venerdì 19 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 18-19, 2014

** ALASKA. 7355, Sept 19 at 1226 after music, KNLS capsule called `English Express` with Marcy Black, explaining expression ``chill out`` from the 1950s jazz scene. Poor signal, but better than 7345 Myanmar which I had been trying to audition. So how`s WCBC`s other project, the long-delayed Madagascar World Voice, coming along? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** AUSTRALIA. 15300, Sept 19 at 0525, RA `Pacific Beat` report on aftermath of the Rabaul eruption last month; 0532 announcement that Australia Network TV will cease Sept 28, but from Sept 29, ABC will provide some kind of limited TV service. We`ll see if that still occupy `The World` 12-13 UT slot Tue-Fri on 9580, 12065 et al. I would not depend on the online RA schedule telling us, since it continues to list `Keys to Music` Fridays at 13-14 instead of `Sound Quality` which we are *still* hearing on Sept 19 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6180, Sept 19 at 0125, RNA good signal but still weaker than 6185 México, ergo still <<250 kW, // 11780. Also heavy flutter on 6180 which is unusual, due to propagation disturbance.

6180, Sept 19 at 0538, RNA is also managing to modulate unlike 24 hours earlier; // 11780, very poor with music, 6180 seems distorted besides flutter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 17890, Sept 19 at 0132, very poor signal in Chinese, CNR1 jammer? No, per Aoki, it`s one of countless Beijing 572 site overkill transmitters carrying CNR1, but in this case *not* a jammer!!! Comes in handy tho for comparing to following jammers:

{as I am monitoring this, my second-floor radio room including a mirror and my chair shake for about 10 seconds in a 4.0 earthquake at 0132:15, between here and Medford OK}

16100, Sept 19 at 0134, CNR1 jammer, poor with flutter, // 17890 but unseems exactly synched

14900, Sept 19 at 0135, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter, // 16100

** CUBA. 6165, Sept 19 at 0126, RHC English still VG signal, but unusually with heavy flutter due to propagation disturbance

6000, Sept 19 at 0527, RHC English is on during this hour for a change and so is 6060 unlike last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 12070, Sept 19 at 0108, R. Cairo good signal but just a big hum, no Spanish program modulation. A lot better than the crackle!

11710, Sept 19 at 0108, R. Cairo with poor signal, hetting Argentina below 11711, but no modulation detectable from the former

9315, Sept 19 at 0108, R. Cairo, fair signal and good modulation in Spanish, 0112 mentions ``el día nacional de Chile`` (Sept 18v, independence from the Spanish crown in 1811). 0120 starting another show, ``Radio Cairo presenta ---`` but title unreadable; now there is some distortion

9965, Sept 19 at 0112, R. Cairo, good with flutter, undermodulated Arabic with whine, but not distorted

13850, Sept 19 at 0536, R. Cairo Arabic to North America, fair with flutter, except it`s open carrier/dead air (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935 // stronger 9420, VG Sept 19 at 0117, ERTOpen back on tonight with Greek music, and JBA carrier on 15630 presumably the third Avlis (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MICRONESIA. 4755+, Sept 19 until 1159:24.5*, PMA The Cross carrier cuts off but too weak to hear DTMF tone cues if any. Then up to SOLOMON ISLANDS, q.v. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725-AM, Sept 19 at 0537, RNZI back to normal with Pacific news (too bad they do it at the same time as RA), after missing from this frequency 24 hours earlier. Apparently as part of maintenance, they were firing up various frequencies for brief periods regardless of when they are supposed to be scheduled, as Dan Sheedy noted:

``15720 RNZI 0552 18 Sept. Running late today & playing "frequency hopscotch" as well --- on 9700 at 0554 QRMing RRI (Galbeni in English), then down to 6170 at 0556; recheck at 0603 found them on sked 11725 (Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, CA G5/6m X wire)`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)

** OMAN. 15355, Sept 19 at 0119, RSO very poor with flutter, Qur`an, here instead of absent 9500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, Sept 19 at 0106, JBA carrier from R. Chaski, until cutoff at 0111:30.5* which is 12 seconds later than one binite ago (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, Sept 19 until 1200*, SIBC carrier cuts off just as I tune in within a couple seconds of 1200 sharp, just after MICRONESIA [q.v.] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 11905, Sept 19, SLBC carrier on from *0114:11.5, fair with flutter; musical prélude from 0115:10.5, and mistimesignal ending at 0115:19 as it fluxuates slightly but never close to real time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 13565-CW, Sept 19 at 0535, K6FRC hifer beacon copiable vs CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1738 monitoring: confirmed on WRMI 11580, Thursday Sept 18 from 2330.5, good signal and no QRM.

WORLD OF RADIO 1739 monitoring: confirmed on WWRB 3185, UT Friday Sept 19 from 0331, after a respectful pause following the previous preacher; this time does not start with such a blast as before, first monitored on webcast, and then confirmed on 3185 which has the best signal in a long time, very good, almost as strong at 3215 WWCR. Meanwhile, 5050 WWRB has no BS and no signal either. Next:

Friday 2130 on WRMI 7570 & 15770, may still be 1738 repeat
Saturday 0630 & 1430 on HLR 7265-CUSB
UT Sunday 0100 on WRMI 5950, may still be 1738 repeat
UT Sunday 0131 on KVOH 9975
UT Monday 0259v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; etc.

** U S A. 9475 & 5830, Sept 19 at 0127, WTWW-1 is on neither frequency, but 2 & 3 still on 5085, 12105. Recheck at 0526, now 5830 is on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15610, Sept 19 at 1403, WEWN is almost dead air, just some weak scratchy sounds corresponding to modulation peaks. Wiggle that patchcord! Weakest link syndrome (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15505, Sept 19 at 1400, weak Spanish 2-way SSB intruders riding on the very weak Bangladesh carrier which of course I was checking for a mistimesignal; despite tuning in too late, I was hearing some beeps close to 1400:00, so possibly coming from the intruders instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1642 UT September 19