lunedì 16 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 14-15, 2013

** AUSTRALIA [and non]. 2325 kHz, Sept 15 at 1156, JBA carrier back here from VL8T, and no signal on 4910 where it had stayed for a few nights; Harold Sellers, BC, first noted 2325 resumed yesterday when I did not check. I see that today`s Aoki dated Sept 15 at 1200 has already deleted 2325. Now, put it back.

VL8A still on 4835 as usual, after 4840 WWCR is off clear at 1212 but with OTH radar pulse QRM, from China? And still nothing on 4910 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Sept 15 at 1357, BB very poor with tone, 1358 IS, 1359:48 timesignal ends, opening Urdu. (Since I am criticizing stations for inaccurate TS, I make sure frequently to compare to WWV) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BOLIVIA [and non]. 4717-, Sept 15 at 0052, Yura is missing again, sign-off earlier Saturday night? Yet various 60m S American frequencies provide at least JBA carriers, such as 4747, 4775 (two as usual), and many others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 11855, Sept 15 at 0101, must have missed ID with affiliate list, but R. Aparecida is now resuming flagship show for its missionaries, ``Com a Mãe Aparecida``, on good signal from new transmitter, much better than 11815 RBC. // 9630 is totally blocked by QRDRM, and 5035 is never more than a JBA carrier in sideband of 5040 Cuba, but Aparecida`s fourth frequency is 6135. As also yesterday at same time, there is a big het at 0101 Sept 15 upon always stronger off-frequency 6134.8, R. Santa Cruz, Bolivia; this being Saturday night, RSC closes down early and recheck at 0108 it`s already gone, clearing 6135 for Aparecida`s old transmitter, obviously same programming as on 11855, unison prayer to the Mãe. Now 6135 is only bothered by TADIL-A bonker on the lo side (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAMBODIA [non]. 13845, Sept 15 at 1228, weak WWCR unimpeded with weak DGS, but *1229 carrier comes on producing SAH, 1230 too weak to copy; but by 1323 check RFA Khmer hour via SRI LANKA is about equal to WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHAD. 6165-, Sept 15 at 0056, soft music, small group singing with guitar(?), undermodulated. Style sounds almost Brazilian, but surely it`s RNT again on all-night schedule; 0100 now African song, 0101 Informations in French; 0105 now unseems French, hilife music, 0106 announcement, no ID heard, still going past 0107 as Cuba still hasn`t come on. Tnx a lot, Arnie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. Firedrake, Sept 15 after 1200:
7470, very poor at 1217, het and mix with something else, unclear if target or CNR1 jamming too.

It`s Sunday night, so CNR1 program is western classical music, during the 12 UT hour a great violin concerto, via countless frequencies, jammers or not, on the 6, 7, 9, 11 MHz bands.

9660 is one that strikes me as unheard before, at 1330 more classical music with CCI; but it`s in Aoki due to RTI in Chinese at 10-14, 23-03

CNR1 jammers before 1400 Sept 15:
none in the 12s or 13s at 1350 after more classical music, now talk
14700, good at 1352
14800, very good at 1352
15115, good with heavy CCI at 1353
15195, fair at 1353 with noise jamming added
15265, poor at 1353
15540, poor at 1354 with het
15570, fair with flutter at 1354; none in the 16s, 17s, 18s

** CUBA. 17720, Sept 14 at 1940, RHC French is back here on scheduled frequency, after straying/jumping to 17730, 48 hours earlier. Really makes little difference on the underused 16m band, as nothing else is scheduled on these or adjacents, except maybe Spain on 17715, per Aoki supposedly adding -2200* on weekends only instead of -1900* weekdays; but Cuba went to 17730 on a Thursday.

5990, Sept 15 at 0054, CRI relay in Spanish with usual VG strength, but big buzz atop the modulation of this transmitter cuts on and off more than once per second, extremely annoying. This also adds QRM to adjacents as far as 5980; fortunately off in time for a Chaski-check, see Perú (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUAM. 5765, Sept 15 at 1214, still RTTY only and no sign of AFN programming, despite AFRTS HQ LA belief that Guam is still going (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** HAWAII. 2863-USB, Sept 15 at 1206, VOLMET for various Hawaiian, Pacific and Californian airports, except they are all ``no report received``! So KVM70 Honolulu is like New York Radio running unattended. Obviously the problem is at the station rather than the far-flung airports. There are however, some coordinates given for presumed lows/tropical depressions if not hurricanes before stopping at 1209. Per Honolulu VOLMET runs at 25-40 past the hours and 55-70, alternating with Tokyo, Hong Kong and Auckland, but still no Tokyo audible at 1210, as Honolulu was barely audible in noise level (and still no sign of 2850 North Korea yet) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11985, Sept 15 at 0057, S Asian song with flutter, as AIR continues to operate confusingly from one day to the next, as recently heard with tone around this time, or IS, and opening presumed Sinhala service at 0100 instead of scheduled 0045. I guess it started on time today.

Maybe the anomaly was really caused by wrong program feed input. Checking the schedule, there is one other language service supposed to start at 0100 on other frequencies: Sindhi, 5990 via same site Delhi(Khampur) which I have DXed previously, 7370 via Delhi(Kingsway), 9635 via Bengaluru, all per Aoki, so need to compare with those, altho 5990 has not been audible recently as I am waiting for Cuba to cut off for 5980 Chaski-chex (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Sunday Sept 15 at 1332, VOI best heard in some time, almost readable but still insufficient, fair signal and good modulation in music with flutter, and 1334 introducing `Listeners` Mailbox` which she says will also comply with music requests (but I am distracted by NPR WESUN via KOSU with item on future-less languages such as Chinese and Finnish, which has a positive effect on people`s outlooks) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO [and non]. 800, Sept 15 at 1149 UT, big slow SAH between XEROK and KQCV OKC, 50 per minute equals 5/6 of one Hz separation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MICRONESIA. 4755+, Sept 15 at 1157, PMA The Cross with much better reception than usual carrier, some music audible, presumably hymn, and I can also hear the 4 DTMF tones ordering the transmitter to cut off at 1158:09* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 7375, Sept 15 0051, no signal from The Mighty KBC via Nauen, Germany, scheduled UT Sundays only 0000-0200 (nor on former summer frequency 9925). What happened? Instead only Cuban pulse jamming bleeding over from 7365. Still nothing at 0107 on 7375. Did not check at exactly 0130, when Kim Elliott was still expecting his Radiogram to air, per earlier notice Sept 14; did it?:

``The Mighty KBC, based in the Netherlands but using a transmitter in Germany, will transmit a minute of MFSK32 as follows: Saturday, 14 Sept 2013 (today) at about 1130 UTC on 6095 kHz; Sunday, 15 Sept 2013 at about 0130 UTC on 7375 kHz (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. NBC 90m survey Sept 15:
3260, Madang at 1159 with different music than on 3385, 1201 sounds like some bird-chirps repeated, from program or ute QRM?? 1203 seems like news, 1204 choral music, 1205* cut-off. This was strongest.

3385, Rabaul at 1158 with song until 1200:05* approx. cut-off.

3365, much weaker carrier at 1159; 3325 also, more likely RRI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 15 at 0055, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, amid splash worse than usual from 5990 China via Cuba [q.v.] plus noise blasts, but that is off by 0100 so I can easily time Chaski cutoff at 0104:12.5*. Something strange happens I have never noticed before in countless Chaski-chex all this year: before going all the way off there is a noise burst from the transmitter of about one second; and the noise goes on and off again for about another second at *0104:15.5-0104:16.5*. Yesterday`s clean cutoff was at 0104:07* so the first time above fits as 5.5 seconds later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1686 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-2, 9930 Saturday Sept 14 starting very close to 2330. Also on WTWW-1, 5830, UT Sunday Sept 15 starting at 0400:46, after WTWW ID at hourtop mixing with SFAW audio which continued until WOR and resumed immediately afterward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. TP carrier search Sept 15 at 1141-1145 UT finds some JBAs on 747, 774, 828, 972, 1053. I really have no doubt that the first three are NHK JAPAN, and little doubt that the other two are KOREA SOUTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)