giovedì 31 gennaio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs January 30, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 2325, Jan 30 at 1349 very poor signal but enough English modulation to match it with 4835; stronger than 2485 which is JBA, so all three Northern Territory stations are making it; as I retune 4835 at 1355, ID for ``ABC Alice Springs`` with website, timechex for NT and WA too a sesquihour apart (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH [and non]. 4750, Jan 30 at 1355, back to SAH between two carriers here, no more 4752, so BB has resumed colliding directly with RRI, instead of exact offset 2 kHz since Jan 24, and which they denied even happened. Ron Howard, California agrees 4752 is gone again, back to 4750 at 1403 and so does Supratik Sanatani, Kolkata, West Bengal, at 1600 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KURDISTAN [non]. 11510, Jan 30 at 1420, V. of Kurdistan with music, and still intermittent audio dropouts, via PRIDNESTROVYE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 960, Jan 30 0600 UT during the 5-minute Fox-hole of no modulation from local KGWA: mostly ballad music in Spanish, but a bit before KGWA blasts back on at 0605, clearly heard are the 4-descending ``XEW`` chimes which we have previously matched with XEK, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. NTSC ch A2, Jan 30 at 1555 UT turn-on to find weak sporadic E opening in progress, initially one guy on screen, then CCI and traces of Spanish audio. Checking the 6m maps, both show nothing but a couple ham contacts between New Mexico and NE, Central Mexico, but the midpoints of those correspond with XE TV crossing to here across another angle. Soon fades out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA [and non]. 7325-, Jan 30 at 1348, the dominant CRI Japanese service, 500 kW, 73 degrees from Xian, definitely has a fast SAH and CCI from something else, while CRI itself is not so strong. Must be Wantok Radio Light, PNG, and I know that a semi-hour break from Xian is imminent before resuming at 1430 in Filipino, 145 degrees. At 1358, CRI is off leaving only the other weak station, JBA, bothered by storm noise level which must be coming from Alabama now. At 1400:08 I hear one beep but that could be QRM instead of a WRL timesignal. 1404 still a carrier but no modulation audible, so not much point in listening further into the dayside. Meanwhile however, I have compared this signal to 3325 Indo/PNG and 9325 Korea North and/or VOA Tinang, and find by comparison, 7325 is slightly on the low side, which is where everyone reports WRL: Ron Howard put it 50 Hz low Jan 24 during the same window; Wolfgang Büschel reported 41 Hz low on Jan 27.
 I take this opportunity to remind everyone that the name of the station is NOT ``Radio Wantok Light`` as some insist on inverting it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 15170, Wed Jan 30 at 1435-1440, RRI with a comedy, lots of funny overexpressive voices in Romanian, and classical/operatic music bits; fair signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, Jan 30 at 0258 check, WWRB is off again, but still on 3195. You never know whether they will be running both transmitters; let`s hope so during WORLD OF RADIO Friday at 0430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 17725, Jan 30 at 1424, VOA Music Mix ID, poor signal but better than usual and not too much ACI from Cuba 17730. HFCC shows this hour is 100 kW, 126 degrees from SÃO TOMÉ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [non]. 15310, Jan 30 before and after 1430, Vietnamese talk on fair signal. Aoki and HFCC show it`s RFA, 250 kW, 267 degrees from TINIAN. No jamming detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED [and non]. 9595.36, Jan 30 at 1412, R. Nikkei with soul music in English, and het on the hi side making pitch between F4 and F#4 on my keyboard. What could this be? Seems propagated, not local. Nothing else scheduled on 9595; recheck 1459 just before Nikkei goes off, no more het. And Ethiopia was still hetting 9565 today, not 9560 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)