sábado, 14 de abril de 2012

Glenn Hauser logs April 13-14, 2012

** CANADA [and non]. 17735, April 13 at 1914, RCI in French is on-frequency, making a SAH, not an AH, with presumed Tunisia. Yet, at 1951 recheck, now there`s an audible het as usual, RCI on the low side. Does this Sackville transmitter ``slip`` on and off-frequency? 2000 news in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. Firedrake April 14, before 1300, not a thoro search yet:
11500, poor at 1258, with CCI and flutter
Circa 1330:
14970, fair at 1327, none in the 13s, 12s
15490, good at 1340, ex-15500
15500, fair at 1328
15550, fair at 1328
15560, fair at 1339, ex-15550
15760, very good at 1329
16100, good at 1330
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUIANA FRENCH [and non]. 17870-17875-17880, Friday April 13 at 2000, no DRM noise as I patiently await it. TDP Radio cuts on late at *2001 as soon as REE Costa Rica turns 17850 AM off late at 2001* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9650, Sat April 14 at 1248-1251, KBS World Radio via CANADA, Kevin O`Donovan`s weekly listening tips, starting with the RCI situation and how that might affect KBS. On April 12, he sent this to me directly:
``Glenn, I received an email from a producer at KBS World Radio. They are aware of the RCI situation. Even though RCI will end shortwave broadcasts in late June, Sackville won’t cease broadcasting until late summer. The producer mentioned October, but I don’t know how accurate that is; I’ve heard an earlier date. No word on any alternate relays or future of KBSWR on shortwave to North America. Here’s the text of the email:
`We may have to stop the relayed transmission. I'll keep you posted. But it won't happen until October since CBC will shut down its transmitters in Sackville that time. Let me know if you get to know
anything about that.` Regards, Kevin O’Donovan, Farmington, New Mexico`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15115-15120-15125, April 13 at 1912, VON DRM noise is on. Presumably will be off April 14-15 for weekend.
15120 AM, April 14 at 0547, VON with humwhine but sufficient modulation level, about Nigerian youth, song ``Show a Little Kindness`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [and non]. 9915, April 13 at 0539, Arabic with crackle imposed, a lot like we hear on 15435 BSKSA around 1500, but this must be BBCWS. HFCC shows overlapping sites; does this mean either-or, or are they really running two at once? No echoes heard.
03-04 Cyprus at 173 degrees
04-06 Woofferton at 140
05-06 Skelton at 180
Also in the evenings doubling up on 9915:
18-21 Cyprus at 280, plus Skelton at 125
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 9490, April 14 at 1247, sounds like praise music, but surely not, good signal with rolling fades, 1252 Korean announcement, so despite creeping Christianity in S Korea, it must be secular VOA as scheduled 12-13, but contradictory info on site: latest HFCC and EiBi say Tinian; Aoki says Thailand; no Cuban jamming audible against non-broadcast of R. República via Sackville at this hour.
9610, April 14 at 1347, jazz and soon the VOA DJ in `Jazz America`, fair signal and in the clear, 3 sex behind 12150 [HFCC: Tinang]. No longer audible on 9760, ceded to CRI, where the two had been colliding so far in A-12, a failure of coordination, as we have been signaling. Latest HFCC as of April 13 shows 9760 IBB Tinian Sat & Sun at 13-14 expired 3 April, yet doesn`t have IBB at any time on 9610, but it was beckoning as available 12-14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1612 monitoring: 5110-CUSB/LSB, UT Saturday April 14, starts at 0133:30 or so, after some `(X -1)` on Area 51 via WBCQ. Larry Will says from now on, 0130 will be the nominal time for WOR, which means that if `AWWW` finishes sometime between 0100 and 0130, fill material will need to be inserted. As I was checking the end of WOR thru lightning crashes, at 0159 there seemed to be some music in the background. Not sure where that came from.
Further WOR airings this weekend: WRMI 9955: Sat 1500, 1730, Sun 0800, 1530, 1730, Mon 0500, 1130. WTWW 5755: UT Sun 0400. WRN via SiriusXM channel 120: Sat & Sun 1730, Sun 0830. Full schedule including many more webcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, April 14 at 0538, open carrier, no doubt WBCQ as often happens inexplicably long after scheduled closing. 9330 modulating, not OC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9390, April 14 at 1240, WEWN is still missing from its initial A-12 English frequency at 11-15. During full bandscan 6-22 MHz never found any replacement, especially at other known WEWN channels. Now I see in the April 13 HFCC that 9390 has been deleted as if it never existed: about time, abutting another US station, 9385 WWRB. But nothing in HFCC to fill the 13-15 gap. The full frequency list has 11565 now at 11-13 to same CIRAF 43, 44 targets (China, not SE Asia as claimed), while the individual EWN schedule at HFCC has 11520 at 09-13. The Spanish frequencies on 25m, 11550, 12050 were barely audible before 13, so maybe one of those other channels was also on in English, but what about 13-15? WEWN`s own website schedule still shows 9390 at 11-15.
Meanwhile, Brother Scare on WWRB 9385 is freed from the squishy WEWN spurs and splatter from 9390 itself, but WWRB intermittent: 1240 not on, 1245 is on, 1303 off, 1323 on, April 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TUNISIA. 7275, April 14 at 0533, IWT is back on correct frequency with song in Arabic, ex-7225 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 17585, April 13 at 1922 religious music, good signal, 1922 French. It`s YFR via ASCENSION at 1830-1930. This and new 17550 at same hour in Hausa since April 6 are now in HFCC as of April 13 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9675.0, April 14 at 0542 open carrier. Not REE Costa Rica since they are on 9630 tonight. Only thing in HFCC is BSKSA Riyadh at 03-09, 500 kW non-direxional. Might suspect Brasil, but it`s rather strong for that, and not off-frequency. EiBi and Aoki also show CNR1 Beijing, but Aoki lacks Saudi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 21660, April 13 at 1916, JBA carrier with trace of modulation. Nothing scheduled now in HFCC, Aoki or EiBi, but they disagree on total usage of this frequency. At other hours, HFCC has IBB Tinian, BSKSA Jeddah, BBC Thailand. Aoki has only BBC. EiBi has only RFA Tinian one other hour a week + CNR1 jammer. Needs further monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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