venerdì 27 dicembre 2013

Glenn Hauser logs December 27, 2013

** CUBA. 13650, Dec 27 at 1436, CRI English relay VG here, missing from 13740. Another screwup by RadioCuba, as 13650 is the Cuban relay frequency for Portuguese at 23-24. 14-16 English will probably be back on 13740 in a day or two. Usual modulation level not up to par (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 5910, Fri Dec 27 at 1410, very weak station talking, unseems English, with some music mixed. Shiokaze is back here, as not even a carrier audible on 6140, which is also ACI`d by 6145 Firedrake. Nothing else scheduled on 5910 at this time, and Aoki`s Dec 27 edition is right up to date, showing Sea-breeze on 5910 since December 26, and furthermore, no English but instead: 1330-1430 Mon, Thu & Fri all in Korean; Tue all Japanese; other days split half & half: Sun Japanese & Korean; Wed Chinese & Korean; Sat Korean & Japanese. Ron Howard also noted English missing last Friday when it was still on 6140.

Altho 6145 Firedrake is in well again today, reception at this hour from Japan on 49m very poor, e.g. 6055 Nikkei (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 14996, Dec 27 at 1441, time pips on CW, beating against 15000 WWV/H, but separable with LSB. Poor signal, but seems like some seconds are skipped or doubled, and pip slightly prolonged at ToM. No doubt it`s RWM Moskva-Taldom on its unique standard frequency, which would eventually emit a CW ID (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 7490+, Dec 27 at 0638 check, Brother Scare is JBA here on WBCQ. Seems like same backup QRP transmitter, but frequency remains adjusted closer to nominal. Ivo Ivanov put it on 7490.1.

9690, Dec 27 at 1450, surprised to hear some gospel huxter other than BS from WRMI, and it`s // 9955, so feed mixup presumed; compensates for running BS on 9955 an hour early before 1500 a few days ago?

9370, Dec 27 at 1451, WWRB is on with open carrier, dead air. Was still absent earlier in the hour. 1519 by turning up the volume, it`s just barely modulated with BS. At first suspected crossmod from the extremely stronger signals on 9980, 9955, 9930 (have we got enough BS yet? Never!), but 9370 is not synched with any of them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, Dec 27 at 1446, JBA carrier and then some music detectable, as KVOH is just starting to propagate. They could avoid this by running the 6-hour weekday broadcast an hour or two later during the daytime (and not have to get going by 6 am PST) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VIETNAM [and non]. 13735, Dec 27 at 1437, Vietnamese talk with heavy tone jamming on DSB, pitch wavering slightly. It`s the Viet Cong response to R. Free Asia, via SAIPAN, one hour only. Lack of CRI on 13740 [see CUBA] expedited monitoring of this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1643 December 27