martedì 25 agosto 2015

Glenn Hauser logs August 24-25, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 17840 & 15240, Aug 24 at 0534, RA is JBA and VP respectively, but at least they are on. 9580, Aug 24 at 1242, RA is back here too, very good in ABC TV news soundtrack; after 1306 `The Daily Planet` starting with Græco-Türko-Romany music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 2749-USB, Aug 25 at 0251, very poor, YL in English with numbers, presumed marine weather from VCS-2, Halifax NS, as scheduled at 0240, 0810, 1540, 1940, time-shared with three other stations. Nothing audible on 2598-USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 15565, Aug 24 at 1346, open carrier, good signal, 1347 Chinese starts, CNR1 jammer against V. of Tibet, // 13690 but not synchronized; Aoki has VOT via Tajikistan on 15562 until 1400, and on 15565 via Madagascar from 1400. At 1405, I find only a carrier on 15560, and at 1424 on 15565. No jammers found in the 14s, 16s or 17s before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 9770-9835 approx., Aug 24 at 1247, buzz field surrounding 9820 RHC, but not continuous. I`ll bet it`s the same transmitter as 9535 in the evenings which makes exactly the same racket. Yes! Bejucal #9, 100 kW on A-6 ACTRAL HR 2/2/0.5 antenna (BTW there are no Bejucal 3 thru 8 on the RHC sked: reserved for CRI, jamming, spy numbers, no doubt) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9935, Aug 24 at 0236, the VOG whine way atop any music, as Wolfy calls it ``like a GARDEN FENCE``, and NO signal on 9420 to compensate. Unusual for 9935 to be on without 9420: normally it`s both or neither (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, Aug 24 at 1245, VOI is JBA with traces of music, so things are looking up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6850.2-AM, Aug 25 at 0254, very weak signal with talk. A few logs here
started by Chris Lobdell, heard IDs as BBC World Service; presumably a pirate relay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN. 7205, Aug 25 at 0255, good S9+20 from Omdurman, during musical chanting (not Qur`an), quite enjoyable listening. Enough signal for hams generally to avoid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5980, Aug 25 at 0231, WWCR with poor signal but reading S9, // audio to gospel huxter on 5890, making 5980 the leapfrog mixing product over 5935 fulcrum, another 45 kHz higher. 

5895.2, Aug 25 at 0235, intermittent parasitic spur carrier cutting off and on with audio // 5890 WWCR fundamental (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7269.1-USB [NOT LSB], Aug 25 at 0239 ham net discussing equipment, exchanging manuals, several calls mentioned and heard including W9RAN and KG0SI; armchair copy among them, a good night for propagation. W9RAN is Robert A. Nichols in Freeport IL; KG0SI is Garold J Goodale, Jr, in Lakewood CO, per ARRL/FCC call lookup (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0421 UT August 25