giovedì 14 marzo 2013

Glenn Hauser logs March 13-14, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 4835, March 14 at 1302, poor signal in English, so VL8A is still here, tho Ron Howard found it absent yesterday, audiblizing something on 4837, maybe Sikkim. Perhaps VL8A is about to resume nighttimes on 2310? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRIA. 9630, March 14 at 0515, good signal in tonal Afrolang. HFCC shows AWR in Hausa, 300 kW, 190 degrees from Moosbrunn, but a hefty bit must be USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. Re: ``4824.96 approx., March 14 at 0051, Portuguese sounds like preacher, could be Davi Miranda, poor signal with flutter, but no sign of a het on hi or lo side from Peruvians. Presumed R. Canção Nova, Cachoeira Paulista SP``

Jorge Freitas points out that RCN is Catholic, so if it was really Miranda, it must be from the other ZY on 4825, R. Educadora, Bragança. He could also be on a Peruvian in Portunhol (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, March 14 at 0524, RHC English with IADs; quick check of the overkill four parallels on 49m: none of them with such a problem.

9555-9560, 9590-9600-9615, March 14 at 1327, intermittent buzz like we have been hearing evenings surrounding RHC 11840. Most likely source here would be the 9570 CRI relay transmitter.

No particular buzz around 11840 at quick check 2140 March 14. 11880 is off the air, unlike yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, March 14 at 1308, song in English, ``Devil Went Down to Georgia`` by Charlie Daniels Band with hot fiddling worthy of Kyle Dillingham --- could it be Australia? Naah, back-announce in Spanish, so R. Rebelde as usual. I wonder if the literal Commie Cubans read something negative into this song about the Yankee Imperialists? Also mentioned FM 96.7, so was this a separate R. Reb FM program on SW? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 15710, March 14 at 2010, Horn of Africish music, fair with some distortion, overridden by some brief running-H2O ute. It`s axually Hausa from R. Cairo per HFCC, 250 kW, 241 degrees from Abis at 18-21 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9690, March 14 at 1330 after nondescript music and no IS, AIR GOS opening, but transmitter keeps dumping off several times for one or two sex, impeding comprehension of the sign-on and even the news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4750-, March 14 at 1303, fair signal with songs, 1306 YL Indonesian announcement from RRI Makassar.

4790-, March 14 at 1303, no signal from reactivated RRI Fak2. Checking Ishida later, that`s because it went off at 1252* today, tho other days has stayed on as late as 1459 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 12025, March 14 at 0510, fair signal in Russian about Iran, with flutter, vs CODAR, so VIRI as scheduled 0500-0530, 500 kW, 358 degrees from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 6101.6, March 14 at 1317, something off-frequency making big het with a 6100.0, louder than the talk modulation, also some hum. 1322 into typical Juche choral music. Wolfgang Büschel has been reporting this as KCBS Pyongyang, varying the last few days on 6101.21, 6101.275, 6101.331, 6101.38, so one of their creaky old transmitters still in use (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, March 13 at 1836, R. Kuwait is fairly audible, with news in English, nothing about the pending pope, so back to Vatican on 13765. Spring is here, as the mostly inaudible during winter 18-21 transmission is coming back. Even better March 14 at 2005 check during rock music, maybe would even hold up to 2100.

17550, March 14 at 2014, this is the *only* AM signal detectable on 16m, very poor with BFO engaged, no doubt Kuwait also starting to show during the 20-24 UT Arabic to W North America. Otherwise on 17 MHz, nothing but the BRB TDP DRM from MSY GUF on 17870-17880 and beyond (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7285, March 14 at 0522, fair signal in Afrikaans which I am confident is Sonder Grense from Meyerton; had been missing and also night frequency 3320, March 9-10 or so along with many other relays, notably BBC, say Bill Bingham, Jorge Freitas and others; apparently due to power outages (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, March 14 at 0518, WWV propagation semi-minute is outdated! Solar flux 123, A-index 4, but K-index as of 21 UT March 13 was 1. This should have been updated twice by now, normally every three hours, citing K reading as of 03 UT March 14. Next check at 1318 March 14, now it`s current with K of 2 at 12 and with storms at G1 level pending (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15195-15255, March 14 at 2012, VOA French from 15225 Greenville is extremely strong and splattering plus/minus 30 kHz; worst on 15205-15245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1660 monitoring: confirmed first airing Thursday March 14 at 2100:30 on WTWW-1 9479; with DST now in effect, US SW airings are all one UT hour earlier: then UT Friday 0330v on WWRB 3195 (and 5050 if it ever resume; last week started 3 minutes late); UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB (last week started 19 minutes late); Saturday 1500 on WRMI 9955; Saturday 1730 on WRN via SiriusXM 120; UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5830.

Ivo Ivanov says Hamburger Lokalradio was missing from 7265-CUSB last Saturday and Wednesday including when WOR would have aired at 0630 and 1430; back this week?? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7520, March 14 at 0519, Brother Scare is here on unlisted frequency with very strong signal, 3 sex ahead of WWRB 3185 --- and since he`s missing from normal overnight frequency 5890 WWCR-4, that must be the source of 7520, which normally runs 00-02 UT. Could not get or forgot to change frequency? Experiment? We`ll find out tonight. Many others were wondering where this was coming from, Bulgaria or WHRI, which is also registered part time on 7520? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 11625, March 14 at 0532, VR in Portuguese Portuguese to Africa, saying Francisco is the first-non-European pope in history! Many other reports have said he`s the first one in a millennium. So which is it? Whence was the other one, north African? SW Asian? And exactly when? Same kind of contradixion, confusion arose about how long since a pope previously resigned/abdicated. The RCC should get its history act together (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZANZIBAR. 11735, March 14 at 2006, not even a carrier from ZBC; suspect on this occasion missing or off much earlier than 2100v* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)