venerdì 6 settembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs September 6, 2013

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 6 after 1400:
12040, fair at 1417 mixing with CNR1 jamming

All the rest are CNR1 only, before and after 1400:
12500, poor at 1338
13530, very poor at 1337 with CODAR QRM
14980, poor with flutter at 1336
15115, good at 1338 with CCI
15265, poor at 1338 with het
15550, very poor at 1340 with he on low side
15565, very poor at 1340
15800, poor at 1347; none in the 16s, 17s, 18s
15970, very poor at 1422

** EAST TURKISTAN. 15410, Sept 6 at 1417, fair signal in Chinese but cannot make it // the CNR1 jammers --- because it`s CRI from Kashgar, scheduled this hour only at what else, 308 degrees (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 4750-, Sept 6 at 1240, poor signal with Indonesian music, so RRI Makassar, sounds alone in AM, but warbly with BFO, unstable carrier from it or is there really still another signal there? JBA carrier on 4870- RRI Wamena. Both as usual slightly on the low side of nominal frequencies. (I awoke more than an hour earlier and found little from PNG on 90m so slept another hour today) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1030, Sept 6 at 0600 UT, choral national anthem, with CCI and SAH, already over at 0602 retune and may have missed an ID. I was hoping there would be only one XE in the UT-6 zone since NA habitually plays at local midnite (except UT Mondays when it may accompany earlier `La Hora Nacional` instead), but IRCA and Cantú show there are two: XEYC in Juárez, Chihuahua, and XEMPM in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

1000, Sept 6 at 0600 UT, choral NA playing here too, and it too is over by 0602 retune when back to other music; at times dominating KTOK OKC, and from experience I know this one is XEFV in Juárez, no daytimer despite Cantú as such; altho there are another Chihuahuan and two Sinaloans also in UT -6 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 5980, Sept 6 at 0555 tri-religious mix of Vatican Radio with organ music fill after Latin mass, and WWCR leapfrog mixing product of 5890 with Brother Scare and 5935 with Pastor Melissa Scott another 45 kHz higher: quite a choice, all on one frequency, Catholix vs --- whatever! Could not get rid of WWCR even with max attenuation, and furthermore a subaudible heterodyne was present of 112 per minute = 1.87 Hz, which leads me to believe that the WWCR audio mix was axually being transmitted, rather than a receiver overload produxion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. In case you haven`t heard, Ray Robinson of KVOH, Los Angeles, tells me they will be testing their other transmitter on the other frequency, 9975, UT Sat & Sun Sept 7 & 8 at 0100-0400; reports wanted to, especially comparing before and after sunset there around 0230. I see in HFCC and Aoki that CVC from Uzbekistan to South Asia in Hindi is scheduled daily at the very same time on 9975, 100 kW, 186 degrees from Tashkent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15643-USB, approx., Sept 6 at 1428-1432, 2-way in colloquial Spanish, apparently fishing poachers, since talking about pescaditos and agua potable. One has a noisy mike switch, and the other has lite `engine noise` in the background (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)