domenica 9 giugno 2013

Glenn Hauser logs June 7-9, 2013

** CHINA. 13795, June 8 at 1235, true Firedrake music is fair here. All the rest are CNR1 programming on ex-Firedrake frequencies:
12870, very poor at 1236
13830, very poor with noise at 1235
13920, very poor at 1235
13970, poor at 1235; none in the 14s, 15s
16160, poor at 1240
17170, fair at 1240

** CUBA. 6165, June 8 at 0103, RHC English is still open carrier, dead air except for motorboating frequency fluxuation which is also audible on the carrier without any BFO help. How many more days before they notice and repair this? Meanwhile, other English frequency 6000 is already modulating OK.

Next check at 0457 finds typical lack of coördination: 6010, supposed to start in English at *0500, is already on carrying the Spanish service sign *off*; 6000 English until 0500* is already off. 6125 is open carrier, and 6165 is still wobbling. Next2 check at 1210, again it`s 9850 motorboating in the morning (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, June 8 at 0058, R. Cairo signal is only fair, and undermodulated with hum, closer to usual degradation than last night, then 0059 starts the news-theme march. Checking 9720, same theme is playing, but on one receiver can`t tell if synchronized; here signal is very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 8 at 0055, R. Chaski carrier audible in hash partly from CRI 5990 via CUBA; 0101 clearer in Spanish with storm noise, 0100:43 devotional sounder from Red Radio Integridad; cut off at 0102:02.5* which is ten seconds later than a bievening ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SERBIA [non]. 9685, UT Saturday June 8 at 0058 check, IRS is missing again: another holiday? Propagation from Europe is degraded, but no signal at all; while 9665 VOR via Pridnestrovye is about equal level to the Brazilian het (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH AFRICA. 7340, June 8 at 0458 pop vocal music in Arabic? 0500 timesignal and RFI ID in French, 7 heures à Paris. Aoki shows only Swahili at 0430-0500 via Meyerton; must be another slipshod overrun, probably turned off a few minutes late (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 11915, June 8 at 1225, wavering het upon listed Cantonese from RTI, 250 kW, 205 degrees from Tainan per Aoki; 1230 musical signature, Chinese conversation sounds different and het diminishes. Starting at 1230 is Hakka, and the hets presumably from jamming. Aoki shows CNR2 is also on 11915 until 1300. Presence of hets and variability probably due to defective Taiwan transmitters, most of them notoriously off-frequency as measured by Wolfgang Büschel. Aoki also shows that RTI Chinese i.e. Mandarin 1100-1200 & Cantonese 1200-1230 are *jammed, while Hakka 1230-1300 & Amoy (Hokkien) at 1300-1400 are not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO monitoring: noted #1671 in progress about Madagascar 5014, Friday June 7 at 2004, on WTWW-2 9930.

WOR #1672: confirmed on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB starting at 0136 UT Saturday June 8, vs lots of summer static, clear on the webcast. Also confirmed on WTWW-2 9930, Saturday at 2330, and WTWW-1 5830, UT Sunday June 9 at 0400. Next: Sunday 2329v on 9930 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5050, June 8 at 0056, WWRB with that preacher whose screams like tics surpass the level of self-imposed distortion; unlike 24 hours earlier, no // on 3215 is on (nor 3195), but BS is already on 3185 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6135, June 8 at chex between 0437 and 0456, no DRM noise tonight, like there was 24 hours earlier --- nor am I hearing any BBC French via Ascension as scheduled daily this semihour per Aoki and latest DX Re Mix sked via DXLD 13-22. Ditto June 9 at 0451: no DRM, no AM audible on 6135 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)