mercoledì 28 novembre 2018

Glenn Hauser logs November 27-28, 2018 [more]

** ASCENSION. 5960 & 6005, Nov 28 at 0656, same low pitch hum infects both relay frequencies, so transmitters` problem or power supply? 6005 with English BBCWS at 05-07 is normally thus, but 5960 at 05-07 is R. Ndarason International in Kanuri. Hum is distinctive but not enough to impede listening, which may be why ASC has done nothing about it for years (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. 7545, Nov 28 at 1414, S9 echo-jamming presumably CNR1, since VOA Cantonese via Philippines is on here at 1300-1500, probably the something else underneath (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000 // 6060 // 6100 // 6165, Nov 28 at 0659 music as all four RHC English frequencies manage to be on at once! 0700 restart another English hour repeat previewing DXers Unlimited, and initiating with This Day in History, happy birthday b. 1820 Engels! The word ``communist`` never mentioned in connexion, but he financed Marx. I`m tuned to 6000 and just as the ``news`` is starting, it cuts off the air at 0702*. I then check the others and all are gone except laggard 6165 in dead air which stays on another minute until 0703*.

Anyhow, it`s clear that despite the English program feed continuing, whoever run the SW transmitters at the moment think the schedule end circa 0700 instead of 0800 as per Arnie`s B-18 schedules. A new revision accounting for this and other changes is sorely needed --- but you never know what will really happen from one day to the next! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13765, Nov 28 at 1518, weak spurblob unreadable even in FM mode but accompanied by 13635, 13570 and 13830 with traces of the F# tone, so it`s obvious these erupt from the 13700-AM RHC transmitter at plus/minus 65 kHz intervals --- 13780 is now off. 

Just on Nov 25 I was getting a much stronger set of FMs at same intervals centred on 13780. In the meantime, RHC must have swapped transmitter/site usage on 13700 and 13780. But sked shows 13700 as Bauta, 13780 as Bejucal. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7355, Nov 28 at 1416, S9/S9+10 but very undermodulated YL in unknown language. I was thinking KNLS, but off at 1443 recheck; at 1320-1420, it`s VIRI in Kurdish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [and non]. 11815.00, Nov 28 at 1444, today the colliders NHK and TRT are but a few Hz apart making medium SAH instead of Turkey het ~700 Hz higher; and about equal level Japanese vs Turkish talk (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7780, Nov 27 at 2255 WRMI music, 2257 BB ID as on Oldies stream and 2258 start VOA News, not enough time to finish before hourtop. This is all very confusing. The transmission skedgrid shows 7780 with RAE in Italian M-F at 22-23 (but it may have ended 5 minutes early); the System G program schedule below shows 7780 // 9395 with WRN, i.e. DW in English at 22-23. Transmission grid shows at 22-23 the two WRN frequencies are 9395 & 5950 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5950, Nov 28 at 0657, no signal from WRMI, a rare outage. Detectable again at 1407 VP with music, Oldies? 9395 also inaudible at 0659, but in this case hard to tell if off or just way above MUF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6000 & 5010 & 7500, Nov 28 at 1405, 1415, I am hearing a continuous clicking (carriers on/off) at the rate of 216 X per minute as timed on 5010 at 1407, and they all sound the same. Previously had these on 6000 & 5010, suspected something to do with Cuban jamming transmitters, but with 7500 added, none of these are really jamming targets. The clicks are dissimilar to residual pulse jamming infecting OCB, WRMI, República frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15775.75-USB, Nov 28 at 1513, 2-way in colloquial Spanish INTRUDERS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1810 UT November 28