giovedì 12 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 11, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 4910, Sept 11 at 1130, VL8T, Tennant Creek NT is still here for the third night on the day frequency ex-2325. Wonder if the same excuse for VL8A staying on 4835, automation failure and unwilling to have human operator handle switch twice daily? Or is 60m really better than 120m for shower coverage as spring approaches?

That leaves only VL8K on 120m, 2485, often blocked by ute here; very poor but in the clear Sept 11 at 1146 with music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 11 at 1358 BB IS is JBA, timesignal ends at 1359:49 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAMBODIA [non]. 13845, Sept 11 at 1228 I am again standing by for the unID Cambodian service heard Sunday Sept 8 QRMing WWCR, but not heard Tuesday Sept 10 (in which report I misstated the date it was heard as Sept 9, apparently not checked on that date). Nothing but Joyce Riley`s `Power Hower` at first, but 1229 stronger carrier comes on making SAH of about 7 Hz, 1230 R. Free Asia theme and English intro of Khmer. This continues past 1300 without a break, slightly past 1330, off before 1331 reclearing Riley, continuing a 9/11 conspiracy interview, what else? ``Black intelligence operations``. If she hears about this QRM, she may conclude that Obama is out to get her. But meanwhile, blasting in on // 7490 WWCR.

Today`s Aoki shows nothing but 12140 for the 1230 RFA Cambodian broadcast, via Tinian. Must check that subsequently, in addition to or instead of 13845, and/or others? Behavior indicates this is another RFA service jumping frequencies depending on day of week, altho we have not heard of any attempts by Cambodia to jam it, despite touchy relations as far as FM relays inside the country.

Instead, Ivo Ivanov`s DX Re Mix News today has this:
``Additional frequencies of Radio Free Asia in Khmer (Cambodian):
1230-1330 on 13845*IRA 250 kW / 073 deg to SEAs // 12140 SAI 100 kW/270 deg *co-channel WWCR-3 in English [IRA = SRI LANKA]
2230-2330 on 12140 IRA 250 kW / 073 deg to SEAs // 13740 SAI 100 kW/270 deg`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST) [SAI = SAIPAN]

** CANADA. 6070, Sept 11 at 0100, no signal from CFRX, nor for the past few days as others have also noted. What`s wrong now? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake or [non] CNR1 jamming, Sept 11 before 1400: none found 12-18 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, Sept 11 at 0101, CRI relay is still running, after switch to English at 0100 instead of closing before 0100 in Spanish. And *still* going way late at 0114, // 6020 via Albania.

6060, Sept 11 at 0538, RHC English undermodulated with het; // 6125 better, // 6165 better yet, and // 6000 best; 5040 unchecked (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, Sept 11 at 0056, rechecking since 24 hours earlier there was 1 kHz tone: not today, but very poor talk programming, presumed AIR Delhi/Khampur as scheduled 250 kW, 174 degrees in Sinhala at 0045-0115. Noting on 11980 or 11990 either in case my parallax was off before. Maybe they had lost feed or some mixup before, defaulting to tone fill.

Then I check 11620, usually audible around now and so it is with much better fair signal, fluttery, music, i.e. AIR Urdu service, 500 kW, 240 degrees from Bengaluru (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Sept 11 at 1143 carrier which might have been PNG [q.v.] like some others on 90m, but instead at 1200 ``Warta Berita``, i.e. news in Indonesian from RRI Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah, and at 1208 I make it // 4750 RRI Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, during news and sounder, both only poor signals. 1225 recheck, 3325 is still audible with music; sunrise here was 1211 (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 747 & 774 kHz, JBA carriers from the northwest, Sept 11 at 1149, no doubt the NHK powerhouses for the first time this season; also 828 at 1154. Meanwhile, quickly stepping thru the MW band on up to 1220 on 9 kHz spacings with off-tuned BFO to detect carriers, also found some on 1134 and 1152.

I had been looking for the NHKs several mornings, but maybe too early or too late. This is also prime time for 90 and 60m DX from PNG and Indonesia! Not to mention lots of Mexicans on 10-kHz spacings. Neighbor Richard N Allen out of Perry OK with a better antenna has also been hearing the NHKs for a few days shortly before our sunrises, currently in Enid 1211 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 550, Sept 11 at 1212 UT, Mexican music, losing out to KFRM by 1214. No doubt the only NW Mexican, XEPL, Cd. Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, 5/0.15 kW per Cantú. That`s one with some Low German, but no announcements heard today (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 680, Sept 11 at 1210 UT, local wakeup host with saludos a pescadores, ganadores (fishers, cattle-raisers), mentions Guasave, norte de Sinaloa, so it`s XEORO again, 1/0.5 kW per Cantú. 1212 promo a Saturday show at 11:30-1; 1215 losing to sportstalk in English, presumably KNBR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 710, Sept 11 at 1210 UT, discussion of August (or Sept?) 4+ Richter earthquakes near Parral and Jiménez [short versions of town names], no doubt usual XEDP in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahuas, 7/0.1 kW per WRTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 2910, Sept 11 at 1131 UT, M&M (instead of usual W&M) with news in Spanish vs noise level, and those annoying on-and-off local bursts every few minutes at 1134 and 1137; 1135 a bit stronger with 6:35 timecheck; 1138 mentions industria petrolera; 1139 peak with a string of addresses mentioning Villahermosa. XEVT, 3 x 970, Tabasco is indeed still here for another season. Tnx to VL8T staying on 4910, now it`s easy to home in on 2910 which is 2 MHz lower on the FRG-7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MICRONESIA. 4755.5, Sept 11 at 1157 PMA The Cross with music, cut off automatically at 1158:10.5* and I barely hear the DTMF tones which cue the cut (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-AM, Sept 11 at 0117, weak pirate music mixing with RTTY. Check,12555.0.html
to see if anyone IDed it: Yes, Rockpicker heard it as ``Liquid Radio`` at 0200, and off at 0248 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. NBC survey Sept 11 starting at 1143:
3260, Madang very poor with talk; 1202 YL with news in English, clips, cut off the air abruptly at 1205:04*.
3385, Rabaul with music at 1143, off before 1200*
3205, Vanimo and 3365 Alotau JBA carriers at 1143; no 3315, 3325, 3345

** PERU. 5980, Sept 11 at 0101, JBA carrier from R. Chaski on the FRG-7, (CRI Cuba 5990 running late is no help), until 0103:51.5* which is 6 seconds give or take later than yesterday. Altho I can tell this cuts off, overload retains another weaker carrier on 5980 unless attenuated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15525, Sept 11 at 1401, V. of Tibet via MADAGASCAR in well again, no jamming, but instead at 1401.5 noise burst as prélude to ``running water`` ute QRM a bit later, 1403 noise burst again (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9825, Sept 11 at 0116, VOA Greenville strong open carrier is already on before 0130 Specialish English service, just as Pres. Obama is finishing his live Syria speech via many TV networks. Would it be too much trouble for VOA to have carried this too instead of dead air? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5110-CUSB, UT Wed Sept 11 at 0121, this is not the `Heart & Soul of America` broadcast expected; instead, `Fred Flintstone Music Show`, mentions Radio Newyork International, monolog about Toyotas and caradios, 0126 back to music. WBCQ 5110 schedule at
now shows Heart & Soul at 01-02 only on UT Thursdays & Saturdays, nothing on Wednesdays. H&S was originally Tue thru Sat, so FFMS must be another ad-hoc filler (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)