mercoledì 22 giugno 2016

Glenn Hauser logs June 20-21-22, 2016

** ALBANIA. 9854.97, June 21 at 0134, R. Tirana, English to North America is a roaring humbuzz, with some program audio underneath, but unusable. 

9854.97, June 22 at 0135, still big hum atop the unreadable modulation. Something is very wrong with this transmitter! Or possibly the feed from studio. Can`t they tell at Shijak??? Must be repaired or replaced. I should think the same would be happening to all the other broadcasts on 7390, 7465 or 9855, from same single transmitter, but haven`t checked them or seen any other reports. How about 9855, Albanian to us at 23-24; 7390 at 07-09; 7465 at 17-18 & 1931-2030? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** ANTARCTICA [non]. 7360, June 21 at 2130, no signal, but by 2135 a JBA carrier, i.e. BBC ASCENSION with the yearly mid-winter special to the British Antarctic Survey. Not expecting to hear 6035 UAE or 5985 Woofferton at all, and do not. Too bad, the fourth possible frequency, 9720 Woofferton as tested a week ago, has been nixed. 

From 2148 via UTwente, 5985 Woofferton and 7360 Ascension are good; 6035 UAE audible and of course slightly off-frequency. Talking about Antarctic research; greetings from family members to those wintering over, and bits of music. Should be a fun listen if archived.

BTW, Ascension is issuing 3 July a neat set of six stamps commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the BBC Relay Station. Tnx to Juan Franco Crespo, details already and illustrated in the DXLD yg (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 11910, June 21 at 1320, presumed CRI English is covered by roaring noise cutting off and on this frequency only. Seems to be a transmission defect rather than external QRM or jamming, tsk2. Beijing site listed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 15575, June 21 at 1332, KBS World Radio is S9+10 for English to North America. Now that it`s really summer, maybe we can count on hearing it for a few more weeks before falling again below the ever-decreasing night path MUF. 

YL with makeup advice presumably for other YLs, including ``going almost naked`` for the season --- the face, that is, ha ha. Sweat doesn`t mix very well with makeup. Apparently a weekly Tuesday style segment until end of `Seoul Calling` at 1337, and into Korean lesson (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. 11600.235, June 21 at 1308, JBA carrier, presumed Sound of Hope. Aoki list shows very few .xxx or even .xx decimal frequencies, but most or all of them are from SOH, in this case as 11600.225; close enough? So not getting jammed, or maybe that`s the trace of a carrier on 11600.00 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15730, June 21 at 2134, surprised to hear Bambara on wrong VOA frequency, but after a few seconds cuts off. Then I check correct // 13670, and sounds the same. Then to other correct // 15120, and at first open carrier, then cut on Bambara audio. So same Greenville transmitter was a bit late changing to proper frequency. 15730 should have gone off weekday at 2030* after French, so what was on it at 2030-2130?? Or maybe turned back on having neglected to retune it first (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0359 UT June 22