lunedì 25 novembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs November 25, 2013 & follow-ups

** AUSTRALIA. Re: ``13630, 12080 and 11945, Sunday Nov 24 at 0627, surprised to hear operatic singing, an excerpt, then discussion, instead of stupid ball games on RA, despite `Grandstand` being scheduled all the way from 0200 to 0800. Maybe they couldn`t find a game to cover at the moment? Tsk2 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)``

``Probably due to restrictions on the coverage of the Australia v. England cricket test match ("The Ashes"). All the ABC Local Radio internet streams are off too. It appears the only way to listen is on ABC Digital or by buying Cricket Australia's "app". Cheers, Chris Mackerell, Motueka 7197, New Zealand`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, Nov 25 at 0120, Arnie Coro on RHC is talking about someone dealing with a 120 Hz hum problem. Meanwhile, this RHC frequency is quite undermodulated with hum. Deal with that, Arnie! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 4980, Nov 25 at 0057, very poor signal with talk, non-Chinese. Presumed the only station listed, which I last heard many months ago, PBS Xinjiang, Uighur service, 100 kW, 230 degrees from Urumqi at 2310-0300 per Aoki. Ron Howard recently noted that another PBSX frequency, 4850 had resumed. Was 4980 off the air too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. ``Hi Glenn, I just listened to your latest edition WOR 1696.
Regarding the item about AIR Khampur India, and the strange interval signal you mentioned [11985 sometimes before and after 0100 UT].

This is an extract from Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, commonly known as "Für Elise" - one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most popular compositions.
I am guessing this is used as a filler between programmes or when there is a technical problem, rather than an interval signal as such.
All the best, Alan Holder, Isle of Wight, UK``

Tnx, Alan! Only response reaching me so far. I thought I knew Für Elise, but this is not the main theme, instead a transition, which can be heard after about two minutes into some of the shorter versions (some more obviously than others), e.g. here:
Try the eighteenth, on harp (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, Nov 25 at 0054, am only hearing VOA Tibetan, best yet, fair-poor, via Sri Lanka; 0055 3-note VOA jingle (mid-lo-hi), prior to editorial? No jamming or tone QRM, but nothing else audible. VOA off between 0058 and 0059, and then I get the JBA carrier from R. Chaski despite splash from 5990 CRI Cuba on late past 0100 as its English starts; until cutoff at 0103:11*, so the autotimer has been reset, but not all the way back to 0100 or earlier. QRM permitting, we`ll see if it resume precessing 5.25 seconds later each night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SPAIN. 6125, UT Monday Nov 25 at 0053, REE as `Amigos de la Onda Corta` is just wrapping up, with characteristic sounder, so reconfirmed as starting UT Mondays at 0005; should have been better on 9535 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 4021.5-USB, Nov 25 at 0123, Army MARS net mentions the SA1B net, seemingly an earlier one, then discussing how Air Force MARS could get encryption keys, only thru their own proper channels; abbreviated fonetik calls MRI and TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0519 UT November 25