mercoledì 27 agosto 2014

Glenn Hauser logs August 26, 2014

** AUSTRALIA. 5940, Aug 26 at 1323, R. Australia music poor // 5995, 9580, much weaker than 6150. Had not heard 5940 in a long time because it does not start from Shep until 1300, now propagating better. This one is 334 degrees toward Asia per Aoki (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Aug 26 at 0109, RNA is off, leaving a JBA carrier, presumably CRI English via Kashgar, EAST TURKISTAN, also scheduled 00-02 southward, normally totally blotted by Brasil. Not audible on 5990 either, presumed also off, but inbooming as usual on 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. CNR1 jammers, Aug 26:

10960, Aug 26 at 1334, CNR1 jammer, fair

13970, Aug 26 at 1338, CNR1 jammer, very good with flutter

None in the 12s, 14s, 17s; in the 15s only usual 15115, 15195, 15265

16100, Aug 26 at 1340, CNR1 jammer transmitter obviously, but only open carrier/dead air now, fair with flutter

18980, Aug 26 at 1340, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter; the Tue & Fri RFA Tibetan via Kuwait frequency during this hour and also 1100-1200

** COLOMBIA. 6010+, fair signal Aug 26 at 0534, romantic-sounding song, axually of adoration, off-frequency compared to 1010, but nothing to het it with XEOI long gone, and furthermore Cuba is off 6000 for even less interference. Must be The Voice of Thy Conscience, and its other Alcaraván outlet on 5910v is absent. Cuba is back by 0555, but at 0556 I can make out an automated timecheck for ``cero horas, 57 minutos`` and ID as La Voz de tu Conciencia, Colombia (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12140, Aug 26 at 0107, RHC harmonic, 2 x 6070 is much better than usual, almost could be taken for a fundamental, fair-good, but very poor on 3 x = 18210.

13740, Aug 26 at 0123, RHC Spanish still AWOL, permanently? Maybe at least one transmitter is out of service, not unusual.

6000, Aug 26 at 0533, RHC English is off again, like it was on Aug 21 and 23 during this hour; but back on at 0555 check splattering upon 6010 COLOMBIA, q.v., which was clear before then (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12070, Aug 26 at 0109, R. Cairo Spanish very distorted with humroar

11710, Aug 26 at 0109, R. Cairo Spanish is still off, but Argentina 11711- is too weak to benefit

 9965, Aug 26 at 0110, R. Cairo Arabic, distorted with whine

 9315, Aug 26 at 0110, R. Cairo Spanish is just barely modulated, and much weaker again than 9965 Arabic, despite similar parameters.

13850, Aug 26 at 0549, R. Cairo Arabic to North America has good signal, but open carrier/dead air, clear with no trace of modulation or other noise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935 // stronger 9420, Aug 26 at 0117, ERTOpen is on with Greek music. Nothing audible on 15630; but at 0124 I find it on 15650 instead, and with good signal, second strongest on band after 15770 WRMI, and ahead of 15720 NZ.

11645, Aug 26 at 0541, now ERTOpen on this one, poor with ACI from 11650 Dabanga via Vatican, and // 9420 is good, but 9935 is off, not on 7450 nor 7475 either. Third frequency is JBA 15630 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Aug 26 at 0106, R. Chaski is still absent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Aug 26 at 0114:47 SLBC music starts, 0115:17.5 timesignal ends, poor-fair with flutter. If they ever set their clock, we`ll be the first to know! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TIBET [non]. 11695, Aug 26 at 0120, Chinesish dialog, but reception sounds uneastasian; only scheduled is RFA in Tibetan via UAE, plus ChiCom jamming, but I think this was really RFA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13564 approx., Aug 26 at 1402, Hifer CW beacon barely audible sending G N K slowly; some QRM from an irregular beeper. Per previous logs this is in Madison WI. I often tune across this part-15 band, usually hearing no such beacons (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Aug 26 at 0112, WTWW-2 is still AWOL, and so is WTWW-3 from 12105, leaving only WTWW-1 on 9475.

At 0536 Aug 26, however, all three are back on: 5085 with BS, 5830 with music from SFAW, and even 12105 with talk, the latter only fair signal not sufficient to overcome CODAR. At 1335, 12105 is off as usual at this hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3185 // much stronger 5050, Aug 26 at 0113, WWRB is back on both transmitters and both with Brother Scare (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 850, Aug 26 at 0131 UT, piano hymn into organ music, good with KOA nulled, and DFing for The Metroplex, so no doubt KJON Carrollton TX, Guadalupe Radio Network (Catholic) on the facility hijacked from Anadarko OK without even changing the call letters. Is this after LSS in August? I`ll have to check FCC AM Query when Internet comes back (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 13547-USB, Aug 26 at 0122, 2-way in colloquial Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 18000-USB, Aug 26 at 0108, checking for possible third harmonic of RHC 6000, instead hear 2-way in Spanish with crackles (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1918 UT August 26