giovedì 23 maggio 2013

Glenn Hauser logs May 23, 2013

** CHINA. Firedrake May 23 before 1400:
13795, JBA at 1356; as usual all the rest replaced by CNR1 jamming:

13920, fair at 1356
14750, poor-fair at 1367
14870, JBA at 1356
15800, poor at 1357
15970, fair at 1358
16360, fair at 1358
16920, very poor at 1358; none in 17s, almost deadband except weak Kashgar, Habana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 14960, the single log of Salem Stereo from the UK in April has yet to be confirmed by any other reports of it, and never anything heard here at random chex. I might ask the pastor-in-charge but he never replied to my inquiry when it disappeared last September; busted? (Glenn Hauser, May 23, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, 6000 and 6165, May 23 at 0058, RHC all in open carrier/dead air, which is understandable on the 6`s prior to English from 0100, but 5040 should have been going from French to Spanish.

15180-15330 approx., May 23 at 0258, extent of the big buzz spewing out of the RHC 15230 transmitter, gradually weakening out to the edges. Could not detect it, however, to equal range on low side which would have been 15130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [non]. 7365, May 23 at 0253, R. Martí with silly baseball game, atop the jamming. RM carries a lot of béisbol, no doubt a big draw among dentro-Cubans. One team was obviously Miami, and they referred also to ``los indianos``, but there are no Indians (or Indianans) in the same league as Miami per
According to Marlins` calendar the May 22 game was really vs Filadelfia, not that it matters (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725 AM and 11675 DRM, May 23 at 0516 and still at 0531, no signals from RNZI (nor on 15720, 13730). It happens again. If I had kept with it a bit longer, as Ivo Ivanov did in Bulgaria, I should have heard wrong 15720 finally on at *0535-0547, and then right 11725 from 0548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 23 at 0054, carrier from R. Chaski, vs noise level, enough to time the cutoff today at 0100:38, five seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, May 23 at 0331, JBA carrier vs much stronger CW QRhaM, 0333 trace of music, from R. Hargeisa (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN [non]. 9625-9630-9635 at least, May 23 at 0357, DRM noise! Until suddenly cut off at 0401*. Presumably slipshod REE COSTA RICA forgot to turn it off at 0200; HFCC shows 9630 also registered in ``D`` mode, which nonsensically means NOT DRM, at 0200-0600, both 100 kW, 340 degrees to North America. The other night DRM was late starting too after 0000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 15365, May 23 at 0258 open carrier, to become what? 0300 BBCWS news in English, good signal. HFCC shows this hour only is 250 kW, 30 degrees from Kigali, RWANDA; to be followed on 15365 by 04-05, 250 kW, 10 degrees from Oman.

Still seems odd to be hearing BBC via a DW site, but why not? Searching the latest A-13 HFCC file for May 22, on RRW BBC BAB, we find only one other such transmission: 17640, 1400-1430 in Hausa, 250 kW, 310 degrees. NB those who try to hear/verify every possible station/relay site combination (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1670 monitoring: confirmed first airing on 9955 WRMI, Thursday May 23 until 0359:03, more or less equal to the pulse jamming level; tnx a lot, Arnie! WRMI repeats are Saturday 1500, Tuesday 1100. Next:

Thursday 2100.6 on WTWW-1 9479; UT Friday 0330v on WWRB 3195 (if their computer is working again; and/or we hope 5050 with less of a summer storm noise level). UT Saturday 0130v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v CUSB (stay tuned, as AWWW often runs late). Saturday & Sunday 2330v on WTWW-2 9930; UT Sunday 0400.6 on WTWW-1 5830.

Tnx to Ted Randall, WOR also appears at variable earlier hours on WTWW-9930: Ed Insinger caught #1669, Wednesday May 22 starting at 1935. Alternates with playbacks of his QSO shows (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)