venerdì 14 marzo 2014

Glenn Hauser logs March 13-14, 2014

** BANGLADESH [and non]. 13860, March 14 at 1742, JBA carrier with tone, presumed BB on new frequency for English service; 1743.5 trace of IS, no timesignal audible circa 1745. This is ex-7250, altho on March 9 it started on 13580 for one day, found March 11 by Alan Roe on 13860; so it has stayed there for at least a few more days.

See also INDONESIA [and non] 4750. 15105, circa 1247 UT March 14, VP signal detectable here, which would be the BB external service in English.

9455, March 14 at 1313, JBA carrier; no time pips detected but after 1315 the BB IS played at least once, i.e. new frequency of the Nepali semihour. Meanwhile at 1314 there was a ute carrier with beeps on 9459.4.

15505, March 14 at 1400, BB Urdu service, very poor; missed mistimesignal if any (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11915.47, March 14 at 0111, Brazuguese talk about futebol, i.e. R. Gaúcha, fair signal. I have just starting using my new Tecsun PL-880, won from PCJ Radio International. It fine-tunes in 10-Hz steps when in SSB modes. I haven`t yet checked calibration, but seems right on; however, even with boosted bass-response headphones I cannot hear beat down to zero, but instead have to interpolate between two similar beats above and below this center frequency. How close did I get? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAMBODIA [non]. New clandestine: see USA: WORLD OF RADIO

** CHINA. 11760, March 14 at 1454, CNR1 jamming, no Cuba audible now

12045, March 14 at 1453, CNR1 jammer mixed below Firedrake, only here

13530, March 13 at 1741, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter. A familiar frequency, but not at this hour.

14800, March 14 at 1451, CNR1 jammer, very poor

14870, March 14 at 1451, CNR1 jammer, very good, stark contrast to 14800 at same time. None in the 13s, 11s, 10s at this time

15545, March 14 at 1501, CNR1 jammer, as ACI to 15550-USB WJHR; no het against 15545, since it`s directly against a new frequency for VOA Uzbek via Sri Lanka at 1500-1530 since March 6

15785, March 14 at 1422, CNR1 jammer // 15520. It`s on 15785 because this one hour a week, Fridays, VOA Tibetan is on 15785 via Thailand.

15900, March 14 at 1422, CNR1 jammer with Chinese talk, // 11760

15940, March 14 at 1448, CNR1 jammer, very poor, not synched to 16100

16100, March 14 at 1423, CNR1 jammer, fair; by 1447 good with flutter

16160, March 14 at 1447, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter; none higher


** CUBA. 4765, March 13 at 0047, R. Progreso is on already with music, presumably DST schedule resumed of 0030-0400v instead of one UT hour later. Arnie was advocating starting it as early as 2300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 11760, March 14 at 1319, I can barely detect RHC modulation here buried under the China radio war, // 11750 in the clear but weak signal and weak modulation. But at 1454 recheck, nothing but Chinese can be heard on 11760.

15340, March 14 at 1458, RHC sign-off announcement, outdated since claims to return at 2200 UTC! Now 2100 with DST. No frequencies given for then or now, but to continue on internet; national anthem, 1500 open carrier audiblizing HCJB English which had been CCI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 11905-11930, March 14 at 0540, Intruder: OTH radar pulses, neatly bookended by the defective Cairo on 11905, and Cuban pulse jamming against nothing in 11930; presumed from Cyprus, with characteristic 25-kHz bandwidth. No Brazilians audible now in between (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA [and non]. 11620, March 14 at 1410, two very poor signals mixing, so maybe AIR is back on today, despite CCI from Iran listed in Dari until 1450; the clash must be much worse in Asia. 11620 is a longtime AIR frequency, thus Iran the usurper. What about the other two AIR GOS English frequencies? 13710 also has CCI, presumably also Iran`s Dari service until 1420, and/or China, but why do the two Dari frequencies close 30 minutes apart? 9690 totally blocked today by BS from WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA [and non]. 4750, March 14 at 1246, fair signal rivalled only by 4940 China; with vocal music and CCI. On the FRG-7 I can`t decide whether the stronger one is on lo side, as RRI Makassar normally is vs. Bangladesh. Music seems more S Asian than SE Asian to me; 1254 YL announcement is too brief and weak for me to pin it as Indonesian. However, Aoki shows the BB domestic service is in English at 1235-1255, and this was mostly music. (I gather that the two Chinese stations listed on 4750 are not much of a factor lately, maybe one or both not even on?) Music continues past 1300.

Enid sunrise today 1244 UT, to attain 1232 for Equinox in about a week, since we are more than 7.5 degrees west of the 90th meridian, which should put us in the UT -7 Mountain Standard timezone, yet we are forced to observe Eastern Standard seven months a year (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 9775, March 14 at 1347, bigsig with big humbuzz is on from R. Veritas Asia, Palauig, PHILIPPINES transmitter; 1351 same three romantic songs in English as heard yesterday in prélude to R. Free Chosun starting Korean at 1400. Program modulation OK other than the continuous awful humbuzz accompanying it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU [and non]. 5980, March 14 at 0051, main signal here is lite pulse jamming from Cuba; tnx a lot, Arnie! At 0101 I can tell there are also two AM carriers slightly offset making two different pitches in the SSB mode, i.e. R. Chaski and BBC UAE. One of them goes off at 0105:18.5*, which is R. Chaski in progressively later autotimer shutdown, 14.0 seconds beyond that of 72 hours ago. Lacking sharp cutoffs of a single signal makes timing less precise than the usual 5.25 delay from day to day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 25900, March 14 at 1440-1457, zero signal from R. Magic Eye, Moscow this Friday; in fact, no hams heard on 12m, 1 MHz lower with deficient propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN [and non]. 9774, March 14 at 1257, very poor signal at first thought to be a tone test, but uplooked later in Aoki, I see that FuHsing BS, Kuanyin, Taiwan, 10 kW ND is on this off-frequency at 1100-1300 --- and the het stopped at 1300* as I heard a timesignal 2 or 3 seconds late. The 9775 station would be CNR2, 150 kW aimed due west from Beijing before and after 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 15520, March 14 at 1405, V. of Tibet, fair via MADAGASCAR, talk and music with CCCCCCI; so I stand by for the frequency jump to 15515 circa 1408 --- but it never happens, still both it and jamming on 15520 at 1421 check; Friday night forgetfulness? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DGIEST)

** U S A. 7588.50-USB, March 14 at 0057, M&W discussing computers; several interchanges without any IDs, but previously logged at a very different daypart, Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 1508-1518 as in DXLD 13-50, when it was Texas US Army MARS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1712 monitoring: hastening to clear fallen tree limbs from my street, missed confirming the 2101 UT Thursday March 13 broadcast on WTWW-1, 9475; did anyone hear it? I hope so, since:

WWRB broadcast missed again this week, altho 3195 was on the air, but playing organ music, UT Friday March 14 from before 0330 and onward. Webcast not working. I suppose another outage of the microwave-internet link to its remote location?

Next: Saturday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Saturday 2330 on WTWW-2, 9930 [expected shift from 0030 Sun 5085; but last week that was half an hour early, so check this week from 2300]
UT Sunday 0030 on WRMI-14, 9495 [could be previous week`s; same UT]
UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1, 5830
UT Monday 0300v on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5110v-CUSB
Tuesday 1100 on WRMI-10, 9955
Wednesday 0730 & 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB
Wednesday 1300 on WRMI-11, 9955

BTW, note the two unIDs I mentioned on WOR 1712: 7530 at 2100-2130 with something in Chinese, presumably clandestine; I couldn`t hear it, but Wolfgang Büschel did. And:

17860 at 1130-1200, Wolfgang also could hear this one, and listening to his recording, it`s definitely in Cambodian. David Kernick then reported after its March 14 broadcast:

``The Cambodian clandestine heard by Glenn Hauser [sic] and Wolfgang Büschel on 17860 kHz at 1130-1200 UT was
the Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok - website here:
Last 5 minutes observed today with fair reception on that frequency, off air after closing announcements at 1200 UT. The website includes a web radio claimed to be on 24/7, and details of this SW broadcast.
David Kernick, Interval Signals Online``

Website partly in English says it started Feb 14, and who are they?

``Definition of Khmer M'Chas Srok

1 – « Khmer M'Chas Srok »means the sovereign Khmer people included the contemporary Khmer as well as our compatriots disappeared since generations, all Khmers who basically remain attached to their civilization, to their traditions and to their religion.

2 – The Khmer M'Chas Srok gathers all Khmers who consider Cambodia their motherland and are determined to safeguard it, means to defend Cambodia's territory and all resources within it that is underneath the ground, on the ground, on the firm land and in the water.

3-  Le Khmer M'Chas Srok unites all Khmers who want to make the Khmer society a modern and developed society, in which people live in harmony, in an ideal of equality, with the intention of establishing sustainable peace and stability within and outside Cambodia.``

I don`t find any contact info or clew as to whence this originate, and transmitter sites for both remain unknown (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, March 13 at 2100, as I tune in WRMI, ``Overcomer Ministry`` says Brother Scare, but his last words, then cut to music, ``Sandunga`` on marimba, which must be coming from Okeechobee rather than Walterboro. 9690 WRMI BS had just closed at 2100* after Zanotti ID; and now 9955 is not // 9370 WWRB, 9930 WTWW, and 9980 WWCR all with Overcomer programming. 2104 on to some other music on 9955 past 2105. TOM is supposed to keep on 9955 until 2300 per latest WRMI schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, March 14 at 1403, very poor carrier, presumably KVOH still not propagating an hour after opening; by 1424 it`s VG and modulation not very choppy (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1744 UT March 14