mercoledì 28 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 28, 2013

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 28 at 1355, continuous tone from Bangladesh Betar, very poor with flutter. Still tone past 1359 when IS is normally running; 1359:50 finally starts IS, but only part of it is heard before faded out at 1400:11 for opening Urdu, and no timesignal audible in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 6160, August 28 at 0517, Marco Werman`s familiar voice on `The World`, strumming music break. (ACI from 6165 Cuba not so bad during Arnie Coro`s deliberately degraded voice lacking highs as he presents an editorial ``Viewpoint`` on behalf of Castro & Castro.) 0518 PRI ID, so usual CKZN Newfoundland timing for this US radio program via CBC Radio One.

I am still not hearing CKZU Vancouver also on 6160, but closer monitors such as Ron Howard in CA confirm it`s still on, at least sporadically, and via Dan Say, we now have word that its closure was all a CBC HQ mistake by including it on a list of LPRTs to be deleted, moving from AM to FM, or already off. See this thread to the end:

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming August 28 before 1400:
16100, poor with flutter at 1345; no others 12-19 MHz except the usual 15 MHz inbanders weakly on 15115, 15195, 15265 against VOA, RFA, RTI, which normally were never FD. Until detected these against V of Tibet:
15540, very poor at 1355, het on hi side
15555, very poor at 1355, het on hi side
15570, very poor at 1355, het on lo side

** CHINA. 9410, August 28 before 1300, this is still a noise-blob day for the CNR5 transmitter in Beijing, total loss (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11680, August 28 at 0055, surprised to find French here; must be RHC, and yes, // 5040. Per Aoki, 11680 is supposed to be Spanish-only at 2300-0400, tho we`ve often found it missing.

this broadcast is supposed to be only on 5040 at 0030-0100. Apparently mixed up program feed lines, not unusual for the incompetents at RHC.

(BTW, the French sked shows an additional webcast-only at 1830-1900; don`t see anything like that for the other languages; SW is completely off the air for siesta at 1500-1900. And it gets 11880 right for the 2200 airing, unlike English at 2300 on ``1880``)

6000, August 28 at 0233, RHC English is undermodulated, much weaker-sounding than // 6165. I was checking for 4XZ, the Israeli military CW station which others (Karl Zuk, Rafael Rodríguez, Rodolfo Tizzi) had heard two nights before around this time with a V marker on 6001 QRMing RHC, but nothing from that now.

15340, August 28 at 1344, HCJB in the clear with no RHC which nominally starts at 1300. Before 1300 it was hardly audible on 6150 under that other Aussie. Now RHC 15230 has fair signal but very undermodulated; 17580 very weak but detectable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, August 28 at 0101, R. Chaski is JBA with carrier and traces of modulation until cutoff at 0102:34.5* which is 5 seconds later than yesterday. I am still avoiding the porch-with-mosquitoes so this is on the regular FRG-7 with external longwire (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5085, August 28 at 0057, WTWW-2 is back here with Brother Scare, instead of 9930 yesterday, which was apparently a test or fluke, failure to switch to night frequency. 5085 still going at 0521 check --- and at 1259 when I notice the audio is way behind 9980 WWCR; just before finally switching to 9930 which comes up at *1300:23 with BS in progress; 1300 is also the time that WTWW-1 switches from 5830 to 9479; and about when WTWW-3 comes on 12105 in Russian Bibling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U K [non]. 5875, Wednesday August 28 at 1303, and also before that hour, BBCWS in English via THAILAND is very poor, but back on original frequency after excursion the day before to 5840 instead. 5875 is supposedly used on Sundays and Wednesdays only, probably confusing would-be listeners more than potential ChiCom jammers. But if you have a rough-tuning cheap analog-dial radio, maybe you won`t notice the difference (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 529, August 28 at 0509 UT, no signal, no het from beacon LYQ which was active 24 hours earlier from the WWRB SW site in Morrison TN. May be off again for months. I suspect Dave Frantz chose the letters LYQ for non-ID, because in CW, each is made up of `opposite` dits and dahs, confusing to those trying to grasp the language: .-.. / -.-- / --.- It`s customary for beacons to use made-up usually three-letter calls as their legal IDs would be quite cumbersome:
WQHL966 would be: .-- / --.- / .... / .-.. / ----. / -.... / -....

UNIDENTIFIED. 9359.5-SSB, August 28 at 1248-1254, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, one quite stronger than the other (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11900.5-SSB, August 28 at 0057, 2-way intruder in colloquial Spanish; weak but certainly stands out within the AM (and unfortunately DRM) 25m broadcast band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)