martedì 27 marzo 2018

Glenn Hauser logs March 26, 2018

** CHINA [non]. 13740, March 26 at 1405, CRI English via CUBA opening `Roundtable` with ``Happy Monday!``, big S9+40 but as usual undermodulated, ex-15700 in B-17. They always go one band lower for the summers at 14-16.

13670 dead air at S9+20, March 26 at 1406 must also be RHC not turned off yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. As we enter the second day of A-18, 0601+ UT March 26, how`s the DentroCuban Jamming Command doing vs Radio Mart?

Wall-of-noise against no RM: 7355, 5980 
pulse jamming against no RM: 7375, 7435 
NO jamming, RM in the clear: 7335, S9+20; 7365, S9+10
(RM probably also still on 6030 jammed, not checked)

Another check at 1320 March 26:
Jamming on 7355; and 7435 vs some innocent bystation: CRI Chinese eastward from Beijing site: Commies vs Commies!
NO jamming, RM in the clear: 7335, 7365 also in the mornings

At 1404 March 26:
Wall of noise on 13820; RM now clear on 13605 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 5917.561, March 26 at 1313, music at S3-S5, Voice of Freedom on its favorite split frequency; not bad for only 10 kW non-direxional. It`s now squeezed in between Japan and China, just like it is geographically (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PALAU [non?]. 9965, Monday March 26 at 1422, nothing here, unlike Sat & Sun from T8WH and/or WHRI; despite HBN registered available daily until 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 11910, March 26 at 1409, German talk, which means it can`t be DW whose SW services have contracted to these still strategic? languages only: Amharic, Hausa, Swahili, Dari, Pashto. Quoting a DW performance and strategy report, Kai Ludwig says weekly audiences even of those remaining are in the single digits (of what, total population of target countries? Adults? Those with any radios?). Anyhow, this hour is A-18 scheduled as RRI, 300 kW, 300 degrees from Tsiganeshti, which means it`s also aimed at North America beyond, propagation permitting, and it is, fair S9-S7 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9330.309v-CUSB, March 26 at 1415, Brother Scare via WBCQ, always off-frequency, now has a het from 9330.0 to contend with as I expected, since TWR India via ARMENIA is now here at 1300-1450. It`s too weak to separate even by LSB tuning, and it seems there is also some residual modulation from the LSB of WBCQ (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5970, March 26 at 1312, WEWN Spanish is on at S9; no English on 12065 or 9470. By 1407, 5970 is off and 12050 is on but dead air at S9-S6; no spurs detectable, but might appear once modulating? 1525 recheck, OK in Spanish, no spurs found (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11825.502, March 26 at 1319, JBA carrier on split frequency I have not noticed before. Prime suspect is FEBC Bocaue, PHILIPPINES, scheduled this semihour in Khams Tibetan --- OR a ChiCom jammer to het it if FEBC on 11825.0? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

This report dispatched at 1653 UT March 26