mercoledì 14 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 12-13, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 15490, Aug 13 at 1232, HCJB Rawang service on VG signal, SSOB in fact, with guitar, country-music gospel song by OM, 1233 IAD, 1234 cut to another hymn by YL, 1235 cut to usual hypreacher. They need some improvement in editing.

No doubt the Rawangs are impressed by somestation bothering to broadcast in their minority language; is it the only one on SW? Not quite: Once you find EiBi`s abbr. for it as RWG, easiest place to research this is his list: FEBC also has a quarter-hour daily; and HCJB presents another semihour in local mornings. His exhaustive language list at
shows population info: ``RWG Rawang: Burma (60,000), India-Arunachal Pr.(60,000)``, now all on the road to Jerusalem (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, August 13 before 1300:
13795, very poor at 1245, mixing with CNR1

The rest are CNR1 jammers instead:
13830, very poor at 1245; none in the 17s, 16s, 15s, 14s, 12s, 10s
Plus the inbanders on 11 MHz.

11935, fair with fades at 1249, the CRI Russian service plays a brief clip of Firedrake, surely not proudly proclaiming their jamming tactic

** GREECE [non]. 9420, August 13 around 1215, I am zeroing this frequency in order to tune in 15420 for RFS, and as usual hear no Greece at this hour but China. However, Ivo Ivanov reports that today from 1200, VOG is missing from all its frequencies, 9420, 9935 and 15630. Hope the authorities haven`t finally overtaken and turned off the Avlis SW site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, August 13 at 0059-0101:15.5*, R. Chaski JBA carrier stops, about 6 seconds later than yesterday, so make that approximate, as it was fading in and out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 15420, Aug 13 at 1216, JBA carrier begins to appear from R. Free Sarawak via TAIWAN on its second day of reactivation. Now must have started properly at 1100, as it cuts off at correct time of 1230:27* --- altho judging from yesterday, its audibility would have improved here during the following hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 12075, August 13 at 1247, environmental report from VOA News, poor signal. This hour is via Tinang, PHILIPPINES daily, but if you hear 12075 with `Jazz America` the following hour between 13 & 14 on Sat & Sun, that`s via TINIAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7250, Aug 13 at 0529, VR bells, fair, so looks like this is going to continue in use (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11159-USB, RAF VOLMET, location never identified for sure, appears to have been a temporary transmission, perhaps prompted by a British military exercise in western Canada. Originally found to be missing early August 12, several further chex continue to find the frequency vacant: Aug 12 at 2055; Aug 13 at 0055, 0526, 1225. Hope someone can pin it down retroactively.

Meanwhile, another comment from DXLD contributor Chuck Albertson, in Seattle WA: ``Re Don's report from Edmonton on 8/11, I don't think the
VOLMET broadcast on 11159 is coming from a xmtr in British Columbia at that hour (~0400). If it was, the signal would probably skip right over me, or come in like a local. Instead, what I hear at that time fades a lot. Also, "Aldergrove" is a military reference for Belfast International Airport. It used to be co-named RAF Aldergrove; now it's a helicopter base, but the airport can handle large transports, so that's why it's on the list`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)