venerdì 13 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 13, 2013

** AUSTRALIA. 4910, Sept 13 at 1207, VL8T remains here instead of 2325 at night, sounds like horse race? No, some other `sport` with wild crowd, mentions first half, out-of-bounds. Somewhat stronger on // 4835 VL8A (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAMBODIA [non]. 13845, Sept 13 at 1230 UT, R. Free Asia opening Cambodian (pronounced, K`Migh, as with a long I, tho spelt Khmer), way atop barely audible WWCR. Site per Ivo is Iranawila, SRI LANKA. Which one prevails varies drastically from day to day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] Sept 13 before 1400: degraded propagation today (Sept 12 SF 93, K at 15 Sept 13 = 2), none found 12-18 MHz, except 15 MHz inbanders, primarily 15115 which is always strongest in mix (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 890, Sept 13 at 0515 UT, Spanish discussion of cathedrals and their addresses in Habana; DF also fits for Cuba. WRTH 2013 shows 200 kW R. Progreso, CMBA from Chambas, Ciego de Ávila and one low-power elsewhere on 890; 200 kW, the highest MW power now listed for Cuba, also applies to one of the numerous Rebelde transmitters on 710 at same site, and another site on 1180. This 890 does not have the punch would expect from all those kW.

Not much signal from WLS at the moment, and the CCI in Spanish is normally from gospel-huxter KVOZ Del Rio TX, thought to be failing to protect WLS at night and even running day power of 10 kW ND at night instead of 1 kW direxional. Worse, it`s almost opposite here from Chicago, making it hard to null in favor of WLS. CMBA soon fades and later KVOZ is back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 3325, Sept 13 at 1201, RRI Palangkaraya with news in Indonesian, weaker than 4750 Makassar, stronger than 4870 Wamena (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3260, Sept 13 at 1201, NBC Madang with news, but seems to cut off and on (or a bad antenna connexion here?), finally gone for good at 1205*. Nothing much else from PNG by now (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020-, Sept 13 at 1159, JBA carrier from SIBC auto-cutsoff at 1200:13* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Sept 13 at 1352, very poor signal I at first assume would be KSDA, but that`s in Chinese and then I can tell this is in Russian, so it is WTWW-3, back on the air but barely propagating (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)