mercoledì 21 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 20, 2013

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 15340, August 20 at 1255, HCJB with usual good signal (long path? Aimed 307 degrees from Kununurra), closing Tuesday-only Marawari language per EiBi & Aoki, with P O Box address starting with ``Radio DMTA`` or similar letters fonetikaly – is that how you say ``HCJB`` in Marawari? RHC CCI cuts on at *1256 with even stronger signal overriding it.

Mis-registration in HFCC would have us believe that the 1245-1300 segment is on air Sundays only in ``mal``. Aoki & EiBi show several other languages filling other days, and EiBi`s readme says ``MW = Marwari [sic] (a Rajasthani variety): India (13 million speakers)``. Spelling of it: WRTH goes with Marawari (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 20 at 1358, BB IS poorly audible, timesignal ending at 1410:03, opening Urdu; recheck 1409 mainly hum is audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake, August 20 after 1300:
17535, fair at 1308, still going past 1330, 1337 but fading to very poor; no target audible or listed. Maybe an IBB Tibetan service jumped to this frequency today? BSKSA Qur`an service is listed on 17535 at 12-14, but no sign of it either. Strange. Tried to // 13795 where FD usually shows but today only a JBA carrier, talk?

CNR1 jammers, August 20 after 1300:
17510, fair at 1308; vs BBC Uzbek via OMAN, unheard (BTW, EiBi shows target for this service at 1300-1330 on all three frequencies is Afghanistan; HFCC lists CIRAF 30-S and 40-NE --- these two cover all the ex-SSR `stans as well as Afghanistan). None in the 18s, 16s

15565, poor at 1311, het on lo side
15640, poor at 1311, het on hi side, both vs V of Tibet, Tajikistan
15330, good at 1311, vs BBC Uzbek via Oman, unheard
15115, good at 1312, with heavy CCI from victim VOA Chinese via Thailand at 14 degrees further aimed USward; none in the 14s, 13s, 12s

August 20 after 1400:
15570, good at 1410, probably vs V. of Tibet on 15568, unheard
(very little signal today from KBS 15575 before or after 1400)

** EGYPT. 13850, August 20 at 0525, R. Cairo provides only a big buzz, no Arabic program modulation; but at least it`s the second SSOB after 13630 Australia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 17660, August 20 at 0528, VIRI IS, poor signal but the SSOB prior to the ``Bosnian`` broadcast via Kamalabad. The 0500 Russian broadcast was also audible on 13750 and 15480 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, August 20 at 0100, JBA carrier with BFO from R. Chaski, enough to detect when it cuts off: 0101:52.5* which is 16 seconds later than three days ago, keeping up the average of five and a third per day. I am avoiding the mosquitoey porch where I would prefer to be on the DX-398, instead inside on the FRG-7 but with external longwire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 15400, August 20 at 0527, 1 kHz tone jammer is more atop R. Dabanga than usual via MADAGASCAR. It`s always there, since first discovered weeks ago, but not relogged constantly. I wonder how blocky it is in the target area (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110-CUSB, August 20 at 0059, WBCQ already on as Allan is on phone line with someone, mentioning that someone`s wife has died, but missed whose, 0100 into `Heart & Soul` scheduled show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 7250, August 20 at 0520, poor signal from VR, in presumed Albanian as now scheduled to be only on MW; they do this from time to time, turning on this transmitter early; and sometimes plugged into different service in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 4865, August 20 at 0516, TADIL-A bonker as usual around here; checking since there had been a couple reports at other times of very strong open carrier on 4865 or 4866, US broadcaster testing? Maybe it was really the same TADIL-A transmitter in idle mode not cutting on and off. This is apparently the one which moved off the low side of 6135 several months ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)