mercoledì 21 novembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2012

** ARGENTINA. 11711-, Nov 20 at 0003, RAE Brazilian with Argentine YL intonation, giving two e-mail addresses, one of which is dxrae2010 @ which probably leads to DX program provider Arnaldo Slaen and might get a speedier response; best on USB tuning to avoid het. Nothing audible on 13363.5-LSB tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Nov 20 after 1400, not hearing BB Urdu service, but at 1506 open carrier is on with flutter, 1507 add hum and whine; 1514 JBA maybe IS preceding scheduled Hindi. Do they ever run a ``timesignal`` starting this off-hour emission? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA [non]. 6105.5v, R. Panamericana has been reported reactivated, so I am trying for it Nov 19 at 2301 --- only Chinese here, when Aoki shows RTI at 22-24 in Chinese, 100 kW, 310 degrees from Kouhu, so this is CNR1 jamming, and useless to try for Bolivia until it that`s over. 2357, now the Chinese is gone, but still no CP audible (nor any het). Further fruitless tries at 0003, 0058.

It`s not a good Bolivian evening since at 0005, 6134.8 is very poor altho no bonker at the moment; 6155 maybe a weak het in the noise. Ralph Perry reports: ``According to R Panamericana's website schedule, they sign on at *1000 on weekdays but *1100 on weekends; in local evenings, they stay on to 0300* on local weekdays and to 0100* on local Sat and Sun nites in La Paz`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 4800, Nov 20 at 0008, hyper Chinese talk in typical CNR1 style, no doubt the Geermu 916 site which is 100 kW non-direxional and on the air 22 and 2/3 hours per day per Aoki, now near grayline.

Just where is Geermu, anyway? WRTH map puts it in remote west-central China, just outside (?) Tibet. Very detailed Readers Digest Great World Atlas 1997 does not list it in the seemingly exhaustive index, nor under alternate name Golmud! But we find it on the map under the latter name at 95 East/36+ north. The much older 1979 RD Wide World Atlas spells it Ge`ermu both in index and on map, and  indicates it`s within Qinghai, considerably north of the Tibet boundary. So which name is preferred now? And by whom?

Was hunting for Andeans, but instead found this, also somethings on 4820 and very poor Chinese on 4920, presumably both Tibet, Himalayans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake November 20, circa 1400:
 9350, very poor at 1353
13530, fair at 1354 with CCI
13530, NO FD at 1407 check, but something VP in Chinese, presumably Sound of Hope in the clear, except for CODAR. At 1425, just CODAR.
No other FD found 11-18 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 5025, Nov 20 at 0010 & 0102 chex, R. Rebelde with rather heavy RTTY CCI. Or are they doing ``digital text`` tests too? Hi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 15510-15535, Nov 20 at 1508, OTH radar pulses, presumed from here, neatly wedged between 15505 Bangladesh and 15535 much stronger Arabish, i.e. Radios Tamazuj and later Dabanga, via Vatican (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE [and non]. 9420, Nov 20 at 0632, VOG is VG playing old songs in 1930`s style, YL singing presumably in Greek with the bands. Some of the records are scratchy, surely 78`s originally, i.e. a `Marion`s Attica` show! [See also USA: WBCQ]. Continued past 0700. Not // 7475 with talk in Albanian(?), and this time the 9420 signal is much better.

Turned radio back on 9420 at 1347 and VOG is still audible, weaker with ID right away. Now the `banshee` QRM is back, which is axually a variblob het from a spur on the low side, then staying far enough away circa 9410 instead. Maybe Asians can identify source? Suspect China or India. Could be AIR National Channel transmitter from 9425, which I am not hearing there? If so, it would come on circa 1320, a clue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH [and non]. 9475, 9482, 9498, 9505, Nov 20 at 0002, approx. centers of spurs from 9490 Radio República, now with no QRM from WTWW which has just closed 9479.

The above spurs are sometimes absent, but not the ones which follow at 0200-0400 from the 5960 transmitter relaying NHK in Japanese: yet again, Nov 20 at 0314 I hear blobs on the usual spots from 5844 to 6076, the latter QRMing R. Liberty in Belarussian via Vatican which is on 6075 at 03-04 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Nov 20 at 1415, Denge Kurdistan with nice Kurdish vocal music, fair with flutter past 1420; considerably weaker by 1500. Believed to be PRIDNESTROVYE site, but unclear what other site may be switched to after 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** LABRADOR [non]. 6160.8, Nov 19 at 2300, CKZN with CBC news, no het yet, too early for CKZU 6160.0; but by 2359 there is a het, tho CKZN still dominating with local ID for CBC Radio 1, 89.5 in Goose Bay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, Nov 20 at 0444 UT, Spanish music audible with KMOX nulled, tnx to tip from Bruce Winkelman in Tulsa who found daytimer KEOR had kept transmitting after sundown tonight. NEVER any IDs or other announcements (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OMAN. 13600, Nov 20 at 0313, JBA carrier, checking this since Eduardo Peralta, Argentina has been hearing English from R. Sultanate of Oman here, apparently ex-15355. As Wolfgang Büschel points out, RSO has registered 13600 to start at 0400 in Arabic, 100 kW, 220 degrees from Thumrait. But CRI in Tamil is also on 13600 before 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAJIKISTAN. 4765, Nov 20 at 0059, weak station with music past 0100, no timesignal, ME/Central Asian? W&M announcements, more choral music. Certainly unseems Brazilian which leaves us with Tajik Radio 1, 100 kW ND from Dushanbe-Yangiyul per Aoki at 23-20 UT mostly in Tajik (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5830, Nov 20 at 0001, WTWW-1 has just QSYed from 9479, finally at the time they have been announcing for weeks, instead of 0100; and now that the new night frequency has been chosen.

WTWW-2 remained on 9990 a bit longer but at 0010 check it too had descended, to 5085 – Brother Scare was interrupted for ID at 0000 on 9990, but on 5085 it`s someone else; at 0102 5085 is off.

12105, Nov 20 at 0104, now that WTWW-2 is off 5085, WTWW-3 has come on, very poor signal in Spanish vs CODAR, mentioning a capítulo in Bible reading. 0314 recheck, better signal in Portuguese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, Nov 20 at 0102, WWRB is on again, with `Word of Life broadcast`, // 3215 (not 3195 which is WWCR until 02; then they swap) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110v-CUSB, UT Tue Nov 20 at 0103, WBCQ with ``William Tell Overture`` so Area 51 is replaying `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, then right into his rant about Twinkies` demise. From

``We are making some changes to programming on our 5110 service. Effective Monday, November 19, Allan Weiner Worldwide will run Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern time (0100 UT). Area 51 programming will remain on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Thanks for your support!``

Cf GREECE: BTW, `Marion`s Attic` is now close enough to nighttime for sufficient propagation westward, unlike all summer when buried in noise level at 21-22: now Sundays 22-23 on 7490, as is `Behaviour Night`, Fridays at same time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7506.4, Nov 20 at 0444, no signal from WRNO. Has it been off all evening? Sure hope so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11715, Nov 20 at 1411, like yesterday, KJES with big carrier but JBM --- volume all the way up, can hear YL in English talking about God; same level at 1511 with unison responses still in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** UZBEKISTAN. 11695, Nov 20 at 1413, NHK English news, fair with flutter, i.e. southward from Tashkent relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)