domenica 29 giugno 2014

Glenn Hauser logs June 27-28, 2014

** ASCENSION [and non]. 7355, June 28 at 0539, JBA carrier rather than one of the best BBCWS English signals we can get here. On June 11, as in DXLD 14-25, Ascension site was confirmed off the air due to unexplained power supply problems, so seems like it is again. The JBA could be BBC from a substitute site poorly propagating to here. South Africa is doing well as usual on 7285 with Radio Sonder Grense. This also audiblizes some SSB 2-way on 7352, in Chinese? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 5990, June 28 at 0109, RNA is gone again from its extra frequency, nor can I hear it under RHC on 6000.

11750 & 11810, June 28 at 0524, distorted RNA spurs from defective 11780 transmitter are quite audible, but could be, and have been much worse. Additionally, now splattering directly above and below 11780, out to 11765 so with the 11810 spur next to 11815, QRMing the only two other Brazilians audible on the band at this time! Way to go, Rodeador (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11815, June 28 at 0526, R. Brasil Central must be on overnight, as here`s Brazilian music, and 0527 Brazuguese announcement; but QRMed by spur from Brasília`s 11780 transmitter around 11810 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11840, June 28 at 0117, open carrier/dead air from RHC here, while nominal on 11760, 11670.

13605, June 28 at 0119, DentroCuban Jamming Command against nothing, wasting precious megawatts while Cubans go hungry; R. Martí employs this frequency only at 13-20. Jamming is quite heavy now, including 3-tones, lo-hi-lo. O, for the good old days of Soviet jamming with frequent Morse identifiers of the secret sites; their Cuban lapdogs never caught on to that technique (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CYPRUS. 11899-11909 approx., June 28 at 0115, OTH radar pulses intruding, presumed from here, destroying the poor signal from 11905 SRI LANKA, so no calculation of its mistimesignal tonight.

15178-15202 approx., June 28 at 0120, OTH radar pulses, very different intruders from the ones around 11905, these being lower-pitched and slower (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, June 28 at 0109-0115:28.5*, R. Chaski with some modulation, vs storm noise level, cutoff six seconds later than yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [non]. 15550, June 28 at 0535, R. Dabanga, fair signal with 2-note stingers, outshone on 19m only by Australia 15300 & 15240. Can this really be via UAE as still listed by Aoki as of June 28?

Per HFCC, the A-14 season began with the 0400-0559 transmission (along with R. Tamazuj during the first 29 minutes) as via UAE, but for some weeks now, it`s been shown as MADAGASCAR. That makes more sense propagationally to here, as other ME signals are absent on 19m except for a trace of 15170 which could be Saudi.

Current HFCC as of June 26 shows no more UAE site at all for these services, just MDC or SMG = Vatican, with a phony start date of 30 March:
0400-0557 15550 MDC, 11650 SMG
1500-1627 15150 MDC, 15550 SMG

It seems big changes are coming 1 July, with these new transmissions for MDG PNW FPU:
0400-0430  7205
0500-0527 15150
1500-1527 11805

These three are also ``Apd`` in the language column, whatever that means, Arabic-something, but the CIRAF zone has been changed to 48SW only = South Sudan and Uganda. All the other transmissions above have been for 39SW,47E,48W = Yemen, and all of Sudan. Yemen??

It remains to be heard whether the old transmissions are being replaced by the new ones, which seems more likely, or the new ones are in addition. Judging from the 0400 and 1500 timings, the new ones may be only R. Tamazuj, but what about 0500? If still Dabanga, it`s much reduced. Or could be something totally new. Must check July 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12105, WTWW-3, June 27 at 2213 check, this is now the Arabic hour of Bible Worldwide; UT June 28 at 0108, Pastor Pete Peters (d.) in English. June 28 at 1714, it`s PPP again (not // 9475); between 18 and 19, still English with Bible stories if not readings; after 1900, Spanish, after 2000 Brazuguese.

Random monitoring the past several days now allows us to put together a language schedule for WTWW-3 12105 service, but don`t hold us to it!
17-18 English (PPP)
18-19 English
19-20 Spanish
20-21 Portuguese
21-22 French
22-23 Arabic
23-24 Yoruba
00-01 Russian
01-02 English (PPP)

** U S A [and non]. 9955, June 28 at 0113, WRMI during PCJ show, again interviewing someone with British accent; repeat of older episode? Strangely with a variety of beep pitches in the background, to go with the noise and pulse jamming; tnx a lot, Arnie! Not going easy on a former co-worker at the RHC collective. So are the beeps on the PCJ recording, or from something else? Not like the tones we hear elsewhere/when from Cuban jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13906-USB, approx., June 28 at 0530, hard to copy amid hashy QRM, but some vessel is giving its position, 41 N/71 W, I think (more precisely than I could copy), approaching Long Island from the east with patching against flooding, so presumably a marine rather than aeronautical mobile. Almost distressed? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 2025 UT June 28