mercoledì 13 marzo 2013

Glenn Hauser logs March 12-13, 2013

** CUBA [and non]. Having confirmed yesterday that the wideband noise on 25m in the evenings is coming from the 11840 RHC transmitter until it all went off at 0501:01* March 12, I tune in for the sign-on at nominal 2100 but RHC IS is already playing at 2057, undermodulated as usual, and at first it seems the buzz has been fixed, as the adjacent channels each side of 11840 lack it, but it`s there again further out, peaking circa 11810 and 11870, but audible in clear spots 11785-11830, 11850-11905 or so. RHC seems to have adjusted its range but certainly not eliminated it.

Next check at 0050 UT March 13: now the close-in frequencies have the buzz, worst 11830-11865, and audible 11790-11910. This is a different pitch and intensity than the REE/CR DRM 11810-11820.

As for axual jamming, at 0052 UT March 13 once again there is pulsing on 11970 against nothing discernible, and a wall-of-noise on 12000 about equal level to VOA Spanish which is now one UT hour earlier.

5955, March 13 at 0103, pulse jamming here but still no sign of even a carrier on 5954+ where R. República used to be; just 5952+ Bolivia.

5040 // 11880, Tuesday March 12 at 2345 check during `DXUL` the two English frequencies are synchronized, one having moved in from 0000 and the other from 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** DIEGO GARCIA. 12759-USB, March 13 at 0053, JBA talk, presumed AFN, and on the air earlier than 0100 instead of 4319-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 6010, March 13 at 0104, pileup of probably four stations, Brasil, Colombia, Radio Mil XEOI, and --- VRIIrán is probably the one on top of the rumble, Spanish talking to someone ``en línea`` --- I know VIRI does a lot of phone interviews in English, anyway, especially any American who can be induced to criticise US policy. Henceforth one must rule Iran in or out on 6010 by comparing to // 7420. At least we can anticipate the departure of Iran from 6010 in A-13 for a higher band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, March 13 at 0059, hymn music and maybe something else mixing, after 0100 watching my watch expecting R. Chaski to cut off a few sex after 0100:32, the time last night. But it keeps going, and going; finally off around 0101:55* but I was on AM trying to copy the content rather than BFO for exact timing. What will they do next?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4825, one of the better 60m LA signals here March 13 at 0057, music sounds religious, vs CODAR, 0058 Spanish announcement, 0106 something about the Vatican. Probably LV de la Selva, Iquitos, Perú but I should have measured the frequency since that one is on 4824.5; pretty sure it was not as far up as 4826.5, i.e. R. Sicuani (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6900.5-LSB, March 13 at 0108, Spanish QSO mentioning contacting Europe, antennas, and a contactee says ``QSL` in the sense of ``I received what you said``.

6933.5-LSB, March 13 at 0111 a similar QSO in Brazilian. I assume these are non-11-meter freebanders, non-licensed ham-like things, since they even use LSB like inside 40m above 7 MHz, instead of USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)