domenica 17 febbraio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs February 16-17, 2013

** CHINA. Firedrake Feb 17, before 1400:
 6240, poor at 1328 with other audio too, SOH
10960, good at 1352; hadn`t heard any in the 10s for a long time
11500, good at 1349
12500, very poor at 1345 with flutter
12670, very poor at 1345 with flutter
12870, very poor at 1346 with flutter
13530, poor at 1343 mixing with algo
13920, poor at 1345 with flutter; none in the 14s

** CHINA. 13855, Feb 17 at 1347, Western classical music, Chinese announcement, then Chinese classical; also at 1353 on 9390; and all over the bands, from legitimate CNR1 and mostly illegitimate jammers, perhaps a regular Sunday-evening show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880, Feb 16 at 2056 open carrier; then at 2057 I begin to hear a bit of RHC in English modulation, // 11760, only frequency it is supposed to be on. YL with the annoying voice pronounces Vermont ``VER-munt``, referencing Sen. Sanders. 2059 closing with IS and opening French, initially still // 11760, but then 11880 crosses to separate playout of same French lagging about a minute behind 11760 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 9606, Feb 17 at 0059, quick check confirms the rumbling spur from 9490 R. República relay is still here, 116 kHz above it, no doubt along with at least three others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. A hint of lingering winter sporadic-E TV DX: I still leave the analog TV set running a lot on channel 2 with antenna southwards, and finally Feb 16 at 1802 UT there is a brief fade-in of some video, seems toon, and at 1804 FIN = the end. Then gone again. Checked the 6m Es maps, one of which showed zilch, the other with only a few paths across the CONUS on 10m, not 6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, Feb 16 at 1901, VON DRM is back after missing several days, most noticeable as noise upon 15125 REE/CR, serves them right for their own QRDRM out of 9630 at 00-02, which blocked CBCNQ 9625 during its final months. With BFO can tell the DRM is centred on 15115 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1650, Feb 17 at 0649, KYHN ``Fort Smith AR`` is *still* running promo reel instead of real programming: now it`s the Dennis Miller one again with the snack guy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 31 and 31-3, KXOK third channel in Enid, which added Azteca a few months ago, is often black screen, but still showing Azteca on the PSIP, e.g. Feb 16 at 1857 UT, Feb 17 at 1617. MundoFox (PSIP M - FOX) on 31-2 is more reliable. I wonder if either network is paying for this negligible OTAccess to the Hispanic market around Enid? ]

All three have been duplicated on RF-32, not considered a broadcast station, but an inter-city relay, from the same downtown Enid site but a much weaker signal. Now I am not even getting enough to decode it and be sure it`s still KXOK programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Feb 17 at 0100, CNR1 jammer quits as usual, uncovering weak talk from R. Chaski, Urubamba, vs splash from CRI CUBA 5990 overrun again starting English, but that`s off by 0103. At 0104, 5980 in Spanish, all talk this time instead of usual music when cut off the air circa 0106:20*, adding another pentasecond to the previous night. BTW, as per earlier info from Rafael Rodríguez, in the evenings R. Chaski relays Red Radio Integridad from Lima, so more likely to hear such an ID if any during this window (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 7414, Feb 17 at 1322 the V. of Tibet blob in Chinese is still here, and off by 1330; site?

Wolfgang Büschel reported previously, Feb 15? ``Re 7410 to 7420 kHz channel range at 1200-1330 UT. Some comments of defective 7413.9 kHz TJK Yangi Yul? Yes, checked this disturbed 7414 kHz channel for the first time today. Never before had noted such disturbance signal, originate from Yangi Yul site. TAJIKISTAN [tentat.] Voice of Tibet noted on exact 7413.9 kHz centered, contained also approx. 38x BUZZ disturbance peaks, all 20 Hertz apart on approx. 7413.5 to 7414.3 kHz range! I assume is only a single transmitter?? without real strong carrier. See Screenshot`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7405, Sunday Feb 17 at 1325 choral music with organ, hard to tell if sung in English or Spanish, but soon closing show in Spanish as program No. 1330 from ``el templo de Salt Lake City``, i.e. the Mormon Tabernacle, as R. Martí continues its unseemly rôle as a religious broadcaster, violating Separation of Church & State, and opening itself to demands for equal time from all other sects (but who notices?). Quite strong, and jamming hardly audible during the music.

9885, Feb 17 at 1405, fair carrier and then I hear some Spanish just barely modulated. Not // RHC, but yes // 15330 R. Martí. So the Greenville B transmitter which had just finished VOA Spanish at 1400 is still on the air and somehow a bit of RM audio is bleeding into it. Could there be some connexion between the two stations?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050-USB, Feb 17 at 0053, surprised to encounter huge signal in pure SSB, no reduced carrier, with gospel huxter, as Dave has decided to flip his extra WWRB transmitter out of the AM mode. 0101 check, // AM mode on 3215. 0212, still USB on 5050 at mid-break during `Unshackled`; at PGM they are doubtless clueless that they are now in SSB. 0245 check, still USB during gasping & screaming. We`ll have to hear if this mode ever recur. This was much stronger than WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4835 & 4835+, Feb 17 at 0052, usual two tantalizing JBA carriers on slightly different frequencies, making a double pitch with BFO, presumably Sikkim and Perú, respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 17156, Feb 17 at 1335, 1408, 1447 chex, no sign of the Arabic blob heard yesterday. Tnx to Tarek Zeidan, Cairo, who listened to my clip and replies:

``Hello Glenn, I checked the audio file. I couldn't catch any ID of course with such transmission quality. But based on the part I managed to understand, they are talking about Alaqsa mosque, or that's what my ears fooled me with. So my guess it is VOIRI in Arabic, could be Saut Falasteen (Voice of Palestine, Voice of the Islamic Revolution in Palestine). They are active on that band around that time of the day. All the best``

The latest sked of VIRI in DXLD 13-07 shows:
1430-1627  9515 KAM 500 kW / 178 deg N/ME Arabic
1430-1627 17550 KAM 500 kW / 258 deg EaAf Arabic
So maybe it was the 17550 transmitter, altho apparently just the main Arabic service rather than VOP/VOIRP, which is supposedly only at 0330-0430 on other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)