lunedì 21 ottobre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs October 20-21, 2013

** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 11565, Oct 21 at 0204, M&W in presumed Dari, poor signal, as HFCC shows 250 kW, 70 degrees from KUWAIT at 0130-0200 in Pashto & 0200-0230 in Persian, but what is it really? Radio Ashna, per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 6010, Oct 21 at 0152, weak YL in English, sounds a lot like RHC 6000 mailbag, but not //, but then into Spanish religious discussion. Presumably a bilingual broadcast from The Voice of Your Conscience, Puerto Lleras (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, Oct 21 at 0146, R. Progreso is back after missing last night. Seems weaker than before, maybe nursing transmitter back to health (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Oct 20 at 2225, RHC in Portuguese is JBM [just barely modulated] on stronger signal than usual here; much better on 17720 & 11840 in Spanish, 11880 in French.

15370, Oct 20 at 2231, open carrier/dead air from RHC; finally at 2232:10 joins Esperanto in progress with opening frequency announcement including this one.

5040, Oct 21 at 0146, final airing, last few minutes of RHC `En Contacto` is plugging next week`s big event, version of H. G. Wells` ``War of the Worlds`` for which a special QSL is available, as has been publicized for the past couple months. Images of that QSL Manolo sent me as a sample, front and back:

** GREECE. 9420, UT Monday Oct 21 at 0157 classical music again from Ellenike Radiophonia, altho it was back to Greek songs during this hour the night before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Oct 21 at 0148, pirate playing ``Down on the Corner``, soul music; 0149 ``Hello all you ----? Out there,`` e-QSL address something-radio @ Then reverbed YL Sunshine gives info again, sounds like grasscutterradio at and ``back to our joint show``, some hard rock. Good signal and no other pirates around at this time. Several posts agree it`s Grasscutter Radio,,13338.0.html

** TIBET [non]. CNR1 jamming, Oct 21 after 0200:
11695, good at 0205, but with heavy rumble
11745, good at 0205, with echo on this jammer
Both frequencies are in HFCC as IBB in ``bod``, 11695 500 kW, 75 degrees from DHA = UAE, and 11745 250 kW, 78 degrees from KUWAIT. Bod means a dialect of Tibetan, of course. And Aoki shows the jammees are really R. Free Asia in the Amdo dialect of Tibetan. Are those the same? EiBi lists no Bod, but 800,000 speakers of Amdo. The other main dialect is Kham (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LSITENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 12150, Oct 20 at 2230, VOA `International Edition`, poor with flutter. HFCC A-13 as of Oct 8 showed this hour 22-23 is Sun-Thu only (local M-F mornings), 250 kW, 313 degrees from TINIAN; while the following hour 23-24 is daily, 250 kW, 349 degrees via Tinang, Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, Oct 20 at 2229, WTWW-3 is off the air; not a propagation issue, since neighbor WWCR is VG on even higher 13845.

5085, UT Monday Oct 21 at 0147, bigsig WTWW-2 playing country music, presumably Ted Randall`s Sunday night show breaking away from Brother Scare; I`ve never found out the timespan for it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0412 UT Oct 21