giovedì 15 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 12, 14, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Aug 14 at 1357 BB with tone; just before 1358 the IS starts with some hum and runs past 1400. Final iteration faded down incomplete in order to play off-time signal ending at 1400:20.5, later than lately or usual, then opening Urdu. Very poor with flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non], August 14, CNR1 jamming before 1300:
13830, very poor at 1236; none in the 12s
14800, very poor at 1236
15940, poor at 1233
16100, poor at 1233 with flutter; none in the 17s, 18s
Propagation conditions are generally degraded, even from HCJB Australia on 15 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 11605, August 14 at 0545, French news about Maroc, hum and flutter, fair signal, better than // but not synch 11700. 11605 is RFI via SOUTH AFRICA at 05-07; 11700 is Issoudun direct at 04-08 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9420, Aug 14 at 0551, M&W in Greek, laughing, fair with flutter, so ``ERT`` is on now, tho increasingly sporadic or on ``wrong`` frequencies per Ivo Ivanov (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. It`s time for the annual Independence Day ceremonies which cause AIR to modify its schedule for live broadcasts, as Jose Jacob has explained in detail in advance. It is hoped that many of the less active regional stations will come back on, and sometimes on `day` instead of `night` frequencies to avoid interruptions for the Flag-raising ceremony, etc., starting at 0130 UT August 15.

But, first, ``14 August 2013 (Wednesday) 1330 UT (7.00 pm IST) Honble President Pranab Mukherjee`s `Address to the Nation` on the eve of Independence Day in Hindi and English at 1330 UT (7.00 pm IST). All stations of AIR will relay this on MW, SW & FM.``

[Prithwiraj Purkayastha in Jorhat, Assam, India, confirms to the dxldyg that AIR Kohima was back on 4850 for the speech at 1330-1400]

Unfortunately, that`s far too late for anything to propagate on 60m to deep North America, but I try the higher frequencies:

9870, at 1320 Aug 14, VBS with vocal music, usual CCCCI from CRI English making a SAH; at 1333 I can hear that the speech is being delivered in English, but too much QRM to copy it.

How about the AIR GOS also starting ordinarily at 1330? Nothing pre-empted here: 9690 at 1328 no IS but OC, song starts just before 1329, sign-on and news from 1330.5 until 1339.5; // 13710 turns out to be better, while nothing audible on 11620. Maybe the speech is delayed later into the sesquihour, but I give up after hearing music at 1350 on 13710 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4870-, Aug 14 at 1225, carrier and traces of talk, presumed RRI Wamena. It`s been active lately per altho no entry yet for this date, and Ishida does not deal in precise frequencies. Wamena is always on the lo side and yesterday Ron Howard put it at 4969.92 tho it seemed to me lower than that today, more like Chuck Bolland`s unID on Aug 10 at 1030-1045 on 4869.947. At same time I was also getting carriers on 4750, no doubt including RRI Makassar on the lo side of that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS [and non]. Correcting date for this item in my report of August 11-12: not August 4 as typoed originally! Tnx to Ron Howard for catching it:

5020-, August 12 at 1157 I have a very weak carrier from SIBC, so wait to time its cutoff: approx. 1200.5*. Otherwise before 1200 there were carriers from 3385 PNG, 4940 China, but not from 4750 Indonesia or 4755 Micronesia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 15450, Aug 14 at 1228, Turkish music with periodic Voice of Turkey IDs in English, very poor signal, accurate 6-pip timesignal to 1230, last pip prolonged, and opening English. Now it dawns on me that VOT has abolished their longtime repetitive keyboard IS and replaced it with this orchestral music, which explains why I was not hearing the old IS a few minutes prior to other broadcasts. Need to tune the better English transmissions a few minutes before 2200 on 9830 (RTTY permitting), 0300 on 9515 to North America.

By clicking on Broadcast from this page
the complete transmission autolaunches. But audio on demand omits the IS lead-in! As of Aug 14, the latest one is dated 11 August! and starts with the canned sign=*off* announcement! ``you have been listening to ---``, English schedule, ``thank you for listening to the Voice of Turkey, and goodbye``, but then program previews and news (or rather olds).

Advancing player to near the end of the 50+ minute file, but nothing audible, maybe not fully loaded yet, but can play the Q of the Month at :35 in. A few minutes later it`s all loaded so I advance to :47 minutes during fill music, headlines and the sign-off announcement again, but not a note of any IS; then auto-replays the file from the start (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9885, Aug 14 at 0553, VOA French poorly audible via BOTSWANA, suppressed by Greenville carrier already on prior to site switch at 0600; having ignored my previous report of this self-collision. No, neither targets OK, but surely Greenville aimed eastward is QRM in Africa too, as it will be the only modulated signal a few minutes later.

15640, August 14 at 1401, good signal and modulation with news about Morsi at 1403 with angry crowd, stingers, listed as VOA Kurdish, 10 degrees from BOTSWANA. Doesn`t usually stand out like this; compared to JBA carrier on 15650, presumably Greece (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)