martedì 31 marzo 2015

Glenn Hauser logs March 31, 2015

** BANGLADESH. 15505, March 31 at 1358 open carrier, 1359 BB IS, very poor with flutter; timesignal almost hits the mark today!!! 5+1 ending at 1359:59; probably a fluke (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, March 31 at 0531 check, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are still audible, poor-fair level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15115, March 31 at 1315, CNR1 jammer, heavy CCCCCCI, at least two programs in Chinese. This in A-15 is vs IBB Chinese-Mandarin at 13-15: first hour via Thailand, second via Philippines.

17735, March 31 at 1316, CNR1 jammer, good with flutter // 15115. Victim here is BBC Uzbek via Thailand during this semihour only, China continuing to interfere in the internal affairs of Uzbekistan, and no doubt all the //s are jammed too: listed as: 15330 & 17510, both Oman. Signal on 17735 strongly resembles in strength and fading the CRI EAST TURKISTAN channels 17560 & 17650 in French, 17630 in English.

18990, March 31 at 1326, JBA signal with flutter. Probably a CNR1 jammer, as RFA Tibetan via Kuwait in A-15 is again on this almost-dead band! HFCC and consequently Aoki show 18990 at 13-14 only on days 4 and 7 = Wed & Sat, but this is Tue. Other jumparound frequencies depending on which day of the week and which hour between 11 and 14 are: 18930, 18980, 19000, 19010.

15540, March 31 at 1339, CNR1 jammer, fair with het, off at 1340*. Very poor signal, presumed V. of Tibet continues on 15542. Preliminary Aoki A-15 shows jammed *15543 at 1200-1208 & 1306-1337, via TAJIKISTAN

** CUBA [and non]. 13820, March 31 at 1308, the incompetent DentroCuban Jamming Command for the third day is still wall-of-noise on the B-14 frequency which R. Martí quit for 13605, still loud and clear there (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** FRANCE [and non]. 21580, March 31 at 1320, open carrier/dead air on good signal, better than anything else on 13m: cuts on French modulation at 1321:50, cuts off the air at 1322:40*. 21580 is a major frequency of RFI, in A-15 registered in French at 07-09, 12-13, 17-20 daily via Issoudun --- and a new relay for them: IBB SAO TOME also/alternatively at 12-13! 21580 also for Persian at 1430-1500 from Issoudun. So this test could have been Issoudun or São Tomé, but considering the signal level, I`d lean toward the latter. Only other 13m signals are 21505 Saudi, at usual poor level, and 21780 DW UAE very poor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY [non]. 21780, March 31 at 1324, very poor signal with talk, flutter. HFCC shows DW in Hausa via UAE at 13-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 11620, March 31 at 1344, AIR GOS in English, poor-fair but better than usual, sports talk but outro merely as Comment`ry, then program previews for rest of sesquihour. // 13710 is slightly better; // 9690 is much better, fair signal into music break. Unchecked, but I see in HFCC A-15 that CRI English via Kashgar is still ruining 13710 after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 21750, March 31 at 1320, IRIB IS very poor, gone at 1323 recheck, so this was the tail rather than the head of a broadcast, i.e. per HFCC A-15, Indonesian at 1220-1320, 500 kW, 107 degrees from Sirjan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. RF 50, KOPX OKC, Ion on its 62.2 subchannel, qubo, kidvid mostly animated, I am again checking the SAP sound channel in Spanish, which can be accessed by the remote of the Zenith STB DTV converter. As before, it`s mostly silent, but leaving it on one set for a few hours, a pattern emerges: it cuts on for a few seconds around the hour and half-hour, sometimes quarter-hour, why???? Timed thusly in approx. UT on March 31:

1544 – not
1614 & 1629 – not checked
1644 - not

The Spanish matches the programming during the bits we can hear it, so obviously it is running fulltime originally.

Ion DTV stations are all over the country, so could others check whether this happen elsewhere on their qubo subchannels? This bit of Spanish is the only ``reliable`` second-language on OKC DTV channels tho as in my previous report a few of them have it enabled if not funxioning all or any of the time.

BTW, when I tune away from 62.2 and back to it, defaults to English again unless I repress the SAP button. Again, this is not due to local signal level issues, as the video is in solid, and the SS spots are obviously on some kind of timer schedule.

Guess what? As I am wrapping this report, Spanish cuts back on as a new program has just started, at 1800:18, and stays on! Until 1804:14 when the first ad break comes. Resumes after ads for promo at 1808:15, off again during some ad, back on when program resumes without breaks.

BTW2 if I turn on the TV set`s closed captioning during Spanish audio, the captions are in English. Then I start trying the captioning button on the remote, i.e. direct from the DTV signal. Of all the options, the only one displaying anything is Service 1, which is in English while the audio is Spanish, but not during the breaks (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN [and non]. 13800, March 31 at 0535, talk in Arabish with heavy tone jamming; in fact, one loud hi-pitched tone, and another weaker low-pitched. So the Dentro-Sudanese Jamming Command has found the new A-15 frequency for R. Dabanga. However, HFCC shows PNW via MADAGASCAR on 13800 at 0400-0530 only, strange. (In B-14, R. Farda was on 13800 during this period.) Meanwhile // Dabanga 11650 via VATICAN is not jammed at all (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1821 UT March 31