martedì 23 settembre 2014

Glenn Hauser logs September 22-23, 2014

** CHINA. 18980, Sept 23 at 1329, CNR1 jammer, very poor with flutter, matching the Tue & Fri 13-14 hour of RFA Tibetan, 250 kW, 78 degrees from Kuwait, unheard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Sept 22 at 0520, RHC English frequency has wobbling transmitter, while 5025 Rebelde is OK, as are the other four overkill of The Cuban Five.

6000, Sept 23 at 0534, RHC English missing again from this frequency; and 5040 is still wobbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965, Sept 22 at 0227, R. Cairo with whine and Arabic not too distorted

9315, Sept 22 at 0229, R. Cairo, poor with flutter, undermodulated presumably English

13850, Sept 22 at 0229, R. Cairo, Qur`an with distorted, suppressed modulation

13850, Sept 23 at 0523, R. Cairo, fair with flutter, Arabic with some distortion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 9935, Sept 22 at 0227, ERTOPen with Greek music, // slightly stronger 9420

9420, Sept 22 at 0513, now ERTOpen playing a jazz standard, good signal but not on 9935

15630, Sept 23 at 0524, ERTOpen, open carrier/dead air, fair signal, and // OCDA on 9420. A pity, as 15 MHz is propagating much better than usual. Then I seek third transmitter: 11645, poor with flutter, also OCDA, Sept 23 at 0526 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 13590, Sept 23 at 0521, VIRI IS, good with heavy flutter, and modulation cuts out irregularly; carrier off around 0521:45* --- tail of Russian semihour via Kamalabad also USward (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND [and non]. Chuck Albertson explains why I was hearing football already in the second half at 1327 Sept 21 on 17820 via SOUTH AFRICA:

``Glenn, The RTE special today was the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, between Kerry and Donegal, which didn't start until 1430 (I was watching the match at an Irish pub downtown). What you heard earlier was the minors match, also between Kerry and Donegal (by coincidence). Kerry teams won both championships.

Next week's special will be the All-Ireland Hurling Championship, starting at 1600 on Saturday [Sept 27]. It's a replay, as the two teams (Kilkenny and Tipperary) played to a draw in the championship match two weeks ago. Don't think there will be a supporting match, as Clare won the under-21 hurling championship last week. Chuck Albertson, Seattle``

BTW, news has just broken that RTÉ will be closing down LW 252 kHz on Oct 27:
Tnx to Kevin Carroll, Ireland, for this news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, Sept 22 at 0516, XEPPM is still on late, piano jazz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1610, Sept 22 circa 1830 UT, I can now hear the NOAA Weather Radio relay of Wichita on WQCL720, Great Salt Plains State Park, on caradio from a quiet location in western Enid, so its coverage is about the same as the old transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 3385, Sept 23 at 1118, R. East New Britain, Rabaul is back on the air, very poor but some talk audible; Ron Howard says this resumed Sept 22 when he heard it at exactly the same hour. ``Had been off the air since Aug 29, the day of the eruption of the Tavurvur volcano.`` Also VP carrier here on 3260 which would be Madang (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1739 monitoring: confirmed Sept 23 at 1120 amid the 1100 Tuesday transmission on WRMI 9955, fair to good at peaks and atop at least two Cuban pulse jammers; tnx a lot, Arnie! No CCI from France in Chinese via Taiwan audible. I now have a positive response from RFI about clearing out from 9955 in B-14 if not sooner.

Meanwhile, the Thursday 2330 WOR airing on WRMI 11580 is replaced starting Sept 25 by a daily relay of R. Ukraine International in English! (It has continued to be a webcaster after abolishing its own shortwave). Also replaces a number of other DX and musical program placeholders (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1548 UT September 23