venerdì 22 giugno 2018

Glenn Hauser logs June 21-22, 2018

** ANTARCTICA [non]. 9890, June 21 at 2135, JBA carrier from BBCWS Woofferton, annual special to the British Antarctic Survey overwinterers. About what I expected, and of course nothing on // 5985. Yet Mick Delmage says 9890 was reaching Alberta well. Ascension 7360 might have had a chance but really too early for that too. More about it, and the last three annual ``episodes`` are available here:

** CHINA. 11785, June 22 at 1342, Firedragon jamming instead of CNR1 for a change, S9-S7, way over victim VOA Philippines; both off after 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6099.238, June 22 at 1150, RHC Spanish still *way* off-frequency, remeasured exactly the same as 24+ hours ago. VG signal and nothing to het it yet; this time I recheck at 1203 and now there is a big het from CRI Russian via Beijing on 6100.0, but RHC is atop. Something`s always wrong at RHC. However, 6100 circa 0630 in English was on-frequency, but very undermodulated, different transmitter (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also PHILIPPINES [and non], ROMANIA [and non]

** KOREA NORTH. 15244.962, June 22 at 1320, VOK English to Europe is poor here but noticeably off-frequency, // much stronger 11710.0 with auto juche-jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND. 11725, June 22 at 0626, RNZI is off! Looking elsewhere: not 13840, not 9765, not 9700; finally found at 0635 on 7425, which would be the next frequency, but on too early. No, per online sked, this is the first day of an intentional change: 
0359-0558 11725 Pacific Daily from 22 June
0559-1058  7425 Pacific Daily from 22 June
And still no mention of any DRM. I duly measure the offness of 7425: 7424.987. Is discussion of US Civil War, fundamentalism. 7425- still going about the same offset next check at 1152. 5980- is still starting at *1259, measured 5979.992, 1300:00 accurate timesignal and news (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PHILIPPINES [and non]. 15355, June 21 at 2313, S9+10 of music and Tagalog? talk. It`s RVA in Filipino at 2300-2327 per Aoki/NDXC. Among the SSOBs, rivaled only at same levels by 15730 Cuba in Kriyol, and 15570 Chinese, i.e. CNR1 jamming vs RFA via Saipan this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA [and non]. 11700, June 21 at 2304, RRI in Spanish is atop CCI from RHC, also Spanish. 11700 RHC is never a bigsig at this angle, unlike many of the others. This collision has been ongoing all A-18, one of Arnie`s worst frequency management blunders; but each station has //s so they can expend 11700. RRI is in the clear on 11800, and her stilted Spanish even audible on weaker 13730 at 2311 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** TURKEY. 9830.003, June 21 at 2254, TRT IS is still running after English has finished, so dare we hope for another hour, in German? Hopeful: 2257 IS pauses for ID in German. 2300:03.5, timesginal ends a bit late, and sign-on German promising news, but sloppyrator at Emirler wakes up and chops it off the air at 2300:37*, shux. As for the exact frequency, measuring it is tough here since the R75 constantly transmits a birdie around 9830, which when in the clear seems about 9830.08 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5000, June 22 at 1304, WWV with hourly announcement that everything you hear from it on SW can now also be heard on phone via 303-499-7111; like WWVH does at :47 past the hours with its 808- number. If a leap second were pending this June 30, they would surely be announcing that instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. On the first day of summer, WRMI finally ventures back up into the rarified ionosphere of 25 meters: 11580, June 21 at 2306, WRMI reactivated! But only with Brother HyStairical // much stronger 7570, during his moan-`n`-groan hour, which almost sounds like two or more stations mixing. 

11580 was dropped last January, replaced by 7780 on the 44 degree azimuth (altho it should have been kept during the daytime). But this does not re-replace 7780 now, which continues on XMTR 1. As of 0039 UT June 22, and still shown same at 1545 UT June 22, 11580 is XMTR 9 at 44 degrees, but ONLY 21-23 UT on Saturday consisting of: 21-22 System L, content unknown/unshown, and 22-23 System G with VORW; altho both are in yellow, not gray. Recheck at 2330, 11580 is S9+10 of dead air with gospel huxter, // 7570 so presumably TOMBS, as a test? However it is not // 9330v WBCQ, so maybe unsynchronized TOMBS feeds. Re-recheck at 0013 June 22, 11580 is dead air again just before cutting off at 0013:35*; and not heard since on various random chex. So be on the hearout for further usages of 11580. I wonder if the one antenna destroyed by hurricane is now back in business?

BTW, 9955, XMTR 10 is now shown with a Saturday-only extension, 1400-1630 on System D, content? after daily System B until 1400. 

Some other apparent changes: 7730 System D is now shown with `Broad Spectrum` UT Tuesday at 04-05; and `Media Network Plus` (really still exists?), same time on UT Saturday. MN+ also with another new? airing Monday 09-10 on 5950 System D (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7505v, June 22 at 0634, WRNO is off, no signal. When on, it`s often in English instead of Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1540+, June 22 at 1147 UT, about the same het as 24 hours earlier, i.e. KGBC Galveston off-frequency-plus (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1653 UT June 22