martedì 27 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 25-26, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 6150, August 26 at 1230, RA now in the clear! As RHC has moved to 6125, but that could be accidental. Cuba was on 6150 first, and I could not dissuade RA from 6150 too in A-13. RA also on always best 9580 and 12065, plus audible on weak // 6080, 9475. See also CUBA.

It`s Monday, so `Reah Vision` is discussing the uncertain future for wrestling as an Olympic sport; mid-break at 1241 refers to show being on Radio National, online and podcast, but *no* mention of R. Australia. Does hostess not know she is still on SW, or has been instructed to omit RA references? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 12362-USB, Aug 26 at 1255, marine weather forecasts as far ahead as Aug 29; well-enunciated Oz accent, but can`t catch arcane coastal location headers. This is VMW from Wiluna, Western Australia. A much weaker unreadable signal is on 12365-USB, no doubt its sibling VMC in Charleville, Queensland doing the same thing. See
as Bill Hepburn`s dxinfocentre still hasn`t added marine weather info outside Canada (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non], CNR1 jamming August 26 before 1300:
14700, fair with flutter at 1259; no time for a full scan this hour but no others encountered (have not heard real FD on 13795 lately).

CNR1 jamming August 26 after 1330:
16600, fair at 1335 with flutter; none in the 17s, 18s
15565 & 15550, poor with hets at 1337
15115, usual heavy collision at 1337
14800, very good at 1338; none in the 13s, 12s

** CUBA. 15370, Aug 26 at 0054, open carrier again from RHC, not turning off the transmitter after Quechua finished at 0030, still on even later than last night. Meanwhile, countless Cubans go hungry while all this energy is wasted, let alone on jamming where mind-control is more important than nutrition.

6000, August 26 at 0457, RHC English frequency is missing. Previously it would have gone off around now to be replaced by 6010, not necessarily the same transmitter. It could still be that they need to switch transmitters for the final bihour. This clears 6005 for BBC; see UK; and 6010 for HJDH. At 0457, I also find that 6125 and 6165 are modulated OK in English, while 6060 still in Spanish is undermodulated. RHC English supposed to stay on 6000 until 0700, and found that back on air at 0531 check.

6125, whoopee! For the first time Aug 26 at 1229 with IS and ID, RHC Spanish is on here, instead of colliding with 6150 R. Australia [q.v.]; now RHC is atop some weaker CCI, no doubt CNR1 which is listed by Aoki and HFCC both from Beijing 572 site at 37 degrees USward, and from Shijiazhuang 723 site at 217 degrees, 100 kW each, Commies vs Commies vs Commies!

So Arnie finally gets away from RA after months of colliding, or is it an accident? With the slipshod RadioCuba operation you never know at first: 6125 is of course in use until 0700 for RHC English, and could be they simply forgot to retune the transmitter for the 1100+ broadcast. What will happen tomorrow?

15340, will Arnie also avoid the other Aussie, HCJB? No! Kununurra was OK until *1302 Aug 26 covered by RHC carrier, with usual opening procedure of cutting on and back off, then on again adding modulation in progress.

13780, RHC is also on today Monday Aug 26 at 1339, unlike yesterday. 17580 is audible fairly at 1334, but still no signal on 17730, the other 16m morning channel which I am concluding has been totally dropped.

Have any of these changes(?) been entered on RHC`s own schedule at
? of course not! Yet, the English schedule has removed 6010 at
but still hasn`t fixed a slight typo of ``1880`` for English to Africa at 23-24 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15630, August 25 at 1956, open carrier, presumably ERT if not EDT; wasn`t paying much attention, but I think a few minutes earlier it was on 15650 with a song in French but Greek announcement (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, August 25 at 1952, big DRM noise must indicate V. of Nigeria is on today, about to close at 2000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 6005, August 26 at 0458, BaBcoCk music loop is playing; we`re still waiting for anyone to identify it. How about the app that figures out tunes from a few notes? In the clear tnx to temporary absence of Cuba from 6000 (and permanently from 6010). 0500 BBCWS news in English still unimpeded but only fair, 27 degrees from ASCENSION, but // 7355 at 102 degrees is always good for us. Cuba [q.v.] came up on 6000 later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 2000-USB, Aug 26 at 0536, New York Radio is back on its strange medium frequency! Barely audible after missing a few weeks(?) this month. Pays to keep checking, once BFO is tuned to exactly 5000 WWV, minus 3 MHz on the FRG-7.

Furthermore, Pittsburgh is not ``missing``. Then I check the other WSY70 frequencies: nothing audible on 3485, 6604 or 13270, but good on 10051-USB at 0539 when Atlantic City VOLMET is not missing. Seems it`s potluck which of their frequencies will be active at any given time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15670, August 25 at 1955, beeping from the VOA Greenville Radiogram test, as every Sunday at 1930. Stayed tuned for closing voice announcement, but there wasn`t any, altho from 1957 undermodulated music mixed with the tones until cutoff at 1959:48*: to determine whether this would be harmful self-QRM? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1683 monitoring: missed checking the past couple weeks the Sun 2330v airing on WTWW-2 9930, but this happened August 25: tune-in just before 2330 to find `Amateur Radio Newsline` running: that`s promising, instead of Brother Scare who has occupied most of the time on this transmitter. 2350 QSY announcement to 5085, but it does not happen. 2351 WOR 1683 starts. Aug 26 0000.4*, 9930 cuts off; retune to 5085, can`t hear it at first vs local noise level, but soon something starts. I have it audible by 0003.8 when WOR playback re-starts, so all is well. Later before 0100 I was hearing Ted Randall greeting listeners, not sure whether live or not. Sometime between then and next check around 0455, BS had resumed on 5085. Day frequency was not on before 1300, but with BS at 1344 check.

BTW, WORLD OF RADIO SCHEDULE has been updated at

And so has DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS as of Aug 26:

** U S A. 5935, August 26 at 0500, underneath DGS can hear a real WWCR ID in crosstalk from // 3215 transmitter, insufficiently isolated next to it (and/or the rhombix insufficiently isolated from each other). Does WWCR ever override DGS channel for legal IDs? Can`t say I have heard any, but it`s one of numerous gospel-huxter broadcasts I avoid as much as possible. DGS and consequently his heiress PMS don`t believe in local IDs, just ``University Network`` on their 24/7 output, so there are never any local IDs either for the so-called ``Caribbean Beacon``, Anguilla on 6090/11775. Like any satellite/cable TV network, legal station IDs are not needed from HQ, but as long as they are also on broadcast outlets, they need to build in ID pauses! And fire them by automation if necessary (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)