcement mentions Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México, so it is the expected:
1550 XENU La Rancherita Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 5,000 250
per Cantú; as the signal was more or less dominant, I would have assumed more than 250 watts (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MOROCCO. 9579.12, Sept 28 at 0519, Médi Un still way off-frequency from 9575, making big A-natural 880 Hz het against GABON 9580.0 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 15510, Sept 28 at 1358, VOR is playing ``Memories`` from ``Cats`` instrumentally, until cut off at 1358:30 for sign-off; just as Bangladesh, q.v. is turning on 15505 carrier as I am tuned halfway between to be cued by the het starting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Sept 28 at 0344 check, just a JBA carrier today from presumed R. Hargeisa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1636 monitoring: confirmed on WWRB 5050, UT Friday Sept 28; listening first on webcast, ``amen & amen`` until 0328 approx., respectful pause of 43 seconds before WOR started about a minute early. During the pause, noise at first, then hum after 16 seconds until WOR started; rather distorted, overmodulated on webcast, and also on 5050 when checked at 0344; but a lot better than WRNO, q.v.

Next: UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW new 5745 ex-5755
WRMI 9955: Sat 0800, 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130
On HLR 7265: Sat 0630, and maybe like last week also at 1630
On WRN via SiriusXM 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830

** U S A. 7506.4, Sept 28 at 0344, WRNO is extremely strong, but the modulation is extremely suppressed as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1000, Sept 28 at 1223 UT, once again with KTOK OKC mostly nulled, I am getting religious discussion in English about relations between husbands & wives; strongly suspect KKIM Albuquerque on 10 kW day power. Makes 88/min SAH = 1.47 Hz. 1010 Spanish preaching from Phoenix also in well (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)